I hope gen 6 uses a real rival type character in the game. Blue, Silver, and Cheren (to an extent), for instance: people who aggressively seek to become better than you, and are constantly competing with you, for whatever reason.
Sick to death of "Hey I'm your best friend!" type rivals.
I cannot protect you without holding a sword. I cannot embrace you while holding a sword.
You go through the game, and every time you encounter your rival, he always seems to be impossible to beat, always countering your pokemon perfectly, and higher leveled, too, and you just cannot win. Then you reach the Elite 4, and you're like YEAH, I'M THE CHAMPION! But then your rival arrives and kicks your ass, immediately kicking you off of the Champion throne.
Then you go take over a pokemon gym in Viridian City.
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