|This article is about an episode of the Pokémon anime that has not been dubbed into English. As such, its coverage may contain romanized Japanese names, rather than dub names.|
| New Places... Familiar Faces!
New Places... Familiar Faces! (Japanese: アララギ研究所！新たなる旅立ち！！ The Araragi Institute! A New Journey!!) is the 109th episode of the Best Wishes series, and the 766th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on January 17, 2013 and is scheduled to air in the United States on April 20, 2013.
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- Ash and his friends return to Nuvema Town.
- Team Rocket returns to Unova now focusing on their original goal: capturing Pikachu and any other Pokémon they can.
- Team Rocket goes back to using their original motto again.
- Jessie and James are revealed to have obtained a Frillish and an Amoonguss, respectively.
- Ash, Iris and Cilan decide to explore the White Ruins in the hopes of meeting Reshiram.
- For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.
- Pikachu (Ash's)
- Axew (Iris's)
- Meowth (Team Rocket)
- Unfezant (Ash's)
- Muk (Ash's; at Oak's Lab)
- Emolga (Iris's)
- Stunfisk (Cilan's)
- Snivy (starter Pokémon)
- Tepig (starter Pokémon; given to Nonomi)
- Oshawott (starter Pokémon)
- Frillish (Jessie's)
- Amoonguss (James's)
- Serperior (fantasy)
- Whimsicott (fantasy)
- Alomomola (fantasy)
- Galvantula (×2; fantasy)
- Reshiram (fantasy)
- Professor Oak's Pokémon Live Caster: Swadloon
- Be an Arrow! is replaced by Be an Arrow! 2013 as the Japanese opening while Sakura Go-Round replaces Look Look☆Here as the ending.
- Team Rocket Forever and Be an Arrow! are used as background music.
- At the end of Dare da?, at the point when the revealed Pokémon normally lets out its own cry, Ash instead shouts "Meowth!", and Meowth runs off the screen, shouting, "my cover's been blown!".
- This episode also marks the first time since Memories are Made of Bliss!, over a hundred episodes ago, when Team Rocket has used their Meowth balloon and blasted off without their rocket packs.
- As of this episode, Team Rocket has recited their original motto at least once during each of the series in the anime.
- This episode marks the return of the running gag which consists of Professor Oak getting smothered by Ash's Muk while talking to Ash through video conference.
- This episode begins the Best Wishes! Season 2: Episode N arc.
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