This episode had just too many plot holes. Firstly, when Mischa and Cilan fell into the swamp along with the rest of the team, why did Mischa tell Purrloin to run away? Purrloin could have at least helped to save the group, surely. Secondly, Ash's backpack was left by the entrance to the cave, which surely had all of his Poke Balls in it, but how did Ash still have the Snivy Poke Ball? And also, why didn't Ash tell Snivy to rescue the team when they first fell into the swamp, instead of waiting for everyone to drown in the mud?