Pokemon Best Wishes!

Pokémon: Black & White

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Alternative Titles

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
English: Pokémon: Black & White
German: Pokémon die Serie: Schwarz und Weiß
Spanish: Pokémon Negro y Blanco. Temporada 14
French: Pokémon la Série: Noir et Blanc
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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
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Demographic: KidsKids
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 6.431 (scored by 6186361,863 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #71522
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2047
Members: 105,049
Favorites: 159

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When Satoshi and his mother accompany Professor Ookido to the distant Isshu region, Satoshi discovers Pokémon that he’s never seen before… and that he can’t wait to catch! He may have Pikachu at his side together with new friends Iris and Dent, but he’ll still need plenty of new Pokémon on his team if he wants to challenge Isshu's expert Gym Leaders. His quest to become a Pokémon Master just got even tougher!

(Source: Official site)

Characters & Voice Actors


Matsumoto, Rica


Ootani, Ikue


Miyano, Mamoru


Yuuki, Aoi


Miki, Shinichiro


Hayashibara, Megumi


Inuyama, Inuko


Miyake, Kenta


Kobayashi, Yumiko


Itou, Shizuka


Mori, Takemoto
Yuyama, Kunihiko
Director, Storyboard
Sudou, Norihiko
Director, Storyboard
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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

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 26-60)
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)


Oct 13, 2019
It's been years since this show aired and I still love returning to it! (Note: this review is based on the English-subtitled, Japanese anime. I strongly recommend watching this series in Japanese to better appreciate the characters for reasons I will explain in later in this review.)

A very fun, easy-to-watch show, with exciting moments, updated character designs [while still maintaining the charm of the 90's style, the new eye designs show the brown of Ash's eyes in more than close-ups and tearful moments], and better animation quality than its predecessors, although it hasn't reached XY's peaks of beauty or Sun & Moon's lively fluidity yet, ...
Dec 2, 2020
Mixed Feelings
There was some time, long ago, when I watched Pokemon Diamond and Pearl, it was in 2012, and then after a long break I wanted to go back watching Pokemon, but didn't want to rewatch but complete the series I have started watching from my childhood and completed DP later, so I started off completing the Pokemon anime with Pokemon BW - Best Wishes in Japan, Black & White in the International Dub, it was in 2018, long time after finishing DP, and when I watched Black and White I totally enjoyed, I mean, Ash maybe went back to learn basics, but as I remembered ...
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 ?!?


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