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DP154 : Mastering Current Events!
Diamond & Pearl series
DP156 : A Meteoric Rise to Excellence!
Double-Time Battle Training!
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DP155   EP621
ダブルバトル!マンムーとヒノアラシ!!
Double Battle! Mammoo and Hinoarashi!!
First broadcast
Japan December 10, 2009
United States May 1, 2010
English themes
Opening Battle Cry - (Stand Up!)
Ending {{{en_ed}}}
Japanese themes
Opening ハイタッチ! 2009
Ending ドッチ~ニョ?
Credits
Animation Team Iguchi
Screenplay 武上純希 Junki Takegami
Storyboard 日高政光 Masamitsu Hidaka
山本珠代 Tamayo Yamamoto
Assistant director 小山賢 Masaru Koyama
Animation directors 牧内ももこ Momoko Makiuchi
古川博之 Hiroyuki Furukawa
Additional credits

Double-Time Battle Training! (Japanese: ダブルバトル!マンムーとヒノアラシ!! Double Battle! Mammoo and Hinoarashi!!) is the 155th episode of the Diamond & Pearl series, and the 621st episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on December 10, 2009 and in the United States on May 1, 2010.

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Blurb

Before arriving at Daybreak Town and Dawn’s next Pokémon Contest, our heroes stop by the Brussel Town Pokémon Contest already in progress. At the contest, Zoey wins her fifth Ribbon, which allows her to compete in the Grand Festival! After a big party that their old friend Candice throws in Zoey’s honor, Dawn decides she needs to come up with a new move to use in the upcoming Double Battle round of her next Contest. Frustration soon sets in, as she can’t seem to get the inspiration to come up with a fresh idea. And that’s when her friend—and rival—Zoey offers to help. With the rest of our heroes cheering them on, as well as some additional help from the Snowpoint Gym Leader Candice, Dawn does some creative visualization and comes up with an ingenious Fire- and Ice-type combination move, which she dubs “Flame Ice.” The move appears to be working perfectly...until it sputters out right before it is able to make contact with Zoey’s Leafeon and Kirlia. Not to be discouraged, Dawn promises to have the move down pat before her next Contest. Our heroes bid goodbye to their friends as they confidently set out toward Dawn’s next Contest, as well as Ash’s next Gym Battle.

Plot

Still on their way to Dawn's next Contest, Ash and his friends arrive in Brussel Town which is hosting a different Contest. Meeting up with Candice, the Snowpoint City Gym Leader, the gang watch as Zoey gains her fifth Ribbon after her Glameow defeats Rebecca's Shuckle. After receiving the Ribbon she gives a speech thanking Candice for her support.

The scene turns to Team Rocket who are disguised as they walk out of the Contest. Jessie is angered due to her loss. They notice the twerps talking to Candice and hide in a bush. Then Zoey shows up and thanks them for their cheering. Candice suggests about throwing a party to celebrate Zoey's victory. Thus, the scene turns to a table full of sweets. As they eat, Dawn informs Zoey on her intentions to participate in the Daybreak Contest. Zoey in turn, informs her that it will be a Double Performance battle.

Dawn decides to prepare for the required Double Performance, hoping to avoid the mistakes that led to her early exit from the Hearthome Contest. Their party continues and the scene turns to them in their rooms with Zoey entering in. She finds out from Ash and Brock that Dawn left to prepare alone for her Contest. Zoey then goes out and sees Dawn training with her Piplup, Buneary and Pachirisu. She orders Piplup to use BubbleBeam while Buneary uses Ice Beam in order to blow them.

Then, she orders Piplup to use Whirlpool while Pachirisu uses Discharge on it resulting in a flashy performance. After that, Zoey shows up and congratulates her. Dawn tells her about her intentions to try to find a new combination, to which Zoey suggests working together on a new combination tomorrow. Night turns day and the scene turns to Ash who has just woken up. He then sees on TV Rhonda interviewing Paul. Brock shows up and Paul reveals he just won his 8th Badge. After that, Candice enters the room and tells them about Dawn and Zoey training.

The scene turns to them while Dawn informs Zoey about a new combination she thought of. Zoey suggests Dawn telling Mamoswine to use Ice Shard on a nearby rock and Dawn complies. Then she tries another combination, putting Piplup to use BubbleBeam and Mamoswine to use Ice Shard again. This time things don't go to well, as Mamoswine accidentally freezes Piplup. Nevertheless, Pikachu uses its tail to break the ice releasing Piplup.

From a nearby bush, Team Rocket come with their heads out spying on the training. Meanwhile, after their failed combination, Zoey suggests on trying something else. Candice sends her Abomasnow out to show Dawn a variation of Ice Shard. Abomasnow uses Ice Shard followed by Razor Leaf which breaks the Ice Shard in small pieces and spins around Candice. Dawn upon seeing this proceeds into trying the same combination. She orders Mamoswine to break the Ice Shard with its tusk and to send it spinning around Pachirisu. Then Pachirisu uses Discharge on the ice pieces to electrify them resulting in another flashy performance.

After that, she orders Pachirisu to smash the nearby rocks. While it proceeds into doing so, it is stopped by the electrified ice which surrounds it. It tries to use its electric attack but due to the long distance it fails. To make matters worse, the ice stops spinning and falls on Pachirisu. Dawn then reacts disappointed but Zoey calms her.

Next, Zoey suggests having a double battle against her. Dawn agrees and uses her Cyndaquil and Mamoswine while Zoey sends her brand-new Pokémon, a Leafeon and a Kirlia. Mamoswine starts by using the same technique it did before with Pachirisu. As the ice spins around Cyndaquil, it uses Flame Wheel to spin along it melting it in the process. Steam rises from the previous combination and the resulted water from the melted ice pours over Cyndaquil extinguishing its flame.

After that, Candice suggests Dawn to visualize the moves. Then she orders Cyndaquil to turn into a Flame Wheel and Mamoswine to do the same technique it did before. Then she orders Mamoswine to shot another Ice Shard at the spinning ice, freezing Cyndaquil in it while it continues to spin in a Flame Wheel. Dawn names her new combination 'Flame Ice'. Then, Cyndaquil proceeds in attacking Zoey's Pokémon by charging to them using Flame Wheel while still inside the ice. As it approaches them, the ice breaks and Kirlia along with Leafeon dodge the attack.

Zoey's reply comes by ordering Kirlia and Leafeon to use Magical Leaf. Next, Kirlia uses Psychic to direct the leaves towards Mamoswine and Cyndaquil knocking both of them in the process. Candice stops the battle and the scene turns to Team Rocket. Jessie has tears in her eyes and turns around and leaves. James and Meowth stop her and she tells them she couldn't sabotage the twerps' training. She says that she knows now how to make double moves and sends Yanmega. Yanmega uses Silver Wind and Jessie calls Wobbuffet out to use Mirror Coat. The combination turns out worse as the reflected Silver Wind hits them and sends them blasting off.

The scene turns back to Zoey and Dawn shaking hands and the scene cuts with the narrator's conclusion.

Major events

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

Debuts

Pokémon debuts

TV episode debuts

Characters

Humans

Pokémon

Trivia

Updated ending shot

Errors

  • On the official Pokémon website, the summary of this episode is incorrectly stated as "Can watching Zoey give Misty the inspiration she needs to win her next Contest?" when it should say Dawn instead of Misty.
  • When Zoey sends out Leafeon and Kirlia, Dawn says, "You got a new Pokémon," when she really had two new additions to her roster.

Dub edits

In other languages




DP154 : Mastering Current Events!
Diamond & Pearl series
DP156 : A Meteoric Rise to Excellence!
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