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DP150 : Unlocking the Red Chain of Events!
Diamond & Pearl series
DP152 : The Battle Finale of Legend!
The Needs of the Three!
DP151   EP617
Agnome, Yuxie, Emrit!
First broadcast
Japan November 12, 2009
United States April 3, 2010
English themes
Opening Battle Cry - (Stand Up!)
Japanese themes
Opening ハイタッチ! 2009
Ending ドッチ~ニョ?
Animation Team Iguchi
Screenplay 冨岡淳広 Atsuhiro Tomioka
Storyboard 山田浩之 Hiroyuki Yamada
Assistant director 渡辺正彦 Masahiko Watanabe
Animation director 夏目久仁彦 Kunihiko Natsume
Additional credits
  • Screenshots on Filb.de
  • Earlier reports credited Makoto Shinjō alongside Kunihiko Natsume as animation director.

The Needs of the Three! (Japanese: アグノム・ユクシー・エムリット! Agnome, Yuxie, Emrit!) is the 151st episode of the Diamond & Pearl series, and the 617th episode of the Pokémon anime. It aired in Japan as a one-hour special on November 12, 2009, along with The Battle Finale of Legend! and in the United States on April 3, 2010.

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Template:Incomplete synopsis Ash, Dawn and Brock all have a dream, where Mesprit, Azelf and Uxie call out to them for help... only it turns out that it wasn't just a dream. Pokémon Hunter J attacks Lake Valor using a special bomb made by Team Galactic in order to draw out Azelf, and in turn the other two Lake Guardians. J succeeds in capturing all three Lake Guardians for Team Galactic's evil plot. But then J's ship gets hit by a Future Sight. The ship plummeted to the water and exploded, supposedly killing J and her subordinates. While Gary Oak tries to stop Team Galactic's evil plan, Ash and his friends got a ride from Cynthia, only to be teleported by Azelf, Uxie, and Mesprit to Team Galactic headquarters where they find out that Cyrus is the Galactic Boss. Team Galactic then surrounds our heroes.

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