This episode was great! The designs look very cool, and I liked the BGM. Nice to see Ash starting with some new clothes (liked them better than Sinnoh, imo), and in a new region! I know Pikachu lost its electricity thanks to Zekrom, but I was surprised when Iron Tail missed Snivy. I don't think Professors train the starters that much. I'm not surprised Trip won, the writers will always make the main rival beat Ash in a one-on-one battle against him with their starters. Anyway, I didn't like the theme song, because it just seemed pointless due to the length.
Episode Rating: 9/10