Character Information:

Ash Ketchum


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Known As:
  • Flag Ash Ketchum
  • Flag サトシ
  • Flag Satoshi
  • Flag Ash Ketchum
  • Flag Sacha
  • Flag Ash Ketchum
  • Flag Ash Ketchum
  • Flag 小智
  • Flag 한지우
  • Flag 小智
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Biography
Ash is the main character of the Pokémon anime. Raised in Pallet Town, he started his journey to become a Pokémon Master at the age of 10. On the day that he started his journey, Ash Ketchum carelessly woke up late despite being told by his mother, Delia Ketchum to get to bed. He rushed to Professor Samuel Oak's laboratory only to find out that the beginner Pokémon - Bulbasaur, Squirtle, and Charmander - had already been given out to trainers who arrived on time. However, Professor Samuel Oak mentioned that there was one more Pokémon available - Pikachu. Despite constantly hitting Ash with Electric-type attacks and refusing to return to its PokéBall, Ash decided to take Pikachu along with him on his journey to become a Pokémon Master. Pikachu is cold towards Ash at first and laughs at his failures; however, when Ash saves Pikachu from a flock of wild Spearow, he begins to warm up to his new trainer and the two finally become friends. After the battle with the flock of Spearow, a Ho-Oh is seen flying towards a rainbow in the sky. The PokéDex reveals that the Ho-Oh is an unidentified Pokémon. Thus, the journey of Ash and Pikachu begins.

Captures in Viridian Forest

While making his way towards Pewter City and his first Kanto League Gym Battle, Ash Ketchum came upon a wild Caterpie deep within Viridian Forest. Instead of using Pikachu to battle against the wild Pokémon, Ash took his chances and threw a PokéBall without weakining the Caterpie first. Luckily, he was able to catch the Pokémon without any trouble. The capture of Ash's Caterpie marked Ash's first capture as a Pokémon Trainer, making Ash's Caterpie the second Pokémon to join his team.

The next day, while continuing the trek through the Viridian Forest, Ash came up on a wild Pidgeotto. He tried to just throw a PokéBall like he did with Ash's Caterpie, but Pidgeotto swatted the PokéBall away. Misty informed that he must weaken the Pokémon first before attempting to capture it. He called out Ash's Caterpie to battle against, but Misty quickly informed him that Bug-type Pokémon are weak against Flying-type Pokémon like Pidgeotto. After Pidgeotto dealt significant damage to Ash's Caterpie, Ash recalled it and sent out Pikachu. Pikachu was able to use its Thundershock to weaken Pidgeotto and allow Ash to capture it with a PokéBall. Thus, this capture marked Ash's second capture as a Pokémon Trainer, making Ash's Pidgeotto the third Pokémon to join his team.

Later on, while still in the Viridian Forest, Ash was approached by Team Rocket, who attempted to steal his Pokémon. After defeating Meowth, James's Koffing, and Jessie's Ekans, Ash's Caterpie evolved into Ash's Metapod.

Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup

Ash Ketchum participated in the Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup at the Kagome Town stadium. In the first round he was in the fifth match and faced off against Marris. The match was quickly showcased and Ash Ketchum won the battle and advanced to the second round while Marris was eliminated from the tournament.

The Isshu League

Ash Ketchum participated in the Isshu League in the preliminary match where he was matched up against Trip. Trip's Serperior was sent out to battle Pikachu and Cilan noted that Trip's Serperior's speed and its attack power had leveled up quite a bit too since the last time they saw it. The match was pretty one sided for a long time as Pikachu wasn't able to counter Trip's Serperior speed and ended up getting wrapped up. After using Iron Tail on the ground to get loose, Pikachu used a combination attack of Iron Tail and Electro Ball to one hit KO Trip's Serperior. As a result, Trip was eliminated from the Isshu League and Ash Ketchum advanced to the next round. The two met in the Pokémon Center after the battle, and Trip vowed that the next time they met that he would win. The two shook hands and parted ways.

In the first main round, Ash Ketchum's opponent was shown on the match up electronic board but not much else is known about the battle. Ash's Scraggy participated in the second main round of the Isshu League tournament where it faced off against a Darumakka. It was able to defeat it so that Satoshi moved on to the next round.

In the third round, Stephan was matched up against Ash Ketchum. Cilan noted that the two of them have a very direct taste and that it would be a good battle. It was only a 3 on 3 battle but the both of them gave it their all. The first two battles of the third round setup the final match up of Stephan's Sawk vs Ash's Krookodile, both of which were very injured from the previous battles. Both of them did their best to muster up their reserve strength but in the end a surprise move of Aerial Ace by Ash's Krookodile was super effective against Stephan's Sawk and it knocked it out to give Ash Ketchum the victory while eliminating Stephan from the tournament. Stephan realized after the battle that the reason that Ash Ketchum withdrew Waruvial after the first battle was because Ash Ketchum knew that Stephan would definitely send out Dageki, so he didn't reveal that it knew Aerial Ace and saved until the end.

Ash Ketchum Unova league adventure ended at the hands of Cameron and his Lucario. It was a close match and regardless of the fact that he only had 5 pokemon on hand. Pikachu fell in the end and ended Ash Ketchum's run in the Quarterfinals.

Battle Chateau

In his debut match in at the Battle Chateau, Ash Ketchum was matched up against Tesla. Pikachu had a super effective type advantage over Tesla's Fletchling and also had a lot more battle experience so it wasn't long until Pikachu was able to defeat it. Ash Ketchum was awarded the title of Baron for winning the match.

Ash Ketchum Accomplishments

Throughout Ash Ketchum's journey he has gained some impressive accolades as a trainer. Placed in the Top 16 in the Kanto Indigo Plateau league, He was the first person to conquer the Orange Islands, He Placed a respectable Top 8 in both the Johto Silver Conference and the Hoenn Ever Grande Conference, Became the first person to conquer the Battle Frontier. He later declined the invitation to become a Frontier Brain, Placed top 4 in the Lily of the Valley Conference his best finish, He also placed in the top 8 in the Unova league tournament as well. He is currently in the Kalos region hoping to conquer that regions league.
Owned Pokémon
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  • United States Ash's Aipom
  • Japan サトシのエイパム
  • Japan Satoshi no Eipam
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  • United States Ash's Bayleef
  • Japan サトシのベイリーフ
  • Japan Satoshi no Bayleaf
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  • United States Ash's Beedrill
  • Japan サトシのスピアー
  • Japan Satoshi no Spear
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  • United States Ash's Boldore
  • Japan サトシのガントル
  • Japan Satoshi no Gantle
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  • United States Ash's Buizel
  • Japan サトシのブイゼル
  • Japan Satoshi no Buoysel
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  • United States Ash's Bulbasaur
  • Japan サトシのフシギダネ
  • Japan Satoshi no Fushigidane
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  • United States Ash's Butterfree
  • Japan サトシのバタフリー
  • Japan Satoshi no Butterfree
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  • United States Ash's Caterpie
  • Japan サトシのキャタピー
  • Japan Satoshi no Caterpie
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  • United States Ash's Charizard
  • Japan サトシのリザードン
  • Japan Satoshi no Lizardon
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  • United States Ash's Charmander
  • Japan サトシのヒトカゲ
  • Japan Satoshi no Hitokage
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  • United States Ash's Charmeleon
  • Japan サトシのリザード
  • Japan Satoshi no Lizardo
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  • United States Ash's Chikorita
  • Japan サトシのチコリータ
  • Japan Satoshi no Chicorita
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  • United States Ash's Chimchar
  • Japan サトシのヒコザル
  • Japan Satoshi no Hikozaru
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  • United States Ash's Corphish
  • Japan サトシのヘイガニ
  • Japan Satoshi no Heigani
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  • United States Ash's Cyndaquil
  • Japan サトシのヒノアラシ
  • Japan Satoshi no Hinoarashi
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  • United States Ash's Donphan
  • Japan サトシのドンファン
  • Japan Satoshi no Donfan
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  • United States Ash's Dracovish
  • Japan サトシのウオノラゴン
  • Japan Satoshi no Uonoragon
  • Japan Satoshi's Uonoragon
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  • United States Ash's Dragonite
  • Japan サトシのカイリュー
  • Japan Satoshi no Kairyu
  • Japan Satoshi's Kairyu
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  • United States Ash's Farfetch'd
  • Japan サトシのカモネギ
  • Japan Satoshi no Kamonegi
  • Japan Satoshi's Kamonegi
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  • United States Ash's Fletchinder
  • Japan サトシのヒノヤコマ
  • Japan Satoshi no Hinoyakoma
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  • United States Ash's Fletchling
  • Japan サトシのヤヤコマ
  • Japan Satoshi no Yayakoma
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  • United States Ash's Froakie
  • Japan サトシのケロマツ
  • Japan Satoshi no Keromatsu
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  • United States Ash's Frogadier
  • Japan サトシのゲコガシラ
  • Japan Satoshi no Gekogashira
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  • United States Ash's Gengar
  • Japan サトシのゲンガー
  • Japan Satoshi no Gangar
  • Japan Satoshi's Gangar
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  • United States Ash's Gible
  • Japan サトシのフカマル
  • Japan Satoshi no Fukamaru
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  • United States Ash's Glalie
  • Japan サトシのオニゴーリ
  • Japan Satoshi no Onigohri
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  • United States Ash's Gligar
  • Japan サトシのグライガー
  • Japan Satoshi no Gliger
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  • United States Ash's Gliscor
  • Japan サトシのグライオン
  • Japan Satoshi no Glion
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  • United States Ash's Goodra
  • Japan サトシのヌメルゴン
  • Japan Satoshi no Numelgon
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  • United States Ash's Goomy
  • Japan サトシのヌメラ
  • Japan Satoshi no Numera
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  • United States Ash's Greninja
  • Japan サトシのゲッコウガ
  • Japan Satoshi no Gekkouga
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  • United States Ash's Grotle
  • Japan サトシのハヤシガメ
  • Japan Satoshi no Hayashigame
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  • United States Ash's Grovyle
  • Japan サトシのジュプトル
  • Japan Satoshi no Juptile
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  • United States Ash's Haunter
  • Japan サトシのゴースト
  • Japan Satoshi no Ghost
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  • United States Ash's Hawlucha
  • Japan サトシのルチャブル
  • Japan Satoshi no Luchabull
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  • United States Ash's Heracross
  • Japan サトシのヘラクロス
  • Japan Satoshi no Heracros
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  • United States Ash's Incineroar
  • Japan サトシのガオガエン
  • Japan Satoshi no Gaogaen
  • Japan Satoshi's Gaogaen
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  • United States Ash's Infernape
  • Japan サトシのゴウカザル
  • Japan Satoshi no Goukazaru
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  • United States Ash's Kingler
  • Japan サトシのキングラー
  • Japan Satoshi no Kingler
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  • United States Ash's Krabby
  • Japan サトシのクラブ
  • Japan Satoshi no Crab
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  • United States Ash's Krokorok
  • Japan サトシのワルビル
  • Japan Satoshi no Waruvile
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  • United States Ash's Krookodile
  • Japan サトシのワルビアル
  • Japan Satoshi no Waruvial
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  • United States Ash's Lapras
  • Japan サトシのラプラス
  • Japan Satoshi no Laplace
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  • United States Ash's Larvitar
  • Japan サトシのヨーギラス
  • Japan Satoshi no Yogiras
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  • United States Ash's Leavanny
  • Japan サトシのハハコモリ
  • Japan Satoshi no Hahakomori
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  • United States Ash's Lucario
  • Japan サトシのルカリオ
  • Japan Satoshi no Lucario
  • Japan Satoshi's Lucario
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  • United States Ash's Lycanroc (Dusk Form)
  • Japan サトシのルガルガン
  • Japan Satoshi no Lugarugan
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  • United States Ash's Melmetal
  • Japan サトシのメルメタル
  • Japan Satoshi no Melmetal
  • Japan Satoshi's Melmetal
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  • United States Ash's Meltan
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  • United States Ash's Metapod
  • Japan サトシのトランセル
  • Japan Satoshi no Transel
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  • United States Ash's Monferno
  • Japan サトシのモウカザル
  • Japan Satoshi no Moukazaru
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  • United States Ash's Mr Mime (Mimey)
  • Japan バリちゃん
  • Japan Barri-chan
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  • United States Ash's Muk
  • Japan サトシのベトベトン
  • Japan Satoshi no Betbeton
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  • United States Ash's Naganadel
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  • United States Ash's Noctowl
  • Japan サトシのヨルノズク
  • Japan Satoshi no Yorunozuku
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  • United States Ash's Noibat
  • Japan サトシのオンバット
  • Japan Satoshi no Onbat
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  • United States Ash's Noivern
  • Japan サトシのオンバーン
  • Japan Satoshi no Onvern
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  • United States Ash's Oshawott
  • Japan サトシのミジュマル
  • Japan Satoshi no Mijumaru
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  • United States Ash's Palpitoad
  • Japan サトシのガマガル
  • Japan Satoshi no Gamagaru
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  • United States Ash's Phanpy
  • Japan サトシのゴマゾウ
  • Japan Satoshi no Gomazou
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  • United States Ash's Pichu
  • Japan サトシのピチュー
  • Japan Satoshi no Pichu
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  • United States Ash's Pidgeot
  • Japan サトシのピジョット
  • Japan Satoshi no Pigeot
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  • United States Ash's Pidgeotto
  • Japan サトシのピジョン
  • Japan Satoshi no Pigeon
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  • United States Ash's Pidove
  • Japan サトシのマメパト
  • Japan Satoshi no Mamepato
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  • United States Ash's Pignite
  • Japan サトシのチャオブー
  • Japan Satoshi no Chaoboo
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  • United States Ash's Poipole
  • Japan サトシのベベノム
  • Japan Satoshi no Bevenom
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  • United States Ash's Primeape
  • Japan サトシのオコリザル
  • Japan Satoshi no Okorizaru
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  • United States Ash's Quilava
  • Japan サトシのマグマラシ
  • Japan Satoshi no Magmarashi
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  • United States Ash's Raticate
  • Japan サトシのラッタ
  • Japan Satoshi no Ratta
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  • United States Ash's Riolu
  • Japan サトシのリオル
  • Japan Satoshi no Riolu
  • Japan Satoshi's Riolu
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  • United States Ash's Rockruff
  • Japan サトシのイワンコ
  • Japan Satoshi no Iwanko
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  • United States Ash's Roggenrola
  • Japan サトシのダンゴロ
  • Japan Satoshi no Dangoro
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  • United States Ash's Rowlet
  • Japan サトシのモクロー
  • Japan Satoshi no Mokuroh
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  • United States Ash's Sceptile
  • Japan サトシのジュカイン
  • Japan Satoshi no Jukain
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  • United States Ash's Scraggy
  • Japan サトシのズルッグ
  • Japan Satoshi no Zuruggu
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  • United States Ash's Sewaddle
  • Japan サトシのクルミル
  • Japan Satoshi no Kurumiru
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  • United States Ash's Sirfetch'd
  • Japan サトシのネギガナイト
  • Japan Satoshi no Negigaknight
  • Japan Satoshi's Negigaknight
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  • United States Ash's Sliggoo
  • Japan サトシのヌメイル
  • Japan Satoshi no Numail
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  • United States Ash's Snivy
  • Japan サトシのツタージャ
  • Japan Satoshi no Tsutarja
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  • United States Ash's Snorlax
  • Japan サトシのカビゴン
  • Japan Satoshi no Kabigon
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  • United States Ash's Snorunt
  • Japan サトシのユキワラシ
  • Japan Satoshi no Yukiwarashi
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  • United States Ash's Squirtle
  • Japan サトシのゼニガメ
  • Japan Satoshi no Zenigame
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  • United States Ash's Staraptor
  • Japan サトシのムクホーク
  • Japan Satoshi no Mukuhawk
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  • United States Ash's Staravia
  • Japan サトシのムクバード
  • Japan Satoshi no Mukubird
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  • United States Ash's Starly
  • Japan サトシのムックル
  • Japan Satoshi no Mukkuru
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  • United States Ash's Swadloon
  • Japan サトシのクルマユ
  • Japan Satoshi no Kurumayu
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  • United States Ash's Swellow
  • Japan サトシのオオスバメ
  • Japan Satoshi no Osubame
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  • United States Ash's Taillow
  • Japan サトシのスバメ
  • Japan Satoshi no Subame
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  • United States Ash's Talonflame
  • Japan サトシのファイアロー
  • Japan Satoshi no Fiarrow
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  • United States Ash's Tauros
  • Japan サトシのケンタロス
  • Japan Satoshi no Kentauros
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  • United States Ash's Tepig
  • Japan サトシのポカブ
  • Japan Satoshi no Pokabu
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  • United States Ash's Torkoal
  • Japan サトシのコータス
  • Japan Satoshi no Cotoise
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  • United States Ash's Torracat
  • Japan サトシのニャヒート
  • Japan Satoshi no Nyaheat
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  • United States Ash's Torterra
  • Japan サトシのドダイトス
  • Japan Satoshi no Dodaitose
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  • United States Ash's Totodile
  • Japan サトシのワニノコ
  • Japan Satoshi no Waninoko
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  • United States Ash's Tranquill
  • Japan サトシのハトーボー
  • Japan Satoshi no Hatoboh
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  • United States Ash's Treecko
  • Japan サトシのキモリ
  • Japan Satoshi no Kimori
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  • United States Ash's Turtwig
  • Japan サトシのナエトル
  • Japan Satoshi no Naetle
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  • United States Ash's Unfezant
  • Japan サトシのケンホロウ
  • Japan Satoshi no Kenhallow
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  • United States Pikachu
  • Japan ピカチュウ
  • Japan Pikachu
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  • United States Rotom Pokédex
  • Japan ロトム図鑑
  • Japan Rotom Zukan
Episodes
Series Title
SL 1 Pokémon - I Choose You!ポケモン!きみにきめた!Pokémon! I Choose You!
SL 2 Pokémon Emergencyたいけつ!ポケモンセンター!Confrontation! Pokemon Center!
SL 3 ポケモン ゲットだぜ!/Get Pokémon!/Ash Catches a Pokémon
SL 4 Challenge of the Samuraiサムライしょうねんのちょうせん!Challenge of the Samurai Boy!
SL 5 Showdown in Pewter City/ニビジムのたたかい!/The Fight at Nibi Gym!
SL 6 Pippi and the Moon Stone/Clefairy and the Moon Stone/ピッピとつきのいし
SL 7 The Water Flowers of Hanada City/ハナダシティのすいちゅうか/Water Flowers of Cerulean City
SL 8 Road to the Pokémon League/The Path to the Pokemon League/ポケモンリーグへのみち
SL 9 Pokémon Victory Manual/The School of Hard Knocks/ポケモンひっしょうマニュアル
SL 10 Fushigidane of the Hidden Village/Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village/かくれざとのフシギダネ
SL 11 Stray Pokémon Hitokage/はぐれポケモン・ヒトカゲ/Charmander the Stray Pokemon
SL 12 ゼニガメぐんだんとうじょう!/Enter the Zenigame Squad!/Here Comes the Squirtle Squad
SL 13 マサキのとうだい/Masaki's Lighthouse/Mystery at the Lighthouse
SL 14 Electric Shock Showdown! Kuchiba Gym/でんげきたいけつ!クチバジム/Electric Shock Showdown
SL 15 Battle Aboard the St. Anne!/サントアンヌごうのたたかい!/Battle Aboard the St. Anne
SL 16 Pokemon Shipwreck/A Pokémon Robinsonade/ポケモンひょうりゅうき
SL 17 Island of the Giant Pokémon!?/The Island of Giant Pokemon/きょだいポケモンのしま!?
PM 18 Beauty and the BeachアオプルコのきゅうじつHoliday at Aopulco
SL 19 メノクラゲドククラゲ/Menokurage and Dokukurage/Tentacool and Tentacruel
SL 20 ゆうれいポケモンとなつまつり/Pokémon Ghosts and the Summer Festival/The Ghost of Maiden's Peak
SL 21 バイバイバタフリー/Bye Bye Butterfree/Bye-Bye Butterfree
SL 22 Casey! Psionic Confrontation!/Abra and the Psychic Pokemon/ケーシィ!ちょうのうりょくたいけつ!
SL 23 The Tower of Terror/Getting one in the Pokémon Tower!/ポケモンタワーでゲットだぜ!
SL 24 Haunter Versus Kadabra/ゴーストVSエスパー!/Ghost VS Psychic!
SL 25 Don't Get Mad, Okorizaru!/Primeape Goes Bananas/おこらないでねオコリザル!
SL 26 Pokemon Scent-sation/エリカとクサイハナ/Erika and Kusaihana
SL 27 Hypno's Naptime/Sleeper and Pokémon Regression!?/スリーパーとポケモンがえり!?
SL 28 ロコン!ブリーダーたいけつ!/Pokemon Fashion Flash/Rokon! Breeder Showdown!
SL 29 The Punchy Pokemon/Fighting Pokémon! The Big Battle!/かくとうポケモン!だいバトル!
SL 30 コイルはでんきネズミのユメをみるか!?/Do Coil Dream of Electric Mice!?/Sparks Fly for Magnemite