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Titles and Airdates
  • United States 1998-09-08 Pokémon - I Choose You!
  • Japan 1997-04-01 ポケモン!きみにきめた!
  • Japan 1997-04-01 Pokémon! Kimi ni kimeta!
  • Japan 1997-04-01 Pokémon! I Choose You!
  • Germany 1999-09-01 Pika-Pikachu
  • France Pokémon - Le départ
  • Spain 1999-10-16 ¡Pokémon, te elijo a ti!
  • Sweden 2000-03-04 Pokémon, jag väljer dig!
  • Italy 2000-01-10 Pokémon, scelgo te!
  • Mexico 1999-06-14 Pokémon, ¡Yo te elijo!
  • Finland 1999-11-06 Pokémon! Minä valitsen sinut!
  • Taiwan 神奇寶貝,就決定是你了!
  • Hungary Pokémon-választás
  • Poland 2000-09-04 Pokémon, wybieram cię!
  • Netherlands 1999-10-27 Pokémon, ik kies jou!
  • Brazil 1999-03-07 Pokémon, Eu Escolho Você!
  • Israel אש בוחר את הפוקימון הראשון שלו
  • Czechia 2000-09-09 Pokémone, volím si tebe!
  • Norway Pokémon - Jeg velger deg!
  • Denmark 2000-01-23 Pokémon - Jeg vælger dig!
  • Greece Πόκεμον, Διαλέγω Εσένα!
  • Portugal 1999-10-02 Pokémon, Escolho-te a Ti
  • Russia 2000-12-18 Покемон, я выбираю тебя!
OP/EDs
めざせポケモンマスター
Aim To Be A Pokémon Master
ひゃくごじゅういち
Hyakugojūichi
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Japanese Music:

Time Track Notes
Japan 00:01 めざせポケモンマスター
Japanese (Romanized): Mezase Pokémon Master
Japanese (Trans): Aim to Be a Pokémon Master
Opening Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 01:28 オープニング
Japanese (Romanized): Opening
Japanese (Trans): Opening
A rare instance that original GameBoy music was used in the Anime as background Music
Japan 01:43 1997-1998-M01 ~オープニング~
Japanese (Romanized): ~Opening~
Japanese (Trans): ~Opening~
Gameboy version of the song morphs into a full orchestrated version
Japan 03:30 1997-1998-M52 Title Card
Japan 03:45 1997-1998-M44 This short jingle plays as Satoshi dreams about releasing Fushigidane from it's ball.
Japan 03:56 1997-1998-M44 This short jingle plays as Satoshi dreams about releasing Zenigame from it's ball.
Japan 04:24 1997-1998-M44 This short jingle plays as Satoshi dreams about releasing Hitokage from it's ball.
Japan 04:42 Drumroll Drumrolls play during the entire scene where Satoshi meets Shigeru.
Japan 07:22 1997-1998-M10 ピカチュウ登場
Japanese (Romanized): Pikachu Tōjō
Japanese (Trans): Pikachu Enters
Pikachu's theme song plays for a few seconds as Pikachu makes his first appearance in the series.
Japan 08:43 1997-1998-M28 This song starts playing as Hanako first notices Pikachu, up to the point where Pikachu shocks everyone.
Japan 09:48 1997-1998-M10 ピカチュウ登場
Japanese (Romanized): Pikachu Tōjō
Japanese (Trans): Pikachu Enters
Pikachu's theme song starts playing again as Satoshi leaves Masara Town, up to the point where the Poppo enters the scene.
Japan 11:35 1997-1998-M53 Dare da?
Japan 11:42 1997-1998-M54 Pikachu!
Japan 11:50 1997-1998-M01 ~オープニング~
Japanese (Romanized): ~Opening~
Japanese (Trans): ~Opening~
The main theme from the game plays as Satoshi attempts to catch Poppo, up to the point where it gets out of the Monster ball.
Japan 12:43 1997-1998-M26 ロケット団隠密作戦
Japanese (Romanized): Rocket-dan Onmitsu Sakusen
Japanese (Trans): The Rocket Gang's Secret Schemes
Team Rocket's sneaking theme plays for a couple seconds as Satoshi sneaks up on the Poppo with his pajama jacket.
Japan 13:27 1997-1998-M28 This song plays again from the point where Satoshi notices the Koratta in his backpack, through the scene as he attacks the Poppo with rocks, and up to the point where his rock hits Onisuzume.
Japan 14:24 1997-1998-M30 大混戦
Japanese (Romanized): Daikonsen
Japanese (Trans): Chaos
This dramatic song plays as Onisuzume attacks Satoshi and Pikachu, up to the point where Pikachu shocks it.
Japan 15:22 1997-1998-M15 襲撃!
Japanese (Romanized): Shūgeki!
Japanese (Trans): Attack!
An even more dramatic song plays during the Onisuzume chase scene, up to the point where the scene cuts to Kasumi fishing.
Japan 17:17 1997-1998-M13 戦い(VS野生ポケモン)
Japanese (Romanized): Tatakai (VS yasei Pokémon)
Japanese (Trans): Battle (VS Wild Pokémon)
The Pokemon battle theme plays as the Onisuzume reappear, up to the point where Satoshi falls off the bike.
Japan 18:15 1997-1998-M06 涙,のち晴れ
Japanese (Romanized): Namida, Nochi Hare
Japanese (Trans): Tears, then Calm
This well-known song plays as Satoshi discovers the wounded Pikachu, and challenges the Onisuzume.
Japan 20:09 1997-1998-M04 出会いと別れと
Japanese (Romanized): Deai to Wakare to
Japanese (Trans): Meeting and Parting
The episode ends with this often-used ending theme, which starts playing as Houou is seen flying towards the rainbow.
Japan 20:59 ひゃくごじゅういち
Japanese (Romanized): Hyakugojūichi
Japanese (Trans): One Hundred Fifty-One
Ending Theme for Japanese Version.
Japan 22:21 Mezase Pokémon Master Instrumental Episode 2 preview.