If that glowing Rock attack was Rock Tomb, I can cut Rowlet some slack.
Also, having your first major battle against Hariyama and losing. Ash shouldn't have to fight that beast until the actual League.
Looked more like Rock Smash, but even then Mukuroh had taken prior damage from the Yungoos and had done almost all the work in strategizing to fight off the Totem Minions, from using Leafage for cover to sneaking behind Yungoos undetected. Pikachu got his turn against Totem Dekagoos and Mukuroh left the battle with his first victory. I thought it was a job well done. The really good thing about Sato taking his time with captures is so far is we get a lot of time to focus on and get to bond with Mukuroh rather than having four Pokemon to juggle from day one. The teamwork between them all was great and general interactions, I almost wonder how the kitten will effect them.If that glowing Rock attack was Rock Tomb, I can cut Rowlet some slack.
* "Love and protect everything"...you should tell Hala all about your past exploits Ash - pretty sure you would have skipped straight to the trial then
Oh, Ash. Don't be stupid. You don't have enough strength to...
Uh... Well, used to have enough strength.