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These donuts are great! This article is about an episode of the Pokémon anime that has not been dubbed into English. As such, its coverage may contain romanized Japanese names, rather than dub names.
XY129 : Kalos League Passion with a Certain Flare!
XY series
XY131 : Down to the Fiery Finish!
Finals Not for the Faint-Hearted!
XY130   EP929
The Finals! Satoshi VS Alan!!
First broadcast
Japan August 11, 2016
United States October 29, 2016
English themes
Opening Stand Tall
Japanese themes
Opening XY&Z
Ending ピカチュウのうた
Animation Team Kato
Screenplay 藤田伸三 Shinzō Fujita
Storyboard 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
Assistant director 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
Animation director 岩根雅明 Masaaki Iwane
No additional credits are available at this time.

Finals Not for the Faint-Hearted! (Japanese: 決勝戦!サトシ対アラン!! The Finals! Satoshi VS Alan!!) is the 130th episode of the XY series, and the 929th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on August 11, 2016 and is scheduled to air in the United States on October 29, 2016.

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This episode begins with Ash and Alain entering the battlefield and preparing for a final battle.

Major events

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


Pokémon debuts



Pokémon Quiz


Pokémon Quiz: Unfezant (male) (Japan)


The title card segment focuses on Ash for this episode


  • When Talonflame is falling to the ground after being hit by Air Slash, the top sides of its wings are colored gray instead of red.
  • When Metagross uses Meteor Mash, the position of Ash and Pikachu on the scoreboard is reversed.

Dub edits

In other languages

XY129 : Kalos League Passion with a Certain Flare!
XY series
XY131 : Down to the Fiery Finish!
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