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Fifth Generation Are Pokémon slaves to humans? Team Plasma thinks so. Travel the Unova region and prove them wrong in Black & White, and then return two years later in Black2 & White2.

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Old April 17th, 2012 (5:02 AM).
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In the Japanese version, I'll be calling my rival: コーディ (Cody). I dunno why, a friend of mine suggested it and I like it. In the English version, I'll probably pick a default name or something.
Old April 17th, 2012 (5:52 AM).
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I'll probably name him whatever his actual name is, that's what I've usually done. If it isn't revealed or known by the time I play the game I'll probably think of something lame on the spot.
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I'll probably name him the default name if available. If not, I think I might want to recycle a name from a list of preset names for past protagonists
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Old April 17th, 2012 (6:25 AM).
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I'm not sure, maybe Baka, Dumbass, or something 4chan-ey like this
Or maybe the default name
Old April 21st, 2012 (6:13 AM). Edited April 21st, 2012 by GatlingIza.
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I use default name or "Adell" protagonist from Disgaea 2 the reason is I Miss that game!
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His name will be Andrei (my best friend's name). I named every rival like this so it's like a tradition. But I don't know if you can actually name your rival in B2 & W2.
Old April 21st, 2012 (6:37 AM).
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Normally when playing a Pokemon game I name my Rival the opposite of the game I'm playing (and subsequently what I name my player). So for example I'd name my player Pearl and my Rival Diamond.
However seeing as I'll be playing White 2, I'm certainly not planning on naming my rival "Black2". I'll see if we get a choice of Default names, and if not (or if I simply don't like those ones) then I'll just think of a name on the spot.

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Old April 21st, 2012 (6:38 AM).
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If he has an official name, I might name him that.

Otherwise, I'd call him Tyler (as a tribute to my friend and pair TylerSymes).
Old April 21st, 2012 (6:50 AM).
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I don't know if we could name him, his role seems to be major in the game, like N's :/
But if we have to, I'll call him by his official name, as I always do that.

Old April 21st, 2012 (5:27 PM).
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I'm going with the default name like Barry in Platinum.
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Old April 21st, 2012 (5:36 PM).
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I can't wait to find out the default name for this rival already. :[ Whatever it is, will be the name I give him. u_u I'm really not that creative when it comes to naming protagonists/rivals so I just use default (and my own name for the protagonist).

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Old April 23rd, 2012 (3:12 PM).
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I'll also go with the default name - that feels the most "right" to me. Or maybe Navy since it fits imo and I really like color names. :3
Old April 25th, 2012 (6:25 PM).
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I always use the default name, except occasionally I use ??? for the rival in G/S/C/HG/SS.
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Old April 26th, 2012 (8:05 AM).
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If we do get to pick our Rival's name that would be awesome since my friends were kinda bummed we couldn't in B/W. I will prob be picking up both games and one of them the rival will be Rhyder, for my real life pokemon friend and the other will be Nathan, who is another trainer friend of mine. We usually always do this if we get the chance to. It's sweet to see Rival Rhyder wants to battle.

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Old April 26th, 2012 (10:12 AM).
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I'm going for the default name, since I can't call him an insult due to the implemented censors in the naming process (damn you ESRB guidelines)
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I think I'll name my rival Klippy. ;)
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When's the last time we were able to name our rivals anyway? It feels like I haven't done that in such a long time.

Oh wait, HeartGold and SoulSilver. Then again, I've always felt like that rival's name has always been Silver, whether I chose it or not.

That being said, I'll jump on the bandwagon that says they'll name him whatever his default name will be. When it comes to naming this rival, my mind comes up blank. Hopefully GameFreak has a good default name for the guy, if not then I'm sure I'll think of something by then!
Old April 26th, 2012 (12:39 PM).
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It actually depends on when I get the games.

Last couple of games I have named my rival, it has ranged from my best mate, to forum friends, to random stuff. I don't actually have a 'trend' in the naming conventions.

So I don't actually know what I will name the rival.
Old April 26th, 2012 (2:45 PM).
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Unsure what I'll name my rival. I'll probably just pick one of the default names.
Old April 26th, 2012 (3:20 PM).
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Whenever I have the opportunity, I always name my rival '???', mainly due to GSC nostalgia, but also because it makes reading text-scenes involving the rival that teensy bit more amusing. Can't see no reason to give up now for B/W2.
Old April 26th, 2012 (3:27 PM).
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Old April 27th, 2012 (8:14 PM).
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Originally Posted by Patchisou Yutohru View Post
I'm going to name him Nick for obvious reasons!
I might name him Nick as well! xD
Or...if he has a good name already, than I'll go with that.
Old April 28th, 2012 (4:44 PM).
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His name will be Akito, after a character in a story I'm writing.

On a different note, I wish that there could be a nameable female rival. TBH, when I first saw Silver in SS I thought he was the female team rocket leader...

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Old April 28th, 2012 (7:40 PM).
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good question... I would most likely end up giving it a name from the series Naruto.
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I'll probably end up going with the default name, unless I really don't like it. In which case I'll probably use a characters name from anime or one of my friends/relatives names.
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