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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!
JapanFlag: April 1, 1997
UnitedStatesFlag: September 8, 1998
TB001
2 TB002 Pokémon Emergency!
たいけつ!ポケモンセンター!
Confrontation! Pokémon Center!
JapanFlag: April 8, 1997
UnitedStatesFlag: September 9, 1998
IL002
3 TB003 Ash Catches a Pokémon
ポケモン ゲットだぜ!
I Caught A Pokémon!
JapanFlag: April 15, 1997
UnitedStatesFlag: September 10, 1998
IL003
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!
JapanFlag: April 22, 1997
UnitedStatesFlag: September 11, 1998
IL004
5 TB005 Showdown in Pewter City
ニビジムのたたかい!
Pewter Gym Battle!
JapanFlag: April 29, 1997
UnitedStatesFlag: September 14, 1998
IL005
6 TB006 Clefairy and the Moon Stone
ピッピとつきのいし
Clefairy and the Moon Stone
JapanFlag: May 6, 1997
UnitedStatesFlag: September 15, 1998
IL006
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
JapanFlag: May 13, 1997
UnitedStatesFlag: September 16, 1998
IL007
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
JapanFlag: May 20, 1997
UnitedStatesFlag: September 17, 1998
IL008
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
JapanFlag: May 27, 1997
UnitedStatesFlag: September 18, 1998
IL009
10 TB010 Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village
かくれざとのフシギダネ
Bulbasaur's Hidden Village
JapanFlag: June 3, 1997
UnitedStatesFlag: September 21, 1998
IL010
11 TB011 Charmander - The Stray Pokémon
はぐれポケモン・ヒトカゲ
Lost Pokémon: Charmander
JapanFlag: June 10, 1997
UnitedStatesFlag: September 22, 1998
IL011
12 TB012 Here Comes the Squirtle Squad
ゼニガメぐんだんとうじょう!
Squirtle's Gangs Entrance!
JapanFlag: June 17, 1997
UnitedStatesFlag: September 23, 1998
IL012
13 TB013 Mystery at the Lighthouse
マサキのとうだい
Bill's Lighthouse
JapanFlag: June 24, 1997
UnitedStatesFlag: September 24, 1998
IL013
14 TB014 Electric Shock Showdown
でんげきたいけつ!クチバジム
Electric Battle! Vermilion Gym
JapanFlag: July 1, 1997
UnitedStatesFlag: September 25, 1998
IL014
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!
JapanFlag: July 8, 1997
UnitedStatesFlag: September 7, 1998 (Sneak preview)
UnitedStatesFlag: September 27, 1998 (in-sequence)
IL015
16 TB016 Pokémon Shipwreck
ポケモンひょうりゅうき
Pokémon Adrift
JapanFlag: July 8, 1997
UnitedStatesFlag: September 29, 1998
IL016
17 TB017 Island of the Giant Pokémon
きょだいポケモンのしま!?
Island of Enormous Pokémon!?
JapanFlag: July 22, 1997
UnitedStatesFlag: September 30, 1998
IL017
18 TB018 Beauty and the Beach
アオプルコのきゅうじつ
Holiday in Acopaulo
JapanFlag: July 29, 1997
UnitedStatesFlag: June 24, 2000
IL018
19 TB019 Tentacool & Tentacruel
メノクラゲドククラゲ
Tentacool and Tentacruel
JapanFlag: August 5, 1997
UnitedStatesFlag: October 1, 1998
IL019
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
JapanFlag: August 12, 1997
UnitedStatesFlag: October 2, 1998
IL020
21 TB021 Bye Bye Butterfree
バイバイバタフリー
Bye Bye Butterfree
JapanFlag: August 19, 1997
UnitedStatesFlag: October 5, 1998
IL021
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!
JapanFlag: August 26, 1997
UnitedStatesFlag: October 6, 1998
IL022
23 TB023 The Tower of Terror
ポケモンタワーでゲットだぜ!
Capture at the Pokémon Tower!
JapanFlag: September 2, 1997
UnitedStatesFlag: October 7, 1998
IL023
24 TB024 Haunter Versus Kadabra
ゴーストVSエスパー!
Haunter VS Kadabra!
JapanFlag: September 9, 1997
UnitedStatesFlag: October 8, 1998
IL024
25 TB025 Primeape Goes Bananas
おこらないでねオコリザル!
The Angry Primeape!
JapanFlag: September 16, 1997
UnitedStatesFlag: October 9, 1998
IL025
26 TB026 Pokémon Scent-sation!
エリカとクサイハナ
Erika and Gloom
JapanFlag: September 23, 1997
UnitedStatesFlag: October 12, 1998
IL026
27 TB027 Hypno's Naptime
スリーパーとポケモンがえり!?
Hypno and Pokémon Hypnotism!?
JapanFlag: September 30, 1997
UnitedStatesFlag: October 13, 1998
IL027
28 TB028 Pokémon Fashion Flash
ロコン!ブリーダーたいけつ!
Rokon! Breeder Showdown!
JapanFlag: October 7, 1997
UnitedStatesFlag: October 14, 1998
IL028
29 TB029 The Punchy Pokémon
かくとうポケモン!だいバトル!
Fighting Pokémon! Great Battle!
JapanFlag: October 14, 1997
UnitedStatesFlag: October 15, 1998
IL029
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!?
JapanFlag: October 21, 1997
UnitedStatesFlag: October 16, 1998
IL030
31 TB031 Dig Those Diglett
ディグダがいっぱい!
Full of Diglett!
JapanFlag: October 28, 1997
UnitedStatesFlag: October 19, 1998
IL031
32 TB032 The Ninja Poké-Showdown
セキチクにんじゃたいけつ!
Fuchsia Ninja Showdown!
JapanFlag: November 4, 1997
UnitedStatesFlag: October 20, 1998
IL032
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!
JapanFlag: November 11, 1997
UnitedStatesFlag: October 21, 1998
IL033
34 TB034 The Kangaskhan Kid
ガルーラのこもりうた
Kangaskhan's Lullaby
JapanFlag: November 18, 1997
UnitedStatesFlag: October 22, 1998
IL034
35 TB035 None (not aired in English)
ミニリュウのでんせつ
The Legend of Dratini
JapanFlag: November 25, 1997
UnitedStatesFlag: not aired
IL035
36 TB036 The Bridge Bike Gang
あらしのサイクリングロード
Stormy Cycling Road
JapanFlag: December 2, 1997
UnitedStatesFlag: October 23, 1998
IL036
37 TB037 Ditto's Mysterious Mansion
メタモンとものまねむすめ
Ditto and Mimic Girl
JapanFlag: December 9, 1997
UnitedStatesFlag: October 26, 1998
IL037
38 TB038 None (not aired in English)
でんのうせんしポリゴン
Cyber Soldier Porygon
JapanFlag: December 16, 1997
UnitedStatesFlag: not aired
TB038
39 TB039 Pikachu's Goodbye
ピカチュウのもり
Pikachu's Forest
JapanFlag: April 16, 1998
UnitedStatesFlag: November 20, 1998
IL039
40 TB040 The Battling Eevee Brothers
イーブイ4きょうだい
The Four Eevee Brothers
JapanFlag: April 16, 1998
UnitedStatesFlag: October 27, 1998
IL040
41 TB041 Wake Up Snorlax!
おきろ!カビゴン!
Wake Up! Snorlax!
JapanFlag: April 23, 1998
UnitedStatesFlag: October 28, 1998
IL041
42 TB042 Showdown At Dark City
たいけつ!ポケモンジム!
Showdown! Pokémon Gym!
JapanFlag: April 30, 1998
UnitedStatesFlag: October 29, 1998
IL042
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!
JapanFlag: May 7, 1998
UnitedStatesFlag: October 30, 1998
IL043
44 TB044 The Problem with Paras
パラスとパラセクト
Paras and Parasect
JapanFlag: May 14, 1998
UnitedStatesFlag: February 13, 1999
IL044
45 TB045 The Song of Jigglypuff
うたって!プリン!
Sing! Jigglypuff!
JapanFlag: May 21, 1998
UnitedStatesFlag: February 20, 1999
IL045
46 TB046 Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon
ふっかつ!?かせきポケモン!
Revival!? Fossil Pokémon!
JapanFlag: May 28, 1998
UnitedStatesFlag: February 27, 1999
IL046
47 TB047 A Chansey Operation
ラッキーのカルテ
Lucky's Clinical Records
JapanFlag: June 4, 1998
UnitedStatesFlag: March 6, 1999
IL047
48 TB048 Holy Matrimony!
ガーディとコジロウ
Growlie and James
JapanFlag: June 11, 1998
UnitedStatesFlag: March 13, 1999
IL048
49 TB049 So Near, Yet So Farfetch'd
カモネギのカモ
Farfetch'd's Easy Mark
JapanFlag: June 18, 1998
UnitedStatesFlag: March 20, 1999
IL049
50 TB050 Who Gets To Keep Togepi?
トゲピーはだれのもの!?
Who Gets to Keep Togepi!?
JapanFlag: June 25, 1998
UnitedStatesFlag: March 27, 1999
IL050
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
JapanFlag: July 2, 1998
UnitedStatesFlag: April 3, 1999
IL051
52 TB054 The Case of the K-9 Capers
けいさつけんガーディ
Police Officer Growlithe
JapanFlag: July 16, 1998
UnitedStatesFlag: April 10, 1999
IL054
53 TB055 Pokémon Paparazzi
シャッターチャンスはピカチュウ
Photo Op Pikachu
JapanFlag: July 23, 1998
UnitedStatesFlag: April 17, 1999
IL055
54 TB056 The Ultimate Test
ポケモンけんていしけん!?
The Pokémon Certification Test!?
JapanFlag: July 30, 1998
UnitedStatesFlag: April 24, 1999
IL056
55 TB057 The Breeding Center Secret
そだてやのひみつ!
The Secret of the Breeding Center!
JapanFlag: August 6, 1998
UnitedStatesFlag: May 1, 1999
IL057


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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