Rewatching this episode, I now realise how great it was. It was such a great and unique way to show off the gym to new viewers, whilst also not having Ash seem dumb like he is in BW. It also showed off some great abilities to new viewers such as Blaze, Static and Rock Head, and explained how they are all activated. It was a good episode for teaching people who are new to pokemon about different abilities and also typing. I'd like to see this again in the future, show off the first gym leader by showing someone else battle them first, and have the gang commentate like Ash, Brock and Dawn did, it shows that Ash understands different strategies too.
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