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Titles and Airdates
  • United States 2007-06-27 Shapes of Things to Come
  • Japan 2007-01-11 クロガネジム!ヒョウタVSシンジ!!
  • Japan 2007-01-11 Kurogane Gym! Hyouta VS Shinji!!
  • Japan 2007-01-11 Kurogane Gym! Hyōta vs Shinji!!
  • Germany Außen hui, innen pfui!
  • France Sacha à l'Arène Charbourg
  • Spain Las formas de las cosas futuras
  • Sweden 2008-03-15 Oreburgh City!
  • Italy 2007-10-25 La prima Gara
  • Mexico ¡Un Estilo Inesperado!
  • Finland 2008-10-26 Menneestä tulevaan
  • Taiwan 鋼鐵道館!瓢太對抗真司!!
  • Poland 2008-12-13 Przyszłość nabiera kształtów
  • Netherlands VOORPROEFJES VAN DINGEN DIE GAAN KOMEN
  • Brazil 2008-07-18 As Coisas Como São!
  • Czechia 2009-01-23 Podoba věcí příštích
  • Norway 2008-09-14 Fremtidsutsikter
  • Denmark Sådan toner fremtiden sig!
  • South Korea 2007-11-06 무쇠체육관 시합! 진철 대 강석!
  • Portugal 2009-04-26 Visão do Futuro!
  • Russia 2008-11-04 В преддверии будущего!
Staff List
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Team Iguchi

Japan Screenplay 冨岡淳広 (Atsuhiro Tomioka)
Japan Storyboard 秦義人 (Yoshito Hata)
Japan Animation Director 志村泉 (Izumi Shimura)
Japan Episode Director 秦義人 (Yoshito Hata)

OP/ED List

君のそばで ~ヒカリのテーマ~
Kimi no Soba de ~Hikari no Theme~
웃어봐
Smile
Summary
Ash and co. have finally made it in Oreburgh City. There next stop is the Oreburgh Gym where Ash will compete for his badge. Ash and co. walk up to the Oreburgh Gym. Dawn notices that the gym looks like it's for serious trainers only. Suddenly, Paul and another guy walks out of the gym. Ash asks Paul if he won a badge, and Paul tells him that it's none of his business. The other guy assumes that Ash is here to battle the gym leader. Ash introduces himself to the guy. The guy welcomes Ash to the gym for rock Pokémon. He says that the gym leader's name is Roark, who is temporarily not available at the moment. The guy's name is Ian, and he takes care of the Pokémon in the gym. Paul states that he will be at the Pokémon Center until Roark is back. Then he walks off.

Ian gives Ash his Sinnoh badge case. When Ash obtains eight badges, he can qualify for the Sinnoh League. Ash asks where Roark is at. Ian tells him that Roark is coal mining. Brock states that Oreburgh City gets it name from their famous coal. Roark also sometimes goes for hidden treasure.

Meanwhile, Team Rocket is busy digging away at the coal mining site. Ash and co. walk up to them. Team Rocket immediately notices them. Suddenly, a group of men carry out a big fossil in a train car. Another man walks out, which the guy's refer to him as Roark. Roark begins to talk to the fossil. Ash and co. are surprised that Roark talks to fossils. Roark states that he can still feel the life in the fossil. When Roark is done talking to the fossil, the group of men carry it back to the museum. Ash tells Roark that he wants to battle him, but another person is ahead of him first. Roark is surprised that two challengers are waiting for him. Ash and co. then ask about the treasure that Roark searches for. Roark tells his friends that the fossils end up being the treasure.

Ash and co. arrive back at the gym. Roark explains to Ian that he found an amazing discovery. Then Paul walks into the gym. Ian tells Roark that Paul is his first challenger. Paul and Roark greet each other. Dawn can't wait to see the gym battle because she never saw one before. Roark asks Paul if he cared that Ash and co. watched. Paul could care less. Ian begins to explain the rules of the gym. It will be a 3-on-3 battle. Then the battle begins.

Roark starts off by sending out Geodude. Dawn looks up Geodude in her Pokédex. Paul sends out Azumarill, a water type Pokémon. Dawn looks up Azumarill in her Pokédex. Azumarill starts off with a Hydro Pump attack. Geodude dodges the attack and uses Hidden Power. Azumarill falls to the ground. Geodude goes immediately into a Rollout attack. Before Azumarill can use its Water Gun attack, it is hit by Geodude. Azumarill flies into the air where it is hit again by Geodude. Azumarill is knocked out, so Roark wins the first round.

Paul returns Azumarill back into its Pokéball and curses at it. Then he sends out Elekid. Roark wonders what Paul's strategy is since none of Elekid's electric type moves will work on Geodude. Paul orders Elekid to use Brick Break. Geodude sticks with Rollout. However, Elekid has the upperhand, and it knocks Geodude out of battle. Paul wins the second round. Dawn is surprised that Geodude lost even though Elekid was at a huge disadvantage to it. Brock tells Dawn that using the right moves can overcome that disadvantage.

Roark returns Geodude back into its Pokéball and sends out Onix. Dawn looks up Onix in her Pokédex. Brock can see that Roark's Onix has been through some tough training. Paul decides to stay with Elekid. Elekid uses Brick Break again, but Onix dodges the attack. Then Onix uses Slam. Just before Onix's body can hit Elekid, Elekid uses Protect to protect itself. Onix isn't done yet. It strikes Elekid with its Double-Edge attack. Ash knows that Onix also suffers damage from the Double-Edge attack. Dawn notices that Onix looks fine. Brock explains that Onix has the Rock Head ability, which prevents recoil damage from taking place.

Onix's next attack is Stealth Rock. A bunch of rocks surround Elekid. Brock explains that Stealth Rock is a move that damages Pokémon later in battle. So if Paul decides to switch Pokémon, that Pokémon he sends out will take some serious damage. However, Stealth Rock doesn't affect Elekid at all. Onix uses Slam again. When Onix makes contact with Elekid, Elekid's special ability, Static, activates. Onix is now paralyzed. Paul hopes to win the battle now that Onix is paralyzed. Elekid uses Brick Break, and Onix attacks with Double-Edge. Both Pokémon collide into each other. Paul notices that Elekid is weakening down, so he returns it. Ash and co. think that Paul doesn't care about the Stealth Rock at all.

Paul sends out Chimchar, who gets damaged by the Stealth Rock. Roark is impressed that Paul is sending out Pokémon that aren't very good match-ups to rock type Pokémon. Chimchar starts off with Dig. Onix tries to sense with Chimchar is but fails. Chimchar then uses Dig on Onix. Then attack has a powerful impact on Onix. Onix uses Double-Edge, but Chimchar dodges the attack by digging again. Onix tries to feel Chimchar's movements again, but the Static is disrupting it. Chimchar uses Dig again, and Onix faints. Paul wins the round.

Roark's last Pokémon is Cranidos. Ash notices that Cranidos looks similar to the fossil he saw earlier. He looks up Cranidos in his Pokédex. Chimchar uses Dig attack. Cranidos senses Chimchar's movements, and it uses Headbutt right when Chimchar pops out from underground. Chimchar uses Dig attack. This time, however, when Chimchar comes out, it gets hit by Cranidos' Zen Headbutt attack. Brock states that Zen Headbutt is a very powerful attack, and it can even flinch the opponent. Cranidos uses Zen Headbutt again. Chimchar is scared by the attack, that it ends up flinching and getting hurt. Then Cranidos uses Focus Energy. Brock thinks that Roark is planning on using a final Zen Headbutt to knock Chimchar out.

Suddenly, Chimchar begins to light up in flames. Brock sees that Chimchar is using its Blaze ability. Now Chimchar's fire attacks will be stronger. Cranidos uses Zen Headbutt again, but Chimchar counters with Flame Wheel. It hits Cranidos' legs to weaken it. Cranidos is able to stand up, but Chimchar hits it with another Flame Wheel. Then Chimchar digs underground again. Cranidos uses Focus Energy just before it gets hit by Chimchar's Dig attack. Afterwards, Cranidos charges towards Chimchar with a Headbutt attack. It hits Chimchar, and Chimchar faints.

Paul has no other choice but to send out Elekid. Elekid gets hit by the Stealth Rock. Elekid uses Brick Break again. Cranidos counters with Flamethrower, but Elekid dodges the attack. It hits Cranidos' leg with Brick Break, weakening it. Elekid's Static ability kicks in again, but Cranidos also has a special ability: Mold Breaker. It cancels out Elekid's ability, leaving it unparalyzed. Then Cranidos uses Zen Headbutt again, but the damage in its leg prevents it from using the attack. Elekid then use Brick Break again on Cranidos. Because Cranidos can't use its legs, it use Flamethrower instead. The fire attack hits Elekid. Elekid falls to the ground, but it manages to recover. Elekid uses Brick Break again, and Cranidos uses Zen Headbutt. Both Pokémon collide into each other. When the dust clears, Cranidos falls to the ground. It can't battle anymore, so Paul is the winner.

Roark congratulates Paul and presents him with his badge. Paul accepts the badge and begins to walk away. Now it is Ash's turn to battle Roark...

English Official Summary

Ash and his friends have reached Oreburgh City, where Ash will try to earn his first Sinnoh Gym Badge. But Paul has beaten him to the Oreburgh Gym, and he'll battle Gym Leader Roark first—if Roark ever shows up! Roark is also a mining foreman who's busy excavating for buried fossils and coal ore. In fact, Ash and company locate him just as he's uncovered another fossil find. The fossils he discovers can be revived at the local museum, which has Team Rocket sensing another great opportunity to score some Pokémon for their Boss. Roark returns to the Gym to battle Paul in a 3-on-3 battle. The Oreburgh Gym is a Rock-type Gym, so Paul has an Azumarill to counter Roark's Geodude. Even though Azumarill should have the advantage, Geodude quickly knocks it out, and Paul is not pleased! Paul's Elekid defeats Geodude, only to have trouble with Roark's deceptively fast Onix. Paul switches Elekid out for Chimchar and beats Onix, but now Roark brings out a Cranidos. Paul lets Chimchar take some hits so it can power up using its Blaze ability, yet even that doesn't stop Cranidos. Finally it's all up to Elekid, and it emerges victorious after the tough battle. Paul has earned his badge—along with a whole heap of hard feelings from Ash! Ash doesn't like the way Paul treats his Pokémon, and he likes it even less when Paul wants to leave without seeing Ash battle! But will Ash's wounded pride backfire on him?

French Official Summary

Sacha et ses amis arrivent enfin à Charbourg, où notre héros va essayer de remporter son premier Badge de la Ligue Sinnoh. Mais Paul l'a battu à l'Arène de Charbourg, et il va d'abord devoir affronter le Champion Pierrick (du moins, s'il daigne se montrer !)

German Official Summary

Als Ash in der Erzelingen-Arena zu seinem ersten Arenakampf in der Sinnoh-Region ankommt, entdeckt er, dass sein Rivale Paul bereits dort ist!

Italian Official Summary

Il gruppo ha raggiunto Mineropoli, dove Ash cercherà di conquistare la sua prima Medaglia della regione di Sinnoh. Tuttavia, Paul lo ha preceduto nella Palestra locale, dove affronterà per primo Pedro, il Capopalestra. Sempre che si presenti!

Portuguese Official Summary

Quando Ash chega no Ginásio de Oreburgh para sua primeira Batalha de Ginásio na Região de Sinnoh, ele descobre que seu rival Paul chegou primeiro para o desafio!

Finnish Official Summary

Ashin saavuttua Oreburghin salille ensimmäistä Sinnoh-alueen saliotteluaan varten, hän saa selville että hänen kilpakumppaninsa Paul on ehtinyt ensin!

Spanish Latin America Official Summary

Cuando Ash llega al Gimnasio Oreburgh para su primera batalla de Gimnasio en la región Sinnoh, descubre que su rival Paul lo ha superado en el desafío.

Spanish Official Summary

Ash y sus amigos han llegado a Ciudad Pirita, donde Ash intentará conseguir su primera Medalla de Gimnasio en Sinnoh. Pero Polo ha llegado al Gimnasio Pirita antes que él, y será el primero en luchar contra el Líder de Gimnasio Roco, ¡si es que Roco aparece!

English Great Britian Official Summary

Ash and his friends have reached Oreburgh City, where Ash will try to earn his first Sinnoh Gym Badge. But Paul has beaten him to the Oreburgh Gym, and he'll battle Gym Leader Roark first—if Roark ever shows up! Roark is also a mining foreman who's busy excavating for buried fossils and coal ore. In fact, Ash and company locate him just as he's uncovered another fossil find. The fossils he discovers can be revived at the local museum, which has Team Rocket sensing another great opportunity to score some Pokémon for their Boss. Roark returns to the Gym to battle Paul in a 3-on-3 battle. The Oreburgh Gym is a Rock-type Gym, so Paul has an Azumarill to counter Roark's Geodude. Even though Azumarill should have the advantage, Geodude quickly knocks it out, and Paul is not pleased! Paul's Elekid defeats Geodude, only to have trouble with Roark's deceptively fast Onix. Paul switches Elekid out for Chimchar and beats Onix, but now Roark brings out a Cranidos. Paul lets Chimchar take some hits so it can power up using its Blaze ability, yet even that doesn't stop Cranidos. Finally it's all up to Elekid, and it emerges victorious after the tough battle. Paul has earned his badge—along with a whole heap of hard feelings from Ash! Ash doesn't like the way Paul treats his Pokémon, and he likes it even less when Paul wants to leave without seeing Ash battle! But will Ash's wounded pride backfire on him?

Russian Official Summary

Когда Эш приходит в Оренборо Сити, месту проведения его первой гим-битвы в Синно, он узнает, что Пол его в этом уже опередил!

Dutch Official Summary

Als Ash aankomt in de Oreburgh Gym voor zijn eerste Gym gevecht in de Sinnoh regio, ontdekt hij dat zijn rivaal Paul hem al voor is gegaan!

Norwegian Official Summary

I det Ash ankommer Oreburgh Gym for sin første Gym-kamp i Sinnoh-regionen, oppdager han at rivalen hans Paul har kommet ham i forkjøpet!

Swedish Official Summary

När Ash kommer fram till Oreburgh-gymmet för sin första strid i Sinnoh-regionen, upptäcker han att hans rival Paul har hunnit före honom!

Danish Official Summary

Da Ash ankommer til Oreburgh-salen til sin første Salkamp i Sinnoh-regionen, opdager han, at hans rival Paul har snuppet udfordringen for næsen af ham!

Characters

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  • United States Ash Ketchum
  • Japan サトシ
  • Japan Satoshi
  • Japan Satoshi
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  • United States Pikachu
  • Japan ピカチュウ
  • Japan Pikachu
  • Japan Pikachu
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  • United States Brock
  • Japan タケシ
  • Japan Takeshi
  • Japan Takeshi
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  • United States Meowth
  • Japan ニャース
  • Japan Nyarth
  • Japan Nyarth
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  • United States Jessie
  • Japan ムサシ
  • Japan Musashi
  • Japan Musashi
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  • United States James
  • Japan コジロウ
  • Japan Kojirō
  • Japan Kojiro
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  • United States Dawn
  • Japan ヒカリ
  • Japan Hikari
  • Japan Hikari
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  • United States Paul
  • Japan シンジ
  • Japan Shinji
  • Japan Shinji
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  • United States Paul's Elekid
  • Japan シンジのエレキッド
  • Japan Shinji no Elekid
  • Japan Shinji's Elekid
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  • United States Roark
  • Japan ヒョウタ
  • Japan Hyōta
  • Japan Hyouta
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  • United States Wobbuffet
  • Japan ソーナンス
  • Japan Sonansu
  • Japan Sonansu
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  • United States Paul's Chimchar
  • Japan シンジのヒコザル
  • Japan Shinji no Hikozaru
  • Japan Shinji's Hikozaru
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  • United States Roark's Onix
  • Japan ヒョウタのイワーク
  • Japan Hyouta no Iwark
  • Japan Hyouta's Iwark
Ian
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  • United States Ian
  • Japan イワオ
  • Japan Iwao
  • Japan Iwao
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  • United States Roark's Geodude
  • Japan ヒョウタのイシツブテ
  • Japan Hyouta no Ishitsubute
  • Japan Hyouta's Ishitsubute
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  • United States Paul's Azumarill
  • Japan シンジのマリルリ
  • Japan Shinji no Marilli
  • Japan Shinji's Marilli
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  • United States Roark's Cranidos
  • Japan ヒョウタのズガイドス
  • Japan Hyōta no Zugaidos
  • Japan Hyouta's Zugaidos

Wild Pokémon

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  • United States Machoke
  • Japan ゴーリキー
  • Japan Goriky
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  • United States Machamp
  • Japan カイリキー
  • Japan Kairiky
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  • United States Hariyama
  • Japan ハリテヤマ
  • Japan Hariteyama
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12:43

Eyecatch Diamond and Pearl Eyecatch

Fourth variation of the Diamond and Pearl Intro and Return Eyecatches featuring Hikari, Satoshi and Takeshi.
23:05

Okido Segment Pokémon Encyclopedia

Pokémon Encyclopedia & Senryu
Theme Satoshi's Mukkuru(サトシのムックル)
Japanese ムックルが ムクムクしんか ムクバード
Romaji Mukkuru ga mukumuku shinka Mukubaado
Translated

Japanese Music:

Time Track Notes
Japan 00:00 2006-2010(DP)-M23 戦闘!ジムリーダー
Japanese (Romanized): Sentō! Gym Leader
Japanese (Trans): Fight! Gym Leader
Hyouta's Zugaidos battles Shinji's Hikozaru during their gym battle (cold opening).
Japan 00:18 Together <TVバージョン>
Japanese (Romanized): Together <TV Version>
Japanese (Trans): Together <TV Version>
Opening Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 01:46 2006-2010(DP)-Subtitle Diamond & Pearl Title Card
Japan 01:55 Movie 2 Short - Final Farewell Satoshi and his friends arrive at Kurogane City.
Japan 02:39 Movie 2 BGM - Strange Weather Movie 2 BGM - Shinji comes out from the Gym with Iwao.
Japan 04:09 2006-2010(DP)-M17 Rocket Gang works in Kurogane City's construction site and does a variation of the Diamond & Pearl Motto.
Japan 05:20 千年彗星
Japanese (Romanized): Sen Nen Suisei
Japanese (Trans): 1000 Year Comet
Movie 6 BGM - Hyouta examines the fossil and begins to talk to it.
Japan 07:08 Movie 3 BGM - An E-Mail to Okido Movie 3 BGM - Shinji walks into the Gym and goes with Hyouta into the arena to battle.
Japan 08:23 2002-2005(AG)-M22 戦闘!レジロック・レジアイス・レジスチル
Japanese (Romanized): Sentō! Regirock - Regice - Registeel
Japanese (Trans): Fight! Regirock - Regice - Registeel
Hyouta and Shinji begin the gym battle.
Japan 09:56 1997-1998-M24 A Creeping Threat After Shinji's Azumao was defeated against Ishitsubute, Takeshi thinks the gym leader was prepared for people to try to beat him with a Water-type and so he trained his Pokémon to be able to beat them.
Japan 11:12 氷原の決戦(レックウザVsデオキシス)
Japanese (Romanized): Hyougen no Kessen (Rayquaza Vs Deoxys)
Japanese (Trans): Decisive Battle on the Ice Field (Rayquaza Vs Deoxys)
Movie 7 BGM - Hyouta sends out Iwark against Shinji's Elekid.
Japan 12:44 2006-2010(DP)-Eyecatch D Eyecatch Break
Japan 12:50 2006-2010(DP)-M21 210ばんどうろ(昼)
Japanese (Romanized): 210-ban dōro (hiru)
Japanese (Trans): Route 210 (Day)
Sponsor Message
Japan 13:00 2006-2010(DP)-Eyecatch A Eyecatch Return
Japan 13:07 崩壊
Japanese (Romanized): Houkai
Japanese (Trans): Caving in
Movie 8 BGM - Hyouta orders Iwark to use Stealth Rock on Shinji's Elekid.
Japan 14:52 Movie 6 BGM - Groudon Attacks the Group Movie 6 BGM - Shinji sends out Hikozaru against Hyouta's Iwark.
Japan 16:16 Movie 3 BGM - 戦闘!トレーナー(ジョウト) 2000
Japanese (Romanized): Sentō! Trainer (Jouto) 2000
Japanese (Trans): Fight! Trainer (Jouto) 2000
Movie 3 BGM - Hyouta sends out Zugaidos against Shinji's Hikozaru.
Japan 17:50 フライゴン登場
Japanese (Romanized): Flygon Toujou
Japanese (Trans): Flygon's Appearance
Movie 6 BGM - Hikozaru's Blaze is activated.
Japan 19:07 ラストバトル!!
Japanese (Trans): Last Battle!!
Movie 6 BGM - Takeshi explains that Rock Tomb will keep being used in the battle in each Pokémon that switches the previous, as Hyouta's Zugaidos and Shinji's Elekid begin the decisive battle.
Japan 21:09 サトシ戦いの決意
Japanese (Romanized): Satoshi tatakai no ketsui
Japanese (Trans): Satoshi's Battle Resolve
Movie 1 BGM - The second part of the music plays as Iwao declares Zugaidos as unable to battle and Shinji as the winner.
Japan 21:54 君のそばで〜ヒカリのテーマ〜
Japanese (Romanized): Kimi no soba de 〜Hikari no Theme〜
Japanese (Trans): By Your Side 〜Hikari's Theme〜
Ending Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 23:15 2006-2010(DP)-M22 206ばんどうろ(昼)
Japanese (Romanized): 206-ban dōro (hiru)
Japanese (Trans): Route 206 (Day)
Professor Okido's Pokémon Encyclopedia
Japan 23:20 2006-2010(DP)-M08 201ばんどうろ(昼)
Japanese (Romanized): 201-ban dōro (hiru)
Japanese (Trans): Route 201 (Day)
Okido explains the characteristics of Satoshi's Mukkuru.
Japan 24:04 Okido's Senryū Theme Okido recites a Senryū.
Japan 24:15 2006-2010(DP)-M24 新サトシのテーマ
Japanese (Romanized): Shin Satoshi no thema
Japanese (Trans): Satoshi's New Theme
Diamond & Pearl Episode 16 preview
Japan 24:45 2006-2010(DP)-M01 けんきゅうじょ(オープニング)
Japanese (Romanized): Kenkyūjo (Opening)
Japanese (Trans): Laboratory (Opening)
Sponsor Message

Music Statistics:

Number of Assigned Tracks to the Japanese Original: 26
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 0
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Characters in episode: Satoshi, Satoshi's Pikachu, Takeshi, Hikari, Musashi, Kojiro, Nyarth, Shinji, Iwao, Musashi's Sonansu, Hyouta, Hyouta's Ishitsubute, Shinji's Marilli, Shinji's Elekid, Hyouta's Iwark, Shinji's Hikozaru, Hyouta's Zugaidos

Pokemon in Episode: Hariteyama, Goriky, Kairiky

Characters Pokemon Attacks:
Shinji's Marilli - Hydro Pump
Hyouta's Ishitsubute - Hidden Power
Hyouta's Ishitsubute - Rollout
Shinji's Marilli - Water Gun (called, but not performed)
Shinji's Elekid - Brick Break
Hyouta's Iwark - Slam
Shinji's Elekid - Protect
Hyouta's Iwark - Double-Edge
Hyouta's Iwark - Rock Head (ability)
Hyouta's Iwark - Stealth Rock
Shinji's Elekid - Static (ability)
Shinji's Hikozaru - Dig
Hyouta's Zugaidos - Headbutt
Hyouta's Zugaidos - Zen Headbutt
Hyouta's Zugaidos - Focus Energy
Shinji's Hikozaru - Blaze (ability)
Shinji's Hikozaru - Flame Wheel
Hyouta's Zugaidos - Flamethrower
Hyouta's Zugaidos - Mold Breaker (ability)

Eyecatch: Hikari, Satoshi, Takeshi (first DP eyecatch style)

Location: Kurogane City, Kurogane Mine, Kurogane Gym

Brief list of major episode highlights:
- The group reaches Kurogane and heads for the Gym.
- At the Gym, they meet Shinji and the gym leader Hyouta's assistant Iwao. Iwao explains Hyouta is currently at the Kurogane mine, and couldn't challenge Shinji.
- While Shinji waits at the Pokemon Center, Satoshi and his friends head for the mine, where they ask Hyouta to return to the gym.
- The Rocket Gang are working at the mine in disguise, and overhears Hyouta talking about the possibility to revive extinct Pokémon from fossils, which gives them an idea.
- The group, along with Hyouta, returns to the gym, and Shinji is called in to challenge Hyouta first. Hikari wants to see his battle, and Shinji doesn't care either way, so the group is allowed to act as audience.
- The battle is 3 on 3, and Hyouta's Ishitsubute starts by defeating Shinji's Marilli. Shinji then sends out Elekid, which defeats Ishitsubute in one hit.
- Hyouta next sends out Iwark, which damages Elekid badly, and sets up a Stealth Rock trap. Shinji nevertheless switches to Hikozaru, which defeats Iwark with repeated Dig attacks.
- Hyouta's final Pokemon is Zugaidos, which Hikozaru has little chance to defend itself against until Blaze kicks in. Hikozaru repeatedly attacks Zugaidos' leg, but eventually falls.
- Shinji sends Elekid back in, and it eventually manages to bring down the damaged Zugaidos
- As Shinji is awarded the Coal Badge, Satoshi tells him he'll have to watch his upcoming battle too.

Team Rocket Balloon Enhancements? No

Number of Times Team Rocket Blasted off in the episode: 0

Did Team Rocket use a Mecha in the episode? No

Okido's Lecture: "Satoshi's Mukkuru"
Last edited 28 Jan 2011 09:06 AM by Adamant