I thought I'd replied here the other day. Huh. :/
Anyway, yes we're at the Poffin House. The group was basically heading there in the hopes of finding some food. I'm going to use this current round for the new guys to come in and then in my next post I'll start the ambush. It may seem a little soon, but if you've read this
post, the appearance of the rival group is foreshadowed, and they have been watching and following our guys for a while, and listening to their plans. That is why they will barely give them any time to settle before they ambush them.
The rival group are a very territorial bunch, and basically don't like it that our lot are in their city eating their food. As for what Pokemon and how many are in this group, I was thinking it could consist mainly of weak-moderately leveled NPCs, and then for one or two of them to be more powerful. Like the "boss", in a way. This boss is gonna be in charge of the group and is going to be bigger and stronger than the others. I was thinking something like Ursaring or Swampert - something large and tough.
Perhaps our group can have a fairly even battle with the weaker rivals and then the boss comes along and causes some damage (not too much though). This will cause them to flee, maybe to another part of the city, where they can plan their next move. All throughout this, the threat of another attack looms. They realise that, as long as they are in Hearthome City, they are in enemy territory.
And I love the water idea, lol. Should pose a nice challenge for Artemis and the Fire-types. Rocket's not too keen on water himself.
If anyone wants to see anything specific, such as certain Pokemon they want to see in the rival group, including the "boss(es)", please let me know.
Ahaha, this is gonna be so much fun. :3