The first season of the Pokémon anime (known when it first aired simply as Pokémon, and retroactively titled Pokémon: Indigo League by official sources) features the first 52 episodes (or 55, including banned episodes) from the Pokémon: Indigo League subtitle in which Ash Ketchum and his friends, Misty and Brock begin their adventure through Kanto.

It is continued by Season 2, the second season of Pokémon: Indigo League and the first of the two seasons of the Pokémon: Adventures in the Orange Islands arc. "Princess vs. Princess" and "The Purr-fect Hero" are not counted as part of this season as they were held over until Season 2.

Major characters

Humans

Pokémon

Ash's

Misty's

Brock's

Team Rocket's

Episodes

Pokémon season 1 episode list
Ep № Ep Code Title Debut Image
1 TB001 Pokémon I Choose You!
ポケモン! きみにきめた!
Pokémon! I Choose You!
Japan: April 1, 1997
United States: September 8, 1998
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2 TB002 Pokémon Emergency!
たいけつ!ポケモンセンター!
Confrontation! Pokémon Center!
Japan: April 8, 1997
United States: September 9, 1998
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3 TB003 Ash Catches a Pokémon
ポケモン ゲットだぜ!
I Caught A Pokémon!
Japan: April 15, 1997
United States: September 10, 1998
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4 TB004 Challenge of the Samurai
サムライしょうねんのちょうせん!
Samurai Boy's Challenge!
Japan: April 22, 1997
United States: September 11, 1998
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5 TB005 Showdown in Pewter City
ニビジムのたたかい!
Pewter Gym Battle!
Japan: April 29, 1997
United States: September 14, 1998
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6 TB006 Clefairy and the Moon Stone
ピッピとつきのいし
Clefairy and the Moon Stone
Japan: May 6, 1997
United States: September 15, 1998
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7 TB007 The Water Flowers of Cerulean City
ハナダシティのすいちゅうか
Water Flowers of Cerulean City
Japan: May 13, 1997
United States: September 16, 1998
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8 TB008 The Path to the Pokémon League
ポケモンリーグへのみち
The Road to the Pokémon League
Japan: May 20, 1997
United States: September 17, 1998
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9 TB009 The School of Hard Knocks
ポケモンひっしょうマニュアル
Pokémon Ensured-Victory Manual
Japan: May 27, 1997
United States: September 18, 1998
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10 TB010 Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village
かくれざとのフシギダネ
Bulbasaur's Hidden Village
Japan: June 3, 1997
United States: September 21, 1998
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11 TB011 Charmander - The Stray Pokémon
はぐれポケモン・ヒトカゲ
Lost Pokémon: Charmander
Japan: June 10, 1997
United States: September 22, 1998
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12 TB012 Here Comes the Squirtle Squad
ゼニガメぐんだんとうじょう!
Squirtle's Gangs Entrance!
Japan: June 17, 1997
United States: September 23, 1998
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13 TB013 Mystery at the Lighthouse
マサキのとうだい
Bill's Lighthouse
Japan: June 24, 1997
United States: September 24, 1998
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14 TB014 Electric Shock Showdown
でんげきたいけつ!クチバジム
Electric Battle! Vermilion Gym
Japan: July 1, 1997
United States: September 25, 1998
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15 TB015 Battle Aboard the St. Anne
サントアンヌごうのたたかい!
Battle of the St. Anne!
Japan: July 8, 1997
United States: September 7, 1998 (Sneak preview)
United States: September 27, 1998 (in-sequence)
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16 TB016 Pokémon Shipwreck
ポケモンひょうりゅうき
Pokémon Adrift
Japan: July 8, 1997
United States: September 29, 1998
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17 TB017 Island of the Giant Pokémon
きょだいポケモンのしま!?
Island of Enormous Pokémon!?
Japan: July 22, 1997
United States: September 30, 1998
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18 TB018 Beauty and the Beach
アオプルコのきゅうじつ
Holiday in Acopaulo
Japan: July 29, 1997
United States: June 24, 2000
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19 TB019 Tentacool & Tentacruel
メノクラゲドククラゲ
Tentacool and Tentacruel
Japan: August 5, 1997
United States: October 1, 1998
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20 TB020 The Ghost of Maiden's Peak
ゆうれいポケモンとなつまつり
Phantom Pokémon and the Summer Festival
Japan: August 12, 1997
United States: October 2, 1998
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21 TB021 Bye Bye Butterfree
バイバイバタフリー
Bye Bye Butterfree
Japan: August 19, 1997
United States: October 5, 1998
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22 TB022 Abra and the Psychic Showdown
ケーシィ!ちょうのうりょくたいけつ!
Abra! Psychic Showdown!
Japan: August 26, 1997
United States: October 6, 1998
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23 TB023 The Tower of Terror
ポケモンタワーでゲットだぜ!
Capture at the Pokémon Tower!
Japan: September 2, 1997
United States: October 7, 1998
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24 TB024 Haunter Versus Kadabra
ゴーストVSエスパー!
Haunter VS Kadabra!
Japan: September 9, 1997
United States: October 8, 1998
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25 TB025 Primeape Goes Bananas
おこらないでねオコリザル!
The Angry Primeape!
Japan: September 16, 1997
United States: October 9, 1998
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26 TB026 Pokémon Scent-sation!
エリカとクサイハナ
Erika and Gloom
Japan: September 23, 1997
United States: October 12, 1998
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27 TB027 Hypno's Naptime
スリーパーとポケモンがえり!?
Hypno and Pokémon Hypnotism!?
Japan: September 30, 1997
United States: October 13, 1998
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28 TB028 Pokémon Fashion Flash
ロコン!ブリーダーたいけつ!
Rokon! Breeder Showdown!
Japan: October 7, 1997
United States: October 14, 1998
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29 TB029 The Punchy Pokémon
かくとうポケモン!だいバトル!
Fighting Pokémon! Great Battle!
Japan: October 14, 1997
United States: October 15, 1998
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30 TB030 Sparks Fly For Magnemite
コイルはでんきネズミのユメをみるか!?
Do Coil Dream of Electric Mice!?
Japan: October 21, 1997
United States: October 16, 1998
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31 TB031 Dig Those Diglett
ディグダがいっぱい!
Full of Diglett!
Japan: October 28, 1997
United States: October 19, 1998
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32 TB032 The Ninja Poké-Showdown
セキチクにんじゃたいけつ!
Fuchsia Ninja Showdown!
Japan: November 4, 1997
United States: October 20, 1998
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33 TB033 The Flame Pokémon-athon!
ほのおのポケモンだいレース!
The Great Race of Fire Pokémon!
Japan: November 11, 1997
United States: October 21, 1998
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34 TB034 The Kangaskhan Kid
ガルーラのこもりうた
Kangaskhan's Lullaby
Japan: November 18, 1997
United States: October 22, 1998
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35 TB035 None (not aired in English)
ミニリュウのでんせつ
The Legend of Dratini
Japan: November 25, 1997
United States: not aired
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36 TB036 The Bridge Bike Gang
あらしのサイクリングロード
Stormy Cycling Road
Japan: December 2, 1997
United States: October 23, 1998
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37 TB037 Ditto's Mysterious Mansion
メタモンとものまねむすめ
Ditto and Mimic Girl
Japan: December 9, 1997
United States: October 26, 1998
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38 TB038 None (not aired in English)
でんのうせんしポリゴン
Cyber Soldier Porygon
Japan: December 16, 1997
United States: not aired
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39 TB039 Pikachu's Goodbye
ピカチュウのもり
Pikachu's Forest
Japan: April 16, 1998
United States: November 20, 1998
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40 TB040 The Battling Eevee Brothers
イーブイ4きょうだい
The Four Eevee Brothers
Japan: April 16, 1998
United States: October 27, 1998
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41 TB041 Wake Up Snorlax!
おきろ!カビゴン!
Wake Up! Snorlax!
Japan: April 23, 1998
United States: October 28, 1998
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42 TB042 Showdown At Dark City
たいけつ!ポケモンジム!
Showdown! Pokémon Gym!
Japan: April 30, 1998
United States: October 29, 1998
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43 TB043 The March of the Exeggutor Squad
ナッシーぐんだんだいこうしん!
Exeggutor Squad's Big March!
Japan: May 7, 1998
United States: October 30, 1998
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44 TB044 The Problem with Paras
パラスとパラセクト
Paras and Parasect
Japan: May 14, 1998
United States: February 13, 1999
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45 TB045 The Song of Jigglypuff
うたって!プリン!
Sing! Jigglypuff!
Japan: May 21, 1998
United States: February 20, 1999
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46 TB046 Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon
ふっかつ!?かせきポケモン!
Revival!? Fossil Pokémon!
Japan: May 28, 1998
United States: February 27, 1999
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47 TB047 A Chansey Operation
ラッキーのカルテ
Lucky's Clinical Records
Japan: June 4, 1998
United States: March 6, 1999
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48 TB048 Holy Matrimony!
ガーディとコジロウ
Growlie and James
Japan: June 11, 1998
United States: March 13, 1999
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49 TB049 So Near, Yet So Farfetch'd
カモネギのカモ
Farfetch'd's Easy Mark
Japan: June 18, 1998
United States: March 20, 1999
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50 TB050 Who Gets To Keep Togepi?
トゲピーはだれのもの!?
Who Gets to Keep Togepi!?
Japan: June 25, 1998
United States: March 27, 1999
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51 TB051 Bulbasaur's Mysterious Garden
フシギダネのふしぎのはなぞの
Bulbasaur's Mysterious Flower Garden
Japan: July 2, 1998
United States: April 3, 1999
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52 TB054 The Case of the K-9 Capers
けいさつけんガーディ
Police Officer Growlithe
Japan: July 16, 1998
United States: April 10, 1999
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53 TB055 Pokémon Paparazzi
シャッターチャンスはピカチュウ
Photo Op Pikachu
Japan: July 23, 1998
United States: April 17, 1999
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54 TB056 The Ultimate Test
ポケモンけんていしけん!?
The Pokémon Certification Test!?
Japan: July 30, 1998
United States: April 24, 1999
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55 TB057 The Breeding Center Secret
そだてやのひみつ!
The Secret of the Breeding Center!
Japan: August 6, 1998
United States: May 1, 1999
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Trivia

  • Although "Beauty and the Beach" is listed above for convenience and was later dubbed as a special during the seasonal break between Seasons 2 and 3, it is not officially considered part of the season itself in the English dub. As a result, it has not been released on DVD or VHS, nor has it been aired by any other TV station worldwide besides Kids' WB!.

See also

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