This was a great episode. Sunyshore is just like LaRousse, you know, with the moving sidewalks and stuff. I thought they did a good job showing Volker and Flint's past with each other. I also thought it was cool how they illustrated the resemblance between Ash and young Volkner. The double Pikachu thing was a nice touch.
I also never would have thought that the bartender was the poacher. XD