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Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl

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This article is about the tenth season of the anime. For the games, see Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Versions. For other uses, see Diamond and Pearl.

Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl
Season 10
Season10 logo.png
Logo for the season
Opening Diamond and Pearl
Episodes 51 (1 skipped)
(DP001 - DP052)
Region Sinnoh
Series Diamond & Pearl series
Preceded by Pokémon: Battle Frontier
Followed by Pokémon Diamond & Pearl: Battle Dimension

Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl is the tenth season of the anime and the first season of the English dub of the Diamond & Pearl series. It follows Ash Ketchum as he begins his journey in the Sinnoh region along with Brock, and new girl Dawn. Ash continues to collect Badges, while Dawn competes in Contests. It began with Following A Maiden's Voyage!, which first aired in sequence on June 4, 2007 (having been part of a "preview" of Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl more than half a month earlier, close to the release of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl) in the United States, and ended with Smells Like Team Spirit! which originally aired on February 1, 2008. The season skips DP048 due to that episode being a clip show. It originally aired in the United States as part of the 2007-2008 Cartoon Network Saturday morning line-up.

It is preceded by Pokémon: Battle Frontier, the last season of the Advanced Generation series dub, and is succeeded by Pokémon Diamond & Pearl: Battle Dimension.

See the list of Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl episodes for a list of episodes aired this season.

Important events

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  • Dawn is introduced as a new beginning Trainer. (DP001)
  • Ash arrives in Sinnoh. (DP001)
  • Brock rejoins Ash shortly thereafter. (DP002)
  • Ash meets a new rival - Paul. (DP003)
  • Dawn has her first Pokémon battle with Nando. After a battle with Ash, Nando decides to collect both Badges and Ribbons. (DP004)
  • Dawn acquires a Pokétch in Jubilife City. (DP010)
  • Dawn meets Zoey, a rival coordinator. (DP011)
  • Ash and his friends encounter Pokémon Hunter J, who steals Pokémon on the request of clients. (DP020)
  • Jessie borrows Ash's Aipom and defeats Dawn in an unofficial Contest. (DP022)
  • At the Floaroma Pokémon Contest, Dawn runs into Kenny, a childhood friend who is also journeying as a coordinator. (DP026)
  • Ash and his friends aid Cheryl in the Eterna Forest in her search for the Sweet Honey. (DP030 - DP032)
  • Ash, Brock, Dawn, Jessie, and James enter a Pokémon dress-up contest. (DP033)
  • Dawn battles Elite Four member Lucian. (DP035)
  • Ash and his friends prevent the theft of the Adamant Orb, which was, unbeknownst to them, orchestrated by Team Galactic. (DP036)
  • Paul battles Sinnoh Champion Cynthia with Ash and company watching. (DP040)
  • Ash helps Gary protect Shieldon from Pokémon Hunter J. (DP045)
  • Ash and his friends meet Mira and help her rescue her Sandshrew's Poké Ball from a flooded town. (DP047)
  • Dawn, Zoey, and Nando compete in the Hearthome Pokémon Contest. Dawn fails to make it through the appeal round, while Nando defeats Zoey to win his second Ribbon. (DP049)
  • After the Hearthome Contest, Ash, Brock, Dawn, and Paul participate in the Hearthome City Tag Battle Competition. (DP050 - DP052)
    • Ash and Paul are paired together. Dawn is paired up with Conway, and Brock is paired with Holly. (DP050)
    • Ash and his friends, along with their partners make it through the first round.
    • Ash and his friends, along with their partners make it through the second round. (DP051)
    • Paul abandons his Chimchar after the second round.
    • Ash lets Chimchar join his team. (DP052)
    • Ash and Paul defeat Brock and Holly in the semi-finals, and then Dawn and Conway in the finals to win the tournament.

Party changes


The following Pokémon are obtained:


The following Pokémon evolve:



Gym battles

Ash defeats the following Gym Leaders:

Pokémon Contests

Dawn wins Pokémon Contests in these locations:

North American DVD Releases

Main article: List of English language Diamond and Pearl home video releases (Region 1)

Australian DVD Releases

Main article: List of English language Diamond and Pearl home video releases (Region 4)

In other languages

External links

Original series: Indigo LeagueAdventures in the Orange Islands
The Johto JourneysJohto League ChampionsMaster Quest
Advanced Generation series: AdvancedAdvanced ChallengeAdvanced BattleBattle Frontier
Diamond & Pearl series: Diamond and PearlBattle Dimension
Galactic BattlesSinnoh League Victors
Best Wishes series: Black & WhiteRival DestiniesAdventures in Unova
XY series: Pokémon the Series: XY

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