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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: 6.661 (scored by 21,238 users)
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Ranked: #49192
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Popularity: #1627
Members: 42,401
Favorites: 143
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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
Kobayashi, Yumiko
Itou, Shizuka
Miyake, Kenta


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
Dec 12, 2015
starpowerz (All reviews)
As a pokemon fan since age 10,I have noticed how repetitive the entire anime series is, and Best Wishes is no exception.

After recently finishing this series I felt the need to share my opinions so here I go.

story- 5: The story in this season seemed to take longer than needed. Some episodes weren't even necessary and can be considered fillers. The fact that it took the creators 84 episodes to conclude the first Best Wishes season baffles me,but that's pokemon for you. Some parts of the story took so long to tell that I can honestly say I felt confused some of the time while 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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