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BW120 : Ash and N: A Clash of Ideals!
Best Wishes series
BW122 : What Lies Beyond Truth and Ideals!
Team Plasma and the Awakening Ceremony!
BW121   EP778
Plasma-dan Attacks! Ceremony of Revival!!
First broadcast
Japan April 11, 2013
United States July 13, 2013
English themes
Opening It's Always You and Me
Japanese themes
Opening やじるしになって!2013
Ending サクラ・ゴーラウンド
Animation Team Kato
Screenplay 武上純希 Junki Takegami
Storyboard 尼野浩正 Hiromasa Amano
Assistant director 西田健一 Ken'ichi Nishida
Animation director 小山知洋 Tomohiro Koyama
No additional credits are available at this time.

Team Plasma and the Awakening Ceremony! (Japanese: プラスマ団襲撃!復活の儀式!! Plasma-dan Attacks! Ceremony of Revival!!) is the 121st episode of the Best Wishes series, and the 778th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on April 11, 2013, and in the United States on July 13, 2013.

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Template:Incomplete synopsis While Ash and N are still underground at the White Ruins, Team Plasma continues attacking Iris, Cilan, and Professor Cedric Juniper. Iris and Cilan fight back with Dragonite and Crustle only to have Colress threaten to control them with his mind control machine. They call back their Pokémon as Team Plasma captures and restrains them. The leader orders the members to get the Light Stone and N as Ghetsis is on the way. Team Rocket continues watching unnoticed.

Ash and Pikachu try digging their way out as N watches not knowing what to do. Ash calls out Krookodile, Charizard, Oshawott, Pignite, and Snivy to help. The seven continue digging through the dirt while N, moved by everyone working together, goes to help. Krookodile breaks free out of the floor, takes one look at the angry Pokémon surrounding them, and ducks back in as Charizard takes the first step out. Everyone gets out of the hole safely. Team Plasma attack them wanting the Light Stone. Charizard blocks their attacks up until Colress powers up his mind control machine.

Iris calls Ash and tell him to put everyone back in their Poké Balls which he does except for Pikachu who won't go in his ball. Colress's machine laser hits Pikachu, which makes his eyes become red and he growls viciously as electricity sparks from his cheeks. He attacks everyone with a Thunderbolt. Ash approaches him and tries to calm him down only to get zapped. He keeps on trying until he passes out. N, overcome with sadness as he watches Pikachu zap Ash, begs Colress to stop. He makes an offer if Colress leaves Pikachu alone, he'll give Team Plasma the Stone and himself. If they refuse, he'll destroy the Light Stone.

Colress turns off the machine reverting Pikachu back to normal. Realizing what he did, Pikachu lays against Ash shamefully until he wakes up. Team Plasma restrains N as Ghetsis arrives. Ghetsis is about to begin the ceremony to resurrect Reshiram and reveals his plans to control Reshiram with the mind control device. As the ceremony begins, our heroes watch in horror.

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?

Who's That Pokémon?: Timburr (US and international) Charizard (Japan)



  • As Professor Juniper shouts that the Pokémon are heading their way, his eyebrows are colored the same as his hair.
  • After Iris warns Ash about Colress's machine, the Poké Ball symbol on Ash's hat changes size, being smaller than usual in the first shot.
  • As Ghetsis turns around after walking up to the altar for the Awakening Ceremony, his hand is briefly flesh-colored instead of covered by his black glove.

Dub edits

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