I mentioned this in BWS2EN-6's thread, but I want to say it here too. I suspect there's a high chance for Ash to capture the Braviary that appears in this episode. You see, when the list of Unova's new Pokemon was revealed, Braviary was one of the best candidates I considered to be capture for Ash's team. I was convinced that Sandile/Krokorok/Krookodile was going to be one of them because it shared a lot a similarities with some of Ash's old Pokemons: Pokemon based on a crocodile like Totodile, a "fighting lizard" like Charizard, wear sunglasses and was tle leader of a wild Pokemon's gang like Squirtle, and evolved before being captured like Primeape. And who would have know it?, in the end, I was right. So I'm convinced Ash can captured this Braviary too; or more likely, this Braviary will follow Ash freely after he saved him and Braviary notices a "kindred warrior spirit" in him.
Besides, by the list of Ash's captured Pokemon in Unova, I suspect it follows a pattern. It's Ash traditional Pokemon team along with a "replacement" for each member. Check this:
+ "Small but powerful" role: Pikachu----------Scraggy
+ Grass Type's role: Snivy----------Leavanny
+ Fire Type's Role: Pignite----------Charizard*
+ Water Type's Role: Oshawott----------Palpitoad
+ "Sixth Extra" Role: Krookodile----------Boldore (Both are "linked" to earth's element)
*Charizard's not new, but his return is going to clearly to fulfill the place of "Fire type's replacement". Or maybe Pignite is now going to become the "replacement".
So, to complete this list, there's still the "Flying Type's Role". If Unfezant is the "original member", it would still be needed the "replacement member"; and between all the Flying types introduced in Generation V, Braviary is the best option for Ash's team.
So, what do you think?