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Titles and Airdates

Titles

  • United States Once There Were Greenfields
  • Japan ナタネとサボネア!さよならは誰ため!
  • Japan Natane to Sabonea! Sayonara wa Dare no Tame!
  • Japan Natane and Sabonea! Who is the Farewell for!
  • Germany Entscheidung des Herzens
  • France Des plantes et des hommes
  • Spain Érase una vez unos campos verdes
  • Sweden En gång var här gröna fält!
  • Italy Addio, Cacnea!
  • Mexico ¡Qué Verdes Eran Los Pastos!
  • Finland Missä ruoho on vihreämpää
  • Taiwan 菜種與沙漠奈亞!告別是為了誰!
  • Poland Pozegnania nadszedl czas
  • Netherlands Zo groen als gras
  • Brazil Era Uma Vez os Campos Verdejantes!
  • Israel גארדיניה וקקניאה! הפרידה
  • Czechia Kdysi tu bývaly zelené louky
  • Norway En gang var det bare eng
  • Denmark Engang var her bare marker...
  • South Korea 로이와 선인왕! 눈물의 이별!
  • Portugal Verdes São os Campos!
  • Russia Молодо-зелено

Airdates

Staff List
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Japan Screenplay 十川誠志 (Masashi Sogo)
Japan Storyboard 於地紘仁 (Kōjin Ochi)
Japan Episode Director 宮原秀二 (Shūji Miyahara)
Japan Animation Director たけだゆ (Yūsaku Takeda)

OP/ED List

君のそばで ~ヒカリのテーマ~ Winter Version
Kimi no Soba de ~Hikari no Theme~ Winter Version
웃어봐
Smile
함께 가는길
On the Road Together
寶可夢點點名
Pokémon Roll Call
Screenplay
脚本
Storyboard
絵コンテ
Episode Director
演出
Animation Director
作画監督
Summary
A bunch of kids are outside, and they run to meet up with the gym leader, Gardenia. Ash and co. are passing by, and they see Gardenia. Ash and Dawn greet Gardenia. Brock falls in love with Gardenia again, but Croagunk poison jabs Brock again before his act goes out of hand. Ash asks Gardenia the reason she came to town. Gardenia tells him that she is promoting Pokémon battling by having Pokémon battles all over town. Meanwhile, Team Rocket is watching the group from behind a bush. Jessie thinks that they should go all out and meet Ash and co. face to face.

Team Rocket pops out from the bushes and says their motto. Then Jessie sends out Seviper, and James sends out Cacnea. Gardenia immediately falls in love with Cacnea. She begins to hug and cuddle with it. This makes James angry, and he takes Cacnea away from Gardenia. Gardenia asks James if she can borrow it, but James declines her offer. The kids want to see a Pokémon battle. Gardenia thinks that they should have a tag battle. She wants to be James' partner, and she wants to battle Ash and one of his friends. James doesn't want to parner up with Gardenia. One of the kids thinks James is scared, and he calls him an "old man." James finally agrees to the challenge. Ash is ready to battle, and Dawn decides to be Ash's partner.

James uses Cacnea for the battle, and Gardenia sends out Turtwig. Ash sends out Aipom, and Dawn chooses Pachirisu. The battle begins. Aipom starts off with Swift. Turtwig quickly dodges the attack, and Cacnea receives the hit. James orders Cacnea to use Pin Missle. Turtwig then uses Leafstorm. Both Aipom and Pachirisu dodge the attacks. Then Pachirisu attacks with Spark. Turtwig dodges the attack and counters with Bite. To shake Turtwig off, Pachirisu uses Discharge, but Turtwig manages to avoid the attack. The sparks from Pachirisu end up hitting Cacnea instead. Aipom attacks with Focus Punch, and Cacnea uses Needle Arm. Both attacks collide into each other, but Cacnea's attack is stronger. Pachirisu then charges towards Cacnea with a Spark. Cacnea uses Needle Arm again, but Pachirisu evades the attack. It then hits Cacnea with Spark, and Cacnea falls to the ground. With Cacnea weakened, Ash orders Aipom to use Focus Punch. Gardenia tells James to have Cacnea use Drain Punch. James explains that Cacnea has never used such an attack before, but Gardenia has confidence in Cacnea. Just before Aipom can hit Cacnea, James orders Cacnea to use Drain Punch. Cacnea uses the attack and hits Aipom. Everyone is surprised that Cacnea was able to use such an attack. Suddenly, Pachirisu attacks Turtwig again, and Turtwig faints. James orders Cacnea to use Drain Punch again. Cacnea charges up for the attack, but the Drain Punch fails. Aipom attacks Cacnea, and Cacnea faints.

Ash and Dawn are the winners of the tag battle. Gardenia's fans can't believe that Gardenia lost, so they blame James for it. Gardenia returns Turtwig back into its Pokéball. James congratulates Cacnea for battling its very best. Gardenia tells James that she was right about Cacnea. James is confused, and Gardenia explains that she knew Cacnea was powerful when it used Needle Arm during the battle. Gardenia figured that Cacnea could learn Drain Punch, which is why she suggested it. Dawn wonders why Drain Punch didn't work the second time. Cacnea thinks that the first time was just an accident, but Gardenia disagrees. She thinks that Cacnea could still use a lot of training. She wants to take Cacnea and train it herself. Suddenly, the kids want Gardenia to show them a lot of more Pokémon. Gardenia agrees to take them all to the Pokémon Center.

James and Cacnea are sitting on the gras thinking. Jessie is growing impatient with James. She walks over to him and tells him to not let Gardenia bug him. She thinks that James is planning on giving Cacnea away to the gym leader. Cacnea says that it wants to learn Drain Punch. If it knew Drain Punch, Team Rocket wouldn't even be in this mess. James agrees, so he decides to give Cacnea some special training. Suddenly, Ash and co. approach Team Rocket. Jessie immediately comes up with a plan. She quietly tells Meowth that they should let Ash and co. help train Cacnea so that they can steal more Pokémon. Meowth likes the idea.

James orders Cacnea to use Drain Punch a few times, but each time they fail. Ash offers to become Cacnea's training partner. Dawn thinks that they would just be helping Team Rocket win, but Ash doesn't care. Him and Pikachu decide to help Cacnea train. James and Cacnea are grateful that Ash is willing to help them train. Ash reminds Cacnea that it is super strong and that it can use Drain Punch if it perfects its Needle Arm. Cacnea agrees. Pikachu starts off with a Quick Attack, and Cacnea strikes with Needle Arm. Both Pokémon hit each other. Pikachu then uses Thunderbolt, but Cacnea quickly dodges it. The electricity ends up hitting James instead. James tells Cacnea to use Needle Arm again, and Pikachu uses Iron Tail. Needle Arm is stronger, and Pikachu falls to the ground. James then orders Cacnea to use Drain Punch. Cacnea tries to use the attack, but it fails again. Brock states that the timing of the attack is off, and the trainer's commands aren't very good either.

Cacnea practices its punches even more by doing practice punches on Carnivine and Chimchar. Ash thinks that Cacnea will succeed in no time if it keeps on practicing. After a few more punches, Cacnea tries Drain Punch again, but it still has no success. The night approaches, and James and Cacnea continue to sit on the grass. Ash and co. notice that James is taking the thing really seriously. Jessie explains that the whole thing started when she asked if James was planning on giving Cacnea away to Gardenia. James ponders on whether he should give Cacnea away. He thinks Cacnea will get a better life if it goes with Gardenia. Then James decides to put the thought aside and asks Cacnea if it want to train some more. Cacnea is ready, and Ash agrees to help Cacnea train again. This time Ash chooses Aipom. Suddenly, Gardenia appears and asks James how his training is going. James tells her that the training is fine, so Gardenia decides to stay and watch.

Aipom uses Focus Punch. Cacnea dodges the attack and uses Needle Arm. The attack almost hits Aipom. Meowth notices that Cacnea's Needle Arm is very strong now. Cacnea uses Needle Arm one more time, but Aipom dodges the attack and then hits Cacnea with a Focus Punch. Cacnea falls to the ground, but it is not out yet. It manages to dodge Aipom's second Focus Punch, and then it hits Aipom with Needle Arm. Cacnea then uses Drain Punch again. It almost succeeds, but at the last second it fails, and Cacnea ends up crashing into a pile of rocks. Cacnea tries to use Drain Punch again multiple times, but each time it just keeps on getting hit by Aipom's Focus Punch. Cacnea still hasn't given up, but James knows that the battle is over. He brings Cacnea into his arms, and the battle ends. Ash returns Aipom back into its Pokéball.

James wants Cacnea to go with Gardenia. He thinks that Cacnea will receive better training and a better life if it stays with Gardenia. Cacnea wants to stay with James, but James has already made his decision. Knowing James has already made up his mind, Cacnea finally agrees. James takes out Cacnea's Pokéball and recalls all the joyous times he has had with Cacnea. He then returns Cacnea back into its Pokéball and hands it to Gardenia. Gardenia promises James that Cacnea will be raised well. James knows that Gardenia will keep her promise. Then James runs away crying, and Jessie and Meowth run after him. The next day, Gardenia says goodbye to Ash and co. as they depart for the next town. Meanwhile, Team Rocket is on the roof of a building watching over Gardenia. James wishes Cacnea the best of luck.

English Official Summary

Ash and his friends run into Gardenia, the Eterna Gym Leader, in the middle of her travels through Sinnoh. Gardenia is about to show off Pokémon battling with a friendly match, but Team Rocket interrupts to try and steal Pikachu! Of course, the minute Gardenia sees James' Cacnea, her love for Grass-type Pokémon blinds her to everything else, and suddenly James finds himself joining Gardenia in a tag battle against Ash and Dawn. Acting on Gardenia's advice, James has Cacnea try a new move, Drain Punch, but it only works once before Pachirisu and Aipom win the battle. James turns down Gardenia's offer to train Cacnea, but it's still on his mind as he and Cacnea train hard to perfect this new move. Jessie and Meowth convince Ash and his friends to help Cacnea train, too! Dawn is understandably skeptical about helping Team Rocket power up, although Drain Punch still doesn't work even after Ash and his Pokémon help Cacnea train. Gardenia returns in the middle of Cacnea's training battle against Ash's Aipom. Even though Cacnea battles with every last bit of its strength and beyond, it still can't pull off Drain Punch. Remorsefully realizing that he's just not skilled enough to bring out Cacnea's full potential, James stops the battle and tells Cacnea to go with Gardenia. He bids a tearful farewell to his Pokémon before running off, followed by Jessie and Meowth. But wherever he goes, James won't forget Cacnea and all their times together!

French Official Summary

James doit décider s'il veut garder son Cacnea bien-aimé ou lui permettre de s'entraîner et de se fortifier avec Flo, la Championne d'Arène de Vestigion.

German Official Summary

James muss sich entscheiden, ob er sein geliebtes Tuska behalten soll oder zulässt, dass es unter Silvana, der Arenaleiterin der Ewigenau-Arena, trainiert, um stärker zu werden.

Italian Official Summary

Ash e i suoi amici s'imbattono in Gardenia, la Capopalestra di Evopoli, nel corso del loro viaggio attraverso la regione di Sinnoh.

Portuguese Official Summary

James precisa decidir se ele deve manter seu amado Cacnea ou permitir que ele treine e se fortaleça com Gardenia, a Líder do Ginásio de Eterna.

Finnish Official Summary

Jamesin on päätettävä haluaako hän pitää rakkaan Cacneansa, vai antaako se harjoitella ja kasvaa voimakkaaksi Gardenian, Eternan salijohtajan huomassa.

Spanish Latin America Official Summary

James debe decidir si conserva a su querido Cacnea o si le permite entrenar y fortalecerse con Gardenia, la Líder del Gimnasio Eterna.

Spanish Official Summary

Ash y sus amigos se encuentran con Gardenia, la Líder de Gimnasio de Vetusta, que está viajando por Sinnoh.

English Great Britian Official Summary

Ash and his friends run into Gardenia, the Eterna Gym Leader, in the middle of her travels through Sinnoh. Gardenia is about to show off Pokémon battling with a friendly match, but Team Rocket interrupts to try and steal Pikachu! Of course, the minute Gardenia sees James' Cacnea, her love for Grass-type Pokémon blinds her to everything else, and suddenly James finds himself joining Gardenia in a tag battle against Ash and Dawn. Acting on Gardenia's advice, James has Cacnea try a new move, Drain Punch, but it only works once before Pachirisu and Aipom win the battle. James turns down Gardenia's offer to train Cacnea, but it's still on his mind as he and Cacnea train hard to perfect this new move. Jessie and Meowth convince Ash and his friends to help Cacnea train, too! Dawn is understandably skeptical about helping Team Rocket power up, although Drain Punch still doesn't work even after Ash and his Pokémon help Cacnea train. Gardenia returns in the middle of Cacnea's training battle against Ash's Aipom. Even though Cacnea battles with every last bit of its strength and beyond, it still can't pull off Drain Punch. Remorsefully realizing that he's just not skilled enough to bring out Cacnea's full potential, James stops the battle and tells Cacnea to go with Gardenia. He bids a tearful farewell to his Pokémon before running off, followed by Jessie and Meowth. But wherever he goes, James won't forget Cacnea and all their times together!

Russian Official Summary

В середине пути через Синно Эш и его друзья сталкиваются с Гарденией, лидером спортзала Этерна.

Dutch Official Summary

Ash en zijn vrienden komen onverwachts Gardenia, de Gym Leader van Eterna tegen, die een eind op reis is door Sinnoh.

Norwegian Official Summary

James må bestemme seg for om han enten skal beholde sin elskede Cacnea eller gi den lov til å trene og bli sterkere med Gardenia, Gym-lederen i Eterna.

Swedish Official Summary

James måste besluta om han ska behålla sin älskade Cacnea, eller låta den träna och växa sig stark tillsammans med Gardenia, Eterna-gymledaren.

Danish Official Summary

James skal træffe et svært valg: Skal han beholde sin elskede Cacnea, eller skal  han lade den træne og blive stærkere hos Eternas Salleder, Gardenia.

Characters

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  • United States Ash Ketchum
  • Japan サトシ
  • Japan Satoshi
  • Japan Satoshi
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  • United States Ash's Pikachu
  • Japan サトシのピカチュウ
  • Japan Satoshi no Pikachu
  • Japan Satoshi's 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 Ash's Chimchar
  • Japan サトシのヒコザル
  • Japan Satoshi no Hikozaru
  • Japan Satoshi's Hikozaru
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  • United States Brock's Croagunk
  • Japan タケシのグレッグル
  • Japan Takeshi no Gureggru
  • Japan Takeshi's Gureggru
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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' 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 Wobbuffet
  • Japan ムサシのソーナンス
  • Japan Musashi no Sonansu
  • Japan Musashi's Sonansu
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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 Gardenia
  • Japan ナタネ
  • Japan Natane
  • Japan Natane
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  • United States Gardenia's Turtwig
  • Japan ナタネのナエトル
  • Japan Natane no Naetle
  • Japan Natane's Naetle
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  • United States Gardenia's Cacnea
  • Japan ナタネのサボネア
  • Japan Natane no Sabonea
  • Japan Natane's Sabonea
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11:46

Eyecatch Diamond and Pearl Eyecatch

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

Japanese Music:

Time Track Notes
Japan 00:11 キッド(サスペンス)
Japanese (TL): Kid (Suspense)
Movie 8 BGM - Satoshi, Takeshi and Hikari come across Natane.
Japan 00:29 Together <TVバージョン>
Japanese (Romanized): Together <TV Version>
Japanese (TL): Together <TV Version>
Opening Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 01:56 2006-2010(DP)-Subtitle Diamond & Pearl Title Card
Japan 02:43 Movie 3 BGM - ロケット団隠密作戦 2000
Japanese (Romanized): Rocket-dan Onmitsu Sakusen 2000
Japanese (TL): The Rocket Gang's Secret Schemes 2000
Movie 3 BGM - Rocket Gang watches the event from the bushes.
Japan 03:06 2006-2010(DP)-M17 Rocket Gang's Diamond & Pearl Motto
Japan 04:00 キッド(サスペンス)
Japanese (TL): Kid (Suspense)
Movie 8 BGM - Natane screams in excitement and hugs and cuddles Kojiro's Sabonea.
Japan 05:42 1997-1998-M13 戦い(VS野生ポケモン)
Japanese (Romanized): Tatakai (VS yasei Pokémon)
Japanese (TL): Battle (VS Wild Pokémon)
Satoshi starts off the tag battle by ordering Swift to Eipam.
Japan 06:55 2002-2005(AG)-M17 Natane says that Sabonea's Needle Arm might be a good move to use again.
Japan 08:07 2006-2010(DP)-M15 視線!からておう
Japanese (Romanized): Shisen! Karate-ō
Japanese (TL): Eye Contact! Karate King
Natane's Naetle is knocked down by Pachirisu.
Japan 09:34 1997-1998-M25 You Have to Earn Respect Natane comments that Sabonea's Needle Arm was pretty good, and that it could learn Drain Punch.
Japan 11:37 Movie 3 BGM - ロケット団隠密作戦 2000
Japanese (Romanized): Rocket-dan Onmitsu Sakusen 2000
Japanese (TL): The Rocket Gang's Secret Schemes 2000
Movie 3 BGM - Musashi suggests to Nyarth that they could try to make practice battles with the "brats" to train Kojiro's Sabonea's Drain Punch. The music overlaps the Eyecatch Break.
Japan 11:52 2006-2010(DP)-M21 210ばんどうろ(昼)
Japanese (Romanized): 210-ban dōro (hiru)
Japanese (TL): Route 210 (Day)
Sponsor Message
Japan 12:03 2006-2010(DP)-Eyecatch C Eyecatch Return
Japan 13:27 2002-2005(AG)-M13A チャンピオンロード
Japanese (Romanized): Champion Road
Japanese (TL): Champion Road
Kojiro's Sabonea practices Drain Punch with Satoshi's Pikachu.
Japan 14:43 ロケット団よ永遠に
Japanese (Romanized): Rocket-dan yo eien ni
Japanese (TL): Rocket Gang Forever
Sabonea tries to learn Drain Punch using Kojiro's Muskippa and Satoshi's Hikozaru (the song begins 7 seconds through).
Japan 15:49 Movie 2 Short - Parting and Sunset Kojiro and Sabonea are sad at not being able to learn the attack.
Japan 17:06 ジラーチ・パワー
Japanese (TL): Jirachi ・Power
Movie 6 BGM - Kojiro's Sabonea battles Satoshi's Eipam, trying to show off a "learned" Drain Punch.
Japan 18:34 小さきもの ~子守りうた~
Japanese (Romanized): Chiisaki Mono ~Komori Uta~
Japanese (TL): A Small Thing ~Lullaby~
Movie 6 BGM - Sabonea struggles to stand in the battle, so Kojiro goes hold it. In an emotional farewell, he decides to let the Pokémon train Drain Punch under Natane.
Japan 21:27 Movie 2 Short Unused BGM-Feeling the Joy The group parts ways with Natane the next day, as Kojiro watches Sabonea from the roof of a building.
Japan 21:54 君のそばで~ヒカリのテーマ~Winter.VER(TVサイズ)
Japanese (Romanized): Kimi no Soba de ~Hikari no Theme~ Winter.VER (TV Version)
Japanese (TL): By Your Side ~Hikari's Theme~ Winter.VER (TV Version)
Ending Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 23:14 2006-2010(DP)-M22 206ばんどうろ(昼)
Japanese (Romanized): 206-ban dōro (hiru)
Japanese (TL): 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 (TL): Route 201 (Day)
Okido explains the characteristics of Manyula.
Japan 24:03 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 (TL): Satoshi's New Theme
Diamond & Pearl Episode 55 preview
Japan 24:44 2006-2010(DP)-M01 けんきゅうじょ(オープニング)
Japanese (Romanized): Kenkyūjo (Opening)
Japanese (TL): Laboratory (Opening)
Sponsor Message

Dub Music:

Time Track Notes
United States 00:29 We Will Be Heroes English opening
United States 01:49 Movie 3 BGM - ロケット団隠密作戦 2000
Japanese (Romanized): Rocket-dan Onmitsu Sakusen 2000
Japanese (TL): The Rocket Gang's Secret Schemes 2000
Team rocket is watching the group from bushes.
United States 02:12 2006-2010(DP)-M17 Team rocket motto
United States 10:38 Movie 3 BGM - ロケット団隠密作戦 2000
Japanese (Romanized): Rocket-dan Onmitsu Sakusen 2000
Japanese (TL): The Rocket Gang's Secret Schemes 2000
Jessie wants to team with the twerps so they can teach Cacnea Drain punch
United States 14:33 Movie 2 Short - Parting and Sunset James and Cacnea still can't learn drain punch.
United States 17:22 小さきもの ~子守りうた~
Japanese (Romanized): Chiisaki Mono ~Komori Uta~
Japanese (TL): A Small Thing ~Lullaby~
Movie 6 BGM-Cacnea struggles to stand in battle. He gives it to Gardenia.
United States 20:39 We Will Be Heroes English ending

Music Statistics:

Number of Assigned Tracks to the Japanese Original: 25
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 7
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