After the events of the last episode Bianca is now ready to trade her Shelmet for a Karrablast Professor Juniper caught. The trade was successful but when Bianca wanted to try out her new Pokémon, it evolved into an Escavalier for some reason. What happened to make it possible, why won't Bianca's new Pokémon obey her?
- Cedric Juniper
- Trade Machine V 5.0
- The way Shelmet and Karrablast evolve sounds near similar to another method of evolution explained in IL066: The Evolution Solution.
- Karrablast would use the shell Shelmet discards as armor as an Escavalier, whereas, as an Accelgor, Shelmet would gain incredible speed from not carrying the shell anymore.
- Bianca had the same problem that Ash had with his Charmeleon in IL044: The Problem with Paras and Dawn had in DP106: A Breed Stampede! with her Piloswine which now evolved into Mamoswine: Her newly evolved Escaviler was out of control and wouldn't obey her.
- Cedric Juniper did not appear until the end of the episode.
- This is the first episode to depict an evolution by trading.
- This is the second time Ash looked up Shelmet on the Pokedex since it's debut in BW051: Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader!.
- This is the second time Ash looked up on a pokemon in its final evolved form on the Pokedex since BW018: Sewaddle and Burgh in Pinwheel Forest
- This is the second time a person looked up Accelgor on the Pokedex. First was Ash he looked up in BW059: The Mighty Accelguard to the Rescue! when one Accelgor is with a partner name Charles back in Driftveil City.
- This is the second time Ash and Cilan are put in a Pokemon Tag Battle since BW053: Lost at the Stamp Rally! when they both battle against Ingo and Emmet: The Subway Bosses of Nimbasa City.
- This is the second time the soundtrack opening title of Arceus and the Jewel of Life is used when Ash and co. are about to have a Tag Battle. First was BW064: Crisis at Chargestone Cave!.
- This is the third consecutive episode to feature the evolution of a main or recurring character's Pokemon, with Bianca's newly-traded Karrablast evolving into Escavalier.
- This is also the second consecutive episode to feature the evolution of a main or recurring character's Bug-type Pokemon (Cilan's Dwebble evolved in the last episode).
- This episode currently holds the record for most Pokedex entries in a single episode (the Pokemon being scanned are: Shelmet, Karrablast, Klink, Klinklang, Accelgor and Escavalier).
- This is the fifth episode to depict a trade on-screen.
- Professor Oak's Live Caster: Duosion
- Who's That Pokemon?: Shelmet (Japan), Karrablast (U.S.)