- XY&Z redirects here. For the arc, see Pokémon the Series: XY.
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XY&Z (Japanese: XY&Z) is the third and final Japanese opening theme of Pokémon the Series: XY. It debuted with XY094, replacing Mad-Paced Getter. It was replaced by Alola!! in SM001.
The full version of the song was first released as a digital single on December 10, 2015.
The song begins featuring Ash and his Kalos team. Then Serena is shown on the pink background, Clemont is shown on the cyan and Bonnie with Dedenne on the yellow. The next scene shows Ash and his friends running on the meadow and looking at Lumiose City. In next scene, Serena dances with her Pokémon in their performance costumes, Clemont, with his Pokémon tries to create a gadget that explodes, and Bonnie is being dragged by Squishy in its 10% form. Ash is then shown with his Greninja reflecting on his battles with Sawyer and Alain. Greninja then walks away from Ash. Ash tries to reach Greninja, only to realize it was only a puddle of water. However, Ash and Greninja's bond grow closer, and Greninja is able to activate a new form. Ash is then seen battling Sawyer and his Mega Sceptile. Though Sceptile has a type advantage, Greninja, in its new form, is able to gain an upper hand and possibly defeated Sceptile. Team Flare, along with Alain and his Mega Charizard X, then appears, wanting to capture Squishy. Squishy, however, changed its form to 10%, 50%, and finally Complete form. Wulfric is then seen in the Pokémon Village. The song ends with the main characters all together in four-colored hexagon background (dark blue for Ash and Pikachu; pink for Serena; yellow for Bonnie, Dedenne and Squishy; and cyan for Clemont).
- Wulfric (XY094-XY122)
- Pikachu (Ash's)
- Meowth (Team Rocket)
- Wobbuffet (Jessie's)
- Dedenne (Clemont's)
- Froakie (Ash's)
- Frogadier (Ash's)
- Greninja (Ash's; Ash-Greninja)
- Talonflame (Ash's)
- Hawlucha (Ash's)
- Noibat (Ash's; XY094-XY110)
- Noivern (Ash's; XY111-present)
- Bunnelby (Clemont's)
- Chespin (Clemont's)
- Luxray (Clemont's)
- Braixen (Serena's)
- Pancham (Serena's)
- Eevee (Serena's; XY094-XY105)
- Sylveon (Serena's; XY106-present)
- Gourgeist (Jessie's)
- Inkay (James's; disguised as Pikachu)
- Sceptile (Sawyer's; Mega Sceptile)
- Charizard (Alain's; Mega Charizard X)
- Zygarde (Zygarde 10%, 50%, Complete, and Core; Zygarde Complete XY094-XY123; Squishy)
- Zygarde (Zygarde Complete Forme) (XY123-present)
- Foongus (multiple; XY094-XY122)
- Amoonguss (×2; XY094-XY122)
- Furfrou (XY094-XY122)
- Poliwag (×4; XY094-XY122)
- Ditto (multiple; XY094-XY122)
- Gothorita (×2; XY094-XY122)
Opening animation spoilers
- Sawyer's Grovyle evolves into a Sceptile and is able to Mega Evolve.
- XY094 - XY105: The original animation.
- XY106 - XY110: Sylveon replaces Eevee.
- XY111 - XY122: Noivern replaces Noibat.
- XY123 - XY140: The scenes with Zygarde Complete Forme floating above the Pokémon world and Wulfric with several Pokémon are replaced with a single scene of Zygarde Complete Forme battling the Megalith which has changed into the shape of a Zygarde 50% Forme, while Bonnie watches it.
During the initial TV Tokyo airings from XY127 through XY131, all scenes are replaced with assorted clips from Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel to promote the movie's Japanese release.
- All of the Pokémon that are seen with Wulfric can be seen or caught at the Pokémon Village, which is where Wulfric is first found in Pokémon X and Y.
- This is the first opening used during a Pokémon League arc that does not feature a scene on a stadium.
- An instrumental arrangement of the song exists, called "サトシゲッコウガ参上！(Ash-Greninja Appears!)". It is frequently used as background music during the last few episodes of Pokémon the Series: XY, and even occasionally during Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon.
- Despite not being used at all in international dubs, this song was featured in an official promo for the Cartoon Network Latin America website.
- This song appears in several games in the Taiko no Tatsujin series, making its arcade debut in the "White version" and its console debut in Taiko no Tatsujin: Dokodon! Mystery Adventure for 3DS. 
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