It was neat seeing Ash's group back in Nuvema town as well as seeing that new beginner trainer who chose Tepig hee hee. Team Rocket returning with a Frillish and Amoonguss surprised me however, in a good way.
I was taken aback when Satoshi arrived in Kanoko Town and actually spoke with Araragi-hakase and Okido-hakase and planned his next move, because we all know that he usually doesn't think ahead. The Rocket-dan returning was fine with me, although I didn't like that they had Pururill and Morobareru.
Well, I thought this was a pretty good episode to shift gears into the delayed Team Plasma arc. I found Team Rocket to be weirdly tolerable, where they've got some of their old spirit, but still look don't look like total pushovers.~
In hindsight, I do wish that Satoshi had stayed in Kanoko Town longer since he barely had a chance to explore the area. I also thought it was amusing how quickly he arrived there since it took him ages to get around Isshu, yet he made it back to Araragi-hakase's place in a flash.
I was pretty much entertained the whole time and it was definitely a nice episode after episodes of intense battling. We had a lot of interesting scenes like Team Rocket's old motto, their new Pokemon were cool, Meowth's balloon, etc.