Oh, him. By the way, do you still remember one of the oldest Pokemon episodes where there was a Gym not featured in the games that had a Leader who also trained his Pokemon severely? IIRC, there was a Sandshrew in a bondage harness (also, Pikachu tried on said bondage harness with painful results). The Leader did so in order to go on a journey (leave his Gym) after 100 wins in a row or something. Yeah, it's a pretty old episode. It was pretty hilarious when Ash tried to get his Pokemon to rebel, but none listened to him.