I'll be honest....I don't like how BW is making anime only characters instead of using the game characters. I mean is Trip The new rival with Riolu and the Eevee really needed? I don't see why Cheren was not put in over Trip since it doesn't seem were getting BW2 Cheren as a gym leader in the anime or why Hugh,Mei or Nate could not have been the rivals instead of Kyotetsu (If that is his name) and the Eevee man. In shows like Inazuma Eleven for example that promote the games via the anime they show pretty much all the game characters. I fail to see how making anime only is helping promote the games. I understand no N due to Plasma for some reason not being in the anime but it just feels too many characters are being skipped for no reason in BW. I remember in DP they had Riley and the rest of those guys even through they just were in 1 episode. Now I understand BW is not over but idk it just feels showing anyone one of them post league would just feel rushed.