I thought Ash's Hoenn team was brilliant here. They didn't win but they put up a good fight against Drake which is a step up from how fast Lorelei whooped Ash in the Orange Islands.
Brock shows at the beginning that he knows when Ash is getting cocky.
Ash received training from Wikstrom in JNDrake saying that Ash has potential has me wondering if there was an episode Ash had received training from an Elite 4 member
Yeah but I mean actually mentoring himAsh received training from Wikstrom in JN