| Double-Time Battle Training!
Double-Time Battle Training! (Japanese: ダブルバトル！マンムーとヒノアラシ！！ Double Battle! Mammoo and Hinoarashi!!) is the 155th episode of the Diamond & Pearl series, and the 621st episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on December 10, 2009 and will air in the United States on May 1, 2010.
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Template:Incomplete synopsis Still on their way to Dawn's next contest, the gang arrive in a small town hosting a different contest. Meeting up with Candice, the Snowpoint City Gym Leader, the gang watch as Zoey gains her fifth ribbon. Seeing her rival qualify for the Grand Festival makes Dawn eager to train for the upcoming Daybreak Contest. With Zoey and Candice's help, Dawn prepares for the required Double Performance, hoping to avoid the mistakes that led to her early exit from the Hearthome Contest. Meanwhile, Ash finds himself in a similar situation to Dawn as he learns that his rival has moved ahead of him too...
- Zoey obtains her fifth ribbon, thereby completing her requirement for the Grand Festival.
- Paul is revealed to have earned the Mine Badge and collected the eight Gym Badges required for the Sinnoh League.
- Zoey is revealed to have obtained a Kirlia and a Leafeon.
TV episode debuts
- Raoul Contesta
- Mr. Sukizo
- Nurse Joy
- Rhonda (On T.V.)
- Paul (On T.V.)
- Professor Oak's Pokémon lecture: Magby
- Much like how Dawn's main rival, Zoey has been shown in this episode to have all the ribbons necessary to enter the Sinnoh Grand Festival, Ash's main rival Paul has been shown to have the 8 badges in order to compete in the Sinnoh League in the same episode.
- Music from Jirachi Wish Maker and Destiny Deoxys is used during this episode.
- This episode marks one of the few times Jessie's Wobbuffet has used Mirror Coat.
- Ash's Gliscor has been removed from the 'Up' ending shot of the ending credits.
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