Ash and friends are on the boat to the Kanto region, accompanied by Alexa, a reporter from the Kalos region. She owns Helioptle, Gogoat, and a recently captured Noivern. The boat is being pursued by Team Rocket, who has a plan to steal all of their Pokémon from all the trainers on the boat.
Using some quick thinking and boxes, Ash and his friends mange to save the Pokemon and send Team Rocket blasting off again. After saying his farewells to Iris and Cilan as they take the Magnet Train to the Johto region, Ash returns home to Pallet Town, with Alexa accompanying him.
After paying a visit home with his mother, Delia, Ash heads to Professor Oak’s laboratory, where Professor Oak takes a look at Alexa’s Pokémon.
When he takes a closer look at her Noivern, he ends up giving the prof a face full of Boomburst.
Bulbasaur uses SolarBeam to signal all of Ash’s Unova Pokémon together and Ash thanks them for a job well done on his adventures in Unova. He then decides that the next step on the path to becoming a Pokémon Master is in the Kalos region. But then Team Rocket shows up to steal all the Pokémon there.
Ash commands his entire Unova team to combine their attacks and send Team Rocket blasting off again. They return to their HQ, where they receive their new assignment.
Later that night, Ash announces that he’ll continue his journey in the Kalos region. The first Gym Leader in that region is Alexa’s little sister, Viola. Delia steps out for a moment, seeming upset, but she returns with new clothes for Ash. The next day, Ash sets off to Kalos. And so, the adventure continues.
After the end credits, Delia puts up a photo of Ash and all of his Pokémon. Yes. ALL of them!! …Except for Squirtle and Primeape.
Well, that closes off the Best Wishes! chapter of the Pokémon anime. We’ve got a few weeks until Pokémon the Series XY begins. Also, we’ve yet to say goodbye to Cilan and Iris for good, as they’ll be appearing in two post-series special episodes, the next one featuring Cilan and Brock.