I was a bit confused as to where this thread was at first . . . I didn't notice the new subforum.
Anyway - hopefully Chimchar really will be used in Byron's Gym battle. It should be, but the writers don't always do things that make sense. Now all it has to do is become a Monferno by then.
Not really much about this episode stands out to me . . . with the exception of Rotom shocking Piplup at the end. It's probably mean of me, but . . . LOVE IT. Thank you, misplaced aggression.