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BW122 : What Lies Beyond Truth and Ideals!
Best Wishes series
BW124 : Danger, Sweet as Honey!
Farewell, Unova! Setting Sail for New Adventures!
BW123   EP780
Farewell, Isshu! Setting Sail Once Again!!
First broadcast
Japan April 25, 2013
United States July 27, 2013
English themes
Opening It's Always You and Me
Japanese themes
Opening 夏めく坂道
Ending 手をつなごう
Animation Team Kato
Screenplay 面出明美 Akemi Omode
Storyboard 吉村文宏 Fumihiro Yoshimura
Assistant director 山口頼房 Yorifusa Yamaguchi
Animation director 片山みゆき Miyuki Katayama
No additional credits are available at this time.

Farewell, Unova! Setting Sail for New Adventures! (Japanese: さらばイッシュ!新たなる船出!! Farewell, Isshu! Setting Sail Once Again!!) is the 123rd episode of the Best Wishes series, and the 780th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on April 25, 2013 and in the United States on July 27, 2013.

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The episodes begins with Ash dreaming of him riding on Reshiram at the sky. Ash is excited about and promts it to go faster, but is then confronted by Iris riding on Zekrom. She promts to challenge him and use an thunderbolt to shock and sends him fall. This wakes him up from his dream. She explains that she couldn't wake him up so she order to Pikachu wake him with a Thunderbolt.

Meanwhile, Team Rocket speak up with Giovanni that they manages to stop Team Plasma from controlling the Reshiram and the others Pokémon. Giovanni congratulates them for their work and Team Rocket becomes delighted from praising their work they made, but they proceed to countiune their plain of capturing Pikachu. Back at the Juniper's Lab, Ash and others are having dinner. Ash explains that he had a very dream, but he cannot tell them. Juniper had left message from her that succesfully watched Reshiram. Ash decided to head back at Kanto to show Professor Oak all he had a good journey, Iris and Cilan also proposed to go Kanto with him too, saying they are wating to become Dragon-type and Pokémon Connasuer. Ash agress to join with them for while, Juniper would take them back to the Kanto using Boat cruise instead of Plane that ride on it. Unova will next them to the another Island caleld Decolora Island and will take them back to Kanto. Team Rocket are watching at them at windows and hear voice what they said, so they decided to have plan to catpure Pikachu. Ash talks Oak about that they we're heading Decolora and then heading Kanto. Oshawott comes out of the Poke Ball and Ash thinks that he wanted to say "Hi". Junpier informs that she will take all the Pokémon Ash had captured it. Suddnely, Muk comes in and bump into Oak, ending the call.

Juniper takes the group to the cruise ship and goes to buy a ticket for them. Meowth is watching at them in a distance and informs the plan begins. As Juniper leaves a ticket store, he is bumped into James disguises as old man, dropping her ticket in a process. James takes one of ticket and replace another ticket for schemche boat and takes to her. James then informs that his plain completed. Juniper gaves them a ticket (which is not real) and leaves to countiune her work. The group heads to a massive that will take them, he gives a ticket to Porter and finds it is not a actual for and is a different so he do not allowed to aboard in. The group becomes confused on why they we're not allowed to get him on board and wonders what ticket is for. They meet up with Jessie, who is disuged as a sailor woman. She insts to gave a ticket for there own false ship and they gave at them and she aggres to take them. She informs to Meowth that they maanages to take the group at them. They all aboard with James disuges as aboareder as well. Two explains about this place has a ticket for Pokemon as well and have some relaxation for Pokemon's that will do for them. They give their Pokemon for relaxtion for while while James takes them to the cabin. Pikachu and Axew play for while and run each other, Jessie permanmentley tells them to get back here, but upon Pikachu and Axew hear what he sad in confusion, she tells them to not get hurt. But Pikachu and Axew run, so Jessie follows them. While chasing after, she drops Ash's Oshawott Pokeball and release him. Osawott, realizng he got lost, run off to find somewhere.

Meanwhile, James takes the group to the cabin to stay here for while. The group a very small room and the bed appears to be badly extorded. Ash see wallpaper and collapse, so James pull it in time and says that this is much acts like an massive ship, much to group dismay. Cilan decided that they will have relax in here for while and James leaves them behind and, unbestknown to them, a door lock them with a red light on it. Meanwhile, Pikachu and Axew arrived at play room and Jessie gives a food for while. Jessie puts the remainming Pokemon (one is missing) at inside and traps them with red light appearing on the door.

Meanwhile, Oshawott walk trough the boat and goes upstairs where he overhears of Team Rocket's what they we're planing, the traps Ash, Iris and Cilan and their repsetive Pokemon so they could capture the Pikachu. Back at the cabin, Iris decided to go to room where Axew is, but find the door is locked due to the red light on it. Ash tries to open, but dosen't work, Cilan tries to open, but this dosen't work too. At play room, after finishing their food, Axew see a red light that lock the door and tries to open, which also dosen't open it. Pikachu tries to help him too, but dosen't work too. Meanwhile, while Oshawott is watching at, Team Rocket deiced to settle the sea and throws the Ash and his friends out of the boat. Oshawott accidently enters the room and the group sees this and they try to catch him, but dodge and then uses an razor shell to destory the controls, releasing all people inside. The decied to meet with others, but Axew and Pikachu cannot leave their Pokemon behind, but decided to Ash to help them out. As the group race the through room, the group finds none of passesngers are not in the ship. They find Oshawott's Poke Ball that was drop out. Pikachu comes and reunite each other, Pikachu takes them to the Play Room where Axew and the others trapped Pokemon's are in. The group decided to leave the ship, knowing about this place is weird, but need to find Oshawott first.

Meanwhile, Oshawott becomes sorrunded as Team Rocket prepare to grab him until Ash and others arrived. Oshawott retrats to Ash, and they watned to who they are. So Team Rocket takes off their idenity and recite their motto. Everyone are shocked about and believe that they we're helping them to stop Team Plasma, but now became their foucs of capturing Pikachu insead. The two begins their battle with Jessie and James sending out Golat and Amonguss, respetively. Whilist Iris sends out Excadrill. Cilan wanrs the group that the battle will make a boat to collapse. Ash orders Pikachu to use an Iron Tall at Golat, but Jessie orders to dodge it. James orders Amonguss to use Body Slam, but Iris (accidentley) orders Excadrill to dig at the floor, causing the boat to sink. Everyone escape the sinking boat while Team Rocket are left behind. James and Jessie orders their respetive Pokemon to plug the sinking. But it cannot be unable to hold it too much and it sink again. Ash and others escape the oblivion while the one of engine explode, sending Team Rocket blasing off. They left a mail that has a ticket for actual crusie ship. However, Cilan realize that ship is about leave, so they head the boat and manages to get in time.

A man thanks them for arrival on the ship to the Decolora Island and introduces him as a Porter. He will help them anything he will do for it and Porter tells to enjoy for voyage for Decolora. Ash and his friends then countune towards journey to Decolora.

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?: Zekrom (US and international) Muk (Japan)


Meowth's ear error


  • During a shot in the scene where the ship is starting to sink, Meowth's ears are cream-colored like the rest of his body, instead of black.
  • When meeting Porter for the first time, Ash addresses him by his Japanese name, Parker.
  • During the where Pikachu retuine with Ash, he says Pika-bee, but his lips don't move.

Dub edits

In other languages

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