For the 10th season of the English dub of the anime, see Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl.
For the Pokémon Games, see Pokémon Diamond & Pearl Version.
Pocket Monsters - Diamond & Pearl

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Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl (ポケットモンスター ダイヤモンド・パール, Pocket Monsters: Diamond & Pearl) is the 3rd series of the Pokémon anime. Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl in Japan, it ran from September 28, 2006 to September 9, 2010 and the United States from April 20, 2007 to February 5, 2011. The series cover the main protagonist Ash Ketchum and his Pikachu's adventures in the new region Sinnoh. As always, companions of Ash from the previous series, May and Max, have left the series, and is being replaced by a girl named Dawn. Dawn is revealed to be a native from Sinnoh in Twinleaf Town. While Brock, one of Ash's longest companions, once again re-appears. Team Rocket are still in the series as antagonists chasing after Ash's Pikachu, and oppose Team Galactic. Team Galactic one of the major villain teams going after Dialga or Palkia or Giratina like most other villainous teams went after the Legendary Pokémon in their region. Ash and Brock will also have a new set of clothing.

This series is called Pocket Monsters: Diamond & Pearl in Japan. In short Pokémon DP (it also can be coined as Pokémon Diamond and Pearl). Ash starts off his journey (complete with new outfit) to this new region along with his faithful companion Pikachu, leaving behind Brock, May, and Max on their respective quests, and also the other Pokémon which he caught in the Hoenn region at Professor Oak's Lab. This time Ash is going to compete in the Sinnoh League by gaining the eight badges of that region capturing and befriending new Pokémon along the way.



Unlike the dub's seasons listed above, this series is not split into separate chapters of the storyline, and is kept by its series name throughout.





Key Pokémon

Recurring characters


See Episode Guide for details.

Recurring Gags: Old and New

  • Even though Brock continues to flirt with girls, including Officer Jenny and Nurse Joy, instead of Misty or Max pulling Brock's ear out of embarrassed, Brock's Croagunk uses Poison Jab on Brock and carries him away instead unless under special circumstances like helping Nurse Joy or dealing with Team Galactic's Croagunk's evolved form.
  • The news reporter who is reporting the news gets hit by a microphone from a big bulk man with his arms fatigued and getting blame from her.
  • Ash's Gible always hits Dawn's Piplup with Draco Meteor.
  • James' Carnivine would usually bite his head before battling unless it was too late.
  • Dawn will always have trouble fixing her hair as it would either be messy or spiky due to her past, resulting on her friends calling her Dee Dee.
  • Barry would always run into Ash, as they both get hit at the same time.


  • This is the only series in which there is no "Who's that Pokémon?" eyecatch in either the Japanese or English-dubbed versions.
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