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XY135 : Rocking Kalos Defenses!
XY series
XY137 : Battling with a Clean Slate!
Forming a More Perfect Union!
XY136   EP935
The Zygarde Counterattack! The Final Decisive Battle of Kalos!!
First broadcast
Japan September 15, 2016
United States December 11, 2016*
December 17, 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 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.

Forming a More Perfect Union! (Japanese: 反撃のジガルデ!カロス最終決戦!! The Zygarde Counterattack! The Final Decisive Battle of Kalos!!) is the 136th episode of the XY series, and the 935th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on September 15, 2016 as a one-hour special alongside XY135 and is scheduled to air in the United States on December 17, 2016.

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Major events

  • Ash and Alain rescue Chespie from the Megalith Zygarde, temporarily stopping it.
  • Lysandre returns and gains control of the Megalith Zygarde.
  • Clemont and Bonnie discover that Blaziken Mask is Meyer, their father.
  • Squishy and Z2 combine into Zygarde Complete Forme in order to battle and destroy the Megalith Zygarde.
  • Squishy is revealed to know Core Enforcer.
  • The Megalith Zygarde is destroyed, with Lysandre disappearing in the process, leaving his fate unknown and resulting in Team Flare's defeat.
  • Malva decides to disband Team Flare and turn herself in.
  • Chespie wakes up from its coma.
  • Squishy leaves with Z2.
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?: Houndoom (US and international)
Pokémon Quiz: Ash's Greninja (Ash-Greninja) (Japan)



The title card segment focuses on Ash for this episode
  • Poké TV: "I Love Chespin" featuring Mairin's Chespie.
  • The English dub was released on iTunes and Amazon Video on December 11, 2016, six days before the episode airs in the United States.
  • There is no title card for this episode, due to being a 1-hour special with XY135.
  • This episode concludes the five-part Team Flare arc.
  • Meowth's Ballad replaces Puni-chan's Song as the ending theme in this episode.
  • In the Japanese version of this episode, a piano version of Puni-chan's Song is used when Squishy says goodbye.


  • When Serena, Bonnie and Mairin run closer to the Megalith Zygarde, Serena's Pancham and Sylveon can be heard but their mouths don't move.
  • Shortly after Ash and Alain enter the Megalith Zygarde, Alain isn't wearing his Mega Ring.
  • This episode states that all of the Zygarde Cores and Cells from across the world are required in order to achieve Complete Forme. However, in the movie Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel, Squishy was able to assume Complete Forme without all of them, albeit temporarily.

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In other languages

XY135 : Rocking Kalos Defenses!
XY series
XY137 : Battling with a Clean Slate!
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