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This article is about the tenth season of the anime. For the games, see Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Versions. For other uses, see Diamond and Pearl.

Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl
Season 10
Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl logo
Opening Diamond and Pearl
Episodes 52
(DP001 - DP052)
Region Sinnoh
Series Diamond & Pearl series
Preceded by Pokémon: Battle Frontier
Followed by Pokémon Diamond and Pearl: Battle Dimension

Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl is the tenth season of the anime and the first season of the English dub of the Diamond & Pearl series. It follows Ash Ketchum as he begins his journey in the Sinnoh region along with Brock, and new girl Dawn. Ash continues to collect badges, while Dawn competes in contests. It began with Following A Maiden's Voyage, which originally aired on April 20, 2007 in the United States, and ended with Smells Like Team Spirit! which originally aired on February 1, 2008. Pokémon Diamond and Pearl has also been airing on YTV in Canada since September 8, 2007

It is preceded by Pokémon: Battle Frontier and is succeeded by Pokémon Diamond and Pearl: Battle Dimension. It should be noted that the concept of seasons does not exist in Japan, where episodes of Pokémon air nearly every Thursday. An invention of the American broadcast industry, a season is typically aired new for nine months out of the year, with three months (usually during the summer) taken off to begin production for the next season, during which reruns air. In Japan, no differentiation is made between this and any other seasons in the Diamond & Pearl series.

See the list of Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl episodes for a list of episodes aired this season.

Important events

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  • Ash, Pikachu, and Aipom arrive in Sinnoh.
  • Brock rejoins Ash shortly thereafter.
  • Dawn is introduced as a new beginning trainer, and agrees to travel with Ash and Brock.
  • Ash meets a new rival - Paul, his complete opposite in every way.
  • Dawn has her first Pokémon battle with Nando, who would reappear later in the series. (DP004)
  • Dawn acquires a Pokétch in Jubilife City. (DP010)
  • Dawn meets Zoey, a rival coordinator. (DP011)
  • Ash and friends encounter Pokémon Hunter J, who steals Pokémon on the request of clients. (DP020)
  • Dawn runs into Kenny, a childhood friend who is also participating in Pokémon Contests. (DP026)
  • Ash and friends aid Cheryl in the Eterna Forest in her search for the Sweet Honey. (DP030, DP031, DP032)
  • Dawn battles Elite Four member Lucian. (DP035)
  • Ash and friends prevent the theft of the Adamant Orb, which was, unbeknownst to them, orchestrated by Team Galactic. (DP036)
  • Paul tries his luck against Sinnoh Champion Cynthia with Ash and company watching. (DP040)
  • Ash helps Gary protect Shieldon from Pokémon Hunter J. (DP045)
  • After the Hearthome Contest, Ash, Brock, Dawn, and Paul participate it the Hearthome City Tag Battle Competition. Ash and Paul are paired and win the tournament. (DP050, DP051, DP052)

Party changes


The following Pokémon are obtained:


The following Pokémon evolve:

Gym Battles

Ash defeats the following Gym Leaders:

Pokémon contests

Dawn wins Pokémon contests in these locations:

U.S. DVD Releases

In other languages

  • Italian: Diamante e Perla
  • Latin American Spanish: Diamante y Perla
  • Brazillian Portuguese: Diamante e Pérola
  • French: Diamant et Perle
  • Polish: Diament i Perła

Original series: Indigo LeagueAdventures in the Orange Islands
The Johto JourneysJohto League ChampionsMaster Quest
Advanced Generation series: AdvancedAdvanced ChallengeAdvanced BattleBattle Frontier
Diamond & Pearl series: Diamond and PearlBattle Dimension
Galactic BattlesSinnoh League Victors
Best Wishes series: Black & WhiteRival DestiniesAdventures in Unova and Beyond
XY series: XYKalos QuestXYZ
Sun & Moon series: Sun & Moon