- Broken Win/Loss Streak: Twofold.
- After a string of near-victories against Alain and Diantha, Ash and Greninja would lose to Sawyer and his Sceptile.
- This marks the very first time Sawyer won against Ash. For that matter, this is also the first time Sawyer would have an on-screen victory.
- Call-Back: Sawyer has completed the badge requirement before Ash does. This is most likely because Ash voluntarily held off going to Snowbelle City, to see Serena in the Master Class Showcase instead.
- Guest-Star Party Member: Sawyer accompanies the XY gang to Snowbelle City.
Recap / Pokemon S 19 E 26 A Full Strength Battle Surprise