Why did they have a dozen of each of three Pokemon and then one Shinx? And why does no one know how to shut doors?
I have to wonder how much noise the Pokedex is supposed to make - earlier in the episode it seemed like Ash used it to deliberately startle the Sunflora - but then he used it when he was supposedly sneaking up on the kids/Shinx, yet scanned away - the Pokedex would surely have been loud enough to notice from across the room?
Cheren jumping on Shinx is interesting - it's disappointing to me that Ash and Pikachu didn't look at eachother and hint at how often Ash has done the same thing - instead he was like Iris/Cilan in being amazed that he'd do that. Which also made me think that I can't recall any time in BW where Iris/Cilan have seen Ash do that jumping on an attacking Pokemon thing, which previously seemed like a trademark considering how often he was doing that in DP.
Apart from wanting to see Oshawott actually win something, I didn't really mind the battle - it's perhaps telling that at this point Ash doesn't really seem to care about winning and losing that much, he was just happy to have a good battle. I suppose him having an attitude like that is about the only thing that can make his not immediately leaving Unova to go to XY-land seem in character. Oshawott was amusing enough (I still like that thing with putting the scalchop back, even if it's way overdone by now) - and Herdier licking Oshawott has to be one of the cutest things in ages.
I'm interested in what Cilan was saying about his Gym experiences, but it seemed to me like there was nothing made of Iris' future.
I'll continue to dislike those Axew wandering off scenes in theory, but like last week the execution was amusing enough. Like with Oshawott, the scenes showing their personalities would be nice combined with actual battles where they can show another side - they do that fairly well with Scraggy being able to battle fairly seriously, but to me it seems like once Iris got Dragonite, Axew lost any reason to be more than a hairpin.