A thread to add Pokémon Fan magazine scans! Episodes title: May 12th: XY&Z026 - Rival Showdown! Ash VS Shota!! May 19th: XY&Z027 - Snowbelle Gym Match! A Battlefield of Ice!! Page translations: Spoiler ASH & GRENINJA! The 4 battles of their trial!! Four incredible opponents stand in the way of Ash, who has his aim at competing in the Kalos League! Together with Greninja, he takes on these four battles: *The Mega Trainer aiming to be the strongest! ALAN & MEGA CHARIZARD *The Kalos Region Champion! DIANTHA & MEGA GARDEVOIR *The Intelligent Trainer! SHOTA & SCEPTILE *The Gym Leader of Snowbelle Gym! WULFRIC & ABOMASNOW Ash Greninja holds the key! Will he be able to master this power that’s shrouded in mystery!? ————————————————————————– BATTLE 1: ALAN & MEGA CHARIZARD X Alan has gone on adventures all over the world, getting into battles against strong Trainers and Pokémon. He has also mastered the power of Mega Evolution, making him an amazingly skilled Trainer!! In their last battle… Not even Ash Greninja was a match for it! This is Alan’s partner, Charizard! Ash Greninja had the type advantage against it, but still got beaten by its intense attack moves. Blast Burn hit its mark!! It had this kind of power even before mega evolving! Its Flamethrower looks like it burns the opponent to ashes!! Alan aims to become the strongest together with Charizard!! What is Alan’s goal!? Novice Trainer Manon’s Chespin (Hari-san) ended up losing consciousness after getting involved in an accident. Alan is gathering Mega Evolution Energy in order to make Manon and Hari-san get better. Alan is gathering Mega Evolution Energy under orders from Team Flare’s boss Lysandre. “I will become strong so that I can protect those dear to me!” How will this episode’s battle go? Will the score be settled!? Ash goes up against the same opponents as the same duo from last battle! Will he be able to defeat Mega Charizard X now that he’s sharpened Greninja’s attacks!? ——————————————————————— BATTLE 2: DIANTHA & MEGA GARDEVOIR Diantha is the Champion of the Kalos Region! These two, literally the most skilled duo in the region, once again appears before Ash! In their last battle… The battle ended before she even mega evolved! Pikachu went up against Gardevoir, and this was the result of Gardevoir displaying its overwhelming power! “Please show me Greninja’s power!” How will this episode’s battle go? The Champion is driven into a corner!? Ash Greninja delivers one quick attack after another! Diantha has Gardevoir mega evolve to fight back! ——————————————————————— BATTLE 3: SHOTA & SCEPTILE Shota looks up to Ash and has assembled experience from lots of battles. He has had Ash as his goal for some time now, and is challenging him to a third battle!! In their last battle… Ash and Greninja won! Shota’s Sceptile fought with an advantage, but Ash Greninja still defeated it with a single blow. “I will surpass Ash one day!” How will this episode’s battle go? Shota’s strategy is well thought out and executed!! Shota, who has researched Ash as much as possible, proposes a 3-on-3 match. But will his strategy work out!? ——————————————————————— BATTLE 4: WULFRIC & ABOMASNOW Ash challenges Wulfric of the Snowbelle Gym for the 8th badge. He has to go up against a lineup of tough Ice type Pokémon! “Come on, try melting my ice!” Heavyweighter Pokémon stand in Ash’s way! All of the massive Wulfric’s Pokémon are super heavy!? Ash challenges Avalugg with his Hawlucha, which has a type advantage. But… Abomasnow attacks with Wood Hammer while jumping! It seems to smash the entire ground!! ——————————————————————— Predicting the future with science! What will happen with Greninja!? Clemont investigates the mysterious phenomenon that happens to Ash and Greninja! I investigated Ash and Greninja’s battle pulse! The Battle Pulse Measure Device: A device that investigates the two’s data! The result: Their battle pulse overlaps…! Greninja only changes form during battle when the two’s pulses overlap as a single one. This is evidence that their hearts and souls are strongly connected! Their movements are identical! Is this their true power!? In recent battles, Ash and Greninja’s movements have also become one, which has led to them exhibiting incredible power! Is this ultimate form Ash and the others aim for…? It is just as foreseen!? Perhaps this is the “future of further greatness” that Olympia, who possesses the power to see the future, foretold! Is Ash Greninja finally perfected!? Make sure to check Pokémon Fan issue #48!! Source: tumblr The next issue will be released on May 30, 2016.