Let's count? I am including pokemon such as Charmander, Chimchar, etc, which joined Ash of their own will without a battle as "CAUGHT".
List of Ash's Pokemon:
Kanto and Orange Islands
Pikachu - Given. Not caught.
Caterpie - Caught. Released as a Butterfree.
Pidgeotto - Caught. Left in the wild as a Pidgeot
Bulbasaur - Caught.
Charmander - Caught. ...
Let us be reminded that the Pokemon franchise started off from video game, and its initial release was Pokemon Red and Green in Japan in 1996. So Mew's very first appearance can only be in Japanese Pokemon Red and Green.
According to Bulbapedia, in the Trivia section of Mew:
Mew was a little-known secret when Pokémon Red and Green were first released in ...
Because Mew wasn't intended to be one of the 150 pokemon you can acquire through normal gameplay. It was the "mystery" Pokemon, no one was supposed to know its existence. It was only attainable by
So yeah it makes no sense, but, if Mewtwo had been #151, your Pokedex in Red and Blue would have a gaping hole in it at #...
There are multiple reasons (and theories. People won't give up with Pokémon theories & creepy pasta) of why Team Rocket would like to get Ash's Pikachu.
1) In ep65 "The Battle Of The Badge" in Season One, it revealed that the boss asked them to, by team rocket saying to the Jovani "It's even rarer than the Pikachu you want so much". the question ...
First, the things we know:
Ash got late and had to pick the reserve Pokemon Pikachu. The other 3 starter Pokemon already got picked, one of which was picked by Gary. At the end of the series, you could see that Gary picked Squirtle.
So the question is, who picked the other 2 starters and where were they mentioned?
Your question really inspired me to find a ...
While it's not an ordinary Pokéball, the Mewtwo ball is capable of capturing another Pokéball inside it.
This is demonstrated in the first Pokemon movie and quoted in the synopsis section of the movie's wiki page. A gif of the event is below too:
"Ash tries returning Bulbasaur and Squirtle (who have been fighting the balls bravely), but it's no use. Two ...
Yes they do. Just like in real world we eat some animal and we keep some as pets.
Edible pokemons : Basculin, Slowpoke.
Humans eating Pokémon
Meat is often shown in the anime, but while it has never been directly shown to come from Pokémon, no other food source has yet been explained. It is known that some Pokémon produce edible foods and by-products ...
In Gastly's Pokédex entry for Fire Red it states
a being that exists as a thin gas. It can topple an Indian elephant by enveloping the prey in two seconds.
Fish are also seen in the episode Pokémon Shipwreck:
Ash has never managed to defeat all 8 gym leaders in a single try. Ash loses against the following Gym Leaders, in every region.Kanto: Brock, Lt. Surge, Sabrina, and BlaineJohto: WhitneyHoenn: BrawlySinnoh: Roark & Fantina Unova: LenoraKalos: Viola & WolfricFew additional exceptions:In Kanto, against his battle with Erika, the match was interrupted ...
User Caciulacdlac on Bulbapedia has compiled a list of Pokemon that appeared before their generation starts airing. I assume the Japan broadcast date is used as the criteria.
The whole answer below is mostly based on the link above, and several other articles on Bulbapedia.
All the dates cited below will be Japan broadcast dates. Episode numbering will ...
Where does this phrase comes from?
According to Bulbapedia, this phrase is a rough translation from the Japanese games :
The Japanese equivalent is Get Pokémon! (Japanese: ポケモンゲットだぜー！ Pokémon get da ze~!, also spelt ポケモンＧＥＴだぜー！)
When did the phrase Gotta catch 'em all first appeared?
While the previous answers are correct, it is important to notice ...
At first: As kuwaly mentioned, normally no one falls asleep while singing a lullaby. That's most likely the reason, but there are other possible points:
Like in the game, Pokémon using Sing aren't affected by the attack. This was most likely done to make this move usable, and was copied in the anime so the viewers aren't confused.
Some of the Pokédex-...
From S05E275 ("Gotta Catch Ya Later!", second to last episode of Master Quest)
Ash: Professor! I've decided to start a new journey too, and only take Pikachu with me. I want it to be just like the first time I left Pallet Town."
Tracy: And you can count on me to take care of your Pokemon for you!
Ash: Really? Thanks a lot,...
Pokemon could die in multiple ways, some of which are
By Over Exertion: In the Movie, Celebi: Voice of the Forest, it is shown that a celebi goes out of control, wreaking havoc in the forest. It exerts itself so much that when it calms down it simply disintegrates and dies.
By Sacrificing Themselves: It is seen in the movie, Pokemon ...
Pokemon came before Digimon. The conceptualization of Pokemon predates the conceptualization of Digimon, the game release of Pokemon predates the game release of Digimon, and the anime broadcast date of Pokemon predates the anime film release of Digimon. The Digimon game release happened after the Pokemon anime had started airing.
Pokemon was ...
Likely little. As @Torisuda has mentioned, there's no incentive for them to create pokemon that toe the line - it's a show for kids, they will want innocent monsters.
A definite no go area for a kids show
Violence (gore, mutilations, etc.)
Considering pokemon only 'faint' and there is purposefully no death ...
Pokémon actually started as a pair of video games published by Nintendo for the Game Boy in 1996. Known as Pokémon Red and Blue (although in Japan the games were released as Pokémon Red and Green), these games were followed up by some short stories.
IIRC, first came the Pokémon comics, then the Pokémon series debuted on television on April 1, 1997, and ...
I forget the reason about this, did he don't want to evolve?
It's pretty safe to guess that part of the selling point of the series is that Pikachu is "cute". If you let him evolve into Raichu, you've lost this appeal.
So from the author's standpoint, there is no reason to evolve Pikachu. In the Anime, it was expressed as Pikachu simply not wanting to ...
When researching to see if there has ever been an animal featured that isn't a Pokémon in a scene or Manga I came across this on Bulbapedia's article Animals in the Pokémon world:
Real-world animals have been mentioned a number of times to exist in the world of Pokémon. Most often, they are mentioned in relation to a Pokémon category. For example, Pikachu ...
Ash did have the choice of choosing from the starter trio. But he wasn't able to, since he arrived late. The starter trio had been chosen by other trainers and Professor Oak gave Ash a Pikachu.
This plot was shaped in a clever manner to bring Pikachu up as Pokemon that will represent the Pokemon series.
Like you've mentioned, the game versions give Pikachu ...
There have been several instances in the show where a Pokémon was in its Poké Ball for a long time, such as in Sandshrew's Locker. In this episode, Ash and friends helped Mira recover Sandshrew's Poké Ball from the bottom of the lake, where it's been for a long time. Additionally, Mira and her friends discovered Sandshrew's Poké Ball themselves. In the ...
This is an ongoing joke in the Pokemon series. Jessie and James memorized the motto incorrectly because they aren't the brightest, as explained by Cassidy and Butch in Episode 86.
The real motto as said by Cassidy and Butch:
Cassidy: Prepare for trouble
Butch: And make it double
Cassidy: To infect the world with devastation
Butch: To Blight all ...
There is no game located in the Orange Islands. Perhaps the closest game would be Fire Red/Leaf Green where the player could explore Sevii Islands. There are arguments that this was inspired by the Orange Islands, but I haven't found any proof.
There have been player modded games fitting in with the Orange Islands - Example, but no official release. ...
There are several reasons to that:
It's a TV show, you wouldn't watch a TV show where the hero is absolutely the strongest and no one has a chance of defeating him, right? Think of what would happen should Ash have caught Dialga, Palkia or Arceus.
It disrupts "the balance", it was portrayed in the anime that most legendary pokemon serve a role as some sort ...
What I found from here is:
The god of fire, god of lightning, and god of ice must not be touched.
Else, heaven and earth will be angered and the world will face destruction.
The god of the sea will appear to stop the destruction.
But, it ...
According to Charmander article on Bulbapedia:
A fire burns at the tip of this Pokémon’s slender tail, and has blazed there since Charmander’s birth. The flame can be used as an indication of Charmander's health and mood, burning brightly when the Pokémon is strong, weakly when it is exhausted, wavering when it is happy, and blazing when it is enraged. It ...
There's a pretty comprehensive list of animal occurences in pokemon on Bulbapedia here.
In "Ash Catches a Pokémon" Pidgeotto is seen eating a regular worm
before being captured by Ash.
In "The Water Flowers of Cerulean City" fish can be seen in the fish tanks inside the Gym
In "Battle Aboard the St. Anne" a cooked lobster can be seen as food ...
According to some users in this thread, Ash's Pikachu forgot Volt Tackle to learn Electro Ball, which makes sense, as the series seems to follow the games with Pokemon only knowing 4 moves at a time.
Because they just had to have him learn a Gen V move. He forgot it so he could learn Electro Ball.
According to the wikia page for Ash's Pikachu, this ...
In Episode 35, titled Whiscash and Ash, Season 7 of the Pokemon series, a Whiscash swallows a Master ball thrown at it. This was widely interpreted as a Master ball fail.
Episode summary: Whiscash and Ash
I watched the movie (English-dubbed). The movie gives no explanation of why Pikachu is suddenly shown speaking a human tongue.
However - and this is just my impression - I don't think that Pikachu actually did speak a human tongue here. The astute Pokémon-watcher will recall that there are many scenes in the anime where a Pokémon is able to convey complex ...