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'''Four Roads Diverged in a Pokémon Port!''' (Japanese: '''サトシVSケンゴ!それぞれの船出!!''' ''{{tt|Satoshi|Ash}} VS {{tt|Kengo|Kenny}}! Sailing for Respective Roads!!'') is the 180th episode of the {{series|Diamond & Pearl}}, and the 646th episode of the [[Pokémon anime]]. It aired in Japan on June 10, 2010 and in the United States on November 6, 2010.
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'''Four Roads Diverged in a Pokémon Port!''' (Japanese: '''サトシVSケンゴ!それぞれの船出!!''' ''{{tt|Satoshi|Ash}} VS {{tt|Kengo|Kenny}}! Sailing for Respective Roads!!'') is the 180th episode of the {{series|Diamond & Pearl}}, and the 646th episode of the [[Pokémon anime]]. It first aired in Japan on June 10, 2010 and in the United States on November 6, 2010.
   
 
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==Synopsis==
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==Blurb==
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<i>When our heroes barely miss the boat that will take them to Lily Of The Valley Island and the Sinnoh League, they begin stumbling upon several old friends. First they encounter Kenny, then Gym Leader Jasmine of Olivine City, and even Flint of the Elite Four!
   
On their way to Lily of the Valley Island, site of the [[Sinnoh League]], {{Ash}}, {{an|Dawn}}, and {{an|Brock}} are seen waiting for their ship to come. While waiting they run into {{si|Kenny}}, who has set his goal to the next [[Grand Festival]], was having a special training session with [[Olivine City]]'s [[Gym Leader]], [[Jasmine]]. Kenny tells Dawn how great she was in the Grand Festival and was impressed that she made it all the way to the final round before losing to [[Zoey]]. After hearing that, Dawn starts to stress about not making her future goal yet. At that moment, Kenny tells Dawn that if he beats Ash in battle, she has to travel with him.
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Everyone wants to catch up after a long time apart, and with so many top-tier Trainers in one place, a few Pokémon battles are bound to break out! First, Jasmine challenges Flint, seizing her opportunity to take on one of the Elite Four. Flint calls on his Infernape to defeat Jasmine’s Steelix, and afterward explains his battle strategy to Ash, who’s been watching intently with his own Infernape.
   
Suddenly, {{TRT}} shows up and takes Kenny's {{p|Floatzel}} until [[Flint's Infernape]] saves Floatzel with a powerful {{m|Overheat}}. [[Jasmine]] then introduces herself and challenges {{EF|Flint}} to a battle. Flint sends out his Infernape and Jasmine sends out {{p|Steelix}}. Dawn scans Steelix with her [[Pokédex]] and comments on the type advantage Infernape has, but Ash comments on how Steelix is also Jasmine's strongest Pokémon. Ash then decides to send out his {{AP|Infernape}} so that it could watch Flint's Infernape battle and take notes. After a tough battle and because of a type advantage, Flint's Infernape defeats Jasmine's Steelix with a powerful Flare Blitz.
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Then Kenny speaks up—he plans to challenge Ash to a battle, and if he wins, he wants Dawn to go on a journey with him! Dawn is taken aback by this surprising offer, and when the group takes a break for dinner, she turns to Jasmine for some girl talk about what she should do next. Meanwhile, Brock offers Kenny some advice on affairs of the heart.
   
After the battle, Kenny (carrying on with his plan) challenges Ash to a battle, and Ash happily accepts, so the battle is then scheduled to go on for tomorrow. Afterwards, Flint tells Ash about a past battle when his Infernape was still a Monferno and of the time he won the Sinnoh League. Flint also tells Ash that he is training for his upcoming match with Cynthia, and how he was unsure if he was either ready or not. Later on, Ash sees Kenny training his {{TP|Kenny|Empoleon}}, encouraging Ash to train Buizel, but Buizel's SonicBoom is deflected of a tree and then Empoleon deflects it back at Buizel. Because the two Water types are so eager to battle each other, Kenny makes the request for the battle to be Buizel vs. Empoleon, and Ash happily accepts the offer. The next day, the battle Ash against Kenny starts.
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The next morning, it’s battle time: Kenny’s Empoleon vs. Ash’s Buizel. As the two Water-type Pokémon clash, Ash keeps Flint’s defensive battle strategy in mind...but soon discovers that it might not be the best strategy for him, as Kenny and his Empoleon emerge victorious!
   
Ash sends out Buizel and Kenny sends out Empoleon, much to Dawn's surprise. During the battle Ash uses Flint's battling style and remarks that he wanted to polish {{AP|Buizel}}'s defense. The battle ends with Buizel losing after taking a direct hit with {{m|Drill Peck}}. After, Flints decided to go ahead and battle [[Cynthia]], and Dawn decided to go cheer for Ash at the Sinnoh League and then start her own journey. Kenny then leaves and continues his own journey.
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In the meantime, Dawn makes up her mind about Kenny’s offer. She decides to continue with Ash to the Sinnoh League in order to cheer him on, and leaves a letter for Kenny explaining everything.
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Our heroes finally catch the ferry to Lily Of The Valley Island, bidding a fond farewell to Jasmine and Flint. Dawn calls her own goodbye to Kenny from across the water...and Kenny loudly assures her that they will meet again!</i>
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==Plot==
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On their way to [[Lily of the Valley Island]], the site of the [[Sinnoh League]], {{Ash}}, {{an|Dawn}}, and {{an|Brock}} are seen waiting for their ship to come. While waiting they run into {{si|Kenny}}, who has set his goal to the next [[Grand Festival]], was having a special {{pkmn|training}} session with [[Olivine City]]'s [[Gym Leader]], [[Jasmine]]. Kenny tells Dawn how great she was in the [[Sinnoh Grand Festival]] and was impressed that she made it all the way to the final round before losing to [[Zoey]]. After hearing that, Dawn starts to stress about not making her future goal yet. At that moment, Kenny tells Dawn that if he beats Ash in battle, she has to travel with him.
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Suddenly, {{TRT}} shows up and takes Kenny's {{p|Floatzel}} until [[Flint's Infernape]] saves Floatzel with a powerful {{m|Overheat}}. Jasmine then introduces herself and challenges {{EF|Flint}} to a battle. Flint sends out his Infernape and Jasmine sends out {{p|Steelix}}. Dawn scans Steelix with her [[Pokédex]] and comments on the type advantage Infernape has, but Ash comments on how Steelix is also Jasmine's strongest Pokémon. Ash then decides to send out his {{AP|Infernape}} so that it could watch Flint's Infernape battle and take notes. After a tough battle and because of a type advantage, Flint's Infernape defeats Jasmine's Steelix with a powerful Flare Blitz.
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After the battle, Kenny (carrying on with his plan) challenges Ash to a battle, and Ash happily accepts, so the battle is then scheduled to go on for tomorrow. Afterwards, Flint tells Ash about a past battle when his Infernape was still a Monferno and of the time he won the Sinnoh League. Flint also tells Ash that he is training for his upcoming match with Cynthia, and how he was unsure if he was either ready or not. Later on, Ash sees Kenny training his {{TP|Kenny|Empoleon}}, encouraging Ash to train Buizel, but Buizel's SonicBoom is deflected of a tree and then Empoleon deflects it back at Buizel. Because the two Water types are so eager to battle each other, Kenny makes the request for the battle to be Buizel vs. Empoleon, and Ash happily accepts the offer. The next day, the battle Ash against Kenny starts.
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Ash sends out Buizel and Kenny sends out Empoleon, much to Dawn's surprise. During the battle Ash uses Flint's battling style and remarks that he wanted to polish {{AP|Buizel}}'s defense. The battle ends with Buizel losing after taking a direct hit with {{m|Drill Peck}}. After, Flint decides to go ahead and battle [[Cynthia]], the gang and Jasmine wish him luck and promise to root for him. At the lighthouse where they were meant to meet, Kenny waits for Dawn but instead finds a letter with a Piplup figurine. In the letter, Dawn states that she wants to cheer for Ash at the [[Lily of the Valley Conference]] before deciding her future plans, but knows that she'll continue her campaign to become a [[Top Coordinator]], and as long as they share the same goal she knows she and Kenny will meet again. The boat the gang are travelling on passes, and Dawn waves goodbye to Kenny as the two friends promise to meet again. Behind the ship, Team Rocket follow determined to seize their dreams to capturing Pikachu.
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The episode ends with the gang travelling to [[Lily of the Valley Island]], Jasmine returning to [[Olivine Gym]], Flint preparing to challenge Cynthia, and Kenny setting off on his new journey.
   
 
==Major events==
 
==Major events==
* {{Ash}} and {{ashfr}} encounter [[Jasmine]].
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* {{Ash}} and {{ashfr}} meet up with {{si|Kenny}} and encounter [[Jasmine]].
* {{an|Dawn}} meets Jasmine.
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* {{an|Dawn}} meets Jasmine for the first time.
* Ash battles {{si|Kenny}} and loses.
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* Ash battles Kenny and loses.
* Flint reveals he [[DP191|will battle]] [[Cynthia]] for the title of [[Sinnoh League]] {{pkmn|Champion}}.
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* {{EF|Flint}} reveals that he [[DP191|will battle]] [[Cynthia]] for the title of [[Sinnoh League]] {{pkmn|Champion}}.
 
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* [[Jessie]]
 
* [[Jessie]]
 
* [[James]]
 
* [[James]]
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* {{an|Giovanni}} ([[Boss fantasy|fantasy]])
 
* {{si|Kenny}}
 
* {{si|Kenny}}
 
* [[Jasmine]]
 
* [[Jasmine]]
 
* {{EF|Flint}}
 
* {{EF|Flint}}
* {{an|Giovanni}} ([[Boss fantasy|fantasy]])
 
 
* [[Cynthia]] (fantasy)
 
* [[Cynthia]] (fantasy)
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* {{pkmn|Trainer}}
 
* [[Pokémon Center]] attendant
 
* [[Pokémon Center]] attendant
 
* Kids
 
* Kids
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* {{p|Infernape}} ({{OP|Ash|Infernape}})
 
* {{p|Infernape}} ({{OP|Ash|Infernape}})
 
* {{p|Buizel}} ({{OP|Ash|Buizel}})
 
* {{p|Buizel}} ({{OP|Ash|Buizel}})
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* {{p|Croagunk}} ({{OP|Brock|Croagunk}})
 
* {{p|Empoleon}} ({{OP|Kenny|Empoleon}})
 
* {{p|Empoleon}} ({{OP|Kenny|Empoleon}})
 
* {{p|Floatzel}} ({{si|Kenny}}'s)
 
* {{p|Floatzel}} ({{si|Kenny}}'s)
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* {{p|Monferno}} ({{OP|Flint|Infernape}}; flashback)
 
* {{p|Monferno}} ({{OP|Flint|Infernape}}; flashback)
 
* {{p|Garchomp}} ({{OP|Cynthia|Garchomp}}; fantasy)
 
* {{p|Garchomp}} ({{OP|Cynthia|Garchomp}}; fantasy)
* {{p|Snorlax}} (unnamed Trainer's; flashback)
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* {{p|Snorlax}} (Trainer's; flashback)
   
==Trivia==
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==Trivia==
* [[Professor Oak's lecture|Professor Oak's Pokémon lecture]]: {{p|Nidoran♀}} and {{p|Nidoran♂}}
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* [[Professor Oak's Big Pokémon Examination]]: {{p|Nidoran♀}} and {{p|Nidoran♂}}
* As of this episode, half of the Johto Gym Leaders have appeared in the {{series|Diamond & Pearl}}, though Jasmine is the only one who has appeared in person.
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* As of this episode, half of the [[Johto]] [[Gym Leader]]s have appeared in the {{series|Diamond & Pearl}}, though [[Jasmine]] is the only one who has appeared in person.
** Aside from her, only [[Clair]] has been seen in her Generation IV outfit, with [[Whitney]] and [[Morty]] appearing in their Generation II designs. Jasmine is also shown in her Generation II outfit in flashbacks in this episode.
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** Aside from her, only [[Clair]] has been seen in her [[Generation IV]] outfit, with [[Whitney]] and [[Morty]] appearing in their [[Generation II]] designs. Jasmine is also shown in her Generation II outfit in flashbacks in this episode.
 
* Music from ''[[M08|Lucario and the Mystery of Mew]]'' is used as background music in this episode.
 
* Music from ''[[M08|Lucario and the Mystery of Mew]]'' is used as background music in this episode.
 
* The dub title is a reference to the first line of {{wp|Robert Frost}}'s poem "{{wp|The Road Not Taken (poem)|The Road Not Taken}}", "''Two roads diverged in a yellow wood.''"
 
* The dub title is a reference to the first line of {{wp|Robert Frost}}'s poem "{{wp|The Road Not Taken (poem)|The Road Not Taken}}", "''Two roads diverged in a yellow wood.''"
* {{MTR}}'s most recent [[boss fantasy]] occurs in this episode.
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* This episode would have the last [[boss fantasy]] until ''[[XY018|Awakening the Sleeping Giant!]]'', 171 episodes later.
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* This is the final appearance of {{si|Kenny}}.
   
 
===Errors===
 
===Errors===
* Flint's {{p|Monferno}} has blue eyes instead of black.
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* [[Flint's Monferno]] has blue eyes instead of black.
* In Flint's flashback in ''[[DP165|Flint Sparks the Fire!]]'', he shows that his Infernape was still a Chimchar when he grew up. However, his flashback in this episode shows that it had evolved into a Monferno when he was still a kid.
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* In Flint's flashback in ''[[DP165|Flint Sparks the Fire!]]'', he shows that his {{p|Infernape}} was still a {{p|Chimchar}} when he grew up. However, his flashback in this episode shows that it had evolved into a {{p|Monferno}} when he was still a kid.
* When Kenny's Empoleon used Metal Claw and Buizel used Ice Punch, Empoleon's chest was colored blue.
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* When Ash calls for {{AP|Infernape}} to watch the {{pkmn|battle}}, its shoulder pads are colored white, but in the next scene, they were their original color.
* When {{TP|Dawn|Piplup}} turns around at the ferry station his beak is coloured light blue.
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* When [[Kenny's Empoleon]] uses {{m|Metal Claw}} and {{AP|Buizel}} uses {{m|Ice Punch}}, Empoleon's chest is colored blue.
* When Ash calls for {{AP|Infernape}} to watch the battle, its shoulder pads were white, but in the next scene, they were their original color.
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* When {{TP|Dawn|Piplup}} turns around at the ferry station, his beak is the same color as his body.
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<gallery perrow=5>
 
<gallery perrow=5>
Image:Flint Monferno.png|Flint and his Monferno
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Flint Monferno.png|Monferno's discolored eyes
Image:DP180 Error.png|Piplup's miscolored beak
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DP180 Error.png|Piplup's discolored beak
Image:DP180 Error 2.png|Infernape's miscolored shoulder pads
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DP180 Error 2.png|Infernape's discolored shoulder pads
Image:DP180.png|Empoleon's miscolored chest
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DP180.png|Empoleon's discolored chest
 
</gallery>
 
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==In other languages==
 
==In other languages==
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|zh_cmn={{tt|小智對健悟!各自的起步!!|Ash vs. Kenny! Setting off for Respective Roads!!}}
 
|zh_cmn={{tt|小智對健悟!各自的起步!!|Ash vs. Kenny! Setting off for Respective Roads!!}}
|nl={{tt|Een Viersprong in een Pokémon Haven!|A Crossroad in a Pokémon Port!}}
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|nl={{tt|Een viersprong in een Pokémon haven|A Crossroad in a Pokémon Port!}}
 
|fi={{tt|Neljä tietä pois Pokémon-satamasta!|Four roads away from the Pokémon Port!}}
 
|fi={{tt|Neljä tietä pois Pokémon-satamasta!|Four roads away from the Pokémon Port!}}
 
|de={{tt|Nur wer an sich glaubt, kann auch gewinnen!|Only if you believe in yourself, you can win!}}
 
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|it={{tt|Quattro strade si separano a un porto Pokémon!|Four roads diverge in a Pokémon port!}}
 
|it={{tt|Quattro strade si separano a un porto Pokémon!|Four roads diverge in a Pokémon port!}}
 
|no={{tt|Fire veier skiltes i en Pokémon-havn!|Four roads parted in a Pokémon port!}}
 
|no={{tt|Fire veier skiltes i en Pokémon-havn!|Four roads parted in a Pokémon port!}}
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|pl={{tt|Na rozstaju czterech dróg!|At the cross of four roads!}}
|pt_br={{tt|Quatro Estradas que Divergem em um Porto Pokémon!|Four roads diverged in a Port Pokémon!}}
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|pt_eu={{tt|O Cais dos Quatro Caminhos!|}}
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|pt_eu={{tt|O Cais dos Quatro Caminhos!|The Dock of the Four Paths!}}
 
|es_la={{tt|¡Cuatro Caminos Bifurcan en un Puerto Pokémon!|Four Roads Diverge in a Pokémon Port!}}
 
|es_la={{tt|¡Cuatro Caminos Bifurcan en un Puerto Pokémon!|Four Roads Diverge in a Pokémon Port!}}
 
|es_eu={{tt|¡Cuatro destinos distintos en un puerto Pokémon!|Four Different Roads in a Pokémon Port!}}
 
|es_eu={{tt|¡Cuatro destinos distintos en un puerto Pokémon!|Four Different Roads in a Pokémon Port!}}
 
|sv={{tt|Fyra vägar skiljs åt i en Pokémonhamn!|Four roads diverge in a Pokémon port!}}
 
|sv={{tt|Fyra vägar skiljs åt i en Pokémonhamn!|Four roads diverge in a Pokémon port!}}
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|ko={{tt|지우 VS 건오 과연 빛나의 선택은?|Ash VS Kenny - What Will Dawn's Decision Be?}}
 
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Latest revision as of 01:23, 7 July 2019

DP179 : The Eighth Wonder of the Sinnoh World!
Diamond & Pearl series
DP181 : Bucking the Treasure Trend!
Four Roads Diverged in a Pokémon Port!
DP180.png
DP180   EP646
サトシVSケンゴ!それぞれの船出!!
Satoshi VS Kengo! Sailing for Respective Roads!!
First broadcast
Japan June 10, 2010
United States November 6, 2010
English themes
Opening We Will Carry On!
Ending
Japanese themes
Opening サイコー・エブリディ!
Ending ドッチ~ニョ?
Credits
Animation Team Kato
Screenplay 米村正二 Shōji Yonemura
Storyboard 大庭秀昭 Hideaki Ōba
Assistant director 近橋伸隆 Nobutaka Chikahashi
Animation director 木下和栄 Kazue Kinoshita
No additional credits are available at this time.

Four Roads Diverged in a Pokémon Port! (Japanese: サトシVSケンゴ!それぞれの船出!! Satoshi VS Kengo! Sailing for Respective Roads!!) is the 180th episode of the Diamond & Pearl series, and the 646th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on June 10, 2010 and in the United States on November 6, 2010.

201 Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details. 201

Blurb

When our heroes barely miss the boat that will take them to Lily Of The Valley Island and the Sinnoh League, they begin stumbling upon several old friends. First they encounter Kenny, then Gym Leader Jasmine of Olivine City, and even Flint of the Elite Four!

Everyone wants to catch up after a long time apart, and with so many top-tier Trainers in one place, a few Pokémon battles are bound to break out! First, Jasmine challenges Flint, seizing her opportunity to take on one of the Elite Four. Flint calls on his Infernape to defeat Jasmine’s Steelix, and afterward explains his battle strategy to Ash, who’s been watching intently with his own Infernape.

Then Kenny speaks up—he plans to challenge Ash to a battle, and if he wins, he wants Dawn to go on a journey with him! Dawn is taken aback by this surprising offer, and when the group takes a break for dinner, she turns to Jasmine for some girl talk about what she should do next. Meanwhile, Brock offers Kenny some advice on affairs of the heart.

The next morning, it’s battle time: Kenny’s Empoleon vs. Ash’s Buizel. As the two Water-type Pokémon clash, Ash keeps Flint’s defensive battle strategy in mind...but soon discovers that it might not be the best strategy for him, as Kenny and his Empoleon emerge victorious!

In the meantime, Dawn makes up her mind about Kenny’s offer. She decides to continue with Ash to the Sinnoh League in order to cheer him on, and leaves a letter for Kenny explaining everything.

Our heroes finally catch the ferry to Lily Of The Valley Island, bidding a fond farewell to Jasmine and Flint. Dawn calls her own goodbye to Kenny from across the water...and Kenny loudly assures her that they will meet again!

Plot

On their way to Lily of the Valley Island, the site of the Sinnoh League, Ash, Dawn, and Brock are seen waiting for their ship to come. While waiting they run into Kenny, who has set his goal to the next Grand Festival, was having a special training session with Olivine City's Gym Leader, Jasmine. Kenny tells Dawn how great she was in the Sinnoh Grand Festival and was impressed that she made it all the way to the final round before losing to Zoey. After hearing that, Dawn starts to stress about not making her future goal yet. At that moment, Kenny tells Dawn that if he beats Ash in battle, she has to travel with him.

Suddenly, Team Rocket shows up and takes Kenny's Floatzel until Flint's Infernape saves Floatzel with a powerful Overheat. Jasmine then introduces herself and challenges Flint to a battle. Flint sends out his Infernape and Jasmine sends out Steelix. Dawn scans Steelix with her Pokédex and comments on the type advantage Infernape has, but Ash comments on how Steelix is also Jasmine's strongest Pokémon. Ash then decides to send out his Infernape so that it could watch Flint's Infernape battle and take notes. After a tough battle and because of a type advantage, Flint's Infernape defeats Jasmine's Steelix with a powerful Flare Blitz.

After the battle, Kenny (carrying on with his plan) challenges Ash to a battle, and Ash happily accepts, so the battle is then scheduled to go on for tomorrow. Afterwards, Flint tells Ash about a past battle when his Infernape was still a Monferno and of the time he won the Sinnoh League. Flint also tells Ash that he is training for his upcoming match with Cynthia, and how he was unsure if he was either ready or not. Later on, Ash sees Kenny training his Empoleon, encouraging Ash to train Buizel, but Buizel's SonicBoom is deflected of a tree and then Empoleon deflects it back at Buizel. Because the two Water types are so eager to battle each other, Kenny makes the request for the battle to be Buizel vs. Empoleon, and Ash happily accepts the offer. The next day, the battle Ash against Kenny starts.

Ash sends out Buizel and Kenny sends out Empoleon, much to Dawn's surprise. During the battle Ash uses Flint's battling style and remarks that he wanted to polish Buizel's defense. The battle ends with Buizel losing after taking a direct hit with Drill Peck. After, Flint decides to go ahead and battle Cynthia, the gang and Jasmine wish him luck and promise to root for him. At the lighthouse where they were meant to meet, Kenny waits for Dawn but instead finds a letter with a Piplup figurine. In the letter, Dawn states that she wants to cheer for Ash at the Lily of the Valley Conference before deciding her future plans, but knows that she'll continue her campaign to become a Top Coordinator, and as long as they share the same goal she knows she and Kenny will meet again. The boat the gang are travelling on passes, and Dawn waves goodbye to Kenny as the two friends promise to meet again. Behind the ship, Team Rocket follow determined to seize their dreams to capturing Pikachu.

The episode ends with the gang travelling to Lily of the Valley Island, Jasmine returning to Olivine Gym, Flint preparing to challenge Cynthia, and Kenny setting off on his new journey.

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DP179 : The Eighth Wonder of the Sinnoh World!
Diamond & Pearl series
DP181 : Bucking the Treasure Trend!
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