After beginning his Pokémon journey, Ash is supposed to meet Professor Oak - a Pokémon researcher who is giving Pokémon to all the 10-year-olds in Pallet Town. Arriving late, Ash finds that all the Pokémon are taken - all except for Pikachu. After a harrowing misadventure together, Pikachu and Ash form an unbreakable bond of friendship.
With Pikachu seriously injured, Ash must find a Pokémon Center before it's too late! But with Team Rocket hanging around in Viridian City, it won't be too easy... Can Ash along with Misty, a new found friend, defeat these wrong doers and save Pikachu?
In Viridian Forest, Ash catched his very first Pokémon- Caterpie! But Misty is scared of it and tries to hide Soon Team Rocket come and steal Pikachu but Ash stops them with Caterpie and Pikachu.
While traveling through Viridian Forest, Ash and Misty meet up with a wondering Samurai who challenges Ash to a Pokémon battle with Metapod vs Metapod Just then a Beedrill attacks Ash tries to return Metapod back to his Pokéball.
Ash meets a strange old man named Flint, who instructs him in the etiquette of Pokémon training and the rules of the Pokémon League. To enter the League, trainers must collect badges from gym leaders, like the gym in Pewter City run by Brock. Ash quickly challenges Brock to a match and loses. After intense and strange training from Flint, Pikachu battles again and wins, earning Ash a Boulder Badge and a new friend - Brock.
Ash and the gang meet up with a Pokémon Scientist named Seymore as they search for the Moon Stone inside Mt. Moon. As it turns out, Team Rocket is also looking for the Moon Stone as well...
Ash and friends arrive in Cerulean City and Ash must battle Misty to recieve the Cascade badge. Later on, their battle is interupted by Team Rocket who attempts to snatch all the Pokémon in the Gym with a giant vacum! Then Pikachu uses his thunderbolt on Team Rocket and they are blasting off again.
After earning his second badge, Ash is full of confidence and plans on battling a trainer called A.J After the battle Ash and A.J fight until Team Rocket come and steals A.J's Pokemon A.J then gives them a taste of their own medicine.
Our three heroes have lost their way in the depths of a dense wood, shrouded in thick, white mist. Momentarily giving up, they decide to break for a brief rest. As Ash wanders deeper into the wood, searching for firewood, he happens across a young boy being bullied by five classmates gathered around him. Eavesdropping on their conversation, Ash learns that the boys are attending the Pokémon Seminar (or 'Pokémon Zem' for short) - a preparatory school for Pokémon trainers. Graduates from the Pokémon Seminar are automatically qualified to participate in the Pokémon League without undergoing any actual test of skill. Although many children dream of entering the illustrious Seminar (or rather their parents dream of them entering), only the most wealthy children can enter the school. But there must be a reason for the gloom overshadowing the faces of the students of this aristocratic school.
Still lost, the party continues to wander. Falling from a rope bridge, stumbling into pitfalls, being caught in various traps, they struggle on until reaching a village, not shown on their map, inhabited by Pokemon that have been injured in battle or abandoned by their masters. In this village, a kind-hearted young woman named Melanie cares for these Pokemon. Even as our heroes, touched by Melanie’s kind example, attempt to assist her in caring for the Pokemon, Team Rocket is slowly making its way toward the village. A combined effort of Melanie and Ash’s Pokemon is needed to battle and defeat Team Rocket, and as a result, Ash’s courage earns him a battle between Pikachu and Melanie’s bravest Pokemon, Bulbasaur. Will Pikachu defeat Bulbasaur, thus increasing Ash’s collection of Pokemon?
The gang stumble across a Charmander who is abandoned by it's owner Ash tries to catch it but Charmander,suprisingly does not want to go with them he is waiting for his trainer Damien they soon go to the nearby Pokemon Centre and hear some guys with Damien talking about Charmander making fun of him the gang tell them to stop it and they tell Damien he should take care of him not treat him like dirt soon Ash takes Charmander to Nurse Joy to heal Then in the morning Charmander is all better but Soon Team Rocket arrive try to take Pikachu again but Pikachu blasts them away with his thunderbolt then Damien is still being mean to Charmander then Charmander goes with Ash and the gang.
The gang stumble across a gang of Squirtles who joined Team Rocket Those darn Squirtles capture Ash and the gang When the Squirtles lock up Pikachu in a cage Ash runs to the shop to get a Healing Potion when Ash returns a battle comes between Team Rocket and our heroes When Team Rocket has deserted the Squirtles Ash saves the Squirtles from some certain doom and they are rewarded with a certificate then Ash sees a Squirtle wanting to come on his journey so he follows Ash along with his Pokemon.
The gang on their journey see a lighthouse shining on the top of the cliff The guy who owns the lighthouse is called Bill McKenzie who is a Pokemon researcher who is waiting for the coming of a Pokemon who has never seen before by humans Before long a large shadow begins to take form in the sea mists This discovery could be hindered due to Team Rocket in the background making some evil schemes but they blast off again with Pikachu's thunderbolt.
The gang reach Vermillion City They try to make their way to the Pokemon Center to refill there poor empty stomachs but there they see loads of injured Pokemon being treated with good care. Pikachu and Ash are amazed to learn that all the Pokemon were injured by battles with the Vermillion Gym Leader L.t Surge Ash then challenges L.t Surge to a Pokemon Battle by using Pikachu Pikachu finds out that his opponent is his evolved form Raichu If Pikachu can defeat his opponent he must be trained harder and he must be stronger too Can they train Pikachu to win the battle?
Ash, Brock and Misty receive tickets to go onboard a ship called the Saint Anne, where Pokemon trainers are meeting. They later discover that it was a ploy by Team Rocket to catch all the Pokemon.
The gang wake up with the ship underwater Team Rocket also wake up it seems that the boat is going sideways and foward so Team Rocket agree to help Ash and the gang to get the boat going again.
The gang and Team Rocket land on a strange island The even worse thing is that they are seperated from their Pokemon they try to search for Ash Bulbasaur, then thinks that Ash and the gang abandoned them but Pikachu tells Bulbasaur not to worry also Team Rocket's Pokemon is missing Team Rocket Later, then Team Rocket looks at a Giant Pikachu They think it's Ash's Pikachu but they look again and find out that it is'nt Ash's it's a Giant one Pikachu and the gang soon find Ash and Team Rocket's Pokemon soon find Team Rocket.
James enters an beauty contest meanwhile Ash and the gang are having a nice time.
Boats are being attacked in Porta Vista and Ash & co discover that the Tentacool are responsible. For saving people from disaster, a girl called Nastina thanks them and offers them a million dollars and dinner if they will help to wipe out the Tentacool. Ash and Brock are keen to accept but Misty is upset at the thought of hurting the Tentacool. It seems that Nastina's invitation has been extended to the rest of the town and a deal is struck with Team Rocket. Success is never their strong point and of course they fail but not without managed to enlarge a Tentacruel which begins an attack on the city. Ash and Misty manage to stop the Tentacruel and he is about to leave when Nastina launches an attack of her own. Not without consequences and the only thing destroyed in the end is her cousin's half built cottage!
Landing at a small town Brock and James spot a ghostly girl standing by the sea. She then disappears and they are curious to find out who she is. However they learn that the girl was turned to stone a couple of thousand years ago and she still awaits the return of her love. This girl will only lead them to a cruel fate they are warned. It turns out that the ghost is actually a Gastly pretending to be the maiden.
As they journey toward Saffron City, our heroes come to a path that continues along the side of a sheer cliff. When the party sees a flock of Butterfree flying above the ocean, Brock, as a Pokemon breeder, explains that it is the Butterfree’s egg-laying season. In order to continue their posterity, Butterfree find mates during this season and cross the sea together. Ash releases his Butterfree, sending it off toward the flock. His Butterfree performs a dance to attract a pink Butterfree, but is brutally rejected. Ash, Misty and Brock try to encourage Butterfree, but Butterfree can’t recover from the shock of rejection. Just then Team Rocket arrives to poach the Butterfree. Ash’s Butterfree tries to prevent the capture of his fellow Pokemon with very little success. Determined to free them and win the heart of the pink Butterfree, he battles Team Rocket with the strength and courage of a Pokemon in love. Can Ash’s Butterfree rescue his fellow Butterfree Pokemon and win the heart of his pink Butterfree? If so, will he leave Ash, his beloved Pokemon trainer, to follow his love and fulfill the Butterfree destiny?
The gang continue their way to Saffron City and they meet a girl who is mysterous She then goes away and she leads Ash to a cliff where he is falling,Bulbasaur then saves Ash from falling off the cliff and then they see they got to Saffron City They are then welcomed by Team Rocket who are fooling the gang into thinking they are different people pretending they won a prize Jessie and James then get Pikachu but then the little girl saves Ash and the gang they then find the Saffron City Gym.He then battles Sabrina who is two different people Will Ash able to defeat Sabrina with her strong attacks or not?
The gang on their way to Lavender Town see the woods suddenly become foggy later they see a big tower which Brock and Misty are afraid to go in so Ash and his Pokemon go and check the place out but soon the ghosts hug Ash just for him to play with them but he can't play for them become he is on his ''Pokemon master'' journey so he goes back to his own body and is all right after all.
The gang go back once more to Saffron City ready to win the Marsh bridge and Ash offers Haunter to be a Pokemon he sends out in the gym later when it is time for the battle he sees that Haunter has disappeared and Sabrina changes Misty and Brock into tiny miny dolls and Sabrina sadly can't let Ash escape Ash then offers Pikachu to battle and Pikachu accepts but later Haunter shows up tells some jokes to Sabrina and Sabrina laughs her socks off so Pikachu is the winner and they leave once more to continue on their journey leaving with a new badge.
Ash calls Professor Oak to tell him that he has won 5 badges all though Professor Oak tells Ash that his rival Gary has won 5 badges already the gang meanwhile there having their donuts encounter a Primeape which steals Ash's hat,then Ash gets very mad at Primeape later after the gang beat Team Rocket Ash gets his hat back and Primeape goes on them with their journey.
As the group arrive in Celadon City, the first thing they notice is the smell. Misty enters a perfume shop and tries out some of the perfume offered. Ash tries to stop her because he feels it is a waste of money. He is thrown out of the shop and goes to the Celadon gym. He is refused there because they won't let anyone in who doesn't like perfume. Jessie and James later break in to steal Pokémon. They are chased out as well. Jessie and James offer to help Ash get in the gym if he would untie them from the tree they were hanging from and he agrees. They dress him up as a girl named Ashley who likes perfume. The disguise gets him in far enough so that when he is found out, he has already reached the gym leader. They have a match in which Ash does well until Team Rocket burst in to blow up the place. They used Ash as a distraction to get the secret perfume formula. The gym bursts into flames. Squirtle and others help put out the flame. Gloom is trapped inside the burning gym and Ash runs in through the flames to save it. When the fire is put out and everything is normal again, Ash receives the Rainbow badge for his bravery during the fire.
The group enters Hop Hop Hop Town just as children are disappearing in the town. They go to the Pokémon Center and notice the Pokémon are not feeling well. Officer Jenny soon picks up sleep waves on her radio. They track the source to a huge mansion on the top of a building where inside a Hypno and a Drowzee are sitting on a table. The people there have been using Hypno as a sleep aid and this has been generating sleep waves that was sapping the energy of the Pokémon in the center. Misty takes a look and starts acting like a Seel. Misty leaves the building and runs to a remote forest area where all the missing children were hypnotized into thinking they were Pokémon. They use Drowzee to reverse the hypnotism and also notice it wakes up Pikachu. They take Drowzee to the Pokémon Center and the Pokémon recover too, all except for a Psyduck. Psyduck keeps following them and when Misty falls, a Pokéball rolls towards it. Psyduck gets in and becomes Misty's newest Pokémon, although she wished it had not.
At Brock's persistent request, our heroes stop by Scissor Street, a town of breeders famous for its Pokemon beauty salons. Brock makes a special request to visit a salon called Coron. The owner of the Beauty Salon, Coron, is a breeder who has received the most superior ranking in the Pokemon Breeder Contest for three years straight. Recently, a store called Salon Roquet has been introducing outrageous fashions, making wild profits and disrupting long-term shop-owners.
Ash is asked to enter a tournament with Primeape to make a competitor come home.
A town suffers a blackout as Pokémon become ill including Pikachu.
A large group of Diglett delay the building of a dam as Pokémon trainers are called in to deal with the Diglett.
Ash and the gang are lost in the forest when they stumble upon the famous Ninja Mansion. Little do they know that it is the next gym. They follow a Venonat who leads them right to Koga the gym leader. Ash battle him, but the get interrupted by Team Rocket. After defeating them with special power by Spyduck. Ash restarts his battle and wins his Soul Badge.
Ash and the gang, looking for the Safari Zone, end up finding themselves at the Laramie Ranch. And also it's time year that the Laramie Ranch's annual Pokemon Race, Dario a rival of hers teamed up with Team Rocket, and due to TR's plan, Lara ends up hurting her arm, and Ash must ride on Ponyta! When the race is on! Ash rides Ponyta, Dario rides Dodrio! Also a few other people, are entered, as well as Misty with Starmie, and Brock with Onix even decide to race! As well as comically Pikachu even races on Squirtle. And this is a race to remember for the gang cause the course has problems? Well traps by Team Rocket! Can Ash and Ponyta win this race?
On their way to a safari zone teeming with Pokemon, our heroes walk right into the middle of a jungle. Without knowing they are in a region in which Pokemon are protected, Ash tries to capture a Chansey and is arrested by Jenny, the safari ranger. After talking with the ranger, Ash is released, but not before he learns that there are Pokemon poachers in the area. Our heroes accompany the ranger into the forest, pursuing the poachers. Within the jungle, a young man leads a pack of Kangaskhan. His name is Tommy and no one knows the secret of his childhood.
In the Safari Zone, a lake contains the rare and mysterious Dratini.
Ash, Misty and Brock are asked to deliever a potion to a Pokémon Center and go across a bridge
The group is seeking shelter from the storm and they find it in an old theater house. They meet a girl named Duplica who has a talent for pretending to be other people. They 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, but she is not fooled and eventually gets back the real Ditto. Now that Ditto can transform perfectly, Duplica can put on her shows.
Ash and the gang, on their adventures end up running into a house where, the gang finds them selves to become digitized and surfing the net to stop team rocket from there online plans of taking Pokemon, if that's not bad enough, Nurse Joy thinks their viruses and tries to get them quarentined? Can Ash and the Gang stop Team Rocket and get out in time?
Ash and the others find a Pikachu paradice and Ash's Pikachu seems to be fitting right in. Will Ash beable to let his little buddy stay behind?
A family of brothers are pestering their younger brother to evolve his Eevee.
A town's river is being blocked by a Snorlax as the gang need to wake it up.
Two gyms fight each other to become offical league gyms causing chaos in the town.
The group ends up in the middle of a carnival. Ash and Brock decide to enjoy themselves while Misty and Pikachu find this man who is trying to be a magician. Misty agrees to help him, but his show is still a failure. He soon gets desperate and uses his Exeggcute to hypnotize Ash into using his Pokémon to catch Exeggutor. The others catch up to him only to find the Exeggutor hypnotizing each other and marching blindly into the city demolishing things. The carnival manager plants a time bomb to blow them up, but Ash sends Charmander to stop the Exeggutor. The magician helps with his fire spell and they fend them off together. At the end, Charmander evolves into Charmeleon.
A lady is trying to get her Paras to evolve and asks the gang to let Paras win battles.
The group come across a Jigglypuff who wants someone to listen to its song only everyone keeps falling asleep.
An excavation of Fossils ends in trouble when Team Rocket blows a chunk.
A human Doctor is called for help when the local Nurse Joy is unable to help with a serious accident involving Pokémon.
James learns his parents have died and Jessie and Meowth drag him back to his past.
Misty's bag with all of her Pokémon gets switched by a trainer with a Farfetch'd.
The egg Ash found hatches into Togepi as Misty, Ash, Brock and Meowth fight over who will keep Togepi.
Bulbasaur shows signs of about to evolve which makes Ash excited but Bulbasaur seems hesitant.
The Princess Festival is taking place as Misty and Jessie drag their group around the stores.
The gang are asked to help out at a school on Children's Day and show off their Pokémon.
When Ash and company see a group of Growlithe training against a Policeman posing as a robber, Ash decides for him and Pikachu to do the same training to get the best they can be. However when Team Rocket comes to steal them, the Pokémon get mixed up.
Pikachu finds itself the target of a boy out to take its picture but Pikachu doesn't make things easy.
Ash, James, and Jessie are all taking a Pokemon test! The test is in two parts, the first round of tests is all about the knowledge of their Pokemon. Doing so terrible on the questions, Jessie snaps and mouths off to the teacher and fails! Meanwhile Ash and James also score the lowest of the low! The second part of the test is a 3 on 3 Pokemon Battle! James gets the 3 pokemon, Charizard, Pikachu, and Ivysaur, which really he love Pikachu but lost it his match and failed his battle test. While Ash gets Team Rocket's Pokemon! Arbok, Weezing, and Meowth! Is Ash able to pass the test, and will Jessie and James have an evil plot?
Misty leaves Psyduck at a Breeding Center but discovers a chef will give customers a free meal if presented with a Psyduck.
The gang head to Cinnibar Island so Ash can get his next badge but Gary tells them there is no gym there.
After forfeiting his battle, Ash prepares for a rematch but Team Rocket try to capture Magmar.
The gang come across a Wartortle in distress and head to an Island where the population are fast asleep.
Ash and the Gang have found their way back to Cerulean City! And ends up getting Roped into helping with a Water Ballet performance! If that's bad enuff Team rocket wants to steal the show! Can Ash and the gang give the performance of a lifetime?
The gang come across a Clefairy who is stealing objects which includes their bags and follow.
Arriving at Veridian City, Ash, Misty, and Brock discover Gary is awaiting his own duel for the badge. However, unkown to all of them, the Gym leader is the leader of Team Rocket himself, and a mysterious, armoured Pokemon is eager to make short work of who challenges its master.
Ash goes to catch a Mr. Mime but is stopped by a circus ringleader wishing to make her Mr. Mime who isn't performing jealous.
The gang comes across a Jynx who has become lost belonging to Santa Claus and promise to return it to him.
Travelling along a mountain, Ash and Pikachu become separated from Misty and Brock and need to find somewhere warm.
Arriving at Professor Oak's lab, Ash finds Gary already there as their rivalry heats up.
Ash's mom and friends are going to go to Seafoam Islands. Misty and Brock are going to go surfing. Ash goes to Oak's lab to discover that Oak is trying to find out why Slowpoke evolves into Slowbro. Professor Oak suggests that Ash go to the Seafoam Islands to meet Professor Westwood who made the Pokédex who would know the answer. Ash and Pikachu head to the Seafoam Islands and startle Brock and Misty into falling off their surfboards. They go to Westwood's lab to discover he is the fifth of many Westwoods, and he insists to be called that. He happens to be researching the Slowpoke and Shellder, too. Somehow, a Shellder bites Slowpoke's tail and it becomes a Slowbro. Meanwhile, the Team Rocket boss is taking a vacation and making Jessie and James dig for clams. They find a Shellder and James decides to try to capture it. James copies Ash to call out Weezing. James defeats the Shellder, but Jessie steps up to capture it. They go to the boss, but he is annoyed with them as usual. He tells them to steal all the Pokémon from the lab. They find that all he Professor Westwood has is a Slowpoke. They send out the Shellder to make it evolve into Slowbro. They have a hard time with it, and it clamps on Psyduck's head, giving it a major headache. Psyduck uses disable to stop everyone, but then the Shellder clamps onto Slowpoke's tail evolving it. Slowbro uses mega-punch and so Team Rocket blasts off again. Westwood figures out why Slowpoke evolves, which is because both Pokémon benefit. Shellder balances Slowpoke so it can use mega-punch, and Shellder gains transportation on Slowpoke's tail.
Out surfing, Ash is saved by a man with his own Pikachu who wishes to ride a giant wave as part of a competition.
The gang head to a place that sells flowers where a lady is hoping to evolve her Gloom to make things easier.
Ash's training is interrupted by a film director who seeks their assistance in making a film.
Ash and co. recieve an invitation to the premiere of "Pokémon in Love" in Hollywood while Meowth reflects on some painful memories about how he learned to talk.
Continuing his training for the Pokémon league, the gang head to the mountain where Elite 4 member Bruno is living.
Ash's training ends up unearthing a hidden temple which releases a giant Gengar and Alakazam.
Heading to the Pokémon league, the gang come across a trainer and his Marowak who have lost their badges to Team Rocket.
Arriving at the Pokémon league, Ash helps carry the Moltres flame only to have it stolen by Team Rocket.
Ash has his first round at the Pokémon league and decides to call his Krabby for its first battle.
After winning his second match of the league, Ash relaxes and tries to find somewhere to eat.
Gary loses his fourth match of the league as Ash faces his fourth match on the Grass field.
Through to the next round of the Pokémon league, Ash meets a new rival Ritchie only for Team Rocket to steal their Pokémon.
Ash's next battle is up against his new friend Ritchie but Team Rocket end up interfering as Ash may not make it in time.
Ash is sad about his loss at the Pokémon League. He is not speaking to anyone, and when Misty comes in to try to cheer him up it quickly turns into an argument between the two. Pikachu brings a quick finish to the argument with a thundershock on everyone. Ash and the gang decide to head out to cheer on Richie for his sixth round. Richie fights the match hard, and unfortunately loses. After coming out of the match, Richie is determined to try harder for next year which inspires Ash to do just the same. As they talk, both of their Pikachu play behind them until they fall into a hole dug by Team Rocket. They rush to save their Pikachu, but fall into another hole. Ash struggles to get out, but upon sliding back down, the hole collapses into deeper inside the ground. Jessie and James fish out the two Pikachu from the other hole and trap them in a cage. They get out of the hole with the help of their Pokémon Pidgeotto and Happy, and defeat Team Rocket. Back at the Pokémon League, they receive their badges for participating and are treated to a great display of fireworks. Team Rocket try to dig below the arena to get in, but end up being blown away along with the fireworks. Ash says goodbye to Richie and proceeds back home to Pallet Town.