The PokéCommunity Forums Pokémon: General Discussions Pokémon Anime
Favorite/Best Rival

Pokémon Anime Are you a regular watcher of the Pokémon Anime and its Movies or just an old fan? Come here, and take part in all the various ongoing discussions about the Pokémon Anime.

Thread Tools
Old November 4th, 2012 (8:56 AM).
DarkRisingGirl's Avatar
DarkRisingGirl DarkRisingGirl is offline
Order Must Be Restored
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: N/A
Gender: Female
Nature: Relaxed
Posts: 722
Gary, Paul, or Trip. Who did you enjoy the most as Ash's rival? In my opinion, my favorite is a tie between Gary/Paul. Although I do believe Paul was the strongest out of the 3. Trip is my least favorite, he seems like a Paul knock off with Green hair and a tiny bit softer attitude. Just my opinion though.

Who's your favorite & who do you think is the strongest of the 3?
Reply With Quote

Relevant Advertising!

Old November 4th, 2012 (9:08 AM).
Cgboy11's Avatar
Cgboy11 Cgboy11 is offline
May arceus protect this thread
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Chicago
Gender: Male
Nature: Bold
Posts: 9
My favorite would be paul too because he gave ash a hard time on all the rival battles they had so he was the most challenging and thats why paul was my favorite rival.:D
Pokemon and dragon ball z is the only thing anime lovers talk about. Naruto and everyrhing else is just starting to get old.
Reply With Quote
Old November 6th, 2012 (6:07 PM).
Hannah's Avatar
Hannah Hannah is offline
i have no idea what im doing
Join Date: Oct 2012
Age: 16
Gender: Female
Nature: Quiet
Posts: 1,156
Paul, mainly because he's the strongest of the three. I'm impressed with the fact that he rarely loses on battles. He has a dark past, which makes him more attractive, imo.

i’m a spark and you’re a b o o m
Reply With Quote
Old November 6th, 2012 (6:10 PM).
Proud user of Garbodor
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: St.Louis
Gender: Male
Nature: Quirky
Posts: 61
Send a message via Skype™ to EQUALSGAMER
Gary hands down.

Smell ya later!
X Team
Reply With Quote
Old November 6th, 2012 (6:19 PM).
Squirrel's Avatar
Squirrel Squirrel is offline
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: England
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Nature: Quirky
Posts: 9,473
It's quite a hard choice between Trip and Paul... I love Trip because he's not so much of a bad guy as Paul and he gives the impression that he does care about his Pokémon, whereas Paul certainly didn't throughout most of the series. However, Paul's character changed a lot and he's definitely one of the strongest characters in the anime, demonstrated perfectly by his endless number of wins throughout the Sinnoh region (other than in the league!) and his very unique strategies that he comes up with, so I'd say he's probably the best rival that Ash has had. It's not that I don't like the others, I just think his awesomeness out-weighs the other rivals by quite a way. :)
Reply With Quote
Old November 6th, 2012 (8:02 PM).
IcyIce's Avatar
IcyIce IcyIce is offline
Fictional Writer.
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Tennessee
Gender: Male
Nature: Quiet
Posts: 4,366
Gary and Trip. Gary first though,he was 10 and he could drive. Trip reminds me a lot of Gary,that's why I am thinking,Ash isn't going to beat Trip in the Poke League this generation. I also like the guy with the Blaziken in the Silver Cof.
Reply With Quote
Old November 7th, 2012 (3:56 AM). Edited November 17th, 2012 by gimmepie.
gimmepie's Avatar
gimmepie gimmepie is offline
From The New World
PokéCommunity Daily Staff
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Australia
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Nature: Mild
Posts: 14,857
Originally Posted by Iceman3317 View Post
Gary and Trip. Gary first though,he was 10 and he could drive. Trip reminds me a lot of Gary,that's why I am thinking,Ash isn't going to beat Trip in the Poke League this generation. I also like the guy with the Blaziken in the Silver Cof.
Harrison. Who is awesome and definitely one of my favourites (Sneasel became one of my favourites because of him).

But Paul is by far my favourite. He had (past tense since we have his green haired knock-off now) the most unique character brought into the series and had the most passionate rivalry with Ash of any other which resulted in a huge, EPIC final battle that the underdog (Ash) won.

Gary comes close since he provided a similar challenge to Ash as Paul being more talented and I like how close he has now grown to his formal rival a great conclusion to their rivalry. Richie also comes close since it was like Ash competing against himself (but with more experience/intelligence) it was a very interesting rivalry.

I hate Trip. It is like they combined Gary, Paul etc. and then took away the interesting parts.
"We have to change our way of thinking if we
really want to change the future."

Reply With Quote
Old November 17th, 2012 (12:26 AM).
Musashi's Avatar
Musashi Musashi is offline
Nope, that's not me
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Las Vegas
Gender: Female
Nature: Brave
Posts: 130
Send a message via AIM to Musashi Send a message via Yahoo to Musashi Send a message via Skype™ to Musashi
Gary hands down. He was such a jerk but man, was he an entertaining one. Dude is hilarious. So mean to Ash and didn't spare Misty and Brock on some occasions such as the Cinnabar Island episodes. Plus he could drive, had like 5 girlfriends/cheerleaders, and was a great Pokemon trainer--all at the age of 10. XD
How many times have we been through this...
Reply With Quote
Old November 17th, 2012 (7:29 AM).
CJBlazer's Avatar
CJBlazer CJBlazer is offline
Rogon, the Ninja Pokemon
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Underworld
Gender: Male
Nature: Serious
Posts: 74
To me, Paul was the best. His style of raising pokemon are much like mine. He raised Pokemon with potential and not ones that remain weak throughout their life.

I do the same with my Pokemon. If they don't become better, I will box them away or release them.

I also like Paul because he was a dynamic character. Over the DP series, he becomes more understanding and slightly caring, though he never shows it.

Paul was what kept DP interesting. Without Paul, DP would have been crap.

Gary would come in second place for me. He was cool and everything, but Gary was static. He only changed slightly during the series but when he did, he didn't really show it.

Barry was like Blahh. He was the worst rival ever.

Trip....I haven't seen enough to give him a proper judgement. He seems cool so far and he currently ties with Gary in second place.

From left to right, Rogetta, Rogon, Rogastar.
Reply With Quote
Quick Reply

Sponsored Links
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 9:56 PM.