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Poa the Destroyer
The Lion Guard Titlecard
Attribution information

   Howy Parkins
   Tom Derosier


   Alison Taylor
   Kendall Michele Haney
   John Loy
   Ford Riley

Production information

The Lion Guard





Air date

October 19, 2019

Episode guide

Little Old Ginterbong


Long Live the Queen

If you can't get rid of Poa the Destroyer, the Tree of Life is doomed.

"Poa the Destroyer" is the fourteenth episode of Season 3 of The Lion Guard. It premiered on October 19, 2019.

Plot summary


Beshte accidentally ruins the penguins' ice slide

Beshte has the day to himself, as all his friends are occupied with other tasks. Baliyo suggests touring the territory and meeting new animals, which inspires and excites Beshte. He visits the snowy habitat first, where a polar bear named Tangaagim teaches him to walk heavily in order to not slip on the ice.

Next, Beshte visits the penguins. In the process, he accidentally ruins their ice slide by trailing snow on it. Pinguino interprets the action to be deliberate. After leaving the penguins, Beshte inadvertently sends rocks raining down on a pair of mountain goats and causes a tidal wave that wipes out a pair of shrews. All the animals believe Beshte to be a menace.


Pinguino believes Beshte to be a menace during the musical sequence "Poa the Destroyer"

The animals who were victims of Beshte's mistakes run into one another and resolve to report the incidents to the Night Pride. Pinguino mistakenly calls Beshte "Poa the Destroyer" due to his frequent catchphrase ("Poa the Destroyer"). The animals report on Beshte to Baliyo, describing him as a monster as tall as the Tree of Life who is on a path of destruction.

Not long after, Baliyo runs into Beshte and passes on the rumor. Horrified, Beshte decides to visit the animals again and check on their condition. On his way to the snowy habitat, he accidentally ruins a fox's den. When Beshte at last meets all the animals again, they act evasively, as they are afraid of offending him.


Baliyo and Rani inform the Lion Guard of Beshte's reputation among the Tree of Life residents

In the meantime, Baliyo and Rani search the territory for the rumored monster. Pinguino intercepts them and files a second complaint, explaining that "Poa the Destroyer" had returned to terrorize his home. This causes Rani to realize the monster's true identity, as it matches Beshte's catchphrase.

Rani interrupts Kion's healing session and tells him to congregate with the Lion Guard at the Tree of Life. Once there, she explains that Beshte has been frightening the animals due to his accidents. A saddened Beshte exiles himself from the Tree of Life, believing himself to be a true destroyer. However, the Lion Guard decides to host a meeting at the Tree of Life where Beshte can earn the animals' trust back.


Beshte saves Pinguino's life

Bunga and Baliyo start leading the animals toward the Tree of Life, but Bunga lets slip that Poa the Destroyer will be there. Pinguino refuses to go and heads home. On the way, he runs into Beshte and flees up a dangerous icy ridge. Ignoring Beshte's warnings, Pinguino climbs higher and slips on the ice, falling from a dangerous height. Just in time, Beshte rescues him.

At the Tree of Life, Kion and Rani explain that Beshte is friendly, not destructive. Just then, Beshte approaches with Pinguino on his back. Pinguino declares that Beshte had saved his life, effectively clearing Beshte's name. The animals start up a chant of "Poa."



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Behind the scenes

  • The episode was released early on September 2, 2019, on DisneyNOW.

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