BW so far is hit or miss and this episode, that I've rewatched after finding a translation of the dialogue... well... I'd say it's even more of a miss than I originally thought.
First thing that hit me when I rewatched it was how little it actually made me laugh, how little it was funny. There were almost no funny moments in the episode. Zuruggu headbutting Kibago and Dento remaining standing after Dragon Sneeze. Also, very little "Oh my god this is so cool the words leave me to describe how awesome it is" moments. Team Rocket dodging the Focus Blast, TR's pokémon fighting, but outside of that...
Things that bothered me about this episode dialogue wise...
- Iris stomping the ground when Kibago fails at Dragon Rage in the beginning.
Normally, this is the "Why is this happening to me? I've done everything I can for this to work" moment that I'd find endearing, but really, she hasn't done anything in the 29 first episode to solve the problem, so I don't know if the writers were trying to make me care, but really, they should have had Iris at least attempt to fix Dragon Sneeze before to justify the reaction. Plus, she's mad at Kibago because it's not getting it right, which further turned me off. Though what I liked in that scene was Ash coming to Kibago's defense, tellin Iris that he was giving it his all. That actually made Ash more likeable to me.
- Zuruggu goes away, so does the fun.
- Iris reveals her "mysterious" goal that...
... We all saw coming from a mile away... except again... I don't give a crap, because all the past 29 episodes, Iris really didn't do anything towards achieving that goal and didn't quite seem to care about achieving it.
- At the end, Iris identifies Draco Meteor and explains Crimgan's trainer how it works
A- That should have been Ash's job to do
B- It just made me wonder where was all this knowledge and practical know-how when it was time to train her own dragon...
- No in-dialogue explanation is given for Kibago's mastery of Dragon Rage.
Well, we know it's nothing that Iris did since we never saw her train specifically Kibago to master the attack, never offered any advice to solve the problem, but still, there's not a smidge of explanation which leads me to think it's either a fluke (which I hope not) or that Kibago learned by seeing Crmgan do Draco Meteor.
Things I liked about the dialogue: Thankfully, no hint about Crimgan's trainer returning. She was dull.
So yeah... Iris is sorta dead to me now, so does are pretty much my final thoughts on the subject. The only thing they could do with her character that might interest me is a Dragon Cup type competition, and that's only if Ash participates and brings in Gible to slaughter everything in sight, including Iris' dragon :D If not... well, I'll have to make due with Bianca and Cabernet as far as entertaining and interesting female characters in the anime as far as Best Wishes go. :P