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| Dawn of a New Era!!
Pochama VS Subomie! Hikari's First Battle!!
|| October 5, 2006
| United States
|| June 7, 2007
|| Team Iguchi
|| 冨岡淳広 Atsuhiro Tomioka
|| 日高政光 Masamitsu Hidaka
| Assistant director
|| 牧野行洋 Yukihiro Makino
| Animation directors
|| 木下和栄 Kazue Kinoshita
| 牧野行洋 Yukihiro Makino
| No additional credits are available at this time.
- Screenshots on Filb.de
- The assistant animation director for this episode was 小野 歩 Ayumi Ono.
- 日高政光 Hidaka Masamitsu was the former director of the Pokémon anime.
- Early reports credited 高木信一郎 Shin'ichirō Takagi as the animation director for this episode.
Dawn of a New Era!! (Japanese: ポッチャマ対スボミー！ヒカリ初バトル!! Pochama vs. Subomie! Hikari's First Battle!!) is the fourth episode of Diamond & Pearl. It was first broadcast in Japan on October 5, 2006.
Ash and Dawn have started travelling together; however, they do not really fit each other. Wanting to get Ash to acknowledge her power, she challenges Pokémon minstrel Nando to a battle!
- At the time the title was revealed, Budew was not yet known, as it had not yet been revealed.
- Music from Lucario and the Mystery of Mew was used as background music.
- The eyecatches feature Ash (wearing his Diamond and Pearl outfit), Dawn and Brock. The first shot shown just before the commercial is a close up of them, while the second shot shown right after the commercials shows their whole bodies. These would be the same shots for the rest of the series.
- Professor Oak's lecture: Pokémon Centers
- Most of the scenes in this segment are of the Pokémon Center Ash stayed at while preparing for his Battle Pyramid rematch, though the Center from Two Degrees of Separation is also shown.
- Pokémon senryū: ジョーイさん あいたくなったら ポケモンセンター Jōi-san aitaku nattara, Pokémon sentā. "When I want to meet Nurse Joy, Pokémon Center."
- Nando's harp is shaped like Mew.
* In other languages
- Italian: Il nuovo mondo di Lucinda & L'alba di una nuova era