Re: is paul going to be in the next season?
He's going to be scrapped for some other rival (hopefully as refreshingly cruel, or more so, than Paul was just for the sake of interesting characters) for a new season, and fade into the woodwork save for maybe one episode in a new, rebooted Pokémon Chronicles or maybe as a cameo. But he's not going to serve as rival past Sinnoh and its Frontier, probably.
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(For the longest time I was telling myself that I would come back to PE2K once I had something artsy and cool to contribute... but that's too much effort. GIRA IS BACK!)