Pokemon Best Wishes! Season 2

Pokémon: Black & White: Rival Destinies

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Synonyms: Pocket Monsters: Best Wishes! 2, Black & White 2
Japanese: ポケットモンスター ベストウイッシュ シーズン2
English: Pokémon: Black & White: Rival Destinies
German: Pokémon die Serie: Schwarz und Weiß Staffel 2
Spanish: Pokémon Temporada 15: Negro y Blanco. Destinos Rivales.
French: Pokémon la Série: Noir et Blanc saision 2
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 21, 2012 to Jan 10, 2013
Premiered: Summer 2012
Broadcast: Thursdays at 19:00 (JST)
Studios: OLM
Source: Game
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Demographic: KidsKids
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 6.421 (scored by 3830338,303 users)
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Ranked: #67682
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Popularity: #2491
Members: 66,052
Favorites: 33

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Satoshi, Iris & Dent continue their travels through the Isshu region. After successfully winning his 8th Gym Badge against Homika in Tachiwaki City, Shirona invites everyone to stay at her villa in East Isshu, where old friend Hikari is also staying, and participate in the Pokemon World Tournament Junior Cup before Satoshi participates in the Unova League. Team Rocket, meanwhile, initiate their final plan for the Isshu region-what is their purpose in their desire for the legendary Pokémon Meloetta?


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Characters & Voice Actors


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Sakurai, Tomo


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Inuyama, Inuko


Sudou, Norihiko
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Koga, Kazuomi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Yajima, Tetsuo
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Yajirushi ni Natte! (やじるしになって!)" by Matsumoto Rika

Ending Theme

1: "Mite Mite ☆ Kocchicchi (みてみて☆こっちっち)" by Momoiro Clover Z
2: "Rocket Gang Forever (ロケット団よ永遠に)" by Rocket Gang (eps 13)

Jan 9, 2022
- some gym battles,
- artstyle,
- some episodes focusing on side characters can be interesting,

- team rocket doesn't have any meaningfull story development,
- Ash trainer skills are the same as in the very first season back in 1997,
- lack of team plasma storyline,
- it feels more like a filler
Oct 20, 2017
Mixed Feelings
This is an interesting reviewing experience for me. I'm used to having about 100 episodes to have to sum up-- or sometimes twice or three times that amount. And these 24 episodes feel a little oddly placed... But they were pretty good, and a lot of important things happened. I'm not really sure where to start... so I guess I'll just go in order.

I really liked that they brought Dawn back for a little adventure with the new gang. Continuing on in Unova, I missed Diamond and Pearl more than I'd expected to. Though that little adventure was brought down a bit by Meloetta... the ...
Feb 17, 2021
Meloetta arc is what makes this season great. The Unova league part is lame.

In English Version, the season ends at Meloetta arc and serves as a season finale where Ash and his friends fight against team rocket. This has only been done in this season and the previous season.
A more structured season is made instead of just ending it anywhere. This entire arc is well written and fun to watch. Melloetta is adorable. Piplup and Oshawott are even more adorable.

Everything about the league sucks. Ash vs. Trip is a 1v1 battle instead of a full 6v6 battle.
New characters are introduced just before the league. ...

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