The BEST Episodes of Beyblade
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 13, 2021
Network: TV Tokyo
Beyblade is an anime series about a group of kids battling with highly powerful spinning tops enchanted with sacred Bit-Beasts or spirits of mythical ideaology. The show focuses on the battles between Beyblading teams as they compete to become the world champions.
#1 - Final Showdown!
Season 1 - Episode 51 - Aired Dec 24, 2001
It's the finals of the World Beyblading Championships in Moscow with Tala from the Demolition Boys and Tyson tied at one game a piece in the best of three finals. With the victory, the tide has turned in favor of Tala who warps the two warriors into a giant iceberg where there is no contact with the outside world. The second battle begins, and it takes little time for Tala to combine his multiple Bit Beasts into one and take the lead in the best of three finals. Meanwhile, the evil Voltaire looks on and begins celebrating the victory, which translates into his domination of the corporate world. With the lose, Tyson has fallen into a funk and sees no way of winning, when he suddenly realises the power to win is inside him. With a new outlook and positive thinking, Tyson's confidence translates into a more powerful Dragoon, which handily defeats Tala. With the win, all the stolen Bit Beasts are returned to their rightful owners and in the end, Tyson's friends gather around each wanting to take on the new World Champion Beyblader.
#2 - Beybattle for the Ages
Season 3 - Episode 52 - Aired Dec 29, 2003
It’s mid-way through Tyson and Brooklyn’s final tie-breaking ‘Justice 5’ match which could give BEGA a stranglehold on the entire sport of Beyblading. Having suffered his only previous defeat at the hands of Kai, Brooklyn’s thirst for revenge takes the form of an unearthly power. Not only has his Beyblade Zeus given Brooklyn sinister black wings with which to fly, it has generated a giant vortex in the sky that is wreaking havoc on the city. Buildings are crumbling everywhere. The entire world is being enveloped by the growing darkness. Only Tyson can stop Brooklyn before it’s too late. Summoning his own formidable power from Dragoon, Tyson flies into the sky to convince Brooklyn to cease the negative emotions that are causing the havoc. When reasoning fails, the pair continues their battle above the ever-crumbling city. The tide turns in Tyson’s favor when he is able to summon the spirits of his teammates’ blades and merge them with Dragoon, which evolves into the most powerful Beyblade ever. By probing deeper into Brooklyn’s psyche, Tyson learns that his foe's anxiety stems from childhood isolation at being a genius so early in life. Tyson makes Brooklyn see that Beyblading is a pure sport to be enjoyed for one reason alone – the love of the game. Brooklyn calms down. The chaos ends. And the pair continues their match simply for enjoyment. With BEGA's HQ in shambles, the upstart league and its owner Boris are ruined. Mr. Dickenson’s BBA league restarts, but in a much more modest form. And kids everywhere – including Tyson and his friends - return to the simple, purest form of Beyblading.Then Tyson and Kai battle one last time
#3 - Day of the Dragoon
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 15, 2001
Tyson quickly loses his battle with Kai. Andrew and Kenny inform him that the Blade Sharks are looking for the ultimate Bit Beast nobody can beat. Andrew, Kenny and Tyson rebuild Tyson's Bey. Meanwhile, Kai then orders Carlos' Bey be destroyed. Kai's goons kidnap Kenny to use his laptop to find the ultimate Bey. Tyson asks the Dragoon for guidance when Dragoon goes right into his Bey. Tyson then re-challenges Kai, and they draw.
#4 - Take It to the Max
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 22, 2001
Tyson and Kenny meet Max, the new kid in town, just before a puppy is washed away to a waterfall. Tyson attempts to save him, but fails. Max then tries, and succeeds. Max and Tyson battle in Max's dad's shop, but Max wins, due to his defensive-type Beyblade. Stanley A Dickenson (the Chairman of the Beyblade Battle Association) then arrives and informs them of the Beyblade Battle Tournament, and they are all looking forward to it. Kenny and Tyson argue over Tyson's cockiness that his Bey need not be improved. Tyson then attempts to control the Dragoon, and succeeds, while Kenny is watching through the window. They then become friends again.
#5 - The Race is On!
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Apr 9, 2001
It's the morning of the semi-finals at the Asian Beyblade Tournament and Tyson manages to sleep in. The rest of the team leaves early, but Ray stays behind to make sure Tyson wakes up. As the tournament gets underway, Max is the first to battle. Meanwhile, Ray and Tyson are caught up in a traffic jam created by a landslide (Created by Kevin), so they decide to walk. But the shortest route is over a mountain where Ray sprains his ankle and Tyson is left to carrying him all the way to there. Meanwhile, back at the tournament, Team Bladebreakers has heard about the landslide and are worried about their teammates. And to add insult to injury, if Tyson doesn't show up soon, their team will have to forfeit. Time is running out for Tyson and Ray, when Kai uncharacteristically steps up to the plate to stall for time until Tyson shows up.
#6 - Dragoon Storm
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 12, 2001
The final battle of the semifinals is Tyson versus Ray, an undefeated Blader. Kenny is working on something, and is not there for the first round. Tyson and Ray clash, but Ray easily beats Tyson with his stronger Bit Beast, Driger and his Tiger Claw attack, destroying Tyson's Bey. Kenny shows up before he forfeits, and Tyson's Bey is fixed with a new Defense Ring Kenny was working on. The second round is ferocious, but Tyson's Defense Ring pulls through, despite not being built for attacking. Ray forfeits the third match, saying he has nothing left to prove, and joins the team. The finals are decided, Tyson versus Kai.
#7 - Thirteen Candles
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 19, 2001
Tyson, Max and Kenny are working on Dragoon to ensure victory in the finals when Grandpa interrupts and reveals Tyson that it is his 13th birthday! After the party, the first round ends quickly, with Tyson unexpectedly defeating Kai. Kai then goes harder on Tyson and easily defeats him in the second round. The third round is explosive, with Tyson just managing to defeat Kai, and become the National Beyblade Champion. Mr Dickenson then reveals to Tyson, Kai, Max, Kenny and Ray that they will become a team and participate in the World Championships.
#8 - Bye Bye Bit Beast
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 19, 2001
With Kenny working all night before the day of the Tournament, Kevin from the White Tigers tries to sneak into where they're sleeping and steal and/or destroy Ray's Driger. With a speech from Mariah, Kevin cannot do it, but instead steals one of Kenny's disks while he's making tea. Ray confronts him before he can escape and they battle for the disk. Ray, however, gets distracted by Kevin's "mercy" scene and Driger escapes from his Bey. Luckily, Tyson then battles Kevin and beats him, getting the disk back but leaving Kai disappointed with Ray and Ray with himself.
#9 - The Blade Raider
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 8, 2001
Tyson Granger realises he is running late for a Beyblade battle with Andrew, the best Beyblader in town. Before Tyson gets there, a Blade Shark named Carlos fights and defeats him, taking his blade. Tyson arrives and snaps, challenging him to a battle at 3:00 at the river next day. A boy named Kenny becomes friends with Tyson, and they crack that they need a faster Bey to defeat Carlos' heavier one. Tyson attempts, but gives up, and suddenly the Great Dragoon, a power that has been in the family from generations, comes to Tyson. Tyson again tries and finally defeats Carlos. However, Kai, the leader of the Blade Sharks, arrives and Tyson challenges him to a battle.
#10 - Draciel of Approval
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 5, 2001
In the semifinals, Max goes up against Kai, the champion. Tyson looks forward to fighting Ray, an undefeated Blader. The dish is based like a tower, to stay in the top for 10 seconds is how you win. The first round goes quickly, with Max being defeated by Kai's Spin Fire attack. But in the second round, with Max's reverse launch, Kai's Spin Fire attack is absorbed by Max's Bey, and he wins. Max's Bey then explodes due to the energy overload. Max then finds a Bit Beast inside his Grandma's pendant, and his Bit Beast, Draciel, gets inside his Bey. Max and Kai fight fiercely, but Max loses. Tyson cheers Max up with the fact that he now has a Bit Beast, and he can't wait for his battle with Ray.
#11 - Bladin' In the Streets
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 26, 2001
As Tyson, Kai, Max, Kenny and Ray fly to Hong Kong to prepare for the Asian Tournament, Kai "quits" the team and walks into the streets. The rest of the team try to follow him and fail when they hear a Bey spinning, and find a back-alley Beyblader challenging them to a battle. Tyson battles and manages to just defeat him, when another Beyblade knocks Dragoon out of the stadium and nearly hits Ray (Kai then reappears and knocks Dragoon out of his way), belonging to a boy named Kevin.
#12 - Battle in the Sky
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 12, 2001
The BBA Asian Tournament is underway, at the peak of a unbelievably high tower in China. The BladeBreakers and the White Tigers realize that they will eventually battle each other, and they use this against each other. First up, the BladeBreakers versus the Tall Boys. The BladeBreakers manage to scrape through to the next round, despite some of the Tall Boys' Beys having spikes and being able to generate heat. They then check out Mariah's Gallux Bit Beast, from the White Tigers, and Tyson can't wait for their fight.
#13 - Adios Bladebreakers
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 26, 2001
Ray leaves the BladeBreakers and journeys into the mountains to try and get back Driger. Mariah finds him, beats him in battle, confronts him about his stupidity and asks him to come back to the White Tigers. The other BladeBreakers discover that Ray has gone, and Tyson and Max venture off into the mountains. Ray nearly goes back to the White Tigers when Tyson and Max find him. Tyson challenges him to a battle, and if Ray wins he can do whatever he wants. Tyson, however, loses to Ray. When Ray discovers the BladeBreakers wanted him back without a Bit Beast, Ray goes back to the BladeBreakers.
#14 - Showdown in Hong Kong
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 5, 2001
Kevin disses the BladeBreakers (especially Ray) and challenges Ray to a battle. Tyson has had enough and battles Kevin instead, but he falls quickly to the Bey's ability to wobble and multiply. The Blader who challenged Tyson beforehand bumps into Lee, Gary and Mariah, the other members of the White Tigers, and he tells them about his encounter with Ray. Tyson then beats Kevin in battle, before the rest of the White Tigers show up. They all seem to know Ray, calling him "traitor", and tell him that they will be entering the tournament too.
#15 - The Qualifier Begins
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 29, 2001
The Beyblade Regional Qualifying Tournament begins as Tyson, Max, and even Kenny enter to see if they can dethrone Kai, the reigning champion. Max wins his Block, and advances to the finals. Kenny is second but without a Bit Beast in his blade, he falls quickly to Kai, angering Tyson. Tyson battles third, against the 3 goons that captured Kenny, and Carlos. Carlos then destroys one of his partners' Beys, leaving it between Tyson and Carlos. Tyson ends up winning, and is a good sport to Carlos. Ray is introduced at the end of the episode.
#16 - Crouching Lion, Hidden Tiger
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 2, 2001
The White Tigers face the Spin Shepherds. Due to hunger, Gary loses to one member. Mariah manages to literally destroy her opponent's Bey. But when Lee uses Ray's special move, Ray is forced to open up about their past. Driger had been passed down from generation to generation, and Ray was chosen instead of Lee. Ray then left to pick up new skills. A challenge is set, whichever team wins in the finals gets Driger. The BladeBreakers face up against the Charming Princes, and Tyson, Max and Ray destroy them, with Ray finally getting Driger back.
#17 - Bottom of the Ninth
Season 1 - Episode 28 - Aired Jul 16, 2001
The deciding match of the American Tournament Finals comes down to Max vs. Michael of the ‘All Starz’, in a battle that pits science and technology against human spirit. Unfortunately for Max and the Bladebreakers, the trick dish turns out to be a replica of a baseball diamond – where Michael feels right at home. Max wins in the end, however.
#18 - Testing One, Two, Three
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 1, 2002
Joseph of the Saint Shields infiltrates the Psykicks’ laboratory and discovers their latest, sinister plan. Gideon and Doctor B are using the data they collected on the Blade Breakers to create Cyber Bit-Beasts based on the ones our heroes use. But the Doctor’s first test ends in disaster; the Cyber Bit Beasts aren't quite ready yet. As for the BladeBreakers, they learn that the group who've been using invisible Bit Beasts against them - the Saint Shields - are all in the vicinity. With the Psykick’s still after them as well, the BladeBreakers hold a full-on practice to prepare themselves for all potential threats. During their session, Max is lured away by Mariam, who initiates a battle with him in the woods. When Ray comes looking for Max, he ends up encountering Joseph. Together, the four combatants have a rare, two-on-two beybattle that’s secretly being observed by the other Saint Shields, who are testing them for some unknown reason. The two-on-two match ends with Max and Ray losing decisively as a result of Mariam and Joseph’s heightened team play.
#19 - Cruising for a Bruising
Season 1 - Episode 30 - Aired Jul 30, 2001
Travelling by boat across the Atlantic, the Bladebreakers must not only deal with Kenny's seasickness, but a gut-wrenching revelation. Tyson's on-board defeat at the hands of a mysterious foe - one wielding a Bit-Beast larger and stronger than any they've ever seen - exposes the team's vulnerability going into the Russian Tournament.
#20 - Darkness at the End of the Tunnel...
Season 1 - Episode 32 - Aired Aug 13, 2001
After their train is mysteriously hijacked, the kids find themselves in the dark recesses of a tunnel. This is where the Bladebreakers meet a foursome of zombie-like ghouls, the Dark Bladers! The team are soon forced into a Beyblade match to rescue Kenny from the monsters' evil clutches! But Kenny's not the only prize in this dark match-up. For if the Bladebreakers lose, their Bit Beasts are up for grabs...
#21 - London Calling
Season 1 - Episode 31 - Aired Aug 6, 2001
The kids are tricked into missing their boat, forcing them to spend the night in London where a mysterious videotape of Tyson's father is delivered to them. Later, Tyson's Beyblade is stolen and the kids are lured into a fight with the evil Cenotaph and his powerful Bit Beast, Sarcopholon. All seems lost until Kai defeats the mummy by using his own strengths against him. The team agree to travel by land, learning from every European Beyblader they can find.
#22 - Going for the Gold
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Apr 16, 2001
The finals are about to begin in the Asian Qualifying Tournament with the winning team advancing to the World BeyBlade Championships. In the first round, Max goes against Gary from the White Tigers in a best of three battle. The first round goes without a hitch as Max easily takes care of his opponent and with the win, Max becomes a little overconfident. Meanwhile, Gary loses it and as his rage intensifies, so does the strength of his Galzzy Bit Beast. In the second round Gary surprises Max his blade's new found power and after Max puts up a respectable defense, Max finally falls prey to Gary's Galzzy. Now the Bladebreakers realise they're not as quite tough as they think they are and when they enter the ring for the final round, they try a new strategy. But Gary has other plans and makes quick work of defeating his inferior opponent handing a first round loss to our heroes.
#23 - First Strike
Season 1 - Episode 46 - Aired Nov 19, 2001
Now that Kai is finally loyal to the 'Bladebreakers', he returns Black Dranzer to Boris, doing severe damage to the enemy headquarters in the process. Voltaire orders the operation to proceed, and Boris brings in the Demolition Boys to get the job done. It is revealed that Biovolt is creating a breed of powerful, savage, Bit-Beasts that are designed for War... and the plan is to use them to take over the entire World. The Demolition Boys attack the BBA bus, and Max bravely battles to save his friends. Unfortunately, he loses his Bit-Beast Draciel in the process.
#24 - Victory in Defeat
Season 1 - Episode 48 - Aired Dec 3, 2001
The World Championship Finals are finally here and Kai insists on Beybattling first, hoping his knowledge of the Demolition Boys will give him an advantage over Spencer. But in the first set, Seaborg, Spencer's whale Bit Beast, uses the water in the Black Sea Bowl to create a tsunami, which overwhelms Dranzer. Kai is desperate for victory and Voltaire makes him a tempting offer: the power of Black Dranzer in exchange for betraying his friends and stealing their Bit Beasts, but Kai stays true to his heart and resists his grandfather.
#25 - A Wicked Wind Blows
Season 1 - Episode 49 - Aired Dec 10, 2001
After Kai's first round loss to the Demolition Boys in the World Beyblade Finals, it's Ray's turn to take on Bryan in a best-of-three match. Ray learns the hard way that Bryan is a nasty competitor who'll do anything to win - including putting Ray himself through the wringer. When it's discovered that Bryan's attack includes the ability to manipulate air itself into a weapon, Ray faces a troubling realisation. To negate Bryan's fury, he must put his own well being at risk. But Ray's Bit-Beast Driger has other ideas, and it offers up selfless act of its own.