the school girl looked just as good as the rivals to me
I kind of hoped they make animation for important trainers when they sent out the Pokemon like when they throw the Pokeball, I don't know if anyone will get this...
The Rival has this cool "Yo! I am ready to battle you!" pose, whereas the school girls just meekly puts the pokémon on the ground.
Just a piece of correction. She is a Female Clerk and she is trying to reach at her Pokeball.
Anyway, I get your point. The Rival's movement is more dynamic, but I think it really depends on the character and on the pose.
Pretty sure some trainer classes will get dynamic animations as well -- consider the Dancer for example.
While I am here, I might as well demand they remove that 1 second delay after picking an attack and your Pokemon actually attacking. I hate having to tap the screen twice to hurry it along.
You didn't even have to wait until the "Opponent used Full Restore!" message. When I chose an attack and the text stayed away for more than a second, I already said "****!" I knew what that meant.