Nintendo today introduced what seems to be the rival in Pokemon Let’s GO Pikachu and Eevee. Obviously, since this is based on the original games, your rival comes from Pallet Town.
However, what seemed like a straight forward and fairly innocent tweet has outraged a bunch of Pokemon fans, all because Nintendo referred to him as a “Friendly Rival”. It’s unclear at this point if people are taking issue with the fact that he doesn’t look friendly, or because your rival shouldn’t be friendly, but all of the responses are fairly hilarious all the same.
Here’s a very small sampling of literally 1000s of responses about this important issue.