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  • Japan ヒカリ・新たなる旅立ち!
  • Japan Hikari, aratanaru tabidachi!
  • Japan Hikari Sets Off Anew!
  • South Korea 빛나! 새로운 여행을 떠나다!


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  • United States Dawn
  • Japan ヒカリ
  • Japan Hikari
  • Japan Hikari
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  • United States Johanna
  • Japan アヤコ
  • Japan Ayako
  • Japan Ayako
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  • United States Johanna's Glameow
  • Japan アヤコのニャルマー
  • Japan Ayako no Nyarmar
  • Japan Ayako's Nyarmar
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  • United States Professor Rowan
  • Japan ナナカマド博士
  • Japan Nanakamado-hakase
  • Japan Professor Nanakamado
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  • United States Yuzo
  • Japan ユウゾウ
  • Japan Yūzō
  • Japan Yuzo
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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 Professor Rowan's Assistants
  • Japan ナナカマド博士のアシスタント
  • Japan Nanakamado-hakase no Assistant
  • Japan Professor Nanakamado's Assistants
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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 Wallace
  • Japan ミクリ
  • Japan Mikuri
  • Japan Mikuri
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  • United States Izzy
  • Japan 飯野イイゾー
  • Japan Īno iizō
  • Japan Iizo Iino
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  • United States Cara
  • Japan 飯野カネ
  • Japan Iino Kane
  • Japan Kane Iino
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  • United States Johanna's Umbreon
  • Japan アヤコのブラッキー
  • Japan Ayako no Blacky
  • Japan Ayako's Blacky
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  • United States Dawn's Cyndaquil
  • Japan ヒカリのヒノアラシ
  • Japan Hikari no Hinoarashi
  • Japan Hikari's Hinoarashi
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  • United States Dawn's Togekiss
  • Japan ヒカリのトゲキッス
  • Japan Hikari no Togekiss
  • Japan Hikari's Togekiss
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  • United States Dawn's Quilava
  • Japan ヒカリのマグマラシ
  • Japan Hikari no Magmarashi
  • Japan Hikari's Magmarashi
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  • United States Shinko
  • Japan シンコ
  • Japan Shinko
  • Japan Shinko

Wild Pokémon

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  • United States Ariados
  • Japan アリアドス
  • Japan Ariados
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  • United States Shuckle
  • Japan ツボツボ
  • Japan Tsubotsubo
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  • United States Turtwig
  • Japan ナエトル
  • Japan Naetle
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  • United States Chimchar
  • Japan ヒコザル
  • Japan Hikozaru
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  • United States Piplup
  • Japan ポッチャマ
  • Japan Pochama
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  • United States Starly
  • Japan ムックル
  • Japan Mukkuru
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  • United States Kricketot
  • Japan コロボーシ
  • Japan Koroboshi
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  • United States Shinx
  • Japan コリンク
  • Japan Kolink
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  • United States Budew
  • Japan スボミー
  • Japan Subomie
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  • United States Cherubi
  • Japan チェリンボ
  • Japan Cherinbo
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  • United States Chingling
  • Japan リーシャン
  • Japan Lisyan

Paint Edit

A minor coloring fill error is seen while Hikari is walking through the forest. Her left arm isn't entirely colored in but the outline of her arm is still visible.
Episode Music Regions
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Japanese Music:

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Japan 00:01 Movie 3 Short - ともだち記念日 (インストルメンタルバラード)
Japanese (Romanized): Tomodachi kinenbi (Instrumental Ballad)
Japanese (TL): Friendship Commemoration Day (Instrumental Ballad)
Japan 00:20 2006-2010(DP)-M05 ~君のそばで(ヒカリのテーマ)~ (BONUS-TRACK)
Japanese (Romanized): Kimi no soba de (Hikari no Theme)
Japanese (TL): By Your Side (Hikari's Theme)
Japan 00:45 サイコー・エブリデイ!(BAND VERSION)
Japanese (Romanized): Saikō everyday! (BAND VERSION)
Japanese (TL): The Greatest Everyday! (BAND VERSION)
Japanese Opening Theme
Japan 02:13 Movie 11 BGM - ナエトル、ポッチャマ、ヒコザル登場!! 2008
Japanese (Romanized): Naetle, Pochama, Hikozaru tōjō!! 2008
Japanese (TL): Enter Naetle, Pochama, Hikozaru!! 2008
Movie 11 BGM - Hikari spending time at home in Futaba Town.
Japan 02:44 2006-2010(DP)-M05B ~君のそばで(ヒカリのテーマ)~
Japanese (Romanized): Kimi no soba de (Hikari no Theme)
Japanese (TL): By Your Side (Hikari's Theme)
Pochama wakes up.
Japan 03:50 2002-2005(AG)-M42 進化おめでとう
Japanese (Romanized): Shinka omedetō
Japanese (TL): Congratulations for the Evolution
Title Card
Japan 04:11 2006-2010(DP)-M13 戦闘!野生ポケモン
Japanese (Romanized): Sentō! Yasei Pokémon
Japanese (TL): Battle! Wild Pokémon
Hikari and her mom battle!
Japan 05:42 2006-2010(DP)-M05 ~君のそばで(ヒカリのテーマ)~ (BONUS-TRACK)
Japanese (Romanized): Kimi no soba de (Hikari no Theme)
Japanese (TL): By Your Side (Hikari's Theme)
Hikari shows off her combination move. (Track Slightly Sped Up.)
Japan 06:41 マナフィのために
Japanese (Romanized): Manaphy no Tame ni
Japanese (TL): For Manaphy's Sake
Hikari and her mom discuss about Hikari travelling again.
Japan 08:16 Movie 2 Short - Elekid Appears Hikari wonders how she's going to take so many vegetables.
Japan 09:06 2006-2010(DP)-M08 201ばんどうろ(昼)
Japanese (Romanized): 201-ban dōro (hiru)
Japanese (TL): Route 201 (Day)
Hikari biking on Route 201.
Japan 10:30 潜入!
Japanese (Romanized): Sennyuu!
Japanese (TL): Infiltration!
Movie 6 Short BGM - Shinko tries to decide on which starter to pick.
Japan 11:05 Movie 6 Short - Escaping Destruction The starters being to attack each other.
Japan 11:48 Movie 11 BGM - Mugen's Flashback Hikari is introduced to Shinko. (Track continues into the eyecatch)
Japan 12:32 2006-2010(DP)-M21 210ばんどうろ(昼)
Japanese (Romanized): 210-ban dōro (hiru)
Japanese (TL): Route 210 (Day)
Sponsor Message
Japan 12:47 2006-2010(DP)-Eyecatch D Eyecatch Return
Japan 12:53 2006-2010(DP)-M04 ~君のそばで(ヒカリのテーマ)~ (BONUS-TRACK)
Japanese (Romanized): Kimi no soba de (Hikari no Theme)
Japanese (TL): By Your Side (Hikari's Theme)
Shinko and Hikari in the forest looking for the starters.
Japan 14:19 Movie 4 Short - 芝刈りクン激怒!B
Japanese (Romanized): Shibakari-kun gekido! B
Japanese (TL): Raging Lawn Mower! B
Pochama uses Bubble Beam on the Hikozaru.
Japan 14:57 Movie 2 Short - Storm Hikari and Shinko wonder what they heard.
Japan 16:39 2006-2010(DP)-M23 戦闘!ジムリーダー
Japanese (Romanized): Sentō! Gym Leader
Japanese (TL): Battle! Gym Leader
Hikari sends out her Pokémon to battle.
Japan 17:43 Movie 2 Short - Lightning Everyone can't move.
Japan 18:58 君のそばで~ヒカリのテーマ~(NEWアレンジバージョン
Japanese (Romanized): Kimi no Soba de ~Hikari no Theme~ (NEW Arranged Version)
Japanese (TL): By Your Side ~Hikari's Theme~ (NEW Arranged Version)
Hikari's Hinoarashi evolves.
Japan 20:44 ポケモンシンフォニックメドレー2
Japanese (Romanized): Pokémon Symphonic Medley 2
Japanese (TL): Pokémon Symphonic Medley 2
The Ariados are blasted away!
Japan 22:44 ファンファーレ
Japanese (TL): Fanfare
Professor Okido’s Great Pokémon Examination
Japan 22:50 舞踏会
Japanese (Romanized): Butou Kai
Japanese (TL): Ballroom Dance
Switch on!
Japan 23:44 タケシのパラダイス
Japanese (Romanized): Takeshi no Paradise
Japanese (TL): Takeshi's Paradise
Next episode Preview (Takeshi DP Special)

Music Statistics:

Number of Assigned Tracks to the Japanese Original: 26
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 0
07 Jan 2011 09:27 AM
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Hikari! I like Kasumi/Haruka/Iris a lot, but Hikari is by far my favorite heroine. I can't wait to see her back even if only for an episode.
08 Jan 2011 02:51 PM
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Quote From: ijea4444

Hikari is by far my favorite heroine.

YEAH!!! Finally someone who shares the opinion as I.
Last edited 09 Jan 2011 01:54 AM by dawnlovesham
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11 Feb 2011 06:21 AM
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I was really glad to see Hikari back, even if it was just for one single episode... and even if that that episode wasn't that special.
There was some nice music, though it sometimes felt a bit... forced.

Too bad there's no contests in Unova, it would have been nice if she could've appeared as a guest characters in a few Best Wishes episodes. Well, at least I just hope she won't fall into oblivion, unlike certain characters from past series I won't name...
11 Feb 2011 06:11 PM
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The special definitely was needed after the quick end to the actual DP series. It was good that we got some more background about Hikari and that she is off to Houen. Hopefully this isn't the last special with her in it.
11 Feb 2011 06:35 PM
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That's right, DP ended up quite abruptly... I'm even wondering whether this special wasn't supposed to air before Best Wishes, but rather they decided to change their plans a few weeks before the game's release.

Not that they already had the episodes ready, exactly as they aired last week, but rather they cut that part of the story... that would explain why Takeshi got such a weak and underwhelming goodbye scene in DP's last episode.
Last edited 11 Feb 2011 06:36 PM by Chance
11 Feb 2011 11:30 PM
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I don't believe Dawn will be seen again. Now that the Contests have been completely cut out of the series, its highly unlikely to see her again. Also since she is in Hoenn, she's already been written off to a different region.

I don't think we'll see anything of Dawn's Hoenn journey.