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Ash Catches a Pokémon

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Japanese Title
I Caught a Pokémon!
English Title
Ash Catches a Pokémon
Dutch Title
Ash vangt een Pokémon!
Spanish Title
Ash atrapa un Pokémon
French Title
Capture du premier Pokémon
Italian Title
Il primo Pokémon catturato
German Title
Ash im Jagdfieber
Who's that Pokémon?
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This episode is essential viewing because:
Ash captures a Caterpie and a Pidgeotto.

Ash's Caterpie evolves into Metapod.

Ash throws the Pokeball, and... Caterpie is caught! Misty hates bugs, as it turns out. Ash decides to let Caterpie out. He tells it to climb onto his shoulder while Misty gets as far away as she can. Caterpie runs over to her, and starts nuzzling her leg. She freaks out. Caterpie climbs up on Ash's shoulder, and he says he won't bother Misty anymore. Ash says they'll go on without her. She follows, because she's holding Ash responsible for her bike.

Ash, Misty, Pikachu and Caterpie camp out for the night. Pikachu and Caterpie talk for a while. Caterpie watches as a Butterfree flies overhead. Caterpie curls up next to Misty.

The next morning Misty wakes up to see Caterpie next to her and screams. She tells Ash to put it back into a Poke ball, and Ash says she's hurting its feelings, and to apologize. Then a Pidgeotto appears!

Ash (stupidly) sends out Caterpie! Big mistake! Birds eats bugs! Caterpie gets beaten really bad, and Ash has to call it back. He sends Pikachu, who zaps the Pidgeotto, and Ash catches it.

Misty yells at Ash for being so stupid. "You need strategy to be a Pokemon trainer, and you need a brain." Neither of which, says Misty, Ash has.

Then, Team Rocket appears. They say their lines and tell Ash to hand over his Pikachu. They send out Ekans and Koffing. Koffing uses Sludge on Pikachu, blinding him. Ash sends out Pidgeottob but it's beaten. Jessie and James say to send in Pikachu, but he can't, so he sends Caterpie. Team Rocket finds this hilarious. Koffing and Ekans get ready to attack. Ash has Caterpie use String Shot, wrapping Koffing and Ekans in silk! It then tackles them, sending them flying. Meowth tries to attack, only to get wrapped us as well! Team Rocket retreats.

Ash tells Caterpie how proud he is of it. He tells Misty she should to, and to pat it on the head. Right before she does, it sprays out a bunch of silk! She screams. Ash puts Caterpie down. It evolves into Metapod. Dexter this specimen reached this stage faster than any Pokemon on record. Misty thinks how she has never met anyone like Ash, that he really does love Pokemon.

So, together, they all continue deeper into Viridian Forest.

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Ash Catches a Pokémon Trivia:

 The first example of evolution in the series.
 So far, this is the only episode in which a main character catches more than one different type of Pokémon in a single episode.
 Misty mentions that she cannot stand carrots, peppers or Bug-type Pokémon.
 Pidgeotto is seen eating a real worm, showing the existance of real animals in the Pokémon world.

Characters appearing in this episode






Ash's Pikachu

Pokémon appearing in this episode

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Locations seen in this episode

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nameratersaremean on Fri 17 Jun 2011 22:36:50 UTC.
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