Just gonna repost this for fun
Just saw the episode, this is from memory, so might be a bit off
Ash got from help from Reji in teaching Staravia Brave Bird. He used himself as a moving target for Staravia, which shocked an onlooking Electabuzz. Staravia did manage to use Brave Bird (glowing and all) but not in actual battle yet.
Battle went down like this:
Meditite V.S. Buneary Meditite wins
Meditite used Anticipate, Confusion, and Drain Punch. Buneary used Ice Beam, Bounce, and something else that I don't recall. Ends with a Drain Punch and Bounce colliding, which Meditite persavers through.
Meditite V.S. Ambipom Ambipom wins
Ash calls out to Ambipom when it is released, who calls back to its former trainer. Meditite uses Drain Punch, which Ambipom blocks with a tail, and then proceeds to lay the smack down with Double Attack.
Lucario V.S. Ambipom Lucario wins
Double Attack against Bone Rush. Ambipom is sent flying back and hits its noggin against the wall. OHKO
Lucario V.S. Piplup Lucario wins
Lucario blasts Piplup in the face with an Aura Sphere after dodgin a Bubble Beam. Piplup catches Lucario in a Whirlpool, but Lucario escapes using Metal Claw. More Bubble Beam, which is dodged, and then Lucario uses Force Palm (which involved placing its hand on Piplup's neck and shooting out a bright flash). Lucario shoots another Aura Sphere, which Piplup breaks through with Peck (since it's a flying attack) and damages Lucario a bit. Lucario shoots another Aura Sphere which is cancelled by Bubble Beam, but smoke is created. Piplup charges in with Peck, but Lucario has disappeared! It had jumped above and ends the fight with Force Palm.
Preview for next week was good, looks like some nice animation at least. Ash is using Staravia, Chimchar, and Buizel. Shows Staravia fighting Meditite and Machoke. Chimchar is shooting Flamethrower at an unknown target. Buizel dodging an onslaught of Bone Rushes. And Lucario charging at an Aqua Jetting Buizel. No sign of Brave Bird in the preview.
Oak's Lecture was about Ash's Chimchar.
And no, Dawn was pretty upbeat after losing