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These donuts are great! This article is about an episode of the Pokémon anime that has not been dubbed into English. As such, its coverage may contain romanized Japanese names, rather than dub names.
DP157 : Gotta Get a Gible!
Diamond & Pearl series
DP159 : Short and To the Punch!
Regaining the Home Advantage!
DP158   EP624
Loud Roar! Jibacoil VS Metagross!!
First broadcast
Japan January 7, 2010
United States June 5, 2010
English themes
Japanese themes
Opening サイコー・エブリディ!
Ending ドッチ~ニョ?
Animation Team Iguchi
Screenplay 大橋志吉 Yukiyoshi Ōhashi
Storyboard まついひとゆき Hitoyuki Matsui
Assistant director 渡辺正彦 Masahiko Watanabe
Animation director 夏目久仁彦 Kunihiko Natsume
Additional credits

Regaining the Home Advantage! (Japanese: 爆走!ジバコイルVSメタグロス!! Loud Roar! Jibacoil VS Metagross!!) is the 158th episode of the Diamond & Pearl series, and the 624th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on January 7, 2010 and will air in the United States on June 5, 2010, as the start of the new season, Pokémon Diamond & Pearl: Sinnoh League Victors

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Template:Incomplete synopsis As Ash and his friends continue their journey to Sunyshore City, they are attacked by a wild Magnezone. As they reach a near-by town, they are informed by Officer Jenny that Magnezone — soon joined by a wild Metagross — has suddenly appeared and is wreaking havoc throughout the town. As Pikachu and Pachirisu lead the Steel-types to the mountains using their Electric attacks, the group meets up with Katsuzō, a mountain guard. Katsuzō informs them that the two Pokémon normally battle with each other on a regular basis to release the magnetism that builds up in their bodies, due to the strong magnetic forces emitted from the mountains. Recently, however, their "battle arena" (a deep crater) has become filled with water. Ash, his friends, Officer Jenny, and Katsuzō have to find out why the crater is full of water, and then find a way to drain it, so Magnezone and Metagross can battle in peace away from the city.

Major events


Pokémon debuts

TV episode debuts





Ash with two Pikachu instead of one.


  • At one point in the episode, Ash is seen with two Pikachu at the same time: one on his shoulder and one standing next to him.
  • Gible's eyes were completely black while he was biting Ash's head.

Dub edits

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DP157 : Gotta Get a Gible!
Diamond & Pearl series
DP159 : Short and To the Punch!
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