Just my thought, but Masato was as annoying as just about any character we've come to experience in Pokemon thus far, and he's a recurring character. It's been a while since we had a character who really got on Satoshi's nerves though, so we'll have to see where things lead. I loved Haruka's Achamo attacking Masato, and was amused by her yelling for an "amber" attack and seeing that mushroom go floating by. Made no sense in the dub.