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[[File:Pokemon Best Wishes Series.png|thumb|Japanese logo]]
 
'''''Pokémon the Series: Black & White''''' (Japanese: '''ポケットモンスターベストウイッシュ''' ''Pocket Monsters Best Wishes!''), referred to by fans as the '''''Best Wishes'' series''', is the fourth [[series]] of the [[Pokémon anime]] and is based on the events of the [[Generation V]] [[core series]] [[Pokémon games]]. It follows the {{series|Diamond & Pearl}} and was succeeded by the {{series|XY}}. It ran from September 23, 2010 to SeptemberOctober 263, 2013 (with a [[BWS02|special episode]] on March 27, 2014) in Japan and from February 12, 2011 to December 7, 2013 in the United States. It was not given an English name until after the release of ''[[XY series|Pokémon the Series: XY]]''.
 
As with both the {{series2|Advanced Generation}} and {{series|Diamond & Pearl}} before it, the ''Best Wishes'' series begins with only [[Ash Ketchum]], headed off to the [[Unova]] [[region]] with his {{AP|Pikachu}}, accompanied by a girl by the name of {{an|Iris}} and with one of the first Unova Gym Leaders, {{an|Cilan}}, who is also a [[Pokémon Connoisseur]]. As before, Ash receives a change of clothes. For the first time in the entire show, the [[Team Rocket trio]] also receives a change of clothes, but they later change back to their original outfits. ''Best Wishes'' is also notable for [[Jessie]], [[James]], and {{MTR}} not being present in all episodes outside of the clip show episode [[AG120]] and the [[EP001|first episode]], a trend that continued into the {{series|XY}} and the {{series|Sun & Moon}}. For a majority of the series, they play a significantly more antagonistic role than in any other series, displaying very little humor (although this was restored during the [[Decolore Islands]] arc).
''Pocket Monsters Best Wishes Season 2 - Episode N'' (Japanese: ポケットモンスター ベストウイッシュ シーズン2 エピソードN) focuses on {{an|N}} and [[Team Plasma]]. Ash, Iris and Cilan learn of the {{an|White Ruins}} and decide to visit [[Cedric Juniper]]'s expedition there. On their way, they meet N and become involved in [[Ghetsis]]'s plot to have Team Plasma take control of the world using [[Colress]]'s Pokémon control device.
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===Pocket Monsters Best Wishes! Season 2: Decolora Adventure! ([[BW123]]-[[BW142]], [[BWS01]]-[[BWS02]])===
[[File:Best Wishes Season 2 Decolora Adventure logo.png|thumb|Best Wishes! Season 2: Decolora Adventure logo]]
''Pocket Monsters Best Wishes Season 2 - Decolora Adventure!'' (Japanese: 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!) comprises Ash and his friends touring the [[Decolore Islands]] on their way back to [[Kanto]]. On their way, they meet [[Alexa]], a Pokémon photographer from the [[Kalos]] region.
*** Traveled with a Pokémon which they kept outside the [[Poké Ball]], Misty with {{TP|Misty|Togepi|Togetic}} and Iris with {{TP|Iris|Axew}}.
*** Are the only female traveling companions who do not own a [[Pokédex]].
*** Caught a Pokémon in a side storyspecial episode after parting ways with Ash; Misty caught {{TP|Misty|Gyarados}} in the side story ''[[HS02|Cerulean Blues]]'' and Iris caught {{TP|Iris|Gible}} in [[BWS02]].
** Additionally, this is the first series since the original series in which Ash wore his attire from the following series in the final episode.
* This is the first anime series that did not premiere on the same day its respective games were released since the original series.