Pokémon is an animation franchise produced by Toei Animation, based on the homonym video game series created by Satoshi Tajiri. The first season hired for the first time in 1997 and was directed by Kunihiko Yuyama. The pictures on this page are a collection of artworks created for this anime franchise.
After he turns 10 years old, Ash Ketchum is allowed to start his journey in the world of Pokémon and dreams of becoming a Pokémon master. On the day he is to receive his first Pokémon, Ash wakes in a panic, having overslept. When he finally reaches Oak's Lab, the local Pokémon researcher has already given away the three Pokémon he entrusts to new trainers. The only one that he has left is a Pikachu, that he gives to Ash. Determined to make it on his journey, Ash does his best to befriend Pikachu, but the little critter does not trust him and will not even return to its ball, even attacking Ash with its unique electric powers. It is only after Ash protects it from a group of angry Spearow that Pikachu realizes how much Ash cares. Their relationship suddenly change and their journey begins..