Pokémon: BW Adventures in Unova and Beyond
Season 16
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Logo for the season
Opening It's Always You and Me
Episodes 45
Region Unova & Decolore Islands
Series Pokémon the Series: Black & White
Preceded by Pokémon: BW Rival Destinies
Followed by Pokémon the Series: XY

Pokémon: BW Adventures in Unova and Beyond, known as Pokémon BW: Adventures in Unova prior to Farewell, Unova! Setting Sail for New Adventures!, is the sixteenth season of the dubbed version of the Pokémon anime. It is the third and final dubbed season of Pokémon the Series: Black & White. It follows Ash as he concludes his journey in the Unova region and explores the Decolore Islands with his friends Iris and Cilan.

It began on February 2, 2013 with the dub premiere Beauties Battling for Pride and Prestige!, and concluded on December 7, 2013 with The Dream Continues!. It originally aired in the United States as part of the 2013 Cartoon Network Saturday morning lineup.

It is preceded by Pokémon: BW Rival Destinies and succeeded by Pokémon the Series: XY, the first season of the dub of Pokémon the Series: XY, which is based on the Generation VI games.


Ash and his friends Iris and Cilan have foiled Team Rocket’s latest evil plan, but a new danger lurks on the horizon! But first, with eight Gym badges in hand, Ash is ready to take on the region’s ultimate challenge: the Unova League, where he’ll face familiar rivals and new opponents in his ongoing quest to become a Pokémon Master! Meanwhile, Iris has been having some trouble connecting with her powerful and stubborn Dragonite—can a visit home to the Village of Dragons help sort things out for the aspiring Dragon Master? And what exciting new adventures await our heroes beyond the Unova League? The answers to come, as the journey continues!

Important events

Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.

Party changes


The following Pokémon are obtained:


The following Pokémon are left at Professor Oak's Laboratory:

The following Pokémon are left at Team Rocket HQ:


The following Pokémon return to their Trainers:


Epicode Episode Title #
BW098 Beauties Battling for Pride and Prestige! 1
BW099 A Surface to Air Tag Battle Team! 2
BW100 A Village Homecoming! 3
BW101 Drayden Versus Iris: Past, Present, and Future! 4
BW102 Team Eevee and the Pokémon Rescue Squad! 5
BW103 Curtain Up, Unova League! 6
BW104 Mission: Defeat Your Rival! 7
BW105 Lost at the League! 8
BW106 Strong Strategy Steals the Show! 9
BW107 Cameron's Secret Weapon! 10
BW108 A Unova League Evolution! 11
BW109 New Places...Familiar Faces! 12
BW110 The Name's N! 13
BW111 There's a New Gym Leader in Town! 14
BW112 Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot! 15
BW113 The Light of Floccesy Ranch! 16
BW114 Saving Braviary! 17
BW115 The Pokémon Harbor Patrol! 18
BW116 The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion! 19
BW117 Team Plasma's Pokémon Manipulation! 20
BW118 Secrets From Out of the Fog! 21
BW119 Meowth, Colress and Team Rivalry! 22
BW120 Ash and N: A Clash of Ideals! 23
BW121 Team Plasma and the Awakening Ceremony! 24
BW122 What Lies Beyond Truth and Ideals! 25
BW123 Farewell, Unova! Setting Sail for New Adventures! 26
BW124 Danger, Sweet as Honey! 27
BW125 Cilan and the Case of the Purrloin Witness! 28
BW126 Crowning the Scalchop King! 29
BW127 The Island of Illusions! 30
BW128 To Catch a Rotom! 31
BW129 The Pirates of Decolore! 32
BW130 Butterfree and Me! 33
BW131 The Path That Leads to Goodbye! 34
BW132 Searching for a Wish! 35
BW133 Capacia Island UFO! 36
BW134 The Journalist from Another Region! 37
BW135 Mystery on a Deserted Island! 38
BW136 A Pokémon of a Different Color! 39
BW137 Celebrating the Hero's Comet! 40
BW138 Go, Go, Gogoat! 41
BW139 Team Rocket's Shocking Recruit! 42
BW140 Survival of the Striaton Gym! 43
BW141 Best Wishes Until We Meet Again! 44
BW142 The Dream Continues! 45

Home video releases

North American DVD releases

Main article: List of English language Adventures in Unova and Beyond home video releases (Region 1)

Australian DVD releases

Main article: List of English language Adventures in Unova and Beyond home video releases (Region 4)


  • This is the first season to have more than one official title.
  • This is the first season where Ash doesn't earn a Badge or a Symbol.

In other languages

External links

Original series (list) Indigo LeagueAdventures in the Orange Islands
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