With Nimbasa City drawing closer Ash has a battle with a trainer named Stephan and his Blitzle. However, during the battle, Ash had to postpone the battle since Oshawott lost it's scalchop. How will Oshawott defend itself without it's prized posession? Will they ever find it again?
Like Cilan, Stephan has no sclera in his eyes.
This is yet another episode in which Team Rocket does not appear.
In this episode, Ash calls Razor Shell by its Japanese name (Shell Blade)
The Iapapa Berry looks a lot like a Figy Berry.
Stephan uses the same trick Ash used in IL005: Showdown in Pewter City, except he's using a bike generator instead of a Hydro-Electric Plant's water wheel.
Stephan seems to have the same running gag as Butch except no one pronounces his name right instead of calling him different names.
When Oshawott tries to find his scalchop, he finds a bottlecap. This moment is probably an omage to James' old bottlecap collection.
Who's That Pokemon?: Blitzle (US)
It also came out the same day as the Pokémon Typing Adventures got released.
Stephan's name was said completely wrong as Ash said it.