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Pokémon Episode Guide (US/Western Listing)

Episodes 1 - 20
Episodes 21 - 40 ¤ Episodes 41 - 60 ¤ Episodes 61 - 80 ¤ Episodes 81 - 100 ¤ Episodes 101 - 120

Please note: The summaries are only brief, and so not every occurence in the show can be accounted for. The summaries are correct as far as I'm aware, but if you spot any discrepancies, please let RocketChick know so the error can be rectified immediately. Thank you!



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Brief Episode Summary

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1. Pokémon, I Choose You! Young Ash Ketchum finally gets to go on his journey to become a Pokémon master, and has to earn the trust Pikachu, his new Pokémon. [Team Rocket not introduced yet]
2. Pokémon Emergency After being attacked by Spearows, Ash must get Pikachu to the Center right away! We are introduced to Jesse and James with their Pokémon, Meowth, Ekans and Koffing, and they try to attack Ash, Misty and Pikachu but their plan is foiled by Pikachu and its little friends.


3. Ash Catches a Pokémon Ash catches a Caterpie and later on in the story, manages to bag a Pidgeotto. Team Rocket have vowed to steal the Ash's special Pikachu, and Ekans and Koffing actually have Pikachu and Pidgeotto beaten, until Caterpie saves the day and then evolves in Metapod.


4. Challenge of the Samurai In the Viridian Forest, Ash and Misty meet a Samurai who challenges Ash to a battle of his Metapod vs. Ash's Metapod. Eventually a swarm of Beedrill arrive to disrupt the fight and one of the Beedrill steals Metapod. Team Rocket show up to interfere, which awakens the sleeping Beedrill who then attack them all. When Metapod saves Ash from the Beedrill, it evolves into Butterfree. Butterfree puts the Beedrill and Team Rocket to sleep with its sleep powder attack. Ash, Misty and Pikachu leave the onlooking Samurai in Viridian Forest on their way to Pewter City.


5. Showdown in Pewter City Ash arrives at Pewter City and is directed to the Gym by a mysterious man. He gets to the gym and meets Brock, the leader of the gym. Ash learns of Brock's struggle in bringing up his brothers and sisters since his dad left long ago to become a Pokémon trainer. The man helps Pikachu train to be stronger in order to beat Brock to win a Pokémon badge. The session proved worthwhile and eventually Brock decides he'd like to go with Ash on his journey to become a Pokémon master.


6. Clefairy and the Moonstone On a shortcut to Cerulean City, Ash, Brock and Misty go through Mt. Moon. On their way, they save a scientist from a Zubat attack, so he guides them through the caves. Along the journey, they come across many injured Pokémon, and they learn that the people who have been visiting to find the legendary Moon Stone have inadvertantly been destroying the Pokémon's natural habitat. Team Rocket arrive in search of the Moon Stone too, but their plans are foiled once again by Ash and his friends along with the Clefairy. They all then see the Moon Stone working and helping the Pokémon.


7. The Water Flowers of Cerulean City Ash, Brock and Misty arrive at Cerulean City Gym much to Misty's chagrin. Why? Because Misty's three pretty older sisters run the gym! Ash challenges them because he wants to win their badge. Team Rocket show up at the water-specialised gym with a huge vaccuum to suck up all the water and all the water Pokémon in the process! Ash manages to save the day and because of his courageous actions, Misty's sisters give Ash his next badge.


8. The Path to the Pokémon League Ash and his pals meet a trainer who aggressively trains his Pokémon, but in doing so, has gotten 98 consecutive wins. Team Rocket manage to steal one of his Pokémon! Does the trainer get his Pokémon back? Does Ash manage to beat the trainer? Well, what do you think?! It just wouldn't be Pokémon if the good guys didn't always win.


9. The School of Hard Knocks The 'heroes' get lost in a thick woodland, and in it one of the most famous schools for Pokémon trainers that only wealthy kids get to go to. They meet one child who seems down and they try to find out why.


10. Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village While they're still lost, Ash, Misty and Brock find a little village filled with Pokémon who are looked after by a friendly lady and a Bulbasaur who protects them all. Jesse, James and Meowth arrive on the scene and get into battle with them, but you guess it, they are defeated. Pikachu then battles Bulbasaur as a reward for Ash, and Pikachu wins. Bulbasaur becomes Ash's newest Pokémon.


11. Charmander the Stray Pokémon Back on their way to Vermilion City, the 'heroes' find a Charmander sitting on a rock. The little Pokémon refuses to go with them, so they continue on until they get to the Pokémon Center. They overhear 'Damien' bragging about dumping the Charmander there and convincing it he will come back for him. Ash takes offence to his actions so he and his pals go back to save Charmander, who's flame is almost out after being attacked by a Spearow. They convince Charmander to go back to the Center to be cured and he does, but in the morning when they wake up, Char has gone! So off they go after him, but Team Rocket arrive and almost capture Pikachu when... Charmander shows up and saves them! After confronting Damien, Charmander decides he wants to stay with Ash.


12. Here Comes the Squirtle Squad The Squirtle Squad, the villains of the town, join forces with Team Rocket to steal Pikachu. The plan works and they are all captured. They let Ash go to get Potion for the injured Pikachu. When he gets back, they battle Team Rocket and convince the Squirtles that Jesse and James don't care about them at all. One of the Squirtles decides to stick with Ash.

13. Mystery at the Lighthouse Team Rocket's scheme to get Pikachu and any other Pokémon for that matter continues when they arrive at a Lighthouse owned by a man who has been waiting for a legendary one-of-a-kind Pokémon to make an appearance.


14. Electric Shock Showdown At Vermilion City, Ash challenges the Gym leader to a match to win his Thunder badge. Pikachu must face a much stronger Raichu (Pikachu's evolved form). Team Rocket wait on the wings, actually supporting Ash's quest to beat Raichu with his Pikachu! After refusing to evolve his Pikachu, Ash manages to use Pikachu's greatest strength, his speed, to outrun Raichu and fierce Thunderbolts to defeat the Raichu and gain his Thunderbadge much to Jesse and James' delight.

15. Battle Aboard to the St. Anne Jesse and James, dressed in disguise as sort of glamour girls ("cooooool!") sell Ash, Brock and Misty tickets to board the huge cruise ship, the St. Anne. Ash exchanges his Butterfree for a Raticate, just before a Team Rocket army storm the ship and steal all the Pokémon!

16. Pokémon Shipwreck Continued on from Ep. 15, all the Pokémon trainers rally together and defeat the Team Rocket army. A wild storm begins and everyone manages to evacuate the ship - except for Jesse, James, Meowth, Ash, Brock, Misty, Pikachu and all of their Pokémon! They must work together to survive.

17. Island of the Giant Pokémon Continued again, the group end up on a raft in the middle of nowhere, when they are attacked by a band of Gyarados. When they wake up, Ash, Misty and Brock are on one side of the island - without their Pokémon and without Pikachu - and Team Rocket are on another side of the island without their Pokémon or Meowth! The Pokémon are all together and wander off wondering if they have been abandoned or just lost, while the trainers search for them and a way off the island, inhabited by Giant Pokémon! They all end up reunited and they eventually discover that the Giant Pokémon are just robots and the island is a new attraction - a theme park called 'Island of the Giant Pokémon.'

18. Beauty and the Beach The gang decide to take a holiday at the resort of Porta Vista, but in a battle with TR, accidentally ruin the dock of a guy named Ryu. He owns a restaurant, but doesn't make that much money, and can't afford to repair his dock. Ash et al and the Pokémon work there to help him out, but TR set up a restaurant of their own with Nastina, and plot to ruin Ryu. They wreck his dock repairs, and Ryu loses all hope. Suddenly, Ash's mum and Oak turn up, and announce a beauty contest, which holds enough prize money to afford the repair job. Can Misty win it for Ryu??

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19. Tentacool and Tentacruel The Tentacool and Tentacruel's habitat under the water is being destroyed by Nastina who is having a resort built, so the Pokémon, in defense, are attacking them and preventing the work from being done. The developer offers $10,000 to anyone who can get rid of them, so naturally, Team Rocket accept the offer!

20. The Ghost of Maiden's Peak James and Brock both end up entranced by the vision of a beautiful lady, who'd legend says that she turned to stone after waiting for her lost lover to return for so long. The legend says that every year the ghost of the girl 'steals the spirit of a young man' in the hopes of finding her lover again. This time she has chosen James and Brock.


* Episode 18: 'Holiday at Aopulco', has now been aired in the US, under the moniker "Beauty and the Beach". It wasn't exactly the same as the Japanese version which caused so much controvesy as before - The content was allegedly too graphical for children, as in the episode, James is seen wearing an inflatable female body suit!! The beauty contest was a swimsuit competition, and James appears with Jesse, and inflates a pair of breasts, telling Misty "These are too much for a ten year old like you to handle!!" James and Jesse beat Misty, but then are beaten by Gary's cheerleaders, who in turn are beaten by Ash's mum. Censors agreed this material is not suitable for children. But we here at Salon Roquet do not bow down to censors! Our customers deserve the best, so we shall provide a realvideo clip of the whole swimsuit scene!! It's in the Japanese, but download it here and witness James with breasts!! (3 meg) Here's a sneak preview...

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