Season 1 Episode 77

Round One - Begin!

Aired Saturday 8:30 AM Oct 30, 1999 on Cartoon Network
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Round One - Begin!
The Pokémon ceremony is about to begin, so Ash heads to register. Each trainer must first battle on four fields made up of Water, Ice, Rock, and Grass before reaching the main stadium. Ash's first match will be on the Water Filed against the arrogant "Astounding Mandi". Ash runs into Gary who taunts Ash as usual and gets him fired up to win, especially after Gary ins his first battle. with his first battle on the Water Field, Ash calls Professor Oak and has him send Krabby over so he can have two water pokémon to use. Misty and Brock advise him not to use Krabby but Ash won't listen, and when the match starts, Ash picks Krabby, but will Krabby be able to pull of a victory in its first battle, and in such an important battle?moreless

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  • a good episode Ash is in the Pokémon League

    in this episode it is about Ash starting to enter the Pokémon League and he must beat 4 guys in diffent ground levles water ice grass and rock and Ash starts in the water and brings that Krabby that he never used. Ash battles some Fu#king F#ggot call mandy who thinks that he is good and Ash uses Krabby and after beating a pokemon it evovles in to a Kinglar and it is very powerful and it must be at a high level since it knows hyper beam and Ash beats that Fu#king F#ggot and Ash did not switch pokemon that is goodmoreless
  • Part One of The Pokemon League!

    Beginning of the Pokemon League! I really didn't like the way that Ash's opponent, Mandy, acted. He thinks he would win as his Pokemon was strong enough, but that's just mocking another trainer. Surprisingly, I was so glad that Ash's Krabby evolved into Kingler, as it'll have good advantage when Ash advances on.
  • Great Episode!

    The Pokemon league starts, and its a very entertaining episode. Crabby is awesome during the episode, because he's a huge tank. And i like the idea of Ash's opponent being a complete douche. Also this is one of the only episodes where Ash doesn't win by one Pokemon, but instead crabby beats everyone. Also Garry makes many appearances in this episode, and doesn't let us down ;). They show the whole fight, and don't cut anything out (like they sometimes do) Very good battle, good episode, great start to Pokemon league fighting. I only wish there are more episodes like this.moreless
Ted Lewis (II)

Ted Lewis (II)


Guest Star

Ted Lewis (II)

Ted Lewis (II)


Recurring Role

Eric Stuart

Eric Stuart

Kanto Pokédex

Recurring Role

Stan Hart

Stan Hart

Professor Oak

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Mandi: So, what network are you from?
      Jessie: We're from LCN!
      James: Letters that fit us to a T!
      Mandi: LCN?
      Jessie, James and Meowth: Lovely, Charming, Network!
      Jessie: I'm Jessie, and I came up with the name. I felt it captured the essence of me!
      Mandi: That may be, but Mandi the Astounding only appears on networks that have viewers.

    • Receptionist: Welcome to Pokémon Village. I need your identification to check you in, please.
      Brock: Ash can check in while I check out your beautiful smile. I could check that out all day!
      Receptionist: Uhh...
      Misty: (pushes Brock out of the way) It's checkout time for you, Brock!

    • Misty: Ash, you're shaking!
      Ash: That's not me, that's the stadium shaking!
      Brock: Speaking of shaking, I could go for a chocolate shake.

    • Jessie: (In disguise) Sir, can you tell us about your rare Pokémon?
      Man: Well, I've got my Dodrio, Raticate, and my Venomoth!
      Jessie: Great, a three-headed-bird, an overgrown-rat, and bug-zilla.

  • NOTES (2)


    • During Exeggutor's Egg Bomb attack on Krabby the announcer says it is raining like the 4th of July. The 4th of July is an American holiday.

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