Season 1 Episode 2

Pokémon Emergency!

Aired Saturday 8:30 AM Sep 09, 1998 on Cartoon Network
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Pokémon Emergency!
Finally arriving in Viridian City, Ash is cornered by Officer Jenny who asks why he is carrying Pikachu instead of having it in a Pokéball. He explains that Pikachu doesn't like Pokéballs and shows her his Pokédex proving that he is one of the Pallet Town Trainers. Jenny takes Ash to the Pokémon Center where Nurse Joy begins treatment on the injured Pikachu. Before Pikachu's treatment finishes, however, the Center is attacked by two members of Team Rocket.moreless

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  • Ash and Misty meet up

    So Ash destroys Misty's bike lol as you can tell she isn't happy about that however Pickachu is badly injured and needs to get hospitalized fast at the Pokemon center. Also it is the 1st episode where Team Rocket appears and introduces themselves.
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    How do you watch this episode, can't figure out how to watch this
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  • a good episode

    in this episode Ash gets to Viridian City Ash meets a Officer Jenny who asks why he is carrying Pikachu instead of having it in a Pokéball. He explains that Pikachu doesn't like being in a Pokéball and we learn that he is falling behind his riavl Gary. Jenny takes Ash to the Pokémon Center where Nurse Joy begins treatment for Pikachu and we meet the most annoying people of the show those Fu##ing Team Rocket and later on misty comes to blame ash for destroying her bike and later Ash and Pikachu defeat team Rocket and they think Pikachu is a rare onemoreless
Megan Hollingshead

Megan Hollingshead

Nurse Joy

Recurring Role

Veronica Taylor

Veronica Taylor


Recurring Role

Stan Hart

Stan Hart

Professor Oak

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (8)

    • Misty says that Water Pokémon can only battle in water, but this is untrue.

    • In the recap for the previous episode, Ash says, "That's right. I declare to the Pokémon of the world...I will be the greatest Pokémon trainer...the greatest Pokémon master...of all time!" But his original line was, "And I hereby declare to the Pokémon of the world...I will be a Pokémon master...Pokémon Master! That is what I'll..."

    • Misty joins Ash on his journey, and Team Rocket begins following him.

    • This is the first (and so far only) reference to Ash's father. He has yet to appear.

    • When the power Pikachu come out, who is generating the Power Supply?

    • When Ash says he saw a bird Pokémon (Ho-oh), he points to the wall with the Pokémon panels on it. He thinks he is pointing at the one he saw, but he really is pointing to Articuno.

    • The reason Arcanine is on the wall is because its species is Legendary Pokémon.

    • Right before Jessie and James threw Ekans and Koffing into the Pokémon Center, Jessie's lipstick was missing.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Jessie: A wanted poster. How flattering.
      James: Flattering? This picture makes me look terrible!
      Jessie: Then you should be happy the photographer captured the real you.
      James: Exactly.
      Jessie: We'll show these bumpkins.
      James: The people of Viridian City will be sorry they ever saw this face.
      Meowth: We're all sorry to see your face.

    • Delia: It took your father 4 days to get to Viridian City! You're spreading your wings and soaring like a Spearow!
      Ash: I feel more like a fallen Pidgey.
      Delia: Oh, Ash, don't get so discouraged. Your father would be so proud of you! You're the apple of his eye!
      Ash: Yeah. A rotten apple.
      Delia: I won't let you talk about yourself like that! Do you understand me?
      Ash: Yes.
      Delia: And are you changing your underwear every day?
      Ash: Yes.

    • Ash: Oh! What happened to your bike?
      Misty: What happened to my bike? You happened to my bike! You little loser.
      Ash: I'm sorry - I'll pay for it as soon as I can - it's just my Pikachu.
      Misty: I don't want to hear any of your excuses kid. (falls)
      Ash: Here - let me help you up (goes to help)
      Misty: (slaps him) I don't need your help!

    • Professor Oak: Gary said that you wouldn't capture a single Pokémon, but I bet him $1,000,000 he'd be wrong!
      Ash: Well, money isn't everything. Right?
      Professor Oak: Oh, why do I even bother.

    • Officer Jenny: I left my motorcycle parked at the front desk!
      Nurse Joy: Next time, use the driveway!

    • Misty: You grab Pikachu and get out of here! I'll take care of these three clowns.
      Jessie: That's such big talk coming from such a pretty little lady.
      Misty: At least you're right about the pretty part, thanks for the compliment.
      James: The girl thinks she's pretty.
      Jessie: I agree with her, I think she's pretty, too. Pretty pathetic!
      Misty: Hmmmm, I'll show you! Pokeball, go!
      (Goldeen comes out rolling and jumping on the floor)
      Misty: Goldeen, return.
      Jessie: That's her best shot?
      James: She's all washed up.

  • NOTES (5)


    • Jessie and James are named after American outlaw Jesse James, who was a legendary figure of the Wild West in the mid-1800s.

    • Jessie: The cat lost to a mouse.

      Cats eat mice. The creators probably chose Meowth and Pikachu to make a reference to cats eating mice.

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