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Barry seems awesome

oshowatt

New Member
So I'm reluctant to play the Gen IV games because I just finished my first main-storyline playthrough of Pokemon Black and I fear that the excellence of Gen V could put a damper on my Diamond/Pearl/Platinum experience. However, I keep on seeing hate against Barry. It's probably less bad these days, but I gotta say, he seems like an awesome rival. An extremely klutzy, hyperactive kid who had the strongest rival team until the rebooted Red came along? Man, I don't see how you could hate him! He sounds like one of the most fun rivals in the franchise. I also love his theme. I listen to it a lot.
 

RedBlastoise

Cerulean Blues
So I'm reluctant to play the Gen IV games because I just finished my first main-storyline playthrough of Pokemon Black and I fear that the excellence of Gen V could put a damper on my Diamond/Pearl/Platinum experience. However, I keep on seeing hate against Barry. It's probably less bad these days, but I gotta say, he seems like an awesome rival. An extremely klutzy, hyperactive kid who had the strongest rival team until the rebooted Red came along? Man, I don't see how you could hate him! He sounds like one of the most fun rivals in the franchise. I also love his theme. I listen to it a lot.

I liked Barry a little bit but he's not my favorite rival. What keeps him from that spot is that he was too annoying because he was always in a rush and he barely acted like our friend even though he was supposed to be.
 

Leonhart

Imagineer
I thought Jun (Barry) was a decent rival and arguably the strongest one in the core games besides Blue. I remember almost losing to him right before the Shinou League challenge, and his post-game team was somewhat hard to beat too. As for his personality, I didn't like that he was always in a hurry to get everywhere.
 

TwilightBlade

Well-Known Member
Barry was a handful. He was the most annoying rival because of him never sitting still for very long but he had the most catchy rival theme music out of all the rivals so far.
 
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