Fun episode for me. Love Lyra - she's such a PearlShipper xD! Piplup and Cyndaquil's rivalry looks interesting, can't wait to see how it develops over the next few episodes. Some good Team Rocket stuff as well, I enjoyed the episode!
This episode was ok... It was cool to see Valley Windworks for the 1st time. It was cool to see Grotle and Cyndaquil battle each other. Piplup was definitely very rude and a jerk, taking Cyndaquil's Poffin and eating it. Piplup and Cyndaquil really are jealous of each other, both really wanting Dawn's attention. It was funny to see the Gang arguing with each other over cookies. The Magcargo robot was very unique and odd. For being such a young baby Pokemon, Cyndaquil is an incredible battler.
Oh Lyra, if only you were in our lives earlier. Having Lyra makes so much sense now. So honest yet I wonder why she didn't get excited about Khoury who she was traveling with already. But I guess he is not her type.
Hahaha, I love the rivalry between Piplup and Cyndaquil in this episode. Although Dawn's Cyndaquil is equally as cute as Ash, at least Dawn's can stand up for itself better. Piplup getting mad always tends to crack me up. Some people find Piplup really annoying, but I think he's funny, especially when he's mad.
I also like Lyra asking Dawn about Ash, and Wobbuffet getting the now-rare chance to use his moves to KO pokemon. He doesn't get the chance to do it too much outside of the Johto episodes. Korey panicking about never getting out of the windworks place is pretty funny too.
I liked seeing Ash's Grotle battling Dawn's Cyndaquil, although Grotle using Rock Climb on a newly-hatched Cyndaquil seemed like overkill imo. I also screamed when Piplup ate Cyndaquil's Poffin; clearly Piplup was jealous that another Pokemon was getting more attention than him. Team Rocket's Magcargo mecha and Afros at the end were redundant though.
Cyndaquil and Piplup not getting along was funny, even tho it was mostly Piplup who acted bratty. Lyra interacting with Dawn was cool as well, but I wasn't excited about seeing Valley Windworks again. ^^;
The more I think about it, the more Pochama's actions seemed extremely uncalled for in this episode. His spat with Hinoarashi was ridiculous in the sense that Hinoarashi wasn't rude or offensive to Pochama at all, yet Pochama felt threatened just because Hinoarashi was the "baby" of Hikari's team. How asinine.