Just picked up the magazine.
reawakens, its weight crushes the glass ceiling and Black descends back to the arena with an unconscious Cheren. Zinzolin congratulates Black for claiming championship, but Black barely cares and demands to know where White and the Gymleaders are. Drayden and Iris
evacuate the crowd and meanwhile, Brycen has broken into the underground of the league, after he detected an ominous rumbling from below. After White informed him of the alliance between the Hoodman and Zinzolin, he lost contact with her and wonders where she is. As he arrives to a mysterious underground level, he is greeted by the Sages, but when he tries to attack, Ghetsis uses Hawes, Lenora's husband as hostage, and forces Brycen to surrender. Back on the arena, Zinzolin activates a remote control he has been hiding, and N's castle rises just like in the games, extending its staircases to penetrate the League building similarly. The audience are trapped in the square outside the Elite 4's chambers, but with the Team Plasma Grunts closing in on them, Drayden and Iris bestow upon themselves the task to defend the people.
On the Elite 4's side, Caitlin believes that Team Plasma has taken their 'Ideals' a step too far, and both Shauntal and Grimsley agree to help as well. However, they are intercepted by the Hoodman, who releases Tornadus
to battle them. It is revealed that his goal is to try collect data from the legendary Pokemon's battle with the Elite 4, so he may discover a way to morph them from the Incarnate formes to the Therian formes. While Shauntal, Caitlin and Marshal take on the genies, Grimsley frees himself and continues to chase after the Hoodman.
N appears with the goddesses and the Sages, and puts the 6 Gymleaders on display, mocking them as the holders of the so called 'qualification' to enter the League. Reshiram
, and flies up to face it, while Black is left on the ground level to face Ghetsis. However, Hydreigon
single handedly knocks out Black's full team, and just when it seems like no one else can render help, the many friends Black encountered during his journey appear help, claiming that they are no Elite 4, no Gymleader and not even remarkable trainers, but they all possess dreams and the fondness of Pokemon. The people who have come include Hiker Andy, the Patrat
show Shoko, Riches Trish, Biker Jeremy, Doctor Logan, Baker Chris and Janitor Geoff...
The next Ichiban chapter is said to be the finale of the series. This current ones obviously happens between the Reshi/Zek showdown in Fan last month. and I suppose the next Ichiban issue will lead to that showdown (somehow, Black has to get on Reshiram, probably while the trainers distract Ghetsis and co). This means Fan will hold the last magazine chapter of BW. Or, the next Ichiban chapter may allow a 'cut-in' for Fan again like previous chapters, which means it will lead up to the Fan chapters, but then also carry on til the very end by omitting the details of the Reshi/Zek showdown (think the chapter on where Black ran away from Drayden and then the next panels show him witnessing the Alder/N battle. The Mistralton Cave chapters obviously cut in between them).