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Playing the Performance Encore! (ダブルバトル!VSプラスル・マイナン!! Double Battle! VS Plusle – Minun!!) is the 5th episode of Pokémon: DP Sinnoh League Victors.


Dawn, Ursula and Jessie have made it to round two as their ready for the battle stage. However, Dawn is still shaken by her fear of Ursula's Plusle and Minun. Will Dawn be able to face her fear and get her fifth ribbon to compete in the Grand Festival?

Episode plot

Jessilina and Ursula have the Contest battle. Seviper starts with Haze and Yanmega with Sonic Boom. Plusle and Minun combine their powers, using Spark to negate the attack. Yanmega lifts Seviper in air, while Minun and Plusle use Helping Hand to boost each other. Yanmega uses Silver Wind, which gets ion contact with Poison Tail and the missiles are launched to the duo. Plusle and Minun use Spark and negate another attack. Yanmega releases Seviper, but Plusle and Minun hit them both, making an amazing display of fireworks. Time is up and Ursula wins, as she lost less points.

Dawn is amazed by Ursula's combos, while Jessie is depressed. After some battles, Dawn's Cyndaquil and Mamoswine battle an opponent's Mightyena and Houndoom. Cyndaquil uses Flame Wheel and gets in contact with Ice Shard. However, the ice is melted away, but Cyndaquil manages to hit Houndoom and Mightyena. Time is up and Dawn wins, as her opponent lost more points. Before she has another battle, she attempts to master the Flame Ice combo, but fails. Brock advises Dawn to work on a different combo before something happens. Ursula heard this and goes away, pleased. As they progressed, Ursula and Dawn will have their final battle.

In the preparation room, Dawn and Ursula argue, as Ursula calls Dawn "Dee-Dee". Dawn calms herself down, ready to fight Ursula. Dawn sends Mamoswine and Cyndaquil, while Ursula her Plusle and Minun. Mamoswine starts with Ice Shard and Cyndaquil lights it to have a crimson glow. Mamoswine swallows Ice Shard to power itself up. Cyndaquil uses Swift, which circle around Mamoswine. With Cyndaquil on the top lighting itself, Mamoswine charges with Take Down, but Plusle and Minun jump to dodge. Plusle and Minun use Encore, causing Mamoswine and Cyndaquil to have a strange aura.

As Minun and Plusle are to attack, Dawn orders Mamoswine to use Hidden Power and Cyndaquil Flame Wheel. However, Mamoswine uses Take Down and Cyndaquil Swift; Encore's effect causes the Pokémon to use only the moves they used before it took effect. Plusle and Minun use Helping Hand to boost themselves and follow with Charge Beam, which hits Mamoswine and Cyndaquil. Plusle and Minun use Spark, which causes more damage to Dawn's Pokémon. Cyndaquil uses Swift and Mamoswine Take Down, but receive more damage from Ursula's Pokémon. With another Spark, Cyndaquil and Mamoswine are sent flying into Dawn and all three of them are left with their hair and fur sticking out and glittering. Dawn is embarrassed, but with a call from Cyndaquil and Mamoswine, has an idea and fixes her hair.

She orders Mamoswine to use Take Down on Cyndaquil and Cyndaquil to use Swift on Mamoswine. As they have done this, Mamoswine and Cyndaquil's Encore effect wears off. While Ursula is also impressed, her Plusle and Minun use Charge Beam, but miss. Mamoswine uses Ice Shard on Cyndaquil, who uses Flame Wheel. The Flame Ice is mastered; as Plusle and Minun get hit. The duo uses Spark, but Cyndaquil uses SmokeScreen to cancel the attack. With Hidden Power and Swift, Plusle and Minun take more damage. Before Ursula's Pokémon attack, time is out. Despite the odds, Dawn made a comeback and has won the battle.

Dawn admits she does not care anymore if she's called Dee-Dee. Ursula sees again that Dawn had time on her side, making her not very impressed. Dawn receives her final ribbon. Ursula comes and tells Dawn she won't be lucky at the Grand Festival, though Jessilina enters the room and argues with Ursula. Ash and Brock congratulate on Dawn's victory. Dawn reminds Ash of Sunyshore City and Ash responds that the badge is waiting there for him.