The Climb to Be the Very Best! (Japanese: サトシ対ダンデ！最強への道！！ Satoshi VS Dande! The Road to the Strongest!!) is the fifth chapter of the Pokémon Journeys: The Series manga. It is based on the anime episode by the same name.
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- Ash's Pikachu is revealed to be able to Gigantamax.
- Ash and Goh properly meet Leon for the first time.
- The Gigantamax Drednaw is defeated and returned to normal.
- Ash learns about the World Coronation Series ranking system.
- Ash receives a Dynamax Band from Leon.
- Ash has an unofficial battle with Leon and loses.
- Ash decides to challenge the World Coronation Series to one day have an official battle with Leon.
Differences between the anime and the manga
- Team Rocket's involvement with Drednaw and the wild Chewtle are removed.
- Dan debuts here, as his appearance in Flash of the Titans! was omitted in Flash of the Titans!.
- Goh catching his Skwovet is omitted.
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