List of Pokémon: Black & White: Adventures in Unova episodes

This is a list of episodes of Pokémon: Black & White: Adventures in Unova (advertised as Pokémon: BW: Adventures in Unova), the sixteenth season of the Pokémon animated series and the third part of Pokémon the Series: Black & White. It originally aired in Japan from October 11, 2012 to April 18, 2013 on TV Tokyo, in the United States from February 2, 2013 to July 20, 2013 on Cartoon Network, and in South Korea from April 17 to May 30, 2013 on Tooniverse, covering the continuing adventures of series protagonist Ash Ketchum and Pikachu as he continues traveling through Unova with Cilan and Iris. In Japan, the episodes comprising this season aired as part of the Best Wishes!, under two subtitles.

List of Pokémon: Black & White: Adventures in Unova episodes
Season 16
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Top: English Pokémon: Black & White: Adventures in Unova title logo
Bottom: Japanese Pocket Monsters: Best Wishes! Season 2: Episode N title logo
Country of originJapan
No. of episodes25
Original networkTV Tokyo
Original releaseOctober 11, 2012 (2012-10-11) –
April 18, 2013 (2013-04-18)
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BW: Rival Destinies

The first eleven episodes were aired in Japan and in South Korea as the second half of Pocket Monsters: Best Wishes! Season 2 (ポケットモンスター ベストウイッシュ シーズン2, Poketto Monsutā Besuto Uisshu Shīzun Tsū), and (포켓몬스터 베스트위시2, Poketmonseuteu Besuteu Wisi Du), having their initial run in Japan from October 11, 2012 until January 10, 2013. In these episodes, Ash and his friends leave Cynthia's villa and travel to Vertress City, where the Unova League tournament is being held. Ash competes in the Vertress Conference against his old rivals named Trip, Bianca, and Stephan as well as his newest rivals named Cameron and Virgil for the title of Unova League Champion.

The next fourteen episodes were broadcast under the subtitle Pocket Monsters: Best Wishes! Season 2: Episode N (ポケットモンスター ベストウイッシュ シーズン2 エピソードN, Poketto Monsutā Besuto Uisshu Shīzun Tsū Episōdo Enu), and (포켓몬스터 베스트위시 2 에피소드 N, Poketmonseuteo Besuteu Wisi Du Episdodeu En. It first aired in Japan on January 17, 2013, concluding on April 18, 2013. After completing the Vertress Conference, Ash and his friends decide to journey to the White Ruins dedicated to the legendary Pokémon, Reshiram. Along the way, they meet the enigmatic N and face off against the villainous Team Plasma. Investigating the villainous organization is Looker of the International Police, who returns to the series for the first time since Diamond and Pearl: Galactic Battles. Team Rocket (Jessie, James, and Meowth) also return after a brief absence since the Season 15 finale as well as the controlled wild Pokémon attacking without menacing and killing.

The Japanese opening songs are "Be an Arrow!" (やじるしになって!, Yajirushi ni Natte!) and "Be an Arrow! 2013" (やじるしになって! 2013, Yajirushi ni Natte! 2013) by Rika Matsumoto. The ending songs are "Look Look☆Here" (みてみて☆こっちっち, Mite Mite☆Kotchitchi) by Momoiro Clover Z (桃色黒羽ゼット), and "Sakura Go-Round" (サクラ・ゴーラウンド, Sakura Gō-Raundo) by Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku (チュ学私立恵比寿). The English opening song is "It's Always You and Me" by Neal Coomer and Kathryn Raio. The instrumental version of English opening song "It's Always You and Me (Instrumental)" did serve as the end credit song. The Korean opening songs are "With My Friends" (내 친구와 함께, Naechinguwa Hamkke) by Jeong Suseong and "We Are One" (우리는 하나, Urineun Hana) by Kim Hayeong. The ending songs are "It's Me, It's Me" (나야나야, Nayanaya) by Jeong Suseong and "Our Memories" (우리들의 추억, Urideurui Chu-ok) by Kim Hayeong and Shin Mi Jin.


The division between seasons of Pokémon is based on the English version openings of each episode, and may not reflect the actual production season. The English episode numbers are based on their first airing in the United States either in syndication on Cartoon Network, or in Canada on YTV. Other English-speaking nations largely follow either this order or the Japanese order.

The first episode of this season aired on October 11, 2012, in Japan and premiered in the United States on February 2, 2013.[1]


J# E# English title
Japanese title
Original air date[2] English air date
757751"Beauties Battling for Pride and Prestige!" (The World's Most Magnificent Pokémon!? Chillaccino vs. Tsutarja!)
Transcription: "Sekaiichi Karei na Pokemon!? Chirachīno tai Tsutāja!" (Japanese: 世界一華麗なポケモン!?チラチーノVSツタージャ!)
October 11, 2012 (2012-10-11)February 2, 2013
Learning that the Unova League will be held at Vertress City, Ash and his friends prepare for the tournament, but not before making a detour towards Iris' hometown, the Village of Dragons. But along the way, Iris drags the boys and their Pokémon into competing against a group of women who believe that their Pokémon are not only powerful but more beautiful than anyone else's.
758752"A Surface to Air Tag Battle Team!" (A Sky and Earth Tag Battle!)
Transcription: "Ōzora to Daichi no Taggu Batoru!" (Japanese: 大空と大地のタッグバトル!)
October 18, 2012 (2012-10-18)February 9, 2013
On the way to the Unova League, Ash and Cilan get challenged to a Tag Battle against the brothers Soren and Rocko who have trained their Braviary (Soldier of the skies) and Drilbur (Warrior of the land) to perform amazing combination attacks.
759753"A Village Homecoming!" (Iris Returns to the Dragon Village!)
Transcription: "Airisu, Ryū no Sato e Kaeru!" (Japanese: アイリス、竜の里へ帰る!)
October 25, 2012 (2012-10-25)February 16, 2013
On the way to Vertress City, Ash, Cilan, and Iris find their way to Iris's hometown: the Village of Dragons. While there, Iris shows Axew to her elder and helps her childhood friend Shannon when one of her Zweilous suddenly evolves into Hydreigon and goes out of control.
760754"Drayden Versus Iris: Past, Present, and Future!" (Sōryū Gym! Iris vs. Shaga!!)
Transcription: "Sōryū Jimu! Airisu tai Shaga!!" (Japanese: ソウリュウジム!アイリスVSシャガ!!)
November 8, 2012 (2012-11-08)February 23, 2013
The gang arrives in Opelucid City for Iris' scheduled rematch against the Dragon Master and Gym Leader Drayden, who handed her and Excadrill their first-ever defeat years ago. Upon arrival, Iris remembers her difficult time in going to school there and trying to adjust to urban life. She and the others then travel to the Opelucid Gym for her rematch with Drayden, where she puts her Excadrill and Dragonite to the test, respectively, against Drayden's Haxorus and Druddigon in order for him to evaluate her training and skills.
761755"Team Eevee and the Pokémon Rescue Squad!" (Dispatch Team Eevee! Pokémon Rescue Squad!!)
Transcription: "Chīmu Ībui Shutsudō seyo! Pokemon Resukyū Tai!!" (Japanese: チーム・イーブイ出動せよ!ポケモンレスキュー隊!!)
November 15, 2012 (2012-11-15)March 2, 2013
Near Vertress City, the gang meets the Pokémon Rescue Squad's Virgil - trainer of Team Eevee - and his brother Davey, whom they decide to assist in helping a group of troubled Cryoganal.
762756"Curtain Up, Unova League!" (The Isshu League Higaki Tournament Begins! Satoshi Against Shooty!!)
Transcription: "Kaimaku: Isshu Rīgu Higaki Taikai! Satoshi tai Shūtī!!" (Japanese: 開幕 イッシュリーグ・ヒガキ大会!サトシ対シューティー!!)
November 22, 2012 (2012-11-22)March 9, 2013
The Unova League begins, and as the preliminary round matches get underway, Ash finds himself up against Trip.
763757"Mission: Defeat your Rival!" (Fiece Fighting! The Rival Battle Leads to Victory!!)
Transcription: "Nettō! Raibaru Batoru o Kachinuke!!" (Japanese: 熱闘!ライバルバトルを勝ちぬけ!!)
November 29, 2012 (2012-11-29)March 16, 2013
Ash's battle against Trip continues, with Pikachu facing Serperior. As the preliminaries end and the first round begins, Bianca pits her Escavalier and Emboar against Cameron's Samurott and Riolu.
764758"Lost at the League!" (Kibago Gets Lost!)
Transcription: "Kibago Maigo ni Naru!" (Japanese: キバゴ迷子になる!)
December 6, 2012 (2012-12-06)March 23, 2013
During a break in the competition, Iris's Axew follows a balloon and gets lost in Vertress City. Pikachu manages to track him down, but they are cornered by a group of Trubbish and their Garbodor leader.
765759"Strong Strategy Steals the Show!" (Dageki Appears! Satoshi Against Kenyan!!)
Transcription: "Dageki Tōjō! Satoshi tai Keniyan!!" (Japanese: ダゲキ登場!サトシ対ケニヤン!!)
December 13, 2012 (2012-12-13)March 30, 2013
The third round of battles at the Unova League begins, and Ash finds himself up against Stephan, putting Krookodile, Palpitoad, and Leavanny up against Stephan's Liepard, Zebstrika, and Sawk.
766760"Cameron's Secret Weapon!" (Satoshi Against Kotetsu! The Secret Weapon Sazandora!!)
Transcription: "Satoshi tai Kotetsu! Himitsu Heiki Sazandora!!" (Japanese: サトシ対コテツ!秘密兵器サザンドラ!!)
December 20, 2012 (2012-12-20)April 6, 2013
In the fourth round of matches, Ash battles against Cameron - who begins the match by revealing his secret weapon, Hydreigon.
767761"A Unova League Evolution!" (The Isshu League Ends! Pikachu Against Lucario!!)
Transcription: "Ketchaku Isshu Rīgu! Pikachū tai Rukario!!" (Japanese: 決着イッシュリーグ!ピカチュウ対ルカリオ!!)
January 10, 2013 (2013-01-10)April 13, 2013
Ash's Snivy and Pikachu must face off against Cameron and his newly evolved Lucario.
768762"New Places... Familiar Faces!" (Araragi Laboratory! A New Journey!!)
Transcription: "Araragi Kenkyūjo! Aratanaru Tabidachi!!" (Japanese: アララギ研究所!新たなる旅立ち!!)
January 17, 2013 (2013-01-17)April 20, 2013
With the Unova League tournament over, Ash and company return to Nuvema Town to meet up with Professor Juniper and to tell Professor Oak about his results. Along the way, they meet Nanette who is going to see Juniper for her first Pokémon, and eventually chooses Tepig and asks to have her first battle with Ash. However, during the battle, a robot appears, piloted by none other than Team Rocket, who have reverted to their old ways (and their old motto) of stealing Pikachu. Later, Professor Juniper gets a call from her father, who invites Ash and friends to visit him at the White Ruins, located north of Icirrus City.
769763"The Name's N!" (Friend... His Name Is N!)
Transcription: "Tomodachi... Sono Na wa Enu!" (Japanese: トモダチ…その名はN!)
January 24, 2013 (2013-01-24)April 27, 2013
On a boat heading to see ruins dedicated to Reshiram, Ash, Iris, and Cilan meet the mysterious boy calling himself N, who quickly befriends their Pokémon. However, when Team Rocket attacks the group once more and James's Amoonguss paralyzes Pikachu with Stun Spore, N's timely intervention helps turn the tide of the fight.
770764"There's a New Gym Leader in Town!" (The New Gym Leader Cheren!)
Transcription: "Shin Jimu Rīdā Cheren!" (Japanese: 新ジムリーダー・チェレン!)
January 31, 2013 (2013-01-31)May 4, 2013
The group's boat arrives in Aspertia City, and they arrange to meet Cheren, Professor Juniper's acquaintance and the city's new Gym Leader. A teacher at the local Pokémon School, Cheren is lacking in confidence regarding his worth for the title, something Cilan - as a former Gym Leader himself - connects with him over. After misadventures in the Pokémon House on the school grounds - including a series of mishaps between Cilan, Pansage, and a flock of Ducklett - Ash has an unofficial Gym match against Cheren, Oshawott facing off against Herdier.
771765"Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot!" (Achroma vs. Handsome! The Team Plasma Conspiracy!!)
Transcription: "Akuroma tai Hansamu! Purasuma-dan no Inbō!!" (Japanese: アクロマVSハンサム!プラズマ団の陰謀!!)
February 7, 2013 (2013-02-07)May 11, 2013
When Team Plasma scientist Colress uses his machine to draw out Pokémon strength, the controlled wild Pokémon attack the residents of nearby Floccesy Town. Ash, Iris, and Cilan get caught in the middle of the mayhem when Pikachu and Axew also fall under his control, but when they are saved by Looker, they agree to aid him in his investigation of Team Plasma and Colress's scheme.
772766"The Light of Floccesy Ranch!" (The Fog of Sangi Ranch! Denryu's Light!!)
Transcription: "Kiri no Sangi Bokujō! Denryū no Akari!!" (Japanese: 霧のサンギ牧場!デンリュウのあかり!!)
February 14, 2013 (2013-02-14)May 18, 2013
While stopped at Floccesy Ranch, Iris's Dragonite helps rancher Elly's Ampharos get into the fighting spirit.
773767"Saving Braviary" (N Returns! Warrgle Rescue Mission!!)
Transcription: "Enu Futatabi! Wōguru Kyūshutsu Sakusen!!" (Japanese: N再び!ウォーグル救出作戦!!)
February 21, 2013 (2013-02-21)May 25, 2013
Ash and friends once again run into N, who has freed a Braviary held captive by Team Plasma. They help him bring it to a Pokémon Center, but when Braviary is tracked by a pair of Team Plasma Grunts - Nero and Bianco, who respectively use a Seviper and Zangoose in battle - N puts his life on the line. Successfully freeing Braviary, N joins the group on their journey to the White Ruins.
774768"The Pokémon Harbor Patrol!" (Hurry Up! The Pokémon Coastal Rescue Team!!)
Transcription: "Isoge! Pokemon Wangan Kyūjotai!!" (Japanese: 急げ!ポケモン湾岸救助隊!!)
February 28, 2013 (2013-02-28)June 1, 2013
Upon returning to Virbank City, Ash and friends meet Halsey who runs a rescue team consisting of his two Frillish, his Dewott, and his Watchog. Making his personal feelings on the idea of Pokémon putting themselves at risk for the sake of humans known, N's belief that Watchog (who seems ill-suited for the Team's risky endeavours) is being used as a tool causes an ideological clash between Halsey and N, but the two young men must put their enmities aside when a fire breaks out in Virbank City's Industrial Complex.
775769"The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!" (Burn, Lizardon! Vs. Kairyu!)
Transcription: "Moe yo Rizādon! Bui Esu Kairyū!" (Japanese: 燃えよリザードン!VSカイリュー!)
March 7, 2013 (2013-03-07)June 8, 2013
Ash and his friends come across the Kanto Fair, and seeing a Charmander perform on stage reminds him of his old friend Charizard. He tells Iris, Cilan and N about his and Charizard's history, with Misty and Brock making cameos during the tale. Professor Oak sends Charizard over, and after he meets Iris' Dragonite, the two trainers agree to have a friendly match. Ash's offer to let Charizard rejoin his team is met with approval from all parties involved.
776770"Team Plasma's Pokémon Manipulation!" (Team Plasma's Ambitions! Manipulated Pokémon!!)
Transcription: "Purazuma-dan no Yabō! Ayatsurareta Pokemon-tachi!!" (Japanese: プラズマ団の野望!操られたポケモンたち!!)
March 14, 2013 (2013-03-14)June 15, 2013
Colress appears and tests his newly-advanced machine on Dragon-type Pokémon - first taking over a young trainer's Haxorus, and later Iris's Dragonite. As Ash and Charizard try to stop them, N puts himself in the crossfire, knowing the Pokémon should be friends and not fight.
777771"Secrets From Out of the Fog!" (N's Secret... Beyond the Fog!)
Transcription: "Enu no Himitsu... Kiri no Kanata ni!" (Japanese: Nの秘密…霧の彼方に!)
March 21, 2013 (2013-03-21)June 22, 2013
After N is hurt by Colress's machine, two young women, Anthea and Concordia, come to save him. It is from these two girls that Ash and the others learn the truth about N's life, including his link to the evil Ghetsis.
778772"Meowth, Colress and Team Rivalry!" (Team Rocket vs. Team Plasma! Nyarth and Achroma!!)
Transcription: "Roketto-dan tai Purazuma-dan! Nyāsu to Akuroma!!" (Japanese: ロケット団VSプラズマ団!ニャースとアクロマ!!)
March 28, 2013 (2013-03-28)June 29, 2013
Team Plasma's Colress convinces Team Rocket's Jessie and James to use his technology on Meowth to make him stronger, but it is all part of Colress's plans to test his Pokémon controlling device.
779773"Ash and N: A Clash of Ideals!" (The White Ruins! Satoshi Against N!!)
Transcription: "Shiro no Iseki! Satoshi tai Enu!!" (Japanese: 白の遺跡!サトシ対N!!)
April 4, 2013 (2013-04-04)July 6, 2013
At the ruins dedicated to the Pokémon Reshiram, N steals the Light Stone from Cedric Juniper, and Ash's attempt to stop him ends with them separated from the others. Team Plasma move to attack the White Ruins while Team Rocket watch on in anticipation, and Iris, Cilan and Looker attempt to fight off the enemy forces.
780774"Team Plasma and the Awakening Ceremony!" (Team Plasma Attacks! The Resurrection Ceremony!!)
Transcription: "Purazuma-dan Shūgeki! Fukkatsu no Gishiki!!" (Japanese: プラズマ団襲撃!復活の儀式!!)
April 11, 2013 (2013-04-11)July 13, 2013
Ash and N prepare to save Iris, Cilan, and Professor Juniper's father from the clutches of Team Plasma before Ghetsis can revive Reshiram, but their attempts to fight back are hampered by Colress's Pokémon controlling machine, forcing them all to call back their Pokémon. Pikachu gets hit by the machine's beam, which sways N into surrendering the Light Stone in exchange for its freedom just as Ghetsis arrives who is ready to begin the ritual.
781775"What Lies Beyond Truth and Ideals!" (Reshiram Against N! Beyond Ideals and Truth!!)
Transcription: "Reshiramu tai Enu! Risō to Shinjitsu no Kanata e!!" (Japanese: レシラム対N!理想と真実の彼方へ!!)
April 18, 2013 (2013-04-18)July 20, 2013
As the revived Reshiram quickly falls under Ghetsis' control, Ash and friends try to develop a strategy to stop Team Plasma. Looker convinces Team Rocket to help in the fight against the villains, while Ash and Pikachu aim to destroy the controlling machine. N hopes to pacify the enraged Reshiram before it destroys the world in a righteous fury, which is akin to when it burned down Team Plasma's castle in the past.


  1. ^ "Unova Adventures Begin Anew for Ash and Friends! | News". 28 January 2013. Archived from the original on 25 April 2013.
  2. ^ "こんどのお話|ポケットモンスター ベストウイッシュ:あにてれ:テレビ東京". Retrieved June 21, 2012.

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