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DP118 : Pursuing a Lofty Goal!
Diamond & Pearl series
Trials and Adulations!
DP119   EP585
Clash! Mammoo VS Bossgodora!!
First broadcast
Japan March 26, 2009
United States August 15, 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 大橋志吉 Yukiyoshi Ōhashi
Storyboard 大庭秀昭 Hideaki Ōba
Assistant director 秦義人 Yoshito Hata
Animation director 木下和栄 Kazue Kinoshita
Additional credits

Trials and Adulations! (Japanese: 激突!マンムーVSボスゴドラ!! Clash! Mammoo VS Bossgodora!!) is the 119th episode of the Diamond & Pearl series, and the 585th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired alongside DP120 in Japan on March 26, 2009 and aired in the United States on August 15, 2009.

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Ash and his friends hike through the forest as Dawn tries to sip from her water bottle, finding it empty. She decides to go to a spring to fill it, so Ash and Brock sit down to wait. Dawn approaches the spring and starts to fill her bottle when a wild Aggron fires a Hyper Beam at her. Dawn slips on the rocks, causing her and Piplup to fall into the river.

Dawn washes up downstream, realizing that she has gotten separated from Ash and Brock. She checks her Pokédex and gets information about Aggron. Ash and Brock head over to check on Dawn, finding her dropped water bottle. They realize something's wrong when the same Aggron attacks them. Pikachu tries to defend, but gets knocked aside. They flee the location, losing Aggron. Ash wonders why Aggron atacked them when Brock notices that the local rocks are rich with iron. Since Aggron feeds on iron, Brock assumes that it was guarding territory. To help search for Dawn, Ash summons Staraptor and Gliscor to scout from the air. Meanwhile, while Dawn tries to find her friends, Team Rocket follows her and decide to steal her Pokémon. Dawn runs into a cloud of white smoke as Team Rocket confronts her and recites their motto. Jessie tries to lasso Piplup but misses. She brings out Yanmega as Piplup fires BubbleBeam. Yanmega dodges and fires AncientPower, but Piplup dodges and launches Whirlpool, hiting. Dawn suddenly stops battling and grabs Piplup before running away. Team Rocket wonders why when Aggron appears and attacks Team Rocket with Hyper Beam. They manage to hide from Aggron as it leaves, James using his cards to identify Aggron, realizing that Aggron was the reason Dawn ran off.

While Ash and Brock continue to search for Dawn, clearly getting worried, Dawn decides to bring out Buneary and Pachirisu so they can fire their moves into the sky and attract attention. Buneary's Ice Beam gets Team Rocket's attention while Pachirisu's Discharge gets Aggron's attention. Aggron shows up and attack's Dawn and her Pokémon, making them run away, Team Rocket watching from the top of a hill. Dawn runs until her Pokémon stop at the edge of a cliff, Aggron cornering the group. With no choice but to battle, Dawn brings out Mamoswine and tries to get it to use Take Down, but Mamoswine chooses to kneel down and sleep. Dawn tries to motivate it with Poffin, but Aggron's attack proves to be a better motivator, angering Mamoswine into attacking. Aggron uses Double-Edge to knock Mamoswine back. Mamoswine fires Ice Shard, but Aggron uses Ice Beam to stall. Aggron follows up with another fierce Double-Edge, knocking Mamoswine back. The cliff collapses as Dawn and her Pokémon slide down the cliff. Team Rocket observed the melee as Aggron attacks them again, making them run off.

At the bottom of the cliff, Dawn checks her Pokémon, noticing Mamoswine has a severe leg injury. Dawn wants to recall Mamoswine so it can rest, but she discovers that Mamoswine's Poké Ball is missing. Knowing that Team Rocket and/or Aggron could appear at anytime, she decides to move Mamoswine under a tree, giving it a bed and hiding it. She summons Ambipom, having her use Focus Punch to break tree branches down, using the leaves to form the bed. Dawn feeds Mamoswine a Poffin and gets it to move to the bed, with the help of her other Pokémon. They use more tree branches to conceal all but Mamoswine's face. Dawn remembers what Brock taught her about treating her Pokémon. She finds the plant that helps cure pain as her other Pokémon gather enough of the plant, using the liquid inside to heal Mamoswine's leg injury before wrapping it. Piplup fills a bucket with water using Whirlpool before freezing it into an ice pack with Buneary's Ice Beam. Dawn seeks out moist soil, which marks the location of Template:B2 Berries. Ambipom gathers thoses as well as bananas for later. They bring enough back to Mamoswine and Dawn gives Mamoswine the Oran Berry.

Sunset falls as Ash and Brock find the ledge where Dawn fell, Pikachu finding a Poké Ball. Meanwhile, Dawn and her Pokémon overhear someone approaching. Dawn looks and spots Team Rocket. They hear Aggron roar in the distance and want to hide in the tree that Dawn is at. Dawn has Ambipom scare Team Rocket away by smashing a rock into the ground to mimic a powerful stomp. The tactic works as Team Rocket flees. Afterwards, Dawn decides to recall her other Pokémon, but they all refuse, wanting to stay with Mamoswine. Aggron approaches nearby, so Pachirisu runs off and rustles some bushes in the opposite direction, luring Aggron away. Night falls as Ash and Brock take shelter in a cave, putting off the search until the next morning. Back at the tree, Dawn's Pokémon sleep, but Buneary notices Dawn stil tending to Mamoswine's injury. Buneary creates another ice pack to replace the first one as Dawn finishes up and goes to sleep.

The next morning, Ash and Brock continue to search as Team Rocket seeks out Aggron in a Golem Mecha. They spot Aggron and attack, but Aggron easily knocks the mecha aside. Team Rocket fires a missile, knocking Aggron down momentarily. It gets back up and launches Double-Edge, knocking the mecha towards Dawn's location and revealing Mamoswine. Dawn tries to protect Mamoswine as Staraptor spots them, leading Ash to the spot. Team Rocket fires another missile as Mamoswine deflects it with its tusks, revealing that Mamoswine has recovered from its injuries. Ash and Brock reach Dawn as Mamoswine charges and knocks the mecha aside, forcing Team Rocket out. Pikachu rushes forward as Jessie has Yanmega use Steel Wing. Pikachu dodges as Yanmega fires AncientPower, but Pikachu dodges and fires Thunderbolt to roast Yanmega and send Team Rocket blasting off.

Aggron is ready to attack as Mamoswine flips Dawn and her Pokémon onto its back. Mamoswine charges forward and blocks Double-Edge with its tusks. Aggron's Hyper Beam is also blocked as Mamoswine obeys Dawn's request for Ice Shard, hitting before following up with AncientPower, knocking Aggron down and making it retreat. Dawn celebrates as Ash and Brock praise her. Dawn mentions how she utilized the skills Brock taught her as Ash hands back Mamoswine's Poké Ball. Dawn decides to feed Mamoswine the other fruit that Ambipom picked, but Mamoswine is already chowing down. With Mamoswine on Dawn's side, the journey continues.

Major events


Pokémon debuts






  • Near the end of the episode, Mamoswine flipped Dawn and her Pokémon onto its back. Mamoswine then used Ice Shard; however, it seems some of Dawn's Pokémon were missing. In the next scene, they were back on Mamoswine again.

Dub edits

DP118 : Pursuing a Lofty Goal!
Diamond & Pearl series
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