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These donuts are great! This article is about an episode of the Pokémon anime that has not been dubbed into English. As such, its coverage may contain romanized Japanese names, rather than dub names.
DP190 : The Brockster Is In!
Diamond & Pearl series
Memories are Made of Bliss!
DP191   EP657
Memories are Pearls! Friendship is a Diamond!!
First broadcast
Japan September 9, 2010
United States February 5, 2011
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 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
Assistant director 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
Animation director 岩根雅明 Masaaki Iwane
No additional credits are available at this time.

Memories are Made of Bliss! (Japanese: 想い出はパール!友情はダイヤモンド!! Memories are Pearls! Friendship is a Diamond!!) is the 191st and final episode of the Diamond & Pearl series, and the 657th episode of the Pokémon anime. It aired in Japan on September 9, 2010 and is scheduled to air in the United States on February 5, 2011.

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Template:Incomplete synopsis Early in the morning, the sun shines down on Twinleaf Town. In Dawn's bedroom, the Starly clock starts to go off at 7am when Dawn, still half-asleep, shuts it off. Piplup, lying at the end of the bed, decides to take matters into his own hands and wakes her up by using his Peck attack on her as she throws Piplup back on the sofa cushion. She realizes it's already morning as she opens her window mirroring the event from the very first episode. She comes downstairs greeting her mother and Brock as she asks where Ash is. They tell her that he's still asleep as Dawn, Piplup and Pikachu head towards his room. They peek through the open door seeing how Ash is still in a deep sleep. Pikachu takes a page out of Piplup's book and uses Thunderbolt to wake Ash. Dawn comments and says that breakfast is ready on which Ash reacts with an immediate jump out of his bed grabbing Pikachu, but eventually ends up falling down the stairs in his hurry.

Later at the table over breakfast, the gang begin to discuss the future getting Piplup's attention. Ash admits he hasn't decided which league to challenge next, and that upon returning home he plans to spend some time with his Pokémon to thank them for their hard work during the Lily of the Valley Conference and invites Dawn to travel with him and Brock back to Kanto later that day, but Johanna tells Dawn that Hermione, who was one of the judges at the Hearthome Collection, has contacted her wishing to meet with her regarding Buneary. Brock starts to fantasize about Paris when Croagunk naturally decides to snap him out of it with a trusty Poison Jab. It dawns to Piplup that the trio is going to split up.

Meanwhile, Jessie, James and Meowth are walking miserably along Route 202 remarking on their complete failure to make any kind of progress during their time in Sinnoh. Suddenly, a familiar shape is spotted flying towards them... Delibird! Everyone wonders what it has for them in its sack this time. However this time there are no packages or Poké Balls but instead orders to contact Team Rocket Headquarters. After Delibird leaves, the trio contact HQ and speak to a secretary who informs them that she sent Delibird and she wants them to report back to headquarters immediately! Naturally Jessie, James and Meowth are overjoyed believing they'll get a promotion thanks to their efforts in helping to collapse Team Galactic or their victories over Pokémon Hunter J.

At Team Rocket HQ, Giovanni himself looks over the trio's personnel files as his secretary reports that they're perfect for the job...

Back in Twinleaf, Dawn announces that Buneary has been chosen to become a model for Poké Stylist Magazine, to which Ash and Brock congratulate Buneary. As a result, Dawn is forced to turn down the offer to accompany Ash and Brock to Kanto as she'll be staying in Sinnoh for the foreseeable future. Piplup begins to get upset when he realizes that everyone is splitting up and the Penguin Pokémon attacks everyone with Whirlpool drenching them before running off. Knowing they need to catch up before he gets too far, Dawn recalls Buneary into her Poké Ball as she and Ash send out Togekiss and Staraptor to give chase, with Pikachu riding on Staraptor while the others follow on foot.

Eventually Pikachu and Staraptor catch up with Piplup, but when they get in close Piplup tries to attack them with Hydro Pump but luckily misses. Pikachu jumps to the ground and follows Piplup on foot but Piplup tries to run away again and bumps into Togekiss. Seeing Togekiss' kind and smiling face finally makes Piplup start crying. Pikachu sends Staraptor back to Ash and approaches a distraught Piplup who starts hitting him and crying in despair. This makes Pikachu realize how much he's going to miss Piplup and also starts to cry. Togekiss hugs them both comforting them when they suddenly notice Meowth crying too... but naturally they're fake tears as he catches the three of them in a net. Soon the balloon starts to carry them away, with Jessie and James planning to hand the three over as a thank-you present to Giovanni. Luckily, Ash and his friends find them as he orders Staraptor to use Brave Bird destroying the balloon and Torterra to use Leaf Storm freeing the Pokémon from the net. Free once again, Ash, Dawn and Brock engage together into a battle against the Team Rocket trio. The battle ends with a powerful combination of Piplup's Hydro Pump and Pikachu's Volt Tackle blasting off Team Rocket who despite the failure are still happy... because they're still getting promoted.

Dawn hugs Piplup telling her that she's upset that Ash and Brock are leaving too. Eventually she manages to calm him down with her words as everyone else looks on.

Back at Dawn's house, everyone is watching a championship match on TV between Champion Cynthia and Template:E4 of the Elite Four. Ash watches the match intently, as Cynthia's Garchomp and Flint's Infernape battle to their fullest. Ash imagines himself commanding Infernape, and how amazing it would be for him to challenge the Champion herself. Although the match is hard-fought, Infernape is unable to stand up to Garchomp's Dragon Rush and is defeated, allowing Cynthia to keep her title. Ash nevertheless feels himself energized, and tells everyone that although he may have lost the Sinnoh League he's still going to train and battle and hopefully one day make it to the Champions League, face Cynthia and earn the title of Champion Master. Brock also has an announcement... after the earlier incident on the ferry he has decided to follow Nurse Joy's advice and train to become a Pokémon Doctor upon returning to Kanto and therefore won't be able to travel as he'll have to remain in Pewter City to study. Dawn is happy to hear this, as she also plans to follow her path to becoming a Top Coordinator. Suddenly Johanna tells everyone that it's time to go if Ash and Brock are going to catch the ferry back to Kanto.

At the ferry port, Dawn thanks her friends for helping her as she traveled on her first journey. Ash and Dawn exchange their final high five while Pikachu and Piplup hug and say their goodbyes at last, after which Ash and Brock board the ship sailing towards Kanto. As she looks upon her friends she becomes saddened realizing how they'll be gone, but Ash's words cheer her up as he yells out "No need to worry!" from the ferry. She runs down the dock waving to her close friends and thanking them again for everything once again. Soon they're gone and as the sun sets, Piplup jumps into Dawn's arms and she happily hugs her partner knowing that while their adventures with Ash and Brock are over they still have many more adventures of their own to come.

As the closing credits play, various scenes from the series are shown. We see how Dawn started her journey by choosing a stubborn but loyal Piplup and despite being nervous and unsure of herself improved to the point where she came second in her first Grand Festival. We also see how Ash took under his wing a traumatized and rejected Chimchar who, under Ash's loving care and training, was able to unlock its full potential. As for Brock, he continued to flirt with girls and established a bond with a very unusual Croagunk which was usually quite painful for the breeder-turned-Pokémon Doctor...

The next morning, Ash and Brock go up on deck and are awestruck by the sight of Kanto in front of them. Soon, the two are at a very familiar crossroads and its time to separate again. Ash wishes Brock luck on his decision to become a Pokémon Doctor, while Brock wishes Ash luck on his dream of becoming a Pokémon Master. The two shake hands, the journeys they've taken together having created a strong bond between the two. Finally the two separate and depart down their respective roads.

Soon Ash and Pikachu are standing on a hill overlooking their final destination, where their journey together first started... Pallet Town. Ash happily tells Pikachu they're home, and the two run the rest of the way bringing their adventures through Sinnoh to an end.

Next Time - A New Beginning!

Major events


Pokémon debuts



Closing credits


Closing credits



  • J's Salamence's chin is miscolored green in Team Rocket's fantasy.
  • When Ash and Dawn called their Pokémon out, their hair was wet. After Pikachu jumped in, their hair was dry.
  • When Ash and Brock were saying their goodbyes, when Ash is speaking, the right side of his hair is pulled back.

Dub edits

In other languages

DP190 : The Brockster Is In!
Diamond & Pearl series
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