All adventures must
come to an end, and Ash is nearing the conclusion of his journey through the
Unova region in Pokémon: BW
Adventures in Unova and Beyond
,
which just arrived on Pokémon TV. In this 16th season of Pokémon the Series, Ash finally challenges the Unova League,
but that’s not the only excitement he and his friends experience. Before you
dive in to watch the entire season, check out some of these iconic moments.
Then, sit back and enjoy!

Rather than being a dramatic end-of-season event, Ash’s arrival at the
Unova League is a dramatic beginning-of-season event. Our hero heads toward
Vertress City, the site of the Unova League, in the fifth episode of Pokémon: BW Adventures in Unova and Beyond. Along the way, he befriends a Trainer
named Virgil and his Eevee, who are also planning on entering the Unova League
(“Team Eevee and the Pokémon Rescue Squad!”). When Ash finally arrives at the Unova
League, he sees not only his new friend, but also many of his rivals, including
Bianca, Trip, Stephan, and Cameron. It’s clear that it’s going to be a tough
competition (“Curtain Up, Unova League!”). It’s not all tournament battles, though,
as Iris’s Axew wanders off, triggering a chain of events involving an angry Garbodor
(“Lost at the League!”). Even so, there are plenty of exciting
matches, but Ash and his Pokémon find themselves in trouble when Cameron’s
Riolu evolves into Lucario in the middle of their match (“A Unova League Evolution!”).

With the Unova League behind them, Ash and friends take a ferry to the
White Ruins. Along the way, they meet an unusual young man named N. N is
passionate about Pokémon—he wishes to learn the mysteries of their existence,
and he strives to make their lives better. This leads him to disapprove of
Pokémon battles, though (“The Name’s N!”). Later, our heroes encounter Detective
Looker, who is on the trail of the villainous Team Plasma (“Team Plasma’s Pokémon Power Plot!”). These two events may appear to be
unrelated, but it is eventually revealed that N is a former member of Team
Plasma (“Secrets From Out of the Fog!”). Team Plasma plans to attack the White
Ruins, secure N, and awaken the Legendary Pokémon Reshiram (“Team Plasma and the Awakening Ceremony!”). Of course, Ash isn’t going to just sit
by and let that happen.

With Team Plasma’s plans thwarted, Ash decides it’s time to return to
the Kanto region, so he, Iris, and Cilan catch a boat that will take them
through the Decolore Islands and back to Ash’s home region (“Farewell, Unova! Setting Sail for New
Adventures!
”). Their cruise
has many stops along the way, including one on Wayfarer Island that sparks
nostalgic memories for Ash. Here, Ash discovers a lone Caterpie who was left
behind after its friends evolved and set off on their migration. Reminded of
the Caterpie he caught when he first started his journey, Ash takes it upon
himself to help this little Caterpie evolve. After some training, Caterpie
manages to evolve into Metapod, but it takes a confrontation with Team Rocket
to trigger its Evolution into Butterfree. This leads to yet another bittersweet
moment when Ash has to say goodbye to Butterfree—someone cut this kid a break (“Butterfree and Me!”)!

Ash and company may be headed to the Kanto region, but that doesn’t
mean our hero can’t sneak in another competition along the way. They arrive at
Harvest Island, famous for its delicious berries and the Grand Harvest Festival,
and meet Alexa, a journalist from the faraway Kalos region. Joined by her
Pokémon, Helioptile and Gogoat, Alexa is covering the Pokémon Sumo competition—and
obviously Ash and his friends decide to enter. Before
the event begins, Ash has a run-in with another young competitor named Rodney,
and this rude dude’s Pokémon partner Golurk appears unstoppable. Can Ash and
his Pignite muster the strength to win (“The Journalist from Another Region!”)?

During the final stretch of their cruise, Ash, Iris, Cilan, and Alexa
plan their next moves for when they reach Vermilion City in the Kanto region.
Ash plans to return to his home in Pallet Town, while Iris and Cilan hope to
encounter Pokémon they’ve never seen before. Alexa intends to interview the
famous Professor Oak. Before reaching shore, though, Team Rocket initiates a
plan to steal Pikachu that involves floating the entire ship away with giant
balloons (“Best Wishes Until We Meet Again!”). Not surprisingly, Team Rocket’s plan
fails, and shortly after arriving in the Kanto region, Ash bids farewell to Iris
and Cilan. He meets up with Alexa again at Professor Oak’s lab, where he
decides on the next branch of his journey—Ash and Pikachu will return with
Alexa to the Kalos region, where untold adventures await (“The Dream Continues!”)!

Lots of important events happen to Ash during Pokémon: BW Adventures in Unova and Beyond, and this list is only a small sampling of
the action. Tune in to Pokémon TV to see the rest of the excitement that’s in
store for our heroes. Remember that you can load up the Pokémon TV mobile app and
enjoy these classic episodes anywhere!


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