Zatch Bell!
Zatch Bell!

The Flowers of Evil

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Japanese Title Screen
Japanese title
Season 01
Episode # 20
Arc England Arc
Chapter(s) 43-46
Japanese airdate August 24, 2003
English airdate July 23, 2005
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Previous episode The Dark Lord of the Cursed Castle
Next episode Another Zatch

The Flowers of Evil (悪の花咲く呪いの城, Dai houkai! Barutoro no gyakushuu; lit. translates to Annihilation! Baltro Fights Back) is the twentieth episode of the Zatch Bell! anime.


Steng has Kanchomé and Parco Folgore as his hostages, telling Zatch and Kiyo that if they counterattack, Steng will kill Kanchomé and Folgore. In order to spare their lives, Steng ordered Kiyo and Zatch to give up their red spellbook to Steng. Upon taking their red spellbook, Steng attacks Zatch and Kiyo with his whip. After being beaten up, Kiyo asks Steng if one of the people that was kidnapped was his father; Steng kidnapped him this day's morning. Steng told him that he was asked by someone to kidnap Professor Takamine and he was rewarded with money. But he wasn't the one who ransacked Professor Takamine's room. After the little talk, Baltro and Steng attempts to finish of Zatch, Kiyo, Kanchomé, and Folgore. Before he could finish off Zatch and Kiyo, Kory, now with courage given by Zatch and Kiyo, steals back the red spellbook for Zatch and Kiyo. After dodging Baltro's attacks and giving the book back to Zatch and Kiyo, Kanchomé and Parco Folgore broke free from the controlled knight statues.

Continuing the fight, Kiyo memorized the positions of all cursed flowers controlling the body parts and Zatch destroyed them. After the limbs were destroyed, Baltro exits out of his armor, revealing his true self. Parco Folgore, taunting Baltro's real self, gets attacked and pummeled by Baltro. Steng then uses Baltro's Zeberu to control every brick in the room to make the castle collaspe and he and Baltro escapes the castle through a window. Before the others escaped, the gang frees the rest of the kidnappers including Kiyo's father. Unfortunately, Kory's parents weren't among them. The Major told Kory that Kory's parents made Steng mad that Steng locked them deeper into the castle. Zatch, Kory, and Kiyo searched for Kory's parents in the deeper parts of the castle's dungeon. The castle crumbled but the boys and Kory's parents were alright. They got out the crumbled castle alive. Baltro and Steng are escaping into the woods, they met the boy that bribed Steng to kidnap Kiyo's father to lure Zatch and Kiyo into the castle and the boy destroyed Baltro's and Steng's spellbook.

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Kanchomé and Parco Folgore as Steng's hostages after falling into the pit in the previous episode. Baltro and Steng about to finish off Zatch and Kiyo. Steng and the real Baltro, outside the armor. Seitaro Tamamine, Kiyo's father, among the kidnapped citizens.