Ten-year-old Ash aspires to be the greatest Pokémon (pocket monster) trainer in the world. To do this, he enlists the help of two friends, Misty and Brock, and his own Pokémon, Pikachu. Together, they must search their world for all 150 Pokémon, while avoiding the likes of Team Rocket and their Pokémon, Meowth. Written by
Gotta catch 'em all!
Did You Know?
The word Pokémon is derived from the Japanese words Pokétto monsutaa, i.e. Pocket Monsters. See more
Despite what the show frequently implies with Pikachu's attacks, electrical attacks can NEVER harm ground types. See more
James of Team Rocket
With enemies like that, who needs friends?
First season has a "Poke Rap" segment prior to the end credits, combining the names of the (original 150) Pokemon into a rap-style song. There are 5 different segments like this total, adding up to the total 150. Home video releases featured the complete Poke Rap, combining all 5 parts. See more
Referenced in The Mint: Episode #1.50
Born to Be A Winner
(fourth theme song)
Written by John Siegler
and John Loeffler
Produced and Arranged by Neil Jason
Performed by David Kos Rolfe See more