Pokemon is awesome and it always will be. Did you know that in the first games Red and Blue (Green if Japanese) the player you are is named Red. Did you know Red has an anime counterpart? His name is Ash, Ash Ketchum. In Pokemon episode one, Ash Ketchum has been on the screen. And now the anime is in the six hundreds, Ash’s clothes and voice might have changed but he is still Ash! Ash grew up in Pallet Town, a small down in the Kanto region. This town also has Professor Samuel Oak’s Pokemon Laboratory. In there you can get a fire type Charmander, grass type Bulbasaur or water type Squirtle.
On Ash’s first day he overslept and wasn’t able to get one of the above starters. So Professor Oak gave Ash a Pikachu. This Pikachu is still wild at the time and shocks Ash and ignores him the entire time. Pikachu wouldn’t even battle for Ash at the start. Ash had to throw rocks at the Pokemon he wanted to capture. He agitated a Spearow and Ash basically just ran from them. Pikachu was injured and needed a Pokemon Center so he can be healed. Ash hurried and stole a bike from a girl named Misty. He came close and the bike slipped. Ash then stood up and was willing to take the hits to protect Pikachu, but Pikachu got up and ran to his shoulders and shocked all the Spearow, also destroying the bike. And that is basically the first episode of Pokemon.
To this day Ash has a Pikachu as his partner, this Pikachu is the very same one he started is very first adventure with. Isn’t that pretty awesome? In the eighth movie, Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, Ash made a reference to how he and Pikachu first became friends, which is the moment with the Spearow. Ash has traveled and challenged the Pokemon League by collecting all the badges. Ash also went to the Orange Islands and beat the league. He also challenged Hoen, Johto, Sinnoh, and someday soon he will challenge the Unova League. Ash is a pretty commited Pokemon trainer, isn’t he?