May's first Kanto Contest eh. I really liked seeing Squirtle getting excited about what was happening on stage with Espeon. Also, Jessie looks better with short hair it suits her more and makes her more appealing.
The twerps proved to be idiots once again as he can't tell Harley is lying, or that Jessie wearing a suit she had worn before, and James and Meowth were barely disguised, then they noticed that Jessie was missing and couldn't put two and two together. Interesting to see Jessie with a different hairdo too. And Squirtle learns a powerful attack out of nowhere and everyone's like "cool"?
Even though Yamabuki City was shown again, it felt hollow without seeing Natsume or getting even a small reference. Still, the Yamabuki Contest plot involving Harley faking his kindness was decent enough. Lilian and her Eefi inspiring Zenigame to try Contests was a good plot device even if it seemed rushed, and Sabonea in Musashi's hair was funny.
Harley is do dastardly, I can't believe they fell for his tricks again. Luckily, they let May still enter though. I wanted Jesse to finally win a contest but May is so sweet I am rooting for her to win. As soon as Lillian made a comment when May saved the day, I knew that they would use that to let her still enter.
Thinking back, I have to question if Lilian allowing Haruka to compete in the Yamabuki Contest was even reasonable. Lilian was simply the Contest's MC, so I don't think she would've even had much say in the decision. The judges themselves should've made the decision in Lilian's place.