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Pokémon: DP Galactic Battles
Season 12
Galactic Battles Logo.png
Logo for the season
Opening Battle Cry - (Stand Up!)
Episodes 52
Region Sinnoh
Series Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl
Preceded by Pokémon: DP Battle Dimension
Followed by Pokémon: DP Sinnoh League Victors

Pokémon: DP Galactic Battles is the twelfth season of the dubbed version of the Pokémon anime. It is the third season of Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl. It follows Ash and Dawn as they continue their travels throughout the Sinnoh region, gathering Gym Badges and Contest Ribbons while accompanied by Brock. Unlike previous seasons in the dub, there was no break between this season and the previous one.

It originally aired in the United States as part of the 2009-2010 Cartoon Network Saturday morning lineup. It began on May 9, 2009 with the dub premiere Get Your Rotom Running!, and concluded on May 15, 2010 with Gotta Get a Gible!. This season skipped DP120 due to it being a clip show.

It is preceded by Pokémon: DP Battle Dimension and succeeded by Pokémon: DP Sinnoh League Victors.


As the menace of Team Galactic continues to loom over the Sinnoh region, Ash and Dawn keep getting caught up in the schemes of this mysterious group of villains—as well as facing some other unexpected challenges! Dawn’s got her hands full dealing with the many problems of her Pokémon, while Ash’s ongoing rivalry with Paul finally comes to a head in a full 6-on-6 battle! It might be the ultimate test of training styles—will our heroes come out on top?

Important events

Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.
Title card used in the first 15 episodes of the season.
Title card used after the first 15 episodes of the season.

Party changes


The following Pokémon are obtained:


The following Pokémon evolve or are revealed to have evolved:


The following Pokémon are released:


Gym battles

Ash battles the following Gym Leaders:

Badge Opponent Epicode Result
Mine Badge Byron DP108 Victory
Icicle Badge Candice DP127 Victory

Pokémon Contests

Dawn and/or "Jessilina" participate in the following Pokémon Contests:

Location Epicode Victor
Chocovine Town DP114 Dawn
Sandalstraw Town DP123 Kenny
Lilypad Town DP146 Jessilina
(James in disguise)


Epicode Episode Title #
DP105 Get Your Rotom Running! 1
DP106 A Breed Stampede! 2
DP107 Ancient Family Matters! 3
DP108 Dealing with Defensive Types! 4
DP109 Leading a Stray! 5
DP110 Steeling Peace of Mind! 6
DP111 Saving the World from Ruins! 7
DP112 Cheers on Castaways Isle! 8
DP113 Hold the Phione! 9
DP114 Another One Gabites the Dust! 10
DP115 Stealing the Conversation! 11
DP116 The Drifting Snorunt! 12
DP117 Noodles! Roamin' Off! 13
DP118 Pursuing a Lofty Goal! 14
DP119 Trials and Adulations! 15
DP121 The Lonely Snover! 16
DP122 Stopped in the Name of Love! 17
DP123 Old Rivals, New Tricks! 18
DP124 To Thine Own Pokémon Be True! 19
DP125 Battling a Cute Drama! 20
DP126 Classroom Training! 21
DP127 Sliding Into Seventh! 22
DP128 A Pyramiding Rage! 23
DP129 Pillars of Friendship! 24
DP130 Frozen on Their Tracks! 25
DP131 Pedal to the Mettle! 26
DP132 Evolving Strategies! 27
DP133 Uncrushing Defeat! 28
DP134 Promoting Healthy Tangrowth! 29
DP135 Beating the Bustle and Hustle! 30
DP136 Gateway to Ruin! 31
DP137 Three Sides to Every Story! 32
DP138 Strategy Begins at Home! 33
DP139 A Faux Oak Finish! 34
DP140 Historical Mystery Tour! 35
DP141 Challenging a Towering Figure! 36
DP142 Where No Togepi Has Gone Before! 37
DP143 An Egg Scramble! 38
DP144 Gone With the Windworks! 39
DP145 A Rivalry to Gible On! 40
DP146 Dressed for Jess Success! 41
DP147 Bagged Then Tagged! 42
DP148 Try for the Family Stone! 43
DP149 Sticking With Who You Know! 44
DP150 Unlocking the Red Chain of Events! 45
DP151 The Needs of the Three! 46
DP152 The Battle Finale of Legend! 47
DP153 The Treasure Is All Mine! 48
DP154 Mastering Current Events! 49
DP155 Double-Time Battle Training! 50
DP156 A Meteoric Rise to Excellence! 51
DP157 Gotta Get a Gible! 52

Home video releases

North American DVD releases

Main article: List of English language Galactic Battles home video releases (Region 1)

Australian DVD releases

Main article: List of English language Galactic Battles home video releases (Region 4)


  • This is the last season of the anime to air in Israel before the release of Pokémon the Series: XY, about six years later; and in Romania before the release of Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon, about eight years later.
  • This is the last season of the entire anime to air in Bulgaria and Hungary.
  • This is the first season of the Pokémon anime where there are widescreen episodes, and the last season where there are episodes in 4:3 aspect ratio.
  • In India (Marvel HQ/Hungama TV), for some unknown reasons, this season premiered about a month after Pokémon: DP Sinnoh League Victors. Also, only the first 35 episodes were aired. The remaining episodes were aired after a yearlong break.

In other languages

See also

Bulbanews has an article related to this subject:
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