Plot: After he turns 10 years old, Ash Ketchum (Satoshi in Japan) is allowed to start his journey in the world of Pokemon and dreams of becoming a Pokemon master. On the day he is to receive his first Pokemon, Ash wakes in a panic, having overslept. Professor Oak, the local Pokemon researcher, has already given away the three Pokemon (Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle) he entrusts to new Pokemon Trainers when Ash finally reaches Oak's Lab. The only Pokemon that he has left is a Pikachu, which he gives to Ash. Determined to make it on his journey, Ash does his best to befriend Pikachu, but it does not trust him and will not even return to its Poke Ball, even attacking Ash with its electric powers. It is only after Ash protects Pikachu from a group of angry Spearow that Pikachu realizes how much Ash cares, leading it to save Ash. Afterwards, they both see a mysterious and unidentifiable Pokemon that spurs both of them to work towards Ash's goal.