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BW141

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BW140 : Survival of the Striaton Gym!
Best Wishes series
BW142 : The Dream Continues!
Best Wishes Until We Meet Again!
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BW141   EP798
ベストウイッシュ!また会う日まで!!
Best Wishes! Until the Day We Meet Again!!
First broadcast
Japan September 19, 2013
United States November 30, 2013
English themes
Opening It's Always You and Me
Ending {{{en_ed}}}
Japanese themes
Opening 夏めく坂道
Ending 手をつなごう
Credits
Animation Team Kato
Screenplay 武上純希 Junki Takegami
Storyboard 牧野吉高 Yoshitaka Makino
中島彩佳 Ayaka Nakajima
Assistant director 牧野吉高 Yoshitaka Makino
Animation director 篠原隆 Takashi Shinohara
No additional credits are available at this time.

Best Wishes Until We Meet Again! (Japanese: ベストウイッシュ!また会う日まで!! Best Wishes! Until the Day We Meet Again!!) is the 141st episode of the Best Wishes series, and the 798th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on September 19, 2013 and in the United States on November 30, 2013.

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Blurb

As our heroes and Alexa wrap up their shipboard tour of the Decolore Islands, they spot several Pokémon native to the Kanto region. Porter says that’s a sure sign that their final stop, Vermilion City, is close by! They all have plans for Kanto: Ash can’t wait to get home, Iris and Cilan really want to see some Pokémon that are new to them, and Alexa has plans to interview Professor Oak.

Of course, Team Rocket is close behind, and the villains have plans of their own—to finally capture Pikachu! From their Basculin submarine, they try to stop the cruise ship by entangling its propellers, and when that doesn’t work, they succeed in floating the ship up into the sky with giant balloons! The passengers panic, and in the confusion, Team Rocket manages to net Pikachu, Axew, and an impressive haul of Poké Balls from our heroes and the other passengers!

Trapped in the cargo hold, Ash, Iris, and Cilan make several attempts to escape before they’re successful, and then come at Team Rocket with a vengeance! It isn’t long before the hapless trio is overpowered, and all the Pokémon are safely returned, as the ship glides down to a safe and gentle splashdown. Alexa has been working in her cabin with headphones on the whole time, so she has no idea of what’s been happening—but when she finds out, she wants to write an article about it!

The Decolore Queen finally docks in Vermilion City, and Iris and Cilan can’t contain their excitement—they want to set out on the next leg of their journey right away! Iris wants to go to Blackthorn City to train with Gym Leader Clair, and Cilan plans to attend a fishing competition in the Hoenn region. Ash and Alexa go to the train station to see them off, and as they say goodbye, it’s a bittersweet moment as Ash thinks back on all the adventures they’ve had together.

But after a long journey, he’s nearly home, and it’s time for Ash and Alexa to set off for Pallet Town!

Plot

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Please feel free to edit this plot summary to add missing sections and complete it.

While in sight of Vermilion City, Jessie, James and Meowth use a huge balloon to make the Decolore cruise ship float in the air with the passengers aboard. Team Rocket are not the only ones getting in the way of Ash, Iris and Cilan, but apparently, Porter is against them as well. Will our heroes arrive on Vermilion City before Team Rocket steal their Pokémon?

Major events

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

Debuts

Pokémon debuts

Characters

Humans

Dare da?

Pokémon

Who's That Pokémon?

Who's That Pokémon?: Gyarados (US and international) Lapras (Japan)

Trivia

Errors

  • When Jessie stands on the rope ladder reciting the motto as herself, she is seen wearing her short shirt, while half of it should be identical to James's longer shirt.

Dub edits

  • In the dub, James can be heard laughing along Jessie and Meowth after the balloons lift up the cruise ship. However, James was not actually with the other two at the time. In the original version, Jessie was trying to laugh with a gender-neutral voice so she could sound like herself and imitate James at the same time.
  • Similarly to What Lies Beyond Truth and Ideals!, Team Rocket's original Unova motto BGM is removed, but instead of being replaced with the Sinnoh motto music, it is replaced with dub-exclusive music.

In other languages



BW140 : Survival of the Striaton Gym!
Best Wishes series
BW142 : The Dream Continues!
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