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|prevcode=DP163 |
|prevtitle=Fighting Ire with Fire! |
|nextcode=DP165 |
|nexttitle=Flint Sparks the Fire! |
|series=Diamond & Pearl series |
|epcode=DP164 |
|altepcode=EP630 |
|title_en=Piplup, Up and Away!|
|title_ja_trans=Pochama Goes Astray! |
|broadcast_jp=February 18, 2010 |
|broadcast_us=July 17, 2010 |
|en_series= |
|en_op=[[We Will Carry On!]] |
|ja_op=[[The Greatest - Everyday!|サイコー・エブリディ!]] |
|ja_ed=[[Which One ~ Is It?|ドッチ~ニョ?]] |
|olmteam=Team Kato |
|scenario=大橋志吉 |
|storyboardn=1 |
|storyboard=山田浩之 |
|directorn=1 |
|director=古賀一臣 |
|artn=1 |
|art=夏目久仁彦 |
|morecredits=yes |
|epstaffpage=DP161-DP170 |
|footnotes=* {{filb-eppics|dp|164}}
'''Piplup, Up and Away!''' (Japanese: '''ポッチャマはぐれる!''' ''{{tt|Pochama|Piplup}} Goes Astray!'') is the 164th episode of the {{series|Diamond & Pearl}}, and the 630th episode of the [[Pokémon anime]]. It first aired in Japan on February 18, 2010 and in the United States on July 17, 2010.
On a clear star-filled night, {{Ash}} and {{ashfr}} watch the sky as [[Marian]] shows up, mentioning that there is a rare meteor shower. Everyone is awed by the show, when suddenly a meteor falls straight at the group. {{TP|Dawn|Piplup}} confidently jumps ahead and uses {{m|Whirlpool}} to stop the meteor and create a dazzling sparkle. When the light clears, they suddenly appear in a stadium filled with spectators, as that [[appeal]] gave {{an|Dawn}} the win for the [[Grand Festival]]. Everyone cheers for Dawn as she thanks Piplup. Suddenly, {{AP|Gible}} appears and fires {{m|Draco Meteor}}, which comes down and hits Piplup. The attack appears to send Piplup flying, but the scene changes to show Piplup waking up in the middle of the night, the whole thing being a dream. Piplup goes back to sleep.
The next day, Ash decides to {{pkmn|training|train}}, knowing that his final [[Gym]] [[Badge]] and the league{{pkmn|League}} is closing in. He decides to put time into improving Gible's faulty Draco Meteor. When he brings Gible out, it immediately sprints over to bite on a nearby boulder. Ash tries to pull Gible off, which results in his {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} biting on his head instead.
Gible starts practicing Draco Meteor, but every attempt continues to fail and hit Piplup, with Ash repeatedly apologizing to Dawn's [[starter Pokémon]]. After disrupting Piplup from smelling flowers, getting water from a stream and simply heaving the Penguin Pokémon everywhere, Piplup runs over to Gible and scolds it. When Gible responds by latching onto Piplup's head, the {{t|Water}} Pokémon unleashes his anger on Gible with Whirlpool and {{m|BubbleBeam}} attacks. Gible's lack of response only infuriates Piplup more as Ash and Dawn try to calm the chaos.
* [[Professor Oak's Big Pokémon Examination]]: {{p|Golem}}
* This episode marks the first time Piplup has gainedlearned {{m|Hydro Pump|a new move}} since learning {{m|Whirlpool}}, which occurred ''[[DP026|Getting the Pre-Contest Titters!]]'', 138 episodes ago.
* Music from ''[[PK13|Gotta Dance]]'' and ''[[M06|Jirachi Wish Maker]]'' is used during the episode. In the dub, music from [[Newton Graceland]]'s flashback in ''[[M11|Giratina and the Sky Warrior]]'' is also used.
* The English title of this episode comes from the popular song {{wp|Up, Up and Away (song)|Up, Up and Away}}, made famous by {{wp|The 5th Dimension}}, or the takeoff phrase made famous in the {{wp|Superman}} animated cartoons by his voice actor {{wp|Bud Collyier}}.