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The Bonds of Evolution (チャンピオン・カルネ登場!霧の中のメガサーナイト!!)
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Season: Pokémon the Series: XY Char. of the Day: Diantha
Episode №: #828 Main: Ash Ketchum, Serena, Clemont, Bonnie
Aired: JapanFlag May-22-2014 Recurring: Jessie, James, Professor Sycamore
UnitedStatesFlag Jul-26-2014
Opening Theme: Pokémon Theme Song (XY) Minor: Kathi Lee, Magnus, Reporters
Badge(s): Bug Badge Cliff Badge Setting: Brackish Town, Kalos Route 10
Pokémon: Ash's Pikachu, Clemont's Dedenne, Jessie's Wobbuffet, Team Rocket's Meowth, Diantha's Gardevoir, Magnus' Absol, Watchog, Skitty, Meowstic (male), Oddish, Swirlix, Gulpin, Hoppip, Spritzee, Audino, Marill, Furret, Furfrou (picture), Seaking (picture), Wailord (picture), Goldeen (multipie; picture), Sharpedo (3x; picture)
Major event(s)
Ash and co. meet Diantha, the Champion.
Pokémon the Series: XY

The Bonds of Evolution (Japanese: チャンピオン・カルネ登場!霧の中のメガサーナイト!! Champion Diantha Appears! Mega Gardevoir in the Mist!!) is the 28th episode of Pokémon the Series: XY.


Upon arriving in the next town, Ash learns that the Kalos Region Champion Diantha will be holding an exhibition match, but he misses out on the sign up deadline. He heads to Professor Sycamore's lab, being tasked to help in his research on Mega Evolution, when he meets Diantha there by chance. She allows him a friendly match, Pikachu against her Gardevoir, and she shows she knows what Mega Evolution is.

Episode Plot

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Mega Gardevoir (Diantha's)




  • "Who's That Pokémon?": Gardevoir (US)
  • "Pokémon Quiz": Gardevoir (JP)
  • This episode aired in the UK earlier than the US.


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