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DP110 : Steeling Peace of Mind!
Diamond & Pearl series
DP112 : Cheers on Castaways Isle!
Saving the World From Ruins!
DP111   EP577
The Ruins of Steel Island!
First broadcast
Japan January 22, 2009
United States June 20, 2009
English themes
Opening Battle Cry - (Stand Up!)
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 日高政光 Masamitsu Hidaka
山本珠代 Tamayo Yamamoto
Assistant director 古賀一臣 Kazuomi Koga
Animation director 広岡歳仁 Toshihito Hirooka
Additional credits

Saving the World From Ruins! (Japanese: 鋼鉄島の遺跡! The Ruins of Steel Island!) is the 111th episode of the Diamond & Pearl series, and the 577th episode of the Pokémon anime. It aired in Japan on January 22, 2009 and in the United States on June 20, 2009.

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Continuing from the last episode, Lucario is trying to attack Ash and his friends. Riley blocks it using his Aura and comments that he and his Lucario are Aura Guardians in training. After Lucario gets shocked by Pikachu's Thunderbolt, it runs away to the source of the waves, which is a machine that Team Galactic had made.

Lucario faints after a battle with Mars, so Ash and his friends go to help. While jumping over a big hole, Piplup accidentally falls in. Dawn discovers this is the hole where Barry and Team Rocket are. Dawn tries helping them up from the hole when a Steelix appears, making Dawn fall in as well, and attacks them. Riley goes back to help them, while Ash battles with Mars and destroys the machine allowing Team Galactic to scan only 60% of Mt. Coronet in their search for the Spear Pillar. Mars is defeated, but escapes with the Spear Key and informs them that she has installed bombs in the ruins, and will blow it up at any second. She then gets off the island in a helicopter. Ash then uses Chimchar to use Dig to get everybody escape the hole, but the ground is too hard, causing it to be recalled. Ash informs every one of this causing James to cry with Mime Jr.. Carnivine watches James crying and then learns Vine Whip, and uses its new move to help everyone escape the hole.

Riley says that he and Lucario would try something to disarm the bomb and tells the others to run as far as they can. When Riley and Lucario find the bombs, they attempt to take it off, but can't. Mars then detonates the bombs but there is no explosion. Riley and Lucario had used an Aura Bubble to trap an explosion in it. They then send it to the sky and the island is safe. Professor Carolina arrives and studies the stones Team Galactic had left and asks Riley to help her study the island's mysterious connection with the Veilstone City meteorites.

Back at Team Galactic Head Quarters, Mars apologizes to Cyrus for her failure in destroying Iron Island. Cyrus tells her it's only a temporary setback, and places Saturn in charge of excavating the Spear Pillar. Even with only a 60% scan, Team Galactic have still made headway in their search for the Spear Pillar and their quest for the ability to control Sinnoh space-time will continue...

Major events

For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.



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In other languages

DP110 : Steeling Peace of Mind!
Diamond & Pearl series
DP112 : Cheers on Castaways Isle!
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