You say lazy as if Team Rocket was the only thing they were lazy about...
Check out the four characters on the right hand side.
Then check the four characters on the left.
I have no problem with the copy&paste things at some point. Back to the days where battles were all flashy animations with background stripes, it quite annoyed me but they still managed to make the animation good. Still poor enough that they didn't even tried to hide this better, but it's not annoying or bad IMO.
You know what's even more hilarious?
The fact that people never did this for XY/XY&Z. Previous series constantly had similar shots, but the fact people are choosing to emphasize this now and laugh at SM is yet another stark reminder that people decided to hate on this series before it even began airing.
Super hilarious. Super hypocritical. Just another day in our lovely fandom.
Tell me who here in the crowd are outright blaming SM because of this error? Some points it out, the other respond to it. Happens in every episode with some obvious animations error, so chill.