Mrehehehehe. If we can't get rid of Shootie I want the new
girlrival to be a rival to both him and Satoshi.
How satisfying would it be to have a main rival that gets under the skin of a fellow rival just to up the antagonism among the three? Plus, I like watching Shootie squirm because he sucks otherwise.
Maybe reduce Shootie to a sniveling woobie that gets butthurt that Satoshi no longer considers him to be the main rival because the new
girlperson is a lot cooler personality-wise and battle-wise. And I wouldn't want the new girlrival to be too antagonistic either, but just confident and badass and sexy