(Japanese: グランドフェスティバル開幕!決めスノーシャワー!! The Grand Festival Begins! Decide on the Snow Shower!!) is the 174th episode of the Platinum Series.


Major EventsEdit

  • Nando, Kenny, and Ursula are revealed to have earned their fifth ribbons and enter the Grand Festival as well.
  • Nando is revealed to earn seven badges.
  • Jessie's Seviper and Yanmega learns facade and Psychic.
  • Violet is revealed to have obtained an Eevee, which she evolves into Glaceon.
  • Sapphire, Dawn, Zoey, Ursula, Kenny, Nando, and Jessilina succesfully clear the appeal rounds.


Pokemon DebutsEdit

  • Violet's Glaceon



  • Ash
  • Sapphire
  • Dawn
  • Brock
  • Red
  • Yellow
  • Blue
  • Gold
  • Crystal
  • Ruby
  • Sapphire
  • Jessie
  • James
  • Zoey
  • Ursula
  • Nando
  • Kenny
  • Rhonda
  • Nurse Joy
  • Mr. Contesta
  • Mr. Sukizo
  • Violet
  • Fantina
  • Candice
  • Lilian Meridian
  • Audience
  • Coordinators


  • Pikachu (Ash's)
  • Piplup (Dawn's)
  • Riolu (Sapphire's)
  • Meowth (Team Rocket's)
  • Wobuffet (Jessie's)
  • Buizel (Ash's)
  • Gible (Ash's)
  • Espeon (Red's)
  • Snorlax (Red's)
  • Buneary (Dawn's)
  • Pachirisu (Dawn's)
  • Togekiss (Dawn's)
  • Mamoswine (Dawn's)
  • Cyndaquil (Dawn's)
  • Swampert (Sapphire's)
  • Beautifly (Sapphire's)
  • Skitty (Sapphire's)
  • Umbreon (Sapphire's)
  • Torchic (Sapphire's)
  • Croconaw (Sapphire's)
  • Vaporeon (Violet's)
  • Seviper (Jessie's)
  • Yanmega (Jessie's)
  • Gabite (Ursula's)
  • Roserade (Nando's)
  • Glameow (Zoey's)
  • Eevee (Violet's;evolved)
  • Glaceon (Violet's;newly evolved)
  • Vaporeon (Ursula's)
  • Altaria (Nando's)
  • Mismagius (Zoey's)
  • Alakazam (Kenny's)
  • Breloom (Kenny's)


  • Charizard
  • Venasaur
  • Ninetales
  • Shieldon
  • Igglybuff
  • Chatot
  • Purugly
  • Bidoof
  • Vileplume
  • Venomoth


  • This is the first episode of the four-part 'Sinnoh Grand Festival' arc.
  • The three stages of the appeal round are reference to the three original games: Red, Blue, and Green.
  • This mark the third time a Pokemon is seen evolve in the middle of a contest appeal.
  • Background music from The Rise of Darkrai, Giratina and the Sky warrior, and Arceus and the Jewel of life, as well as the instrumental of I Wont Lose ~Haruka's Theme~ are used.
  • Neither Jessie or James are seen in their regular Team Rocket uniform throughout this episode.


  • When Umbreon hit Piplup with Shadow Ball, one of Umbreon's yellow circles is blue.

Current EpisodeEdit

  • Previous Episode: PT173
  • Next Episode: PT175
  • Opening Theme: Battle Frontier (Japanese)
  • Ending Theme: By Your Side ~Hikari's Theme~ Winter Version.

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