On March 18th, Seven Eleven stores and other participating stores in Japan began selling phase one of the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl DVD's with the purchase of a Lamune drink. Phase one focused on "Pokemon Captures" and contained 8 disks.
Phase two of the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl DVD's which will be released by Media Factory on July 8, 2008. These disks will also follow the same system as the phase one disks which requires purchasers to also buy the Lamune drink. Disks will be 378yen each and like the first phase, 8 disks will be available. This time the episodes focus on "Pokemon Battles". The following is a list of the episodes that will be on the Phase two Pokemon Battles DVD's:
Disk 1: Pikachu VS Elekid - DP03 - Rival Battle! Three vs. Three!!
Disk 2: Subomie VS Pochama - DP04 - Pochama vs. Subomie! Hikari's First Battle!!
Disk 3: Rampard VS Naetle - DP18 - Return to Kurogane Gym! Decisive Match with Rampard!!
Disk 4: Pochama VS Pottaishi - DP27 - Deciding Match! Pochama VS Pottaishi!!
Disk 5: Pochama & Naetle VS Magmarashi & Alligates - DP29 - Satoshi and Hikari! Saved by a Double Battle!?
Disk 6: Eipam VS Roserade - DP37 - Hakutai Gym! VS Natane!
Disk 7: Dodaitose VS Gablias - DP40 - Champion Shirona Appears!!
Disk 8: DP52 - Tag Battle! The Finals!!