Dawn obtains her starter Pokémon Piplup, Dawn see's Mespirt, Ash arrives in the Sinnoh region, Ash and Pikachu get separated, We meet Sinnoh's Pokémon Professor - Rowan, We see Sinnoh's Starters for the first time in the anime
In the far-off region of Sinnoh, a girl named Dawn is finally 10 and has set out from her hometown of Twinleaf to meet Professor Rowan in Sandgem Town to receive her Starter Pokémon. Her dream is to take part in Super Contests positioned throughout the land. On her way, however, she gets lost. When she manages to reach the Lab, the three Starters, Turtwig, Piplup, and Chimchar, are fighting and Chimchar and Piplup escape the building. Now it’s up to Dawn to get them all back so she can begin her journey.