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Who could get the third starter? (Speculation)

Tuoko

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We might get yet another rival later.
I think this is the case, considering in the introduction scene for the Gym Challenge, there's the protag, Hop, & two unknown characters who definitely aren't Bede or Marnie.

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I figured it was Magnolia, since Leon would have to see you battle to give the endorsement, but I can't find confirmation of either.
I'm confused... Bede has a different starter because he has a different endorser, but here you think the endorser isn't the one to give you the starter. So how does any of it mean that Bede doesn't end up with the starter strong to yours?
 

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I'm confused... Bede has a different starter because he has a different endorser, but here you think the endorser isn't the one to give you the starter. So how does any of it mean that Bede doesn't end up with the starter strong to yours?
My reasoning is that if Leon is endorsing the player, he'd have to see the player battle first. So, it seems likely that, even though Leon doesn't give you the starter, Leon still watches you battle Hop. Bede is being endorsed by Chairman Rose, and it seems unlikely that Rose would be at the scene where you get your starter-and if he was, why is Rose giving out one endorsement while Leon is giving out the other two? It wouldn't make much sense to make a big deal about Rose endorsing Bede if the circumstances were near-identical otherwise. So it seems to me that Bede was endorsed by Rose in other circumstances, separate from you choosing your starter, meaning that Rose watched Bede battle with a Pokemon that wasn't one of the Galar starters. Bede is also described as "skilled at Pokemon battling" and "has other objectives beyond the Gym Challenge"-that certainly doesn't sound like a beginning trainer to me.
 

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My reasoning is that if Leon is endorsing the player, he'd have to see the player battle first. So, it seems likely that, even though Leon doesn't give you the starter, Leon still watches you battle Hop. Bede is being endorsed by Chairman Rose, and it seems unlikely that Rose would be at the scene where you get your starter-and if he was, why is Rose giving out one endorsement while Leon is giving out the other two? It wouldn't make much sense to make a big deal about Rose endorsing Bede if the circumstances were near-identical otherwise. So it seems to me that Bede was endorsed by Rose in other circumstances, separate from you choosing your starter, meaning that Rose watched Bede battle with a Pokemon that wasn't one of the Galar starters. Bede is also described as "skilled at Pokemon battling" and "has other objectives beyond the Gym Challenge"-that certainly doesn't sound like a beginning trainer to me.
I agree with you on all of that. I still think it's pretty likely that Bede will have the starter strong to yours, though. He doesn't have to get it the same day or time (or from the same person) as you get yours, but he'll still conveniently have what you're weak to. Or at least I hope.
 
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