Pokemon: BW Rival Destinies Anime Coming To Nintendo eShop

By Ishaan . November 28, 2013 . 9:30am

Episodes of the Pokémon: BW Rival Destinies anime will be available on the Nintendo eShop starting today, Nintendo have announced. Ten episodes will be made available today, with five more being released each week until December 26th.


Here’s the release schedule:


  • Episodes 1-10: Available 11/28
  • Episodes 11-15: Available 12/5
  • Episodes 16-20: Available 12/12
  • Episodes 21-25: Available 12/19
  • Episodes 26-30: Available 12/26


The episodes will remain on the eShop until January 4th, 2013.

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  • fyi1191

    “Pokemon: BW Rival Destinies…Anime”
    Again I thought it’s a new Pokemon game. Are the episodes free?

    • John Diamond

      Im not sure, i’d assume so…

    • Chaos_Knight

      You watch them directly from the eShop.

    • yomachaser

      They are free and by some wizards hand they look pretty great on a 3ds screen.

  • XypherCode

    Please let them be free downloads! :)

    • Renaldi Saputra

      yeah, if they’re not free, then it’s wasting money for a thing that isn’t that worth

    • Learii

      if they not free i wait for the show

    • you cant download them you can only watch them on the eshop witch is unfortunate but the video quality looks better than what i watch on youtube on the 3ds.

      • Zoozbuh

        Yeah the video quality for trailers and features in the eShop is usually pretty decent, so I imagine this would be the same. Shame it isn’t on the UK eShop yet…

  • malek86

    So, uh, I don’t follow Pokemon so I don’t know: why is Ash travelling with a butler guy and a girl whose hair makes up 60% of her body weight?

    • Byas

      Because they are Unnova’s gym leaders (they are gym leaders in the game at least, I don’t follow the anime either).

  • Keksus

    Great. Another way to don’t watch it. One thing I can’t stand is how stupid Ash is. And from what I hear BW is the worst out of all Pokémon seasons.

    • Greg

      At least the bright side is that they’re free.

    • deadMastershiro

      Hey one thing BW did right was team rocket. They were actually bad and made me watch for awhile but they go back to being stupid.

      • AuraGuyChris

        It’s what you say at the end of the sentence that made it bad. The writers were experimenting with so many things here that ended up being a waste.

        Everything went downhill after Japan was struck by a natural occurrence. That shifted quite a lot.

        • deadMastershiro

          Sorry about that I didn’t know that was the reason.

  • AuraGuyChris

    Eugh, no. Even the Kanto saga is considerably better than the Unova saga. Were they making a bad name of the American-counterpart?

  • Quizler

    That’s cool, I don’t have an iphone for the pokemon TV app and I just don’t want to watch them on my computer, it might be cool to watch them on the side.

  • FFmax

    Yuck, no thanks.

  • Spirit Macardi

    Whether or not I’ll watch an episode will come down to if Dan Green is playing a character in said episode.

  • Zoozbuh

    Does this apply for Europe as well? I don’t really watch the Pokemon anime.. And we have the ‘Pokemon TV’ app already I guess (if I ever did want to watch an ep), so it’s not a priority…

  • Yoshi Haku

    cool, but why not from the first epidose of the Best Wishes season.

  • Renaldi Saputra

    we didn’t see Ash/Satoshit growing or maturing and only see he lost in the end and no interesting things at all except team rocket for just awhile, so how about no? thanks

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