Okay episode, nothing to write home about.
-Iris, she was defiantly the salt of the Earth. You really get the feeling she cares for her Kibago, and you really feel her concern and pain quite a bit. Especially during the scene where she and Zuruggu are looking for Kibago, her caring side is always something great to see. She is the maiden who knows the hearts of dragons, so I like episodes like this that establish her bond with her Pokemon. Plus her pose when commanding Mero-mero was funny.
-Pokemon. Emonga was the gem of all the Pokemon, some much needed screen time and training is always nice. Not only that but she showed that personality that I like her for, her interactions were great. Hahakomori defiantly didn't really interest me a whole lot, but I thought it was really nice how he made those leaf collars for all of the Pokemon, specifically Zuruggu and Kibago. I do agree that he should have been more masculine and he would work better as a female Hahakomori. Zuruggu again was great with him and Kibago's brothership, his concern was great, and him hitting Pikachu's Iron Tail by accident and hurting himself with his Jumping Knee Kick. Pikachu was great too, playing mediator between Pokabu and Mijumaru, who's fight seems to have carried over from the Buffron episode, I defiantly think Pokabu and Miju will team up. Still annoyed that Satoshi only lets out the starters for bonding moments, why can't Gamagaru or Waruvile sleep on the mat too? He pulled the same thing in the Koharu episode. I guess I liked seeing them all work together to wipe out the Aainto hive.
-Tsutarja. Hm....I feel like I'm caring for her a little less then before. She's a great Pokemon, but she's not really changing and not really keeping me interested. No new moves, I'm still assuming is due to the craptastic move pool but still she started off with such powerful moves and seemed powerful but, I defiantly think Mero-Mero makes her look stronger then she really is, since if it doesn't work she usually loses or if it does she gets a quick win, or she gets lucky. She's not really struggling and changing and that's a bit annoying. She beat Gothimu, but that Gothimu was just a kid.