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Pokémon: Black & White: Adventures in Unova and Beyond
Season16 logo big.png
English logo for the Pokémon: Black & White: Adventures in Unova and Beyond season.
Country of origin Japan
No. of episodes 20
Original network TV Tokyo
Original release April 25 (2013-04-25) – September 26, 2013 (2013-09-26)

This is a list of episodes of the continuation of the sixteenth season of the Pokémon animated series, broadcasting in Japan under the title Pocket Monsters: Best Wishes! Season 2: Decolora Adventure (ポケットモンスター ベストウイッシュ シーズン2 デコロラアドベンチャー, Poketto Monsutā Besuto Uisshu Shīzun Tsū Dekorora Adobenchā), and internationally as Pokémon: Black & White: Adventures in Unova and Beyond (advertised as Pokémon: BW: Adventures in Unova and Beyond), where it is a second part of the previous season and the final part of Pokémon the Series: Black & White. It originally aired in Japan from April 25 to September 26, 2013 on TV Tokyo, and in the United States from July 27, 2013 to December 7, 2013 on Cartoon Network, and features protagonist Ash Ketchum and his friends Cilan and Iris as they traverse the Decolore Islands (デコロラ諸島, Dekorora Shotō). Ash makes his way back to Kanto with Iris joining so she can become a better Dragon Master and Cilan planning on improving his Connoisseur skills with Kanto-region Pokémon.

The Japanese opening song is "Summerly Slope" (夏めく 坂道, Natsumeku Sakamichi) by Daisuke. The ending songs are "Let's Join Hands" (手をつなごぅ, "Te o Tsunagō") by Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku (チュ学私立恵比寿) and "X Strait, Y Scenery" (X海峡Y景色, Ekkusu Kaikyō Wai Keshiki, "X-Kaikyō, Y-Keshiki") performed by Jewel (J☆Dee'Z) during the second Black & White anime special episode. The English opening song is "It's Always You and Me" by Neal Coomer 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
782 776 "Farewell, Unova! Setting Sail for New Adventures!" (Farewell Isshu! A New Journey Sets Sail!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ April 25, 2013 (2013-04-25) July 27, 2013 ʁ ʁ
With Team Plasma defeated once and for all, Ash decides it is time to go back to Kanto. Iris and Cilan decide to go with him to further their skills, and Professor Juniper charters all of them a cruise through the Decolore Islands on a boat with a mysterious crew. Once settled in their cabins, however, Ash finds that they are locked in and their Pokémon are not with them.
783 777 "Danger, Sweet as Honey!" (Sweet Honey Is Full of Danger!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ May 2, 2013 (2013-05-02) August 3, 2013 ʁ ʁ
The cruise makes a stop on Honey Island, known for its colonies of the Honeycomb Pokémon Combee, Pupa Pokémon Kakuna, Stinger Pokémon Beedrill, and its honey-flavored cuisine.
784 778 "Cilan and the Case of the Purrloin Witness!" (Sommelier Detective Dent! The Secret Room on the Open Seas!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ May 9, 2013 (2013-05-09) August 10, 2013 ʁ ʁ
As Ash and his friends prepare for the upcoming Marine Cup Tournament on board their new cruise ship, the group learns that Mrs. Ripple, a jewel collector, will display her collection after the tournament, but upon the tournament's conclusion she discovers that her rare Eye of Liepard has been stolen. Cilan decides to investigate.
785 779 "Crowning the Scalchop King!" (Farewell Mijumaru!? The Path to Be Hotachi King!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ May 16, 2013 (2013-05-16) August 17, 2013 ʁ ʁ
On Scalchop Island, Ash's Oshawott goes up against the Dewott named Caesar to see who will win the battle at the Scalchop King Competition.
786 780 "The Island of Illusions!" (Illusion Island! The Zoroark in the Fog!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ May 23, 2013 (2013-05-23) August 24, 2013 ʁ ʁ
On the way to Mahora Island, the gang's boat passes through fog and they believe they see a familiar shape in it. After avoiding a giant Heatmor when Pikachu's attacks do not work against it, Axew gets poisoned by a Foongus's Mushroom Spore attack, forcing the gang to take him to an old Pokémon Center, which they soon discover is operating illegally.
787 781 "To Catch a Rotom!" (Rotom vs. Professor Ōkido!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ May 30, 2013 (2013-05-30) August 31, 2013 ʁ ʁ
Ash, Iris, and Cilan catch up with Professor Oak who has come to one of the Decolore Islands to investigate the Plasma Pokémon Rotom and its Forme Change capabilities. However, the Rotom native to the island are more interested in Pikachu, Emolga, and Stunfisk.
788 782 "The Pirates of Decolore!" (Pirate King of the Dekorora Islands!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ June 6, 2013 (2013-06-06) September 7, 2013 ʁ ʁ
When Team Rocket tries to ransack the group's cruise ship's food store, they are thwarted by a group of self-styled pirate Pokémon group made up of a Croconaw, an Octillery, an Azumarill, and a Ducklett, leaving Ash to try to get the food back.
789 783 "Butterfree and Me!" (Satoshi and Butterfree! Until We Meet Again!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ June 13, 2013 (2013-06-13) September 14, 2013 ʁ ʁ
On Wayfarer Island, Ash and his friends see the native Metapod and Butterfree, and when they find a Caterpie who has not yet evolved, Ash takes it upon himself to help the very lazy Pokémon join the rest of its friends, remembering the times he had raising his own Butterfree a long time ago.
790 784 "The Path That Leads to Goodbye!" (Satoshi and Iris No Longer Friends!? The Single Path of Separation!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ June 20, 2013 (2013-06-20) September 21, 2013 ʁ ʁ
On Capacia Island, after Ash fails to capture a Dunsparce that has hurt Axew, Iris gets so mad at him that she says she will no longer be Ash's friend and leaves.
791 785 "Searching for a Wish!" (Make a Wish on Jirachi! The Seven-Day Miracle!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ June 27, 2013 (2013-06-27) September 28, 2013 ʁ ʁ
Ash, Iris, and Cilan take a break on Capacia Island only to discover they have arrived on the one week once every 1000 years when Jirachi awakens and grants a wish. Gemma, a young girl who lives on the island, wants to ask Jirachi to bring prosperity back to the island, but Team Rocket has other plans.
792 786 "Capacia Island UFO!" (The Shining Flying Saucer! The Town of Ohbem!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ July 4, 2013 (2013-07-04) October 5, 2013 ʁ ʁ
Ash must find a way to stop Beheeyem from taking over a town on Capacia Island after the townspeople, Iris and Cilan are placed under the strange Pokémons' control.
"Mewtwo — Prologue to Awakening" (Myūtsū: The Prologue to its Awakening) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ July 11, 2013 (2013-07-11) January 11, 2014 ʁ ʁ
After a mission, Virgil crashes in the mountains to meet a group of people who claim they have been saved from danger by a mysterious Pokémon: Mewtwo. However, one member of the group seems to have his intent on capturing the rare Pokémon.
793 787 "The Journalist from Another Region!" (Pansy Appears! Erikiteru and Gogoat!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ July 18, 2013 (2013-07-18) October 12, 2013 ʁ ʁ
While on Harvest Island, Ash and his friends meet the Pokémon Reporter Alexa, who has come all the way from the Kalos Region with her Gogoat and Helioptile. She has come to investigate Harvest Island's fruit harvest festival, which the others realize has a Pokémon Sumo tournament. Ash, Iris, and Cilan enter Pignite, Dragonite, and Pansage in the tournament to win the grand prize Focus Band.
794 788 "Mystery on a Deserted Island!" (The Mystery of the Treasure! Desert Island Adventure!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ July 25, 2013 (2013-07-25) October 19, 2013 ʁ ʁ
Alexa tells Ash, Iris, and Cilan about Yashi Island, a desert island where a pirate ship crashed years ago, and the ship's treasure has never been found. The group decides to investigate, and Team Rocket follows to get the treasure for themselves.
795 789 "A Pokémon of a Different Color!" (Ibuki and Iris! The Different Colored Crimgan!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ August 1, 2013 (2013-08-01) October 26, 2013 ʁ ʁ
On Cave Island, Ash and his friends meet up with Clair, Gym Leader of Johto's Blackthorn City, who has come to the island to capture a different-colored Druddigon, but her Dragonite left without her. When they find her Dragonite, Iris's Dragonite takes an instant dislike to it and the two fight, hampering Clair's plans to find the different-colored Druddigon on the other side of the island from the port.
796 790 "Celebrating the Hero's Comet!" (Onvern Appears! The Legend of the Comet and the Hero!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ August 15, 2013 (2013-08-15) November 2, 2013 ʁ ʁ
The appearance of Woodate Comet approaches, so Ash, Iris, Cilan, and Alexa go stake out the ruins where the legendary hero it is named after first spotted it. However, they must deal with several Ghost Pokémon and Team Rocket who are once again trying to capture Pikachu.
797 791 "Go, Go Gogoat!" (Go Go Gogoat!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ August 22, 2013 (2013-08-22) November 9, 2013 ʁ ʁ
On another island, Ash, Iris, Cilan, and Alexa meet a boy named Tony who touches Alexa's Gogoat's horns, causing it to temporarily bond with him. They all help Tony meet his father on the other side of the island.
798 792 "Team Rocket's Shocking Recruit!" (Emonga Joins Team Rocket) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ September 5, 2013 (2013-09-05) November 16, 2013 ʁ ʁ
After being scolded by Iris, an ambush by Team Rocket starts to make Emolga wish she did not have to be with such strict trainers and fights on Team Rocket's side.
799 793 "Survival of the Striaton Gym!" (Dent vs. the Icy Challenger! The San'yō Gym in Danger!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ September 12, 2013 (2013-09-12) November 23, 2013 ʁ ʁ
Chili and Cress meet up with Cilan on Paladin Island as they have both been beaten by a challenger at the Striaton Gym named Morana who exclusively uses Ice-type Pokémon such as Mamoswine and Glalie. It is up to Cilan and Pansage to face off against Morana and her Abomasnow for the honor of the Striaton City Gym.
800 794 "Best Wishes! Until We Meet Again!" (Best Wishes! Until the Day We Meet Again!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ September 19, 2013 (2013-09-19) November 30, 2013 ʁ ʁ
The group finally reaches the waters off of Kanto, just as Team Rocket once again tries to do their best to take Ash's Pikachu. After heading them off for the final time, Iris and Cilan decide to stop traveling with Ash and go their own ways.
801 795 "The Dream Continues!" (My Dream, Pokémon Master!!) ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ September 26, 2013 (2013-09-26) December 7, 2013 ʁ ʁ
With Iris and Cilan heading off on their own adventures in Johto, Ash is restless and still wishes to become a Pokémon Master. To that end, Alexa suggests that he travel with her back to her home in the Kalos region just as Team Rocket hatches another plan to steal Pikachu.
"Cilan and Brock! Gyarados's Outrage!!" ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ October 3, 2013 (2013-10-03) ʁ ʁ
After bidding farewell to Ash and Iris, Cilan goes fishing at a lake in Johto only to reel in a Gyarados that hurts his Pansage during battle. When he heads to the local Pokémon Center, he meets up with a Pokémon Doctor named Brock, although neither of them know that they have both met Ash.
"Iris vs. Ibuki! The Path to Becoming a Dragon Master!!" ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ ʁ March 27, 2014 (2014-03-27) ʁ ʁ
Iris heads to Fusube City to meet up with Ibuki once again to have a battle. On the way to meet Ibuki, she befriends and helps a Fukamaru which Iris considers capturing.

Home Media releases

Viz Media and Warner Home Video released the entire series on a single 4-disc volume in the United States in 2015.