I'm using my translations for the episode titles today since I can't find the ones that Bulbagarden uses at the moment:
Japanese Episode 008: "Habunake VS Kimori! The Dust Attack of Certain Kills!!"
American Episode 008: "A Tail with a Twist"
Today, we get to see more of Kimori in action while Musashi fights against a Habunake in one of the funniest battles ever.
And then later today...
Japanese Episode 009: "How Bizarre! The Riddle of the Kinokoko Mansion!?"
American Episode 009: "Taming of the Shroomish"
It's the first real filler episode of the series as Satoshi-tachi help out a house full of Kinokoko. But we also get to see the group split up a bit, showing us how certain characters act around each other without having everyone else around.
Post your thoughts about the episodes here. Also, please avoid posting spoilers for events that happen in future episodes since this isn't the Anime Spoilers forum.