I see your point, but the first one of those episodes has Ash catch Rockruff, the second one I think is where Litten evolved... so maybe this one will have Ash be given some development team wise. (I don't know, Rowlett finally stops being a useless bird that fills the boys back pack!)I didn't think I'd ever see anything worse in SuMo than the Ash's butt wag thing from that one Rockruff episode, but now he's twerking with a Pikachu tail accessory on his butt. And some fans still have the audacity to ask "why does SuMo get so much flack?" smh.
Not counting the shock incident hiatus, what is the longest break the Pokémon anime has ever had?