This episode Picked up where last episode left off, Maylene is getting a day off to get ready for her and Dawn's gym battle. During the day's time, Ash tries to teach Staravia Brave Bird. on the other hand, Dawn trains for the gym battle with the help of Ash's Pokémon.
I liked the scene where Staravia has having trouble getting the balance of Brave Bird and Ash makes himslef the target for Starvia. Starvia makes Ash it's target and uses Brave Bird, but Ash dodges a few Brave Bird attacks. Starvia's Brave Bird starts to become more accurate in the process. I thought Ash's training method was cool, It's nice to see Starvia learning Brave Bird with the help of Ash.
In the next day, after some rather boring scenes with Reggie....Dawn and Maylene's battle begins.
Ampibom defeated Metitie, but it terribly got One-hit-KO'ed by Lucario's Bone Rush. Burneary and Piplup also put up a good battle aganist Maylene's Pokémon.....but they ended up losing. Dawn's Pokémon were inexperienced compared to Maylene's Pokémon, so it was expected. But at least Dawn put up a good fight against Maylene with her Pokémon, which was nice. Maylene got her confidence back and now she's ready to battle Ash.
Overall, this episode was good. It was nice see someone other Ash battling a gym battle.