Season 1

It’s Ash Ketchum’s tenth birthday, and he’s ready to do what many 10-year-olds in the Kanto region set out to do—become a Pokémon Trainer! Things don’t go exactly the way he planned when he ends up with a Pikachu instead of a standard first Pokémon, and winning Gym Badges turns out to be much tougher than he thought. Luckily he’s got former Gym Leaders Brock and Misty at his side, along with a bevy of new Pokémon friends, including Bulbasaur, Squirtle, and Charmander.

Season episodes list 1

S01E01

S01E01 : Pokémon! I Choose You! 8.58/10 (aired on 04/01/1997)

After beginning his Pokémon journey, Ash is supposed to meet Professor Oak - a Pokémon researcher…
S01E02

S01E02 : Pokémon Emergency! 7.8/10 (aired on 04/08/1997)

Finally arrived in Viridian City, Ash is cornered by Officer Jenny who asks why he is carrying…
S01E03

S01E03 : Ash Catches a Pokémon 7.89/10 (aired on 04/15/1997)

Ash, Pikachu and Misty have entered the Viridian Forest. Ash has spotted a Caterpie and thrown a…
S01E04

S01E04 : Challenge of the Samurai 7.39/10 (aired on 04/27/1997)

Ash and Misty are now wandering through Viridian Forest. A Samurai challenges Ash to a battle, and…
S01E05

S01E05 : Showdown in Pewter City 7.9/10 (aired on 04/29/1997)

Ash meets a strange old man named Flint, who instructs him in the etiquette of Pokémon training and…
S01E06

S01E06 : Clefairy and The Moon Stone 7.21/10 (aired on 05/06/1997)

Brock has joined Ash and Misty, as they continue on their path to Pokémon greatness. First, they…
S01E07

S01E07 : The Water Flowers of Cerulean City 7.59/10 (aired on 05/13/1997)

In his search to collect Trainer Badges, Ash heads for Cerulean City, intending to confront the…
S01E08

S01E08 : The Path to The Pokémon League 7.53/10 (aired on 05/20/1997)

After receiving his second badge, Ash sets off triumphantly for Vermilion City. Along the way, they…
S01E09

S01E09 : The School of Hard Knocks 7.43/10 (aired on 05/20/1997)

Our three heroes have lost their way in the depths of a dense wood, shrouded in thick, white mist.…
S01E10

S01E10 : Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village 7.91/10 (aired on 06/03/1997)

Still lost, the party continues to wander. Falling from a rope bridge, stumbling into pitfalls,…
S01E11

S01E11 : Charmander: The Stray Pokémon 8.5/10 (aired on 06/10/1997)

As our heroes press on toward Vermilion City, they encounter a lone, weak Charmander at a mountain…
S01E12

S01E12 : Here Comes The Squirtle Squad 8/10 (aired on 06/17/1997)

A company of Squirtles stand in the path of our heroes' enthusiastic march. To make matters worse,…
S01E13

S01E13 : Mystery at the Lighthouse 7.61/10 (aired on 06/24/1997)

The party emerges from the forest onto a beach, where in the distance they see a lighthouse,…
S01E14

S01E14 : Electric Shock Showdown 8.19/10 (aired on 07/01/1997)

Our heroes finally reach Vermilion City. They make their way to the Pokémon Center to refill their…
S01E15

S01E15 : Battle Aboard the St. Anne 7.7/10 (aired on 07/08/1997)

Ash and his party arrive at a port where the SS Anne, an international cruise liner, is docked.…
S01E16

S01E16 : Pokémon Shipwreck 7.71/10 (aired on 07/15/1997)

With the St. Anne deep underwater, the group recovers and discover their predicament. Jessie and…
S01E17

S01E17 : Island of the Giant Pokémon! 7.89/10 (aired on 07/22/1997)

As our heroes and Team Rocket beat the odds by surviving the sinking ship, they are dragged into…
S01E18

S01E18 : Beauty and the Beach 6.91/10 (aired on 07/29/1997)

Ash, Misty and Brock begin their vacation in Porta Vista. Team Rocket are waiting for them trying…
S01E19

S01E19 : Tentacool & Tentacruel 7.4/10 (aired on 08/05/1997)

Our heroes arrive at Hutber Port, where a ferryboat line runs to the mainland. There they meet a…
S01E20

S01E20 : The Ghost of Maiden's Peak 7.6/10 (aired on 08/12/1997)

After leaving Acapulco in search of Saffron City, our heroes finally arrive at a small port town in…
S01E21

S01E21 : Bye Bye Butterfree 8.2/10 (aired on 08/19/1997)

As they journey toward Saffron City, our heroes come to a path that continues along the side of a…
S01E22

S01E22 : Abra and the Psychic Showdown 8/10 (aired on 08/26/1997)

The party finally arrives in Saffron City where a young girl manages a gym of Pokemon using her…
S01E23

S01E23 : The Tower of Terror 8.11/10 (aired on 09/02/1997)

Ash realizes that he must battle and collect a ghost Pokemon in order to defeat the young girl’s…
S01E24

S01E24 : Haunter versus Kadabra 7.9/10 (aired on 09/09/1997)

Unbenownst to Ash, one of the ghost Pokemon decides to join Ash and friends on their journey and…
S01E25

S01E25 : Primeape Goes Bananas 7.6/10 (aired on 09/16/1997)

On their way to Celadon City, our heroes encounter Mankey, a wild Pokemon that if rubbed the wrong…
S01E26

S01E26 : Pokémon Scent-sation! 7.42/10 (aired on 09/23/1997)

The party arrives in Celadon City, a perfectly pleasant town full of large department stores,…
S01E27

S01E27 : Hypno's Naptime 7.11/10 (aired on 09/30/1997)

Our heroes come to a town in which a great deal of children have recently turned up missing.…
S01E28

S01E28 : Pokémon Fashion Flash 7.11/10 (aired on 10/07/1997)

At Brock’s persistent request, our heroes stop by Scissor Street, a town of breeders famous for its…
S01E29

S01E29 : The Punchy Pokémon 7.5/10 (aired on 10/14/1997)

In the outskirts of Fuchsia City, our heroes come across Hitmonchan, a fighting Pokemon. With…
S01E30

S01E30 : Sparks Fly for Magnemite 7.41/10 (aired on 10/21/1997)

As our heroes make their way through the industrial town of Gringy City, Pikachu, perhaps weary…
S01E31

S01E31 : Dig Those Diglett! 7.2/10 (aired on 10/28/1997)

Ash, Brock, Misty and Pikachu are lost deep in the mountains. As they press forward on a rough road…
S01E32

S01E32 : The Ninja Poké-Showdown 7.7/10 (aired on 11/04/1997)

Fuchsia Gym, the authorized gym where Ash seeks his next badge, turns out to be a hidden ninja’s…
S01E33

S01E33 : The Flame Pokémon-athon 7.69/10 (aired on 11/11/1997)

Our heroes come to a prairie where the Laramies, a family of Pokemon Ranchers live. They learn from…
S01E34

S01E34 : The Kangaskhan Kid 6.61/10 (aired on 11/18/1997)

On their way to a safari zone teeming with Pokemon, our heroes walk right into the middle of a…
S01E35

S01E35 : The Legend of Dratini 7.37/10 (aired on 11/25/1997)

Our heroes decide to take a trip through the Safari Zone, where they figure they'll be able to…
S01E36

S01E36 : The Bridge Bike Gang 7.79/10 (aired on 12/02/1997)

Just leaving the Safari Zone, the group comes across a bridge which could be used as a shortcut to…
S01E37

S01E37 : Ditto's Mysterious Mansion 8.09/10 (aired on 12/09/1997)

The group is seeking shelter from the storm and they find it in an old theater house. They meet a…
S01E38

S01E38 : Electric Soldier Porygon 7.7/10 (aired on 12/16/1997)

Ash and friends find out that there is something wrong the Pokéball transmitting device at the…
S01E39

S01E39 : Pikachu's Goodbye 7.6/10 (aired on 04/16/1998)

The group come into a forest where it is quiet and peaceful. They notice a large group of Pikachu…
S01E40

S01E40 : The Battling Eevee Brothers 7.2/10 (aired on 04/16/1998)

While traveling through the woods, the group encounters an Eevee that was apparently abandoned by a…
S01E41

S01E41 : Wake Up Snorlax! 7.02/10 (aired on 04/23/1998)

Having not eaten in days, the group search for a town and find one. Unfortunately, the town has no…
S01E42

S01E42 : Showdown at Dark City 7.3/10 (aired on 04/30/1998)

The group now arrives in Dark City. In this city, everyone hates Pokémon trainers because there are…
S01E43

S01E43 : The March of The Exeggutor Squad 7.8/10 (aired on 05/07/1998)

The group ends up in the middle of a carnival. Ash and Brock decide to enjoy themselves while Misty…
S01E44

S01E44 : The Problem with Paras 8.08/10 (aired on 05/14/1998)

The group arrives in a small little village where there is not even a Pokémon Center. They must…
S01E45

S01E45 : The Song of Jigglypuff 7.11/10 (aired on 05/21/1998)

The group is wandering through a desert and they find Neon Town. It is a flashy town where the…
S01E46

S01E46 : Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon 7.7/10 (aired on 05/28/1998)

The group continue on their way and notice people digging in Grandpa Canyon. Gary shows up for this…
S01E47

S01E47 : A Chansey Operation 7.21/10 (aired on 06/04/1998)

Pikachu is going through trees looking for apples. Pikachu then finds one which he swallows whole.…
S01E48

S01E48 : Holy Matrimony! 7.5/10 (aired on 06/11/1998)

The group walk by a missing sign that has a picture of James as a young boy. A limousine drives by…
S01E49

S01E49 : So Near, Yet So Farfetch'd 7.79/10 (aired on 06/18/1998)

The group stop in the forest where there is a Farfetch'd lurking around. Brock and Ash go to get…
S01E50

S01E50 : Who gets to keep Togepi? 7.59/10 (aired on 06/25/1998)

The group stop at a Pokémon Center for a rest and get a message from Professor Oak who wants to…
S01E51

S01E51 : Bulbasaur's Mysterious Garden 7.11/10 (aired on 07/02/1998)

Continuing on their way, Ash battles a man with a Rhyhorn. The battle is tough, but Bulbasaur wins.…
S01E52

S01E52 : Princess vs. Princess 7.11/10 (aired on 07/09/1998)

It is Princess Day, the day when there are incredible discounts in the malls, and all sorts of…
S01E53

S01E53 : The Purr-fect Hero 7.11/10 (aired on 07/09/1998)

Continuing on their way, they find out about a school where a Pokémon trainer was to visit them but…
S01E54

S01E54 : The Case of of the K-9 Caper! 7.79/10 (aired on 07/16/1998)

While traveling through the forest, the group see who they think is a thief. Ash sends Pikachu…
S01E55

S01E55 : Pokémon Paparazzi 7.4/10 (aired on 07/23/1998)

As Ash and the group continue on their way, they notice a boy trying to take a picture of Pikachu.…
S01E56

S01E56 : The Ultimate Test 7.69/10 (aired on 07/30/1998)

Ash and friends arrive at a school that promises that if you can pass their tests, you can enter…
S01E57

S01E57 : The Breeding Center Secret 8.18/10 (aired on 08/06/1998)

While out with their photographer friend Snap, they are taking a few pictures of their Pokémon.…
S01E58

S01E58 : Riddle Me This 7.33/10 (aired on 08/13/1998)

Ash and the group are sailing towards Cinnibar Island, and they happen to meet Gary on the boat.…
S01E59

S01E59 : Volcanic Panic 7.31/10 (aired on 08/20/1998)

Pikachu is swallowed up by Magmar's fire blast attack. Luckily, Pikachu had dodged it and was…
S01E60

S01E60 : Beach Blank-Out Blastoise 6.82/10 (aired on 08/27/1998)

Ash and friends are running to catch the last ferry off of Cinnibar Island, and just as they are…
S01E61

S01E61 : The Misty Mermaid 7.99/10 (aired on 09/03/1998)

On the way to Viridian City, Misty notices that Horsea isn't feeling well. She decides to take…
S01E62

S01E62 : Clefairy Tales 7.21/10 (aired on 09/10/1998)

Jigglypuff is taking a walk through the woods, singing its favorite song. A Caterpie and Pidgey…
S01E63

S01E63 : The Battle of the Badge 7.22/10 (aired on 09/17/1998)

The gang arrive in Viridian City. They find the gym where Ash is about to battle, just as Gary…
S01E64

S01E64 : It's Mr. Mime Time 7.69/10 (aired on 09/24/1998)

The group is getting closer and closer to Pallet. Just as Ash is running towards home, he crashes…
S01E65

S01E65 : Showdown at the Po-ké Corral 7.49/10 (aired on 10/05/1998)

Ash is there, and ready to take on anyone who challenges him. He's at the Pokémon League! He throws…
S01E66

S01E66 : The Evolution Solution 7.32/10 (aired on 10/05/1998)

Ash's mom and friends are going to go to Seafoam Islands. Misty and Brock are going to go surfing.…
S01E67

S01E67 : The Pi-Kahuna 7.22/10 (aired on 10/08/1998)

Ash is running down the road and is hit in the face with muck splashed up by a car. Ash gets caught…
S01E68

S01E68 : Make Room for Gloom 7.11/10 (aired on 10/15/1998)

Back at home, Ash is anxious to leave for a garden so that he does not have to worry about all the…
S01E69

S01E69 : Holiday Hi-Jynx 6.82/10 (aired on 10/22/1998)

It's Christmas time, and Santa (James) is entering the house. He is caught. Jessie's evil plan to…
S01E70

S01E70 : Snow Way Out 7.88/10 (aired on 10/29/1998)

Ash and the group come to a fork in the road. Ash quickly chooses the path to the right, thinking…
S01E71

S01E71 : Lights, Camera, Quack-tion 7.21/10 (aired on 11/05/1998)

The group continue on their way to find a girl who wants a Pokémon battle. She chooses her Raichu…
S01E72

S01E72 : Go West Young Meowth 7.11/10 (aired on 11/12/1998)

Ash and friends and his mom get invited to Hollywood for the premiere of the movie that was made in…
S01E73

S01E73 : To Master the Onixpected! 7.11/10 (aired on 11/19/1998)

Ash and Brock are watching Master Bruno of the Elite Four battling on television. Misty turns it…
S01E74

S01E74 : The Ancient Puzzle of Pokémopolis 7.21/10 (aired on 11/26/1998)

Ash is training against Brock. Pikachu is battling Vulpix until Jigglypuff gets in the line of…
S01E75

S01E75 : Bad to the Bone 7.88/10 (aired on 12/03/1998)

Ash goes to Professor Oak to ask for advice about what to do about the Pokémon League as he has not…
S01E76

S01E76 : All Fired Up! 7.59/10 (aired on 12/10/1998)

Ash has made it to the Pokémon League. A man is carrying the torch up towards the League, where it…
S01E77

S01E77 : Round One - Begin! 7.89/10 (aired on 12/17/1998)

Ash goes in to sign up for the Pokémon League. In the Pokémon League competition, each participant…
S01E78

S01E78 : Fire and Ice 7.31/10 (aired on 12/24/1998)

Ash wins his second battle in the rock arena, as Squirtle defeats Nidorino. After the battle, Ash…
S01E79

S01E79 : The Fourth Round Rumble 7.51/10 (aired on 01/01/1999)

Gary is battling his fourth match of the Pokémon League. His Nidoking is battling against a Golem.…
S01E80

S01E80 : A Friend In Deed 7.4/10 (aired on 01/07/1999)

Ash and the gang are going to find a place to eat. After a successful fourth win, Ash is getting…
S01E81

S01E81 : Friend and Foe Alike 7.51/10 (aired on 01/14/1999)

Ash is to battle Richie in the next round of the Pokémon League competition. Misty is looking up…
S01E82

S01E82 : Friends to the End (aired on 01/21/1999)

Ash is sad about his loss at the Pokémon League. He is not speaking to anyone, and when Misty comes…
S01E83

S01E83 : Episode 83 (aired on 01/28/1999)