Airs on: Cartoon Network at Saturday 9:30 AM (30 min.) | Premiered: September 8, 1998
Pokémon is the story of Ash Ketchum, a young boy from Pallet Town who receives his first Pokémon at age 10, from Professor Oak, and sets out to be the greatest Pokémon trainer ever! Ash has a rival, Gary, who he use to be friends with when they were younger. Because Ash got to Professor Oak's laboratory late, he could not get the Pokémon he wanted, a Squirtle, Ash ends up with Pikachu. Ash and Pikachu meet many people along their travels to be the best, who are also Pokémon trainers. Along the way Ash meets Brock, Misty, Max, May and Tracey as he battles through the Kanto, Orange, Johto, Hoenn and Battle Frontier Leagues to become the best trainer that has ever been.