Tonpa tied up
Explosion × Of × Deception



Damashiai × no × Toriai

Japan Air Date

January 15th, 2012

English Air Date

July 30th, 2016, August 6th, 2016

Adapted from



Hunter Exam arc

Opening Song


Ending Song

Just Awake

Episode Guide
Hit × The × Target
Defeat × And × Disgrace
List of Episodes (2011 series)
Episode 15 Screenshots

Explosion × Of × Deception (ダマシアイ×ノ×トリアイ, Damashiai × no × Toriai) is the 15th episode of the Hunter × Hunter 2011 series. It first aired on January 15th, 2012.


Gon is able to perfect his technique to steal Hisoka's tag. He waits for days until the right time has come.


Gon at last perfects his technique for snagging |Hisoka's badge. He notices that his hands are drenched in blood and blistered from practicing for two days straight. The scent of blood attracts Hemotropic Butterflies. Gon then recalls seeing Hisoka wounded on his shoulder from Trick Tower. He takes advantage of this by using the Hemotropic butterflies to lead him to Hisoka's location.


Gon hiding from Hisoka.

Gon finds Hisoka, and sits quietly in bushes to hide his presence, waiting for the right opportunity to strike. Meanwhile, Leorio has a run in with Tonpa. Tonpa is collaborating with Sommy to steal badges, however, Kurapika halts Tonpa and they proceed to tie him up and leave him on a random rock with a sign behind him reading "Please do not feed!!!" They soon catch Sommy and his pet monkey too. Leorio receives his badge back and Kurapika takes Tonpa's badge, having a total of six points to clear the fourth phase.

Gozu vs hisoka

Goz challenges Hisoka.

At the break of dawn Hisoka senses someone nearby in the bushes and he proceeds to walk towards them. Gon thinks that Hisoka notices him, but it turns out to be Goz. Goz challenges Hisoka to a duel, allowing Gon an opportunity to strike while Hisoka is attacking his prey. Goz relentlessly attacks with his spear while Hisoka dodges effortlessly. Goz collapses from a fatal wound he received before confronting Hisoka. Hisoka knows Goz wanted to die in battle, but even so, he still refuses to fight him, because in Hisoka's eyes Goz's already dead. Goz enraged bolts towards Hisoka, but out of nowhere he's struck down by Gittarackur's needles, instantly killing him.

Gittarackur's face changing

Gittarackur's face changing.

Gittarackur removes the pins from his face, morphing into another one, and is revealed to be a comrade of Hisoka. He gives Hisoka another's badge, and having six points of his own to pass the fourth phase, he digs a hole and decides to sleep on it until the final day. In the evening of the second day, Hisoka begins to search for his target and comes across Leorio and Kurapika.

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