Return of a Friend

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Return of a Friend
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Season Bakugan: New Vestroia
Episode No. 6
Previous Taste of Defeat
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Return of a Friend is the sixth episode of Bakugan: New Vestroia. It aired on June 13, 2009.


Prince Hydron is furious because he still needs Drago to complete his Bakugan collection, so Gus challenges Dan to a battle in an effort to capture Drago.

The Resistance is planning to attack Alpha City, but Mira wants to take a short detour to find her brother. During the ensuing argument, Ace seems and sounds like he is worried about Mira going somewhere that might be dangerous, which shows that he may have feelings for her. In the midst of the argument, Dan sneaks away with Drago to fight Gus and manages to battle well until Spectra joins in and Dan starts to struggle in the fight.

Out of nowhere, Shun comes to his rescue. Shun beats Gus and Dan beats Spectra when Drago displays a massive power surge due to Helios' taunts about Tigrerra. Seeing that huge amount of power, Spectra shows a hint of betrayal when he says that he won't let the magnificent Bakugan become a play thing, meaning that he won't give it to Prince Hydron if he captures it.

Back at the base, Shun explains that while he was in the mountains practicing ninja moves, a portal opened up right in front of him and he got sucked through to New Vestroia. This is the reason why Dan couldn't get through to him back in episode 1, before Drago brought him to New Vestroia. After he rescued Ingram from the Vestals, he remained in his debt and the two banded together to free the Bakugan. As they made their way closer to Alpha City and the Dimension Controller, Dan asked Shun why he didn't reveal himself earlier when he rescued Marucho. Shun explains that he had something important to do.

When they approach Alpha City, Shun reveals he will break into the city and find Skyress.

Major events[edit]

  • Dan has a rematch with Gus.
  • Spectra joins Dan's battle with Gus.
  • Spectra's Bakugan, Helios, reveals to Drago that he is the one who defeated Tigrerra.
  • Shun is revealed to have been the hooded figure who helped Marucho beat Mylene.
  • Shun is revealed to have obtained a new Bakugan, Ingram.
  • Shun helps Dan defeat Spectra and Gus.
  • It is revealed that the reason Dan could not contact Shun in Invasion of the Vestals was because he had been sucked into New Vestroia.
  • Shun joins the Resistance.
  • The Resistance arrives at Alpha City.

Featured Brawl[edit]

Dan Kuso and Shun Kazami VS Gus Grav and Spectra Phantom

Round 1[edit]

  • Dan Life Force: 500 Points (100%)
  • Gus Life Force: 500 Points (100%)

Gus throws out his Gate Card and Vulcan. (Power: 500 Gs)
Dan throws out Drago. (Power: 400 Gs)

Gus opens his Gate Card (Subterra Reactor) (Vulcan 500 - 600)

Gus activates Titan Knuckle. (Vulcan 600 - 800) (Drago 400 - 200)

Dan activates Burst Shield to counter. (Drago 200 - 400) (Vulcan 800 - 600)

Drago gets knocked out.

  • Dan Life Force: 300 Points (60%)

Gus wins this round.

Round 2[edit]

  • Dan Life Force: 300 Points (60%)
  • Gus Life Force: 500 Points (100%)

Dan throws his Gate Card and Drago. (Power: 400 Gs)
Gus throws out Vulcan. (Power: 500 Gs)

Dan opens his Gate Card (Pyrus Reactor) (Drago 400 - 500)

Dan throws out the Bakugan Trap Scorpion. (Power: 350 Gs)

Dan activates the Double Ability Burning Dragon + Satellite Boost. (Drago and Scorpion 850 - 1150)

Gus activates Pyrus Durance, nullifying the activation of the Double Ability. (Drago and Scorpion 1150 - 850)

Vulcan gets knocked out.

  • Gus Life Force: 150 Points (30%)

Dan wins this round.

Round 3[edit]

  • Dan Life Force: 300 Points (60%)
  • Gus Life Force: 150 Points (30%)

At this point, Spectra joins the battle.

  • Spectra Life Force: 500 Points (100%)

Spectra throws his Gate Card and Hyper Dragonoid. (Power: 400 Gs)
Dan throws out Drago. (Power: 400 Gs)

Spectra activates the Double Ability Dual Dragon + Item Core, doubling his Hyper Dragonoid. (Hyper Dragonoid x 2 (400 + 100 = 500) x 2 = 1000)

Dan activates the Triple Ability Burning Dragon + Burning Tornado + Pyrus Slayer. (Drago 400 - 600 - 800 - 1100) (Hyper Dragonoid x 2 1000 - 700)

Gus throws out Vulcan. (Power: 500 Gs)

Gus activates Heavy Aegis. (Vulcan and Hyper Dragonoid x 2 1200 - 1400 - 1600 - 1700) (Drago 1100 - 900 - 700 - 400)

Shun enters the battle.

  • Shun Life Force: 500 Points (100%)

Shun throws in Ingram and Hylash. (Combined Power: 750 Gs)

Shun activates Thunder Power - Glimmering Slash. (Vulcan and Hyper Dragonoid x2 1700 - 1500) (Hylash 350 - 550)

Shun then activates Wind Power - Soaring Strike Shot. (Vulcan and Hyper Dragonoid x 2 1500 - 1300) (Ingram 400 - 600)

Vulcan is knocked out.

  • Gus Life Force: 0

Gus is knocked out of the fight.

Spectra throws out Helios. (Power: 600 Gs)

Shun activates Claw Thunder - Position Kagenui. (Hyper Dragonoid x 2 1000/2 = 500 - 400)

Hyper Dragonoid gets knocked out.

  • Spectra Life Force: 300 Points (60%)

Spectra activates General Quasar. (Helios 600 - 800)

Hylash gets knocked out.

  • Shun Life Force: 250 Points (50%)

Dan activates the Perfect Core ability Strike Dragon. (Drago 400 - 800) (Helios 800 - 400)

Helios gets knocked out.

  • Spectra Life Force: 0

Dan and Shun win the fight.

Bakugan Debuts[edit]

Bakugan Seen[edit]

Bakugan Trap Debuts[edit]

Bakugan Trap Seen[edit]


  • This episode marks the first time that The Bee hologram messenger device was used.
  • The battle had constant interference. In the beginning, Gus Grav and Dan Kuso are battling, then appears Spectra Phantom for introduces himself, in the middle of the brawl. Finally Shun Kazami make his appearance just when Gus starts losing and Spectra takes advantage against Dan.
  • When Gus sets his Gate Card, he says: "Gate Card, Open!" and when he opens it, he says: "Ability, activate! Subterra Reactor!"