List of Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl: Galactic Battles episodes

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Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl: Galactic Battles
Galactic Battle.jpg
The English title screen from the high-definition episodes of Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl: Galactic Battles season
Country of origin Japan Japan
No. of episodes 53 (Japan)
52 (USA)
Broadcast
Original channel TV Tokyo
Original run December 4, 2008 (2008-12-04) – December 24, 2009 (2009-12-24)
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This is a list of episodes in Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl: Galactic Battles (advertised as Pokémon: DP Galactic Battles), aired in Japan as Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl (ポケットモンスター ダイヤモンド&パール Poketto Monsutā Daiyamondo & Pāru?), the twelfth season of the Pokémon animated series, covering the continuing adventures of series protagonist Ash Ketchum as he continues to travel Sinnoh with Dawn, Pikachu, and Brock.

Overview[edit]

The division between seasons of Pokémon is based on the English version openings of each episode, and may not reflect the actual production season. The English episode numbers are based on their first airing in the United States either in syndication on Cartoon Network, or in Canada on the YTV Television Network. Other English-speaking nations largely follow either this order or the Japanese order. This series uses game music from Pokémon Yellow and Pokémon Gold and Silver. Subsequent airings of the English version follow the original Japanese order, except in the case of episodes which are no longer shown in English. This is also the first series to be broadcast in high-definition widescreen.

This season began regularly airing in the United States on May 9, 2009, and ended on May 15, 2010, in Canada on October 10, 2009, in YTV, in the United Kingdom on May 3, 2010.[1]

In Australia, the series began airing on December 16, 2010, and ended March 16, 2011, on Network Ten.

The series was released on eight-volume DVDs and four box sets by Viz Media in the US.[2]

Cartoon Network (Pakistan) has started to rerun the season again on February 2013.

Season 12 – Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl: Galactic Battles (2008–2009)[edit]

EP# English title
Japanese title
Air date
J# E# Japan United States
574 568 "Get Your Rotom Running!"  (Yōkan and Rotom!)
"Yōkan to Rotomu!" (羊羹とロトム!) 
December 4, 2008 May 9, 2009
When Professor Oak finds out that Ash and friends are in Canalave City, he recommends a hotel called the Old Chateau that serves a special dessert called Old Gateau. The group goes to the hotel immediately, but they're sad to see the hotel is closed. When they are about to turn back and leave, the doors open by themselves. The group walks inside, where they see a microwave oven. Ash and Pikachu stare at the mysterious microwave oven, and it suddenly attacks. Ash and his friends get chased around the Chateau by the microwave, which they later find out is a Pokémon called Rotom. The Rotom obtains different guises, such as a refrigerator. Rotom gets defeated and tells them sorry, but it was just trying to play with them. Brock eventually makes the Old Gateau, which Ash and his friends enjoy. 
575 569 "A Breed Stampede!"  (The Way to Befriend Pokémon!?)
"Pokemon to Nakayoku Naru Hōhō!?" (ポケモンと仲良くなる方法!?) 
December 11, 2008 May 16, 2009
Ash and friends stop at a Pokémon Center, Dawn hears on TV that Kenny and Nando have scored the newest Contest victories, Kenny has 3 and Nando Has 4. Dawn is eager to train Piloswine for a contest. Ash and his Pokémon train to pass the time. Dawn decides to train with them as well. Unfortunately, Piloswine doesn't obey her orders at all which upsets Dawn. Piloswine only shows an interest of eating Poffin. Gliscor also learns Fire Fang and Piloswine learns AncientPower. Piloswine also smells Team Rocket's food, and eats it. And makes Team Rocket get revenge by creating a poster advertising a "Pokémon Friendship School". While they have the gang's Pokémon trapped, Dawn's Piloswine evolves into Mamoswine. And which, Mamoswine blasts out and defeats Team Rocket, and charges towards Ash and friends. Dawn returns it to its Pokéball and it settles down. As for Ash, Nurse Joy tells him that Byron has returned and that means Ash’s gym challenge is coming up. 
576 570 "Ancient Family Matters!"  (Rampald vs. Torideps!!)
"Ramuparudo Tai Toridepusu!!" (ラムパルドVSトリデプス!!) 
December 18, 2008 May 23, 2009
Ash is excited to finally reach the Canalave Gym once more, for his next Gym Battle. But, Byron's apprentice tells Ash and the others he's having conflicts right now with his son. Ash and the others also meet Byron of the Canalave Gym. Though, both Roark and Byron are having a fight over which one loves fossils more. Brock suggests that they have a battle to determine which Fossil Pokémon, Rampardos or Bastiodon, is stronger. This means Ash will have to keep waiting for his Gym Battle, and also handle this conflict. Later on Team Rocket steals all of Byron's fossils and everybody runs after them. Later Team Rocket gets defeated and Ash starts to get impatient and can't wait for his battle. 
577 571 "Dealing with Defensive Types!"  (Mio Gym Battle! Steel Battle!!)
"Mio Jimu Sen! Hagane no Batoru!!" (ミオジム戦!はがねのバトル!!) 
December 25, 2008 May 30, 2009
Ash's long awaited Gym Battle with Byron begins. Ash decides to use Chimchar, Buizel and Gliscor against Bronzor, Steelix and Bastiodon. He tries to dominate the battle with Fire attacks, but Byron's defence-oriented battling style prevents him from dealing much damage. His Chimchar eventually defeats Bronzor but Buizel quickly loses to Steelix. Ash uses Chimchar again against Steelix and triumphs, but next Byron uses Bastiodon and defeats Chimchar. Ash then uses Gliscor against Bastiodon, and after a tough battle, Ash and Gliscor emerge victorious, and are awarded the Mine Badge, Ash's 6th Sinnoh badge. 
578 572 "Leading a Stray!"  (The Stray Hoeruko!)
"Maigo no Hoeruko!" (迷子のホエルコ!) 
January 8, 2009 June 6, 2009
As Ash, Dawn and Brock head to Chocovine Town for Dawn's next Pokémon Contest, they find Wailord blocking the water so they can’t take the boat. So they stop and have some lunch. Suddenly, a Luxio appears and begins to steal food from Ash and friends! Ash chases it into the sewer to find it is giving the food to a Wailmer who is trapped and can't get back to the ocean. Meanwhile, Dawn and Brock are unable to get to Ash because Team Rocket damaged the manhole. Then Ash and the Pokémon in the manhole think of a plan to get the Wailmer back to the ocean. The plan was a success. Dawn and Brock find them after Mamoswine broke the manhole. Then a Swampert blocked the path so they couldn't leave. Ash uses Grotle's Razor Leaf to defeat Swampert. Wailmer evolves into Wailord and happily makes it back to the ocean with its friends. Now Ash and friends once again head to Chocovine Town. 
579 573 "Steeling Peace of Mind!"  (Gen and Lucario!)
"Gen to Rukario!" (ゲンとルカリオ!) 
January 15, 2009 June 13, 2009
With six Sinnoh Gym Badges on hand, Ash decided that his next gym battle will be at the Snowpoint City Gym. Ash and friends later got a call from Barry. Ash told him about his victory at the Canalave Gym. Barry told the group that the Steel Pokémon on Iron Island were acting strangely, even his Empoleon. So Ash and friends took the next ferry to Iron Island. When they arrived, they searched for Barry and encountered more Steel Pokémon running amok. Ash got saved from an angry Aggron by a trainer named Riley and his partner Lucario. Riley introduced himself and said that he is a trainer that lives on Iron Island, and his Lucario uses its Aura to protect itself from the low-frequency wave that's driving other Steel Pokémon mad. Barry and his Heracross went off on their own investigation, and spotted a strange machine. Barry ran into Team Rocket and blamed them for everything, but Team Rocket denied that the machine is theirs. Barry and Team Rocket took a closer look and discovered that the machine is Team Galactic's, and headed by Commander Mars. When Team Galactic spotted them, Team Rocket started up a fight which caused themselves to fall with Barry into an underground ruin. Up on the surface, Riley, Ash, Dawn and Brock tracked Team Galactic, and found that the ruins were made of metal. Together with Team Galactic's Spear Key, this caused the low-frequency wave. Commander Mars released the Spear Key and the key melded with the ruins, which released a huge bolt of energy. The waves knocked Lucario backwards and it was overcome by a strange power. It lost control and prepared to attack Ash and friends! 
580 574 "Saving the World from Ruins!"  (Ruins of Steel Island!)
"Kōtetsu Shima no Iseki!" (鋼鉄島の遺跡!) 
January 22, 2009 June 20, 2009
Ash and the others figured out that the cause of all the Pokémon's outbursts are some low-frequency waves that were being emitted after an accident. Ash and his friends searched for the source of these waves that were caused by none other than Team Galactic. Ash, Riley, Brock and Dawn decided to go near it, but when Piplup jumped, it was not able to reach the ground and fell in the hole. Dawn saw Barry and the others in the pit. Dawn used a rope to get them out, but Barry and Team Rocket had an argument who should go first. During the fight, Dawn also fell in the hole. Meanwhile, Ash and Pikachu destroyed the machine and all the Steel Pokémon turned back normal. Team Galactic's plan didn't work out so well, so Commander Mars attempted to blow up Iron Island. Ash and Brock thought of a way to stop Team Rocket, Dawn and Barry out of the hole. Ash tried to make Chimchar dig a tunnel for them, but the ground was too hard. James cried with Mime Jr. and embraced Carnivine, making it want to help by learning Vine Whip. Grotle grabbed Carnivine's Vine Whips, getting everyone out. Commander Mars' Grunts placed bombs below the ruins but Riley and Lucario trapped it with their Aura and released it above from Iron Island. Mars went back and told Cyrus that the plan did not work. Ash and friends see Professor Carolina again because she came to study the island. Ash and friends said good bye to Barry and went on their way to Chocovine Town. 
581 575 "Cheers on Castaways Isle!"  (The Pikachu-Pochama Drifting Chronicle!)
"Pikachū, Potchama Hyōryūki!" (ピカチュウ・ポッチャマ漂流記!) 
January 29, 2009 June 27, 2009
While riding the boat with Ash and his friends that will take them to Chocovine Town, Pikachu and Piplup got kidnapped by Team Rocket. They dove down way into the sea. However, a big whirlpool caused Pikachu and Piplup to fall off Team Rocket's ship. They found themselves on an island with no people. Meanwhile, Ash and his friends headed towards the island with Officer Jenny. Pikachu and Piplup found a Corphish and several Mantyke putting rocks around a stone. Staravia and Buizel saw them and go back to Ash to tell him where they are. Ash and friends made a plan to get Pikachu and Piplup back. Meanwhile, Team Rocket came again to get Pikachu and Piplup, but when they were about to catch them, Staravia attacked and the plan failed. Pikachu and Piplup got caught again. The stone hatched and a Deoxys came alive to save them. Team Rocket blasted off after a battle. Deoxys headed into the aurora. Ash and his friends headed to Chocovine Town on the boat with Officer Jenny. 
582 576 "Hold the Phione!"  (Mischievous Phione!)
"Itazura Fione!" (いたずらフィオネ!) 
February 5, 2009 July 4, 2009
Dawn, Ash and Brock arrived at Chocovine Town and found everyone in a festive mood. It was not the upcoming contest in Chocovine Town everyone was excited about, but it was the annual visit of the Phione. These rare aquatic Pokémon could be seen in town and are said to bring good luck. That night, Dawn and her friends took a Phione watching tour on a submarine, unaware that the submarine was crewed by Team Rocket. Three Phione swam past the submarine and one was so interested in Dawn's Buneary that when the other Phione continued on their way, it stayed behind. After the tour was over, Team Rocket came and caught the lonely Phione that was left behind, but made a mistake of letting it out to swim in the town fountain. Phione used Acid Armor and escaped down the drain to search for Buneary. Phione found Dawn and Buneary training on a beach. Team Rocket showed up to recapture Phione. As soon as it saw Buneary with Pikachu, it challenged Pikachu as a rival for Buneary's affections! Buneary stepped in and challenged Phione to a battle itself: if Phione won, Buneary would go on a date with it. Captivated by the drama, Team Rocket abandoned their plan to see what would happen. Soon after the battle started, Buneary and Phione both used their Ice Beam and neither Pokémon had the advantage. Buneary used the opportunity to strike while Phione was distracted, knocked Phione down. Phione told Buneary farewell and turned to leave. When Team Rocket tried to grab Phione, Buneary and Phione both used their Ice Beam so Pikachu could blast them off. Phione still had a broken heart, but Buneary promised to battle it again some day. With happiness, Phione swam into the water and rejoined its friends. 
583 577 "Another One Gabites the Dust!"  (Pokémon Contest! Akebi Tournament!!)
"Pokemon Kontesuto! Akebi Taikai!!" (ポケモンコンテスト!アケビ大会!!) 
February 12, 2009 July 11, 2009
The Chocovine Town Contest is coming up and after hours of training, Dawn is felt more ready than ever, and so were Buneary and Pachirisu. So Dawn decided to reward the group by sharing her Poffins with them. Mamoswine showed reaction to the Poffins and ate them all. Pachirisu ran to get the last Poffin that dropped. A Gabite accidentally squished the poffin and Pachirisu got mad and learned a new move: Super Fang. Dawn met a girl named Ursula that owned the Gabite. Ursula saw Dawn's Piplup and remembered that she entered the Wallace Cup. Ursula was a bit rude and cocky to Dawn because she said that Dawn winning the Wallace Cup was all an accident. As a result, Dawn was determined to show the arrogant coordinator what she was capable of. In the Appeal round, Dawn used Buneary's Ice Beam to make a whirl and spin around. Dawn was surprised to see Ursula and her Wormadam did a very good job. They both made it to the second round. Jessilina also entered the contest but got defeated by Ursula's Gabite. Dawn faced Ursula in the finals. Dawn used Pachirisu and Ursula used Gabite. Ursula got a big starting lead then Dawn made a comeback with Pachirisu’s Super Fang and dodging Gabite's attacks. Dawn defeated Ursula and won the Chocovine Town ribbon, her fourth ribbon. Ursula congratulated Dawn in a rude way and left. 
584 578 "Stealing the Conversation!"  (Wild Junsar and Partner Perap!)
"Wairudo Junsā to Aibō Perappu!" (ワイルドジュンサーと相棒ペラップ!) 
February 19, 2009 July 18, 2009
While Ash, Dawn and Brock were walking through the city towards Snowpoint, they came across an Officer Jenny who, called herself a "Wild Jenny", with a Chatot after they stopped Team Rocket. Jenny told Ash that she needed him and his friends to help her with searching for the elusive Team Rocket. It appeared she was from Kanto, and knew about Team Rocket. 
585 579 "The Drifting Snorunt!"  (Yukimenoko in a Snowstorm!)
"Fubuki no Naka no Yukimenoko!" (吹雪の中のユキメノコ!) 
February 26, 2009 July 25, 2009
The gang got lost in the woods during a snowstorm and got tricked by a Froslass. The Froslass froze Meowth, and it froze Piplup too. It turned out that Froslass only wanted help in finding its buddy, a Snorunt. The Froslass, due to a previous encounter, had lost its trust in humans. In order to save their pals, Team Rocket and the gang formed a truce and looked for Snorunt. In doing so, they met a poacher with a Glalie who wanted Snorunt. Will they be able to save the Snorunt and reform Froslass's trust in humans? 
586 580 "Noodles! Roamin' Off!"  (Team Rocket Breakup!?)
"Roketto-dan Kaisan!?" (ロケット団解散!?) 
March 5, 2009 August 1, 2009
After yet another failed attempt to steal Ash's Pikachu, Team Rocket wound up at a Ramen shop. Jessie and James were surprised when they discovered that the shop owner was one of their underclassmen from their days at the Team Rocket training facility. Meowth got offered a job as the head noodle-making chef and possibly the chance of taking over the owner's shop. While Meowth reconsidered this, Jessie thought of leaving Team Rocket behind, and pursuing her goal of being a Top Coordinator as Jessilina instead. James, devastated, tried to bring back the team by going up a dangerous mountain to catch a shiny Metagross, not knowing what danger would face him. Will Team Rocket finally break-up? 
587 581 "Pursuing a Lofty Goal!"  (PokéRinger! Big Decisive Battle of Sky!!)
"Pokeringa! Tenkū Daikessen!!" (ポケリンガ!天空大決戦!!) 
March 12, 2009 August 8, 2009
Ash, Dawn, and Brock arrived at Wind Town where they learned of a PokéRinger competition. Ash decided to enter it with his Staravia. He later found out that Paul was also entering the competition with his Honchkrow. James also decided to enter, borrowing Jessie's Yanmega. Eventually, Ash and Paul faced off in the finals where the two Trainer's Flying-type Pokémon battled it out. Paul's Honchkrow got the upper hand until Ash's Staravia evolved into Staraptor and learned Close Combat. Ash defeated Paul for the first time and won the PokéRinger competition. 
588 582 "Trials and Adulations!"  (Clash! Mammoo vs. Bossgodora!!)
"Gekitotsu! Manmū Tai Bosugodora!!" (激突!マンムーVSボスゴドラ!!) 
March 26, 2009 August 15, 2009
Dawn wants to use Mamoswine in her next contest so she did some training and she met a stray Aggron whom Dawn battled to increase Mamoswine's power, but Mamoswine was injured in the process. Dawn and her Pokémon used the medical skills taught to them in the episode Doc Brock to cure Mamoswine, then Mamoswine defeated the wild Aggron. Mamoswine then began to obey Dawn. 
589 "Fushigi na Ikimono Poketto Monsutā!"  (Mysterious Creatures: Pocket Monsters!) (ふしぎないきものポケットモンスター!)  March 26, 2009 N/A
This episode was a recap of all that had happened from the start to the day that the episode aired and showed previews of future episodes like Ash's Snowpoint Gym Battle, the Sandalstraw Town Contest, Brandon's return and Brandon's battle against Paul and his new Hariyama, and the appearance of Regigigas. 
590 583 "The Lonely Snover!"  (The Lonely Yukikaburi!)
"Sabishigariya no Yukikaburi!" (さびしがりやのユキカブリ!) 
April 2, 2009 August 22, 2009
On the way to Snowpoint City, Ash and friends suddenly found themselves stuck in a bunch of traps. Soon a Snover popped out of the bushes. The Snover was very playful and wanted to be with someone. However, Team Rocket wanted to steal Snover for themselves. Everyone's Pokémon played with Snover. Afterward Team Rocket stole Ash's Grotle and the Snover. Then Grotle fell out of the cage and Snover was still there. Grotle learned Rock Climb and saved Snover. Then a kindergarten teacher came with a bunch of children that she taught. She informed Dawn that the next Pokémon Contest venue will be held in Sandalstraw Town and they played with Snover again. 
591 584 "Stopped in the Name of Love!"  (Evolution! This Time for Pochama!?)
"Shinka! Sono Toki Potchama wa!?" (進化!その時ポッチャマは!?) 
April 2, 2009 August 29, 2009
Dawn's Piplup starts to show signs of evolution, but as soon as Piplup began to evolve, it stopped itself by using Bide and then collapsing afterwards. Barry and Kenny showed up and told Dawn all about how great it will be when Piplup evolves. Dawn found Piplup and it began to evolve but stopped itself again. Piplup told Dawn it doesn't want to evolve and ran off. After being attacked by Team Rocket, Dawn decided not to evolve Piplup and Nurse Joy gave Dawn an Everstone to prevent Piplup from evolving. 
592 585 "Old Rivals, New Tricks!"  (Pokémon Contest! Tatsunami Tournament!!)
"Pokemon Kontesuto! Tatsunami Taikai!!" (ポケモンコンテスト!タツナミ大会!!) 
April 16, 2009 September 5, 2009
Dawn entered the Sandalstraw Contest for her 5th Ribbon along with Kenny and Jessie. Dawn entered the first round with Ambipom and Kenny with his new Pokémon Machoke. All of them got through. Dawn's Ambipom beat Jessie's Seviper, which brought Dawn and Kenny to the final round. Dawn used Ambipom again and Kenny used Prinplup. Mamoswine was shocked in the background and started showing interest in Pokémon Contests. Kenny defeated Ambipom and he won his 4th ribbon. The gang said bye to Kenny and they practiced for the Ping-Pong Competition along with Barry. 
593 586 "To Thine Own Pokémon Be True!"  (Pokémon Ping-Pong Competition! Do Your Best, Eteboth!!)
"Pokemon Pinpon Taikai! Etebōsu Ganbaru!!" (ポケモンピンポン大会!エテボースがんばる!!) 
April 23, 2009 September 12, 2009
With Ambipom learning about its talent at Ping-Pong, Dawn, Barry, and Ash entered the Ping-Pong Tournament with opponents having Pokémon such as Farfetch'd and Shiftry. After Ambipom got injured from playing ping pong with O and Shiftry, Ambipom is still into it. The ping pong expert, O offered to train with Ambipom to be the best. Dawn gave Ambipom to O. 
594 587 "Battling a Cute Drama!"  (Cherinbo! Brave Battle!?)
"Cherinbo! Kenage na Batoru!?" (チェリンボ!けなげなバトル!?) 
April 30, 2009 September 26, 2009
Continuing to Snowpoint City for Ash's next gym battle, the gang arrived in Shelter Town, a small town near Snowpoint City. Ash and his friends met a slightly unusual girl called Marilyn, who said she only loves cute Pokémon. She said Buneary is very cute, but said that Piplup was like a bowling ball. She challenged a very angry Dawn to a battle. They started battling right away, but for some reason, Marilyn did not give any attack orders to her Cherubi. Brock realized it's because she wanted to admire Dawn's Buneary for as long as possible. Brock then decided to teach her about the inner strength and beauty of Pokémon with a Pokémon battle. She finally understood that her Shellder is the best cute Pokémon that she had and cuteness is not everything. At the end of the episode, Ash, Brock and Dawn received clothes that suit the cold weather from Johanna, while continuing on to Snowpoint City. 
595 588 "Classroom Training!"  (Miss Suzuna of the Trainers' School!)
"Torēnāzu Sukūru no Suzuna-sensei!" (トレーナーズスクールのスズナ先生!) 
May 7, 2009 October 3, 2009
Upon reaching Snowpoint City, Ash and his friends were welcomed by the Gym Leader of the Snowpoint Gym, Candice. The group accepted her offer to show them around the city; the first place they were led to is a Trainers' School where Candice works as a teacher. 
596 589 "Sliding Into Seventh!"  (Kissaki Gym! Ice Battle!!)
"Kissaki Jimu! Kōri no Batoru!!" (キッサキジム!氷のバトル!!) 
May 14, 2009 October 10, 2009
Finally, the day of the Snowpoint Gym battle is here! The Gym Leader, Candice, announced the battle will be 4 on 4. Candice's chosen Pokémon were Sneasel, Medicham, Snover, and Abomasnow and Ash's chosen Pokémon were Grotle, Staraptor, Gliscor, and Chimchar. He sent out Grotle to combat Candice's Sneasel, which used the ice like a skating ring and overwhelms Grotle and Ash with its speed. Ash remembers the teachings of Paul's Torterra. Ash beats Sneasel with Grotle, beats Medicham with Staraptor, and beats Snover. Abomansnow with Chimchar. When dealing with Abomansnow Ash had a disadvantage with his other Pokémon. Ash uses the strategy by Chimchar sleding on the ice. Despite three of Ash's Pokémon being weak against Ice types, he wins his seventh Sinnoh League badge, the Icicle Badge. Later, Paul shows up and challenges Candice to a gym battle much to Ash and Candice's surprise. 
597 590 "A Pyramiding Rage!"  (Battle Pyramid! Shinji vs. Jindai!!)
"Batoru Piramiddo! Shinji Tai Jindai!!" (バトルピラミッド!シンジVSジンダイ!!) 
May 21, 2009 October 17, 2009
Candice postponed her battle with Paul to tomorrow to heal her Pokémon. While Paul was training, Pyramod King Brandon appeared, much to everyone's shock. Reggie explained that the Brandon was the only Battle Frontier Brain which he couldn't beat. Paul was then shocked by the fact that Ash was able to beat Brandon before. Then, Paul had a six on six battle with Brandon. Paul used his Nidoking, Lairon, Magmar, Electabuzz, Ursaring and Hariyama. Brandon send out Regirock, Registeel and Regice. During the battle, Reggie revealed to Ash, Dawn, Brock, Zoey and Candice that after he lost to Brandon, Brandon told him that although his battle with him was enjoyable, there was nothing special in his battling style and that he must find his true inner strength. The battle ultimately resulted with Brandon defeating Paul without losing a single Pokémon. He told Paul that while his Pokémon were powerful, he lost because he allowed his emotions to betray him on the battle field. Afterwards Reggie suggests that Ash and Paul have a full battle. They both agree. 
598 591 "Pillars of Friendship!"  (Resurrected Regigigas! J Returns!!)
"Fukkatsu no Rejigigasu! Jē Futatabi!!" (復活のレジギガス!J再び!!) 
May 28, 2009 October 24, 2009
Pokémon Hunter J arrives in Snowpoint City and targets the legendary Pokémon Regigigas, which is sleeping inside the Snowpoint Temple. After J commands her henchmen to launch an attack, a maiden from the shrine asks Ash and his friends for help. But Ash and the others come too late; Regigigas has been reawakened and starts rampaging. J froze Regirock, Registeel, Regice and Brandon. Regigigas proves too much for her to handle and for the first time J is forced to retreat. Maria went up to Regigigas and apologized it for awakening it and asked it to help them. It then agreed and used its powers to remove the petrification from Brandon and his legendary Pokémon. After being thanked by Brandon, it turned back into an orb. Just as the sun was about to set, the group returned to Snowpoint Temple. Brandon said that, to prevent Regigigas from awakening again, he will rebuild the temple and let Regice, Registeel and Regirock protect it, just like the legend. Brandon told Maria that they will work together to protect the sleeping Regigigas. 
599 592 "Frozen on Their Tracks!"  (Denryuu Train! Handsome Appears!!)
"Denryū Ressha! Hansamu Tōjō!!" (デンリュウ列車!ハンサム登場!!) 
June 4, 2009 October 31, 2009
While Ash, Dawn, and Brock are taking a train to Lake Acuity, they meet a strange man named Looker, who is trying to distribute lunchboxes to the passengers of the train, which he had brought too many of. The group later meets the train's crew and notice the train is operated solely by their Ampharos. The group is impressed by the relation between human and Pokémon. However, the train is stopped at a red signal. Curious, Looker decides to investigate. After finding many leads, he soon learns that the ones responsible were Team Galactic! 
600 593 "Pedal to the Mettle!" (Full Battle! Shinji vs. Satoshi!! [Part 1])
"Furu Batoru! Shinji Tai Satoshi!! -Zenpen-" (フルバトル!シンジVSサトシ!! -前編-) 
June 11, 2009 November 7, 2009
Ash and his friends are still at Lake Acuity when Paul appears. Ash and him decide to start the battle that was planned 10 days ago. Ash sends out all six of his Pokémon. First Ash started with Buizel and Paul started with his Torterra. Ash, knowing that Buizel is at a disadvantage, calls back Buizel and sends out his Gliscor. Torterra was about to fall, but suddenly Torterra makes a comeback. Ash decided to return Gliscor back. Ash sent Staraptor to battle Torterra but when Staraptor used Brave Bird, Torterra hit Staraptor with Stone Edge. Paul returned Torterra and sent out Weavile. Staraptor tries to attack but always gets hit, but Staraptor still manages to fight. Staraptor's determination leads to a victory. Ash returned back Staraptor and sent out Grotle while Paul sent out Electabuzz. Grotle used Energy Ball while Electabuzz protected itself. Paul returned Electabuzz and sent out Honchkrow. Ash's Grotle loses against Paul's Honchkrow. At the end of the episode Paul sends out his newly evolved Magmortar, after Ash calls out his Pikachu. 
601 594 "Evolving Strategies!" (Full Battle! Shinji vs. Satoshi!! [Part 2])
"Furu Batoru! Shinji Tai Satoshi!! -Kōhen-" (フルバトル!シンジVSサトシ!! -後編-) 
June 18, 2009 November 14, 2009
Ash and Paul continue their 6-on-6 battle. With both teams fighting extremely hard. With Paul's Magmortar battling Ash's Pikachu. Pikachu gets burned by Magmortar's Flame Body and Ash calls it back to take a rest. Then he calls out Buizel to battle Magmortar. After an extreme battle, Paul calls back Magmortar and uses Urasaring. It defeats Buizel and Staraptor. Ash uses Gliscor and Torterra defeats Gliscor. Pikachu is defeated by Ursaring after Ursaring uses its ability Guts. Ash is left with Chimchar. When Chimchar beat Ursaring, it evolves into Monferno and learns Mach Punch. It battles Electabuzz. Monferno seems to have the upper hand. However, Monferno gets defeated and Ash loses the battle. Ash picks up Monferno and thanks it for doing a good job. Ash grits his teeth as Paul leaves and everyone watches on while Ash keeps his back to them. Ash's face is not shown from his defeat to the end of the episode, we see only his back as he shakes and hear his stifled sobs. 
602 595 "Uncrushing Defeat!"  (The Shadow of Yuxie!)
"Yukushī no Kage!" (ユクシーの影!) 
June 25, 2009 November 21, 2009
With all his Pokémon badly injured and in pain after the intense battle against Paul, Ash feels horribly guilty and doubting his future as a Pokémon Trainer sinks into Manic depression. Dawn, having suffered a crisis of confidence herself once, resolves to help her friend and decides to put on a performance with her Pokémon while Brock goes looking for a berry to help treat Ash's Monferno little realising that he's about to see what dwells below Lake Acuity. Later after Brock finds the berry, Dawn performs her private contest to cheer up Ash. But in the middle of it, Team Rocket shows up and tries to snatch Pikachu by using Ash's depression as an upper hand. As usual, it was unsuccessful. Afterwards, Dawn learns that her next contest will be held at Lilypad Town, while Ash recovers from his depression and decides his eighth and last gym battle will be at Sunnyshore City. 
603 596 "Promoting Healthy Tangrowth!"  (King of the Forest! Mojumbo!!)
"Mori no Ōja! Mojanbo!!" (森の王者!モジャンボ!!) 
July 2, 2009 December 5, 2009
Dawn decides to start training for the next Pokémon Contest with Mamoswine. However, the Twin Tusk Pokémon, despite having gotten over most of its obedience issues, still refuses to battle. Things turn from bad to worse when Pikachu and Piplup laughed at Mamoswine when it got hit in the head by ice chunks, causing it to run off into a forest, forcing Dawn to follow it. When they were in the forest, they spot a Tangrowth, which uses absorb to absorb all the wild Pokémon of their power. Strangely, the Tangrowth also gives a berry to the powerless Pokémon. So Dawn decides to follow it into the forest leaving Ash and friends outside. Then Dawn finds that the Tangrowth was just trying to zap the tree so that it can come alive. So Team Rocket also thinks of catching it, but Ash and friends stop them with Mamoswine learning Hidden Power. The Tangrowth says sorry and Grotle and Mamoswine help restore the tree. Now Ash and friends are heading to Lilypad Town for Dawn's next contest. 
604 597 "Beating the Bustle and Hustle!"  (Everybody Participate! Pokémon Hustle!)
"Zen'in Sansen! Pokemon Hassuru!" (全員参戦!ポケモンハッスル!) 
July 9, 2009 December 12, 2009
Dawn's favorite television program Pokémon Hustle was employing actors near the group's location, and, naturally, Dawn was eager for the chance to take part and therefore she, Ash and Brock decided to check the program out. There they went to check it out and it was Team Rocket in disguise into this plan. They had to put all their Pokéballs in the holes and start their activities... 
605 598 "Gateway to Ruin!"  (Mt. Tengan Ruins! Conspiracy of Team Galaxy!!)
"Tenganzan no Iseki! Ginga-dan no Inbō!!" (テンガン山の遺跡!ギンガ団の陰謀!!) 
July 23, 2009 December 19, 2009
Ash and friends are on their way to Lilypad Town where Dawn's next contest will be held. They arrive at Mt. Coronet, the massive mountain that divides the Sinnoh region in half. The mountain also divides the region's Pokémon, like Shellos. The Blue and Pink Shellos have ended up on the opposite side of the mountain, and while trying to figure out why, Piplup falls into an artificial tunnel, and when they go to rescue it, they come across something sinister from Team Galactic. 
606 599 "Three Sides to Every Story"  (Marill, Pochama & Elekid!!)
"Mariru, Potchama, Erekiddo!!" (マリル・ポッチャマ・エレキッド!!) 
August 6, 2009 December 26, 2009
A love triangle is born when both Dawn's Piplup and an Elekid fall for a Marill owned by a trainer named Lulu. Then Johanna calls Dawn and friends over for the Twinleaf Town festival. 
607 600 "Strategy Begins at Home!"  (Hikari vs. Mama! Parent-Child Showdown!!)
"Hikari Tai Mama! Oyako Taiketsu!!" (ヒカリVSママ!親子対決!!) 
August 13, 2009 January 2, 2010
Ash and friends go to Twinleaf Town, Dawn's hometown. The entire Town is preparing for the local festival and the mother of Dawn, Johanna, she is especially busy as member of the organizers of the festival. The group is invited by Johanna for the dinner and they are shown some trophies as profits for the time that she dominated the scene in contests, as coordinating. Dawn and Johnanna decide to battle. Johnanna uses her Glameow and Umbreon and Dawn uses Piplup and Pachirisu. Johnanna comes up with her strategies and defeats Piplup and Pachirisu. 
608 601 "A Faux Oak Finish!"  (Rescue Professor Ōkido! Nyorotono vs. Gureggru!!)
"Ōkido-hakase o Kyūshutsu se yo! Nyorotono Tai Guregguru!!" (オーキド博士を救出せよ!ニョロトノVSグレッグル!!) 
August 20, 2009 January 9, 2010
As the Twinleaf Town Festival continues, Ash and friends are surprised when they find that one of the upcoming Pokémon courses is to be hosted by none other than Professor Oak. Trouble starts brewing, however, when Team Rocket brings back an old plan: to disguise James as the professor. The real Professor Oak goes out and finds that some Quagsire and a Politoed caught him. But later, Brock's Croagunk battles Politoed and wins that eventually releases Professor Oak. Professor Oak gives the Lombre a Water Stone to evolve. 
609 602 "Historical Mystery Tour"  (Naty, Natio...Mysterious Forest!)
"Neiti, Neitio... Fushigi na Mori!" (ネイティ、ネイティオ...不思議な森!) 
August 27, 2009 January 16, 2010
While they are helping with the festival, the group encounters Barry again. To test the progress of each other, Ash and Barry immediately start a battle. However, Barry runs off into the forest and comes across a wild Xatu. Soon Ash, Dawn and Barry find themselves in trouble facing predicaments that they each faced in the beginning of their journeys. With Dawn and Piplup up against yet another swarm of wild Ariados and Ash and Pikachu up against a flock of wild Spearow, what will be the outcome of all of this? 
610 603 "Challenging a Towering Figure"  (Tower Tycoon! That Man, Kurotsugu!!)
"Tawā Taikūn! Sono Otoko, Kurotsugu!!" (タワータイクーン!その男, クロツグ!!) 
September 3, 2009 January 23, 2010
Ash, Barry and Brock enters the Twinleaf Festival's main event, a battle tournament. The winner is offered a chance to battle Palmer of the Sinnoh Battle Frontier. Ash wins the tournament and battles Palmer. Palmer choses his Rhyperior and Ash choses Grotle. Palmer comes up with his strategies and almost defeats Grotle. Even after Grotle boosts up by swallowing its own Energy Ball, Rhyperior defeats it. Ash is awarded the trophy for winning the Twinleaf Town Battle Tournament. Ash and friends say bye to Palmer and Barry and leave Twinleaf Town to go to Lilypad Town for Dawn's next Pokémon Contest and after to Ash's final Gym Challenge in Sunyshore City. 
611 604 "Where No Togepi Has Gone Before!"  (The Worst Togepi in History!)
"Shijō Saiaku no Togepī!" (史上最悪のトゲピー!) 
September 10, 2009 January 30, 2010
Having to managed to trap Ash and his friends inside their secret base, Team Rocket is overjoyed. Suddenly, they hear noises coming from the storeroom next door. Upon having a look, they discover a Togepi, a "Spike Ball Pokémon", stealing and eating their precious food. It plays many different tricks, and even Ash and his friends constantly end up falling for its traps. At the end, something unbelievable happens. What’s the most horrible Togepi’s most horrible trick? 
612 605 "An Egg Scramble!"  (Johto Festival! Chikorita and Waninoko Appear!!)
"Jōto Fesuta! Chikorīta to Waninoko Tōjō!!" (ジョウトフェスタ!チコリータとワニノコ登場!!) 
September 17, 2009 February 6, 2010
While they are traveling, Ash and friends meet Lyra and Corey, who are from the region of Johto. Dawn and Lyra have a battle in which Dawn wins and gets an egg. After Team Rocket steal it and they get the egg back, it hatches into a Cyndaquil. 
613 606 "Gone With the Windworks!"  (Dungeon Capture!? The Valley Powerplant!)
"Danjon Kōryaku!? Tanima no Hatsudensho!" (ダンジョン攻略!? 谷間の発電所!) 
September 17, 2009 February 13, 2010
Corey and Lyra join the group and travel together. However, while Dawn trains for the Lilypad Town Pokémon contest, Lyra loses her Marill, which seems to have gone to the power plant. Ash and friends look for Marill immediately, but Magnemite appears out of nowhere and attacks. 
614 607 "A Rivalry to Gible On!"  (Fukamaru... I Got It!)
"Fukamaru... Getto da ze!" (フカマル...ゲットだぜ!) 
October 1, 2009 February 20, 2010
Ash and Corey compete for a wild Gible. The Gible likes to play tricks on everyone, so Ash with his Buizel and Corey with Totodile, try to compete to capture the wild Gible. At the end, Corey catches the Gible as his first Sinnoh Pokémon. 
615 608 "Dressed for Jess Success!"  (Pokémon Contest! Suiren Tournament!!)
"Pokemon Kontesuto! Suiren Taikai!!" (ポケモンコンテスト!スイレン大会!!) 
October 1, 2009 February 27, 2010
As the Lilypad Town Contest begins, Jessie gets sick and James takes her place in the contest. Dawn uses Piplup in the first round and James uses Meowth. Dawn and James both make it to the Semi-Final Round and compete for the Suiren Ribbon. Dawn uses Mamoswine for the battle round and James uses Carnivine. Dawn's Mamoswine uses a new strategy with Ice Shard as Grotle swallows energy ball a few episodes ago '(Episode 609)', but still she loses to James. In the final round, James wins the contest. James gives the ribbon to Jessie. 
616 609 "Bagged Then Tagged!"  (Satoshi to Hikari! Tag Battle!!)
"Satoshi to Hikari! Taggu Batoru!!" (サトシとヒカリ!タッグバトル!!) 
October 15, 2009 March 6, 2010
Ash and Dawn have a tag battle against Lyra and Corey. Ash sends out Monferno and Dawn sends out Cyndaquil. Lyra sends out Chikorita and Corey sends out Totodile. During the battle, Totodile evolves into Croconaw. Ash's Monferno finishes up with Mach Punch and defeats Croconaw and Monferno teams up with Cyndaquil using Flamethrower and Flame Wheel. Ash and Dawn eventually win the battle. Lyra and Corey leave the group and go back to Johto. Corey's father gives Brock the Pokégear as a thanking present to them by showing Lyra and Corey a little of Sinnoh. 
617 610 "Try for the Family Stone!"  (Muma, Yamikarasu and the Dark Stone!)
"Mūma to Yamikarasu to Yami no Ishi!" (ムウマとヤミカラスとやみのいし!) 
October 22, 2009 March 13, 2010
A young boy with a Murkrow and a young girl with a Misdreavus compete for a Dusk Stone to evolve their respective Pokémon into either Honchkrow or Mismagius. 
618 611 "Sticking with Who You Know!"  (Pikachu and Pochama, Keep Apart!!)
"Pikachū Potchama Kuttsukanai de!!" (ピカチュウポッチャマくっつかないで!!) 
October 29, 2009 March 20, 2010
A Pokémon scientist creates a love machine which will create a friendship between his water and electric Pokémon (Quagasire and Magnemite) but a flaw in it creates the friendship between the water and electric Pokémon all over that area. Unfortunately Ash's Pikachu and Dawn's Piplup also comes under this area, thus becoming literally inseparable. The team somehow finds about this machine and helps the scientist to achieve his goal without the machine, thus helping their Pokémon to be free from their trans and to become normal. 
619 612 "Unlocking the Red Chain of Events!"  (The Red Chain! Activated by the Team Galaxy!!)
"Akai Kusari! Ginga-dan Shidō!!" (赤い鎖!ギンガ団始動!!) 
November 5, 2009 March 27, 2010
The reappearance of Team Galactic to carry out their plot. They will be starting the Red Chain project. The Red Chain will be used to achieve Cyrus's goal in capturing the legend of Time and Space, Dialga and Palkia. Their plan was intervened by Looker of the International Police and Team Rocket, thus capturing them. But Meowth of Team Rocket blasts off alone and was saved by Ash, Dawn and Brock. Through Meowth, they came to know about Team Galactic's theme and rescues Looker, James and Jessie but Team Galactic completes their final plan. 
620 613 "The Needs of the Three!"  (Agnome, Yuxie & Emrit!)
"Agunomu, Yukushi, Emuritto!" (アグノム・ユクシー・エムリット!) 
November 12, 2009 April 3, 2010
With the help of Hunter J, Team Galactic captures the Lake Trio and the team off Ash, Dawn and Brock, are warned as they were synchronized with them through their mind after they met them at their respective lakes. Before they are captured, Mesprit and Uxie use Future Sight, which later causes J's ship to crash and explode, presumably killing her. As Ash's team hear about the trio's capturing they go there with Champion Cynthia. Meanwhile, Team Galactic uses a red ruby crystal to control the minds of the Lake Trio, as a last resort the Lake Trio teleports the gang from Cynthia's place to the Team Galactic's place. 
621 614 "The Battle Finale of Legend!"  (Dialga and Palkia! The Final Battle!!)
"Diaruga to Parukia! Saigo no Tatakai!!" (ディアルガとパルキア!最後の戦い!!) 
November 12, 2009 April 10, 2010
With the Lake Guardians captured and the Red Chain complete, Cyrus prepares to begin his final plan and summon Dialga and Palkia so they can lay waste to Sinnoh. While Gary, Professor Rowan and Cynthia try to hold things together, it's up to Ash, Dawn and Brock to try to free Azelf, Mesprit and Uxie as well as try to calm Dialga and Palkia. When Ash's team and the Lake Trio partially release Dialga and Palkia from Cyrus's control, Cyrus enters the dimension he forced them to create, which they destroy immediately after. Eventually the two are restored to their senses, and Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn are arrested. 
622 615 "The Treasure Is All Mine!"  (Full of Danger! Kojirō's Treasure Chest!!)
"Kiken ga Ippai! Kojirō no Takarabako!!" (危険がいっぱい!コジロウの宝箱!!) 
November 26, 2009 April 17, 2010
Ash and his friends continue their way to Asatsuki Town for Dawn's next contest when Ash happens upon a treasure chest. However its contents prove surprising to James as he is forced to face his privileged past, his faithful childhood companion and his fiancée! 
623 616 "Mastering Current Events!"  (The Air Battle Master Appears! Glion vs. Hassam!!)
"Ea Batoru Masutā Tōjō! Guraion Tai Hassamu!!" (エアバトルマスター登場!グライオンVSハッサム!!) 
December 3, 2009 April 24, 2010
While on the way to Sunyshore City, Ash and his friends meet a gentleman who claims to be the master of air battles. Hoping to improve his Gliscor's flying, Ash decides to have a battle with him and his Scizor, and the results may be more than he expected... Gliscor learns Giga Impact but Ash decides to leave it with the air battle master to train. 
624 617 "Double-Time Battle Training!"  (Double Battle! Mammoo and Hinoarashi!!)
"Daburu Batoru! Manmū to Hinoarashi!!" (ダブルバトル!マンムーとヒノアラシ!!) 
December 10, 2009 May 1, 2010
Ash, Dawn and Brock meet Zoey and Candice after Zoey's contest win and Dawn is trying to make new sequence and Zoey asks Dawn to battle her in a double battle and Zoey choose her newly captured Kirlia and Leafeon and Dawn chooses Cyndaquil and Mamoswine and makes her new move called 'Flame Ice'. On TV, Paul is revealed to have obtained the Mine Badge, also meaning he had obtained all the 8 badges necessary in order to compete in the Sinnoh League. 
625 618 "A Meteoric Rise to Excellence!"  (Fukamaru and Draco Meteor!!)
"Fukamaru to Ryūseigun!!" (フカマルとりゅうせいぐん!!) 
December 17, 2009 May 8, 2010
As our heroes continue toward Daybreak Town and Dawn's next Pokémon Contest, they lose their sense of direction in a large forest. Peering into the sky, all of a sudden they see what turns out to be a move called Draco Meteor. The move comes from an Altaria, a Pokémon under the tutelage of an elderly woman who calls herself Grandma Wilma. The team asks if they can watch Grandma Wilma's coaching session with Altaria. Then the whole group is approached by a feisty Gible, which Grandma Wilma says lives in the forest. Gible wants to be able to use Draco Meteor, too, but can't seem to pull it off! 
626 619 "Gotta Get a Gible!"  (Fukamaru! I Got It!!)
"Fukamaru! Getto da ze!!" (フカマル!ゲットだぜ!!) 
December 24, 2009 May 15, 2010
After helping Gible train and learn the move Draco Meteor, Gible follows Ash and his friends. Barry shows up and tries to catch Gible but it chooses Ash as its trainer. Barry then has a battle and wins against Ash and his Gible. 

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