Pokemon Best Wishes!

Pokémon: Black & White

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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: 6.421 (scored by 5926059,260 users)
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Ranked: #70652
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Popularity: #1982
Members: 100,406
Favorites: 152

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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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Mima, Masafumi
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Yajima, Tetsuo
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Opening Theme

Apple Music
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"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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