1. Pokémon I Choose You
Ash becomes a Pokémon Trainer, and he and his Pokémon, Pikachu, begin their travels.
Ash meets Misty in a nearby town, where they come up against Team Rocket, who is attacking the Pokémon Center.
3. Ash Catches a Pokémon
Ash, Pikachu, and Misty find a Caterpie -- a forest Pokémon. Team Rocket shows up after Pikachu.
4. Challenge of the Samurai
While wandering in the forest, our heroes meet a mysterious young Samurai, who challenges Ash.
5. Showdown in Pewter City
Ash learns about the Pokémon League Championships -- he must have badges earned by defeating Gym Leaders in order to participate -- so he goes to the city Gym where he meets and challenges Brock.
6. Clefairy and the Moon Stone
Brock joins Ash and Misty. The group comes across some caves full of injured Pokémon and decides to try to help heal them by finding the legendary Moon Stone.
7. Waterflowers of Cerulean City
In his search for Trainer badges, Ash decides to go to the Cerulean City to challenge the Gym Leader, but the Gym isn't what he expected it to be.
8. Path to the Pokémon League
Ash goes up against a fierce Pokémon tamer who has 'never lost a match'.
9. School of Hard Knocks
Ash, Misty and Brock find themselves lost in a dense wood, where they come across a prep school for young Pokémon trainer-wannabes.
10. Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village
Still lost, the group stumbles across a strange village inhabited by Pokémon who were injured or abandoned by their trainers who are being cared for by a kind woman named Melanie.
11. Charmander - The Stray Pokémon
Ash, Misty and Brock venture into a big storm to rescue an abandoned Pokémon.
12. Here Comes the Squirtle Squad
A group of Squirtles join up with Team Rocket and manage to capture Ash and his friends, and lock an injured Pikachu in a cage.
13. Mystery at the Lighthouse
The gang comes across a lighthouse run by a Pokémon Researcher who is waiting the coming of a 'one of a kind' Pokémon. Does this Pokémon exist or is it a Team Rocket ploy?
14. Electric Shock Showdown
Pikachu and Ash see many injured Pokémon and learn they were all hurt by a Gym Leader, Surge. Ash challenges Marcus, and Pikachu discovers his opponent is the fierce Raichu.
15. Battle Aboard the St. Anne
The group takes a trip on a ship full of Pokémon Trainers but their trip is cut short when Team Rocket takes over the ship.
16. Pokémon Shipwreck
Ash, Brock and Misty go up against Team Rocket while trying to evacuate the sinking ship.
17. Island of the Giant Pokémon
Our heroes are being attacked by the fierce Pokémon Gyarados -- when a tornado sweeps them all up and deposits them in various locations about the island.
17 ˝. Holiday in Acapuroo
(episode banned in NA, then released)
18. Tentacool and Tentacruel
Ash, Misty, Brock and Pikachu go up against a gigantic Tentacruel that is attacking the humans who are trying to destroy it's home to build a huge hotel.
19. Ghost of Maiden's Peak
In order to recover from their hard journey, the gang decides to participate in a local festival ... but what is Team Rocket doing there? And is the legend of Maiden Rock true?
20. Bye Bye Butterfree
Ash, Misty and Brock try to prevent Team Rocket from poaching Butterfrees.
21. Abra and the Psychic Showdown
The group meets a young girl who manages a gym of Pokémon using psychic powers.
22. Tower of Terror
Ash searches for a Ghost Pokémon to use against the Gym Leader's psychic powers.
23. Haunter vs. Kadabra
The psychic Gym Leader uses her powers to turn Brock and Misty into tiny dolls, leaving them helpless.
24. Primeape Goes Bananas
The gang meets Mankey, a wild Pokémon who can go into uncontrollable fits if rubbed the wrong way.
Ash wants to challenge the Gym Leader in Celadon City, but can't even get into the Gym after insulting the perfume that's made there.
26. Hypno's Naptime
Our heroes encounter a town where children are going missing, and the Pokémon at the Pokémon Center aren't getting cured.
27. Fashion Flash
At Brock's insistence, the team goes to a town of Pokémon breeders famous for it's Pokémon Beauty Salons.
28. Punchy Pokémon
Ash and his friends enter the PI Grand Prix, but with Team Rockets unwanted presence, the battle goes out of control.
29. Sparks Fly for Magnemite
Pikachu has a Pokémon cold, and while he's being treated, Ash, Misty and Brock help out the town during a power blackout.
30. Dig Those Digletts
A construction site is hiring Pokémon Trainers to help control the Diglet (earth Pokémon) who are delaying construction.
31. Ninja Pokémon Showdown
Ash seeks another badge at a Gym that turns out to be a ninja lair.
32. Flame Pokémon-athon
Our heroes come to a prairie where a family of Pokémon Ranchers live.
33. The Kangaskhan Kid
Ash, Misty and Brock accidentally stumble into a region where Pokémon are protected. When Ash tries to capture a Chansey, he ends up arrested by a ranger.
33 ˝. Legend of Dratini
(episode banned in NA)
34. The Bridge Bike Gang
The gang comes across a bridge that's over 20 kilometers long and the only way to cross is by bicycle -- which they don't have.
35. Ditto's Mysterious Mansion
During a rainstorm, the group seeks shelter in a rundown cabin, where they meet another Pokémon Trainer, who Ash challenges.
35 ˝. Electric Hero Porygon
(episode banned in NA)
36. Pikachu's Goodbye
While stopped for a rest in the woods, Pikachu sees a group of wild Pikachu, and runs into the woods after them.
37. Battling Eevee Brothers
The group finds an Eevee tied to a tree with a note and address attached to him. They decide to take the Anlageon to the address to see what's going on.
38. Wake Up Snorlax
The gang's search for food brings them to a small village, but they can't even find food there. A strange drought has dried up all the local crops, so the heroes investigate.
39. Showdown at Dark City
In the middle of a terrible desert, our heroes wander into Dark City, where Pokémon battles are taking place all over the town, leaving it almost destroyed.
40. March of the Exeggcutor Squad
The group comes across a carnival and decides to join in the fun and help a Magician put on a magic show.
41. Problem with Paras
Meowth falls ill and is saved by a girl with a knack for healing Pokémon. Team Rocket returns the favour by helping her evolve her Paras into a Parasect -- but do they have other motives?
42. Song of the Jigglypuff
Our heroes accidentally anger Jigglypuff, a Pokémon with the ability to cause sleep. Meanwhile, Team Rocket plots to harness Jigglypuff's power for their own use.
43. Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon
The discovery of Pokémon fossils in Grampa Canyon sparks a fossil-hunting boom, but the Aerodactly Ash encounters deep beneath the surface is far from extinct.
44. Chansey Operation
A sudden illness threatens Pikachu's life, and the nearest hospital is closed. Is there any hope for Pikachu?
45. Holy Matrimony
When James' mysterious past catches up with him, it looks like wedding bells ring the end of Team Rocket!
46. So Near, Yet So Farfetch'd
Misty falls prey to a Pokémon thief who uses his Pokémon, Farfetch'd to steal from other trainers. The screwy Psyduck is Misty's only hope to regain her stolen Pokémon!
47. Who Gets to keep Togepi?
The gang argues about who will get to keep the Pokémon that's to be born from the mysterious egg they've discovered, but Team Rocket has other plans for the egg.
48. Bulbasaur's Garden
Ash's Bulbasaur is kidnapped by a group of other Bulbasaur and taken to the Mysterious Garden for an evolution festival.
49. Case of the K9 Caper
Our heroes stumble into a training-ground for police Growlithe, but Team Rocket isn't far behind with a plan of their own for the Growlithe.
50. Pokémon Paparazzi
A new photographer friend harbors a mysterious secret that could mean danger for Pikachu.
51. Ultimate Test
Ash signs up for the Pokémon League Admissions Exam to prove his skill as a Pokémon master once and for all. But it's Team Rocket who puts everyone to the test.
52. The Breeding Center Secret
A new 'breeding center' is actually a cover for a diabolical scheme by Butch and Cassidy -- rivals of Team Rocket!