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Taste of Defeat is the 5th episode of Bakugan: New Vestroia. It aired on June 6, 2009.


With the Vexos losing one by one, Gus Grav called them all together, to explain that the Resistance has to be defeated. So, Gus decided to take matters in his own hands, and confront the Resistance to bring pride back to the Vexos. Meanwhile, the Resistance made a stop en route to Alpha City, where Mira gave Dan a Bakugan Trap called Scorpion, to help him in his battles. She says that not much is known about the Bakugan Trap, except that they are incapable or unwilling to communicate. Excited, Dan took off to get in some training with Scorpion. Just then Gus showed up (without revealing his identity) and started to mess with Dan's head asking what he will gain from saving the Bakugan, leaving Dan with the question of who he was. He returned later asking Dan what the answer is to his earlier question, and it was revealed that he is the number two brawler among the Vexos. Feeling confident, Dan decides to take him on, but was soon overwhelmed with the power of Gus' Bakugan Subterra Premo Vulcan and lost.

Featured Brawls

Dan Kuso vs Gus Grav

Round 1

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


Dan throws his Gate Card and Drago. (Power: 400 Gs)
Gus throws out Vulcan. (Power: 500 Gs)

Dan opens his Gate Card (Pyrus Reactor) to increase Drago's power.(Drago: 400 - 600 Gs)

Dan then follows it up with a Double Ability: Fire Tornado and Burning Dragon. (Drago: 600 - 700 - 900 Gs) (Premo Vulcan: 500 - 400 Gs)

Gus counters it with the ability Heavy Aegis. (Premo Vulcan: 400 - 500 - 700 Gs) (Drago: 900 - 700 - 600 Gs)

Gus activates the ability Titan Knuckle. (Premo Vulcan: 700 - 900 Gs) (Drago: 600 - 400 Gs)

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

Drago's and Scorpion's Power Levels are combined. (Total: 750 Gs)

Dan activates the abilities Burning Dragon and Satellite Boost. (Drago and Scorpion: 750 Gs - 1050 Gs)

Gus activates the ability Pyrus Durance. (Drago and Scorpion: 1050 Gs - 750 Gs)

Dan Life Force: 350 Points (70%)

Round 2

  • Dan Life Force: 350 Points (70%)
  • Gus Life Force: 500 Points (100%)


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

Dan throws out Drago (Power: 400 Gs) and Scorpion (Power: 350 Gs).

Gus opens his Gate Card (Subterra Reactor) (Premo Vulcan: 500 Gs - 900 Gs) and throws out Hexados (Power: 350 Gs).

Gus activates the ability Ray Drill. (Hexados: 350 Gs - 550 Gs)

Dan counters by activating the ability Reflection Boost. (Hexados: 550 Gs - 250 Gs)

Bakugan Debuts

Bakugan Seen

Bakugan Trap Debuts

Bakugan Trap Seen


Bakugan New Vestroia Episode 5

Bakugan New Vestroia Episode 5