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Diamond & Pearl series
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DP161   EP627
開幕!ポケモンコンテスト・アサツキ大会!!
The Curtain Rises! Pokémon Contest - Asatsuki Tournament!!
First broadcast
Japan January 28, 2010
United States
English themes
Opening
Ending
Japanese themes
Opening サイコー・エブリディ!
Ending ドッチ~ニョ?
Credits
Animation Team Iguchi
Screenplay 冨岡淳広 Atsuhiro Tomioka
Storyboard 小山賢 Masaru Koyama
Assistant director 小山賢 Masaru Koyama
Animation director 武内啓 Akira Takeuchi
No additional credits are available at this time.

(Japanese: 開幕!ポケモンコンテスト・アサツキ大会!! The Curtain Rises! Pokémon Contest - Asatsuki Tournament!!) is the 161st episode of the Diamond & Pearl series, and the 627th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on January 28, 2010.

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Synopsis

The gang finally reach Asatsuki Town in time for Dawn's next Contest where, after her last two Contest losses, she is eager to win her fifth and final ribbon. While there she meets Ursula again who shows off her new Minun and Plusle which brings up very uncomfortable memories for Dawn...

Major events

Debuts

Pokémon debuts

Characters

Humans

Pokémon

Trivia

  • Professor Oak's Pokémon lecture: Mantine
  • This episode explains how Dawn got the nickname 'Dee-Dee' (Japanese: ピカリ ), which is frequently used by Kenny and Leona.
  • In Dawn's flashback about her kindergarten days, the teacher tells a tale to the students about a Buneary and a Turtwig, which mimics the fable "The Tortoise and the Hare".
  • During her performance, Jessie uses an Arbok-shaped flute.
  • Which One ~ Is It? returns to its original animation.

Errors

Dub edits

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