Series 4: Best Wishes Series

Best Wishes Decolore Adventure

The Best Wishes Series is the fourth series of the Pokemon anime. Following the events of the Diamond and Pearl series, a new adventure for Ash and Pikachu begins, as they head to the Unova region. He arrives with Professor Oak and his mother, Delia Ketchum, and they are introduced to the Unova region by Professor Juniper, who takes them to the lab. Ash and Pikachu encounter a legendary Pokémon: Zekrom who briefly appears and mysteriously confuses the town residents. After spending time in Unova, Ash eventually decides to remain in the region to begin his new journey for the Unova League.

Ash travels throughout the Unova region with Iris, whose goal is to become a Dragon Master. After his first Gym Battle, Cilan joins the group as well. Cilan's goal is to become a Top Pokemon Connoisseur. Ash encounters Trip as well, a photographer and who would eventually become his new rival.

*Team Rocket Trio

Team Rocket makes a return in new uniforms, having been sent to Unova on a special mission by Giovanni. Although, they trio returns to their original white uniforms later into the series.

Ash successfully collected eight Gym Badges and participated in the Unova League's Vertress Conference, where he finished in the Top 8.

After competing in the league, Professor Juniper offered Ash, Iris and Cilan to head to the White Ruins to possibly learn more about Reshiram, after hearing that her father discovered something new in the area. Ash, Iris, and Cilan encounter Team Plasma numerous times during their trip to the ruins. During the final encounter, Ghetsis successfully resurrected Reshiram, but Ash and his friends, with the help of Looker, N, Anthea, Concordia, and Team Rocket, managed to stop the evil organization from gaining complete control over Reshiram.

Finally, Ash, Iris and Cilan decide to head to Kanto, stopping by the Decolore Islands along the way. After going through the islands, the group arrives in Kanto. Iris and Cilan both decide to head to Johto. The group head to Vermillion City, where Iris and Cilan would take the train heading to the Johto region. Ash says his goodbyes as he separates from Iris and Cilan, and he and Alexa continues on to Pallet Town.

After spending time in Pallet Town and seeing the new Pokemon from Alexa, he decides to head to the Kalos region. The series conclude with Ash saying goodbye to Professor Oak and his mother, Delia Ketchum, as heads on the plane, bound for the Kalos region, leading to the XY Series.

The American dubbed version is known as Pokémon Black and White and marks the return of the Who's That Pokémon? The American dub is split into three seasons:

  • Pokemon: Black and White
  • Pokemon Black and White Rival Destinies
  • Pokemon Black and White Adventures in Unova (and Beyond)



Pokemon Black and White

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Pokemon Black and White: Rival Destinies

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Pokemon Black and White: Adventures in Unova

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Pokemon Black and White: Adventures in Unova and Beyond

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  • Ash receives a new outfit once again.
  • This is the first time that Ash regresses in a Pokemon League, only reaching the Top 8 in the Unova League, as opposed to the Top 4 in the Sinnoh League.
  • Team Rocket obtain new outfits, although they switch back to their original outfits.
  • This is the second series that the current English voice actors of TPCI has dubbed. As of the completion of this series, the current voice actors have dubbed more series' than the original 4Kids voice actors.

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