Pokémon: Best Wishes is the next season of the Pocket Monsters anime in Japan, based on the Black and White games. It’s scheduled to release this Fall, after the Diamond & Pearl season concludes.

 

https://www.siliconera.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/pokemonbw_screen002.jpg You may recall, a few months ago, when early screens of the GEN-5 games were only just starting to trickle out, we noticed that the nurse behind the counter at the Pokémon Center — well, one of them anyway — had brown hair instead of the usual pink, which led us all to believe it wasn’t Nurse Joy.

 

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Best Wishes is reflecting this change, too, albeit in a different way. While the nurse in the anime series still appears to be Joy, she’s different than the one we’re used to. A distant relative perhaps? And she isn’t alone. The Isshu region’s version of Officer Jenny is different, too:

 

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Perhaps they’re both still in training? If not, this is officially the end of an era. I wonder how poor Brock would cope with the change…

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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