Home / Episode Guide / Elite Four Ryō! Forest of Meeting and Separation!/A Trainer and Child Reunion/四天王リョウ!出会いと別れの森!
Titles and Airdates
  • United States 2009-03-28 A Trainer and Child Reunion
  • Japan 2008-10-23 四天王リョウ!出会いと別れの森!
  • Japan 2008-10-23 Shitennou Ryō! Deai to Wakare no Mori!
  • Japan 2008-10-23 Elite Four Ryō! Forest of Meeting and Separation!
  • Germany 2009-04-28 Wiedersehen mit Freunden und Trainern!
  • France Une amitié retrouvée
  • Spain Reunión con el alto mando
  • Sweden 2010-05-16 Tränarens och barnets återförening!
  • Italy 2009-06-03 Il Pokémon ritrovato!
  • Mexico 2009-05-20 ¡Reencuentro De Pokémon Y Entrenador!
  • Finland Pokémon palaa kotiin!
  • Taiwan 四天王阿柳!相遇與別離之森!
  • Poland Spotkanie po latach
  • Netherlands De hereniging
  • Brazil O Experiente e os Amadores!
  • Israel המאמן והבן האובד מתאחדים
  • Czechia 2009-06-04 Setkání s přítelem z minulosti
  • Norway 2009-07-06 Gjenforeningen mellom trener og barn
  • Denmark 2009-07-06 En træner og hans Pokémon genforenes!
  • South Korea 사천왕 충호! 만남과 이별의 숲!
  • Portugal 2010-12-29 A Criança e o Treinador!
  • Russia 2009-06-01 Встреча наставника с ребенком
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OP/ED List

ハイタッチ!
High Touch!
あしたはきっと
Ashita wa Kitto
Summary

English Official Summary

Ash and his friends enter a small town where all the girls are lined up to watch Aaron, one of the Elite Four, conduct a public training session. Aaron knows his Bug-type Pokémon so well, he can even understand what Bug-type Pokémon say. Aaron plans to challenge Cynthia for the top Trainer spot in Sinnoh, and the crowds are certainly impressed by his Vespiquen, Drapion, and Skorupi. When Aaron learns that Dawn and Ash know Cynthia, he takes them to his private training center in the woods. Team Rocket follows them and puts syrup on a tree to lure Aaron's Pokémon, but it only ends up attracting Beedrill! Dawn notices a photo of Aaron and a Wurmple. This Wurmple was Aaron's greatest friend, but Aaron doesn't seem to have a Wurmple now—where did it go? Before Aaron can explain, Team Rocket's balloon descends from the sky and vacuums up his Pokémon along with Pikachu and Piplup. Team Rocket escapes, but Aaron is determined to find and rescue his Pokémon. When he was young, he was a poor loser who blamed Wurmple for his defeat, driving Wurmple away. Ever since that mistake, he's worked hard to understand Bug-types and vowed not to lose a Pokémon ever again! Team Rocket doesn't get far—their kidnapped Pokémon decide to fight back, and the balloon crashes in the forest. As Seviper and Carnivine try to stop Pikachu, Piplup, and Aaron's Pokémon from escaping, Aaron and our heroes arrive to save the day. Team Rocket makes a second attempt to vacuum up the Pokémon, but a Beautifly stops them with a powerful SolarBeam attack. Team Rocket crashed near the tree where Aaron met Wurmple, and this Beautifly is the Evolution of Aaron's Wurmple! All this time, it's been training to become strong enough to help Aaron. Now it's certainly strong enough to help defeat Team Rocket, and Team Rocket is sent packing by the combined attacks of our heroes' Pokémon. As Aaron happily trains for his big challenge, Ash heads to Hearthome City for his own big challenge: a Gym Battle against Fantina!

French Official Summary

Une rencontre surprise avec Aaron, membre du Conseil 4, permet à nos héros d'assister à la réunion entre Aaron et ses premiers Pokémon.

German Official Summary

Während einer unerwarteten Begegnung mit Herbaro, einem Mitglied der Top Vier, werden unsere Helden Zeugen des emotionalen Wiedersehens zwischen Herbaro und seinem ersten Pokémon.

Italian Official Summary

Ash e i suoi amici giungono in una piccola città in cui tutte le ragazze sono in fila per vedere Aaron, uno dei Superquattro, impegnato in una sessione di allenamento aperta al pubblico.

Portuguese Official Summary

Um encontro surpresa com Aaron, um membro da Elite dos Quatro, dá a nossos heróis a oportunidade de presenciar uma reunião emocionante entre Aaron e seu primeiro Pokémon.

Finnish Official Summary

Yllätyskohtaaminen Aaronin, Elite Fourin jäsenen kanssa antaa sankareillemme ainutlaatuisen mahdollisuuden todistaa tunteellista tapaamista Aaronin ja hänen ensimmäisen Pokémoninsa välillä.

Spanish Latin America Official Summary

Un encuentro sorpresa con Aaron, un miembro de la Élite 4, le da a nuestros héroes la oportunidad única de presenciar una emotiva reunión entre Aaron y su primer Pokémon.

Spanish Official Summary

Ash y sus amigos entran en una pequeña ciudad donde todas las chicas están en fila para ver a Alecrán, un Alto Mando, realizar una sesión de entrenamiento público.

English Great Britian Official Summary

Ash and his friends enter a small town where all the girls are lined up to watch Aaron, one of the Elite Four, conduct a public training session. Aaron knows his Bug-type Pokémon so well, he can even understand what Bug-type Pokémon say. Aaron plans to challenge Cynthia for the top Trainer spot in Sinnoh, and the crowds are certainly impressed by his Vespiquen, Drapion, and Skorupi. When Aaron learns that Dawn and Ash know Cynthia, he takes them to his private training center in the woods. Team Rocket follows them and puts syrup on a tree to lure Aaron's Pokémon, but it only ends up attracting Beedrill! Dawn notices a photo of Aaron and a Wurmple. This Wurmple was Aaron's greatest friend, but Aaron doesn't seem to have a Wurmple now—where did it go? Before Aaron can explain, Team Rocket's balloon descends from the sky and vacuums up his Pokémon along with Pikachu and Piplup. Team Rocket escapes, but Aaron is determined to find and rescue his Pokémon. When he was young, he was a poor loser who blamed Wurmple for his defeat, driving Wurmple away. Ever since that mistake, he's worked hard to understand Bug-types and vowed not to lose a Pokémon ever again! Team Rocket doesn't get far—their kidnapped Pokémon decide to fight back, and the balloon crashes in the forest. As Seviper and Carnivine try to stop Pikachu, Piplup, and Aaron's Pokémon from escaping, Aaron and our heroes arrive to save the day. Team Rocket makes a second attempt to vacuum up the Pokémon, but a Beautifly stops them with a powerful SolarBeam attack. Team Rocket crashed near the tree where Aaron met Wurmple, and this Beautifly is the Evolution of Aaron's Wurmple! All this time, it's been training to become strong enough to help Aaron. Now it's certainly strong enough to help defeat Team Rocket, and Team Rocket is sent packing by the combined attacks of our heroes' Pokémon. As Aaron happily trains for his big challenge, Ash heads to Hearthome City for his own big challenge: a Gym Battle against Fantina!

Russian Official Summary

Эш и его друзья входят в городок, где все девушки выстроились, чтобы посмотреть, как Аарон, один из Элитной четвёрки, проводит открытую тренировку.

Dutch Official Summary

Ash en zijn vrienden komen een stadje binnen waar alle meisjes in de rij staan om te zien hoe Aaron, een van de Elite Four, een openbare trainingssessie leidt.

Norwegian Official Summary

Et overraskelsesmøte med Aaron, et medlem av Elite Four, gir våre helter en unik mulighet til å bli vitner til en følelsesladet gjenforening mellom Aaron og hans første Pokémon.

Swedish Official Summary

Ett överraskande möte med Aaron, en av medlemmarna i Elit-fyra, ger våra hjältar en unik möjlighet att få bevittna en känslosam återförening mellan Aaron och hans första Pokémon.

Danish Official Summary

Under et overraskende møde med Aaron fra Elite Four får vore helte en enestående chance for at overvære en følelsesladet genforening mellem Aaron og hans første Pokémon.

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 Officer Jenny
  • Japan ジュンサー
  • Japan Junsa
  • Japan Junsa
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  • United States Dawn
  • Japan ヒカリ
  • Japan Hikari
  • Japan Hikari
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  • United States Ash's Butterfree
  • Japan サトシのバタフリー
  • Japan Satoshi no Butterfree
  • Japan Satoshi's Butterfree
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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 Wobbuffet
  • Japan ソーナンス
  • Japan Sonansu
  • Japan Sonansu
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  • United States Dawn's Buizel
  • Japan ヒカリのブイゼル
  • Japan Hikari no Buoysel
  • Japan Hikari's Buoysel
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  • United States Lucian
  • Japan ゴヨウ
  • Japan Goyō
  • Japan Goyo
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  • United States Cynthia
  • Japan シロナ
  • Japan Shirona
  • Japan Shirona
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  • United States Aaron
  • Japan リョウ
  • Japan Ryō
  • Japan Ryo
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  • United States Aaron's Vespiquen
  • Japan リョウのビークイン
  • Japan Ryō no Beequeen
  • Japan Ryo's Beequeen
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  • United States Flint
  • Japan オーバ
  • Japan Ōba
  • Japan Oba
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  • United States Bertha
  • Japan キクノ
  • Japan Kikuno
  • Japan Kikuno
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  • United States Aaron's Drapion
  • Japan リョウのドラピオン
  • Japan Ryō no Dorapion
  • Japan Ryo's Dorapion
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  • United States Aaron's Skorupi
  • Japan リョウのスコルピ
  • Japan Ryō no Scorpi
  • Japan Ryo's Scorpi
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  • United States Aaron's Beautifly
  • Japan リョウのアゲハント
  • Japan Ryō no Agehunt
  • Japan Ryo's Agehunt
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  • United States Aaron's Wurmple
  • Japan リョウのケムッソ
  • Japan Ryō no Kemusso
  • Japan Ryo's Kemusso

Wild Pokémon

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  • United States Butterfree
  • Japan バタフリー
  • Japan Butterfree
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  • United States Beedrill
  • Japan スピアー
  • Japan Spear
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  • United States Venonat
  • Japan コンパン
  • Japan Kongpang
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  • United States Ledyba
  • Japan レディバ
  • Japan Ledyba
  • Japan Ledyba
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  • United States Ledian
  • Japan レディアン
  • Japan Ledian
  • Japan Ledian
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  • United States Surskit
  • Japan アメタマ
  • Japan Ametama
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  • United States Mothim
  • Japan ガーメイル
  • Japan Garmale
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  • United States Combee
  • Japan ミツハニー
  • Japan Mitsuhoney
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  • United States Munchlax
  • Japan ゴンベ
  • Japan Gonbe
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11:45

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 00:10 Movie 9 BGM - Takeshi Flirts with Hiromi Movie 9 BGM - The group stops by a town where they see a large queue.
Japan 00:48 ファンファーレ
Japanese (Trans): Fanfare
Movie 8 BGM - Hikari shows a PokéSheet journal, with Ryo from Elite Four on the headline.
Japan 00:56 ハイタッチ!
Japanese (Trans): High Touch!
Opening Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 02:24 2006-2010(DP)-Subtitle Diamond & Pearl Title Card
Japan 02:33 神殿のワルツ
Japanese (Romanized): Shinden no Waltz
Japanese (Trans): Temple Waltz
Movie 9 BGM - Ryo trains with his Bug-type Pokémon.
Japan 05:10 1997-1998-M26 ロケット団隠密作戦
Japanese (Romanized): Rocket-dan Onmitsu Sakusen
Japanese (Trans): The Rocket Gang's Secret Schemes
Musashi starts plotting to capture Ryo's Pokémon.
Japan 06:19 マサトの気持ち
Japanese (Romanized): Masato no Kimochi
Japanese (Trans): Masato's Feelings
Movie 6 BGM - Hikari and the others talk to Ryo about his upcoming battle with Shirona.
Japan 07:23 それぞれの思い
Japanese (Romanized): Sorezore no Omoi
Japanese (Trans): Various Thoughts
Movie 9 BGM - Ryo and the group talk with a view over the Elite Four member's lake.
Japan 09:03 2002-2005(AG)-M31 Rocket Gang catch... a Gonbe in the net!
Japan 10:18 ジラーチ誕生
Japanese (Romanized): Jirachi Tanjou
Japanese (Trans): Jirachi's Birth
Movie 6 BGM - Ryo remembers meeting his first Pokémon, Kemusso.
Japan 11:40 1999-2001-M22 視線!ロケット団
Japanese (Romanized): Shisen! Rocket-dan
Japanese (Trans): Eye Contact! Rocket Gang
Rocket Gang's suction hose starts sucking the Pokémon.
Japan 11:45 2006-2010(DP)-Eyecatch B Eyecatch Break
Japan 11:51 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 12:02 2006-2010(DP)-Eyecatch C Eyecatch Return
Japan 12:18 2006-2010(DP)-M17 Rocket Gang's Diamond & Pearl Motto
Japan 13:00 Movie 8 BGM - Satoshi VS Lucario! Fight! Movie 8 BGM - Rocket Gang start escaping with the Pokémon.
Japan 14:44 ダイアンの気持ち
Japanese (Romanized): Diane no Kimochi
Japanese (Trans): Diane's Feelings
Movie 6 BGM - Ryo remembers being a crybaby and horrible at battling as a kid.
Japan 16:17 1999-2001-M22 視線!ロケット団
Japanese (Romanized): Shisen! Rocket-dan
Japanese (Trans): Eye Contact! Rocket Gang
Rocket Gang send their Pokémon to prevent the stolen ones from escaping.
Japan 17:08 ダークライVSベロベルト(アルベルト)
Japanese (Trans): Darkrai VS Bellberto (Alberto)
Movie 10 BGM - Ryo and the group find Rocket Gang at the place where Ryo met Kemusso.
Japan 18:22 1997-1998-M68 闘志
Japanese (Romanized): Tōshi
Japanese (Trans): Fighting Spirit
Ryo finds his now evolved old friend Agehunt.
Japan 19:19 1997-1998-M13 戦い(VS野生ポケモン)
Japanese (Romanized): Tatakai (VS yasei Pokémon)
Japanese (Trans): Battle (VS Wild Pokémon)
Rocket Gang battle the group and Ryo.
Japan 20:31 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)
Ryo reunites with his Pokémon, after which the group continues the journey.
Japan 21:54 あしたはきっと
Japanese (Romanized): Ashita wa Kitto
Japanese (Trans): Surely Tomorrow
Ending Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 23:14 ファンファーレ
Japanese (Trans): Fanfare
Movie 8 BGM - Professor Okido's Great Pokémon Examination
Japan 23:20 舞踏会
Japanese (Romanized): Butou Kai
Japanese (Trans): Ballroom Dance
Movie 8 BGM - Professor Okido asks a question about Hitokage.
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 100 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 (Trans): Laboratory (Opening)
Sponsor Message

Music Statistics:

Number of Assigned Tracks to the Japanese Original: 27
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 0
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An interesting episode, all be it predictable. One of the things DP was good at earlier in the series was to be unpredictable, but things seem to be getting back to the standard episode layout.

Did anyone notice how small Ryo's Drapion was compared to Pokemon Hunter J's? Noticeable size difference.
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Aaron (and ****, his voice actor while we're at it) are like Nippon Zakku Effulon.

Drapion, Skorupi, and Vespiquen are cool though.