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XY134 : The Right Hero for the Right Job!
XY series
XY136 : Forming a More Perfect Union!
Rocking Kalos Defenses!
XY135   EP934
The Advancing Megalith! The Kalos Line of Defense!!
First broadcast
Japan September 15, 2016
United States December 4, 2016*
December 10, 2016*
English themes
Opening Stand Tall
Japanese themes
Opening XY&Z
Ending ニャースのバラード
Animation Team Kato
Screenplay 冨岡淳広 Atsuhiro Tomioka
Storyboard 樋口香里 Kaori Higuchi
Assistant director 仲野良 Ryo Nakano
Animation directors 緒方厚 Atsushi Ogata
小山知洋 Tomohiro Koyama
No additional credits are available at this time.

Rocking Kalos Defenses! (Japanese: 進撃する巨石!カロス防衛線!! The Advancing Megalith! The Kalos Line of Defense!!) is the 135th episode of the XY series, and the 934th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on September 15, 2016 as a one-hour special alongside XY136 and in the United States on December 10, 2016.

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Team Flare appears to be defeated for now—Clemont has destroyed their control system at great personal cost, and Alain and Ash have battled Lysandre to a standstill. But as the villain disappears, he promises that his new world will come to pass...

Meanwhile, Mairin and Serena rescue Chespie—only to watch in horror as it’s absorbed by the mysterious Giant Rock, which changes shape to resemble Zygarde! It begins to move, heading toward the Anistar Sundial in search of more energy. Everyone is determined to stop it at all costs—including the Gym Leaders and Champion Diantha, as they join our heroes to rescue Chespie and save the world!


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Ash orders Noivern to use Boomburst whilst Pikachu uses Thunderbolt which Gyarados blocked with Hyper Beam before knocking Noivern out with Iron Tail. Ash recalls Noivern whilst Alain orders Charizard to use Dragon Claw whilst Noivern attacks with High Jump Kick but misses and gets knocked out.

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?: Weavile (US and international)
Pokémon Quiz: Mairin's Chespie (Japan)



The title card segment focuses on Ash for this episode


  • The bottom half of Greninja is cut off before the group looks over the edge of Prism Tower after Lysandre falls off.
  • In the Swedish dub, when Bonnie approaches Z2 her English voice can be heard.

Dub edits

  • During the scene where the Gym Leaders and Diantha arrive, the original version displays each character's name and title on screen in Japanese text as they each say their own line. These texts were removed in the dub.
  • XY&Z is replaced with an instrumental version of Stand Tall.

In other languages

XY134 : The Right Hero for the Right Job!
XY series
XY136 : Forming a More Perfect Union!
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