I thought Team Rocket interrupting the battle was kind of obvious? I guess not.It was amusing how Pikachu and Ash were zapped and then thrown through a circular hole out the window. :-D
Interesting how Clemont had a blow-up like cushion in has bag to save Ash, and then Bonnie catches Pikachu.
I wonder if that Rhyhorn is only for Serena to practice riding with at home, on the road, or if she uses it for other things like battling as well.
I wonder what attack Bunnelby used against Pikachu with its ears. It seems that Ash and Clemont don't finish their battle and won't in the episode due to Team Rocket.
Now we know how Froakie got hurt, by a redirected attack.
Any idea which mega was in the silhouette on the left while Sycamore was talking?
Seems like they're using a whole lot of Iwane key animation though, just like in the first Unova episodes. Shimura didn't magically get this good.Shimura is directing the first 2 episodes, along with another director. And similar to what we had in DP, Tomioka is getting first 3 episodes.
Screenplay: Atsuhiro Tomioka
Storyboard: Yoshifumi Sueda (XY001) - Masakatsu Iijima (XY002)
Assistant director: Tetsuo Yajima
Animation directors: Izumi Shimura and 提舞 (??)