Pokémon: Black & White, the fourteenth season of the Pokémon anime television series, covering the continuing adventures of series protagonist Ash Ketchum as he travels to the new region of Unova. In Japan, this is the first portion of the Pocket Monsters: Best Wishes! branding of the anime series. Brock and Dawn have left the series, and Ash is joined by a new female trainer named Iris and a new male trainer named Cilan. The evil syndicate Team Rocket has a part to play in this season and the once comical members Jessie, James, and Meowth have been promoted to a higher status and are in a more serious role.