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(Japanese: ギンガ団襲撃!! -前編- Team Galaxy Attacks! -Part 1-) is the 96th episode of the Diamond & Pearl series, and the 562nd episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on October 2, 2008, as a part of a one-hour special with DP097.
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While training in Celestic Town, the gang meet up with Cynthia, her grandmother, and one of her grandmother's friends. This friend is eager to see the Celestic Ruins. Meanwhile, Team Galactic are planning one of their biggest operations...
- Ash and his friends meet Cynthia again, alongside her grandmother.
- Ash and his friends meet Cyrus.
- Team Galactic steals the Adamant Orb.
- Ash and his friends encounter Mars, another Team Galactic Commander.
- Brock's Croagunk is defeated and badly injured in a battle against Saturn's Toxicroak.
- Officer Jenny
- Nurse Joy
- Rhonda (on television)
- Professor Karashina (Seiyū: さとうあい Ai Satō)
- Team Galactic Grunts
- (Seiyū: 古島清孝 Kiyotaka Furushima)
- Policemen (Seiyū: 小西克幸 Konishi Katsuyuki)
- Speaker announcer (Seiyū: 古島清孝 Kiyotaka Furushima)
- Controller (Seiyū: うえだゆうじ Yūji Ueda)
- Pikachu (Ash's)
- Meowth (Team Rocket)
- Wobbuffet (Jessie's)
- Turtwig (Ash's)
- Staravia (Ash's)
- Chimchar (Ash's)
- Buizel (Ash's)
- Gliscor (Ash's)
- Piplup (Dawn's)
- Ambipom (Dawn's)
- Swinub (Dawn's)
- Croagunk (Brock's)
- Happiny (Brock's)
- Garchomp (Cynthia's)
- Toxicroak (Saturn's)
- Bronzor (Saturn's; seiyū: 古島清孝 Kiyotaka Furushima)
- Golbat (Team Galactic's; multiple)
- Delcatty (Yuri's) (flashback)
- Drifblim (Fantina's) (flashback)
- Azelf (Flashback)
- Mesprit (Flashback)
- Stunky (Officer Jenny's)
- Growlithe (police's)
- Dialga (portrait and statue)
- Palkia (portrait and statue)
- Togeher2008 is replaced by High Touch! as the opening theme.
- This episode marks exactly 60 episodes since Team Galactic's first anime appearance. In it, however, it hired Jessie, James, and Meowth to nab the Adamant Orb from Eterna City, while this time around the group itself nabbed both it and the Lustrous Orb from Celestic Town, which lies on the opposite side of Mt. Coronet and Route 211 from Eterna.
- It is revealed in this episode that Brock's Croagunk is able to sense when Saturn's Toxicroak is nearby, possibly an allusion to its Anticipation ability.
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