Season 11 Episode 43

Battling the Generation Gap!

Aired Saturday 8:30 AM Feb 21, 2009 on Cartoon Network
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Ash and friends have finally arrived in Celestic Town, which means it is finally time for Dawn to try and win her third ribbon. At the contest hall Dawn meets an older coordinator. Things heat up when she finds out that the woman is her mom's old contest rival! With the pressure building from this revelation, will Dawn pull off a win and earn her third ribbon?moreless

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  • The Celestic Town Pokemon Contest is finally here! Will Dawn be able to pull off a win against the Coordinator who defeated her mom, Johanna, in order to earn her third ribbon?moreless

    A great episode, as our heroes finally arrive in Celestic Town. They meet Lila, a Pokemon Stylist and former Pokemon Coordinator, and who also defeated Dawn's mom, Johanna, in a contest! Turns out that she's returning to the contest stage, and enters the same contest as Dawn. The finals approach, along with a battle between Dawn and Lila! Using Buneary in the Appeals, and Ambipom in the finals against Lila's Delcatty, Dawn pulls off a stunning victory and wins her third ribbon! I think Lila was great character that was introduced, and her background story was pretty good, too. It was also an awesome battle she had with Dawn, and Ash even learned something from it: how to counter Fantina's Hypnosis. Pretty exciting, and I'm definitely looking forward to the next two episodes!moreless
  • Dawn faces off with Lila's Delcatty in the Celestic Contest Finals! Can Dawn pull off another victory?

    Young Johanna & Young Lila battle it out in a contest, using Glameow against Delcatty. Lila proves to be victorious but quits later on to be a stylist. Dawn knows all bout her & Ash attempts to find a way to counter Hypnosis but the Celestic Contest finally begins. Lila uses Cherimm, a Fantina-look alike-Jessie uses Yanmega & performs a similar performance like before. Dawn uses Buneary. All but Jessie make it. Dawn fights Lila in the finals using Ambipom against Delcatty. Ambipom faces a hard time when getting Attracted & put to sleep. But with a combination on Swift, Double Team, Focus Punch, and Double Hit, Dawn wins her 3rd Ribbon.moreless
Sarah Natochenny

Sarah Natochenny


Guest Star

Michele Knotz

Michele Knotz

Nurse Joy, Sinnoh Pokédex

Recurring Role

Hilary Thomas

Hilary Thomas


Recurring Role

Craig Blair

Craig Blair

Mr. Contesta, Mr. Sukizo

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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