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Titles and Airdates
  • United States 2008-02-01 Glory Blaze
  • Japan 2007-10-18 ヒコザルVSザングース!運命のバトル!!
  • Japan 2007-10-18 Hikozaru VS Zangūsu! Unmei no Battle!!
  • Japan 2007-10-18 Hikozaru VS Zangoose! Battle of Fate!!
  • Germany Willkommen im Team!
  • France S'enflammer pour la gloire!
  • Spain ¡Resplandor de gloria!
  • Sweden 2008-11-15 Chimchars dilemma!
  • Italy 2008-03-02 Senza pietà
  • Mexico ¡Llamarada De Gloria!
  • Finland Kunnian kenttä
  • Taiwan 小火焰猴對抗貓鼬斬!命運的對戰!!
  • Poland 2009-01-20 Blask zwycięstwa
  • Netherlands VLAMMENDE STRIJD
  • Brazil 2008-11-17 A Chama da Glória!
  • Czechia 2009-03-03 Hořké vítězství
  • Norway 2009-05-31 Flammende ære
  • Denmark FLAMMENDE STORHED!
  • South Korea 불꽃숭이 대 쟝고! 운명의 대결!!
  • Portugal 2010-03-07 A Chama da Glória!
  • Russia 2009-02-27 Сияние славы!
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君のそばで ~ヒカリのテーマ~ Winter Version
Kimi no Soba de ~Hikari no Theme~ Winter Version
웃어봐
Smile
Summary
It's night, and Ash and his Pokémon are preparing for the second round of the tag battle tournament. Suddenly, Ash sees something across the distance. Meanwhile, many trainers rush into the Pokémon Center and hand their Pokéballs to Nurse Joy. Because there are many Pokémon that need to be healed, Brock offers his assistance to Nurse Joy. Dawn and Conway are also in the Pokémon Center. Conway is talking about how Pokémon interact with humans and how friendship is important. It applies not only to battles, but to contests, too. Dawn knows that this information that Conway is sharing is important, so she decides to pass it along to Ash.

Meanwhile, Paul is doing some training on his own. He has all of his Pokémon attack Chimchar, and then Paul has Chimchar block the attacks with Flame Wheel. Ash approaches Paul. Paul has Chimchar use Flamethrower, which accidentally hits Ash. Team Rocket appears from behind the bushes. They don't like the fact that Paul is treating his Pokémon harshly. Ash recovers from the attack and notices that Chimchar has gotten a lot stronger. Chimchar is pleased to hear Ash's comment, but Paul still isn't satisfied with Chimchar's abilities. Ash continues to tell Paul that he isn't treating Chimchar with proper care. Dawn suddenly appears at the scene and agrees with Ash. Ash wants to know why Paul even entered the tournament. Paul states that he needs Chimchar to become stronger, otherwise it is useless. Ash completely disagrees with Paul, but Paul just ignores him. He tells Ash and Dawn that Chimchar wants this special training, and Chimchar agrees. Ash tells Chimchar that there are better ways of training. Chimchar shows a sad expression on its face, and it sadly follows Paul as him and his Pokémon walk away.

At another location in the forest, Paul continues to have his Pokémon attack Chimchar. Chimchar can't take it anymore, and it ends up getting hurt. Paul orders Chimchar to stand up, but it fails. To "wake" Chimchar up, Elekid shoots out a Thunder attack at Chimchar. Suddenly, Pikachu runs in to block the Thunder. Ash and Dawn follow behind and take Chimchar to the Pokémon Center. Chimchar is layed on a table while Brock begins to heal Chimchar. Brock sprays a Super Potion on Chimchar and then covers it with a blanket. Holly is impressed with how well Brock cares for Pokémon. Brock steps out of the room and reports to Ash, Dawn, and Holly that Chimchar will be okay after some rest.

In the lobby, Paul sits at table. Brock sits right across him and asks Paul why he is pushing Chimchar so hard. Paul begins to tell him a story about how he first met up with Chimchar. He was in a forest with his Elekid when suddenly he saw Chimchar being chased by some Zangoose. The Zangoose wouldn't stop attacking Chimchar, and eventually Chimchar was cornered at the edge of a cliff. Right before the Zangoose could attack, Chimchar unleashed an enormous amount of power that ultimately defeated the Zangoose. Paul witnessed this power, and so he wanted to have Chimchar for himself. Paul states that he has never been able to witness that power again. Brock realizes that Paul is trying to place Chimchar under the same amount of stress that the Zangoose did so that Chimchar can unleash that power. Paul wants to push Chimchar over its limits again. Ash and Brock tell Paul that Chimchar needs lots of rest and Nurse Joy even agrees with them.

The second round of the tag battle tournament has already begun. Dawn, Conway, Brock, and Holly have all made it to the third round. The last battle of the second round is with Ash, Paul, and two other trainers. Ash sends out Turtwig, and Paul sends out Chimchar. Ash is surprised because he knows that Chimchar is worn out and needs rest. Chimchar tells Ash that is is doing alright, and Ash backs off a bit. One of their opponents sends out a Metagross. Dawn looks up the Pokémon in her Pokédex. The other trainer sends out a Zangoose. The Zangoose surprises Chimchar a bit because of its past experience. The battle then begins.

Metagross first starts off with Bullet Punch, and then Chimchar uses Flamethrower. Suddenly, Zangoose jumps off of Metagross and leaps towards Chimchar with X-Scissor attack. Turtwig counters with Razor Leaf, but Zangoose uses its attack to destroy them. Metagross then hits Chimchar with its Bullet Punch attack, and Zangoose strikes Turtwig with X-Scissor. Chimchar recovers and uses Dig. Right before Chimchar can surface, Metagross uses Magnet Rise to prevent Chimchar's attack from working. While Chimchar is in mid-air, Zangoose slashes it with Crush Claw. Ash orders Turwtig to use Tackle on Zangoose. Zangoose dodges the attack, and Metagross sends Turtwig back with Psychic. Then Zangoose jumps into the air and charges towards Chimchar with Crush Claw. Chimchar is paralyzed from the expression on Zangoose's face. Turtwig steps in and protects Chimchar with Bite. Metagross then uses Bullet Punch. Paul orders Chimchar to use Flame Wheel on Turtwig. Chimchar resists a bit, but Paul orders it. So Chimchar uses the attack. Turtwig gets hurt as a result, and the Flame Wheel also hits Metagross, damaging it a bit.

With Turtwig down, Zangoose uses another Crush Claw on Chimchar. Chimchar is pinned to the ground, preventing it from attacking. Ash orders Turtwig to use Razor Leaf even though it is weakened. Turtwig fires the leaves at Zangoose, freeing Chimchar. However, the Razor Leaf weakens Turtwig even more. Zangoose's trainer orders it to use Fire Blast on Turtwig. Just before the fire attack can hit, Chimchar jumps in and holds off the Fire Blast. The power from the Fire Blast increases Chimchar's strength a whole lot. Ash tells Paul to give Chimchar a command so that it can attack, but Paul just stands there and completely ignores Ash and Chimchar. So, Ash orders Chimchar to use Flamethrower. Even though Chimchar is not Ash's Pokémon, Chimchar still obeys Ash and hits Metagross with the Flamethrower. Metagross faints as a result of the attack. Zangoose is still in the battle, however. It uses Crush Claw one last time, but Turtwig dodges the attack. It hits Zangoose with a Razor Leaf, followed up with a Tackle. Zangoose faints, and Ash and Paul are the winners.

After the tag battle, Paul heads off to the forest and releases Chimchar. Paul is done with Chimchar and walks away. Ash and co. soon meets up with Chimchar. Ash sees Chimchar slowly walking away. Before Chimchar disappears, Ash calls out to Chimchar to stay with him. Ash reaches out a hand for Chimchar, and a brand new friendship begins.

English Official Summary

The good news for Ash and his friends is that they've entered a tag battle tournament in Hearthome City and everyone made it past the first round. The bad news? Paul is Ash's partner and the two of them just can't get along. Before the second round, Paul has his Pokémon team up against Chimchar to deliver some harsh training. Even Team Rocket thinks Paul is being cruel to Chimchar! It's all too much for Ash, who insists on taking Chimchar to the Pokémon Center. At the Pokémon Center, Brock asks Paul to explain himself. Paul describes how he first met Chimchar: it was cornered by a group of relentless Zangoose and looked to be in serious trouble. Pushed to its limit, Chimchar let loose with a mighty Flame Wheel that knocked out all its foes! Paul immediately asked Chimchar to join him, but since that day, Chimchar hasn't been able to recapture that same power. And now, Nurse Joy and Brock tell Paul he has to give Chimchar a rest. But at the tournament the next day, Paul sends Chimchar in to battle alongside Ash's Turtwig. What's worse, their tag battle opponents are fielding a Metagross and a Zangoose! Once again, Ash and Paul simply can't cooperate. Paul doesn't even care when Chimchar's Flame Wheel hurts Turtwig! But when Chimchar freezes in fear at painful memories of its battle with the group of Zangoose, Turtwig still comes to the rescue. Disgusted, Paul turns his back on Chimchar, and Ash gives Chimchar and Turtwig commands so they can win the battle. After the match, Paul releases Chimchar—for good. As Paul walks away, Ash asks the unhappy Chimchar if it wants to come with him instead...

French Official Summary

La bonne nouvelle pour Sacha et ses amis, c'est qu'ils participent à un tournoi de matchs par équipe à Unionpolis et qu'ils ont tous réussi à passer le premier tour. La mauvaise nouvelle ? Le partenaire de Sacha n'est autre que Paul, et les deux Dresseurs ne peuvent pas se sentir.

German Official Summary

Ash muss ausgerechnet mit seinem Rivalen Paul als Partner im Zweiermatch antreten, aber Paul verlangt viel zu viel von seinem Panflam!

Italian Official Summary

La buona notizia per Ash e i suoi amici è che hanno partecipato al torneo di incontri doppi di Cuoripoli superando il primo turno. La cattiva notizia? Il compagno di squadra di Ash è Paul e i due non riescono proprio ad andare d'accordo.

Portuguese Official Summary

Ash faz dupla com seu rival Paul para a Competição de Batalhas em Dupla – mas Paul está exigindo demais de seu Chimchar!

Finnish Official Summary

Ash on saanut Tag-ottelukilpailussa parikseen kilpakumppaninsa Paulin, mutta Paul on Chimcharilleen liian ankara!

Spanish Latin America Official Summary

Ash debe luchar con su rival Paul en la Competencia de Batalla Doble, ¡pero Paul está presionando demasiado a su Chimchar!

Spanish Official Summary

Las buenas noticias para Ash y sus amigos son que han entrado en el torneo de combate de Ciudad Corazón y todo el mundo consigue pasar la primera ronda. ¿Las malas noticias? Polo es el compañero de Ash, y ellos no se soportan.

English Great Britian Official Summary

The good news for Ash and his friends is that they've entered a tag battle tournament in Hearthome City and everyone made it past the first round. The bad news? Paul is Ash's partner and the two of them just can't get along. Before the second round, Paul has his Pokémon team up against Chimchar to deliver some harsh training. Even Team Rocket thinks Paul is being cruel to Chimchar! It's all too much for Ash, who insists on taking Chimchar to the Pokémon Center. At the Pokémon Center, Brock asks Paul to explain himself. Paul describes how he first met Chimchar: it was cornered by a group of relentless Zangoose and looked to be in serious trouble. Pushed to its limit, Chimchar let loose with a mighty Flame Wheel that knocked out all its foes! Paul immediately asked Chimchar to join him, but since that day, Chimchar hasn't been able to recapture that same power. And now, Nurse Joy and Brock tell Paul he has to give Chimchar a rest. But at the tournament the next day, Paul sends Chimchar in to battle alongside Ash's Turtwig. What's worse, their tag battle opponents are fielding a Metagross and a Zangoose! Once again, Ash and Paul simply can't cooperate. Paul doesn't even care when Chimchar's Flame Wheel hurts Turtwig! But when Chimchar freezes in fear at painful memories of its battle with the group of Zangoose, Turtwig still comes to the rescue. Disgusted, Paul turns his back on Chimchar, and Ash gives Chimchar and Turtwig commands so they can win the battle. After the match, Paul releases Chimchar—for good. As Paul walks away, Ash asks the unhappy Chimchar if it wants to come with him instead...

Russian Official Summary

Эшу на Соревнованиях достаётся в пару его соперник Пол. И Пол слишком уж многого хочет от своего Чимчара.

Dutch Official Summary

Ash is ingedeeld bij zijn rivaal Paul voor de Koppelgevecht Competitie—maar Paul vraagt veel te veel van zijn Chimchar!

Norwegian Official Summary

Ash har blitt satt på lag med rivalen sin Paul til Tag-kampkonkurransen - men Paul kjører sin Chimchar altfor hardt!

Swedish Official Summary

Ash har blivit ihopparad med sin rival Paul i Parstrids-turneringen—men Paul driver på sin Chimchar alldeles för hårt!

Danish Official Summary

Ash skal kæmpe sammen med sin rival Paul i Konkurrencen i Dobbeltkamp – men Paul presser sin Chimchar alt for hårdt!

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 Nurse Joy
  • Japan ジョーイ
  • Japan Joy
  • Japan Joy
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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 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 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 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 Paul's Ursaring
  • Japan シンジのリングマ
  • Japan Shinji no Ringuma
  • Japan Shinji's Ringuma
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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 Cynthia
  • Japan シロナ
  • Japan Shirona
  • Japan Shirona
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  • United States Paul's Murkrow
  • Japan シンジのヤミカラス
  • Japan Shinji no Yamikarasu
  • Japan Shinji's Yamikarasu
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  • United States Paul's Torterra
  • Japan シンジのドダイトス
  • Japan Shinji no Dodaitose
  • Japan Shinji's Dodaitose
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  • United States Conway
  • Japan コウヘイ
  • Japan Kōhei
  • Japan Kohei
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  • United States Holly
  • Japan ホノカ
  • Japan Honoka
  • Japan Honoka
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  • United States Enta
  • Japan エンタ
  • Japan Enta
  • Japan Enta
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  • United States Paul's Ninjask
  • Japan シンジのテッカニン
  • Japan Shinji no Tekkanin
  • Japan Shinji's Tekkanin
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  • United States Conway's Aggron
  • Japan コウヘイのボスゴドラ
  • Japan Kōhei no Bossgodora
  • Japan Kohei's Bossgodora
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  • United States Holly's Nosepass
  • Japan ホノカのノズパス
  • Japan Honoka no Nosepass
  • Japan Honoka's Nosepass

Wild Pokémon

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  • United States Hitmonchan
  • Japan エビワラー
  • Japan Ebiwalar
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  • United States Rhydon
  • Japan サイドン
  • Japan Sidon
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  • United States Magmar
  • Japan ブーバー
  • Japan Boober
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  • United States Tauros
  • Japan ケンタロス
  • Japan Kentauros
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  • United States Furret
  • Japan オオタチ
  • Japan Ootachi
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  • United States Granbull
  • Japan グランブル
  • Japan Granbull
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  • United States Zangoose
  • Japan ザングース
  • Japan Zangoose
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  • United States Metagross
  • Japan メタグロス
  • Japan Metagross
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  • United States Cranidos
  • Japan ズガイドス
  • Japan Zugaidos
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12:45

Eyecatch Diamond and Pearl Eyecatch

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

Japanese Music:

Time Track Notes
Japan 00:00 劇場版ポケットモンスター2002タイトルテーマ
Japanese (Romanized): Gekijouban Pocket Monsters 2002 Title Theme
Japanese (Trans): Theatrical Edition Pocket Monsters 2002 Title Theme
Movie 5 BGM - The narrator recaps last episode's events.
Japan 00:32 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 02:51 Movie 1 Short - Water Pokémon Eyecatch Takeshi offers to help Nurse Joy in the Pokémon Center.
Japan 03:04 2006-2010(DP)-M14 Honoka comments on Takeshi's new "job", while Kouhei talks with Hikari.
Japan 03:58 2006-2010(DP)-M12 視線!ポケモンコレクター
Japanese (Romanized): Shisen! Pokémon Collector
Japanese (Trans): Eye Contact! Pokémon Collector
Shinji does some harsh training on Hikozaru.
Japan 05:59 2002-2005(AG)-M14 Shinji says Hikozaru wants this kind of special training.
Japan 07:50 Movie 8 BGM - Mew Teleports Movie 8 BGM - Pikachu, Satoshi and Hikari step in to protect Hikozaru from Shinji's abusive training.
Japan 09:46 Movie 4 BGM - Chasing Celebi Movie 4 BGM - Shinji recalls seeing Hikozaru being chased by a group of Zangoose and trapped at a cliff's edge.
Japan 11:01 Movie 4 BGM - Ringuma and Himeguma Movie 4 BGM - Shinji recalls inviting Hikozaru to his team, while the group finally understands the reason for his harsh training on the Pokémon.
Japan 12:45 2006-2010(DP)-Eyecatch C Eyecatch Break
Japan 12:51 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 13:02 2006-2010(DP)-Eyecatch D Eyecatch Return
Japan 13:08 Movie 7 BGM - Moving Sidewalk Movie 7 BGM - Enta recaps the latest battles, after which Satoshi & Shinji go up against two unnamed trainers.
Japan 13:43 城、平安~迫り来る危機
Japanese (Romanized): Shiro, Heian~Semari Kuru Kiki
Japanese (Trans): Castle, Heian Era~A Crisis that is Imminently Approaching
Movie 8 BGM - Shinji sends out Hikozaru for the battle, while the two opposing partners send out their Pokémon.
Japan 15:04 2006-2010(DP)-M23 戦闘!ジムリーダー
Japanese (Romanized): Sentō! Gym Leader
Japanese (Trans): Fight! Gym Leader
The battle begins.
Japan 16:45 1999-2001-M23 ラジオとう占拠!
Japanese (Romanized): Radio-tō senkyo
Japanese (Trans): The Radio Tower Takeover
Shinji orders Hikozaru a Flame Wheel on Naetle.
Japan 17:55 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)
Satoshi commands Naetle to help out Hikozaru and use Razor Leaf.
Japan 19:21 ポケモン シンフォニック メドレー(TVバージョン) ~Pokémon Symphonic Medley~
Japanese (Romanized): Pokémon Symphonic Medley (TV Version)
Japanese (Trans): Pokémon Symphonic Medley (TV Version)
Satoshi uses Naetle to defeat Zangoose and win the battle.
Japan 20:54 ダイアンの気持ち
Japanese (Romanized): Diane no Kimochi
Japanese (Trans): Diane's Feelings
Movie 6 BGM - Shinji releases Hikozaru, after which Satoshi offers the Pokémon to enter his team.
Japan 21:54 君のそばで~ヒカリのテーマ~Winter.VER(TVサイズ)
Japanese (Romanized): Kimi no Soba de ~Hikari no Theme~ Winter.VER (TV Version)
Japanese (Trans): By Your Side ~Hikari's Theme~ Winter.VER (TV Version)
Ending Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 23:14 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 Dohtakun.
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 52 preview
Japan 24:44 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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