Squeeze Play (友情の証, Proof of Friendship) is the fortieth episode of Beyblade: V-Force.
Pleased that the Saint Shields no longer wish to seal the four bit-beasts, Dr. K gives a new Blader, Denny, a powerful rock bit-beast named Klarken and orders him to capture the four Sacred bit-beasts.
Meanwhile, the Bladebreakers are training by the sea and Kenny asks Ray to test a new weigh disk he developed in a battle against Max. With this new addition, Driger easily knocks Draciel out.
Zeo catches up with them and shows them his invitation to the upcoming World Championships. To his surprise, the kids invite him to practice with them but are interrupted by the sudden arrival by boat of Denny who challenges them to a battle. Ray answers the challenge and Denny takes him to the edge of a nearby cliff at Doctor K's request. Ray manages to hold his own against the powerful Klarken.
When Denny launches a second Beyblade, releasing yet another Klarken, Driger is overpowered and the battle seems lost. It is Zeo who comes to the rescue, refusing to back down despite having no bit-beast of his own. Inspired by Zeo's courage and determination and enraged that Zeo got his Beyblade destroyed by Denny, Ray rises to the occasion, vanquishing the two Klarken's and sends Denny packing.
As the Psykick boat sails away, Doctor K emerges at the deck and stares at the Bladebreakers. She spots and recognizes Zeo and asks "what on earth is he doing there". In gratitude for Zeo's efforts, Tyson makes him the fifth member of the Bladebreakers, with the others backing his decision.
- The team encounters Denny, the last of the generic Rock Bit-Beast Bladers.
- The Bladebreakers decide to make Zeo their newest member.
- Tyson Granger (Dragoon V2) vs Kai Hiwatari (Dranzer V) = Draw
- Ray Kon (Driger V2) vs Max Tate (Draciel V) = Ray & Driger
- Ray Kon & Zeo Zagart (Driger V2 & Zeronix) vs Denny (Klarken (x2)) = Ray Kon & Zeo Zagart (Driger V2 & Zeronix)
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