The Bladebreakers travel by boat across the Atlantic, where Kyojyu discover he suffers from seasickness. Meanwhile, he wants the Bladebreakers to evolve – however, they don’t have any good opponents around and there’s no use in battling each other since there will be no surprises. Meanwhile, an arrogant unknown beyblader at the ship’s cargo depot is challenged by some amateur players. He destroys every beyblade used against him, and Takao arrives in time to see him breaking one last beyblade in two with just one hit. Takao challenges him and releasies Dragoon to make it clear he’s no amateur. However, his opponent reveals his own bit beast, the much larger Griffolyon, and easily throws Takao’s beyblade out of the stadium. He then introduces himself as Ralf (Robert in the English dub and the versions based on it) and the Bladebreakers realize not all good beybladers are taking part of the World Championship and the defeat exposes the team’s vulnerability going into the Russian Tournament.