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| The Bells Are Singing!
Pull Yourself Together, Lisyan!
|| March 13, 2008
| United States
|| August 16, 2008
|| Team Iguchi
|| 大橋志吉 Yukiyoshi Ōhashi
|| 秦義人 Yoshito Hata
| Assistant director
|| 秦義人 Yoshito Hata
| Animation director
|| 木下和栄 Kazue Kinoshita
| Additional credits
The Bells Are Singing! (Japanese: シャンとしてリーシャン！ Pull Yourself Together, Lisyan!) is the 70th episode of Diamond & Pearl series, and the 536th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on March 13, 2008 and in the United States on August 16, 2008.
Ash was training with his Gligar and asked it to turn. Unfortunately, Gligar made a wrong turn and when Ash pointed this out, Gligar didn't know what to do and crashed. Meanwhile Dawn was flicking through PokéChic, a fashion magazine that showed Pokémon in outfits. Dawn then pulled out a vest for Buneary which Dawn had designed and her mother had made. Buneary loved it. When she hesitantly asks for Pikachu's opinion, his positive response makes her blush with happiness. Suddenly, Buneary heard a Chingling, which hugged Buneary, Pikachu, Ash and Dawn. Dawn scans Chingling on her Pokédex. Francesca then came for her Chingling. She said she was a Pokémon Magician and did a magic act making three Chingling appear from a tablecloth, a Pidgey appear, and started to make a flower appear from her wand but Chingling spoiled it.
Of course, Team Rocket were watching and Jessie suggested to steal the "enchanted" tablecloth until James and Meowth said it was a trick. Meowth and James decided to steal the Chingling, imagining the Chingling being used as a multi-purpose alarm clock and starting to sing like it. Meowth said that the Chingling wasn't the only one who could sing.
Francesca did not know what to do with her spoiled Chingling, so the gang decided to get it to battle. Francesca had never been in a battle before, so Ash and Dawn did their own battle first to see if Chingling could get the hang of it. Gligar had by this time ruined Buneary's vest so Dawn decided to take Buneary's vest off for the battle. In the middle of the battle, Brock stopped Ash and Dawn because he thought Chingling had seen enough to get the hang of it. When the battle started, Francesca told Chingling to use Astonish but it didn't attack. Turtwig then used Razor Leaf and knocked out Chingling.
Before they could do anything else, Team Rocket took Chingling. Ash told Turtwig to cut the strings, which predictably didn't work. Dawn then had Buneary use Ice Beam to cut the ropes, Happiny got ready to catch Chingling, Buneary used Bounce to get Happiny in the air, and Happiny used Pound. Team Rocket burst into song again for some reason. Ash thought Chingling had matured but Chingling then did the hugging again, proving him wrong. Francesca tried the Three Part Harmony again, but Chingling kept hugging. Team Rocket next tried using a "Tone Deaf Mecha Chingling", making a smokescreen and stealing the Chingling. They put them in a line and James took one of them, knowing Chingling evolves into Chimecho. Meanwhile, Staravia noticed the Chingling and brought ash and Co. over. Ash used the "Tone Deaf Mecha" smokescreen on Jessie and Meowth and had Chimchar attack them with Flame Wheel. Team Rocket sang ♪We're blasting off in two-part Harmony♪ as they flew away with Dustox following them. James was still
with the spoilt Chingling. He had Mime Jr. use Teeter Dance on it, causing Chingling to counter with Hidden Power and Confusion. This made Chingling mature and it asked for a hug.
- For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.
TV episode debuts
- When Ash says "Give us back those Chingling", the Chingling are actually standing in front of him.
- The magazine PokéCan (Japanese: ポケキャン, lit. Pokekyan) was renamed as PokéChic in the dub, and one shot showing it had its text altered to match the new name.
- This is currently the most recent paint edit that has happened in the anime.
In other languages