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When Pokémon Worlds Collide! (ライバルバトル!三対三!!)
DP003
General Other Information
Season: Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl Char. of the Day: Paul
Episode №: #469 Main: Dawn, Ash, Brock
Aired: JapanFlag September 28, 2006 Recurring: Paul, Professor Rowan, Delia, Professor Oak, Officer Jenny, Jessie, James
UnitedStatesFlag April 20, 2007
Opening Theme: Diamond and Pearl (song) Minor: None
Badge(s): Setting: Sandgem Town
Pokémon: Ash's Pikachu, Dawn's Piplup, Paul's Elekid, Team Rocket's Meowth, Jessie's Wobbuffet, Ash's Aipom, James' Mime Jr., Ash's Starly (New), Paul's Starly (x3, all eventually released), Paul's Chimchar
Major event(s)
Ash meets Paul, his newest rival, Paul captures 3 Starly and releases two, keeping the one that knows Aerial Ace only to release it later, Ash and Brock find Pikachu and meet Dawn for the first time in the middle of a battle with Team Rocket, Team Rocket debuts their new motto, Ash changes to his Diamond and Pearl series outfit, Ash and Brock decide to travel with Dawn, Paul challenges Ash to a 3-on-3 battle which ends in a tie, Ash decides to head to the Gym in Oreburgh City first after the Jubilife City contest.
Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl

When Pokémon Worlds Collide was the third episode of the Diamond and Pearl series, and is the 469th episode of the Pokémon anime.

Episode Plot

When last we left our heroes, Ash and Brock were searching for Dawn and Pikachu, unaware that a stranger was spying on Ash's latest Pokemon capture. Now the stranger reveals himself as Paul, a Trainer with a tough Elekid and a surly attitude. Paul catches his own Starly and challenges Ash to a battle--but without Pikachu, Ash doesn't have enough Pokemon for a 3-on-3 battle! Paul leaves, leaving Ash embarrassed.

Elsewhere in the forest, Team Rocket swoops in and snatches Pikachu again despite the best efforts of Dawn and her Piplup. Ash shows up just in time to stop the villains, giving all out heroes to finally meet each other. Then it's off to the Pokemon Center, where they find Professor Rowan. They all visit Rowan's lab where there are new clothes for Ash, but there's another surprise waiting for him as well: Paul!

This time, Ash is more than ready for a battle. Both Trainers send out Starly, but Paul's Starly comes out the winner. Then it's Ash's Aipom against Paul's Chimchar, and Ash claims the victory! But in the last round, Elekid and Pikachu's battle is almost too close to call. Neither Ash nor Paul is happy with a draw. Ash sure doesn't appreciate Paul's attitude, either. Paul turns down Ash's request for another battle, but it's a safe bet that their rivalry is far from over!

Trivia

  • This episode originally aired as a 2-hour special with the first two episodes.

Quotes

  • Jessie: "Listen, is that a voice I hear?"

James: "It's speaking to me loud and clear."
Jessie: "Floating on the wind."
James: "Past the stars."
Meowth: "In your ear."
Jessie: "Bringing Chaos at a break-neck pace."
James: "Dashing hope, putting fear in it's place."
Jessie: "A rose by any other name smells just as sweet."
James: "When everything's worse, our work is complete."
Jessie: "Jessie."
James: "And it's James."
Meowth: "Meowth, now that's a name."
Jessie: "Putting the do-gooders in their place."
James: "Team Rocket."
Meowth: "We're in your face."
Wobbuffet: "Wob-buffet."
Mime Jr. "Mime mime mime."

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