Since I’m going off on Pokemon stuff, mind if I voice another opinion of mine?
One thing I felt lacking when I played Pokemon X was the whole rival thing. Yeahhhh there was Serena(or Calem I believe is his name if you went down the female route) and occasionally your other pals once or twice, but she never really FELT like a true rival. “oh man…i’ll never be as good as you…BUT THE POWER OF FRIENDSHIP<33333 AREN’T YOU GLAD WE’RE FRIENDS?” No, I kind of wanted either someone who’s fully confident in their ability and wants to cream me so badly, or something who’s just dicking around in battles for the fun of it. :c I dunno, I feel the whole “friends are super powerful, we go everyyyyyywhere together and that’s all we need” theme was just kinda…dragging? Maybe if they had someone more threatening/rash.