- I felt Gible/Torkoal/Swellow were really toned down (like Donphan in Ash vs Conway) to give more screen time to the "cooler" or "marketable". The writers realize by throwing in a few of Ash's Pokemon that aren't as important as the other ones and allow them to lose, the audience will ignore them and only remember cool Pokemon.
-This was an amazing battle. I wish a little more strategy would come out of Tobias.
Also hoped this would include Kingler and Tauros, seeing that they were the only two of Ash's reserves to not even show up/make cameos.