Well, the episode killed my hopes of having Iris as a powerful trainer hiding her power level. Her tag along Pokemon can't fight and her other one won't obey. Yet she calls others children. Hopefully, this little humbling will lead to far less bluffing in the future.
Still, having some actual focus on Iris as well as development was great. The episode makes up for 8 episodes of doing nothing, and hopefully they can build even more from here.
I was glad to see some Pendora focus, even if he was just a target for Kibago's Dragon sneeze. He's one of my favorite Gen 5 Pokemon and he was shown off as a pretty unstoppable badass here.
No Mijumaru was a well deserved break.