List of Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl episodes

This is a list of episodes for Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl, aired in Japan as Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl (ポケットモンスター ダイヤモンド&パール, Poketto Monsutā Daiyamondo & Pāru), the tenth season of the Pokémon animated series. Covering the continuing adventures of series protagonist Ash Ketchum and his best friend Brock, the two meet a new coordinator named Dawn, who travels with them through Sinnoh and enters Pokemon Contests.

List of Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl episodes
Pokemon S10 logo.jpg
Japanese logo for the series (top)
English title screen from the Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl season (bottom)
Country of originJapan
No. of episodes52 (Japanese version)
51 (International version)
Original networkTV Tokyo
Original releaseSeptember 28, 2006 (2006-09-28) –
October 25, 2007 (2007-10-25)
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The Japanese opening theme song is "Together" by Fumie Akiyoshi starting in episode 4 during the original broadcast, and starting in episode 2 on DVD. The Japanese ending theme song is "Kimi no Soba de (Hikari no Tēma)" (君のそばで 〜ヒカリのテーマ〜, By Your Side ~Hikari's Theme~) by Grin. The English opening theme song is "Diamond and Pearl" by "Breeze" Barczynski.


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. This series uses game music from Pokémon Yellow and Pokémon Gold and Silver. The series began regularly airing in the United States on June 4, 2007 and ended with the fifty-first and final episode of season ten, "Smells Like Team Spirit", first aired on Cartoon Network on February 1, 2008.[1] This is the final season of Pokémon dubbed in association with TAJ Productions.

The series began airing first-run episodes in Japan on September 28, 2006 and ended on October 25, 2007. The first three episodes of the tenth season were broadcast in the United States as a special on April 20, 2007 back-to-back in the same format as the original Japanese airing.

It was also first aired in the United Kingdom on Cartoon Network Too on February 4, 2008, on July 1, 2008 Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl started airing double bills on CITV in the morning, and Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl Battle Dimension aired on Jetix from September 6, 2008, airing a new episode every day at 6pm.[1] The show also began airing in Canada on August 16, 2008 on YTV. Pop also airs the series in the UK as of March 2019.

The series was released on six volume DVDs and three box sets by Viz Media in North America.[2][3] Viz Media released Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl – The Complete Season on DVD on August 20, 2019.[4]

This season, Pokémon has a different slogan "We can change the world!", and it has a different Japanese slogan "GOOD GOOD SMILE!"


J# E# English title
Japanese title
Original air date English air date
469465"Following a Maiden's Voyage!" (Setting Off! From Futaba Town to Masago Town!!)
Transcription: "Tabidachi! Futaba Taun Kara Masago Taun e!!" (Japanese: 旅立ち!フタバタウンからマサゴタウンへ!!)
September 28, 2006 (2006-09-28)April 20, 2007
Dawn is a 10-year-old girl living in the region of Sinnoh, aspiring to become a great Pokémon Coordinator. She starts off by heading towards the Pokémon Laboratory in Sandgem Town on her bike to get her starter Pokémon, but she was completely perplexed by the roads. Somewhere in between, she bumps into an elder man, later revealed to be Professor Rowan. After arriving at Professor Rowan's laboratory, she gets her first Pokémon which was a Piplup; following this, she sees a projected soul of Mesprit at Lake Verity. Meanwhile, Ash arrives in Sinnoh by ship and has an aerial battle with Team Rocket, resulting in the loss of Pikachu into a forest.
470466"Two Degrees of Separation!" (Find Pikachu! Route 202!)
Transcription: "Pikachū o Sagase! 202-ban Dōro!" (Japanese: ピカチュウをさがせ!202番道路!)
September 28, 2006 (2006-09-28)April 20, 2007
Dawn, who just received Piplup, laid her sights on Jubilife City. Ash's weakened Pikachu appears in front of her, closely pursued by Team Rocket. Ash begins his search for Pikachu when he reunites with Brock on the way. Later on, Ash captures a Starly. While Ash meets Professor Rowan for the first time, Dawn leaves the laboratory. The two of them then begin to track each other down with the aid of Professor Rowan, Nurse Joy and Officer Jenny.
471467"When Pokémon Worlds Collide!" (Rival Battle! Three On Three!!)
Transcription: "Raibaru Batoru! San Tai San!!" (Japanese: ライバルバトル!三対三!!)
September 28, 2006 (2006-09-28)April 20, 2007
Ash continues his search for Pikachu. While searching, he is challenged to a single-elimination three-on-three Pokémon battle by a new rival, Paul. Dawn, Piplup and Pikachu soon is helped by Ash, his Aipom and Starly. Then, Dawn and Ash become fast friends when they headed back to the Pokémon Lab to get a package that was sent from Ash's mother, which turns out to be a package of clothes. Ash, Dawn and Brock, now being reunited with Pikachu, all begin to head to Jubilife City where Dawn meets Paul for the first time, in which he challenges Ash again. The battle ends in a tie, yet Ash feels like he lost.
472468"Dawn of a New Era!" (Pochama Against Subomie! Hikari's First Battle!!)
Transcription: "Potchama Tai Subomī! Hikari Hatsu Batoru!!" (Japanese: ポッチャマ対スボミー!ヒカリ初バトル!!)
October 5, 2006 (2006-10-05)June 7, 2007
Ash and Dawn have started traveling together, but they are already having problems getting along with each other. On the road, Ash and Dawn constantly argue about who is better than the other in many ways. Wanting to get Ash to acknowledge her power, Dawn challenges a Pokémon minstrel by the name Nando to a battle. The two later find out that Nando is skilled and undecided about whether to challenge Gyms or Contests, causing Ash and Dawn to try to persuade him to challenge their preferred competitions. At the end of the episode, it is revealed that Nando decided to drop neither one side and chose to take both Gyms and Contests.
473469"Gettin' Twiggy with It!" (Naetle! I Got It!)
Transcription: "Naetoru! Getto da ze!" (Japanese: ナエトル!ゲットだぜ!)
October 19, 2006 (2006-10-19)June 11, 2007
Ash knocks down Team Rocket's hot-air balloon, which had captured Pikachu, with Starly. A wild Turtwig saves Pikachu from the balloon which had fallen into a distant lake. However, Turtwig starts getting defensive for Pikachu and won't let any human near it. Then, Ash grabs Pikachu just as they're hit with Sleep Powder from and Oddish. Turtwig carries Pikachu away. An elderly woman called Clara, invites them to her house. Later, they find the two Pokémon, but Turtwig attacks Ash, they tell it that Pikachu is his best friend, and Turtwig feels bad. Then, Team Rocket shows up and catches the two, running off with Ash and Piplup close behind.
474470"Different Strokes for Different Blokes!" (Bewilder Forest! Shinji Returns!!)
Transcription: "Mayoi no Mori! Shinji Futatabi!!" (Japanese: 迷いの森!シンジふたたび!!)
October 26, 2006 (2006-10-26)June 12, 2007
Ash and his friends were training Turtwig when they spotted Paul at the ledge. Paul challenges Ash to a battle for the first time. Ash battles Paul with his Turtwig and ends up battling Team Rocket when they interfere. They get knocked off a ledge and then have to make their way through a forest, where Paul catches a Stantler and then releases it because he assumed it was weak. Ash meanwhile, was being entranced multiple times after looking at the glowing horns of a herd of Stantler, giving him many horrible illusions. After meeting up with Brock and Dawn, Ash and co are then chased out of the forest by an Ursaring. Paul defeats and catches it, indicating that the Ursaring was worth capturing. Ash then challenges Paul to a battle again. Paul ends up winning against Ash which makes Ash upset.
475471"Like it or Lup It!" (Do Your Best, Pochama!!)
Transcription: "Potchama Ganbaru!!" (Japanese: ポッチャマがんばる!!)
November 2, 2006 (2006-11-02)June 13, 2007
Dawn is training Piplup for the upcoming Pokémon Contest. Team Rocket find some water Pokémon and Ludicolo squabbling over food and thinks of a plan to steal the food. They say they are going to help out when Ash and Co. then arrive. Team Rocket then steals the food and Piplup sees that the water Pokémon are upset. Piplup later tries to help the water Pokémon reclaim some stolen food. Piplup used a move that Dawn was teaching it to win the contest. Piplup perfects the move and makes Dawn very proud.
476472"Gymbaliar!" (Gureggru of the Mysterious Gym!)
Transcription: "Nazo no Jimu no Guregguru!" (Japanese: なぞのジムのグレッグル!)
November 9, 2006 (2006-11-09)June 14, 2007
Ash and his friends are heading to Jubilife City where a young girl named Minnie comes and asks them where the next gym is, and when Dawn answers Oreburgh Ash agrees. However, that wasn't the one Minnie was talking about. They then find a fake gym being run by Team Rocket and their new Croagunk. Brock finds a heart in Croagunk and decides to catch it, in which he succeeds. Croagunk then begins pulling Brock away from the girls, taking Misty and Max's role.
477473"Setting the World on its Buneary!" (Let's Play with Mimirol!?)
Transcription: "Mimiroru to Asobō!?" (Japanese: ミミロルとあそぼう!?)
November 16, 2006 (2006-11-16)June 18, 2007
Still on their way to Jubilife City, Ash and his friends saw a Buneary. Dawn decides to catch the Buneary. After some trial and chaos, Dawn finally captures a Buneary for her team. Buneary has a big crush on Ash's Pikachu.
478474"Not on My Watch Ya Don't!" (Can't Get the Pokétch!?)
Transcription: "Poketchi Nyūshu Konnan!?" (Japanese: ポケッチ入手困難!?)
November 30, 2006 (2006-11-30)June 19, 2007
Dawn seeks to acquire the popular Pokétch gadget. However Team Rocket takes advantages of this with a scheme of providing fake Pokétches that brainwash the owner's Pokémon using a Psyduck.
479475"Mounting a Coordinator Assault!" (Hikari! Contest Debut!!)
Transcription: "Hikari! Kontesuto Debyū!!" (Japanese: ヒカリ!コンテストデビュー!!)
December 7, 2006 (2006-12-07)June 20, 2007
Dawn is eager to participate in the Jubilife Pokémon Contest and meets Zoey, another girl, whom she instantly strikes a rivalry with. Ash's Aipom is also very eager to enter the contest, so Ash enters as well.
480476"Arrival of a Rival!" (Contest Battle! Rival Showdown!!)
Transcription: "Kontesuto Batoru! Raibaru Taiketsu!!" (Japanese: コンテストバトル!ライバル対決!!)
December 14, 2006 (2006-12-14)June 21, 2007
Ash, Dawn, Jessie, and Zoey all successfully make it past the first round. But Ash loses to Zoey in the second round and then, Dawn loses to Zoey in the semifinals. Jessie goes to the final round and loses to Zoey there. Dawn then get upset and tells her mother, who only tells her she should talk to her friends and not her all the time, so Dawn agrees. They then head to Oreburgh City to see Ash's first Gym Battle.
481477"A Staravia Is Born!" (Do Your Best, Mukkuru!)
Transcription: "Mukkuru Ganbaru!" (Japanese: ムックルがんばる!)
December 21, 2006 (2006-12-21)[a]June 25, 2007
Ash attempts to train his Starly. However, it ends up being captured by Team Rocket along with other bird Pokémon. After perfecting Aerial Ace, it evolves into Staravia.
482478"Leave it to Brocko!" (Leave it to Takeshi!)
Transcription: "Takeshi ni Omakase!" (Japanese: タケシにおまかせ!)
December 21, 2006 (2006-12-21)[a]June 26, 2007
Brock helps to reunite a Nuzleaf with his Strong Shiftry Brother. Brock's Bonsly evolves into a Sudowoodo.
483479"Shapes of Things to Come!" (Kurogane Gym! Hyouta vs. Shinji!!)
Transcription: "Kurogane Jimu! Hyōta Tai Shinji!!" (Japanese: クロガネジム!ヒョウタVSシンジ!!)
January 11, 2007 (2007-01-11)June 27, 2007
Ash has finally arrived at the Oreburgh Gym, all ready for a Gym Battle. However, the Rock-type Gym Leader, Roark has a match already scheduled, and the opponent is Paul. Paul faces Roark's Geodude, Onix, and Cranidos with Azumarill, Chimchar, and Elekid. Paul wins the Coal Badge using methods Ash does not like, but before he leaves, Ash challenges Roark to a battle.
484480"A Gruff Act to Follow!" (Zugaidos vs. Pikachu!)
Transcription: "Zugaidosu Tai Pikachū!" (Japanese: ズガイドスVSピカチュウ!)
January 18, 2007 (2007-01-18)June 28, 2007
With Paul winning the Coal Badge, it is now Ash's turn to face Roark. Ash then goes to the nearest Pokémon Center to heal his Pokémon. Then seeing Paul, Ash and him argue, then a kid approaches Paul and thanks him for giving him the Azumarill that Paul used in the battle. The trio are then in the Gym where Ash faces Roark. Ash uses Aipom, Turtwig, and Pikachu. But due to Roark's strong Pokémon, Ash ends up losing the battle.
485481"Wild in the Streets!" (Big Charge of Ancient Pokémon!!)
Transcription: "Kodai Pokemon Daishingeki!!" (Japanese: 古代ポケモン大進撃!!)
January 25, 2007 (2007-01-25)July 2, 2007
While Ash trains for a rematch, Team Rocket schemes to acquire a fossil Pokémon. Once an Aerodactyl is revived, several more ancient Pokémon break out. It takes Dawn's new combo and Roark's newly evolved Rampardos to completely stop them, leading to a new style of training.
486482"O'er the Rampardos We Watched!" (Return to Kurogane Gym! Decisive Battle with Rampard!!)
Transcription: "Kurogane Jimu Futatabi! Kessen Ramuparudo!!" (Japanese: クロガネジムふたたび!決戦ラムパルド!!)
February 1, 2007 (2007-02-01)July 3, 2007
With Team Rocket's plot thwarted, Ash makes use of a move performed by Dawn's Pokémon in his rematch against Roark and his newly evolved Rampardos. After defeating him, Ash earns the Coal Badge. While Team Rocket turn their attentions to stealing the Gym Pokemons, Brock's Croagunk stops them.
487483"Twice Smitten, Once Shy!" (Get Pachirisu... No Need to Worry!?)
Transcription: "Pachirisu Getto de...Daijōbu!?" (Japanese: パチリスゲットで…大丈夫!?)
February 8, 2007 (2007-02-08)July 5, 2007
Coming off Ash's victory over Roark, the gang continue their journey when they come across a hyperactive Pachirisu. Dawn captures it, but her attempts to control it, has her questioning her capabilities as a trainer.
488484"Mutiny in the Bounty!" (Pokémon Hunter J!)
Transcription: "Pokémon Hantā Jē!" (Japanese: ポケモンハンターJ!)
February 22, 2007 (2007-02-22)July 9, 2007
A mysterious woman named "J" appears in front of Ash and his friends. She's one of the evil Pokémon Hunters who, with her Drapion, Ariados and Salamence, robs Pokémon from their trainers and sells them to the highest bidder. Meowth and Ash's Pikachu are taken by the hunter and her henchmen. In order to get Pikachu back, Ash's group forge an alliance with Team Rocket. Even though the Pokémon are rescued, J manages to escape.
489485"Ya See We Want an Evolution!" (The Strongest Koiking and the Most Beautiful Hinbass!)
Transcription: "Saikyō no Koikingu to Mottomo Utsukushī Hinbasu!" (Japanese: 最強のコイキングと最も美しいヒンバス!)
March 1, 2007 (2007-03-01)July 10, 2007
Ash and his friends meet the B-button league. But Team Rocket tries to steal the strongest Magikarp and the most beautiful Feebas.
490486"Borrowing on Bad Faith!" (Pachirisu vs. Eipom! Contest Battle!! )
Transcription: "Pachirisu Tai Eipamu! Kontesuto Batoru!!" (Japanese: パチリスVSエイパム!コンテストバトル!!)
March 8, 2007 (2007-03-08)July 11, 2007
On their way to Floaroma Town, Ash and his friends decide to attend an unofficial Pokémon Contest. Dawn plans to use her new Pachirisu to challenge the contest. However, on their way to the village, Aipom falls off the cliff while playing and is saved by Jessie of Team Rocket. As a favor, Jessie wants to use Ash's Aipom to represent her in the Pokémon contest. Dawn and Jessie challenge each other in the final round, but Aipom manages to defeat Pachirisu and Jessie wins many bunches of bananas. But before they leave, Aipom rejoins Ash.
491487"Faced with Steelix Determination!" (Roaring Haganeil! Protect the Bipper Village!!)
Transcription: "Bakusō Haganēru! Bippa no Mura o Mamore!!" (Japanese: 爆走ハガネール!ビッパの村を守れ!!)
March 15, 2007 (2007-03-15)July 12, 2007
Still on their way to Floaroma Town, Ash and his friends find an injured Bidoof in a forest and are about to take it to the nearby waterfall when Team Rocket appear. However, behind them is a very angry Steelix on a rampage, due to the fact that they accidentally jammed their shovels onto Steelix's head. Ash, their Pokémon, and the Bidoof tribe team up to stop Team Rocket and calm the angered Steelix.
492488"Cooking Up a Sweet Story!" (Showdown! Satoshi Against Pikachu!?)
Transcription: "Taiketsu! Satoshi Tai Pikachū!?" (Japanese: 対決!サトシ対ピカチュウ!?)
March 29, 2007 (2007-03-29)July 16, 2007
Ash and his friends receive a request from a young woman named Teresa who wants to borrow Ash's Pikachu. She's in trouble because her Aunt Abigail's Pikachu (named Sugar), who helped make cakes in her cake store, suddenly disappeared. When Pikachu is captured, Abigail's newly evolved Raichu returns to save the day.
493489"Oh Do You Know the Poffin Plan!" (The Gifted Roserade and the Flower Legend!)
Transcription: "Kaiketsu Rozureido to Hana Densetsu!" (Japanese: 怪傑ロズレイドと花伝説!)
March 29, 2007 (2007-03-29)September 1, 2007
Ash and his friends arrive at Floaroma Town. They hear that a class has been opened within the town which teaches how to make the "Pokémon snack", Poffin. They try to make their first Poffin with the help of Forsythia and her seemingly shy Roserade. However, Team Rocket schemes to steal all the poffin and berries. In order to defeat them, Roserade is forced to reveal its true power.
494490"Getting the Pre-Contest Titters!" (Pokémon Contest! Sonoo Tournament!!)
Transcription: "Pokemon Kontesuto! Sonō Taikai!!" (Japanese: ポケモンコンテスト!ソノオ大会!!)
April 5, 2007 (2007-04-05)September 1, 2007
Dawn meets her childhood friend Kenny when she's training for the next Pokémon Contest. She wants to battle him; however, he turns down her request and asks Ash to have a battle instead. When Team Rocket arrives hoping to steal Kenny's Prinplup and Ash's Pikachu, Dawn sends out Piplup to stop them and Piplup learns Whirlpool, sending Team Rocket blasting off. The Floaroma Town Pokémon Contest begins with Dawn using Pachirisu in the opening round.
495491"Settling a Not-So-Old Score!" (Decisive Battle! Pochama vs. Pottaishi!!)
Transcription: "Kessen! Potchama Tai Pottaishi!!" (Japanese: 決戦!ポッチャマVSポッタイシ!!)
April 5, 2007 (2007-04-05)September 8, 2007
Dawn and Kenny make it to the finals, leaving the contest battle with Piplup versus it's evolved form, Prinplup. When the time runs out, Dawn is left with the most points and she wins her first Contest Ribbon.
496492"Drifloon on the Wind!" (Fuwante and the North Wind Messenger!)
Transcription: "Fuwante to Kitakaze no Tsukai!" (Japanese: フワンテと北風の使い!)
April 12, 2007 (2007-04-12)September 15, 2007
As they make their way towards Eterna City, Ash and his friends run into a Nurse Joy at a Pokémon Center with their pack of Drifloon. When Team Rocket try to kidnap the Father's Ampharos at the Power Plant, it causes an explosion which makes the electricity at the Pokémon Center to go out. With an approaching thunderstorm, Nurse Joy and Marnie Joy head towards the Plant to try to help. Paige also tries to help, but the wind carries her, her Drifloon, and Pikachu into the mountains. Ash attempts to save them, but he too gets caught in trouble. Soon after, Suicune appears and saves everyone.
497493"The Champ Twins!" (Satoshi and Hikari! No Need to Worry in a Tag Battle!?)
Transcription: "Satoshi to Hikari! Taggu Batoru de Daijōbu!?" (Japanese: サトシとヒカリ!タッグバトルで大丈夫!?)
April 12, 2007 (2007-04-12)September 22, 2007
Ash and Dawn (with their Turtwig and Piplup) have a tag team battle with Brian and Ryan (who, with their Quilava and Croconaw, have won 16-straight battles) that gets recorded for reporter Rhonda's "Sinnoh Now" TV program. Ash and Dawn end up fighting each other and they lose the match. They learn about teamwork and win the re-match. With this being the better battle, Rhonda decides to use that battle for her show.
498494"Some Enchanted Sweetening!" (Hakutai Forest! Minomutchi Evolution Strategy!!)
Transcription: "Hakutai no Mori! Minomutchi Shinka Sakusen!!" (Japanese: ハクタイの森!ミノムッチ進化作戦!!)
April 19, 2007 (2007-04-19)September 29, 2007
Ash and the gang meet Cheryl, a female treasure hunter traveling through Eterna Forest, in search of the Enchanted Honey, together with her Chansey. She captures a Male Burmy, since she needs it to evolve into a Mothim in order to get the Enchanted Honey at the Amber Castle.
499495"The Grass-Type is Always Greener!" (Naetle Against Naetle! Speed Showdown!!)
Transcription: "Naetoru Tai Naetoru! Supīdo Taiketsu!!" (Japanese: ナエトル対ナエトル!スピード対決!!)
April 26, 2007 (2007-04-26)October 6, 2007
Ash and his friends continue their search for the Enchanted Honey. During their journey, they meet Gardenia, the Gym Leader of Eterna City. Ash has a practice battle with her using his Turtwig and Staravia against Gardenia's Cherubi and Turtwig but loses easily to Gardenia's Turtwig.
500496"An Angry Combeenation!" (Beequeen of the Amber Castle!)
Transcription: "Kohaku no Shiro no Bīkuin!" (Japanese: 琥珀の城のビークイン!)
May 3, 2007 (2007-05-03)October 13, 2007
The quest for the Enchanted Honey concludes as our heroes arrive at Amber Castle, home to a hive of Combee and their leader, Queen Vespiquen.
501497"All Dressed Up with Somewhere to Go!" (It's Love! Pokémon Transformation Tournament!!)
Transcription: "Suki Desu! Pokemon Narikiri Taikai!!" (Japanese: スキです!ポケモンなりきり大会!!)
May 10, 2007 (2007-05-10)October 20, 2007
Ash and his friends compete in a Pokémon contest where a Pokémon must imitate another to win the prize; a Pokémon Egg. Brock ends up winning.
502498"Buizel Your Way Out of This!" (Buoysel! Road to the Strongest!!)
Transcription: "Buizeru! Saikyō e no Michi!!" (Japanese: ブイゼル!最強への道!!)
May 17, 2007 (2007-05-17)October 27, 2007
Ash and his friends encounter a wild Buizel. With Ash, Dawn and Zoey seeking to catch it. Dawn is the one to finally catch it.
503499"An Elite Meet and Greet" (Elite Four Goyō and Dotakun!)
Transcription: "Shitennō Goyō to Dōtakun!" (Japanese: 四天王ゴヨウとドータクン!)
May 24, 2007 (2007-05-24)November 3, 2007
Ash and his friends meet up with Lucian, a Psychic Pokémon enthusiast and one of Sinnoh's Elite Four. Dawn decides to test her luck against Lucian's Bronzong with her newly caught Buizel but Buizel will not listen to any of Dawn's commands. After an encounter with Team Rocket, Buizel listens to Dawn's commands, so Dawn re-challenges Lucian except Lucian leaves before the match is over.
504500"A Secret Sphere of Influence" (Sinnoh's Space-time Legend!)
Transcription: "Shin'ō Jikū Densetsu!" (Japanese: シンオウ時空伝説!)
May 31, 2007 (2007-05-31)November 10, 2007
The Adamant Orb is stolen from the Eterna City Museum, and the wandering minstrel Nando is accused for the crime by the local Officer Jenny (who has a Stunky). Ash and his friends, along with Gym Leader Gardenia and the Viridian City Officer Jenny, attempt to locate the true thieves.
505501"The Grass Menagerie" (Hakutai Gym! Vs. Natane!!)
Transcription: "Hakutai Jimu! Tai Natane!!" (Japanese: ハクタイジム!VSナタネ!!)
June 7, 2007 (2007-06-07)November 17, 2007
Ash finally has a Gym Battle with Gardenia, the Eterna City Gym Leader, in a 3-on-3 fight to the finish.
506502"One Big Happiny Family" (Explosive Birth! Cycling Road!!)
Transcription: "Bakutan! Saikuringu Rōdo!!" (Japanese: 爆誕!サイクリングロード!!)
June 21, 2007 (2007-06-21)November 24, 2007
Coming off Ash's victory over Gardenia, our heroes hurry to a Pokémon Center when Brock's egg is about to hatch, which later hatchs into a Happiny. Meanwhile, Team Rocket plans to steal Happiny.
507503"Steamboat Willies" (Pikachu's Caretaking!)
Transcription: "Pikachū no Orusuban!" (Japanese: ピカチュウのおるすばん!)
July 5, 2007 (2007-07-05)December 1, 2007
Ash and his friends decide to make a trip on a ship for tourists. They call out all of their Pokémon to show them the beautiful view they have from inside. Since there's still a lot of time left before the ship takes off, the group decide to do some shopping nearby, leaving the Pokémon alone on board. The situation ends in chaos.
508504"Top-Down Training" (Champion – Shirona Appears!!)
Transcription: "Chanpion, Shirona Tōjō!!" (Japanese: チャンピオン・シロナ登場!!)
July 19, 2007 (2007-07-19)December 8, 2007
Ash and his friends encounter Cynthia, Champion of the Sinnoh's Elite Four, just as she is about to begin a battle with Ash's rival, Paul. Paul reveals that he has been competing in four regions, and shows his very first Pokémon - Torterra, having evolved from his Turtwig. Paul pits his Chimchar, Weavile, Murkrow and Torterra against Cynthia's Garchomp but easily loses.
509505"A Stand Up Sit Down" (Hikari, Nozomi and the Double Performance!!)
Transcription: "Hikari to Nozomi to Daburu Pafōmansu!!" (Japanese: ヒカリとノゾミとダブルパフォーマンス!!)
July 26, 2007 (2007-07-26)December 15, 2007
Ash and his friends come to Zoey's aid as she has injured her right ankle. She tells them that the upcoming Contest requires the Coordinator to use two Pokémon at once. Dawn, having no experience of double battles, ends up getting a crash course with comedic results.
510506"The Electrike Company" (Rakurai Practice Center!!)
Transcription: "Rakurai Kunren Sentā!!" (Japanese: ラクライ訓練センター!!)
August 9, 2007 (2007-08-09)December 22, 2007
Ash and his friends meet Jocko, who is trying to discipline his Electrike. The Pokémon's having trouble with its accuracy however, so Brock asks if he could try and train it. Also, inspired by Electrike's dedication towards improvement, Team Rocket's James and Meowth decide to help out.
511507"Malice in Wonderland!" (Mumage! Escape from the Nightmare!!)
Transcription: "Mūmāji! Akumu kara no Dasshutsu!!" (Japanese: ムウマージ!悪夢からの脱出!!)
August 16, 2007 (2007-08-16)December 29, 2007
Ash and his friends (along with Team Rocket) get lost and decide to take shelter from the rain under an old gate. After seeing a strange light, everyone has their inner desires fulfilled. However, things slowly but surely get more and more strange with each passing second. It turns out that Mismagius' use of Confuse Ray was the root of the problem.
512508"Mass Hip-po-sis!" (Save the Stray Hipopotas!)
Transcription: "Maigo no Hipopotasu o Tasukero!" (Japanese: 迷子のヒポポタスを助けろ!)
August 23, 2007 (2007-08-23)January 5, 2008
Ash and friends encounter a stray Hippopotas.
513509"Ill-Will Hunting" (Hunter J Returns! Protect Tatetops!!)
Transcription: "Hantā Jē Futatabi! Tatetopusu o Mamore!!" (Japanese: ハンターJ再び!タテトプスを守れ!!)
August 30, 2007 (2007-08-30)January 12, 2008
The Pokémon Hunter J returns, now targeting a group of Shieldon. Can Ash and his friends, along with Ash's former rival Gary, help protect the Shieldon from the Hunter's evil grasp?
514510"A Maze-ing Race!" (Shuffle in the Maze! Everyone Hustle!!)
Transcription: "Meiro de Shaffuru! Minna de Hassuru!!" (Japanese: 迷路でシャッフル!みんなでハッスル!!)
September 13, 2007 (2007-09-13)January 19, 2008
Dawn wants to get the new coin flip Pokétch app, but accidentally goes to the wrong Pokémon Center. After finding out the actual location to get the application, our heroes set out. However, Team Rocket has set up a maze, which would allow them to separate the gang and steal their Pokémon but the plan starts to fail as Golems and an Onix stir up trouble.
515511"Sandshrew's Locker!" (Miru, Casey and, Underwater!)
Transcription: "Miru to Kēshī to Mizu no Soko!" (Japanese: ミルとケーシィと水の底!)
September 27, 2007 (2007-09-27)January 26, 2008
Ash and his friends meet Mira, a mysterious young girl, and her Abra. She leads them on a wild underwater expedition to recover a Pokémon named Sandshrew she lost as a child but find troubles as a Gyarados repeatedly attack them.
516"Satoshi and Hikari! Head for a New Adventure!!"
Transcription: "Satoshi to Hikari! Aratanaru Bōken ni Mukatte!!" (Japanese: サトシとヒカリ!新たなる冒険に向かって!!)
September 27, 2007 (2007-09-27)
A clip show summarizing the important events of the first 47 Diamond and Pearl episodes, including Ash's victories over Roark and Gardenia and the introductions of new rivals Paul and Zoey.
517512"Dawn's Early Night!" (Pokémon Contest! Yosuga Tournament!!)
Transcription: "Pokemon Kontesto! Yosuga Taikai!!" (Japanese: ポケモンコンテスト!ヨスガ大会!!)
October 4, 2007 (2007-10-04)January 26, 2008
Ash and the others finally reach Hearthome City, only to find out that the gym is closed. Dawn enters the Hearthome City Contest, only to find herself up against all her rivals: Zoey, Team Rocket's Jessie, and the wandering minstrel Nando. Sadly, Dawn loses in the first round getting very depressed. Zoey loses to Nando in the finals.
518513"Tag! We're It...!" (Everyone Participate! Tag Battle!!)
Transcription: "Zen'in Sanka! Taggu Batoru!!" (Japanese: 全員参加!タッグバトル!!)
October 4, 2007 (2007-10-04)February 1, 2008
The entire group enters a tag-team battle tournament in Hearthome City. Brock is paired with a female bird tamer named Holly, Dawn is paired with a nerd-like trainer named Conway, and Ash ends up with his rival Paul.
519514"Glory Blaze!" (Hikozaru vs. Zangoose! Destined Battle!!)
Transcription: "Hikozaru Tai Zangūsu! Unmei no Batoru!!" (Japanese: ヒコザルVSザングース!運命のバトル!!)
October 18, 2007 (2007-10-18)February 1, 2008
The Hearthome City Pokémon Tag-Team battle tournament continues, as Paul forces Chimchar to fight well past its limit. Ash and Paul manage to make it to the semifinals of the tournament, thanks to Ash taking control of Chimchar when Paul refuses to give it commands; at sunset of the day before the semifinals, Paul released his Chimchar. So then, Ash invited Chimchar to join his team.
520515"Smells Like Team Spirit!" (Tag Battle! Final!!)
Transcription: "Taggu Batoru! Fainaru!!" (Japanese: タッグバトル!ファイナル!!)
October 25, 2007 (2007-10-25)February 1, 2008
Chimchar accepts Ash's invitation to join the team. Ash battles alongside Paul in the tournament semifinals against Brock and Holly. They quickly make it to the finals where they are matched against Dawn and Conway. Paul's Elekid evolves into Electabuzz. Ash and Paul win the tournament and both receive a Soothe Bell as a prize. Paul then gives his to Ash, claiming that he has no need for it. By the end, Conway advises Ash to go to Veilstone City for his next gym badge.


  1. ^ a b These episodes were broadcast as part of an hour-long special.


  1. ^ a b "A Triple Tag Team Threat!". Archived from the original on 2008-02-08. Retrieved 2008-02-08.
  2. ^ "Pokemon: Diamond and Pearl, Vol. 6". Retrieved May 3, 2012.
  3. ^ "Pokemon: Diamond and Pearl - Set Three, Vols. 5-6". Retrieved May 3, 2012.
  4. ^ "Pokemon Diamond & Pearl Complete Season". Retrieved August 25, 2019.

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