It doesn't matter in the end, "filler" is a fan term, it's not like such a term should even be used as there's no actual definition for it in terms of shows.
From what I've seen, that only exists for main characters.
This episode was a nice one to come after the last one. I have to say I really enjoyed the Boldore/Crustle tagteam since we need more powerhouse battles outside of gym matches this generation. Boldore looked pretty beast to me and of course the Shell Smash + Rock Wrecker combo owned. Only thing that annoyed me this episode was probably how slow the beginning was...but it made up for it in the end.
You just proved gliscor&yanmega's point.Originally Posted by Thing
* Credit to pokefan#493
I love it anytime Bianca is around, she's a treat. She's like Barry, the episode's always better when she's around (IMO). At least we got to see an honest-to-goodness trade evolution that works like it does in the game in this episode, and not like the (poop)-fest that season eight's "The Evolutionary War" was (where the altered evolution was the very least of the episode's problems). I wonder when we'll get to see escavalier again? Too bad we didn't get to see more of shelmet, it was a cute pokemon.
Celebrating 15 years of Pokemon, now through December 2013
My Shinies: NEW!! 2/6
I loved this episode. I liked the trade they made and am glad they didn't trade back. It was also nice to see Juniper's dad