Pocket Monsters

Season 1 Episode 3

I Caught a Pocket Monster!

Aired Thursday 7:00 PM Apr 15, 1997 on TV Tokyo
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I Caught a Pocket Monster!
Satoshi catches his first Pokémon and instantly takes a liking to it. Trouble is, his new Catapie wants to make friends with Kasumi and Kasumi despises bugs. Satoshi eventually captures a Pigeon, and he's going to need its help when Rocket-Dan makes a reappearance. Can Satoshi win when all of his Pokémon are at a disadvantage?moreless

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    Deep in the Tokiwa Forest, Satoshi throws a Monster Ball at a wild Caterpie and captures it! The young trainer rejoices over his very first capture and sees this as his first step to becoming a Pokemon Master. Kasumi is less than thrilled, revealing that she hates bug pokemon, causing Satoshi to start taunting her. That night, Caterpie and Pikachu chat under the moonlight, and Pikachu discovers that Caterpie dreams of evolving into a Butterfree someday. The next day, Satoshi comes across a Pigeon and decides to capture it, so he sends his Caterpie out to weaken it. The bird pokemon makes quick work of Caterpie, so Satoshi ends the battle by having his Pikachu use Thunderbolt. After capturing the Pigeon, Satoshi is scolded by Kasumi for putting his pokemon in danger. Suddenly, the Rocket-Dan appear in the forest! Musashi, Kojirou, and Nyasu reveal that they are after Satoshi's Pikachu because of the immense power it had displayed earlier. They send their pokemon out to battle and quickly disable Pikachu, prompting Satoshi to send his Pigeon out to do battle. The flying-type pokemon is unable to fend off Musashi's Arbo and Kojirou's Dogasu at the same time, so the young trainer brings out his Caterpie to do battle. Despite its fatigue from its earlier battle, the pokemon is able to defeat the Rocket-Dan by using String Shot to mummify all the pokemon. As Satoshi celebrates his first battle victory, Caterpie begins its evolution into Transell! The trainer from Masara Town continues through the Tokiwa Forest, eagerly waiting to see what pokemon he'll run across next.moreless

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