Satoshi is finally 10 years old, old enough to become a Pokémon Trainer. He wakes up late on the day he is supposed to receive his first Pokémon at Professor Okido's lab, however, and arrives to discover all the Pokémon are gone. Satoshi has no choice but to take a naughty Pikachu. Pikachu will not listen to Satoshi or go inside its Monster Ball, so Satoshi must drag it along with a rope. After many failed attempts at capturing some Pokémon, Satoshi throws a rock and hits a Onisuzume. The Onisuzume gets angry and the entire flock starts chasing Satoshi and Pikachu. They run away from the Onisuzume, borrowing a bike from a red-haired girl to escape, but when they cannot go any farther, Satoshi uses his body to shield Pikachu from the attacking Pokémon. Pikachu realizes how much Satoshi cares for him and uses a powerful electric attack to drive the Onisuzume away, destroying the bicycle in the process as well.
Did You Know?
This is the only episode where Ash's Pikachu is in a Poke Ball. See more
When Ash enters Professor Oak's Lab and looks at the Pokéballs, the writing is Japanese. When Ash picks up a Pokéball, it's not in Japanese. Later in the series, regular Pokéballs never have writing on them. See more
Hey, I got a bite! Oh wow I really think this could be a big one.
[Ash fly's into the air and hits the ground
Nah, it's just a kid. Oh and a Pokémon. Aww, are you okay?"
Yeah, I'm okay.
Not you! Look what you've done to that poor little thing. Is it breathing?
In the unedited/Japanese version, All the Japanese writing is either whited out or rewritten in English, after Ash said to Misty, "I'm okay," she slapped him. This was cut from the English dub due to network standards. See more
Written by Tamara Loeffler and John Siegler
Performed by James Williams and Babi Floyd See more