"Be glad I'm your first opponent. I'm not much. Hardly a real danger."

— Gido, to Gon

The Battle Begins!! (戦闘開始!!, Sentō Kaishi!!) is the 49th chapter of the Hunter × Hunter manga, written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi.


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Gon and Killua meet new fighters on the 200th floor and the two get some explanations regarding the fighting system there. The two learn that they can fight any day within a limit of 90 days; after a fight they can dispose again a preparation of 90 days, but if they didn't take part in any fights during the delay then they will be disqualified.

They also learn that receiving 4 defeats will declare them losers, while winning 10 fights, they will be able to move on to the next level and can challenged the Floor Masters. After learning the secrets of the last floor the two lose interest, but Gon still hopes to fight Hisoka. The two go to register and get confronted by the fighters from earlier. When they arrive at Gon's room they quickly notice the TV screen that contains the fight schedule of Gon which is tomorrow and he gets excited and gets a thrill on testing his new found skill.

The day of Gon's fight arrives and before the fight Gon remembers Wing's lessons about Nen and due to his excitement Gon disregards Wing's advice. After the fight begins, Gido launches his "Dancing Tops" and scatters around Gon. The tops hit directly on Gon that gives Gido a clean hit. Gon after getting hit by Gido's tops feels the impact and gets hurt.

Characters in Order of Appearance


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