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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)) is the 24th episode of the Best Wishes series, and the 681th episode of the Pokémon anime.

This episode was originally scheduled to air in Japan on March 24, 2011, but it has been postponed, along with the original BW023, indefinitely because of the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. Its events have been retconned out of continuity as of BW112.

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Learning that Team Rocket is the cause of the recent problems, Ash, Iris, Cilan, Professor Juniper, and Looker infiltrate a masquerade party being held that night in Castelia City to celebrate the discovery of the Meteonite. Suddenly, a mysterious group known as Team Plasma crashes the party! The rival organization wants to take the Meteonite away from Team Rocket, so they start attacking anyone and everyone in sight! Team Rocket and Team Plasma face off against each other in the Desert Resort, each drawing power from the Meteonite and causing a massive amount of collateral danger for the nearby Castelia City! Can Ash and his friends stop the fighting and prevent Castelia City from being destroyed? Who will get their hands on the Meteonite?

Major events


Pokémon debuts





  • The scene with Liepard attacking a skyscraper with Hyper Beam with two Team Plasma Grunts alongside it on a helicopter is reused for the Best Wishes! Season 2: Episode N opening, Be an Arrow! 2013, although it is newly animated rather than taken directly from the episode. The differences are that there are two Grunts instead of one and their uniforms have been modified to match their ones from Black 2 and White 2.


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