This was a good "intro" for Joltik, as Joltik played the tiniest part in "Oshawott's Lost Scalchop[.]" Joltik was a star, owning the battle up until its defeat, and not losing because of any virtue of the opponent (aside from its ability to fall and its size). Ash's Palpitoad was good, though it seems to be instantly tougher now that Ash owns it. (I was, again, surprised at its Hydro Pump.)
This was my first episode seeing Burgundy, and she's mkay--I had no idea that I'd see the Stephan guy again though. I again loved Bianca in this episode.