I loved how Rhyperior withstood the first Energy Ball as if it was crap. And damn, that Rhyperior is goddamn fast. Palmer's Dragonite must be like a F-22. That shows how powerful Palmer really is.
The battle was exactly as I expected. Palmer didn't want to OHKO Grotle. It was pretty obvious that Grotle's power up (Overgrow) had been an accident (ironically, caused by Rhyperior's Megahorn). Agains, as expected, Grotle's new attack's just mega-Rock Climb. I was pleasantly surprised to see that Grotle wasn't mega uber, it just attacked Rhyperior when it was recharging Rock Wrecker. And yeah, Rhyperior OHKO'd Grotle.
I liked the fact that Grotle is as uber as it looked in the preview, it just attacked at the right time, and the fact that Palmer is as strong as he should be. The battle was short, but Rhyperior has redeemed the Rhydon family. So, the Grotle vs Rhyperior was awesome (in fact, nobody will ever say that Grotle is weak again), but the tournament was disappointing. Man, not even a whole fight.