The BEST Episodes of Beyblade

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 1, 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.

Final Showdown!

#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.

star 9.37
35 votes
Writers: Eun-Mi Lee, Kazuhiko Soma, Tatsuhiko Urahata, Tomoyasu Okubo
Bring Me Dranzer

#2 - Bring Me Dranzer

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 25, 2002

Tyson recuperates in the hospital after being rescued from the island where he fought Team Psykick. Away from school, Tyson discovers he really likes hospital life until Hilary shows up with all his homework assignments. Meanwhile Gideon, frustrated with his attempts to capture the BladeBreakers Bit Beasts, hatches a sinister new plan. He demands that Doctor B and his team create powerful Cyber Bit Beasts using the data they have gathered on the Blade Breakers. The only problem is their data is incomplete. They need to analyze Kai’s BeyBlade Dranzer to complete their plan. Across town the Saint Shields gather and plot their own strategy to get the BladeBreakers Bit Beasts. It all comes to a head when Dunga challenges Kai to a surprise battle while Gideon’s henchmen record the whole event.. Kai and Dunga’s battle ends in a draw but not before Doctor B and his team acquires the necessary data to create the Cyber Bit Beasts!

star 8.33
3 votes
Testing One, Two, Three

#3 - 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.

star 8.25
4 votes
The Island of No Return

#4 - The Island of No Return

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 11, 2002

The Bladebreakers are trapped on a mysterious island and not sure how to get off, so they decide to split up. Hilary, Kai and Kenny head for the lighthouse where they hope to find a way to communicate with the outside world and call for help, while Tyson, Ray and Max accidentally find themselves at the site of their next battle. Kai’s gang faces difficult obstacles when their mysterious captor tries to dissuade them from reaching the lighthouse, and they barely escape in one piece. On the other side of the island, Tyson, Ray and Max are lead into a cave and right into a trap. They are challenged by Bat, a blader with the ability to see in the dark. Because Tyson’s ankle is sprained, Ray steps up to the plate. He almost loses Driger to his opponent… but Tyson’s quick thinking helps him win. By focusing on what he can hear instead of what he can’t see, Ray manages to target Bat’s Batranzer Beyblade and defeat him. Meanwhile, just as it looks like Hilary and gang have found a way to the lighthouse, a new blader challenges Kai to a battle…

star 8.00
3 votes
Beybattle for the Ages

#5 - 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

star 7.80
5 votes
Let The Games Begin... Again!

#6 - Let The Games Begin... Again!

Season 3 - Episode 30 - Aired Jul 28, 2003

It’s the finals of the World Beyblading Championships and the final battle pits Kai against the defending world Champion, Tyson. The fight is incredibly intense and what’s even more amazing, it looks like the two combatants are so evenly matched, there might not be a winner. And that’s exactly what happens! At the end of the battle, Kai and Tyson drop out at the exact same time! Now a dilemma arises. Mr. Dickenson has to make the final decision and he’s leaning toward calling it a tie because he’s afraid that if they continue the battle, someone could get hurt. But Kai steps up to the plate and pleads his case for the battle to continue, which it does! As the fight resumes, the intensity is felt throughout the arena. Again they are evenly matched and it looks like no one will take it, when… they both mount a final assault! It’s huge! In the end, Tyson comes out on top and Daichi and Tyson become the new Beyblade Tag Team World Champions!!

star 7.75
4 votes
The Evil Island of Dr. B

#7 - The Evil Island of Dr. B

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 18, 2002

Our heroes are still trapped on a deserted island and are puppets of the evil Doctor B who's intent is to steal the Bladebreakers Bit Beasts. But he does make a deal with the kids that if each member of the Bladebreakers can defeat a member of Team Psykick, he'll release them. Only two haven't fought yet- Tyson and Kai. The first battle is between Kai and Figel that Kai wins handily. After the battle, Kenny, Kai and Hilary resume their quest to the lighthouse to get a clear satellite signal to get help from the outside. Finally they make contact, but not before they return to find Tyson in battle against another member of Team Psykick, Daryl. This battle won't be so easy to win, as Tyson has a swollen ankle from a previous accident. But Tyson is determined to take the victory and free everyone from the island. In the end, Tyson pulls off a win and Doctor B's laboratory is blown to bits by his computers overloading on him! After the dust settles, Mr. Dickenson and Grandpa arrive in a helicopter to rescue the kids!

star 7.67
3 votes
Breaking the Ice

#8 - Breaking the Ice

Season 1 - Episode 45 - Aired Nov 12, 2001

Downtrodden and dejected, the Bladebreakers ask themselves over and over again: “Why would Kai betray us?” Soon enough, however, the boys get a chance to ask him themselves. Summoned by Kai to Beyblade on a frozen lake, the Bladebreakers must not only win to save their Bit Beasts, but must convince Kai that they will always be his teammates. Can they do it...?

star 7.40
5 votes
Writers: Eun-Mi Lee, Kazuhiko Soma, Kazuyuki Fudeyasu, Tatsuhiko Urahata
Victory in Defeat

#9 - 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.

star 7.33
6 votes
Writers: Eun-Mi Lee, Kazuhiko Soma, Tatsuhiko Urahata, Tomoyasu Okubo
Cruising for a Bruising

#10 - 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.

star 7.29
7 votes
Writers: Eun-Mi Lee, Kazuhiko Soma, Seishi Minakami, Tatsuhiko Urahata
Darkness at the End of the Tunnel...

#11 - 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...

star 7.29
7 votes
Writers: Eun-Mi Lee, Kazuhiko Soma, Seishi Minakami, Tatsuhiko Urahata
The Qualifier Begins

#12 - 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.

star 7.25
12 votes
Writers: Eun-Mi Lee, Kazuhiko Soma, Tatsuhiko Urahata
Changing Gears

#13 - Changing Gears

Season 3 - Episode 28 - Aired Jul 14, 2003

The finals have finally arrived and BBA Revolution gets ready to face the Blitzkrieg Boys in a heated battle. But before that can happen, a routine check-up of Tyson’s Beyblade turns up a faulty gear assembly, which needs to be repaired! Time is running out, and Daichi has to stretch out his match with Tala to give Kenny the time he needs to fix Dragoon! Just when things look their bleakest, Kenny brings Dragoon back to its former glory, which gets Daichi off the hook! And now, instead of running away from Tala, he comes back with an intense attack! But is it too late to get back the advantage over his crafty opponent?

star 7.25
4 votes
The Return of Kai

#14 - The Return of Kai

Season 3 - Episode 46 - Aired Nov 17, 2003

With three rounds already played, the G Revolutions team finds themselves with an unimpressive record… two matches lost, and one ending in a draw. Tyson and the rest of the team are practicing furiously to guarantee a check in the win column for tomorrow’s big match. The bad news is, no one on the team has the same skill with the Hard Metal Beyblade as Tyson does… or at least that’s what he thinks, and he refuses to choose any of his teammates to Blade in the last round of the tournament, insisting instead to blade both rounds himself. As all of the others vie for the last spot, Kai’s frustration at his lack of control with his new Hard Metal Beyblade reaches an all-time high, combine that with his anger at what happened to Tala, and Kai’s mood is even less cheery than usual. It isn’t until he connects with an unlikely Blading opponent that he gains the technique he’s been seeking for so long…the real question is, will Tyson and the rest of the gang welcome Kai back after all they’ve been through in the past?

star 7.25
4 votes
The Beyblading Spirit

#15 - The Beyblading Spirit

Season 3 - Episode 48 - Aired Dec 1, 2003

The battle of “Justice 5 Tournament” continues and Kai is clearly overwhelmed by the power of Brooklyn of the BEGA Bladers. Attack after attack sees Kai barely hanging on as he fights to stay in the match. Tyson and his team mates nervously watch, but vow to stay out of the battle because of a promise that Tyson made to Kai. Pleased with the progress of the battle and confident that Brooklyn will win, Boris watches from the sidelines with delight. Kai’s determination to win against these unbeatable odds begins to frustrate Brooklyn and he increases the intensity of his attacks. Suddenly, when it seems that Kai can’t take any more he manages to draw upon his Beyblading spirit and defeat Brooklyn. The crowd goes wild at this dramatic upset and Kai leaves the stadium only to collapse into Tyson’s arms, battered and bruised. Brooklyn remains in the stadium, stunned and confused after suffering the first defeat of his Beyblading career. Kai assures his concerned team mates that he is all right and tells Tyson that he should be more concerned with his upcoming battle against Garland. Tyson, as confident as ever, shrugs Kai’s advice off but secretly hopes he can summon the same amazing strength that his old friend showed in his battle. Kai walks unsteadily out of the stadium alone, collapses again, and then watches as Dranzer disintegrates in front of him.!

star 7.25
4 votes
My Way or the Highway

#16 - My Way or the Highway

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Jun 25, 2001

It's the Bladebreakers versus Spintensity in the semi-finals of the American Tournament. But before the match can begin, Tyson is forced to withdraw with a stomachache which he got from too much celebratory eating. Max, Ray and Kai must drag race their crafty foes through the whirlwind, highway-themed dish called the New Jersey Turnpike.

star 7.20
5 votes
Writers: Eun-Mi Lee, Kazuhiko Soma, Tatsuhiko Urahata, Tomoyasu Okubo
A Team Divided

#17 - A Team Divided

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 13, 2003

Die nächste Beyblade Weltmeisterschaft steht vor der Tür und Mr. Dickenson, der Chef der BBA gibt neue Regeln bekannt. Ab sofort werden bei den teilnehmenden Teams Vorrunden stattfinden, in denen sich die besten Beyblader qualifizieren müssen und dann Zweierteams bilden.

star 7.20
5 votes
Catch a Shooting All-Star!

#18 - Catch a Shooting All-Star!

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Jul 2, 2001

Tensions rise as the American Tournament heats up. Max fights for a chance to beyblade against his mother’s team the All-Starz in an upcoming match, while Tyson and the rest of the Bladebreakers realize that the All-Starz are a bigger threat then they previously thought. At the end of two tense rounds, Tyson and Steve are tied one-all.

star 7.17
6 votes
Writers: Eun-Mi Lee, Kazuhiko Soma, Tatsuhiko Urahata, Tomoyasu Okubo
Live and Let Kai!

#19 - Live and Let Kai!

Season 1 - Episode 43 - Aired Oct 29, 2001

It's the first day of the Beyblade World Championships in Moscow, and as our heroes leave their hotel, they still haven't been able to locate Kai who's been missing for some time now. Regardless, they arrive at the tournament and meet up with both the White Tigers and the All Starz who invite them to watch their first match against the Demolition Boys. At first things seem fairly normal, that is, until they start to battle. Things go from bad to worse for the All Starz who are no match for the Demolition Boys who quickly go up 2-0 in the best of five events. In the next match, Michael has to square off against a mystery member of the Demolition Boys and it turns out to be none other than Kai, who has defected from the Bladebreakers. In the final battle, Kai takes on all the All Starz at once... and wins!! After his victory, he commands the All Starz Bit Beasts to enter his blade and he announces to the world that he now possesses the most powerful Beyblade in the world!!

star 7.17
6 votes
Writers: Eun-Mi Lee, Kazuhiko Soma, Seishi Minakami, Tatsuhiko Urahata
First Strike

#20 - 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.

star 7.14
7 votes
Writers: Eun-Mi Lee, Kazuhiko Soma, Seishi Minakami, Tatsuhiko Urahata
A Wicked Wind Blows

#21 - 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.

star 7.14
7 votes
Writers: Eun-Mi Lee, Kazuhiko Soma, Seishi Minakami, Tatsuhiko Urahata
Day of the Dragoon

#22 - 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.

star 7.14
49 votes
Writers: Eun-Mi Lee, Kazuhiko Soma, Tatsuhiko Urahata, Tomoyasu Okubo
London Calling

#23 - 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.

star 7.13
8 votes
Writers: Eun-Mi Lee, Kazuhiko Soma, Tatsuhiko Urahata, Tomoyasu Okubo
Crouching Lion, Hidden Tiger

#24 - 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.

star 7.11
9 votes
Writers: Daisuke Aranishi, Eun-Mi Lee, Kazuhiko Soma, Tatsuhiko Urahata
Bottom of the Ninth

#25 - 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.

star 7.11
9 votes
Writers: Eun-Mi Lee, Kazuhiko Soma, Kenji Sugihara, Tatsuhiko Urahata