Message of the Wind is replaced by Surely Tomorrow as the ending theme.
There is no Professor Oak's Pokémon lecture following this episode.
The 97th episode of the previous anime series also featured the antagonists of that generation's games, much as this episode features the antagonists of the current generation's games. AG097, however, had a cliffhanger leading into its second part, while this episode is the final part of the two-part episode. The previous generation's arc, however, was the last appearance of the respective teams, while this arc, with four Badges left for Ash to earn in Sinnoh, is merely one of Team Galactic's biggest appearances.
Music from Celebi: Voice of the Forest and The Rise of Darkrai is used.
During the title card sequence, the former title card music from the Battle Frontier portion of the Advanced Generation series is played. The same applies to Losing Its Lustrous!.
Prior to this episode's actual dub title being revealed, Cartoon Network had listed the previous episode's dub title with a "(Part 1)" attached, leading some people to believe this episode's dub title was "Losing Its Lustrous (Part 2)".
Pokémon.com's listing lists this episode as "A Double Team Turnover" for an unknown reason.
The dub title for this episode might be a reference to March Madness, as "Double Team" and "Turnover" are both terms used in basketball.
Coincidentally, the episode also aired in the U.S. in March.
While Cynthia's Gastrodon and Garchomp were battling Toxicroak and Purugly, Gastrodon's head was colored pink, instead of the usual brown.
When Croagunk is recovering, his Japanese voice can be heard.
When Chimchar is recovering, its tail is still alight even though it is asleep.
Pikachu's Thunderbolt incorrectly comes from its tail, when it has been said many times that it stores electricity in its cheek pouches.