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    The dub season began with Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader!.

    Let's pretend that the dub season will end with the Homika episodes so that the third season beings with BW2. So far (up to the current japanese episodes) These are how many times the rivals have shown up.
    Trip: 4
    Bianca: 7
    Stephan: 5
    Georgia: 5 (Including Tesseed Research Institute! Iris and Baivanilla!!)
    Burgundy: 5

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    Personally I am conflicted of how Trip has been portrayed. I love the fact that Trip isn't beating everyone and winning everything and has been shown to be the rookie that he really is. Although they have been making him a little too pathetic.

    Bianca, Stephan, and Georgia, I'm content with. Bianca has shown considerable growth and has been mellowed out a little bit. Stephan won both the Tower thing and the Clubsplosion (Donamite). Although I wish he could see something other than Zebstrika and Sawk. Georgia is fine. I love the fact that she pushes Iris to become stronger and be a Dragon Master... something that she is slaking on.

    Burgundy... oh Burgundy... she is the joke. She was even the first human to go blasting off. That just shows how much of a butt monkey she is now. She's the old Team Rocket. I would like it if she became a B-Rank Connaisseuse. She would rival Cilan a little more closely, as we all know he needs a challenge nowadays.



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    most of them do need a lot more development. I'm still hoping for trip to get something with Marshall and maybe alder. burgundy desperately needs a win (preferablely against cilan but id settle for anyone). biancas had pleanty of appearances and has vastly improved since her debut so im content with her. Stephen and Georgia are both strong enough but they could do with a bit more character development

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    I agree with you. Trip needs to appear more, and even though he is a rookie he also needs to win more on-screen, and so does Burgundy XD

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    Trip makes me sad, every time he appears he looses and not even to AshXD Plus, he hardly gets screen time. I honestly think Pokemon just hates him. So, he gets killed off and replaced by a new one cuz they feel the've done worse than even Kenny from the previous series. The other rivals I'm fine with, I hope Ash's new rival is better maybe even N? I can I wish right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSirPeras View Post
    I agree with you. Trip needs to appear more, and even though he is a rookie he also needs to win more on-screen, and so does Burgundy XD
    Ash needs to show Trip what "The Boonies" are made of! (aka Charizard)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirage25 View Post
    Ash needs to show Trip what "The Boonies" are made of! (aka Charizard)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirage25 View Post
    Ash needs to show Trip what "The Boonies" are made of! (aka Charizard)
    Because the majority of Charizard's strength was developed in Kanto, right?


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    Trip isn't a rookie. The only rookie is Bianca.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thing View Post
    Trip isn't a rookie. The only rookie is Bianca.
    Uhmm Trip started his journey in Unova at the same time as Ash. Clearly a rookie -_-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thing View Post
    Trip isn't a rookie. The only rookie is Bianca.
    Trip isn't a rookie but Bianca is when she beat Trip in a battle? Riiiiiiiiiiiiiight.
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    I want Georgia to appear more. She's my favorite Unova rival and she's better written than the others. She's not the same joke repeated over and over (Bianca, Burgundy), is actually a threat (Trip), and is actually a rival-y rival (Stephan). Burgundy and Trip at this point feel like lost causes. Stephan doesn't feel like a rival at all. Bianca's fine appearance wise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Taidow_ View Post
    Burgundy... oh Burgundy... she is the joke. She was even the first human to go blasting off. That just shows how much of a butt monkey she is now. She's the old Team Rocket. I would like it if she became a B-Rank Connaisseuse. She would rival Cilan a little more closely, as we all know he needs a challenge nowadays.



    Burgundy becoming the butt monkey is hopefully making way for Ash getting Samurott. pretty funny.

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    If they just gave Trip a few more wins I think I would take him more seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMerle View Post
    If they just gave Trip a few more wins I think I would take him more seriously.
    I'm fairly certain he's gonna beat ash a few more times before the league. just hope he gets wins against someone else as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thing View Post
    Trip isn't a rookie. The only rookie is Bianca.
    They are both rookies...

    Quote Originally Posted by AceDetective View Post
    I'm fairly certain he's gonna beat ash a few more times before the league. just hope he gets wins against someone else as well
    He should beat more people, at least 3 times. Although I wouldn't be shocked if he only beats Ash...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AceDetective View Post
    I'm fairly certain he's gonna beat ash a few more times before the league. just hope he gets wins against someone else as well
    That'd be just stupid, what Pokemon should do is have Ash win a few times against Trip finally, than have the guy get better after realizing his mistakes of being too overconfident and thinking Kanto people are lame. The guys been loosing over and over again to other people, see him win against Ash now would just be sad. They are just giving Ash a new rival any ways, Trip can be filler rival and be beaten by Ash right away with so much of a sweat, now that'd be funny and ironic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueDragonfangirl View Post
    That'd be just stupid, what Pokemon should do is have Ash win a few times against Trip finally, than have the guy get better after realizing his mistakes of being too overconfident and thinking Kanto people are lame. The guys been loosing over and over again to other people, see him win against Ash now would just be sad. They are just giving Ash a new rival any ways, Trip can be filler rival and be beaten by Ash right away with so much of a sweat, now that'd be funny and ironic.
    Unfortunately, I don't think the writers will do that. They seem content on him only winning 2-3 times against each of his rivals...

    I could see him winning only once more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueDragonfangirl View Post
    That'd be just stupid, what Pokemon should do is have Ash win a few times against Trip finally, than have the guy get better after realizing his mistakes of being too overconfident and thinking Kanto people are lame. The guys been loosing over and over again to other people, see him win against Ash now would just be sad. They are just giving Ash a new rival any ways, Trip can be filler rival and be beaten by Ash right away with so much of a sweat, now that'd be funny and ironic.
    yes they should do that (i really want them to do that) but they won't. the writers love an underdog story. there not gonna have ash beat trip in a battle before the league if they can build suspense for a big league match

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    So much for going all "Rival Destinies".

    Trip has pretty much been the most disappointing rival, maybe ever. He started off challenging Ash a lot and being a threat, but his last two appearances have been using that terrible Gurdurr/Conkeldurr and getting curbstomped. I really hope we get a 6vs6 battle soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shneak View Post
    So much for going all "Rival Destinies".
    Trip has pretty much been the most disappointing rival, maybe ever. He started off challenging Ash a lot and being a threat, but his last two appearances have been using that terrible Gurdurr/Conkeldurr and getting curbstomped. I really hope we get a 6vs6 battle soon.
    I think their 6-on-6 battle may not be until the League... if at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G50 View Post
    I think their 6-on-6 battle may not be until the League... if at all.
    Then he needs to be established as a threat unless he's being dropped as Ash's main rival.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shneak View Post
    Then he needs to be established as a threat unless he's being dropped as Ash's main rival.
    Maybe he could be Ash's second rival that's in the Tournament, and beat one or two of the top opponents. That would boost him quite a bit.
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    I hope the new Rival really replace Trip,he so boring and doesn't belong as a rival to ash compared to his other rivals.I agree,Burgundy really needs a win

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    Quote Originally Posted by AceFlonne View Post
    I hope the new Rival really replace Trip,he so boring and doesn't belong as a rival to ash compared to his other rivals.I agree,Burgundy really needs a win
    I think he'll just end up keeping both of the male rivals.
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