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BW050 : Dazzling the Nimbasa Gym!
Best Wishes series
BW052 : Ash Versus the Champion!
Lost at the Stamp Rally!
BW051   EP708
Satoshi, Dent VS Subway Masters!
First broadcast
Japan October 6, 2011
United States March 3, 2012
English themes
Opening Rival Destinies
Ending {{{en_ed}}}
Japanese themes
Opening ベストウイッシュ!
Ending ポケモン言えるかな?BW
Animation Team Kato
Screenplay 藤田伸三 Shinzō Fujita
Storyboard うえだしげる Shigeru Ueda
Assistant director うえだしげる Shigeru Ueda
Animation director 小山知洋 Tomohiro Koyama
Additional credits

Lost at the Stamp Rally! (Japanese: サトシ、デントVSサブウェイマスター! Satoshi, Dent VS Subway Masters!) is the 51st episode of the Best Wishes series, and the 708th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on October 6, 2011 and in the United States on March 3, 2012.

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As Ash and the gang wait for the bridge to Driftveil City to be repaired, they decide how they’re going to spend their day. Cilan excitedly announces he’s going to participate in the Subway Bosses Stamp Rally, which will allow the winner to have a battle with one of the Subway Bosses, Ingo and Emmet. But to win, he must obtain 60 Pokémon stamps by that afternoon—a challenge that usually takes three days to complete!

Ash and Iris decide to head out for a day of sightseeing. After visiting the two sports arenas and the Musical Theater, they end up in the amusement park, where they find a lost female Axew who’s been separated from its Trainer, Erina. They try to help out by going back to the subway station where Axew and Erina were to meet. But when they arrive, Erina is nowhere in sight.

Iris leaves a note for the lost Axew’s Trainer, telling her that they will be back at the amusement park. In the meantime, Erina runs into Cilan during the stamp rally, and he eventually leads her back to the station to find the note from Iris. Then, with the aid of the Subway Bosses, Erina and her Axew are happily reunited!

Time is called for the stamp rally, and Cilan realizes that he’s missing just one stamp to win. As thanks for his help, Erina gives Cilan the stamp he needs—and out of the kindness of their hearts, Ingo and Emmet offer to have a Tag Battle with Cilan and Ash, much to our heroes’ excitement!

A fierce battle ensues at Gear Station, and Ingo and Emmet are victorious. Despite the defeat, our heroes are grateful for the opportunity to battle the amazing Subway Bosses, who tell them the bridge has been repaired and they can leave for Driftveil City whenever they want. But they decide to stay one more night for the chance to ride Nimbasa City’s famous Ferris wheel. We leave everyone as Ash starts to turn his eye toward his upcoming Gym Battle at the Driftveil City Gym...


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In Nimbasa City, Ash and Iris spend time at the Nimbasa amusement park, while Cilan participates in the Stamp Rally, a contest in which Trainers collect stamps throughout the subway, enabling them to battle one of the Subway Bosses, Ingo or Emmet. After going on many rides, Iris decides to buy ice cream for Ash and Pikachu. They think she's missing, and approach an Axew in the crowd. The Axew they found is not Iris's, as it is wearing a pink bow, and she returns with her own. Soon they realize that it's lost, and decide to find its Trainer.

Meanwhile, Cilan is collecting most of the 60 Pokémon stamps he needs to battle the Subway Bosses. While riding the trains, he meets a girl named Erina, who frequently gets lost in the subway. He discovers that she has lost her Axew, and they set off to find her. Ash and Iris, on the other hand, go to the subway and leave a note for whoever owns Axew, to meet them at the amusement park. Cilan and Erina enlist Ingo and Emmet to help them find Axew as well, and they use security cameras to do so. When Axew and Erina are finally reunited, Cilan realizes he had one stamp left, the Axew stamp. It is the only stamp Erina has, so she lets him have it for helping her find Axew. Since both the Subway Bosses are present, they agree to have a Tag Battle against Ash and Cilan.

In a subway car converted to a stadium, the battle starts, with Erina and Iris watching. Ingo brings out his Chandelure, while Emmet battles with his Eelektross. Ash uses Tepig while Cilan uses Pansage. Though they were doing quite well, Ash and Cilan eventually lose against the Subway Bosses.

Major events

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


Pokémon debuts




Who's That Pokémon?

Who's That Pokémon?: Chandelure

In the Musical



  • During the scene where Erina thanks Ash and Iris for finding her Axew, Ingo and Emmet disappear. They reappear after Iris asks Cilan if he managed to complete the stamp rally.

Dub edits

In other languages

BW050 : Dazzling the Nimbasa Gym!
Best Wishes series
BW052 : Ash Versus the Champion!
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