PE02 : The Eclipse
Pokémon Evolutions
PE04 : The Plan
The Visionary
The Visionary
Web release
Japan October 7, 2021
United States October 7, 2021
English themes
Opening N/A
Japanese themes
Opening N/A
Ending N/A
Animation Team Kato
Screenplay Benjamin Townsend Benjamin Townsend
Storyboard 山本陽介 Yōsuke Yamamoto
Assistant director 山本陽介 Yōsuke Yamamoto
Animation director 渡邉八恵子 Yaeko Watanabe
No additional credits are available at this time.

The Visionary (Japanese: ザ・ビジョナリー The Visionary) is the third episode of Pokémon Evolutions. It was first released on the official English Pokémon YouTube channel, Pokémon TV, and the official Japanese Pokémon YouTube channel on October 7, 2021.

Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.


When chasing your dream, do you give up when everyone tells you it’s wrong? Should you listen? Or do you continue to follow your vision, even if it puts all of Kalos at risk? For Lysandre, that’s never been a question…


In Geosenge Town, the earth is torn apart and houses are destroyed as Team Flare deploys the ultimate weapon. In the Team Flare Secret HQ, Lysandre, wearing his Lysandre Machine, faces down Calem and Xerneas, remarking that he must recapture Xerneas to feed its energy into the ultimate weapon, and sends out his Gyarados before activating its Mega Evolution. The battle proves to be short-lived as Xerneas defeats Mega Gyarados in a single Moonblast.

As Shauna and Serena arrive on the scene, Lysandre lets out a roar in frustration, tossing his goggles to the floor and falls to his knees. In a series of flashbacks, Lysandre recalls his conversations with Diantha and Professor Sycamore, going over his fears that Kalos will one day lose its beauty and Pokémon will no longer exist. Getting to his feet, Lysandre addresses the Trainers before him, saying that he doesn't expect them to understand his perspectives. Gesturing at the ultimate weapon, he remarks that its original intention was to give life, and it has enough energy for one final shot. His mouth turns up in a crazed grin as he declares he shall use it on himself and the three Trainers, so they may know the pain of eternal life and watching the beautiful world fade away.

In fear, Shauna and Serena back away, with Calem following suit. Alarms sound through the base as Team Flare Grunts and Team Flare Admins alike evacuate the facility. Rippling with power, the weapon sends one energy blast skyward, piercing the clouds and flying into space before diving back down, before Lysandre screams that he and the Trainers shall live forever. The energy slams into Geosenge Town before the ultimate weapon sinks beneath the ground as Calem, Serena, and Shauna watch on silently.

A week later, Professor Sycamore watches Malva make an announcement on the Holo Caster. Malva acknowledges the shock felt throughout the region from Lysandre's actions, and plays a clip of Lysandre from a previous time, when he advised Trainers that the world was not set in stone, and they had the power to build a brighter future.

Major events





  • While Calem fufills the role the protagonist would in Pokémon X in this short, Serena is still seen wearing her hat, unlike her rival counterpart.
    • Also, unlike in the aforementioned games, where the rival only obtains a Mega Ring during the post-game, Serena is seen wearing a Mega Ring here.
  • The two Pikachu in this episode wear the hats of Calem and Serena.


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In other languages

PE02 : The Eclipse
Pokémon Evolutions
PE04 : The Plan
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