So i was playing Platinum yesterday, and i was at the e4, and my rival battled me. So after beating him it got me thinking. Is the rival battle in every pokemon game before the e4 a mini pokemon league? Cause after you beat your rival they admit that you were better then them all along. Kinda like Ash`s Rivals once he defeats them at the league. But anyways do you think the rival battles before you battle the E4 are mini Pokemon Leagues?