This was the episode that MADE ME get a Ralts for my Platinum Team back in 09 and now I have 3 Gardevoirs! Also I hope the Ralts was female but Max having a Gallade would also work.I loved that episode...It made me tear up a bit. I really hope Max does go back for Ralts though.
Although, I wonder...was Ralts a male or female?
I don't see why may or ash couldn't have just caught the thing for him, or have max just carry it around.