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#1 - Pokémon I Choose you!

Summary: This is the first Pokemon show. Ash gets Pikachu as his very fist Pokemon after rushing to his Proff. Oak’s lab. He meets Gary, his new rival then sets out on his Pokemon Journey. They get caught in a storm, fight off pidgey’s and in the end find that they are going to be good friends.

The show begins just like the game boy, with a black and white Nidorino jumping back and forth behind a Gengar. Suddenly, the whole thing becomes colorized and three dimensional as we see a great pokémon battle progressing.  It is a league match being broadcasted on the television belonging to Ash Ketchum: a ten-year old boy in Pallet town who is about to begin his pokémon training. At his age, he can get a license and become a pokémon trainer! Ash vows to become the greatest pokémon master of all time!! He starts his training after receiving a beginner pokémon which will happen tomorrow!!! IF he gets some sleep, informs his mother. But Ash is too excited to sleep, so his mom has him watch a more informative pokémon show with Professor Oak teaching Pallet about the three possible pokémon young trainers can receive tomorrow. They are Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle. After the program is done, Ash dreams about which pokémon he will choose. As he dreams of throwing a pokéball to release his pokémon, he actually throws his own Voltorb alarm clock destroying it. The next morning, Ash realizes he slept in and runs in his pajamas over to Professor Oak’s house to get a pokémon. Ash arrives to find a crowd of people including a cheer leading squad that cheers for Gary.

Gary promises to make Pallet famous as he becomes the greatest pokémon master. He then insults Ash about his tardiness and how he chose the best pokémon. But when Ash asks to see the pokémon, Gary refuses and leaves, taking the crowd with him. Professor Oak wonders how well prepared Ash is for pokémon training in his pajamas, but Ash convinces Oak that he is ready.  Unfortunately, all three beginner pokémon have been taken by Gary and two others who were on time. Ash pleads for a pokémon, and Oak does have one left, but “there is a problem with it.” Ash doesn’t care and, with the last remaining pokéball, he receives Pikachu. Ash thinks it’s cute and picks it up, which Pikachu greatly dislikes with shocking results. Oak gives Ash his pokédex and six pokéballs for use. Outside a much less impressive crowd than before has gathered with Ash’s mom to wish him good luck. They wonder, though, why Pikachu isn’t in his pokéball and after a “game of catch,” the crowd gets shocked by Pikachu.

So Ash departs with his “new friend” and some items his mom packed for him.  As he drags Pikachu along with a leash and rubber gloves his mom packed, he wishes they could be friends, but Pikachu acts very aloof and openly shows his distrust of Ash. Ash wants Pikachu to stay in the pokéball, like the pokédex says, but Pikachu shows that not all pokémon like to stay in a pokéball. So Ash takes the leash off of him in hopes of gaining his trust...  all he gains is Pikachu running up a tree. Just then, a Pidgey interrupts them and Ash tries to catch it by throwing a pokéball at it. However, it breaks out, and the pokédex informs Ash that most trainers use their own pokémon to weaken wild ones for capture.

With Pikachu being uncooperative, Ash has to tries to fight the Pidgey, but is easily beaten by a gust attack. Both the pokédex and Pikachu believe that Ash will never become a pokémon master. In his frustration, Ash throws a rock at some Pidgeys. Unfortunately, he hits a Spearow who starts attacking them.  Pikachu shocks it, which causes it to alert a whole flock of Spearows who begin pecking at Pikachu. Ash grabs the badly hurt Pikachu and is forced to dive down a waterfall to escape the flock. He is fished out, however, by a young girl named Misty. She tells him to get Pikachu to the Pokémon Center in Viridian City. Storm clouds gather as the flock finds them and Ash takes Misty’s bike in order to get away, promising to return it “some day.”

Unfortunately, he crashes it as the rain pours down, and both him and Pikachu are vulnerable. Ash asks Pikachu to get inside the pokéball so that it will be safe while he offers his own body for the Spearows in order to protect Pikachu. Pikachu sees the care Ash has and gains enough strength to perform a devastating thunder attack which drives the Spearows away and destroys everything in the nearby vicinity (including the bike). As the rains part and the sun comes out, a weakened Pikachu and surprised Ash realize they won.  Just then, a mysterious golden bird flies over the rainbow to which the pokédex informs Ash that there are many unidentified pokémon in the world. As Ash carries Pikachu into Viridian City, Pikachu licks Ash’s cheek to signify the new bond they share as great friends.

- Link


Wow!  It shows pokemon #250 Ho-Oh.   When I saw it I didn't know there was a gold and silver. The first time I saw it I thought it was fearow. On a scale from 1 to 10, I give it about a 8 or 9.

See you later......



Episode 1: Pokemon I Choose You!
The first episode starts out just like the Red and Blue versions. You hear a ding!  Then you see an all-too-familiar battle between a Nidorino and a Gengar. The two Pokemon battle for a while more until you realise that it's what Ash is watching on TV. Ash dreams of being a Pokemon Master. The next morning, Ash oversleeps, so he has to run rto Professor Oak's lab in his pajamas. Since Ash was late, the Bulbasaur, charmander and Squirtle were all gone. So, Ash had to have Pikachu. As they're walking along the road, Pikachu is really stubborn and doesn't like Ash, so Ash has to tie some rope around Pikachu's waist and pull him along. Ash tries to catch a Pidgey, but it escapes from the PokeBall. Then, Ash disturbes a flock of Spearows. He falls in a river and Misty "catches" him with her fishing pole. Ash steals Misty's bike to take Pikachu to the Pokemon Center in Viridian City because Pikachu was attacked by the Spearows. Suddenly, the Spearows attack Ash and Pikachu, but Pikachu uses its Thundershock and gets rid of the birds. Then, they go to Viridian and that's about it.  

- Jeff K.


Episode 1- Pokemon, I choose you!
(A. Gill)

    Ash Ketchum, a 10-year old boy from Pallet Town, decides to become a Pokemon Trainer. His goal is to become a Pokemon Master someday. The night before he starts his journey by choosing a Pokemon from Professor Oak, the town's Pokemon expert, he decides to watch a Pokemon match on T.V. When his mom changes the channel, he gets to see the Pokemon he can pick from. Bulbasaur, a plant Pokemon, Charmander, a flame Pokemon, or Squirtle, a water Pokemon are his choices. That night, he goes to bed trying to decide which Pokemon to choose.

    Ash accidentally oversleeps. He runs to Professor Oaks lab in his pajamas. In front of the lab, many people are gathered around Gary Oak, Professor Oaks grandson. Then, after the crowds clear, he runs into Professor Oak. Ash finds out that there are no Pokemon left. Professor Oak pulls out another Pokemon. A Pikachu appears. Its personality is electrifying.

    Pikachu isn't a cooperative Pokemon. It won't attack its opponent. Ash gets annoyed by Pikachu. Only when a flock of Spearow attack Ash does Pikachu show its strength. The attack leaves Pikachu weak. What will happen to Ash and Pikachu?

Episode 1 - Pokemon, I choose you!

Episode #1 of Pokemon- I Choose You, Pikachu!

The first episode of Pokemon starts off in Pallet Town with Ash yearning to become a Pokemon Trainer. Ash is 10, and is awaiting the day he gets a pokemon from Professor Oak. Over the night, Ash's alarm clock breaks from Ash fidgeting in his sleep about choosing either Charmander, Bulbasaur, or Squirtle. The next morning, Ash gets a very late start and misses what the other pokemon trainers picked, except he gets to see his rival through adolesence, the obnoxious Gary, the grandson of Professor Oak. Ash then meets with Professor Oak, realizing that Bulbasaur, Charmander, & Squirtle were already picked. Ash then gets the last pokemon, Pikachu! Unfortunately, Pikachu held a grudge against Ash. Pikachu expressed its feelings with Thundershocks towards Ash. Finally, our two heros are on their "merry" way to Viridian City. They encountered a Pidgey (which Pikachu refused to fight). Ash tried to catch it in a pokeball, but the bird escaped. Ash then decided to be very unsportsman like and tries to catch a pokemon with the shadow of a bird by throwing a stone at it. It wasn't a Pidgey, but a Spearow. After the Spearow tried to attack Pikachu, Pikachu zapped the bird. The Spearow then went back to its flock to call hundreds of Spearows! The large flock chased Ash & Pikachu to a raging river. Ash held Pikachu tight and dived into the river, taking cover from the Spearows, but being carried away by the current. Down the river, here we meet Misty, who is fishing and "catches" Ash. Ash suddenly "borrows" Misty's bike to escape the pursuing Spearows. Ash heads for Viridian City's Pokemon Center, still being chased by the enraged Spearows. The clear, sunny day turns into a wild thunder storm with Ash and Pikachu being furiously pecked at by the Spearows. Ash and Pikachu topple off the bike and into the mud. Ash staggers back up, still in disbelief that his first day of being a pokemon trainer is turning into a nightmare. Ash then tells Pikachu to get in a pokeball to be safe. Ash then turns towards the incoming Spearows and announces that he will catch all of the Spearows 'cause he will become a Pokemon master. Ash is ready to accept the pecking of a life time, until Pikachu rushes in and Thunderbolts all the Spearows. Then the storm lifted. Ash arises and lifts Pikachu. Pikachu licks Ash, a sign of affection and trust. Now the two become immediate friends, and Ash quickly makes his way to Viridian City to heal Pikachu.

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