Pretty good episode. As usual, Team Rocket were the highlight, such as James's proclamation of being back, in mid blast-off. And of course the afore-mentioned 'Smoked Shades Wobbufet".
So THIS is the trade that spawned a legion of flamewars and Zoey-haters? I don't see the big deal. That trade was perfectly acceptable, we all knew it was going to happen and it works out for the best. My only gripe with that trade was the fact that they had to use a machine, even though Ash and Dawn could've just 'swapped balls'.