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BW107 : Cameron's Secret Weapon!
Best Wishes series
BW109 : New Places... Familiar Faces!
A Unova League Evolution!
BW108   EP765
Isshu League Conclusion! Pikachu VS Lucario!!
First broadcast
Japan January 10, 2013
United States April 13, 2013
English themes
Opening It's Always You and Me
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 藤田伸三 Shinzō Fujita
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.

A Unova League Evolution! (Japanese: 決着イッシュリーグ!ピカチュウ対ルカリオ!! Isshu League Conclusion! Pikachu VS Lucario!!) is the 108th episode of the Best Wishes series, and the 765th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on January 10, 2013 and in the United States on April 13, 2013.

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Major events

  • Cameron defeats Ash, eliminating the latter from the tournament.
  • Virgil defeats Cameron, advancing to the final round.
  • Cameron is revealed to own a Watchog.
  • Virgil defeats Dino in the final round, winning the Vertress Conference.
For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.


Pokémon debuts


Dare da?



Who's That Pokémon?

Who's That Pokémon?: Lucario

Pokémon seen in flashbacks

Pokémon seen on scoreboards


  • Professor Oak's Pokémon Live Caster: Emboar
  • This is the first time when Ash's league placement has regressed compared to the previous tournament.
  • The full version of Be an Arrow! was played during the flashback scenes close to the end of the episode.
  • The ending of the episode is a direct callback to the ending of Friends to the End, as Ash stands in the middle of the arena and has flashbacks of his journey while the sun rises over the league torch and the full theme song plays.
  • The scene where Ash is staring at the sun rising is similar to the final scenes of Aim to Be a Pokémon Master.
  • Before showing Professor Oak's Pokémon Live Caster, this episode was followed by a trailer for the upcoming Episode N saga.
  • This episode marks the first time outside of a flashback where a Lucario is seen being defeated on screen.
  • This episode is the first time where the final round battle is shown on screen.
  • This is the first time a different animation for Snivy's Leaf Blade has been used.
  • This episode has the shortest gap between the original Japanese airing and the English dub airing, with 93 days. This beats the previous record of 99 days for Smells Like Team Spirit!.


Dub edits

  • Be An Arrow! is replaced with an extended version of Rival Destinies during the flashback scenes.

In other languages

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