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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 in the United States on October 29, 2016.

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The Kalos League finals are under way, and Ash and Alain are battling it out with full teams of six Pokémon each! We’re in for a great battle, with both Trainers eager to put their best skills on display. Who will win this close matchup between the two talented Trainers?


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This episode starts with Ash and Alain entering the battlefield and preparing for the final battle in Lumiose Conference.

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?: Metagross (US and international)
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.
  • In the dub, when Bonnie cheers for Pikachu after Metagross is getting hit by his Thunderbolt, Dedenne's mouth moves, but no sound is heard.

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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