This was an awesome episode! first gym battle and it took 14 episodes, one of the first gaps and something that would become signature from now on.

Chikorita VS Hoothoot: oh man Chiko fell pretty fast, first gym battle, type disadvantage.
Pikachu VS Hoothoot: Pika wins, yay
Pikachu VS Dodrio: Dodrio was surprising lol, Pika got scared haha
Pikachu VS Pidgeot: Pika has no chance! D:<
Pidgeot VS Charizard: Amazing battle, last gym battle for Charizard for a while (until the 8th gym to be exact)

Johto gyms were awesome and Ash really battled well.