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List of Pokémon: Battle Frontier episodes

Pokémon: Battle Frontier is the ninth season of Pokémon, a Japanese anime television series known in Japan as Pocket Monsters: Advanced Generation (ポケットモンスター アドバンスジェネレーション, Poketto Monsutā Adobansu Jenerēshon). It originally aired in Japan from October 2005 to September 2006 on TV Tokyo and in the United States from September 2006 to March 2007 on Cartoon Network.

List of Pokémon: Battle Frontier episodes
Pokémon Battle Frontier Complete Collection DVD.jpg
The front cover of the complete DVD collection of the English Pokémon: Battle Frontier season
Country of originJapan
No. of episodes47
Original networkTV Tokyo
Original releaseOctober 6, 2005 (2005-10-06) –
September 14, 2006 (2006-09-14)
Season chronology
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Set in the fictional Kanto region, the season follows the adventures of the ten-year-old Pokémon trainer Ash Ketchum (voiced in English by Sarah Natochenny and in Japanese by Rica Matsumoto) and his electric mouse partner Pikachu (voiced by Ikue Ōtani) as they collect Frontier Symbols from Frontier Brains in the Battle Frontier, as well as the Pokémon coordinator May (voiced in English by Michele Knotz and in Japanese by Kaori) as she collects Ribbons from Pokémon Contests so she can compete in the Kanto Grand Festival.

The episodes were directed by Masamitsu Hidaka and Norihiko Sudo, and were produced by the animation studio OLM.

The Japanese opening songs are "Battle Frontier" by Akina Takaya for the first 20 episodes, and "Spurt!" by Matsumoto. The ending songs are "Pokemon Counting Song" by Akiko Kanazawa, and "I Won't Lose! ~Haruka's Theme~" by Kaori. The English opening song is "Battle Frontier" by Jason Appleton.


The division between seasons of Pokémon is based on the English version openings of each episode, and may not reflect the actual production season. The English episode numbers are based on their first airing in the United States either in syndication on Cartoon Network, or in Canada on the YTV Television Network. Other English-speaking nations largely followed either this order or the Japanese order. Subsequent airings of the English version follow the original Japanese order, except in the case of episodes which are no longer shown in English. The episodes that comprise this season were known in Japan by the subtitle Battle Frontier Chapter (バトルフロンティア編, Batoru Furontia Hen).

This season aired first-run episodes in Japan from October 6, 2005, to September 14, 2006 (although the Japanese season started much earlier).[clarification needed] Following Masamitsu Hidaka's departure as director on episode 25, Norihiko Sudo took over from episodes 26 onward. In the United States, it began airing on September 9, 2006, and ended on March 3, 2007 on Cartoon Network.

This is the first season of Pokémon that has been dubbed into English by Pokémon USA and TAJ Productions after 4Kids Entertainment's contract wasn't renewed (though assets from the 4Kids dub are still used), the first season to air on Cartoon Network since 2002, and as such, the first season dubbed by the new voice cast. The series was released in two volumes both containing three disc. Volume one contained the first 24 episodes and Volume two contained the remaining 23 episodes. Both were released by Viz Media.[1][2]

Viz Media released Pokémon: Battle Frontier – The Complete Collection on DVD on January 8, 2019.


J# E# English title
Japanese title
Original air date English air date
422418"Fear Factor Phony" (Esper vs. Ghost! Midnight Duel!?)
Transcription: "Esupā Tai Gōsuto! Mayonaka no Kettō!?" (Japanese: エスパーVSゴースト!真夜中の決闘!?)
October 6, 2005 (2005-10-06)September 9, 2006
Ash and friends arrive in a ghost town where, in a mansion, Psychic Pokémon are playing music and dancing to it. The Ghost Pokémon in the town don't like this and decide to stop it. Team Rocket's Wobbuffet falls in love with a Kirlia.
423419"Sweet Baby James" (Manene Appears! Mansion of Rest!)
Transcription: "Manene Tōjō! Kyūsoku no Yakata!" (Japanese: マネネ登場!休息の館!)
October 13, 2005 (2005-10-13)September 9, 2006
When James' Chimecho falls ill, he brings it to his grandparents' to recover. May's Munchlax is also sick and James' grandparents also bring it to the cottage. Jessie and Meowth then decide to steal all the Pokémon in the garden while the others are taking care of Chimecho and Munchlax. Afterward, James is forced to leave Chimecho behind so it can recover, as well as protect the Pokémon from Jessie and Meowth. At the end, a Mime Jr. staying at his grandparents' cottage happily bumped into one of James' PokéBalls, and let itself be caught.
424420"A Chip Off the Old Brock" (Mizugorou and Mokoko! Wonder Drug of Love!?)
Transcription: "Mizugorō to Mokoko! Koi no Tokkōyaku!?" (Japanese: ミズゴロウとモココ!恋の特効薬!?)
October 20, 2005 (2005-10-20)September 16, 2006
During a training battle against Ash's Grovyle, Brock's Mudkip evolves into a Marshtomp. Marshtomp, with its newly learned move Mud Shot, injures a nearby Flaaffy. Now Ash and friends must go with Flaaffy's trainer, Mariah, to her grandmother Katie's pharmacy to heal the injured Flaaffy.
425421"Wheel of Frontier" (Battle Arena! Fighting Showdown!!)
Transcription: "Batoru Arīna! Kakutō Taiketsu!!" (Japanese: バトルアリーナ!格闘対決!!)
October 27, 2005 (2005-10-27)September 16, 2006
Arriving at the Battle Arena, Ash challenges Arena Tycoon Greta to a match. Learning that Greta favors using her Hariyama and Medicham, Ash recalls a friend from Professor Oak to help him win the Guts Symbol, Snorlax. Ash faces Greta on a 2v2 battle using Snorlax and Grovyle. Will Ash pull out a win?
426422"May's Egg-cellent Adventure!" (The Breeding Center and the Pokémon Egg!)
Transcription: "Sodateyasan to Pokemon no Tamago!" (Japanese: そだて屋さんとポケモンのタマゴ!)
November 3, 2005 (2005-11-03)September 23, 2006
After winning the Guts Symbol at the Battle Arena, Ash's next challenge is the Battle Dome. On their way, they came across a Breeding Center with lots of eggs. May meets Nicolette, a girl who resents her because May is a Coordinator and she isn't. When Team Rocket attacks and steals the eggs, the two must put their differences behind and save the eggs. While delivering the final blow against Team Rocket, Pikachu's Quick Attack transforms to a powerful Volt Tackle, blasting Team Rocket yet again. In the end, May receives an egg as a gesture for saving eggs.
427423"Weekend Warrior" (The Rival is a Salaryman!?)
Transcription: "Raibaru wa Sararīman!?" (Japanese: ライバルはサラリーマン!?)
November 10, 2005 (2005-11-10)September 23, 2006
May arrives in Silver Town[a] for her second Pokémon Contest. As the contest begins a guy named Jeremy enters the contest much to his wife and son's protest. Jeremy tries to tell his wife why he loves contests but she doesn't want to listen so May steps in to help Jeremy. As the final round arrives, it is a battle between May and Jeremy.
428424"On Olden Pond" (The Lake of Hakuryu!)
Transcription: "Hakuryū no Mizūmi!" (Japanese: ハクリューの湖!)
November 17, 2005 (2005-11-17)September 30, 2006
On the way to the Battle Dome, Ash and the others decide to stop at a famous fishing spot for the day. However, the lake is deserted. They find out from the owner of a fishing house, Tiffany, that a company owned by Saridakis wants to buy the lake and turn the land into a resort. In order to scare people away from the land so Tiffany and her Grandma get no business, Saridakis uses his Crawdaunt to terrorize the lake. When Tiffany finds out, she challenges him to a battle. The next day Ash prepares to fight Saridakis for the future of the lake.
429425"Tactics Theatrics!!" (Battle Dome! Fusion of Fire and Water!!)
Transcription: "Batoru Dōmu! Honō to Mizu no Fyūjon!!" (Japanese: バトルドーム!炎と水のフュージョン!!)
November 24, 2005 (2005-11-24)September 30, 2006
Ash finally arrives at the Battle Dome, and challenges Dome Ace Tucker to a match, who is also a star in that city. The battle begins with Ash using his Swellow and Corphish against Tucker's Arcanine and Swampert, During the battle, Tucker gains the upper hand by using combination attacks of his two Pokémon. Ash learns how to combine his Pokémon's attacks and effectively uses their power to hand a stunning defeat to Tucker. Ash wins his third Frontier Symbol, the Tactics Symbol.
430426"Reversing the Charges" (Startling! Frightening! Elekid!!)
Transcription: "Dokkiri! Bikkuri! Erekiddo!!" (Japanese: ドッキリ!ビックリ!エレキッド!!)
December 1, 2005 (2005-12-01)October 7, 2006
On their way to the next Battle Frontier location, the Battle Pike, Ash and friends encounter an angry Elekid who injures any Pokémon on his way. After an accident, May's egg becomes stuck in Elekid's antenna and it runs off after a while team rocket encounters with the same elekid and gets separated with mine jr.. Brock finds out that the Elekid has absorbed that power from the thunder and advices ash to let Pikachu absorbs the same. During Pickachu's and Elekid's Extreme thunder attacks team Rocket intervenes and finds out mine jr. is with may and may's egg is with james after the exchange then they continue with trying to steal pickahu and elekid. Phanpy takes care of team rocket and elekid with pickachu's combine power they get discharged and beats team rocket and Elekid calms down. Still team Rocket somehow manages to survive, Phanpy evolves into Donphan and beats team rocket for good with the hyperbeam attack.
431427"The Green Guardian" (Pokémon Ranger Appears! Celebi Rescue Operation!!)
Transcription: "Pokemon Renjā Tōjō! Serebyi Kyūshutsu Sakusen!!" (Japanese: ポケモンレンジャー登場!セレビィ救出作戦!!)
December 8, 2005 (2005-12-08)October 7, 2006
Due to thunder there is a fire in forest and pokemons are stuck in that fire a legendary pokemon celebi arrives and saves them and during in that process is about to get hit by a burning tree but teleports himself to other time and saves itself by hiding in vines. On their way to the Battle Pike, Ash and friends decide to ride along Cycling Road. However, it is closed, and they must go through the forest below. After hearing a noise, Pikachu wanders away in the forest and finds an injured Celebi under some thick vines. Ash and the others then meet up with the Pokémon Ranger Solana who agrees to help them find Pikachu. Solona uses her capture device to temporary capture wild pokemon and makes there way to the forest. while searching for Pikachu the sees team rocket stuck in some vines and frees them. When they finally find Pikachu and Celebi, the reunion is short-lived as Team Rocket attacks wanting Celebi for themselves! after a short battle with team rocket and finally a successful volt tackle by pickachu the defeat team rocket but due to team rockets robot there is fire in the forest to which celebi again saves the forest and returns to its timeline.
432428"From Cradle to Save!" (Usohachi and the Ninja School!!)
Transcription: "Usohachi to Ninja Sukūru!!" (Japanese: ウソハチと忍者スクール!!)
December 15, 2005 (2005-12-15)October 14, 2006
Ash and friends have arrived at a Ninja School where they learn there is a thief and cases of so many robberies happening around them, during there various ninja training at the school they meet a wild Bonsly who cries a lot and that does not get along with the other Pokémon at the school everyone suspects bonsly is the one stealing. Then Team Rocket appears and decides to capture all of the Pokémon at the school. Also, Brock captures the Bonsly.
433429"Time-Warp Heals All Wounds!" (Haruka Travels Through Time!!)
Transcription: "Toki o Koeru Haruka!!" (Japanese: 時を超えるハルカ!!)
December 22, 2005 (2005-12-22)October 14, 2006
Ash and friends have arrived at Fuchsia City for Ash's fourth Battle Frontier battle. But May's Squirtle seems to have vanished. The frightened May began searching for her Squirtle. Meanwhile, May arrives at a mysterious old station, where she meets an old woman holding squirtle, named Edna who is waiting for a steam train. She has not been able to comprehend her husband Johnathan's death in a faraway town many decades ago, and has hence waited at the station ever since. May learns that Johnathan left Edna for studies and moved to city while Edna remains in the town, after one year of Johnathan's departure she receives a letter regarding Johnathan's death to which Edna doesn't seems to believe it. While in the pokemon center Squirtle vanishes again and may while searching for Squirtle sees meowth depressed and later they find the pendant which belongs to Edna, due to some mysterious magic from the pendant Meowth, May and Squirtle travels to the past. May saves Johnathan's and Edna's love story by using ice beam and making a snow fall after which Edna was able to stops Johnathan from leaving by informing him that she is pregnant. Later in the episode the egg that May got from the Breeding Center hatches into an Eevee.
434430"Queen of the Serpentine!" (Fierce Fighting at The Battle Tube! Vs. Tube Queen Azami!!)
Transcription: "Nettō Batoru Chūbu! Tai Chūbu Kuīn Azami!!" (Japanese: 熱闘バトルチューブ!VSチューブクイーン・アザミ!!)
January 5, 2006 (2006-01-05)October 21, 2006
Ash finally arrives at the location of the Battle Pike ready to battle. Team Rocket tricks him into coming into their own fake Battle Pike where they capture Pikachu. With the help of the real Frontier Brain — Pike Queen Lucy, they save Pikachu. Ash challenges Lucy to a battle, and even though it is her day off, she accepts as she has a crush on Brock. As the two begin their battle, Ash realizes Lucy is no pushover. Can Ash win? And who will Brock cheer for?
435431"Off the Unbeaten Path!" (Who Single Handedly Has the Victory!? Pokémon Orienteering!!)
Transcription: "Yūshō wa Dare no Te ni!? Pokemon Orientēringu!!" (Japanese: 優勝は誰の手に!?ポケモンオリエンテーリング!!)
January 12, 2006 (2006-01-12)October 21, 2006
On their way to the Battle Palace, Ash and friends stop at Potpourri Island where they learn about the Pokémon Orienteering Contest. The contest is a race around the island where a trainer and one Pokémon must go to five different locations and get the special stamps at those locations. The winner will receive a special medal along with a ton of fruit. As the contest begins, Ash goes with Pikachu, May with Eevee, Brock with Bonsly, Max with Munchlax, James with Mime Jr, and Jessie with Meowth. Who will win the contest and win all that fruit? That is if Jessie and Meowth don't succeed in stealing it along with Ash, May, and Brock's Pokémon!
436432"Harley Rides Again" (Gonbe's Battle Debut! Harley and Taking the Game Seriously!!)
Transcription: "Gonbe no Debyūsen! Hārī to Shinken Shōbu!!" (Japanese: ゴンベのデビュー戦!ハーリーと真剣勝負!!)
January 19, 2006 (2006-01-19)October 28, 2006
Ash and friends finally arrive in Wisteria Town where May prepares for her next contest. Harley shows up and this time, he's not so friendly! He declares that he will win this contest and his fourth Ribbon. Team Rocket tries to convince Harley to work with them to help beat May and get Pikachu but he just calls them losers and leaves. In the contest, both May and Harley manage to breeze through the appeals and battles and end up facing each other, Munchlax to Octillery. Meanwhile, Team Rocket decides to get revenge on Harley.
437433"Odd Pokémon Out" (Juptile vs. Tropius! Grassland Duel!!)
Transcription: "Juputoru Tai Toropiusu! Sōgen no Kettō!!" (Japanese: ジュプトルVSトロピウス!草原の決闘!!)
January 26, 2006 (2006-01-26)October 28, 2006
Heading for the next Pokémon Contest, Ash and his friends encounter a Meganium owned by a Nurse Joy and a Tropius who is in love in it. However, Grovyle has become smitten with the Meganium as well, and seeks to beat the Tropius. When Team Rocket intervenes, Grovyle evolves into Sceptile.
438434"Spontaneous Combusken" (Pokémon Contest! Yuzuriha Tournament!!)
Transcription: "Pokemon Kontesuto! Yuzuriha Taikai!!" (Japanese: ポケモンコンテスト!ユズリハ大会!!)
February 2, 2006 (2006-02-02)November 4, 2006
After losing a ribbon to Harley, May arrives on Chrysanthemum Island ready to win her third Ribbon. Ash is also working hard trying to help Sceptile regain its ability to use attacks. When Drew shows up, May finds out he didn't send her a letter with a rose. Later, while training on the beach, she meets a girl named Brianna who reveals that she sent the letter and rose to May. When Brianna finds out May knows Drew she freaks out as she has a crush on Drew. When she finally meets Drew, Brianna claims that she will beat May in the contest and win Drew's respect and love! Meanwhile, Jessie also enters the contest with James' Mime Jr.
439435"Cutting the Ties That Bind" (Jukain! Dawn of Revival!!)
Transcription: "Jukain! Fukkatsu no Yoake!!" (Japanese: ジュカイン!復活の夜明け!!)
February 9, 2006 (2006-02-09)November 4, 2006
Ash and friends have finally arrived on Metallica Island, the location of the Battle Palace. Before challenging the Frontier Brain, Ash does a little training hoping to boost Sceptile's confidence. However, Sceptile still can't muster the strength needed to use attacks and runs into the woods frustrated. Ash and Pikachu quickly run after Sceptile, but once the get on the woods, they are attacked but a swarm of Beedrill and are knocked into the river! Ash manages to save Sceptile, but Pikachu is swept away! Ash and Sceptile manage to get of the river and take a rest for the night, and Pikachu also manages to get out of the river. An old man finds Pikachu and helps to heal him. When Scott appears at the Pokémon Center, he reveals to the others that this is the time of year when the Kakuna evolve and Beedrill will attack anything to protect them! The next day, Ash and Sceptile continue to search for Pikachu, when, Ash trips over a bump on the path, he tries to get up, but struggles. He manages to get back on his feet, limping. Then, they come across hundreds of Kakuna! Swarms of Beedrill surround them, and Ash and Sceptile are constantly being attacked without mercy! Can Ash manage to find Pikachu, or more importantly, get out of the woods alive?!
440436"Kaboom with a View" (Fierce Fighting! Jungle Battle at the Battle Palace!!)
Transcription: "Gekitō! Batoru Paresu de Janguru Batoru!!" (Japanese: 激闘!バトルパレスでジャングルバトル!!)
February 16, 2006 (2006-02-16)November 10, 2006
Ash finally arrives at Battle Palace, ready to take on Palace Maven Spenser for the Spirit Symbol. As they head out to the battlefield Ash learns that he has the entire surrounding jungle to battle in! As the battle begins, May, Brock, and Max head up in a balloon with Scott to watch the battle. As the battle begins, Ash puts his newly "revived" Sceptile against Spenser's Shiftry and the battle quickly takes into the forest. Will Ash manages to be able to beat Spenser while battling in a forest? And does he have a secret weapon waiting in the wings?
441437"King and Queen for a Day" (Usohachi King and Manene Queen!?)
Transcription: "Usohachi Kingu to Manene Kuīn!?" (Japanese: ウソハチキングとマネネクイーン!?)
February 23, 2006 (2006-02-23)November 10, 2006
On their way to the Battle Tower, Ash and friends arrive in a town back on the mainland of Kanto. Then, Team Rocket (in disguise) convinces them to get free massages, which they agree to get. It turns out to be a trap and a battle ensues between Sceptile and Dustox (with the help of Munchlax's metronome) that destroys the tent and separates Pikachu, Bonsly, Meowth, and Mime Jr. from everybody else! The four of them land in the middle of the city are chased around by a bunch of guys in black suits. They manage to lose them and after helping a lady, Meowth manages to get some food for the four of them, but it is short lived as the men quickly find them again. It turns out that they men are chasing them because they are mistaking Bonsly and Mime Jr. for the famous Pokémon stars, King Bonsly and Queen Mime Jr. Jessie and James manage to find them and Jessie manages to get Mime Jr. and Bonsly in the filming of the King and Queen's TV show! This is all a part of Jessie and James' plan to become rich, can Ash and the others find Bonsly and stop Team Rocket's "evil" plan? Or will they just end up in the craziest TV show ever?
442438"Curbing the Crimson Tide" (The Red Lightning of Skyscrapers!)
Transcription: "Matenrō no Akai Inazuma!" (Japanese: 摩天楼の赤いイナズマ!)
March 2, 2006 (2006-03-02)November 18, 2006
In a dark alley in Commerce City, three kids come face to face with the mysterious "Red Lightning". One kid sends out his Poliwag only to have it beaten and scribbled on. Then, Ash and the others arrive in the same city. Nurse Joy tells them of Red Lightning and how he is unbeatable. While visiting a park, May's Squirtle runs off and is attacked by Red Lightning and is easily defeated. After following Red Lightning to a house on the top of a skyscraper, they find out it is just a Scizor that belongs to a little girl called Luna. However, Luna has no plans to stop her little plan. Now Ash decides to stop her for good.
443439"What I Did for Love" (Decisive Game! Haruka vs. Takeshi!!)
Transcription: "Ōichiban! Haruka Tai Takeshi!!" (Japanese: 大一番!ハルカVSタケシ!!)
March 9, 2006 (2006-03-09)November 18, 2006
May finally arrives in Gardenia Town ready to win her fourth Ribbon. She gains a nice surprise when she finds out the Eevee has learned Dig. While May prepares for the contest, Brock meets another Pokémon Breeder named Yuma. After seeing his Pokémon skills, she convinces him to enter the Gardenia Contest. After amazing appeals by Squirtle and Bonsly, both May and Brock make it to the battle rounds. Will May be able to beat her friend in order to win her fourth Kanto Ribbon?
444440"Three Jynx and a Baby" (Muchul and the Three Rougela Sisters!!)
Transcription: "Muchūru to Rūjura San-Shimai!!" (Japanese: ムチュールとルージュラ三姉妹!!)
March 16, 2006 (2006-03-16)November 25, 2006
On their way to the Battle Tower, May finds a Smoochum behind a bush. She tries to pick it up, only to be attacked by three Jynx, Smoochum's sisters. After a short battle Ash and the others leave and head for town. Soon after, Team Rocket take Smoochum and plan to make her a star. The Jynx then begin to attack the town and Ash and May hold them back before luring them to where Smoochum is. However, when they get there, Jessie has no intentions to give Smoochum back to her sisters!
445441"Talking a Good Game!" (Tower Tycoon, Lila Appears!)
Transcription: "Tawā Taikūn, Rira Tōjō!" (Japanese: タワータイクーン、リラ登場!)
March 23, 2006 (2006-03-23)November 25, 2006
Finally at the Battle Tower, Ash challenges Salon Maiden Anabel for an Ability Symbol. As the battle begins, Ash quickly falls behind as Anabel can speak to Pokémon through telepathy. Can Ash manage to get past her special ability and win his sixth Frontier Symbol?
446442"Second Time's the Charm!" (Battle Tower! Telepathy Battle!!)
Transcription: "Batoru Tawā! Ishindenshin Batoru!!" (Japanese: バトルタワー!以心伝心バトル!!)
March 30, 2006 (2006-03-30)November 27, 2006
After losing his match with Anabel, Ash battles her again in a rematch. Just like last time Anabel uses her telepathy ability to fight. Will Anabel prove to powerful with her telepathy, or will Ash overcome it to win an Ability Symbol? Even though Ash is at a disadvantage, he surprisingly does better than last time, even managing to win in the first round!
447443"Pokémon Ranger! Deoxys Crisis!: Episode 1" (Pokémon Ranger! Deoxys Crisis!! [Part 1])
Transcription: "Pokemon Renjā! Deokishisu, Kuraishisu!! (Zenpen)" (Japanese: ポケモンレンジャー!デオキシス・クライシス!!(前編))
April 13, 2006 (2006-04-13)October 28, 2006
Solana thinks that a Deoxys is causing geo-magnetic problems. Max and others follow her into meteor crash cave and team Rocket follows them wanting Deoxys for the boss. Deoxys is just scared so he possesses Meowth to communicate to Max and take them with him.
448444"Pokémon Ranger! Deoxys Crisis!: Episode 2" (Pokémon Ranger! Deoxys Crisis!! [Part 2])
Transcription: "Pokemon Renjā! Deokishisu, Kuraishisu!! (Kōhen)" (Japanese: ポケモンレンジャー!デオキシス・クライシス!!(後編))
April 13, 2006 (2006-04-13)October 28, 2006
Ash and the others call a temporary truce to work with Jessie and James to get Max and Meowth back from Deoxys. Will they solve geo-magnetic problems and help Deoxys?
449445"All That Glitters is Not Golden!" (Usokkie! Gold Legend!?)
Transcription: "Usokkī! Ōgon Densetsu!?" (Japanese: ウソッキー!黄金伝説!?)
April 20, 2006 (2006-04-20)November 28, 2006
Ash and May bump into a golden Sudowoodo. May wants to catch it for her next Pokémon Contest, but it belongs to a boy named Keenan.
450446"New Plot, Odd Lot!" (Harley & Team Rocket! The Formation of the Villainous Alliance!?)
Transcription: "Hārī ando Roketto-dan! Akuyaku Dōmei Kessei!?" (Japanese: ハーリー&ロケット団!悪役同盟結成!?)
April 27, 2006 (2006-04-27)November 29, 2006
Finally in Mulberry Town, May learns that this is the last contest before the Grand Festival. May becomes nervous and begins to doubt herself, but this is quickly put to rest when Harley shows up bragging about his five ribbons. Harley finds Team Rocket outside planning Jessie's contest strategy. Harley decides to help Jessie, but only so May won't make it to the Grand Festival. He gives her Cacturne and Banette to use. As the appeals get underway, Jessie takes an early lead, and thanks to James, Meowth, and Harley's Ariados, May and Combusken are starting to slip up. Will May be able to pass the appeals and get to the second round.
451447"Going for Choke!" (Haruka vs. Musashi! The Final Contest!)
Transcription: "Haruka Tai Musashi! Saigo no Kontesuto!!" (Japanese: ハルカVSムサシ!最後のコンテスト!!)
May 4, 2006 (2006-05-04)November 30, 2006
As the battle rounds for the Mulberry Contest begin, James and Meowth trick Ash, Brock, and Max into a huge metal box so that they can't cheer May on, in hopes that it will cause her to lose. Harley is more determined than ever to make sure May loses. Jessie and May easily breeze through the battle rounds. As the final round arrives, May sticks with her trusty Squirtle and Jessie stays with Harley's Banette. Will May be able to beat Jessie and win her final ribbon so she can compete in the Grand Festival? And what about Ash and the others, can Drew rescue them in time?
452448"The Ole' Berate and Switch" (Team Rocket Breakup!? Respective Roads!)
Transcription: "Roketto-dan Kaisan!? Sorezore no Michi!" (Japanese: ロケット団解散!?それぞれの道!)
May 11, 2006 (2006-05-11)December 4, 2006
Jessie, James and Meowth get into an argument and they decided to split up, with Jessie joining Butch, James joining Cassidy and Meowth going it alone.
453449"Grating Spaces" (Takeshi & Satoshi! Defend Nibi Gym in a Tag Battle!!)
Transcription: "Takeshi Ando Satoshi! Taggu Batoru de Nibi Jimu o Mamore!!" (Japanese: タケシ&サトシ!タッグバトルでニビジムを守れ!!)
May 18, 2006 (2006-05-18)December 5, 2006
Team Rocket tricks Brock's parents into leaving the Pewter Gym, leaving Ash and Brock to defend it. So Ash and Brock battle two on two with Ash's Donphan and Brock's newly evolved Steelix vs. Team Rocket's Pokémon Charizard and Aggron. Delibird gives Jessie and James a Charizard and Aggron by accident and claims it back for Butch and Cassidy in the end.
454450"Battling the Enemy Within" (Battle Pyramid! Vs. Regirock!!)
Transcription: "Batoru Piramiddo! Tai Rejirokku!!" (Japanese: バトルピラミッド!VSレジロック!!)
May 25, 2006 (2006-05-25)December 6, 2006
Ash and friends finally arrive at the Battle Pyramid. Ash is possessed by the King of Pokélantis. Using Ash's body and his powers, the King tries to steal everyone's Pokémon! Pyramid King Brandon decides to stop him in a battle and save Ash. But will he be able to win and set Ash free? Or will the King win and steal all the Pokémon?
455451"Slaking Kong" (Miracle! Mountain of the Giant Kekking!!)
Transcription: "Kyōi! Kyodai Kekkingu no Yama!!" (Japanese: 驚異!巨大ケッキングの山!!)
June 8, 2006 (2006-06-08)December 7, 2006
On the way to Indigo Plateau for May's Grand Festival, a group of Aipom come by and steal Ash's hat and May's ribbons! An old man comes by and tells them that local Aipom, Mankey, and Vigoroth have been stealing his berries and taking them up to the mountains. He also tells them that there is a rumor about a giant monster living in the mountains. They follow the Aipom into the mountains to a giant wooden fence. When the fence opens up, they run in and find out that it is really a Giant Slaking working with Team Rocket! They plan to use all the berries to make and sell Pokéblocks at the Grand Festival, and Jessie will use May's ribbons to compete! After being chased out of the Slaking's territory, Ash and Brock are separated from everybody else, along with the Aipom that stole Ash's hat. Can they reunite, get May's Ribbons back, solve the mystery of the Giant Slaking, and get Ash's hat back?
456452"May, We Harley Drew'd Ya!" (Begin! Pokémon Contest – Grand Festival!!)
Transcription: "Kaimaku! Pokemon Kontesuto, Gurando Fesutibaru!!" (Japanese: 開幕!ポケモンコンテスト・グランドフェスティバル!!)
June 15, 2006 (2006-06-15)December 11, 2006
Ash and friends finally arrive at the Indigo Plateau for May's Kanto Grand Festival. Before the competition, excitement already unfolds as Aipom returns and steals everybody's hats! With that help of Drew and a new trainer named Solidad, they manage to get the hats back. After Drew leaves, Solidad tells May how she knows Drew, and how much he talks about May. While this is going on, Brock and Max run into a cloaked figure that they suspect to be Harley. As the next day begins, May, Drew, and Solidad all pull off impressive performances, but everyone begins to wonder where Harley is. All of a sudden, Harley, dressed as May and calling himself Mayley, comes out for a Harley original appeal. As the first round ends, May, Drew, Harley, and Solidad all progress, however, Harley has set out to defeat all of them!
457453"Thinning the Hoard!" (Haruka vs. Harley! Stage On with a Double Battle!!)
Transcription: "Haruka Tai Hārī! Daburu Batoru de Sutēji On!!" (Japanese: ハルカVSハーリー!ダブルバトルでステージ・オン!!)
June 22, 2006 (2006-06-22)December 12, 2006
The Grand Festival continues with appeals as Drew shows off his new Absol. May, Harley, and Solidad also do great appeals and the four of them all make it into the Top 16, which are the battle rounds. In the first match, May has to battle Harley. She chooses Munchlax and Eevee while he uses Cacturne and his new Wigglytuff. Eevee and Munchlax easily take out Cacturne but Wigglytuff badly beats them back. After devising a perfect strategy, May wins. Soon after, Solidad and Drew beat their opponents. Now in the Top 8 May must face Drew! She selects Combusken and Squirtle and Drew picks Absol and Flygon. Will May be able to beat her longtime rival?
458454"Channeling the Battle Zone" (Haruka vs. Shū! The Final Battle!)
Transcription: "Haruka Tai Shū! Saigo no Tatakai!!" (Japanese: ハルカVSシュウ!最後の戦い!!)
June 29, 2006 (2006-06-29)December 13, 2006
As May and Drew continue their battle. Drew quickly gains a lead with a new combo move. As the battle progresses, May manages to finally defeat Flygon with Squritle. However, her victory is soon spoiled as Absol quickly takes out Squirtle. Combusken and Absol continue to battle with neither side letting down. During the battle, Combusken learns Overheat and is able to strike back with amazing power. As the battle ends, it comes down to May winning by just a few points! After the battle, Ash finally catches the troublesome Aipom. May then finds herself up against Solidad and her amazing Pidgeot and Slowbro. Can May defeat Solidad and go on to win the Grand Festival?
459455"Aipom and Circumstance!" (Aipom and the King!)
Transcription: "Eipamu to Ōsama!" (Japanese: エイパムと王様!)
July 6, 2006 (2006-07-06)December 14, 2006
The four heroes arrive in a town where whoever wears a crown until sunset for one particular day gets to be king of the town for one year. However, the crown becomes stuck on Aipom's head.
460456"Strategy Tomorrow – Comedy Tonight!" (Perap and the Pokémon Comedian!)
Transcription: "Perappu to Pokemon Manzai!" (Japanese: ペラップとポケモン漫才!)
July 20, 2006 (2006-07-20)January 6, 2007
While Ash heads to the battle pyramid he meets a girl named Ada. Ada was going to do comedy with her Chatot. Chatot also went to a hospital to see little kids. Ada decided to do her comedy there. First comes May. She decided to use her Squirtle and Eevee. Then came Max using May's Munchlax.
461457"Duels of the Jungle" (Attack! The Stray Manyula!!)
Transcription: "Pshūgeki! Hagure Manyūra!!" (Japanese: 襲撃!はぐれマニューラ!!)
July 27, 2006 (2006-07-27)January 13, 2007
On their way to the Battle Pyramid, Ash and his friends encounter an injured Weavile.
462458"Overjoyed!" (Battle Pyramid Again! Vs. Registeel!)
Transcription: "Batoru Piramiddo Futatabi! Tai Rejisuchiru!!" (Japanese: バトルピラミッド再び!VSレジスチル!!)
August 3, 2006 (2006-08-03)January 20, 2007
Finding the Battle Pyramid in time for his rematch against Brandon and his legendary Pokémon, Ash decides to train against the Nurse Joy in Fennel Valley to test his Pokémon. After the battle however he obtains Torkoal from Professor Oak and rechallenges Brandon for the rematch. However Brandon this time uses the Pokémon Registeel. Will Ash be able to defeat it?
463459"The Unbeatable Lightness of Seeing" (Haruka vs. Shū! Rivals Forever!!)
Transcription: "Haruka Tai Shū! Raibaru yo Eien ni!!" (Japanese: ハルカVSシュウ!ライバルよ永遠に!!)
August 10, 2006 (2006-08-10)January 27, 2007
Having lost his match against Brandon, Ash ponders his next move while staying at the Fennel Valley Pokémon Center. He gets a spark for a rematch when Professor Oak arrives with a 'pick me up' package from Delia and Ash's Pokémon, as well as a postcard from Gary and a gift from Misty. When Drew appears on the scene, he notices that May is sad and decides to cheer her up by challenging her to a battle. May gladly accepts Drew's challenge and the two of them start their match, using the Pokémon Center's Contest Hall. Will the Rivals have an all out battle?
464460"Pinch Healing!" (The Pokémon Center is Very Busy!)
Transcription: "Pokemon Sentā wa Ōisogashi!" (Japanese: ポケモンセンターはおおいそがし!)
August 17, 2006 (2006-08-17)February 3, 2007
To win against Brandon, Ash keeps training at the Pokémon Center. However, Joy who is managing the Center faints on the floor.
465461"Gathering the Gang of Four" (First Pokémon! The Final Battle!!)
Transcription: "Saisho no Pokemon! Saigo no Tatakai!!" (Japanese: 最初のポケモン!最後の戦い!!)
August 24, 2006 (2006-08-24)February 10, 2007
Ash trades in some of his old Pokémon and brings Bulbasaur, Charizard, and Squirtle back. They head up into the mountains for a little training and reminiscing of the past. After stopping yet another Pikachu stealing attempt from Team Rocket, Ash runs into Brandon who is impressed by the four Pokémon. Brandon declares a 4-on-4 battle this time so he can see the true strength of Ash. Ash agrees and the next day the battle begins. Brandon chooses Dusclops and Ash chooses Charizard. Will he finally be able to win?
466462"Pace – The Final Frontier!" (Deciding Battle! Vs. Regice!!)
Transcription: "Kessen! Tai Rejiaisu!!" (Japanese: 決戦!VSレジアイス!!)
August 31, 2006 (2006-08-31)February 17, 2007
Ash continues his battle against Brandon. With faith in his Bulbasaur, Ash manages to finally beat Dusclops. Then, Squirtle faces off against the speedy Ninjask and manages to pull off a win. Squirtle isn't so lucky when he faces down Solrock. Solrock defeats Squirtle. Ash then sends out Bulbasaur, and then Bulbasaur and Solrock knock out each other. So it comes down to the final battle: Pikachu vs. Regice. Pikachu manages to defeat Regice. Ash wins over Brandon and becomes "Master of the Battle Frontier". Ash is offered a Frontier Brain position, but he declines. Ash waves a goodbye and Brandon leaves in his air ship.
467463"Once More with Reeling" (Satoshi vs. Haruka! The Last Battle!!)
Transcription: "Satoshi Tai Haruka! Rasuto Batoru!!" (Japanese: サトシVSハルカ!ラストバトル!!)
September 7, 2006 (2006-09-07)February 24, 2007
Having finally beaten the Battle Frontier, everyone's headed for home. On their way however, Ash and May decide to enter into a Pokémon Contest that's open to everyone. Appealing with Pikachu and Eevee, Ash and May both get past the appeal stage and end up having to battle each other. After a break to the final round, Team Rocket appears and steals the Pokémon. Combusken gets so mad it evolves into Blaziken and blasts Team Rocket and rescued the Pokémon. The final round of the contest begins. Ash using Sceptile and May using Blaziken, the battle is fierce. However despite the type advantage, Ash gains an upper hand.
468464"Home is Where the Start Is" (End of a Journey, Yet Beginning of a Journey!)
Transcription: "Tabi no Owari, Soshite Tabi no Hajimari!" (Japanese: 旅の終わり、そして旅の始まり!)
September 14, 2006 (2006-09-14)March 3, 2007
The Pokémon Contest finally finishes. Ash and May are able to stand on the stage as the smoke clears and the battle ends up as a tie. Spectators let out a large applause and cheers of joy. Sceptile uses Leaf Blade to cut the medal half as a lucky charm. After the battle, Ash, May, Max, and Brock go their separate ways. May reveals that she is going to the Johto region alone to compete in the Pokémon Contests. Max remains in Hoenn, hoping to become a Pokémon trainer. Brock returns to his gym in Pewter City and Ash returns to Pallet Town. However, upon his return he meets Gary and they decide to have a Pokémon battle. Ash appears to be confident he will win until he finds Gary has caught an Electivire from the Sinnoh region, which easily beats Pikachu. Ash decides to travel to the Sinnoh region as well and, along with Pikachu and Aipom, say goodbye and head to Sinnoh.

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  1. ^ A Kanto town unrelated to Johto's Silver Conference.


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