Finally arrived in Viridian City, Ash is cornered by Officer Jenny who asks why he is carrying Pikachu instead of having it in a Pokéball. He explains that Pikachu doesn't like Pokéballs and shows her his Pokédex proving that he is one of the Pallet Town Trainers. Jenny takes Ash to the Pokémon Center where Nurse Joy begins treatment on the injured Pikachu. Before Pikachu's treatment finishes, however, the Center is attacked by two members of Team Rocket, an evil organization. Ash and Pikachu fend off Team Rocket and head to the Viridian Forest with Misty in tow because of her fried bike. Written by
Did You Know?
Team Rocket's first appearance. See more
The red-haired girl in the shorts never gives her name to any character. Yet at the end of the episode, Nurse Joy refers to her as "Misty." This becomes her official name for the rest of the series and everyone just automatically seems to know her name. See more
(first theme song)
Written by John Siegler
& John Loeffler
Performed by Jason Paige See more