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Pokemon Best Wishes!

Pokemon Best Wishes!

Alternative Titles

English: Pokemon: Black & White
Synonyms: Pocket Monsters: Best Wishes!, Black & White, BW: Rival Destinies
Japanese: ポケットモンスターベストウイッシュ


Type: TV
Episodes: 84
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 23, 2010 to Jun 14, 2012
Duration: 22 min. per episode
Rating: PG - Children
L represents licensing company


Score: 6.981 (scored by 9051 users)
Ranked: #33112
Popularity: #1418
Members: 20,517
Favorites: 111
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As with both the Advanced Generation and Diamond & Pearl series before it, the Best Wishes! series begins with only Ash Ketchum, headed off to the Unova region, located far away from Kanto, Johto, Hoenn and Sinnoh, with his Pikachu. After he meets up with the new trainer and rival Trip and the region's Professor Juniper, he gains traveling companions in Iris, a girl from a town known for its Dragon Pokémon, and Cilan, Pokémon Connoisseur and the Grass Pokémon specialist of the three Straition City Gym Leaders.

Related Anime

Prequel: Pokemon Diamond & Pearl
Side story: Pokemon Best Wishes!: Victini to Kuroki Eiyuu Zekrom, Pokemon Best Wishes!: Victini to Shiroki Eiyuu Reshiram, Pokemon: Pikachu no Summer Bridge Story
Sequel: Pokemon Best Wishes! Season 2
Alternative setting: Pokemon Black and White 2: Introduction Movie

Characters & Voice Actors

Matsumoto, Rika
Matsumoto, Rika
Lucindo, Fábio
Lucindo, Fábio
Ootani, Ikue
Ootani, Ikue
Yuuki, Aoi
Yuuki, Aoi
Stevens, Eileen
Stevens, Eileen
Miyano, Mamoru
Miyano, Mamoru
Griffith, Jason
Griffith, Jason


Yuyama, Kunihiko
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Tomioka, Atsuhiro
Script, Series Composition
Momoiro Clover Z
Theme Song Performance

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Sep 30, 2013
I'm a long time fan of the Pokémon franchise, both anime and video game, but this season of Pokémon really took a turn for the worst.

It follows the typical story of Ash Ketchum, but this time there is just about no returning character except for Ash himself and Pikachu. I really liked the character Brock, but sadly he was replaced by a new companion, Cilan. I'm assuming Cilan is supposed to be the exact same as Brock, as he is the first gym leader in Unova. The other companion is as always, a female companion, and her name is Iris. Despite me finding it read more
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Mar 14, 2011
No hard feelings anyone, I've been a pokemon fan for a long time. I've stuck with Pokemon through the first season- until Diamond and Pearl.I've got games and cards, posters and collectibles. I've loved Misty and May was okay- but Dawn? I wished she'd just go and vanish somewhere.
I've loved the first pokemon series when there was just Ash, Misty and Brock. In my opinion, Pokemon should've ended on Diamond and Pearl.

Pokemon is one of the worldwide BEST kid cartoon shows, yes for kids. But many teens still watch it, I'm not saying you shouldn't or anything- but Best read more
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Feb 26, 2012
It almost pains me to put it this way, but Pokemon as of now can be summed up in one word. "Repetitive". Now this review isn't going to be unbiased, but a review by a Pokemon fan since the age of 6.

Story - Yet again, we follow Ash, Pikachu, and his painfully generic cast around yet another region. The story of Pokemon happens to be a story where if you've seen one season, you've seen them all.

Animation - This happens to be the only strong suit of Pokemon. The production values of this anime is some of the best. The new 3D effects work great read more
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Jun 13, 2014
I actually can't believe that anyone would give this a rating above 5.
I actually wanted to watch it after playing my Pokemon Black, however to say that I was disappointed would be a major understatement.

With that said let me get down to the review part.

Story : 5

The usual fail-safe Pokemon story, so can't really complaint about anything here.
However, I just couldn't understand one thing, HOW CAN ASH's PIKACHU LOSE TO A LEVEL 5 SNIVY ?!?

Art : 4

The art was let down. It broke the tradition and did not seem right.

Character : 2.5

I was not against getting new characters in the series but the read more
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In both series the main characters have very similar personalities. Both series there is a kid aiming for the top in Pokemon defeating the pokemon league and in Hikaru no Go trying to become the best Go player.
We all know Pokémon and Digimon, right? They are both very great shows, which a lot of people enjoyed in their childhood. Now both of them are back, with new seasons which debuted in 2010. New characters, new designs and a new storyline. If you're new to one of the series, then I would recommend the other one. You don't have to watch the first seasons to keep up with the storyline. Digimon and Pokémon both envolve children with monsters who are battling.
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Opening Theme

"Best Wishes! (ベストウイッシュ!)" by Rica Matsumoto (eps 1-84)

Ending Theme

#1: "Fanfare of the Heart 「心のファンファーレ」" by Aki Okui (eps 1-25)
#2: "Can You Say the Pokémon? BW (ポケモン言えるかな?BW)" by Shougo Toda (eps 25-60)
#3: "Nanairo Arch (七色アーチ)" by Pokemon BW Choral Gang (eps 61-78)
#4: "Mite Mite ☆ Kocchicchi (みてみて☆こっちっち)" by Momoiro Clover Z (eps 79-84)

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