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(Japanese: 激闘！ それぞれのバトル！！ Fierce Fighting! Respective Battles!!) is the 78th episode of Diamond & Pearl. It first aired in Japan on May 8, 2008 alongside DP077 as part of a one-hour special.
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- Ash, Dawn, Zoey, and May continue on in the Wallace Cup.
- Ash encounters a Template:P2 near Lake Valor.
- May's Bulbasaur has evolved into Venusaur during her travels in Johto.
- Ash loses in his second match of the battle round.
- May, Dawn, and Zoey advance to the quarter finals.
- Ash Ketchum
- Pikachu (Ash's)
- Meowth (Team Rocket)
- Buizel (Ash's)
- Skitty (May's)
- Venusaur (May's)
- Munchlax (May's)
- Wartortle (May's)
- Piplup (Dawn's)
- Buneary (Dawn's)
- Pachirisu (Dawn's)
- Ambipom (Dawn's)
- Misdreavus (Zoey's)
- Finneon (Zoey's)
- Lanturn (Kaito's)
- Crawdaunt (Kaito's)
- Mesprit (flashback)
- Ash encounters Azelf at Lake Valor, much like Dawn encountered Mesprit at Lake Verity in Following a Maiden's Voyage. Much speculation as to who will encounter Uxie is being made at the current time, with major candidates being Brock and Paul. During the episode, May tells of a story she heard about a mysterious, legendary Pokémon (likely to be Uxie) during her pitstop at Snowpoint City.
- At the end of this episode, Piplup is returned to its Poké Ball for the first time in a long time so as to come out with the effects of the Ball Capsule. If Ash had used Pikachu instead of Buizel, it is unknown what he would have done.
- Instead of Professor Oak's Pokémon lecture, the end of the episode featured a memorial to Pokémon 4Ever. This is part of a countdown to Giratina and the Sky's Bouquet: Shaymin.
- In Dawn's first match, Buneary's capsule has a Bubble Seal , but then it changes to a Heart Seal when it opens.
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