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Pokémon: Black & White
Season 14
Season 14 logo.png
Logo for the season
Opening Black and White
Episodes 48
Region Unova
Series Pokémon the Series: Black & White
Preceded by Pokémon: DP Sinnoh League Victors
Followed by Pokémon: BW Rival Destinies

Pokémon: Black & White is the fourteenth season of the dubbed version of the Pokémon anime. It follows the fourth and final dubbed season of Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl, and as such is the first dubbed season of Pokémon the Series: Black & White. The season follows Ash as he continues his journey, venturing into the Unova region with new friends Iris and Cilan.

It began on February 12, 2011 with the dub premiere In The Shadow of Zekrom!, and concluded on January 7, 2012 with Battle for the Underground!. This season skipped episodes BW023 and BW024 due to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. It originally aired in the United States as part of the 2011-2012 Cartoon Network Saturday morning lineup.

It is preceded by Pokémon: DP Sinnoh League Victors and succeeded by Pokémon: BW Rival Destinies.


A new land, new rivals, new challenges, and all-new Pokémon make the 14th season of the Pokémon animated series one of the most exciting ones yet! When Ash and his mother accompany Professor Oak to the distant Unova region, Ash discovers Pokémon that he’s never seen before… and that he can’t wait to catch! He may have Pikachu at his side together 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. His quest to become a Pokémon Master just got even tougher!

Important events

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

Party changes


The following Pokémon are obtained:


The following Pokémon evolve:


The following Pokémon are left at Oak's Laboratory:

The following Pokémon are left at Team Rocket HQ:

Gym battles

Ash battles the following Gym Leaders:

Badge Opponent Epicode Result
Trio Badge
Best two of three
Chili BW005 Victory
Cress BW005 Defeat
Cilan BW005
Basic Badge Lenora BW015 Defeat
BW016 Victory
Insect Badge Burgh BW023 Victory


Epicode Episode Title #
BW001 In The Shadow of Zekrom! 1
BW002 Enter Iris and Axew! 2
BW003 A Sandile Gusher of Change! 3
BW004 The Battle Club and Tepig's Choice! 4
BW005 Triple Leaders, Team Threats! 5
BW006 Dreams by the Yard Full! 6
BW007 Snivy Plays Hard to Catch! 7
BW008 Saving Darmanitan From the Bell! 8
BW009 The Bloom Is on Axew! 9
BW010 A Rival Battle for Club Champ! 10
BW011 A Home for Dwebble! 11
BW012 Here Comes the Trubbish Squad! 12
BW013 Minccino—Neat and Tidy! 13
BW014 A Night in the Nacrene City Museum! 14
BW015 The Battle According to Lenora! 15
BW016 Rematch at the Nacrene Gym! 16
BW017 Scraggy—Hatched to Be Wild! 17
BW018 Sewaddle and Burgh in Pinwheel Forest! 18
BW019 A Connoisseur's Revenge! 19
BW020 Dancing With the Ducklett Trio! 20
BW021 The Lost World of Gothitelle! 21
BW022 A Venipede Stampede! 22
BW023 Battling For The Love of Bug-Types! 23
BW024 Emolga the Irresistible! 24
BW025 Emolga and the New Volt Switch! 25
BW026 Scare at the Litwick Mansion! 26
BW027 The Dragon Master's Path! 27
BW028 Oshawott's Lost Scalchop! 28
BW029 Cottonee in Love! 29
BW030 A UFO for Elgyem! 30
BW031 Ash and Trip's Third Battle! 31
BW032 Facing Fear with Eyes Wide Open! 32
BW033 Iris and Excadrill Against the Dragon Buster! 33
BW034 Gotta Catch A Roggenrola! 34
BW035 Where Did You Go, Audino? 35
BW036 Archeops In The Modern World! 36
BW037 A Fishing Connoisseur in a Fishy Competition! 37
BW038 Movie Time! Zorua in "The Legend of the Pokémon Knight"! 38
BW039 Reunion Battles In Nimbasa! 39
BW040 Cilan Versus Trip, Ash Versus Georgia! 40
BW041 The Club Battle Hearts of Fury: Emolga Versus Sawk! 41
BW042 Club Battle Finale: A Hero's Outcome! 42
BW043 Meowth's Scrafty Tactics! 43
BW044 Purrloin: Sweet or Sneaky? 44
BW045 Beheeyem, Duosion, and the Dream Thief! 45
BW046 The Beartic Mountain Feud! 46
BW047 Crisis From the Underground Up! 47
BW048 Battle for the Underground! 48

Home video releases

North American DVD releases

Main article: List of English language Black & White home video releases (Region 1)

Australian DVD Releases

Main article: List of English language Black & White home video releases (Region 4)


  • The Who's That Pokémon? segment returned at the beginning of the season, after an absence of 344 episodes.
  • Unlike previous seasons, this season has more episode titles based more on either the original Japanese titles, or the plot of the episode as a whole, rather than being puns. This may be an extension of the idea of the franchise returning to its roots, as many early original series episodes had their titles based on the original Japanese title.
  • In some languages, the term "black and white" is commonly expressed as "white and black". This caused some dubs to change the season name from "White and Black" to "Black and White" midway of the broadcasting, at the request of the dubbing client, SDI Media, to match the names of the games.
    • The season name was also changed in Russian dub. As the new channel got the broadcast license, the season was rerun under the new title.
  • In the Danish version, Mathias Klenske, the Danish voice of Ash, did some of the translation, according to the credit subtitles used at Disney XD.
  • This is the only season of Pokémon the Series: Black & White, as well as the last season of the entire anime, to air in Croatia and Serbia.
  • The "To Be Continued" text at the end of each episode was changed to be capitalized and was put over a back box from this season onward until Pokémon the Series: XYZ.

In other languages

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