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Ash Catches a Pokémon! 

Ash catches his very first Pokemon, a Caterpie. However, Misty has a problem with bug Pokemon and rejects Caterpie's presence.

Writers:

Atsuhiro Tomioka (screenplay), Norman J. Grossfeld (adaptation) | 10 more credits »

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Unshô Ishizuka ... Narrator (voice)
Rica Matsumoto ... Satoshi (voice)
Mayumi Izuka ... Kasumi (voice) (as Mayumi Iizuka)
Rodger Parsons ... Narrator (voice) (as Ken Gates)
Shin'ichirô Miki ... Kojiro (voice)
Rikako Aikawa Rikako Aikawa ... Caterpie (voice)
Kôichi Sakaguchi Kôichi Sakaguchi ... Arbo (voice)
Megumi Hayashibara ... Pidgeotto / Musashi (voice)
Ted Lewis ... James (voice)
Rachael Lillis ... Misty / Jessie (voice) (as Rachel Lillis)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Inuko Inuyama ... Nyarth (voice)
Nick Stellate ... Pokédex (voice) (as Nicholas James Tate)
Eric Stuart ... Ekans (voice)
Matthew Sussman Matthew Sussman ... Meowth (voice) (as Nathan Price)
Veronica Taylor ... Ash Ketchum (voice)
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Storyline

Ash catches his very first Pokemon, a Caterpie. However, Misty has a problem with bug Pokemon and rejects Caterpie's presence.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

bugs | See All (1) »


Certificate:

TV-Y | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

10 September 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pokemon gettoda ze! See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Kasumi slapping Satoshi was removed from the American dub. See more »

Goofs

The narrator says that Pikachu defeated the flock of Spearows with Thunder Shock, but the move it actually used was Thunder. See more »

Crazy Credits

Misty says the episode title instead of Ash. See more »

Connections

Edited into Pokémon: Yanyanma! Capture Operation!! (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Mezase Pokemon Masutâ
(Aim to Be a Pokémon Master)
Performed by Rica Matsumoto
Lyrics by Akihito Toda
Music by Hirokazu Tanaka
Arrangement by Chell Watanabe
Chorus arrangement by Hideki Fujisawa
(First opening theme, episodes #1-81)
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