|One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!
The Final Contest! Pokémon Triathlon!!
||August 28, 2008
||January 24, 2009
One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team! (Japanese: 最後の大勝負！ポケモントライアスロン！！ The Final Contest! Pokémon Triathlon!! ) is the 91st episode of Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl, and the 557th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on August 28, 2008 and in the United States on January 24, 2009.
The Pokémon Summer Academy is almost over, but there's one more event left: the Pokémon Triathlon! Each Trainer will use two random Pokémon to race to a nearby lake and cross, then run on foot back to the Academy. Ash's Red Team is currently last in the overall points, but each Red Team member's points in this event will be added to the total score. So the race begins and the campers take off, led by Ash on a Spoink and Dawn on Dodrio. However, Ash's rival Angie has her Ariados sling some webs to swing her into first place. Once they reach the lake, Angie gets a Lapras, Ash gets a Mantyke, and the two remain ahead of the pack.
Jessie is dead last until a speedy Magikarp helps her move up several places. Conway decides to follow her, but Jessie thinks he's so creepy that she runs like the wind to get away from him. She even speeds past Ash and Angie, but Conway won't give up—so she has Seviper use Poison Tail to drive off Conway.
Battling is against the Triathlon rules, but before Ash and Angie can protest, Seviper's Poison Tail knocks Angie and her Shinx into a pit! By the time Ash pulls Angie to safety, Jessie and Conway are long gone.
However, Conway and Jessie are exhausted by the time they reach the Academy. Ash and Angie easily pass them, and Ash just manages to beat Angie to the finish line. Once everyone is done and the points are totaled, the Red Team has come from behind to win the overall award! Everyone celebrates the final night of camp with a bonfire, and Ash promises to visit Angie in Solaceon Town. But first things first: the next morning, he and his friends are off to Celestic Town for a Pokémon Contest!
Professor Rowan says that the last event will be the Pokémon Triathlon, and Ash gets pumped up. He begins talking to Dawn, Brock, and Angie about how he will win, when Angie buts in that she'll win. Dawn has to separate the two and Ash wishes Angie good luck by extending his hand for a handshake. Angie blushes, remembering how Ash saved her, and runs away. Ash is clueless as always about what just happened and begins prepping for the race. Conway pops up and has a talk with Dawn before running off as Rowan and Nurse Joy approach Ash and his friends. Brock launches into the usual routine before Croagunk stops him. Meanwhile, Jessie is busy getting pampered and reassures her team that they'll win while Meowth and James continue their duties.
The race is about to start, so Dawn recalls Piplup and Angie recalls Shinx. An aide fires the starting pistol and Jessie quickly takes the lead. She easily reaches the first checkpoint and receives a Hippowdon. Jessie begins arguing with the aide over Hippowdon's Speed while Ash and company reach the checkpoint. Ash, Dawn, Brock and Angie receive Spoink, Dodrio, Onix, and Ariados respectively and begin the first leg. Jessie finally starts out as other Trainers catch up and is propelled forward by Hippowdon's surprising speed. Back at the school, Rowan and the others monitor the race. With the race, Dawn has taken the lead with Ash closely following when Angie uses String Shot to propel herself into first. Behind them, most of the other Trainers end up in a massive pile-up after a chain of unfortunate events initiated by one student's Garchomp nearly crashing into another's Camerupt, causing it to panic and use Lava Plume. Conway takes advantage of the chaos to pass them on Dugtrio.
Angie reaches the second checkpoint and trades Ariados for a Lapras. Ash closely follows, having passed Dawn, and receives a Mantyke. While Dawn and Brock trade for their Pokémon, Ash catches up to Angie when she again takes the lead with Ice Beam, creating an iceberg that Lapras slides up then down for a burst of speed. Brock and Dawn, riding their Feraligatr and Sharpedo, are passed by Conway and Floatzel and look on as he passes them. Jessie finally reaches the second checkpoint and argues with the aide over her position in the race and unfortunately receives a Magikarp. Surprisingly to James and Meowth looking on, Magikarp turns out to be incredibly fast.
In a practical dead heat, Ash and Angie reach the third checkpoint and return their Pokémon. Angie calls out Shinx and the third leg begins with both sprinting towards the end. Conway, Dawn, and Brock are approaching the end when Jessie speeds past them and reaches the third checkpoint. Conway quickly follows and Brock and Dawn follow from behind. Conway congratulates Jessie and somewhat creepily, begins to chase after her with Slowking as she tries to catch up to Ash and Angie. As Ash and Angie enter a cave, Jessie and Conway have managed to catch up with them and Jessie orders Seviper to attack Conway, much to everyone's surprise. After Ash calls her out for breaking the rule against battling other Trainers, she orders Seviper to attack him and Angie. The Trainers duck and their Pokémon leap aside to dodge the attack, but Shinx fails to stick the landing and rolls into a pit. Angie dives after it and barely manages to stop their fall by wedging herself into a corner. Conway and Slowking dodge another of Seviper's attacks, causing it to knock itself out against the tunnel wall, then taunts Jessie before running ahead, with her following close behind while dragging Seviper by the tail. Angie manages to climb to the top of the pit before the edge of it gives way, but Ash catches her before she falls back down. As Conway and Jessie exit the tunnel, Ash barely manages to pull Angie up, and both sit down for a minute to catch their breath. Ash's relieved expression causes Angie to blush, but she quickly regains her composure when Ash points out that they have to make up a lot of ground and they begin racing again.
Running at full speed, Ash and Angie quickly come close to the finish line where Jessie and Conway are exhaustedly closing in. Seeing them approach, Conway dashes for the finish, but as he and Jessie are completely out of energy due to their fighting, Conway falls over as his legs give out, and Slowking, Jessie, and Seviper trip over him. Ash and Angie race for the finish and Ash wins by a hair. Ash begins celebrating while Angie has a moment of quiet thought. As other competitors cross the finish line, Conway and Jessie crawl across it and collapse.
The victory gave the Red team just enough points to win the challenge and all of the members receive a plaque after Rowan makes a quick speech. As a final celebration for the end of the Summer Academy a bonfire is lit and a buffet laid out. James and Meowth have a conversation about how they had a nice experience while Jessie stuffs her face and says goodbye to the students who waited on her hand and foot. Over by the gate, Angie is sitting, looking at the stars when Ash comes over. Angie reminisces that despite having attended the Summer Academy many times before, this time was the best yet, saying that the most amazing part was Ash saving her life twice. Ash, clueless to her crush on him, replies, "Well, duh, I mean, you and I, we're friends." This makes Angie look a little disappointed. Ash promises to come see Angie the next time he is in Solaceon Town, and when he offers to battle her then, she gladly accepts. Angie and Ash end their rivalry on a note of friendship. In the morning, everyone bids goodbye to their friends and Ash and his friends wave to Angie before heading towards Celestic Town and Dawn's next Pokémon Contest.
- For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the history page.
- Professor Oak's Big Pokémon Encyclopedia: Staraptor
- Professor Oak's Big Pokémon Encyclopedia returns after a fifteen-episode-long absence.
- This episode concludes the four-part Pokémon Summer Academy arc.
- Pokémon Symphonic Medley and To My Best Friend are both used as background music.
- Team Rocket narrates the preview for the next episode.
- The episode's English dub title is a reference to one of Dr. Seuss's storybooks, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.
- Coincidentally, in the days of its air-date in Japan, Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue, the first and second Pokémon games, in which the player must get a team of Pokémon, had their 10th anniversary in the U.S.
- Pokémon.com's listing of Pokémon: Battle Dimension episodes previously listed the episode under the alternate title of Go Team Go!, but the URL still redirects to there.
- The DVD that contains this episode also lists it under this alternate title.
- This is the only episode of the Summer Academy arc to feature any of Brock's Pokémon.
- Nurse Joy's appearance broke one of Brock's longest non-girl flirting streaks.
- Angie rode a Lapras on water frozen with Ice Beam, much like Ash did with his Lapras against Cissy in Fit to be Tide.
- Dodrio was shown as a fast runner on The Flame Pokémon-athon!. During this episode, it is not.
- Despite Seviper weighing more than 115 lbs, Jessie is able to drag it while running. This is an example of anime physics.
- In this episode, Team Rocket do not share a scene together.
- This episode, along with the other episodes in the Summer Academy arc, were adapted into the book Pokémon Academy.
- During one scene, Feraligatr's lower jaw is colored blue.
- Garchomp's eye coloring is reversed in one scene.
- The red circles on Mantyke's back are missing in one scene with Ash.
- Jessie's sandals are flats when she picks up Hippowdon. Then, she is wearing small heels as she and Conway are approaching the finish line.
- In the Finnish dub, when the triathlon is over, Yuzo says that the Red Team took the first place from the Green Team, not the Blue Team.
In other languages
||Jeden tým, druhý tým, červený tým, modrý tým
||Hvem var det der vandt i dag...?
||Wie gaat er winnen, rood, groen of blauw?
||Yksi, kaksi, punaiset, siniset!
| European French
||Classe rouge, Classe Bleue!
||!קבוצה אחת, קבוצה שנייה, קבוצה אדומה, קבוצה כחולה
||La gara finale! Il Triathlon dei Pokémon!
||마지막 승부! 포켓몬 철인 3종 경기!
||Hvem var det som vant i dag...?
||Triathlon − ostateczne starcie
||Uma Equipe, Duas Equipes, Equipe Vermelha, Equipe Azul!
||Uma Equipa, Duas Equipas, Equipa Vermelha, Equipa Azul!
||Echipa 1, Echipa 2, Echipa Roșie, Echipa Albastră
||Первая команда, вторая команда — команда красных, команда синих
|| Latin America
||¡Equipo Uno, Equipo Dos, Equipo Rojo, Equipo Azul!
||¡Un Equipo, Dos Equipos, Equipo Rojo, Equipo Azul!
||Ett lag, två lag, röda laget, blåa laget!