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Inside of Juniper's Laboratory, a massive electrical force surrounds Pikachu. Ash and the laboratory staff cross their arms in an attempt to shield themselves from the harmful energy. Oak and Juniper begin working on a nearby control panel in an attempt to gain control over Pikachu’s uncontrollable electrical energy. After a few moments, Juniper realizes that Pikachu's electrical energy is overloading the system and if it continues at the current rate, will destroy the entire laboratory system.

Outside, Zekrom continues to unleash a devas ting thunderstorm which continues to bring ill affects to Pikachu. Oak questions Juniper if a legendary Pokémon caused all of the recent events. Zekrom shrieks and soars into the sky creating a larger disturbance in Pikachu's body. Ash rushes over and grabs Pikachu's body and is soon enveloped in Pikachu's electrical energy; screaming out in pain. A moment later, the storm dissipates and Ash is thrown backwards by Pikachu's energy. Delia rushes over to Ash as Pikachu begins to decrease its electrical output. Once Zekrom manages to exit the region, the laboratory systems are restored. Juniper glares at the screen, surprised that the system managed to recover without any adverse affects shortly after taking on such a huge electrical load from Pikachu. Delia questions Ash if it he is alright and Ash states that he is fine. The wild Oshawott, which was unchosen by Ash, steps over greeting him with a short "Osha". Ash jumps to his feet to check on his Pikachu. Pikachu begins electrically charging his tail in an attempt to affirm to Ash that he has regained his ability over Electric-type attacks. Ash shouts out if anything else is troubling Pikachu. Pikachu confirms with a "Pikachu!” Ash, in a fired up state, commands for Pikachu to use Thunderbolt on him. Pikachu begins building electrical current within its body and soon launches an astounding Thunderbolt attack directly at Ash. Ash manages to recover from the attack and commands for Pikachu to use Volt Tackle. Pikachu begins thundering forward building an electrical aura around its body, smashing into Ash and knocking him into a nearby laboratory wall. Ash manages to recover from the attack and shouts that he is glad that Pikachu has recovered. Juniper and Oak exit the laboratory to attempt to search for the nearby Zekrom. Juniper questions if the legendary Pokémon, Zekrom, really caused the electrical disturbance. Oak states that it should be worth extra investigation. Ash exits the laboratory, with Pikachu perched on his shoulder, staring at a gorgeous horizon scattered with luscious forest and a brilliant setting sun. Ash states that there are a lot of Pokémon and mysteries that he doesn't know about in the Unova Region.

Night has befallen Nuvema Town and Ash, Pikachu, Oak, Delia, and Juniper sits down to enjoy dinner. As enthusiastic as ever, Ash states that he has decided he will start a journey to meet the Pokémon of the Unova region. Pikachu raises his arm and confirms with a "Pika!” Delia states that she had already known it. Oak questions if Ash will be visiting Pokémon Gyms while in Unova. Ash responds stating that he will win against the Gym Leaders, obtain eight victory badges, and enter the Unova League. Oak states that he will make sure to look after Ash's Pokémon that are at the laboratory. Delia asks for Pikachu to take care of Ash on his Journey. Pikachu responds with an ever so cute; "Pika Pika". Oak states that Ash should contact him from time to time because he is looking forward to reports on unusual or rare Pokémon.

Afterwards, Juniper presents Ash with a Pokémon Zukan and five Monster Balls. Ash snatches the Zukan and Monster Balls and thanks Juniper. Juniper states that the closest Pokémon Gym is located in Striaton City and that it might be suitable for his first challenge. Juniper suggests that Ash may also run into Trip on his adventure. The mentioning of Trip brings Ash into a fiery rage and shouting: "The next time I battle him, I definitely won't lose!”

Daylight shatters through the sky as Ash, Delia, Oak, and Juniper stand outside on a small access road to the laboratory. Delia questions Ash if he has a handkerchief, pack of clothes, or if he has forgotten anything before he begins his journey. Ash responds stating that he hasn't forgotten anything and isn't a child after all. Juniper states that once he traverses the forest, he will find a Pokémon Center.

After a few moments, Ash turns and begins dashing down the road as his mother, Delia, waves in the background wishing him to have a safe trip. Oak states in a proud sense that Ash is finally gone. Delia ponders about looking forward to seeing how much stronger he'll be the next time they meet. Meanwhile, Ash continues rushing down the road and through a small forest thinking if he'll encounter a Bug type first; or possibly a Water or Grass type.

The trees begin rustling which brings Ash to a halt as Pikachu points overhead. The top of Iris's hair can be seen as she rustles through a bush. Unknown to Ash, he grasps his Pokémon Zukan in an attempt to identify the unknown "Pokémon". The Pokémon Zukan manages to detect Iris's Axew and chimes in a robotic voice delivering its Pokedex entry on Axew. Axew, the Tusk Pokémon. It claims its territory by marking trees with its tusks. If its tusks fall out, new ones will grow. Ash stares at Iris's lush purple hair in a surprised state; stating that it looks different than what his Zukan shows as an Axew.

Ash launches a Monster Ball towards the nearby bush, which smashes into Iris's head. Iris shouts out "Ouch!" in pain as Ash stares in a confused state. Iris stands up shouting at Ash questioning what Ash thinks he is doing. Ash attempts to explain that he was just attempting to get a Pokémon. Iris responds stating, "Oh, do you want to say that I'm a Pokémon?” misinterpreting that Ash was inferring that she was the actual Pokémon. Iris smiles in a sarcastic manner; questioning if there is a Pokémon with a face like hers in his Zukan. Ash apologizes for his actions and Iris states that only an apology is needed. Iris suggests that if he mistook her for a Pokémon, he still has a very long way to go as a trainer. Iris reaches a piece of fruit towards her hair and a small Axew exposes his head, jumping to the ground to hastily eat the fruit.

Iris recognizes Ash's Pikachu and rushes down to her knees and grasps Pikachu in her arms rubbing his cheeks against her face in a cute manner. Iris begins flicking Pikachu's cheeks stating that his soft cheeks are something that someone doesn't get to feel in Unova. Pikachu continues to struggle to exit Iris's grasp, however she continues to keep him close to her bosom. Iris questions Ash why there is a Pikachu in Unova. Ash responds stating that they have come from Pallet Town in Kanto. Ash introduces himself as Ash and announces that he is traveling to aim for the Unova League. Iris extends her arm for a handshake introducing herself to Ash as Iris. Pikachu, unable to escape, begins to shock Iris in an attempt to escape.

Afterwards, Iris apologizes to Pikachu and questions if Nuvema Town was struck by a huge bolt of lightning the day before. Ash states that Zekrom caused the disturbance. Iris steps towards Ash shouting towards Ash; questioning if it really was Zekrom, the Pokémon called legendary. After hearing Zekrom's name mentioned, Iris begs for Ash to tell her more about the incident. Nearby, a Deerling jumps through a group of nearby trees interrupting the conversation. Pikachu notices the wild Pokémon and Ash begins rushing down a nearby trail in an attempt to catch up to the wild Deerling. Iris shouts for Ash to wait for her and starts to follow behind.

Meanwhile, Team Rocket hosts a conversation with Giovanni in a remove cavern. Giovanni questions if they have arrived within the Unova Region. James states that they have infiltrated the Unova region as planned. Meowth contributes that they will make sure to succeed at the mission and gain total control of the region without failure. Jessie states that they will capture Pikachu and the legendary Pokémon of Unova, and send them to the headquarters. Giovanni inquires about Jessie's reference to a legendary Pokémon. James requests that they would like to have their Pokémon they had left at the headquarters prior to arriving in the Unova Region. Giovanni's assistant denies the request stating that using Pokémon that do not reside in the Unova region would make them extremely conspicuous. She then continues stating that in order to protect the secret of their organization, the Pokémon used for the mission will all be raised on location. Meowth ponders if he will be fine, due to the fact that he is not a native species to Unova. Giovanni terminates the communication stating that he has great expectations for the trio. James states that the boss, Giovanni, was really eager. Meowth suggests that they cannot allow themselves to fail expectations of Giovanni. Jessie shouts that they will carve their names into the glorious history of Team Rocket. Giovanni's secretary questions Giovanni if the trio will do well while in the region. Giovanni, in an uncertain manner, states that it is unknown, however their actions should incite Team Plasma of the Unova region, and cause them to eventually start moving as well.

Meowth suggests that they should double-check their equipment for the mission. James states that he expected nothing less from a mission starter kit they had received from Giovanni. A small case is located behind James and the cave floor is littered with a few Monster Balls and other devices used by Team Rocket. Jessie grasps a Monster Ball stating they can begin capturing Pokémon.

Ash and Iris manage to track the wild Deerling to a nearby clearing in the forest that has a small pond and multiple wild Deerling. Ash, hidden behind a nearby tree and brush, queries his Zukan on Deerling. The Zukan chirps out in a robotic voice stating: "Deerling, the Season Pokémon. Because it has fur that changes colors depending on temperature and humidity, it changes its appearance every season". Ash launches an empty Monster Ball towards a wild Deerling, however, the Deerling uses it's head to deflect his attack. Iris lectures Ash stating that before he captures a Pokémon, he must battle it first. Pikachu rushes up beside Ash and prepares to battle Deerling. After a few moments, the wild Deerling flee as a stampede of Patrat rush across the field knocking Ash and Pikachu unconscious. After recovering from the attack, Ash reaches up and grasps a ripe apple from a nearby tree, pondering to himself if they are edible. After a few seconds, Iris jumps down from the tree causing an avalanche of apples to fall upon Ash. Iris announces that supper is finished however doesn't realize that Ash is underneath the pile of apples.

Night falls upon the forest and Ash and Iris discuss the event with Zekrom. Ash states that both the storage as well as the exhaustion of Pikachu's electric energy was caused by Zekrom's influence. Iris stands up and begins shouting out that she also wants to be able to meet Zekrom, the Pokémon called legendary. Ash inquiries if there are other legendary Pokémon other than Zekrom in Unova, however Iris manages to fall asleep during his question. Ash and Pikachu look up towards the brilliant night sky realizing that this is the first time he is seeing the stars in Unova. Ash states that they will be walking under this sky from now on. Pikachu points up and notices a shooting star blazing across the sky. Ash looks towards Pikachu and states that something good with happen because of it.

Daylight has broken and Ash begins traveling further through the forest. Iris managed to escape while Ash was asleep. Ash shouts out to Pikachu that they should do their best. Soon after, a Pidove's chirp interrupts their conversation. Ash looks upward and manages to catch a glimpse of Pidove, querying his Zukan for data. The Zukan chirps: "Pidove, the little Pigeon Pokémon. Since they gather in groups, their cries are extremely loud. It dislikes glittering objects.” Once the Zukan finishes delivering its data, Ash begins rushing towards the Pidove and escapes into a forest clearing containing a group of Pidove. Ash points towards a stray Pidove and directs for Pikachu to battle it. Pikachu launches a devas ting thunderbolt knocking the wild Pidove unconscious. However, Pikachu's loud attack manages to alert the other Pidove. Ash reaches to launch an empty Monster Ball however the massive group of Pidove gather and begin an array of attacks in order to allow their ally to recover. The wild Pidove manages to recover from the attack and the entire group takes flight.

Ash sighs stating that it is hard after all. A stray Pidove manages to walk into Ash and Pikachu's path, granting them an excellent opportunity to capture it without any outside influences. Pikachu flashes forward with a Quick Attack smashing into Pidove. Pidove's body slides against the ground however it manages to recover from the attack. PIkachu flips forward incasing its tail in a layer of Iron in preparation for Iron Tail. After reaching his peak height, Pikachu flips down hitting Pidove with the disastrous Iron Tail attack. Ash launches an empty Monster Ball, which flips open absorbing Pidove's energy. The Monster Ball moves back and forth illuminating with a red indicator as Pidove attempts to fight for its release. Pidove manages to escape the Monster Ball's influence and explodes from the Monster Ball. Pidove launches a Gust attack and follows up with Quick Attack hitting Pikachu directly. Pidove follows up with an Air Cutter that smashes into the ground nearby PIkachu. Pidove launches forward in preparation for another Quick Attack however Pikachu manages to dodge forcing Pidove to crash into a nearby tree. Pikachu finishes with a devas ting Thunderbolt which knocks Pidove unconscious. Ash takes advantage of the opportunity and launches an empty Monster Ball towards the injured Pidove. The Monster Ball explodes open and attempts to recapture the Pidove's energy. The two forces clash however the Monster Ball soon prevails. Ash rushes over and grabs the Monster Ball, shouting that he finally captured a Pidove. Iris interrupts the celebration stating that Ash is such a child for celebrating over the capture of such a common Pokémon as Pidove. Ash responds that it is something to celebrate because he has a new companion and Pidove will be his first friend of the Unova region. Iris sarcastically suggests that Ash and the Pidove of the forest is a good match for each other.

In a flash, two mechanical arms thrust forward and grasp Axew and Pikachu. Ash shouts out "You again?!", recognizing the individuals as Team Rocket. Jessie and James state when Ash suggests "You Again?!", the answer he will receive is for the sake of tomorrow. Team Rocket enters into their introduction: "Future! The white future wears the color of evil! Universe! The black world receives the iron hammer of justice! We write our names onto this earth! The passionate destroyer, Jessie! The pure heart of darkness, James! The infinite intelligence, Meowth! Now, gather in the name of Team Rocket!” Iris questions whom Team Rocket is. Ash states they are bad guys who want to take Pokémon from others! Jessie confirms that Ash is correct and states that they steal Pokémon from others and exhaust the limits of evil to hold the world in their clutches. Iris demands for Jessie to return her Axew. Meowth states that they will commence the subjection of the Unova Region by taking Axew in addition to Pikachu. Iris questions why Meowth is in Unova Region, because it is not native, however soon realizes that Meowth can actually speak. Meowth states that he can speak because he is a genius and is quite different from other Meowth. Team Rocket throws Axew and Pikachu into a glass container and demand for Ash and Iris to give up. In a fit of rage, Ash launches a Monster Ball into the sky releasing Pidove. Jessie commands for Meowth to show them the prowess of a Kanto Pokémon. Meowth launches into the air in preparation for a Fury Swipes attack however is thrown backwards by Pidove's Gust. In response to Pidove's attack, Jessie releases her newly captured Woobat. Woobat responds with an Air Cutter attack however Pidove manages to dodge the attack and retaliates with Quick Attack.

Woobat anticipates the attack and launches an astounding Gust attack, slamming Pidove into the ground and knocking her unconscious. Jessie recalls Woobat into it's Monster Ball and states that she expected nothing less of a Pokémon that she chose. James announces that their first mission in Unova is complete; opening a container releasing a small hot air balloon. Ash and Iris begin climbing a nearby tree in an attempt to catch-up to the escaping vehicle. Ash launches into the air propelling himself towards the balloon however manages to barely miss the balloon's trajectory and smashes into the ground.

A wild Oshawott rushes to Ash's aid and launches its shell towards Team Rocket's balloon, which acts as a boomerang rupturing the balloon and forcing the glass case towards the ground. The glass case housing Axew and Pikachu smashes open. Ash and Iris jump forward catching PIkachu and Axew. Oshawott begins jumping up and down in celebration of its victory. Team Rocket manages to escape from the damaged balloon and jump down towards the ground. Jessie shouts that they have really done it now. Ash states that the Pokémon are his friends and he will not hand them over. Pikachu begins preparing a Thunderbolt attack however Woobat anticipates the attack and launches an Air Cutter attack, which directly hits both Pikachu and Axew. Oshawott intervenes and launches a stream of water, which smashes into Woobat as it prepares for an Air Slash attack. Pikachu recovers from the prior attack and rushes forward, preparing for a Volt Tackle. Just moments before Pikachu reaches Team Rocket, James launches a Smoke ball and the manage to escape before Pikachu finishes his attack.

After a few moments, Pikachu and Axew collapse to the ground from exhaustion. Iris suggests that they need to take them to the Pokémon Center. Ash and Iris rush down the forest path towards the nearby Pokémon Center and thank Oshawott for his assistance. Iris and Ash manage to successfully reach the Pokémon Center. Joy successfully heals the duo's Pokémon of their injuries. Joy states that it is rare to see someone with a Pikachu in Unova. Ash states that they have come from Pallet Town and it is their first time they have visited a Pokémon Center in the Unova region. Iris thanks Ash for saving Axew and suggests that she has changed her opinion of Ash. Ash responds stating that it is actually Oshawott whom should be thanked. Outside the center's doors, Oshawott is seen peering inside.

With the addition of a new friend, Pidove, Satoshi and Pikachu's journey through the Unova region has finally begun. Now, what kinds of adventures await them in the future?

English Official Summary

After being struck by lightning, Pikachu is having trouble using its Electric-type attacks...but a second strange thunderstorm heals the Pokémon just as quickly! Professors Oak and Juniper attribute the ordeal to the Legendary Pokémon Zekrom and agree that further research is needed. Meanwhile, Team Rocket has arrived in the Unova region and prepares to launch an operation designed to steal both Zekrom and Pikachu! Ash is eager to start his new journey, and armed with a new Pokédex and new Poké Balls, our hero sets out to meet as many Unova Pokémon as he can. While trying to catch a Pidove, Ash runs into a girl named Iris and her Pokémon Axew. It doesn’t take long for Team Rocket to launch a plot to steal Pikachu, Pidove, and Axew, too! Of course, Ash springs into action, battling his old enemies Jessie, James, and Meowth. He gets some help from an unexpected source: Oshawott, who has been following Ash and Pikachu since they left Professor Juniper’s lab. Before long, all the Pokémon are safely returned, while Team Rocket mysteriously vanishes. The group visits the Pokémon Center, where Nurse Joy restores Pikachu, Axew, and Pidove to perfect health. Iris admits that although Ash acts “like a kid,” she is impressed with the way he sprang into action when saving their three Pokémon. And Ash wonders out loud why Oshawott helped them out the way it did...

French Official Summary

Avec la même rapidité qu’il avait mis à priver Pikachu de l’utilisation de ses mouvements de Type Electrik, un second orage violent les restaure complètement ! Attribuant ces phénomènes à l’action du Pokémon Légendaire Zekrom, les Professeurs Chen et Professeur Keteleeria décident de pousser plus loin leurs recherches. Pendant ce temps, la Team Rocket est arrivée dans la région d’Unys, et met au point un plan dont le but est le vol de Pikachu et de Zekrom. Sacha a par ailleurs décidé de continuer son voyage là, dans cette même région d’Unys, et donc, armé d’un nouveau Pokédex et de nouvelles Poké Balls, notre héros se met en route pour découvrir le plus possible de Pokémon de la région d’Unys. En chemin, il rencontre Iris, et son Pokémon Coupenotte, tout en capturant son premier Pokémon de la région d’Unys, Poichigeon. Mais peu après, la Team Rocket met son plan diabolique en pratique en s’emparant de Pikachu, de Coupenotte et de Poichigeon aussi! Mais Sacha ne se laisse pas faire, il riposte en affrontant ses vieux ennemis Jessie, James et Miaouss, et –grâce à l’aide inattendue d’un Pokémon qui semblait pourtant bien timide, Moustillon, (qui avait suivi Sacha et Pikachu), les Pokémon de Sacha  et de Iris sont retrouvés sains et saufs, tandis que la Team Rocket s’évanouit mystérieusement. Après une visite au Centre Pokémon, où Pikachu, Coupenotte et Poichigeon sont remis en pleine forme par l’ Infirmière Joëlle, Iris doit admettre que, même si Sacha agit “comme un bébé”, elle est impressionnée par la façon dont il a réagi et sauvé leurs trois Pokémon. Quant à Sacha, il se demande pourquoi Moustillon les a aidés comme il l’a fait...

German Official Summary

Kaum, dass Pikachu infolge einer mysteriösen Krankheit daran gehindert wurde, Elektro-Attacken einzusetzen, ist es durch ein zweites Gewitter auch schon wieder genesen. Professor Esche und Professor Eich glauben, dass Pikachus Krankheit irgendetwas mit dem Legendären Pokémon Zekrom zu tun hatte, und beschließen, in dieser Richtung weiter zu forschen. Inzwischen ist auch Team Rocket in der Einall-Region eingetroffen und bereitet sich auf seine Aufgabe vor, sowohl Pikachu als auch Zekrom zu stehlen. Ash hat sich entschieden, seine nächste Reise durch die Einall-Region zu machen. Professor Esche gibt ihm einen neuen Pokédex und neue Pokébälle mit auf den Weg. Ash möchte so viele Pokémon aus der Einall-Region kennen lernen wie nur möglich und macht sich auf den Weg zur ersten Arena. Unterwegs begegnet er Lilia mitsamt ihrem Pokémon Milza und er fängt überdies sein erstes Einall-Pokémon, Dusselgurr. Aber schon kurz darauf beginnt Team Rocket, seinen teuflischen Plan in die Tat umzusetzen und schnappt sich Pikachu, Dusselgurr und Milza! Das nimmt Ash natürlich nicht hin und kämpft gegen seine alten Feinde Jessie, James und Mauzi. Ein Ottaro, das einen eher schüchternen Eindruck gemacht hatte, ist Ash und Pikachu jedoch gefolgt. Und durch dessen unerwartete Hilfe können Ashs und Lilias Pokémon gerettet werden. Team Rocket verschwindet auf mysteriöse Art und Weise... Im Pokémon-Center werden Pikachu, Milza und Dusselgurr von Schwester Joy wieder in Bestform gebracht. Lilia muss zugeben, dass Ash, obwohl er sich noch wie ein Kind verhält, sie mit seiner schnellen Rettungsaktion der drei Pokémon sehr beeindruckt hat. Und Ash fragt sich, wieso Ottaro ihnen geholfen hat...

Italian Official Summary

Mentre Pikachu è afflitto da un misterioso malanno che ha colpito tutte le sue mosse di Tipo Elettro, una seconda tempesta lo fa guarire completamente. Attribuendo questa prova al Pokémon Leggendario Zekrom, il Professor Oak e Professoressa Aralia sono d’accordo nel dire che sono necessarie ulteriori ricerche in merito. Nel frattempo il Team Rocket arriva nella regione di Unima e si prepara per un’operazione mirata a rubare Pikachu e anche Zekrom. Ash decide di continuare il suo viaggio proprio qui, nella regione di Unima. Così, armato di un nuovo Pokédex e nuove Poké Ball, il nostro eroe si prepara a incontrate il maggior numero di Pokémon della regione di Unima possibili. In viaggio si imbatte in Iris e nel suo Pokémon Axew mentre acchiappa il suo primo Pokémon della regione di Unima, Pidove. Poco dopo il Team Rocket mette in atto il suo piano malvagio rubando Pikachu, Pidove e anche Axew . Ovviamente Ash non se ne sta con le mani in mano e parte all’azione lottando contro i suoi vecchi nemici Jessie, James e Meowth. Riceve anche un aiuto inaspettato da parte di un Pokémon timido, Oshawott (che ha seguito Ash e Pikachu). I Pokémon di Ash e Iris tornano sani e salvi, mentre il Team Rocket scompare misteriosamente. Dopo essere stati al Centro Pokémon, dove Pikachu, Axew e Pidove vengono rimessi in perfetta forma dall’Infermiera Joy, Iris deve ammettere che, sebbene Ash si comporti come un bambino, è rimasta colpita dal modo in cui è partito all’azione per salvare i loro tre Pokémon. Ash si chiede ad alta voce perché Oshawott gli abbia aiutati in quel modo.

Portuguese Official Summary

Tão rápido como Pikachu sofreu de uma misteriosa doença, que afetou todos seus movimentos tipo elétrico, uma segunda tempestade o curou completamente com a mesma rapidez! Atribuindo a provação às ações do Pokemon Lendário Zekrom, o Professor Carvalho e a Professora Juniper concordam que são necessárias novas pesquisas. Enquanto isso, a Equipe Rocket chega à Região de Unova, e prepara-se para lançar mão de uma operação projetada para roubarem Pikachu e Zekrom também. Ash também decidiu continuar sua jornada ali na Região de Unova e, assim, munido com um novo Pokédex e novas Pokébolas, nosso herói se propõe a reunir tantos Pokémon da Região de Unova quanto puder. No caminho, ele viaja com a Iris e o Pokémon dela, Axew, enquanto vê o primeiro Pokémon da Região de Unova, Pidove. Mas logo depois, a Equipe Rocket lança seu plano malígno, e rouba Pikachu, Pidove e Axew também! É claro, que sem cruzar os braços, Ash entra em ação, batalhando com seus velhos inimigos Jassie, James e Meowth, e com uma inesperada ajuda do tímido Pokémon Oshawott (que havia seguido Ash e Pikachu), Ash e o Pokémon de Iris, retornaram sãos e salvos, enquanto a Equipe Rocket desaparece misteriosamente. Após visitar o Centro Pokémon, onde Pikachu, Axew e Pidove recuperaram completamente a saúde graças a Enfermeira Joy, Iris tem de admitir que apesar das atitudes de Ash como “criancinha”, ela ficou impressionada com a maneira com que ele entrou em ação ao salvar os três Pokémon, enquanto Ash se pergunta, porque Oshawott os ajudou daquela maneira...

Finnish Official Summary

Yhtä pian kuin Pikachun kyky käyttää sähkötyypin liikkeitä oudosti katosi myrskyn myötä, toinen myrsky paransi sen aivan yhtä nopeasti! Ongelma vaikuttaa johtuneen legendaarisesta Pokémonista Zekromista, ja professorit Oak ja Juniper ovat yhtä mieltä siitä, että asia vaatii lisätutkimuksia. Sillä välin myös Rakettiryhmä on saapunut Unova-alueelle ja valmistautuu aloittamaan operaation, jonka tarkoituksena on varastaa sekä Pikachu että Zekrom. Ash on myös päättänyt jatkaa matkaansa seuraavaksi Unova-alueella. Varustettuna uudella Pokédexillä ja uusilla Poképalloilla sankarimme päättää tavata niin monia Unova-alueen Pokémoneja kuin vain mahdollista. Alkutaipaleellaan hän törmää Irikseen ja hänen Pokémoniinsa Axew’hun ja nappaa ensimmäisen Unova-alueen Pokémoninsa, Pidoven. Mutta pian sen jälkeen Rakettiryhmä käynnistää ilkeän juonensa ja varastaa Pikachun, Pidoven ja Axew’nkin! Ash ei tietenkään tätä purematta niele ja singahtaa toimintaan. Hän taistelee vanhoja vihollisiaan, Jessieä, Jamesiä ja Meowthia vastaan ja saa odottamatonta apua araksi luulemaltaan Pokémonilta, Oshawottilta (joka oli pitkään seuraillut Ashiä ja Pikachua). Niinpä Ashin ja Iriksen Pokémonit saadaan turvallisesti takaisin ja Rakettiryhmä katoaa salaperäisesti paikalta. Pokémonkeskuksessa hoitaja Joy hoivaa Pikachun, Axew’n ja Pidoven jälleen kuntoon ja Iriksen on pakko myöntää, että vaikka Ash käyttäytyy kuin “pikkulapsi”, oli vaikuttavaa kun hän syöksyi pelastamaan kaikkia kolmea Pokémonia. Ash puolestaan miettii ääneen, miksi Oshawott tuli sillä tavoin heidän avukseen...

Spanish Latin America Official Summary

Así como Pikachu fue aquejado por una misteriosa enfermedad que afectó todos sus movimientos tipo Eléctrico, de la misma manera una segunda tormenta lo curó por completo. Atribuyéndolo la terrible experiencia a las acciones del Pokémon Legendario, Zekrom, los Profesores Oak y Juniper coinciden en que se requiere una investigación más a fondo. Mientras tanto, el Equipo Rocket llega a Región Unova y se prepara para una operación diseñada para robar a Pikachu y a Zekrom. Ash también ha decidido continuar su viaje, allí mismo, en Región Unova. Armado con un nuevo Pokédex y Pokébolas nuevas, nuestro héroe se propone conocer al mayor número posible de Pokémon de Región Unova. En el camino, se encuentra con Iris y su Pokémon Axew mientras atrapa a su primer Pokémon de Región Unova, Pidove. Sin embargo, poco después, el Equipo Rocket echa a andar su malvado plan, ¡y se roban a Pikachu, Pidove y Axew! Por supuesto, sin siquiera tomar descanso, Ash entra en acción, luchando contra sus viejos enemigos Jessie, James y Meowth. Con la ayuda inesperada de lo que pensaba que era un Pokémon tímido, Oshawott (que había estado siguiendo a Ash y Pikachu), los Pokémon de Ash e Iris regresan a sus entrenadores sanos y salvos, mientras que el Equipo Rocket desaparece misteriosamente. Después de visitar el Centro Pokémon, donde la Enfermera Joy restaura a Pikachu, Axew y Pidove a un perfecto estado de salud, Iris tiene que admitir que, a pesar que Ash sea "tan infantil", está impresionada con la forma en la que entró en acción para salvar a sus tres Pokémon, mientras que Ash se pregunta por qué Oshawott les ayudó de la manera que lo hizo…

Spanish Official Summary

Después de ser alcanzado por un rayo, Pikachu sufre una dolencia que le impide usar sus movimientos de tipo Eléctrico, pero una extraña segunda tormenta le restablece por completo su salud. Atribuyendo esta circunstancia al Pokémon legendario Zekrom, el Profesor Oak y la Profesora Encina acuerdan que es necesario investigar más el asunto. Mientras tanto, el Team Rocket ha llegado a la región de Teselia y se prepara para lanzar una operación diseñada para robar a Pikachu y a Zekrom. A su vez, Ash está deseando comenzar su viaje por la región de Teselia. Equipado con un nueva Pokédex y nuevas Poké Balls, nuestro héroe parte a conocer a tantos Pokémon de la región de Teselia como puede. Al intentar atrapar a Pidove, se encuentra con una niña llamada Iris y su Pokémon Axew. Pero poco después, ¡el Team Rocket lanza su malvado plan para robar a Pikachu, Pidove y Axew! Por supuesto, Ash no se queda de brazos cruzados y se lanza a combatir contra sus viejos enemigos Jessie, James y Meowth. Con la ayuda inesperada de Oshawott, que ha estado siguiendo a Ash y a Pikachu, ponen a salvo a los Pokémon de Ash e Iris, mientras que el Team Rocket desaparece misteriosamente. Tras visitar el Centro Pokémon, donde la Enfermera Joy devuelve por completo la salud a Pikachu, Axew y Pidove, Iris tiene que admitir que, aunque Ash se comporta como un crío, está impresionada por cómo ha entrado en acción para salvar a los tres Pokémon. Y Ash se pregunta en voz alta por qué Oshawott los ayudó de la manera en que lo hizo…

English Great Britain Official Summary

After being struck by lightning, Pikachu is having trouble using its Electric-type attacks...but a second strange thunderstorm heals the Pokémon just as quickly! Professors Oak and Juniper attribute the ordeal to the Legendary Pokémon Zekrom and agree that further research is needed. Meanwhile, Team Rocket has arrived in the Unova region and prepares to launch an operation designed to steal both Zekrom and Pikachu! Ash is eager to start his new journey, and armed with a new Pokédex and new Poké Balls, our hero sets out to meet as many Unova Pokémon as he can. While trying to catch a Pidove, Ash runs into a girl named Iris and her Pokémon Axew. It doesn’t take long for Team Rocket to launch a plot to steal Pikachu, Pidove, and Axew, too! Of course, Ash springs into action, battling his old enemies Jessie, James, and Meowth. He gets some help from an unexpected source: Oshawott, who has been following Ash and Pikachu since they left Professor Juniper’s lab. Before long, all the Pokémon are safely returned, while Team Rocket mysteriously vanishes. The group visits the Pokémon Center, where Nurse Joy restores Pikachu, Axew, and Pidove to perfect health. Iris admits that although Ash acts “like a kid,” she is impressed with the way he sprang into action when saving their three Pokémon. And Ash wonders out loud why Oshawott helped them out the way it did...

Russian Official Summary

В прошлой серии Пикачу потерял все свои электрические способности в результате попадания молнии. Теперь же в него попадает еще одна молния, и его способности восстанавливаются! Ученые считают, что к этому имеет отношение легендарный покемон Зекром. Профессору Оук и Джунипер решают провести исследование. Команда Р, тем временем, планирует похитить как Пикачу, так и Зекрома. Эш же решает отправиться в путешествие по региону Юнова. Ему вручают новый покедекс и новые покешары, и он идет на встречу новым покемонам и новым друзьям. Он почти сразу знакомится с Ирис и ее покемоном Эксъю, а также ловит своего первого покемона, Пидава.  Но тут Команда Р похищает Пикачу, Пидава и Эксъю! На помозь Эшу приходит скромный покемон Ошавотт, который все это время следовал за Эшем. И Команда Р терпит поражение.  После посещения центра Покемонов, где Пикачу, Пидава и Эксъю осматривают, Ирис заявляет, что, впечатлена Эшем, хотя тот и ведет себя как ребенок. Эшу же интересно, почему Ошавотт решил им помочь.

Dutch Official Summary

Zo snel als Pikachu een mysterieuze kwaal opgelopen had, die effect had op al zijn Elektrisch soort zetten, zo snel bracht een tweede onweersbui volledige genezing! Professor Oak en Professor Juniper wijten de problemen aan de acties van de Legendarische Pokémon Zekrom, en zijn het erover eens dat verder onderzoek noodzakelijk is. Ondertussen is Team Rocket aangekomen in de Unova regio, en bereidt zich voor om een operatie te beginnen met het doel om Pikachu en Zekrom beide te stelen. Ash heeft besloten om zijn reis te vervolgen in de Unova regio en dus, gewapend met een nieuwe Pokédex en nieuwe Poké Ball, trekt onze held erop uit om zoveel mogelijk nieuwe Unova regio Pokémon te ontdekken. Onderweg komt hij Iris tegen en haar Pokémon Axew, net als hij bezig is om zijn eerste Unova regio Pokémon Pidove te vangen. Al snel hierna verschijnt Team Rocket ten tonele met hun kwaadaardige plan en steelt Pikachu, Pidove en Axew! Natuurlijk laat Ash het er niet bij zitten en komt hij meteen in actie tegen zijn oude vijanden Jessie, James en Meowth. Met wat onverwachte hulp van Oshawott, die eerst een verlegen Pokémon leek te zijn en die Ash en Pikachu had gevolgd, krijgen Ash en Iris hun Pokémon veilig terug, terwijl Team Rocket geheimzinnig verdwijnt. Na een bezoek aan het Pokémon Center, waar Pikachu, Axew en Pidove door Zuster Joy in goede gezondheid worden gebracht, geeft Iris toe dat, hoewel Ash zich gedraagt als een ‘klein kind’, ze onder de indruk is door de manier waarop hij in actie kwam bij het redden van hun drie Pokémon. Ash vraagt zich hardop af waarom Oshawott hen op die manier heeft geholpen…

Norwegian Official Summary

Like fort som Pikachu havnet i en mystisk tilstand, som påvirket alle dens Elektrisk-type trekk, kom et nytt tordenvær og gjorde den frisk i en fei! Etter å ha lagt skylden for hendelsen på den Legendariske Pokémon Zekrom, blir professor Oak og Juniper enige om at det kreves videre forskning. I mellomtiden har Team Rocket ankommet Unova-regionen, og forbereder seg på å sette i gang en operasjon for å stjele Pikachu og Zekron. Ash har bestemt seg for å fortsette på reisen i Unova-regionen, og så, med en ny Pokédex og nye Poké Balls, drar vår helt ut for å møte så mange Unova-region Pokémon som han kan. På veien møter han Iris, og hennes Pokémon Axew, mens han fanger sin første Unova-region Pokémon, Pidove. Men rett etterpå setter Team Rocket i gang sin onde plan, og stjeler Pikachu, Pidow og Axew! Ash går selvfølgelig straks til aksjon, og slåss mot sine gamle fiender Jessie, James og Meowth, og med litt uventet hjelp fra det man trodde var en skvetten Pokémon, Oshawott (som hadde fulgt etter Ash og Pikachu), får Ash og Iris sine Pokémon trygt tilbake, mens Team Rocket på mystisk vis forsvinner. Etter å ha besøkt Pokémon-senteret hvor Pikachu, Axew og Pidove blir pleid friske igjen av Nurse Joy, må Iris innrømme at selv om Ash oppfører seg "som et barn", er hun imponert over at han tok grep og reddet deres tre Pokémon, mens Ash høyt lurer på hvorfor Oshawott hjalp dem som den gjorde...

Swedish Official Summary

Lika snabbt som Pikachu drabbades av en mystisk krämpa som påverkade alla hans Elektrisk-typ moves, lika snabbt blev han fullständigt frisk av en andra åskstorm! Professor Oak och professor Juniper är överens om att händelsen beror på den Legendariske Pokémon Zekroms handlingar, och beslutar att fortsatt forskning är nödvändig. Under tiden har Team Rocket anlänt i Unova-regionen och förbereder sig att iscensätta en operation med syfte att stjäla både Pikachu och Zekrom. Ash har också beslutat att fortsätta sin resa precis där i Unova-regionen och utrustad med en ny Pokédex och nya Poké Balls, beger sig vår hjälte iväg för att möta så många Unova-regionen Pokémon han kan. På vägen möter han Iris och hennes Pokémon Axew, medan han fångar sin första Unova-regionen Pokémon, Pidove. Men strax där efter iscensätter Team Rocket sin onda plan och kidnappar Pikachu, Pidove och Axew. Naturligtvis accepterar inte Ash detta bara så där, utan han kastar sig in i handlingen och strider mot sina gamla fiender Jessie, James och Meowth. Och med lite oväntad hjälp från vad han trodde var en liten blyg Pokémon, Oshawott (som hade följt efter Ash och Pikachu), återlämnas Ash och Iris Pokémon i säkerhet, medan Team Rocket försvinner på ett mystiskt sätt. Efter det att de besökt Pokémon-centret, där Pikachu, Axew och Pidove återställs till perfekt hälsa av syster Joy, måste Iris erkänna att även om Ash uppför sig som en barnunge, är hon imponerad av hur han kastade sig in i handlingen när han räddade deras tre Pokémon, medan Ash undrar högt varför Oshawott hjälpte dem på det sätt han gjorde...

Danish Official Summary

Ikke så snart var Pikachu blevet ramt af en mystisk lidelse, som berørte alle dens Elektrisk-type træk, før endnu et tordenvejr helbredte den ligeså hurtigt igen! Professorerne Oak og Juniper mener, prøvelserne må stamme fra den Legendariske Pokémon Zekrom, og er enige om, at det må undersøges nøjere. I mellemtiden er Team Rocket ankommet til Unova-regionen, og forbereder sig på en aktion, der går ud på at stjæle såvel Pikachu som Zenkrom. Ash har også besluttet sig for at fortsætte sin rejse i Unova-regionen, og udstyret med en ny Pokédex og nye Poké Balls, begiver vores helt sig af sted for at møde så mange af Unova-regionens Pokémon, han kan. På vejen træffer han Iris og hendes Pokémon Axew, mens han er ved at fange sin første Unova-Pokémon, Pidove. Men kort efter iværksætter Team Rocket deres onde plan og stjæler Pikachu, og desuden Pidove og Axew! Det kan Ash naturligvis ikke finde sig i, så han griber til handling og tager en kamp med sine gamle fjender Jessie, James og Meowth. Han får uventet hjælp af Oshawott, som er fulgt efter Ash og Pikachu, og som Ash troede var en forskræmt Pokémon – og således kommer Ash’ og Iris Pokémon tilbage i god behold, mens Team Rocket forsvinder på mystisk vis. Efter et besøg på et Pokémon-center, hvor Pikachu, Axew og Pidove genvinder deres fulde styrke med Nurse Joys hjælp, må Iris indrømme, at selv om Ash opfører sig ”som et barn”, så blev hun imponeret over hans handlekraft, da han reddede de tre Pokémon. Imens udtrykker Ash undren over, at Oshawott sådan kom dem til hjælp..

Characters

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  • United States Ash Ketchum
  • Japan サトシ
  • Japan Satoshi
  • Japan Satoshi
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  • United States Pikachu
  • Japan ピカチュウ
  • Japan Pikachu
  • Japan Pikachu
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  • United States Giovanni
  • Japan サカキ
  • Japan Sakaki
  • Japan Sakaki
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  • United States Delia Ketchum
  • Japan ハナコ
  • Japan Hanako
  • Japan Hanako
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  • United States Meowth
  • Japan ニャース
  • Japan Nyarth
  • Japan Nyarth
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  • United States Jessie
  • Japan ムサシ
  • Japan Musashi
  • Japan Musashi
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  • United States James
  • Japan コジロウ
  • Japan Kojirō
  • Japan Kojiro
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  • United States Professor Samuel Oak
  • Japan オーキド ユキナリ博士
  • Japan Yukinari Okido-hakase
  • Japan Professor Yukinari Okido
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  • United States Iris
  • Japan アイリス
  • Japan Iris
  • Japan Iris
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  • United States Iris' Axew
  • Japan アイリスのキバゴ
  • Japan Iris no Kibago
  • Japan Iris' Kibago
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  • United States Trip
  • Japan シューティー
  • Japan Shootie
  • Japan Shootie
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  • United States Trip's Snivy
  • Japan シューティーのツタージャ
  • Japan Shootie no Tsutarja
  • Japan Shootie's Tsutarja
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  • United States Professor Juniper
  • Japan アララギ博士
  • Japan Araragi-hakase
  • Japan Professor Araragi
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  • United States Jessie's Woobat
  • Japan ムサシのコロモリ
  • Japan Musashi no Koromori
  • Japan Musashi's Koromori
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  • United States Ash's Pidove
  • Japan サトシのマメパト
  • Japan Satoshi no Mamepato
  • Japan Satoshi's Mamepato
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  • United States Nurse Joy (Unova)
  • Japan ジョーイ (イッシュ地方)
  • Japan Joy (Isshu-chihō)
  • Japan Joy (Isshu Region)
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  • United States Matori
  • Japan マトリ
  • Japan Matori
  • Japan Matori

Wild Pokémon

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  • United States Oshawott
  • Japan ミジュマル
  • Japan Mijumaru
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  • United States Patrat
  • Japan ミネズミ
  • Japan Minezumi
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  • United States Pidove
  • Japan マメパト
  • Japan Mamepato
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  • United States Woobat
  • Japan コロモリ
  • Japan Koromori
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  • United States Deerling
  • Japan シキジカ
  • Japan Shikijika
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  • United States Zekrom
  • Japan ゼクロム
  • Japan Zekrom
00:01

Note

The script cover did not have a tentative title and was the same as the broadcast version: Iris and Kibago! (アイリスとキバゴ!)
01:37

Culture Reference

A sound effect from the Original Star Trek series can be heard just as the power goes back on in the lab. It is the ambient bridge noise from the original Enterprise captained by James T. Kirk.
03:54

Script Error

Professor Okido in the Japanese original was quite specific when he wanted Satoshi to report on rare or unusual Pokémon in the Isshu region. Professor Oak in the English dub just wanted reports on the Pokémon that Ash encountered in general. Interestingly enough, the closed captions from the originally airing of the episode on Cartoon Network differ and are more accurate than what Professor Oak actually says.

Professor Oak: I'll look forward to hearing about the new Pokémon you've met. How does that sound?
Professor Oak English Closed Captions: I'll look forward to hearing about all the rare and interesting Pokémon you've met.
Professor Okido: I'm looking forward to reports on unusual or rare Pokémon.
(オーキド ユキナリ博士): 変わったポケモンや珍しいポケモンの報告楽しみにしておるぞ。
04:40

Script Error

Keeping with tradition, the Delia in the English dub asks Ash if he packed clean underwear. Hanako just asks him if he didn't forget to pack anything in the Japanese original.

Delia: Do you have clean underwear?
Hanako: You didn't forget anything, did you?
(ハナコ): 忘れ物はないでしょうね?
05:00

Script Error

Professor Oak gives different advice and encouragement to Ash than Professor Okido did with Satoshi.

Professor Oak: Ash, good luck! And have fun!
Okido: Work hard! He's gone.
(オーキド ユキナリ博士): しっかり やるんじゃぞ! 行ってしまいましたな。
06:27

Paint Edit

The Zukan entry animation is the same one from BW001. Anime Language transcriptions:

Anime Language Decrypted
[bwtext]TSUTAZYA[/bwtext] TSUTAZYA

06:55

Script Error

Tingles?! Iris in the Japanese original states that she's been paralyzed by Pikachu's Thunderbolt.

Iris English Dub: Wow-wee, that tingles!
Iris Japanese: Wah, paralyzing...!
(アイリス): あぁ しびれる~!
07:07

Script Error

The English closed captions kept the Japanese name for Nuvema Town (Kanoko Town カノコタウン) intact for some reason in the original airing on Cartoon Network. The dub name 'Striaton City' was used in the closed captions though.

Iris English Dub: Tell me, Ash, wasn't there a thunderstorm in Nuvema Town?
Iris English Dub Closed Captions: Tell me, Ash, wasn't there a thunderstorm in Kanoko Town?
Iris Japanese: Come to think of it, wasn't Kanoko Town struck by a huge bolt of lightning yesterday?
(アイリス): そういえば昨日 カノコタウンにすんごい雷が落ちたよね?
10:12

Paint Edit

The Zukan entry animation is the same one from BW001. Anime Language transcriptions:

Anime Language Decrypted
[bwtext]TSUTAZYA[/bwtext] TSUTAZYA

16:14

Script Error

The Rocket Gang/Team Rocket motto's were pretty much identical except for a few minor differences here and there.

Character English Translation Japanese
James The answer to come as we feel the need. ...the answer we give is for the sake of tomorrow. 答えてあげよう 明日のため。
Jessie Bringing the blinding white light of evil into the future! Future! The white future wears the color of evil! フューチャー 白い未来は 悪の色。
James Thrusting the hammer of justice down onto the black darkness of the universe! Universe! The black world receives the iron hammer of justice! ユニバース 黒い世界に 正義の鉄槌。
Meowth And carving our names in the rock of eternity! We write our names onto this earth! 我ら この地にその名を記す。
Jessie The fiery destroyer, Jessie! The passionate destroyer, Musashi! 情熱の破壊者 ムサシ!
James And with thunderous emotion, I am James! The pure heart of darkness, Kojiro! 暗黒の純情 コジロウ!
Meowth Wisest of wise, Meowth! The infinite intelligence, Nyarth! 無限の知性 ニャース!
Rockets Now, gather! Under the name of Team Rocket! Now, gather in the name of the Rocket Gang! さぁ集え! ロケット団の名のもとに!

00:00

DVD Extras Interview

The Japanese rental DVD contained a 6 minute interview with Rica Matsumoto talking about her character Satoshi.
00:00

DVD Extras Concept Art

The Japanese rental DVD that included this episode had a special artwork collection feature.
00:01

Special First-Airing Segment Live Preview Show

Shoko-tan, Robert and TIM from Pokémon Sunday (ポケモン☆サンデー) did a live broadcast to introduce the new series Pocket Monsters Best Wishes. They were on stage with Rica Matsumoto who sang the original opening theme Aim To Be A Pokémon Master live before the episode began. The hosts were on most of the day as they were introducing various shows related to the franchise that were airing throughout the day including: It's About to Start! It's a Pokémon Festival! Best Wishes, Live Broadcast! It's a Pokémon Festival! Best Wishes, Live Broadcast! It's a Pokémon Festival! Best Wishes and Live Broadcast! It's a Pokémon Festival! Best Wishes (15:51).
10:11

Who's that Pokémon Black and White

11:07

Eyecatch Zekrom and Reshiram Eyecatch

Zekrom Commercial Intro Eyecatch with Satoshi and Pikachu.

Reshiram Commercial Return Eyecatch with Satoshi and Pikachu.
23:00

Okido Segment Pokémon Live Caster

This Okido segment did not air in the initial airing of the episode but only in subsequent repeats on channels like Kids Station and on the DVDs.

Pokémon Live Caster & Senryu
Theme Monster Ball
Japanese あっポケモン モンスターボール わすれずに
Romaji A Pokemon monsutaa booru wasurezu ni
Translated Oh, a Pokémon - Don't forget to use a monster ball

Japanese Music:

Time Track Notes
Japan 00:00 BW M15 4番道路
Japanese (Trans): Route 4
The narrator recaps last episode's events.
Japan 00:39 BW M11 Zekrom Zekrom's attack continues.
Japan 01:48 BW M18A ユナイテッドタワー
Japanese (Trans): United Tower
Satoshi asks Pikachu to use attacks on him.
Japan 02:32 ベストウイッシュ!
Japanese (Romanized): Best Wishes!
Japanese (Trans): Best Wishes!
Opening Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 04:01 BW M07 なみのり
Japanese (Trans): Surf
Best Wishes Title Card
Japan 04:13 BW M01B ベストウイッシュTV BGM-M01 B
Japanese (Trans): Best Wishes TV BGM-M01 B
Satoshi announces his decision to travel around Isshu.
Japan 05:29 BW M08 カラクサタウン
Japanese (Trans): Karakusa Town
Satoshi starts his journey over Isshu.
Japan 06:25 BW M15 4番道路
Japanese (Trans): Route 4
Satoshi uses his Zukan on the bushes, where it tells there's a Kibago.
Japan 07:03 ベストウイッシュTV BGM-M04 (ボーナストラック)
Japanese (Romanized): Best Wishes TV BGM-M04 (Bonus Track)
Japanese (Trans): Best Wishes TV BGM-M04 (Bonus Track)
Satoshi meets Iris.
Japan 08:29 BW M05 Rocket Gang's Plan Rocket Gang communicates with Sakaki with a laptop.
Japan 09:30 BW M05 Rocket Gang's Plan Matori asks Sakaki about Rocket Gang's ability to succeed.
Japan 10:06 BW M21 Battle! Trainer Satoshi tries to catch a Shikijika.
Japan 11:03 BW M18 ユナイテッドタワー
Japanese (Trans): United Tower
Eyecatch Break
Japan 11:09 BW M06A World of Pokémon Sponsor Message
Japan 11:19 BW M38B Trying Out Eyecatch Return
Japan 11:45 BW M20 カノコタウン
Japanese (Trans): Kanoko Town
Satoshi and Iris talk at night, as they eat apples.
Japan 13:08 BW M34A 戦闘!野生ポケモン
Japanese (Trans): Battle! Wild Pokémon
Satoshi spots a Mamepato and rushes to get it.
Japan 14:13 ギザみみピチューにつづけ!
Japanese (Romanized): Giza mimi Pichū ni tsuzuke
Japanese (Trans): Jagged-eared Pichu Carries On
Movie 12 BGM - Satoshi spots another Mamepato.
Japan 14:19 BW M23A 戦闘!ジムリーダー
Japanese (Trans): Battle! Gym Leader
Satoshi uses Pikachu to attack it.
Japan 15:46 BW M22A トレーナーに勝利!
Japanese (Trans): Victory over a Trainer!
Satoshi catches a Mamepato.
Japan 16:23 ベストウイッシュTV BGM-M02 (ボーナストラック)
Japanese (Romanized): Best Wishes TV BGM-M02 (Bonus Track)
Japanese (Trans): Best Wishes TV BGM-M02 (Bonus Track)
Rocket Gang Isshu Motto
Japan 16:58 BW M05 Rocket Gang's Plan Rocket Gang talks with Satoshi and Iris.
Japan 17:34 BW M23A 戦闘!ジムリーダー
Japanese (Trans): Battle! Gym Leader
Satoshi sends out Mamepato to rescue Pikachu and Kibago.
Japan 18:30 BW M10 Rocket Gang's Operation Rocket Gang starts to escape.
Japan 19:14 BW M15 4番道路
Japanese (Trans): Route 4
Mijumaru steps up and pops Rocket Gang's balloon.
Japan 20:43 BW M13 ポケモンセンター
Japanese (Trans): Pokémon Center
Satoshi meets the Isshu Nurse Joy in the Pokémon Center.
Japan 21:54 心のファンファーレ
Japanese (Romanized): Kokoro no Fanfare
Japanese (Trans): Fanfare of the Heart
Ending Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 23:15 BW M06C World of Pokémon Professor Okido's Pokémon Live Caster
Japan 24:16 BW M15 4番道路
Japanese (Trans): Route 4
Best Wishes Episode 3 Preview
Japan 24:45 ベストウイッシュ! (オリジナルカラオケ)
Japanese (Romanized): Best Wishes! (Original Karaoke)
Japanese (Trans): Best Wishes! (Original Karaoke)
Sponsor Message

Music Statistics:

Number of Assigned Tracks to the Japanese Original: 30
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 0
07 Sep 2010 08:17 AM
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24 Sep 2010 12:47 PM
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Best Wishes! series have finally begun and I feel that I have a lot to say about the first two episodes :)

Actually I have mixed feelings about them. On the one hand, I liked them very much, but on the other, there were some huge frustrations for me.

The Opening
The idea behind the opening is very stylish and fresh, but it is spoiled by totally-out-of-place 3D Pikachu. Heads up, I will probably not like the opening when all the Pokemon are revealed and colored.
I expected drive and energy from a song by Rika Matsumoto, but there were less than I expected. Still, the song is very catchy and I'll likely listen to it countless times. I give the opening a mark of 4/5

The pace
The pace of storytelling is freaking fast, and it is better than otherwise. Still, the first episode seemed very rushed. I guess the short summary will be something like this: "This is the world of Pokemon, this boy is Satoshi, he's already leaving for a trip, these guys are Rocket Gang, now we will briefly show Zekrom, new professor, new pokemon and the lab. Oh, here's new trainer arrived! Choose your pokemon quickly! Did you choose them? Good, now you will battle Satoshi and get the hell out, we still have Iris to spend time on." As I said, it is probably better for the show, but I still desperately wanted to see Satoshi saying goodbye to his Pokemon and meeting a couple of old characters. In fact, we haven't seen any transition from DP to BW. At the end of DP, Satoshi was rushing home, and at the start of BW he's already packed and good to go to Isshu.

The new rival
I didn't like him at all. As a character, he doesn't stand a chance in comparison to Shinji, who is the most developed and interesting character of the whole anime in my opinion. Shootie is not like a new trainer in any way and seem to be very arrogant. Not to mention that I hate his appearance.

Animation
It is probably a syndrome of "high budget of the first episodes" which now manifests itself in the majority of different anime series, but I hope it is not, because the animation in the first two BW episodes is AMAZING. Finally, the CG-effects look like they should. I still feel creepy when recall the DP6 episode and those stones on the cliff. -_- The animation itself is smooth and very professionally done. Eyecatches are amazing. Well, nothing bad to say here.

Music
It's a huge advantage for me that the music in both the episodes was new and there were a whole lot of tracks. This is a step forward in comparison with DP, as it seemed like DP music had less tracks and was using the music from older series in the second episode already. It feels more like a PM -> AG transition, as I remember AG sounded very fresh when launched. FINALLY, I've heard an evolution theme in the anime, why the hell did it take them 13 years to realize that anime needed this track?

I liked very much the fact that the beginning of these series differs from those of PM, AG, and DP. Yes, we still have a bird and problems with Pikachu, but similarities end after these two matches. No new girls with bicycles and no Takeshi, finally.

I did not like at all that Satoshi looks like a complete newb. Well, since we don't have any beginning girls, that role is for Satoshi now *facepalm*. It is VERY different from the AG and DP series, because in those two arcs authors actually stressed the fact that Satoshi is an experienced trainer. Here, not only do they ignore his experience, but they lower it. Why the hell did he still lose to Shootie who had the VERY FIRST battle of his life (and it's after Pikachu KO'ed Latios with Iron Tail, lol) and suddenly forgot how to catch Pokemon? This noobishness of him is total bs.

I don't like good old Rocket Gang more and more with every new series. I don't like the black outfit, I don't like the motto, I don't like the new glamour logo. Well, practically everything. They should be thrown out as Takeshi was.

I really liked Iris. She's an interesting character with great seiyuu, wonder how the plot with 8th gym will be developed later in the anime.

Phew, that's about all :D
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I'm glad that Pikachu isn't 'leveled down' for this series as that would have really ticked me off a lot. Shootie seems too confident and winning against Satoshi just bolstered that quite a bit. I'm sure there will be an episode upcoming where Satoshi's Pikachu gets a rematch and will *hopefully* annihilate him.

Did anyone else notice the TOS bridge sounds during the lab scene just as Pikachu starts recovering? I found that quite amusing.

Diamond and Pearl used the Tricorder scan sound effect as well when Rocket Gang went into Denji's control room.
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talking about the new rival, I guess they thought that, since paul was a big hit, that they could do that over again with shooti. . . . not working so well. :(
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The second episode was great as well. Animation still great, new main character met, etc. Satoshi's noobishness was kinda disappointing however.. seems they really completely restarted the story.. And why the hell was the first caught Pokemon a little weak bird again? ._. ...i think it could much better be a Shikijika... no comment :D
Anyway great episode :)
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The new rival
I didn't like him at all. As a character, he doesn't stand a chance in comparison to Shinji, who is the most developed and interesting character of the whole anime in my opinion. Shootie is not like a new trainer in any way and seem to be very arrogant. Not to mention that I hate his appearance.


I completely agree. He looks like a newb and I hate his hair. At least Shinji was an experienced trainer like Ash. Shootie doesn't even have a justification for being arrogant.
I thought it was rather funny how Ash met Iris. But it is rather ridiculous how Kibago can fit in Iris' hair, as well as how Iris can move around so briskly even with that much hair. I wish Ash hadn't caught Mamepato as his first Pokémon; a Mamanbo would have been much cooler. I also wished that they showed how Jessie caught her first Pokémon.
Again, I think the Zekrom "following" Ash around was rather exaggerated, although I like how its electricity is blue.
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Once again Black and White is quite accurate to the Japanese original. Hopefully this keeps up for the entire series. There were some very interesting 'edits' that appeared in the English closed captions of the episode though. The one Oak line is very odd as the closed captions were actually more accurate than what he actually said which is very strange indeed.

The Kanoko Town in the closed captions is also unexplainable. Did they forget to do a search and replace? Did they get the closed captions done before they actually decided on a dub name for the town?

Edits: http://www.pocketmonsters.net/episodes/1178#Edits
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Summary

Inside of Juniper's Laboratory, a massive electrical force surrounds Pikachu. Ash and the laboratory staff cross their arms in an attempt to shield themselves from the harmful energy. Oak and Juniper begin working on a nearby control panel in an attempt to gain control over Pikachu’s uncontrollable electrical energy. After a few moments, Juniper realizes that Pikachu's electrical energy is overloading the system and if it continues at the current rate, will destroy the entire laboratory system.

Outside, Zekrom continues to unleash a devas ting thunderstorm which continues to bring ill affects to Pikachu. Oak questions Juniper if a legendary Pokémon caused all of the recent events. Zekrom shrieks and soars into the sky creating a larger disturbance in Pikachu's body. Ash rushes over and grabs Pikachu's body and is soon enveloped in Pikachu's electrical energy; screaming out in pain. A moment later, the storm dissipates and Ash is thrown backwards by Pikachu's energy. Delia rushes over to Ash as Pikachu begins to decrease its electrical output. Once Zekrom manages to exit the region, the laboratory systems are restored. Juniper glares at the screen, surprised that the system managed to recover without any adverse affects shortly after taking on such a huge electrical load from Pikachu. Delia questions Ash if it he is alright and Ash states that he is fine. The wild Oshawott, which was unchosen by Ash, steps over greeting him with a short "Osha". Ash jumps to his feet to check on his Pikachu. Pikachu begins electrically charging his tail in an attempt to affirm to Ash that he has regained his ability over Electric-type attacks. Ash shouts out if anything else is troubling Pikachu. Pikachu confirms with a "Pikachu!” Ash, in a fired up state, commands for Pikachu to use Thunderbolt on him. Pikachu begins building electrical current within its body and soon launches an astounding Thunderbolt attack directly at Ash. Ash manages to recover from the attack and commands for Pikachu to use Volt Tackle. Pikachu begins thundering forward building an electrical aura around its body, smashing into Ash and knocking him into a nearby laboratory wall. Ash manages to recover from the attack and shouts that he is glad that Pikachu has recovered. Juniper and Oak exit the laboratory to attempt to search for the nearby Zekrom. Juniper questions if the legendary Pokémon, Zekrom, really caused the electrical disturbance. Oak states that it should be worth extra investigation. Ash exits the laboratory, with Pikachu perched on his shoulder, staring at a gorgeous horizon scattered with luscious forest and a brilliant setting sun. Ash states that there are a lot of Pokémon and mysteries that he doesn't know about in the Unova Region.

Night has befallen Nuvema Town and Ash, Pikachu, Oak, Delia, and Juniper sits down to enjoy dinner. As enthusiastic as ever, Ash states that he has decided he will start a journey to meet the Pokémon of the Unova region. Pikachu raises his arm and confirms with a "Pika!” Delia states that she had already known it. Oak questions if Ash will be visiting Pokémon Gyms while in Unova. Ash responds stating that he will win against the Gym Leaders, obtain eight victory badges, and enter the Unova League. Oak states that he will make sure to look after Ash's Pokémon that are at the laboratory. Delia asks for Pikachu to take care of Ash on his Journey. Pikachu responds with an ever so cute; "Pika Pika". Oak states that Ash should contact him from time to time because he is looking forward to reports on unusual or rare Pokémon.

Afterwards, Juniper presents Ash with a Pokémon Zukan and five Monster Balls. Ash snatches the Zukan and Monster Balls and thanks Juniper. Juniper states that the closest Pokémon Gym is located in Striaton City and that it might be suitable for his first challenge. Juniper suggests that Ash may also run into Trip on his adventure. The mentioning of Trip brings Ash into a fiery rage and shouting: "The next time I battle him, I definitely won't lose!”

Daylight shatters through the sky as Ash, Delia, Oak, and Juniper stand outside on a small access road to the laboratory. Delia questions Ash if he has a handkerchief, pack of clothes, or if he has forgotten anything before he begins his journey. Ash responds stating that he hasn't forgotten anything and isn't a child after all. Juniper states that once he traverses the forest, he will find a Pokémon Center.

After a few moments, Ash turns and begins dashing down the road as his mother, Delia, waves in the background wishing him to have a safe trip. Oak states in a proud sense that Ash is finally gone. Delia ponders about looking forward to seeing how much stronger he'll be the next time they meet. Meanwhile, Ash continues rushing down the road and through a small forest thinking if he'll encounter a Bug type first; or possibly a Water or Grass type.

The trees begin rustling which brings Ash to a halt as Pikachu points overhead. The top of Iris's hair can be seen as she rustles through a bush. Unknown to Ash, he grasps his Pokémon Zukan in an attempt to identify the unknown "Pokémon". The Pokémon Zukan manages to detect Iris's Akew and chimes in a robotic voice delivering its Pokedex entry on Akew. Akew, the Tusk Pokémon. It claims its territory by marking trees with its tusks. If its tusks fall out, new ones will grow. Ash stares at Iris's lush purple hair in a surprised state; stating that it looks different than what his Zukan shows as an Akew.

Ash launches a Monster Ball towards the nearby bush, which smashes into Iris's head. Iris shouts out "Ouch!" in pain as Ash stares in a confused state. Iris stands up shouting at Ash questioning what Ash thinks he is doing. Ash attempts to explain that he was just attempting to get a Pokémon. Iris responds stating, "Oh, do you want to say that I'm a Pokémon?” misinterpreting that Ash was inferring that she was the actual Pokémon. Iris smiles in a sarcastic manner; questioning if there is a Pokémon with a face like hers in his Zukan. Ash apologizes for his actions and Iris states that only an apology is needed. Iris suggests that if he mistook her for a Pokémon, he still has a very long way to go as a trainer. Iris reaches a piece of fruit towards her hair and a small Akew exposes his head, jumping to the ground to hastily eat the fruit.

Iris recognizes Ash's Pikachu and rushes down to her knees and grasps Pikachu in her arms rubbing his cheeks against her face in a cute manner. Iris begins flicking Pikachu's cheeks stating that his soft cheeks are something that someone doesn't get to feel in Unova. Pikachu continues to struggle to exit Iris's grasp, however she continues to keep him close to her bosom. Iris questions Ash why there is a Pikachu in Unova. Ash responds stating that they have come from Pallet Town in Kanto. Ash introduces himself as Ash and announces that he is traveling to aim for the Unova League. Iris extends her arm for a handshake introducing herself to Ash as Iris. Pikachu, unable to escape, begins to shock Iris in an attempt to escape.

Afterwards, Iris apologizes to Pikachu and questions if Nuvema Town was struck by a huge bolt of lightning the day before. Ash states that Zekrom caused the disturbance. Iris steps towards Ash shouting towards Ash; questioning if it really was Zekrom, the Pokémon called legendary. After hearing Zekrom's name mentioned, Iris begs for Ash to tell her more about the incident. Nearby, a Deerling jumps through a group of nearby trees interrupting the conversation. Pikachu notices the wild Pokémon and Ash begins rushing down a nearby trail in an attempt to catch up to the wild Deerling. Iris shouts for Ash to wait for her and starts to follow behind.

Meanwhile, Team Rocket hosts a conversation with Giovanni in a remove cavern. Giovanni questions if they have arrived within the Unova Region. James states that they have infiltrated the Unova region as planned. Meowth contributes that they will make sure to succeed at the mission and gain total control of the region without failure. Jessie states that they will capture Pikachu and the legendary Pokémon of Unova, and send them to the headquarters. Giovanni inquires about Jessie's reference to a legendary Pokémon. James requests that they would like to have their Pokémon they had left at the headquarters prior to arriving in the Unova Region. Giovanni's assistant denies the request stating that using Pokémon that do not reside in the Unova region would make them extremely conspicuous. She then continues stating that in order to protect the secret of their organization, the Pokémon used for the mission will all be raised on location. Meowth ponders if he will be fine, due to the fact that he is not a native species to Unova. Giovanni terminates the communication stating that he has great expectations for the trio. James states that the boss, Giovanni, was really eager. Meowth suggests that they cannot allow themselves to fail expectations of Giovanni. Jessie shouts that they will carve their names into the glorious history of Team Rocket. Giovanni's secretary questions Giovanni if the trio will do well while in the region. Giovanni, in an uncertain manner, states that it is unknown, however their actions should incite Team Plasma of the Unova region, and cause them to eventually start moving as well.

Meowth suggests that they should double-check their equipment for the mission. James states that he expected nothing less from a mission starter kit they had received from Giovanni. A small case is located behind James and the cave floor is littered with a few Monster Balls and other devices used by Team Rocket. Jessie grasps a Monster Ball stating they can begin capturing Pokémon.

Ash and Iris manage to track the wild Deerling to a nearby clearing in the forest that has a small pond and multiple wild Deerling. Ash, hidden behind a nearby tree and brush, queries his Zukan on Deerling. The Zukan chirps out in a robotic voice stating: "Deerling, the Season Pokémon. Because it has fur that changes colors depending on temperature and humidity, it changes its appearance every season". Ash launches an empty Monster Ball towards a wild Deerling, however, the Deerling uses it's head to deflect his attack. Iris lectures Ash stating that before he captures a Pokémon, he must battle it first. Pikachu rushes up beside Ash and prepares to battle Deerling. After a few moments, the wild Deerling flee as a stampede of Patrat rush across the field knocking Ash and Pikachu unconscious. After recovering from the attack, Ash reaches up and grasps a ripe apple from a nearby tree, pondering to himself if they are edible. After a few seconds, Iris jumps down from the tree causing an avalanche of apples to fall upon Ash. Iris announces that supper is finished however doesn't realize that Ash is underneath the pile of apples.

Night falls upon the forest and Ash and Iris discuss the event with Zekrom. Ash states that both the storage as well as the exhaustion of Pikachu's electric energy was caused by Zekrom's influence. Iris stands up and begins shouting out that she also wants to be able to meet Zekrom, the Pokémon called legendary. Ash inquiries if there are other legendary Pokémon other than Zekrom in Unova, however Iris manages to fall asleep during his question. Ash and Pikachu look up towards the brilliant night sky realizing that this is the first time he is seeing the stars in Unova. Ash states that they will be walking under this sky from now on. Pikachu points up and notices a shooting star blazing across the sky. Ash looks towards Pikachu and states that something good with happen because of it.

Daylight has broken and Ash begins traveling further through the forest. Iris managed to escape while Ash was asleep. Ash shouts out to Pikachu that they should do their best. Soon after, a Pidove's chirp interrupts their conversation. Ash looks upward and manages to catch a glimpse of Pidove, querying his Zukan for data. The Zukan chirps: "Pidove, the little Pigeon Pokémon. Since they gather in groups, their cries are extremely loud. It dislikes glittering objects.” Once the Zukan finishes delivering its data, Ash begins rushing towards the Pidove and escapes into a forest clearing containing a group of Pidove. Ash points towards a stray Pidove and directs for Pikachu to battle it. Pikachu launches a devas ting thunderbolt knocking the wild Pidove unconscious. However, Pikachu's loud attack manages to alert the other Pidove. Ash reaches to launch an empty Monster Ball however the massive group of Pidove gather and begin an array of attacks in order to allow their ally to recover. The wild Pidove manages to recover from the attack and the entire group takes flight.

Ash sighs stating that it is hard after all. A stray Pidove manages to walk into Ash and Pikachu's path, granting them an excellent opportunity to capture it without any outside influences. Pikachu flashes forward with a Quick Attack smashing into Pidove. Pidove's body slides against the ground however it manages to recover from the attack. PIkachu flips forward incasing its tail in a layer of Iron in preparation for Iron Tail. After reaching his peak height, Pikachu flips down hitting Pidove with the disastrous Iron Tail attack. Ash launches an empty Monster Ball, which flips open absorbing Pidove's energy. The Monster Ball moves back and forth illuminating with a red indicator as Pidove attempts to fight for its release. Pidove manages to escape the Monster Ball's influence and explodes from the Monster Ball. Pidove launches a Gust attack and follows up with Quick Attack hitting Pikachu directly. Pidove follows up with an Air Cutter that smashes into the ground nearby PIkachu. Pidove launches forward in preparation for another Quick Attack however Pikachu manages to dodge forcing Pidove to crash into a nearby tree. Pikachu finishes with a devas ting Thunderbolt which knocks Pidove unconscious. Ash takes advantage of the opportunity and launches an empty Monster Ball towards the injured Pidove. The Monster Ball explodes open and attempts to recapture the Pidove's energy. The two forces clash however the Monster Ball soon prevails. Ash rushes over and grabs the Monster Ball, shouting that he finally captured a Pidove. Iris interrupts the celebration stating that Ash is such a child for celebrating over the capture of such a common Pokémon as Pidove. Ash responds that it is something to celebrate because he has a new companion and Pidove will be his first friend of the Unova region. Iris sarcastically suggests that Ash and the Pidove of the forest is a good match for each other.

In a flash, two mechanical arms thrust forward and grasp Akew and Pikachu. Ash shouts out "You again?!", recognizing the individuals as Team Rocket. Jessie and James state when Ash suggests "You Again?!", the answer he will receive is for the sake of tomorrow. Team Rocket enters into their introduction: "Future! The white future wears the color of evil! Universe! The black world receives the iron hammer of justice! We write our names onto this earth! The passionate destroyer, Jessie! The pure heart of darkness, James! The infinite intelligence, Meowth! Now, gather in the name of Team Rocket!” Iris questions whom Team Rocket is. Ash states they are bad guys who want to take Pokémon from others! Jessie confirms that Ash is correct and states that they steal Pokémon from others and exhaust the limits of evil to hold the world in their clutches. Iris demands for Jessie to return her Akew. Meowth states that they will commence the subjection of the Unova Region by taking Akew in addition to Pikachu. Iris questions why Meowth is in Unova Region, because it is not native, however soon realizes that Meowth can actually speak. Meowth states that he can speak because he is a genius and is quite different from other Meowth. Team Rocket throws Akew and Pikachu into a glass container and demand for Ash and Iris to give up. In a fit of rage, Ash launches a Monster Ball into the sky releasing Pidove. Jessie commands for Meowth to show them the prowess of a Kanto Pokémon. Meowth launches into the air in preparation for a Fury Swipes attack however is thrown backwards by Pidove's Gust. In response to Pidove's attack, Jessie releases her newly captured Woobat. Woobat responds with an Air Cutter attack however Pidove manages to dodge the attack and retaliates with Quick Attack.

Woobat anticipates the attack and launches an astounding Gust attack, slamming Pidove into the ground and knocking her unconscious. Jessie recalls Woobat into it's Monster Ball and states that she expected nothing less of a Pokémon that she chose. James announces that their first mission in Unova is complete; opening a container releasing a small hot air balloon. Ash and Iris begin climbing a nearby tree in an attempt to catch-up to the escaping vehicle. Ash launches into the air propelling himself towards the balloon however manages to barely miss the balloon's trajectory and smashes into the ground.

A wild Oshawott rushes to Ash's aid and launches its shell towards Team Rocket's balloon, which acts as a boomerang rupturing the balloon and forcing the glass case towards the ground. The glass case housing Akew and Pikachu smashes open. Ash and Iris jump forward catching PIkachu and Akew. Oshawott begins jumping up and down in celebration of its victory. Team Rocket manages to escape from the damaged balloon and jump down towards the ground. Jessie shouts that they have really done it now. Ash states that the Pokémon are his friends and he will not hand them over. Pikachu begins preparing a Thunderbolt attack however Woobat anticipates the attack and launches an Air Cutter attack, which directly hits both Pikachu and Akew. Oshawott intervenes and launches a stream of water, which smashes into Woobat as it prepares for an Air Slash attack. Pikachu recovers from the prior attack and rushes forward, preparing for a Volt Tackle. Just moments before Pikachu reaches Team Rocket, James launches a Smoke ball and the manage to escape before Pikachu finishes his attack.

After a few moments, Pikachu and Akew collapse to the ground from exhaustion. Iris suggests that they need to take them to the Pokémon Center. Ash and Iris rush down the forest path towards the nearby Pokémon Center and thank Oshawott for his assistance. Iris and Ash manage to successfully reach the Pokémon Center. Joy successfully heals the duo's Pokémon of their injuries. Joy states that it is rare to see someone with a Pikachu in Unova. Ash states that they have come from Pallet Town and it is their first time they have visited a Pokémon Center in the Unova region. Iris thanks Ash for saving Akew and suggests that she has changed her opinion of Ash. Ash responds stating that it is actually Oshawott whom should be thanked. Outside the center's doors, Oshawott is seen peering inside.

With the addition of a new friend, Pidove, Satoshi and Pikachu's journey through the Unova region has finally begun. Now, what kinds of adventures await them in the future?
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