Home / Episode Guide / Zugaidos vs. Pikachu/A Gruff Act to Follow/ズガイドスVSピカチュウ
Titles and Airdates
  • United States 2007-06-28 A Gruff Act to Follow
  • Japan 2007-01-18 ズガイドスVSピカチュウ
  • Japan 2007-01-18 Zugaidosu tai Pikachū
  • Japan 2007-01-18 Zugaidos vs. Pikachu
  • Germany Alles auf eine Karte
  • France Premier match à Sinnoh
  • Spain Una actuación difícil de superar
  • Sweden 2008-03-16 Ashs första match i Sinnoh!
  • Italy 2007-10-29 Un aspro finale
  • Mexico ¡Un Estilo Que No Se Copia!
  • Finland 2008-11-01 Näytön paikka
  • Taiwan 頭鄙s對抗皮卡丘!
  • Poland 2008-12-14 Trudny pojedynek
  • Netherlands NORSE BOMEN VANGEN VEEL WIND
  • Brazil 2008-07-21 Enfrentando um Grande Desafio!
  • Czechia 2009-01-26 Já to taky dokážu!
  • Norway 2008-09-21 En opptreden som vil bli husket
  • Denmark En optræden der vil blive husket
  • South Korea 2007-11-12 무쇠체육관 시합! 피카츄 대 두개도스!
  • Portugal 2009-05-01 Uma Atitude Incorrecta!
  • Russia 2008-11-08 Будет непросто!
Staff List
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Team Iguchi

Japan Screenplay 冨岡淳広 (Atsuhiro Tomioka)
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

君のそばで ~ヒカリのテーマ~
Kimi no Soba de ~Hikari no Theme~
Pokémon Diamante e Perla
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl
웃어봐
Smile
함께 가는길
On the Road Together
寶可夢點點名
Pokémon Roll Call
Summary
Now that Paul has won his badge from the Oreburgh Gym, it is Ash's turn to battle the gym leader, Roark. Ash asks Paul to stay for his battle. Paul doesn't want to stay because he knows that Ash will lose. Ash gets angry at Paul, but Dawn breaks it up before a fight can start. Dawn kindly asks Paul to watch Ash's battle. Paul doesn't recognize Dawn at all even though they met already, and this makes Dawn mad. Before Dawn can get into a fight with Paul, Brock holds her back. Ash asks Roark if he is ready to battle. Roark tells Ash that his Pokémon are exhausted from Paul's battle. He postpones the battle until the next day.

Meanwhile, Team Rocket is in the museum near the fossils. Meowth suggests that they study the fossils first before they steal them. Team Rocket gazes at one of the larger fossils in the museum. Suddenly, a man dressed in a lab coat walks up to them. He tells Team Rocket that the big fossil is his creation. His name is Kenzo, and he is one of the researchers in the museum. Because Team Rocket is also dressed in lab coats, Kenzo assumes that they are researchers, too. He asks Team Rocket which part of the museum they would like to see first. Team Rocket wants to see the fossil restorer creation.

Kenzo begins to lead Team Rocket into the research tower. Kenzo explains that in the research tower, researchers research the different Pokémon and how they evolve. Kenzo then states that after many years of research, his team has developed a machine that can bring fossil Pokémon back to life. Then Kenzo leads Team Rocket into the room where all the restored Pokémon are held. Team Rocket plans on stealing the machine.

Paul has finished healing his Pokémon at the Pokémon Center. He notices that Ash has all his Pokémon sent out. Ash is trying to decide who to choose for his battle with Roark. He finally decides to choose Turtwig because of its type advantage, Aipom because of its powerful Focus Punch attack, and Pikachu because of its Iron Tail attack. Staravia is sad that it didn't get chosen. Ash promises Staravia that it will be able to battle at the next gym. Brock noticed that Paul had his Pokémon use a lot of speed, which gave him an advantage. Paul walks up to Ash and co. and tells Ash that he should do the same as him. Ash clearly states that he never wants to be like Paul. Suddenly, a boy runs up to Paul and thanks him for the Azumarill. Ash can't believe that Paul gave his Azumarill away. Paul says that the Pokémon was a total loser, and it wasn't worth his time. This makes Ash even more angry. Ash hopes that he never loses to Paul again. He tells his Pokémon that they have a lot of training to do.

At night, Team Rocket is in their cabin making plans for their capture. Their plan is to capture the restoration machine that brings ancient Pokémon back to life. Team Rocket dreams of the riches they will soon have. They also plan on stealing a lot of fossils in the museum.

The next day has arrived. Ash and co. are at the gym, and Ash and Roark face each other. Paul is indeed watching Ash battle. Roark hopes Ash is ready for the battle. Ian explains the rules of the battle, and then it begins. Roark starts off by sending out Cranidos. Ash and Dawn are surprised that Roark would choose his best Pokémon first. Brock explains that Roark is testing out Ash's ability for surprises. It's a common technique for gym leaders. Ash doesn't seem to mind because all of Roark's Pokémon are rock types, but Cranidos has good speed. He sends out Aipom, and the battle begins.

Aipom starts off with Focus Punch. It jumps into the air and prepares for the attack. Cranidos uses Headbutt. It charges towards Aipom. When Aipom's Focus Punch is ready, it begins to use the attack. However, with Cranidos' great speed, it's able to hit Aipom first with its Headbutt attack. Ash and co. are amazed that Cranidos was able to jump far, too. Cranidos then uses Flamethrower. Aipom uses Double Team to dodge the attack. Then Aipom counters back with Swift. Cranidos dodges the attack. Then Aipom uses Focus Punch. Cranidos uses its Zen Headbutt attack. Both Pokémon collide into each other. Unfortunately for Ash, Cranidos has the upper hand, and it knocks out Aipom.

Brock states that Ash can now try to use his own strategy on Cranidos now that he knows what he's up against. Ash chooses Pikachu as his next Pokémon. Pikachu starts off with a Thunderbolt attack. Cranidos dodges the attack, and uses Zen Headbutt. It charges at Pikachu with blazing speed. Pikachu counterattacks with Iron Tail. It hits Cranidos, who falls into a pile of rocks. Cranidos quickly recovers from the attack. It charges towards Pikachu again with a Headbutt attack. Pikachu dodges the attack by jumping into the air, but Cranidos jumps into the air as well and hits Pikachu. Pikachu tries to use a Thunderbolt attack, but Cranidos hits Pikachu again but with a Zen Headbutt attack. Ash notices that Cranidos is so fast that Pikachu can't even prepare any moves. Ash wonders how he is going to be able to beat Cranidos since it's super fast.

Paul begins to see that the battle isn't worth watching since Ash is losing. He gets up and begins to leave. Before Paul can leave the battlefield, Pikachu supercharges itself with a bunch of electricity. Paul is surprised at the power Pikachu possesses, so he decides to stay. Ash tells Pikachu that it can do it. Pikachu uses Quick Attack. Cranidos then uses Flamethrower, but Pikachu dodges the attack. It speeds up towards Cranidos with fast speed and hits it with Iron Tail. When the smoke clears, Cranidos is still standing. Roark is impressed with Ash's strategy, however he isn't done yet. He orders Cranidos to use Head Smash. Brock explains that Head Smash is by far Cranidos' most powerful attack. Cranidos begins to charge up power for the attack. Ash isn't afraid. He orders Pikachu to use Volt Tackle. Both Pokémon charge at each other with all their might, and they collide into each other with extreme force. After the attack, both Pikachu and Cranidos remain standing. Ash knows that Pikachu is tired, so he calls Pikachu back.

Ash's final Pokémon is Turtwig. Roark knows that Turtwig has an advantage. Turtwig uses Razor Leaf attack, and Cranidos counters with Flamethrower. Turtwig dodges the attack and uses Bite. Roark and Paul notice that Turtwig is very fast. However, when Turtwig is close to Cranidos, Cranidos hits it with Zen Headbutt. Then it uses Flamethrower on Turtwig. Turtwig is able to withstand the attack. It jumps up and uses Razor Leaf. The attack hits Cranidos so hard that it faints.

Roark's next Pokémon is Onix. Ash sticks with Turtwig. Turtwig uses Razor Leaf. Onix dodges the attack and uses Double-Edge. Onix's body fully crushes Turtwig, and Turtwig faints. Ash returns Turtwig back into its Pokéball. Ash's only Pokémon left is Pikachu. Both trainers agree to give it their best.

Pikachu starts off with Iron Tail. Onix uses Slam, and both Pokémon collide into each other. Pikachu is worn out. It has taken a lot of damage from the battle. Ash knows that electric type moves won't work on Onix. Suddenly, Ash gets an idea. He orders Pikachu to use Thunderbolt on the whole field. Pikachu follows Ash's command. Onix then uses Double-Edge, however the rocks that are getting whipped into the air has slowed Onix down. Now is Pikachu's chance to attack. It charges towards Onix with its best Quick Attack move. Onix then uses its Screech attack to slow Pikachu down. The Screech attack is so powerful that it blasts Pikachu against a wall of rocks. Pikachu faints, and Roark wins the battle.

Roark congratulates Onix for a good job. Ash runs out to get Pikachu. Brock and Dawn are surprised that Ash lost the battle. Ash sees Paul walking out of the room and muttering, "How pathetic."

English Official Summary

Paul has just won his badge at the Oreburgh Gym, but he's reluctantly persuaded to stick around and watch Ash's battle the next day. Ash is in the middle of strategizing for the match when he finds out that Paul gave away his Azumarill because it wasn't tough enough, which only makes Ash dislike Paul's style even more! Meanwhile, Team Rocket are touring the Oreburgh Mining Museum to get a closer look at its Fossil Restorer machine, the key to their latest criminal plot. When Ash's battle finally begins, Roark sends out Cranidos first and Ash uses Aipom to counter with speed and agility. However, Cranidos can be pretty nimble too, and it wins its round. Pikachu is up next, but Cranidos is still going strong and Pikachu just isn't having much of an effect. Paul gets up to leave in disgust, which gets Ash and Pikachu fired up. Roark responds by having Cranidos use its powerful Head Smash, and Ash has to bring in Turtwig to finally knock out Cranidos. Roark's Onix comes in and defeats Turtwig in one hit, so now it's all up to Pikachu. Pikachu uses Thunderbolt to break up the field so Onix can't maneuver as quickly, a clever strategy until Onix brings the battle to a Screech-ing halt! Not only is Ash's match over, but he's been defeated in front of his rival Paul. Now he's going to have to figure out a way to get back on track!

French Official Summary

Alors qu'il cherche à élaborer une tactique pour son match, Sacha découvre que Paul a abandonné son Azumarill parce qu'il n'était pas assez fort.

German Official Summary

Nach Pauls Sieg gegen Arenaleiter Veit in der Erzelingen-Arena hat jetzt auch Ash den Arenaleiter und seine mächtigen Gesteins-Pokémon zum Kampf herausgefordert.

Italian Official Summary

Ash è impegnato nella fase strategica della sua lotta, quando scopre che Paul ha liberato il suo Azumarill poiché non abbastanza forte.

Portuguese Official Summary

Após a vitória de Paul no Ginásio de Oreburgh, chega a vez de Ash enfrentar o Líder de Ginásio Roark e seus poderosos Pokémon tipo-pedra.

Finnish Official Summary

Paulin voitettua Oreburghin salilla, on Ashin vuoro kohdata salijohtaja Roark ja hänen voimakas Kivityypin Pokémoninsa.

Spanish Latin America Official Summary

Después de la victoria de Paul en el Gimnasio Oreburgh, es el turno de Ash de enfrentar al Líder de Gimnasio Roark y a sus poderosos Pokémon tipo Roca.

Spanish Official Summary

Ash está planeando una estrategia para su combate, cuando descubre que Polo ha regalado su Azumarill porque no era lo suficientemente fuerte.

English Great Britian Official Summary

Paul has just won his badge at the Oreburgh Gym, but he's reluctantly persuaded to stick around and watch Ash's battle the next day. Ash is in the middle of strategizing for the match when he finds out that Paul gave away his Azumarill because it wasn't tough enough, which only makes Ash dislike Paul's style even more! Meanwhile, Team Rocket are touring the Oreburgh Mining Museum to get a closer look at its Fossil Restorer machine, the key to their latest criminal plot. When Ash's battle finally begins, Roark sends out Cranidos first and Ash uses Aipom to counter with speed and agility. However, Cranidos can be pretty nimble too, and it wins its round. Pikachu is up next, but Cranidos is still going strong and Pikachu just isn't having much of an effect. Paul gets up to leave in disgust, which gets Ash and Pikachu fired up. Roark responds by having Cranidos use its powerful Head Smash, and Ash has to bring in Turtwig to finally knock out Cranidos. Roark's Onix comes in and defeats Turtwig in one hit, so now it's all up to Pikachu. Pikachu uses Thunderbolt to break up the field so Onix can't maneuver as quickly, a clever strategy until Onix brings the battle to a Screech-ing halt! Not only is Ash's match over, but he's been defeated in front of his rival Paul. Now he's going to have to figure out a way to get back on track!

Russian Official Summary

После того, как Пол одерживает победу в гиме Оренборо, настаёт очередь Эша. Сможет ли он одолеть гим-лидера Рорка и его могучего каменного покемона?

Dutch Official Summary

Na de overwinning van Paul in de Oreburgh Gym, is het nu de beurt aan Ash om het op te nemen tegen Gym Leader Roark en zijn sterke Steensoort Pokémon.

Norwegian Official Summary

Etter Pauls seier på Oreburgh Gym, er det Ash sin tur til å møte Gym Leder Roark og hans mektige Rock-type Pokémon.

Swedish Official Summary

Efter Pauls seger på Oreburgh-gymmet är det Ashs tur att möta Gym-ledaren Roark och hans kraftfulla Sten-typ Pokémon.

Danish Official Summary

Efter Pauls sejr i Oreburgh-salen er der nu Ashs tur til at kæmpe mod Sallederen Roark og hans voldsomme Stentype Pokémon.

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 Giovanni
  • Japan サカキ
  • Japan Sakaki
  • Japan Sakaki
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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'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
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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 Ash's Turtwig
  • Japan サトシのナエトル
  • Japan Satoshi no Naetle
  • Japan Satoshi's Naetle
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  • United States Ash's Staravia
  • Japan サトシのムクバード
  • Japan Satoshi no Mukubird
  • Japan Satoshi's Mukubird
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  • United States Paul
  • Japan シンジ
  • Japan Shinji
  • Japan Shinji
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  • United States Paul's Elekid
  • Japan シンジのエレキッド
  • Japan Shinji no Elekid
  • Japan Shinji's Elekid
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  • United States Roark
  • Japan ヒョウタ
  • Japan Hyōta
  • Japan Hyouta
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  • United States Wobbuffet
  • Japan ソーナンス
  • Japan Sonansu
  • Japan Sonansu
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  • United States Paul's Chimchar
  • Japan シンジのヒコザル
  • Japan Shinji no Hikozaru
  • Japan Shinji's Hikozaru
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  • United States Roark's Onix
  • Japan ヒョウタのイワーク
  • Japan Hyouta no Iwark
  • Japan Hyouta's Iwark
Ian
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  • United States Ian
  • Japan イワオ
  • Japan Iwao
  • Japan Iwao
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  • United States Roark's Geodude
  • Japan ヒョウタのイシツブテ
  • Japan Hyouta no Ishitsubute
  • Japan Hyouta's Ishitsubute
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  • United States Roark's Cranidos
  • Japan ヒョウタのズガイドス
  • Japan Hyōta no Zugaidos
  • Japan Hyouta's Zugaidos
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  • United States Dr. Kenzo
  • Japan ケンゾウ
  • Japan Kenzō
  • Japan Kenzo

Wild Pokémon

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  • United States Omanyte
  • Japan オムナイト
  • Japan Omnite
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  • United States Kabutops
  • Japan カブトプス
  • Japan Kabutops
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  • United States Aerodactyl
  • Japan プテラ
  • Japan Ptera
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  • United States Cradily
  • Japan ユレイドル
  • Japan Yuradle
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  • United States Armaldo
  • Japan アーマルド
  • Japan Armaldo
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11:17

Eyecatch Diamond and Pearl Eyecatch

Fourth variation of the Diamond and Pearl Intro and Return Eyecatches featuring Hikari, Satoshi and Takeshi.
23:05

Okido Segment Pokémon Encyclopedia

Pokémon Encyclopedia & Senryu
Theme Satoshi's Naetle (サトシのナエトル)
Japanese ナエトルは あたまにはっぱ はえとるぞ
Romaji Naetoru wa atama ni happa hae toru zo
Translated

Japanese Music:

Time Track Notes
Japan 00:00 2006-2010(DP)-M23 戦闘!ジムリーダー
Japanese (Romanized): Sentō! Gym Leader
Japanese (Trans): Fight! Gym Leader
The narrator recaps last episode's events.
Japan 00:31 Together <TVバージョン>
Japanese (Romanized): Together <TV Version>
Japanese (Trans): Together <TV Version>
Opening Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 01:59 2006-2010(DP)-Subtitle Diamond & Pearl Title Card
Japan 02:08 Movie 3 BGM - An E-Mail to Okido Movie 3 BGM - Satoshi and Shinji start arguing and Hikari cuts it off, but she soon gets mad at Shinji for not remembering her.
Japan 03:18 2006-2010(DP)-M17 Rocket Gang's Diamond & Pearl Motto Fossil Variation
Japan 04:12 2006-2010(DP)-M02 B けんきゅうじょ(オープニング)
Japanese (Romanized): Kenkyūjo (Opening)
Japanese (Trans): Laboratory (Opening)
A researcher approaches Rocket Gang and tells them that the big fossil they're watching is his creation.
Japan 04:50 千年彗星
Japanese (Romanized): Sen Nen Suisei
Japanese (Trans): 1000 Year Comet
Movie 6 BGM - Kenzo leads Rocket Gang into the research tower.
Japan 07:02 1999-2001-M26 Unhinged Shinji starts talking to Satoshi again and a boy runs up to Shinji, thanking him for giving Azumao earlier.
Japan 08:20 1997-1998-M26 ロケット団隠密作戦
Japanese (Romanized): Rocket-dan Onmitsu Sakusen
Japanese (Trans): The Rocket Gang's Secret Schemes
Rocket Gang thinks back to how Kenzo used the fossil machine.
Japan 09:11 2006-2010(DP)-M17 Rocket Gang dreams of restoring all the Fossil Pokémon back to life and conquering Shinou.
Japan 10:32 1997-1998-M79 ラストバトル(VSライバル)
Japanese (Romanized): Last Battle (VS Rival)
Japanese (Trans): Last Battle (VS Rival)
Hyouta sends out Zugaidos first against Satoshi, who uses Eipam as his first Pokémon for the gym battle.
Japan 11:18 2006-2010(DP)-Eyecatch D Eyecatch Break
Japan 11:24 2006-2010(DP)-M21 210ばんどうろ(昼)
Japanese (Romanized): 210-ban dōro (hiru)
Japanese (Trans): Route 210 (Day)
Sponsor Message
Japan 11:34 2006-2010(DP)-Eyecatch A Eyecatch Return
Japan 11:42 2006-2010(DP)-M13 戦闘!野生ポケモン
Japanese (Romanized): Sentō! Yasei Pokémon
Japanese (Trans): Fight! Wild Pokémon
Satoshi starts off by ordering Eipam to use Focus Punch.
Japan 13:33 2006-2010(DP)-M15 視線!からておう
Japanese (Romanized): Shisen! Karate-ō
Japanese (Trans): Eye Contact! Karate King
Satoshi tells Pikachu to use 100,000 Volts.
Japan 14:59 ラストバトル!!
Japanese (Trans): Last Battle!!
Movie 6 BGM - Pikachu gets up and continues the battle with Zugaidos.
Japan 17:07 フライゴン登場
Japanese (Romanized): Flygon Toujou
Japanese (Trans): Flygon's Appearance
Movie 6 BGM - Satoshi sends out Naetle against Zugaidos.
Japan 18:23 崩壊
Japanese (Romanized): Houkai
Japanese (Trans): Caving in
Movie 8 BGM - Takeshi reminds that Satoshi has only defeated one Pokémon from Hyouta's team.
Japan 19:29 命かけて
Japanese (Romanized): Inochi kakete
Japanese (Trans): Sacrificing a Life
Movie 8 BGM - Satoshi goes with Pikachu as his last Pokémon, against Iwark.
Japan 21:54 君のそばで〜ヒカリのテーマ〜
Japanese (Romanized): Kimi no soba de 〜Hikari no Theme〜
Japanese (Trans): By Your Side 〜Hikari's Theme〜
Ending Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 23:15 2006-2010(DP)-M22 206ばんどうろ(昼)
Japanese (Romanized): 206-ban dōro (hiru)
Japanese (Trans): Route 206 (Day)
Professor Okido's Pokémon Encyclopedia
Japan 23:20 2006-2010(DP)-M08 201ばんどうろ(昼)
Japanese (Romanized): 201-ban dōro (hiru)
Japanese (Trans): Route 201 (Day)
Okido explains the characteristics of Satoshi's Naetle.
Japan 24:03 Okido's Senryū Theme Okido recites a Senryū.
Japan 24:15 2006-2010(DP)-M17 Diamond & Pearl Episode 17 preview
Japan 24:45 2006-2010(DP)-M01 けんきゅうじょ(オープニング)
Japanese (Romanized): Kenkyūjo (Opening)
Japanese (Trans): Laboratory (Opening)
Sponsor Message

Music Statistics:

Number of Assigned Tracks to the Japanese Original: 26
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 0
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This is a really great battle. There are so many moments when you think that Satoshi may win, but in the end, he was simply unable to. Zugaidos is a beast.
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Characters in episode: Satoshi, Satoshi's Pikachu, Takeshi, Hikari, Musashi, Kojiro, Nyarth, Shinji, Iwao, Hyouta's Ishitsubute, Shinji's Elekid, Hyouta's Iwark, Shinji's Hikozaru, Hyouta's Zugaidos, Musashi's Sonansu, Kenzo, Joy's Lucky, Satoshi's Naetle, Satoshi's Mukubird, Satoshi's Eipam, Sakaki

Pokemon in Episode: Armaldo, Omnite, Ptera, Yuradle, Kabutops

Characters Pokemon Attacks:
Satoshi's Eipam - Focus Punch
Hyouta's Zugaidos - Headbutt
Hyouta's Zugaidos - Flamethrower
Satoshi's Eipam - Double Team
Satoshi's Eipam - Swift
Hyouta's Zugaidos - Zen Headbutt
Satoshi's Pikachu - Thunderbolt
Satoshi's Pikachu - Iron Tail
Satoshi's Pikachu - Quick Attack
Hyouta's Zugaidos - Head Smash
Satoshi's Pikachu - Volt Tackle
Satoshi's Naetle - Razor Leaf
Satoshi's Naetle - Bite
Hyouta's Iwark - Double-Edge
Hyouta's Iwark - Slam
Hyouta's Iwark - Screech

Eyecatch: Hikari, Satoshi, Takeshi (first DP eyecatch style)

Location: Kurogane City, Kurogane Gym, Kurogane Research Center

Brief list of major episode highlights:
- Shinji eventually agrees to watching Satoshi's battle, but Hyouta says it will have to be postponed until the next day, as his Pokemon need rest.
-Meanwhile, the Rockets have infiltrated the research center posing as scientists, and are led to the fossil revival machine by Dr Kenzo, as well as shown some revived Pokemon.
- At the Pokemon center, Satoshi choose Naetle, Eipam and Pikachu as his lineup for the match. Shinji gives his Marilli away to a random kid because it wasn't worthy of a spot on his team.
-That night, the Rockets decide to use the revival machine to create an army of extinct Pokemon.
-The next day, the gym battle starts. Hyouta starts with Zugaidos, Satoshi starts with Eipam. Zugaidos manages to counter Eipam's Focus Punches with its headbutts while dodging her Swift attack, and knocks her out without taking any damage itself.
- Satoshi's next Pokemon is Pikachu, which after a successful Iron Tail falls victim to a series of headbutt attacks and get knocked down. As Shinji gets up and readies himself to leave, Pikachu pulls itself back up, surprising Shinji and making him sit back down.
- After another successful Iron Tail from Pikachu, Zugaidos readies its strongest move, Head Smash. Pikachu counters with Volt Tackle, and the two repel each other.
- Satoshi recalls Pikachu and sends out Naetle. Zugaidos manages to hit it witha Flamethrower, but it preserves and knocks Zugaidos out with Razor Leaf.
- Hyouta's second Pokemon is Iwark, which knocks out the damaged Naetle right away with a Double-Edge.
- Satoshi next sends out Pikachu, but it proves too weak to counter Iwark's Slam attack. Satoshi tries to slow its movement by attacking the ground, but it counters with Screech, knocking Pikachu out and winning the battle. Shinji leaves the gym, calling Satoshi weak.




Team Rocket Balloon Enhancements? No

Number of Times Team Rocket Blasted off in the episode: 0

Did Team Rocket use a Mecha in the episode? No

Okido's Lecture: "Satoshi's Naetle"
Last edited 31 Jan 2011 08:12 PM by Adamant