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BW085 : All for the Love of Meloetta!
Best Wishes series
BW087 : Expedition to Onix Island!
Piplup, Pansage, and a Meeting of the Times!
BW086   EP743
Pochama VS Yanappu! The Magnificent Battle!!
First broadcast
Japan June 28, 2012
United States November 3, 2012
English themes
Opening Rival Destinies
Japanese themes
Opening やじるしになって!
Ending みてみて☆こっちっち
Animation Team Kato
Screenplay 冨岡淳広 Atsuhiro Tomioka
Storyboard 山田浩之 Hiroyuki Yamada
Assistant director 山田浩之 Hiroyuki Yamada
Animation director 小山知洋 Tomohiro Koyama
No additional credits are available at this time.

Piplup, Pansage, and a Meeting of the Times! (Japanese: ポッチャマVSヤナップ!華麗なるバトル!! Pochama VS Yanappu! The Magnificent Battle!!) is the 86th episode of the Best Wishes series, and the 743rd episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired Japan on June 28, 2012 and in the United States on November 3, 2012.

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Template:Incomplete synopsis

Ash, who confirmed to take place in the Unova League, took a plane from Virbank City with his friends and Cynthia to Undella Town. On their way, they saw Wailord and Wingull. Cilan expressed that every time he looked out the window, he's deeply moved. Cynthia then explains that many Pokémon from other regions live in East Unova. They soon arrive in Undella Town.

After they land, Ash sees a red spot, which he thinks it's a Staryu. The gang sees the Staryu, when Meloetta quietly appears. Ash says that he's here for the Junior Cup, and they are going to win, get stronger, and then participate in the Unova League. While they are speaking, Cynthia 's butler, Jervis arrives, telling them to go to Cynthia's villa with his car. Suddenly, Team Rocket appears, saying that Meloetta is quietly following Ash and his friends. When it's time to go, Meloetta sneaks in Jervis's car, following Ash and friends to Cynthia's villa.

On the way, when Cilan is speaking to Cynthia, Ash saw Rattata, when suddenly Meloetta appears and sits on Ash's lap. Seeing Ash, Meloetta seems very excited, when Cynthia says that Meloetta must really like Ash, so that's why Meloetta keeps following Ash around. A while later, they arrive at Cynthia's villa, but when Jervis opens the villa's door, Meloetta suddenly disappears again...

Ash calls out for it to come back, but it doesn't come back. Iris says it'll come back later, and Cynthia says that it must surely be shy. The gang then goes into Cynthia's villa and when Ash gets to the living room, someone suddenly sneaks up on Ash and Pikachu and tap Ash's shoulder. Iris and Cilan just stand there wondering whats happening, and Ash turns around and sees Dawn! Ash is surprised and they exchange greetings and then give each other a high five.

Major events

For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.


Pokémon debuts




Dare da?

Who's That Pokémon?: Piplup



  • In the preview, Piplup's beak is missing for a split second.

Dub edits

In other languages

BW085 : All for the Love of Meloetta!
Best Wishes series
BW087 : Expedition to Onix Island!
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