Home / Episode Guide / Stray Pokémon Hitokage/はぐれポケモン・ヒトカゲ/Charmander the Stray Pokemon
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  • United States 1998-09-22 Charmander-The Stray Pokémon
  • Japan 1997-06-10 はぐれポケモン・ヒトカゲ
  • Japan Hagure Pokémon Hitokage
  • Japan 1997-06-10 Stray Pokémon Hitokage
  • Germany Glumanda – Ein Pokémon in Nöten
  • France Le Pokémon abandonné
  • Spain Charmander, el Pokémon perdido
  • Sweden 2000-05-13 En övergiven Charmander
  • Italy La fiamma di Charmander
  • Mexico ¡Charmander, el Pokémon Abandonado!
  • Finland 2000-01-15 Charmander, petetty Pokémon
  • Taiwan 走失的小火龍
  • Hungary Charmander, az elkóborolt pokémon
  • Poland Charmander, zabłąkany pokémon
  • Netherlands Charmander, de verlaten Pokémon
  • Brazil Charmander, o Pokémon Perdido
  • Israel צ'ארמנדר הפוקימון הנטוש
  • Czechia Charmander - zatoulaný Pokémon
  • Norway Charmander, de verlaten Pokémon
  • Denmark Charmander Den Herreløse Pokémon
  • Greece Τσάρμαντερ - Το Άρρωστο Πόκεμον
  • Portugal Charmander, O Pokemon Extraviado
  • Russia Чармандер - брошенный покемон
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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
모험의 시작
Start of an Adventure
Summary


English Official Summary

Our friends, lost, discover an injured Charmander. Pikachu talks to it and learns that it's been waiting a long time for its trainer to return. Later, at a Pokémon Center, we overhear a Trainer bragging about abandoning his Charmander. Brock and Ash confront the trainer, named Damien, who challenges them to a battle. Nurse Joy breaks things up and reminds everyone that Pokémon are not to be used for settle personal disputes. Ash, Misty, and Brock rush to retrieve the Charmander. It's not only threatened by a driving rain that could extinguish its flame, it's also under attack by a flock of Pidgeotto! Fortunately, Pikachu is able to make the Pidgeotto scatter so the Charmander could be saved. They return to the Pokémon Center, where Nurse Joy says the Charmander requires an overnight stay. When our friends wake up the next morning, however, the Charmander is gone! Is the Charmander still loyal to the neglectful Damien? Will Damien ever learn that a Trainer must be responsible for his Pokémon? And will Team Rocket's latest trap finally succeed?

French Official Summary

Alors qu'ils sont perdus, nos amis découvrent un Salamèche blessé. Pikachu lui parle et apprend qu'il attend depuis longtemps le retour de son Dresseur.

German Official Summary

Unsere Freunde verlaufen sich und entdecken dabei ein verletztes Glumanda. Pikachu redet mit ihm und erfährt, dass es schon seit langer Zeit auf seinen Trainer wartet.

Italian Official Summary

In viaggio verso Aranciopoli, i nostri eroi si imbattono in un Charmander ferito, seduto su un masso su un passo di montagna. Solo in seguito vengono a scoprire perché si trovava lì...

Portuguese Official Summary

Enquanto nossos heróis seguem para a Cidade de Vermilion, eles encontram um Charmander ferido sentado em cima de uma pedra numa passagem nas montanhas. Depois eles descobrem por que ele estava lá parado.

Finnish Official Summary

Sankareittemme jatkaessa matkaansa kohti Vermilion Cityä, he kohtaavat loukkaantuneen Charmanderin vuoristosolassa istumassa kivellä. Myöhemmin selviää, miksi se odotti siellä.

Spanish Latin America Official Summary

Conforme nuestros héroes se acercan a Ciudad Carmín, se encuentran con un Charmander herido, sentado sobre una piedra en el paso de una montaña. Más tarde descubren porqué está esperando ahí.

Spanish Official Summary

Nuestros amigos, perdidos, descubren un Charmander herido. Pikachu habla con él y se entera de que ha estado esperando mucho tiempo a que vuelva su Entrenador.

English Great Britain Official Summary

Our friends, lost, discover an injured Charmander. Pikachu talks to it and learns that it's been waiting a long time for its trainer to return. Later, at a Pokémon Center, we overhear a Trainer bragging about abandoning his Charmander. Brock and Ash confront the trainer, named Damien, who challenges them to a battle. Nurse Joy breaks things up and reminds everyone that Pokémon are not to be used for settle personal disputes. Ash, Misty, and Brock rush to retrieve the Charmander. It's not only threatened by a driving rain that could extinguish its flame, it's also under attack by a flock of Pidgeotto! Fortunately, Pikachu is able to make the Pidgeotto scatter so the Charmander could be saved. They return to the Pokémon Center, where Nurse Joy says the Charmander requires an overnight stay. When our friends wake up the next morning, however, the Charmander is gone! Is the Charmander still loyal to the neglectful Damien? Will Damien ever learn that a Trainer must be responsible for his Pokémon? And will Team Rocket's latest trap finally succeed?

Dutch Official Summary

Terwijl onze helden snel verder gaan naar Vermillion City, ontmoeten ze een gewonde Charmander die bovenop een steen zit op een bergpas. Later komen ze erachter waarom hij daar zit te wachten.

Norwegian Official Summary

I det våre helter nærmer seg Vermilion City, møter de på en skadet Charmander, som sitter på toppen av en stein i en fjellkløft. Senere finner de ut hvorfor den venter der.

Swedish Official Summary

När våra hjältar skyndar vidare mot Vermilion City, möter de en skadad Charmander som sitter uppe på en sten i ett bergspass. De får senare veta varför den väntar där.

Danish Official Summary

Da vore helte er raskt på vej mod Vermilion City, møder de en skadet Charmander, som sidder oven på en sten i et bjergpas. Senerehen finder de dog ud af, hvad den venter på.

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  • United States Ash Ketchum
  • Japan サトシ
  • Japan Satoshi
  • Japan Satoshi
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  • United States Pikachu
  • Japan ピカチュウ
  • Japan Pikachu
  • Japan Pikachu
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  • United States Misty
  • Japan カスミ
  • Japan Kasumi
  • Japan Kasumi
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  • United States Brock
  • Japan タケシ
  • Japan Takeshi
  • Japan Takeshi
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  • United States Meowth
  • Japan ニャース
  • Japan Nyarth
  • Japan Nyarth
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  • United States Jessie
  • Japan ムサシ
  • Japan Musashi
  • Japan Musashi
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  • United States James
  • Japan コジロウ
  • Japan Kojirō
  • Japan Kojiro
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  • United States Nurse Joy
  • Japan ジョーイ
  • Japan Joy
  • Japan Joy
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  • United States Damian
  • Japan ダイスケ
  • Japan Daisuke
  • Japan Daisuke
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  • United States Ash's Charmander
  • Japan サトシのヒトカゲ
  • Japan Satoshi no Hitokage
  • Japan Satoshi's Hitokage
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  • United States Damian's Charmander
  • Japan ダイスケのヒトカゲ
  • Japan Daisuke no Hitokage
  • Japan Daisuke's Hitokage

Wild Pokémon

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  • United States Spearow
  • Japan オニスズメ
  • Japan Onisuzume
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YouTube

On October 15th, 2020, the official Japanese Twitter account announced that this episode was available to watch on the official Japanese YouTube channel. The video was region locked to Japan only. A special artwork showcasing the episode was created to promote its release on YouTube.

It was part of the Anipoke Selection (アニポケセレクション), a limited-time promotion to release select episodes from the older anime series on the official Japanese YouTube channel! A playlist was available to watch these episodes.
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Who's that Pokémon Indigo League

10:47

Who's that Pokémon Dare da

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 1997-1998-M18B トキワへの道‐マサラより
Japanese (Romanized): Tokiwa e no michi - Masara yori
Japanese (Trans): The Road to Tokiwa - From Masara
Music starts right after the opening theme ends.
Japan 02:42 1997-1998-M24 A Creeping Threat Kasumi notices something on a nearby rock.
Japan 03:04 1997-1998-M52 Title Card Kanto Title Card Music
Japan 03:35 1997-1998-M44 I Choose Who? Satoshi tries to get Hitokage with monster ball
Japan 03:58 1997-1998-M08 しのびよる影
Japanese (Romanized): Shinobi yoru Kage
Japanese (Trans): Sneaking from the Shadows
Takeshi explains that the flame on Hitokage's tail is going out.
Japan 05:53 1997-1998-M05 祈り
Japanese (Romanized): Inori
Japanese (Trans): Prayer
Hitokage is caught outside in the storm.
Japan 07:05 1997-1998-M25 You Have to Earn Respect Daisuke talks about his Hitokage in the Pokemon Center
Japan 09:07 1997-1998-M17 絶対絶命
Japanese (Romanized): Zettai Zetsumei
Japanese (Trans): Desperate Situation
Satoshi, Kasumi and Takeshi run back to the rock where Hitokage was sitting.
Japan 10:14 1997-1998-M07 The Enigma Satoshi, Kasumi and Takeshi bring Hitokage into the Pokémon Center.
Japan 10:47 1997-1998-M53 Eyecatch A Dare da
Japan 10:54 1997-1998-M54 Eyecatch B Hitokage!
Japan 11:17 1997-1998-M05 祈り
Japanese (Romanized): Inori
Japanese (Trans): Prayer
Nurse Joy begins healing Hitokage.
Japan 12:45 1997-1998-M39 月の石
Japanese (Romanized): Tsuki no Ishi
Japanese (Trans): The Moon Stone
Hitokage escapes through the window.
Japan 13:50 1997-1998-M20 なんだかんだと聞かれたら…
Japanese (Romanized): Nandakanda to Kikaretara…
Japanese (Trans): If You Ask Us About Whatever…
Rocket Gang Motto Music
Japan 14:57 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
Rocket Gang hide in the bushes.
Japan 16:20 1997-1998-M30 大混戦
Japanese (Romanized): Daikonsen
Japanese (Trans): Chaos
Kojiro takes out a rocket launcher.
Japan 17:27 1997-1998-M03 ポケモン!ゲットだぜ!
Japanese (Romanized): Pokémon Getto Da ze!
Japanese (Trans): Get Pokémon!
Hitokage appears and tells Rocket Gang to let Pikachu go.
Japan 18:39 1997-1998-M25 You Have to Earn Respect Hitokage encounters Daisuke
Japan 20:00 1997-1998-M04 出会いと別れと
Japanese (Romanized): Deai to Wakare to
Japanese (Trans): Meeting and Parting
Satoshi gets Hitokage!
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 22:19 Mezase Pokémon Master Instrumental Episode 12 preview

Dub Music:

Time Track Notes
United States 00:00 Pokémon Theme Opening Theme for the English Dub
United States 02:44 1997-1998-M52 Title Card Title Card
United States 05:33 1997-1998-M05 祈り
Japanese (Romanized): Inori
Japanese (Trans): Prayer
Charmander is caught outside in the storm.
United States 08:46 1997-1998-M17 絶対絶命
Japanese (Romanized): Zettai Zetsumei
Japanese (Trans): Desperate Situation
Ash, Misty and Brock run back to the rock where Charmander was sitting.
United States 13:30 1997-1998-M20 なんだかんだと聞かれたら…
Japanese (Romanized): Nandakanda to Kikaretara…
Japanese (Trans): If You Ask Us About Whatever…
Team Rocket's Motto
United States 14:37 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 hide in the bushes.
United States 16:00 1997-1998-M30 大混戦
Japanese (Romanized): Daikonsen
Japanese (Trans): Chaos
James takes out a rocket launcher.
United States 17:07 1997-1998-M03 ポケモン!ゲットだぜ!
Japanese (Romanized): Pokémon Getto Da ze!
Japanese (Trans): Get Pokémon!
Charmander appears and tells Team Rocket to let Pikachu go.
United States 20:01 1997-1998-M04 出会いと別れと
Japanese (Romanized): Deai to Wakare to
Japanese (Trans): Meeting and Parting
Ash catches Charmander! (track starts halfway through)
United States 20:44 PokéRAP PokéRAP (Day 1)
United States 21:44 Pokémon Theme Ending Theme for the English Dub

Music Statistics:

Number of Assigned Tracks to the Japanese Original: 22
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 11
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Summary:
As they continue towards Kuchiba City, Satoshi and friends encounter a severely weakened Hitokage in a mountain pass. It's sitting on top of a rock, waiting for someone. Satoshi immediately tries to get it, but after failing, he gives up and heads towards the Pokémon Center.

There, he meets a boy named Daisuke, who turns out to be the one who abandoned the Hitokage.

Voice Cast:
Rica Matsumoto: Satoshi
Ikue Ohtani: Pikachu
Mayumi Iizuka: Kasumi
Yuji Ueda: Takeshi
Megumi Hayashibara: Musashi
Shinichiro Miki: Kojiro
Ayako Shiraishi: Joy
Hikaru Midorikawa: Daisuke
Akio Suyama: Delinquent Trainer A
Tokuyoshi Kawashima: Delinquent Trainer C
Unsho Ishizuka: Narration