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DP155 : Double-Time Battle Training!
Diamond & Pearl series
DP157 : Gotta Get a Gible!
A Meteoric Rise to Excellence!
DP156   EP622
Fukamaru and Dragon Meteor Shower!
First broadcast
Japan December 17, 2009
United States May 8, 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 藤田伸三 Shinzō Fujita
Storyboard 金崎貴臣 Takaomi Kanasaki
Assistant director 古賀一臣 Kazuomi Koga
Animation director 玉川明洋 Akihiro Tamagawa
Additional credits

A Meteoric Rise to Excellence! (Japanese: フカマルとりゅうせいぐん! Fukamaru and Dragon Meteor Shower!) is the 156th episode of the Diamond & Pearl series, and the 622nd episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on December 17, 2009 and will air in the United States on May 8, 2010.

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Template:Incomplete synopsis While continuing the journey to Daybreak City, the group witness a display of Draco Meteor, an extremely powerful move only known by Template:Type2 Pokémon. Soon the gang meet Wilma and a powerful Altaria, however it soon emerges that they have been followed by a Gible which is very eager to learn Draco Meteor. Despite some head-biting antics, Ash takes the Land Shark Pokémon under his wing and offers to help him learn the move. Although things get off to a bad start, Team Rocket soon show up and snatch Altaria and Gible is given his chance to shine.

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Diamond & Pearl series
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