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Pokémon Hunter J!
First broadcast
Japan February 22, 2007
United States
English themes
Japanese themes
Opening Together
Ending 君のそばで 〜ヒカリのテーマ〜
Animation Team Iguchi
Screenplay 米村正二 Shōji Yonemura
Storyboard 小山賢 Masaru Koyama
Assistant director 小山賢 Masaru Koyama
Animation director 船津弘美 Hiromi Funatsu
No additional credits are available at this time.

(Japanese: ポケモンハンターJ! Pokémon Hunter J!) is the 20th episode of Diamond & Pearl. It first aired in Japan on February 22, 2007.

When a Pokémon hunter seizes Meowth and Pikachu, Ash allies with Team Rocket to get them back.

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J's Ariados ties up Ash and J takes Pikachu! Jessie, James and Meowth notice this and are willing to steal all the Pokémon J stole. But their attempts go unsuccessful when J's Ariados ties up Jessie and James, just as Jessie calls out her Seviper. J then takes Meowth!

Maria calls out her Kirlia so that the group will find out where J will strike next.

They spot J stealing an Absol and confront her. J orders Salamence to use Hyper Beam and Arcanine counters with Flamethrower. Arcanine is knocked out. J takes the Absol and makes her leave. Ash grabs onto one of J's vehicles. He notices Jessie and James onboard. Dawn and Brock try to stop J, but the truck takes off for J's base!

Ash and the Rockets infiltrate J's base. Ash, Jessie, James and Aipom split up to find the stolen Pokémon. In the room where J has all the Pokémon she stole, as one of her minions get a recording of them, Aipom finds Meowth and Pikachu and goes back to tell Ash.

Jessie and James are spotted by J's minions and they make a run for it. As Ash and Aipom search for Pikachu, J's Drapion appears out of nowhere and captures Ash. Aipom hits J's Drapion with Fury Swipes, rescuing Ash. Ash sends out his Turtwig to battle. J tells Drapion to use Poison Sting, but Turtwig counters with Razor Leaf and Aipom uses Iron Tail. Drapion hits Aipom and Turtwig with Poison Jab.

Ash, Aipom, Turtwig and the Rockets duck into the vents as J's minions chase them. As J's minions chase after Ash and the Rockets, Turtwig takes them out with Razor Leaf. They enter the room where Aipom found Meowth and Pikachu and they rescue them, and are afterwards cornered by J's henchmen. One of J's minions sends out a Golbat. Ash tells Pikachu to use Volt Tackle, and just as Golbat is about to get up, Pikachu hits Golbat with a Thunderbolt! The attack also destroys the airlock, causing the air to rush out of the room. As everyone holds on, Ash recalls Aipom and Turtwig and sends out Staravia and sends it to find Jenny.

J notices that her ship is falling from the sky. J's henchmen draw close to Ash and Team Rocket, who are still ready to battle them. As J's base plummets to the ground, Maria's Gardevoir uses Teleport, and Ash, Jessie, James, Pikachu, Meowth and J's henchmen escape from the ship. The trainers are happy after being reunited with their Pokémon. Jenny ties up J's Minions.

Major events


Character Debuts

  • J
  • Maria
  • J's subordinate 1
  • J's subordinate 2

Pokémon debuts



  • Ash Ketchum
  • Dawn
  • Brock
  • Jessie
  • James
  • Officer Jenny
  • J (Seiyū: 本田貴子 Takako Honda)
  • Maria (Seiyū: 植竹香菜 Kana Uetake)
  • J's subordinate 1 (Seiyū: 川上貴史 Takafumi Kawakami)
  • J's subordinate 2 (Seiyū: 逢坂 力 Chikara Ōsaka)
  • Client
  • Woman
  • Man
  • Several of J's minions


Pokémon that were stolen by J and her minions

* No official credit was given for this character.



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