Ash challenges Paul to a three-on-three battle but it gets called off. Ash's Chimchar activates Blaze which causes it to go on a violent rampage until it is stopped by Ash. Electabuzz is revealed to have rejoined Paul's team.
Ash and the others are running after Gligar who has been blown away by a gust, and run into Paul. After a huge argument about their different ways of treating Pokemon, Ash challenges Paul to a battle. During the battle, Chimchar activates its Blaze Ability, but it goes out of control. Will Ash stop Chimchar before it's too late?
Jessie's Yanmega has been added to the opening credits.
At the end of the episode music from Lucario and the Mystery of Mew can be heard playing in the background. This could reference the fact that the memorial at the end of the next episode was to that movie.
The next episode preview is narrated by Brock.
Instead of Professor Oak's Pokémon lecture, the end of the episode featured a memorial to Destiny Deoxys. This is part of a countdown to Giratina and the Sky Warrior.
As of this episode, the opening animation that accompanies Together and Together2008 has been used in more episodes than Aim to Be a Pokémon Master's original accompanying animation, making it the anime's longest-used opening animation, but not the anime's longest used opening theme, an honor which Aim to Be a Pokémon Master still holds.
This episode, along with the previous episode, is rather infamous for a hoax put up on Pokéani in regards to episode titles and summaries. This episode's hoax summary involved Mamoswine, and was speculated by the fans to be the episode where Dawn captures Swinub.
When Ash is training with Dawn, the background music is that of the battle against Red, Ash's game counterpart, from Generation II.
All of the Pokémon Ash has on hand remain outside of their Poké Balls throughout this episode.
Team Rocket doesn't recite their motto in this episode.
When Ash battles Paul, Ash is on the left corner instead of the right corner.
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