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|next = DP190: The Brockster Is In!
 
|next = DP190: The Brockster Is In!
 
|nextnum = DP190
 
|nextnum = DP190
|name = The Semi-Final Frontier
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|name = The Semi-Final Frontier!
 
|jname = シンオウリーグセミファイナル!ダークライが表示される!
 
|jname = シンオウリーグセミファイナル!ダークライが表示される!
 
|image = DP189.png
 
|image = DP189.png
 
|jnum = 655
 
|jnum = 655
|machars = [[Ash]], [[Dawn]], [[Brock]]
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|machars = [[Ash Ketchum|Ash]], [[Dawn (anime)|Dawn]], [[Brock (anime)|Brock]]
 
|jair = August 26, 2010
 
|jair = August 26, 2010
|rchars = [[Jessie]], [[James]]
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|rchars = [[Jessie]], [[James]], Paul, Barry, Charles Goodshow, Cynthia
 
|uair = January 22, 2011
 
|uair = January 22, 2011
 
|songs = We Will Carry On!
 
|songs = We Will Carry On!
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|b7 = Iciclebadge.png
 
|b7 = Iciclebadge.png
 
|b8 = Beaconbadge.png
 
|b8 = Beaconbadge.png
|pchars = [[Ash's Pikachu]], [[Team Rocket's Meowth]], [[Dawn's Piplup]], [[Ash's Torterra]], [[Ash's Staraptor]], [[Dawn's Togekiss]], [[Dawn's Buneary]], [[Brock's Croagunk]], [[Brock's Sudowoodo]], [[Jessie's Wobbuffet]], [[Jessie's Yanmega]], [[Jessie's Seviper]], [[James' Carnivine]], [[Team Rocket's Delibird]], [[Paris#Pokémon|Paris' Lopunny]], fantasy: [[Hunter J#Pokémon|J's Salamence]], [[Giovanni's Persian]], TV: [[Cynthia's Garchomp]], [[Flint's Infernape]], Wild: [[Hoothoot]], [[Wingull]] <small>(multiple)</small>, credits: [[Dawn's Ambipom]], [[Ash's Staraptor|Ash's Staravia]], [[Ash's Infernape|Ash's Chimchar]], [[Ash's Infernape]], [[Ash's Torterra|Ash's Turtwig]], [[Dawn's Pachirisu]], [[Brock's Happiny]], [[Barry's Empoleon]], [[Kenny's Prinplup]]
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|pchars = [[Ash's Pikachu]], [[Team Rocket's Meowth]], [[Dawn's Piplup]], [[Ash's Torterra]], [[Ash's Staraptor]], [[Ash's Sceptile]], [[Ash's Heracross]], [[Ash's Torkoal]], [[Ash's Gible]], [[Ash's Swellow]], [[Tobias' Darkrai]], [[Tobias' Latios]], [[Dawn's Togekiss]], [[Dawn's Buneary]], [[Brock's Croagunk]], [[Brock's Sudowoodo]], [[Jessie's Wobbuffet]], [[Jessie's Yanmega]], [[Jessie's Seviper]], [[James' Carnivine]], [[Team Rocket's Delibird]], [[Paris#Pokémon|Paris' Lopunny]] <br /> Fantasy: [[Hunter J#Pokémon|J's Salamence]], [[Giovanni's Persian]] <br /> TV: [[Cynthia's Garchomp]], [[Flint's Infernape]] <br /> Wild: [[Hoothoot]], [[Wingull]] <small>(multiple)</small> <br /> Credits: [[Dawn's Ambipom]], [[Ash's Staraptor|Ash's Staravia]], [[Ash's Infernape|Ash's Chimchar]], [[Ash's Infernape]], [[Ash's Torterra|Ash's Turtwig]], [[Dawn's Pachirisu]], [[Brock's Happiny]], [[Barry's Empoleon]], [[Kenny's Prinplup]]
|major = Ash battles the mysterious Trainer Tobias in the semi-finals and loses. Ash's Heracross knows Hyper Beam. Ash's Sceptile knows Leaf Storm. Tobias is revealed to have a Latios. Tobias wins the Lily of the Valley Conference.}}
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|major = Ash retrieves Sceptile, Swellow and Torkoal. Ash's Heracross knows Hyper Beam. Ash's Sceptile knows Leaf Storm. Tobias is revealed to have a Latios. Tobias wins the Sinnoh League.
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|songs2 = We Will Carry On!
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|michars = Tobias, Referee, Audience, Trainer
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|b9 =
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|local = Lily of the Valley Conference}}
   
==Plot==
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==Episode Plot==
The semi-final battle gets under way, pitting Ash against Tobias. The talented Trainer is preceded by his reputation--he's been defeating his opponents using only his Darkrai. Tobias comes on strong and quick, defeating Ash's Heracross, Torkoal and Gible one after another! But when Ash brings out Sceptile, a spirited skirmish begins, and for the first time during the Sinnoh League, Darkrai is defeated!
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Ash is at the field, facing Tobias at Semi-Finals. Tobias sends his ace, Darkrai, making James and Meowth very interested, but Jessie orders them to get back to work. Ash sends Heracross, who starts with Hyper Beam, but collides with Ice Beam. Heracross uses Horn Attack, but using Dark Void, Darkrai puts Heracross to sleep. However, Heracross' Sleep Talk causes it to use Horn Attack while asleep, making an impact on Darkrai. Unsuspected, Darkrai uses Dream Eater to defeat Heracross in sleep. James and Meowth are surprised, while Jessie orders them to sell stuff, but they get interest from other people about Darkrai goods.
   
Tobias is unfazed by this turn of events. He next brings out Latios, another surprisingly powerful Pokémon. And with one move, Ash's Sceptile is unable to battle.
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Ash calls Heracross back and sends Torkoal. Torkoal uses Flamethrower, but Darkrai uses Dark Pulse and cancels the move, causing Torkoal to be defeated immediately. Ash calls it back and sends Gible. Darkrai comes close, though Gible's Rock Smash pushes it away. Darkrai retaliates with Ice Beam, but Gible dodges. Gible uses Draco Meteor, but Darkrai evades the attack and uses Dark Pulse to defeat it. Meowth hopes the twerp changes his tactic. Jessie demands to know when is he on the twerp's side, so Meowth explains that if the twerp beat them and now this Tobias beats the twerp, it proves they might as well side with the twerp. Ash calls Gible back. Tobias admits that any Pokémon attacked by Draco Meteor would be defeated, except his Darkrai. Ash sends Sceptile to battle.
   
Ash follows up by bringing out Swellow and a sky battle between Swellow and Latios ensues. Latios proves too powerful for Swellow and Ash is left with one Pokémon, while Tobias still has five!
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Darkrai uses Ice Beam, but Sceptile uses Quick Attack and moves away. Darkrai dodged and attacks with Ice Beam. Darkrai uses Dark Void, putting Sceptile to sleep. Darkrai uses Dream Eater and affects Sceptile, but hearing Ash to wake up, Sceptile is awake. Using Leaf Blade, Sceptile immediately defeats Darkrai. Tobias calls Darkrai back and admits Ash has proven himself in the spot of the Semi-Final. Tobias is somewhat surprised, but sends his Latios, who swoops down. Sceptile uses Leaf Blade, but gets defeated by Giga Impact. Ash calls Scpetile back and sends Swellow. Swellow starts with Quick Attack, but Latios dodges. Swellow dives down and uses Aerial Ace, but gets defeated by Luster Purge. Ash calls it back and sends his Pikachu, knowing in mind they will not give up.
   
When Ash turns to Pikachu as his final Pokemon, the action-filled bout gets even more intense and eventually both Latios and Pikachu are rendered unable to battle at the same time. And since Pikachu is Ash's last Pokémon, Tobias is declared the winner! This is the first time Ash has made it to the final four of an event of this magnitude and he has gained the respect of Tobias--who then goes on to triumph in his final battle and is declared the winner of the Sinnoh League!
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Tobias tells Ash his fighting has earned respect, but also tells that this is the final battle. Pikachu starts with Quick Attack, but misses. Pikachu uses Volt Tackle, but gets countered by Giga Impact. Latios uses Giga Impact, negating Pikachu's Iron Tail. Latios goes to finish using Luster Purge. Laatios misses and finds Pikachu at its back, then uses Thunderbolt to electrocute it. Latios attempts to get him off, but fails and gets hit by another Thunderbolt. Latios uses LightScreen, causing Pikachu's Thunderbolt to do less damage. Pikachu uses Thunderbolt even more, so Latios goes up and gets Pikachu in air. Latios uses Luster Purge, so Pikachu uses Volt Tackle. Though he sustains damage, Pikachu uses Iron Tail as well and makes a collision.
   
We leave our heroes as Barry bids them all farewell. Both Ash and Dawn vow to continue pursuing their dreams, while in the face of their determination, Brock finds himself questioning his own plans...
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After the smoke clears, Pikachu and Latios are defeated. Since all of Ash's Pokémon are defeated, Tobias wins the Semi-Finals. Ash gets Pikachu and says that Pikachu fought well. Tobias thanks Ash for such a good battle. Dawn and Barry are sad, but Brock sees that Ash made to Top Four. Team Rocket also feel a bit sad, but turn back to selling goods. Later, Tobias used only his Darkrai to defeat his opponent and wins the League. At the evening, Tobias gets his trophy and everyone watches as the flame on the top of the arena is extinguished. Next day, Brock tells to Ash and Dawn the journey is not over, as Ash still wants to be the Pokémon Master and Dawn the Top-Coordinator. Brock is happy to see them with dreams, but wonders about his own. Barry also appears and admits Ash is a bit stronger than him, but needs to be much stronger, else Barry will defeat him in next battle, then leaves. Ash promises to be stronger, as he has to pursue his dream.
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==Debuts==
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;Pokémon
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[[Latios]]
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;Moves
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*[[Dark Void]]
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*[[Luster Purge]]
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
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*During the opening when the name is revealed, the background music is changed.
 
*There is no Professor Oak's lecture at the end of this episode. Instead, a minute-long preview for the Best Wishes series is shown.
 
*There is no Professor Oak's lecture at the end of this episode. Instead, a minute-long preview for the Best Wishes series is shown.
*As of BW101 this episode marks the last appearance of Sceptile, Heracross, Torkoal, Swellow, and Gible.
 
 
*Another episode has a similar English title as this episode.
 
*Another episode has a similar English title as this episode.
 
*This episode marks the only time Ash has flipped his hat in the Diamond & Pearl series during battle.
 
*This episode marks the only time Ash has flipped his hat in the Diamond & Pearl series during battle.
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*This currently is the farthest that Ash has ever gotten in a Pokémon League, reaching the Top 4.
 
*This currently is the farthest that Ash has ever gotten in a Pokémon League, reaching the Top 4.
   
===Errors===
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===Mistakes===
 
*After Tobias defeated Ash, in the scoreboard a Mismagius silhouette appears in place of Swellow's one. Also, the Torkoal and Darkrai silhouettes are slightly different from before.
 
*After Tobias defeated Ash, in the scoreboard a Mismagius silhouette appears in place of Swellow's one. Also, the Torkoal and Darkrai silhouettes are slightly different from before.
 
*After Ash told Pikachu to use Quick Attack the first time, he said for Pikachu to use Volt Tackle. When it hit Latios's Giga Impact, it was Quick Attack.
 
*After Ash told Pikachu to use Quick Attack the first time, he said for Pikachu to use Volt Tackle. When it hit Latios's Giga Impact, it was Quick Attack.
[[File:800px-DP189_error.png|thumb|The error in the scoreboard]]
 
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
<gallery>
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{{Gallery Box-Small|<gallery captionalign="center" widths="180" position="center">
DP_Ash_hat_backwards.png|Ash hat backwards
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DP189 1.jpg|Ash vs. Tobias
ssddass.jpg|Tobias VS Ash
 
 
250px-DP189tobdar.png|Tobias and Darkai
 
250px-DP189tobdar.png|Tobias and Darkai
Darkaiass.jpg
 
 
dp189_02 clas.png|Sceptile wins
 
dp189_02 clas.png|Sceptile wins
 
pokemonlatscep.jpg|Sceptile lost against Latios
 
pokemonlatscep.jpg|Sceptile lost against Latios
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DP189 2.jpg|Gible uses Rock Smash on Darkrai
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DP189 3.jpg|Darkrai evades Draco Meteor
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DP189 4.jpg|Ash turns his hat backwards for action
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DP189 5.jpg|Latios hits Pikachu via Giga Impact
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DP189 6.jpg|Latios gets electrocuted
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DP189 7.jpg|Pikachu begins to fall down
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DP189 8.jpg|Pikachu attempts to defeat Latios
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DP189 9.jpg|Latios and Pikachu are defeated
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DP189 10.jpg|Tobias wins the League
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
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}}
   
{{Incomplete-plot}}
 
{{Anime-stub}}
 
 
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Latest revision as of 22:44, September 5, 2014

← DP188 | Episode | DP190 →
The Semi-Final Frontier! (シンオウリーグセミファイナル!ダークライが表示される!)
DP189
General Other Information
Season: Pokémon: DP Sinnoh League Victors Char. of the Day: None
Episode №: #655 Main: Ash, Dawn, Brock
Aired: JapanFlag August 26, 2010 Recurring: Jessie, James, Paul, Barry, Charles Goodshow, Cynthia
UnitedStatesFlag January 22, 2011
Opening Theme: We Will Carry On! Minor: Tobias, Referee, Audience, Trainer
Badge(s): Coalbadge Forestbadge Cobblebadge Fenbadge Relicbadge Minebadge Iciclebadge Beaconbadge Setting: Lily of the Valley Conference
Pokémon: Ash's Pikachu, Team Rocket's Meowth, Dawn's Piplup, Ash's Torterra, Ash's Staraptor, Ash's Sceptile, Ash's Heracross, Ash's Torkoal, Ash's Gible, Ash's Swellow, Tobias' Darkrai, Tobias' Latios, Dawn's Togekiss, Dawn's Buneary, Brock's Croagunk, Brock's Sudowoodo, Jessie's Wobbuffet, Jessie's Yanmega, Jessie's Seviper, James' Carnivine, Team Rocket's Delibird, Paris' Lopunny
Fantasy: J's Salamence, Giovanni's Persian
TV: Cynthia's Garchomp, Flint's Infernape
Wild: Hoothoot, Wingull (multiple)
Credits: Dawn's Ambipom, Ash's Staravia, Ash's Chimchar, Ash's Infernape, Ash's Turtwig, Dawn's Pachirisu, Brock's Happiny, Barry's Empoleon, Kenny's Prinplup
Major event(s)
Ash retrieves Sceptile, Swellow and Torkoal. Ash's Heracross knows Hyper Beam. Ash's Sceptile knows Leaf Storm. Tobias is revealed to have a Latios. Tobias wins the Sinnoh League.
Pokémon: DP Sinnoh League Victors

Episode PlotEdit

Ash is at the field, facing Tobias at Semi-Finals. Tobias sends his ace, Darkrai, making James and Meowth very interested, but Jessie orders them to get back to work. Ash sends Heracross, who starts with Hyper Beam, but collides with Ice Beam. Heracross uses Horn Attack, but using Dark Void, Darkrai puts Heracross to sleep. However, Heracross' Sleep Talk causes it to use Horn Attack while asleep, making an impact on Darkrai. Unsuspected, Darkrai uses Dream Eater to defeat Heracross in sleep. James and Meowth are surprised, while Jessie orders them to sell stuff, but they get interest from other people about Darkrai goods.

Ash calls Heracross back and sends Torkoal. Torkoal uses Flamethrower, but Darkrai uses Dark Pulse and cancels the move, causing Torkoal to be defeated immediately. Ash calls it back and sends Gible. Darkrai comes close, though Gible's Rock Smash pushes it away. Darkrai retaliates with Ice Beam, but Gible dodges. Gible uses Draco Meteor, but Darkrai evades the attack and uses Dark Pulse to defeat it. Meowth hopes the twerp changes his tactic. Jessie demands to know when is he on the twerp's side, so Meowth explains that if the twerp beat them and now this Tobias beats the twerp, it proves they might as well side with the twerp. Ash calls Gible back. Tobias admits that any Pokémon attacked by Draco Meteor would be defeated, except his Darkrai. Ash sends Sceptile to battle.

Darkrai uses Ice Beam, but Sceptile uses Quick Attack and moves away. Darkrai dodged and attacks with Ice Beam. Darkrai uses Dark Void, putting Sceptile to sleep. Darkrai uses Dream Eater and affects Sceptile, but hearing Ash to wake up, Sceptile is awake. Using Leaf Blade, Sceptile immediately defeats Darkrai. Tobias calls Darkrai back and admits Ash has proven himself in the spot of the Semi-Final. Tobias is somewhat surprised, but sends his Latios, who swoops down. Sceptile uses Leaf Blade, but gets defeated by Giga Impact. Ash calls Scpetile back and sends Swellow. Swellow starts with Quick Attack, but Latios dodges. Swellow dives down and uses Aerial Ace, but gets defeated by Luster Purge. Ash calls it back and sends his Pikachu, knowing in mind they will not give up.

Tobias tells Ash his fighting has earned respect, but also tells that this is the final battle. Pikachu starts with Quick Attack, but misses. Pikachu uses Volt Tackle, but gets countered by Giga Impact. Latios uses Giga Impact, negating Pikachu's Iron Tail. Latios goes to finish using Luster Purge. Laatios misses and finds Pikachu at its back, then uses Thunderbolt to electrocute it. Latios attempts to get him off, but fails and gets hit by another Thunderbolt. Latios uses LightScreen, causing Pikachu's Thunderbolt to do less damage. Pikachu uses Thunderbolt even more, so Latios goes up and gets Pikachu in air. Latios uses Luster Purge, so Pikachu uses Volt Tackle. Though he sustains damage, Pikachu uses Iron Tail as well and makes a collision.

After the smoke clears, Pikachu and Latios are defeated. Since all of Ash's Pokémon are defeated, Tobias wins the Semi-Finals. Ash gets Pikachu and says that Pikachu fought well. Tobias thanks Ash for such a good battle. Dawn and Barry are sad, but Brock sees that Ash made to Top Four. Team Rocket also feel a bit sad, but turn back to selling goods. Later, Tobias used only his Darkrai to defeat his opponent and wins the League. At the evening, Tobias gets his trophy and everyone watches as the flame on the top of the arena is extinguished. Next day, Brock tells to Ash and Dawn the journey is not over, as Ash still wants to be the Pokémon Master and Dawn the Top-Coordinator. Brock is happy to see them with dreams, but wonders about his own. Barry also appears and admits Ash is a bit stronger than him, but needs to be much stronger, else Barry will defeat him in next battle, then leaves. Ash promises to be stronger, as he has to pursue his dream.

DebutsEdit

Pokémon

Latios

Moves

TriviaEdit

  • During the opening when the name is revealed, the background music is changed.
  • There is no Professor Oak's lecture at the end of this episode. Instead, a minute-long preview for the Best Wishes series is shown.
  • Another episode has a similar English title as this episode.
  • This episode marks the only time Ash has flipped his hat in the Diamond & Pearl series during battle.
  • This episode's English title is a reference to the phrase the final frontier.
  • This is the only episode of Pokémon Diamond & Pearl: Sinnoh League Victors that kept the entire Japanese music unaltered, including the title card music.
  • This currently is the farthest that Ash has ever gotten in a Pokémon League, reaching the Top 4.

MistakesEdit

  • After Tobias defeated Ash, in the scoreboard a Mismagius silhouette appears in place of Swellow's one. Also, the Torkoal and Darkrai silhouettes are slightly different from before.
  • After Ash told Pikachu to use Quick Attack the first time, he said for Pikachu to use Volt Tackle. When it hit Latios's Giga Impact, it was Quick Attack.

GalleryEdit


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