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| Pokémon Diamond & Pearl: Galactic Battles|
Logo for the season.
Pokémon Diamond & Pearl: Galactic Battles is the twelfth season of the Pokémon anime, following up to the eleventh season. It is the third season of the Diamond & Pearl series.
Unlike previous seasons in the dub, there was no break between this season and the previous season.
It is preceded by Pokémon Diamond & Pearl: Battle Dimension and is succeeded by Pokémon Diamond & Pearl: Sinnoh League Victors.
It originally aired in the United States as part of the 2009-2010 Cartoon Network Saturday morning line-up. It began on May 9, 2009 with the dub premiere Get Your Rotom Running!, and concluded on May 15, 2010 with Gotta Get a Gible!. This season skipped DP120 due to it being a clip show.
See the list of Pokémon Diamond & Pearl: Galactic Battles episodes for a list of episodes aired this season.
Title card used in the first 15 episodes of the season.
Title card used after the first 15 episodes of the season.
- Ash defeats Byron in a Gym Battle after meeting Roark again. (DP108)
- Responding to a call by Barry, Ash and his friends head for Iron Island and meet Riley and his Lucario. They discover Mars, along with some Team Galactic Grunts, are attacking the Iron Island to make a scan of Mt. Coronet in search of the Spear Pillar. Professor Carolina reappears to study the island. (DP110-DP111)
- Dawn wins her fourth Ribbon in the Chocovine Contest, after battling with a girl named Ursula. (DP114)
- Ash enters another PokéRinger tournament and goes up against Paul in the finals. (DP118)
- After caring for her injured Mamoswine, Dawn manages to earn Mamoswine's obedience. (DP119)
- Ash defeats Candice in a Gym Battle. (DP127)
- Pyramid King Brandon arrives in Snowpoint City to visit the nearby temple. (DP128)
- Paul challenges Brandon after hearing Ash defeated him. Brandon defeats all of Paul's team without losing a single Pokémon. Reggie suggests a battle between Paul and Ash in a couple days time.
- Pokémon Hunter J attacks the Snowpoint Temple and awakens the Regigigas there. In the aftermath, Regigigas is resealed and Brandon leaves his Regi trio behind to protect it. (DP129)
- While heading to Lake Acuity by train, Ash and his friends meet Looker, not knowing he is an investigator going after Team Galactic. (DP130)
- At Lake Acuity, Ash and Paul have their first full battle. (DP131-DP132)
- Ash and his friends come upon Saturn and Charon searching for the Spear Pillar. They meet Looker again and learn he is with the International Police. (DP136)
- Ash and his friends head for Twinleaf Town for the Twinleaf Festival. (DP138)
- As part of the festival, Ash and his friends, along with Barry, battle for the right to challenge Barry's father, Tower Tycoon Palmer. Ash wins the tournament but loses against Palmer. (DP141)
- At the Johto Festival, Dawn receives a Pokémon Egg from Lyra which later hatches into a Cyndaquil. (DP143)
- Jupiter and Charon complete the Red Chain project. In the meantime, Saturn finds the entrance to the Spear Pillar. (DP150)
- Pokémon Hunter J captures the lake guardians for Team Galactic. However, her ship is destroyed by a Future Sight attack from Mesprit and Uxie. (DP151)
- Cyrus summons Dialga and Palkia on the Spear Pillar. After Mesprit, Azelf and Uxie are rescued, he disappears through a portal. (DP152)
- Ash and his friends watch a Pokémon Contest where Zoey earns her 5th and final Ribbon for the Grand Festival. They also meet Candice again. (DP155)
- Paul is interviewed on TV where he is shown to have earned his 8th Badge to qualify for the Sinnoh League. (DP155)
- Ash and his friends meet a wild Gible who wants to learn Draco Meteor. (DP156)
The following Pokémon are obtained:
The following Pokémon evolve or are revealed to have evolved:
Ash defeats the following Gym Leaders:
Dawn wins Pokémon Contests in these locations:
James wins Pokémon Contests in these locations:
North American DVD Releases
Australian DVD Releases
In other languages
|| Покемон Д.П.: Галактически Битки (Pokémon DP: Galakticheski Bitki)
|| Pokémon DP: Galaktické Zápasy
|| Pokémon DP: Galactic Battles
| European French
|| Pokémon DP: Combats Galactiques
|| Πόκεμον: Γαλαξιακές Μάχες (Pokémon: Galaxiakés Máches)
|| פוקימון קרבות גלקטיק
|| Pokémon DP: Galaktikus Csata
|| Pokémon DP: Lotte Galattiche
|| Pokémon DP: Galaktyczne Bitwy
|| Pokémon DP: Batalhas Galácticas
|| Pokémon DP: Combates Galácticos
|| Pokémon DP: Bătăliile Galactice
|| Покемон: Галактические битвы (Pokémon DP: Galakticheskie Bitvy)
|| Latin America
|| Pokémon DP: Batallas Galácticas
|| Pokémon DP: Combates Galácticos
|| Pokemon Elmas ve İnci: Galaksi Savaşları