I do wonder if Paul's Chimchar was the same from Rowan's lab. But wouldn't Piplup recognized Chimchar?, Speaking of which is Ash's Starly the same one Paul released? I wasn't sure if he was. (And how come Starly doesn't seem to recognize Paul if so)
It was good to see the battle between Paul and Ash, I guess every trainer has a different way to train, although Paul's way doesn't look very nice. I like his pokedex though, pity you can't make yours black in the games.
Meowth is actually right when he says we been poaching Pikachu for long as you have been alive. 10 years, Dawn just turned 10 so that sounds pretty much right, when Ash started his journey Dawn was probably just born (May was probably like 3/4/5 years old, Max probably wasn't born yet)
TR"s new motto... I never really liked it, it sounds kinda stupid I think they should have stuck with Prepare for Trouble and Make it Double.
Nice to see Dawn and Ash finally catch up