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| Regaining the Home Advantage!
Loud Roar! Jibacoil VS Metagross!!
|| January 7, 2010
| United States
|| June 5, 2010
|| Team Iguchi
|| 大橋志吉 Yukiyoshi Ōhashi
|| 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
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.
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.