* This episode is the first of the dubbed ''[[Best Wishes series|Best Wishes]]'' episodes to not use ''all'' of the original BGM.
* Cilan's 'catchphrase' before performing a Pokémon evaluation in this episode is "''Time for the battle to be served!''", however this would quickly be replaced in future episodes by "''It's evaluating time!''".
Part of the Scholastic children's book "Ash's Triple Threat" is based on this episode, as well as most of the book focusing on ''[[ BW005| the previous episode]] ''.