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Pokémon the Series: XYZ
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Country of origin Japan
No. of episodes 47
Original network TV Tokyo
Original release October 29, 2015 (2015-10-29) – October 27, 2016 (2016-10-27)

Pokémon the Series: XYZ is the nineteenth season of the Pokémon animated series, known in Japan as Pocket Monsters: XY & Z (ポケットモンスターエックスワイ アンド ゼット, Poketto Monsutā Ekkusu Wai ando Zetto). Ash, Serena, Clemont, and Bonnie continue their adventures in the Kalos region, where they encounter the sinister Team Flare and meet the enigmatic Mega Evolution Trainer, Alain. They delve into the mysteries surrounding the unique transformation of Ash's Greninja and face a prophecy concerning the destruction of Kalos with the involvement of the Legendary Pokémon Zygarde.

The season originally aired in Japan from October 29, 2015 to October 27, 2016 on TV Tokyo, and in the United States from February 20, 2016 to January 21, 2017 on Cartoon Network. The nineteenth season was the last to air on Cartoon Network; beginning with the twentieth season, the series would move to Disney XD.

The Japanese opening song is "XY&Z (Let's Go!)" (いくZ, Ikuze) by Rika Matsumoto. The Japanese ending songs are "Puni-chan's Song" (プニちゃんのうた, Puni-chan no Uta) by Mariya Ise, "Team Rocket's Team Song" (ロケット団団歌, Roketto-dan dan Uta) by Megumi Hayasibara, Shin-ichiro Miki, Inuka Inuyama and Yūji Ueda, "DreamDream (Serena Ver.)" (ドリドリ セレナver., DoriDori Serena Ver.) by Mayuki Makiguchi, "Brilliantly (Clemont ver.)" (キラキラ シトロンver., KiraKira Shitoron ver.) by Yūki Kaji, "Pikachu's Song" (ピカチュウのうた, Pikachū no Uta) by Ikue Ōtani, and "Meowth's Ballad" (ニャースのバラード, Nyāsu no Barādo) by Inuko Inuyama. The English opening song is "Stand Tall" by Ben Dixon and The Sad Truth, with its instrumental version serving as the end credit song.


J# E# English title
Japanese title
Original air date English air date
895 889 "From A to Z!" (Z's Explosive Birth! What Lurks in Kalos!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ October 29, 2015 (2015-10-29) February 20, 2016 ʁ ʁ
While traveling through the woods, Ash and his friends come upon an unknown Pokémon in Bonnie's bag that seems to be a very serious target when a mysterious team appears in hopes to catch it. The gang decide to protect it and try to find out why it is so important to the unknown team.
896 890 "Love Strikes! Eevee, Yikes!" (The Hot-blooded Hariborg! Puni-chan is Being Targeted!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ November 5, 2015 (2015-11-05) February 27, 2016 ʁ ʁ
As the gang continue their travels with their new Pokémon friend, "Squishy", a Quilladin appears and falls head over heels for Eevee. Meanwhile, Team Rocket set their sights on capturing Squishy.
897 891 "A Giga Battle With Mega Results!" (Mega Tabunne VS Giga Giga Nyarth!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ November 12, 2015 (2015-11-12) March 5, 2016 ʁ ʁ
Ash and his friends run across Nurse Joy, who is stuck in a crevice. When they help her, they discover that Nurse Joy and her Audino do not always get along. Nurse Joy hopes the Mega Stone she found will help create a deeper bond between the two.
898 892 "A Fiery Rite of Passage!" (Shishiko and Kaenjishi! A Fiery Departure) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ November 19, 2015 (2015-11-19) March 12, 2016 ʁ ʁ
The gang come across a Litleo arguing with a Pyroar. When they learn it is time for Litleo to become independent, they decide to watch it from afar. However, Team Rocket has other plans.
899 893 "Dream a Little Dream from Me!" (Pikachu, the Dreams Seen of Puni-chan!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ November 26, 2015 (2015-11-26) March 19, 2016 ʁ ʁ
As the heroes and Team Rocket go to sleep, a Darkrai appears and casts dream spells on them. This places Pikachu and Meowth in Squishy's dreams. The two begin to see the past and future of Squishy as well as the gang's Pokémon.
900 894 "The Legend of the Ninja Hero!" (Welcome to the Ninja Village! The Legend of the Heroic Gekkouga!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ December 3, 2015 (2015-12-03) March 26, 2016 ʁ ʁ
The gang meet up with their ninja friend Sanpei, who invites them to his village for a festival. However, they soon get interrupted when a Ninja Army attacks and kidnaps the village's chieftain.
901 895 "A Festival of Decisions!" (Decisive Battle in the Ninja Village! Gekogashira VS Kirikizan!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ December 10, 2015 (2015-12-10) April 2, 2016 ʁ ʁ
As the gang fight off the evil ninjas to rescue chieftain Hanzo, help soon appears when Ash's Frogadier evolves into Greninja and acquires a mysterious new power.
902 896 "A Dancing Debut!" (Dance, Eievui! Its TryPokaron Debut!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ December 17, 2015 (2015-12-17) April 9, 2016 ʁ ʁ
Serena gets ready for her next Pokémon Showcase performance, hoping to get her third and final Princess Key along with her Eevee. Unfortunately, a slight flub edges them out, and Jessie from Team Rocket now has her first Princess Key in her hands.
903 897 "Meeting at Terminus Cave!" (Terminus Cave! The Mystery of Z is Set in Motion!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ December 24, 2015 (2015-12-24) April 16, 2016 ʁ ʁ
Ash and the gang arrive at Terminus Cave, but Team Flare appears and attacks the gang in an attempt to retrieve the Zygarde Core.
904 898 "A Cellular Connection!" (Eureka and Puni-chan!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ January 14, 2016 (2016-01-14) April 23, 2016 ʁ ʁ
Squishy has disappeared off following the battle in Terminus Cave against Team Flare, causing Bonnie immense worry. Ash and the gang cheer her up by searching for it.
905 899 "A Windswept Encounter!" (Onbat and Flaette! An Encounter in the Wind!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ January 21, 2016 (2016-01-21) April 30, 2016 ʁ ʁ
Noibat meets a Breloom and accidentally messes with its flowers, which causes Breloom to be mad at Noibat. Noibat also meets a Floette, which it becomes friends with quickly. However because the Breloom is in love with the Floette, it becomes angrier at Noibat, leading to a skirmish.
906 900 "Party Dancecapades!" (Satoshi and Serena! Get One at the Dance Party!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ January 28, 2016 (2016-01-28) May 7, 2016 ʁ ʁ
Serena, Ash, Bonnie, and Clemont go to a dance party, where they meet up with Kalos Queen Aria and Miette for a magical ball. During the festivities, Ash and Serena are paired up for a tag battle against Miette and James, during which Serena's Eevee evolves into Sylveon.
907 901 "A Meeting of Two Journeys!" (The Strongest Mega Battle! Gekkouga VS Mega Lizardon!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ February 4, 2016 (2016-02-04) May 14, 2016 ʁ ʁ
Ash battles against Sawyer again, during which Greninja undergoes its mysterious transformation. Witnessing Ash's Greninja's unique power, the Mega Evolution trainer Alain, still on his journey to gather Mega Evolution energy, challenges Ash to a battle. During the battle against Alain's Mega Charizard X, Ash realizes a connection between him and Greninja.
908 902 "An Explosive Operation!" (The Explosive Ground Force! Operation: Capture Zygarde!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ February 11, 2016 (2016-02-11) May 21, 2016 ʁ ʁ
Team Flare chase another Zygarde Core, codenamed "Z2" by them. However, Team Rocket is also pursuing the other Zygarde Core, leading to a fight between the two teams. Eventually, Team Flare captures the other Zygarde Core after receiving assistance from Alain and his Mega Charizard X.
909 903 "A Watershed Moment!" (A Brigarron from the Wilderness! The Tree-Planting Robon!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ February 18, 2016 (2016-02-18) May 28, 2016 ʁ ʁ
While traveling in the wilderness of a valley, the gang are confronted by a boy named Henny and a Chesnaught, who are trying to restore the forest that used to cover the area.
910 904 "Master Class Choices!" (The Master Class Trial! What Will You Do, Serena!?) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ February 25, 2016 (2016-02-25) June 4, 2016 ʁ ʁ
Serena gets ready for her next Pokémon Showcase, hoping to win her third and final Princess Key required for the Master Class. However, a new Performer with a very snooty attitude and influential supporters named Amelia appears and may prove to be the greatest test of Serena's performance skills. Meanwhile, Palermo watches Serena in the Pokémon Showcase. After the votes are tallied, Serena wins her third Princess Key and qualifies for the Master Class, but is told by Palermo that she does not have the skills necessary to take the title of Kalos Queen from Aria.
911 905 "An Electrifying Rage!" (Thunder and Onvern! The Angry Lightning Strike!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ March 3, 2016 (2016-03-03) June 11, 2016 ʁ ʁ
The gang travels to the mountains, where an encounter with the Legendary Pokémon Zapdos led to Noibat evolving into Noivern in order to prove himself by saving Hawlucha from Zapdos.
912 906 "Unlocking Some Respect!" (Left and Right! The Swaying Heart of Kametete!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ March 10, 2016 (2016-03-10) June 18, 2016 ʁ ʁ
The gang come across a locksmith and a thief who share the same Pokémon known as Binacle.
913 907 "Master Class is in Session!" (The Master Class Begins! A Maiden's Fierce Fight Where Sparks Fly!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ March 17, 2016 (2016-03-17) June 25, 2016 ʁ ʁ
Serena and her Pokémon are ready to perform in the Master Class for first place. Facing tough competition from her rivals Miette, Shauna, Jessie, and Nini, Serena steadily advances through the first and second rounds, reaching the semi-finals to face Shauna and Jessie for the chance to face Aria one-on-one for the title of Kalos Queen.
914 908 "Performing a Pathway to the Future!" (Elle VS Serena! Open the Door to the Future!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ March 24, 2016 (2016-03-24) July 2, 2016 ʁ ʁ
After narrowly defeating Shauna and Jessie in the Master Class semi-finals, Serena goes up against Kalos Queen Aria one-on-one, but is unfortunately defeated. During the performance, Serena finally realizes what skill necessary to be the Queen she lacks in comparison to Aria.
915 909 "A Keeper for Keeps?!" (A Bride for Citron!? Eureka's S'il-vous-plaît Panic!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ April 7, 2016 (2016-04-07) July 9, 2016 ʁ ʁ
A new friend who gets along well with Clemont makes Bonnie feeling left out and jealous.
916 910 "Battling at Full Volume!" (Serena Becomes Satoshi! The Ultimate Pikachu Showdown!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ April 14, 2016 (2016-04-14) July 16, 2016 ʁ ʁ
Ash comes down with a fever after training with Pikachu and Greninja, so Serena decides to stand in for him when a guitarist named Jimmy challenges Ash to a Pikachu vs Pikachu battle.
917 911 "The Synchronicity Test!" (Satoshi and Alan! Gekkouga VS Mega Lizardon Once Again!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ April 21, 2016 (2016-04-21) July 23, 2016 ʁ ʁ
Determined to unravel the mysteries behind Ash and Greninja's unique connection and transformation, Clemont begins a scientific experiment. As this goes on, Alain stops by, eager to battle Ash and Greninja once again. After a battle between Ash's Noivern and Alain's Metang, Mega Charizard X and Ash-Greninja have a rematch. Just when Ash gains the upper hand, something shocking happens to him...
918 912 "Making Friends and Influencing Villains!" (The Forest's Curse and the White Bokurei!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ April 28, 2016 (2016-04-28) July 30, 2016 ʁ ʁ
Ash and his friends help an alternately colored Phantump find its way back home after Team Rocket had separated it from its fellow kind.
919 913 "Championing a Research Battle!" (Satoshi VS Champion Carnet! VS Mega Sirnight!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ May 5, 2016 (2016-05-05) August 6, 2016 ʁ ʁ
Champion Diantha visits Ash and his friends in order to discuss the prophecy foretold by Olympia. Learning about Ash and Greninja's unique power, Diantha and Mega Gardevoir engage in battle against Ash-Greninja. As the battle progresses, Ash and Greninja's power reaches a new level, pushing Diantha to the brink of defeat, but Ash passes out once again before the battle can be decided.
920 914 "A Full Strength Battle Surprise!" (Rival Showdown! Satoshi VS Shōta!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ May 12, 2016 (2016-05-12) August 13, 2016 ʁ ʁ
After meeting up with Sawyer again, Ash engages in a 3-on-3 battle with his rival, who has earned all eight Kalos Gym Badges required for the Kalos League. However, when Greninja battles Sawyer's Sceptile, the mysterious power between Ash and Greninja is unable to be triggered, leading to a victory for Sawyer.
921 915 "All Hail the Ice Battlefield!" (Eisetsu Gym Battle! Battlefield of Ice!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ May 19, 2016 (2016-05-19) August 20, 2016 ʁ ʁ
Ash battles against Gym Leader Wulfric of the Snowbelle City Gym, using Hawlucha, Talonflame, and Greninja to combat Wulfric's Ice-types. However, needing only Abomasnow and Avalugg, Wulfric hands Ash a disastrous defeat, who heads off into the forest by himself to answer the doubts in his heart.
922 916 "Seeing the Forest For the Trees!" (The Winding Woods...The Dawn of Evolution!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ May 26, 2016 (2016-05-26) August 27, 2016 ʁ ʁ
Following his disastrous defeat against Wulfric, Ash reflects on his recent failures and shortcomings alone in the forest. As his friends search for him amidst a fearsome blizzard, an encounter with a certain Pokémon reignites Ash's passion, not only allowing him and Greninja to master their unique power, but also enabling Ash to reaffirm his desire to become a Pokémon Master.
923 917 "A Real Icebreaker!" (Satoshi-Gekkouga VS Mega Yukinooh! The Giant Water Shuriken Triggers!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ June 2, 2016 (2016-06-02) September 3, 2016 ʁ ʁ
Ash issues a rematch battle against Wulfric to obtain his eighth Kalos Gym Badge. Facing a big challenge in the form of Wulfric's Mega Abomasnow, Ash fights with renewed determination and passion. With the help of Ash-Greninja, Ash defeats Wulfric and receives his eighth and final Kalos Gym Badge.
924 918 "A Diamond in the Rough!" (Find Melecie! Numelgon and Dedenne!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ June 9, 2016 (2016-06-09) September 10, 2016 ʁ ʁ
As Ash and his friends continue their journey to the Kalos League in Lumiose City, they arrive at the Wetlands to see Goodra. However, a Carbink goes on a rampage and sparks a search. Meanwhile, Alain battles against Korrina to obtain his eighth and final Kalos Gym Badge.
925 919 "A Gaggle of Gadget Greatness!" (The Explosive Heat at the Mechanical Festival!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ June 16, 2016 (2016-06-16) September 17, 2016 ʁ ʁ
Ash and his friends arrive at the Gadget Festival, where many inventions are on display. Clemont is very excited to explore the various gadgets, but trouble arises when Team Rocket starts stealing people's Poké Balls.
926 920 "A League of His Own!" (The Kalos League Begins! The Mega Lizardon Showdown: X VS Y!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ June 30, 2016 (2016-06-30) September 24, 2016 ʁ ʁ
The Kalos League at Lumiose City finally begins. Ash, Sawyer, Tierno, Trevor, and Alain are all competing in the tournament, with Alain's old opponents from Mega Evolution Act I, Astrid and Remo, entering as well. The first match is between Alain and Trevor, which sparks a battle between Mega Charizard X and Mega Charizard Y. As Ash heads to his match, a trainer suddenly challenges him to a battle.
927 921 "Valuable Experience for All!" (Mega Jukain VS Raichu! Received Some Experience Points!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ July 7, 2016 (2016-07-07) October 1, 2016 ʁ ʁ
Ash defeats Astrid in the quarter-finals and advances onto the semi-finals alongside Alain and Remo. Meanwhile, the quarterfinal battle between Sawyer and Tierno begins, with Sawyer emerging victorious thanks to his newly acquired ability to Mega Evolve his Sceptile. The semi-final battles are revealed to be between Alain and Remo and Ash and Sawyer, with Ash calling upon Goodra to act as his sixth Pokémon for the full battle.
928 922 "Analysis Versus Passion!" (The Semifinal Full Battle! Satoshi Vs Shota!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ July 21, 2016 (2016-07-21) October 8, 2016 ʁ ʁ
Following Alain's victory over Remo in the first semi-final match, Ash and Sawyer's long awaited battle in the second semi-final match begins in a forest battlefield, with Ash's Hawlucha losing to Sawyer's Slaking and Ash's Talonflame avenging the loss, but losing to Sawyer's Clawitzer. Pikachu defeats Clawitzer, but now faces Aegislash!
929 923 "A Riveting Rivalry!" (Decisive Rival Battle! Satoshi-Gekkouga Vs Mega Jukain!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ July 28, 2016 (2016-07-28) October 15, 2016 ʁ ʁ
Pikachu out-maneuvers and defeats Aegislash after an intense fight. The battlefield changes to a rock field, with Ash substituting Noivern in to face Sawyer's newly evolved Salamence, but both knock each other out. Sawyer's Slurpuff faces Ash's Goodra, but it's another double knock-out. Pikachu loses to Sceptile, but Ash-Greninja wins against Mega Sceptile. Having defeated Sawyer, Ash moves on to the final match against Alain.
930 924 "Kalos League Passion with a Certain Flare!" (Fierce Fighting at the Kalos League! Gather, All of My Passion!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ August 4, 2016 (2016-08-04) October 22, 2016 ʁ ʁ
While Ash prepares for his final match against Alain in the Kalos League, he meets Team Flare's boss Lysandre, who has become interested in him and Greninja. Meanwhile, Clemont's Chespin gets lost and meets Mairin, Alain's former traveling partner, leading the group to learn about the condition of her ill partner Chespie. As this occurs, Professor Sycamore reveals that the strange power Ash and Greninja possess is known as the Bond Phenomenon.
931 925 "Finals Not for the Faint-Hearted!" (Kalos League Finale! Satoshi vs Alan!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ August 11, 2016 (2016-08-11) October 29, 2016 ʁ ʁ
The final match between Ash and Alain in the Kalos League begins. With neither trainer unable to maintain the advantage over the other, nerves run high. After Ash gains the lead 3-2, Alain finally brings out Charizard to face off against Pikachu.
932 926 "Down to the Fiery Finish!" (Kalos League Victory! Satoshi's Greatest Decisive Battle!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ August 18, 2016 (2016-08-18) November 5, 2016 ʁ ʁ
The final match in the Kalos League between Ash and Alain continues. When it all comes down to Ash-Greninja and Mega Charizard X, Ash-Greninja is defeated, and Alain is announced as the victor of the Kalos League. Meanwhile, Team Flare prepares to move forward with their plans to unleash a mind-controlled Z-2 in Lumiose City. This Episode is the Most Controversial in Pokémon Anime History.
933 927 "A Towering Takeover!" (Flare Gang Attack! The Zygarde at the Prism Tower!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ August 25, 2016 (2016-08-25) November 12, 2016 ʁ ʁ
Chaos erupts as Team Flare attacks Lumiose City with Z-2, who causes mass destruction while in its 50% Form. With Alain's ties to Team Flare revealed to Ash, he is forced to let Team Flare take Ash and his Pokémon captive through Lysandre orders but instantly regrets what he has done. Lysandre plans to use Ash and his Greninja Bond Phenomenon for his plans while using their friends, Ash other Pokémon, as hostages. When Alain went to go confront Lysandre about this he finds out what Team Flare's plans truly are, shocking him. Meanwhile, Squishy transforms into the 50% Form to battle Z-2, revealing its identity as Zygarde to the group.
934 928 "Coming Apart at the Dreams!" (The Shocking Zygarde VS Zygarde! The Collapsing World!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ September 1, 2016 (2016-09-01) November 19, 2016 ʁ ʁ
Squishy battles against Z-2 to try and snap it out of Team Flare's control, but is put under the same control as Z-2. Clemont, Clembot and Blaziken Mask battle against Team Flare's Bryony and Aliana to gain access to Prism Tower, as Bonnie tries to find a way to help Squishy. Serena, Sycamore, Mairin, and a disguised Team Rocket go to rescue Chespie from Lysandre Labs. Lysandre attempted to control Ash and his Greninja for their Bond Phenomenon ability with their friends watching in shocked, Ash's other Pokémon. But they fought back as Lysandre not only underestimate Ash and Greninja bond for each other but he also underestimate the bond they have for their friends. After breaking free from captivity Ash and his Pokémon team up with a remorseful Alain, after Ash talk some sense into him, to battle Team Flare's leader Lysandre.
935 929 "The Right Hero for the Right Job!" (Attack on Miare Gym! Citroid Forever!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ September 8, 2016 (2016-09-08) December 3, 2016 ʁ ʁ
Ash and Alain continue their battle against Lysandre, but one-by-one Ash's Pokémon are overpowered and defeated by Lysandre's Mega Gyarados. On the brink of defeat, the two get help from former Team Flare member and current Kalos Elite Four member Malva. Clemont and Clembot are able to get into the Lumiose Gym to destroy Team Flare's control machine. Clemont and Clembot are able to do so, but Clembot is destroyed in the process. Serena, Sycamore, and Mairin infiltrate Lysandre Labs to rescue Chespie while Hoenn Champion Steven Stone and Team Rocket distract Team Flare's Mable and Celosia. Bonnie is able to reach through to Squishy with her lullaby, freeing Squishy from control, while the destruction of Team Flare's machine frees Z-2.
936 930 "Rocking Kalos Defenses!" (The Megalith Moves Forward! The Kalos Line of Defense!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ September 15, 2016 (2016-09-15) December 10, 2016 ʁ ʁ
Ash and Alain continue their battle against Lysandre, succeeding in defeating Mega Gyarados. Meanwhile, Chespie is absorbed by the Megalith Crystal in Lysandre Labs, which transforms into a giant Megalith Zygarde. The Megalith Zygarde then proceeds to head toward Anistar City to absorb the power from the Anistar Sundial, which will result in a planetary apocalypse. Ash, Clemont, Serena, Alain, Sycamore, Malva, Steven Stone, the Kalos Gym Leaders, and the Kalos League Champion Diantha join forces to defeat the Megalith Zygarde.
937 931 "Forming a More Perfect Union!" (The Zygarde Counterattack! The Final Decisive Battle of Kalos!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ September 15, 2016 (2016-09-15) December 17, 2016 ʁ ʁ
As the Kalos Gym Leaders attempt to stop the Megalith Crystal, Ash and Alain break inside and rescue Chespie. However, the Megalith Zygarde is still able to function without Chespie after Lysandre takes direct control over it. With no other option, Squishy and Z-2 join forms with every Zygarde Cell in the world to transform into the 100% Zygarde Complete Forme. The Zygarde Complete Forme is able to destroy the Megalith Zygarde and defeat Lysandre in a devastating Core Enforcer move, leaving his fate unknown. The Zygarde Complete Forme then repairs the damage caused by the battle, as Squishy shares a tearful goodbye with Bonnie before returning to the planet with Z-2.
938 932 "Battling With a Clean Slate!" (Starting from Zero! Citron's Decision!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ October 6, 2016 (2016-10-06) December 24, 2016 ʁ ʁ
As Lumiose City repairs the extensive damages caused by Team Flare, Clemont successfully repairs Clembot. However, due to Clembot's memory core being destroyed it has no memory of its past, and consequently it has no experience. Meanwhile, a returning Pokémon trainer asks for a rematch with Clembot. Ash decides to return to Kanto to start from scratch once again, leaving Alain and Serena in doubt about their futures, but after a heart-to-heart talk with Ash, Alain decides to return to work as Sycamore's field assistant.
939 933 "The First Day of the Rest of Your Life!" (One Last Battle with Satoshi! Serena's Choice!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ October 13, 2016 (2016-10-13) January 7, 2017 ʁ ʁ
While Lumiose City continues to be repaired, Serena notices its residents are still shaken up by the recent destruction. She decides to host a Pokémon Showcase in Lumiose City with help from Shauna and Jessie to cheer everyone up. However, Serena is torn on what to pursue next, causing Ash to lend a helping hand to help her make a decision.
940 934 "Facing the Needs of the Many!" (Farewell, Satoshi Gekkouga! Xerosicy Strikes Back) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ October 20, 2016 (2016-10-20) January 14, 2017 ʁ ʁ
Heading back to Lumiose Airport after saying goodbye to Goodra, Ash and the gang encounter a remnant vine from the attack. Ash and Greninja notice that the vine is being fueled by some kind of energy in the ground. Having taken it out, Xerosic appears and abducts Clemont. Xerosic tries to brainwash Clemont to revive the goals of the now defunct Team Flare, but he fails to do so and ends up arrested by law enforcement. Afterwards, more remnant vines and both Zygarde appear, with Ash releasing Greninja into the care of Zygarde to help restore order to the Kalos region.
941 935 "Till We Compete Again!" (A Zero With No End! Till the Day We Meet Again!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ October 27, 2016 (2016-10-27) January 21, 2017 ʁ ʁ
After saying farewell to Alain, Mairin, and Sycamore, Ash and the gang arrive at Lumiose Airport. From there, Ash will return to Kanto while Serena will go to Hoenn to enter Pokémon Contests. When the four allow their Pokémon to say goodbye to each other, Dedenne runs off in frustration. Bonnie is able convince Dedenne to return after expressing her desires for the future to everyone. Serena heads to her flight and gives Ash a kiss before boarding and saying goodbye, finally revealing to him how she feels about him. With some time left before Ash's return flight to Kanto, he and Clemont have one last Pokémon battle: Pikachu vs Bunnelby. Ash returns home to Pallet Town, with amazing memories and great friends from his time in Kalos forever etched into his heart.
"The Legend of X, Y, and Z!" (XYZ's Legend!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ November 3, 2016 (2016-11-03) January 28, 2017 ʁ ʁ

Professor Sycamore investigates the origins of the XYZ legend with Alexa about the story of a man named Jan and his love interest named Aila. A prophecy made long ago predicted that Yveltal would appear and drain all life from Kalos. Upon the arrival of Yveltal, Aila becomes fossilized as a statue while defending Jan. Afterwards, Yveltal enters into its long term sleep. Jan searches out Xerneas to restore life to Kalos. Years later, Xerneas reappears and restores life to Kalos. However, Aila is left as a statue. Many years later, Jan can be seen as an old and blind man. Jan discusses how he sleeps in the same spot every night. Jan talks to the Aila statue about how Xerneas and Zygarde made the forest so beautiful. Jan cuts an image of the "Z" symbol for Zygarde with a Zygarde Cell on it. Jan falls asleep for the last time. Jan says, "I want to be with her. I will sleep a little".

Note This was the last episode in English to air on Cartoon Network before moving to Disney XD.
"The Strongest Duo! Citron and Cilan!!" ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ November 10, 2016 (2016-11-10) NA ʁ ʁ
Eureka and Citron meet Dent while at a fishing competition. Once acquainted, they head towards Prism Tower. Eureka becomes trapped in a malfunctioning automated train thanks to a damaged control unit preventing the automated controls taking commands from the command center. With the help of Dent, Eureka and Dedenne manages to bring the train to a stop. Just as Citron and Dent arrive at the train, a Shibirudon uses Plasma Shower to make the train commence operation again. Eureka is once again taken away before being fished to safety using Dent's fishing rod and Citron's Eipam arm. Dedenne uses its cheeks to discharge excessive electricity from Shibirudon, which had been causing it pain. Shibirudon is taken back outside the metro system and dives into the river.

Home Media releases

Viz Media and Warner Home Video released the entire series in two 3-disc volumes in the United States in 2017 and 2018, respectively.

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