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Pokemon Best Wishes!

Alternative Titles

English: Pokémon: 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
Premiered: Fall 2010
Broadcast: Thursdays at 19:00 (JST)
Studios: OLM
Source: Game
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 6.641 (scored by 21,884 users)
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Ranked: #49962
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Popularity: #1630
Members: 43,624
Favorites: 144
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As with both the Advanced Generation and Diamond & Pearl series before it, the Best Wishes! series begins with only Satoshi, headed off to the Isshu region, located far away from Kanto, Johto, Houen, and Sinnoh, with his Pikachu. After he meets up with the new trainer and rival Shooty and the region's Professor Araragi, he gains traveling companions in Iris, a girl from a town known for its Dragon Pokémon, and Dent, Pokémon Connoisseur and the Grass Pokémon specialist of the three Sanyou City Gym Leaders.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Ootani, Ikue
Matsumoto, Rica
Miyano, Mamoru
Yuuki, Aoi
Miki, Shinichiro
Hayashibara, Megumi
Inuyama, Inuko
Miyake, Kenta
Kobayashi, Yumiko
Itou, Shizuka


Yuyama, Kunihiko
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Yonemura, Shouji
Tomioka, Atsuhiro
Script, Series Composition

Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit 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)

More reviewsReviews

Apr 5, 2016
realar (All reviews)
I got to say.
What the hell, OLM?! You had gold of a storyline and you freaking blew it!
Did you learn anything from Diamond and Pearl? ANYTHING?! You forgot how to write a good rival. You made Ash look like a joke after he was at the top of his game. You gave him companions that were either cheesy or annoying as hell. Whatever happened to having a companion that COMPLIMENTED Ash, huh? What was wrong with Misty, May, or Dawn, hmm? They at least acknowledged his progress and didn't call him a stupid kid! I will say, I liked that they showed that catching more read more
Jan 29, 2018
LSSJ_Gaming (All reviews)
Just like my Citrus review this is a comedic take on my actual opinions so some jokes will be thrown in.

OH BOY WHO REMEMBERS WHEN GEN 5 CAME OUT. I was only 8 when Pokemon Black and White launched in Japan back in 2010. A year later we got the games here and it was a blast. I fondly remember that In mid 2010 I like annoyed my parents so much with Pokemon that I wasn't allowed to consume any Pokemon media until Black and White came out. I ATE ALL THE BW SHIT UP LIKE THOSE 10 YEAR OLDS ON XBOXLIVE read more
Nov 14, 2015
DarkRaven804 (All reviews)
Pokemon is one of my favorite video game series of all time. I also a huge fan of the movies,anime,etc. I love anything pokemon. Pokemon Best Wishes! is a very boring series. In my opinion, it ruined pokemon. Like a Ice Cream Cone pokemon? Thats stupid. I can't stand it. I wish pokemon will be like what it used to be.

Storyline3/10-Ash Ketchum, a 10 year old kid now going to the Unova region to catch em' all. I wouldn't hate the storyline to much if it wasn't so dumb. I don't hate the pokemon storyline. From Indigo Leauge, to Dimaond and Pearl, it was amazing. read more
Jun 13, 2014
abhinaVADAR42 (All reviews)
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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