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SS035 : Mega Evolution Special IV
Pokémon side stories
The Legend of X, Y, and Z!
The Legend of XYZ!
First broadcast
Japan November 3, 2016
United States January 28, 2017
English themes
Opening Stand Tall
Japanese themes
Opening XY&Z
Ending プニちゃんのうた
Animation Team Kato
Screenplay 冨岡淳広 Atsuhiro Tomioka
Storyboard 牧野吉高 Yoshitaka Makino
Assistant director しぎのあきら Akira Shigino
Animation directors 青野厚司 Atsushi Aono
小野晃 Akira Ono
No additional credits are available at this time.

The Legend of X, Y, and Z! (Japanese: XYZの伝説! The Legend of XYZ!) is the seventh special episode of the XY series. It first aired in Japan on November 3, 2016, in Canada on January 21, 2017, and in the United States on January 28, 2017.

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Professor Sycamore and Alexa explore some ruins, where they discover a stone statue of a woman named Aila, and a legend emerges. A collection of Kalos records reveals that Aila’s true love, Jan, attempted to vanquish the Destruction Pokémon Yveltal. When he failed, the land was drained of all life as Yveltal became a cocoon and turned Aila to stone.

Jan continued his quest, seeking out the Life Pokémon Xerneas to replenish the barren land—although it couldn’t save Aila. When Kalos seemed hopelessly out of balance, the Order Pokémon Zygarde appeared to restore it, and Jan remained at Aila’s side as the cycle of life and destruction continued.


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Major events

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


Pokémon debuts

TV episode debuts



Pokémon Quiz


Who's That Pokémon?

Who's That Pokémon?: Yveltal (US and international)
Pokémon Quiz: Yveltal (Japan)


The title card segment focuses on Pikachu for this episode


  • During the panning shot before Professor Sycamore arrives at the site, the Workers' Bunnelby's ears are undersized.
  • During the flashback, the lower part of Zygarde's neck is green instead of black.

Dub edits

  • The title card for this episode is read by Ash in the dub.

In other languages

SS035 : Mega Evolution Special IV
Pokémon side stories
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