Bunga and Simba happen to hear their cries, and the two race through the caverns until they reach a large ravine that cuts them off from Kion and his friends. Muhimu loses patience and begins to charge down the canyon with her herd. Kion attempts to convince his father that Makuu is untrustworthy, but Simba insists that all animals must be treated equally in the Pride Lands, no matter their past transgressions. In the midst of the gathering, Kiara rushes up and warns Kion that the giraffes have moved into the baboon's forest. As such, the Lion Guard decides to leave the Pride Lands to search for the Tree of Life so Kion can be cured from Ushari's venom. Beshte questions one of the galagos, Laini, on why they are so upset, and Laini explains that a ferocious leopard has settled into their tree. Together, they escort the impalas back to the Pride Lands, where Tamaa vows to only use his voice for good from now on. Beshte pushes a boulder into the flames, allowing his teammates and their charges to safely cross the ring of fire. Rafiki orders everyone to leave Simba to his recovery. Beshte asks what they had been hiding from, and the gazelles reply that they had spotted the Zimwi and taken shelter in the vegetation. Janja manages to escape the fire and realizes that he has been double-crossed by Scar. Bunga suggests that Kion use the Roar of the Elders to clear the boulders. Not long afterward, the Pride Landers assault the Outlands, and the Lion Guard breaks into the volcano's inner chamber. Kion doubts their claims, but finds himself interrupted by Timon, who explains that his mother's cousin's friend had known an ox who was eaten by the Zimwi. Once he realizes that they are simply passing through, he offers to help them find their way out. Back at Cikha Escarpment, Bunga and Rani witness Kion practicing his Roar. While he sends Beshte, Fuli, and Ono ahead to keep leading the herds, he and Bunga stay behind to help Muhimu give birth. However, he is kicked in the face by Muhimu's foal, and the hyenas scramble to get away, having been bested by the herds' teamwork. Bunga attempts to help his friends search, but his antics only succeed in irritating Fuli. With the help of Anga, the team's Keenest of Sight, they spot the next landmark, an iroko tree, in the distance. So it's likely Ushari gave Bunga a dry bite. Reirei and her family plot to attack a herd of zebras. Mama Binturong returns to her allies and instructs them to kill Janna while she distracts the Night Pride. Bunga gleefully looks on as Badili takes on Mapigano. Anga witnesses their disappearance, and Kion orders his team to investigate. The animals start up a chant of "Poa.". Kifaru agrees, not knowing that Mwenzi and the Lion Guard are listening from nearby. Kion assures his friends that it is just the wind and suggests that the little ones sleep together that night in order to feel safe. The Lion Guard manages to rescue the snow monkeys from danger, with Bunga saving Kimyo, but their home gets buried in the process. Kion suggests that Thurston accompany them to ward off any remaining flies, and the zebra agrees to his request. Despite Janja's threats, Bunga cries that he's immune, a cry that Fuli happens to overhear. He manages to take the staff and defeat Mama Binturong by passing gas and ruining her tuliza stash. Heeding his mother's advice, Kion uses the Roar to specifically target Makuu's float and keep Nala from being harmed. Across the floodwaters, Bunga encourages Kion to use the Roar of the Elders to get rid of the floodwaters, but Kion points out that the island could be destroyed in the process. The team wonders if they should travel around the mountain, but Kion insists that they climb over it to save time. The Lion Guard follows a trail of devastated trees to where Kifaru the rhinoceros has his horn stuck in the baboons' tree. Shortly after Basi and Beshte rescue a young rhino from one of their hippo lanes, the Lion Guard arrives, and Kion explains that they had heard an animal shouting for help. Though the team looks to Kion for direction, he asks Fuli for help, as he is not thinking clearly. Though Janja attempts to lie his way out of trouble, Kion steps forward and uses the Roar of the Elders to banish him and his cronies back to the Outlands. In the Outlands, Scar gets word of Sumu's success and directs his army to intercept them. The animals who've overheard these vicious predators rush up to Kion, begging him for help, and the Lion Guard sets out to stop the trouble. However, as Bunga begins to bounce on the branch to weaken it, Nyuni the weaver angrily reveals his presence and explains that his nest lies at the end of the branch. Makucha leads the Lion Guard to a canyon that ends in a cliff. After the departure of Bupu, Nyuni, and Zazu, Fuli critiques Zazu's nosiness, to which Kion reminds her that it is part of his job to know the business of the Pride Landers. In Kilio Valley, the Lion Guard struggles to put out a widespread brush fire. Meanwhile, the rest of the Lion Guard realizes that Beshte is missing, and Kion orders Ono to scope the area for their missing teammate. The Lion Guard decides to bring both Kion and Ono before Rafiki for healing. Ono overhears Janja's cackling and reports what he's heard to Kion, who suspects Scar of causing the trouble. Kion swiftly uses the Roar of the Elders to clear a patch of rock on the lava, where Zazu lands, breaks free of his cage, and is able to take to the air. In the meantime, Makucha's army invades the Tree of Life. A worried Ono swoops over the debris, but both animals make it out alive, and Simba berates Bunga for not thinking before acting. Long ago, when he'd just been a young honey badger, he'd encountered Timon and Pumbaa singing "Utamu". Just then, Mtoto the young elephant approaches with the Lion Guard's baobab fruit. He awakens, irritated, and nearly uses the Roar of the Elders. The Lion Guard rushes to stop a herd of gazelles from fighting with a herd of zebras. Scar orders Ushari to bite Kion and give him the mark of evil #Lion Guard #Battle for the Pride Lands used for entertainment purposes With the scorpion gone, the Lion Guard returns to Pride Rock, where Simba has weakened severely. Meanwhile, the jackals take off for the Outlands once more. Bunga falls flat on his face after attempting to attack Goigoi with his staff. Kenge is the titular main antagonist of The Lion Guard episode "The Bite of Kenge". After Simba and Nala leave, Hadithi thanks the Lion Guard for accepting the job and tells them to build his nest using leaves from the highest tree in the Pride Lands, as per tradition. Once Kuchimba is gone, Kion realizes that there are several tunnels to choose from. As the Lion Guard searches for their missing friends, Bunga snacks on more snails. Beshte suggests that Tiifu and Zuri visit the mudpots at the edge of the Pride Lands to moisturize their fur. Kion calms the animals, promising to figure out what's going on. At the watering hole, the Lion Guard regulates when the giraffes and zebras take turns to drink. Simba comments that the rocks will fall if the gazelles try to ascend them and then shouts for the Lion Guard to follow him. The two groups engage in a fight, during which the Lion Guard manages to chase away all of Makucha's minions. The Lion Guard investigates Twiga's tree. Afterward, the three return to Hakuna Matata Falls, where they eat utamu. Hunting:Kenge is a hunter, thus he is resourceful and cunning to track prey. After Fuli takes the victory, Ono wonders how he can fly faster next time. During one such game, Beshte hides in a bush, where he encounters an okapi named Ajabu. Just then, Ono spots another dust devil, and Kion leads the team to the site of the storm. While Ono flies off to fetch Kion, the rest of the team departs to save the Flood Plains. The resulting waves wash Lumba-Lumba back to sea, and she thanks them for saving her. Next, Tazama challenges Anga to find Laini, who is hiding in a dark cave. Kion uses the Roar to clear the boulders, but even after the path is clear, the antelope continue to stay put. While the Lion Guard works to save Lumba-Lumba, a wave washes Ora and his friends back to shore. However, he trips halfway up and has to clean up the spillage. The friends travel to Big Springs, where Beshte shows off his home to his friends. Ushari is present as Scar tasks Janja with carrying out his latest plan. It is implied that the bite given was a dry bite (Ushari seems to be aware that honey badgers are highly resistant to venom), but some fans find the moment satisfying after Bunga bullied Ushari a few episodes prior. Kion is appalled and warns her that she does not stand a chance against the Roar, but Vitani asserts that she can be the fiercest without the Roar. The skinks bank a hasty retreat, and Kinyonga explains that Scar plans to cut off the water source at Hakuna Matata Falls. Kion wonders where the next moja kwa moja stone is, and Anga explains that it is on a hill on the island. Bunga watches Fuli examine a trail of leopard tracks. Makucha attempts to take charge, but Chuluun and Ora rebel against him, each wanting to formulate the plan. When the Lion Guard returns to the Pride Lands, they report back to Simba at Pride Rock. The plan works, and the jackals are defeated. With the Night Pride out of commission, the army attacks the animals at the Tree of Life. Simba refuses to surrender, and Scar mocks him for not having the power to defeat him. A desperate Kion uses the Roar of the Elders to blow his foes away, but in doing so, he causes the water to recede from the island, then come back as a tidal wave. The cries of the zebras alert the Lion Guard to the situation, but they arrive too late to spot Ajabu. Back in the Pride Lands, Kion apologizes to Beshte for causing such a chaotic situation, but Beshte insists that Kion had only been trying to help. Ma Tembo declares that there is a food thief in the Pride Lands, and Bunga wonders what the big deal is. From the tip of the tree branch, Kion uses the Roar of the Elders, blowing the zebras to safety. In the Pride Lands, the dry season has started, and Bunga and the Lion Guard are busier than ever, much to the annoyance of Ushari, who Bunga keeps running over. Just then, they see Bunga at the head of a parade, celebrating his great wisdom. Presently, Hadithi arrives for the ceremony and lies that Ono is still trying to perfect the Hadithi Spin, when in fact the egret is trapped by a fallen rock, advanced on by Janja and his crew. Bunga then announces to the herd that they can cross the Flood Plains safely. In the Outlands, Shupavu hears a mysterious voice and turns to find that the Lion Guard has snuck up on the skinks by using foliage and mud to conceal themselves. The three admit that they are outcasts, but Rafiki insists that they must return to their families. On the way, Beshte rescues him from falling off a cliff. The Great Lions of the Past are the lions that appear when Kion uses the Roar. Since the two teams have tied, Ono announces that the win will be determined by Kion and Vitani's challenge. Later, Mtoto's mother struggles to rehearse her lines with Bunga, who continually forgets what he is supposed to be saying. The rest of the Lion Guard approaches and affirms that they are all right, including Ono, who arrives with his crest feathers gone. As he hovers over the battlefield, he notices several crocodiles leaving the event. While a sadistic trickster, Ushari is capable of complete loyalty, demonstrated when he opts to serve Scar as the second-in-command of his army. Simba compliments the Lion Guard on their success and declares that Kion would be proud of them. Back in the Outlands, Jasiri overhears Janja plotting with his clan to take over Mizimu Grove with Kiburi and Reirei's groups. Since he is a Pride Lander, Kion decides that it is their duty to save him. Anga spots the next moja kwa moja stone, and the Lion Guard continues on its way. When Bunga and his friends attempt to keep a family of baboons from falling with a loose tree off a cliff, the baboons refuse to see reason, and Kion sends Bunga up to scare them down. Ma Tembo points out that they will never be able to live up to Bunga's expectations, and Simba agrees. Soon, however, Kion laments having left Ono behind with Hadithi, as the tallest tree in the Pride Lands is difficult to climb. Baliyo comments that Bunga is rather quiet for a honey badger and reveals that he is friends with another honey badger named Binga. No sooner have they done this when Mbeya the rhinoceros cries out for help, and the Lion Guard rushes to save him. Afterward, Kion and Fuli track Makini and Ono by scent. Beshte accepts the responsibility and heads out to clear paths through the Flood Plains, while the Lion Guard leads Basi to solid ground. However, the Evil Lions of the Past like Scar appear in fire if they are unleashed by the Roar and the bakora staff. The very thought of the genets spins him into a panic, and he takes off again into the forest. The Pride Landers then resolve to assault the Outlands and use Kion's Roar to take out Scar. When a rock slide startles a herd of antelope into stampeding, Bunga and the Lion Guard rush to calm them down. He currently serves as a member of the Night Pride. Kion apologizes to her and implores her to accept Ono for healing. With Mapigano gone, Badili admits that he had been terrified, but the Lion Guard reassures him that he had looked nothing short of brave. Janja lands safely on a ledge, but finds himself trapped and abandoned by his former crew. Beshte asks Ushari why he would do such a thing, and Ushari spits back that Bunga had landed on his head and that he is lucky to have only been bitten once. While the Lion Guard stays behind to care for Varya and her cubs, the Night Pride and Kion follow Ullu to the Tree of Life. After the fiasco, the Lion Guard leads Hafifu and Majinuni to Pride Rock, where Kion relates the situation to his father, Simba. in Swahili. Kion admits that he sometimes feels the same way about his father, and encourages the brothers to act like princes so that they feel like princes. Beshte wonders what Ajabu will do next, and the okapi admits that he must return home, even if Makucha is waiting for him there. Beshte emerges from the brush and explains that he is practicing his bellowing for an audition with the Bellow Fellows, a group of hippopotamuses. In the Lair of the Lion Guard, Makini and the Lion Guard discuss how Scar was defeated by Simba, which inspired the Kumbuka celebration. Rafiki explains that the only cure is volcanic ash, which can be found in the Outlands, and tasks the Lion Guard with retrieving it. Just then, Thurston's frightened brays attract the Lion Guard's attention, and the team approaches him and his herd, asking what the problem is. Makuu orders Kiburi to back down, and then agrees to meet with Simba in order to discuss water rations for his float. Bewildered, Kifaru admits that he had wondered why there were so many trees on the path to Lake Matope. However, the act only succeeds in upsetting them, and in despair, Chungu sings "Chungu's Lament". Bunga comments that it is a good thing that Kion now possesses the Roar, but Kion only reluctantly agrees. Beshte asks Ushari why he would do such a thing, and Ushari spits back that Bunga had landed on his head and that he is lucky to have only been bitten once. Before the team can reach the hyenas, the clan runs into Kion's mother, Nala, who orders Janja to return to his territory. A terrified Beshte and Bunga resolve to warn their friend. The team assures Ono that he is a valuable member of the team. A group of young animals gathers at Rafiki's tree for a story about the Zimwi, a legendary creature that stalks the Pride Lands during the full moon. In the midst of the chase, Ono spots Reirei and her jackals attacking a group of pangolins on the other side of the Pride Lands, and Kion is forced to split up his team. Ullu the owl informs the Lion Guard of Mama Binturong's peril, and they resolve to help her. Just then, Timon and Pumbaa arrive to help the Lion Guard with their lines. The Lion Guard is alerted to the presence of three predators: Makuu the crocodile, Goigoi the jackal, and Janja the hyena. Simba happens to overhear the song and informs Bunga that his performance had gotten one thing right: that Simba is excited to lead the Lion Guard. He then explains that the cub they'd thought was Kion is actually the father of Nala, Kion's mother. Bunga, however, stays behind and remains unhurt, snacking on the honey and bees. The Night Pride arrives, and Kion leads the two teams in their attack. Just then, the team hears Zazu squawking for help, and they follow the noise to where Rafiki is attempting to paint a portrait of the baboon leader and Mbeya, the leader of the rhinoceroses, who is sitting atop Zazu. When Bunga succeeded and gave the grubs to Timon, Timon and Pumbaa decided to keep the little honey badger, and the three have lived together ever since. When Beshte inadvertently earns a destructive reputation as "Poa the Destroyer," Rani congregates with the Lion Guard at the Tree of Life. The mongoose named Bambun refers them to another animal, and he to another animal, and so on, until at last, the Lion Guard meets up with Seisou in a cave. At the Tree of Life, Bunga questions Rani on why Kion is not ready to use the Roar. Bunga orders the red pandas to keep Chuluun surrounded, then releases gas in her face. Makuu begrudgingly agrees to help, but his training is too rigorous and ruthless for the other Pride Landers to master. At last, he decides to make a running start and tries to jump his way up the walls. Bunga races ahead of his friends and tackles Mjomba to the ground, effectively saving his life. ", Bunga attempts to free Bupu from a tree branch. After the rescue, the team returns to the Lair of the Lion Guard, where Rafiki shows the friends that the paintings had been depictions of the past, not the future. Just then, Kion slips on a steep patch of ice and begins to slide down the mountain toward a perilous drop-off. Across the Pride Lands, the Lion Guard rescues a baby baboon from Mzingo and his flock. Rafiki rushes to the king's side and examines the sting, determining that it had been inflicted by a scorpion. The Lion Guard brushes off his warnings and continues on their way. That way, the Pride Landers will treat it like a celebratory event and have their spirits raised. However, after being cornered by Anga and Bunga, he advises them to talk to a mongoose. With Rafiki in the lead, the Lion Guard ventures to Rafiki's tree, where they find Makini having a bug-eating competition with Chama, Furaha, and Mzaha. Beshte asks Ushari why he bit Bunga. After the rescue, Bunga and the Lion Guard follow Kulinda's scent to where she is building a new nest in a tree. … She hastens to the Lair of the Lion Guard, where Bunga has fashioned a headdress of flowers for Ono, and she relates what had happened to the Pride Landers. However, Ono accidentally swallows the bugs due to the long length in which they're in his mouth, much to Bunga's dismay. The Zimwi reveals itself to be two porcupines. Kion uses the Roar to break apart the rock, not knowing that the wall functions as a dam, and accidentally opens a fissure that spurts water. Jasiri then tells Kion to take it as a compliment, for he is rather fierce. Just then, the tsetse flies reappear, and the team decides to hang out with the zebras. The Lion Guard heads to the Tree of Life instead and heads off Makucha, Chuluun, and Ora. The Guard then sets off in a new direction, though they continually meet dead-ends. After meeting with Simba atop Pride Rock, Dhahabu is escorted on a tour around the kingdom by Kiara, Tiifu, and Zuri. After Beshte leaves to walk Mtoto home, Kion continues to train his team by pitting Bunga against Fuli in a race. Fuli informs Kion that she can reach Pride Rock in time, but that she cannot carry the gourd herself. Kion nominates Ono to the position, and Simba accepts the suggestion. He nearly bites Janja when a melon is thrown his way, and he turns his attention to Makini. Bunga protests adamantly, worried for his friend, but Kion denounces the paintings once and for all, and climbs down to save the zebras. Out of pure reflex, Ushari bites him, and the Lion Guard proceeds to panic over the venomous bite. Alongside Shujaa, the team races to the rescue and confronts the invaders. The parents are shocked that Bunga had taught their children how to defend themselves, and Muhimu praises him for being the best babysitter ever. A shocked Chuluun loses her footing and plummets off the cliff. Though confused, the team follows him, and Simba orders them to jump from rock to rock in order to avoid getting caught in the mud. In the midst of the preparation, Makini arrives to help paint the elephants for the ceremony. Once there, Varya asks Rani for sanctuary, and Rani accepts. As the Lion Guard fights them off, Makini bears Ono to safety. They follow the stars to a series of cliffs, confirming that Makini's memories had been right all along. The Lion Guard presents it to her, adding that they have now fulfilled their end of the bargain. Bunga tackles Janja, forgetting that he has reformed. At sunset, Fuli, Makini, and Kongwe converge with Bunga and the rest of the Lion Guard. While on patrol, Beshte and Bunga spot Dogo's brothers making themselves at home in aardvark warrens. Thurston does so, and Kion comments that they must sort out their problems in order to avoid quarreling. They add that Christmas is about gift-giving and that a mysterious creature called Dandy Claws often leaves presents for the animals of the savanna. The team returns to the galagos' tree, where they find Badili once more resting in its branches. Kion wonders if the souvenir is a problem, to which Sokwe replies that the snow ball is perfect. The Lion Guard eventually reaches another chamber, where Makini leads them to a painting. However, Bunga refuses, insisting that he is fine. With the danger abated, the Lion Guard moves to depart, but Muhimu begs them to stay and watch over the herd. As she does so, Ono arrives, incredulous at Fuli's actions, and she exclaims that she is simply trying to make the antelope stand. Scar taunts Kion, asserting that Kion is now marked by evil and has the same destiny as Scar himself. ", Bunga, Kion, Fuli and Ono listen to Rafiki tell his tale. The plan works, with Kiburi, Reirei, Janja, and their respective clans slowing down the Lion Guard's progress through the Outlands. On the way home, Mtoto questions whether the Zimwi can be real or not, and Kion points out the ludicrousness of a creature having eight legs. For several months, Kion leads the Pride Landers in an epic struggle against Scar and his army as they attempt to overtake the Pride Lands. The Lion Guard then discovers that Ma Tembo has been forcibly outed by Bupu. Just then, Kion gets the idea to track down Muhangus and ask him for directions. Nearby, Thurston the zebra is aggravated by the storm and proclaims to the Lion Guard that they should be putting a stop to the dust devils. After the incident, Mama Binturong approaches and watches the Lion Guard from afar. At Badili's words, Kion realizes that he had made a mistake in having chased off Mapigano himself. At the start of the episode, Bunga, Kion, Fuli, Beshte and Ono are playing hide-and-seek in order to improve their tracking skills. A mongoose who had been chased away happens to run past Fuli, who resolves to save the Flood Plains with the rest of her team. When two gorillas named Hafifu and Majinuni enter the Pride Lands, they wreak havoc on several of the Pride Landers. Just then, the group hears a loud bellowing noise, and Kion demands that the maker of the noise show himself. Bunga eagerly joins in, but Kion questions the three young animals as to why they are not with their herds. Bunga pins Cheezi in the midst of a battle between Janja's clan and the Lion Guard. In the swamp, just as Makuu and his float surround Kifaru, the Lion Guard arrives and fights Makuu off. While Fuli leads the aardwolves to safety, Kion pins Reirei to the cave floor and orders her to go home. No sooner has he said this when he realizes that the baby hammerkop has gone missing again, and he, Bunga, and the rest of Lion Guard rush to save her from danger. Bunga and Kion struggle to walk in the harmattan. Bunga and Rani witness Kion using the Roar of the Elders. Ono explains that with the dry season on its way, some animals must eat extra in order to survive. After she leaves, a flock of flamingos lands, causing a disturbance. No sooner have they freed him when the rock pile begins to collapse, and the three escape to safety, where they reunite with Fuli and Ono. To the cubs' relief, the storm comes to an abrupt halt, and Tiifu and Zuri inform Kiara that the wet flowers will make her smell even better for the Wallow. Kiara makes her own effort to escape, using the combined strength of herself, Tiifu, and Zuri to push a rock into the river. The Lion Guard approaches Pratibimba with Heng Heng and Kely, and Rani resolves the dispute. When the Lion Guard expresses their excitement for the upcoming Kupatana celebration, Simba gently reminds them that Kupatana is a day of peace where all the animals in the Pride Lands gather together. Meanwhile, Kion finds himself surrounded by Zira and her pride. Unbeknownst to the Lion Guard, Ullu the owl spies on their activities and leaves to inform the Night Pride. As the team turns to leave, Scar arises from the flames and reveals himself to Kion, admitting his part in the plan to kill Simba. After the gorillas vow to leave the pangolins alone, Kion lets them up and demands to know who they are. They then take off in a different direction, while the Lion Guard continues to pursue the herd of stampeding antelope. Bunga and the Lion Guard arrive to confront Janja's clan. With Dhahabu's permission, Kion leads the Pride Landers into Dhahabu Grove, where they join the zebras in enjoying the water. Thurston reports that a nearby rock has been talking to him, though the team has its doubts. When Bunga and Kion return to Pride Rock, Rafiki leads them to the Lair of the Lion Guard, where he explains that Scar used to lead the Lion Guard until he lost his powers.