And so, another of SM's less memorable episodes has come to pass in the dub. I've come to expect SM episodes to feel unique, and this one just doesn't give off the vibe that almost all SM episodes do. Still, I'd say a couple of mediocre episodes and 1 awful one (SM06) isn't an awful track record when they're 40 some episodes in.
So the main thing that happened here was that Kaki caught the Alolan Garagara, which I knew would happen, but I wasn't fond of Garagara's fiery personality. At least the Wela Volcano setting looked gorgeous, and I enjoyed seeing Satoshi versus Kaki, and Bakugames versus Garagara at the end.
In hindsight, I wish that this episode had been set up differently and had involved the Firium Z somehow given the Wela Volcano Park setting. Satoshi could've gotten one in this episode, which would've killed two birds with one stone. Not that I was against Kaki getting development by himself, but both things could've happened had the pacing been different.