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XY030 : Mega Revelations!
XY series
XY032 : The Aura Storm!
The Cave of Trials!
XY031   EP830
Lucario VS Bursyamo! The Cave of Trials!!
First broadcast
Japan June 5, 2014
United States August 16, 2014
English themes
Opening Pokémon Theme (Version XY)
Ending {{{en_ed}}}
Japanese themes
Opening メガV(メガボルト)
Ending ピースマイル!
Animation Team Kato
Screenplay 面出明美 Akemi Omode
Storyboard 古賀一臣 Kazuomi Koga
Assistant director 尼野浩正 Hiromasa Amano
Animation director 玉川明洋 Akihiro Tamagawa
No additional credits are available at this time.

The Cave of Trials! (Japanese: ルカリオVSバシャーモ!試練の洞窟!! Lucario VS Bursyamo! The Cave of Trials!!) is the 31st episode of the XY series, and the 830th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on June 5, 2014 and in the United States on August 16, 2014.

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Our heroes and Shalour Gym Leader Korrina have arrived in Geosenge Town to look for a Lucarionite, the Mega Stone needed for Lucario's Mega Evolution. A photographer points them to a mountain cave but warns them it might be dangerous. Sure enough, when they get to the cave, the Team Rocket trio come flying out, propelled by some unseen force! But Korrina is determined to keep going.

Inside the cave, they find the Lucarionite—but it's guarded by a powerful Blaziken, who challenges Korrina and Lucario to a battle! It's a bad matchup for Lucario, and Blaziken's speed is intimidating. Korrina refuses to give up, and Lucario has almost won when someone calls the battle to a halt! It's Korrina's grandfather, the Mega Evolution guru known as Gurkinn. Now that Korrina has proven herself worthy, Gurkinn invites her to claim the Mega Stone she’s been looking for. Lucario's Mega Evolution is close at hand!


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Major events

For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.


Pokémon debuts



Pokémon Quiz


Who's That Pokémon?

Who's That Pokémon: Blaziken (US and international)
Pokémon Quiz: Blaziken (Japan)


The title card segment focuses on Korrina for this episode


Pikachu, missing his nose
  • In one scene, Pikachu's nose is missing.
  • In some scenes, Korrina's right ear is colored the same way as her hair.

Dub edits

The dub's title card
  • The title card segment focuses on Ash in the dub instead of Korrina.

In other languages

XY030 : Mega Revelations!
XY series
XY032 : The Aura Storm!
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