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Question, did Chimecho actually use a new attack? On some other screen shots it looks like the Fire Spin/Water Gun combo was stopped by a small energy shield. Then we see Chimecho, and James crying over something. So did Chimecho use an attack or did Mudkip/Combusken's attack simply somehow not reach those final few inches to the balloon?
It was just the attacks not being able to reach that far.

This episode was a laugh riot. My favorite part was when Mr. Mime prepared food for the gang and made it into a big show. I would have liked to have seen Ash walk into a Light Screen wall, though. There's nothing quite like some good ol' fashioned mime humor.