XY039 : Summer of Discovery!
Pokémon the Series: XY
XY041 : Foggy Pokémon Orienteering!
Day Three Blockbusters!
XY040   EP839
Serena VS Sana! Pokévision Showdown!!
First broadcast
Japan August 21, 2014
United States October 18, 2014
English themes
Japanese themes
Opening メガV(メガボルト)
Ending ピースマイル!
Animation Team Kato
Screenplay 冨岡淳広 Atsuhiro Tomioka
Storyboard 川田武範 Takenori Kawada
Assistant director 古賀一臣 Kazuomi Koga
Animation director 玉川明洋 Akihiro Tamagawa
No additional credits are available at this time.

Day Three Blockbusters! (Japanese: セレナVSサナ!ポケビジョン対決!! Serena VS Sana! Pokévision Showdown!!) is the 40th episode of Pokémon the Series: XY, and the 839th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on August 21, 2014 and in the United States on October 18, 2014.

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


On the third day of Professor Sycamore's Pokémon summer camp, all the teams get to make their own Pokévision video! Pokévision fans Serena and Shauna are extra excited, and Shauna tells Serena all about the famous Aria's latest Pokévision video and her performance at the Pokémon Showcase, where Pokémon performers show off their partnership in style!

While scouting for a good shooting location, Serena and Ash tumble into a ravine! Ash twists his ankle, and while Professor Sycamore organizes a rescue party, Ash and Serena have time to talk about finding their dreams…even if Serena isn't quite sure what hers is yet.

After the rescue, Serena directs the rest of Team Froakie in shooting their video. When the campers vote for their favorite at a screening, our heroes come out on top! Our heroes are now tied for the most points with their new friends in Team Squirtle, as their summer camp journey continues.


As the Pokémon Summer Camp continues, Ash and his friends are all doing a morning jog, and Clemont falls behind substantially. Later, Ash, his friends, Shauna, Tierno, and Trevor all participate in a fishing competition, where they all fish for Water-type Pokémon. Though they all fish out many Pokémon, Trevor gives Team Squirtle the win by fishing out a Wailord, the largest capture of them all, in stark contrast to the mere Magikarp and Tentacool that Tierno and Shauna reeled out.

As the fishing competition ends, everyone from the camp gathers around in a room as Professor Sycamore introduces the major activity of the day: a Pokévision showdown. He declares that each team must make a Pokévision video, and that the team with the best Pokévision video wins for the day. Later on, Team Froakie returns to their cabin. Serena reveals to the group her plans for the Pokévision video, which she maps out through drawings. Ash and his friends all agree to the plan.

Serena and Bonnie then begin preparing Poké Puffs at the main hall, along with Shauna. As they do so, Shauna asks Serena if she has seen Aria's newest Pokévision video and mentions that Aria's popularity increased after she became a Pokémon Performer. This leaves Serena and Bonnie confused as they do not know what a Perfomer is. Shauna then explains that a Pokémon Performer participates in competitions called Pokémon Showcases. They participate in the first round, known as Theme Performance, where they perform activities such as making Poké Puffs, grooming Pokémon, and performing with props, depending on the specific competition. After that, they compete in a Freestyle Performance where the Performers combine their skills with their Pokémon's moves. This becomes appealing to Serena and Bonnie as they are intrigued by this kind of idea. Shauna then goes on to explain that after winning three Showcases, a Performer heads onto the Master Class, and after winning there, they are awarded the title of Kalos Queen. She then states that Aria is currently the Kalos Queen. It is also revealed that Aria's Fennekin is now a Braixen.

Later on, Ash and his friends begin their Pokévision, and on the beach Team Squirtle begins their own. Serena begins running to an intriguing location to start the video, but she falls off the cliff. Ash quickly tries to save her, but also ends up falling with her. They both fall face down into the base of the cliff, while Clemont and Bonnie go seek help.

Ash and Serena are then alone down in the cliff. Ash has injured his foot by this time, but Serena helps nurse it with a wet cloth. The two then have a personal conversation. Ash talks about his own dream, which is to become a Pokémon Master, and says that Serena should take her time to find her own goal. Serena remarks on how amazing Ash is, to his own surprise. Later, they express their bonds with their respective first partner Pokémon. Soon enough, Professor Sycamore arrives with Clemont, Bonnie, and Team Squirtle, along with Team Rocket in disguise, who show up as rescue workers. They show up with ropes and help Ash and Serena get up the cliff. Team Froakie then finds a large plain, ideal for making the Pokévision video. They proceed to record the video there.

At nighttime, all of the teams have finished recording their videos and are in the main hall to watch all of them. Team Squirtle has a video showing off each of their respective Pokémon. Later, many other Pokévisions are shown and everyone watches. Shauna and Serena then go outside to the docks to have a personal conversation. Motivated by the events earlier on in the day, Serena reveals that she wants to go watch a Pokémon Showcase and see what a Performer does, and Shauna decides to go together with her.

Later, the votes roll in. Team Froakie has won the competition in first place, with Team Chikorita and Team Charmander in second and third place, respectively. The groups then go on to continue their Summer Camp experience.

Major events

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



Pokémon debuts



Pokémon Quiz


Who's That Pokémon?

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


The title card segment focuses on Serena for this episode


  • During Shauna's explanation of what a Pokémon Performer is, there are multiple mistakes with the Furfrou forms that appear as examples:
    • The Star Trim Furfrou has its cyan star colored yellow and its bare ears colored white like its fur.
    • The Heart Trim Furfrou has its pink heart colored red and its bare ears colored white like its fur.
    • The Debutante Trim Furfrou has its yellow bow and collar colored cyan and the bow is on the right side of its head instead of its left.
    • The Dandy Trim Furfrou has the tips of its ears, its tie, its hair, the stripe on its hat, and its tail colored purple instead of green.
    • The Pharaoh Trim Furfrou has the tips of its ears, its stripes, and collar colored green instead of blue, the tip of its ear is left colored white, the black bare stripes on its ear are missing, it is portrayed much larger than the other four Furfrou, and the part of its body that would appear between the Heart and Debutante Trims Furfrou is not there.
  • When Team Rocket slides down the cliff that Ash and Serena fell into, Jessie is shown to have lipstick while still in disguise.
  • At the end of the episode, the narrator states that Team Froakie, consisting of Ash and his friends, and Team Squirtle, consisting of Tierno, Trevor, and Shauna, are tied with the most points. However, this is incorrect on both counts. On Professor Sycamore's points screen early in the episode, after the first activity with points awarded Team Squirtle has 10 points, Team Chikorita has seven points, and Teams Froakie and Charmander, which must have tied in the fishing competition, each have three points. For the Pokévision activity Team Froakie gains 10 points, Team Chikorita gains seven points, Team Charmander gains three points, and Team Squirtle gains zero points. This would bring the totals at the end of the episode to 14 points for team Chikorita, putting them in the lead, 13 points for Team Froakie, and 10 points for Team Squirtle (with six points for Team Charmander, putting them in fourth place).

Dub edits

  • The dub removes Shauna's explicit mention of Pokémon Showcases being for girls only.

In other languages

XY039 : Summer of Discovery!
Pokémon the Series: XY
XY041 : Foggy Pokémon Orienteering!
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