Episode 11 - Charmander-The Stray Pokemon|
Still on there way, Ash, Misty and Brock stumble upon a Charmander sitting on a big rock. Pikachu talks to Charmander and explains to Ash that Charmander is on the rock because he is waiting for his trainer to come and pick him up. Therefore, Ash and company leave to go to a Pokemon Center to spend the night.
While eating inside the Pokemon Center, Brock heres that a trainer named Damien was telling all his friends that he left his weak Charmander out in the rain to die. Being the good hearted people that they are, Ash, Misty, and Brock left out to save a pokemon in need so they could get him to the Pokemon Center.
The next morning, Ash wakes up to find Charmander has left the center to go wait at the rock for Damien. Misty explains to Ash that Charmander feels loyal to Damien, even if he is a creep and that they should move on.
Once again, on there way to Ashís 3rd gym, the gang falls into a hole dug by Team Rocket. Pikachu didnít fall in, but his thunder attack failed because of Team Rocketís rubber suits. With Pikachu in there hands, itís Charmander to the rescue with a powerful flamethrower attack which sends Team Rocket flying. Then, Damien suddenly appears and he wants Charmander back after seeing how strong he is. But, Charmander has learned his lesson and send Damien back with a flamethrower. Ash then realizes he has made a new friend and Charmander is now Ashís fifth pokemon!
Important Events : Ash catches a Charmander.