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Finally, an Episode Guide

Episode 1-Pokémon, I Choose You

The Pokémon story begins with our hero, Ash, in his hometown of Pallet where 10 year old boys and girls are not only eligible but encouraged to begin their Pokémon journey. Pokémon are creatures of various size and special powers which inhabit this world, coexisting with humans. Young Ash is a Pokémon enthusiast with an insatiable curiosity toward Pokémon. His knowledge of these mysterious creatures surpasses most of his peers. The day he has been waiting for has finally arrived; he can now begin his journey, leading him toward his destiny, to become the Greatest Pokémon Master of All Time! Before fulfilling such an ambitious task, however, Ash must receive his first Pokémon from Professor Oak, a researcher living in Pallet. Ash has decided beforehand which Pokémon will accompany him as he begins his travels, but oversleeps on the critical day of his departure and arrives after the appointed time. Three children, who began their journeys before Ash, have taken the Pokémon that he wanted. Inside the fourth remaining Poké Ball, Ash finds Pikachu—a rare Pokémon with the ability to shock you with his sometimes difficult but, nevertheless, electric personality and power. Ash and Pikachu set off on their journey, but as anticipated, Pikachu won’t obey Ash. In the course of their travels, Ash and Pikachu are attacked by a huge flock of wild Spearow. During the attack, Pikachu is critically injured and Ash fights desperately to protect it from any further harm. Pikachu responds to Ash’s selfless act by exerting all its remaining power, repelling the flock of Spearow with a 100,000-volt electric shock. Thus Ash and Pikachu’s journey and friendship begins.

Episode 2-Pokémon Emergency

As they flee from the Spearow flock, Ash learns from a feisty young girl named Misty that there is a hospital for Pokémon, a Pokémon Center, in the nearby town of Viridian City. Ash arrives in Viridian City with the one thought of finding the Pokémon Center where Pikachu, who is near death, can be treated. He is stopped and interrogated, however, by Jenny, the town policewoman, who finds him suspicious. Proving his identity with the Pokédex he received from Professor Oak, Jenny races Ash and the injured Pikachu to the Pokémon Center. Joy, the Pokémon Center nurse, begins treatment on Pikachu. Just as Ash breathes a sigh of relief, grateful to have gotten his only Pokémon the care it needed, the Pokémon Center is attacked by Jessie and James, two members of 'Team Rocket,’ an evil organization of Pokémon thieves. Meowth, a Pokémon of the cat persuasion, completes the menacing pack whose evil could only be surpassed by Team Rocket’s boss. Two of Team Rocket’s Pokémon, Ekans and Koffing destroy the Pokémon Center. Ash, along with Misty who has followed him to the Pokémon Center, resist the attack, but have no Pokémon that can successfully battle against Team Rocket. The barely recovered Pikachu brings a host of Pikachu friends and enters the battle just in time to rescue Ash and Misty from this pinch, attacking Team Rocket with a tremendous electric shock that blows them away.

Episode 3-Ash Catches a Pokémon

Ash, Pikachu and Misty leave Viridian City and enter the Viridian Forest, where they discover Caterpie—a forest Pokémon. Promptly seizing it with a Poké Ball, Ash is overjoyed at his first capture. Misty, however, hates bugs, being chased all over the forest as Caterpie tries to play with her. That evening, the party camps out in the woods. While Ash and Misty sleep, Caterpie tells Pikachu of its dream of someday evolving into a beautiful Butterfree. The following day, Ash captures a Pidgeotto with Pikachu’s help. Substituting Pikachu for Caterpie, Ash is victorious in his capture of Pidgeotto. In search of rare Pokémon, not to mention retribution for their bruised egos from their last meeting with Ash, Team Rocket has set their sights on Ash’s Pikachu, making it very clear that they are here to stay. As a battle unfolds between Team Rocket and Ash, things look bleak for the good guys as Pidgeotto and Pikachu are defeated by Ekans and Koffing. In a last ditch effort, Caterpie saves the day by encasing the enemies in its special web and sending them off into oblivion. After making peace with Misty, the victorious Caterpie suddenly spins its thread, encasing its body in a cocoon. Caterpie has now evolved into a Metapod, bringing it one step closer to its dream of becoming a Butterfree.

Excuse us for not having all the episodes in Canada, but we will have them up soon. Please bare-with-us. I always wanted to say that at a time like this.