If you were looking for the Ultra Beast codenamed UB Burst, see Blacephalon (Pokémon).

Burst (Japanese: バースト Burst) is a special technique in the Pokémon RéBURST manga that allows a human to combine with a Pokémon, gaining its powers and immunities while increasing the user's physical and defensive strengths. Those who can use Burst are known as Burst Warriors (Japanese: バースト戦士).

Ryouga after combining with Zekrom


The concept of Burst compared to a Poké Ball

In order for one to perform Burst, they will need a special item known as a Burst Heart (Japanese: ハート). The Burst Heart is a small, pocket sized jewel that actually holds a Pokémon inside of it, sealed so that its power can be used by anyone wishing to fuse with it. The Burst Heart can be compared to a Poké Ball in that it holds a Pokémon inside, but is also different due to the fact that it doesn't store a Pokémon to be released for later use. If a Burst Heart is broken, the Pokémon inside will be freed. It is not known how a Burst Heart is made, but Artificial Burst Hearts (Japanese: 人工 Bハート) have been created by Great Gavel.

Once Burst is activated, the user will have their physical traits increased greatly. Whatever abilities the user will get depends on the type of Pokémon used to combine; for example, a Ground-type Pokémon will make the user immune to Electric attacks. It is stated that in order to use Burst, one must go through rigorous training or else their life will be in danger if they attempt it.

It is shown that a person can actually be sent inside of their Burst Heart in order to better connect with the Pokémon inside. In Ryouga's Burst Heart, an entire field can be seen inside and a large area where his Zekrom is being held. Once he arrives to this spot, a key takes the form of a young gatekeeper boy to test him and see if he's worthy enough of seeing Zekrom. Once Ryouga passes the test, the boy turns back into his true form—a key—and allows him to see Zekrom.

It is later revealed that a Burst Heart—like the Pokémon they contain—can become stronger as they get involved in more battles. This allows the Burst itself to become stronger at the same time as the Burst Warrior. Evolution still applies to Bursts; if a Pokémon inside of a Burst Heart evolves, so does the Burst of the user.


Compass of Light

The Compass of Light

The Compass of Light (Japanese: 光の羅針盤) is a large crystal-like object that has the ability to search out Burst Hearts. Once a Burst Heart is put inside one of its six grooves, it will emit a beam of light that will seek out any other Burst Heart in the vicinity. The more Burst Hearts that are nearby, the more beams of light will seek them out. Also, the thicker the beam is, the stronger the person that possesses the Burst Heart is.

According to Hariru, if the "six original Burst Hearts" are put inside of the grooves, then Ryouga will be able to find the person he has been searching for, Arcades. Once the Burst Hearts are inserted, the Compass begins floating and then speeds off to its destination.

Known Burst Warriors

Chapter Pokémon Burst Warrior Image
RB01   Zekrom Ryouga  
RB02   Excadrill Hilgreitz  
RB10   Zorua Hariru  
RB13   Boldore Rend  
RB19   Carracosta Zengai  
RB21   Emboar Carola  
RB21   Beartic Loren  
RB21   Golurk Battsu  
RB21   Accelgor Karuta  
RB21   Braviary Eurou  
RB21   Jellicent Rurimaru  
RB21   Emolga Pikke  
RB21   Cofagrigus Rush  
RB21   Garbodor Dokan  
RB21   Beheeyem Rabine  
RB21   Bisharp Fraud  
RB21   Klang Gizairu  
RB21   Bouffalant Afron  
RB23   Mienshao Shin  
RB45   Scraggy Rūkamu  
RB47   Accelgor Karuta's father  
RB49   Purrloin Rug  
RB54   Throh Danke  
RB55   Sigilyph Sabin  
RB58   Eelektross Toga  
RB58   Druddigon Kigyan  
RB58   Mandibuzz Lukov  
RB58   Virizion Rovy  
RB58   Terrakion Ganku  
RB58   Cobalion Amu  
RB62   Zoroark Hariru  
RB67   Reshiram Fraud  
RB71   Crustle ???  
RB73   Samurott Fraud  
RB73   Golurk Fraud  
RB73   Zebstrika Fraud  
RB74   Braviary Fraud  
RB75   Hydreigon Fraud  
RB76   Beartic Fraud  
RB76   Escavalier Fraud  
RB76   Garbodor Fraud  
RB76   Reuniclus Fraud  
RB76   Serperior Fraud  
RB76   Emboar Fraud  
RB76   Gigalith Fraud  

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