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The first two seasons of Pokemon only featured the first 150 fictional creatures.

Season 1: Indigo LeagueEdit

1. Pokémon: I Choose You!Edit

  • Debuts: Pidgey (#16), Rattata (#19), Spearow (#21), Pikachu (#25), Nidorino (#33), Gengar (#94), Onix (#95)

2. Pokémon Emergency!Edit

  • Debuts: Caterpie (#10), Ekans (#23), Meowth (#52), Koffing (#109), Chansey (#113), Goldeen (#118)
  • Team Rocket first appears in this episode. Misty follows Ash in his Pokémon journey after he ruins her bike.

3. Ash Catches a PokémonEdit

  • Debuts: Metapod (#11), Pidgeotto (#17)

4. Challenge of the SamuraiEdit

  • Debuts: Butterfree (#12), Weedle (#13), Kakuna (#14), Beedrill (#15), Pinsir (#127)

5. Showdown in Pewter CityEdit

  • Debuts: Geodude (#74)
  • Ash earns a Boulder Badge from Pewter City in this episode. In addition, Brock joins Ash and Misty in their Pokémon journey.

6. Clefairy and the Moon StoneEdit

  • Debuts: Sandshrew (#27), Clefairy (#35), Clefable (#36), Zubat (#41), Paras (#46), Staryu (#120)

7. The Water Flowers of Cerulean CityEdit

  • Debuts: Seel (#86), Starmie (#121)
  • Ash earns a Cascade Badge from the Cerulean City gym in this episode.

8. The Path to the Pokémon LeagueEdit

  • In this episode, we see a Pokémon trainer who has never been defeated, and owns a gym that was not licensed by the Pokémon League. This is also the first episode where no new Pokémon make any debuts.

9. The School of Hard KnocksEdit

  • Debuts: Pidgeot (#18), Weepinbell (#70), Graveler (#75), Cubone (#104)

10. Bulbasaur and the Hidden VillageEdit

  • Debuts: Bulbasaur (#1), Oddish (#43), Magikarp (#129)

11. Charmander - The Stray PokémonEdit

  • Debuts: Charmander (#4)

12. Here Comes the Squirtle SquadEdit

  • Debuts: Squirtle (#7)

13. Mystery at the LighthouseEdit

  • Debuts: Krabby (#98), Dragonite (#149)

14. Electric Shock ShowdownEdit

  • Debuts: Raichu (#26)
  • Ash wins a Thunder Badge from Lt. Surge at Vermilion City Gym in this episode.

15. Battle Aboard the S.S. AnneEdit

  • Debuts: Raticate (#20), Persian (#53)

16. Pokémon ShipwreckEdit

  • Debuts: Gyarados (#130)

17. Island of the Giant PokémonEdit

  • Debuts: Slowpoke (#79), Slowbro (#80)

18. Tentacool & TentacruelEdit

  • Debuts: Tentacool (#72), Tentacruel (#73), Horsea (#116)

19. The Ghost of Maiden's PeakEdit

  • Debuts: Venusaur (#3), Blastoise (#9), Gastly (#92)

20. Bye Bye ButterfreeEdit

  • This episode features a pink Butterfree, and marks the last appearance of Ash's Butterfree. He now only has five Pokémon left.

21. Abra and the Psychic ShowdownEdit

  • Debuts: Abra (#63), Kadabra (#64)

22. The Tower of TerrorEdit

  • Debuts: Haunter (#93)
  • Ash catches a Haunter in this episode.

23. Haunter vs. KadabraEdit

  • Ash wins his fourth badge, the Marsh Badge, from the Saffron City Gym, in this episode. His Haunter now belongs to Sabrina, the gym leader.

24. Primeape Goes BananasEdit

  • Debuts: Mankey (#56), Primeape (#57), Poliwag (#60), Poliwhirl (#61), Bellsprout (#69), Dodrio (#85)
  • Ash catches a Primeape in this episode.

25. Pokémon Scent-sation!Edit

  • Debuts: Gloom (#44), Vileplume (#45), Victreebel (#71), Grimer (#88), Exeggcute (#102), Tangela (#114)
  • Ash wins a Rainbow Badge (his fifth badge) from the Celadon City Gym.

26. Hypno's NaptimeEdit

  • Debuts: Psyduck (#54), Drowzee (#96), Hypno (#97)

27. Pokémon Fashion FlashEdit

  • Debuts: Male Nidoran (#32), Vulpix (#37), Venonat (#48)

28. The Punchy PokémonEdit

  • Debuts: Poliwrath (#62), Machop (#66), Machoke (#67), Machamp (#68), Hitmonlee (#106), Hitmonchan (#107)

29. Sparks Fly for MagnemiteEdit

  • Debuts: Fearow (#22), Female Nidoran (#29), Growlithe (#58), Magnemite (#81), Magneton (#82), Muk (#89)

30. Dig Those Diglett!Edit

  • Debuts: Arbok (#24), Diglett (#50), Dugtrio (#51), Weezing (#110)

31. The Ninja Poké-ShowdownEdit

  • Debuts: Golbat (#42), Venomoth (#49), Voltorb (#100)
  • Ash wins a Soul Badge in this episode at the Fuchsia Gym.

32. The Flame Pokémon-athon!Edit

  • Debuts: Sandslash (#28), Nidorina (#30), Ponyta (#77), Rapidash (#78), Electrode (#101), Rhyhorn (#111), Tauros (#128)

33. The Kangaskhan KidEdit

  • Debuts: Kangaskhan (#115)

34. The Bridge Bike GangEdit

  • Debuts: Golem (#76), Shellder (#90), Cloyster (#91)

35. Ditto's Mysterious MansionEdit

  • Debuts: Ditto (#132), Dratini (#147)

36. Pikachu's GoodbyeEdit

  • In this episode, Ash attempts to release Pikachu into the wild, but Pikachu returns to him.

37. The Battling Eevee BrothersEdit

  • Debuts: Ninetales (#38), Exeggutor (#103), Eevee (#133), Vaporeon (#134), Jolteon (#135), Flareon (#136)

38. Wake Up Snorlax!Edit

  • Debuts: Snorlax (#143)

39. Snowdown at Dark CityEdit

  • Debuts: Kingler (#99), Rhydon (#112), Scyther (#123), Electabuzz (#125)

40. The March of Exeggutor SquadEdit

  • Debuts: Charmeleon (#5)

41. The Problem with ParasEdit

  • Debuts: Parasect (#47)

42. The Song of JigglypuffEdit

  • Debuts: Jigglypuff (#39)

43. Attack of the Prehistoric PokémonEdit

  • Debuts: Charizard (#6), Omanyte (#138), Omastar (#139), Kabuto (#140), Kabutops (#141), Aerodactyl (#142)

44. A Chansey OperationEdit

  • Debuts: Ivysaur (#2), Nidoking (#34), Porygon (#137)

45. Holy Matrimony!Edit

  • In a flashback of James's childhood, it is revealed that he once owned a Growlithe, nicknamed "Growlie".

46. So Near, Yet So Farfetch'dEdit

  • Debuts: Farfetch'd (#83)

47. Who Gets to Keep Togepi?Edit

  • Togepi, first appearing in this episode, is not any of the first 151 Pokémon. Instead, it is #175, and therefore makes its video game debut with Pokémon Gold and Silver.

48. Bulbasaur's Mysterious GardenEdit

  • Ash's Bulbasaur refuses to evlove in this episode.

49. Princess vs. PrincessEdit

  • Debuts: Lickitung (#108)

50. The Purr-fect HeroEdit

51. The Case of the K-9 Caper!Edit

52. Pokémon PaparazziEdit

53. The Ultimate TestEdit

54. The Breeding Center SecretEdit

55. Riddle Me ThisEdit

  • Debuts: Magmar (#126)

56. Volcanic PanicEdit

  • Ash wins a Volcano Badge in this episode.

57. Beach Blank-Out BlastoiseEdit

  • Debuts: Wartortle (#8)

58. The Misty MermaidEdit

  • Debuts: Dewgong (#87), Seaking (#119)

59. Clefairy TalesEdit

60. The Battle of the BadgeEdit

  • Debuts: Nidoking (#34), Arcanine (#59), Mewtwo (#150)
  • Ash wins the Earth Badge at the Viridian City Gym, earning his ticket to the Pokémon League.

61. It's Mr. Mime TimeEdit

  • Debuts: Mr. Mime (#122)
  • Ash's mother, Delia, owns a Mr. Mime in this episode, nicknamed "Mimey".

62. Holiday Hi-JynxEdit

  • Debuts: Jynx (#124), Lapras (#131)

63. Snow Way OutEdit

  • This episode takes place before Episode 40, as Ash's Charmander is featured here.

64. Showdown at the Po-ké CorralEdit

  • Debuts: Doduo (#84)

65. The Evolution SolutionEdit

66. The Pi-KahunaEdit

67. Make Room for GloomEdit

68. Lights, Camera, Quack-tionEdit

  • Debuts: Wigglytuff (#40)

69. Go West Young MeowthEdit

  • Meowzie, a female Meowth given this nickname, appears in this episode.

70. To Master the Onixpected!Edit

71. The Ancient Puzzle of PokémopolisEdit

  • Debuts: Alakazam (#65)

72. Bad to the BoneEdit

  • Debuts: Marowak (#105)

73. All Fired Up!Edit

  • Debuts: Moltres (#146)

74. Round One - Begin!Edit

  • Debuts: Seadra (#117)

75. Fire and IceEdit

76. The Fourth Round RumbleEdit

77. A Friend in DeedEdit

78. Friend and Foe AlikeEdit

79. Friends to the EndEdit

  • This episode marks the end of the Indigo League.
  • The four Pokémon that did not appear within these 79 episodes were Golduck (#55), Articuno (#144), Zapdos (#145), and Dragonair (#148). Golduck first appeared in Pokémon: The First Movie (premiered in theaters 15 days before the last episode of the Indigo League), while Articuno and Zapdos first appeared in Pokémon: The Movie 2000 (premiered on July 21, 2000), and Dragonair made its debut in one of the three banned episodes (The Legend of Dratini). In the United States, it first appeared in a Master Quest episode, Dueling Heroes, in 2002.

Season 2: Orange IslandsEdit

80. Pallet Party Panic 

81. A Scare in the Air 

82. Pokéball Peril 

83. The Lost Lapras 

84. Fit to be Tide 

85. Pikachu Re-Volts 

86. The Crystal Onix 

87. In the Pink 

88. Shell Shock 

89. Stage Fight 

90. Bye Bye Psyduck 

91. The Joy of Pokémon 

92. Navel Maneuvers 

93. Snack Attack 

94. A Shipful of Shivers 

95. Meowth Rules! 

96. Tracey Gets Bugged 

97. A Way Off Day Off 

98. The Mandarin Island Miss-Match 

99. Wherefore Art Thou, Pokémon? 

100. Get Along, Little Pokémon 

101. The Mystery Menace 

102. Misty Meets Her Match 

103. Bound for Trouble 

104. Charizard Chills 

105. The Pokémon Water War 

106. Pokémon Food Fight 

107. Pokémon Double Trouble 

108. The Wacky Watcher 

109. The Stun Spore Detour 

110. Hello Pummelo 

111. Enter the Dragonite 

112. Viva Las Lapras 

113. The Underground Round Up 

114. A Tent Situation 

115. The Rivalry Revival

Near the beginning of this season, Brock leaves the group and Tracey takes his place. Then at the end of this season, Tracey leaves the group again after deciding to stay in Pallet Town and become Oak's assistant. Brock rejoins the group, and our heroes are off to a completely new Pokémon journey.

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