Takao Kinomiya (Tyson Granger in the English dub and the versions based on it) realises he is running late for a Beyblade battle with Andrew, the best Beyblader in town. Before Takao gets there, a member of the “Shell Killers” (“Blade Sharks” in the English dub) named Hiruta (Carlos in the English dub) fights and defeats him, taking his blade. Takao arrives and snaps, challenging him to a battle at 3:00 by the river next day. A boy named Kyojyu (real name Manabu Saien; named Kenny “The Chief” in the English dub and the versions based on it) becomes friends with Takao, and they realize that they need a faster Beyblade to defeat Hiruta’ heavier one. Takao attempts and almost gives up until he has a vision of the Great Dragoon Spirit, a power that has been in the family from generations. With new inspiration, Takao defeats Hiruta with a newly developed technique. Before Hiruta can escape with his stolen Beyblades, his leader Kai appears and strikes him down for his failure. Disgusted by Kai’s callous attitude, Takao challenges him to a battle.
Takao quickly loses his battle with Kai due to the latter’s Bit-Beast Dranzer. Andrew and Kyojyu inform him that the Shell Killers are looking for the ultimate Bit-Beast nobody can beat. Andrew, Kyojyu and Takao rebuild Takao’s Bey. Meanwhile, Kai then orders Hiruta’ Bey be destroyed as punishment. Kai’s goons kidnap Kyojyu to use his laptop to find the ultimate Bey. Takao asks the Dragoon for guidance when Dragoon goes right into his Bey. Takao then re-challenges Kai, and they draw.