When was the last time we had an evolution after a battle being won (a'la the games)? It makes sense thematically for Ash's Incineroar's arc and the symbolism that it's the new "top cat." I'm glad it got it's rivalry settled as a Torracat but wish it could have stayed on to take one attack from...
I don't necessarily think it'd keep fire blast and get flamethrower. My ideal moveset would be:
-Darkest Lariat replaces fire fang
-Then it'd either keep flame charge (I'd like to see it use the move to stay speedy) but if they want an updated move either Flare Blitz or...
I don't necessary think that Ponyta and Farfetch'd are each others counterparts for exclusivity necessarily. I think we'll get a more shield based pokemon to counter Farfetch'd and a bulkier looking Dark pokemon for Ponyta.
Wonder if Galarian Rapidash will gain another type when it evolves. Alolan Vuplix gained fairy type when it evolved. If it does will it add Fairy type or Flying type (the mane looks like clouds and the obvious connection to a pegasus makes sense.)