The gang finally arrive at Trovita Island, as Misty saves a little girl from drowning. The girl's older brother is revealed to be the Trovita Island Gym Leader, Rudy. Ash immediately challenges him to a Pokémon battle. Also, Rudy falls in love with Misty and offers her the chance to stay on the island with him forever. Will Misty leave her friends for good?
A young boy named Ash Ketchum embarks on a journey to become a "Pokemon Master" with his first Pokemon, Pikachu. Joining him on his travels are Brock, a girl-obsessed Rock Pokemon Trainer, and Misty, a tomboyish Water Pokemon Trainer who may have a crush on him. Ash and Co. end up traveling through various regions, including Kanto, the Orange Islands, and Johto, and then enter the Pokemon League competitions there.
Along the way, they run into many confrontations with Jessie, James, and Meowth, a trio of Pokemon thieves who are apart of an evil organization called "Team Rocket". But every time Team Rocket try to do their evil deeds, they fail thanks to Ash and his Pokemon.