Pokémon the Series: Indigo League: Season 1 (1997 - 1999)


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Pokémon the Series: Indigo League

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Air date: Apr 01, 1997

Ash Ketchum, age 10, leaves his home in Pallet Town to fulfill his greatest dream, which is to become a Pokémon Master, and receives his first Pokémon -- a strong-willed Pikachu.

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Air date: Apr 08, 1997

Ash, carrying his badly wounded Pikachu, rushes into Viridian City, which is on alert for Pokémon thieves like Jessie, James, and Meowth of Team Rocket; Ash tries in vain to fight off Team Rocket's Pokémon, but his Pikachu and others join the fray.

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Air date: Apr 15, 1997

Ash captures his first Pokémon, a Caterpie; Ash battles for and wins a Pidgeotto; Ash's Caterpie surprises everybody in his first battle against Team Rocket.

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Air date: Apr 22, 1997

A young samurai challenges Ash to a battle; a swarm of angry Beedrill interrupt the battle causing Ash to flee and leave Metapod behind.

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Air date: Apr 29, 1997

While in Pewter City Ash challenges Brock to a battle; Team Rocket falls into a trap they built themselves.

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Air date: May 06, 1997

A scientist leads Ash and his friends deep into Mount Moon to find the storied Moon Stone, which is said to increase the power of Pokémon.

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Air date: May 13, 1997

Ash hopes to win trainer badges in Cerulean City by confronting the gym leaders; Misty doesn't want to join the Ash on this journey.

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Air date: May 20, 1997

Ash wins his second badge, and learns of a fierce trainer, A.J., who has never lost a match; Ash prepares to challenge A.J.

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Air date: May 27, 1997

Ash discovers a school for Pokémon trainers that bullies the kids to make the stronger; Misty challenges the ringleader, Giselle, to a battle.

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Air date: Jun 03, 1997

The gang finds themselves in a town where Melanie that takes care of injured or abandoned Pokémon; Ash's help earns him a battle with Melanie.

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Air date: Jun 10, 1997

Ash, Misty, and Brock come across an injured Charmander on their way to Vermilion City; Ash tries to catch it, but it turns out it has a trainer and can't be captured, so they head to the Pokémon Center.

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Air date: Jun 17, 1997

Ash, Misty, and Brock become the victims of the Squirtle Squad's pranks; the Squirtle lets Pikachu get medicine from town after being injured.

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Air date: Jun 24, 1997

Misty and Brock criticize Ash as he has not truly won his two badges and he isn't taking the time to try and capture the monsters; Ash rushes through the forest and winds up on a beach, where he finds a Krabby.

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Air date: Jul 01, 1997

The Pokémon Center in Vermilion City is full of Pokémon that were injured in battle with Lt. Surge; Ash challenges Lt. Surge to a battle.

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Air date: Jul 08, 1997

Ash and his friends board a ship called the St. Anne, but the ship's employees reveal themselves to be members of Team Rocket.

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Air date: Jul 15, 1997

Ash and friends are caught in the middle of a trap concocted by Team Rocket as a tumultuous storm wreaks havoc on the cruise.

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Air date: Jul 22, 1997

The heroes and Team Rocket are attacked by the ferocious Pokémon, Gyarados, after being dragged into a monstrous Dragon Race.

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Air date: Jul 29, 1997

Young Ash Ketchum begins his Pokémon training as he reaches his 10th birthday, setting out to win the eight gym badges he needs to compete in his first official tournament with the help of new friends Misty and Brock, and his loyal, electric Pikachu.

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Air date: Aug 05, 1997

Team Rocket attempts to get rid of the Tentacool at Porta Vista, but their plan backfires; the Tentacool are transformed into giant Tentacruel and attack Porta Vista.

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Air date: Aug 12, 1997

Ash, Misty and Brock arrive in the port city of Maiden's Peak and join in the summer festival; Brock and James may be part of the legend of Maiden Park.

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Air date: Aug 19, 1997

On a cliff over the ocean the gang discover a flock of Butterfree searching for mates; Ash's Butterfree joins the flock but is rejected.

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Air date: Aug 26, 1997

The gang finally arrive in Saffron City, where a young girl, Sabrina, commands a Pokémon Gym with her psychic powers; Ash challenges Sabrina to a battle for the Marsh Badge.

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Air date: Sep 02, 1997

Ash is on the search for a ghost-type Pokémon to try to defeat Sabrina; the gang heads to the Pokémon Tower in Lavender Town, where they said to live.

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Air date: Sep 09, 1997

Ash asks Haunter for help to defeat Sabrina. But when they arrive at Saffron City, Haunter has vanished.

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Air date: Sep 16, 1997

When Ash tries to catch a wild Mankey, it loses its cool and uses Thrash on the whole gang; Team Rocket makes matters worse when it arrives.

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Air date: Sep 23, 1997

Ash is denied entry into the gym for criticizing a perfume which is made there; Ash goes to outrageous lenghts to win entry into the gym.

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Air date: Sep 30, 1997

Ash and the team help Officer Jenny search for missing children; Nurse Joy's patients are not getting well; a mysterious Sleep Wave has been hitting the town.

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Air date: Oct 07, 1997

Brock would like to be Susie's trainee in her Pokémon beauty salon; a new salon opens up on Scissor Street, and is hassling the long-term shop owners.

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Air date: Oct 14, 1997

Pikachu tries to beat Hitmonchan; Brock, Ash, Geodude, and Primeape enter the P1 Grand Prix in Celadon City.

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Air date: Oct 21, 1997

Pikachu begins exhibiting strange symptoms; Nurse Joy diagnoses Pikachu with a Pokémon cold; an electrical blackout plunges Gringey City into darkness.

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Air date: Oct 28, 1997

Ash finds himself among a group of Pokémon trainers hired to protect a construction site from interfering Earth Pokémon, Diglett.

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Air date: Nov 04, 1997

Ash reaches the Fuschia gym which is also a ninja's lair; once through the lair Ash challenges gym leader Koga to a battle.

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Air date: Nov 11, 1997

The friends arrive at a prairie where a family of ranchers prepares for its annual Pokémon race; when the ranchers daughter is injured, she asks Ash to enter the race in her place.

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Air date: Nov 18, 1997

When Ash finds himself in a safari zone where Pokémon are protected, he learns the secret of a special Pokémon trainer.

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Air date: Nov 25, 1997

The gang compete with Team Rocket to capture as many Pokémon in the Safari Zone as they can.

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Air date: Dec 02, 1997

The friends come across a giant bridge and find that they have no way of crossing without a bike; with no money to rent a bike the gang goes to the Pokémon Center.

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Air date: Dec 09, 1997

The friends seek shelter in an old house and learn that it's no ordinary building; the gang is not alone in the house.

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Air date: Dec 16, 1997

When a Pokémon Center's Poké Ball transporter malfunctions, the gang teams up with the digital Pokémon Porygon to determine the cause, leading them to another of Team Rocket's schemes.

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Air date: Apr 16, 1998

Could this be the end for Ash and Pikachu?

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Air date: Apr 16, 1998

Ash and his friends encounter an Eevee; after learning of Eevee's three stone evolutions, Misty wants to keep it and turn it into a Vaporeon.

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Air date: Apr 23, 1998

The group searches for a town and finds one; due to the water supply be blocked by a Snorlax the town has no food; they try many tricks to wake up the Snorlax, but it does not work.

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Air date: Apr 30, 1998

Ash and his friends arrive in Dark City, which appears to be a ghost town; the gang finds the reason behind the towns disrepair.

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Air date: May 07, 1998

Ash and his friends discover a traveling carnival; Ash, Misty, and Brock quickly join in the fun of the fair.

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Air date: May 14, 1998

Still in hot pursuit of our heroes, Team Rocket is ready to make yet another attempt to catch Pikachu.

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Air date: May 21, 1998

Ash and his friends find a Jigglypuff that begins to follow them around.

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Air date: May 28, 1998

According to Ash's rival, Gary, fossils from extinct Pokémon have been discovered in the area; Team Rocket joins plots to take all the fossils.

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Air date: Jun 04, 1998

Ash seeks help for Pikachu, when there is something wrong with his voice; stolen Pokémon are rushed to the hospital after a car accident.

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Air date: Jun 11, 1998

Ash and his friends notice a missing persons poster of an undeniably familiar face: it looks exactly like James from Team Rocket.

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Air date: Jun 18, 1998

Ash, Misty and Brock try to catch a Farfetch'd; Misty bumps into a boy named Keith; Misty discovers her backpack has been switched.

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Air date: Jun 25, 1998

After leaving the Pokémon Center, Ash and his friends discuss what they think will hatch from the Pokémon Egg Ash discovered.

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Air date: Jul 02, 1998

During a battle with another trainer's Rhyhorn, the bulb on Bulbasaur's back begins to glow, prompting Ash to take it to the local Pokémon Center.

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Air date: Jul 09, 1998

Misty and Jessie compete to be Queen of the Princess Festival; Ash and Brock lend Misty their Pokémon for the battle, and Jessie takes a licking despite a surprise Pokémon of her own.

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Air date: Jul 09, 1998

Ash and friends help some schoolchildren celebrate Kids Day; Team Rocket spoils the fun by grabbing a kid instead of Pikachu, but in a shocking turn of events, Meowth becomes a good guy.

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Air date: Jul 16, 1998

On their way to Cinnabar Island, the gang joins Officer Jenny and the police force's Growlithe in some special training, hoping to improve Pikachu's battling skills.

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Air date: Jul 23, 1998

On a brief stop for lunch, Ash and his friends meet Todd Snap, a Pokémon photographer who has been trying to get a perfect shot of Pikachu.

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Air date: Jul 30, 1998

Realizing that he hasn't won any Gym badges for a while, Ash signs up for the Pokémon League admissions Exam.

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Air date: Aug 06, 1998

Ash and the gang check out a breeding center that turns out to be a cover for a diabolical scheme from Team Rocket members Butch and Cassidy.

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Air date: Aug 13, 1998

Ash, Misty and Brock travel to Cinnabar Island, where Ash hopes to win the Volcano Badge; a strange character offers riddles about how to find the gym, where Ash and Pikachu have a fiery battle with a Pokémon they've never seen before.

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Air date: Aug 20, 1998

Ash forfeits his gym battle to save Pikachu, but before he can get a rematch, Team Rocket arrives and destabilizes the volcano in an attempt to capture Magmar; the gang must help gym leader Blaine dam the lava before it destroys the entire island.

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Air date: Aug 27, 1998

As Ash and the gang rush to catch the last ferry off of Cinnabar Island, they get sidetracked by a group of Squirtle, Wartortle and Blastoise who need their help.

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Air date: Sep 03, 1998

Misty's Horsea desperately needs exercise, so the gang decides to take it to her sisters' gym in Cerulean City, where she learns that her sisters are planning an exciting underwater ballet.

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Air date: Sep 10, 1998

Ash, Brock and Misty get sidetracked on their way to Viridian City when all of their belongings mysteriously disappear; while searching for their missing things, they discover a bunch of Clefairy building a spaceship underground.

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Air date: Sep 17, 1998

Ash, Misty and Brock make their way to Viridian City, where Ash hopes to earn the Earth Badge; they get to the gym just in time to see Ash's rival, Gary, being defeated by an unknown Pokémon that Gary insists is evil.

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Air date: Sep 24, 1998

On their way back to Pallet Town, Ash, Misty and Brock encounter a runaway Mr. Mime; Ash disguises himself as another Mr. Mime so he can get close, but when Team Rocket strikes, Ash's charade puts him in danger of capture.

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Air date: Oct 05, 1998

A lonely Jynx has a boot that belongs to Santa Claus, but it doesn't know the way to the North Pole.

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Air date: Oct 05, 1998

Ash, Misty and Brock find themselves at a fork in the road and decide to climb a steep and dangerous mountain; Pikachu gets lost, and they must all work together to find it, stay warm, and weather a storm.

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Air date: Oct 08, 1998

On a visit to Professor Oak's house, Ash runs into Gary, and they talk about the upcoming Pokémon League; Professor Oak says they should learn from each other rather than competing, and that teamwork pays off when Team Rocket attacks.

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Air date: Oct 15, 1998

Ash joins his mom for a vacation on Seafoam Island; while there, he seeks out the programmer of the Pokédex to learn about the unusual evolution of Slowpoke, a mystery revealed by Team Rocket's bumbling.

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Air date: Oct 22, 1998

When Ash wipes out during a surfing attempt, Victor rescues him and tells him about Humungadunga, a giant wave that sweeps through every 20 years; Ash and Pikachu try to give Victor the confidence he needs to catch the giant wave.

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Air date: Oct 29, 1998

Back in Pallet Town, Ash and friends meet Florinda, who works at the local nursery; her Gloom won't evolve, making her fear she's not training it properly, but when Team Rocket attacks, everyone sees just how strong a Pokémon can become.

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Air date: Nov 05, 1998

A famous director comes to town, and everybody wants to be the star; since he only wants Pokémon in his movie, Ash, Brock, Misty and Team Rocket fight hard to make sure their own Pokémon will star opposite Wigglytuff.

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Air date: Nov 12, 1998

When the gang attends the premiere of "Pokémon in Love," Meowth looks back on his painful past; he shares the story of his life before Team Rocket, including how he learned to walk and talk like a human.

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Air date: Nov 19, 1998

With only three weeks left before the Pokémon League competition, Ash, Brock and Misty head up to Mount Hideaway to find one of the Elite Four and receive Pokémon training tips, but they discover a land of overgrown Onix instead.

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Air date: Nov 26, 1998

While Ash and Brock train for the Pokémon League, they uncover a hidden temple containing Pokémon fossils; Misty remembers a hidden city where people built temples to honor Pokémon and speculates they stumbled upon the ancient city of Pokémopolis.

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Air date: Dec 03, 1998

On their way to the Pokémon League tournament at the Indigo Plateau, Ash, Misty and Brock meet another trainer who can't compete unless he recovers his stolen gym badges, so the gang heads off to find the thieves -- Team Rocket.

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Air date: Dec 10, 1998

The Pokémon League conference begins with the ceremonial lighting of the torch, which carries a flame from the Legendary Pokémon Moltres; Team Rocket tries to steal the flame, throwing the entire tournament into jeopardy.

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Air date: Dec 17, 1998

On the first day of the Pokémon League tournament, Ash's friends learn his first battle will be held on the Water Field and give him advice; in Ash's battle against Mandi the Astounding, a sudden evolution tips the scales.

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Air date: Dec 24, 1998

As the Pokémon League tournament continues, Ash battles on the Rock Field and has a run-in with Team Rocket after they set up a fake Pokémon Center to lure unwary trainers.

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Air date: Jan 01, 1999

Ash faces his toughest opponent yet on the Grass Field at the Pokémon League as his Bulbasaur gets ready to take on his opponent and her powerful Scyther.

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Air date: Jan 07, 1999

When Ash meets a like-minded trainer named Richie at the Pokémon League, the two boys quickly become close friends -- and so do their two Pikachu.

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Air date: Jan 14, 1999

In the fifth round of the Pokémon League, Ash and Richie are matched up against each other in a battle that puts their new friendship to the test.

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Air date: Jan 21, 1999

Ash, Misty and Brock cheer Richie from the stands as the Pokémon League winds down; Ash and Richie march together in the closing ceremonies.

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  • Apr 22, 2021
    The funniest season ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Feb 02, 2021
    Pokemon is one of my favourite animes , ‘indigo league' is my favourite series . If you want something to watch which will put your mind at ease due to its extremely friendly approach , watch pokemon . The characters and animations are on point , the journey is eventful and unforgettable and the imagination poured into it is on another level ! Never a boring moment . 10/10
  • Jan 18, 2020
    Soo many good memories.
  • Nov 13, 2019
    Pokemon indigo league is a great series for kids. It's exciting, Imaginative and also educational
  • Aug 16, 2019
    A funny show with iconic characters and good anim
  • Apr 25, 2019
    Best Cartoon Series ever!
  • Nov 27, 2018
    Pretty good for the first Pokémon series
  • Nov 23, 2018
    The show that started a phenomenon, Indigo League is the best of the Pokemon animated series. Its not perfect since they do have some plot lines that aren't followed up on but its fun from beginning to end whether your a long time Pokemon fan or just getting started with the franchise. Highly recommended watch.
  • Nov 19, 2018
    Pokemon is just uninteresting But yet I won't give one star because I guess story is interesting to it's target audience
  • Oct 05, 2018
    Really funny, charming characters, can get very emotional. This set of 82 episodes brought me through mystery, comedy and backstories that really fleshed out characters. Has goofiness and an underlying sweetness.

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