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| Classroom Training!
Miss Suzuna of the Trainers' School!
|| May 7, 2009
| United States
|| October 3, 2009
|| Team Iguchi
|| 冨岡淳広 Atsuhiro Tomioka
|| 大庭秀昭 Hideaki Ōba
| Assistant director
|| 近橋伸隆 Nobutaka Chikahashi
| Animation director
|| 木下和栄 Kazue Kinoshita
| Additional credits
Classroom Training! (Japanese: トレーナーズスクールのスズナ先生！ Miss Suzuna of the Trainers' School!) is the 126th episode of the Diamond & Pearl series, and the 592nd episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on May 7, 2009 and in the United States on October 3, 2009.
Upon reaching Snowpoint City, Ash and his friends are welcomed by the Gym Leader of the Snowpoint Gym, Candice. The group accepts her offer to show them around the city; the first place they are lead to is a Trainers' School where Candice works as a teacher. Ash is then asked about the secret of his success as a trainer. He answers with his usual motto 'The best defense is offense', but he faces a nasty surprise when he participates in a quiz. He doesn't even know the answer to the question about Pikachu because he says a wrong answer before Candice had finished the question. However, there is a quite knowledgeable businessman named Jeremiah who can answer to all questions with amazing speed. After the test, he says that Ash is not clever enough, but Brock comforts him, saying that he is great at gym battles. Later, Ash meets Zoey and Candice at a little hut where the two girls used to play together. Zoey then reveals that she met her Glameow when she was too little to raise a Pokémon. However, she could keep Glameow and raised it together with Candice until Zoey turned ten.
Meanwhile, Team Rocket steals all the Pokémon stored at the school. When Jeremiah arrives to get back the Poké Balls, James's Carnivine immobilizes his Skuntank with Vine Whip. At the moment Jessie's Seviper is about to attack, Pikachu comes to the rescue and knocks it out. After Team Rocket reveal themselves, Candice and Ash form a team to defeat them. With the help of the Blizzard attack of Candice's Abomasnow and Buizel's improved Ice Aqua Jet, Team Rocket blasts off again. However, the Poké Balls start to fall, but Piplup collects them safely with Whirlpool. Seeing how Ash beat Team Rocket, Mr. Jeremiah apologizes for being rude. With all the Poké Balls safe and sound, Ash now concentrates on his upcoming gym battle against Candice.
TV episode debuts
- Brock claimed that Zoey and Dawn battled Fantina, when it was really Zoey and Ash who battled her.
- In multiple scenes, the top of Stunky's head is colored purple, instead of white.