Home / Episode Guide / Shield with a Twistヨスガジム戦!VSメリッサ!!Yosuga Gym Match! VS Melissa!!
Titles and Airdates
  • United States 2009-04-16 Shield With a Twist
  • Japan 2008-11-13 ヨスガジム戦!VSメリッサ!!
  • Japan 2008-11-13 Yosuga Gym sen! VS Melissa!!
  • Japan 2008-11-13 Yosuga Gym Match! VS Melissa!!
  • Germany 2009-05-04 Drei gegen drei!
  • France Un bouclier à l'épreuve des flammes
  • Spain Un escudo giratorio
  • Sweden 2010-06-06 En sköld med knorr!
  • Italy 2009-06-04 Il Controscudo!
  • Mexico 2009-05-25 ¡Protegidos Con Un Escudo!
  • Finland Hyökkäys on paras puolustus!
  • Taiwan 緣之道館賽!VS梅麗莎!!
  • Poland Z tarczą czy na tarczy?
  • Netherlands Iets in z'n schild voeren!
  • Brazil O Escudo!
  • Czechia 2009-06-07 Nelehký zápas
  • Norway 2009-07-09 Skjoldet slår sprekker
  • Denmark 2009-07-09 Fantinas skjold!
  • South Korea 연고체육관 시합! 지우 VS 멜리사
  • Portugal 2011-01-03 A Melhor Defesa É o Ataque!
  • Russia 2009-06-04 Щит с секретом
Staff List
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Team Iguchi

Japan Screenplay 冨岡淳広 (Atsuhiro Tomioka)
Japan Storyboard 浅田裕二 (Yūji Asada)
Japan Animation Director 岩根雅明 (Masaaki Iwane)
Japan Episode Director 浅田裕二 (Yūji Asada)

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 is ready to battle Hearthome Gym Leader Fantina for the second time, with both his pride and the Relic Badge at stake. Barry, Ash's new rival, is watching in the hope that Ash will lose! The match begins with Fantina's Gengar facing Ash's Buizel. Gengar's Ability, Levitate, makes it hard to hit, and its Shadow Punch attack never misses. But when Gengar uses Hypnosis, Buizel spins and uses Water Gun, which counters Hypnosis and damages Gengar at the same time. This new counter shield maneuver helps Buizel beat Gengar, and the next round sees Chimchar use a fiery variation on this move to battle Fantina's Mismagius. Ash is definitely on a roll! However, Fantina realizes she can use Magical Leaf to break through the counter shield trick. Ash is just as quick to adapt, and Chimchar knocks Mismagius out with its Flame Wheel move. Since this is a 3-on-3 Gym Battle, Fantina is now down to just her Drifblim—this should be an easy win for Pikachu, Ash's next Pokémon. But Drifblim creates a Psychic combination to counter Ash's counter shield strategy, then uses Hypnosis to put Pikachu down for the count. Buizel is up next, and Drifblim hits again with Hypnosis to knock Buizel out in no time! Ash is on the defensive now, but he and Chimchar have one last trick left. By using Dig to get behind Drifblim, Chimchar gains the advantage of surprise. It launches itself at Drifblim from behind, and the surprise attack means it's lights out for Drifblim. Ash has won the Relic Badge—and over in Majolica Town, Jessie and her Yanmega have won a Contest Ribbon, too! That night, Barry announces his plan to take a boat from Canalave City to Iron Island, where he intends to train. Barry dares Ash to take on the Canalave Gym, and Ash confidently accepts. Now both Trainers are headed to Canalave, but it remains to be seen whether they can travel together!

French Official Summary

Après 2 visites à son Arène vide et un combat à l'improviste en chemin, Sacha peut finalement défier la Championne d'Arène Kiméra à Unionpolis.

German Official Summary

Nach mehreren fehlgeschlagenen Versuchen ist es jetzt endlich soweit: Ash tritt gegen Arenaleiterin Lamina in Herzhofen an!

Italian Official Summary

Ash è pronto a scontrarsi per la seconda volta con Fannie, la Capopalestra di Cuoripoli, mettendo in gioco il suo orgoglio e la Medaglia Vestigia.

Portuguese Official Summary

Após duas visitas ao Ginásio vazio e uma batalha inesperada na estrada, Ash finalmente consegue desafiar a Líder de Ginásio Fantina na Cidade de Hearthome!

Finnish Official Summary

Saavuttuaan kahden edellisen kerran tyhjälle salille, ja oteltuaan odottamattomasti matkalla, Ash vihdoin saa haastaa salijohtaja Fantinan Hearthome Cityssä!

Spanish Latin America Official Summary

¡Después de dos visitas previas a su Gimnasio vacío y de una batalla inesperada en el camino, Ash finalmente logra retar a la Líder de Gimnasio Fantina en Ciudad Corazonada!

Spanish Official Summary

Ash está listo para combatir, por segunda vez, con la Líder de Gimnasio de Corazón, Fantina, con su orgullo y la Medalla Reliquia en juego.

English Great Britian Official Summary

Ash is ready to battle Hearthome Gym Leader Fantina for the second time, with both his pride and the Relic Badge at stake. Barry, Ash's new rival, is watching in the hope that Ash will lose! The match begins with Fantina's Gengar facing Ash's Buizel. Gengar's Ability, Levitate, makes it hard to hit, and its Shadow Punch attack never misses. But when Gengar uses Hypnosis, Buizel spins and uses Water Gun, which counters Hypnosis and damages Gengar at the same time. This new counter shield maneuver helps Buizel beat Gengar, and the next round sees Chimchar use a fiery variation on this move to battle Fantina's Mismagius. Ash is definitely on a roll! However, Fantina realizes she can use Magical Leaf to break through the counter shield trick. Ash is just as quick to adapt, and Chimchar knocks Mismagius out with its Flame Wheel move. Since this is a 3-on-3 Gym Battle, Fantina is now down to just her Drifblim—this should be an easy win for Pikachu, Ash's next Pokémon. But Drifblim creates a Psychic combination to counter Ash's counter shield strategy, then uses Hypnosis to put Pikachu down for the count. Buizel is up next, and Drifblim hits again with Hypnosis to knock Buizel out in no time! Ash is on the defensive now, but he and Chimchar have one last trick left. By using Dig to get behind Drifblim, Chimchar gains the advantage of surprise. It launches itself at Drifblim from behind, and the surprise attack means it's lights out for Drifblim. Ash has won the Relic Badge—and over in Majolica Town, Jessie and her Yanmega have won a Contest Ribbon, too! That night, Barry announces his plan to take a boat from Canalave City to Iron Island, where he intends to train. Barry dares Ash to take on the Canalave Gym, and Ash confidently accepts. Now both Trainers are headed to Canalave, but it remains to be seen whether they can travel together!

Russian Official Summary

Эш готов ко второй битве с Фантиной, лидером спортзала Хартхоум. На кону его гордость и значок «Реликвия».

Dutch Official Summary

Ash is klaar om nogmaals het gevecht aan te gaan met Hearthome Gym Leader Fantina, waarbij zowel zijn trots als de Relic Badge op het spel staan.

Norwegian Official Summary

Etter to tidligere besøk på hennes tomme Gym og en uventet kamp på veien, får Ash endelig utfordret Gym-leder Fantina i Hearthome City!

Swedish Official Summary

Efter två tidigare besök i hennes tomma Gym, och en oväntad strid på vägen, får Ash äntligen utmana Gymledaren Fantina i Hearthome City!

Danish Official Summary

Efter to forgæves besøg i en tom Sal i Hearthome City og en uventet kamp på vejen får Ash endelig lov til at få sin omkamp mod Sallederen Fantina!

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 Chimchar
  • Japan サトシのヒコザル
  • Japan Satoshi no Hikozaru
  • Japan Satoshi's Hikozaru
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  • United States Ash's Buizel
  • Japan サトシのブイゼル
  • Japan Satoshi no Buoysel
  • Japan Satoshi's Buoysel
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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 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 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 Barry
  • Japan ジュン
  • Japan Jun
  • Japan Jun
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  • United States Barry's Empoleon
  • Japan ジュンのエンペルト
  • Japan Jun no Emperte
  • Japan Jun's Emperte
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  • United States Jessie's Yanmega
  • Japan ムサシのメガヤンマ
  • Japan Musashi no Megayanma
  • Japan Musashi's Megayanma
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  • United States Fantina
  • Japan メリッサ
  • Japan Melissa
  • Japan Melissa
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  • United States Fantina's Drifblim
  • Japan メリッサのフワライド
  • Japan Melissa no Fuwaride
  • Japan Melissa's Fuwaride
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  • United States Fantina's Gengar
  • Japan メリッサのゲンガー
  • Japan Melissa no Gangar
  • Japan Melissa's Gangar
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  • United States Fantina's Mismagius
  • Japan メリッサのムウマージ
  • Japan Melissa no Mumage
  • Japan Melissa's Mumage
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11:41

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 00:00 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 Melissa and Satoshi prepare to battle.
Japan 00:50 ハイタッチ!
Japanese (Trans): High Touch!
Opening Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 02:18 2006-2010(DP)-Subtitle Diamond & Pearl Title Card
Japan 02:39 Movie 3 BGM - ロケット団隠密作戦 2000
Japanese (Romanized): Rocket-dan Onmitsu Sakusen 2000
Japanese (Trans): The Rocket Gang's Secret Schemes 2000
Movie 3 BGM - Musalina/Musashi cheers and runs towards the Kawaruke Contest Hall.
Japan 03:20 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 Melissa sends out Gangar as her first Pokémon.
Japan 04:03 2006-2010(DP)-M13 戦闘!野生ポケモン
Japanese (Romanized): Sentō! Yasei Pokémon
Japanese (Trans): Fight! Wild Pokémon
Satoshi starts off by telling Buoysel to use Aqua Jet.
Japan 04:52 2006-2010(DP)-M15 視線!からておう
Japanese (Romanized): Shisen! Karate-ō
Japanese (Trans): Eye Contact! Karate King
Melissa's Gangar starts circling around Buoysel.
Japan 05:33 2006-2010(DP)-M24 新サトシのテーマ
Japanese (Romanized): Shin Satoshi no thema
Japanese (Trans): Satoshi's New Theme
Satoshi tells Buoysel to show off the improvised move for the first time, which Melissa calls "Counter Shield".
Japan 07:41 2006-2010(DP)-M07 スーパーコンテスト!
Japanese (Romanized): Super Contest!
Japanese (Trans): Super Contest!
Musalina makes her Appeal Performance in the Kawaruke Contest.
Japan 08:45 2002-2005(AG)-M07 Melissa sends out Mumage.
Japan 09:36 乱れ飛ぶモンスターボール
Japanese (Romanized): Midaretobu Monster Ball
Japanese (Trans): Wildly Flying Monster Balls
Movie 1 BGM - Satoshi tells Hikozaru to use Flame Wheel.
Japan 11:15 Movie 8 BGM - Mew Teleports Movie 8 BGM - Hikozaru's Counter Shield is broken by Mumage's Magical Leaf.
Japan 11:42 2006-2010(DP)-Eyecatch D Eyecatch Break
Japan 11:47 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 11:58 2006-2010(DP)-Eyecatch B Eyecatch Return
Japan 12:04 Movie 8 BGM - レジロックB
Japanese (Romanized): Regirock B
Japanese (Trans): Regirock B
Movie 8 BGM - The battle resumes.
Japan 12:33 息の続く限り…
Japanese (Romanized): Iki no Tsuduku Kagiri ?
Japanese (Trans): As long as I can hold my breath...
Movie 9 BGM - Hikozaru defeats Mumage.
Japan 14:13 光の戦士サトシ
Japanese (Romanized): Hikari no Senshi Satoshi
Japanese (Trans): Soldier of Light, Satoshi
Movie 9 BGM - Melissa sends out her last Pokémon, Fuwaride, against Satoshi, who goes with Pikachu.
Japan 16:46 Movie 9 BGM - Last Attempt to Get Manaphy Movie 9 BGM - Satoshi replaces Pikachu with Buoysel.
Japan 18:32 ラティオスの元へ!
Japanese (Romanized): Ratiasu no Moto e!
Japanese (Trans): Going to Latias
Movie 5 BGM - Satoshi gets an idea to defeat Fuwaride.
Japan 20:03 2006-2010(DP)-M22 206ばんどうろ(昼)
Japanese (Romanized): 206-ban dōro (hiru)
Japanese (Trans): Route 206 (Day)
Satoshi defeats Melissa and gets the Relic Badge.
Japan 20:51 1997-1998-M04 出会いと別れと
Japanese (Romanized): Deai to Wakare to
Japanese (Trans): Meeting and Parting
At night, Jun announces his decision to go to Steel Island and train there for the Mio Gym.
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 Laplace.
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 103 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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This was an awsome episode(as the majority of Gym Battle episodes are), featuring great battle scenes and surprises. Satoshi really deserved to earn this badge since he fought well. I was suprised to see the Contest scenes in a Gym battle episode, featuring Musarina in a really funny scene to obtain her Ribbon. Lets see what will happen on the next contest episode!
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I really liked this episode. It really showed Satoshi put a lot of thought into winning this badge. The animation as expected was by far better than the previous weeks. I really liked the background design for the Gym and I thought the cathedral style worked great. It was also cool to see Satoshi's Pokemon use modified attacks a bit more creatively. I had to laugh at all of Melissa's Engrish. I think this has to be a record for the most Engrish lines used in a Pocket Monsters episode by a single character. It also seems like the Sinnoh Grand Festival is going to shape up to be quite good as well with Musashi making her first contestant appearance.
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