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S1:E1 Pokemon, I Choose You!

Pokemon (TV)
09/08/1998 12:00 pm EDT

Ash starts his Pokemon journey off to a rough start when he receives his first Pokrmon, the reluctant Pikachu.

S1:E2 Pokemon Emergency!

Pokemon (TV)
09/09/1998 12:05 pm EDT

Ash and Pikachu make it to Viridian City. As Pikachu rests in the Pokemon Center, after being attacked by Spearow, the Center ...read more Ash and Pikachu make it to Viridian City. As Pikachu rests in the Pokemon Center, after being attacked by Spearow, the Center gets attacked by Pokemon thieves calling themselves, Team Rocket. show less

S1:E3 Ash Catches a Pokemon

Pokemon (TV)
09/10/1998 12:05 pm EDT

Ash catches his very first Pokemon, a Caterpie. However, Misty has a problem with bug Pokemon and rejects Caterpie's ...read more Ash catches his very first Pokemon, a Caterpie. However, Misty has a problem with bug Pokemon and rejects Caterpie's presence. show less

S1:E4 Challenge of the Samurai

Pokemon (TV)
09/11/1998 12:07 pm EDT

While still traveling through the Viridian Forest, Ash and Misty find a Pokemon trainer named Samurai, who has been challenging ...read more While still traveling through the Viridian Forest, Ash and Misty find a Pokemon trainer named Samurai, who has been challenging all of the trainers from Pallet Town. show less

S1:E5 Showdown in Pewter City

Pokemon (TV)
12/31/1899 07:00 pm EST

Ash challenges Brock, the Pewter City gym leader.

S1:E6 Clefairy and the Moon Stone

Pokemon (TV)
09/15/1998 12:10 pm EDT

With Brock as their new traveling companion, Ash, Misty, and Pikachu head for Mount Moon, where they discover a group of ...read more With Brock as their new traveling companion, Ash, Misty, and Pikachu head for Mount Moon, where they discover a group of Clefairy and the legendary Moon Stone. show less

S1:E7 The Water Flowers of Cerulean City

Pokemon (TV)
09/16/1998 12:11 pm EDT

The gang head for Cerulean City. But Misty mysteriously disapproves. When they arrive, they find out that the gym is run by ...read more The gang head for Cerulean City. But Misty mysteriously disapproves. When they arrive, they find out that the gym is run by Misty's sisters. show less

S1:E8 The Path to the Pokemon League

Pokemon (TV)
09/17/1998 12:11 pm EDT

With two badges, Ash begins to get cocky. He challenges A.J., a trainer that no one has been able to beat, because of his ...read more With two badges, Ash begins to get cocky. He challenges A.J., a trainer that no one has been able to beat, because of his Sandshrew. show less

S1:E9 The School of Hard Knocks

Pokemon (TV)
09/18/1998 12:12 pm EDT

The gang come across a Pokemon school, where the kids learn how to become trainers and get into the Pokemon League without ...read more The gang come across a Pokemon school, where the kids learn how to become trainers and get into the Pokemon League without badges. show less

S1:E10 Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village

Pokemon (TV)
09/21/1998 12:12 pm EDT

While lost in the woods on their way to Vermillion City, Ash and friends come across a little village where wounded Pokemon come ...read more While lost in the woods on their way to Vermillion City, Ash and friends come across a little village where wounded Pokemon come to heal. The village is guarded by a courageous Bulbasaur. show less

S1:E11 Charmander: The Stray Pokemon

Pokemon (TV)
09/22/1998 12:14 pm EDT

Ash and friends find a lone Charmander that's waiting for it's trainer to return. At the Pokemon Center, they discover ...read more Ash and friends find a lone Charmander that's waiting for it's trainer to return. At the Pokemon Center, they discover it's trainer actually abandoned it. show less

S1:E12 Here Comes the Squirtle Squad

Pokemon (TV)
12/01/1998 12:15 pm EST

The gang arrives in a town that's disturbed by a gang of Squirtles who have been abandoned by their trainers.

S1:E13 Mystery at the Lighthouse

Pokemon (TV)
09/24/1998 12:15 pm EDT

The gang find the lighthouse of the Pokemon researcher, Bill, who is trying to solves the mystery of the mysterious Dragonite.

S1:E14 Electric Shock Showdown

Pokemon (TV)
12/01/1998 12:18 pm EST

The gang finally make it to Vermillion City!! But the gym leader, Lieutenant Surge, is big and brutal with his Raichu. Will ...read more The gang finally make it to Vermillion City!! But the gym leader, Lieutenant Surge, is big and brutal with his Raichu. Will Pikachu be able to defeat his evolved form? show less

S1:E15 Battle Aboard the St. Anne

Pokemon (TV)
09/28/1998 12:19 pm EDT

With three badges down, Ash and the gang's next stop is the gym in Saffron City. But first, they decide to take a cruise on ...read more With three badges down, Ash and the gang's next stop is the gym in Saffron City. But first, they decide to take a cruise on the Saint Anne, where trainers cruise for free. Unknown to the trainers, the cruise is a trap set by Team Rocket. show less

S1:E16 Pokemon Shipwreck

Pokemon (TV)
09/29/1998 12:19 pm EDT

The Saint Anne has capsized and sunk with Ash, the gang, and Team Rocket trapped inside. Now, both sides must put aside their ...read more The Saint Anne has capsized and sunk with Ash, the gang, and Team Rocket trapped inside. Now, both sides must put aside their differences in order to escape. show less

S1:E17 Island of the Giant Pokemon

Pokemon (TV)
09/30/1998 12:20 pm EDT

The trainers, the Pokemon, and Team Rocket find themselves stranded on a mysterious island that is populated by giant Pokemon.

S1:E18 Beauty and the Beach

Pokemon (TV)
09/30/1998 12:20 pm EDT

After accidentally wrecking the boat of a local restaurant owner, Ash and the gang help him pay off a few debts by entering a ...read more After accidentally wrecking the boat of a local restaurant owner, Ash and the gang help him pay off a few debts by entering a beach beauty contest. show less

S1:E19 Tentacool & Tentacruel

Pokemon (TV)
10/01/1998 12:22 pm EDT

When a town is terrorized by a school of Tentacool and one giant Tentacruel, it's up to our heroes to bring balance between ...read more When a town is terrorized by a school of Tentacool and one giant Tentacruel, it's up to our heroes to bring balance between humans and Pokémon. show less

S1:E20 The Ghost of Maiden's Peak

Pokemon (TV)
10/02/1998 12:22 pm EDT

The ghost of a beautiful maiden bewitches both Brock and James. Will our heroes and Team Rocket be able to save them from a ...read more The ghost of a beautiful maiden bewitches both Brock and James. Will our heroes and Team Rocket be able to save them from a Gastly fate? show less

S1:E21 Bye Bye Butterfree

Pokemon (TV)
10/05/1998 12:49 pm EDT

It's the Butterfree Mating Season. Ash decides to let his Butterfree have a chance at love. Saying good bye may be harder ...read more It's the Butterfree Mating Season. Ash decides to let his Butterfree have a chance at love. Saying good bye may be harder than it seems for both of them. show less

S1:E22 Abra and the Psychic Showdown

Pokemon (TV)
10/06/1998 12:50 pm EDT

The gang make it to Saffron City and challenge the psychic gym leader, Sabrina. However, there is more than just a trainer badge ...read more The gang make it to Saffron City and challenge the psychic gym leader, Sabrina. However, there is more than just a trainer badge at stake: the gangs' freedom. show less

S1:E23 The Tower of Terror

Pokemon (TV)
10/07/1998 12:51 pm EDT

The gang find out that in order to defeat Sabrina's psychic Pokemon, they need a ghost Pokemon. They travel to Lavender ...read more The gang find out that in order to defeat Sabrina's psychic Pokemon, they need a ghost Pokemon. They travel to Lavender Town. show less

S1:E24 Haunter Versus Kadabra

Pokemon (TV)
10/08/1998 12:51 pm EDT

Haunter willingly travels back to Saffron City with Ash and the gang to help them against Sabrina and free her from her psychic ...read more Haunter willingly travels back to Saffron City with Ash and the gang to help them against Sabrina and free her from her psychic prison. show less

S1:E25 Primeape Goes Bananas

Pokemon (TV)
10/09/1998 12:52 pm EDT

Ash finds out that he's falling behind his rival, Gary, once again. When a Mankey shows up at their camp, Ash tries to catch ...read more Ash finds out that he's falling behind his rival, Gary, once again. When a Mankey shows up at their camp, Ash tries to catch it and ends up making it angry. show less

S1:E26 Pokemon Scent-sation!

Pokemon (TV)
10/12/1998 12:53 pm EDT

Ash challenges Erika, the Celadon City gym leader.

S1:E27 Hypno's Naptime

Pokemon (TV)
10/13/1998 12:53 pm EDT

All the children are missing and the pokemon are all weak. Ash and friends need to find the mysterious sleep waves and where ...read more All the children are missing and the pokemon are all weak. Ash and friends need to find the mysterious sleep waves and where they are coming from in order to find the lost children. show less

S1:E28 Pokemon Fashion Flash

Pokemon (TV)
10/14/1998 12:54 pm EDT

Team Rocket plans a scheme to steal many Pokémon by opening a grooming shop. Ash and his friends meet Susie, a famous Pokémon ...read more Team Rocket plans a scheme to steal many Pokémon by opening a grooming shop. Ash and his friends meet Susie, a famous Pokémon breeder. In the end, Brock gains a Vulpix when Susie tells him to look after it as she goes off to learn more about Pokémon breeding. show less

S1:E29 The Punchy Pokemon

Pokemon (TV)
10/15/1998 12:55 pm EDT

While moving on his journey, Ash feels a need to catch a new Pokémon. But while trying to catch Hitmonchan they meet a girl ...read more While moving on his journey, Ash feels a need to catch a new Pokémon. But while trying to catch Hitmonchan they meet a girl named Rebecca who asks for their help to get her father back. To help, Ash uses his Primeape against her father in a fighting Pokemon tournament. Will he win? show less

S1:E30 Sparks Fly for Magnemite

Pokemon (TV)
10/16/1998 12:56 pm EDT

The group arrives in Gringy City where everything is dark and gloomy. A Magnemite follows Pikachu everywhere ever since he ...read more The group arrives in Gringy City where everything is dark and gloomy. A Magnemite follows Pikachu everywhere ever since he caught a peculiar illness, but it is the Grimers and Muk that are causing trouble in a local Power Plant. Ash captures Muk and Pikachu is cured of his cold. show less

S1:E31 Dig Those Diglett!

Pokemon (TV)
10/19/1998 12:57 pm EDT

Ash finds himself among a group of Pokémon Trainers hired to protect a construction site from the interfering ground Pokémon, ...read more Ash finds himself among a group of Pokémon Trainers hired to protect a construction site from the interfering ground Pokémon, Diglett. The construction is shut down after it is revealed that the Digletts and Dugtrio are trying to protect their home. Jessie's Ekans and James' Koffing evolve into Arbok and Weezing respectively. show less

S1:E32 The Ninja Poke-Showdown

Pokemon (TV)
10/20/1998 12:58 pm EDT

Ash battles Koga, the Fuchsia City gym leader.

S1:E33 The Flame Pokemon-athon!

Pokemon (TV)
10/21/1998 01:00 pm EDT

The gang enter the Safari Zone and find a Pokemon ranch, run by Lara, who's planning to enter a yearly Pokemon race, with ...read more The gang enter the Safari Zone and find a Pokemon ranch, run by Lara, who's planning to enter a yearly Pokemon race, with her Ponyta. But when Lara gets injured, Ash decides to ride Ponyta instead. show less

S1:E34 The Kangaskhan Kid

Pokemon (TV)
10/22/1998 01:01 pm EDT

While traveling through the Safari Zone, the gang help a married couple find their lost son, who is being raised by a family of ...read more While traveling through the Safari Zone, the gang help a married couple find their lost son, who is being raised by a family of Kangaskhan. show less

S1:E35 The Bridge Bike Gang

Pokemon (TV)
10/23/1998 01:02 pm EDT

The gang are asked to deliver medicine to a sick Pokemon in Sunny Town. But they'll have to cross a bridge that is run by a ...read more The gang are asked to deliver medicine to a sick Pokemon in Sunny Town. But they'll have to cross a bridge that is run by a tough bike gang. show less

S1:E36 Ditto's Mysterious Mansion

Pokemon (TV)
10/26/1998 01:02 pm EST

The group is seeking shelter from the storm and they find it in an old theater house, House of Imitate. They meet a girl named ...read more The group is seeking shelter from the storm and they find it in an old theater house, House of Imitate. They meet a girl named Duplica who has a talent for pretending to be other people. They also meet her Ditto who has a problem; it cannot transform it's face. She tells them about her problems and they try to help her. Eventually, Team Rocket steals Ditto and try to make it transform into various things. They are very harsh on Ditto to make it transform perfectly and it succeeds under the pressure they put it under. They give Meowth to Duplica pretending it is Ditto,... show less

S1:E37 Pikachu's Goodbye

Pokemon (TV)
11/20/1998 01:03 pm EST

The group come into a forest where it is quiet and peaceful. They notice a large group of Pikachu that Ash's Pikachu tries ...read more The group come into a forest where it is quiet and peaceful. They notice a large group of Pikachu that Ash's Pikachu tries to make friends with. After saving a young Pikachu from drowning and rescuing the herd from Team Rocket, Ash's Pikachu is welcomed among the other Pikachu as one of their own. Saddened by this sudden distance, Ash tries to leave Pikachu behind thinking that in the long run, it is going to be better off with its own kind. show less

S1:E38 The Battling Eevee Brothers

Pokemon (TV)
10/27/1998 01:04 pm EST

The gang come across a tied up Eevee. When they try to return it to it's owner, they find out that the owner's older ...read more The gang come across a tied up Eevee. When they try to return it to it's owner, they find out that the owner's older brothers are trying to make it evolve. show less

S1:E39 Wake Up Snorlax!

Pokemon (TV)
10/28/1998 01:04 pm EST

Ash and the gang come to a village where there is no food, because the river is dry and plants can't grow. They decide to ...read more Ash and the gang come to a village where there is no food, because the river is dry and plants can't grow. They decide to investigate the problem and discover that the water is being blocked by a sleeping Snorlax. show less

S1:E40 Showdown at Dark City

Pokemon (TV)
10/29/1998 01:05 pm EST

The gang arrive in a place called Dark City to find that two rival gyms have been terrorizing the place with their feud.

S1:E41 The March of the Exeggutor Squad

Pokemon (TV)
10/30/1998 01:06 pm EST

When at a carnival, Ash and his friends meet a magician who is really losing his touch and fails in his own magic show. In his ...read more When at a carnival, Ash and his friends meet a magician who is really losing his touch and fails in his own magic show. In his effort to get better, he decides to hypnotize Ash and uses his Pokémon Exeggcute to capture loads of Exeggutor. But the Exeggutor end up hypnotizing themselves and Team Rocket and almost destroy the entire carnival. Luckily, they are saved by Charmander, who evolves into a disobedient Charmeleon. show less

S1:E42 The Problem with Paras

Pokemon (TV)
02/13/1999 01:06 pm EST

Having run out of medicine, Ash and his friends go to a local shop to get some Potions. However, they don't have much due to ...read more Having run out of medicine, Ash and his friends go to a local shop to get some Potions. However, they don't have much due to the owner's Paras being weak. Ash and his friends decide to help out the owner by training her Paras, hoping that it can evolve into Parasect. show less

S1:E43 The Song of Jigglypuff

Pokemon (TV)
02/20/1999 01:07 pm EST

Entering Neon Town, a bustling Metropolis where everyone is tired and rude, Ash and his friends find a Jigglypuff who is too shy ...read more Entering Neon Town, a bustling Metropolis where everyone is tired and rude, Ash and his friends find a Jigglypuff who is too shy to sing its hypnotic song. Realizing they can kill two birds with one stone, Misty tries to teach the Jigglypuff to sing while Team Rocket attempts to record the song so they can use it against Ash. Everyone falls asleep, including Ash and his friends and Team Rocket, and a miffed Jigglypuff uses the marker hidden in her microphone to draw on everyone's sleeping faces. show less

S1:E44 Attack of the Prehistoric Pokemon

Pokemon (TV)
02/27/1999 01:08 pm EST

Ash and friends get caught up in a Pokémon Fossil rush. During the rush, extinct Pokémon get discovered as still alive and a ...read more Ash and friends get caught up in a Pokémon Fossil rush. During the rush, extinct Pokémon get discovered as still alive and a new Pokémon is discovered in the form of an egg. show less

S1:E45 A Chansey Operation

Pokemon (TV)
03/06/1999 01:08 pm EST

After Pikachu gets an apple stuck in its throat, Ash and his friends rush it to a Pokémon Center. After being treated, they ...read more After Pikachu gets an apple stuck in its throat, Ash and his friends rush it to a Pokémon Center. After being treated, they hear of a traffic accident (caused by Team Rocket) that has left many Pokémon injured so Ash and the gang are recruited to help treat the Pokémon. show less

S1:E46 Holy Matrimony!

Pokemon (TV)
03/13/1999 01:09 pm EST

After finding a missing person sign featuring James, Ash and his friends decide to find James and inform him of his parents' ...read more After finding a missing person sign featuring James, Ash and his friends decide to find James and inform him of his parents' death. However James' parents turn out to be alive, and their death was only a decoy to get him to return home to the rich Jessebell, a girl James was arranged to marry from when he was a little child. show less

S1:E47 So Near, Yet So Farfetch'd

Pokemon (TV)
03/20/1999 01:09 pm EST

When Misty's PokéBalls are stolen by Farfetch'd, Ash and the gang investigate to try to find the thief and get all the ...read more When Misty's PokéBalls are stolen by Farfetch'd, Ash and the gang investigate to try to find the thief and get all the stolen things back. show less

S1:E48 Who Gets to Keep Togepi?

Pokemon (TV)
03/27/1999 01:10 pm EST

The mysterious egg finally hatches to reveal an unknown Pokemon, named Togepi. Now the gang begins to fight over who gets to be ...read more The mysterious egg finally hatches to reveal an unknown Pokemon, named Togepi. Now the gang begins to fight over who gets to be it's trainer. show less

S1:E49 Bulbasaur's Mysterious Garden

Pokemon (TV)
04/03/1999 01:28 pm EST

Bulbasaur is close to evolving and Ash is very excited. But Bulbasaur is beginning to fear that evolving is the only thing Ash ...read more Bulbasaur is close to evolving and Ash is very excited. But Bulbasaur is beginning to fear that evolving is the only thing Ash cares about. show less

S1:E50 Princess Versus Princess

Pokemon (TV)
03/04/1999 01:28 pm EST

Ash and Brock allow Misty to use their Pokémon when she has to compete against Jessie at the Queen of the Princess Festival.

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