Like with Pokémon's previous iterations, this game has a rival who will be met up with at various points in the journey.

Aspertia City

Location: Aspertia City

When you start the game, the rival will appear as you leave your home and ask to tag along when you go to see Professor Juniper's assistant, Bianca as he has got his starter Pokémon which he raised from an egg. Go and get your starter Pokémon and he will challenge you to a battle

Pokémon Trainer Hugh Tepig
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 5

Blaze
Attacks:
Tackle
Tail Whip

Hold Item:
No Item
Snivy Chosen
Pokémon Trainer Hugh Oshawott
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 5

Torrent
Attacks:
Tackle
Tail Whip

Hold Item:
No Item
Tepig Chosen
Pokémon Trainer Hugh Snivy
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 5

Overgrow
Attacks:
Tackle
Leer

Hold Item:
No Item
Oshawott Chosen
Floccesy Ranch

Location: Floccesy Ranch

The next encounter with your rival is in Floccesy Ranch. As you received two maps from his sister, you are to give him one. He will challenge you soon after. After battle, you will compete in hunting some trainer's lost Herdier. Once you've found it, your rival kindly goes and retrieves the trainer

Pokémon Trainer Hugh Tepig
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 8

Blaze
Attacks:
Tackle
Tail Whip
Tail Whip
Ember
Hold Item:
No Item
Snivy Chosen
Pokémon Trainer Hugh Oshawott
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 8

Torrent
Attacks:
Tackle
Tail Whip
Tail Whip
Water Gun
Hold Item:
No Item
Tepig Chosen
Pokémon Trainer Hugh Snivy
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 8

Overgrow
Attacks:
Tackle
Leer
Leer
Vine Whip
Hold Item:
No Item
Oshawott Chosen
Virbank City

Location: Virbank City

After meeting him at Floccesy Ranch, you will encounter him again shortly after earning your Basic Badge. He will rush into the city and demand a battle from Cheren, who obliges. Soon after, you'll meet him on Route 20 after his battle where he will listen to Cheren with you when learning about Double Grass. He'll also join you in facing up against Team Plasma in Virbank City. Once you have both defeated Team Plasma, Roxie's father will take both you and your rival to Castelia City

Castelia Sewers

Location: Castelia Sewers

When you reach Castelia City, Iris will inform you of some strange goings on in the Castelia Sewers and will guide you there. Once there, you will bump into your rival who will join you as you proceed. All the battles will be Double Battles and he will aid you within them

Pokémon Trainer Hugh PignitePidove
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 20Level 18

Blaze

Big Pecks
Attacks:
Defense Curl
Flame Charge
Arm Thrust
Smog
Attacks:
Leer
Quick Attack
Air Cutter
Roost
Hold Item:

Charcoal
Hold Item:
No Item
Snivy Chosen
Teamed with you
Pokémon Trainer Hugh DewottPidove
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 20Level 18

Torrent

Big Pecks
Attacks:
Water Sport
Focus Energy
Razor Shell
Fury Cutter
Attacks:
Leer
Quick Attack
Air Cutter
Roost
Hold Item:

Mystic Water
Hold Item:
No Item
Tepig Chosen
Teamed with you
Pokémon Trainer Hugh ServinePidove
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 20Level 18

Overgrow

Big Pecks
Attacks:
Wrap
Growth
Leaf Tornado
Leech Seed
Attacks:
Leer
Quick Attack
Air Cutter
Roost
Hold Item:

Miracle Seed
Hold Item:
No Item
Oshawott Chosen
Teamed with you
Nimbasa City - Driftveil City

Location: Nimbasa City - Driftveil City

Later, when you go to exit Nimbasa City, you will encounter the rival as he stands off from Team Plasma. Angry that they stole his sister's Purrloin, he will endeavor to try and get it back. As such, when Team Plasma run off, he will follow. You'll encounter him in Driftveil City where he'll try to challenge Team Plasma again. From there, he will meet the old Team Plasma members and befriend them, taking you to their home.

PWT & Plasma Frigate

Location: PWT - Plasma Frigate

After defeating Clay, when you enter the pokémon World Tournament, you will find your rival is going to participate in the World Tournament and is your first opponent when you enter. After defeating him and the World Tournament, he will chase after a Team Plasma member and enter the Plasma Frigate. here, you will team with the rival in order to try and defeat them all

Pokémon Trainer Hugh PigniteSimipourTranquill
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 33Level 31Level 31

Blaze

Gluttony

Big Pecks
Attacks:
Smog
Rollout
Take Down
Heat Crash
Attacks:
Leer
Lick
Fury Swipes
Scald
Attacks:
Air Cutter
Roost
Detect
Taunt
Hold Item:
No Item
Hold Item:
No Item
Hold Item:
No Item
Snivy Chosen
Teamed with you
Pokémon Trainer Hugh DewottSimisageTranquill
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 33Level 31Level 31

Torrent

Gluttony

Big Pecks
Attacks:
Fury Cutter
Water Pulse
Revenge
Aqua Jet
Attacks:
Leer
Lick
Fury Swipes
Seed Bomb
Attacks:
Air Cutter
Roost
Detect
Taunt
Hold Item:
No Item
Hold Item:
No Item
Hold Item:
No Item
Tepig Chosen
Teamed with you
Pokémon Trainer Hugh ServineSimisearTranquill
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 33Level 31Level 31

Overgrow

Gluttony

Big Pecks
Attacks:
Leech Seed
Mega Drain
Slam
Leaf Blade
Attacks:
Leer
Lick
Fury Swipes
Flame Burst
Attacks:
Air Cutter
Roost
Detect
Taunt
Hold Item:
No Item
Hold Item:
No Item
Hold Item:
No Item
Oshawott Chosen
Teamed with you

Defeat them and you'll be ejected from the boat. Your rival will leave andcontinuq his quest to retrieve the Purrloin that was stolen.

Undella Town

Location: Undella Town

As you reach Undella Town, you will encounter your rival who states he has gotten stronger since you last met. He challenges you to a battle in order to prove this.

Pokémon Trainer Hugh UnfezantSimipourEmboar
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 39Level 39Level 41

Big Pecks

Gluttony

Blaze
Attacks:
Detect
Taunt
Air Slash
Razor Wind
Attacks:
Leer
Lick
Fury Swipes
Scald
Attacks:
Rollout
Take Down
Heat Crash
Assurance
Hold Item:

Scope Lens
Hold Item:

Mystic Water
Hold Item:

Charcoal
Snivy Chosen
Pokémon Trainer Hugh UnfezantSimisageSamurott
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 39Level 39Level 41

Big Pecks

Gluttony

Torrent
Attacks:
Detect
Taunt
Air Slash
Razor Wind
Attacks:
Leer
Lick
Fury Swipes
Seed Bomb
Attacks:
Revenge
Aqua Jet
Slash
Encore
Hold Item:

Scope Lens
Hold Item:

Miracle Seed
Hold Item:

Mystic Water
Tepig Chosen
Pokémon Trainer Hugh UnfezantSimisearSerperior
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 39Level 39Level 41

Big Pecks

Gluttony

Overgrow
Attacks:
Detect
Taunt
Air Slash
Razor Wind
Attacks:
Leer
Lick
Fury Swipes
Flame Burst
Attacks:
Mega Drain
Slam
Leaf Blade
Coil
Hold Item:

Scope Lens
Hold Item:

Charcoal
Hold Item:

Miracle Seed
Oshawott Chosen
Lacunosa Town

Location: Lacunosa Town

When you first enter Lacunosa Town, you will bump into your rival again, who is on the hunt for Team Plasma still. As you talk to him, a Plasma Sage and a grunt will appear and challenge you to try and get you to stop tracking them

Pokémon Trainer Hugh EmboarSimipourUnfezant
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 43Level 41Level 41

Blaze

Gluttony

Big Pecks
Attacks:
Take Down
Heat Crash
Assurance
Flamethrower
Attacks:
Leer
Lick
Fury Swipes
Scald
Attacks:
Detect
Taunt
Air Slash
Razor Wind
Hold Item:

Charcoal
Hold Item:

Mystic Water
Hold Item:

Scope Lens
Snivy Chosen
Teamed with you
Pokémon Trainer Hugh SamurottSimisageUnfezant
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 43Level 41Level 41

Torrent

Gluttony

Big Pecks
Attacks:
Revenge
Aqua Jet
Slash
Encore
Attacks:
Leer
Lick
Fury Swipes
Seed Bomb
Attacks:
Detect
Taunt
Air Slash
Razor Wind
Hold Item:

Mystic Water
Hold Item:

Miracle Seed
Hold Item:

Scope Lens
Tepig Chosen
Teamed with you
Pokémon Trainer Hugh SerperiorSimisearUnfezant
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 43Level 41Level 41

Overgrow

Gluttony

Big Pecks
Attacks:
Mega Drain
Slam
Leaf Blade
Coil
Attacks:
Leer
Lick
Fury Swipes
Flame Burst
Attacks:
Detect
Taunt
Air Slash
Razor Wind
Hold Item:

Miracle Seed
Hold Item:

Charcoal
Hold Item:

Scope Lens
Oshawott Chosen
Teamed with you
Humilau City

Location: Humilau City

After Team Plasma have attacked Opelucid City, you receive a call from Cheren telling you to meet your rival in Humilau City. When getting there, the Rival will inform you that you need to take the Marine Tube and he'll meet you in the city. When you meet him, he will say that he has spotted Plasma's Frigate in Route 21 and, after you've defeated Marlon, he'll head south with Marlon to try and access it. Marlon will give you and the rival access to the Plasma Frigate, but you'll seperate from the rival as he tries to look for Purrloin.

Giant Chasm - Plasma Frigate

Location: Giant Chasm - Plasma Frigate

After Team Plasma descend on the Giant Chasm, you will meet your rival there yet again and will help fend Tam Plasma off as you try and defeat the others. When you reach the bridge, the rival will appear and learn that the Purrloin he was going to give to his sister, and was given to him by his late grandfather, was captured by Team Plasma and has since evolved. The Rival doesn't know what to make of this

Pokémon Trainer Hugh EmboarSimipourUnfezant
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 50Level 48Level 48

Blaze

Gluttony

Big Pecks
Attacks:
Heat Crash
Assurance
Flamethrower
Head Smash
Attacks:
Leer
Lick
Fury Swipes
Scald
Attacks:
Taunt
Air Slash
Razor Wind
Featherdance
Hold Item:

Charcoal
Hold Item:

Mystic Water
Hold Item:

Scope Lens
Snivy Chosen
Teamed with you
Pokémon Trainer Hugh SamurottSimisageUnfezant
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 50Level 48Level 48

Torrent

Gluttony

Big Pecks
Attacks:
Slash
Encore
Aqua Tail
Retaliate
Attacks:
Leer
Lick
Fury Swipes
Seed Bomb
Attacks:
Taunt
Air Slash
Razor Wind
Featherdance
Hold Item:

Mystic Water
Hold Item:

Miracle Seed
Hold Item:

Scope Lens
Tepig Chosen
Teamed with you
Pokémon Trainer Hugh SerperiorSimisearUnfezant
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 50Level 48Level 48

Overgrow

Gluttony

Big Pecks
Attacks:
Leaf Blade
Coil
Giga Drain
Wring Out
Attacks:
Leer
Lick
Fury Swipes
Flame Burst
Attacks:
Taunt
Air Slash
Razor Wind
Featherdance
Hold Item:

Miracle Seed
Hold Item:

Charcoal
Hold Item:

Scope Lens
Oshawott Chosen
Teamed with you
Victory Road

Location: Victory Road

After the Team Plasma incident, you will next meet your rival in Victory Road. He'll mention that he intends to challenge the Elite Four too and will challenge you. Defeat him and you'll receive TM24

Pokémon Trainer Hugh UnfezantSimipourBouffalantEmboar
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 55Level 55Level 55Level 57

Big Pecks

Gluttony

Reckless

Blaze
Attacks:
Facade
Aerial Ace
U-turn
Swagger
Attacks:
Rock Slide
Crunch
Brick Break
Surf
Attacks:
Head Charge
Wild Charge
Megahorn
Earthquake
Attacks:
Flamethrower
Rock Slide
Brick Break
Scald
Hold Item:

Scope Lens
Hold Item:

Mystic Water
Hold Item:
No Item
Hold Item:

Charcoal
Snivy Chosen
Pokémon Trainer Hugh UnfezantSimisageBouffalantSamurott
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 55Level 55Level 55Level 57

Big Pecks

Gluttony

Reckless

Torrent
Attacks:
Facade
Aerial Ace
U-turn
Swagger
Attacks:
Rock Slide
Crunch
Brick Break
Energy Ball
Attacks:
Head Charge
Wild Charge
Megahorn
Earthquake
Attacks:
Surf
X-scissor
Ice Beam
Revenge
Hold Item:

Scope Lens
Hold Item:

Miracle Seed
Hold Item:
No Item
Hold Item:

Mystic Water
Tepig Chosen
Pokémon Trainer Hugh UnfezantSimisearBouffalantSerperior
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 55Level 55Level 55Level 57

Big Pecks

Gluttony

Reckless

Overgrow
Attacks:
Facade
Aerial Ace
U-turn
Swagger
Attacks:
Rock Slide
Crunch
Brick Break
Flamethrower
Attacks:
Head Charge
Wild Charge
Megahorn
Earthquake
Attacks:
Giga Drain
Leaf Blade
Dragon Tail
Coil
Hold Item:

Scope Lens
Hold Item:

Charcoal
Hold Item:
No Item
Hold Item:

Miracle Seed
Oshawott Chosen
Undella Town

Location: Undella Town

After beating the Elite Four, you will first encounter your rival who mentions that his sister has heard about a Zoroark who has taken residence in Victory Road, and suggested you check it out. After that, you will once again meet your rival in Undella Town. He will challenge you once more, saying he has gotten stronger since you last battled

Pokémon Trainer Hugh UnfezantSimipourBouffalantFlygonEelektrossEmboar
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 62Level 62Level 62Level 62Level 62Level 64

Big Pecks

Gluttony

Reckless

Levitate

Levitate

Blaze
Attacks:
Facade
Aerial Ace
U-turn
Swagger
Attacks:
Rock Slide
Crunch
Brick Break
Surf
Attacks:
Head Charge
Wild Charge
Megahorn
Earthquake
Attacks:
Earthquake
Fire Blast
Dragon Claw
Stone Edge
Attacks:
Wild Charge
Flamethrower
Dragon Claw
Crunch
Attacks:
Fire Blast
Head Smash
Hammer Arm
Scald
Hold Item:

Scope Lens
Hold Item:

Mystic Water
Hold Item:

Muscle Band
Hold Item:

Dragon Fang
Hold Item:

Leftovers
Hold Item:

Charcoal
Snivy Chosen
Pokémon Trainer Hugh UnfezantSimisageBouffalantFlygonEelektrossSamurott
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 62Level 62Level 62Level 62Level 62Level 64

Big Pecks

Gluttony

Reckless

Levitate

Levitate

Torrent
Attacks:
Facade
Aerial Ace
U-turn
Swagger
Attacks:
Rock Slide
Crunch
Brick Break
Energy Ball
Attacks:
Head Charge
Wild Charge
Megahorn
Earthquake
Attacks:
Earthquake
Fire Blast
Dragon Claw
Stone Edge
Attacks:
Wild Charge
Flamethrower
Dragon Claw
Crunch
Attacks:
Hydro Pump
Megahorn
Ice Beam
Grass Knot
Hold Item:

Scope Lens
Hold Item:

Miracle Seed
Hold Item:

Muscle Band
Hold Item:

Dragon Fang
Hold Item:

Leftovers
Hold Item:

Mystic Water
Tepig Chosen
Pokémon Trainer Hugh UnfezantSimisearBouffalantFlygonEelektrossSerperior
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 62Level 62Level 62Level 62Level 62Level 64

Big Pecks

Gluttony

Reckless

Levitate

Levitate

Overgrow
Attacks:
Facade
Aerial Ace
U-turn
Swagger
Attacks:
Rock Slide
Crunch
Brick Break
Flamethrower
Attacks:
Head Charge
Wild Charge
Megahorn
Earthquake
Attacks:
Earthquake
Fire Blast
Dragon Claw
Stone Edge
Attacks:
Wild Charge
Flamethrower
Dragon Claw
Crunch
Attacks:
Leaf Storm
Leaf Blade
Dragon Tail
Coil
Hold Item:

Scope Lens
Hold Item:

Charcoal
Hold Item:

Muscle Band
Hold Item:

Dragon Fang
Hold Item:

Leftovers
Hold Item:

Miracle Seed
Oshawott Chosen
Driftveil City

Location: Driftveil City

Finally, you will encounter the Rival in old Team Plasma's house, where he is trying to make ammends and feels bad after they helped to stop new Team Plasma from taking over the world. Once again, he will challenge you to a battle

Pokémon Trainer Hugh UnfezantSimipourBouffalantFlygonEelektrossEmboar
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 65Level 65Level 65Level 65Level 65Level 67

Big Pecks

Gluttony

Reckless

Levitate

Levitate

Blaze
Attacks:
Giga Impact
Aerial Ace
U-turn
Swagger
Attacks:
Rock Slide
Focus Blast
Acrobatics
Surf
Attacks:
Head Charge
Wild Charge
Megahorn
Earthquake
Attacks:
Earthquake
Fire Blast
Draco Meteor
Stone Edge
Attacks:
Wild Charge
Flamethrower
Dragon Claw
Crunch
Attacks:
Fire Blast
Head Smash
Hammer Arm
Scald
Hold Item:

Scope Lens
Hold Item:

Salac Berry
Hold Item:

Muscle Band
Hold Item:

Dragon Gem
Hold Item:

Leftovers
Hold Item:

Focus Sash
Snivy Chosen
Pokémon Trainer Hugh UnfezantSimisageBouffalantFlygonEelektrossSamurott
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 65Level 65Level 65Level 65Level 65Level 67

Big Pecks

Gluttony

Reckless

Levitate

Levitate

Torrent
Attacks:
Giga Impact
Aerial Ace
U-turn
Swagger
Attacks:
Rock Slide
Focus Blast
Acrobatics
Energy Ball
Attacks:
Head Charge
Wild Charge
Megahorn
Earthquake
Attacks:
Earthquake
Fire Blast
Draco Meteor
Stone Edge
Attacks:
Wild Charge
Flamethrower
Dragon Claw
Crunch
Attacks:
Hydro Pump
Megahorn
Ice Beam
Grass Knot
Hold Item:

Scope Lens
Hold Item:

Salac Berry
Hold Item:

Muscle Band
Hold Item:

Dragon Gem
Hold Item:

Leftovers
Hold Item:

Focus Sash
Tepig Chosen
Pokémon Trainer Hugh UnfezantSimisearBouffalantFlygonEelektrossSerperior
Battle Type
Single Battle
Items
Level 65Level 65Level 65Level 65Level 65Level 67

Big Pecks

Gluttony

Reckless

Levitate

Levitate

Overgrow
Attacks:
Giga Impact
Aerial Ace
U-turn
Swagger
Attacks:
Rock Slide
Focus Blast
Acrobatics
Flamethrower
Attacks:
Head Charge
Wild Charge
Megahorn
Earthquake
Attacks:
Earthquake
Fire Blast
Draco Meteor
Stone Edge
Attacks:
Wild Charge
Flamethrower
Dragon Claw
Crunch
Attacks:
Leaf Storm
Leaf Blade
Dragon Tail
Coil
Hold Item:

Scope Lens
Hold Item:

Salac Berry
Hold Item:

Muscle Band
Hold Item:

Dragon Gem
Hold Item:

Leftovers
Hold Item:

Focus Sash
Oshawott Chosen
 
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