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DP142 : Where No Togepi Has Gone Before!
Diamond & Pearl series
DP144 : Gone With the Windworks!
An Egg Scramble!
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DP143   EP609
ジョウトフェスタ! チコリータとワニノコ登場!!
Jōto Festa! Enter Chicorita and Waninoko!!
First broadcast
Japan September 17, 2009
United States February 6, 2010
English themes
Opening Battle Cry - (Stand Up!)
Ending
Japanese themes
Opening ハイタッチ! 2009
Ending もえよ ギザみみピチュー!
Credits
Animation Team Iguchi
Screenplay 十川誠志 Masashi Sogo
Storyboard 小山賢 Masaru Koyama
Assistant director 小山賢 Masaru Koyama
Animation directors 古川博之 Hiroyuki Furukawa
牧内ももこ Momoko Makiuchi
Additional credits

An Egg Scramble! (Japanese: ジョウトフェスタ! チコリータとワニノコ登場!! Jōto Festa! Enter Chicorita and Waninoko!!) is the 143rd episode of the Diamond & Pearl series, and the 609th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan as a 1 hour special on September 17, 2009, along with Gone With the Windworks!, and in the United States on February 6, 2010.

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Synopsis

As Ash and his friends walk, both Ash and Dawn complain of hunger. As they head for lunch in the village, Ash spots a Marill stuck between two buildings. Pikachu and Piplup struggle to pull it out, but Marill eventually uses Water Gun to force itself out. Brock checks it as Dawn scans with her Pokédex. A girl runs up and claims the Marill as hers, recalling it to its Poké Ball. She introduces herself as Lyra as Ash and his friends make their introductions. Lyra notices Dawn's Piplup and scans it with her own Pokédex. She reveals that the Pokédex is a Johto model, the same region she is from, and that the Johto Festival is commencing. She calls Dawn Dane before they set off.

At the center of the village, the festival is in full gear as a phone rings. Lyra pulls out a PokéGear and answers it, talking to her friend Khoury. She talks about the festival, how it travels throughout other regions to promote Johto. Lyra appears on the screen, the documentary talking about Johto's features, focusing on Ecruteak City and the Kimono Girls, bringing back Ash's memories of his previous travels throughout the Johto region. Lyra leads them to a MooMoo Milk stand that her friend Khoury runs. Dawn notices a Totodile behind the counter and scans it. Piplup and Pikachu try to meet, but Totodile doesn't respond to the friend request as well as its Pokémon food. Brock samples it and says that it is too sweet, asking for Chesto Berries. Brock mashes the berries and adds it to the food, which makes it more appealing to Totodile, allowing it to chow down on the food. As Brock offers to give him a recipe, Khoury's father offers the group ice cream made from MooMoo Milk, which they love. Lyra introduces the group to Khoury, a Pokémon breeder, and his father, the man responsible for running the festival. Ash and Lyra share their experiences throughout Sinnoh and Johto gyms respectively, Ash with seven badges and Lyra with the first two. Dawn mentions that she is a Coordinator, the first one Lyra has met, as Khoury's Totodile jumps on his shoulder, hinting that the exhibition of the Johto Pokémon is about to start.

While Team Rocket chows down on food, Lyra starts the exhibition. She discusses the three Johto starter Pokémon on the screen before bringing out her Chikorita. Lyra calls Dawn up to the field to battle Chikorita with Piplup. The crowd applauds as she accepts, stepping up to the platform. Lyra reveals that if Dawn wins, Lyra will give her a prize. Piplup jumps to battle, even though Chikorita has a type advantage. Khoruy's father starts the battle as Chikorita hits with Razor Leaf. Piplup rebounds and fires BubbleBeam, but a Light Screen blocks it. Piplup charges with Peck and hits before following up with another BubbleBeam. Another Light Screen blocks it, but it is clearly weaker. Another Peck attack breaks the shield and knocks out Chikorita, giving Dawn the win. Khoury was impressed by the strategy as Lyra recalls Chikorita. Lyra presents Dawn with a wrapped box, her prize. Dawn opens it and finds a Pokémon egg. As they wonder what is inside the egg, Team Rocket suddenly appears in their balloon, packed up with food from the festival. Meowth steals Dawn's egg with a mecha arm. They proceed to escape, but they run into a tree and puncture their balloon, sending them crashing away from the village in the forest. Ash and his friends pursue, and Lyra does too, but she has to convince Khoury to go too.

At the crash site, Jessie eats almost all the food as they turn to the egg. James theorizes that it holds a Legendary Pokémon, each one coming up with an idea. A Teddiursa sneaks up and starts eating their food. Jessie scolds it and makes it cry, causing its parent Ursaring to attack them with Hyper Beam. Team Rocket runs away with the Ursaring in hot pursuit.

Ash and his friends find the deserted crash site as Lyra tries to motivate Khoury to be more brave. The guys and the girls split off to search as Ash sends Staraptor to scout. Meanwhile, Team Rocket continues to run. Jessie trips and loses the egg. James and Meowth go after it while Jessie flees from Ursaring. Meowth and James reclaim it and try to meet up with Jessie. Ash and the guys spot James and follow. As James walks, he notices the egg flashing, indicating it is close to hatching. Staraptor has also spotted James, and Khoury phones Lyra to coordinate a meet. Using Marill and Totodile's Water Gun attacks, they are able to pursue James. When the guys catch up with James, the girls cut him off. Surrounded, James sends out Carnivine. Khoury proceeds to check Carnivine with his Pokédex at a bad moment. Carnivine fires Bullet Seed to suppress the guys, but Totodile sneaks up and takes the egg back. Pikachu and Piplup attack with BubbleBeam and Thunderbolt before a twin Water Gun attack from Marill and Totodile sends James and Meowth off. Dawn reclaims her egg and notes it is close to hatching.

James and Meowth land and meet up with Jessie, when they are then surrounded by many Ursaring. Back at the village, Lyra convinces Khoury's father to allow her to go attend the upcoming Contest, while Khoury wants to learn from Brock. He agrees to let Lyra and Khoury go with Ash and his friends for a while. Dawn's egg fully glows as she brings it out of the case, revealing her new Cyndaquil. Dawn picks up Cyndaquil, as it shows affection by lighting its back fire, torching Dawn's hair. Everyone laughs as they decide to travel together.

Major events

Debuts

Pokémon debuts

Characters

Humans

Pokémon

Trivia

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Clair in her new clothes

Errors

  • When Team Rocket is eating the stolen food at their balloon, their voices are left undubbed.

Dub edits

DP142 : Where No Togepi Has Gone Before!
Diamond & Pearl series
DP144 : Gone With the Windworks!
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