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DP167: Teaching the Student Teacher!

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Teaching the Student Teacher!
General Other Information
Season: Pokémon: DP Sinnoh League Victors Char. of the Day: Thomas
Episode №: #633 Main: Ash, Dawn, Brock
Aired: JapanFlag March 11, 2010 Recurring: Johanna, Jessie, James, Raoul Contesta, Mr. Sukizo, Marian
UnitedStatesFlag August 7, 2010
Opening theme: We Will Carry On! Minor: Thomas, Waiter, Children, Restaurant customers
Badge(s): Coalbadge Forestbadge Cobblebadge Fenbadge Relicbadge Minebadge Iciclebadge Setting: Neighborly Town
Pokémon: Ash's Pikachu, Team Rocket's Meowth, Dawn's Piplup, Jessie's Wobbuffet, Ash's Torterra, Ash's Staraptor, Ash's Infernape, Ash's Buizel, Ash's Gible, Dawn's Buneary, Dawn's Pachirisu, Dawn's Mamoswine, Dawn's Cyndaquil, Brock's Sudowoodo, Brock's Happiny, Brock's Croagunk, Jessie's Seviper, Johanna's Glameow, Krabby
Major event(s)
Jessie enters and wins the Neighborly Town Contests, earning her fourth ribbon, Dawn practices and perfects a new move: Ice Chandelier, with the help of Buneary and Pachirisu, Dawn Receives a new outfit for the Grand Festival.
Pokémon: DP Sinnoh League Victors

Episode Plot

With Ash's battle at Sunyshore Gym postponed, the gang is now headed to Valor Lakefront so Dawn can participate in the Grand Festival. However, this too is interrupted when the gang meet Johanna, who asks Dawn and the others if they can help out at a coastal Pokémon school as she is filling in for Nurse Joy as a judge at the upcoming Neighborly Town Contest.

Dawn decides to take the opportunity to try some new contest combinations to help her in the Grand Festival. And Jessie wins her fourth ribbon in a contest.


  • Professor Oak's Pokémon lecture: Whismur
  • This is the first episode to feature all of Ash, Dawn and Brock's Pokémon on hand since Uncrushing Defeat!, almost thirty-five episodes ago.
    • In this moment, Staraptor is shown to be released along with Brock's Pokémon, while the rest of Ash's came after. It is unknown if this was an error; however, it should be noted that all the Pokémon were released in groups of four.
  • Music from Pikachu's Rescue Adventure, Pikachu & Pichu, Spell of the Unown, Jirachi Wish Maker, Destiny Deoxys, and Lucario and the Mystery of Mew is played during this episode.
  • The dub title comes from the phrase "teaching the teacher".
  • Team Rocket doesn't blast off or recite their motto in this episode.
  • This is the first episode when Nurse Joy wasn't a judge for a Pokémon Contest.


  • When Johanna thanks our three heroes for volunteering to teach her class for her there is a yellow blotch on Johanna's face and a dark blotch in the sky for a single frame right before the scene changes to Ash and Pikachu.
  • After Ash returns his Gible to his Poké Ball, Gible reappears again behind him during the next scene and disappears again afterwards.
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