Home / Episode Guide / To Thine Own Pokemon Be True!ポケモンピンポン大会!エテボースがんばる!!Pokémon Ping Pong Tournament! Eteboth Gives Its All!!
Titles and Airdates
  • United States 2009-09-12 To Thine Own Pokémon Be True!
  • Japan 2009-04-23 ポケモンピンポン大会!エテボースがんばる!!
  • Japan 2009-04-23 Pokémon Pingpong Taikai! Eteboth Ganbaru!!
  • Japan 2009-04-23 Pokémon Ping Pong Tournament! Eteboth Gives Its All!!
  • Germany 2010-04-27 Pokémon-Tischtennis!
  • France Le tournoi de ping-pong Pokémon !
  • Spain Sé fiel a tu propio Pokémon
  • Sweden 2010-11-07 Var trogen din egen Pokémon!
  • Italy 2010-04-27 Un talento innato
  • Mexico 2010-05-23 ¡Sé honesto con tu Pokémon!
  • Finland Pokémonisi oman tiensä löytäköön!
  • Taiwan 神奇寶貝乒乓大會!雙尾怪手加油!!
  • Netherlands Wees eerlijk tegen je eigen Pokémon
  • Brazil A Escolha Certa!
  • Israel 2010-08-08 היה נאמן לפוקימון שלך
  • Czechia 2010-07-29 Buď upřímný ke svému Pokémonovi
  • Norway 2011-01-09 Vær tro mot dine egne Pokémon!
  • Denmark Vær tro mod din Pokémon!
  • South Korea 2009-10-28 겟핸보숭, 새로운 길을 떠나다!
  • Portugal 2011-06-20 Sejam Fiéis aos Vossos Pokémon!
  • Russia Мастер пинг-понга!
Staff List
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Team Iguchi

Japan Screenplay 武上純希 (Junki Takegami)
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

Summary

English Official Summary

Ash, Dawn, and Ash’s rival Barry are all competitors in Sandalstraw Town’s Pokémon ping-pong tournament, where Trainers form doubles teams with their Pokémon. Ash and Dawn warm up with a practice match, but Dawn’s partner Ambipom smashes the ball so hard, it nearly hits a passing ping-pong player. As Barry later explains, that player is none other than O, the defending tournament champion! When practice is over and the tournament begins, Jessie and Meowth are among the competitors. But when Meowth gets carried away and uses a Pokémon move to slice the ball into bits, they’re disqualified! Ash and Pikachu are taken out by an experienced player and his Farfetch’d, but Dawn and Ambipom beat a Trainer and Alakazam to advance to the second round. Agile Ambipom can use its tails to return just about any shot, and as O watches from the sidelines, he can hardly believe Ambipom is new to the sport! Dawn and Ambipom defeat their next opponent, and now it’s Barry’s turn to take on O. O and Shiftry make short work of Barry and Empoleon—that means O is Dawn’s next opponent. Though O quickly takes the lead against Dawn and Ambipom, Dawn is determined to fight back. But when she tries to return Shiftry’s shot, it smashes her paddle into pieces! As Dawn helplessly watches, Ambipom takes over, using its tails to play O and Shiftry at the same time. Ambipom wins the second of their three matches and Dawn gets a replacement paddle for the third match, but O still wins and moves on to win the entire tournament. However, he’s so impressed by Ambipom that he offers to take it on as a student. Dawn doesn’t know what to do, but she sees how much Ambipom enjoys ping-pong. So she leaves the decision to Ambipom: pursue Pokémon ping-pong, or stay with Dawn and her Contests? Ambipom wants to play ping-pong, so it joins O and heads to O’s training center in Kanto. Our heroes say a fond farewell to their old friend, who surely has a bright future in Pokémon sports!

French Official Summary

Sacha, Aurore et René, le rival d'Aurore, participent tous au tournoi de ping-pong Pokémon de Scutellaria, où les Dresseurs jouent en double avec leurs Pokémon.

German Official Summary

Ash, Lucia und Ashs Rivale Barry nehmen am Pokémon-Ping-Pong-Turnier in Helmkrautach teil, wo Trainer im Doppel mit ihren Pokémon antreten.

Italian Official Summary

Ash, Lucinda e Barry, il rivale di Ash, partecipano tutti al torneo di ping pong di Scutellaria, in cui gli Allenatori giocano in coppia con i loro Pokémon.

Portuguese Official Summary

Quando nossos heróis decidem participar da Competição de Ping Pong Pokémon, o talento excepcional de Ambipom apresenta a Dawn um dilema excepcional!

Finnish Official Summary

Kun Pokémon-pingisottelu on alkamaisillaan, Ash ja Pikachu ovat jo varmistaneet osallistuvansa (samoin kuin Jessie, naamioituneena Jessilynlyniksi ja Meowth parinaan), mutta sitten myös Dawn ja Ambipom päättävät osallistua, mikä ilahduttaa Barryä. Turnausmuotoinen kilpailu alkaa, ja vaikka Jessilynlynin ja Ashin joukkueet karsiutuvat alkuvaiheessa, Dawn ja Ambipom pärjäävät hienosti ja voittavat parin toisensa jälkeen. Barry ja Empoleon haastavat hallitsevan mestarin, vähän varttuneemman kouluttajan nimeltä O. O osoittautuu kuitenkin ylivoimaiseksi ja Barry ja Empoleon häviävät. Ambipomin taidot vievät Dawnin ja Ambipomin finaaliotteluun asti ja hekin kohtaavat O:n ja hänen Shiftrynsä. Kilpailun voittoon vaaditaan kolme otteluvoittoa, ja vaikka Dawnin ja Ambipomin joukkue voittaakin ensimmäisen ottelun, O ja Shiftry päihittävät heidät lopulta. O on kuitenkin vaikuttunut Ambipomin häikäisevistä pingistaidoista ja kysyy Dawnilta, voisiko hän saada lahjakkaan Pokémonin koulutettavakseen. Dawn on aluksi kahden vaiheilla, mutta ymmärtää sitten, että sitä Ambipom haluaa: tulla Pokémon-pingismestariksi. Kun Dawn tajuaa, mitä hänen on tehtävä, hän antaa Ambipomin mennä O:n mukaan ja jättää hyvästinsä rakkaalle ja innostuneelle Pokémonilleen – tietäen että teki oikean ratkaisun. Kun Pokémon-pingisottelu on alkamaisillaan, Ash ja Pikachu ovat jo varmistaneet osallistuvansa (samoin kuin Jessie, naamioituneena Jessilynlyniksi ja Meowth parinaan), mutta sitten myös Dawn ja Ambipom päättävät osallistua, mikä ilahduttaa Barryä. Turnausmuotoinen kilpailu alkaa, ja vaikka Jessilynlynin ja Ashin joukkueet karsiutuvat alkuvaiheessa, Dawn ja Ambipom pärjäävät hienosti ja voittavat parin toisensa jälkeen. Barry ja Empoleon haastavat hallitsevan mestarin, vähän varttuneemman kouluttajan nimeltä O. O osoittautuu kuitenkin ylivoimaiseksi ja Barry ja Empoleon häviävät. Ambipomin taidot vievät Dawnin ja Ambipomin finaaliotteluun asti ja hekin kohtaavat O:n ja hänen Shiftrynsä. Kilpailun voittoon vaaditaan kolme otteluvoittoa, ja vaikka Dawnin ja Ambipomin joukkue voittaakin ensimmäisen ottelun, O ja Shiftry päihittävät heidät lopulta.O on kuitenkin vaikuttunut Ambipomin häikäisevistä pingistaidoista ja kysyy Dawnilta, voisiko hän saada lahjakkaan Pokémonin koulutettavakseen. Dawn on aluksi kahden vaiheilla, mutta ymmärtää sitten, että sitä Ambipom haluaa: tulla Pokémon-pingismestariksi. Kun Dawn tajuaa, mitä hänen on tehtävä, hän antaa Ambipomin mennä O:n mukaan ja jättää hyvästinsä rakkaalle ja innostuneelle Pokémonilleen – tietäen että teki oikean ratkaisun.

Spanish Latin America Official Summary

Cuando nuestros héroes deciden participar en la competencia de Ping Pong, el talento excepcional de Ambipom le presenta a Dawn un dilema excepcional.

Spanish Official Summary

Ash, Maya y el adversario de Ash, Benito, son todos competidores en el torneo de Ping-pong Pokémon de Pueblo Alpargata, donde los Entrenadores forman equipos dobles con sus Pokémon.

English Great Britian Official Summary

Ash, Dawn, and Ash’s rival Barry are all competitors in Sandalstraw Town’s Pokémon ping-pong tournament, where Trainers form doubles teams with their Pokémon. Ash and Dawn warm up with a practice match, but Dawn’s partner Ambipom smashes the ball so hard, it nearly hits a passing ping-pong player. As Barry later explains, that player is none other than O, the defending tournament champion! When practice is over and the tournament begins, Jessie and Meowth are among the competitors. But when Meowth gets carried away and uses a Pokémon move to slice the ball into bits, they’re disqualified! Ash and Pikachu are taken out by an experienced player and his Farfetch’d, but Dawn and Ambipom beat a Trainer and Alakazam to advance to the second round. Agile Ambipom can use its tails to return just about any shot, and as O watches from the sidelines, he can hardly believe Ambipom is new to the sport! Dawn and Ambipom defeat their next opponent, and now it’s Barry’s turn to take on O. O and Shiftry make short work of Barry and Empoleon—that means O is Dawn’s next opponent. Though O quickly takes the lead against Dawn and Ambipom, Dawn is determined to fight back. But when she tries to return Shiftry’s shot, it smashes her paddle into pieces! As Dawn helplessly watches, Ambipom takes over, using its tails to play O and Shiftry at the same time. Ambipom wins the second of their three matches and Dawn gets a replacement paddle for the third match, but O still wins and moves on to win the entire tournament. However, he’s so impressed by Ambipom that he offers to take it on as a student. Dawn doesn’t know what to do, but she sees how much Ambipom enjoys ping-pong. So she leaves the decision to Ambipom: pursue Pokémon ping-pong, or stay with Dawn and her Contests? Ambipom wants to play ping-pong, so it joins O and heads to O’s training center in Kanto. Our heroes say a fond farewell to their old friend, who surely has a bright future in Pokémon sports!

Russian Official Summary

Перед самым началом состязаний по пинг-понгу принять в них участие решают не только Эш с Пикачу и Джесси с Мяутом, но и Доун с Амбипомом. Барри остаётся очень доволен этим фактом. Впрочем, Эш и Джесси выбивают с турнира довольно быстро, а вот Доун с Амбипомом оказываются потрясающе сильной командой, преодолевая одного соперника за другим. Барри с Эмполеоном  приходится сразиться с действующим чемпионом, более старшим тренером по имени О. Разумеется, О одерживает верх, и Барри приходится распрощаться с турниром. Невероятные способности Амбипома, тем временем, выводят Доун с финал, где ей придётся сразиться всё с тем же О и его Шифти. Матч состоит из трёх раундов. Доун удаётся взять первый раунд, но О и Шифти оказываются слишком сильны, и Доун с Амбипомом оказываются лишь вторыми. Впрочем, О остаётся под впечатлением от игры Амбипома и просит Доун оставить его с ним ради серии тренировок. Сначала Доун не знает, что ответить, но потом понимает, что Амбипом мечтает о том, чтобы стать мастером пинг-понга. В итоге она отпускает своего полюбившегося покемона и прощается с ним, зная, что поступает правильно.

Dutch Official Summary

Ash, Dawn en Barry, de rivaal van Ash, zijn deelnemers aan het Pokémon-pingpongtoernooi van Sandalstraw Town, waar Trainers tweepersoonsteams met hun Pokémon vormen.

Norwegian Official Summary

I det Pokémon Ping Pong konkurransen skal til å begynne, har Ash og Pikachu allerede blitt enige om å delta (men også Jessie, forkledd som Jessilynlyn og på lag med Meowth), men så bestemmer Dawn og Ambipom seg også for å delta, til Barrys store tilfredsstillelse. Kampene i turneringen er nå i gang, og selv om både Jessilynlyn og Ash sitt lag blir slått ut tidlig, viser Dawn og Ambipom seg å være formidable, og de slår det ene laget etter det andre. Barry og Empoleon skal ut mot den regjerende mesteren, en eldre trener kalt O, men O viser seg å være overlegen og Barry/Empoleon laget blir slått ut. Men Ambipoms evner fører Dawn/Ambipom laget helt til den siste kampen, hvor de skal ut mot O og hans Shiftry. De må vinne tre runder for å vinne kampen. Dawn/Ambipom vinner første runde, men O og Shiftry viser seg å være for sterke, og Dawn og Ambipom blir beseiret. Men O er veldig imponert av Ambipoms fantastiske Ping Pong ferdigheter, og spør Dawn om han kan ta med seg den begavede Pokémon for å trene. Dawn er nølende med en gang, men innser etter hver at dette er Ambipoms ønske: å bli en stor Pokémon Ping Pong spiller. Så, når hun vet hva hun må gjøre, lar hun Ambipom dra av sted med O, og sier farvel til sin høyt elskede og entusiastiske Pokémon – vel vitende om at hun gjorde det rette. I det Pokémon Ping Pong konkurransen skal til å begynne, har Ash og Pikachu allerede blitt enige om å delta (men også Jessie, forkledd som Jessilynlyn og på lag med Meowth), men så bestemmer Dawn og Ambipom seg også for å delta, til Barrys store tilfredsstillelse. Kampene i turneringen er nå i gang, og selv om både Jessilynlyn og Ash sitt lag blir slått ut tidlig, viser Dawn og Ambipom seg å være formidable, og de slår det ene laget etter det andre.Barry og Empoleon skal ut mot den regjerende mesteren, en eldre trener kalt O, men O viser seg å være overlegen og Barry/Empoleon laget blir slått ut. Men Ambipoms evner fører Dawn/Ambipom laget helt til den siste kampen, hvor de skal ut mot O og hans Shiftry. De må vinne tre runder for å vinne kampen. Dawn/Ambipom vinner første runde, men O og Shiftry viser seg å være for sterke, og Dawn og Ambipom blir beseiret.Men O er veldig imponert av Ambipoms fantastiske Ping Pong ferdigheter, og spør Dawn om han kan ta med seg den begavede Pokémon for å trene. Dawn er nølende med en gang, men innser etter hver at dette er Ambipoms ønske: å bli en stor Pokémon Ping Pong spiller. Så, når hun vet hva hun må gjøre, lar hun Ambipom dra av sted med O, og sier farvel til sin høyt elskede og entusiastiske Pokémon – vel vitende om at hun gjorde det rette.

Swedish Official Summary

Medan man förbereder sig för att dra igång Pokémon Pingis-tävling, har Ash och Pikachu redan gått med på att delta (liksom Jessie, förklädd till Jessilynlyn, i par med Meowth), vilket senare även Dawn och Ambipom gör – till Barrys förtjusning. Matcherna börjar, upplagda som en Turnering, och även om såväl Jessilynlyns och Ashs lag blir utslagna tidigt, visar sig Dawns och Ambipoms lag vara verkligt formidabelt, och de slår ut lag efter lag. Barry och Empoleon möter den nuvarande mästaren, en äldre tränare vid namn O, men O visar sig vara överväldigande och laget med Barry/Empoleon blir utslagna. Men Ambipoms förmåga leder Dawn/Ambipom-laget vidare ända till sista matchen, där man möter O och hans Shiftry. Det krävs tre set-vinster för att vinna matchen, och Dawn/Ambipom-laget vinner första set, men O och Shiftry visar sig för starka och Dawn och Ambipom besegras. Men O är väldigt imponerad av Ambipoms fantastiska skicklighet i Pingis, och frågar Dawn om han kan ta med sig och träna denna begåvade Pokémon. Obeslutsam till en början, inser Dawn att vad Ambipom önskar, är att bli en stor Pokémon Pingis-spelare. Så medveten om vad hon måste göra, låter hon Ambipom följa med O, och tar farväl av sin älskade och entusiastiska Pokémon – i vetskap om att hon har gjort det rätta.

Danish Official Summary

Mens forberedelserne til Pokémon Ping Pong konkurrencen er i fuld gang, har Ash og Pikachu allerede besluttet sig for at deltage (lige som Jessie forklædt som Jessilynlyn og Meowth), og så vil Dawn og Ambipom til Barrys store fryd også være med. Den stor turnering går i gang, og kampen kan begynde. Og mens både Jessilynlyns og Ash’ hold hurtigt bliver slået ud, er Dawn og Ambipoms hold ikke mindre end formidabelt, idet de slår det ene hold efter det andet. Barry og Empoleon spiller mod den nuværende mester, en ældre træner ved navn O, men O er for stor en mundfuld, og Team Barry/Empoleon taber. Men Ambipoms store talent fører Team Dawn/Ambipom helt til finalen, hvor de står over for O og hans Shiftry. Team Dawn/Ambipom, der skal bruge tre sejre for at vinde kampen, vinder den første omgang, men O og Shiftry er for stærke, og Dawn og Ambipom taber kampen. Men O er yderst imponeret over Ambipoms fantastiske talent for Ping Pong og spørger Dawn, om han må tage den talentfulde Pokémon med sig og træne den. Til at starte med tøver Dawn, men så indser hun, at det er Ambipoms ønske: at blive en stor Ping Pong-spiller. Da hun nu har besluttet sig, lader hun Ambipom tage med O og tager afsked med sin elskede og spændte Pokémon i bevidstheden om, at hun har gjort det rigtige. Mens forberedelserne til Pokémon Ping Pong konkurrencen er i fuld gang, har Ash og Pikachu allerede besluttet sig for at deltage (lige som Jessie forklædt som Jessilynlyn og Meowth), og så vil Dawn og Ambipom til Barrys store fryd også være med. Den stor turnering går i gang, og kampen kan begynde. Og mens både Jessilynlyns og Ash’ hold hurtigt bliver slået ud, er Dawn og Ambipoms hold ikke mindre end formidabelt, idet de slår det ene hold efter det andet.Barry og Empoleon spiller mod den nuværende mester, en ældre træner ved navn O, men O er for stor en mundfuld, og Team Barry/Empoleon taber. Men Ambipoms store talent fører Team Dawn/Ambipom helt til finalen, hvor de står over for O og hans Shiftry. Team Dawn/Ambipom, der skal bruge tre sejre for at vinde kampen, vinder den første omgang, men O og Shiftry er for stærke, og Dawn og Ambipom taber kampen.Men O er yderst imponeret over Ambipoms fantastiske talent for Ping Pong og spørger Dawn, om han må tage den talentfulde Pokémon med sig og træne den. Til at starte med tøver Dawn, men så indser hun, at det er Ambipoms ønske: at blive en stor Ping Pong-spiller. Da hun nu har besluttet sig, lader hun Ambipom tage med O og tager afsked med sin elskede og spændte Pokémon i bevidstheden om, at hun har gjort det rigtige.

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 Nurse Joy's Chansey
  • Japan ジョーイのラッキー
  • Japan Joy no Lucky
  • Japan Joy's Lucky
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  • United States Dawn
  • Japan ヒカリ
  • Japan Hikari
  • Japan Hikari
Max
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  • United States Max
  • Japan マサト
  • Japan Masato
  • Japan Masato
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  • United States Ash's Aipom
  • Japan サトシのエイパム
  • Japan Satoshi no Eipam
  • Japan Satoshi's Eipam
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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 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 Dawn's Ambipom
  • Japan ヒカリのエテボース
  • Japan Hikari no Eteboth
  • Japan Hikari's Eteboth
O
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  • United States O
  • Japan オウ
  • Japan Ō
  • Japan O
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  • United States O's Shiftry
  • Japan オウのダーテング
  • Japan Ō no Dirteng
  • Japan O's Dirteng
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  • United States Ping Pong Referees
  • Japan 士師
  • Japan Shishi
  • Japan Judge
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  • United States Ping Pong Tournament Announcer
  • Japan ポケモンピンポン大会のアナウンサー
  • Japan Pokémon Pingpong Taikai no Announcer
  • Japan Pokémon Pingpong Tournament Announcer
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  • United States Professor
  • Japan 博士
  • Japan Hakase
  • Japan Professor
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  • United States Professor's Alakazam
  • Japan 博士のフーディン
  • Japan Hakase no Foodin
  • Japan Professor's Foodin
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  • United States Halverson
  • Japan ハクア
  • Japan Hakua
  • Japan Hakua
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  • United States Wilkinson
  • Japan ワタナベ
  • Japan Watanabe
  • Japan Watanabe
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  • United States Wilkinson's Farfetch'd
  • Japan ワタナベのカモネギ
  • Japan Watanabe no Kamonegi
  • Japan Watanabe's Kamonegi
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  • United States O's Ambipom
  • Japan オウのエテボーズ
  • Japan Ō no Eteboth
  • Japan O's Eteboth

Wild Pokémon

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  • United States Venonat
  • Japan コンパン
  • Japan Kongpang
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  • United States Machop
  • Japan ワンリキー
  • Japan Wanriky
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  • United States Machamp
  • Japan カイリキー
  • Japan Kairiky
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  • United States Chikorita
  • Japan チコリータ
  • Japan Chicorita
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  • United States Azumarill
  • Japan マリルリ
  • Japan Marilli
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  • United States Aipom
  • Japan エイパム
  • Japan Eipam
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  • United States Wooper
  • Japan ウパー
  • Japan Upah
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  • United States Shuckle
  • Japan ツボツボ
  • Japan Tsubotsubo
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  • United States Hitmontop
  • Japan カポエラー
  • Japan Kapoerer
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  • United States Grovyle
  • Japan ジュプトル
  • Japan Juptile
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  • United States Whismur
  • Japan ゴニョニョ
  • Japan Gonyonyo
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  • United States Hariyama
  • Japan ハリテヤマ
  • Japan Hariteyama
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  • United States Gliscor
  • Japan グライオン
  • Japan Glion
00:00

Culture Reference

Episode #5680 of Jeopardy that aired on April 24th 2009, the day after DP124 - Pokémon Ping Pong Tournament! Eteboth Gives it All!! aired, had two consecutive questions in the second segment of the show that were ironically related to the Diamond and Pearl episode.
22:20

Paint Edit

The alternate colored Pichu appears with stars circling around its body.
00:01

Eyecatch The Jagged Spirit in Pokémon

To help remind viewers of the jagged-eared Pichu promotion, an intro eyecatch was shown featuring Shoko-tan stating: The Jagged Spirit in Pokémon! (ポケモンでギザ元気!).
10:08

Eyecatch Diamond and Pearl HD Eyecatch

Hikari-centered Commercial Intro Eyecatch with Hikari, Pochama, Satoshi and Takeshi.

Satoshi-centered Commercial Return Eyecatch with Satoshi, Pikachu, Takeshi and Hikari.
23:20

Okido Segment Great Pokémon Examination

Professor Okido's Great Pokémon Examination
Pokémon Pinpuku (ピンプク)
Quiz Level Beginners' Level (初級レベル)
Quiz Question Which item is needed to evolve Pinpuku into Lucky?
(ピンプクからラッキーへの進化に必要な道具はどっち?)
Quiz Answers
(Correct Quiz Answer in Bold)
A: Fire Stone B: Oval Stone
(A:ほのおのいし B:まんまるいし

Japanese Music:

Time Track Notes
Japan 00:05 はじまり
Japanese (Romanized): Hajimari
Japanese (Trans): Beginning
A faster version of the music plays as the group leaves the Pokémon Center building.
Japan 00:37 Movie 7 BGM - Moving Sidewalk Movie 7 BGM - Jun explains the Ping Pong Tournament to Hikari.
Japan 01:00 ハイタッチ!
Japanese (Trans): High Touch!
Opening Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 02:28 2006-2010(DP)-Subtitle Diamond & Pearl Title Card
Japan 02:37 Movie 3 Short - Pokémon Come Out The group registers for the Ping Pong Tournament.
Japan 03:26 気球に乗った少女
Japanese (Romanized): Kikyuu ni Notta Shoujo
Japanese (Trans): The Girl Who Rode on the Balloon
Movie 10 BGM - Hikari uses her Pokétch's Coin Toss to determine who between her and Satoshi begins the practice match.
Japan 04:36 1997-1998-M60 ハナダへの道‐おつきみ山より
Japanese (Romanized): Hanada e no michi - Otsukimi Yama yori
Japanese (Trans): The Road to Hanada - From Moon-viewing Mountain
Satoshi, Hikari and Jun enter the Ping Pong playing field.
Japan 06:52 Movie 7 BGM - バトルタワー
Japanese (Romanized): Battle Tower
Japanese (Trans): Battle Tower
Movie 7 BGM - The trainers and their Pokémon prepare for their matches.
Japan 07:51 Movie 2 Short - Gyarados Shocked Hakua serves the ball against Musashi-Nyarth.
Japan 08:23 1997-1998-M59 道案内
Japanese (Romanized): Michiannai
Japanese (Trans): Guide
Satoshi and Pikachu begin their match.
Japan 09:40 救出だ!?
Japanese (Romanized): Kyuushutsu da!?
Japanese (Trans): It's a Rescue!?
Eteboth saves the round with an amazing return.
Japan 10:08 2006-2010(DP)-Eyecatch B Eyecatch Break
Japan 10:15 2006-2010(DP)-M21 210ばんどうろ(昼)
Japanese (Romanized): 210-ban dōro (hiru)
Japanese (Trans): Route 210 (Day)
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Japan 10:25 2006-2010(DP)-Eyecatch D Eyecatch Return
Japan 10:31 活躍!
Japanese (Romanized): Katsuyaku!
Japanese (Trans): Activity!
Hikari and Jun progress in the tournament.
Japan 11:39 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 - Hikari and Eteboth continue on to their next opponent.
Japan 12:41 Movie 5 BGM - Satoshi Races Movie 5 BGM - The tournament progresses, with Jun-Emperte being paired up against Ou-Dirteng.
Japan 13:49 1997-1998-M13 戦い(VS野生ポケモン)
Japanese (Romanized): Tatakai (VS yasei Pokémon)
Japanese (Trans): Battle (VS Wild Pokémon)
Hikari-Eteboth plays against Ou-Dirteng.
Japan 14:57 出撃!
Japanese (Romanized): Shutsugeki!
Japanese (Trans): Sortie!
Movie 5 BGM - Eteboth wins a game against Ou-Dirteng by herself.
Japan 16:56 Movie 3 BGM - Spying Movie 3 BGM - Ou asks Hikari to let her Eteboth be taken to be raised as an elite Ping Pong player.
Japan 18:15 ジラーチ誕生
Japanese (Romanized): Jirachi Tanjou
Japanese (Trans): Jirachi's Birth
Movie 6 BGM - Hikari tells the group Ou's offer and Satoshi has a series of flashbacks about the Pokémon in chronological order.
Japan 19:56 小さきもの ~子守りうた~
Japanese (Romanized): Chiisaki Mono ~Komori Uta~
Japanese (Trans): A Small Thing ~Lullaby~
Movie 6 BGM - Hikari asks Eteboth to choose between contests and Ping Pong.
Japan 21:59 もえよ ギザみみピチュー!
Japanese (Romanized): Moeyo Giza Mimi Pichu!
Japanese (Trans): Get fired up, jagged-eared Pichu!
Ending Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 23:20 舞踏会
Japanese (Romanized): Butou Kai
Japanese (Trans): Ballroom Dance
Movie 8 BGM - Okido asks a question about Pinpuku.
Japan 24:15 2006-2010(DP)-M11 視線!げいじゅつか
Japanese (Romanized): Shisen! Geijutsuka
Japanese (Trans): Eye Contact! Artist
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Japan 24:44 ハイタッチ!(インストバージョン)
Japanese (Trans): High Touch! (Instrumental Version)
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Music Statistics:

Number of Assigned Tracks to the Japanese Original: 26
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 0
23 Apr 2009 03:00 AM
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New episode title(s) has/have been added to the database. Title: ポケモンピンポン大会!エテボースがんばる!!/To Thine Own Pokemon Be True!/Pokémon Pingpong Taikai! Eteboth Ganbaru!!. Please comment below! Thanks, your friendly PM.Net AnimeBot
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the episode is awesome and too bad ambipom left for ping pong stuff oh well i do hope dawn is going to get a new pokemon and not so sure about ash
24 Apr 2009 01:12 AM
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Well you know when the instrumental Chiisaki Mono music plays, someone is leaving the show. It seems to be their favorite music now for main characters parting the series. An interesting twist for the character of Aipom, but it seemed to fit its overall personality well. It was nice to see some good flashback scenes.
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27 Apr 2009 06:03 AM
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Oh no, this episode is tehsawks! Why is this happening?
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This episode was mad awsome! However, I was sad that Ambipom had left. That's what I did to my Infernape too.
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So, you want to hear this Giratina battle music from Youtube, Then I have a link for you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Db1XootTkRQ&feature=related

enjoy it.