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Titles and Airdates
  • United States 2009-08-08 Pursuing a Lofty Goal!
  • Japan 2009-03-12 ポケリンガ ! 天空大決戦!!
  • Japan 2009-03-12 PokéRinger! Tenkuu Daikessen!!
  • Japan 2009-03-12 PokéRinger! Decisive Sky Battle!!
  • Germany 2010-04-20 Hoch, höher, abgestürzt!
  • France Le grand tournoi de Pokévolanneau !
  • Spain Poniendo el listón muy alto
  • Sweden 2010-06-24 På jakt efter ett högt mål!
  • Italy 2010-04-19 Puntare in alto
  • Mexico 2010-04-18 ¡Persiguiendo una meta elevada!
  • Finland 2010-06-24 Tavoitteet korkealla!
  • Taiwan 神奇圓環!天空大決戰!!
  • Netherlands Een hoger doel bereiken
  • Brazil A Grande Competição da Área!
  • Czechia 2010-07-22 Vzdušné cíle
  • Norway 2010-06-24 På jakt etter et høyere mål!
  • Denmark 2010-06-24 På jagt efter et højere mål!
  • South Korea 2009-10-19 포켓링 대회, 하늘의 대결투!
  • Greece מרדף אחרי מטרה נעלה
  • Portugal 2011-06-13 Voo na Vila Ventosa!
  • Russia Преследуя высшие цели!

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Summary

English Official Summary

There's a PokéRinger competition today in the windy town of Squallville, and James—in disguise—is using Jessie's Yanmega for a practice match. PokéRinger is a sport where two flying Pokémon compete to grab a ring and place it on a pole; after our heroes ask James about it, Ash decides to enter the competition. Of course, James and Yanmega will be there, hoping to achieve an honest victory. And Rhonda the reporter is covering the event with her Sinnoh Now news team, too! The competition begins with Ash and Staravia facing a Trainer named Taylor and his Skarmory. The two Pokémon battle over the ring before Staravia takes advantage of a sudden wind gust to hit Skarmory with Aerial Ace and win the match. Ash is pleased, then shocked once he hears the match-up for the next round: Paul will battle a four-time PokéRinger champion! Paul ignores Ash and sends out his Honchkrow to battle the defending champion's Dragonite. Paul is able to read the wind, so as the two Pokémon battle furiously over the ring, he tells Honchkrow to ride the current. Honchkrow gets behind Dragonite and, thanks to its Super Luck Ability, knocks Dragonite out in one blow. Next up are James and Yanmega, facing a boy and his Skiploom. The two stare each other down, studying the wind for the right moment to act. Alas, James can't actually read the wind at all, and Skiploom wins while Yanmega struggles in the breeze! The competition continues until it's down to Ash vs. Paul in the final round. Ash's Staravia gets to the ring first but Paul's Honchkrow is a tough foe, and the battle goes back and forth until Honchkrow finally knocks Staravia to the ground. As Honchkrow dives in for the knockout blow, Staravia takes to the air and evolves into Staraptor. Still, Staraptor's new Close Combat move can't stop Honchkrow from getting ahead of it. Yet at the last second, Staravia uses its wing to knock the ring onto the pole, making Ash the winner. Paul still ignores Ash but Ash has bigger things to think about... like his upcoming Snowpoint Gym battle!

French Official Summary

Une compétition de Pokévolanneau est organisée aujourd'hui dans la ville de Bourrasca balayée par les vents, et James (qui s'est déguisé) utilise le Yanmega de Jessie pour un match d'entraînement.

German Official Summary

In Sturmstadt findet ein PokéRinger-Wettbewerb statt. James verkleidet sich und setzt das Yanmega von Jessie in einem Übungskampf ein.

Italian Official Summary

Oggi è prevista una sfida di PokéRinger nella ventosa città di Squallville e James sotto mentite spoglie è deciso a usare lo Yanmega di Jessie per l'incontro di allenamento.

Portuguese Official Summary

A caminho da Cidade de Snowpoint e a próxima Batalha de Ginásio de Ash,  nossos heróis param em Squallville para uma competição de Pokéringer – um evento especial para Pokémon voadores!

Finnish Official Summary

Ystävysten jatkaessa kohti Snowpoint Cityä ja Ashin seitsemättä Sinnohin saliottelua he saapuvat tuuliseen kaupunkiin nimeltä Squallville, missä pidetään Pokéringer-kilpailuja. Kilpailussa on kaksi joukkuetta, jotka koostuvat kouluttajasta ja yhdestä Lentotyypin Pokémonista. Pokémonit yrittävät siepata renkaan ja viedä sen yhteen kolmesta maalitolpasta. Ash on viivana mukana kilpailemassa, mutta Piplupin ei-niin-häikäisevä lentotaito estää Dawnia osallistumasta. Vaikka kilpailijoita on paljon, mukaan lukien James ja Paul, lopulta vastakkain ovat Ashin ja Paulin joukkueet. Paulin parina on hänen Honchkrow’nsa ja Ash kisaa Staraviallaan. Seuraa ankara ottelu, mutta juuri kun näyttää siltä, että Honchkrow on päihittänyt Staravian, sen sisukkuus yhdessä Ashin kannustuksen kanssa saa Staravian kehittymään Staraptoriksi! Staraptor syöksyy aggressiivisesti ja taidokkaasti Honchkrow’n perään ja lopullisen henkeäsalpaavan taiston jälkeen voittajaksi julistetaan Ashin joukkue. Ash on vihdoinkin voittanut Paulin!

Spanish Latin America Official Summary

En su camino hacia Ciudad Snowpoint y a la siguiente batalla de Gimnasio de Ash, nuestros héroes hacen una parada en una competencia de Squallville para una competencia de PokéAro, ¡un evento especial para Pokémon voladores!

Spanish Official Summary

Hay una competición PokéAnilla hoy en la ventosa ciudad de Squallville, y James, disfrazado, está utilizando el Yanmega de Jessie para un combate de práctica.

English Great Britian Official Summary

There's a PokéRinger competition today in the windy town of Squallville, and James—in disguise—is using Jessie's Yanmega for a practice match. PokéRinger is a sport where two flying Pokémon compete to grab a ring and place it on a pole; after our heroes ask James about it, Ash decides to enter the competition. Of course, James and Yanmega will be there, hoping to achieve an honest victory. And Rhonda the reporter is covering the event with her Sinnoh Now news team, too! The competition begins with Ash and Staravia facing a Trainer named Taylor and his Skarmory. The two Pokémon battle over the ring before Staravia takes advantage of a sudden wind gust to hit Skarmory with Aerial Ace and win the match. Ash is pleased, then shocked once he hears the match-up for the next round: Paul will battle a four-time PokéRinger champion! Paul ignores Ash and sends out his Honchkrow to battle the defending champion's Dragonite. Paul is able to read the wind, so as the two Pokémon battle furiously over the ring, he tells Honchkrow to ride the current. Honchkrow gets behind Dragonite and, thanks to its Super Luck Ability, knocks Dragonite out in one blow. Next up are James and Yanmega, facing a boy and his Skiploom. The two stare each other down, studying the wind for the right moment to act. Alas, James can't actually read the wind at all, and Skiploom wins while Yanmega struggles in the breeze! The competition continues until it's down to Ash vs. Paul in the final round. Ash's Staravia gets to the ring first but Paul's Honchkrow is a tough foe, and the battle goes back and forth until Honchkrow finally knocks Staravia to the ground. As Honchkrow dives in for the knockout blow, Staravia takes to the air and evolves into Staraptor. Still, Staraptor's new Close Combat move can't stop Honchkrow from getting ahead of it. Yet at the last second, Staravia uses its wing to knock the ring onto the pole, making Ash the winner. Paul still ignores Ash but Ash has bigger things to think about... like his upcoming Snowpoint Gym battle!

Russian Official Summary

По пути в Сноупоинт-сити, наши герои останавливаются в ветреном городке под названием Сквовилль, где проходит соревнование по Покерингеру. В этих состязаниях соревнуются две команды, каждая из которых состоит из тренера и летающего покемона. Покемоны должны ловить кольца и надевать их на три специальные цели. Победителем становится тот, кто первым наденет кольца на все три цели. Эш немедленно решается на участие. Доун же приходится отказаться из-за скромных летательных способностей Пиплапа. В соревнованиях участвует множество команд, в том числе, и команда Джеймса. Но в финал выходят Эш со Старевией и Пол с Хончкроу. Начинается жесточайшая битва. И, когда уже начинает казаться, что Хончкроу побеждает, Старавия, подбадриваемая Эшем, эволюционирует в Стараптора. В конечном итоге, команда Эша всё-таки вырывает долгожданную победу у Пола.

Dutch Official Summary

Er is vandaag een PokéRinger-wedstrijd in het winderige stadje Squallville en James (in vermomming) gebruikt Jessie's Yanmega voor een oefenwedstrijd.

Norwegian Official Summary

Når de fortsetter mot Snowpoint City og Ash sin syvende Sinnoh gymkamp, ankommer de en forblåst by kalt Squallville, som arrangerer sin egen Pokéringerkonkurranse. Denne består av to lag, som hvert har en trener og en flyvende Pokémon, som kjemper om å få tak i en ring og plassere den på ett av tre mål. Ash er ivrig etter å delta. Men Piplups dårlige flyveegenskaper gjør at Dawn ikke melder seg på. Og selv om det er mange deltakere, inkludert James og Paul, står det til slutt mellom Team Ash og Team Paul, med Paul på lag med hans Honchkrow og Ash på lag med Staravia. Det bygger seg opp til en voldsonm kamp, men akkurat i det det ser ut til at Honchkrow har overtaket på Staravia, får målbevissthet sammen med Ash heiarop Staravia til å utvikle seg til Staraptor! Nå er det Staravia som jakter på Honchkrow, og i den siste nervepirrende bataljen er det Team Ash som står igjen som vinner, etter endelig å ha beseiret Paul!

Swedish Official Summary

Medan våra Hjältar fortsätter mot Snowpoint City och Ashs sjunde Gymstrid i Sinnoh, anländer de till en blåsig stad kallad Squallville, som har sin egen Pokéringer-tävling. Den omfattar två lag, som vardera består av en tränare och en Pokémon av Flygande-typ, vilka strider om att ta en ring och sätta den på ett av tre mål. Ash är heltänd på att tävla, samtidigt som Piplups mindre glimrande flygförmåga avhåller Dawn från att delta. Och även om det är många deltagare, inklusive James och Paul, slutar det med Team Ash mot Team Paul, med Paul i par med sin Honchkrow och Ash i par med Staravia. En vild strid följer, men just som det verkar som Honchkrow har utmanövrerat Staravia, får uthållighet i kombination med Ashs påhejande Staravia att utvecklas till Staraptor! Genom att aggressivt och skickligt förfölja Honchkrow slutar den sista, andlöst spännande striden med Team Ash som vinnare och Paul slutligen besegrad!

Danish Official Summary

På deres fortsatte færd mod Snowpoint City og Ash’ syvende Sinnoh Sal-kamp ankommer vore helte til en vindblæst by ved navn Squalville, som har sin egen Pokéringerkonkurrence. Denne består af to hold med hver sin træner og en Flyvetype Pokémon, der kæmper om at få fat på en ring og få den i ét at tre mål. Ash er straks opsat på at deltage, mens Piplups ikke videre veludviklede flyveevner afholder Dawn fra at stille op. Selvom der er mange deltagere, blandt andre James og Paul, er det til sidst Team Ash, der kæmper mod Team Paul, der danner hold med Honchkrow, mens Ash bruger Staravia. Det bliver en voldsom kamp, og lige som det ser ud til, at Honchkrow er ved at overmande Staravia, får stædighed samt Ash’ heppen Staravia til at udvikle sig til Staraptor! Da denne tager kampen op med aggression og ynde, følger der en afgørende og  betagende kamp, som Team Ash vinder. Endelig er Paul besejret!

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 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 Paul
  • Japan シンジ
  • Japan Shinji
  • Japan Shinji
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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 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 Dawn's Mamoswine
  • Japan ヒカリのマンムー
  • Japan Hikari no Manmoo
  • Japan Hikari's Manmoo
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  • United States Rhonda
  • Japan ユウカ
  • Japan Yūka
  • Japan Yuka
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  • United States Sinnoh Now Camera Crew #2
  • Japan シンオウ・ナウカメラマン2
  • Japan Sinnoh Now Cameraman 2
  • Japan Sinnoh Now Cameraman 2
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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 Dawn's Ambipom
  • Japan ヒカリのエテボース
  • Japan Hikari no Eteboth
  • Japan Hikari's Eteboth
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  • United States Paul's Honchkrow
  • Japan シンジのドンカラス
  • Japan Shinji no Donkarasu
  • Japan Shinji's Donkarasu
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  • United States Proto
  • Japan ポルト
  • Japan Port
  • Japan Port
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  • United States Provo's Dragonite
  • Japan ポルトのカイリュー
  • Japan Port no Kairyu
  • Japan Port's Kairyu
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  • United States Ash's Staraptor
  • Japan サトシのムクホーク
  • Japan Satoshi no Mukuhawk
  • Japan Satoshi's Mukuhawk
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  • United States Steveland
  • Japan サンペイ
  • Japan Sanpei
  • Japan Sanpei
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  • United States Steveland's Skiploom
  • Japan サンペイのポポッコ
  • Japan Sanpei no Popocco
  • Japan Sanpei's Popocco
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  • United States Taylor
  • Japan テツオ
  • Japan Tetsuo
  • Japan Tetsuo
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  • United States Taylor's Skarmory
  • Japan テツオのエアームド
  • Japan Tetsuo no Airmd
  • Japan Tetsuo's Airmd

Wild Pokémon

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  • United States Fearow
  • Japan オニドリル
  • Japan Onidrill
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  • United States Noctowl
  • Japan ヨルノズク
  • Japan Yorunozuku
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  • United States Swellow
  • Japan オオスバメ
  • Japan Osubame
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  • United States Wingull
  • Japan キャモメ
  • Japan Camome
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  • United States Swablu
  • Japan チルット
  • Japan Tyltto
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13:31

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 00:26 Movie 3 Short - Delvil Balances the Tires Two trainers practice for the PokéRinger competition.
Japan 00:39 ハイタッチ!
Japanese (Trans): High Touch!
Opening Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 02:07 2006-2010(DP)-Subtitle Diamond & Pearl Title Card
Japan 02:16 Movie 3 Short - The Pichu Bros. Satoshi and friends run towards the Wind Town.
Japan 03:18 2002-2005(AG)-M33 ロケット団隠密のテーマ(ホウエン・バージョン)
Japanese (Romanized): Rocket-dan onmitsu no thema (Houen Version)
Japanese (Trans): Rocket Gang Spying Theme (Houen Version)
Kojiro (in disguise) talks with the group about the PokéRinger.
Japan 04:09 Movie 3 Short - Pokémon Come to the Rescue The group and Rocket Gang are in the PokéRinger competition's stadium.
Japan 05:38 Movie 3 Short - Pikachu Jumps on the Hanecco Satoshi is set up to battle against Tetsuo.
Japan 05:58 芝刈りクン激怒!
Japanese (Romanized): Shibakari-kun gekido!
Japanese (Trans): Raging Lawn Mower!
Satoshi and Tetsuo send out Mukubird and Airmd, respectively, beginning the competition.
Japan 07:27 Movie 4 Short - 芝刈りクン激怒!D
Japanese (Romanized): Shibakari-kun gekido! D
Japanese (Trans): Raging Lawn Mower! D
Tetsuo tells Airmd to use Air Cutter.
Japan 08:00 1997-1998-M08 しのびよる影
Japanese (Romanized): Shinobi yoru Kage
Japanese (Trans): Sneaking from the Shadows
Polt is presented to the audience, who is matched up against Shinji.
Japan 09:03 1997-1998-M58 戦い(VSジムリーダー)
Japanese (Romanized): Tatakai (VS Gym Leader)
Japanese (Trans): Battle (VS Gym Leader)
Shinji battles against Polt.
Japan 10:21 Movie 8 BGM - Mew Teleports Movie 8 BGM - Shinji wins against Polt.
Japan 11:04 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 Kojiro and Sanpei send out their Pokémon.
Japan 11:54 Movie 3 Short - Pikachu Hurries Back A wind blows from below and favors Senpei's Popocco.
Japan 12:57 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 still shots of other battles are shown, after which Shinji and Satoshi emerge as the finalists. The music overlaps the Eyecatch Break.
Japan 13:37 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 13:48 2006-2010(DP)-Eyecatch C Eyecatch Return
Japan 14:01 1997-1998-M15 襲撃!
Japanese (Romanized): Shūgeki!
Japanese (Trans): Attack!
Satoshi and Shinji begin the battle.
Japan 15:03 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)
Shinji commands Donkarasu to ride the wind and use Aerial Ace.
Japan 16:32 2002-2005(AG)-M17 Satoshi yells at Mukurbird to stand up.
Japan 17:03 1999-2001-M28 Satoshi's Mukubird evolves into Mukuhawk!
Japan 18:36 2002-2005(AG)-M40 ~アドバンス・アドベンチャー~ (BONUS-TRACK) 競技中 OPテーマ「アドバンス・アドベンチャー」INST.
Japanese (Romanized): OP thema 'Advance Adventure' INST.
Japanese (Trans): Opening Theme 'Advance Adventure' INST.
Satoshi's Mukuhawk reclaims the ring that was falling to the ground.
Japan 19:38 2006-2010(DP)-M21 210ばんどうろ(昼)
Japanese (Romanized): 210-ban dōro (hiru)
Japanese (Trans): Route 210 (Day)
Satoshi wins the PokéRinger competition.
Japan 21:17 劇場版ポケットモンスタータイトルテーマ
Japanese (Romanized): Gekijouban Pocket Monsters Title Theme
Japanese (Trans): Theatrical Edition Pocket Monsters Title Theme
Movie 4 BGM - Shinji mocks Satoshi before leaving.
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 Casey.
Japan 24:15 ハイタッチ!(インストバージョン)
Japanese (Trans): High Touch! (Instrumental Version)
Diamond & Pearl Episodes 119-120 Special preview
Japan 24:44 ハイタッチ!(インストバージョン)
Japanese (Trans): High Touch! (Instrumental Version)
Sponsor Message

Music Statistics:

Number of Assigned Tracks to the Japanese Original: 29
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 0
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i can,t wait for this episode
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Yeah it would be awesome episode.
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i hope theres going to be a surprise for this episode
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i seen the episode and it was pretty good and even the staraptor too plus james and the little boy pokemon trainer battle of the pokeringer match was a odd one. but anyways its a 10 for me even though one of the match with james and the little boy pokemon trainer was an weird ending to it where james lost the battle and got too ahead of himself because of the lost match