Saw the pictures, looks like a nice episode to me, although I'd probably like it more if I knew word for word what they were saying.
Cilan losing isn't a shock to me, was expecting it, although I was kind of doubting it once I looked at the pictures since the battle went completely different then I thought.
Crustle got two wins here, two easy wins, and lost. Stunfisk and Pansage both lost, shame. Interesting that it seemed Stunfisk used a Ground type move on Swanna, not sure if it hit though, I always wonder how the writers would deal with Ground type moves that aren't really limited to being on the ground, Mud Bomb being one of those, I wonder if anything about it was mentioned in the episode.
The Pokemon Ash sent out wasn't shown/heard right? If so, I think that's a nice cliffhanger and build up for the next episode. I wonder why Ash only sent out one Pokemon though, assuming he sent it out because of Skyla's thing, then he should have sent two more out(Well one more since Pikachu is already out), I see this as foreshadow of the mystery Pokemon to "star" in the gym, so it's clearly Tranquill with everything we already know.
I don't like how Skyla is doing her gym, it makes it more entertaining to watch(In a show aspect), but it just doesn't seem right, I can see why Ash and Cilan weren't too happy. It seems like that old guy explained why she does it, I wonder who he is(Father/Grandfather?).
Looks enjoyable to me.
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