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DP070: The Bells Are Singing!

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The Bells Are Singing!
General Other Information
Season: Pokémon: DP Battle Dimension Char. of the Day: Francesca
Episode №: #536 Main: Ash, Brock, Dawn
Aired: JapanFlag March 13, 2008 Recurring: Jessie, James, Giovanni (fantasy)
UnitedStatesFlag August 16, 2008
Opening theme: We Will Be Heroes Minor: Francesca, Nanny and Pop-Pop (fantasy)
Badge(s): Coalbadge Forestbadge Cobblebadge Setting: Veilstone City
Pokémon: Pikachu (Ash's), Meowth (Team Rocket), Piplup (Dawn's), Chimecho (James's) (flashback), Mime Jr. (James's), Turtwig (Ash's), Staravia (Ash's), Chimchar (Ash's), Gligar (Ash's), Buneary (Dawn's), Happiny (Brock's), Dustox (Jessie's), Chingling (Francesca's; ×3), Pidgey (Francesca's), Croagunk (Brock's,magazine), Delcatty (magazine), Marill (magazine)
Major event(s)
Ash's Gligar is revealed to know X-Scissor, Sand-Attack, and Steel Wing.
Pokémon: DP Battle Dimension


Beginning their journey to Pastoria City, Ash, Dawn and Brock have stopped for something to eat. Meanwhile, Dawn is also showing off the new vest her mom made for Buneary. All of a sudden a Chingling wanders into their camp. The Chingling's trio Trainer Francesca soon shows up and performs her magic act, only to have it interrupted by Chingling. She then tells how this Chingling is a little spoiled and is always ruining the act. Ash, Dawn and Brock decide to help her solve the problem. Meanwhile, Team Rocket wants to steal Francesca's Chingling trio for the boss. After Team Rocket managed to steal Francesca's Chingling trio, James wants to keep the spoiled Chingling for himself, hoping it will make a perfect Pokemon companion for him and his absent Chimecho.




  • This is one of the episodes in which Jessie's Wobbuffet didn't appear.
  • This is also one of the only episodes where James blasts off without Jessie.
  • This episode introduces Buneary's heart vest, which she will be seen wearing in many future episodes.
  • Battle Frontier and Pokémon Symphonic Medley were both used as background music. Music from Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea and music used during Butler's magic show in Jirachi: Wish Maker is also used.
  • The dub's title is a reference to Singing Bells.
    • The title may also refer to the phrase "bells are ringing".
  • Professor Oak's Pokémon lecture: Brock's Happiny


  • When Ash says "Give us back those Chingling", the Chingling are actually standing in front of him.

Dub edits

  • The magazine PokéCan (Japanese: ポケキャン, lit. Pokekyan) was renamed as PokéChic in the dub, and one shot showing it had its text altered to match the new name.
    • This is currently the most recent paint edit that has happened in the anime.


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