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| The Right Hero for the Right Job!
Siege of Miare Gym! Citroid Forever!!
|| September 8, 2016
| United States
|| November 27, 2016*|
December 3, 2016*
|| Team Kato
|| 冨岡淳広 Atsuhiro Tomioka
|| 志村錠児 Jōji Shimura
| Assistant director
|| 前園文夫 Fumio Maezono
| Animation directors
|| 阿浪純司 Junji Kumanami
| 上杉遵史 Junji Uesugi
| No additional credits are available at this time.
The Right Hero for the Right Job! (Japanese: 突撃ミアレジム！シトロイドよ永遠に！！ Siege of Miare Gym! Citroid Forever!!) is the 134th episode of the XY series, and the 933rd episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on September 8, 2016 and in the United States on December 3, 2016.
Lysandre’s threat to the world continues, but our heroes have split up and are fighting back on several fronts! Ash and Alain face Lysandre in battle, and Malva joins them in solidarity. Meanwhile, Bonnie confronts the menacing Zygarde, bravely singing her Squishy song through tears—and Team Flare’s influence fades as Zygarde reconnects with its friend.
Clemont enters Prism Tower to defeat Xerosic, and Clembot plugs itself into the control system in an attempt to shut it down. Doing so will wipe its memory, but Clembot insists that they have no choice—and Clemont sadly agrees. He completes the task, and Team Flare’s machine is shut down...for now!
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Our heroes are still fighting against the evil plans of Team Flare. Ash and Alain are fighting against Lysandre, who aims to recreate the world by destroying it. Squishy and Z2 are still under control by Xerosic, while and Serena, Bonnie, Mairin, Professor Sycamore and Team Rocket have gone towards Lysandre Labs to free Chespie. Atop Prism Tower, Ash sends his team to attack Lysandre's Mega Gyarados, but Gyarados easily wipes out Ash's Pokémon one after another. Lysandre mocks them, claiming that Mega Evolution is a primal power known by Pokémon when unleashing their full potential in battle, but lost the ability over time after coming into contact with humans too much.
Meanwhile, Clemont and Clembot manage to break through the updated security system, finally regaining access into the Gym. Clembot identifies the presence of Xerosic and two Team Flare Grunts, the latter of whom Clemont's Luxray defeats with Electric Terrain. Alerted, Xerosic confronts Clemont, who angrily berates Xerosic for building a machine that caused so much destruction. In retaliation, Xerosic sends out his Crobat and Malamar to attack, while Clembot stealthily approaches Xerosic's machine in an attempt to shut it down.
At the same time, Bonnie tries to catch up to Squishy, certain that she can snap it out of its rampage. Unable to stop her, Blaziken Mask follows her, intent on protecting her. Confronting Squishy, Bonnie tries to call out to it but Squishy continues to advance. Broken-hearted, Bonnie sings Puni-chan's Song in hopes that Squishy can hear her, even as the creature continues to loom over her.
As Serena's group approaches Lysandre Labs, they are spotted by Mable, who begins attacking with her Weavile. Before their helicopter can be shot out of the sky, Steven Stone shows up on his Mega Metagross and attacks Mable, allowing the group to land safely. Steven holds off Mable and another group of grunts, allowing the others to head into the labs. However, Celosia ends up ambushing them with her Drapion. Team Rocket finally remove their disguises, urging Serena and Mairin to continue on without them as they hold Celosia off.
With only Greninja, Pikachu and Alain's Charizard in the fight, Lysandre scorns Ash for being unable to muster the strength to match his earlier bravado, but is surprised to see Malva and her Mega Houndoom take Ash and Alain's side. Malva explains that while she initially agreed with Lysandre's ideals, she became convinced that his plan of destruction is not the right way after witnessing Ash and Alain fight for their loved ones. Lysandre insists that children are incapable of making the world perfect; Malva agrees, but notes that it is precisely why adults need to lend children a hand in rebuilding the world. Ash asserts that the world belongs to all people and Pokémon, all in different stages of life and living their dreams and journeys, and states that he refuses to allow Lysandre to destroy the world.
At Lysandre Labs, Mairin manages to retrieve Chespie from its bed, but they are surrounded by more Team Flare Grunts who Serena is unable to hold off. Just then, Steven's Metagross appears and uses Psychic to hold the grunts back, opening up a path.
As Bonnie continues to sing to Squishy, it prepares to unleash Dragon Pulse on her and Blaziken Mask, but as Bonnie finishes her song, Squishy unleashes its attack which curves away from Bonnie at the last second. Squishy breaks out of Team Flare's control and reverts to its Core forme, much to Bonnie's relief; Malva notes this development and points it out to Lysandre. Lysandre attempts to contact Xerosic, who retorts that he is battling Clemont, and Lysandre remarks on his incompetence. Both of Xerosic's Pokémon end up defeated, and as Xerosic retrieves them he finally notices Clembot. As he approaches Clembot, the robot activates the trapdoor he built into the Gym, which Xerosic falls into screaming. Clemont congratulates Clembot for reassuming control of Prism Tower. Clembot confirms that he has fully synchronized with Xerosic's device, and together with Clemont, they figure how to shut it down and break Team Flare's influence over Z2. However, Clembot admits that shutting down the machine would cause it to be destroyed due to the stress it would undergo, and as he is synchronized with the machine it would end up taking him along with it. In addition, Clembot would lose all of the memories he made.
Clemont immediately hesitates, but Clembot reminds him that he is the only one who can destroy the machine and put a stop to the crisis. Clmeont agrees, but is upset at having to destroy his own friend and creation. Clembot encourages Clemont, reminding him that he is a good-natured Gym Leader who always prioritizes the needs of many, and expresses his gratitude to Clemont for inventing him. Anguished, Clemont activates the shutdown sequence, destroying Xerosic's machine, with Clembot getting caught in the energy overload and ending up heavily damaged. Clemont mourns the loss of Clembot as his Pokémon watch him in worry.
Relinquished from Team Flare's influence, Z2 regains its senses and separates into its Core Forme, which Squishy notices and rushes to meet it, with Bonnie and Blaziken Mask following. Pleased, Malva notes that Lysandre has lost control of both Zygarde, and Ash declares that Lysandre has suffered a huge loss. Lysandre remains unfazed, and the battle atop of Prism Tower continues...
- Ash and Alain continue their battle against Lysandre, but are interrupted by Malva.
- Clemont battles Xerosic and wins, reclaiming the Lumiose Gym.
- Steven arrives to help out Serena, Professor Sycamore, and Mairin at Lysandre Labs.
- Serena meets Steven for the first time.
- Team Rocket begins their battle against Celosia.
- Ash learns that Malva is part of Team Flare.
- Malva is revealed to be in opposition of Lysandre's plan, and she turns against him.
- Serena, Professor Sycamore, and Mairin successfully rescue Chespie.
- Bonnie sings Puni-chan's Song to Squishy, freeing it from Team Flare's mind control.
- Clemont destroys the machine controlling Z2, which in turn destroys Clembot, at the robot's own request.
- Z2 is also released from Team Flare's control, apparently thwarting Lysandre's evil scheme.
- For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.
Main series debuts
Who's That Pokémon?: Crobat (US and international)
Pokémon Quiz: Mega Gyarados (Shiny) (Japan)
The title card segment focuses on Clemont for this episode
- Poké TV: Broadcast interrupted by Xerosic talking about the Giant Rock.
- The English dub was released on iTunes and Amazon Video on November 27, 2016, six days before the episode aired in the United States. The same occurred for all episodes in Volume 4 of Pokémon the Series: XYZ that aired after an all-day marathon of Teen Titans Go! on November 26, 2016, and before January 11, 2017, when the error was fixed (The Right Hero for the Right Job! through Till We Compete Again!).
- This is the first episode of the anime in which more than one Shiny Pokémon appears.
- This is also the first time a Pokémon stays Mega Evolved during the entire episode, same for Greninja staying as Ash-Greninja.
- The English dub title is a reference to the phrase "The right person for the job".
- When Hawlucha ran to check on Noivern after it was knocked out, Noivern's claws are black instead of red.
In other languages
|| Den rette helt til det rette job!
|| De juiste held voor de juiste taak!
|| Sankarit paikallaan!
| European French
|| Un héros à la hauteur !
|| Der richtige Held für den richtigen Job!
|| A ogni impresa il suo eroe!
|| Den rette helten for den rette oppgaven!
|| Właściwy bohater do właściwego zadania!
|| O herói certo para o trabalho certo! *|
O herói certo pro trabalho certo! *
|| O herói certo para o trabalho certo!
|| Подходящий герой для подходящей работы!
|| Latin America
|| ¡El héroe correcto para el trabajo correcto!
|| ¡El héroe perfecto para el trabajo perfecto!
|| Rätt hjälte på rätt jobb!
|| บุกโจมตีเมียร์เร่ยิม! ซิตรอยด์จะคงอยู่ตลอดไป!!