I for once classify this episode as "that episode that stands symbol for the people that complain about the negative aspects of the Johto saga"

This one nothing more than a mediocre episode, centered around a Pokémon that WAS already introduced a while ago and a character of the day that is more predictable than guessing what your next dinner is going to be. A good point was maybe the whole synopsis, but even the pillars of this episode aren't that strong to avoid criticism for lack of creativity and originality.