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The first rival battle should be removed.

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2 years ago#1
It's boring.. - Results (191 votes)
Yes, it sucks and is unnecessary .
7.33% (14 votes)
14
I wouldn't mind a lot, but it would be nice.
6.81% (13 votes)
13
I wouldn't mind a lot, but it would be bad.
7.33% (14 votes)
14
No, the first rival battle marks the start of your career as a trainer.
66.49% (127 votes)
127
It should be optional.
12.04% (23 votes)
23
This poll is now closed.
I've always found that first rival battle to be extremely boring and just unnecessary. The only time it was OK, was in R/S/E, since you could grind a few levels before the rival fight, making it easier.
You just mash Tackle or Scratch or whatever until you win, while your rival bothers with lowering your stats, then you win and your starter becomes Level 6...I think it should be optional.
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2 years ago#2
I love the first rival battle because it is a free level. Without that extra level its a lot harder to level up.
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2 years ago#3
Do it the HGSS/RSE way, delay it till you've had chance to do some training, but actually have the rival match up a bit to that.
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2 years ago#4
Given it appears that Level 5 Starters now have a STAB move, they probably won't have the first rival battle because it would essentially mean you lose to one of your rivals unless they're dumb enough not to use the STAB move.

http://17f0418678386b4e6860-e4f9fcd924b589d19bf6ccc2802ea9aa.r66.cf1.rackcdn.com/84e79b65abf7b424775acf9c35dda83443c09538.jpg__0x529_q85_upscale.jpg
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2 years ago#5
gladwyn101 posted...
Given it appears that Level 5 Starters now have a STAB move, they probably won't have the first rival battle because it would essentially mean you lose to one of your rivals unless they're dumb enough not to use the STAB move.

http://17f0418678386b4e6860-e4f9fcd924b589d19bf6ccc2802ea9aa.r66.cf1.rackcdn.com/84e79b65abf7b424775acf9c35dda83443c09538.jpg__0x529_q85_upscale.jpg


Where was this picture found?
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2 years ago#6
gladwyn101 posted...
Given it appears that Level 5 Starters now have a STAB move, they probably won't have the first rival battle because it would essentially mean you lose to one of your rivals unless they're dumb enough not to use the STAB move.

http://17f0418678386b4e6860-e4f9fcd924b589d19bf6ccc2802ea9aa.r66.cf1.rackcdn.com/84e79b65abf7b424775acf9c35dda83443c09538.jpg__0x529_q85_upscale.jpg


I can see that being the entire point of the battle, though - have the rival curbstomp you to teach new players about type advantages.
2 years ago#7
i wouldn't mind it if it wasn't just tackle tackle tail whip growl scratch tackle tackle scratch tail whip

most boring battle ever
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2 years ago#8
Xazeal posted...
gladwyn101 posted...
Given it appears that Level 5 Starters now have a STAB move, they probably won't have the first rival battle because it would essentially mean you lose to one of your rivals unless they're dumb enough not to use the STAB move.

http://17f0418678386b4e6860-e4f9fcd924b589d19bf6ccc2802ea9aa.r66.cf1.rackcdn.com/84e79b65abf7b424775acf9c35dda83443c09538.jpg__0x529_q85_upscale.jpg


I can see that being the entire point of the battle, though - have the rival curbstomp you to teach new players about type advantages.

As long as you don't lose money, I suppose that would be fine.
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2 years ago#9
No ways, it's the best one! :D
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2 years ago#10
SteveBob posted...
No ways, it's the best one! :D


I still find it to be boring. It's just all about tackles. Whoever that misses once loses, or gets a critical wins.
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