Sham said:Reggie kinda ruined Paul’s development in my opinion. You mean to tell me he was acting like that because Reggie lost to Brandon? Yeah they should of just left his reasonings unexplained if that was the true reason
I'm glad that we at least saw why Shinji was influenced to do things his way, but I wasn't necessarily impressed by how Reiji's experience of losing to Jindai was used as a development point for Shinji. I think it would've made a little more sense if Shinji had challenged Jindai in Reiji's place when he was younger, that way Reiji wouldn't have been needed and Shinji would've been motivated to seek stronger Pokemon due to his own loss against the Pyramid King.