Sōsuke Aizen sends four powerful Arrancar to Karakura Town to create a distraction which will allow the abduction of Orihime Inoue. They immediately encounter Tōshirō Hitsugaya and his front guard in the Karakura Park. Hitsugaya initially confronts Yammy Llargo, who introduces himself as the 10th Arrancar. Luppi Antenor asks Yammy to let him take on Hitsugaya and his three subordinates together, and Yammy is left without an enemy to fight. At the same time, Kisuke Urahara relieves Renji Abarai, who is busy training with Chad at Urahara's secret training ground, from reporting to the battle, saying he will go to face up to the enemy instead.
Urahara saves 10th Division Lieutenant Rangiku Matsumoto from being impaled by the 6th Espada Luppi Antenor by severing his tentacle. After introducing himself, he is attacked by Wonderweiss Margela, only to bat the Arrancar away using a blast of energy from his Zanpakutō. As Wonderweiss proceeds to fire an energy blast Urahara has never seen before, Urahara counters before he can release it, only to be hit by another blast from behind. As Urahara falls from the sky, Yammy, his attacker, laughs as he explains the attack was a Bala, a weaker but much faster version of a Cero. Firing multiple blasts at Urahara's falling body, he hurls insults with every shot.
Urahara, appearing behind Yammy unscathed, taunts him, enraging the Espada. Yammy, asking him how he survived, proceeds to send another volley of Bala blasts at him. Urahara, using Shunpo to appear behind Yammy, holds his Zanpakutō to the Espada's throat. Revealing he has seen him fire off tons of the blasts, he says he will not be hit by them anymore. Concluding Yammy cannot figure out how Urahara was hit by the blasts and was not hurt, Urahara demonstrates his use of the portable Gigai as a decoy. Yammy, becoming enraged, begins to charge a Bala blast. Urahara, effortlessly negating the blast with his Zanpakutō, explains the blasts will no longer work against him, having sufficiently analyzed the Reishi composition of the technique and the Espada's muscle movements, allowing him to dodge or even negate them, and tells Yammy they should finish the fight.
Urahara goes back to his shop, and Yammy is angered at his slight loss, and that he will not get to kill his opponent.
- ↑ Bleach manga; Chapter 230, page 14
- ↑ Bleach manga; Chapter 231, pages 17-18
- ↑ Bleach manga; Chapter 231, page 19
- ↑ Bleach manga; Chapter 233, page 14-17
- ↑ Bleach manga; Chapter 234, page 12-15
- ↑ Bleach manga; Chapter 235, page 4-11
- ↑ Bleach manga; Chapter 236, page 18
|Major Participants||Ichigo Kurosaki • Yoruichi Shihōin • Uryū Ishida • Yasutora Sado • Orihime Inoue • Kisuke Urahara • Isshin Kurosaki • Ryūken Ishida • Gotei 13 • Visored • Espada • Grand Fisher • Shawlong Kūfang • Edrad Liones • Nakeem Grindina • Yylfordt Granz • Di Roy Rinker • Wonderweiss Margela • Kon • Kaname Tōsen • Sōsuke Aizen • Gin Ichimaru • Jinta Hanakari • Ururu Tsumugiya|
|Fights & Events||The Cold War • Rukia Kuchiki vs. Di Roy Rinker • Ikkaku Madarame vs. Edrad Liones • Renji Abarai vs. Yylfordt Granz • Tōshirō Hitsugaya vs. Shawlong Koufang • Rangiku Matsumoto vs. Nakeem Grindina • Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez • Visored Training • Tōshirō Hitsugaya vs. Luppi Antenor • Kisuke Urahara vs. Yammy Llargo • Ichigo Kurosaki vs. Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez: Round Two • Good Bye Halcyon Days|