A good episode! When I saw Falkner's Pidgeot It reminded me of Ash's Pidgeot which was referenced shortly after. Made me sad how Ash keeps saying he'll see his Pidgeot again when he never does. He promised after OI he'd come back for it. Anyway the gym battle was intense, especially the final one. Glad Ash won his first Johto badge!
So Falkner was Rudy's voice, no wonder it sounded familiar.