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DP105 : Get Your Rotom Running!
Diamond & Pearl series
DP107 : Ancient Family Matters!
A Breed Stampede!
DP106   EP572
A Way to Befriend Pokémon!?
First broadcast
Japan December 11, 2008
United States May 16, 2009
English themes
Opening ~Battle Cry~ (Stand Up!)
Japanese themes
Opening ハイタッチ!
Ending あしたはきっと
Animation Team Iguchi
Screenplay 大橋志吉 Yukiyoshi Ōhashi
Storyboard 小山賢 Masaru Koyama
Assistant director 細谷秋夫 Akio Hosoya
Animation director たけだゆうさく Yūsaku Takeda
Additional credits

A Breed Stampede! (Japanese: ポケモンと仲良くなる方法!? A Way to Befriend Pokémon!?) is the 106th episode of the Diamond & Pearl series, and the 572nd episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on December 11, 2008 and aired in the United States on May 16, 2009.

Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.


Template:Incomplete synopsis Ash and friends stop at a Pokémon Center, Dawn hears on TV that Kenny and Nando have scored the newest Contest victories. Dawn is eager to train Piloswine for a contest. Ash and his Pokémon train to pass the time. Dawn decides to train with them as well. Unfortunately, Piloswine doesn't obey her orders at all which upsets Dawn. Piloswine only shows an interest of eating Poffin. Gliscor also learns Fire Fang and Piloswine learns AncientPower. Piloswine also smells Team Rocket’s food, and eats it. And makes Team Rocket get revenge by creating a poster advertising a "Pokémon Friendship School." While they have the gang's Pokemon trapped, Dawn's Piloswine evolves into Mamoswine. Amd which, Mamoswine blasts out and defeats Team Rocket, and charges towards Ash and friends. Dawn returns it in its Pokéball and settles down. As for Ash, Nurse Joy tells him that Byron has returned and that means Ash’s gym challenge is coming up!

Major events


Pokémon debuts

TV episode debuts






  • In the Japanese opening, Dawn's Mamoswine was changed back to Piloswine despite it evolving within the episode.

Dub edits

  • In the Japanese version, it showed Piloswine running between the two bars, with the camera moving. In the dub, it only showed it rushing through the first part with the camera staying stationary, then Dawn saying "Well, that's one way to do it..."


DP105 : Get Your Rotom Running!
Diamond & Pearl series
DP107 : Ancient Family Matter!
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