Me too, mostly cuz it showed his progress paying off and gave this filler episode some useful material that foreshadowed the future in terms of Dawn's contest appeals while at the same time hindering Team Rocket. ^^
TR did surprisingly well in this episode: they should be more like this in every episode when they are stealing. They almost got away with stealing some Pokemon, too. I was relieved that Carnivine didn't swallow the Poke Balls.
I still think James is wasting his time with Team Rocket by doing field work when he could be in the lab coming up with cool gadgets. Granted some of them might explode, but that's half the fun of inventing.
As much as I liked this episode, the Pochama subplot wasn't needed, because just getting to see the Rocket-dan trio gain weight was entertaining enough. Them exercising was hilarious, and the return of Kojirou's rose made me ecstatic. I loved how Muskippa's mouth was used to store the stolen Monster Balls, and the Rocket-dan's convertible looked amazing.
What a cool callback episode. Didn't expect to hear the original motto back, that was a neat surprise. And maybe after seeing Piplup collapse from over training, Dawn will get the hint that training only one Pokemon isn't a good idea.
Loved hearing some of the classic Team Rocket songs in this episode because it reminded me of how cool Team Rocket was in the old days. I thought that it was cool getting a whole episode of Team Rocket trying hard to get their reputation back by performing a complex scheme.
This episode was AMAZING. The return of Team Rocket was totally EPIC. I loved hearign the original motto and hearing Double Trouble play which is one of my favourite Pokemon songs. I really enjoyed this episode.