Hmm, this episode was kinda like the last one for me, rather boring. I see Fairy Type Pokemon are being made into a big deal. I suppose it's not needed when we got Mega Pokemon in the same generation. But anyway this was a filler at it's fillerist, if that is even a word. I did enjoy Froakie in the episode, we got to see his personality some more. Glad to see he's really not just going to be a Treecko clone. I was somewhat worried Froakie would be that but in all his episodes he's proven otherwise. I enjoy Froakie and his loss against Sylveon was rather comical then serious, because before the Attract kicked in Froakie was mostly in control.
The Blonde Brigade are starting to fade into the background during the fillers when we get to the action stages where only Ash is allowed to do something heroic. I saw it coming but it doesn't make it anymore disappointing as these lively characters are slowly starting to lose their luster for me. To be fair this was just a average filler where no character gets strong spotlight and those fillers always go to Ash, that's probably why I didn't care much for this episode. I hope the next episode is better.
I will say this, with Team Rocket attacking that school, I bet half those kids grow up never trusting circus people again.
RIP anime version of Glovehead. Pokemon Adventures will save you.