Bakugan: Armored Alliance
|Bakugan: Armored Alliance|
|Episodes||52 (22 minutes)|
|Original run||February 16, 2020 - January 3, 2021 (CAN)|
March 1, 2020 - March 21, 2021 (US)
|Preceded by||Bakugan Battle Planet|
|Followed by||Bakugan: Geogan Rising|
Bakugan: Armored Alliance is the name of the second season of the second generation of Bakugan, preceded by Bakugan Battle Planet and succeeded by Bakugan: Geogan Rising. The second season was first discussed in Spin Master's 2018 Second Quarter investor report.
The anime premiered on February 16, 2020, and has a total of 104 11-minute episodes.
Bakugan: Armored Alliance is the next season of the Bakugan reboot. Notable introductions include Baku-Gear, which are similar to BakuNano and Battle Gear from the original series. The Gate Trainer is also introduced, which functions like a Gate Card but appears to be cosmetic, but it helps players to learn how to roll their Bakugan.
In addition, the packaging style has changed to a gray color, BakuCores have been redesigned, and Bakugan now have their respective Faction symbol printed on them.
Baku-Gear is the spiritual successor the BakuNano and Battle Gear in the reboot, all new Bakugan in this season have hexagonal holes to attach Baku-Gear. Baku-Gear come in two parts, one has peg attachments and another has magnet attachments. The magnet attachments work on the Bakugan Ultra, and peg attachments go inside the hexagonal holes on the Core and Ultra Bakugan.
Baku-Gear are available from Baku-Gear Packs, which replace Battle Packs from Bakugan Battle Planet. Baku-Gear Packs contain two Bakugan Ultra, one Baku-Gear, and two Core Bakugan. Bakugan Ultras can also be found in Baku-Gear Single Packs, which act similar to the Combat Sets from the Legacy series. They contain a Bakugan Ultra and Baku-Gear in a chosen Faction.
Trading Card Game
Bakugan: Armored Alliance has three major card sets, and two minor card sets.
The major card sets from Bakugan: Armored Alliance are:
The minor card sets from Bakugan: Armored Alliance are:
While all three major card sets were initially planned to see wide release, due to the silent cancellation of the Trading Card Game in early 2021, only Armored Elite and Fusion Force ever saw distribution, with Shields of Vestroia card packs eventually being liquidated and sold off in late 2022.
This season introduces multiple new mechanics for the trading card game:
- Baku-Gear Cards, which attach to Bakugan to give them permanent stat boosts
- Flip Hero Cards, which go into play as a Hero card when played as a Flip card
- Dual Faction Cards, which require both factions listed on the card present in a team to be put in a deck
- Fusion Bakugan, which have an unfused state with a single faction and a fused state with two factions accessible through various means
The Bakugan show continues with a second season with a total of 50x22min (104x11min) episodes; and it began airing on Feburary 16th 2020 on Teletoon Canada. The show also became available Netflix on October 13th, 2020.
A Japanese release of the show aired on April 3rd, 2021 on Youtube.
After saving two planets at once, The Awesome Brawlers are ready to rest... but evil forces have other plans! Thieves, criminals, and frightening monsters threaten the fate of humans and Bakugan alike, so our heroes must once again fight for the fate of two worlds — and the mysteries of the elusive Aurelus Bakugan, Pharol, and his partner Brawler, Ajit, will be unraveled as they do!