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Elite Four Ryō! Forest of Meeting and Separation!
|| October 23, 2008
| United States
|| Team Iguchi
|| 藤田伸三 Shinzō Fujita
|| 日高政光 Masamitsu Hidaka
| Assistant director
|| 細谷秋夫 Akio Hosoya
| Animation director
|| たけだゆうさく Yūsaku Takeda
| No additional credits are available at this time.
(Japanese: 四天王リョウ！出会いと別れの森！ Elite Four Ryō! Forest of Meeting and Separation!) is the 99th episode of the Diamond & Pearl series. It is scheduled to air in Japan on October 23, 2008.
During their journey, Ash and his friends stop by a town and where they see a large crowd. They hear that Aaron from the Elite Four is having a public practice session. The group, which decides to watch the practice, is unexpectedly invited to Aaron's training center where various Bug Pokémon live comfortably. In the center, Dawn finds a picture of a young Aaron together with a Wurmple. Aaron tells the group that the Wurmple was his first capture and his best friend.
- Details of this episode were made known in K-Zone, a children's magazine, before any official Japanese episode listing.