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XY064 : Battling with Elegance and a Big Smile!
XY series
XY065 : Good Friends, Great Training!
Mega Evolution Special III
ポケットモンスターXY特別編 最強メガシンカ ~Act III~
Pocket Monsters XY Special Episode: The Strongest Mega Evolution ~Act III~
First broadcast
Japan March 19, 2015
United States August 15, 2015
English themes
Opening None
Ending Mega Evolution Theme
Japanese themes
Opening None
Ending メガV(メガボルト)
Screenplay 冨岡淳広 Atsuhiro Tomioka
Storyboard 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
Assistant director 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
Animation directors 岩根雅明 Masaaki Iwane
中矢利子 Toshiko Nakaya
松永香苗 Kanae Matsunaga
志村泉 Izumi Shimura
No additional credits are available at this time.

Pokémon: Mega Evolution Special III (Japanese: ポケットモンスターXY特別編 最強メガシンカ ~Act III~ Pocket Monsters XY Special Episode: The Strongest Mega Evolution ~Act III~) is the third Mega Evolution Special and the third special episode of the XY series. It first aired in Japan on March 19, 2015 and in the United States on August 15, 2015.

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In this third installment of the four-part series, Alain, Mairin, and Steven arrive at the Devon Corporation in Rustboro City, where they make contact with Alain’s boss, Lysandre. Lysandre informs the trio that Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre have appeared and are both moving towards a mysterious energy source that is suspected to be the missing Giant Rock.

Steven recounts the legend of the ancient times when Groudon and Kyogre struggled against each other to expand the continents and the seas. The two battled over a source of enormous energy with such ferocity that it nearly destroyed the world. Unfortunately, this legend seems to be playing out again!

Steven analyzes the Legendary Pokémon’s separate paths towards the Giant Rock and determines that they will cross paths in the ocean off the coast of Rustboro City. Despite Mairin’s objections, Alain and Steven travel to the meeting point to observe as the two Pokémon collide near the Giant Rock and engage in an epic battle. Lysandre gives Alain orders to protect the Giant Rock at all costs.

Alain and Steven send Mega Charizard X and Mega Metagross out to battle Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre, but they prove to be a mere distraction. The situation seems bleak—particularly when Mega Rayquaza arrives to join this all-out battle! Just as it appears that Mega Rayquaza will claim the Giant Rock, a submarine emerges from beneath the waves and pulls the Giant Rock into its hull via a powerful energy shield.

Lysandre contacts Steven from the submarine, confirming that he’s taking the Giant Rock to Kalos. As the situation settles, Alain leaves Mairin to return to Lysandre Labs to continue his training, but Steven and Mairin decide to follow their friend.


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Major events

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


Pokémon debuts





Alain Jonathan Silver Alain Kenshō Ono アラン 小野賢章
Mairin Zoe Martin Manon Mikako Komatsu マノン 小松未可子
Narration H.D. Quinn Narration Hideaki Tezuka ナレーション 手塚秀彰
Special appearances by
Lysandre H.D. Quinn Fleur-de-lis Hideaki Tezuka フラダリ 手塚秀彰
Steven Stone Andrew Paull Daigo Tsuwabuki Kenichi Suzumura ツワブキ・ダイゴ 鈴村健一
Professor Sycamore Jake Paque Platane Hiroshi Tsuchida プラターヌ 土門大


  • This special aired between XY064 and XY065 in Japan.
  • This episode was skipped in Canada due to A Not-So-Flying Start! airing in place of it; it eventually aired in Canada on December 26, 2015.


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XY064 : Battling with Elegance and a Big Smile!
XY series
XY065 : Good Friends, Great Training!
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