Japanese name: Pikachu
First Appeared: Episode 1: Pokemon! I Choose You!
Description: Yellow, red cheeks, brown stripes
Information: Pikachu is Ash's first Pokemon. Ash received Pikachu from Prof. Oak after he slept in and Pikachu was the only Pokemon left. At first Pikachu wouldn't obey Ash. When a flock of Spearow attacked them Pikachu instantly jumped to protect Ash and that's when their friendship began. Pikachu is Ash's strongest Pokemon and dislikes being in a Pokeball. Ash and Pikachu share a special bond and are very loyal to one another. Pikachu would do anything for Ash and the two are inseparable.