Ash explores a new
land filled with new rivals, new challenges, and new Pokémon in Pokémon: Black & White, the latest season of Pokémon the
Series to arrive on Pokémon
TV. In this 14th season of Pokémon the Series, Ash decides to go on a journey through the
distant Unova region. There, he discovers Pokémon he’s never seen before…and
that he can’t wait to catch! He may have Pikachu at his side, along with new
friends Iris and Cilan, but he’ll still need plenty of new Pokémon on his team
if he wants to challenge Unova’s expert Gym Leaders. Prepare yourself for this
season by taking a look at some of the important events that will unfold in Pokémon: Black & White. Then, dive in and enjoy the show!
Journeying into a new region means a whole new set of
adventures for Ash and Pikachu, and the excitement starts as soon as they arrive
in Unova (“In
the Shadow of Zekrom!”). During a sudden storm, Pikachu is hit by a massive
amount of electricity. Strangely enough, this results in Pikachu being unable
to use any of its Electric-type moves! Could this event be tied to the
Legendary Pokémon Zekrom? Ash also encounters a girl named Iris and her partner
Pokémon Axew, who require a bit of assistance when they cross paths with Team
Iris and Axew!”). Despite her assertion that Ash acts “like a kid,” Iris
decides to join him on his travels.
The Unova region was first featured
in the Pokémon
Black Version and Pokémon
White Version video games. At
the beginning of those adventures, players could choose Snivy, Tepig, or
Oshawott to become their first partner Pokémon. Having just one of these
Pokémon isn’t enough for Ash, though, as he wastes no time adding all three of
them to his team. We meet Oshawott in the season’s first episode, but it
doesn’t formally join Ash’s team until a few episodes later (“A Sandile Gusher of Change!”). Ash then rescues an abandoned Tepig (“The Battle Club and Tepig’s Choice!”) before taking on an especially wily Snivy
(“Snivy Plays Hard to Catch!”). With these three cool Pokémon by his
side, Ash is well prepared to face any challenges in Unova.
Each region that Ash explores has its own unique aspects,
and Unova is no different. Here, Ash is introduced to Pokémon Connoisseurs,
people who are experts in how well a Pokémon Trainer is matched with their
Pokémon. Ash encounters his first Pokémon Connoisseur when he meets Cilan, one
of the Striaton City Gym Leaders (“Triple
Leaders, Team Threats!”). Cilan eventually joins Ash and Iris, and the trio
cross paths with another Connoisseur named Burgundy (“A
Connoisseur’s Revenge!”). Amusingly enough, we also learn that Cilan
considers himself to be a Connoisseur of multiple disciplines, including fishing
Fishing Connoisseur in a Fishy Competition!”) and movies (“Movie
Time! Zorua in ‘The Legend of the Pokémon Knight!’”).
Ash faces off against several Gym Leaders during Pokémon: Black & White, but toward the end of the season, our
heroes arrive in Nimbasa Town just in time for the Pokémon Club Battle
Tournament (“Reunion Battles in Nimbasa!”). Lots of friends and rivals are also
entering the event, giving Ash, Iris, and Cilan plenty of competition. Sixteen
Trainers start the tournament, but only one can come out on top, and the action
plays out over the course of four episodes. We won’t reveal who makes it to the
finals, but it’s bound to be an exciting battle to see who wins the coveted
Top-Class Driftveil Wing Set (“Club Battle Finale: A Hero’s Outcome!”)!
After the Pokémon Club Battle Tournament, Ash and his
friends are on their way to Nimbasa City when they encounter Meowth. In a
shocking twist, they discover that the poor Pokémon has been fired from Team
Scrafty Tactics!”)! After proving his willingness to help out our heroes by
dealing with a troublesome Scrafty, Meowth joins Ash’s traveling party.
Meowth’s ability to speak to both humans and Pokémon proves extremely useful,
but Jessie and James seem to be lurking in the background, working on a
nefarious scheme. Once Team Rocket puts their plans into motion, will Meowth
maintain his allegiance, or will Ash and company have to prepare for trouble (“Crisis
from the Underground Up!”)?
Even with all this action, there are still plenty more
episodes to enjoy in Pokémon: Black &
White. Tune in to Pokémon TV to
see what other adventures are in store for Ash, Pikachu, and their new friends.
Remember that you can load up the Pokémon TV mobile app and
enjoy these classic episodes anywhere!