In Sinnoh we had good rivals in Paul, Barry, Zoey and Kenny. They had much screen time and were shown to be worthy opponents. In BW we had Trip, Stephan, Bianca, Cameron, Burgundy, Virgil and Georgia. They had too few appearances to show their pokemon and they were too many for such a short saga.
So how do you think the rivals will be handeled in XY?
And are they going to give Ashs companions rivals too as they did in BW with Cilan-Burgundy and Iris-Georgia?