Piplup are looking a lot better...
As for Clauncher...I must raise one of them now...Was the combination of Mega Launcher+Water Pulse shown? And did Misty's special lure appear on Ash's rod? (I had to duck out of those and the end scenes to quiet my cat...but I did see Clauncher)
Overall:Still a filler, but Clauncher is a a Thriller.
This also takes care of the obligatory fishing mechanics advertisement eppy. I'm looking forward to Skrelp and Dragalge at this rate.(With the icy dinosaurs in an out-of-place taiga-like forest in-between two beaches story before that)
RIP David Bowie...you sold us the world, and made the grade.