The truth about your rival in Red/Blue
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Anonymous 03/ 06/ 1 [l( Fri} 02: 13
In the original Pokemon , when you encounter your rival in Lavender Town he asks whether or net you know what it' s like to have one of your Pokemon die At this point in the
game, he no longer has the Raticate he used in previous battles.
Your rivers Raticate sustained serious injuries during your last rival encounter. Your rival was unable to rush it to the Pokemon Center in time. The real reason he is in Lavender Town is to
lay his deceased Pokemon to rest.
Despite this, your rival never outwardly tells you that you' re responsible for the death of his Pokemon. He hides his grief and instead channels that energy into motivation for his quest to
become Indigo League Champion. The death of his Raticate effectively steals your rival' s impish innocence. Although he tells he doesn' t blame you, he subconsciously holds a
horrible sense of resentment for you.
He swears on is Raticate' s grav that he will train hard.. -become better than you... and eventually make it to the Pokemon League,
Mere moments after becoming champion, he is defeated by you. He fulfilled his promise... but only for a painfully brief instant.
In the end, your rival is scolded by his grandfather while you receive his praise. During the course of the game, you effectively steal your rivals innocence, his championship, his dreams, and, ultimately, the love of his own