Jeez, how did they manage to stretch the very meager plot that this episode had in the first place to an entire episode's length? It's just replacing Scyther with Manyula, I tells ya!
And it's a shame, too. Because I concur that nearly everyone on this board was eagerly anticipating Manyula's debut in the anime, only for it to be made up of lumps that the episode crew found in a sewer one Tuesday lunchtime. Animation = no, plot = no, putting Manyula in the episode = no. It deserved better treatment than this.
At least Aipom got owned.