It was cool to see Brody again, after the Groudon and Kyogre incident. This episode was just pretty standard in my opinion, and should't the ribbon cup at least be put under strict, hardcore guarding in the first place? The outcome was pretty much what everyone expects, not too special of an episode.
It had been ages since we had seen Satoshi and the others on a cruise ship, and I chuckled when I saw that the Rocket-dan were working as custodians. Haruka imagining herself winning the Grand Festival trophy was amusing, as was Gonbe's little feeding frenzy. Takeshi figuring out Bannai's Junsa disguise at the end was humorous, too.