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* Italian: '''{{tt|Due Team da sconfiggere!|Two Teams to defeat!}}'''
* Italian: '''{{tt|Due Team da sconfiggere!|Two Teams to defeat!}}'''
* Polish: '''{{tt|Kradzież zespołowa|The Theft Team}}'''
* Polish: '''{{tt|Kradzież zespołowa|The Theft Team}}'''
* French: '''{{tt|La quête de la Team Galaxie !|The quest of the Team Galactic!}}'''

Revision as of 04:38, 1 March 2010

DP096 : Losing Its Lustrous!
Diamond & Pearl series
DP098 : If the Scarf Fits, Wear It!
Double Team Turnover!
DP097   EP563
ギンガ団襲撃!! -後編-
Ginga-dan Attacks!! -Part 2-
First broadcast
Japan October 2, 2008
United States March 7, 2009
English themes
Opening We Will Be Heroes
Japanese themes
Opening ハイタッチ!
Ending あしたはきっと
Animation Team Iguchi
Screenplay 冨岡淳広 Atsuhiro Tomioka
Storyboard 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
Assistant director 古賀一臣 Kazuomi Koga
Animation director 志村泉 Izumi Shimura
Additional credits

Double Team Turnover! (Japanese: ギンガ団襲撃!! -後編- Ginga-dan Attacks!! -Part 2-) is the 97th episode of the Diamond & Pearl series, and the 563rd episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on October 2, 2008, as a part of a one-hour special with Losing Its Lustrous! and in the United States on March 7, 2009.

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Picking up from Losing its Lustrous!, Ash, his friends and Cynthia battle against Saturn and Mars in the Celestic Town Historical Research Center. Cynthia's Gastrodon manages to easily defeat the multiple Golbat sent out by Team Galactic. Ash sends out Pikachu and Chimchar while Dawn sends out Piplup and Pachirisu, to which Mars and Saturn counter with Purugly's Shadow Ball and Toxicroak's Dark Pulse. With help from Cynthia's Gastrodon and Garchomp, the attacks are repelled, but Chimchar is injured when it takes a Poison Jab meant for Pikachu.

This distraction allows Team Rocket to make their attempt to snatch the Lustrous Orb, only to be caught in the act by Officer Jenny. Despite both this and the fact they are surrounded by Galactic operatives, Team Rocket escapes after Cyrus gives a subtle order for Mars and Saturn to let them go. After they leave, Saturn sends the Golbat after them and flees, while the heroes are forced to retreat to the Pokémon Center to get help for Chimchar and Croagunk and so they can plan their next move.

Meanwhile, another Team Galactic Commander named Jupiter and her Skuntank use the Spear Key to find the location of the Lustrous Orb.

With police everywhere in Celestic Town, Team Rocket is left to flee to the Celestic Ruins, which were previously bombed by Mars. One of Saturn's Golbat spots them and goes to report back, along with Ash's Staravia who has also been searching for Team Rocket.

In the Pokémon Center, Cynthia advises Ash and his friends about the importance of the Adamant Orb and the Lustrous Orb, and their ties to Dialga and Palkia. Ash feels guilty for getting Chimchar injured but Cynthia, who has recognized Chimchar as the one that battled her under Paul's command, tells Ash that it is important not to regret the past but look forward to the future. Professor Carolina and Cyrus have since gone to the ruins to see the damage inflicted by Mars's attack, when Cyrus is informed of the whereabouts of Team Rocket by one of the Golbat.

Carolina and Cyrus find Team Rocket hiding in the ruins, and Mars - after disabling the police nearby with her Bronzor's Hypnosis - quickly arrives on the scene. She attempts to have Purugly and Bronzor attack Team Rocket, but Pikachu, Staravia, Piplup and Garchomp interfere as the heroes arrive. Trapped, Team Rocket tries a desperate move - threatening to destroy the Lustrous Orb. This only prompts Cyrus to explode in anger at them, lecturing the trio on the history of Sinnoh and the importance of the orbs in its space-time legend. Cyrus then loses his temper and begins laughing maniacally as the Golbat return to attack Team Rocket. They fail, but in the confusion Jupiter's Skuntank arrives and steals the Lustrous Orb.

That night at the Pokémon Center, Carolina apprises Officer Jenny of the day's events while Cynthia and Ash's group mourn their failure to protect the orbs. Cyrus advises them to not feel sorry for themselves, that they did an admirable job against Team Galactic, stating that he will remember them for their efforts before leaving.

The next morning, Cynthia departs Celestic Town to meet a challenger for the title of champion. The gang are worried about what Team Galactic are up to, but Cynthia tells them they should just proceed as normal, knowing they will all have to be ready for when Team Galactic make their next move.

Meanwhile, in the secret headquarters of Team Galactic, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn observe the Adamant Orb, Lustrous Orb and Spear Key, which they have attached to machines in a laboratory. A door opens to reveal the leader of Team Galactic - Cyrus! He admonishes Saturn for displaying ineptitude during the mission while Mars snickers. Cyrus then reveals that Ash and Dawn have witnessed the spirits of Mesprit and Azelf to his underlings' surprise. He orders Jupiter to head up the mission of collecting the lake guardians, to which he says she will contact the Pokémon hunters. Mars has news too - the Fuego Ironworks have completed their experiment on the meteorites stolen from Veilstone City, moving the Red Chain project into its final stage. Cyrus laughs insanely as he visualizes the 'beautiful and pure' world he plans to build with the immeasurable power of Dialga and Palkia...

Major events


Pokémon debuts

TV episode debuts






File:Gastro error DP097.jpg
The coloring error
  • While Cynthia's Gastrodon and Garchomp were battling Toxicroak and Purugly, Gastrodon's head was colored pink, instead of the usual brown.
  • When Croagunk is recovering, his Japanese voice can be heard.
    • When Croagunk and Chimchar are recovering in the Pokémon Center, Chimchar's tail is still alight, even though it is asleep.

Dub edits

In other languages

  • Dutch: Strijd Tussen De Teams!
  • German: Im Doppelteam-Karussell!
  • Korean: 갤럭시단! 다시 나타나다! (제2부)
  • Brazilian Portuguese: É Tudo ou Nada!
  • Latin American Spanish: ¡El malevolo Equipo Galactica!
  • Iberian Spanish: Regreso del Doble Equipo
  • Czech: Překvapivý zvrat
  • Italian: Due Team da sconfiggere!
  • Polish: Kradzież zespołowa
  • French: La quête de la Team Galaxie !

DP096 : Losing Its Lustrous!
Diamond & Pearl series
DP098 : If the Scarf Fits, Wear It!
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