I think this was a decent final contest for Ambipom, but I expected better. Her appeal was nice and simple, a good tribute to her strengths. Kenny’s was fun actually, simplicity was a big theme here but it worked. That handstand was sick; he’d be a killer performer if he could even enter a Showcase. The battle itself was whatever, some nice moments but a bit crazy Ambipom goes out like that.
For all the rightful criticism Ping-Pong gets, it’s acceptable that it’s established Ambipom is good at using her tails and doing so gets her attention. Obviously this doesn’t negate much but it’s at the very least something to explain the next episode.
Mamoswine pretending not to care + Meowth being fired up to win for Jessie was funny. I liked Dawn taking her loss in stride and resolving to keep it up, nice progression.