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Pokémon DP: Galactic Battles
Season 12
Galactic Battles Logo.png
Logo for the season
Opening Battle Cry - (Stand Up!)
Television Episodes 52
(DP105 - DP119, DP121 - DP157)
Home Video Episodes 52
(DP105 - DP119, DP121 - DP157)
Region Sinnoh
Series Diamond & Pearl series
Preceded by Pokémon DP: Battle Dimension
Followed by Pokémon DP: Sinnoh League Victors
Episode List
1 Get Your Rotom Running!
2 A Breed Stampede!
3 Ancient Family Matters!
4 Dealing with Defensive Types!
5 Leading a Stray!
6 Steeling Peace of Mind!
7 Saving the World from Ruins!
8 Cheers on Castaways Isle!
9 Hold the Phione!
10 Another One Gabites the Dust!
11 Stealing the Conversation!
12 The Drifting Snorunt!
13 Noodles! Roamin' Off!
14 Pursuing a Lofty Goal!
15 Trials and Adulations!
16 The Lonely Snover!
17 Stopped in the Name of Love!
18 Old Rivals, New Tricks!
19 To Thine Own Pokémon Be True!
20 Battling a Cute Drama!
21 Classroom Training!
22 Sliding Into Seventh!
23 A Pyramiding Rage!
24 Pillars of Friendship!
25 Frozen on Their Tracks!
26 Pedal to the Mettle!
27 Evolving Strategies!
28 Uncrushing Defeat!
29 Promoting Healthy Tangrowth!
30 Beating the Bustle and Hustle!
31 Gateway to Ruin!
32 Three Sides to Every Story!
33 Strategy Begins at Home!
34 A Faux Oak Finish!
35 Historical Mystery Tour!
36 Challenging a Towering Figure!
37 Where No Togepi Has Gone Before!
38 An Egg Scramble!
39 Gone With the Windworks!
40 A Rivalry to Gible On!
41 Dressed for Jess Success!
42 Bagged Then Tagged!
43 Try for the Family Stone!
44 Sticking With Who You Know!
45 Unlocking the Red Chain of Events!
46 The Needs of the Three!
47 The Battle Finale of Legend!
48 The Treasure Is All Mine!
49 Mastering Current Events!
50 Double-Time Battle Training!
51 A Meteoric Rise to Excellence!
52 Gotta Get a Gible!

Pokémon DP: Galactic Battles is the twelfth season of the dubbed version of the Pokémon anime, following up to the eleventh season. It is the third season of the Diamond & Pearl series and it follows Ash and Dawn as they continue their travels throughout the Sinnoh region, gathering Gym Badges and Contest Ribbons while accompanied by Brock.

This is the third of four seasons that take place in the Sinnoh region. Unlike previous seasons in the dub, there was no break between this season and the previous one. It is preceded by Pokémon DP: Battle Dimension and is succeeded by Pokémon DP: Sinnoh League Victors.

It originally aired in the United States as part of the 2009-2010 Cartoon Network Saturday morning line-up. It began on May 9, 2009 with the dub premiere Get Your Rotom Running!, and concluded on May 15, 2010 with Gotta Get a Gible!. This season skipped DP120 due to it being a clip show.



As the menace of Team Galactic continues to loom over the Sinnoh region, Ash and Dawn keep getting caught up in the schemes of this mysterious group of villains—as well as facing some other unexpected challenges! Dawn’s got her hands full dealing with the many problems of her Pokémon, while Ash’s ongoing rivalry with Paul finally comes to a head in a full 6-on-6 battle! It might be the ultimate test of training styles—will our heroes come out on top?

Important events

201 Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details. 201
Title card used in the first 15 episodes of the season.
Title card used after the first 15 episodes of the season.

Party changes


The following Pokémon are obtained:


The following Pokémon evolve or are revealed to have evolved:


The following Pokémon are released:


Gym battles

Ash defeats the following Gym Leaders:

Pokémon Contests

Dawn wins Pokémon Contests in these locations:

James wins Pokémon Contests in these locations:

Home video releases


  • This is the last season of the anime to air in Israel before the release of the XY series, about six years later; and in Romania before the release of the Sun & Moon series, about eight years later.
  • This is the last season of the entire anime to air in Bulgaria and Hungary.

In other languages

See also