XY066 : Confronting the Darkness!
Pokémon the Series: XY
XY068 : Garchomp's Mega Bond!
The Moment of Lumiose Truth!
XY067   EP866
Miare Gym Battle! Satoshi VS Citron!!
First broadcast
Japan April 9, 2015
United States June 13, 2015
English themes
Opening Be a Hero
Japanese themes
Opening ゲッタバンバン
Ending ドリドリ
Animation Team Kato
Screenplay 冨岡淳広 Atsuhiro Tomioka
Storyboard 金崎貴臣 Takaomi Kanasaki
Assistant director 関野昌弘 Masahiro Sekino
Animation directors 西谷泰史 Yasushi Nishiya
松永香苗 Kanae Matsunaga
No additional credits are available at this time.

The Moment of Lumiose Truth! (Japanese: ミアレジム戦!サトシVSシトロン!! Miare Gym Battle! Satoshi VS Citron!!) is the 67th episode of Pokémon the Series: XY, and the 866th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on April 9, 2015 and in the United States on June 13, 2015.

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


After a false start, the Lumiose Gym battle between Ash and Clemont is getting under way! To begin, Clemont’s Bunnelby and Ash’s Pikachu trade the same moves they used when they first met, on Ash’s first day in the Kalos region. Bunnelby has learned some new tricks since then, but it can’t stand up against Pikachu’s Iron Tail.

Next up, Clemont sends out Heliolisk, and Ash switches to Goodra. But Heliolisk moves with impressive speed, dashing around the battlefield more quickly than Goodra can follow. Ash calls Goodra back and sends out the speedy Hawlucha, but Heliolisk still seems unstoppable...until Ash notices that it pauses to spread its frills before every attack. Hawlucha times its attack just right and knocks Heliolisk out!

Clemont’s final Pokémon is Luxray, who uses Electric Terrain to charge up the battlefield and quickly takes down both Hawlucha and Pikachu. Ash sends Goodra back into battle and uses Rain Dance to short out the electric battlefield. Then, a clever use of Bide allows Goodra to unleash an overwhelming show of force, giving Ash the win and the Voltage Badge!

Serena suggests Laverre City as the next destination, and our heroes get ready to head out—with Clemont once again by their side!


Ash and Clemont prepare to have their long-awaited Gym battle at the Lumiose Gym. As Serena and Bonnie watch from the stands, they have Braixen, Pancham, and Dedenne come out so that they can all watch the battle as well. Chespin joins them a moment later, disappointed because it will not be participating in the Gym battle. In addition, Meyer comes to watch the battle as well, much to everyone's surprise.

Ash facing Clemont

Clembot, acting as the referee, starts the match, and Clemont brings out Bunnelby as his first Pokémon. Ash, though momentarily surprised at Clemont's choice, decides to start the battle with Pikachu. While Bunnelby and Pikachu are battling, Bonnie realizes that the battle is proceeding in the exact same way - the same attacks, the same responses, and the same successful hits - as the very first battle between Ash and Clemont. As Ash orders Pikachu to use Iron Tail and Clemont responds by having Bunnelby grab Pikachu with its ears, which is the same response he made last time, Clemont shows off Bunnelby's new move, Wild Charge, to great effect. After two Dig attacks, with the first one successful and the second one stopped by Iron Tail, Pikachu lands a final blow on Bunnelby and eliminates it from the match.

For his second Pokémon, Clemont chooses Heliolisk, and Ash recalls Pikachu in favor of Goodra. Despite Goodra's powerful Dragon Pulse nearly hitting its mark, Heliolisk proves to be extremely agile and takes advantage of that. Goodra is helpless against Heliolisk's barrage of attacks, culminating in its paralysis with Thunder Wave. Realizing that Goodra cannot defeat Heliolisk, Ash substitutes Hawlucha for it. Although Heliolisk begins to overpower Hawlucha as well with its combinations of Flash and Parabolic Charge, Ash notices that Heliolisk is momentarily vulnerable during the second it takes to open its frills. Using this to his advantage, Ash orders Hawlucha to execute a point-blank High Jump Kick, knocking Heliolisk out.

With Ash having all three of his Pokémon left and Clemont just one, the match is very decidedly leaning in Ash's favor. However, Clemont calls on Luxray, his most powerful Pokémon. After using Electric Terrain, Luxray easily knocks out Hawlucha with a single Wild Charge and has little trouble in taking Pikachu out of the battle as well. With only Ash's paralyzed Goodra left, the battle has suddenly shifted to favor Clemont instead. Immediately after calling Goodra out, Ash has it use Rain Dance. The Rain Dance both wipes out the Electric Terrain and, due to Goodra having the Ability Hydration, cures its paralysis. The two Pokémon, now on even footing, exchange attack after attack. Finally, however, Luxray falls to Goodra's Bide attack.

After the match, Ash and Clemont thank each other for the amazing battle and Clemont rewards Ash with the Voltage Badge. Following Serena's suggestion, Ash sets his sights on Laverre City as the location of his sixth Gym battle. Clemont assures the group that he will continue traveling with them from this point on, and they all renew the promise they made at the beginning of their journey, this time with Serena and Dedenne as well.

Major events

Ash holding the Voltage Badge
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?: Goodra (US and international)
Pokémon Quiz: Luxray (Japan)



The title card segment focuses on Ash for this episode


  • When Ash holds up Goodra's Poké Ball, the white center and black band around the white button is much larger than normal.
  • When Goodra activates its Hydration Ability, its right antenna turns black in one scene then turns back to purple.
  • The original blurb for this episode misspells Lumiose as Lumoise.

Dub edits

In other languages

XY066 : Confronting the Darkness!
Pokémon the Series: XY
XY068 : Garchomp's Mega Bond!
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