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Is it possible for a rivals starter Pokemon to be female?

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They always seem to be male.

asked Jul 3, 2014 by INFERNAPEpro
Are Shauna and Bianca considered rivals, cuz I think they both get females no matter what
Lolz you should of answered the question @SylveonLover456
Actually, I had a female Piplup once back on Pokemon Diamond.  Took me a while after restarting the game several times though. haha.
He means the rival's pokemon
Most of my games I get a male because I choose male, but once I got a female Samurott. but as for rivals I think it's just your rivals gender. Gen 1+2 rival male, 3 female, and four and five both female and male. (not counting remakes, they were the same as the original(discluding w2 and b2.))
I got a Female Fennekin on my first try!

4 Answers

7 votes

Yes and No.

Most rival's starter Pokemon will always be Male, with the exception of Shauna in X & Y.
Their genders are hard-coded in the game, and are not based on chance.

Source: Experience

Take a look at Blue from FRLG.
Every single Pokemon on his team when he is Pokemon League Champion is male. No exceptions. This is because the gender of a Trainer's Pokemon is already hard-coded in the game.

answered Jul 3, 2014 by Scraf
edited Jul 5, 2014 by Scraf
MInd you, basically every trainer has all of their Pokemon of their gender.
Yeah. Mind you, Scraf.
Dang Terlor, I've been minded.
I was the one that minded you though. I don't know how that works.
1 vote

All starter Pokémon in the core series besides Pikachu have a gender ratio of seven males to one female.

It doesn't really say if it is always male or not anywhere I looked. Maybe it is the same chance as you getting a female starter Pokemon(12.5%)


answered Jul 3, 2014 by JackZero
Ha ha 1 out of 7 games I got a male starter.
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Yes, there is always a chance for it to be female, but most of the time they will be male due to their sex % rate being higher male than female

answered Jul 3, 2014 by Afroakie o(^-^)o
(Source: experience)
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1 Thing I would like to add is that in DP if you choose the male guy her Piplup gender changes like stated here and I don´t know if Lyra/Ethan is considered an Rival but I heard somewhere that you could hack the game and battle them ( Like Proffesor. Oak in the Green Version ) and the Azurill / Marill would also change gender in HG/SS. And the gender is reflected by the Character Gender I think as the female trainers usually got Female Starters and the male got male starters.
And most of the starter genders are usually 75% male 25% female.
This was just something to add

answered Jul 6, 2014 by Natsu
Lucy, Happy, Gray