→In the main series: Barry is a direct counterpart to Blue, far more than Ash. The only difference is that he was given a proper name.
====In the main series====
himself does not make an appearance in the anime; however, he receives an [[cross-canon counterpart|anime counterpart]] in Gary Oak, [[Ash Ketchum]]'s rival. Much like Blue, Gary was initially very arrogant, but mellowed out after he was defeated by his rival during the [[Silver Conference]]. Unlike Blue, however, Gary has not been shown to have taken over the [[Viridian Gym]]. Instead, he has decided to become a Pokémon researcher like his grandfather, and is currently working with [[Professor Rowan]] in [[Sinnoh]].
====In Pokémon Origins====