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Old August 22nd, 2012 (12:54 PM).
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    I named myself SIWEL (no idea why) and my rival "A dummy". So when I battle him it says "A dummy wants to battle!"
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    Old August 22nd, 2012 (5:26 PM).
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      Almost always Gary or Blue and some other inappropriate names i wont list here lol. For myself it was Red or Ash. Typically i didn't care to venture outside of a generic name or the intended character game. Had the main characters not been made after real characters i may have choose original names.
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      Old August 22nd, 2012 (9:05 PM).
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      I named him gary, then I lost my file after I restored my iphone... I might name him something inappropriate the next time around just cause I'm mad.
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      Old August 23rd, 2012 (3:13 AM).
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        I always named him "AAAAAAA".
        Why? I don't know.
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        Old August 23rd, 2012 (7:04 AM).
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        I named myself Bene (my first name), and my rival Notbob. :3
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        Old August 24th, 2012 (3:28 AM).
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        I named him 'I smell' or something similar so that Oak said "Hi this is your rival, I smell." I was very young at the time so don't judge me ;;
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        Old August 24th, 2012 (6:56 AM).
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        I named myself Red and I named the rival Blue because I had Pokèmon Red and my brother had Pokèmon Blue lol.
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        Old August 24th, 2012 (5:20 PM).
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          I named my character Red and my rival Blue. I just named them by default.
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          Old August 24th, 2012 (9:08 PM).
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            Like most here, Ash and Gary, but not because I couldn't think of anything better, but because I thought when they asked for my character's/rival's name, I thought Ash and Gary were simply the correct answers. =P Well, this was the first time I was ever exposed to naming my characters in a video game, I guess.
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            Old August 26th, 2012 (2:09 PM).
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              Because it was made to be like the anime, I named them Ash and Gary. Though I also did this in Red and Blue as well, seeing as I saw the anime first before I got the games, so I thought I really was playing as Ash in Red and Blue.
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              Old September 10th, 2012 (5:45 AM).
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                I have Yellow, and every time I start a new game, I change the names of the Hero and Rival. My last one was Seth for the Hero, and Paul for the Rival. I HATE Paul with a passion. Every time I saw him on the show abusing his Pokemon, I was like "You don't deserve to be a Trainer!" His Chimchar release made me furious. He didn't even care about its feelings. Ash cares about his Pokemon, and only releases them to a good home.
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                Old September 10th, 2012 (12:45 PM).
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                  I always named my character Ash for two reasons.
                  1. The anime, derp
                  2. My name is Ashley so I already go by Ash a lot

                  And the rival was usually Gary.
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                  Old September 19th, 2012 (9:53 AM).
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                    Since it's based off the anime, I went with Ash(even though I can't the kid. He has gotten better over the past decade, but I'm still not a fan of his archetype) and Gary.

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                    Old September 30th, 2012 (2:50 PM).
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                      I was 5 when I started playing Pokemon, and Yellow was my first game. I believe I named the player after me, and the rival after my brother.

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                      Old October 7th, 2012 (5:43 PM).
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                        I recall naming my rival 1234567 once in Emerald, then we moved onto Stupid, and in diamond her was KFEUSTR, and in SS i named him KORFENO. I was really immature two years ago at age ten.
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                        Old October 7th, 2012 (7:18 PM). Edited October 8th, 2012 by Kanade Otonashi.
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                          Well, since I played Cyrstal first, I name the Rival ??? everytime, and I call him "The Question"

                          I usually name the main after me, cause why not. :'D
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                          Old October 7th, 2012 (11:38 PM).
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                          I usually named my character my name, Aaron or Ash . Usually Ash since Yellow has elements of the anime in it. My rival I usually named him Gary or some silly name like "poophead" or "idiot" being that I was only 7 or 8 at the time.
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                          Old October 8th, 2012 (4:25 PM).
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                            When I did have Yellow, my character was named Byte, while my rival was named Douche.
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                            Old October 12th, 2012 (2:38 PM).
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                              ive played multiple times the 1st times i named him after my brother
                              than the random generated names
                              now i name him green after the adventures manga
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                              Old October 12th, 2012 (9:00 PM).
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                                I named it Red and Blue in Yellow. Although it is manga-based and not anime-based.
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                                Old October 13th, 2012 (2:28 PM).
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                                I went with the originals, ash and gary. It may be a bit boring but i like it.

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                                Old October 19th, 2012 (3:40 AM).
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                                  Red and Blue.I named them after my 2 favorite colors, then I got Pokemon Red and Blue.
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                                  Old November 1st, 2012 (4:48 AM).
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                                    Always named him Gary because of the anime and i still do
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                                    Old November 2nd, 2012 (2:31 AM).
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                                      When playing Red and Blue, I slotted in my name and that of my older brother. He took the immature route of naming him something vulgar. <.< When we both got our hands on a copy of Pokémon Yellow, though, I personally went for the Ash/Gary combination. The game was blatently tied in more with the animé, so it just seemed like the natural thing to do!
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                                      Old November 2nd, 2012 (8:36 AM).
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                                      Usually I just either named my character Olli, something I found funny, or just Red because I didn't have any other ideas, however it's pretty long ago, so can't even remember anymore. The rival however was always Gary, and that especially fit in Yellow, since it was closer to the anime :p
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