Sry for the delay but it unfortunately took me some time to find and get this episode!)
As Lisa said, it was a decent episode. Some may consider it boring or a filler, but I think that it was entertaining though!
The only thing that bothered me was that Ash and Co. initially acted a bit clumsily.
Ash, Dawn and Brock, what about the following strategy:
Either you blast away the three roadblockers by attacking with three(or more) of your own Pokemon, because I'm sure that the Psyduck wouldn't have been able to withstand such a massive joint attack OR you just distract them by attacking with only one Pokemon and while the Psyduck are busy defending themselves you fire off some more attacks ( e.g. Energyball or Thunderbolt!) and hit them hard!
Ash, you've already proven yourself to be capable of thinking up strategies like this!
And believe it or not, but I also thought of this "digging-under-the- Psyduck" plan- not during the battle but even at the beginning of it!
This tactic would have just been perfect and I see absolutely no reason why it shouldn't haved worked. Psychic simply musn't affect Pokemon under the earth, that's a violation of the rules which have to apply to every Pokemon battle!
And it annoyed me that Gliscor is STILL so dumb. It makes Ash look ridiculous and it's a shame for him as an honorable Pokemon Trainer! I just can hope that the writers will have Ash get rid of it (i.e. Oak it) as soon as possible. And chances are not so bad, because it envolved so early...Let's hope for the best!
Anyway, apart from our heroes' clumsiness and Gliscor's shocking performance, I really liked the episode because it was full of intense battles and had a nice, pleasant "save-the-Pokemon" plot!
6/ 6.5 out of 10 points!