Well, Arcanine sure was refreshing. It was nice to get them in Johto although I didn't like the fact they they appeared in a Filler.
Fire Stones played a vital role in this episode. This isn't the first time Team Rocket has been after rare stones. I think they wanted Mt. Moon's Moon Stone too.
I loved that Ash rode the Arcanine. Ash looked majestic lol. 3/10