Core Cell (episode)
|Bakugan Battle Planet
|Matter of the Mind
|Subterranean Homesick Blues
Core Cell is the thirty-second episode of Bakugan Battle Planet. It aired in the United States on Cartoon Network on March 9th, 2019.
The Awesome Ones and their Bakugan find a glowing sphere, which is a Core Cell. The AO Bakugan sense a presence in their memories, even before they woke up. They start to say phrases that repeat inside the Core Cell, it seems the Core Cell has a deep connection to the Bakugan. The ground starts to shake and 3 Bakuzons (Trunkanious, Lupitheon, and Hydorous) and the evil dark golden Bakugan appears. The Bakuzons throw the black goo substance, which seems to disable BakuCores and render them useless. The AO has no way of attacking with their BakuCores rendered useless, Drago tells them that they can't leave, the AO must fight. The dark Bakugan begins to touch the Core Cell, which starts to turn black. The Bakugan spits out its dark substance which causes Drago's leg to get infected, causing him to fall. Dan doesn't know what to do, but the Core Cell suddenly calls out to Drago, Drago believes it wants him to go inside, Dan tells Drago that they should go inside, there is nothing stopping them, so they go inside. The evil dark Bakugan also tries to go inside but fails, so it absorbs the Bakuzons to open the Core Cell and enter it.
The evil Bakugan enters the Core Cell, and it closes, preventing the other members of the AO from going inside, but they can still see inside of it. Dan and Drago find themselves in a glowing environment with balls of light, the light heals Drago's injury, and the evil Bakugan confronts them. The evil Bakugan unleashes a golden attack and fights Drago, there doesn't appear to be BakuCores, but Dan comes up with an idea to use the lights inside to power up Drago as they healed Drago's injury. Drago begins to absorb the lights, powering up and evolving into Hyper Dragonoid. Everyone watches in amaze, and Drago suddenly remembers that the evil Bakugan is named Tiko - the Bakugan's most dangerous enemy. Drago unleashes a powerful fire attack that causes a commotion, so much that the commotion can be felt above ground, the civilians, Benton, and Philomena see a flashing hexagon in the sky and wonder what it is. Back inside the Core Cell, Drago's fire attack swallows Tiko, defeating him.
Dan and Drago escape the Core Cell, Wynton, Lia, and Shun talk about the incredible battle, but Lia, unfortunately, couldn't record it. Trox wonders how Drago managed to evolve, and Drago replies that it was due to the Core Cell. Dan talks about Tiko, who went into the Core Cell to get more power. Drago attempts to touch the Core Cell but nothing happens, it seems their mission is over. The golden phoenix Bakugan named Pyravian appears before the AO and their Bakugan, revealing that it was the one who was guiding it. Thanks to The Awesome Ones the Core Cell is saved. They plead to the golden Bakugan for a way to go back home, which she does by creating a portal, allowing the AO to leave The Maze finally.
- The Awesome Ones vs. Bakuzon Trunkanious, Hydorous, and Lupitheon = No result, Tiko absorbed the Bakuzon
- Dan Kouzo (Dragonoid vs. Tiko = Dan and Drago win