BW024 (unaired)

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BW023 (unaired)
Best Wishes series
BW023 : Battling For The Love of Bug-Types!
Rocket-dan VS Plasma-dan! (Part 2)
First broadcast
Japan Skipped
United States Skipped
English themes
Opening Black and White
Japanese themes
Opening ベストウイッシュ!
Ending 心のファンファーレ
Animation Team Kato
Screenplay 冨岡淳広 Atsuhiro Tomioka
Storyboard 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
Assistant director 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
Animation director 岩根雅明 Masaaki Iwane
No additional credits are available at this time.

(Japanese: ロケット団VSプラズマ団!(後編) Rocket-dan VS Plasma-dan! (Part 2)) was intended to be the 24th episode of the Best Wishes series, and the 681st episode of the Pokémon anime.

This episode was originally scheduled to air in Japan on March 24, 2011, but was postponed, along with the original BW023, indefinitely because of the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. As of Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot!, its events have been removed from continuity. As of March 2016, TVTokyo's official statement is still that it will someday air, but only once an airdate that does not interrupt the schedule of the XY series has been selected.

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Team Plasma carries out a massive attack on Team Rocket's masquerade party and steals the Meteonite. Jessie, James and Meowth pursue Team Plasma back to the Desert Resort, where a great conflict breaks out. However, during the fighting, the Meteonite becomes unstable and begins releasing large blasts of energy.

Looker and Professor Juniper escort Ash and his friends to the Desert Resort. As they arrive, they discover that the situation with the Meteonite has escalated into a disaster that threatens to destroy all of Castelia City. Ash battles to overcome both Team Rocket and Team Plasma while finding a way to stop the Meteonite from destroying Castelia City.

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BW023 (unaired)
Best Wishes series
BW023 : Battling For The Love of Bug-Types!
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