Fantina was very lively and charismatic in this episode and my favorite scene was when her Drifloon evolved and how strong its Hypnosis was.
I didn't mind that Ash had to begin training to counter Hypnosis, because God knows that he had won his 4th Sinnoh badge way too easily and needed a challenge.
I guess that Fantina's toughness with her ghost types here served a purpose in getting Ash to think more strategically, tho I still felt that Hypnosis was unfair. Ash had already faced that move before too, so it's odd how crippling it was now.
Eh, Fantina was clearly really good at utilizing moves, seeing as she beat Zoey here as well, and we saw the flashback of her winning against that one CotD Probopass kid, too.
I suppose that's a good point. Zoey's Glameow losing to Fantina's Mismagius was kind of awkward to me tho since Zoey owned a Misdreavus and should've known how to counter ghost type attacks I think. I liked Alan's cameo however. :]