THANK YOU, WRITERS.
Thank you for pulling a new random rival named Kotetsu (sounds like Kototsu from Bleach) out of nowhere for Ash with a Samurott and a Riolu.
Although I still don't see why they couldn't have used Hugh, who already has a Samurott established as his signature pokemon--
I guess they had to stop all the rabid fangirls from going crazy on the internet. Ah, well.
At least it's not Cabernet. THANK YOU, WRITERS.
Now that there's a Marlon/Shizui, where's that Incredibly Hot Cheren?