I enjoyed how Hikari was imagining herself using each Shinou Starter Pokemon in a Contest before she set off. Futaba Town looked quaint, and this was one of the few episodes where we saw Nanakamado-hakase with his brown coat. Hikari and Pochama's struggle at Lake Shinji was fun, mainly due to Hikari glimpsing Emrit. I liked Nokocchi's cameo, too.