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Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl: Battle Dimension
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The English title screen from the Pokémon: DP Battle Dimension season.
Country of origin Japan
No. of episodes 52
Release
Original network TV Tokyo
Original release November 8, 2007 (2007-11-08) – December 4, 2008 (2008-12-04)

This is a list of episodes in Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl: Battle Dimension (advertised as Pokémon: DP Battle Dimension), 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 eleventh season of the Pokémon animated series and the second part of Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl. It originally aired in Japan from November 8, 2007 to December 4, 2008 on TV Tokyo, and in the United States from April 12, 2008 to May 2, 2009 on Cartoon Network, covering the continuing adventures of series protagonist Ash Ketchum as he continues to travel Sinnoh with Dawn, Pikachu, and Brock.

The Japanese opening songs are "Together" (for 26 episodes) and "Together 2008" by Fumie Akiyoshi, and "High Touch!" (ハイタッチ!, Hai Tatchi!) by Rika Matsumoto and Megumi Toyoguchi. The ending songs are "By Your Side 〜Hikari's Theme〜 (Winter. Version)" (君のそばで 〜ヒカリのテーマ〜 Winter. Version, Kimi no Soba de 〜Hikari no Tēma〜 Winter. Version) by Grin, "Message of the Wind" (風のメッセージ, Kaze no Messēji) and "Message of the Wind (POKAPOKA-VERSION.)" (風にメッセージ POKAPOKA-VERSION., Kaze no Messēji POKAPOKA-VERSION.) by Mai Mizuhashi, and "Surely Tomorrow" (あしたはきっと, Ashita wa Kitto) by Kanako Yoshii. The English opening song is "We Will Be Heroes" by Kirsten Price. Its instrumental version served as the end credit song.

Episodes

J# E# English title
Japanese title
Original air date English air date
521 516 "Tears for Fears!" (Hikozaru's Tears!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ November 8, 2007 (2007-11-08) April 12, 2008 ʁ ʁ
After a practice battle between Ash's Chimchar and Dawn's Piplup, Chimchar begins to cry because Ash was nice to it even though it lost, and Paul wasn't. Things get worse when a trio of Zangoose attack and Chimchar has to face its fear and eventually defeats them and overcomes its fear of Zangoose. Chimchar also receives some unexpected advice from Meowth about the future.
522 517 "Once There Were Greenfields" (Natane and Sabonea! Farewell to Whom!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ November 15, 2007 (2007-11-15) April 19, 2008 ʁ ʁ
Gardenia reappears in a town, organizing a special exhibition battle for the town's children. She teams herself with Team Rocket's James in a match against Ash and Dawn. She proposes that James should leave his Cacnea with her to train when he is unable to use it to its full potential. He eventually decides to accept the offer.
523 518 "Throwing the Track Switch" (Aipom and Buizel! Respective Roads!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ November 22, 2007 (2007-11-22) April 26, 2008 ʁ ʁ
Buizel is more interested in Ash's gym training, and Aipom is more interested in Dawn's contest training. Thus, Zoey suggests that Ash and Dawn do a trade.
524 519 "The Keystone Pops!" (Mikaruge's Keystone!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ November 29, 2007 (2007-11-29) May 10, 2008 ʁ ʁ
After Ash's Buizel destroys the Hallowed Tower, a Spiritomb is unleashed and attacks Ash, Dawn, Brock and a nearby village. Then Jessie tells it that Ash is a descendant of the Aura Guardian that coincidentally has a Pikachu, that sealed it away. So Ash sets out to stop the Spiritomb and with Pikachu's help, they seal it away in the Hallowed Tower.
525 520 "Bibarel Gnaws Best!" (Bidaru Knew!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ November 29, 2007 (2007-11-29) May 17, 2008 ʁ ʁ
Ash's group encounters a Pokémon Breeder working on the construction of a stone bridge. The woman is arguing with the bridge's designer because of their Pokémon assistant Bibarel's refusal to work. After the stone cutter returns, Bibarel begins to construct the bridge, with help from the gang.
526 521 "Nosing 'Round the Mountain" (Dainose! Burning Spirit!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ December 6, 2007 (2007-12-06) May 24, 2008 ʁ ʁ
Ash battles Alan, a trainer that wants his Nosepass to evolve into a Probopass, but it can only evolve if it levels up in Mt. Coronet. When it does, Team Rocket brainwashes it and now Ash & Co. have to get it back.
527 522 "Luxray Vision" (Rentorar's Eye!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ December 13, 2007 (2007-12-13) May 31, 2008 ʁ ʁ
Ash encounters a young Officer Jenny named Marble and her Luxray, who is unable to use its electric moves, so Ash & Co. set out to help it.
528 523 "Journey to the Unown" (The Unknown of Zui Ruins!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ December 20, 2007 (2007-12-20) June 7, 2008 ʁ ʁ
In Solaceon Town, Ash's group meets up with Dawn's old friend and rival Kenny and his new Pokémon, Breloom. Kenny tells them he is going to the Solaceon Ruins, a place of worship for the legendary Dialga and Palkia, so they tag along, only to get more than they bargained for when the Unown that live in the ruins become furious along with the appearance of the sinister Team Galactic. Among the chaos, Aipom evolves into Ambipom
529 524 "Team Shocker" (Pokémon Contest! Zui Tournament!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ December 20, 2007 (2007-12-20) June 14, 2008 ʁ ʁ
Dawn competes against Kenny in the Solaceon Town Contest, looking for redemption after her crushing loss in Hearthome City. Dawn loses once again, and Kenny faces off with Jessie in the finals. Jessie defeats Kenny and wins her first ribbon. Zoey tells Dawn that the overuse of Swift caused Ambipom to be no longer seen and the point of an Appeal is to show off the Pokémon.
530 525 "Tanks for the Memories" (Miltank of the Maid Café!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ January 10, 2008 (2008-01-10) June 21, 2008 ʁ ʁ
On their way to Veilstone City, Ash and his friends stop off at the Mountain Hut Maid Café for a nice drink of Miltank's Milk. However, when they arrive, they learn of the troubles the Café is having, being under-staffed. Ash and his friends offer their services and soon become Maids in the Café. Brock helps Autumn, the youngest of three sisters bond with her Miltank, nicknamed Ilta. All the while, Dawn is trying deal with her feelings of losing two consecutive contests.
531 526 "Hot Springing a Leak" (The Urimoo Trio and the Steaming Hot Water Battle!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ January 17, 2008 (2008-01-17) June 28, 2008 ʁ ʁ
Ash and his friends stop at a Hot Spring managed by Dawn's childhood friend, Leona. Both girls are happy to meet again, but when Dawn and her friends want to go to the hot springs, they find out that there isn't any water. Because no water is coming from the spring, the group want to investigate, along with Leona and her Swinub.
532 527 "Riding the Winds of Change" (Glion and Gligar! Escaping the Maze of Wind!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ January 24, 2008 (2008-01-24) July 5, 2008 ʁ ʁ
Ash and company visit a town where it is plagued with a group of Gligar led by a Gliscor. Ash and friends help Officer Jenny try to remove the flying Pokémon, while Ash's rival Paul sets his eyes on capturing Gliscor. In the end, Paul captures the Gliscor on his team, and Ash captures one of the Gligar that keeps showing up.
533 528 "Sleight of Sand" (Pachirisu is in Kabarudon's Mouth!?) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ January 31, 2008 (2008-01-31) July 12, 2008 ʁ ʁ
When our heroes' Pokémon are having a fun time in a sandpit, a Hippowdon appears from within. However, the over-curious Pachirisu can't help peeping into the Hippowdon's mouth and accidentally falls into it. The situation gets worse when Hippowdon becomes the target of the Team Rocket duo Butch and Cassidy.
534 529 "Lost Leader Strategy" (Lucario! Wave Bomb of Anger!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ February 7, 2008 (2008-02-07) July 19, 2008 ʁ ʁ
In the forest outside Veilstone City, the group witness a young female martial-artist named Maylene and a Lucario in a fierce battle. Maylene reveals herself to be the city's Gym Leader, at which point Ash immediately asks for a Gym Battle. However, she recently lost to Ash's rival Paul, and is depressed over her defeat. Further insight into the matter is revealed by Paul's older brother, Reggie, who helps Ash's Staravia learn Brave Bird.
535 530 "Crossing the Battle Line!" (Hikari's First Gym Battle!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ February 14, 2008 (2008-02-14) July 26, 2008 ʁ ʁ
Dawn challenges Maylene in hopes of helping Maylene get over her defeat. Maylene defeats Dawn and she and her Lucario regain their confidence.
536 531 "A Triple Fighting Chance!" (Tobari Gym! Lucario Against Buoysel!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ February 28, 2008 (2008-02-28) August 2, 2008 ʁ ʁ
Maylene finally accepts Ash's challenge. Ash uses Staravia, Chimchar, and Buizel against Machoke, Meditite, and Lucario. The battle between Buizel and Lucario ends up in a tie but Maylene still gives Ash the Cobble Badge.
537 532 "Enter Galactic!" (Lovely Fashion! Their Name is Team Galaxy!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ March 6, 2008 (2008-03-06) August 9, 2008 ʁ ʁ
With Ash acquiring the Cobble Badge, our heroes decide to spend the night in Veilstone City before heading out. Reggie takes the group to a park with several meteoric stones lie. However, Team Galactic appears and try to steal them for their world domination plans.
538 533 "The Bells Are Singing!" (Pull Yourself Together, Lisyan!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ March 13, 2008 (2008-03-13) August 16, 2008 ʁ ʁ
While training Gligar, Ash hears singing. When they look to see who is singing, they meet a magician named Francesca and her three Chingling. Francesca is trying to get her spoiled Chingling to have a better attitude.
539 534 "Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Episode One" (Pokémon Ranger! Wave-Guiding Riolu!! [Part 1]) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ March 20, 2008 (2008-03-20) November 1, 2008 ʁ ʁ
On their travels, Ash and his friends meet up with another Pokémon Ranger—Kellyn—and a Riolu. It turns out that Hunter J is after Riolu, due to its ability to use Aura Sphere before evolving. Ash and Riolu start to bond with their shared Aura, but J is insistent on getting it.
540 535 "Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Episode Two" (Pokémon Ranger! Wave-Guiding Riolu!! [Part 2]) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ March 20, 2008 (2008-03-20) November 8, 2008 ʁ ʁ
Hunter J has managed to kidnap Riolu, but not before Riolu reveals his whereabouts to Ash with its Aura. With Rangers Kellyn and Solana joining them, Ash and his friends go to hunt down Hunter J and get Riolu back. However, J is far more formidable than anyone could have anticipated. Will Ash and friends be able to return Riolu back to its kingdom?
541 536 "Crossing Paths" (Goodbye Dokukeiru!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ April 3, 2008 (2008-04-03) August 23, 2008 ʁ ʁ
Ash and Co. arrive at a lakeside Pokémon Center. Jessie's Dustox sees a shiny Dustox, and follows it to the lake. Jessie releases her Dustox, allowing it to mate.
542 537 "Pika and Goliath" (Pikachu! Raichu! The Road to Evolution!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ April 3, 2008 (2008-04-03) August 30, 2008 ʁ ʁ
Ash and his friends meet Sho, a boy who has a Pichu and a Raichu. He mistakes Ash's Pikachu for a wild Pokémon. Ash challenges Sho to a battle. However, Pikachu is badly injured, which leaves Ash remembering his battle against Lt. Surge at the Vermillion City Gym in Kanto. Ash reveals that he had kept the Thunderstone he received at the time in case Pikachu ever wanted to evolve to Raichu on his own. Paul witnesses this turn of events, and scolds Ash for losing to such an opponent. Ash manages to redeem himself of that defeat in a rematch.
543 538 "Our Cup Runneth Over!" (The Contest Master Mikuri Appears!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ April 17, 2008 (2008-04-17) September 6, 2008 ʁ ʁ
Ash, Brock and Dawn meet Wallace, the Champion of the Hoenn Region. He says he will be holding a Pokémon Contest and the winner receives a ribbon that can be used anywhere. The group spends the day with him, resulting in advice from Wallace for Dawn to play with her Pokémon more and for Ash to enter Buizel in the contest. At the end of the episode, Ash receives a phone call from his friend, May.
544 539 "A Full Course Tag Battle!" (Seven Stars Restaurant! Tag Battle for a Full Course!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ April 24, 2008 (2008-04-24) September 13, 2008 ʁ ʁ
Ash and Brock's old friend May, still training to become a Top Coordinator, visits Sinnoh for the Wallace Cup. Upon arrival at the Seven Stars Restaurant, they find out that only those who win a tag-battle against the restaurant's owners can eat there. Ash partners with Brock and win the double combat with a single move. Before Dawn and May's combat, Team Rocket steals all food from the restaurant. May and Dawn partner up and defeat both the Team Rocket and the restaurant's owners, the later by using Blaziken and Piplup together to create a fantastic fire/water combination.
545 540 "Staging a Heroes' Welcome!" (Everyone's a Rival! Mikuri Cup!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ May 8, 2008 (2008-05-08) September 20, 2008 ʁ ʁ
Ash and his friends have arrived at the Lake Resort where the Wallace Cup will take place. Zoey also arrives, and competes, too. Right when the contest began, Dawn becomes nervous and has trouble keeping her composure. Meanwhile, May decides to enter with Wartortle, and Ash enters with Buizel. There are cameos of Drew, Harley, Max, Norman, Caroline, and Solidad.
546 541 "Pruning a Passel of Pals!" (Fierce Fighting! Respective Battles!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ May 8, 2008 (2008-05-08) September 27, 2008 ʁ ʁ
At night, Ash takes a walk near the Lake Valor with Pikachu when suddenly, something in the center of the lake begins to glow, and it turns out that Azelf appears. When Ash tries to approach it, the shadow disappears again. The next day, the second round of the Wallace Cup begins. Dawn, May and Zoey make it to the semi finals but Ash loses to a tough coordinator called Kyle. After it is Dawn's turn to battle Kyle in the semi-final, she uses Piplup against his Crawdaunt.
547 542 "Strategy with a Smile!" (Decisive Match! Hikari vs. Haruka!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ May 15, 2008 (2008-05-15) October 11, 2008 ʁ ʁ
Dawn beats Kyle and May beats Zoey in the semi finals and both have to battle in the finals. In the finals, Dawn faces-off against May in the Wallace Cup. Dawn uses Piplup and May uses her Glaceon. Dawn manages to narrowly defeat May's Glaceon by a fraction. After the contest ends, Dawn earns her second Ribbon! Now that the contest is over, May departs from Ash, Dawn, and Brock once again and goes back to Johto.
548 543 "The Thief That Keeps on Thieving!" (Yanyanma! The Capture Operation!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ May 22, 2008 (2008-05-22) October 18, 2008 ʁ ʁ
On their way to Pastoria City, Ash and friends meet a trainer named Tyler that wants to catch a Yanma. But Team Rocket ends up catching it after he weakened it. After Jessie captures the Yanma and sends it to Giovanni, who rejects it, she decides to train it herself and it quickly evolves into Yanmega.
549 544 "Chim-Charred!" (The Scorching Hikozaru!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ May 29, 2008 (2008-05-29) October 25, 2008 ʁ ʁ
Ash and co. are running after Gligar who has been blown away by a gust, and promptly run into Paul. After a huge argument about their different ways of treating Pokémon, Ash challenges Paul to a battle. But when Chimchar is battling Paul's Ursaring, it activates an overpowering blaze. Chimchar also gets confused and starts randomly attacking anyone in its path.
550 545 "Cream of the Croagunk Crop!" (The Gregguru Festival of the Nomose Great Marsh!?) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ June 5, 2008 (2008-06-05) November 15, 2008 ʁ ʁ
After Ash & Co. arrive in Pastoria City, Crasher Wake refuses Ash's request for a battle because he has to take care of something. They tag along and find out there is a Croagunk Festival in the Pastoria Great Marsh.
551 546 "A Crasher Course in Power!" (Nomose Gym! Vs. Maximum Mask!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ June 19, 2008 (2008-06-19) November 22, 2008 ʁ ʁ
At the Pastoria Gym Ash challenges Crasher Wake to a 3-on-3 Gym Battle using Pikachu, Turtwig and Buizel, while Wake uses Gyarados, Quagsire, and Floatzel. However, Pikachu accidentally shocks Buizel and this causes them to argue which makes a difficulty in helping Ash defeat Wake. Suddenly, thanks to that Buizel had rescued Pikachu from the attack; their argument concludes. Ash manages to defeat Wake and he earns the Fen Badge.
552 547 "Hungry for the Good Life!" (The Gluttonous Urimoo at Mr. Urayama's!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ July 3, 2008 (2008-07-03) December 6, 2008 ʁ ʁ
A Swinub shows up at Mr. Backlot's mansion and starts to eat all the Poffins. Dawn tries to stop it by making her own Poffins for Swinub. Dawn ends up capturing Swinub at the end of the episode.
553 548 "Fighting Fear with Fear!" (Gligar! Wings of Friendship!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ July 3, 2008 (2008-07-03) December 13, 2008 ʁ ʁ
Ash continues his training with Gligar, but finds out it has become fearful of battles since the battle against Paul's Gliscor. The group meets Gary again, and Ash asks Gary to help him solve the problem with Gligar, and Gary gives Ash a Razor Fang, which makes Gligar evolve into Gliscor.
554 549 "Arriving in Style!" (Yosuga Collection! The Road to Becoming a Pokémon Stylist!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ July 10, 2008 (2008-07-10) December 20, 2008 ʁ ʁ
Ash and friends return to Hearthome City to challenge the Gym Leader who was gone during their last visit. However, they hear that the Gym Leader is still gone, making Ash unable to have his fifth Gym Battle. The group meets Paris, a Pokémon Stylist, and her Lopunny. She suggests that Dawn should enter the Hearthome Collection, a famous fashion show.
555 550 "The Psyduck Stops Here!" (The Koduck Roadblock!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ July 24, 2008 (2008-07-24) December 27, 2008 ʁ ʁ
While traveling through a deep valley, Ash and friends encounter a swarm of Psyduck in the middle of a road. Upon trying to pass them, the Psyduck suddenly start attacking them, and to make things worse, there are too many to battle! Ash sneaks behind them with the help of Gliscor, only to find out that the Psyduck are trying to protect their families who are waiting to hatch their eggs and they don't want people to interrupt. When Team Rocket tries to steal the Pokémon, the Psyduck help to blow them away.
556 551 "Camping it Up!" (The Pokémon Summer School Course!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ August 7, 2008 (2008-08-07) January 3, 2009 ʁ ʁ
When Ash & Co. are invited to attend a Pokémon Academy, they decide to enter it. For their first task, they choose a PokéBall that contains a Pokémon inside. The trainer then has to train the Pokémon and be able to use it in battle. The gang then meets Angie, and meets Conway again.
557 552 "Up Close and Personable!" (Research Presentation: "Legend of the Lake"!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ August 14, 2008 (2008-08-14) January 10, 2009 ʁ ʁ
While at a Pokémon Academy, Ash, Dawn, Brock, Angie, and Conway find that their Pokémon are becoming hypnotized when they go near a lake. So they decide to go and investigate what's going on.
558 553 "Ghoul Daze!" (It's Ghost Time After School!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ August 21, 2008 (2008-08-21) January 17, 2009 ʁ ʁ
While Ash and friends are training at the Summer Academy, they are taught how to deal with Ghost-Type Pokémon, should they ever run into them. They are then paired up to find a hidden treasure. While searching, Conway has a run-in with a Dusknoir.
559 554 "One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!" (The Final Showdown! Pokémon Triathlon!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ August 28, 2008 (2008-08-28) January 24, 2009 ʁ ʁ
After the Trainers are finished with the training, they must use a Pokémon to bring them across a rigorous track to the finish line. Finally after a tough competition Ash and Pikachu came first, and Angie and Shinx came second which led to the victory of the red team.
560 555 "A Lean Mean Team Rocket Machine!" (Back to Basics, Team Rocket!?) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ September 4, 2008 (2008-09-04) January 31, 2009 ʁ ʁ
On their way to Celestic Town, Ash and his friends have to take Piplup to the Pokémon Center after collapsing from over-excessive training. Meanwhile, Team Rocket, who were following the group on a slope, decide to have lunch in a luxury restaurant. But then Jessie notices that Meowth's golden charm is buried under rolls of flab. The trio now realizes that, due to them having led a rich and luxurious life ever since they had earned the money at the summer school, they have become lazy and grown a lot in flesh. Wanting to return to their former "sharp and cool" shapes, they start a harsh training session.
561 556 "Playing the Leveling Field!" (The Dancing Gym Leader! Melissa Appears!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ September 11, 2008 (2008-09-11) February 7, 2009 ʁ ʁ
After waiting for a long time, Ash and the gang meet Fantina, the Hearthome City Gym Leader in Celestic Town, where Dawn plans to enter a contest. They watch Fantina and her Mismagius defeat Zoey and her Glameow easily with a powerful strategy. When Ash and Dawn both ask for a battle against Fantina, she says her Pokémon are too tired to have two more battles so she can only battle one. Using Dawns coin toss application they decide that Ash will have an unofficial battle with Fantina. Ash decides to use Buizel, Chimchar and Pikachu against Fantina's Drifloon, who defeats Ash's Buizel and puts Chimchar to sleep. Ash uses Pikachu next, but during the battle, Drifloon evolves into Drifblim and puts Pikachu to sleep. Ash forfeits as Pikachu and Chimchar are both asleep and can't battle. They agree to battle again another day when Ash is strong enough. Later that day, Zoey tells Dawn that she has recently won her third ribbon using her Shellos.
562 557 "Doc Brock!" (Pachirisu Has a Fever! Being Two People Taking Care!?) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ September 25, 2008 (2008-09-25) February 14, 2009 ʁ ʁ
Brock is away on an errand. When the gang can't handle it without him, they send Gliscor to bring Brock back. Brock finds he can't carry Gliscor back, as it can't glide in the wind going the opposite direction, and leaves it, promising to return for it. At the end of the episode, the gang comically realizes that they left Gliscor behind, and scene shows a frustrated Gliscor with a long way to go.
563 558 "Battling the Generation Gap!" (Pokémon Contest! Kannagi Tournament!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ September 25, 2008 (2008-09-25) February 21, 2009 ʁ ʁ
Dawn has entered the latest contest held in Celestic Town. Dawn meets her mother's old rival Yuri, that wants to win this contest. When she and her mom's rival "Lila" come face to face in the Finals of the contest, Dawn has to give it all she has to win.
564 559 "Losing Its Lustrous!" (Team Galaxy Attacks!! [Part 1]) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ October 2, 2008 (2008-10-02) February 28, 2009 ʁ ʁ
Commander Mars and Cyrus (not known yet by Ash and co. that he is a part of Team Galactic) steal a Lustrous Orb and an Adamant Orb from the Celestic Town museum for the power to awake Dialga and Palkia in their future plans.
565 560 "Double Team Turnover!" (Team Galaxy Attacks!! [Part 2]) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ October 2, 2008 (2008-10-02) March 7, 2009 ʁ ʁ
Ash and the gang are helped by Cynthia to stop Team Galactic from stealing the Lustrous Orb and the Adamant Orb, but they fail because they had no idea how large Team Galactic was, or how powerful Commander Jupiter is.
566 561 "If the Scarf Fits, Wear It!" (The Floating Unidentified Mysterious Monster!?) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ October 16, 2008 (2008-10-16) March 21, 2009 ʁ ʁ
Arriving back in Solaceon Town, the gang meet up with Angie at her Parent's Daycare. She tells them her parents are gone for a while, so she leaves the daycare to her for a while. Ash and the gang tell her about the strange monster terrorizing Solaceon Town. She later reveals that the monster is a Lickilicky that she evolved from a Lickitung which she taught it Rollout. So the gang goes out and helps her find the Lickilicky and bring it back. At the end of the episode, it is revealed the Angie may have a crush on Ash.
567 562 "A Trainer and Child Reunion!" (Elite Four Ryou! Forest of Meeting and Separation!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ October 23, 2008 (2008-10-23) March 28, 2009 ʁ ʁ
As Ash and the gang are heading back to Hearthome City, they encounter Aaron, a member of the Elite Four. They see that he's training his bug Pokémon, but also himself. He explains to the gang that he's trying to look for a Wurmple he released as a child as he felt it could become stronger on its own, but he wants him back. The gang offers to help Aaron look for his released Wurmple. They find Aaron's Wurmple, but since then it has evolved into Beautifly. The two become a team again. In the end, Aaron happily says thank you and a farewell, and Ash and his friends head on to Hearthome City.
568 563 "Aiding the Enemy!" (Naetoru, Hayashigame... and Dodaitosu!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ October 30, 2008 (2008-10-30) April 4, 2009 ʁ ʁ
Ash has a one-on-one battle with Paul, who chooses Honchkrow, and Ash chooses Turtwig. Honchkrow manages to drive Turtwig into a corner, but at the last moment, Turtwig evolves into Grotle. However, Grotle loses all its agility and loses to Honchkrow anyway. Paul then reveals to Ash that he has already obtained the Hearthome City gym badge, in which Brock confronts Paul that he met his older brother Reggie over a missing Frontier Brain symbol, which reveals Paul's captious nature of becoming strong. Grotle gets up late that night and unsuccessfully tries to regain its agility. Paul's Torterra shows up and comforts Grotle by showing it that speed isn't everything about battles. Torterra tells Grotle that it can also rely on defense. Torterra shows an example with Ash's Gliscor using a Steel Wing straight to the head. Torterra emerges unscathed, and Grotle revgains confidence.
569 564 "Barry's Busting Out All Over!" (Rival Trainer Jun Appears!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ November 6, 2008 (2008-11-06) April 11, 2009 ʁ ʁ
Upon arriving at the Hearthome Gym, Ash and his friends run into Barry, a trainer from Twinleaf Town. Barry turns out to be an admirer of Paul, whom he saw when watching the Double Battle Tournament. Ash challenges Barry to a Pokémon battle. Ash chooses Chimchar, Gliscor, and Pikachu, against Barry's Staraptor, Roserade, and Empoleon. Ash manages to narrowly defeat Barry, finishing off Empoleon with Pikachu's Volt Tackle.
570 565 "Shield with a Twist!" (Yosuga Gym Match! Vs. Melissa!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ November 13, 2008 (2008-11-13) April 18, 2009 ʁ ʁ
The Gym battle between Ash and the Hearthome Gym Leader Fantina has begun. Ash chooses Buizel to battle Gengar, Chimchar to battle Mismagius, and Pikachu to battle Driftblim. Using his new counter-shield strategy, Buizel defeats Gengar, Chimchar defeats Mismagius but Pikachu gets defeated by Driftblim when Fantina uses her own strategy against him. Buizel also gets defeated by Driftblim, but Chimchar finally defeats Driftblim, and Ash wins the Relic Badge. Barry, having seen Ash defeat a Gym Leader he lost to, declares that Ash is a rival if Ash can beat the leader of the Canalave Gym. Meanwhile, Jessie wins her second ribbon using her Yanmega in the Majolica Town Contest!
571 566 "Jumping Rocket Ship!" (Chaotic Melee in Mio City!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ November 20, 2008 (2008-11-20) April 25, 2009 ʁ ʁ
Ash and Co., along with Barry, take a ride in a blimp to Canalave City. When they arrive, Team Rocket, disguised as photographers, trick them into taking a picture of all of their Pokémon, which actually turns out to be a net to kidnap them. The Pokémon fight back to attempt to escape, and everyone's Pokémon (including Team Rocket's) gets blown away into the sky in the process and they all get separated. A chase ensues when Team Rocket declares that whomever should find the Pokémon first, gets to keep them all. When Meowth is grouped with Pikachu, Pachirisu, and Mime Jr. after the explosion, he considers leaving Team Rocket for good.
572 567 "Sleepless in Pre-Battle" (Cresselia vs. Darkrai!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ December 4, 2008 (2008-12-04) May 2, 2009 ʁ ʁ
The group heads to the Canalave Gym, but they are told that the Gym Leader isn't there right now. At a police station, the group is told by Officer Jenny that all the people in the town are having nightmares, and that the cause of the nightmares seems to be the Pokémon, Darkrai. Also, Dawn's Swinub evolves into Piloswine in order to stop Team Rocket from stealing Cresselia.

Home Media releases

The series was released on six volume DVDs by Viz Media and Warner Home Video in the United States, which were released separately and as part of two boxsets. This was the first Pokémon DVD released in the United States after Viz's new home video partnership with Warner.

Viz Media and Warner Home Video released Pokémon the Series Diamond and Pearl: Battle Dimension – The Complete Season on DVD on January 7, 2020.

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