Please, look at this Shinji+Satoshi gif! Looks like Satoshi wants to have a battle~
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A for effort, Dawn.
Satoshi telling Bayleaf to use Vine Whip to leap in the air to avoid Kamex’s attack during the full battle against Shigeru! (EP270)
Later in the battle, Shigeru uses the same tactic and tells his Nidoqueen to use her tail to jump in the air (when she went out against Satoshi’s Kabigon). He adds that it’s a battle style that Satoshi and his Bayleaf taught him.
Pikachu using the Countershield against Shinji’s Booburn (DP132). That was something Shinji didn’t expect. Buizeru also used the Countershield later in the battle against Ringuma.
Shinji made use of that full battle and used the Countershield too (in DP186, 54 episodes after Satoshi showed him his tactic at Lake Eichi). Though, in Shinji’s case, he didn’t openly say like Shigeru that it was something Satoshi taught him, but he smiled because it was his plan to shake Satoshi up. The other characters noted that Shinji was using Satoshi’s strategy : Satoshi was really surprised, Jun remembered that Satoshi had used it during his battle against Melissa-san (DP102), Hikari told him that Satoshi used it during their first full battle and Takeshi says that Shinji was using Satoshi’s way of battling and made use of the full battle.
In both cases, Shinji and Shigeru took in Satoshi’s strategies when the latter had lost against them : Bayleaf ended up being defeated by Shigeru’s Kamex (and Satoshi won the battle in the end but in Bayleaf’s case, she was defeated) and Satoshi lost the full battle against Shinji. But it means they both know that they can always learn something from their opponent!
Shinji and Shigeru’s battle styles are quite similar in some ways actually.
i just watched the shigeru vs satoshi full battle and finished the johto league. at some point, shigeru did something that reminded me of shinji in the sinnoh league. he used something satoshi did in the battle before. actually, even if we haven’t seen shigeru battle much, sometimes his style reminds me of shinji’s.