Pokémon/Season 12

television anime

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This is a list of episodes in Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl: Galactic Battles (advertised as Pokémon: DP Galactic Battles), aired in Japan as Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl (ポケットモンスター ダイヤモンド&パール Poketto Monsutā Daiyamondo & Pāru?), the twelfth season of the Pokémon animated series, covering the continuing adventures of Diamond and Pearl series protagonist Ash Ketchum as he continues to travel Sinnoh with Dawn, Pikachu, and Brock.

Get your Rotom Running!Edit

  • Sometimes it's hard to know,
    Which way you're supposed to go,
    But deep inside, you know you're strong,
    If you follow your heart, you can't be wrong.

    Stand up!
    (Stand up!)
    For what is right!
    Be brave!
    (Be brave!)
    Get ready to fight!
    Hold on!
    (Hold on!)
    We're friends for life!

Meowth: "Cookie!"

A Breed Stampede!Edit

[When Piloswine is enraged, Gliscor wants to help, however...]
Ash: [running away from Piloswine] Hey, Grotle, do something quick!
Grotle: [rushes off in response] Grotle!
Gliscor: [disappointed] Gliscor... (Oh, man...)

Jessie: Hi, ho! Happy howdy!

Jessie: Behave, or I'll have to spank you!

Jessie: I've just the thing in lieu of spanking! Yanmega, Sonic Boom!

Ancient Family Matters!Edit

Byron: I love fossils!
Roark: I love them more! I work as the chief of ancient Pokémon excavation operations in the Oreburgh Mines!
Byron: Gimme a break! You're still just a kid! You wouldn't know a fossil if it hit you on the head!
Roark: You'll be sorry you said that, DAD!

Roark: Ash, I'm sorry to do this, but you're gonna have to wait. I am not about to let this one go. Because when it comes to fossils, Dad, you won't outdo me!

Roark: I'll say this: I don't think I've seen an Anorith fossil as big as this one but when it comes from Pokémon restored from fossils, there's nothing that tops my Rampardos for sure!
Byron: Sorry to have to correct you but when it comes to Pokémon restored from fossils, my Bastiodon tops everything!
Roark: Come on! There's no Pokémon stronger than my Rampardos!
Byron: You're wrong again! Nothing can beat my Bastiodon!

Roark: Somebody dug this hole!
Byron: I don't believe it! [long pause] I love this hole! [In response, everyone else facefaults]
Ash: You do?
Byron: Give it a good look! Look how perfectly shaped it is! How it slopes gently downwards! Whoever dug this hole has the skill and the craftsmanship of a fearsome hole-digger! [everyone else facefaults] I must find the artisan who did this! Think of what it would do for my excavations!
Roark: Dad, you better have a look over there!
Byron: It can't be! [points to the other hole] Closer examination reveals this hole was dug by a machine.
Brock: [as everyone else facefaults] Not that!
Roark: Can't you see that all your fossils have been STOLEN?!
Byron: Stolen? Nooo! My precious fossil collection is gone!

Meowth: Yeahaha.

Dealing with Defensive Types!Edit

[when facing Steelix]
Ash: [thinking] Okay. Guess I’d better get things movin’. [aloud] Buizel, Water Gun, let’s go!

Team Rocket: Crikey, it's a Kabutops!
Meowth: It must be doing security for the Gym!

Meowth: Ain't no place like dis place, so dis must be da place!

Ash: Time for my last Pokémon! Gliscor, I choose you! [sends in Gliscor]
Gliscor: Gliscor!
Dawn: What's he doing? If Ash wanted to attack from above, wouldn’t Staravia be better? [Actually, Gliscor is part Ground type and Bastiodon's typing (Rock/Steel) is 4x weak to Ground. Staravia is weak to Rock, and no it would not be better]
Piplup: Lup! (Yeah!)
Brock: Ash chose Gliscor after carefully considering Bastiodon’s moves. This is Gliscor’s first battle, so we should expect great things.

[Gliscor is about to be hit by Bastiodon’s Iron Head]
Ash: Gliscor, heads up!

[when both Bastiodon and Gliscor are exhausted]
Ash: [thinking] They’re both runnin’ out of gas. The next attack’s gonna decide the battle. [aloud] Gliscor, use X-Scissor, and attack it straight on!

[After Gliscor performed a sneak attack on Bastiodon, knocking it out]
Roark: Bastiodon is unable to battle, and Gliscor’s the winner! The victory goes to Ash from Pallet Town!
Ash: [excited] All right, Gliscor, we did it!
Gliscor: Gliscor! [glomps Ash, giggling] Gliscor, Gliscor, Gli, Gliscor.
Dawn: That was great, Ash!
Piplup: Piplup!
Brock: Great how you considered Byron's and your Pokémon's type and played up Gliscor's strong points.
Ash: Thanks, Brock. But in the end, it was just Gliscor’s spunk. [to Gliscor; impressed] Not bad for a first Gym battle, Gliscor. Not bad at all.
Gliscor: [happily licks its face] Gli, Gliscor.

Leading a Stray!Edit

Meowth: We eat manhole covers for lunch!

Steeling Piece of Mind!Edit

Galactic Grunt: Excuse me, Ms. Mars. Ready for the final stage.
Mars: Well, finally.

Saving the World from Ruins!Edit

Cheers on Castaways Isle!Edit

Hold the Phione!Edit

Team Rocket: We're blasting off without a flight...

Another One Gabites the Dust!Edit

Ursula: That Piplup. Hey, you competed in the last Wallace Cup contest, didn't you?
Dawn: Me? I did. I mean, we did.
Ursula: Thought so. Yeah, I still really think you winning that contest was a total accident.
Dawn: So tell me, were you in the Wallace Cup too?
Ursula: Well, I was there. The name's Ursula. Of course since I was eliminated in the first round, so you wouldn't remember me.

Stealing the Conversation!Edit

Jenny: "FYI, I'm not a normal Officer Jenny. I'm a wild Jenny."

Brock: "Well, well, Jenny, you've already got my heart in custody, wild Brock is here to make your wildish dreams come true."

Meowth: "So we decided to deal with you law-enforcement yahoos walking around with bullying bowling balls by making a power pin that you can't knock down!"

The Drifting Snorunt!Edit

Noodles! Roamin' Off!Edit

James: "Well, what do you care for? I thought you were going to become Top Coordinator, girlfriend!"

James: "Carnivine, out you go...and now you're being off-color!"

Meowth: "The Meowth you used to know is gone! Since I started working in this noodle joint, I'm blooming bigger than a dozen roses! And now I've finally found somebody who appreciates my talents a lot more than you and James ever did!"

Pursuing a Lofty Goal!Edit

Paul: We didn't win because your reaction time was too slow!
Honchkrow: [looks sadly as it hangs its head in shame] Krow... [Sorry...]
[Paul angrily recalls Honchkrow]

[Ash shows off his new Staraptor to Paul]
Ash: What do you think? Don't you think it's great the Starly you didn't care for evolved into a Staravia and now into a powerful Staraptor?
Staraptor: Star!
Paul: [clearly unimpressed] It sure took you long enough. [Note: It took 105 episodes for Staravia to evolve into Staraptor. Staraptor is often considered to be the slowest developed region bird Ash has owned. Also, many fans think that Staraptor is the best early route region bird Ash has because it won the Pokéringer contest, but the sad truth is that Staraptor is a Swellow 2.0 and did not have as much memorable battles compared to Swellow.]

Trials and Adulations!Edit

The Lonely Snover!Edit

Dawn: So, Snover grows berries on its body and Grotle grows nuts! Pokemon are so full of mysteries.

Jessie: Snover berry picking at a breakneck pace!
James: Dashing all hope while I'm stuffing my face!

Jessie: My sixth sense is telling me this is not cool.

Teacher: "Look." [gestures towards a nearby town] That's Sandalstraw Town over there, and very soon, they're having their contest.
Ash: Hey, that's super close to here!

Stopped in the Name of Love!Edit

Kenny: Obviously, you're gonna enter the Sandalstraw Contest too, right, Dee-Dee?

Barry: You're Team Missile, right?
Meowth: That's Team Rocket, lugnut!

James: Piplup! Evolve not!

Jessie: "If we were to give three tops of the evolution heap to the boss, he'd be so giddy he'd give us the shirt off his back!"
James: "I don't like his shirt..."

Old Rivals, New Tricks!Edit

Mewoth: "Mark my words, I've got your next ribbon right here, or I'll eat the whiskers off of my furry face!"

To Thine Own Pokémon Be True!Edit

[Note: This departure episode is often deemed by fans to be the most insulting, given that Ambipom was a well developed character gone to waste. It is also considered to be the worst episode in the Diamond and Pearl series because of this stunt.]
Dawn: So that means, you want to play Pokemon Ping-pong, right?
Ambipom: Ambi-Ambipom! [Right!]
Dawn: Take good care of Ambipom! Promise me?
O: Promise. My Pokemon Ping-pong training center is located in Vermillion City. Come visit anytime.

Battling a Cute Drama!Edit

Brock: You're being inappropriate!

Brock: "I know you can do it, Croagunk, so just do it!!!"

Classroom Training!Edit

Sliding Into Seventh!Edit

Candice: Show us your kiai now! Abomasnow!

Candice: Hah. So that is Ash’s strategy? Abomasnow, use Ice Punch.

A Pyramiding Rage!Edit

Paul: You said you were serious about wanting to win at Snowpoint City, so why do you still need Torterra to hold your hand? Using a Grass-type in an Ice-type Gym? I guess chuck that blind faith. [This is coming from the guy who uses Fire and Electric on Rock-type... but he does have a point]
Zoey: Stop right there! Just who do you think you are?!
Dawn: Zoey, stop!
Zoey: He has no right talking like that!
Ash: It's OK, Zoey.
Paul: Hmm!
Zoey: I just hope tomorrow at the gym battle, Miss Senior wipes the floor with that jerk!

Meowth: Don't you have an opinion?
James: At the risk of bragging, nope!

Jessie: The fate of our future plans is in our hands!
Meowth: I've got paws!

Brandon: [mockingly] Alright, what's wrong? And here I thought you wanted to beat the man who defeated your brother.
Paul: [bitterly recalling his defeated Nidoking] The truth is, it's only because you defeated Reggie that my victory over you will have meaning. The challenge you always present to Trainers to find their own strength was something my brother wasn't able to do. But I'm not like my brother! My will gives me strength! And now, you'll see it firsthand!
Brandon: Nooo! All wrapped up in the past. But why then do you walk the Pokemon path in the first place? Tell me why do you battle?
[Paul getting visibly furious]

[Paul recalls his defeated Magmar having suffered a devastating loss against Brandon. He hangs his head in embarrassment.]
Brandon: Young man, this battle of yours, was this your true battle? You've done an excellent job raising and training your Pokemon but you allowed your emotions to betray you on the battlefield. [Additionally, Paul was also living in the past, treating this battle like a grudge match. Paul hearing this, looks up to Brandon] We will battle again one day when you learned to control them. [Paul, beginning to realize his own errors, silently bows towards Brandon]

Pillars of Friendship!Edit

Frozen on Their Tracks!Edit

Pedal to the Mettle!Edit

Ash: Okay, Pikachu, let's do this!
Pikachu: Pika!
Ash: All right! Buizel, I choose you!

Paul: Use Stone Edge!
Ash: Aaah! Stone Edge? Why? [Don't you just hate when that happens]

[Ash recall Grotle and Paul recall his Honchkrow]
Reggie: Ash miscalculated on when to use Synthesis. [Dawn is confused] Using healing moves leaves your Pokemon completely vulnerable. Consider your opponents condition or be an easy target like Grotle.
Brock: It sounds like Ash is feeling a lot of pressure.
Dawn: Do you think so?
Brock: Ash wanted Grotle to defeat Honchkrow so badly that it clouded his judgement.

Evolving Strategies!Edit

[Ash attempts to recall Buizel]
Ash: Buizel return!
[Buizel stops Ash and gives him the thumbs up signalling he can still battle]

[Ash returns his defeated Buizel, due to letting his Pokémon make the call, rather than Ash, himself]
Reggie: Buizel was eliminated because of Ash's poor judgement. [In other words, Ash was simply over-relying on faith in his Pokemon which does not work when the odds of winning are stacked against him. The trainer is responsible for knowing when to switch out their Pokémon. Not only that, but his team lacks power and is extremely underdeveloped.]
Brock: You're saying that Ash should have had Buizel returned the time before? [Reggie nods in agreement]

[Chimchar begins to glow]
Brock: Chimchar's evolving!
[Seconds later, Chimchar becomes Monferno]
Monferno: MONFERNO!
Ash: That's great! You evolved into Monferno! [Note: Chimchar wasted 129 episodes to evolve into a Monferno. Ash just tried to defeat Paul using Chimchar without any intention of working on the Blaze ability and evolution. Ash pays the ultimate price for evolving Chimchar too late in the journey.]

Uncrushing Defeat!Edit

[The episode begins at Lake Acuity the morning after the full battle, where Uxie's silhouette briefly appears from under the lake, then vanishes. At the Pokémon Center, all of Ash's Pokémon are seen hospitalized under the care of Nurse Joy and her Chansey and Blissey.]
Pikachu: [weakly] Pi, Pika...
Narrator: [v.o.] In the wake of a full Pokémon battle against Paul, Ash and his struggling Pokémon are staying at the Pokémon Center on Lake Acuity to rest, heal and recharge.

[The heroes are watching with concern how Ash’s Pokémon are being treated by Nurse Joy and her Pokémon]
Piplup: [concerned] Piplup?
Dawn: Piplup, don't worry, soon everyone will be just fine.
Brock: Right, all we have to do is leave it up to Nurse Joy.
[Unable to stand seeing his Pokémon severely injured and his dream crushed, Ash walks away, much to Dawn’s concern]
Dawn: Ash, wait. [is stopped by Brock]
[opening credits and title]
James: [o.s.] Bombs away! [Yanmega pours some dirt over the field] After yesterday's trouncing, I sincerely doubt the twerps will be traveling for a while.
Jessie: Saying they took damage is an understatement at best.
Meowth: True, but seeing a joust like that makes it worthwhile!
James: And how! Those warriors were on fire!'Twas a knock-down, drag-out battle slog fest!
Meowth: Yeah, and wasn't Chimmy rocking hard?
James: Yes, not to mention the emotional evolving into Monferno.
Jessie: But the numbers don't lie, and losing 6 to 2 is a landslide if I ever saw one.
Meowth: Yeah, bummer!
James: I'll bet the twerp must be feeling lower than a pit trap.
Meowth: I'll double that bet.
Jessie: Attacking twerps when they're at their lowest is Team Rocket rule one.
Meowth: Can't you turn it down?!
James': I’m witless enough!
Jessie: The predator always preys on the weakest of the twerpish herd. The time to pluck Pikachu is now, while the iron is red hot. So we're faced with an opportunity we can't refuse.
James: It's times such as these that make me grateful for my day job.
Meowth: If Jessie's yapping was worth money, we'd be rich.
Wobbuffet: Wobba, Wobba, Wobba!

Gliscor: [crying in pain] Gli! Gliscor...
Brock: Gliscor, don't cry. It'll be over soon.
Happiny: Happiny.

[while looking how Brock and Nurse Joy treat Ash’s Pokémon, Dawn is depressed and sits down, sighing]
Piplup: Pip... Pip?
Dawn: I just wish there was something I could do to help.
Piplup: Piplup?

[After Piplup made silly face expressions to comfort Dawn]
Dawn: Wow, thanks, Piplup. I get it. You’re saying I shouldn’t be down, too.
Piplup: Piplup.
Dawn: That’s it! I just had the greatest thought. And you, Piplup, you're just who I need to help me out with this.
Piplup: Piplup.
Dawn: [runs off off-frame] Wow, this is gonna be great!
[Meanwhile, as soon as Ash’s Pokémon are resting, Brock and Nurse Joy are putting away all the healing supplies]
Happiny: [holding a first-aid kit] Hap, Happiny. Hap, Hap.
Brock: [takes the first-aid kit] Thanks a lot, Happiny. [puts the first aid kit in the cupboard, then closes it]
Nurse Joy: Brock, I really can’t thank you enough. You’re such a big help.
Brock: [gasps] Nurse Joy, I would gladly give of myself completely in order to serve your tiniest desire. [pauses in confusion] Huh? [suddenly notices Croagunk ready to Poison Jab him; hastily] Wait, Croagunk, please! You-you’ve got it all wrong, Croagunk! I was just helping Nurse Joy out! You see, it’s all perfectly innocent! That’s it!
[In response, Croagunk powers down Poison Jab, then walks away, much to Brock’s relief]
Brock: Huh?
Nurse Joy: [glances at Monferno with concern] Oh, dear. Monferno’s recovery seems so slow. I do think it’s because Monferno took so much damage. Brock, please, do you think you could go into the woods near here and look for some Cheri Berries for me?
Brock: I’d love too. I’ll be back soon.
[A moment later, Brock is walking towards Lake Acuity, trying to look for Cheri Berries to cure Ash's Monferno]
Brock: Finding Cheri Berries is a lot harder than I thought.

[While Brock is looking for Cheri Berries to heal Monferno]
Dawn: And one and two, one and two. One and two, great! You’re all looking wonderful.
[everyone cheers]
Buneary: Buneary!
Dawn: All right, now it’s Piplup’s turn.
Piplup: [o.s] Piplup!

Ash: [v.o] I lost to Paul.
[Still feeling guilty, Ash rolls over, only to notice Pikachu standing in front of him]
Ash: [astonished] Huh?! Pikachu!
Pikachu: Pika, Pi, Pika.
[Ash gets up and notices all of his Pokémon in front of him]
Ash: [delighted] Everybody!
Buizel: Bui, Bui!
Gliscor: Gliscor, Gli, Gli, Gliscor.
Grotle: Grotle.
Staraptor: Star, Star.
Monferno: Monferno, Monferno.
[Suddenly, Ash’s Pokémon start feeling their pain, to Ash’s and Pikachu’s embarrassment]
Ash: [concerned] Oh, man. Please don't overdo it. [starts laughing] Okay, you’re all trying to cheer me up now, right?
Pikachu: [regretful] Pika...
Ash: Right! [gets up] I’m fine now. I’m not feeling sad one little bit. [stares at the sky] Paul sure is tough. He’s got his own way of getting strong, and I’ve gotta admit he gave it his all. That’s how he got strong in the first place. But, hey, we’re gonna get stronger too. It’s not gonna be easy, though. So there’s only one thing to do. We’re gonna have to work harder than Paul. And when we meet up with him again, we’re gonna beat that guy! What do you say, gang?
[in response, all of his Pokémon cheer and happily glomp him]
Ash: Come on. Get off! Hey, guys, get off!
[a while later, Ash and his Pokémon are returning to the Pokémon Center, when suddenly, much to the Pokémon’s confusion, Ash’s stomach starts to growl]
Ash: Oops! Guess I forgot to eat something today.
[Pikachu, Staraptor, Grotle, Monferno, Buizel and Gliscor all laugh]

Jessie: Well, well. The twerp Pokémon cheering squad.

[when Ash and his Pokémon came back]
Ash: Guys, I’m back.
Pikachu: Pika!
Dawn: Ash, Brock just told us he saw it.
[Brock nods, much to Ash’s and Pikachu’s confusion.]
Ash: Saw "it"? Saw what?
[Nurse Joy and the gang went to the library for answers]
Nurse Joy: [looking up in a book] The Pokémon that you saw at Lake Acuity... [pointing at a picture of Uxie] Was it this one?
Brock: Hmm... That’s it! But now that I think about it, the thing I saw was more like a shadow than the actual Pokémon itself.
Dawn: It sounds to me like it was the spirit of Uxie that you saw.
[A flashback shows Dawn and Piplup seeing Mesprit’s silhouette at Lake Verity]
Dawn: [v.o.] Just like the time I saw Mesprit on Lake Verity.
[the flashback ends]
Ash: And just like when...
[Another flashback reveals Ash and Pikachu noticing Azelf’s spirit at Lake Valor]
Ash: [v.o] ...when I saw Azelf on Lake Valor.
[The flashback ends]
Nurse Joy: Now, according to this book, it says that all three Pokémon have come from the same egg. It also says that from Uxie, who is referred to as "The Being of Knowledge", comes the wisdom to solve problems. From Mesprit, "The Being of Emotion", comes the joys and pain of life, and from Azelf, "The Being of Willpower", comes the resolve to accomplish whatever task may be at hand. And it’s the power of those three that keeps the world in balance. At least that’s what this book is saying.
Dawn: To think they’re Legendary Pokémon, and the three of us saw them!
Ash: We saw ‘em all right.
Pikachu: Pika, Pika.
Piplup: Piplup.
Brock: Could it have been an accident? Or do all of these happenings mean something?
Nurse Joy: It’s mysterious, that’s for sure.
Ash: Hmm... [laughs] I'm not sure why, but this starting to get kinda fun! Right, Pikachu?
Pikachu: Pika.
Piplup: [to Dawn] Piplup, Piplup.
Dawn: I’m worried Ash is trying to do too much.
Ash: [confused] Whadda ya mean "too much"?
Pikachu: Pikachu?
Dawn: [singing] It’s nothing. But there is something I wanna show you, though.
Piplup: Piplup.
[Ash and Pikachu both stare at Dawn and Piplup, looking confused and curious. At the same time, inside the Pokémon Center’s storage room, Team Rocket is secretly threading a net of some sort]
James: But I worry we’re sorely unprepared this time.
Jessie: Now, now, worry not. The twerp is bummed out to the point of being beside himself, which will enable us the luxury of effortlessly capturing Pikachu with nary a robot in sight.
Meowth: I’m makin' sure at least we’ll be shockproof, which is saying somethin’.
[As for the heroes, all but Dawn and her Pokémon, seat themselves in the lobby. Cue Dawn entering frame in her Pokémon Contest outfit]
Dawn: Warm greetings, ladies and gentlemen. I'd like to start off our proceedings by thanking you all very much for coming to see Dawn's Pokémon Circus.
Ash: [curious] Wonder what Dawn’s up to this time.
Nurse Joy: You see, Dawn's been working really hard practicing for this performance just to cheer you up, and you'll love it.
Ash: [surprised] This is for us?!
Pikachu: [delighted] Pikachu!
Dawn: Now, keep your eyes open. We’ll begin Dawn’s Circus with a feat of pure acrobatic skill.
[Dawn pulls the podium blind and opens the curtains, revealing Mamoswine with a pom-pom on his head]
Mamoswine: Mamo.
[Camera pans to Pachirisu and Buneary standing in front of Mamoswine, ready to perform]
Pachirisu: Chipa!
Buneary: Buneary!
[They start to run in a circle around Mamoswine, jump onto him, then make silly faces, much to the audience’s amazement]
Ash: [amazed] Oh, wow!
[Pachirisu and Buneary then run in circles, holding each others' paws, then pulls each others' faces, making the audience laugh with amusement, as expected. Then they jump onto Mamoswine again, perform a loop-de-loop while pulling their faces, then pull Mamoswine's face]
Buneary: Bun, Buneary.
Dawn: Great! Everyone, pose.
[Mamoswine turns to the audience, then sticks his tongue out]
Dawn: Ta-da!
[[the heroes laugh, as Dawn expected, until...]
Piplup: [o.s.] Piplup!
Dawn: [confused] Huh?
Piplup: [wearing a clown costume] Pip, Piplup! [waltzing to Dawn] Piplup, Piplup. Piplup, Piplup. Piplup, Piplup. Pip, Piplup. [stops in front of Dawn] Pip, Piplup.
Dawn: Well, so you say you can really do it, Piplup?
Piplup: [self-assured] Piplup. [jumps up] Pip, Piplup!
[Piplup comically smacks himself into the ceiling headfirst, making Pachirisu and Buneary juggle with Piplup before the latter gets tossed in the air]
Piplup: Pip, Piplup. [gets tossed again] Piplup.
[Cue Piplup getting dizzy after being continuously being tossed in the air]
Piplup: Piplup...
[Pachirisu and Buneary pop up out of nowhere and pull Piplup’s face]
Buneary: Buneary!
[The heroes again laugh and cheer out of amusement]
Dawn: Okay, again, pose.
[Just like before, Mamoswine turns to the audience, then sticks his tongue out. At the same time, Team Rocket is standing in front of the door, ready to storm in]
Jessie: Hmm... And now, let’s go and find that bummed-out little twerp and make him even more bummed-out, okay?
James and Meowth: Yay!
Dawn: And now, for the next act, we have...
Team Rocket: [arrive on-screen] Da-da-da-da!
Nurse Joy: Hey, aren’t they the clean-up crew?
Ash: Wow, this ought to be good.
Jessie: Uh... ahem. Testing, testing, one, two, three. Now, how many people do you see [shouting] ALL BUMMED OUT?!
James & Meowth: [gesturing to Ash] None other than he.
Meowth: [eerily] Aww. Wooks wike we got a sour puss in our midst.
[the audience just stares, confused]
Ash: [confused] Uh, that’s kinda weird.
[Cut to Team Rocket who are standing beside Mamoswine, whispering]
Meowth: That boy's so bummed out his tongue's too depressed to talk.
James: Tongue depression.
Jessie: Let's build on a theme. [to Ash] Rumour has it that someone got crushed in his last battle, (points to Ash) and that someone would be you.
Ash: [confused] Uh, who, me? (Jessie shows him a bottle with a picture of Ash crying)
Jessie: Well, we’ve got the perfect drink for you because it’s the sports drink of championship losers. (James plays a trombone and Meowth plays the drums) Loser, loser, loser, you stink. Stink! YOU! STINK! STINK! YOU! STINK! YOU STINK! Have I forgotten something? Oh, that’s right. STINK! STINK! And that means “loser”. (James and Meowth make music again while Jessie sings) Loser, loser, loser, loser, loser!
Meowth: Without further ado, CHECK! THIS! Cool! [holding a bazooka] It’s our patent special Pikachu get net! [aims the bazooka] Get set! [fires the bazooka, snatching Pikachu out of Ash’s lap]
Ash: Pikachu!
Nurse Joy: Who are you, anyway?
Jessie: [laughs maniacally] If you don't know who we are, you will soon enough.
James: Watch the twerps go gaga when the going gets rough.
Jessie: [pulls out a shovel] Shovel may care.
James: [pulls out a pick] Pick a pair.
Meowth: Want Pikachu? Well, tough.
Jessie: We bring chaos at a breakneck pace.
James: We dash all hope and bring fear in its place.
[Cue Jessie and James sitting in a balance scale]
Jessie: A rose by any other name is just as sweet.
James: When everything’s worse, our work’s complete.
Jessie: Jessie!
James: And James!
Meowth: Meowth, now that’s a name!
Jessie: Putting the do-gooders in their place.
James: We’re Team Rocket!
Team Rocket: And we’re in your face!
[Cue everyone but Nurse Joy glaring at Team Rocket]
Nurse Joy: Wow, what fun.
Ash: No, you’re wrong, Nurse Joy!
Brock: Those guys are the bad guys!
Nurse Joy: [concerned] Oh, that’s just terrible.
Dawn: So it was Team Rocket!
Ash: Give Pikachu back now!
[Team Rocket starts walking away like crabs]
Jessie: If you think we're going to bicker with you when we could be shuffling off to success, you really are a mess.
Meowth: We got happy feet!
Team Rocket: [slam the door shut] Ain’t it neat?
Ash: Hey, come back!
[The heroes start chasing Team Rocket outside the Pokémon Center, who gleefully run away with Pikachu in their grasp]
Ash: Gimme back Pikachu!
[It is shown that Team Rocket is being chased by Ash, Staraptor, Grotle, Monferno, Buizel and Gliscor]
Jessie: Stubborn twerps are the worst twerps. Seviper, attention!
Seviper: Seviper!
Jessie: Please, dear, Haze.
[Cue Seviper spitting out its Haze attack]
Seviper: Seviper!
[Cue Ash and his Pokémon stopping in their tracks due to the upcoming Haze attack, while some off-screen coughing from them can be heard]
Jessie: Smoke get in your eyes!
Meowth: We'll say our goodbyes!
[Cue back to Ash and his Pokémon caught in the haze, trying to find a way out]
Ash: [groans] Buizel, Water Pulse, quick!
Buizel: Bui?
[cue Buizel ready to use Water Pulse]
Buizel: [starts forming the orb] Bui... [holds the Water Pulse up and fires it, clearing Seviper’s Haze] Bui!
[Cue Team Rocket giving exasperated expressions once noticing Buizel has cleared Seviper’s Haze attack]
Jessie: What a bore.
Ash: Pikachu, Thunderbolt, LET'S GO!
Pikachu: PIKACHUUUU! [uses Thunderbolt, but the net absorbs the attack]
Meowth: Keeping the attitude in the bag is what we’re all about.
[Team Rocket snickers in agreement]
Ash: Now, Gliscor, Sand-Attack! Go!
[Cue Gliscor hovering above the ground, ready to use Sand-Attack]
Gliscor: Gliscor! [angrily starts throwing sand] Gli, Gli, Gli, Gli...
[Team Rocket stops in their tracks thanks to being trapped in a sandstorm created by Gliscor's Sand-Attacks]
Jessie: Yanmega, you’re on!
Yanmega: Yan!
Jessie: Use SonicBoom!
Yanmega: Yan!
Gliscor: [gets knocked down] Gli!
James: All right, Carnivine, time to take the reins.
Carnivine: [emerges from its Poké Ball] Carnivine! [heads for James, much to Jessie's and Meowth's dismay]
James: I didn’t say brains, you potted pinhead, I said “reins”. Carnivine, Bullet Seed.
Carnivine: Carnivine!
Ash: All right, Grotle, Energy Ball. Staraptor, you use Aerial Ace!
Grotle: [forms an Energy Ball in front of his mouth and fires it] Grotle!
[Grotle’s Energy Ball hits Yanmega, while Staraptor uses Aerial Ace to hit Carnivine, knocking them both out, much to Team Rocket’s shock]
Ash: It’s time to finish this thing up! Monferno, Mach Punch!
[Monferno rapidly starts firing several Mach Punches like a Bullet Seed attack, knocking Team Rocket over and making Meowth release the net containing Pikachu, much to Dawn’s and Nurse Joy’s delight]
Dawn: That was amazing!
Brock: Monferno's become a real powerhouse since it evolved.
Pikachu: [falls out of the net] Pi... [relieved] Pika, Pi!
[Cue Ash, Staraptor, Grotle, Monferno, Buizel and Gliscor feeling delighted to see Pikachu back on their side]
Ash: Pikachu!
Pikachu: Pikachu, Pika, Pika.
[As for Team Rocket, however, they and their Pokémon are worn out and depressed from their defeat]
James: Even my gloves hurt.
Jessie: Whoever said that the twerp was bummed from losing his battle and would be an easy mark is an absolute buffoon. Lemme at that idiot.
Meowth: You're dat idiot.
Jessie: WHAT?!
James: Something about going after "the weakest of the twerp herd."
Meowth: Yeah, and also somethin' profound about pluckin' Pikachu while de iron is hot.
[Cue James, Meowth and the Rocket’s Pokémon staring Jessie down]
James and Meowth: [eerily] That would be our loser, Jessie.
Jessie: [gulps, screams, then angrily starts shouting] Don't you make this MY fault! You bunch of babies are in denial! And since you didn't stop me, [points at the others] it's YOUR fault!
James and Meowth: When it comes to not facing the truth, you're the queen of denial!
Jessie: [growls] I can't hear you!
Team Rocket: HUH?!
[Much to Team Rocket’s astonishment, they notice Ash and his Pokémon smirking maliciously, still willing to battle. In addition, all seven are partially shrouded with a glowing light]
Gliscor: Gliscor!
Buizel: Bui!
Monferno: Monferno!
Grotle: Grotle!
Staraptor: Staraptor!
Pikachu: Pika!
Ash: Hmm... [He's BACK!]

Promoting Healthy Tangrowth!Edit


Beating the Bustle and Hustle!Edit

Gateway to Ruin!Edit

James: It appears we've wandered into a brouhaha.

Jessie: The gateway to the watchamacallit is but putty in our hands!

Three Sides to Every Story!Edit

Brock: Amazing how Piplup's trying to impress Marill.

Jessie: "Nothing is more fun than another's pain!

[Piplup, Marill and Elekid are strolling uphill]
Marill: [singing] Marill, Marill, Marill, Marill Marill Marill, Marill--
[the trio is suddenly blocked by Team Rocket]
James: Okay, company halt!
Jessie: If it isn't my three-sided bundles of joy!
Meowth: A normal wacko would stay with 'love triangle' but not Ms. Windbag.
[Gliscor is hovering above the havoc, looking confused]
Gliscor: Gli?

Strategy Begins at Home!Edit

Ash: [thinking] Wow...Nathaniel reminds me of me!

A Faux Oak Finish!Edit

Ash: Head-to-head? That's great!

Historical Mystery Tour!Edit

Challenging a Towering Figure!Edit

Where No Togepi Has Gone Before!Edit

Brock: An elevator! Look!

Jessie: That jerk blackened my entire wardrobe!
Meowth: And turned my boss-bot into an arsonist!

An Egg Scramble!Edit

Gone with the Windworks!Edit

A Rivalry to Gible On!Edit

[Buizel and Totodile suddenly get into a brawl after confronting each other]
Ash: Buizel, knock it off!
Khoury: Totodile, stop that!

[Ash, Lyra, Dawn and Khoury are still looking for the wild Gible until they give up]
Khoury: I would say Gible fled over into that cave.
Dawn: Great, let's go have a look!
Khoury: Wait a second.
Dawn: Huh?
[Khoury gets out his PokéNav device]
Khoury: It's dangerous around here. We need to be careful.
Lyra: Look, Dane and Khoury!
Ash: Hey, I wonder if they're onto something. (Races past Dawn and Khoury) See you there!
Khoury: Ash, better be careful, or else!
Ash: Ha-ha! (Falls into a sand trap) Wargh!
Pikachu: Pika!
[It turns out that the sand trap Ash has fallen into contains a Trapinch]
Ash: Man, it's a Trapinch sand trap! (Khoury reaches out for his hand) Huh?
Khoury: Grab on!
[Soon, Ash has been rescued from the Trapinch sand trap]
Ash: (sighs) Thanks, Khoury.
Dawn: Look, Ash, sometimes you act so reckless, you make me want to scream out loud!
Ash: Knock it off! I don't need any advice from you.
Dawn: (yells at Ash) When I want to give advice, I'll give it!
Ash: Give it a rest!
Dawn: No, you!
Khoury: Now, now, this is no time to fight.
Dawn: It's the perfect time!
Ash: I told you, I don't need your help!
[While Ash and Dawn are bickering, Lyra turns round and giggles]
Lyra: There's nothing like two people who really care. Hold on...
Dawn: (off camera) Stop being such a child!
Lyra: Do Khoury and I act like that?
[Ash and Dawn continue arguing while Khoury tries to stop them]

Dressed for Jess Success!Edit

Bagged Then Tagged!Edit

Try for the Family Stone!Edit

Sticking with Who You Know!Edit

Dawn: No, duh! What's gotten into them, anyway?

Unlocking the Red Chain of Events!Edit

The Needs of Three! (Agnome, Yuxie, Emrit!)Edit

[confronting the leader of Team Galactic, Cyrus...]
Cyrus: I am part of this. Team Galactic is my creation, and you are now in my creation's headquarters.
Ash: Headquarters, in here?!
Cyrus: Correct! We're bringing about the dawn of a new world order, so we're gathered here to discard the old world of discording conflict and make a much better one in place of it.
Ash: So, it was you who stole Lustrous Orb from the Celestic Ruins! You lied to all of us, and you lied to Cynthia, too!
Cyrus: Lose your rage. It only destroys.
Dawn: No way! Not when you treat Pokemon that way! This has gotta stop! Now, let them go back to their lake!

The Battle Finale of Legend!Edit

James: Heave ho! Let the wind blow!

Team Rocket: Team Rocket finishes: wind, place, and show!

The Treasure is All Mine!Edit

Mastering Current Events!Edit

[The episode begins with the gang travelling through a forest]
Piplup: [exhausted] Piplup...
Dawn: Oh, no.
Ash: Man... Bet ya we’re lost.
Dawn: How big is this forest anyway?
Brock: [reads the PokéGear] Heading over this way should get us out of here fast.
Ash: Gliscor, I choose you! [sends out Gliscor]
Gliscor: Gliscor!
Ash: Gliscor, have a look.
Gliscor: Gli! [flies up above the forest]
Announcer: While Dawn’s next Pokémon Contest in Daybreak Town awaits, our heroes seem to have gotten a bit turned around and are presently lost in a deep forest.
[the gang keeps on walking, until...]
Gliscor: [from outside the forest] Gliscor! Gliscor!
Ash: That way! [Ash and Co. are out of the forest, which ends up in a mountainous area] Yeah, we’re outta here!
Pikachu: Pika?
Ash: [astonished by the mountainous area] Check it out.
[Suddenly, they hear familiar sounds from under the canyon.]
Gliscor: Gliscor!
Ash: Gliscor!
Scizor: [chasing Gliscor] Scizor!
Gliscor: Gliscor!
Ash: What’s that? [sees a Scizor chasing Gliscor] It’s a Scizor!
Gliscor: [lands at a safe distance from Scizor] Gli!
Piplup: Piplup!
Brock: Look!
Dawn: A Chimecho!
[Scizor and Chimecho clash against each other.]
Ash: [about Scizor] Whoa, fast!
Gliscor: Gli.
[Scizor prepares a Metal Claw attack.]
Brock: Look, Scizor’s using Metal Claw.
[Chimecho uses Psywave to block the Metal Claw.]
Ash: Chimecho’s using Psywave back.
Scizor: [blocks the Psywave] Scizor! [preparing a Double Hit attack] Sciz!
Brock: This time it’s Double Hit.
[Ash gasps, amazed]
Gliscor: [amazed] Scor... (Whoa...)
Scizor: [hits Chimecho and sends it flying] Scizor!
Gliscor: Gliscor! (Look out!)
[Gliscor and Pikachu get out of the way as Chimecho hits Piplup head-first, knocking him out.]
Piplup: Piplup!
Dawn: [concerned] Piplup, no!
Piplup: [unconscious] Piplup...
[theme song and title, then the scene changes to a concerned Dawn holding her Piplup.]
Piplup: [moaning] Lup...
Dawn: Piplup, please tell you’re all right.
Maya: [as her balloon lands] Sorry, I never thought people or Pokémon would be way out here like this. [to her Chimecho; concerned] Chimecho, are you okay?
Chimecho: [gets up] Chime, Chime. Chime, Chime, Chime.
[Dawn opens her Pokédex, looking up about Chimecho.]
Rosette: Chimecho, the Wind Chime Pokémon. Its cries, which reverberate in its hollow body, emerge as notes of beauty, which drive off its opponents.
[Another balloon lands, and McCann and his Scizor step out.]
McCann: Huh? I’ll be. I’m shocked to find signs of life in this thick forest.
Ash: Excuse me. Hey, is that your Scizor?
[a while later]
Maya: Wow. You don’t know who this is, do you?
Ash: Hmm... Guess I don’t.
McCann and Maya: [shocked] Huh?
Dawn: Well, I sure know. They did a story on you for “Sinnoh Now”.
Brock: Huh?
Dawn: Yeah, you’re that Air Battle Master.
Maya: McCann.
Ash: Air Battle Master?
Maya: Right, that's it. See, when it comes to air battling, my Grandfather McCann is undefeated and unbeatable.
Ash: [impressed] Wow.
Maya: But now that he’s retired, he lives a quiet life up in the mountains near here. Sometimes he even lets me battle him.
Brock: I see! So what’s what that air battle was all about!
McCann: Now, the thing is, the way the wind blows around here makes this valley quite unique. It’s about as perfect for air battles as you’re going to get.
Maya: Every so often, someone asks Grandpa to teach them everything he knows. So many seem to wanna learn every last one of his secrets. Just yesterday, a student asked to help him make his Crobat stronger.
Brock: And so did you help him out?
McCann: Nah. I said he didn’t have a chance.
Maya: Right. See, most people don’t have a chance, but even if they can’t become students, they bring their Pokémon to be trained, right, Grandpa?
McCann: Right, dear.
Maya: So most requests get turned down right from the start.
McCann: I figure if there’s no chance for them to become strong, it’s a waste of my time.
Gliscor: [pops up behind Ash] Gliscor!
Ash: Huh? Gliscor, wanna try?
Gliscor: [eager] Gliscor, Gliscor!
Ash: Mr. McCann, would you consider battling my Gliscor, please? You see, we’re on a journey together to win the Sinnoh League.
McCann: Are you saying your Gliscor is strong?
Ash: Yeah. Gliscor’s a huge help in my gym battles.
Gliscor: Gliscor!
McCann: Well, I wonder about that.
Dawn: It’ll be great! Please?
Brock: It sure would.
Pikachu: [happily] Pika, Pika!
Piplup: Piplup, Piplup!
Maya: Why not? Since you’re retired, there’s not that much to do.
McCann: Perhaps. Might be a nice way to kill some time.
[Dawn and Brock both sweat drop and chuckle, while Gliscor gives a "I don't get it" look.]
Ash: Kill some time, huh?
McCann: Scizor, let’s go! [brings out Scizor]
Scizor: Scizor!
Gliscor: Gli!
Dawn's Pokédex: “Scizor, the Pincer Pokémon. It threatens enemies with its eye-patterned claws, which can swing with tremendous force when used in battle.”
Dawn: Wow. Strong.
Ash: Yeah.

Ash: C'mon, Gliscor. You know you can't turn well at that speed.
Dawn: Gliscor, you gotta wake up.

Jessie: Puh-leeze. You’d think the twerps were using vanishing cream.
Meowth: Well, they slathered it on when they hit the forest.
James: So twerpishly slick.

Maya: Grandpa, shouldn’t you wrap this up soon?
McCann: I suppose. No sense wasting anymore of my time. [to Scizor] Scizor, Hyper Beam, let’s go!

[After Gliscor lost against Scizor and once the balloon lands.]
Gliscor: Gli...
Ash: Gliscor, are you okay?
Gliscor: [recovers] Gli...
Brock: That was rough.
Ash: Yeah. Poor Gliscor wasn’t even able to get in a single hit.
Gliscor: [tears up] Gli...
Ash: Hey, Gliscor, don’t cry.

[During sunset, Gliscor is still crying about its defeat.]
Ash: Yeah, that was a tough loss, eh, Gliscor?
Gliscor: [looks at Ash] Gliscor. Gli...
[After sunset, inside the guest house, the gang is having dinner. Gliscor, however, is not hungry, but instead mourning about its defeat]
Ash: Gliscor? Not much of an appetite, huh?
Dawn: You've gotta eat if you wanna get stronger.
Pikachu: Pika, Pika!
Piplup: Piplup!
Gliscor: [reluctant] Gli... (Fine...)
Piplup: Lup. [starts eating]
Gliscor: [reaches for its bowl, much to its reluctance; with a full mouth] Gliscor.
[several minutes later, after dinner]
Ash: [holds up Gliscor’s Poké-Ball] 'Kay, Gliscor, time for bed.
[short pause]
Gliscor: [reluctant] Scor. (No.)
Ash: But, Gliscor, you’ve gotta get some rest.
Brock: I guess Gliscor’s got a lot to think about.
Ash: Guess so...
[While the gang falls asleep, Ash loses grasp of Pikachu.]
Pikachu: [wakes up] Pika? [rubs his eye, then goes outside. At the edge of the valley, Gliscor is gazing at the moon, still mourning about its loss; off-screen] Pika, Pika?
Gliscor: Gli. (Hmm?)
Pikachu: Pikachu.
Ash: [approaches them] Gliscor.
Gliscor: [looks away] Gli.
Ash: Too upset to sleep, huh?
Gliscor: Scor. (Yeah.)
Ash: Hey, what do you say we take a whack at trying to read the wind, just like McCann said?
Gliscor: [heads up] Gli? (Really?) [grinning] Scor. (Yes.)

Ash: [thinking] What'd he say about reading the wind? Yeah, got it!
[Cut to Gliscor chasing Staraptor, who has a rope tied to his tail.]
Staraptor: Star.
Gliscor: Gli.
Ash: Gliscor, that’s it! Just keep on chasing after the rope!
Staraptor: Staraptor.
Gliscor: Gliscor.
Dawn: [holding a paper bag] Here, Ash, try using this.
Ash: Dawn!
Dawn: I took a bit tinfoil and used it to make confetti. Watch this. [throws some confetti in the air, which reveals the wind once caught in it]
Ash: Whoa, great! Now you can see the wind. [to Gliscor] Now, Gliscor, follow that trail!
Gliscor: [starts following the confetti] Gli!
Ash: [is given the bag] Thanks a lot, Dawn. [to Gliscor] Gliscor, look down! [throws some confetti] Here’s more!
Gliscor: [following the next trail of confetti] Scor!
Ash: You’re really riding the wind!
Pikachu: [happy] Pika, Pika!
[Meanwhile, Team Rocket are travelling in their balloon at night while suddenly some tinfoil hits them.]
Meowth: What’s with the sparkles?
James: That’s flying tinfoil.
Jessie: For what?
Meowth: [points at something off-screen] That!
Gliscor: Gliscor! [lands in Team Rocket’s balloon basket]
Meowth: [to Jessie and James] This Gliscor’s from the twoips. [to Gliscor] What are you doing on a night like this?
Gliscor: [calmly] Gliscor, Gli. Gli, Gliscor, Gli.
Jessie: Translation, please.
Meowth: Gliscor’s trying to read the wind so it can battle Scizor for the win.
James: I see... not.

[about Team Rocket]
Ash: Why are they here? It's night.
Dawn: Right.

McCann: Really? You want an air battle with me again?
Maya: Even though Gliscor wasn’t able to land a single hit before?
Ash: [as he and Gliscor bow] Yes, we do. We’re asking for another chance, please.
Pikachu: Pika.
Piplup: Piplup.
Dawn: Oh, please, sir. Ash and Gliscor worked really hard all night long learning to read the wind.
Brock: They get it now.
Ash: ‘Course, we might not be able to beat Scizor after all of this, but still. We really wanna check how far we’ve come and look at Gliscor’s progress.
Gliscor: [determined] Gli!
McCann: Dear, what should I do?
Maya: Well, there’s always more time to kill, so why not?
[a moment later, Ash’s Gliscor and McCann’s Scizor are prepared for the rematch.]
McCann: All right, then. Ready to go?
Ash: Yeah.
Dawn: Do it, Gliscor! Good luck.
Pikachu: Pika, Pika!

[When Gliscor’s X-Scissor missed Scizor, much to Ash's frustration.]
Dawn: Scizor’s so fast. It’s amazing.
McCann: Metal Claw!
Scizor: [powers up Metal Claw] Sciz...
Gliscor: [determinedly dodges the Metal Claw] Gli.
McCann: Oh, so Gliscor can dodge now.

Ash: Gliscor, do it!

[After Gliscor lost a second time.]
Ash: Gliscor, you okay?
Gliscor: Gli...
Ash: So we lost again.
Gliscor: Gli.
Ash: But not only did you learn how to read the wind, you learned a brand-new move, too. And that’s really good, you know?
Gliscor: [smiles] Gli.
Dawn: Sure is, it’s great!
Brock: That’s real progress
Pikachu: Pika, Pika!
Piplup: Piplup, Piplup!
Maya: Yeah, that performance really wasn’t bad at all.
McCann: Indeed. Tell me, Ash. How would you like to leave Gliscor with me for a little training?
Ash: Leave Gliscor here?
McCann: If your Gliscor was able to read the wind that well in just one night, there’s a making of a great pupil here.
Ash: [stunned] Whoa, I don’t know what to say.
McCann: It’s quite amazing how this reminds me of the very first time I met Scizor. It’s been a long time since I’ve met a Pokémon I wanted to train.
Gliscor: [shocked] Gliscor? [stares at the ground, thinking] Gli...

Double Time Battle Training!Edit

A Meteoric Rise to Excellence!Edit

Ash: I can't believe Team Rocket would even pull a stunt like this.

Gotta Get a Gible!Edit

Meowth: That jerk's got ostentatious-itis!

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