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 names of the Team Rocket members were obviously taken from two notorious Western outlaws - Jessie & James from Jesse James, and Cassidy & Butch from Robert "Butch Cassidy" Parker. See more
In one episode, an Exeggcute evolves into an Exeggutor without
a Leaf Stone. This Pokémon requires the Leaf Stone to evolve - it can not evolve through experience points. See more
Ratata forages in the forest for fruits, roots, nuts, and berries.
But this isn't a forest! It's an open field!
They also come out to open fields to steal food from stupid travellers.
D-Does that mean that... I'm stupid?
Pika, pika, pika!
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
Followed by Pokémon: Mewtwo Returns
(seventh theme song)
Written and Produced by John Siegler
and David Kos Rolfe
Performed by David Kos Rolfe See more