Piplup vs Budew! Dawn's First Battle!!

Piplup vs Budew! Dawn's First Battle!! is an anime episode of Pokémon Diamond & Pearl that was released on 10/05/2006

Plot Summary

As the crew travels through the woods, Dawn tries to catch a wild Buneary. Ash tries to give her some advice, but Dawn gets flustered and the Buneary escapes. Ash and Dawn start to bicker, but suddenly, a beautiful sunny day attack display brightens their mood. The Budew responsible for the light show appears with its trainer, the wandering bard Nando. Dawn and Piplup, anxious to have their first battle, decide to challenge them. Although Budew and Nando easily beat Piplup and Dawn, Nando is encouraging. He congratulates the pair on completing their first battle and continues on his journey.

There's so much to see and do in Sinnoh. But Brock, Dawn, and Ash are responsible trainers, so they decide that their next stop should be the Pokemon Center to visit Nurse Joy. There, Ash registers to compete in the Sinnoh League. Nurse Joy reveals that Nando can't decide whether to become a Pokemon Trainer or Coordinator.

The friends want so help Nando solve his dilemma, but it's getting dark and they still have to set up camp. When they head back into the woods, the crew stumbles upon a strange hotel. The owners insist they stay the night for free. As they all go inside, a gust of wind blows, revealing the owners to be Team Rocket in disguise. Piplup steps up to fight them off, but Nando and Budew jump in and make Team Rocket blast off.

Around the campfire, Ash and Dawn get in yet another fight. Peaceful poet Nando points out their squabbling is louder than the sounds of the forest Pokemon singing. Ash and Dawn apologize to each other. Ash then challenges Nando and Budew to a battle. In the middle of their fight, Budew evolves to Roselia. Although Nando and his newly grown grass-and-poison-type Pokemon lose to Ash and Pikachu, Nando finally deciedes he doesn't have to make up his mind. He will have the best of both worlds by becoming a trainer and a coordinator.

Characters & Voice Actors

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Dawn ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Megumi Toyoguchi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Emily Jenness ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Ash Ketchum ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Sarah Natochenny ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Rica Matsumoto ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Ash's Pikachu ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Ikue Ōtani ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Brock ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yuji Ueda ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Dawn's Piplup ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Etsuko Kozakura ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Nando ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kazuya Nakai ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Jessie ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Megumi Hayashibara ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
James ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Shinichiro Miki ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Meowth (Team Rocket) ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Inuko Inuyama ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Jessie's Wobbuffet ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yuji Ueda ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
James's Mime Jr. ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Ikue Ōtani ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Nurse Joy ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yuriko Yamaguchi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Johanna ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Makoto Tsumura ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Sarah Natochenny ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
James's Carnivine ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Daisuke Sakaguchi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Ash's Staraptor ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kiyotaka Furushima ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Sarah Natochenny ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Brock's Sudowoodo ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Daisuke Sakaguchi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)

Credits

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Norihiko Sudo Director
Toshiya Yamada Character Artist/Designer A Animator who is know for his work on the Pokemon series.
Shinji Miyazaki Music Anime Composer for the Pokemon anime and for some of the Crayon Shin Chan movies.

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