Monferno's debut was good despite losing, I think the episode was cheap seeing as how Ash's pokemon are a LOT stronger than they were depicted in the episode but still a good battle despite the one sided-ness of it.
I don't use "uber" Pokemon , I don't calculate stat values, I don't use cheating devices, I don't breed my way to perfection, and I don't care about natures. I catch my Pokemon the way they are, and treat them like individuals instead of brainless drones. If you use this philosophy, copy & paste this into your signature. (Started by Tyranitar)