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Titles and Airdates
  • United States 2008-02-01 Smells Like Team Spirit
  • Japan 2007-10-25 タッグバトル!ファイナル!!
  • Japan 2007-10-25 Tag Battle! Final!!
  • Japan 2007-10-25 Tag Battle! The Finals!!
  • Germany Mit Vollgas ins Finale!
  • France Il y a comme un esprit d'équipe dans l'air
  • Spain Sintiendo el espíritu de equipo
  • Sweden 2008-11-22 Chimchars revansch!
  • Italy 2008-03-08 La finale di Cuoripoli
  • Mexico ¡Espíritu De Compañerismo!
  • Finland Ryhmähenki haisee
  • Taiwan 雙打對戰!最終對決!!
  • Poland 2009-01-21 Nie ma jak praca zespołowa
  • Netherlands DAT IS PAS TEAM SPIRIT
  • Brazil 2008-09-08 Tem Jeito de Espírito de Equipe!
  • Czechia 2009-03-04 Týmový duch
  • Norway 2009-06-07 Duften av god lagånd
  • Denmark DET LUGTER AF HOLD-ÅND!
  • South Korea 태그시합, 평온의 방울은 누구 손에?!
  • Portugal 2010-03-13 Espírito de Equipa!
  • Russia 2009-03-08 Командный дух!
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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)

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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
Ash holds out his hand to Chimchar and urges Chimchar to stay with him. Ash wants to work as a team with Chimchar. Paul thinks it's a great idea since Ash and Chimchar are both pathetic in his opinion. Paul walks away, and Chimchar finally agrees to stay with Ash. Suddenly, a Bullet Seed appears from nowhere. When the dust clears, Team Rocket is seen in their balloon, and they have Chimchar locked in a robot arm. Team Rocket then says their motto. Ash demands for Chimchar back, but Team Rocket refuses because they want to use Chimchar to get the Soothe Bell. Chimchar begins to squirm, and it uses its Flamethrower on Team Rocket. Their balloon blows up, and Team Rocket blasts off again. Chimchar falls from the sky, and Ash manages to catch it just in time. Ash congratulates Chimchar for defeating Team Rocket. Then Ash takes out an empty Pokéball and shows it to Chimchar. Chimchar is happy that it will be Ash's Pokémon, so Ash places Chimchar inside the Pokéball. Then Ash and co. head to the Pokémon Center to speak with Professor Oak. Professor Oak is pleased to hear that Ash got a new Pokémon.

The third round of the tag battle tournament is about to begin. The first battle is between Ash and Paul and Brock and Holly. Holly reminds Brock not to hold back just because he's friends with Ash. Brock plans on giving it everything he's got. Ash sends out Staravia, Paul sends out Torterra, Brock sends out Croagunk, and Holly sends out Farfetch'd. Dawn looks up Farfetch'd in her Pokédex. Ash starts off by having his Staravia use Aerial Ace. Croagunk counters with Poison Jab. Farfetch'd then fires an Air Slash attack at Torterra, and Torterra counters with Hyper Beam. The Hyper Beam hits Farfetch'd, but it also hits Staravia. Farfetch'd gets knocked out by a single hit. Holly apologizes, but Brock thinks there is still hope. He orders Croagunk to use Brick Break on Torterra. Because Torterra has to recharge from the Hyper Beam, it can't attack, making it a perfect target for Croagunk. Ash orders Staravia to use Aerial Ace. Staravia flies behind Croagunk and then charges towards it with its Aerial Ace. Croagunk quickly slides under Torterra's body to avoid Staravia's attack. Then Croagunk directly hits Torterra with the Brick Break. Brock orders for a Poison Jab, but before Croagunk can attack, Torterra uses Leaf Storm. Torterra's attack is too much for Croagunk, and it ends up knocking Croagunk out. Ash and Paul are the winners.

Dawn and Conway have also won their third round match, so they will be competing in the finals, too. Meanwhile, at the Pokémon Center, Brock has just found out from Nurse Joy that Holly left. Holly said that she decided to train harder so that she can become a better tag battle partner next time. Brock is disappointed because a girl who liked him left. Nurse Joy tells Paul that Torterra has been healed. Paul thanks Nurse Joy, glares at Ash, and then leaves.

The tag battle finals between Ash and Paul and Dawn and Conway are about to begin. Ash sends out Chimchar, and Paul sends out Elekid. Dawn then sends out Buizel, and Conway sends out Heracross. Dawn looks up Heracross in her Pokédex. Chimchar starts the battle off with Flamethrower. Buizel counters with Aqua Jet, an attack that directly hits Chimchar. Elekid fires a Thunder at Buizel. Heracross manages to take the hit instead and delivers twice the power at Elekid with its Revenge attack. Ash tells Paul that they have to work together or else they will lose. Paul denies Ash's offer. So, Ash orders Chimchar to use Dig. Dawn is worried that Chimchar may pop out at any time. Conway tells Dawn that they have to battle Elekid first. Dawn agrees, so she orders Buizel to use Aqua Jet. Elekid uses Protect to protect itself from the Aqua Jet. Before Buizel hits Elekid, it jumps up, allowing Heracross to use Feint. Elekid's barrier is smashed, leaving it vulnerable to attacks. Heracross then attacks Elekid directly.

Buizel uses its Water Gun on Elekid, but suddenly Chimchar emerges from underground and attacks Buizel. Buizel gets hurt, but it counters with Aqua Jet. Chimchar recovers and uses Flamethrower. Buizel again counters with Water Gun. The two attacks collide into each other, resulting in an explosion. Elekid then uses Thunderpunch, but Heracross counters with Mega Horn. Elekid is weakened by the Mega Horn, making it mad. Suddenly, Elekid glows with a bright light, and it evolves into Electabuzz. Dawn looks up Electabuzz in her Pokédex. Paul orders Electabuzz to use Thunder. Electabuzz begins to store in electricity for the attack. Conway tells Dawn that they should attack first so that their opponents to get the upperhand. Heracross uses Mega Horn, and Buizel uses Water Gun. Chimchar dodges the Water Gun and hits Heracross with Flamethrower. When Electabuzz is ready, it unleashes a tremendous amount of power at Buizel. When the smoke clears, Buizel and Heracross are seen standing. However, they faint seconds later, unable to battle. Ash and Paul are the winners.

Ash congratulates Chimchar for winning the battle. Ash also tells Paul that his Electabuzz really helped a lot. Paul tells Ash that Chimchar should have been able to defeat Heracross in one hit. Ash doesn't care what Paul thinks because he knows that Chimchar did its best. The mayor of Hearthome City then presents Ash and Paul each with a Soothe Bell. Conway finds it interesting that the team that wasn't very fit was able to win the tournament. Ash and co. then head to the Pokémon Center to talk. Dawn is glad that Ash won. Suddenly, Paul approaches Ash, and he throws his Soothe Bell at him. Paul states that he has no need to keep the Soothe Bell. Then Paul walks away. Conway suggests that Ash and co. head off to Veilstone City for Ash's next gym. Ash agrees, and so that's where he plans on getting his third Sinnoh badge.

English Official Summary

After a strange victory in the second round of Hearthome City's tag battle tournament, Paul has abandoned his Chimchar and Ash wants Chimchar to join his team instead. Team Rocket wants Chimchar's power for themselves, and they swoop in to steal it. Their hot air balloon getaway flames out when Chimchar toasts their balloon and happily returns to Ash. For the quarterfinals of the tournament, Chimchar will rest and watch Ash and Paul use Staravia and Torterra to battle Brock and his tag battle partner Holly, who are using Croagunk and Farfetch'd. Unlike Ash and Paul, who are getting along just as badly as ever, Brock and Holly work well as a team. But against a powerhouse Pokémon like Torterra, even Brock and Holly are unable to win. Paul sneers at Ash for celebrating and thinks his Torterra was the only reason they won, but it doesn't matter now. Ash and Paul move on to face Dawn and her parter Conway in the final round. And for this battle, Ash chooses Chimchar and Paul chooses Elekid to battle against Dawn's Buizel and Conway's Heracross. Dawn and Conway are good partners, too: they know how to work together and synchronize attack and defense. However, Conway's strategies didn't anticipate that Paul's Elekid would evolve into Electabuzz in the middle of the match! Buizel and Heracross do their best, but Electabuzz's power and Chimchar's Fire-type attacks win the day. Of course, now that he's evolved his Elekid, Paul couldn't care less about victory or the Soothe Bell prize. But Ash believes Paul's Chimchar will be a great addition to his team, and he's looking forward to the next Gym battle in Veilstone City!

French Official Summary

Après une surprenante victoire pendant le deuxième tour du tournoi de matchs en double d'Unionpolis, Paul a abandonné son Ouisticram et Sacha veut que le Pokémon rejoigne son équipe.

German Official Summary

Im spannenden Finale des Zweiermatch-Wettbewerbs von Herzhofen müssen unsere Helden in den letzten Runden gegeneinander antreten!

Italian Official Summary

Dopo una strana vittoria nel secondo turno del torneo a incontri in Doppio di Cuoripoli, Paul ha abbandonato il suo Chimchar e Ash sta provando a farlo entrare nella sua squadra.

Portuguese Official Summary

A Competição de Batalhas em Dupla da Cidade de Hearthome está chegando a uma empolgante conclusão, pois todos os nossos heróis são colocados uns contra os outros nas últimas rodadas!

Finnish Official Summary

Hearthome Cityn Tag-ottelukilpailu on tulossa jännittävään päätökseensä kaikkien sankareittemme kohdatessa toisensa viimeisillä kierroksilla!

Spanish Latin America Official Summary

La Competencia de Batalla Doble de Ciudad Corazonada está por llegar a una emocionante conclusión, pues todos nuestros héroes se enfrentarán entre sí en las últimas rondas.

Spanish Official Summary

Tras una extraña victoria en la segunda ronda del torneo de combate de Ciudad Corazón, Polo ha abandonado a su Chimchar y Ash quiere que Chimchar se una a su equipo.

English Great Britian Official Summary

After a strange victory in the second round of Hearthome City's tag battle tournament, Paul has abandoned his Chimchar and Ash wants Chimchar to join his team instead. Team Rocket wants Chimchar's power for themselves, and they swoop in to steal it. Their hot air balloon getaway flames out when Chimchar toasts their balloon and happily returns to Ash. For the quarterfinals of the tournament, Chimchar will rest and watch Ash and Paul use Staravia and Torterra to battle Brock and his tag battle partner Holly, who are using Croagunk and Farfetch'd. Unlike Ash and Paul, who are getting along just as badly as ever, Brock and Holly work well as a team. But against a powerhouse Pokémon like Torterra, even Brock and Holly are unable to win. Paul sneers at Ash for celebrating and thinks his Torterra was the only reason they won, but it doesn't matter now. Ash and Paul move on to face Dawn and her parter Conway in the final round. And for this battle, Ash chooses Chimchar and Paul chooses Elekid to battle against Dawn's Buizel and Conway's Heracross. Dawn and Conway are good partners, too: they know how to work together and synchronize attack and defense. However, Conway's strategies didn't anticipate that Paul's Elekid would evolve into Electabuzz in the middle of the match! Buizel and Heracross do their best, but Electabuzz's power and Chimchar's Fire-type attacks win the day. Of course, now that he's evolved his Elekid, Paul couldn't care less about victory or the Soothe Bell prize. But Ash believes Paul's Chimchar will be a great addition to his team, and he's looking forward to the next Gym battle in Veilstone City!

Russian Official Summary

Соревнования Хартхоум Сити по Битва Два на Два подходят к концу. Но сначала нашим героям нужно сразиться друг против друга в одном из раундов!

Dutch Official Summary

De Hearthome City Koppelgevecht Competitie bereikt een opwindende slotfase, als al onze helden tegenover elkaar komen te staan in de laatste paar rondes!

Norwegian Official Summary

Hearthome City Tag-kampkonkurransen får en spennende avslutning, i det alle våre helter må møte hverandre i de siste rundene!

Swedish Official Summary

Par-stridsturneringen i Hearthome City närmar sig sin spännande upplösning, där alla våra hjältar är beredda på att möta varandra i de sista och avslutande ronderna!

Danish Official Summary

Hearthome Citys Konkurrence i Dobbeltkamp nærmer sig en spændende afslutning, for alle vore helte skal møde hinanden i de sidste runder!

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 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 Chimchar
  • Japan サトシのヒコザル
  • Japan Satoshi no Hikozaru
  • Japan Satoshi's Hikozaru
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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 James's Carnivine
  • Japan コジロウのマスキッパ
  • Japan Kojirō no Muskippa
  • Japan Kojiro's Muskippa
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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 James's Cacnea
  • Japan コジロウのサボネア
  • Japan Kojirō no Sabonea
  • Japan Kojiro's Sabonea
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  • United States Wobbuffet
  • Japan ソーナンス
  • Japan Sonansu
  • Japan Sonansu
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  • United States James's Mime Jr.
  • Japan コジロウのマネネ
  • Japan Kojirō no Manene
  • Japan Kojiro's Manene
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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 Dawn's Buizel
  • Japan ヒカリのブイゼル
  • Japan Hikari no Buoysel
  • Japan Hikari's Buoysel
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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 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 Conway's Slowking
  • Japan コウヘイのヤドキング
  • Japan Kōhei no Yadoking
  • Japan Kohei's Yadoking
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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 Electabuzz
  • Japan シンジのエレブー
  • Japan Shinji no Eleboo
  • Japan Shinji's Eleboo
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  • United States Holly's Farfetch'd
  • Japan ホノカのカモネギ
  • Japan Honoka no Kamonegi
  • Japan Honoka's Kamonegi
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  • United States Conway's Heracross
  • Japan コウヘイのヘラクロス
  • Japan Kōhei no Heracros
  • Japan Kohei's Heracros
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12:20

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 - The narrator recaps last episode's events.
Japan 00:39 Together <TVバージョン>
Japanese (Romanized): Together <TV Version>
Japanese (Trans): Together <TV Version>
Opening Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 02:06 2006-2010(DP)-Subtitle Diamond & Pearl Title Card
Japan 02:18 ミーのテーマ~美しき街
Japanese (Romanized): Me no thema ~ Utsukushiki machi
Japanese (Trans): Me's Theme ~ A Beautiful Town
Movie 3 BGM - The first part of the music plays as Satoshi invites Hikozaru to join his team.
Japan 03:34 2006-2010(DP)-M17 Rocket Gang's Diamond & Pearl Motto
Japan 04:25 Movie 4 BGM - Chasing Celebi Movie 4 BGM - Rocket Gang starts getting away with Hikozaru.
Japan 05:30 Movie 2 Short - Parting and Sunset Satoshi compliments Hikozaru after it freed itself from Rocket Gang, and catches the Pokémon.
Japan 06:50 Okido's Senryū Theme Hikari recites the "Senryū" that Okido supposedly told.
Japan 06:59 Movie 7 BGM - Moving Sidewalk Movie 7 BGM - Enta announces the beginning of the semi-final between Takeshi & Honoka and Shinji & Satoshi.
Japan 08:36 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 09:37 2006-2010(DP)-M13 戦闘!野生ポケモン
Japanese (Romanized): Sentō! Yasei Pokémon
Japanese (Trans): Fight! Wild Pokémon
Takeshi tells Gureggru to use Brick Break on Dodaitose.
Japan 10:49 サトシ戦いの決意
Japanese (Romanized): Satoshi tatakai no ketsui
Japanese (Trans): Satoshi's Battle Resolve
Movie 1 BGM - The second part of the music plays as Shinji & Satoshi win and proceed into the final against Hikari & Kouhei.
Japan 11:34 Movie 1 Short - Yadon Eyecatch Nurse Joy tells Takeshi that Honoka left to train and become a better partner for him.
Japan 12:13 Movie 6 BGM - Absol Appears Movie 6 BGM - Shinji glares at Satoshi after getting his Pokémon healed by Nurse Joy.
Japan 12:20 2006-2010(DP)-Eyecatch C Eyecatch Break
Japan 12:26 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 12:37 2006-2010(DP)-Eyecatch B Eyecatch Return
Japan 13:20 2002-2005(AG)-M14 Satoshi sends out Hikozaru for the final match. Shinji and Hikari & Kouhei then send out Elekid, Buoyzel and Heracros, respectively.
Japan 14:08 2006-2010(DP)-M15 視線!からておう
Japanese (Romanized): Shisen! Karate-ō
Japanese (Trans): Eye Contact! Karate King
The battle begins.
Japan 15:21 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)
Hikari orders Buoyzel to jump while still using Aqua Jet.
Japan 17:04 Movie 2 BGM - Legendary Birds Freed Movie 2 BGM - Shinji's Elekid evolves into Eleboo!
Japan 18:40 2006-2010(DP)-M21 210ばんどうろ(昼)
Japanese (Romanized): 210-ban dōro (hiru)
Japanese (Trans): Route 210 (Day)
Satoshi & Shinji win the Tag Battle Tournament.
Japan 20:12 Movie 2 Short - Final Farewell Satoshi and Shinji are applauded by the audience and other competitors.
Japan 21:34 Feeling the Joy Satoshi declares Tobare Gym as his next destination, after which everyone laughs at Pochama's epic fail.
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 Skunpoo.
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 53 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: 30
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 0
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