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(Japanese: '''サトシとゴウ、ルギアでゴー!''' ''{{tt|Satoshi|Ash}} and , Let's Go by Lugia!'') is the second episode of the {{series|new}}, and the 1,087th episode of the [[Pokémon anime]]. It is scheduled to air in Japan on November 24, 2019 <!-- and is scheduled to air in the United States on *day*-->.
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(Japanese: '''サトシとゴウ、ルギアでゴー!''' ''{{tt|Satoshi|Ash}} and Go, Let's Go by Lugia!'') is the second episode of the {{series|new}}, and the 1,087th episode of the [[Pokémon anime]]. It first aired in Japan on November 24, 2019<!-- and is scheduled to air in the United States on *day*-->.
 
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{{p|Dodrio}} crows as the sun rises over [[Pallet Town]]. The morning alarm sounds, waking {{AP|Pikachu}} up from his slumber. {{Ash}}, however, remains asleep. As Pikachu walks over to turn the alarm off, Ash grabs the {{i|Poké Ball}}-shaped device and throws it at the wall in his sleep. With the alarm clock broken, Pikachu resorts to zapping Ash to get him up, but this also fails. Soon, {{Delia}} enters the room and reminds her son that he needs to get off to [[Professor Oak's Laboratory]]. Ash finally wakes up in a state of panic before he and Pikachu rush off to the Lab.
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Ash and Pikachu arrive at the Lab, where they greet {{an|Professor Oak}} just as he is packing his car. Oak reveals that a new Professor is opening a lab in [[Vermilion City]], and invites Ash to attend the opening ceremony. Ash enthusiastically agrees to come along, as does Delia and [[Mimey]]. Delia admits she is looking forward to doing some shopping in Vermilion, much to Ash’s disappointment. During the cross-country road trip, Ash is thrilled to see all the [[wild Pokémon]] and is determined as ever to become a [[Pokémon Master]] alongside Pikachu.
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Oak pulls up in front of the [[Sakuragi Institute]], dropping off Ash and Delia while he looks for a parking spot. Eager to have a look around, Ash rushes up the fleet of steps only to be stopped by a yapping {{p|Yamper}}. Ash, however, is overcome by the Electric puppy's cuteness and tries to pat it. He eventually catches it, only to receive an electric shock for his efforts. Yamper then spots Pikachu and instantly takes a liking to him. After a day at school, [[Koharu]] stumbles upon the scene and simply walks around Ash to continue home. Professor Oak soon notices Ash sprawled on the ground and orders him to get up for the opening ceremony.
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Inside the Sakuragi Institute, [[Professor Sakuragi]], with his two [[Professors' aides|assistants]], [[Kikuna]] and [[Renji]], as well as Professor Oak on stage, welcomes the gathered press to his laboratory. Sakuragi explains that his Institute aims to understand everything about Pokémon to better understand the {{pkmn|world}}. Meanwhile, Koharu is waiting patiently upstairs for her friend {{an|Go}} to arrive for the opening ceremony. She is left unimpressed after she receives a text message from Go explaining that he will be late as he is waiting for a fateful encounter.
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Atop a building rooftop, Go analyses the weather conditions as he awaits his fateful encounter. Similarly, Sakuragi receives an alert, and after some analysis of the humidity and wind speeds he deduces that a rare Pokémon will arrive at the Vermilion Harbor in 20 minutes time. Ash rushes off to investigate further, and much of the crowd follows, suspecting it might be a [[Legendary Pokémon]]. Suddenly, a swirling dark cloud appears over the harbor and a {{p|Lugia}} roars into view. Other expectant {{pkmn|Trainer}}’s call on the Pokémon to take on the Legendary, but Lugia’s power easily takes out all of its opponents. Lugia lands by a pier to rest momentarily, though its break is interrupted by a battle challenge from Ash. Pikachu leaps into action, launching a {{m|Thunderbolt}}. Lugia shakes the attack off and replies with a flash of {{m|Ice Beam}} before flying off.
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Ash and Go remain determined, both leaping from ledges to land on Lugia. Go grabs a hold of Lugia’s tail, while Ash and Pikachu struggle to hold onto one of Lugia’s legs. Surprised at first, the two Trainers resort to helping each other onto Lugia’s back. Lugia, however, doesn’t seem to mind having passengers. Go takes the opportunity to record Lugia’s flapping fins and glimmering silver feathers on his [[Rotom Phone]]. Abruptly, Lugia flies up even higher to join a flock of passing {{p|Fearow}}. As Ash and Go admire the altitude, Lugia descends suddenly towards the ocean. The boys shriek as they anticipate the hard landing, but Lugia uses {{m|Hydro Pump}} to blast a hole into the water surface. Lugia soars through the wall of water and into the oceanic depths, teeming with {{t|Water}} Pokémon. A school of {{p|Horsea}} take the boys by surprise, almost causing Ash and Go to run out of air. Luckily, Lugia emerges from the water and take to the sky once again. Go is pleasantly surprised as Ash marvels over the wonders of Pokémon. Go formally introduces himself, revealing he is from Vermilion City and declares that he and Ash are now friends. Ash follow suit, introducing himself and Pikachu. Suddenly, Lugia tips its passengers off, and they land in a field of flowers. Lugia promptly leaves while Go and Ash wave the Legendary goodbye. The pair soon realize they need to get back to Vermilion.
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By evening they eventually arrive back at the Sakuragi Institute. There, Yamper enthusiastically greets Pikachu. Koharu, however, is still disappointed that Go failed to make it to the opening ceremony, She dismisses his Lugia encounter story and present Go with a handful of school worksheets. Go quickly perks after Koharu admits her father, Professor Sakuragi, is talking with Professor Oak. Inside, Sakuragi is thrilled by Go’s closeup footage of Lugia. Ash reveals that Lugia took a liking to them, after some reflection Go comes to the same conclusion. Sakuragi is impressed by the boys’ insights and proposes they become research fellows at his lab. Ash doesn’t quite understand, so Sakuragi elaborates that he wants them to meet Pokémon. Go accepts the honor, while Ash is excited by the future ahead. Delia reminds her son that commuting between Pallet Town and Vermilion City will be tough. At this, Professor Sakuragi presents the boys with their very own dorm room. The solution is a hit as the two boys squabble for the top bunk. Delia also decides that Mimey should also stay at the Sakuragi Institute to keep Ash out of trouble. As Delia and Oak prepare to drive back to Pallet Town, Delia orders her son to eat his vegetables and brush his teeth, to which Ash accepts. Delia also asks Go to look out for Ash, much to Ash’s embarrassment. Ash’s mom and Professor Oak soon leave.
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Koharu’s reminds her father that he forgot something. Sakuragi takes a moment to prepare before revealing the three [[starter Pokémon]] on offer at his lab: the {{t|Fire}} Pokémon {{p|Charmander}}, {{type|Grass}} {{p|Bulbasaur}} and Water-type {{p|Squirtle}}. Sakuragi prompts Go to make his selection. Go declares that his first choice is the [[Mythical Pokémon]] {{p|Mew}}. Sakuragi is left baffled, but Go insists that Mew is perfect for him. He shows a photograph of his first encounter with Mew, and the long-awaited ambition spurs Ash to cheer him onto success. While Koharu is left dumbfounded by the statement. Professor Sakuragi laughs and offers his encouragement to Go and Ash towards their goal of uncovering the secrets of Mew.
   
 
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* {{Ash}}
 
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* [[Professor Sakuragi]]
 
* [[Professor Sakuragi]]
 
* [[Kikuna]]
 
* [[Kikuna]]
 
* [[Renji]]
 
* [[Renji]]
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* {{p|Pikachu}} ({{OP|Ash|Pikachu}})
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* {{p|Mr. Mime}} ({{Delia}}'s; [[Mimey]])
 
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* {{p|Mankey}} (Trainer's)
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* {{p|Growlithe}} (Trainer's)
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* {{p|Magnemite}} (Trainer's)
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* {{p|Gengar}} (Trainer's)
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* {{p|Jolteon}} (Trainer's)
 
* {{p|Sudowoodo}} (Trainer's)
 
* {{p|Sudowoodo}} (Trainer's)
 
* {{p|Sableye}} (Trainer's)
 
* {{p|Sableye}} (Trainer's)
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* {{p|Bisharp}} (Trainer's)
 
 
* {{p|Garchomp}} (Trainer's)
 
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* {{p|Bisharp}} (Trainer's)
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* {{p|Corviknight}} (Trainer's; debut)
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* {{p|Charizard}} (Trainer's; video hologram)
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* {{p|Blastoise}} (Trainer's; video hologram)
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* {{p|Vulpix}} (Trainer's; video hologram)
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* {{p|Machoke}} (Trainer's; video hologram)
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* {{p|Bulbasaur}} ([[starter Pokémon]])
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* {{p|Charmander}} ([[starter Pokémon]])
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* {{p|Squirtle}} ([[starter Pokémon]])
 
* {{p|Lugia}}
 
* {{p|Lugia}}
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* {{p|Charmander}}
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* {{p|Rapidash}} (×2)
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* {{p|Dodrio}}
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* {{p|Dewgong}} (×3)
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* {{p|Cloyster}}
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* {{p|Kingler}}
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* {{p|Rhyhorn}} (×3)
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* {{p|Horsea}} (×5)
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* {{p|Seadra}}
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* {{p|Goldeen}} (×3)
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* {{p|Staryu}} (×3)
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* {{p|Starmie}} (×2)
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* {{p|Magikarp}} (×4)
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* {{p|Omanyte}}
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* {{p|Snorlax}}
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* {{p|Caterpie}} (×3; video hologram)
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* {{p|Butterfree}} (×2; video hologram)
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* {{p|Kakuna}} (×2; video hologram)
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* {{p|Pidgey}} (×4; video hologram)
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* {{p|Pidgeotto}} (×4; video hologram)
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* {{p|Spearow}} (×3; video hologram)
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* {{p|Oddish}} (×4; video hologram)
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* {{p|Tentacruel}} (×3; video hologram)
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* {{p|Shellder}} (×5; video hologram)
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* {{p|Cloyster}} (video hologram)
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* {{p|Kingler}} (video hologram)
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* {{p|Horsea}} (×4; video hologram)
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* {{p|Seadra}} (×3; video hologram)
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* {{p|Staryu}} (×4; video hologram)
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==Trivia==
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* [[Pokémon Shiritori]] replaced [[Type: Wild]] as the [[List of Japanese ending themes|Japanese ending theme]].
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* At the beginning of the episode, a collection of {{Ash}}'s previous [[Badge]]s and trophies are shown in his room. They include:
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** The [[Winner's Trophy]] from the [[Orange League]].
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** His Badges from [[Hoenn]], [[Sinnoh]], [[Unova]], and [[Kalos]].
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** His [[Symbol]]s from the [[Kanto]] {{gdis|Battle Frontier|III}}.
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** His [[Z-Power Ring]], equipped with his [[Pikashunium Z]].
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** His Championship Trophy from the [[Manalo Conference]].
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** A model of {{an|Professor Kukui|the Masked Royal}}.
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** A [[Poké Doll]], a possble reference to [[Lillie]]'s departure during the ending of {{g|Sun and Moon}}.
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* During [[Professor Sakuragi]]'s presentation of the [[Pokémon world]], one of the pictures shown depicts a {{p|Machoke}} carrying a box with {{p|Pikachu}}'s face from [[Pokémon Quest]] on it.
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* {{an|Go}}, Ash, {{MTR}}, and {{AP|Pikachu}} narrate the preview for the [[SS003|next episode]].
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* This episode marks the first appearance of a {{p|Omanyte}} in the {{pkmn|anime}} since ''[[DP108|Dealing With Defensive Types!]]'', 513 episodes earlier.
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File:Ash Trophy Display SS002.png|Ash's Badge and trophy collection
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Latest revision as of 03:03, 11 December 2019

These donuts are great! This article is about an episode of the Pokémon anime that has not been dubbed into English. As such, its coverage may contain romanized Japanese names, rather than dub names.
SS001
New series
SS003
SS002
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SS002   EP1087
サトシとゴウ、ルギアでゴー!
Satoshi and Go, Let's Go by Lugia!
First broadcast
Japan November 24, 2019
United States
English themes
Opening
Ending
Japanese themes
Opening 1・2・3
Ending ポケモンしりとり(ピカチュウ→ミュウVer.)
Credits
Animation Team Kato
Screenplay 米村正二 Shōji Yonemura
Storyboard 小平麻紀 Maki Kodaira
Assistant director 中田誠 Makoto Nakata
Animation director 村田理 Osamu Murata
No additional credits are available at this time.

(Japanese: サトシとゴウ、ルギアでゴー! Satoshi and Go, Let's Go by Lugia!) is the second episode of the new series, and the 1,087th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on November 24, 2019.

201 Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details. 201

Plot

Dodrio crows as the sun rises over Pallet Town. The morning alarm sounds, waking Pikachu up from his slumber. Ash, however, remains asleep. As Pikachu walks over to turn the alarm off, Ash grabs the Poké Ball-shaped device and throws it at the wall in his sleep. With the alarm clock broken, Pikachu resorts to zapping Ash to get him up, but this also fails. Soon, Delia enters the room and reminds her son that he needs to get off to Professor Oak's Laboratory. Ash finally wakes up in a state of panic before he and Pikachu rush off to the Lab.

Ash and Pikachu arrive at the Lab, where they greet Professor Oak just as he is packing his car. Oak reveals that a new Professor is opening a lab in Vermilion City, and invites Ash to attend the opening ceremony. Ash enthusiastically agrees to come along, as does Delia and Mimey. Delia admits she is looking forward to doing some shopping in Vermilion, much to Ash’s disappointment. During the cross-country road trip, Ash is thrilled to see all the wild Pokémon and is determined as ever to become a Pokémon Master alongside Pikachu.

Oak pulls up in front of the Sakuragi Institute, dropping off Ash and Delia while he looks for a parking spot. Eager to have a look around, Ash rushes up the fleet of steps only to be stopped by a yapping Yamper. Ash, however, is overcome by the Electric puppy's cuteness and tries to pat it. He eventually catches it, only to receive an electric shock for his efforts. Yamper then spots Pikachu and instantly takes a liking to him. After a day at school, Koharu stumbles upon the scene and simply walks around Ash to continue home. Professor Oak soon notices Ash sprawled on the ground and orders him to get up for the opening ceremony.

Inside the Sakuragi Institute, Professor Sakuragi, with his two assistants, Kikuna and Renji, as well as Professor Oak on stage, welcomes the gathered press to his laboratory. Sakuragi explains that his Institute aims to understand everything about Pokémon to better understand the world. Meanwhile, Koharu is waiting patiently upstairs for her friend Go to arrive for the opening ceremony. She is left unimpressed after she receives a text message from Go explaining that he will be late as he is waiting for a fateful encounter.

Atop a building rooftop, Go analyses the weather conditions as he awaits his fateful encounter. Similarly, Sakuragi receives an alert, and after some analysis of the humidity and wind speeds he deduces that a rare Pokémon will arrive at the Vermilion Harbor in 20 minutes time. Ash rushes off to investigate further, and much of the crowd follows, suspecting it might be a Legendary Pokémon. Suddenly, a swirling dark cloud appears over the harbor and a Lugia roars into view. Other expectant Trainer’s call on the Pokémon to take on the Legendary, but Lugia’s power easily takes out all of its opponents. Lugia lands by a pier to rest momentarily, though its break is interrupted by a battle challenge from Ash. Pikachu leaps into action, launching a Thunderbolt. Lugia shakes the attack off and replies with a flash of Ice Beam before flying off.

Ash and Go remain determined, both leaping from ledges to land on Lugia. Go grabs a hold of Lugia’s tail, while Ash and Pikachu struggle to hold onto one of Lugia’s legs. Surprised at first, the two Trainers resort to helping each other onto Lugia’s back. Lugia, however, doesn’t seem to mind having passengers. Go takes the opportunity to record Lugia’s flapping fins and glimmering silver feathers on his Rotom Phone. Abruptly, Lugia flies up even higher to join a flock of passing Fearow. As Ash and Go admire the altitude, Lugia descends suddenly towards the ocean. The boys shriek as they anticipate the hard landing, but Lugia uses Hydro Pump to blast a hole into the water surface. Lugia soars through the wall of water and into the oceanic depths, teeming with Water Pokémon. A school of Horsea take the boys by surprise, almost causing Ash and Go to run out of air. Luckily, Lugia emerges from the water and take to the sky once again. Go is pleasantly surprised as Ash marvels over the wonders of Pokémon. Go formally introduces himself, revealing he is from Vermilion City and declares that he and Ash are now friends. Ash follow suit, introducing himself and Pikachu. Suddenly, Lugia tips its passengers off, and they land in a field of flowers. Lugia promptly leaves while Go and Ash wave the Legendary goodbye. The pair soon realize they need to get back to Vermilion.

By evening they eventually arrive back at the Sakuragi Institute. There, Yamper enthusiastically greets Pikachu. Koharu, however, is still disappointed that Go failed to make it to the opening ceremony, She dismisses his Lugia encounter story and present Go with a handful of school worksheets. Go quickly perks after Koharu admits her father, Professor Sakuragi, is talking with Professor Oak. Inside, Sakuragi is thrilled by Go’s closeup footage of Lugia. Ash reveals that Lugia took a liking to them, after some reflection Go comes to the same conclusion. Sakuragi is impressed by the boys’ insights and proposes they become research fellows at his lab. Ash doesn’t quite understand, so Sakuragi elaborates that he wants them to meet Pokémon. Go accepts the honor, while Ash is excited by the future ahead. Delia reminds her son that commuting between Pallet Town and Vermilion City will be tough. At this, Professor Sakuragi presents the boys with their very own dorm room. The solution is a hit as the two boys squabble for the top bunk. Delia also decides that Mimey should also stay at the Sakuragi Institute to keep Ash out of trouble. As Delia and Oak prepare to drive back to Pallet Town, Delia orders her son to eat his vegetables and brush his teeth, to which Ash accepts. Delia also asks Go to look out for Ash, much to Ash’s embarrassment. Ash’s mom and Professor Oak soon leave.

Koharu’s reminds her father that he forgot something. Sakuragi takes a moment to prepare before revealing the three starter Pokémon on offer at his lab: the Fire Pokémon Charmander, Grass-type Bulbasaur and Water-type Squirtle. Sakuragi prompts Go to make his selection. Go declares that his first choice is the Mythical Pokémon Mew. Sakuragi is left baffled, but Go insists that Mew is perfect for him. He shows a photograph of his first encounter with Mew, and the long-awaited ambition spurs Ash to cheer him onto success. While Koharu is left dumbfounded by the statement. Professor Sakuragi laughs and offers his encouragement to Go and Ash towards their goal of uncovering the secrets of Mew.

Major events

For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.

Debuts

Pokémon debuts

Characters

Humans

Dare da?

Pokémon

Who's That Pokémon?: Lugia (Japan)

Trivia

An illustration of Ash, Pikachu, and Go riding Lugia by HYOGONOSUKE

Errors

Dub edits

In other languages


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