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Titles and Airdates
  • United States 2007-09-01 Getting the Pre-Contest Titters
  • Japan 2007-04-05 ポケモンコンテスト!ソノオ大会!!
  • Japan 2007-04-05 Pokémon Contest! Sonō Taikai!!
  • Japan 2007-04-05 Pokémon Contest! Sonou Tournament!!
  • Germany Wer wird denn Bammel haben?
  • France H – 24
  • Spain Con los nervios previos al concurso
  • Sweden 2008-04-20 Skrattar bäst som skrattar sist!
  • Italy 2007-12-04 Brividi pre-gara
  • Mexico ¡Nervios De Concurso!
  • Finland 2008-12-06 Perhoset pyörivät mahassa
  • Taiwan 神奇寶貝華麗大賽!苑之大會!!
  • Poland 2008-12-24 Przedpokazowa trema
  • Netherlands DE BIBBERS VOOR DE WEDSTRIJD
  • Brazil 2008-08-04 Nervosismo de Pré- Torneio!
  • Czechia 2009-02-06 Předsoutěžní chichotání
  • Norway 2009-01-11 Sommerfugler i magen!
  • Denmark Sommerfugle i maven!
  • South Korea 2007-12-17 포켓몬 콘테스트! 꽃향기대회!
  • Portugal 2009-07-05 Nervos Antes da Competição!
  • Russia 2008-12-13 Происшествие перед состязаниями!
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君のそばで ~ヒカリのテーマ~ Pop-Up Version
Kimi no Soba de ~Hikari no Theme~ Pop-Up Version
Summary
The episode starts off with Pikachu storing up electricity. Dawn tells Pachirisu to store up electricity just like Pikachu. Pachirisu begins storing up electricity through its cheeks. Then it lets it all out at once. Dawn is training Pachirisu for the Pokémon contest. She thanks Pikachu for helping Pachirisu out. Dawn hopes to win a ribbon. Pachirisu then begins to beg Dawn for a poffin. Dawn gives a poffin to Pachirisu because it deserved it. Piplup gets a poffin, too. Then both of Dawn's Pokémon beg for more poffins, but Dawn says no. This makes Pachirisu upset, and it shocks the whole group. Pikachu dodges the shock, and shocks Pachirisu, knocking it out. Dawn sighs as her hair is ruined again.

Suddenly, someone shouts out DD at Dawn. Dawn recognizes the name right away and knows that only one person can know that name. She looks up and sees her friend, Kenny. Kenny greets Dawn. He notices that Dawn has a Pikachu, but Dawn tells him that the Pikachu belongs to her friend, Ash. Ash and Brock then introduce themselves to Kenny. Dawn explains to Kenny that she has been traveling together with Ash and Brock.

Jessie also plans on entering the contest. James and Meowth notice that Jessie acts like a whole new person when she is preparing for Pokémon contests. James wonders what Pokémon Jessie will use for the contest. Jessie points to all the Pokémon that other trainers have. Then she sends out Seviper and Dustox. She tells her Pokémon to capture any other Pokémon James and Meowth recommend.

Ash and co. are sitting at a table. Dawn explains that she has known Kenny ever since nursery school. Kenny went on his journey to become a Pokémon trainer before Dawn. Dawn tries to remember Kenny's first Pokémon. Kenny takes out a Pokéball and sends it out. A Prinplup appears. Ash looks up Prinplup in his Pokédex. Piplup walks over to Prinplup, and Prinplup pushes Piplup away. Kenny says that Prinplup doesn't like anyone invading its space. Piplup gets back up to its feet and tries to show Prinplup what it is made of. Dawn just wants them both to get along. Brock says that they are both penguin Pokémon, so they ought to be rivals.

Kenny states that he saw Dawn competing at the Jublife Pokémon contest. Dawn asks Kenny if he was watching the contest. Kenny tells her that he was on TV so he had to be competing in it. Kenny says that he once made it to the final round for his first ribbon, but he lost to a trainer named Zoey. That's where Zoey got her first ribbon from. Ash and Brock state that Zoey has well-trained Pokémon. Then Kenny asks Ash if he is also doing Pokémon contests. Dawn tells Kenny that Ash plans on entering the Sinnoh League. Even though Ash participated in a Pokémon contest before, he still loves gym battles more. After that, Dawn explains how she first met up with Ash and Brock.

Kenny decides to share some of his stories with Ash and Brock. His first story is that one time Dawn's mom got Dawn a haircut, a haircut that Dawn couldn't stand, so she tried to cut it herself. After Dawn was done cutting her hair, she looked like a Chimchar. Ash and Brock imagine Dawn's hair as a Chimchar's, and they burst out laughing. Then Kenny tells the story about when him and Dawn were in a play. Dawn accidentally sneezed in the middle of the play, and she knocked over the scenary. This makes Ash, Brock, Pikachu, and Piplup laugh even more. Then Kenny shares the story about how Dawn showed up to school in her pajamas while wearing two different shoes. This makes Dawn mad. She tells everyone that she is different now. Dawn wants to battle Kenny, but Kenny wants to battle Ash's Pikachu instead. Kenny wants to make his Prinplup stronger, so he wants to battle an opponent that is worthy. Ash agrees to the battle.

Everyone goes to a battlefield. Ash and Kenny both agree to a 1-on-1 battle. Dawn knows that Pikachu has the advantage because it is an electric type. Brock knows that it will be a good battle no matter who has the advantage. Pikachu starts off with a Thunderbolt. Prinplup blocks the Thunderbolt off with its Metal Claw attack. This surprises Ash and co. since the Thunderbolt had no effect on Prinplup. Prinplup then heads in using Drill Peck. It jumps into the air and then dives straight down. Pikachu dodges Prinplup's attack by spinning, and it hits Prinplup with its Iron Tail. Prinplup uses Bubblebeam to break its fall.

Meanwhile, James and Meowth are watching Ash's battle from behind the bushes. They notice that the Prinplup is a real challenge to Pikachu. Pikachu uses Iron Tail again. Prinplup protects itself with Metal Claw again. James and Meowth think that Prinplup is the perfect Pokémon for Jessie. James orders Seviper to use Haze. The smoke clouds the area. Ash sends out Staravia to blow the smoke away. When the smoke is cleared, Team Rocket is revealed. Seviper has Prinplup wrapped up in its body. Kenny knows that Prinplup can easily get out, but the Poison Sting from Dustox has weakened it. Then James sends out Cacnea and Carnivine. They use Pin Missile and Bullet Seed on Ash and Kenny. Pikachu and Piplup are ready for battle. Ash tells Pikachu that it can't use Thunderbolt because the attack may hurt Prinplup badly.

James and Meowth then order all their Pokémon to attack at once. Piplup uses a move called Whirlpool. The Whirlpool traps Team Rocket in, and it also restores Prinplup's health. Team Rocket tries to sneak away, but Dawn and Kenny catch them. They order their Pokémon to use Bubblebeam. The Bubblebeam attacks are fired at Team Rocket, and they blast off again.

Dawn is happy that Piplup was able to learn a new move right before the contest. Kenny thanks Piplup for saving his Prinplup. James and Meowth report back to Jessie that they have failed. Jessie is upset by this as she has to now use Seviper and Dustox for the contest. At night, Ash and co. are at a Pokémon Center. Nurse Joy comes out with Kenny's Prinplup. She reports that Prinplup is fine.

It is the next day, the day of the Pokémon contest. Mary recites an introduction for the contest. She then holds up the ribbon that one coordinator will win at the end of the contest. Afterwards, the judges are introduced. Then the contest begins. Dawn is the first coordinator to perform. She sends out Pachirisu. Pachirisu appears out of its Pokéball. It tries to balance on its tail, but it slips and falls. Kenny notices that Dawn isn't off to a good start. Pachirisu, scared, begins running in circles. Pikachu and Buneary cheer for Pachirisu, but it isn't working. Ash and Brock are worried about Dawn and Pachirisu. Suddenly, Dawn remembers something that might control Pachirisu. But will it be enough? Find out in the next episode of Pokémon.

English Official Summary

With time running out before the start of the Floaroma Town Pokémon Contest, Dawn and Pachirisu are getting in as much training as they can. But it's not just Ash and Brock who are watching from the sidelines, because Dawn's friend Kenny is here to compete in the Contest, too! Both Dawn and Kenny are from Twinleaf Town, and Kenny is full of embarrassing stories about Dawn's childhood. What's more, he chose a Piplup for his first Pokémon, just like Dawn, but his Piplup is now a Prinplup with an attitude! To add injury to insult, Kenny turns down a challenge from Dawn and asks to battle Ash and Pikachu instead. Pikachu should have the type advantage, but Kenny's Prinplup counters Pikachu's attacks by using its own moves in creative ways. It's so impressive that Team Rocket makes a grab for Prinplup—in order to boost Jessie's chances of Contest victory, James and Meowth are on a mission to steal Pokémon! Prinplup is unable to escape, so Dawn sends Piplup to stop Team Rocket. Piplup uses a newly-learned move, Whirlpool, to give Prinplup back some of its pep, and the two Water-type Pokémon then beat Team Rocket with a double Bubblebeam. Today's teamwork was terrific, but both Dawn and Kenny have their eye on winning tomorrow's Contest. What will happen once these old friends become new rivals...?

French Official Summary

Le compte à rebours du Concours Pokémon de Floraville a commencé. Aurore et Pachirisu s'entraînent aussi dur qu'ils le peuvent.

German Official Summary

Lucia trainiert gerade für den Pokémon-Wettbewerb in Flori, als überraschend ihr Kindheitsfreund Kenny auftaucht!

Italian Official Summary

Con poco tempo a disposizione prima dell'inizio della Gara di Pokémon di Giardinfiorito, Lucinda e Pachirisu si stanno allenando al massimo.

Portuguese Official Summary

Enquanto se prepara para o Torneio Pokémon da Cidade de Floaroma, Dawn é surpreendida pela visita de seu amigo de infância Kenny!

Finnish Official Summary

Valmistautuessaan Floaroma Townin Pokémon-kilpailuun, Dawn saa yllätysvieraan, lapsuudenystävänsä Kennyn!

Spanish Latin America Official Summary

Mientras se prepara para el Concurso Pokémon en Ciudad Floaroma, Dawn recibe una visita sorpresa de su amigo de la infancia, Kenny.

Spanish Official Summary

No queda demasiado tiempo antes de empezar el Concurso Pokémon de Pueblo Aromaflor, y Maya y Pachirisu se entrenan todo lo que pueden.

English Great Britian Official Summary

With time running out before the start of the Floaroma Town Pokémon Contest, Dawn and Pachirisu are getting in as much training as they can. But it's not just Ash and Brock who are watching from the sidelines, because Dawn's friend Kenny is here to compete in the Contest, too! Both Dawn and Kenny are from Twinleaf Town, and Kenny is full of embarrassing stories about Dawn's childhood. What's more, he chose a Piplup for his first Pokémon, just like Dawn, but his Piplup is now a Prinplup with an attitude! To add injury to insult, Kenny turns down a challenge from Dawn and asks to battle Ash and Pikachu instead. Pikachu should have the type advantage, but Kenny's Prinplup counters Pikachu's attacks by using its own moves in creative ways. It's so impressive that Team Rocket makes a grab for Prinplup—in order to boost Jessie's chances of Contest victory, James and Meowth are on a mission to steal Pokémon! Prinplup is unable to escape, so Dawn sends Piplup to stop Team Rocket. Piplup uses a newly-learned move, Whirlpool, to give Prinplup back some of its pep, and the two Water-type Pokémon then beat Team Rocket with a double Bubblebeam. Today's teamwork was terrific, but both Dawn and Kenny have their eye on winning tomorrow's Contest. What will happen once these old friends become new rivals...?

Russian Official Summary

Доун готовится к состязанию Покемонов в Флоарома Тауне, когда ее неожиданно навещает друг детства Кенни!

Dutch Official Summary

Terwijl zij zich voorbereidt op de Pokémon Wedstrijd in Floaroma Town, krijgt Dawn onverwachts bezoek van haar jeugdvriend Kenny!

Norwegian Official Summary

I det hun forbereder seg til Pokémon-konkurransen i Floaroma Town, får Dawn et overraskelsesbesøk fra barndomsvennen hennes Kenny!

Swedish Official Summary

När hon håller på att förbereda sig inför Pokémon-tävlingen i Floarama Town, får Dawn ett överraskande besök av sin barndomsvän Kenny!

Danish Official Summary

Under forberedelserne til Pokémon-konkurrencen i Floaroma Town får Dawn et overraskende besøg af sin barndomsven Kenny!

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 Nurse Joy
  • Japan ジョーイ
  • Japan Joy
  • Japan Joy
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  • United States Dawn
  • Japan ヒカリ
  • Japan Hikari
  • Japan Hikari
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  • United States Ash's Staravia
  • Japan サトシのムクバード
  • Japan Satoshi no Mukubird
  • Japan Satoshi's Mukubird
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  • United States Dawn's Piplup
  • Japan ヒカリのポッチャマ
  • Japan Hikari no Pochama
  • Japan Hikari's Pochama
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  • United States Jessie's Seviper
  • Japan ムサシのハブネーク
  • Japan Musashi no Habunake
  • Japan Musashi's Habunake
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  • United States James's Carnivine
  • Japan コジロウのマスキッパ
  • Japan Kojirō no Muskippa
  • Japan Kojiro's Muskippa
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  • United States James's Cacnea
  • Japan コジロウのサボネア
  • Japan Kojirō no Sabonea
  • Japan Kojiro's Sabonea
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  • United States Jessie's Dustox
  • Japan ムサシのドクケイル
  • Japan Musashi no Dokucale
  • Japan Musashi's Dokucale
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  • United States Wobbuffet
  • Japan ソーナンス
  • Japan Sonansu
  • Japan Sonansu
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  • United States James's Mime Jr.
  • Japan コジロウのマネネ
  • Japan Kojirō no Manene
  • Japan Kojiro's Manene
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  • United States Marian
  • Japan モモアン
  • Japan Momoan
  • Japan Momoan
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  • United States Sukizo
  • Japan スキゾーさん
  • Japan Sukizō-san
  • Japan Sukizo
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  • United States Raoul Contesta
  • Japan コンテスタ
  • Japan Contesta
  • Japan Contesta
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  • United States Dawn's Buneary
  • Japan ヒカリのミミロル
  • Japan Hikari no Mimirol
  • Japan Hikari's Mimirol
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  • United States Zoey
  • Japan ノゾミ
  • Japan Nozomi
  • Japan Nozomi
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  • United States Zoey's Glameow
  • Japan ノゾミのニャルマー
  • Japan Nozomi no Nyarmar
  • Japan Nozomi's Nyarmar
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  • United States Dawn's Pachirisu
  • Japan ヒカリのパチリス
  • Japan Hikari no Pachirisu
  • Japan Hikari's Pachirisu
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  • United States Kenny
  • Japan ケンゴ
  • Japan Kengo
  • Japan Kengo
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  • United States Kenny's Prinplup
  • Japan ケンゴのポッタイシ
  • Japan Kengo no Pottaishi
  • Japan Kengo's Pottaishi

Wild Pokémon

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  • United States Clefairy
  • Japan ピッピ
  • Japan Pippi
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  • United States Rapidash
  • Japan ギャロップ
  • Japan Gallop
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  • United States Magneton
  • Japan レアコイル
  • Japan Rarecoil
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  • United States Koffing
  • Japan ドガース
  • Japan Dogas
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  • United States Chansey
  • Japan ラッキー
  • Japan Lucky
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  • United States Smeargle
  • Japan ドーブル
  • Japan Doble
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  • United States Beautifly
  • Japan アゲハント
  • Japan Agehunt
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  • United States Sealeo
  • Japan トドグラー
  • Japan Todoggler
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  • United States Bidoof
  • Japan ビッパ
  • Japan Bippa
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  • United States Kricketune
  • Japan コロトック
  • Japan Korotok
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00:01

Eyecatch 10th Anniversary

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Pocket Monsters anime in Japan, a splash screen with Pikachu was shown at the beginning of the episode.
16:23

Eyecatch Diamond and Pearl Eyecatch

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

Japanese Music:

Time Track Notes
Japan 00:05 2006-2010(DP)-M24 新サトシのテーマ
Japanese (Romanized): Shin Satoshi no thema
Japanese (Trans): Satoshi's New Theme
Kasumi's VA begins the two-parter special.
Japan 00:54 2006-2010(DP)-M24 新サトシのテーマ
Japanese (Romanized): Shin Satoshi no thema
Japanese (Trans): Satoshi's New Theme
The music resumes from where it left as Kasumi's VA continues the special's quiz's promotion.
Japan 01:01 1999-2001-M17 戦闘!ライバル
Japanese (Romanized): Sentō! Rival
Japanese (Trans): Fight! Rival
Kasumi's VA presents the special's hosts and participants.
Japan 03:43 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
Japan 03:58 Together <TVバージョン>
Japanese (Romanized): Together <TV Version>
Japanese (Trans): Together <TV Version>
Opening Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 05:26 2006-2010(DP)-Subtitle Diamond & Pearl Title Card
Japan 05:47 2006-2010(DP)-M08 201ばんどうろ(昼)
Japanese (Romanized): 201-ban dōro (hiru)
Japanese (Trans): Route 201 (Day)
Hikari trains her Pachirisu.
Japan 07:02 2006-2010(DP)-M10 ナエトル、ポッチャマ、ヒコザル登場!!
Japanese (Romanized): Naetle, Pochama, Hikozaru tōjō!!
Japanese (Trans): Enter Naetle, Pochama, Hikozaru!!
Hikari refuses to give more delicious Poffins to Pochama and Pachirisu.
Japan 08:18 舞踏会
Japanese (Romanized): Butou Kai
Japanese (Trans): Ballroom Dance
Movie 8 BGM - Musashi wants to participate in the local contest and become a Top Coordinator.
Japan 09:36 1999-2001-M13 The group gets interested in Kengo's Pottaishi.
Japan 12:13 2002-2005(AG)-M29 Kengo starts telling embarassing stories from Hikari's past (the music begins 6 seconds through).
Japan 13:53 サトシ戦いの決意
Japanese (Romanized): Satoshi tatakai no ketsui
Japanese (Trans): Satoshi's Battle Resolve
Movie 1 BGM - The first part of the music plays as Satoshi is about to begin his battle with Kengo.
Japan 14:24 1997-1998-M79 ラストバトル(VSライバル)
Japanese (Romanized): Last Battle (VS Rival)
Japanese (Trans): Last Battle (VS Rival)
Kengo's Pottaishi deflects Satoshi's Pikachu's 100,000 Volts with Metal Claw.
Japan 15:55 Movie 8 BGM - レジロックB
Japanese (Romanized): Regirock B
Japanese (Trans): Regirock B
Movie 8 BGM - Rocket Gang watches the battle between Kengo and Satoshi.
Japan 16:24 2006-2010(DP)-Eyecatch B Eyecatch Break
Japan 16:30 2006-2010(DP)-Eyecatch A Eyecatch Return
Japan 16:36 1997-1998-M17 絶対絶命
Japanese (Romanized): Zettai Zetsumei
Japanese (Trans): Desperate Situation
Rocket Gang takes the Pokémon.
Japan 17:30 2006-2010(DP)-M17 Rocket Gang uses the caught Kengo to get away, by threatening to harm the Pokémon.
Japan 18:45 Movie 3 BGM - Entei and the Unknown Movie 3 BGM - Pochama starts using Whirlpool.
Japan 19:02 エンテイのテーマ
Japanese (Romanized): Entei no thema
Japanese (Trans): Entei's Theme
Movie 3 BGM - Hikari tells Pochama to release the Whirlpool at Rocket Gang and free Pottaishi with it (the music begins 22 seconds through).
Japan 20:20 Movie 4 Short - かくれんぼ (インストルメンタル)
Japanese (Romanized): Kakurenbo (Instrumental)
Japanese (Trans): Hide-and-Seek (Instrumental)
The entire group compliments Pochama for saving the situation.
Japan 21:12 2002-2005(AG)-M45 回復
Japanese (Romanized): Kaifuku
Japanese (Trans): Recovery
Pottaishi is healed by Nurse Joy.
Japan 21:44 2002-2005(AG)-M46 コンテスト!
Japanese (Romanized): Contest!
Japanese (Trans): Contest!
The Sonoo Town's Contest is presented.
Japan 23:52 2006-2010(DP)-M05 ~君のそばで(ヒカリのテーマ)~ (BONUS-TRACK)
Japanese (Romanized): Kimi no soba de (Hikari no Theme)
Japanese (Trans): By Your Side (Hikari's Theme)
Hikari begins her Appeal Performance.
Japan 24:26 Movie 8 BGM - Satoshi VS Lucario! Fight! Movie 8 BGM - Pachirisu slips up after coming out from the Poké Ball.
Japan 25:14 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 Kojiro's Manene.
Japan 25:57 Okido's Senryū Theme Okido recites a Senryū.

Music Statistics:

Number of Assigned Tracks to the Japanese Original: 27
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 0
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