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'Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu!

Part 2 '

Pokémon Ranger! The Wave-Guiding Riolu!! (Part 2)
First broadcast
Japan March 20, 2008
United States November 8, 2008
English themes
Opening We Will Be Heroes
Japanese themes
Opening Together
Ending 風のメッセージ
Animation Team Iguchi
Screenplay 藤田伸三 Shinzō Fujita
Storyboard 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
Assistant director 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
Animation director 岩根雅明 Masaaki Iwane
Additional credits

Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! (Part 2) (Japanese: ポケモンレンジャー!波導のリオル!!(後編) Pokémon Ranger! The Wave-Guiding Riolu!! (Part 2)) is the 72nd episode of the Diamond & Pearl series, and the 538th episode of the Pokémon anime. It aired in Japan in a one-hour special on March 20, 2008, the day that Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia was released. It and Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! (Part 1) were released on DVD in Japan on June 20, 2008. It aired in the United States on November 8, 2008.

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Major events





Japanese DVD art


  • Because of Ash's sensitivity to Aura, which was first introduced in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, he is able to sense Riolu from far distances.
  • Solana has a different uniform than the one she had in her past appearances.
  • For an unknown reason, Plusle is not seen with Solana.


  • Part of Ash's hair disappears in one scene. This can be seen when Ash is talking to Riolu's trainer.
  • In one scene, a wild Doduo has only one head.

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