I am know highly convinced that Torkoal is not a girl. It just cries at random times.
Damn, those Magnamite's and Skarmory must really hate torkoal to beat it like that. It was like they were trying to kill me.
Torkoals voice didn't bother me. I'm not sure why many of you hate it.
I also wondered why they didn't show the other (few) steel types. Where was Aron, Lairon, Aggron, and Mawile? Beldum could've showed up or even Metang and Metagross. I would've put Metagross instead of Steelix since he hasn't been showcased yet. Jirachi wasn't shown for obvious reasons.
Didn't May already see Torkoal use Overheat a few episodes ago? Ash's amnesia is starting to rub of on her.
And yes, sadly there is only six Fire type Pokemon in Houen. Pretty sad.