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DP034 : Buizel Your Way Out of This
Diamond & Pearl series
DP036 : A Secret Sphere of Influence!
An Elite Meet and Greet!
DP035   EP501
Elite Four Goyō and Dotakun!
First broadcast
Japan May 24, 2007
United States November 3, 2007
English themes
Opening Diamond and Pearl
Japanese themes
Opening Together
Ending 君のそばで 〜ヒカリのテーマ〜 (PopUp.Version)
Animation Team Iguchi
Screenplay 大橋志吉 Yukiyoshi Ōhashi
Storyboard 日高政光 Masamitsu Hidaka
Assistant director 古賀一臣 Kazuomi Koga
Animation director 船津弘美 Hiromi Funatsu
Additional credits
The Elite Four.

An Elite Meet and Greet! (Japanese: 四天王ゴヨウとドータクン! Elite Four Goyō and Dotakun!) is the 35th episode of the Diamond & Pearl series, and the 501st episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on May 24, 2007 and in the United States on November 3, 2007.

Ash and friends meet Lucian, a member of the Sinnoh Elite Four. Dawn's Buizel wants to battle Lucian, who obliges and fights with his Bronzong.

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Major events


Pokémon debuts




* No official credit was given for this character.



Dub edits

  • In the Japanese version, a cold open intro is shown, then the opening theme, a scene where Dawn introduces her Buizel to others, and the title card. For reasons unknown, this episode shows the cold open intro, and then the Buizel introduction before the opening theme and the title card in the English dub.

In other languages

  • Finnish: Eliittitapaaminen
  • Italian: Un Superquattro come amico & Buizel contro il Team Rocket
  • Iberian Spanish: ¡Encuentros y Saludos del Alto Mando!
  • Latin American Spanish: ¡Un encuentro con la Élite Cuatro!
  • Dutch: Genieten met de Eliten!
  • Brazilian Portuguese: A Tropa da Elite!
  • Czech: Setkání elity


DP034 : Buizel Your Way Out of This
Diamond & Pearl series
DP036 : A Secret Sphere of Influence!
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