- Big Bad: Giovanni arrives in Unova to oversee Team Rocket's operation personally.
- The Unfought: Giovanni finally averts this by fighting and curb-stomping Ash and Pikachu with his Persian.
- Recycled Premise: This episode's premise is extremely similar to that of the first part of the scrapped "Team Rocket VS Team Plasma" two-parter. The following episode, however, is wildly different, as Giovanni is able to successfully attempt his big plan.
Recap / Pokemon S 15 E 48 Meloetta And The Undersea Temple