BW125: Farewell, Unova! Setting Sail for New Adventures!
|"Farewell, Unova! Setting Sail for New Adventures!"|
Farewell, Isshu! Setting Sail Once Again!!
|Pokémon: BW Adventures in Unova|
|April 25, 2013||July 27, 2013|
Farewell, Unova! Setting Sail for New Adventures! (さらばイッシュ！新たなる船出！！ Farewell, Isshu! Setting Sail Once Again!!) is the 782nd episode of the Pokémon anime series. In this episode, Ash and his friends continue their journey, but are now leaving the Unova region on their way for Kanto aboard a cruise ship.
The episode begins with Ash riding in the air on top of the legendary Pokémon, Reshiram. While enjoying his ride, Ash seems a shadow in the distance and then hears a voice he recognizes as Iris, who is riding on another Unova legendary Pokémon, Zekrom. It is at this point that Iris and Zekrom challenge Ash to a battle, where an electric charge comes forth and hits Ash, knocking him off Reshiram and falling to the ground. This results in Ash awakening to his dream, where he is off his bed and notices that he was indeed hit by an electric attack. It was explained by Iris that she asked Pikachu to use its thunderbolt to wake up Ash so he could get changed to come down to eat, since trying previously to wake Ash in other ways failed to work. Ash then remembers that they are now back in Nuvema Town, where Professor Juniper lives.
After the opening theme, the scene changes to Jessie, James, and Meowth reporting in to their boss, Giovanni, on how they were able to stop Team Plasma from taking over the Unova region. Giovanni is pleasantly surprised at the news and congratulates them and signs off telling them to keep up the good work. This results in the three of them being even more determined to capture Ash's Pikachu for their boss.
Once Ash finished changing, he joined Professor Juniper, Iris, and Cilan for breakfast, where Professor Juniper asked Ash if he slept well, which resulted in a debatae about the recent happenings of Ash being hit by Pikachu's thunderbolt. Cilan calms Iris and Ash by saying that they were all pretty tired after what they recently went through (fighting Team Plasma), of which Professor Juniper made a comment about how she heard about how well they all did from her father, Cedric Juniper. She then asked Ash what he plans on doing now for which he told her that he wants to go back to the Kanto region. Hearing this slightly wonders Iris and Ash explains that he wishes to go back to Kanto to tell Professor Oak everything he's experienced here in Unova. Pleased in hearing Ash's idea, she then asked Cilan what he was going to do. While Cilan was thinking of how to reply, Iris shouted outloud to everyone that she plans on going with Ash to the Kanto region as well. She asked Ash, and of course, he said she could if she wanted and Cilan explained that he wished to go with them as well to explore the area and Pokémon he hasn't seen before. Professor Juniper asked how they planned on getting there and since Ash came here on a plane, she suggested to take a cruise boat here from Nuvema Town. These boats, as explained to them, travel all over, including to Kanto. On the ship that travels to Kanto, there are many stops along the way going through the Decolore Islands where new and rare Pokémon await them. Excited by hearing this, the three of them agree to take a cruise ship back to Kanto. Outside of her lab, Team Rocket were listening into the conversation and after hearing that Ash, Iris, and Cilan would be on a boat going to Kanto, they began their preparations of their plan.
The scene then changes to Ash talking to Professor Oak of how he's returning to Kanto soon through the use of a cruise ship. Professor Oak agreed that taking a cruise back would allow Ash to see new areas and especially more Pokémon in the waters. At that time, Ash's Oshawott popped out of its Poké Ball and began showing its self-confidence for which Professor Oak made a comment on its personality and Oshawott became slightly angered towards him which resulted in some embarrassing laughter from Ash. Professor Juniper said to Professor Oak that she was willing to send all of Ash's Pokémon that he's caught here in Unova over to him if he desired and Professor Oak was thrilled to have them be sent over. At this time, Ash's Muk appeared on the screen, after hearing the voice of Ash, which resulted in Professor Oak being crushed by it and him trying to tell Muk that they are all excited back home to hear that Ash will be coming back soon.
After the usual reaction to Muk's appearance on the screen by Ash, the scene changes to Professor Juniper taking the three of them to the dock so she can buy them her tickets. After seeing them arrive, Team Rocket begins their plan by sending James out, disguised as an elderly man, to bump into Professor Juniper who just came out of a building holding onto the tickets for the cruise ship. This results in Professor Juniper dropping the tickets on the ground and James picked up the tickets and secretly switched the tickets and then handed the new tickets to Professor Juniper and then walked away telling Jessie and Meowth that part one is complete. After giving Ash, Iris, and Cilan their tickets, Professor Juniper explains that she has work to do and must be on her way and after saying goodbye, the three of them begin walking down to where they believe their boat is.
On their way down to the boat, Iris and Cilan explain how excited they are to go to a new and unfamiliar area but yet a nostalgic place for Ash. After reaching the boat and handing their tickets to a man, they are told that these tickets are not meant for this ship and therefore he cannot let them board. Sadden by the news, the three of them continue walking on to try to find the ship their tickets belong to when they run into a woman, Jessie disguised as a ship officer, who says that maybe their tickets belong to the boat she works for. After quickly examining the tickets, she tells the three of them that the tickets do belong to that ship and she leads them over there and tells James and Meowth that part two has been completed.
When they arrive to the ship their ticket belongs to, Ash comments on how this ship is smaller than the other one but still looks nice. They are greeted by the captain of the ship, who is actually James in another disguise, and are lead aboard the ship. The captain, James, explains to them that their cruise ship provides many services to their customers. Ash asked what kind of services they provide and Jessie explains that they have a wide variety of Pokémon food that they give their customers for their Pokémon as well as having a playroom for Pokémon. Excited about hearing these services, James also explains that there is also a machine that relaxes Pokémon while still inside their Pokémon. This results in Ash, Iris, and Cilan giving all of their Pokémon to Jessie who heads off to do as she planned. James then leads the three of them to t heir cabin. However, Pikachu and Axew, excited for the playroom, run ahead of Jessie which results in her yelling at them, but quickly regaining composure, asks them to walk slowly for their safety, but they still ran off ahead of her so she ran after them. This results in a Poké Ball falling from the box Jessie was holding that contained the three trainer's Pokémon and the one that fell hit the ground and thus releasing Ash's Oshawott. Confused on where it was, Oshawott began traveling the boat.
Returning back to Ash, Iris, and Cilan, James tells them that the room in front of them will be their own cabin. However, they notice it to be kind of small, the beds hard, and the walls not in the best of shape, all of which James tried to explain why they were as such, but secretly beginning to get annoyed with them. When bidding them farewell, James locked the door from the outside. Pikachu and Axew them arrive in their room where Jessie gave them two bowls of Pokémon food and also placed the Poké Balls in a machine, while also locking the door to the room. Oshawott, still trying to find everyone, runs into Jessie, James, and Meowth explaining how well their plan has worked so far.
The scene then changes once again to Ash, Iris, and Cilan where Iris decided to go check on Axew and the other Pokémon. When she tried opening the door, she noticed it was stuck, so Ash tried to open it and couldn't, and then Cilan tried but failed as well. After finishing their Pokémon food, Axew tried to get out of their room, but noticed the door wouldn't open. Pikachu noticed Axew and tried to help as well, but again failed just like their trainers. Oshawott, still overhearing Team Rocket's plan to throw Ash, Iris, and Cilan out into the water and travel on without them, accidentally falls into the room and becomes noticed by Team Rocket. They try to capture Oshawott but Oshawott was dodging their attacks and used razor shell on the control device, releasing everyone from their locked rooms. Ash, Iris, and Cilan begin to search for their Pokémon while Pikachu begins looking from them. Ash notices Oshawott's Poké Ball and then bumps into Pikachu and Pikachu leads them to where Axew and the other Pokémon are. They agree to leave the ship, but only after they find Oshawott. Once they find it, they see its surrounded by the crew of the ship. This leads them to being surprised and Oshawott being able to escape back to Ash. This results in Ash asking who they are which leads to the usual Team Rocket motto.
After the motto was complete, Cilan notices that they helped them defeat Team Plasma, but Team Rocket said that was the past and now they are back to capture Ash's strong and rare Pikachu, but that Oshawott ruined their plan that was working well up until now. Thanking Oshawott for a job well done, Ash begins a battle with Team Rocket. Team Rocket sends out their Woobat and Amoonguss and Iris sends out her Excadrill. Cilan notes that having a battle on a ship isn't the best of ideas. Ignoring his warning, Ash tells his Pikachu to use iron tail for which Jessie tells its Woobat to dodge it and James tells Amoonguss to use Body Slam on Excadrill. Iris tells its Excadrill to use dig, which results in it digging down to the bottom of the ship and sending Excadrill shooting up into the air by the geyser. This results in Ash, Iris, and Cilan agreeing that they need to get off the ship, so Iris and Ash recall their Pokémon (Oshawott and Excadrill). Jessie tells James that he needs to plug the hole made so he tells his Amoonguss to get in it. Once Amoonguss is in the hole, Jessie tells her Woobat to get on Amoonguss' head. While this worked momentarily, soon later the water pressure became too much and the two Pokémon were shot into the air. At this time, Ash, Iris, and Cilan were able to safely make it off the ship. Due to the water reaching different areas of the ship, the engine and some electrical equipment were hit by the water which resulted in an explosion and sending Jessie, James, and Meowth blasting off, yet again.
When blasting off, an envelope fell from the sky and Ash caught it. When he opened it, they found their real tickets inside. Cilan noticed that the ship was about to set off any second from now, so they ran off to try to catch it in time. The guy they met earlier on the boat was about to board the ship that was setting sail when he heard Ash, Iris, and Cilan yelling for him to wait. After successfully boarding the ship, the guy welcomed them aboard the Decolore Queen and that his name was Porter. He explained that his job was to make sure that their trip was as enjoyable as possible and if there was anything they needed to let them know. The episode ends with the ship setting off for the Decolore Islands, which is on the way to their final destination, Kanto.
Characters and Items
- Professor Juniper
- Professor Oak
- Cedric Juniper (mentioned)
- Pikachu (Ash's)
- Axew (Iris')
- Meowth (Team Rocket)
- Muk (Ash's)
- Oshawott (Ash's)
- Excadrill (Iris')
- Woobat (Jessie's)
- Amoonguss (James')
- Persian (Giovanni's)
- Reshiram (dream)
- Zekrom (dream)
- After Iris' Excadrill creates a hole in the ship, Meowth's ears are cream colored, instead of their typical black coloring.
- Who's That Pokémon? is Zekrom (US/international) and Muk (Japan).
- This episode is the start of the Best Wishes! Season 2: Decolore Adventure arc.