Kikyo's Assault (桔梗強襲) is the 172nd episode of the Katekyō Hitman Reborn! anime series.
Kikyo reveals that the Funeral Wreaths were holding back to entertain Byakuran, who has become tired of flawless victories. Kikyo is able to bypass Gokudera and approaches the base where Shoichi Irie is currently hiding. At the same time, Yamamoto attempts to break through the barrier and defeat Deisy before Irie is killed. Tsuna, meanwhile, is trapped in an illusion by Torikabuto, who was revealed to have faked his own defeat.