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These donuts are great! This article is about an episode of the Pokémon anime that has not been dubbed into English. As such, its coverage may contain romanized Japanese names, rather than dub names.
BW039 : Reunion Battles In Nimbasa!
Best Wishes series
BW040   EP697
Fierce Fighting Don Battle! Tsutarja VS Komatana!!
First broadcast
Japan July 21, 2011
United States
English themes
Opening Black and White
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 山田浩之 Hiroyuki Yamada
Assistant director 西田健一 Ken'ichi Nishida
Animation director 緒方厚 Atsushi Ogata
No additional credits are available at this time.

(Japanese: 熱闘ドンバトル!ツタージャVSコマタナ!! Fierce Fighting Don Battle! Tsutarja VS Komatana!!) is the 40th episode of the Best Wishes series, and the 697th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on July 21, 2011.

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Template:Incomplete synopsis The Don Battle Tournament continues on in Nimbasa City. With Iris and Cilan both having yet to pass the first round, the competition is very fierce! Will they get through, especially with Cilan facing off against Trip? Ash has made it to the second round and faces up against the Dragon Buster Georgia. However, with Ash using Snivy and Georgia using Pawniard, he faces a great challenge. Will he win, or will he be eliminated?

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BW039 : Reunion Battles In Nimbasa!
Best Wishes series
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