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XY133 : Coming Apart at the Dreams!
XY series
XY135 : Rocking Kalos Defenses!
The Right Hero for the Right Job!
XY134   EP933
Siege of Miare Gym! Citroid Forever!!
First broadcast
Japan September 8, 2016
United States November 27, 2016*
December 3, 2016*
English themes
Opening Stand Tall
Japanese themes
Opening XY&Z
Ending プニちゃんのうた
Animation Team Kato
Screenplay 冨岡淳広 Atsuhiro Tomioka
Storyboard 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.

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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...

Major events

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


Pokémon debuts

Main series debuts



Pokémon Quiz


Who's That Pokémon?

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.

Dub edits

In other languages

XY133 : Coming Apart at the Dreams!
XY series
XY135 : Rocking Kalos Defenses!
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