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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 and please Spectra who is on Hydron's bad side.

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.

Featured Brawls

Round 1

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


Gus throws his Gate Card and Premo Vulcan. (Power: 500 Gs)

Dan throws out Neo Dragonoid. (Power: 400 Gs)

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

Gus activates the ability Titan Knuckle. (Vulcan: 600 - 800 Gs) (Drago: 400 - 200 Gs)

Dan activates the ability Burst Shield to nullify Titan Knuckle. (Drago: 200 - 400 Gs) (Vulcan: 800 - 600 Gs)

Drago gets knocked out.

  • Dan Life Force: 60%

Gus wins this round.

Round 2

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


Dan throws his Gate Card and Neo Dragonoid. (Power: 400 Gs)

Gus throws out Premo Vulcan. (Power: 500 Gs)

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

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

Drago and Scorpion's power levels are combined. (Power: 850 Gs)

Dan activates a Double Ability: Burning Dragon + Satellite Boost. (Drago and Scorpion: [- 1050 - 1150|850 - 1050 - 1150] Gs)

Gus activates the ability Pyrus Durance to nullify Dan's Double Ability. (Drago and Scorpion: [- 950 - 850|1150 - 950 - 850] Gs)

Drago charges at Vulcan and knocks him out.

  • Gus Life Force: 30%

Dan wins this round.

Round 3

Spectra joins the battle.

  • Dan Life Force: 300 Points (60%)
  • Gus Life Force: 150 Points (30%)
  • Spectra Life Force: 500 Points (100%)


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

Dan throws out Neo Dragonoid. (Power: 400 Gs)

Spectra activates a Double Ability: Dual Dragon + Item Core. (Hyper Dragonoid: 400 - 800 - 1000 Gs)

Dan activates a Triple Ability: Burning Dragon + Burning Tornado + Fusion Ability Pyrus Slayer. (Drago: [- 600 - 800 - 1100|400 - 600 - 800 - 1100] Gs) (Hyper Dragonoid: 1000 - 800 - 700 Gs)

Gus throws out Premo Vulcan. (Power: 500 Gs)

Vulcan and Hyper Dragonoid's power levels are combined. (Power: 1200 Gs)

Gus activates the ability Heavy Aegis to nullify Dan's Triple Ability. (Vulcan and Hyper Dragonoid: 1200 - [- 1600 - 1700|1400 - 1600 - 1700] Gs) (Drago: [- 900 - 700 - 400|1100 - 900 - 700 - 400] Gs)

Shun joins the battle.

  • Shun Life Force: 500 Points (100%)

Shun throws out Ingram (Power: 400 Gs) and Hylash. (Power: 350 Gs)

Drago, Ingram, and Hylash's power levels are combined. (Power: 1150 Gs)

Shun activates the ability Thunder Power - Glimmering Slash. (Drago, Ingram, and Hylash: 1150 - 1350 Gs)

Shun follows it up with the ability Wind Power - Soaring Strike Shot. (Drago, Ingram, and Hylash: 1350 - 1550 Gs) (Vulcan and Hyper Dragonoid: 1700 - 1500 Gs)

Vulcan gets knocked out.

  • Gus Life Force: 0%

Spectra throws out Viper Helios. (Power: 600 Gs)

Shun activates the ability Claw Thunder Position - Kagenui to nullify Spectra's Double Ability. (Hyper Dragonoid: 1000 - 800 - 400 Gs)

Ingram picks up Hyper Dragonoid and sends it flying into the ground, knocking it out.

  • Spectra Life Force: 60%

Spectra activates the ability General Quasar. (Helios: 600 - 800 Gs)

Hylash gets knocked out.

  • Shun Life Force: 50%

Dan activates the ability Strike Dragon. (Drago: 400 - 800 Gs) (Helios: 800 - 400 Gs)

Helios gets knocked out.

  • Spectra Life Force: 0%

Dan Kuso and Shun Kasami win the brawl.

Major events

  • 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.

Bakugan Debuts

Bakugan Seen

Bakugan Trap Debuts

Bakugan Trap Seen


  • 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 Spectra Phantom appears and 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!”
  • Had Shun not arrived to aid Dan, Gus and Spectra would have most likely won and taken Drago from Dan.