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DP184 : Casting a Paul on Barry!
Diamond & Pearl series
DP186 : Familiarity Breeds Strategy!
Working on a Right Move!
DP185   EP651
恐怖のトリックルーム! サトシ対コウヘイ!!
Trick Room of Terror! Satoshi VS Kōhei!!
First broadcast
Japan July 22, 2010
United States December 11, 2010
English themes
Opening We Will Carry On!
Japanese themes
Opening 「サイコー・エブリディ!」(BAND VERSION)
Ending 君の胸にLaLaLa
Animation Team Kato
Screenplay 冨岡淳広 Atsuhiro Tomioka
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.

Working on a Right Move! (Japanese: 恐怖のトリックルーム! サトシ対コウヘイ!! Trick Room of Terror! Satoshi VS Kōhei!!) is the 185th episode of the Diamond & Pearl series, and the 651st episode of the Pokémon anime. It aired in Japan on July 22, 2010 and is scheduled to air in the United States on December 11, 2010.

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With the third round of the Lily of the Valley Conference approaching, Ash takes the chance to get in some training with Infernape with Dawn observing alongside Pikachu, Torterra and Glalie. Ash tells Infernape to use Flame Wheel against Brock's Sudowoodo, however during the training Infernape powers up Flame Wheel and manages to learn a brand new move... Flare Blitz! Although it is powerful, Brock cautions Ash that the move also causes recoil damage to Infernape. Barry, having observed all this, asks Ash if he training in case he goes up against Paul, but Ash is actually preparing for his next battle against Conway. Barry asks if Ash is planning to battle with Infernape, Torterra and Glalie but Dawn isn't sure that battling with brute force is a good idea against Conway. What nobody realizes is that Conway is listening and taking mental notes, and as it now seems obvious which Pokémon Ash is planning to use he can create an appropriate strategy.

The battle between Ash and Conway takes place on a grass field. Conway chooses Shuckle as his first Pokémon, and Ash chooses his Noctowl. Conway is shocked and realizes that, although he'd thought that Ash would use Infernape as it had just learned a new move, his calculations were off about which of Ash's Pokémon he'd be battling. Meanwhile Dawn, knowing Ash caught Noctowl while in Johto, looks it up on her Pokédex while Barry is surprised to see that it's a different color to other Noctowl. The battle begins, and Conway starts by telling Shuckle to use Withdraw. Eager to show how much Noctowl has improved, Ash starts by ordering a Sky Attack from Noctowl, anticipating that it would by powerful enough to break Shuckle's defense. But Conway has Shuckle use Power Trick, which increases Shuckle's defense to such an extent that Noctowl is thrown back when it hits Shuckle. Shuckle switched to attack mode and the Power Trick enhanced its power. It used a Gyro Ball and Noctowl countered with an Air Slash. But Shuckle's attack, which was enhanced by Power Trick, broke through the Air Slash and hit Noctowl. Noctowl fell down to the ground and received critical damage, so Ash recalled it and sent out his Donphan. Donphan used Rollout and Shuckle used Sludge Bomb to stop the attack but to no avail. So Conway had Shuckle use Gyro Ball which hit Donphan and knocked it off course, causing it to crash into a boulder. Donphan took serious damage from this crash, so Ash recalled it and sent out his Gible. Shuckle started the battle off with a Gyro Ball and when Shuckle was about to hit, Gible caught it in its mouth. Shuckle struggled to get out of Gible's mouth to no avail, so it used Sludge Bomb inside Gible's mouth, which began to poison it. Angered, Ash ordered Gible to used Draco Meteor. Gible shot the big, orange ball of energy to the sky, with Shuckle trapped inside it. As the balls broke into meteor fragments and the fragments showered all over the arena, Shuckle fell down to the ground, knocked out cold. Ash scored his first victory over Conway.

For his next Pokémon, Conway sent out his Lickilicky. Lickilicky used Lick which confused Gible. But soon it snapped out of confusion and Ash told it to use Dig. However, Lickilicky used Power Whip and shot it underground to throw Gible out of the ground and into the air. Ash quickly recalled Gible and sent out Noctowl. Lickilicky used its Power Whip but it couldn't reach Noctowl, who was flying in the sky. Noctowl took advantage and used Air Slash, which scored a direct hit. When Lickilicky recovered, he used Thunderbolt, but Noctowl dodged and used Extrasensory to lift Lickilicky up in the air and throw it down to the ground. Lickilicky was knocked out and Ash received his second victory over Conway.

Conway sends out Dusknoir, his final Pokémon. Dusknoir starts off with Trick Room, a move which forces slow Pokémons to move first. Unable to use a new attack, Ash tells Noctowl to use Extrasensory but Dusknoir dodges and uses ThunderPunch which knocks Noctowl out. Ash then sends out his Donphan and due to the effects of Trick Room, Donphan uses Rollout. But Dusknoir uses Shadow Punch which hits Donphan on his exposed sides. Donphan is critically injured and as Ash tries to recall him, Dusknoir uses Mean Look which prevents Donphan from being recalled. Dusknoir then uses one final Shadow Punch and finishes the fight. Ash then sends out Gible as his last Pokémon. Gible tries to use Dig but Dusknoir uses Thunder Punch and knocks Gible into the ground. Gible travels from under the ground and lunges at Dusknoir. But Dusknoir dodges and uses Shadow Punch. But Gible spins and grabs Dusknoir's arm in his mouth. Then it uses Draco Meteor to shoot Dusknoir in the air, along with the ball of energy. The ball breaks into meteor fragments and as they rain down, Dusknoir falls down to the ground, but manages to get up. The time limit for Trick Room runs out and after regaining the ability to use new moves, Gible prepares for a Dragon Pulse. But Dusknoir hits him with a Shadow Punch and sends him flying. Gible shoots the Dragon Pulse in midair, which hits Dusknoir, knocks him out and gives Ash victory over Conway. They congratulate each other for a wonderful battle and Conway departs. Later in the Pokémon Center, the match-ups for the next round are revealed and Ash's next opponent is revealed to be none other than Paul.

Later on, Ash is talking to Professor Oak about the coming matches. Suddenly, Dawn runs in and tells Ash to come outside. The two see a shadow in the moonlight, which is revealed to be Ash's Gliscor.

Major events


Pokémon debuts





Noctowl emerging from its Poké Ball
  • The scene in which Ash's Gliscor made its entrance is somewhat similar to the scene in which it evolved in Fighting Fear with Fear!, one hundred episodes ago.
  • Music from Pokémon Heroes and Giratina and the Sky Warrior was used in this episode.
  • Aim to Be a Pokémon Master 2001 is played during the battle between Gible and Dusknoir.
  • A new effect is used in this episode when Noctowl is sent out of its Poké Ball. Due to Noctowl being a shiny Pokémon, previously when it was sent out it was accompanied by a few white sparkles. However, as sparkles are now standard whenever any Pokémon is sent out from a Poké Ball, Noctowl is instead surrounded by two rings made up of bright yellow sparkles.
  • This is the first episode of the anime in which it is explicitly stated that a Pokémon needs to forget an old move in order to learn a new one (due to Brock's statement that Infernape forgot Flame Wheel so it could learn Flare Blitz).


  • When the referee declared Donphan unable to battle, his shirt collar is yellow instead of black (as seen earlier in the episode).
  • Despite the fact Ash attempted to recall Donphan before Conway's Dusknoir used the move Mean Look, the move took priority contrary to the conventions of the games.

Dub edits

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