| ← DP039 | Episode | DP041 →
| Top-Down Training!|
|| Other Information
|| Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl
|| Char. of the Day:
| Episode №:
|| Ash, Dawn, Brock
|| Cynthia, Paul, Jessie, James
| Opening Theme:
|| Diamond and Pearl
|| Nurse Joy
Lucian (on TV), Rhonda, Announcer, Sinnoh Now staff, Boys, Pokémon Trainers
|| Ash's Pikachu, Team Rocket's Meowth, Jessie's Wobbuffet, Brock's Croagunk, Cynthia's Garchomp, Paul's Chimchar, Paul's Torterra, Paul's Ursaring, Paul's Murkrow, Paul's Weavile, Lucian's Bronzong (on TV), Nurse Joy's Chansey,Furret
Unown (inscription)Dialga (tablet), Palkia (tablet)
| Major event(s)
| Ash, Brock, Dawn and Paul meet Cynthia, the Sinnoh League Champion.
Paul is revealed to have a Torterra (his starter Pokémon), a Weavile, and a Murkrow.
Paul battles Cynthia and loses.
Paul's Chimchar is revealed to have learned Fire Spin.
Paul is revealed to have traveled through Hoenn, Johto, and Kanto and participated in their respective leagues without being able to win in any of them.
The Lustrous Orb is discovered near Celestic Town.
| Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl
While Ash and co. are at a Pokémon Center and watch a battle between Cynthia the Sinnoh League Champion and Lucian, member of the Sinnoh's Elite Four, they hear that Cynthia is nearby. When they finally meet her, Paul appears and challenges her to a six on six battle. Cynthia agrees and the battle starts. Will Paul be able to win against Cynthia and her strongest Pokémon, Garchomp?