picThe latest episode of Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl 174 - The Grand Festival Begins! The Art of Flame and Ice!! (グランドフェスティバル開幕! 炎と氷のアート!!) aired on Thursday in Japan.

The Sinnoh Grand Festival has begun at the Lakeside Resort and Hikari prepares to participate in the Appeal round. All of her rivals have arrived and have qualified to participate in the tournament as well. Who will do well in the Appeal round and move onto the next round?!

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