This episode is a character-builder for Ash. It shows his endless dedication to his Pokemon, even when the going gets tough.
And it was obvious that the mouse (Pikachu) would beat the cat (Meowth). That's the #1 rule of cat and mouse cartoons.
Katie you's a window shopper
Mad at me, I think I know why
AJ you's a window shopper
In the jewelry store lookin' at stuff you can't buy
Colin you's a window shopper
In the dealership tryin to get a test drive
Eli you's a window shopper
Mad as heck when you see me ride by