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DP016: A Gruff Act To Follow!

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A Gruff Act to Follow!
General Other Information
Season: Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl Char. of the Day: None
Episode №: #482 Main: Ash, Dawn, Brock
Aired: JapanFlag January 18, 2007 Recurring: Jessie, James, Paul
UnitedStatesFlag June 28, 2007
Opening theme: Diamond and Pearl Minor: Roark, Ian, Dr. Kenzo, Boy, Researcher, Tourist
Badge(s): Setting: Oreburgh City, Oreburgh City Gym
Pokémon: Ash's Pikachu, Team Rocket's Meowth, Jessie's Wobbuffet, Ash's Aipom, Ash's Staravia, Ash's Turtwig, Roark's Onix, Roark's Cranidos, Chansey, Omanyte, Armaldo

Pokemon from a fantasy
Aerodactyl, Kabutops, Cradily

Major event(s)
Paul gives his Azumarill to a boy, Ash battles Roark and loses
Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl


After Paul dominated the Oreburgh Gym, Ash had to think about what pokemon he could use. Naturally he chose Turtwig, Aipom and Pikachu to go up against Roark's Rock Pokémon. Will this strategy work, or will history for Ash repeat itself?


  • This is the second time Ash lost his first Gym Battle since IL005: Showdown in Pewter City.
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