Second Generation Following the success of Red, Blue and Yellow, Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal introduced fans to an exciting new world full of new Pokémon to find, catch and train. Reminisce about your favourite moments in the Johto region, share your adventures and argue about the Johto master race.

View Poll Results: Which Rival Is Better?
Blue 27 39.13%
Silver 33 47.83%
Both of them are good! 9 13.04%
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Old November 10th, 2012 (12:07 PM).
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    A wild Question appeared! ROFLMAO

    Basically, state your opinion on who is better! Blue and Silver are both ****** rivals, but there can only be one best.

    Oh, and PLEASE don't mention how the rivals were in FR/LG or HG/SS. Remember that this is the Metal And Colour Generation Forum!


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    Old November 10th, 2012 (12:09 PM).
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      For me it's Silver without a doubt, in both team and personality when compared to Blue.
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      Old November 10th, 2012 (12:23 PM).
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        Its Silver for me.His team is way better.And probably the most badass rival.
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        Old November 10th, 2012 (12:32 PM).
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          Silver is quite a good rival in my opinion too!

          Both are good, but here's my opinion on both of them.

          Blue - This is the first rival. The rival that started it ALL. He has quite a History during the R/B/G/Y Games, such as becoming Champion, and possibly losing his Raticate. He is a very overconfident guy and is a bit like Silver when it comes to treating Pokemon nicely, but he had MUCH more success than Silver. Blue was a Rival, Champion, and a Gym Leader. This all happened in only 3 years. His team is sort of good (He, in fact, uses many Pokémon, and the Pokemon he has are very good in my opinion), but in my opinion there are others who have much better Teams, or is just a lot better than him according to treating their Pokemon. But I have to say, Blue is one of my Favourites, as Silver is one of my favourites too, but he is still quite flawed.

          Silver - This is overall the better Rival in my opinion. He has got much more of a Rival Personality and trains some good Pokémon, ranging from Sweepers to Confounders (But his lack for owning many Pokemon puts this in a slight downfall, as you would know what to expect). He can still be battled when you're in Kanto, which actually makes this Rival much better, as Blue will only be found in Kanto. When it comes to building friendships, Silver is not the guy you would usually expect to be good at it, but as you come closer and closer to finishing the Game, Silver is kind of a bit kinder to his Pokemon. He isn't perfect, of course, nothing is perfect. Silver feels the need to call you "Weak" despite him losing to you every battle.


          So yeah, the answer from me is going to have to be Silver. He has so many qualities Blue doesn't have. But please remember that Blue has way more Pokémon (Some of which are MUCH better than Silver's)...
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          While Blue was your original rival, and I always enjoyed beating him in the Pokemon League, Silver would have to be my favorite of the two rivals. He shows a lot more character progression throughout the game than Blue did, and he seemed like much more of a rival then just the snobby kid who lived next door (which is exactly what Blue was). And I have to agree that Blue's teams were better in terms of power, but overall, I liked Silver's team much better.
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          Old November 10th, 2012 (4:38 PM).
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            I like Silver better. One BIG reason is he doesn't want to 'smell you later' that's creepy. But mostly, I think that your rival should be the antagonist and Silver's thief habits help to build on that plus he looks cooler in my opinion.

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              We all know Blue just wants to be better than you, he is jealous because Prof. Oak likes the way you raise pokemon. We know very deep in his soul, Blue is a nice person.
              Silver is just what we call pure hate, he hates you, he hates tam rocket, he hates gym leaders, he just wants to beat everyone's a**es and conquer the world. We don't really know if he has a soul. He also has a very good team, way better team than Blue's team.
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              Old November 11th, 2012 (2:33 PM).
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                I like Blue, personality wise. But I'd say Silver is more of a challenge, he has a better Pokemon team.
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                  I like Silver because he was always a challenge (not that Blue wasn't), but also because of what I thought at the time was a complex backstory. You really don't know that much about him as you're playing through the game. You know that he hates Team Rocket, and even though you don't know why at the time, we all found out soon enough. As a kid, that was the kind of thing that blew my mind.
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                    Both are good but I like Silver better. At least he had some character development unlike the formerly mentioned character. His backstory is also rather interesting.
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                      Silver was always much more of a challenge than Blue was.
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                        blue. he had many more pokemon because he was trying to catch them all. the gen I games were harder in general, but the rival blue had a big variety with ranging movesets, so you didn't really know what to expect. his levels were higher, but that is because the story was longer, and the entire game in general was tougher.

                        silver was tough, but easy mto predict, and the movesets were very predictable. he always had a sneasle, a starter. a ghastly line, and some darks. he was predictable, which made it easy to prepare for him.
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                        Blue definitely has strong points; he was very successful in irritating the player. But Silver takes my vote, because he has true personality.

                        Don't get me wrong, Blue has personality, too, but we really get to watch Silver grow as we progress through the games. While Blue just talks big and builds up his team to be the Champion, Silver picks fights with Team Rocket, steals his starter from Elm and a Sneasel from a boy in Cianwood, and gets his behind handed to him by the Dragon Elder. We watch him go from being a hot-shot to a more humble character; when you challenge him for the final time in Mt. Moon and he tells you "I'm going to be nice to my Pokemon...I've learned from my horrible ways," you almost don't believe him.

                        And then you see his Crobat.
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                          I say silver for one reason and one reason only.... when I first played the game i couldn't tell if he was a boy or a girl... besides i lost more times to silver then i ever did to blue.
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                            Silver, because I really like his appearence.
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                              I'm going to have to go with Silver because I had more of a problem trying to defeat him then I did with Blue; it could be because Silver is the 2nd generation and there were more Pokemon to chose from which made it more difficult to come up with strategies.


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                                I voted on both of them because they are good rivals, they're strong and all.
                                But I gotta say that Silver looks cooler.
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                                I liked Blue as a rival better. Idk why, I think it's because I didn't like Silver's hair. Plus I liked how Blue became a Gym Leader in the 2nd gen and it annoyed me how Silver got to steal a Sneasel and you only got a Shuckle which you give back later.
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                                  This is hard for me because Pokemon Red was the first Pokemon game I played, but I had better memories for the II gen. Blue is my second favorite rival, I would have to say. But I prefer Silver, he is my favorite.
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                                    Blue actually becomes a Gym Leader, and he's cooler looking than Silver. He's better.
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                                      i like blue but silver is harder
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                                      Final battle for silver

                                      Totadile chosen
                                      Sneasel Crobat Magneton Gengar Alakazam Meganium
                                      Level 48 Level 45 Level 48 Level 46 Level 46 Level 50
                                      Chickorita chosen
                                      Sneasel Crobat Magneton Gengar Alakazam Typhlosion
                                      Level 48 Level 45 Level 48 Level 46 Level 46 Level 50
                                      Cyndaquil chosen
                                      Sneasel Crobat Magneton Gengar Alakazam Feraligatr
                                      Level 48 Level 45 Level 48 Level 46 Level 46 Level 50

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                                      Pidgeot Alakazam Rhyhorn Growlithe Gyarados Venusaur
                                      Level 47 Level 50 Level 45 Level 45 Level 47 Level 50
                                      Bulbasaur chosen
                                      Pidgeot Alakazam Rhyhorn Gyarados Exeggcute Charmander
                                      Level 47 Level 50 Level 45 Level 45 Level 47 Level 50
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                                        Blue wins for better rival. Silver is too stubborn to think he's not the strongest trainer of all after constantly being beaten by you. His team also lacks, aside from his starter, a Grass, Fire, and Water type like Blue's team, thus lacking coverage on some types.
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                                          Silver

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                                            Blue was kind of a jerk, but Silver... man, I remember how much of a jerk he was, for different reasons. Blue was just attempting to be a tough guy. Silver WAS a tough guy.

                                            Hence why I named him Damien the first time I played Silver -- I remembered that, from an early South Park episode, that Damien was Satan's kid. Before anyone asks, yes, I know Damien was also a name used in The Omen for the same character. Blue was a tool, but Silver... even to this day, I still feel the kid's just plain evil.

                                            Not to say I dislike Blue, though, especially with the fan theory that Red kept crushing his dreams throughout Pokemon R/G/B/Y. Regardless, Silver... he's a scary one, and the better example of the negative rival archetype in the first two generations.
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