- If you were looking for the CD, see Together / By Your Side ~Hikari's Theme~ or Together 2007.
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|DP OP 01
|Pikachu Records single
Together is the first Japanese opening theme of Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl. A remixed version of the song, Together2007, was used as the opening theme in Dialga VS Palkia VS Darkrai. A remixed version of the song, Together2008, debuted in DP079 and was replaced by High Touch! in DP096.
In the DVD releases of DP002 and DP003, the OP text does not include Ash:
A new day dawns. Ash and Pikachu are on the top of a hill. The camera lowers and the Diamond & Pearl logo appears.
Ash, Pikachu, Dawn, and Brock are on the top of a tree while several Pokémon, like Altaria, Fearow, and Misdreavus are flying in the background. A Chatot flies near the camera.
On a tree's branches, three Cherrim, a Kricketot, a Pachirisu, a Burmy, and a Budew are dancing with happy faces.
Ash and his friends are chasing a Glameow in a city. The Glameow runs towards an alley. Then, they are shown crossing a Bibarel's dam and exploring a dark cave, where they find a Drapion.
Images of Ash, Dawn, and Brock with their Pokémon appear. Then, an image featuring Professor Oak, Tracey, Delia, and Mimey appears, followed quickly by an image of Johanna and Professor Rowan, another of Nurse Joy and Officer Jenny, and a final one showing the staff of Pokémon Contests: judges Raoul Contesta and Mr. Sukizo, and announcer Marian.
Then, with a picture of Paul with a serious face as a background, Ash sends out Turtwig, Staravia, Pikachu and Buizel, showing their moves Razor Leaf, Wing Attack, Volt Tackle, and Aqua Jet, respectively.
Ash and Paul are fiercely looking at each other, standing with their Pokémon. Dawn sends out Piplup and Buneary, from their Poké Balls, with Seals placed on their Capsules. Dawn and Zoey appear, and then Team Rocket does, smiling, with their Pokémon.
Ash and his friends are riding jet skis while Mantyke and Buizel jump over them and the Mythical Manaphy appears.
Meanwhile, the Legendary Palkia and Dialga are roaring, although they are in distant places; while Lucario is looking at them.
Ash, Pikachu, and Brock are sitting on a giant Poké Ball, and Dawn is sitting in front of it. They all smile.
- Officer Jenny
- Nurse Joy
- Professor Oak
- Professor Rowan
- Mr. Contesta
- Mr. Sukizo
- Pikachu (Ash's)
- Meowth (Team Rocket)
- Wobbuffet (Jessie's)
- Piplup (Dawn's)
- Mime Jr. (James's)
- Aipom (Ash's) (DP004 - DP055)
- Starly (Ash's) (DP004 - DP014)
- Staravia (Ash's) (DP015 - DP095)
- Turtwig (Ash's)
- Chimchar (Ash's) (DP053 - DP095)
- Buizel (Ash's) - (DP035 - DP095)
- Gligar (Ash's) (DP073 - DP085)
- Gliscor (Ash's) (DP086 - DP095)
- Buneary (Dawn's)
- Pachirisu (Dawn's) (DP020 - DP095)
- Aipom (Dawn's) (DP056 - DP071)
- Ambipom (Dawn's) (DP073 - DP095)
- Swinub (Dawn's) (DP086 - DP095)
- Bonsly (Brock's) (DP004 - DP014)
- Sudowoodo (Brock's) (DP015 - DP095)
- Croagunk (Brock's) (DP009 - DP095)
- Seviper (Jessie's)
- Dustox (Jessie's) (DP004 - DP074)
- Yanmega (Jessie's) (DP081 - DP095)
- Cacnea (James's) (DP004 - DP054)
- Carnivine (James's)
- Mr. Mime (Mimey, Delia's)
- Torterra (Paul's) (DP049 - DP095)
- Elekid (Paul's) (DP004 - DP052)
- Electabuzz (Paul's) (DP053 - DP095)
- Murkrow (Paul's) (DP004 - DP071)
- Honchkrow (Paul's) (DP073 - DP095)
- Chimchar (Paul's) (DP004 - DP052)
- Ursaring (Paul's) (DP049 - DP095)
- Weavile (Paul's) (DP049 - DP095)
- Magmar (Paul's) (DP073 - DP095)
- Gliscor (Paul's) (DP073 - DP095)
Opening animation spoilers
- DP002 - DP008: The original animation.
- DP009 - DP013: Brock's Croagunk was added.
- DP014 : Ash's Staravia replaced its pre-evolution.
- DP015 - DP019: Brock's Sudowoodo replaced its pre-evolution.
- DP020 - DP033: Dawn's Pachirisu was added.
- DP034 - Brock's Egg was added.
- DP035 - DP038: Dawn's Buizel was added.
- DP039 - DP048: Brock's Happiny was added in the place of Brock's Egg.
- DP049 - DP052: Paul's Torterra, Ursaring and Weavile were added.
- DP053 - DP054: Paul's Electabuzz replaced its pre-evolution, Chimchar changed to Ash's side.
- DP055: James's Cacnea was removed.
- DP056 - DP072: Buizel and Aipom trade places.
- DP073: Dawn's Ambipom and Paul's Honchkrow replaced their pre-evolutions, Paul's Gliscor, Paul's Magmar and Ash's Gligar were added.
- DP074 - DP080: Jessie's Dustox was removed.
- DP081 - DP084: Jessie's Yanmega was added.
- DP085: Dawn's Swinub was added.
- DP086 - DP095: Ash's Gliscor replaced its pre-evolution.
In addition to these variants:
- The song is changed to its remixed version Together2008, from DP079 to DP095.
- Several errors present in the original sequence are corrected in later episodes. Please refer to the Errors section for more information.
Ash's Pokémon lineup
Dawn's Pokémon lineup
Brock's Pokémon lineup
Ash commanding his Pokémon
Paul vs Ash scene
Team Rocket's Pokémon lineup
- DP004 is the first episode to feature this opening, though DP002 and DP003 feature it on DVD releases.
- The DVD release also has a variation in the opening text in those two episodes, mentioning only Dawn, with no mention of Ash, making it the only time Ash is not mentioned in the opening text.
- This opening uses lots of Pokémon terminology in its lyrics such as the moves Aqua Jet, Defog, and Rock Climb.
- All moves named in the song are new moves in Generation IV, two among them HMs.
- "Spicy? Bitter? Dry? Sour?" refers to Poffin flavors.
- Together is a playable song in the DS game, Taiko no Tatsujin DS: Touch de Dokodon!
- This is the first opening to use a new mix for the same animation sequence, barring any changes to the sequence.
- Together was used as an opening theme across 94 consecutive episodes of the Pokémon anime, more than any other song for 15 years until One, Two, Three took its place after the premiere of JN095.
- However, if one were to count Together (77 episodes) and Together2008 (17 episodes) as different themes, this record would go to Best Wishes! instead.
- This opening has had the most variants in terms of animation out of any other opening, with 17 (19 if one counts the versions that fix the animation errors).
- Brock's Croagunk's paw is miscolored blue. This was corrected in DP033, but redrawn again in the following episode.
- The marking on James's Cacnea's head is colored yellow, like its crown, instead of dark green. This was corrected in DP046.
- Dialga is shown with both its upper lips and the diamond on its chest as silver instead of blue. This was corrected in DP046.
- Dawn's Pachirisu's right paw is missing its toes in one of the variants. This was corrected in DP060.
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