Jalorda has been said to be "fast".
-During the Kanto GF battle of Shuu and Haruka mentioned Shuu's Pokémon being fast.
-During Musalina and Urara's battle in DP162, Nyasu mentioned Plusle and Minun being fast.
-A less stronger example, in the final battle of Hikari and Nozomi, Ayako mentioned how quickly Nozomi's Pokémon did her commands.
So yeah, they are hyping up Jalorda to be a quite competent battler. Whether this is so Shooty can be shown a decent trainer enough to win the whole thing or a decent trainer enough to be supposedly a good challange to whoever he battles in order to glorify that person is of course still up in the air.