Edgie (also known as Eddie, Fredora, or DICKS) is one of your rivals. He will pick the starter that is good against yours. He is intended to be a parody of over-the-top edgelord rivals.
Edgie is also the star of the spin-off game, Clovermon Hunter, where his goal is to "beat every Clovermon". He has been known to use a gun to achieve this goal, similar to his hero, Shadow the Hedgehog.
Edgie's character is a parody of rivals from the official Pokémon series, such as Silver, Gladion and, to a lesser extent, Marnie, who are often described as "edgelords". Edgie is a radicalisation of this personality, hence his name. His character design and personality are also based on Shadow the Hedgehog from the Sonic series, who is commonly ridiculed among the internet as an "edgelord".
Role in the game
Edgie is first encountered in Professor Stump's lab, where he, along with the player, Viol/Keksandra, choose their starter Pokémon. Shortly after obtaining his Pokémon, he challenges the player to a battle. Edgie is later seen at the end of Vitlya Forest, where he battles the player once more, and then promptly leaves after tipping his fedora to the player as a response to their impressive battling skills. The next encounter the player has with Edgie is aboard the Ruse Cruise. When attempting to advance, Edgie suddenly appears and ridicules the player for not figuring out that Team Karma is raiding the ship before challenging them to a battle. Edgie is not seen again until Route 10, where he challenges the player to another battle. He is later seen after the player obtains their fifth Badge, in the Karma Sub HQ, where he battles the player once more.
Edgie is seen much less often late-game. He briefly appears on Route 29, where he informs the player that he is planning on taking on the Pokémon League, and therefore does not engage battle.
After the player defeats all the members of the Elite Four, Edgie appears seemingly out of nowhere as the player makes their way to the Champion's room. He remarks that the Champion "wrecked" him and challenges the player to one last battle, planning on ending their League challenge before the Champion. After being defeated, Edgie accepts his defeat, and gives the player a Max Elixir in preparation for their final battle.
They eventually meet Edgie on the Ebin Islands, and confront Edgie's father, who was the reason why he set out on his quest to in the first place.