Home / Episode Guide / Hikari's First Gym Battle!!/ヒカリはじめてのジムバトル!!/Crossing the Battle Line!
Titles and Airdates
  • United States 2008-07-26 Crossing the Battle Line
  • Japan 2008-02-14 ヒカリはじめてのジムバトル!!
  • Japan 2008-02-14 Hikari Hajimete no Gym Battle!!
  • Japan 2008-02-14 Hikari's First Gym Battle!!
  • Germany 2009-03-10 Eine Herausforderung mit Folgen…!
  • France Aurore se jette dans l'Arène
  • Spain 2009-05-03 Cruzando la línea de combate
  • Sweden 2009-09-20 Dawn ger sig in i striden!
  • Italy 2009-04-06 Al di là della linea di combattimento!
  • Mexico 2009-04-03 ¡Cruzando La Línea De La Batalla!
  • Finland Uusia näköaloja
  • Taiwan 小光的第一場道館賽!!
  • Poland 2009-02-09 Coś więcej niż walka
  • Netherlands Over de wedstrijdstreep!
  • Brazil 2009-04-13 Cruzando a Linha de Batalha!
  • Israel קרב המכון הראשון של דון
  • Czechia 2009-03-25 Překročení bitevní linie
  • Norway 2009-03-03 Over kampstreken
  • Denmark 2009-03-03 Overskridelse af kampgrænsen
  • South Korea 빛나! 체육관 시합에 데뷔하다!
  • Portugal 2010-11-15 Pisando o Risco de Combate!
  • Russia 2009-03-11 Пересечь боевую черту
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風のメッセージ
Kaze no Message
웃어봐
Smile
Summary
Dawn is preparing her gym battle with Sumono. Reiji calls Ash over. Ash wishes Dawn good luck and leaves. Brock then asks Dawn if she knows what Pokémon she will be battling with during the gym battle. Dawn tells Brock that she will use Piplup because it knows Peck, a flying type move, Ambipom, and Buneary. Meanwhile, Ash has sent out his Staravia. Reiji plans on teaching Ash's Staravia the Brave Bird attack. He orders Staraptor to use it. Staraptor uses the attack and crashes right through a pile of rocks. Reiji explains that Brave Bird is very powerful, but it can be risky too because of the high amount of recoil damage the Pokémon receives.

Ash is impressed with Staraptor's power. He tells Staravia to use Brave Bird itself. Staravia does well at first, but it loses balance and falls when it begins to release its power. Reiji thinks that Staravia will have more success if it practiced with a moving target. Ash decides to be Staravia's target, regardless if it's dangerous. Ash begins to run, and Staravia chases him with Brave Bird. Staravia has a lot more success with Ash being the target. They continue to practice Staravia's Brave Bird attack. Reiji sees that Ash is working very hard and is determined to get Staravia's Brave Bird down to perfection. Brock walks up to Reiji. Reiji asks Brock why Dawn would decide to do a gym battle since she doesn't have any experience with those. Brock replies that Dawn is trying to cheer Sumono up.

Meanwhile, Sumono and Lucario and meditating. Sumono gets tired and this angers Lucario. Sumono thinks that they should practice battling instead. Team Rocket looks into the window and sees Lucario, the Pokémon that they want to capture. Jessie, however, states that Lucario is very strong, and it would be pointless to try and capture at the moment. She wants to try and capture Lucario when it's weak.

It is night time, and Ash and co. have decided to go to the Pokémon Center. When they get there, Dawn asks Ash how his training with Staravia went. Ash tells her that it went well under Reiji's guidance. Dawn then states that her training went well too with Pikachu and Buizel's help. However, Dawn does feel a little nervous because it is her first gym battle. Ash tells Dawn that before a gym battle he always tells himself that he is going to win. Dawn understands Ash's advice. Brock explains that when he was battling in the Pewter City gym, he felt the same way as Sumono. Brock adds in that when he battled more trainers, he finally understood a gym leader's role and ability. He hopes that tomorrow Dawn will level up Sumono and make her more confident.

The next day, Team Rocket is on the roof of one of the buildings. James has set up cameras in the area, and he is using his laptop to watch those areas. On the screen, they spot Ash and co. James assumes that they have come for a gym battle, but they didn't expect Dawn to be the challenger. When Dawn arrives in the gym, she meets up with Sumono. She wishes Sumono and Lucario the best of luck and Sumono does the same. The referee explains the rules for the battle, and then the battle begins.

Sumono sends out Meditite. Dawn looks it up in her Pokédex. Brock states that Meditite is a Fighting and Psychic type. Ash wonders what Pokémon Dawn will choose. Dawn is feeling a bit nervous, so Ash tells Dawn and Sumono to give it their best shot. This makes Dawn and Sumono a bit more confident. Dawn sends out Buneary. Buneary starts off with Bounce, but Meditite dodges the attack with Detect. Then Sumono orders Meditite to use Drain Punch. Ash notices that Sumono mimics the attack of her Pokémon. Reiji explains that that is Sumono's battling style. By doing that she can slightly increase the power of her Pokémon's attack. Buneary tries to dodge the attack, but it ends up getting hit. Buneary falls to the ground. The Drain Punch attack has sucked out a lot of power out of Buneary. Reiji sees that Sumono is a good battler after all. Team Rocket has also noticed the power of Meditite's Drain Punch. Buneary counters with Ice Beam; it scores a direct hit. Then Buneary charges towards Meditite, hoping to hit it, but Meditite breaks out of the ice using Confusion. Meditite uses Confusion once more to lift Buneary up in the air. Then it slams Buneary to the ground. Before Buneary reaches the ground, it uses its ears to bounce off the ground and into the air again. It uses its Bounce attack, and Meditite uses Drain Punch. The two Pokémon collide into each other. However, Buneary ends up taking the fall, and Meditite wins the round.

Dawn returns Buneary back into its Pokéball, and then she sends out Ambipom. Ambipom uses Swift, an attack that directly hits Meditite. Meditite then uses Drain Punch, but Ambipom blocks it. Ambipom uses its Double Hit attack on Meditite, and Meditite faints. Sumono thanks Meditite for battling and returns it back into its Pokéball. She then decides to send Lucario into battle. Ash notices that the battle atmosphere feels different. Reiji explains that Sumono and Lucario have a strong bond, and when Sumono changed Lucario could feel it.

Ambipom starts off with Double Hit, but Lucario counters with Bone Rush. Lucario strikes Ambipom with its attack. Ambipom slides into the wall and faints. Dawn returns Ambipom back into its Pokéball, and then she sends out her last Pokémon, Piplup. Piplup starts the battle off with Bubblebeam. Lucario easily dodges the attack and then attacks using Aura Sphere. The Aura Sphere directly hits Piplup. Piplup falls to the ground, but it is still standing. Piplup then uses Whirlpool on Lucario. Lucario gets caught in the middle of the vortex. Piplup then charges towards Lucario with its Peck attack. Before the attack can hit Lucario, Lucario uses Metal Claw to destroy the Whirlpool and evade Piplup's attack. Reiji is impressed with both Sumono and Dawn's battle tactics.

Piplup uses Bubblebeam. Lucario quickly avoids the attack and runs straight towards Piplup. It uses a Force Palm on Piplup. A bunch of energy is released from Lucario's palm. Piplup receives lots of damage and falls to the ground. Team Rocket continue to watch the battle. They have realized that Lucario is too strong of a Pokémon for them to capture. Meanwhile, Piplup has recovered from the Force Palm attack. Lucario uses another Aura Sphere on Piplup. Piplup breaks right through the Aura Sphere with its Peck attack, and then it directly hits Lucario. Lucario receives some damage, but it recovers. Sumono decides to use a special combination. She first has Lucario use Aura Sphere. Piplup counters with Bubblebeam. The two attacks collide into each other. Piplup heads into the smoke, and uses Peck. However, when the smoke clears, Lucario is gone. Lucario appears over Piplup's head, and it uses one last Force Palm on Piplup. Piplup faints from the attack, causing Sumono to win the battle.

Dawn runs over to Piplup to make sure that it's okay. Ash congratulates Dawn for the great battle even though she lost. Sumono thanks Dawn for the great battle. She has finally gotten over her defeat with Paul and is a lot more confident in herself. Dawn can't wait to see the battle with Sumono and Ash. Sumono agrees to battle Ash and remain as the gym leader of the Tobari Gym. Reiji tells Sumono that her battle with Ash will be very interesting. Ash can't wait to battle with Sumono once he perfects Staravia's move.

English Official Summary

Dawn has challenged Maylene, the Veilstone Gym Leader, to a battle that's scheduled for the next day. This gives both Dawn and Ash time to train—Ash and Reggie, Paul's older brother, are helping Staravia learn the Brave Bird move. Ash makes himself a moving target to help Staravia improve its concentration, a selfless move that surprises Paul's Electabuzz. That night, after all the training is done, Dawn discusses her Gym challenge jitters with Ash and Brock. The following morning, the challenge begins: a three-on-three battle! Maylene starts with her Meditite and Dawn is so nervous she almost freezes, but Ash's cheering gets her back into the game. Dawn chooses Buneary; she's unused to this style of battling, but she can also use Contest-style moves to cover for her weaknesses. However, Maylene and her Pokémon move in perfect sync, and Buneary is no match for their power. Dawn sends out Ambipom next, hoping to draw on the battle experience it gained with Ash. Ambipom defeats Meditite but falls to Maylene's next Pokémon, Lucario, which packs a powerful Bone Rush attack. Now Dawn has to rely on her trusty Piplup, surrounding Lucario with Whirlpool to try and get the upper hand. Lucario still comes out the victor, but the battle leaves both Dawn and Maylene excited about the battles to come. Now that Maylene is ready to resume her Gym Leader duties, it's time for Ash to finish teaching Brave Bird to Staravia so he can challenge Maylene himself...

French Official Summary

Afin d'aider la Championne d'Arène Mélina avec sa crise de confiance, Aurore lui lance un défi. C'est le premier combat d'Arène d'Aurore !

German Official Summary

Lucia will Arenaleiterin Hilda helfen, ihr Selbstvertrauen wiederzulangen, und fordert sie zu ihrem allerersten Arenakampf heraus!

Italian Official Summary

Lucinda ha sfidato Marzia, la Capopalestra di Rupepoli, a un incontro previsto per l'indomani. Ciò concede a Lucinda e ad Ash il tempo di allenarsi.

Portuguese Official Summary

Ao tentar ajudar a Líder de Ginásio Maylene em sua crise de confiança, Dawn propõe um desafio. É a primeira Batalha de Ginásio de Dawn!

Finnish Official Summary

Auttaakseen salijohtaja Maylenen itseluottamusongelmassa Dawn heittää hänelle haasteen. Vuorossa on Dawnin ensimmäinen saliottelu!

Spanish Latin America Official Summary

En un intento por ayudar a la Líder de Gimnasio Maylene a superar su crisis de confianza, Dawn propone un reto. ¡Es la primera batalla de Gimnasio de Dawn!

Spanish Official Summary

Maya reta a Drega, la Líder de Gimnasio de Rocavelo, a un combate que han programado para el día siguiente. Esto les da tiempo tanto a Maya como a Ash para entrenarse.

English Great Britian Official Summary

Dawn has challenged Maylene, the Veilstone Gym Leader, to a battle that's scheduled for the next day. This gives both Dawn and Ash time to train—Ash and Reggie, Paul's older brother, are helping Staravia learn the Brave Bird move. Ash makes himself a moving target to help Staravia improve its concentration, a selfless move that surprises Paul's Electabuzz. That night, after all the training is done, Dawn discusses her Gym challenge jitters with Ash and Brock. The following morning, the challenge begins: a three-on-three battle! Maylene starts with her Meditite and Dawn is so nervous she almost freezes, but Ash's cheering gets her back into the game. Dawn chooses Buneary; she's unused to this style of battling, but she can also use Contest-style moves to cover for her weaknesses. However, Maylene and her Pokémon move in perfect sync, and Buneary is no match for their power. Dawn sends out Ambipom next, hoping to draw on the battle experience it gained with Ash. Ambipom defeats Meditite but falls to Maylene's next Pokémon, Lucario, which packs a powerful Bone Rush attack. Now Dawn has to rely on her trusty Piplup, surrounding Lucario with Whirlpool to try and get the upper hand. Lucario still comes out the victor, but the battle leaves both Dawn and Maylene excited about the battles to come. Now that Maylene is ready to resume her Gym Leader duties, it's time for Ash to finish teaching Brave Bird to Staravia so he can challenge Maylene himself...

Russian Official Summary

Доун вызвала Мейлин, лидера спортзала Вейлстоун, на битву, назначенную на следующий день. Это дает и Доун, и Эшу время на подготовку.

Dutch Official Summary

Dawn heeft Maylene, de Gym Leader van Veilstone, uitgedaagd voor een gevecht dat de volgende dag zal plaatsvinden. Dawn en Ash hebben daarom tijd om te trainen.

Norwegian Official Summary

I et forsøk på å hjelpe Gym-leder Maylene gjennom hennes selvtillitskrise, kommer Dawn med en utfordring. Det er Dawn sin første Gym-kamp!

Swedish Official Summary

Dawn kastar fram en strids-utmaning i ett försök att hjälpa Gym-ledaren Maylene genom hennes självförtroende-kris. Det blir Dawns första Pokémon-strid!

Danish Official Summary

I et forsøg på at hjælpe Sallederen Maylene gennem en tillidskrise udsteder Dawn en udfordring. Det bliver hendes  allerførste Salkamp!

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 Gligar
  • Japan サトシのグライガー
  • Japan Satoshi no Gliger
  • Japan Satoshi's Gliger
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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 Ash's Buizel
  • Japan サトシのブイゼル
  • Japan Satoshi no Buoysel
  • Japan Satoshi's Buoysel
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  • United States Brock's Happiny
  • Japan タケシのピンプク
  • Japan Takeshi no Pinpuku
  • Japan Takeshi's Pinpuku
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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 Wobbuffet
  • Japan ソーナンス
  • Japan Sonansu
  • Japan Sonansu
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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 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 Reggie
  • Japan レイジ
  • Japan Reiji
  • Japan Reiji
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  • United States Reggie's Staraptor
  • Japan レイジのムクホーク
  • Japan Reiji no Mukuhawk
  • Japan Reiji's Mukuhawk
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  • United States Dawn's Ambipom
  • Japan ヒカリのエテボース
  • Japan Hikari no Eteboth
  • Japan Hikari's Eteboth
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  • United States Maylene
  • Japan スモモ
  • Japan Sumomo
  • Japan Sumomo
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  • United States Connally
  • Japan クロダ
  • Japan Kuroda
  • Japan Kuroda
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  • United States Maylene's Lucario
  • Japan スモモのルカリオ
  • Japan Sumomo no Lucario
  • Japan Sumomo's Lucario
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  • United States Maylene's Meditite
  • Japan スモモのアサナン
  • Japan Sumomo no Asanan
  • Japan Sumomo's Asanan
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10:37

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 サトシ戦いの決意
Japanese (Romanized): Satoshi tatakai no ketsui
Japanese (Trans): Satoshi's Battle Resolve
Movie 1 BGM - The first part of the music plays as the narrator recaps last episode's events.
Japan 00:49 Together <TVバージョン>
Japanese (Romanized): Together <TV Version>
Japanese (Trans): Together <TV Version>
Opening Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 02:16 2006-2010(DP)-Subtitle Diamond & Pearl Title Card
Japan 02:28 1997-1998-M60 ハナダへの道‐おつきみ山より
Japanese (Romanized): Hanada e no michi - Otsukimi Yama yori
Japanese (Trans): The Road to Hanada - From Moon-viewing Mountain
Hikari's Pokémon prepare for the Gym Battle against Sumomo.
Japan 03:27 Movie 8 BGM - Mew Teleports Movie 8 BGM - Satoshi is impressed with Mukuhawk's Brave Bird.
Japan 04:26 チャレンジャー!!
Japanese (Romanized): Challenger!!
Japanese (Trans): Challenger!!
Satoshi trains his Mukubird the Brave Bird by deciding to be the Pokémon's target.
Japan 07:17 Movie 2 Short - Parting and Sunset Takeshi calms Hikari's nervousness before the match with Sumomo by telling about his own experience as a gym leader.
Japan 08:26 キッド(正体)
Japanese (Romanized): Kid (Shoutai)
Japanese (Trans): Kid (True Character)
Movie 8 BGM - Hikari enters the Gym with Satoshi and Takeshi.
Japan 09:51 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 after Satoshi cheers on both Hikari and Sumomo for a good Gym Battle. The music overlaps the Eyecatch Break.
Japan 10:43 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 10:54 2006-2010(DP)-Eyecatch B Eyecatch Return
Japan 11:08 Movie 6 BGM - Groudon Attacks the Group Movie 6 BGM - Sumomo's Asanan dodges Mimirol's Bounce with Detect.
Japan 12:34 フライゴン登場
Japanese (Romanized): Flygon Toujou
Japanese (Trans): Flygon's Appearance
Movie 6 BGM - Hikari decides to attack the frozen Asanan.
Japan 13:36 ラストバトル!!
Japanese (Trans): Last Battle!!
Movie 6 BGM - Hikari loses Mimirol and sends out Eteboth next against Asanan.
Japan 14:57 アーロン1
Japanese (Trans): Aaron1
Movie 8 BGM - Sumomo uses Lucario next against Eteboth.
Japan 18:27 応戦だ!!
Japanese (Romanized): Ousen da!!
Japanese (Trans): Fighting Back!!
Movie 8 BGM - The battle between Sumomo's Lucario and Hikari's Pochama continues.
Japan 19:54 アーロン2
Japanese (Trans): Aaron 2
Movie 8 BGM - Hikari loses with Sumomo, who decides to retain the Gym Leader status. After both exchange friendly words, Reiji reminds it's Satoshi's turn for a Gym Battle.
Japan 21:54 風のメッセージ
Japanese (Romanized): Kaze no Message
Japanese (Trans): Message of the Wind
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 Satoshi's Hikozaru.
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 68 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: 23
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 0
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Summary:
In order to have Sumomo regain her confidence, Hikari decides to attempt her first ever Gym battle. Before their showdown, Pochama and the other Pokémon push themselves through battle training with Satoshi's Pikachu and Buoysel as their opponents! And in order to make Mukubird learn a new move, Satoshi continues the training he's getting help from the "Predator Pokémon" Mukuhawk that Reiji raised for!

Meanwhile, at the field in the Gym that resembles a wood floored dojo, Sumomo meditates together with Lucario in preparation for tomorrow's battle. And then the day of the Gym battle arrives. Will Sumomo manage to recover? And how will the Gym battle between Sumomo and Hikari end!?

Voice Cast:
Rica Matsumoto: Satoshi
Ikue Ohtani: Pikachu
Yuji Ueda: Takeshi
Megumi Toyoguchi: Hikari
Megumi Hayashibara: Musashi
Shinichiro Miki: Kojiro
Inuko Inuyama: Nyarth
Tetsuya Kakihara: Reiji
Aya Endo: Sumomo
Etsuko Kozakura: Pochama
Chie Sato: Eteboth
Tomoko Kawakami: Mimirol
Katsuyuki Konishi: Gliger
Miyako Ito: Pinpuku
Kiyotaka Furushima: Mukubird
Kenta Miyake: Eleboo
Daisuke Sakaguchi: Lucario
Chinami Nishimura: Asanan
Unsho Ishizuka: Narration