After a long time getting here, Ash and co. finally arrive at Mistralton City. Ash plans on challenging the gym leader but Mile, the previous Gym Leader, and grandfather of Skyla (the current Gym Leader), says that she's knows how the battle will turn out without having an actual battle which she develops an imaginary battle which she calls the "Air Battle" because every trainers around Unova flocked here to challenge her in an actual battle. So she became busier everytime and the time to pursue her flight had been taken away. So Cilan challenges her to an actual battle to prove that her "Air Battles" are wrong in which he never tolerate any kind of battle she does. Can Cilan do it?
- Unfezant (Male Form)
- "So, you can't know a battle without trying? I say, not trying gives the same result, and that's why my air battles are the way I roll." - Skyla after Swanna beats Crustle.
Cilan: "Hnngh! I'm going to win this and prove that a Gym Leader has no right to make such a herrendous statement, with the help of my third Pokémon, Stunfisk!"
"Stun, Stun, Stun, Stunfisk!" - Stunfisk after being released from his PokéBall.
Cilan: "Use Thundershock!"
"Since Swanna's aand -Type, that Thundershock did lots of damage!" - Iris after Thundershock hits.
"Swanna's fine!" - Ash after Swanna shakes Thundershock off.
Skyla: Don't disappoint me. If you're going to beat my-Types, you'll have to learn a more powerful move like Thunderbolt at least.
- This is the fourth episode in which a Gym Badge was seen before Ash won it. The first was in AG055: Poetry Commotion! with the Heat Badge, the second was in DP015: Shapes of Things to Come! with the Coal Badge Roark gives to Paul when he won, and the third being DP163: Fighting Ire With Fire! with the Beacon Badge.
- Also this is the second episode in which a Gym Leader gives away a badge without battling trainers. The first being DP165: Flint Sparks the Fire!
- This is the third episode in which one of Ash's friends challenges a Gym Leader and loses. The other two being DP067: Crossing the Battle Line! when Dawn challenges Maylene to a gym battle first. And BW051: Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader! when Bianca just made an appointment first before Ash would challenge Elesa to a gym battle just to prove to her father that she can continue her journey.
- Although Ash did lost to Lenora in the Nacrene City Gym battle once in BW015: The Battle According to Lenora. And now he wins this time in a rematch in BW016: Rematch at the Nacrene Gym.
- This is the first episode when a gym leader from another town challenges another gym leader for instance Cilan, the Striaton City Gym Leader V.S Skyla, the Mistralton City Gym Leader.
- This is the third time Ash looked up Swoobat on the Pokedex. First was BW027: Emolga the Irresistible! when a whole Swoobat group is chasing Iris, Axew, and Emolga. Second was BW056: The Four Seasons of Sawsbuck! when one Swoobat is with a Pokémon Photographer name Robert.
- This is the second time Ash looked up Swanna on the Pokedex. The first was BW021: The Lost World of Gothitelle! when Officer Jenny brings out Swanna to clear the fog away near the Skyarrow Bridge that goes to Castelia City.
- In this episode, Sarah Natochenny not only provided the voice of Ash in this episode, but also Skyla.
- Sean Schemmel provided the voice of one of the appointment checkers.
- "Who's that Pokemon?": Unfezant (Male Forme) (US)
- The soundtrack opening of Arceus and the Jewel of Life was used again in the end of the episode. First was BW064: Crisis at Chargestone Cave! when the rebellion swarm of Galvantulas and Joltiks surround Team Rocket in order to take back their home in Chargestone Cave. Second was BW065: Evolution Exchange Excitement!.
- When Skylais introducing herself, the right part of her belt and her belly button are missing.
- When Skyla is challenging with the last Pokémon trainer in air-battle, part of her clothes and the right belt's colors are swapped for a few fames.
- During one scene in a flashback, Skyla's pigtails hair disappears: When Miles tells Skyla not to give up on Pokémon battle while she decides to do an air battle, and later when Skyla is bitting farewell to her grandpa.
- In one scene Skyla's hair accessory is colored reddish brown instead of dark-blue.
- When Skyla recalls her Swoobat after it fainted, part of her hair is colored the same as her hair accessory. (This error was corrected on the the Japanese DVD version.)
- When Skyla is releasing her Unfezant to battle, part of her clothes and the right belt's colors are swapped, the part of her hair near her left ear is colored the same ways as her skin for a few frames. (The error of her part of her clothes and right belt was corrected on the Japanese DVD version, while the hair near left ear error is the same.)
- In the scene when Cilan recalls his Crustle after it fainted, part of Skyla's right long-sleeve is colored the same as her skin after appearing.
- When Miles arrives to tell Skyla that he want to see her in the real Gym battle, part of her clothes and her left belt's swapped colors.
- In the English dub, when Skyla introduces her Swanna, her Japanese voice can be heard.
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