At this point in the game, he no longer has his Raticate that he used in previous battles. Your rival battle before this took place aboard the S. Your rival's Raticate sustained serious injuries from the battle But, because of crowding and confusion on the luxury liner, he was unable to make it to a Pokemon center in time and the Raticate passed away.
The Pokemon series has given birth to some strange legends and rumors — everything from haunted cartridges to in-game music that supposedly drives young players mad. He goes by other names, including Blue or whatever custom name the player gives him at the start of the game possibly a swear word. Gary is infamous in the Pokemon fandom for always being one step ahead of the player. If for example, you choose Charmander as your starting Pokemon, he automatically chooses Squirtle and gains a permanent tactical advantage over you, since water-type Pokemon trump fire-types. Gary is arrogant, but likeably so.
If she can see that YOU are what is important in the relationship, not what you or she believes, ya'll have a chance. If you are not old enough to consider marriage, you should be careful about having a serious, exclusive relationship. If all you are looking for is some non-serious dates to have a good time, you should be fine.
It's a foolish dream I suppose. If she expresses interest in converting, be prepared to talk about your beliefs, and help her find ways to learn about and follow them. The two of us are going on an overnight this weekend. I deal better with inattention when he is home better than him as well. You just need to figure out where your girlfriend is. I look forward to reading more.