77th, 78th Best Wishes episodes revealed

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Gym Leader Hachiku

The 77th episode of Pocket Monsters Best Wishes! has been entitled 「炎のメモリー!ポカブVSエンブオー!!」 Flaming Memories! Pokabu VS Enbuoh!!, which is scheduled to premiere on May 3, 2012.

The 78th episode,「ハチク登場!ウルガモスの聖なる山」 Hachiku Appears! The Holy Mountain of Ulgamoth!!, will feature Hachiku, the Gym Leader of Sekka City's Gym. The episode will mark the TV episode debut of Ulgamoth and it is scheduled for May 10, 2012.

Pokabu being abandoned by his previous Trainer

Blurb: (BW077)

「アスチルベタウンで、サトシたちスワマという名の少年と出会う。スワマは現在サトシが育てている ポカブの元トレーナーで、バトルの才能が無いからとポカブを捨てたのだ。さらにスワマは、ポカブが いかにダメなポケモンか証明すると、サトシにダブルバトルを申し込む。」

Translation: (thanks to Sushi)

In Astilbe Town, Satoshi and his friends meet a boy called Suwama. He is the former Trainer of the Pokabu Satoshi is currently raising and abandoned Pokabu because he thought it had no talent for battles. To prove how useless Pokabu is, Suwama challenges Satoshi to a double battle.

Episode staff:


  • Screenplay: 「武上純希」 Junki Takegami
  • Storyboard: 「西田健一」 Ken'ichi Nishida
  • Assistant director: 「西田健一」 Ken'ichi Nishida
  • Animation director: 「小山知洋」 Tomohiro Koyama


  • Screenplay: 「大橋志吉」 Yukiyoshi Ōhashi
  • Storyboard: 「浅田裕二」 Yūji Asada
  • Assistant director: 「川田武範」 Takenori Kawada
  • Animation director: 「岩根雅明」 Masaaki Iwane