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Pokémon the Series: The Beginning

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It’s Ash Ketchum’s tenth birthday, and he’s ready to do what many 10-year-olds in the Kanto region set out to do—become a Pokémon Trainer! Things don’t go exactly the way he planned when he ends up with a Pikachu instead of a standard first Pokémon, and winning Gym Badges turns out to be much tougher than he thought. Luckily, he’s got former Gym Leaders Brock and Misty at his side, along with a bevy of new Pokémon friends, including Bulbasaur, Squirtle, and Charmander.



A boy who aims to be a Pokémon Master. While Ash is not very skillful yet, his love for Pokémon surpasses others by a fold. Ash embarks on his journey from Pallet Town as a Trainer alongside his Pikachu which he received from Professor Oak.


The Pokémon which Ash received from Professor Oak on the first day of his journey as a Trainer. Initially, Pikachu did not get along well with Ash at all. After going through several adventures, they became the best and strongest partners.


Started on her journey to become an excellent Pokémon Trainer. Her three elder sisters are Gym Leaders of Cerulean Gym. Misty lent Ash her bicycle and the both of them went on a journey together. Tomboy and sometimes sarcastic, Misty is actually a kind-hearted girl.


Brock is appointed as Pewter Gym’s Gym Leader. He decided to embark on a journey upon meeting Ash. Brock loves Pokémon and would rather raise than fight them. He dreams of becoming a Pokémon Breeder who raises Pokémon.

Professor Oak

A researcher at Pallet Town in Kanto Region who is authorized to research and investigate on the ecology of Pokémon. Being charismatic and popular, Professor Oak often appears in variety shows in various regions and gets invited to performances.

Team Rocket

An evil organization led by Giovanni to conquer the world. Jessie, James and Meowth of Team Rocket seeks to capture Ash’s Pikachu.

Partner Pokémon
  • Wobbuffet

Self-proclaimed Pokémon Watcher. Gentle youth who draws very good sketches of Pokémon and is very good at observing Pokémon.

Partner Pokémon
  • Marill
  • Scyther
  • Venonat
Professor Elm

A professor who is researching about Pokémon in New Bark Town at Johto Region. He was a disciple and assistant of Professor Oak who hands new Pokémon Trainer their first Pokémon in Johto Region.

Ash’s Mother

Stays in Pallet Town and is supportive of Ash’s journey. Always bright and bubbly, cheering on Ash during his journey.


Ash’s childhood friend and first rival. Professor Oak’s grandson who selected Squirtle as his first Pokémon. An excellent Trainer with outstanding abilities.


Encounter with Pikachu

Pikachu is Ash’s best partner. However, their first encounter did not start on a good footing. Fortunately, a particular occasion allowed them to strengthen their bond.


A picture book with information on Pokémon which provides an explanation on the characteristics of discovered Pokémon.

Pokémon Catch

Wild Pokémon can be caught with a Poké Ball to be used in battles. Encounters with Shiny Pokémon occur under rare circumstances.

Pokémon Battle

A battle between one’s Pokémon and wild Pokémon or with other Trainers’ Pokémon. Wild Pokémon can be caught using a Poké Ball.

Pokémon Gym

A battle facility for Pokémon which exists in every region with a gym leader appointed in each gym. Those who win against the gym leader with their capabilities are awarded a gym badge.

Pokémon Evolution

Changes the form of the Pokémon and increases its power. Multiple evolution occur sometimes.

Bidding farewell with Pokémon

There comes a time where farewell with own’s Pokémon becomes inevitable. It is painful to bid farewell with the Pokémon which you embarked a journey with and fought several battles together.

Pokémon Egg

Pokémon’s egg which becomes emotionally attached to the first person it first sees once hatched. There is also a “Pokémon Day Care” whose role is to look after and nurture the eggs.

Partner Pokémon in Kanto Region

Pikachu / Bulbasaur / Charizard / Muk / Pidgeotto / Squirtle

Goldeen / Horsea / Psyduck / Starmie / Staryu / Togepi

Geodude / Onix / Vulpix / Zubat

Partner Pokémon in Orange Islands

Pikachu / Bulbasaur / Charizard / Lapras / Snorlax / Squirtle

Goldeen / Poliwag / Psyduck / Staryu / Togepi

Partner Pokémon in Johto Region

Pikachu / Bayleef / Cyndaquil / Phanpy / Totodile

Corsola / Goldeen / Politoed / Psyduck / Staryu / Togepi

Crobat / Forretress / Geodude / Onix