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These donuts are great! This article is about an episode of the Pokémon anime that has not been dubbed into English. As such, its coverage may contain romanized Japanese names, rather than dub names.
Mio Gym Match! Steel Battle!!
First broadcast
Japan December 25, 2008
United States
English themes
Japanese themes
Opening ハイタッチ!
Ending あしたはきっと
Animation Team Iguchi
Screenplay 藤田伸三 Shinzō Fujita
Storyboard 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
Assistant director 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
Animation director 岩根雅明 Masaaki Iwane
No additional credits are available at this time.

(Japanese: ミオジム戦!はがねのバトル!! Mio Gym Match! Steel Battle!!) is the 108th episode of the Diamond & Pearl series, and the 574th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on December 25, 2008.

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Template:Incomplete synopsis Ash's long-awaited Gym Battle with Byron begins. Ash uses Chimchar against Byron's first Pokémon, Bronzor. He tries to dominate the battle with Fire attacks, but Byron's defense-oriented battling style prevents him from dealing much damage...

Major events

  • Ash battles for his sixth Sinnoh badge, against Byron.
  • Ash earns his sixth gym badge, the Mine Badge.


Pokémon debuts





  • This is Gliscor's first gym battle, and as of this episode Ash's entire team has now participated in at least one gym battle.
  • This episode marks the shortest time between gym battles for Ash against a Sinnoh Gym leader. Ash's last gym battle was in DP102.
  • This is the second time that Ash won his sixth badge on the 108th episode of an arc. The last time was when he defeated Jasmine in the Johto League. Coincidently, both Byron and Jasmine are the sixth leader of their respective regions and both specialize in Steel types.


Dub edits

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