List of Pokémon: Black & White: Rival Destinies episodes

This is a list of episodes of Pokémon: Black & White: Rival Destinies (advertised as Pokémon: BW: Rival Destinies), the fifteenth season of the Pokémon animated series and the second part of Pokémon the Series: Black & White. Originally known as Pocket Monsters: Best Wishes! 2 (ポケットモンスター ベストウイッシュ2, Poketto Monsutā Besuto Uisshu Tsu), it originally aired in Japan from September 22, 2011 to October 4, 2012 on TV Tokyo, and in the United States from February 18, 2012 to January 26, 2013 on Cartoon Network, covering the continuing adventures of series protagonist Ash Ketchum and his Pikachu as they continue traveling through Unova with Cilan and Iris to take on his remaining five gym badges.

List of Pokémon: Black & White: Rival Destinies episodes
Season 15
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Top: English Pokémon: Black & White: Rival Destinies season title logo
Bottom: Japanese Pocket Monsters: Best Wishes! Season 2 title logo
Country of originJapan
No. of episodes49
Original networkTV Tokyo
Original releaseSeptember 22, 2011 (2011-09-22) –
October 4, 2012 (2012-10-04)
Season chronology
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The Japanese opening songs are "Best Wishes!" (ベストウイッシュ!, Besuto Uisshu!) and "Be an Arrow!" (やじるしになって, Yajirushi ni Natte) by Rika Matsumoto. The ending songs are "Can You Name All the Pokemon? BW" (ポケモン言えるかな? BW, Pokémon Ierukana? BW) by Takeshi Tsuruno, "Seven-colored Arch" (七色アーチ, Nanairo Āchi) by Aki Okui, Toshiko Ezaki, and Fumie Akiyoshi, "Look Look☆Here" (みてみて☆こっちっち, Mite Mite☆Kotchitchi) by Momoiro Clover Z and "Team Rocket Forever" (ロケット団よ永遠に, Roketto-dan yo Eien ni) by the Team Rocket Gang. The English opening song is "Rival Destinies" by Alex Nackman and Kathryn Raio, with its instrumental version serving as the end credit song.


J# E# English title
Japanese title
Original air date English air date
708702"Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader!" (The Gym Leader is a Charisma Model! Kamitsure Appears!!)
Transcription: "Jimu Rīdā wa Karisuma Moderu! Kamisure Tōjō!!" (Japanese: ジムリーダーはカリスマモデル!カミツレ登場!!)
September 22, 2011 (2011-09-22)February 18, 2012
Ash has returned to Nimbasa City and is excited to finally have his Gym Battle with Leader Elesa to earn his fourth Unova badge. However, he is next in line to Bianca, who also desires to challenge Elesa, but is forced to make a choice to continue her Pokémon journey or go home with her father...
709703"Dazzling the Nimbasa Gym!" (Raimon Gym! Splendid Lightning Battle!!)
Transcription: "Raimon Jimu! Kareinaru Dengeki Batoru!!" (Japanese: ライモンジム!華麗なる電撃バトル!!)
September 29, 2011 (2011-09-29)February 25, 2012
Ash is planning a strategy to beat Elesa, knowing that she uses electric-type Pokémon, which are weak against ground-types.
710704"Lost at the Stamp Rally!" (Satoshi and Dent vs. the Subway Masters!)
Transcription: "Satoshi, Dento Tai Sabuwei Masutā!" (Japanese: サトシ、デントVSサブウェイマスター!)
October 6, 2011 (2011-10-06)March 3, 2012
Cilan decides that he wants to go back to the subway so he can challenge the Subway Masters Ingo and Emmet in a match by collecting enough stamps. Ash and Iris decide that they want to see the rest of Nimbasa City, but along the way, they spot a lost Axew with a bow on her tail, and must help it find its trainer.
711705"Ash Versus the Champion!" (Satoshi vs. Champion Adeku!)
Transcription: "Satoshi Tai Chanpion Adeku!" (Japanese: サトシVSチャンピオン・アデク!)
October 13, 2011 (2011-10-13)March 10, 2012
As Ash, Iris, and Cilan leave Nimbasa City, they meet back up with Trip, who reveals his inspiration came from a trainer named Adler, the Unova League Champion.
712706"A Maractus Musical!" (To the Other Side of the Rainbow! Musical Maracacchi!!)
Transcription: "Niji no Kanata e! Marakatchi de Myūjikaru!!" (Japanese: 虹の彼方へ!マラカッチでミュージカル!!)
October 27, 2011 (2011-10-27)March 17, 2012
Ash is excited to have reached Driftveil City, meeting a trainer named, Tobio and his trio of Maractus, who are called, Mara, Actus, and Tussy. They are attempting to practice an "Over the Rainbow," but it fails because Tussy is afraid of heights. The gang helps Tussy to get over its fear.
713707"The Four Seasons of Sawsbuck!" (Mebukijika! Seasonal Line-Up!!)
Transcription: "Mebukijika! Shunkashūtō Seizoroi!!" (Japanese: メブキジカ!春夏秋冬勢揃い!!)
November 3, 2011 (2011-11-03)March 24, 2012
At a Pokémon Center, Ash and his friends meet Robert, a Pokémon Photographer who wants to recreate a photo of Sawsbuck through four different seasonal forms.
714708"Scraggy and the Demanding Gothita!" (Zuruggu and the Selfish Gothimu!)
Transcription: "Zuruggu to Wagamama Gochimu!" (Japanese: ズルッグとわがままゴチム!)
November 10, 2011 (2011-11-10)March 31, 2012
While on their way to Driftveil City, Ash and co. encounter a young girl named Katharine, and her Pokémon, Gothita, who has taken a liking to Ash's Scraggy due to its staring. Katharine challenges Ash to a battle, to which if she wins, he must trade his Scraggy for her Gothita.
715709"The Lonely Deino!" (Iris and Monozu! Training at the Day Care!!)
Transcription: "Airisu to Monozu! Sodateya Shugyō!!" (Japanese: アイリスとモノズ!育て屋修行!!)
November 24, 2011 (2011-11-24)April 7, 2012
Ash and Co. encounter three irate Dark & Dragon-type Pokémon named Deino, who like to cause trouble for other trainers. They soon learn that a trainer named Bobby, who runs a Pokémon Day Care, is watching over them until their trainers return. When the third Deino's trainer doesn't return, Iris expresses interest in cheering it up.
716710"The Mighty Accelguard to the Rescue!" (Happy Hero A☆gilder vs. Freege-Man!)
Transcription: "Kaiketsu A☆girudā Tai Furīji-Otoko!" (Japanese: 快傑ア☆ギルダーVSフリージ男!)
December 1, 2011 (2011-12-01)April 14, 2012
After a long time coming Ash and co. finally arrive at Driftveil City. Ash heads to the Gym and meets Clay, the Driftveil Gym Leader. Unfortunately Clay is too busy to have a Gym Battle and walks off. In the meantime a local named Charles agrees to give Ash and friends a tour of Driftveil Market. But when the Thief and his Ducklett stole the fruit of apples from the market, there's evil afoot, the mighty Accelgor appears on the scene. But who is this mysterious hero? However, as those thieves are making a getaway, a Timburr appears pushing the front of their car very hard with its wooden beam to crush the engines to make it stop. This Timburr belongs to Charles' childhood friend Linda. After the thieves are arrested, Charles and Linda saw the symbol of the Vanillite on that truck it just went by as they begin to wonder who's doing this.
717711"A Call for Brotherly Love!" (Dent and Pod's Brother Battle! Baoppu vs. Yanappu!!)
Transcription: "Dento to Poddo Kyōdai Batoru! Baoppu Tai Yanappu!!" (Japanese: デントとポッド兄弟バトル!バオップVSヤナップ!!)
December 8, 2011 (2011-12-08)April 21, 2012
Ash and Co. are visited by Cilan's brother, Chili, who wants to be better than his connoisseur brother after always losing so many challenges. So he decides to put his skills against Cilan by having a battle as Chili use Pansear while Cilan use Pansage.
718712"Stopping the Rage of Legends!: Episode 1" (Tornelos vs. Voltolos vs. Landlos!: Episode 1)
Transcription: "Torunerosu Tai Borutorosu Tai Randorosu! (Zenpen)" (Japanese: トルネロスVSボルトロスVSランドロス!(前編))
December 15, 2011 (2011-12-15)April 28, 2012
Clay states that he cannot battle Ash because he ran out of Revival Herbs. Ash and co. decide to help find these Revival Herbs, which can only be found on the Island of Legend where the Kami Trio lives. After Ash and co. arrive on the island for a day, Tornadus, the Cyclone Pokémon and Thundurus, the Bolt Strike Pokémon, appear in such a rage and attack them due to the fact their shrines are desecrated, causing them to rage fiercely for a very long time. The only Pokémon that can stop these two is the Abundance Pokémon, Landorus.
719713"Stopping the Rage of Legends!: Episode 2" (Tornelos vs. Voltolos vs. Landlos!: Episode 2)
Transcription: "Torunerosu Tai Borutorosu Tai Randorosu! (Kōhen)" (Japanese: トルネロスVSボルトロスVSランドロス!(後編))
December 22, 2011 (2011-12-22)May 5, 2012
Landorus is summoned and has awoken by Ash and co. as he goes up to stop the battle between Tornadus and Thundurus in the skies. Little do Ash and co. know that it was Team Rocket's plan to force the trio out of hiding so they could capture them.
720714"Battling the King of the Mines!" (Underground Gym Battle! Vs. Yacon!!)
Transcription: "Chitei no Jimu Sen! Tai Yākon!!" (Japanese: 地底のジム戦!VSヤーコン!!)
January 5, 2012 (2012-01-05)May 12, 2012
After being twice denied, Ash finally gets his chance to challenge Gym Leader Clay after helping him find more Revival Herbs.
721715"Crisis at Chargestone Cave!" (Bachuru, Dentula! Electric Rock Cave!!)
Transcription: "Bachuru, Denchura! Denkiishi no Horaana!!" (Japanese: バチュル、デンチュラ!電気石の洞穴!!)
January 12, 2012 (2012-01-12)May 19, 2012
After earning the Quake Badge, Ash and co. decide to head to Mistralton City next. Along the way, however, Ash notices Pikachu has fallen ill, and soon learns that a Joltik was feeding off Pikachu's electricity, as well as Iris' Emolga and Cilan's Stunfisk (being part electric). They eventually find out that Team Rocket is behind this phenomenon.
722716"Evolution Exchange Excitement!" (The Trade Evolution! Chevargo and Agilder!!)
Transcription: "Tsūshin Kōkan Shinka! Shubarugo to Agirudā!!" (Japanese: 通信交換進化!シュバルゴとアギルダー!!)
January 19, 2012 (2012-01-19)May 26, 2012
Bianca trades her Shelmet for an Escavalier Proffessor Juniper caught as a Karrablast, but not without having a battle to record the data of Shelmet and Karrablast first. However, the battle is halted when a Klinklang with its gears stuck causes a sudden electrical wave comes from the cavern. After helping the Klinklang and concluding the battle, the trade is successful, but when Bianca wants to try out her new Pokémon, it evolved into an Escavalier for some reason.
723717"Explorers of the Hero's Ruin!" (The Ruins of the Black Hero! Symboler and Desukarn!!)
Transcription: "Kuroki Eiyū no Iseki! Shinborā to Desukān!!" (Japanese: 黒き英雄の遺跡!シンボラーとデスカーン!!)
January 26, 2012 (2012-01-26)June 2, 2012
Professor Juniper's father, Cedric Juniper, found some ruins in a cave and needs help to investigate. Ash and Iris were more than excited to help when they found out the temple had a link to the legendary Pokémon, Zekrom, by the hero as so as his heart becomes one with the Pokémon. As they make their way through, they've got themselves into trouble when they see one Sigilyph blinded with anger when Cedric took the Golden Dark Stone and encountered a lot of Cofagrigus ambushing out of hiding.
724718"Battling the Bully!" (Double Battle! Pikachu and Waruvile vs. Pendror and Gamageroge!!)
Transcription: "Daburu Batoru! Pikachū, Warubiru Tai Pendorā, Gamageroge!!" (Japanese: ダブルバトル!ピカチュウ・ワルビルVSペンドラー・ガマゲロゲ!!)
February 2, 2012 (2012-02-02)June 9, 2012
The Sunglasses Krokorok has returned once again to challenge Ash to a battle bent on defeating his rival, Pikachu, after following them through the past areas Ash and Co. have been to. During the battle, Krokorok got blasted off while Pikachu is knocked for a loop and is seen rolling into the next town, where Pikachu is found by a little boy name Mick who apparently had no confidence in himself.
725719"Baffling the Bouffalant!" (Afro is a GO! Buffalon is a NO!!)
Transcription: "Afuro de Gō! Baffuron wa Nō!!" (Japanese: アフロでGO!バッフロンはNO!!)
February 16, 2012 (2012-02-16)June 16, 2012
With Mistralton City just a few yards away, Ash and co. take a break, but his Oshawott starts a fight with Tepig by stealing a piece of his Pokémon food. Their fighting gets them attacked by a wild Bouffalant. Iris, Snivy, Oshawott, Tepig and Axew are separated from Ash and Cilan while trying to get away. She find a Nurse Joy wearing a curly wig, who explains that the Bouffalant won't attack anyone who has a curly wig because it would think that their part of the herd. So Iris, Oshawott, Tepig, Axew and Snivy must swallow their pride and wear curly wigs in order to make their way back to Ash.
726720"Cilan Takes Flight!" (Fukiyose Gym's Air Battle! Challenger Dent!?)
Transcription: "Fukiyose Jimu no Ea Batoru! Chōsensha Dento!?" (Japanese: フキヨセジムのエアバトル!挑戦者デント!?)
February 23, 2012 (2012-02-23)June 23, 2012
Ash and co. finally arrive at Mistralton City, where Ash plans on challenging the gym leader, Skyla, but Mile, the previous Gym Leader, and Skyla's grandfather, says that she knows how the battle will turn out without having an actual battle. She develops an imaginary battle which she calls the "Air Battle," a type of battle reserved only for flying-type Pokémon. With so many trainers flocking to challenge her, Cilan also decides to challenge her to an actual battle to prove that her "Air Battles" are wrong in which he never tolerate any kind of battle she does.
727721"An Amazing Aerial Battle!" (Fukiyose Gym! Vs. Fūro Mid-Air Match!!)
Transcription: "Fukiyose Jimu! Tai Fūro Kūchū Kessen!!" (Japanese: フキヨセジム!VSフウロ空中決戦!!)
March 1, 2012 (2012-03-01)June 30, 2012
After Cilan loses to Skyla, Ash challenges her to a battle to earn the Jet Badge. However, Skyla predicts she will win because of her technique.
728722"Climbing the Tower of Success!" (Breakthrough Challenge!! Climb the Tower of Heaven)
Transcription: "Nankan Toppa!! Tenkū no Tō o Nobore!!" (Japanese: 難関突破!!天空の塔を登れ!!)
March 8, 2012 (2012-03-08)July 7, 2012
Ash and friends bump into Stephan, who is in town to compete in the Bell of Wishes Festival that is being held that day. Ash, Iris, and Cilan, after finding out that the winner gets to ring the bell atop Mistralton Tower and get a wish granted, decide to compete in the festival.
729723"The Clubsplosion Begins!" (The Donamite Begins! Zuruggu vs. Yanakkie!!)
Transcription: "Donnamaito Kaimaku! Zuruggu tai Yanakkī!!" (Japanese: ドンナマイト開幕!ズルッグVSヤナッキー!!)
March 15, 2012 (2012-03-15)July 14, 2012
At Ambiga Town, the local Don George holds a tournament called "Clubsplosion" to showcase Fighting-Type Pokémon, but all are welcome. Ash, Stephan, Bianca, Trip, and Georgia all enter the tournament, with Ash using his Scraggy. Ash and Scraggy's first opponent is Angus and his Simisage.
730724"Search for the Clubultimate!" (The Continuing Donamite! Crimgan vs. Kirikizan!!)
Transcription: "Dondon Tsuzuku yo Donnamaito! Kurimugan tai Kirikizan!!" (Japanese: どんどん続くよドンナマイト!クリムガンVSキリキザン!!)
March 22, 2012 (2012-03-22)July 21, 2012
The Clubsplosion tournament continues. Iris and Excadrill face off against Burgundy and Dewott. Bianca and Emboar face off against Trip and Conkeldurr. And Dragon Buster Georgia and Bisharp face off against newcomer Gale and her Druddigon.
731725"A Clubsplosion of Excitement!" (The Burning Fights of Donamite! Kirikizan vs. Enbuoh!!)
Transcription: "Nettō Donnamaito! Kirikizan tai Enbuō!!" (Japanese: 熱闘ドンナマイト!キリキザンVSエンブオー!!)
March 29, 2012 (2012-03-29)July 28, 2012
The first round of the Clubsplosion tournament ends with Bianca's and Trip's battle. As the second round gets underway, the remaining contestants battle for the chance to enter the Top 4 in the Clubsplosion semi-finals.
732726"Commanding the Clubsplosion Crown!" (The Donamite Deciding Match! Nageki vs. Dageki!!)
Transcription: "Kessen Donnamaito! Nageki tai Dageki!!" (Japanese: 決戦ドンナマイト!ナゲキVSダゲキ!!)
April 5, 2012 (2012-04-05)August 4, 2012
The Clubsplosion semifinals rage on. Bianca and Emboar battle Stephan and Sawk, while Ash and Scraggy battle Montgomery and his Throh. In the finals, Stephan and Sawk face Montgomery and Throh. Who will win the Clubsplosion Tournament?
733727"Battling the Leaf Thieves!" (Rescue Kibago! The Den of Durant!!)
Transcription: "Kibago Kyūshutsu! Aianto no Sōkutsu!!" (Japanese: キバゴ救出!アイアントの巣窟!!)
April 12, 2012 (2012-04-12)August 11, 2012
During a practice match against Iris' Emolga, Ash's Swadloon evolves into Leavanny. Leavanny's leaf-sewing process causes it to make costumes for the other Pokémon, but this causes Axew to be accidentally kidnapped by a pair of Durant who are building a den. They stop to think about how they are going to enter the Durant's den, and to be able to rescue Axew.
734728"A Restoration Confrontation!: Episode 1" (The Fierce Fight at Mount Neji! Abagoura's Miracle!!: Episode 1)
Transcription: "Nejiyama no Gekitō! Abagōra no Kiseki!! (Zenpen)" (Japanese: ネジ山の激闘!アバゴーラの奇跡!!(前編))
April 19, 2012 (2012-04-19)August 18, 2012
Ash, Cilan, and Iris make their way to Twist Mountain where they come across a fossil dig that has discovered a fossil Tirtouga. However, Team Rocket arrives and steals the fossil.
735729"A Restoration Confrontation!: Episode 2" (The Fierce Fight at Mount Neji! Abagoura's Miracle!!: Episode 2)
Transcription: "Nejiyama no Gekitō! Abagōra no Kiseki!! (Kōhen)" (Japanese: ネジ山の激闘!アバゴーラの奇跡!!(後編))
April 26, 2012 (2012-04-26)August 25, 2012
The adventure with Mount Twist, Tirtouga, and Carracosta continues.
736730"Evolution by Fire!" (The Memory of Flames! Pokabu vs. Enbuoh!!)
Transcription: "Honō no Memorī! Pokabu tai Enbuō!!" (Japanese: 炎のメモリー!ポカブVSエンブオー!!)
May 3, 2012 (2012-05-03)September 1, 2012
Stopping at Abtilbe Town's Battle Club, Ash meets his Tepig's former trainer, Shamus, who abandoned Tepig because he felt he was too weak. Angry, Ash challenges Shamus to a double battle with Snivy and Tepig going up against Shamus's Emboar and Heatmor, during which Snivy takes a hit to save Tepig, which motivates him to evolve into Pignite.
737731"Guarding the Guardian of the Mountain!" (Hachiku Appears! Ulgamoth's Holy Mountain!!)
Transcription: "Hachiku Tōjō! Urugamosu no Seinaru Yama!!" (Japanese: ハチク登場!ウルガモスの聖なる山!!)
May 10, 2012 (2012-05-10)September 8, 2012
Ash, Iris, and Cilan finally arrive in Icirus City. But before Ash can challenge movie star Brycen and his Beartic for his next Gym Badge, they must help Brycen save Volcarona from the Pokémon Hunter Rizzo and his two Jellicent.
738732"Caution: Icy Battle Conditions!" (Sekka Gym Battle! The Icy Battlefield!!)
Transcription: "Sekka Jimu Sen! Kōri no Batorufīrudo!!" (Japanese: セッカジム戦!氷のバトルフィールド!!)
May 17, 2012 (2012-05-17)September 15, 2012
Ash challenges Brycen for the Icicle Badge, putting Scraggy, Krokorok, and Pignite up against Vanillish, Cryogonal, and Beartic.
739733"Clash of the Connoisseurs!" (Pokémon Sommelier Showdown! Tasting Battle!!)
Transcription: "Pokemon Somurie Taiketsu! Teisutingu Batoru!!" (Japanese: ポケモンソムリエ対決!テイスティングバトル!!)
May 24, 2012 (2012-05-24)September 22, 2012
With only one more badge left, the group heads to Opelucid City so Ash can challenge the Gym Leader. Unfortunately for Ash, the Gym in Opelucid City is closed. When the group stops in Stonesthrow Town, Cilan meets little Marigold who is picking out her first Pokémon today. Cilan offers his skills as a Pokémon Connoisseur, but another A-Class Connoisseur named Ricard Nouveau offers up his services instead of Cilan's, and they have a battle to determine who is the better Connoisseur. All while the S-Class Connoisseur Fauxgundy watches, but they believe they have seen her somewhere before.
740734"Crisis at Ferroseed Research!" (Tesseed Institute! Airis and Bivanilla!!)
Transcription: "Tesshīdo Kenkyūjo! Airisu to Baibanira!!" (Japanese: テッシード研究所!アイリスとバイバニラ!!)
May 31, 2012 (2012-05-31)September 29, 2012
The group meets up with Dragon Buster Georgia who has a Vanilluxe now. They travel to the Ferroseed Institute to see the Moss Pokémon Ferroseed being studied, but when an accident forces an evacuation, Iris, her Axew, Ash's Oshawott, and Georgia's Vanilluxe are trapped inside. Iris has not yet overcome her crippling phobia of Ice-Types, and she must figure out a way out with Vanilluxe at her side.
741735"An Epic Defense Force!" (Movie Showdown! Sortie Out Isshu Defence Forces!!)
Transcription: "Eiga Taiketsu! Shutsugeki Isshu Bōeitai!!" (Japanese: 映画対決!出撃イッシュ防衛隊!!)
June 7, 2012 (2012-06-07)October 6, 2012
After Ash and the gang arrive in Virbank City and Cilan gives them a rundown of the area’s history, they run into their filmmaking friend Luke and his Zorua! Luke plans on entering the Pokéstar Studios Movie contest and wants Ash, Iris and Cilan to help make the greatest film about the Unova Defense Force against his rival film director Jules and his Krookodile.
742736"Rocking the Virbank Gym!: Episode 1" (Fierce Battle at Tachiwaki Gym! Vs. Homika!!: Episode 1)
Transcription: "Gekitō Tachiwaki Jimu! Bui Esu Homika!! (Zenpen)" (Japanese: 激闘タチワキジム!VSホミカ!!(前編))
June 14, 2012 (2012-06-14)October 13, 2012
Ash heads to Virbank City to face off against its Gym Leader, punk rocker Roxie from the band Koffing and the Toxics, in order to obtain his eighth Unova League Gym Badge.
743737"Rocking the Virbank Gym!: Episode 2" (Fierce Battle at Tachiwaki Gym! Vs. Homika!!: Episode 2)
Transcription: "Gekitō Tachiwaki Jimu! Bui Esu Homika!! (Kōhen)" (Japanese: 激闘タチワキジム!VSホミカ!!(後編))
June 14, 2012 (2012-06-14)October 20, 2012
Ash's battle against Roxie for the Toxic Badge continues.
744738"All for the Love of Meloetta!" (Sing Meloetta! Love's Melody!!)
Transcription: "Utae Meroetta! Ai no Senritsu!!" (Japanese: 歌えメロエッタ!愛の旋律!!)
June 21, 2012 (2012-06-21)[a]October 27, 2012
After learning the Unova League conference will not be held for three more months, Ash, Iris, and Clian meet up with Cynthia, the Sinnoh Region Champion. She says she has come to Unova to participate in an exhibition match at the Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup, held in Lacunosa Town, and Ash learns that the prize of the tournament is a battle with Alder, Unova's reigning Champion. As the four head out of Virbank City for Undella Town, they come across the legendary Melody Pokémon, Meloetta who seems to have fallen ill.
745739"Piplup, Pansage, and a Meeting of the Times!" (Pochama vs. Yanappu! The Magnificent Battle!!)
Transcription: "Potchama Tai Yanappu! Karei naru Batoru!!" (Japanese: ポッチャマVSヤナップ!華麗なるバトル!!)
June 28, 2012 (2012-06-28)November 3, 2012
Upon arriving in Undella Town, Cynthia leads the gang to her villa where Dawn and Piplup are waiting for them. Dawn has come to Unova to perfect her Coordinator skills, and Cilan decides to have a Tasting Battle to see exactly what she can do.
746740"Expedition to Onix Island!" (Survival on the Island of Iwark!)
Transcription: "Iwāku no Shima de Sabaibaru!" (Japanese: イワークの島でサバイバル!)
July 5, 2012 (2012-07-05)November 10, 2012
While Cynthia is preparing for the Junior Cup, Ash, Cilan, Iris, and Dawn take a trip to an uninhabited island for some relaxation. However, they soon discover the island is home to several Onix that begin to attack them.
747741"The Mystery of the Missing Cubchoo!" (Sommelier Detective Dent! The Mystery of the Missing Kumasyun!!)
Transcription: "Somurie Tantei Dento! Kieta Kumashun no Nazo!!" (Japanese: ソムリエ探偵デント!消えたクマシュンの謎!!)
July 19, 2012 (2012-07-19)November 17, 2012
While in Undella Town, Cilan helps a boy named Chris track down his missing Cubchoo. However, they instead find a roaming Beartic that might have once been Chris's Cubchoo.
748742"Iris and the Rogue Dragonite!" (Iris and the Roughneck Kairyu!)
Transcription: "Airisu to Abaremono Kairyū!" (Japanese: アイリスと暴れ者カイリュー!)
July 26, 2012 (2012-07-26)November 24, 2012
When the power goes out in Undella Town, the gang tries to help out when they discover a rampaging Dragonite may be to blame. When Iris discovers the Dragonite, she believes it is truly not bad but she is soon trapped in the room with the Dragonite along with Ash's Oshawott and Dawn's Piplup.
749743"Jostling for the Junior Cup!" (Junior Cup Opener! Kairyu vs. Tunbear!!)
Transcription: "Junia Kappu Kaimaku! Kairyū tai Tsunbeā!!" (Japanese: ジュニアカップ開幕!カイリューVSツンベアー!!)
August 2, 2012 (2012-08-02)December 1, 2012
The Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup begins, with rivals such as Trip, Georgia, and Burgundy showing up to take part in the tournament. After an exhibition match between Sinnoh Champion Cynthia's Garchomp and Unova Elite Four member Caitlin's Gothitelle ends in a no official winner, the first round begins. Iris is up first against Georgia, with Iris's newly captured Dragonite being pitted up against Georgia's Beartic.
750744"Battling Authority, Once Again!!" (Power Battle! Iris vs. Hikari!!)
Transcription: "Pawā Batoru! Airisu tai Hikari!!" (Japanese: パワーバトル!アイ リスVSヒカリ!!)
August 23, 2012 (2012-08-23)December 8, 2012
The quarter-final matches of the Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup take place, and Iris must go up against Dawn, pitting Dragonite against Mammoswine. In another match, Cilan and Crustle take on Trip and Serperior.
751745"Ash, Iris, and Trip: Then There Were Three!!" (Satoshi, Iris, and Shooty! The Last Battle!!)
Transcription: "Satoshi, Airisu, Shūtī! Saigo no Batoru!!" (Japanese: サトシ、アイリス、シューティー!最後のバトル!!)
August 30, 2012 (2012-08-30)December 15, 2012
With the semi-finals of the Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup underway, and with the grand prize of having a battle with Alder on the line, Ash, Iris, and Trip go all out.
752746"Goodbye, Junior Cup - Hello Adventure!" (The Hellos and Goodbyes of the Junior Cup!)
Transcription: "Wakare to Deai no Junia Kappu!" (Japanese: 別れと出会いのジュニアカップ!)
September 6, 2012 (2012-09-06)December 22, 2012
After Trip's match against Alder, the Junior Cup draws to a close and the contestants bid each other farewell. Ash, Iris, and Cilan meet Cameron, a young naive trainer who wants to travel with them. Dawn bids farewell as well, but not before having a practice match against Ash.
753747"The Road to Humilau" (Seigaiha Gym Battle! Mantain vs. Daikenki!!)
Transcription: "Seigaiha Jimu Sen! Mantain tai Daikenki!!" (Japanese: セイガイハジム戦!マンタインVSダイケンキ!!)
September 13, 2012 (2012-09-13)January 5, 2013
After being separated from each other, Ash, Iris, and Cilan help Cameron get to Humilau City where he wants to challenge Marlon for his own eighth Unova League Gym Badge.
754748"Unrest at the Nursery" (Big Fuss at the Pokémon Daycare! Washibon and Vulchai!)
Transcription: "Pokemon Hoikuen wa Ōsawagi! Washibon to Baruchai!" (Japanese: ポケモン保育園は大騒ぎ!ワシボンとバルチャイ!)
September 20, 2012 (2012-09-20)January 12, 2013
While still staying at Cynthia's villa and training for the Unova League conference, Ash and the gang come across a fighting pair of Rufflet and Vullaby. It turns out they have both escaped the inexperienced Day Care Nurse, Layla. Whilst the manager is away, Ash, Iris and Cilan help Layla in the Nursery, but the ongoing conflict between the two Pokémon both craving Layla's attention continues.
755749"Meloetta and the Undersea Temple" (Meloetta and the Undersea Temple!)
Transcription: "Meroetta to Kaitei no Shinden!" (Japanese: メロエッタと海底の神殿!)
September 27, 2012 (2012-09-27)January 19, 2013
Ash continues to train at Cynthia's villa until Ridley (a member of an ancient civilisation dedicated to protecting Meloetta) and his Golurk hear Meloetta's song and come to take Meloetta back. At first, Ridley assumes Ash is associated with the thieves, but this turns out not to be the case. Before Ridley can take Meloetta home, Team Rocket assaults the group and capture Meloetta and summon up the ancient Abyssal Temple through its power and song. The heroes try to fend off Team Rocket, but with Giovanni himself present they are too strong.
756750"Unova's Survival Crisis" (The Therian Formes Advance! Isshu's Greatest Crisis!!)
Transcription: "Reijū Forumu Sōshingeki! Isshu Saidai no Kiki!!" (Japanese: 霊獣フォルム総進撃!イッシュ最大の危機!!)
October 4, 2012 (2012-10-04)January 26, 2013
With Meloetta in their possession, Team Rocket's Giovanni controls Tornadus, Thundurus and Landorus in their more powerful Therian Formes though use of the reveal glass unlocked by Meloetta's presence and Meloetta's song. Ash, Cilan, Iris, Cynthia, and Ridley do their best to free Meloetta and save the world from Team Rocket. But forces stronger than Team Rocket are present, and Giovanni soon finds himself not able to control himself and sets Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus on a path to destroy Unova rather than take it over for Team Rocket.


  1. ^ This episode began Best Wishes! Season 2 in Japan.


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