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Titles and Airdates
  • United States 2007-07-10 Ya See We Want an Evolution
  • Japan 2007-03-01 最強のコイキングと最も美しいヒンバス!
  • Japan 2007-03-01 Saikyou no Koiking to Mottomo Utsukushii Hinbass!
  • Japan 2007-03-01 The Strongest Koiking and the Most Beautiful Hinbass!
  • Germany Die Poké-Weiterentwicklungsmaschine
  • France Viva l'évolution
  • Spain Adelante con esa evolución
  • Sweden 2008-04-05 Man vill liksom ha lite evolution här!
  • Italy 2007-11-13 La macchina per l’evoluzione
  • Mexico ¡Queremos La Evolución!
  • Finland 2008-11-16 Nyt on aika evoluution
  • Taiwan 最強的鯉魚王和最美麗的笨笨魚!
  • Poland 2008-12-19 A my żądamy ewolucji!
  • Netherlands HET IS TIJD VOOR EEN EVOLUTIE
  • Brazil 2008-07-28 Queremos uma Evolução!
  • Czechia 2009-02-02 Naším cílem je evoluce
  • Norway 2008-10-26 Vi vil jo ha en evolusjon
  • Denmark Nu er det tid til Evulotio-oon
  • South Korea 2007-11-27 가장 강한 잉어킹과 가장 예쁜 빈티나!
  • Portugal 2009-05-31 Nós Queremos Evolução!
  • Russia 2008-11-23 Понимаешь, нам нужна эволюция!

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君のそばで ~ヒカリのテーマ~
Kimi no Soba de ~Hikari no Theme~
Summary
Team Rocket are dragging their feet on the road. Suddenly, a Magikarp is thrown to James. James looks ahead and sees the Magikarp salesman trying to sell him a Magikarp and Feebas. James demands that he won't be tricked this time, and he orders for his money back from his other scams. The Magikarp salesman then asks James if he is interested in the next big thing. James wonders what that is, and the salesman pulls out a cardboard box. The salesman explains that a powerful evolution machine is inside the box. He explains that his crew has been working on the machine for a long time by using the top technology ever. However, his company became bankrupt, so now he has the machine. Inside the cardboard box is an instruction manual and some accessories for building the machine. The salesman says that the machine they build will guarantee Pokémon evolution or their money back. Team Rocket is excited about this, and James takes it. The salesman tells them not to use the machine until a week after it is built, then he runs away.

Meanwhile, Ash and co. are continuing their way towards Floaroma Town for Dawn's next Pokémon contest. Their journey takes them into Jubilife City again. A couple walks up to Ash and co. The woman asks Ash if he would ever evolve his Pikachu. When Ash says no, the woman assumes that Ash is part of the B Button League. Dawn asks about the league, and the woman states that the league is where top coordinators compete without evolving their Pokémon. She explains that it is also home of the strongest Magikarp and Feebas. Then the woman leads Ash and co. to the building. Ash and co. walk inside, and two people greet them. They ask Ash and co. if they would like to join the league. Ash first wants to know what they do in the league. The girls introduce themselves as Haley and Arley. Then Ash and co. introduce themselves to the girls.

The girls lead Ash and co. into a big room. In the middle of the room lies a large water tank. The strongest Magikarp and Feebas are in the tank. Ash and Dawn look up the Pokémon in their Pokédex. The girls explain that the members of the B Button League believe that there is more to Pokémon than evolution, so the members train their Pokémon without evolving them. Ash totally agrees with them. He asks Arley if she would have a battle with his Pikachu. Dawn then asks if she would have a battle with her Piplup. Dawn never had the chance to see Piplup battle in water, so now would be the perfect time. Ash is anxious to see Piplup battle in water, too, but he doesn't know if Piplup will be powerful enough to take down Magikarp. Dawn is confident in herself, and she sends out Piplup.

Suddenly, Team Rocket walks in the room with disguises on. They claim that they are from the C button League. They plan on doing some investigation. Arley and Haley tell Team Rocket that they can stay while Arley battles Dawn. Dawn sends in Piplup to battle. Team Rocket plans on snatching Pikachu and then testing it out in their evolution machine. Piplup starts the battle off with Peck. Dawn notices that Piplup is fast in the water, too while it chases Magikarp. Magikarp dodges the attack by jumping high out of the water. Piplup then uses Bubblebeam. Magikarp dodges the attack one more time and uses Tackle. The Tackle attack from Magikarp was way too powerful for Piplup, and Piplup ends up fainting.

Now it is Ash's turn to battle. Dawn states that Magikarp has to be weak against electric attacks no matter how powerful it is. Pikachu starts off with Thunderbolt, but Magikarp dodges it. Then Magikarp jumps into the air and uses Tackle. The force from Magikarp's body slides Pikachu to the edge of the pool. Jessie wonders how powerful Magikarp would be if it evolved into Gyarados. She tells James that they are going to steal Magikarp instead for a test run. Pikachu then uses Quick Attack, and Magikarp uses Tackle. Both Pokémon collide into each other, and then they fall into the pool. Ash notices that Arley's Magikarp is very strong.

Team Rocket walks up to Ash and co. They tell them that they plan on putting Arley's Magikarp on the front page newspaper. They want to get a few pictures of Magikarp. While they are doing that, Ash and Dawn compliments on Arley's Magikarp. Haley was hoping that they would get to see her Feebas in action. Ash and Dawn are sure that Haley's Feebas is just as strong. Then they turn around and see Team Rocket placing Magikarp and Feebas in a bag. When they are spotted, they say their motto. Arley and Haley demand for their Pokémon back. When Team Rocket refuses to give back the Pokémon, they run away with Ash and co. chasing them. Team Rocket flies away in their balloon. Ash sends out Staravia to try and catch up with Team Rocket.

Staravia comes back and reports to Ash and co. to follow it. Staravia leads them to a small house. They open the door to see Team Rocket with their evolution machine. Inside the machine are Magikarp and Feebas. Team Rocket plans to force the Pokémon to evolve. Haley and Arley plea to Team Rocket not to evolve their Pokémon. Ash tells Pikachu to use Thunderbolt, but a cage is locked on Pikachu before the attack is released. Then a cage drops on Ash and co. to prevent them from escaping or ruining their plans. The cage that contains Magikarp is lowered into the machine. The machine turns on and a light flashes. However, Magikarp drops out of the cage. It has not evolved! James and Meowth look at the manuals again, wondering if something went wrong. They try the evolution process again, but it still doesn't work. Team Rocket decides to lower Pikachu in the machine instead. Unfortunately for Team Rocket, the machine doesn't work on Pikachu either. Meowth finds out that it may take up to a week for the machine to work, otherwise it will fail. This gets Jessie angry.

Pikachu uses Iron Tail to break the cage, freeing Ash and co. Ash tells Team Rocket that they are finished. Meowth stops him, and says that the evolution machine can transform into a Mega Bot. Meowth presses a button on the remote. The evolution machine is launched into the air and it transforms into a huge robot. However, within seconds the robot falls apart. Meowth states that an evolution has to successfully take place for the robot to work. James thinks they were ripped off again. Now it's time for Arley and Haley to teach Team Rocket a lesson. Magikarp first uses Tackle on Team Rocket, and Feebas uses Ice Beam to freeze them. Finally, Pikachu uses Thunderbolt on Team Rocket, blasting them off again.

Arley and Haley are glad that their Pokémon haven't evolved. Then they wave goodbye to Ash and co. as they head off towards Floaroma Town for Dawn's next Pokémon contest.

English Official Summary

As Team Rocket trudges through Sinnoh, they run into the Magikarp Salesman who's tricked them so many times before. This time, he cons them into buying an Evolution machine that will evolve a Pokémon at any time—or so he says. Elsewhere, Ash and his friends hear about the B-Button League, a group of Coordinators who never evolve their Pokémon. The rumors say they have a beautiful Feebas and a powerful Magikarp, so Ash and his friends go to check it out. The B-Button League is headed by a girl named Haley, and she and her sister Oralie do indeed have a very fine Feebas and Magikarp. Team Rocket sneaks in to watch Dawn and Ash test their Pokémon against Oralie's Magikarp; not only does Magikarp defeat Piplup, it's strong enough to give Pikachu a run for its money! Team Rocket is so impressed, they grab Magikarp and Feebas on the spot, then take Pikachu too when it tries to stop them. Now Team Rocket prepares to use their new machine to evolve all three Pokémon, much to our heroes' dismay. But the Evolution machine doesn't work at all! However, Team Rocket has a plan B: their new machine can also transform into a tough-looking robot. Too bad for them that the robot quickly falls apart, being just another sales scam. Oralie and Haley have Feebas and Magikarp help Pikachu defeat Team Rocket, and then our heroes can happily continue on their way to Floaroma Town!

French Official Summary

Tandis que les membres de la Team Rocket avancent péniblement à travers la région de Sinnoh, ils tombent sur le marchand de Magicarpe qui les a déjà roulés plusieurs fois.

German Official Summary

Unsere Helden begegnen zwei Trainern, die das Ziel haben, ihre Pokémon nicht zu entwickeln. Als Team Rocket es darauf absieht, diese Pokémon zu stehlen und sie zur Entwicklung zu zwingen, müssen die Freunde sie beschützen!

Italian Official Summary

Mentre il Team Rocket arranca per la regione di Sinnoh, s'imbatte nel venditore di Magikarp che lo ha già imbrogliato tante altre volte.

Portuguese Official Summary

Nossos heróis encontram dois treinadores dedicados a seus Pokémon não-evoluídos – e precisam protegê-los quando a Equipe Rocket decide roubar esses Pokémon para forçá-los a evoluir!

Finnish Official Summary

Sankarimme kohtaavat kaksi kouluttajaa, jotka ovat omistautuneet kehittymättömille Pokémoneilleen, ja joita heidän on suojeltava kun Rakettiryhmä yrittää varastaa heidän Pokémoninsa ja pakottaa ne kehittymään!

Spanish Latin America Official Summary

Nuestros héroes se encuentran con dos Entrenadores dedicados a sus Pokémon no evolucionados, y deben protegerlos cuando el Equipo Rocket está decidido a robar a esos Pokémon para hacerlos evolucionar.

Spanish Official Summary

Cuando el Team Rocket recorre las calles de Sinnoh, se encuentran con el Vendedor Magikarp, quien tantas veces les ha engañado en el pasado.

English Great Britian Official Summary

As Team Rocket trudges through Sinnoh, they run into the Magikarp Salesman who's tricked them so many times before. This time, he cons them into buying an Evolution machine that will evolve a Pokémon at any time—or so he says. Elsewhere, Ash and his friends hear about the B-Button League, a group of Coordinators who never evolve their Pokémon. The rumors say they have a beautiful Feebas and a powerful Magikarp, so Ash and his friends go to check it out. The B-Button League is headed by a girl named Haley, and she and her sister Oralie do indeed have a very fine Feebas and Magikarp. Team Rocket sneaks in to watch Dawn and Ash test their Pokémon against Oralie's Magikarp; not only does Magikarp defeat Piplup, it's strong enough to give Pikachu a run for its money! Team Rocket is so impressed, they grab Magikarp and Feebas on the spot, then take Pikachu too when it tries to stop them. Now Team Rocket prepares to use their new machine to evolve all three Pokémon, much to our heroes' dismay. But the Evolution machine doesn't work at all! However, Team Rocket has a plan B: their new machine can also transform into a tough-looking robot. Too bad for them that the robot quickly falls apart, being just another sales scam. Oralie and Haley have Feebas and Magikarp help Pikachu defeat Team Rocket, and then our heroes can happily continue on their way to Floaroma Town!

Russian Official Summary

Наши герои встречают двух тренеров, которые очень привязаны к своим покемонам. И им приходится защищать их от Команды Р, которая хочет не только похитить покемонов, но и заставить их эволюционировать!

Dutch Official Summary

Onze helden komen twee Trainers tegen die dol zijn op hun niet geëvolueerde Pokémon en moeten ze beschermen als Team Rocket besluit deze Pokémon te stelen en te dwingen tot evolueren!

Norwegian Official Summary

Våre helter møter på to Trenere som tar seg godt av sine uutviklede Pokémon—og må beskytte dem, for Team Rocket er fast bestemt på å stjele disse Pokémon og få dem til å utvikle seg!

Swedish Official Summary

Vår hjältar träffar på två Tränare som är hängivet förtjusta i sina outvecklade Pokémon—och de måste skydda dem mot Team Rocket som är fast beslutna att stjäla deras Pokémon och tvinga dem att utvecklas!

Danish Official Summary

På deres vej møder vore helte to Trænere, som er meget hengivne over for deres Pokémon, som ikke har udviklet sig.  Dem må de beskytte, da Team Rocket forsøger at stjæle dem og få dem til at udvikle sig!

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 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 Dawn
  • Japan ヒカリ
  • Japan Hikari
  • Japan Hikari
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  • United States Magikarp Salesman
  • Japan コイキング売り
  • Japan Koiking Uri
  • Japan Koiking Salesman
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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 Brock's Croagunk
  • Japan タケシのグレッグル
  • Japan Takeshi no Gureggru
  • Japan Takeshi's Gureggru
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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 Sinnoh Now Camera Crew
  • Japan シンオウ・ナウカメラマン
  • Japan Sinnoh Now Cameraman
  • Japan Sinnoh Now Cameraman
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  • United States Haley
  • Japan ハツネ
  • Japan Hatsune
  • Japan Hatsune
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  • United States Oralie
  • Japan オトネ
  • Japan Otone
  • Japan Otone
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  • United States Evolution Mecha Machine Professor
  • Japan 進化教授
  • Japan Shinka Kyōju
  • Japan Evolution Professor
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  • United States Oralie's Magikarp
  • Japan オトネのコイキング
  • Japan Otone no Koiking
  • Japan Otone's Koiking
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  • United States Haley's Feebas
  • Japan ハツネのヒンバス
  • Japan Hatsune no Hinbass
  • Japan Hatsune's Hinbass
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11:25

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 Hikari's Pachirisu (ヒカリのパチリス)
Japanese パチリスが おめめさめたよ パッチリす
Romaji Pachirisu ga ome mesameta yo Pacchiri su
Translated

24:15

Special First-Airing Segment Upcoming Episodes Preview

Japanese Music:

Time Track Notes
Japan 00:00 Movie 7 BGM - Trying to Break In! Movie 7 BGM - Rocket Gang tries to make Pikachu evolve with an evolving machine (cold opening).
Japan 00:16 Together <TVバージョン>
Japanese (Romanized): Together <TV Version>
Japanese (Trans): Together <TV Version>
Opening Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 01:44 2006-2010(DP)-Subtitle Diamond & Pearl Title Card
Japan 02:03 1997-1998-M65A No Way, No How A Koiking lands on Kojiro's hands and he finds his old "friend": the Koiking salesman.
Japan 02:49 1997-1998-M08 しのびよる影
Japanese (Romanized): Shinobi yoru Kage
Japanese (Trans): Sneaking from the Shadows
The Koiking salesman lets Rocket Gang know about a "powerful evolution machine" he has in the box.
Japan 04:58 2006-2010(DP)-M10 ナエトル、ポッチャマ、ヒコザル登場!!
Japanese (Romanized): Naetle, Pochama, Hikozaru tōjō!!
Japanese (Trans): Enter Naetle, Pochama, Hikozaru!!
The group returns into Kotobuki City.
Japan 05:52 2006-2010(DP)-M14 The group meets Hatsune and Otone, the leader and a member of B-Button League, respectively.
Japan 06:45 Movie 7 BGM - ラルースシティB
Japanese (Romanized): LaRousse City B
Japanese (Trans): LaRousse City B
Movie 7 BGM - Hatsune presses a button and a huge pool of water emerges ahead, with a Koiking and Hinbass swimming inside.
Japan 08:45 2002-2005(AG)-M31 Rocket Gang (in disguises) show the "C" printed on their shirts, telling that they're the "C-Button League".
Japan 09:55 1999-2001-M19 戦闘!チャンピオン
Japanese (Romanized): Sentō! Champion
Japanese (Trans): Fight! Champion
Hikari battles with Pochama in the pool against Otone's Koiking, allegedly the strongest one in the world.
Japan 11:09 Movie 8 BGM - キッド(サスペンスB)
Japanese (Romanized): Kid (Suspense B)
Japanese (Trans): Kid (Suspense B)
Movie 8 BGM - Satoshi and Takeshi comment on Koiking's impressive strength. The music overlaps the Eyecatch Break.
Japan 11:33 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 11:43 2006-2010(DP)-Eyecatch B Eyecatch Return
Japan 12:04 2006-2010(DP)-M23 戦闘!ジムリーダー
Japanese (Romanized): Sentō! Gym Leader
Japanese (Trans): Fight! Gym Leader
Otone tells Koiking to dodge Pikachu's 100,000 Volts.
Japan 13:35 1997-1998-M64 Hiya, Hot Stuff! (Jazzy Theme) Takeshi flirts with Hatsune and Otone.
Japan 13:55 Movie 6 Short - 潜入!B
Japanese (Romanized): Sennyuu! B
Japanese (Trans): Infiltration! B
Rocket Gang tell that they plan on putting Otone's Koiking on the front page newspaper.
Japan 14:04 潜入!
Japanese (Romanized): Sennyuu!
Japanese (Trans): Infiltration!
Rocket Gang goes to photograph, err... steal Koiking and Hinbass.
Japan 14:34 2006-2010(DP)-M17 Rocket Gang's Diamond & Pearl Motto
Japan 15:12 1997-1998-M17 絶対絶命
Japanese (Romanized): Zettai Zetsumei
Japanese (Trans): Desperate Situation
Satoshi, Takeshi, Hikari, Hatsune and Otone hear from Rocket Gang that they want to steal Koiking and Hinbass.
Japan 15:32 大脱走
Japanese (Romanized): Dai Dassou
Japanese (Trans): The Great Escape
Everyone runs after Rocket Gang.
Japan 16:34 Movie 5 BGM - Latias in the City Movie 5 BGM - Takeshi tells Rocket Gang to give Koiking and Hinbass back to the girls.
Japan 16:41 Movie 5 BGM - Satoshi Goes to the Museum Movie 5 BGM - Rocket Gang refuses to give away the Fish Pokémon and soon begins the evolution experiment (the music blends with the previous).
Japan 18:12 Movie 5 BGM - ロケット団隠密作戦 2002
Japanese (Romanized): Rocket-dan Onmitsu Sakusen 2002
Japanese (Trans): The Rocket Gang's Secret Schemes 2002
Movie 5 BGM - Kojiro looks up in the instructions to see what could have gone wrong.
Japan 18:22 Movie 5 BGM - The Gates of Altomare Movie 5 BGM - Rocket Gang tries to evolve Pikachu with the machine.
Japan 19:14 2006-2010(DP)-M24 新サトシのテーマ
Japanese (Romanized): Shin Satoshi no thema
Japanese (Trans): Satoshi's New Theme
Satoshi commands Pikachu to use Iron Tail.
Japan 19:36 2006-2010(DP)-M18 Rocket Gang activates a new mecha.
Japan 20:19 劇場版ポケットモンスタータイトルテーマ
Japanese (Romanized): Gekijouban Pocket Monsters Title Theme
Japanese (Trans): Theatrical Edition Pocket Monsters Title Theme
Movie 4 BGM - Hatsune and Otone get angry at Rocket Gang and tell Hinbass and Koiking, respectively, to attack them.
Japan 21:09 2006-2010(DP)-M21 210ばんどうろ(昼)
Japanese (Romanized): 210-ban dōro (hiru)
Japanese (Trans): Route 210 (Day)
The Koiking and Hinbass are returned to the girls and the group waves goodbye to them while leaving Kotobuki City.
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 Hikari's Pachirisu.
Japan 24:03 Okido's Senryū Theme Okido recites a Senryū.
Japan 24:15 2006-2010(DP)-M24 新サトシのテーマ
Japanese (Romanized): Shin Satoshi no thema
Japanese (Trans): Satoshi's New Theme
Diamond & Pearl Episode 22 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: 34
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 0
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