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Clash of Steel-types to be focus of first Japanese episode for 2010

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The first Japanese episode for the year 2010 was recently revealed by Newtype.

The 158th episode of Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl will feature the first appearance of the Pokémon Jibacoil in the anime, excluding its appearance in the movie Giratina and the Sky's Bouquet: Shaymin under the ownership of Zero. The episode 「爆走!ジバコイルVSメタグロス!!」 Loud Roar! Jibacoil VS Metagross!! is set to air Jan. 7, 2010 on TV Tokyo.

As reported by #pocketmonsters quite some time ago, the following episode will feature the first appearance of the Pokéthlon in the anime, as well as an appearance of the Pokémon Kabigon. It is currently unknown if this is Satoshi's. It will be titled 燃えろカビゴン!ポケスロンの王者!! Burn, Kabigon! The Pokéthlon King!!, and it is set to air January 14 on TV Tokyo.