A Grand Return is the first episode of Bakugan: Helstara's Rise Arc 1.
Valentin Kazami, a Darkus Brawler from the previous season of Bakugan Battle Brawlers, is walking in a park on earth when a portal opens in front of him. He is sucked into the portal and meets up with Leonidas, who had evolved prior into Doom Leonidas to this event. The two are happy to see each other again, only when Valentin realizes that he is on New Vestroia, he asks what happened to the Bakugan and Leonidas's look of happiness becomes one of rage. Leonidas tells them that they have been captured by a sapient species called the Vestals. He explains that they certain crystals that make Bakugan revert to Ball Form, even in on the Bakugan's home world and paradise. However, Leonidas is in Warrior Form, which results in Valentin asking him why he isn't in Ball Form as well. Leonidas that hypothesizes that it is most likely because he was born in the Doom Dimension, where crystals such as those of the Vestals might not be able to hold sway. Valentin then uses new acrobatic abilities he honed before their encounter and jumps all the way onto Leonidas's left shoulder, a habit that will occur later on in nearly all of their adventures. The two then fly off to find the first crystal.
Meanwhile, a Vestal known as Spectra Phantom is monitering the two heroes, saying that they could prove useful in his plans.
- Valentin Kazami
- Spectra Phantom