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DP024 : Cooking up a Sweet Story!
Diamond & Pearl series
DP026 : Getting the Pre-Contest Titters!
Oh Do You Know The Poffin Plan!
DP025   EP491
The Gifted Roserade and the Flower Legend!
First broadcast
Japan March 29, 2007
United States September 1, 2007
English themes
Opening Diamond and Pearl
Japanese themes
Opening Together
Ending 君のそばで 〜ヒカリのテーマ〜 (PopUp.Version)
Animation Team Iguchi
Screenplay 松井亜弥 Aya Matsui
Storyboard 山田浩之 Hiroyuki Yamada
Assistant director 山田浩之 Hiroyuki Yamada
Animation director 新城真 Makoto Shinjō
Additional credits

Oh Do You Know The Poffin Plan! (Japanese: 怪傑ロズレイドと花伝説! The Gifted Roserade and the Flower Legend!) is the 25th episode of the Diamond & Pearl series, and the 491st episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on March 29, 2007 and in the United States on September 1, 2007.

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During the night, Team Rocket sneaks into a garden and snacks on berries. They notice an aroma that leads them to a building. On top of it, a caped figure jumps out and attacks with Magical Leaf, sending Team Rocket blasting off.

Ash and his friends arrive in Floaroma Town as Brock notices all the flowers, Dawn running off to smell them. An elderly woman comes by and tells them about when Floaroma Town was once barren and without any kind of vegetation. Legend has it that a beautiful woman went atop the hill and expressed gratitude, which resulted in flowers growing exponentially. After telling the story, the woman leaves as Dawn notices a sign about a Poffin cooking class. Ash and Brock do not know what Poffins are, but Dawn explains that they are Pokémon snacks that improve conditions, recounting past experiences helping her mother. Ash associates them with Hoenn Pokéblocks, but Brock mentions that they are made differently. Dawn convinces the others to take the class with her.

They go to the location as a Lotad and Roserade take care of the garden. Ash calls inside the house as Dawn notices that he is scaring a nearby Roserade. Ash checks his Pokédex. A woman steps out and asks if they are taking the cooking class, introducing herself as Forsythia. Brock is instantly attracted to her, but Croagunk calms him with Poison Jab and drags him away. She brings them in and gives a quick demo on making Poffins generally. Dawn uses her Pokétch Kitchen Timer App to help cook Poffins to the appropriate measure. Forsythia remarks on her solid knowledge, Dawn mentioning her experiences with her mother. Brock tries to talk about helping his family out, but Croagunk's presence is enough to calm him down. Dawn’s timer beeps and she spreads the Poffin onto the mold platter. Meanwhile, Ash is struggling, almost spilling the batter but winding up burning it instead. Everyone finishes making Poffins at the same time, and all three of them bring out their Pokémon. Dawn's Pokémon tries her Poffins, but all three find them horrible. Brock's Pokémon like his Poffin, but Ash's Pokémon eats Forsythia's Poffins since his are burnt. He tries to eat them all himself, but he finds it obviously disgusting. Forsythia tries to reassure Ash as Dawn chases Pachirisu, sending one of Dawn’s Poffins outside. It rolls up to Meowth and the Pokémon eats it, instantly perking him up and making him happy. Dawn and Ash wash dishes as Forsythia explains to Dawn that each Pokémon has a Poffin preference and that there is a unique recipe for each. Copying her mother’s recipe would be fine for her Glameow, but it is ill suited for other Pokémon. Meanwhile, Team Rocket decides to take the Poffins to get rich.

Forsythia prepares the group some tea as Roserade serves the plate, but quickly backs away scared. She mentions that Roserade has been very shy and nervous for as long as she remembers. She brings up the story of meeting Roserade, back as a Budew, in a Pokémon Center. Budew went with Forsythia when it saw the flowers she was holding. Forsythia gave Budew a red scarf to keep it warm, and it quickly evolved to Roselia and finally Roserade.

Suddenly, a giant explosion gets their attention as one of Team Rocket's mechas steals all the berries and destroys the garden. Team Rocket recites their motto. Ash's Pikachu uses Thunderbolt, but it has no effect. Jessie's Dustox and James's Carnivine come out, but when Carnivine latches onto James, he sends out Cacnea, but both latch onto him. Dustox uses Poison Sting as Brock's Croagunk uses Poison Sting to block it. Dawn's Piplup uses BubbleBeam and Ash's Turtwig uses Razor Leaf, but Cacnea’s Pin Missile and Carnivine’s Bullet Seed blocks the attacks. Roserade runs off and gets the red scarf, quickly exuding confidence. Aipom attacks with Swift, but Wobbuffet uses Counter to block. Buneary uses Ice Beam but Cacnea uses Sandstorm to block. Team Rocket attempts to leave, but Roserade suddenly attacks with Magical Leaf. Team Rocket remembers last night and associates Roserade with the figure that attacked them. Forsythia recognizes the red scarf and wonders why Roserade is suddenly so aggressive. Lotad talks and Meowth translates that Roserade protects the orchard from bad guys and puts on the scarf to gain confidence.

Ash sends Pikachu to use Quick Attack to rock the mecha, but Meowth deploys baskets to lock everyone but Forsythia down. Dustox uses Gust to pin Roserade, but it jumps off the roof. Meowth tries to take the scarf off of Roserade, but Roserade resists. James sends Mime Jr. to use Tickle on Roserade. It works and the scarf comes off, sending Roserade to the ground in fear. Team Rocket attempts to take off, taking Roserade with them. Forsythia runs to block them from leaving, as the others are helpless to help her. Forsythia convinces Roserade that it is powerful even without the scarf. Roserade snaps out of fear and breaks free of the grip, using Petal Dance to shear the tires and the baskets, freeing Ash and his friends. The group attacks with Piplup’s BubbleBeam and Croagunk’s Poison Sting. Pikachu's Iron Tail cuts the basket and releases the captured berries. Roserade’s Petal Dance sends Team Rocket blasting off a second time.

Roserade uses Sunny Day and Lotad uses Water Gun to help repair the damaged garden, fresh plants sprouting in place, much like the legend of Floaroma Town. Dawn prepares another batch of Poffins as her Pokémon are reluctant to eat it. Buneary and Pachirisu try to get Piplup to taste first, but Piplup convinces them to all eat at once. This time, the Pokémon like the Poffins. Dawn learned from Forsythia that she could raise a strong yet beautiful Pokémon like Roserade. Dawn is now inspired to prepare for the next Contest.

Major events


Pokémon debuts



* No official credit was given for this character.


* No official credit was given for this character.


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The Kitchen Timer on Dawn's Pokétch.


  • In the flashback is shown that Forsythia's Budew evolved into Roselia and then into Roserade just because it was so happy being around so many flowers, while in the games, Budew does evolve into Roselia through Happiness, but to evolve it into Roserade the player needs a Shiny Stone.

Dub edits

  • In the Japanese version, there was an original intro for this episode, yet Pokémon USA starts out the episode with a cold open format (not present in the Japanese version), and then using the original intro after the theme song is played. This is also true for Cooking Up A Sweet Story.

In other languages

  • Brazilian Portuguese: Ah Você Sabe Fazer Poffins!
  • German: Knursp-Kochkurs für Knirpse!
  • Italian: Scuola di cucina & Un piccolo super eroe
  • Latin American Spanish: ¡El Super Poffin Plan!
  • Iberian Spanish: ¿Conoces la receta de los Pokóchos?
  • Dutch: Zeg, ken jij het Poffin plan?
  • Czech: Velký sladký poffinový příběh
  • Finnish: Nyt muuten maistuisi Poffini!
  • Polish: Mamy Pofinkowy plan!
  • French: Le Pokémon masqué !
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