He has returned.
I’m glad to see that Ash did not forget about Volt Tackle since his Pikachu did learn it at one point in the anime before it was replaced by Electro Ball
I still have no idea what the writers were thinking when they did that.
Given how easily Pikachu stopped it with electroweb, only makes getting rid of the move better imo, I mean VT was impressive at first, but when it got a point where all someone had to do to counter it was sidestep it (or in some cases straight up block it), it needed to go.
The only thing I call foul on in this episode is Kiawe not going crazy when TR used their Z-move, you'd think after all the stuff he's put Ash through, seeing bad guys use them would set him off.