Classic Pokemon Go

Pokémon: 10 Classic Episodes Worth Streaming on Netflix This Weekend

If you’re an avid Pokémon Go player, there’s a good chance you’ve canceled all prior weekend plans in favor of two straight days of monster hunting. But what will you do when you’re not busy walking into traffic? (Come on, you have to recharge that phone eventually!)

That’s where TVLine comes in: We say, why not spend your downtime remembering what made you fall in love with these battle-ready weirdos in the first place? We curated a list of 10 totally re-watchable episodes of the original Pokémon series — From Ash and Pikachu’s awkward meeting to Jigglypuff’s glorious first note — to keep your blood flowing between hunts.

(Disclaimer: Netflix, for some unholy reason, only has 52 episodes available to stream from Season 1, so don’t expect our list to go beyond that.)

Click through our gallery of picks below, then drop a comment with your own favorite episode(s).

Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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  1. spindae2 says:

    I was like 10 years old when “Goodbye Butterfree” aired, it broke my heart. God I’m old.

  2. Dominique says:

    Goodbye Butterfree and Pikachu’s goodbye were the. WORST. I remember being 7 years old and watching them and just crying and my mom didn’t understand lol.

  3. Eli says:

    So sad that Netflix only has 52 episodes. The one where he leaves Pidgeot is a good one. And the first movie is also a must!

    • Tony says:

      Agree about the first movie. Mewtwo was such a great “bad guy”. The scene where Ash dies (?) and Pikachu tries to revive him is such a tearjerker

  4. Dennis says:

    OMG Goodbye Butterfree :*(

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  6. steven says:

    Jigglypuff the “Beyonce” of Pokemon? I don’t get it.

    • Jacob says:

      If Jigglypuff’s song had human lyrics, they would totally be “I’mma I’mma a diva”. She is totally Sasha Fierce.

  7. Cory says:

    My favorite ep based on memory was one I think was about a haunted lighthouse and a sea maiden or something. I thought it was so cool as a kid.

  8. jjiggsmi says:

    I would like to take credit for this article since i was the one who asked the “Pokemon Go” question on AALive *sunglasses emoji*