Takeshi finally get a starter after that long time. This episode is awesome in my opinion. It is a pity that Takeshi did not develop Mizugorou much after he capture it. Should have learned Hydro Pump at the end of this saga.
I was glad that now Brock's Lotad and Forretress had a companion, however I felt that Mudkip was much more interesting here than in later episodes. ^^;