I'm uncertain what this is setting up. Regardless, it's pretty good, what the antagonists should be. Pikachu overcoming the thing by the power of friendship was a lot quicker than I thought it would be. But evil Pika is pretty scary. Should it happen again and they make it stronger, will anyone be able to stand up to Pika? Even Charizard? Come on, Plasma, bring the army of evil pokemon. Also, is this how they're all going to be? If so, then I think I know how this saga is going to play out. It's Johto with evil villian plot instead of gyms as key plot points. Regardless, nothing but filler inbetween to pad this out to October.