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'''League Unleashed!''' (Japanese: '''開幕!シンオウリーグ・スズラン大会!!''' ''Raise the Curtain! {{tt|Shin'ō|Sinnoh}} League - Suzuran Tournament!!'') is the 183rd episode of the {{series|Diamond & Pearl}}, and the 649th episode of the [[Pokémon anime]]. It aired in Japan on July 1, 2010 and is scheduled to air in the United States on November 27, 2010.
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'''League Unleashed!''' (Japanese: '''開幕!シンオウリーグ・スズラン大会!!''' ''Raise the Curtain! Sinnoh League - {{tt|Suzuran|Lily of the Valley}} Tournament!!'') is the 183rd episode of the {{series|Diamond & Pearl}}, and the 649th episode of the [[Pokémon anime]]. It aired in Japan on July 1, 2010 and in the United States on November 27, 2010.
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==Synopsis==
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==Blurb==
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As the [[Sinnoh League]] is about to begin, {{Ash}} finds that his first opponent is [[Nando]], the Pokémon minstrel. Nando walks over to Ash and tells him to do his best in their match. Outside the stadium, the gang sits together, deciding which Pokémon for Ash to use in his match with Nando. Dawn tells Ash that Nando's Lopunny knows some dodging moves from what happened in the [[Sinnoh Grand Festival]].
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<i>As Round One of the Sinnoh League gets under way, Ash learns he will be battling none other than his friend, the musician Nando. Our heroes also run into Paul, who is planning to use his trademark analytical strategy. And then Ash literally runs into a very confident and excited Barry!
   
Just then, [[Paul]] walks past them. Dawn calls him, and he turns around. Paul tells the gang that he will be using his strongest Pokémon. Ash tells him that Paul must do his best and that he wants to battle Paul later on in the tournament. But Paul says that Ash will be defeated before he battles him. Ash gets angry at what Paul said.
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Battling in a three-on-three format, Ash and Nando initially appear to be evenly matched. But as Ash’s desire for a real head-to-head battle takes hold, Nando becomes fascinated with the action—and a bit distracted in the process. After a moment, he manages to clear his head and battle back using his own style. Finally, Ash claims victory, but Nando is satisfied with his own efforts and bids our heroes a fond farewell. Conway and Barry catch up with our heroes to report that they both won their first-round battles. So did Paul—and an unknown Trainer who defeated his first opponent with a Darkrai!
   
Inside a room, a lady <!--[[Shimako]]--> tells everybody on where they will be sitting. [[Jessie]] gets angry as their seats will be isolated from the other audiences. [[James]] and {{TR|Meowth}} tells Jessie that it's alright. {{TP|Jessie|Wobbuffet}} pops out of its [[Poké Ball]] as usual.
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Far from the action in the arena, Team Rocket has managed a victory of its own, successfully selling snacks for the crowds at the Sinnoh League. The team has been impressing the head of concessions, thanks to some smart sales strategizing by none other than Meowth!
   
Late at night, Ash ponders on what Paul said, also reminding him of his battle with Nando. Ash becomes frustrated and shouts and scratches his head. The others wake up and ask him what is wrong. Ash replies that it's nothing and goes out of the room, to the balcony. {{AP|Pikachu}} follows him. Ash tells Pikachu that it is a beautiful night sky. And Pikachu agrees with him and nods its head. Ash looks at the eight shining stars in the sky, and remembers the badges he has. Ash talks about his Pokémon working very hard, while the battle with the eight [[Gym Leader#Sinnoh League|Gym Leaders]] are shown.
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Round Two of the Sinnoh League is soon to come, and we leave our heroes looking forward to even more battle action!</i>
   
The next morning, after spending a while in the [[Pokémon Center]], he walks out. Dawn asks him what he plans to use against Nando. Ash says that he has it all under control. {{an|Barry}} runs, while saying something, and bumps in to Ash. After getting up, Barry says that he will defeat Ash, but Ash disagrees. Barry shouts that he will be the champion. Then, he remembers that he needs to go somewhere and runs off. [[Conway]] suddenly appears out of nowhere, and Dawn is shocked. Dawns tells him to stay away and Conway laughs creepily.
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==Plot==
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After learning he would be battling [[Nando]] first, {{Ash}} exchanges wishes of good luck with him. Later, the gang is sitting together, thinking about Ash's strategy. Brock tells him that Nando often uses {{t|Bug}}- and {{type|Grass}} {{OBP|Pokémon|species}}, and so {{t|Fire}}-, {{t|Flying}}-, and {{type|Ice}} Pokémon would be effective. {{an|Dawn}} also reminds Ash that Nando used a {{DL|Nando|Lopunny}}, a {{t|Normal}} type, in the [[Sinnoh Grand Festival]].
   
Outside the stadium, [[Team Rocket]] are selling their merchandise in the distance away from the other stalls. But not a single person goes there. Jessie screams loudly and sends out {{TP|Jessie|Seviper}}, but James and Meowth discourage her. Then, Meowth thinks of a great idea.
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Just then, [[Paul]] walks past them. Ash stops him and tells him that he's going to give it his all so that he can face Paul in the finals, but Paul says that Ash is pathetic. 'Giving it his all' wouldn't mean anything, because everyone there had already earned eight Badges.
   
Inside the stadium, Barry had just defeated a trainer, and will be moving on to the next battle. He passes by a man and feels a sort of frightening feeling.
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Meanwhile, inside a room, a woman is giving a talk to the vendors. Team Rocket is also there among all the vendors. They had all drawn lots to see where they would set up shop. [[Jessie]] is angry as their booth will be lot #139, which is out in the back of the complex, away from the others, but [[James]] and {{MTR}} tell her that with some {{TRT}} ingenuity, they can make do.
   
Ash's battle against Nando is about to begin. The gang cheered them on. And then, the battle begins. Nando sends out {{TP|Nando|Roserade}} as his first Pokémon and Ash sends out his {{AP|Staraptor}}, which is a type advantage over Roserade, a {{type|Grass}} Pokémon. Nando takes the initiative, and tells Roserade to use {{m|Sweet Scent}}, which Staraptor fails to dodge. Then, Roserade uses {{m|Magical Leaf}}, hitting Staraptor once again. Staraptor falls, and Nando tells Roserade to use {{m|SolarBeam}}. As Roserade is preparing to launch its SolarBeam, Ash begs Staraptor to stand up and dodge. Roserade launches its SolarBeam, but at the last second, Staraptor opens its eyes, and an explosion occurs. Staraptor flies out of the smoke, which astonishes both Nando and Roserade. Ash tells Staraptor to use {{m|Brave Bird}}, and hits Roserade, which knocks Roserade out, but Staraptor is affected by the recoil damage. Nando recalls Roserade and sends out {{p|Armaldo}}. Dawn checks it with her [[Pokédex]]. Ash realizes that Staraptor is worn out, so he tells it to use {{m|Close Combat}}, but Armaldo suddenly uses {{m|Protect}}, causing Staraptor to fall back. Then, Armaldo chains with {{m|Rock Blast}}, knocking out Staraptor.
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Late at night, Ash ponders on what Paul said, causing him to second-guess his strategy. Frustrated, he retreats goes to the balcony and begins looking at eight shining stars in the sky. Ash remembers how he won his Badges by believing in his Pokémon and with that, he decides it is how it always has been, and always will be, and that's how he can beat Nando.
   
With Dawn and Brock discussing Ash's situation, Barry runs down the stairs and stands in front of Brock and Dawn, and tells them that an [[Takuto|unknown Trainer]] has entered the competition with a powerful {{p|Darkrai}}, But Dawn doesn't listen to what Barry says and continues cheering for Ash. Barry get angry but he then realises that Ash is battling. Barry sits down. Ash sends out {{AP|Quilava}} and tells it to do its best. Meanwhile, outside the stadium, Team Rocket is busy with their business.
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The next morning, Ash swaps out his team with Professor Oak at the [[Pokémon Center]]. Dawn asks him what Pokémon he plans to use against Nando, but Ash says that it's a secret. Just then, Barry runs by and crashes into Ash. After a brief argument, he remembers that he's late for his first battle and runs off. While Dawn wonders what kind of team Barry has put together, [[Conway]] suddenly appears behind her, reminding her that he can answer any question she has. He then slinks away, snickering.
   
Quilava is then shown to be knocked away, and both Armaldo and Quilava are running out of gas. Nando tells Armaldo to use {{m|X-Scissor}}, while Ash tells Quilava to use {{m|Aerial Ace}}, with both attacks colliding. Armaldo is down, but with the strong impact of the X-Scissor, Quilava is knocked out too, which results in a draw.
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Outside the stadium, Team Rocket are selling their merchandise in their distant stall. Not a single person is there. Jessie sends out Seviper to forcibly bring in customers, but James and Meowth discourage her. Meowth already has a great idea.
   
Back with Dawn and co., Conway appears in a creepy way again, scaring Dawn and Barry. Conway introduces himself to Barry. Nando sends out his last Pokémon, {{p|Kricketune}}, and Ash sends out his {{AP|Heracross}}. Ash tells Heracross to use {{m|Megahorn}}, and Kricketune counters with {{m|Silver Wind}}, the impact sends Heracross flying. Nando tells Kricketune to use {{m|Sing}}, and Heracross falls asleep, falling to the ground. Then, Kricketune uses {{m|Fury Cutter}}, and Ash tells Heracross to use {{m|Sleep Talk}}. Heracross dodges the Fury Cutter, and uses {{m|Focus Punch}} to send Kricketune flying. Heracross wakes up and Ash tells it to use Focus Punch, and Nando tells Kricketune to dodge. Ash tells Heracross to use Focus Punch continously and Kricketune counters it with Fury Cutter. The two continues to use their attacks. Paul is watching the battle in another room. A strong impact sends both Pokémon flying. Nando then tells Kricketune to use Sing. Just as it is about to use Sing, Ash tells Heracross to use Megahorn in the ground. The Megahorn hits the ground and it stamps its feet, using {{m|Horn Attack}} to send Kricketune flying. With the strong power, Kricketune is knocked out, thus making Ash the winner. Heracross flies over to Ash and the gang cheers him on. Conway laughs and disappears once again, creeping out Dawn.
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Inside the stadium, Barry had just won his first match, and will be moving on to the next battle. He passes by a {{si|Tobias|man}} and feels a frightening chill.
   
Outside the stadium, Team Rocket are having lots of customers buying their merchandises. Nando thanks Ash for the great battle and then leaves. Then, Paul is shown winning his
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Finally, Ash's battle against Nando is about to begin. The gang cheers him on. Nando sends out his {{TP|Nando|Roserade}} as his first Pokémon and Ash sends out his {{AP|Staraptor}}, which is a type advantage over Roserade. Nando gets the first move, and tells Roserade to use {{m|Sweet Scent}}, which Staraptor fails to dodge. Then, Roserade uses {{m|Magical Leaf}}, hitting Staraptor once again. Staraptor falls, and Nando tells Roserade to use {{m|Solar Beam}}. As Roserade is preparing to launch its Solar Beam, Ash begs Staraptor to stand up and dodge. Roserade launches its Solar Beam, but at the last second, Staraptor opens its eyes, and an explosion occurs. Staraptor flies out of the smoke, which astonishes both Nando and Roserade. Ash tells Staraptor to use {{m|Brave Bird}}, and hits Roserade, which knocks Roserade out, but Staraptor is affected by the recoil damage. Nando recalls Roserade and sends out {{p|Armaldo}}. Dawn checks it with her [[Pokédex]]. Ash realizes that Staraptor is worn out, so he tells it to use {{m|Close Combat}}, but Armaldo suddenly uses {{m|Protect}}, causing Staraptor to fall back. Then, Armaldo uses {{m|Rock Blast}}, knocking out Staraptor.
battle. Brock tells Ash about the Trainer with the Darkrai. Ash is surprised at first, but becomes excited about battling a strong foe. The episode ended with Ash and the gang, Paul, Barry, Conway and the mysterious trainer with the Darkrai.
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With Dawn and Brock discussing Ash's situation, Barry runs down the stairs and stands in front of Brock and Dawn, and tells them that {{si|Tobias|an unknown Trainer}} has entered the competition with a powerful {{p|Darkrai}}. Dawn doesn't listen to what Barry says and continues cheering for Ash. Barry gets angry that he isn't being listened to, but then turns and sees that Ash is battling. Barry sits down to watch Ash, who sends out his {{AP|Quilava}} and tells it to do its best. Meanwhile, outside the stadium, Team Rocket is putting their plan into action. They are now in the middle of the complex, giving merchandise away.
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Back in the stadium, Quilava is shown to be knocked away, but both Armaldo and Quilava are running out of steam. Nando tells Armaldo to use {{m|X-Scissor}}, and Ash tells Quilava to use {{m|Aerial Ace}}. Both attacks collide. Armaldo is out for the count, but with the strong impact of the X-Scissor, Quilava is knocked out too. The match results in a draw.
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Back in the stands, Conway appears again, scaring Dawn and Barry. Conway introduces himself to Barry, who hasn't met him yet. Nando sends out his last Pokémon, {{p|Kricketune}}, and Ash sends out his {{AP|Heracross}}. Ash tells Heracross to use {{m|Megahorn}}, and Kricketune counters with {{m|Silver Wind}}, the impact sends Heracross flying. Nando tells Kricketune to use {{m|Sing}}, and Heracross falls asleep, falling to the ground. Then, Kricketune uses {{m|Fury Cutter}}, and Ash tells Heracross to use its newly learned {{m|Sleep Talk}}. Heracross dodges the Fury Cutter, and uses {{m|Focus Punch}} continuously, while awaking up, and Kricketune counters it with another Fury Cutter. The two continue to attack with Paul watching the battle on the television. A strong impact from both attacks send both Pokémon flying. Nando then tells Kricketune to use Sing but just as it is about to use the move, Ash tells Heracross to use Megahorn in the ground. The Megahorn hits the ground and it stamps its feet, using {{m|Horn Attack}} to send Kricketune flying. With the strong power, Kricketune is knocked out, and Ash is the winner. Heracross flies over to Ash and sucks on his head and the gang cheers him on. Conway laughs and disappears once again.
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Outside the stadium, Team Rocket has lots of customers at their booth. [[Selma]] says to herself that she will have to get them a better booth. Nando thanks Ash for the great battle and then leaves. Then, Paul is shown winning his battle. Brock tells Ash about the Trainer with the Darkrai. Ash is surprised at first, but becomes excited about battling a strong foe. The episode ends with Ash and the gang, Paul, Barry, Conway and the mysterious Trainer with the Darkrai.
   
 
==Major events==
 
==Major events==
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* [[Nando]] is revealed to have obtained an {{p|Armaldo}}.
* The [[Sinnoh League]] tournament in [[Lily of the Valley Island]] begins.
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* [[Ash's Quilava]] is revealed to have learned {{m|Aerial Ace}}.
* {{Ash}}'s {{AP|Quilava}} is revealed to have learned {{m|Aerial Ace}}, while his {{AP|Heracross}} is revealed to have learned {{m|Sleep Talk}} and {{m|Focus Punch}}.
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* [[Ash's Heracross]] is revealed to have learned {{m|Sleep Talk}} and {{m|Focus Punch}}.
* The gang learn that a [[Takuto|mysterious Trainer]] has entered the tournament with a {{p|Darkrai}}.
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* {{Ash}} wins his first round battle against Nando, advancing to the second round.
* Ash wins his first battle against [[Nando]], knocking him out of the [[Lily of the Valley Conference]].
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* {{an|Barry}}, [[Conway]], {{si|Tobias}}, and [[Paul]] also make it through the first round.
* {{an|Barry}}, [[Conway]], [[Takuto]], and [[Paul]] also make it through the preliminaries.
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* Ash learns that {{si|Tobias|a mysterious Trainer}} has entered the tournament with a {{p|Darkrai}}.
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===Debuts===
 
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* [[Takuto]]
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* {{si|Tobias}} (shadow)
   
 
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* [[Nando]]
 
* [[Nando]]
 
* [[Conway]]
 
* [[Conway]]
* [[Charles Goodshow|Mr. Goodshow]]
 
 
* [[Cynthia]]
 
* [[Cynthia]]
* [[Shimako]]
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* {{si|Tobias}} (shadow)
* [[Takuto]]
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* [[Charles Goodshow|Mr. Goodshow]]
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* [[Selma]]
 
* Audience
 
* Audience
 
* Referee
 
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* Trainers
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* {{pkmn|Trainer}}s
 
* Merchants
 
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* {{p|Piplup}} ({{OP|Dawn|Piplup}})
 
* {{p|Piplup}} ({{OP|Dawn|Piplup}})
 
* {{p|Wobbuffet}} ({{OP|Jessie|Wobbuffet}})
 
* {{p|Wobbuffet}} ({{OP|Jessie|Wobbuffet}})
* {{p|Staraptor}} ({{OP|Ash|Staraptor}})
 
* {{p|Quilava}} ({{OP|Ash|Quilava}})
 
 
* {{p|Heracross}} ({{OP|Ash|Heracross}})
 
* {{p|Heracross}} ({{OP|Ash|Heracross}})
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* {{p|Quilava}} ({{OP|Ash|Quilava}})
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* {{p|Staraptor}} ({{OP|Ash|Staraptor}})
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* {{p|Aipom}} ([[Dawn's Ambipom|Ash's]]; flashback)
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* {{p|Chimchar}} ({{OP|Ash|Infernape}}; flashback)
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* {{p|Infernape}} ({{OP|Ash|Infernape}}; flashback)
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* {{p|Turtwig}} ({{OP|Ash|Torterra}}; flashback)
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* {{p|Buizel}} ({{OP|Ash|Buizel}}; flashback)
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* {{p|Gliscor}} ({{OP|Ash|Gliscor}}; flashback)
 
* {{p|Seviper}} ({{OP|Jessie|Seviper}})
 
* {{p|Seviper}} ({{OP|Jessie|Seviper}})
 
* {{p|Roserade}} ({{OP|Nando|Roserade}})
 
* {{p|Roserade}} ({{OP|Nando|Roserade}})
 
* {{p|Kricketune}} ({{OP|Nando|Kricketune}})
 
* {{p|Kricketune}} ({{OP|Nando|Kricketune}})
 
* {{p|Armaldo}} ([[Nando]]'s)
 
* {{p|Armaldo}} ([[Nando]]'s)
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* {{p|Lopunny}} ([[Nando]]'s; flashback)
 
* {{p|Empoleon}} ({{OP|Barry|Empoleon}})
 
* {{p|Empoleon}} ({{OP|Barry|Empoleon}})
* {{p|Darkrai}} ([[Takuto]]'s)
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* {{p|Rampardos}} ({{OP|Roark|Rampardos}}; flashback)
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* {{p|Roserade}} ([[Gardenia]]'s; flashback)
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* {{p|Lucario}} ({{OP|Maylene|Lucario}}; flashback)
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* {{p|Floatzel}} ([[Crasher Wake]]'s; flashback)
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* {{p|Drifblim}} ({{OP|Fantina|Drifblim}}; flashback)
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* {{p|Bastiodon}} ([[Byron]]'s; flashback)
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* {{p|Abomasnow}} ([[Candice]]'s; flashback)
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* {{p|Luxray}} ([[Volkner]]'s; flashback)
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* {{p|Darkrai}} ({{si|Tobias}}'s; flashback)
 
* {{p|Azurill}} (Trainer's)
 
* {{p|Azurill}} (Trainer's)
 
* {{p|Nosepass}} (Trainer's)
 
* {{p|Nosepass}} (Trainer's)
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* {{p|Cherubi}} (kid's)
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* {{p|Delcatty}} (boy's)
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* {{p|Natu}} (young man's)
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* {{p|Oddish}} (boy's)
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* {{p|Skiploom}} (girl's)
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* {{p|Whismur}} (girl's)
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* {{p|Marill}} (boy's)
* {{p|Marill}} (Boy's)
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* {{p|Poliwag}} (girl's)
* {{p|Poliwag}} (Girl's)
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* {{p|Gloom}} (girl's)
* {{p|Gloom}} (Girl's)
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* {{p|Starly}} (young man's)
* {{p|Starly}} (Young man's)
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* {{p|Aipom}} (man's)
* {{p|Aipom}} (Man's)
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====Flashback====
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==Trivia==
* {{p|Aipom}} ([[Dawn's Ambipom|Ash's]])
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* [[The Greatest - Everyday!|The Greatest - Everyday! (BAND VERSION)]] replaced the original version of the song as the [[List of Japanese opening themes|Japanese opening theme]], without any changes in animation.
* {{p|Chimchar}} ({{OP|Ash|Chimchar}})
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* [[In Your Heart, LaLaLa]] replaced [[Which One ~ Is It?]] as the [[List of Japanese ending themes|Japanese ending theme]].
* {{p|Turtwig}} ({{OP|Ash|Turtwig}})
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* There is no [[Professor Oak's Big Pokémon Examination]] following this episode.
* {{p|Buizel}} ({{OP|Ash|Buizel}})
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* This was the last episode to air before ''[[M13|Zoroark: Master of Illusions]]'' debuted in Japanese theaters.
* {{p|Gliscor}} ({{OP|Ash|Gliscor}})
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* This episode marks the first time that a {{pkmn|Trainer}} has entered a [[Mythical Pokémon]] in a [[Pokémon League Conference]], the Pokémon in question being {{p|Darkrai}}.
* {{p|Infernape}} ({{OP|Ash|Infernape}})
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* From this episode onward during the remainder of the arc, {{TRT}} doesn't blast off or recite the {{motto}} in any form.
* {{p|Lopunny}} ([[Nando]]'s)
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* This episode marks the final appearance of [[Nando]].
* {{p|Rampardos}} ({{OP|Roark|Rampardos}})
 
* {{p|Roserade}} ([[Gardenia]]'s)
 
* {{p|Lucario}} ({{OP|Maylene|Lucario}})
 
* {{p|Drifblim}} ({{OP|Fantina|Drifblim}})
 
* {{p|Bastiodon}} ({{OP|Byron|Bastiodon}})
 
* {{p|Floatzel}} ({{OP|Crasher Wake|Floatzel}})
 
* {{p|Abomasnow}} ({{OP|Candice|Abomasnow}})
 
* {{p|Luxray}} ([[Volkner]]'s)
 
 
==Trivia==
 
* There is no [[Professor Oak's lecture|Professor Oak's Pokémon lecture]] following this episode.
 
* This episode was the last to air before the [[M13|thirteenth movie]].
 
* This episode marks the second time that a Trainer has entered a [[legendary Pokémon]] in a League, in this case {{p|Darkrai}}.
 
* ''[[The Greatest - Everyday!]]'' is replaced by the remix ''The Greatest - Everyday! (BAND VERSION)'' as the Japanese opening while ''[[Which One ~ Is It?]]'' is replaced by ''[[In Your Heart, LaLaLa]]'' as the Japanese ending.
 
* Music from ''[[M08|Lucario and the Mystery of Mew]]'' and ''[[M09|Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea]]'' was used in this episode.
 
* When Heracross was ordered to use Sleep Talk, it used Focus Punch through it. Focus Punch is one of the few moves Sleep Talk cannot choose by game standards.
 
   
 
===Errors===
 
===Errors===
* When Jessie sends out her Seviper, it is smaller than her, the same size it was in ''[[AG008|A Tail with a Twist]]''.
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* When [[Jessie]] sends out {{TP|Jessie|Seviper}}, it is smaller than her, being the same size it was in ''[[AG008|A Tail with a Twist]]''.
* During the flashback of Ash's Gym Battles, {{AP|Turtwig|Torterra}} is shown defeating [[Roark]]'s {{TP|Roark|Rampardos}} with {{m|Magical Leaf}}, despite the fact that Turtwig actually defeated Rampardos with {{m|Razor Leaf}} and is in fact unable to learn Magical Leaf.
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* During the flashback of {{Ash}}'s [[Gym]] {{pkmn|battle}}s, {{AP|Turtwig}} is shown defeating [[Roark's Rampardos]] with {{m|Magical Leaf}}, despite the fact that Turtwig actually defeated Rampardos with {{m|Razor Leaf}} and is in fact unable to learn Magical Leaf. This might just be a coloration error, however.
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* When {{TP|Nando|Kricketune}} and {{AP|Heracross}} are clashing with {{m|Fury Cutter}} and {{m|Focus Punch}}, respectively, at the end, Kricketune is knocked back after the red flash, and Heracross is knocked back after the white flash, although it should be the other way around since Kricketune's Fury Cutter is colored red, and Heracross's Focus Punch is colored white.
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* Heracross uses Focus Punch via Sleep Talk. However, Sleep Talk cannot call Focus Punch in any generation.
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* In the {{pmin|Poland|Polish}} dub, when discussing Nando's team, Ash omits {{AP|Swellow}} and mentions {{AP|Cyndaquil}}, despite it evolving in the previous episode.
   
 
===Dub edits===
 
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==In other languages==
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DP182 : An Old Family Blend!
Diamond & Pearl series
DP184 : Casting a Paul on Barry!
League Unleashed!
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DP183   EP649
開幕!シンオウリーグ・スズラン大会!!
Raise the Curtain! Sinnoh League - Suzuran Tournament!!
First broadcast
Japan July 1, 2010
United States November 27, 2010
English themes
Opening We Will Carry On!
Ending
Japanese themes
Opening 「サイコー・エブリディ!」(BAND VERSION)
Ending 君の胸にLaLaLa
Credits
Animation Team Kato
Screenplay 藤田伸三 Shinzō Fujita
Storyboard まついひとゆき Hitoyuki Matsui
Assistant director 古賀一臣 Kazuomi Koga
Animation directors 夏目久仁彦 Kunihiko Natsume
岩根雅明 Masaaki Iwane
No additional credits are available at this time.

League Unleashed! (Japanese: 開幕!シンオウリーグ・スズラン大会!! Raise the Curtain! Sinnoh League - Suzuran Tournament!!) is the 183rd episode of the Diamond & Pearl series, and the 649th episode of the Pokémon anime. It aired in Japan on July 1, 2010 and in the United States on November 27, 2010.

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Blurb

As Round One of the Sinnoh League gets under way, Ash learns he will be battling none other than his friend, the musician Nando. Our heroes also run into Paul, who is planning to use his trademark analytical strategy. And then Ash literally runs into a very confident and excited Barry!

Battling in a three-on-three format, Ash and Nando initially appear to be evenly matched. But as Ash’s desire for a real head-to-head battle takes hold, Nando becomes fascinated with the action—and a bit distracted in the process. After a moment, he manages to clear his head and battle back using his own style. Finally, Ash claims victory, but Nando is satisfied with his own efforts and bids our heroes a fond farewell. Conway and Barry catch up with our heroes to report that they both won their first-round battles. So did Paul—and an unknown Trainer who defeated his first opponent with a Darkrai!

Far from the action in the arena, Team Rocket has managed a victory of its own, successfully selling snacks for the crowds at the Sinnoh League. The team has been impressing the head of concessions, thanks to some smart sales strategizing by none other than Meowth!

Round Two of the Sinnoh League is soon to come, and we leave our heroes looking forward to even more battle action!

Plot

After learning he would be battling Nando first, Ash exchanges wishes of good luck with him. Later, the gang is sitting together, thinking about Ash's strategy. Brock tells him that Nando often uses Bug- and Grass-type Pokémon, and so Fire-, Flying-, and Ice-type Pokémon would be effective. Dawn also reminds Ash that Nando used a Lopunny, a Normal type, in the Sinnoh Grand Festival.

Just then, Paul walks past them. Ash stops him and tells him that he's going to give it his all so that he can face Paul in the finals, but Paul says that Ash is pathetic. 'Giving it his all' wouldn't mean anything, because everyone there had already earned eight Badges.

Meanwhile, inside a room, a woman is giving a talk to the vendors. Team Rocket is also there among all the vendors. They had all drawn lots to see where they would set up shop. Jessie is angry as their booth will be lot #139, which is out in the back of the complex, away from the others, but James and Meowth tell her that with some Team Rocket ingenuity, they can make do.

Late at night, Ash ponders on what Paul said, causing him to second-guess his strategy. Frustrated, he retreats goes to the balcony and begins looking at eight shining stars in the sky. Ash remembers how he won his Badges by believing in his Pokémon and with that, he decides it is how it always has been, and always will be, and that's how he can beat Nando.

The next morning, Ash swaps out his team with Professor Oak at the Pokémon Center. Dawn asks him what Pokémon he plans to use against Nando, but Ash says that it's a secret. Just then, Barry runs by and crashes into Ash. After a brief argument, he remembers that he's late for his first battle and runs off. While Dawn wonders what kind of team Barry has put together, Conway suddenly appears behind her, reminding her that he can answer any question she has. He then slinks away, snickering.

Outside the stadium, Team Rocket are selling their merchandise in their distant stall. Not a single person is there. Jessie sends out Seviper to forcibly bring in customers, but James and Meowth discourage her. Meowth already has a great idea.

Inside the stadium, Barry had just won his first match, and will be moving on to the next battle. He passes by a man and feels a frightening chill.

Finally, Ash's battle against Nando is about to begin. The gang cheers him on. Nando sends out his Roserade as his first Pokémon and Ash sends out his Staraptor, which is a type advantage over Roserade. Nando gets the first move, and tells Roserade to use Sweet Scent, which Staraptor fails to dodge. Then, Roserade uses Magical Leaf, hitting Staraptor once again. Staraptor falls, and Nando tells Roserade to use Solar Beam. As Roserade is preparing to launch its Solar Beam, Ash begs Staraptor to stand up and dodge. Roserade launches its Solar Beam, but at the last second, Staraptor opens its eyes, and an explosion occurs. Staraptor flies out of the smoke, which astonishes both Nando and Roserade. Ash tells Staraptor to use Brave Bird, and hits Roserade, which knocks Roserade out, but Staraptor is affected by the recoil damage. Nando recalls Roserade and sends out Armaldo. Dawn checks it with her Pokédex. Ash realizes that Staraptor is worn out, so he tells it to use Close Combat, but Armaldo suddenly uses Protect, causing Staraptor to fall back. Then, Armaldo uses Rock Blast, knocking out Staraptor.

With Dawn and Brock discussing Ash's situation, Barry runs down the stairs and stands in front of Brock and Dawn, and tells them that an unknown Trainer has entered the competition with a powerful Darkrai. Dawn doesn't listen to what Barry says and continues cheering for Ash. Barry gets angry that he isn't being listened to, but then turns and sees that Ash is battling. Barry sits down to watch Ash, who sends out his Quilava and tells it to do its best. Meanwhile, outside the stadium, Team Rocket is putting their plan into action. They are now in the middle of the complex, giving merchandise away.

Back in the stadium, Quilava is shown to be knocked away, but both Armaldo and Quilava are running out of steam. Nando tells Armaldo to use X-Scissor, and Ash tells Quilava to use Aerial Ace. Both attacks collide. Armaldo is out for the count, but with the strong impact of the X-Scissor, Quilava is knocked out too. The match results in a draw.

Back in the stands, Conway appears again, scaring Dawn and Barry. Conway introduces himself to Barry, who hasn't met him yet. Nando sends out his last Pokémon, Kricketune, and Ash sends out his Heracross. Ash tells Heracross to use Megahorn, and Kricketune counters with Silver Wind, the impact sends Heracross flying. Nando tells Kricketune to use Sing, and Heracross falls asleep, falling to the ground. Then, Kricketune uses Fury Cutter, and Ash tells Heracross to use its newly learned Sleep Talk. Heracross dodges the Fury Cutter, and uses Focus Punch continuously, while awaking up, and Kricketune counters it with another Fury Cutter. The two continue to attack with Paul watching the battle on the television. A strong impact from both attacks send both Pokémon flying. Nando then tells Kricketune to use Sing but just as it is about to use the move, Ash tells Heracross to use Megahorn in the ground. The Megahorn hits the ground and it stamps its feet, using Horn Attack to send Kricketune flying. With the strong power, Kricketune is knocked out, and Ash is the winner. Heracross flies over to Ash and sucks on his head and the gang cheers him on. Conway laughs and disappears once again.

Outside the stadium, Team Rocket has lots of customers at their booth. Selma says to herself that she will have to get them a better booth. Nando thanks Ash for the great battle and then leaves. Then, Paul is shown winning his battle. Brock tells Ash about the Trainer with the Darkrai. Ash is surprised at first, but becomes excited about battling a strong foe. The episode ends with Ash and the gang, Paul, Barry, Conway and the mysterious Trainer with the Darkrai.

Major events

For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.

Debuts

Humans

Pokémon debuts

Characters

Humans

Pokémon

Trivia

Errors

  • When Jessie sends out Seviper, it is smaller than her, being the same size it was in A Tail with a Twist.
  • During the flashback of Ash's Gym battles, Turtwig is shown defeating Roark's Rampardos with Magical Leaf, despite the fact that Turtwig actually defeated Rampardos with Razor Leaf and is in fact unable to learn Magical Leaf. This might just be a coloration error, however.
  • When Kricketune and Heracross are clashing with Fury Cutter and Focus Punch, respectively, at the end, Kricketune is knocked back after the red flash, and Heracross is knocked back after the white flash, although it should be the other way around since Kricketune's Fury Cutter is colored red, and Heracross's Focus Punch is colored white.
  • Heracross uses Focus Punch via Sleep Talk. However, Sleep Talk cannot call Focus Punch in any generation.
  • In the Polish dub, when discussing Nando's team, Ash omits Swellow and mentions Cyndaquil, despite it evolving in the previous episode.

Dub edits

In other languages



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