- ((いのち)爆発(ばくはつ)バトルフェス!VSメガルカリオ!! A Battle Festival Exploding With Life! VS Mega Lucario!!) is the 25th episode of Pokémon Journeys: The Series.


Ash has decided to enter the "Battle Festival", a battle tournament held in the Kalos region. Lots of "World Coronation Series" participants are attending this tournament, so it's a golden opportunity to increase one's rank! After successfully winning his way through several battles, Ash ends up having to fight Korrina, a Gym Leader he previously battled in the Kalos region, in the match where his progression to the Super Class is at stake. How is Ash planning on taking on Korrina's Mega Lucario?

Episode plot

Ash, Goh, Pikachu, and Raboot fly into the Kalos region where the World Coronation Series Battle Festival is taking place, Shalour City. The two boys later split up with Goh catching some Kalos Pokémon and Ash participating in the tournament.

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Who's That Pokémon? / Dare da?
  • Binacle's clue (Japanese)
  • It's Binacle! (Japanese)
  • Who's That Pokémon?: Binacle
  • Sponsor messages: サトシvsコルニ! / ()つのはどっちだ⁉ (main episode), カロス地方(ちほう)にやってきたサトシとゴウ! / バトルの相手(あいて)はなんと…⁉ (preview).
  • The episode was originally scheduled to air on May 10, 2020, however, it was postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, along with the series.
  • This is the first episode to air in Japan post-release of The Isle of Armor Expansion Pass.
  • This is Korrina's first appearance since the XY series.
    • She is also the first of Ash’s traveling companions (albeit temporarily) to return in Pokémon Journeys: The Series.


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