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I was wondering, and there are some criteria for answers:

-No personal opinions on Rivals

-No personal experiences

-Cold-Hard Stats and Team Composition

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Do you mean against the player all pit all them against eachother
Whichever option compares their team composition and stats against the others.
Both options do that.
Ummm... against each other. Not like if they battled who would win, but their teams strength against each other.
Whos rival are u asking?

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If you don't feel someone belongs on the list as a rival, just ignore them.

You mentioned not to use opinions, so I tried to be as objective as possible. I used criteria of Type, coverage, AI, expected level and available counters for the first list.

For the second list, I made all 58 of the teams for the 23 NPCs (as some have 3 teams at their highest potential, N has 4 and Trace has 2, HOP HAS 6 TEAMS!!!). With the magic of AIs, I had them do simulated battle down the list to get the data needed.

Based on their game only

Akari/Rei
Trace
Marnie
Cheren
Avery
Klara
Bede
Trevor
Bianca
Hugh
Hau
Shauna
Tierno
Barry
Calem/Serena
Gladion
Hop
Nemona
Wally
N
May/Brandon
Silver
Blue

Based on Trainer vs Trainer with their Strongest Teams

Shauna
Trevor
Tierno
May/Brendon
Akari/Rei
Silver
Klara
Avery
Bianca
Cheren
Hugh
Trace
Serena/Calem
Gladion
Bede
Marnie
Blue
Hau
N
Nemona
Hop
Wally
Barry

Edit: Made a LOT of changes and added a second list. Also, thanks, sumwun for noting the list was originally reversed

Spreadsheet

Trivia:

  • Barry had a 100% win rate after the 5 battle gauntlet, so I decided to run his teams through to see how long until he got a loss. It was eventually Hop that got him.
  • There was a 3 way tie between Shauna, Trevor and Tierno, and the only trainers they defeated were each other, so I had to expand the battles to break the tie.
  • Silver lost the most battles to teams with less Pokémon than his own.
  • Klara and Avery lost the most battles to trainers with a lower average level than their own team (though each of these teams also had more Pokémon than their teams as well).
  • Blue lost the most battles to teams that had a lower average level and the same number of Pokémon than his own.
  • Hop performed the best regarding defeating teams that had higher levels than his own
  • The difference between Wally and Hop was 2 battles, and they would have tied if Hop beat Wally just one more time.
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It's in order from easiest to most difficult, right?
Clearly. Facing Marnie and Akari was one of the toughest battles I've ever had, and Blue/Silver were complete pushovers. Even N was useless
Hardest to easiest. I did it backwards. Lemme fix that. lol

I spent like 2 hours creating the criteria and 5 hours applying it based on that.

I should note to Talos that I almost had Marnie much higher due to her appearance in the Galarian Star Tournament, but I felt that the average player is well over leveled at that point in the game, and they have access to so many Pokémon that anyone in the Star Tournament is kind of a pushover. The tag team element had me exclude it, though.

I would love your thoughts on that, though, since the tournament does force you to team up, which is what makes it theoretically the hardest.
Dang. That's in depth
Yup yup. I know no other way. lol