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Pokémon BW: Rival Destinies
Season 15
Season 15 logo.png
Logo for the season
Opening Rival Destinies
Television Episodes 49
(BW049 - BW097)
Home Video Episodes 49
(BW049 - BW097)
Region Unova
Series Best Wishes series
Preceded by Pokémon: Black & White
Followed by Pokémon BW: Adventures in Unova
Episode List
1 Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader!
2 Dazzling the Nimbasa Gym!
3 Lost at the Stamp Rally!
4 Ash Versus the Champion!
5 A Maractus Musical!
6 The Four Seasons of Sawsbuck!
7 Scraggy and the Demanding Gothita!
8 The Lonely Deino!
9 The Mighty Accelguard to the Rescue!
10 A Call for Brotherly Love!
11 Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 1
12 Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 2
13 Battling the King of the Mines!
14 Crisis at Chargestone Cave!
15 Evolution Exchange Excitement!
16 Explorers of the Hero's Ruin!
17 Battling the Bully!
18 Baffling the Bouffalant!
19 Cilan Takes Flight!
20 An Amazing Aerial Battle!
21 Climbing the Tower of Success!
22 The Clubsplosion Begins!
23 Search for the Clubultimate!
24 A Clubsplosion of Excitement!
25 Commanding the Clubsplosion Crown!
26 Battling the Leaf Thieves!
27 A Restoration Confrontation! Part 1
28 A Restoration Confrontation! Part 2
29 Evolution by Fire!
30 Guarding the Guardian of the Mountain!
31 Caution: Icy Battle Conditions!
32 Clash of the Connoisseurs!
33 Crisis at Ferroseed Research!
34 An Epic Defense Force!
35 Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 1
36 Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 2
37 All for the Love of Meloetta!
38 Piplup, Pansage, and a Meeting of the Times!
39 Expedition to Onix Island!
40 The Mystery of the Missing Cubchoo!
41 Iris and the Rogue Dragonite!
42 Jostling for the Junior Cup!
43 Battling Authority Once Again!
44 Ash, Iris and Trip: Then There Were Three!
45 Goodbye, Junior Cup - Hello Adventure!
46 The Road to Humilau!
47 Unrest at the Nursery!
48 Meloetta and the Undersea Temple!
49 Unova's Survival Crisis!

Pokémon BW: Rival Destinies is the fifteenth season of the dubbed version of the Pokémon anime. It is the second dubbed season of the Best Wishes series, following the previous season Pokémon: Black & White. The season follows Ash as he continues his journey, venturing in the Unova region with his friends Iris and Cilan.

It began on February 18, 2012 with the dub premiere Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader!, and concluded on January 26, 2013 with Unova's Survival Crisis!. It originally aired in the United States as part of the 2012-2013 Cartoon Network Saturday morning line-up.

It is preceded by Pokémon: Black & White, and is succeeded by Pokémon BW: Adventures in Unova.


New foes, new friends, and dozens of never-before-seen Pokémon await Ash and Pikachu in Pokémon: BW Rival Destinies, the new season of the Pokémon animated series. As Ash and his friends continue to explore the Unova region, he’ll find himself up against the ultimate battle challenge: Alder, the Champion Master of Unova! His friends also face their own trials, one fighting for the right to continue her travels, another confronting a returning challenge from the past—and all three of them must team up to save an island from the clashing forces of three powerful and mysterious Legendary Pokémon!

Important events

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Party changes


The following Pokémon are obtained:


The following Pokémon evolve:

Gym battles

Ash defeats the following Gym Leaders:

Home video releases

North American DVD releases

Main article: List of English language Rival Destinies home video releases (Region 1)
  • Pokémon: Black & White Rival Destines Set 1 (BW049-BW060)
  • Pokémon: Black & White Rival Destines Set 2 (BW061-BW072)
  • Pokémon: Black & White Rival Destines Set 3 (BW073-BW097)

Australian DVD releases

Main article: List of English language Rival Destinies home video releases (Region 4)

In other languages

External links

See also

Original series: Indigo LeagueAdventures in the Orange Islands
The Johto JourneysJohto League ChampionsMaster Quest
Advanced Generation series: AdvancedAdvanced ChallengeAdvanced BattleBattle Frontier
Diamond & Pearl series: Diamond and PearlBattle Dimension
Galactic BattlesSinnoh League Victors
Best Wishes series: Black & WhiteRival DestiniesAdventures in Unova
XY series: XYKalos Quest

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