I'm inclined to agree with Sunain. Overall, this was a great episode which had a lot more action than the one before (as expected since that one was a setup-ep). Some really nice music here - both the expected movie 8 fluff for Lucario as well as the neat "stopping the water" piece from movie 5.
Err... was an ok episode. But they really shouldn't have random fillers about Houen Pokemon when there are lots of neglected characters that are in desperate need of screentime... Shigeru, Kengo, Naoshi to name a few.
lol nain.This ep was certainly a nice one, mucho credito to Izumi Shimura and her skills animating battles. She just needs to work a bit more on her drawing skills and it'll be awesome. Ahem... all other positive things about this ep has already been said so I don't have anything to add >_> And give me Sinnoh league now... I can hardly wait for it.. Jun, Shinji and possibly some random nice trainer a'la Kaede. It'll be zugoiiiiiiiiiiiii!