Yes, yes, and kinda. This was just a repeat of BW2. Pikachu gets glory even though he loses at the end, and Krookodile and Pignite are basically the only ones that can put up a fight. Leavanny shows to be strong but she falls because of the writers. Palpitoad is like Waldo. Boldore is used as a Riot Shield, the kind you use in Assassin;s Creed 3 when you get someone in front of you. Oshawott and Snivy fell because of the writers weird love for the other 3. It's funny.
It's not funny. It's sad. 9 Pokemon to choose from, and only 3-4 actually put up a good fight throughout the series (Pikachu, Pignite, Krookodile, and Leavanny). The rest were just a mix of meh and bleh.