Pikachu's Global Adventure
- Feb 26, 2014
- Reaction score
She was a pretty poor excuse for a rival in my opinion. Bianca was basically a less competent and more annoying version of Barry. I'm also not sure if Ash battled her more than once. They definitely could have done a better job for Ash's first female rival.
I would say Iris works better as a rival than simply a companion to Ash. As a companion, Iris is usually conformed to simply cheering and watching Ash from the sidelines. But as a rival, it makes the dynamic a lot more interesting. Especially if Iris was competing in the Pokémon League, imagine that.