The Don George battle tournament continues. The next battle was Cilan vs. Trip. While Cilan used Dwebble, Trip used his newly evolved Gurdurr. However, despite the evolutionary advantage, Cilan won and has moved on to the next round. Next was Stephan vs. Bianca and unfortunately Bianca lost. Then came the battle between Luke and his opponent Scooter, which Luke won. Finally, the battle between Iris and Jimmy Ray which Iris won. Soon the quarter-finals were underway with Ash and Snivy going up against Georgia and her new Pawniard. If she beat Iris without batting an eye, How can Ash fair against her?
This is the first time in the entire series Trip lost.
This is also the first time he lost to someone other than Ash.
This is the second time one of Ash's rivals lost to a gym leader. The first time that happened was when Gary lost to Giovanni.
The match-ups continues as following:
Cilan vs. Trip
Stephan vs. Bianca
Luke vs. Scooter
Iris vs. Jimmy Ray
The following trainers advance to the next round:
The first quarter-final Match is Georgia vs. Ash.
The other quarter-final matches include:
Antonio vs. Dino
Cilan vs. Luke
Stephan vs. Iris
Despite being called the Dragon Buster, Georgia has a Pawniard. Which makes no sense since Pawniard can't learn any Ice or Dragon-type moves. Only Steel-type moves.
Trip's Gurdurr is his second Pokémon to have evolved off-screen (the first being Servine).
This is the second time Trip's Muscular Pokemon lost to one of Ash's friends. First, was Ash and Oshawott he battled with as his Timburr in BW034: Ash and Trip's Third Battle!
Georgia's Pawniard is confirmed female in this episode.
This was the final episode broadcasted in analog TV in Japan due to a switchover to digital signals in Japan 3 days after the Japanese airing.