Clearly the best episodes of Pokemon in years.
I also loved how they learned from the Magma and Aqua crapfest. Pokemon Anime is like 75% filler, and it's sickening. I personally only watch episodes that have a capture, introduce key characters, or help advance the plot is some way.
And the ending wasn't "we're blasting off again! ding! omg we're all happy again! bye character of the day, we'll never see you again! to be continued!", it ended with a cliffhanger that honestly surprised me.
But how will the Anime turn out? We know that the Pixies will be captured by Galactic, and they'll be used in some way. But will they follow the D/P Spear Temple plot, or the Pl Torn World plot?