Season 16 is now on the service.
The latest season of Pokemon the Series to arrive on the free Pokemon TV service.
It’s a strange season for many reasons, not least of which the fact protagonist Ash Ketchum doesn’t earn a single Gym Badge or equivalent in the entire season. The season itself features the Unova League–albeit briefly–before introducing characters like N and Team Plasma while re-introducing the top Pokemon detective, Looker. Given the importance of those characters in the respective games it’s a bit strange seeing them brought into the show so late in the game.
They, too, are relatively short lived parts of the season, which will ultimately bounce to two other regions and introduce Alexa from the next major region, Kalos.
By no means is the season bad but it is tonally inconsistent and longtime fans of Ash will likely be disappointed with the outcomes of some key battles throughout the season.
Pokemon: BW Adventures in Unova and Beyond is streaming on Pokemon TV now.
Top image: The Pokemon Company.