Well, I thoroughly enjoyed this episode and I thought that this episode flowed nicely into next week's gym battle. But I have some nitpicks, good and bad, about this episode. Overall, though, it was quite a joy to watch. /\ _ /\
Also, has anyone noticed that the announcer on the Pokemon commericial called Winona WHY-no-na? I was like, "WTF?!?" but then, they said WIN-no-na in the episode, so it calmed me down. i know, there is not much difference, but WHY-no-na? Good thing the episode said WIN-no-na. Phew.
-GOOD NITPICK: Chimecho's voice was cute. Nice. Calm. Cutesy. Different. Very unique.
-BAD NITPICK: Winona's voice. It sounded to teenage girly for me. I expected Winona's voice to be deep, mature, and elegant, sort of like Roxanne's voice with even more elegance and calmness. Well, at least the voice was different (I had high hopes for Flannery's voice, which sounded awfully like Shawna...)
-BAD NITPICK: Have you noticed that the Hoppip in the Chimecho "costume" didn't say a thing. I expected a peep or a voice, but nothing. Silence. Utter silence.
-GOOD NITPICK: The music when Pika and his pals scouraged the park. I never wouldv'e seen a PokeJukebox song to be played. Surprised, yet pleased.
-BAD NITPICK: It's not that major, but the Trainer's Choice. I thought that Solrock would be a more logical answer. Not that Lombre was right, but I was thinking a little differently, but you could all say that Lombre was right, too.
It was a good episode. Nice transition to the gym battle, and we got to know more about WIN-no-na.
And praise to Ash for the ear thing. Now, everyone in the gang has done it (except for Pikachu and all the other Pokemon)