Dawn Before Dusk, Part I is the twenty-fifth episode of Bakugan Battle Planet.
The Awesome Ones meet Benton Dusk discovering that their quiet little corner of the world is about to become larger.
Dan lectures kids about how Bakugan should be on the same page when battling, but one kid is annoyed about Dan talking, he’s bored and he wants to start battling. The boy in the purple jacket tells Dan that he’s dodging him and is scared, challenging him to a battle, he introduces himself as Kurin. Dan and Kurin battle, with Drago going against Darkus Garganoid. Garganoid seems to be dodging Drago’s attacks easily, Dan realizes Kurin is no beginner and the battle continues until Kurin stops the battle, saying that this is how it feels to take on Dan Kouzo in a Bakugan battle, leaving.
Dan gets frustrated about how Kurin left and made them look like a bunch of newbies. Despite Dan battling perfectly, Wynton points out Kurin predicted every move that Drago made, they also see a flash of light in the background. Back at the field, the AO discover that there were cameras planted around the area, Dan wants to find Kurin and confront him over his tricks. They want to catch him red-headed and expose him, but they discover Kurin lives next door to him, despite the house being vacant for a long time.
Lightning is sent with a camera to sneak into the house to investigate the satellite dish that is on the house, the AO find out that the house is filled with spy equipment and there is a team working for him. Kurin catches the AO watching his team, he tells them that he can’t let them go. Dan challenges Kurin to a battle, this time Kurin is fighting against Dan, Lia, Wynton, and Shun. Kurin’s team consists of Garganoid, Nobilious, and Skorporos, but he has a headset to help him analyze their attacks. Kurin has the upper hand due to his cheating actions until his spies spot Lightning on the desk, destroying all the equipment and rendering the communication to Kurin useless. With no directions, Kurin cannot win now, the AO defeat his Nobilious and Skorporos, with Dan teaching him a lesson that he should listen to his Bakugan instead of cheating with spies.
Kurin is defeated and Dan tells Kurin to start talking, but Kurin won’t tell them anything - running away. When the AO chase Kurin into his house, he tells them “they” have all the data they need, but Dan notices the door they are going through is the same door that was Duran Dane’s house, which mysteriously disappears. The AO wonder what exactly happened and the familiar man with gray hair is seen, asking the AO if they remember him, he explains to them that he will tell them everything they want to know about what’s going on.
- Dan Kouzo (Dragonoid) vs. Kurin (Garganoid) = No result
- Dan, Wynton, Lia, and Shun (Drago, Trox, Pegatrix, and Hydorous) vs. Kurin (Garganoid, Skorporos, Nobilious) = Dan, Wynton, Lia, and Shun win