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No and it's not like Sophocles doesn't stray for battling either. He helped to defeat Team Rocket in SM006. It's not like Lana, Kiawe and Lillie battle all that much either. Plus, why would Mallow battle here when it was Ash's battle to be fought?
Maybe Mallow would have battled if she didn't know about the trial, but then if she did, she probably could have defeated the Totem Lurantis instead, so I guess I can accept that as a reason for why she didn't battle.
I didn't really enjoy this episode all that much. Rowlet was entertaining and the battle was okay, but I just expected more from the search for the ingredients, and I would've also liked Mallow to have participated more than just not telling Ash that she knew about what he was really doing.