Solid start! At least, that's what I think. Animation-wise, we're kicking into a better gear, which I'm very happy to see. If this energy carries over into the next three episodes, I'm really excited for what's ahead.
Good on Ash for using Gengar at his utmost potential, G-Maxing and then having his ability wipe out Mr. Rime's Freeze Dry. Though unfortunately, it didn't help that Mr. Rime had a Psychic Terrain/Expanding Force combo waiting for him.
Leon's definitely got a team focused on both pure power and wide coverage, not to mention using other trainers' strategies to their advantage. Though it ultimately didn't help him here, it was cool to his Inteleon's Aqua Jet counter shield.
Like I said, solid start. Looking forward to what's up next!