Ash Ketchum is finally 10 years old and may now become a pokémon trainer! Arriving late to Professor Oak’s laboratory, Ash almost misses his chance to start his journey. Professor Oak manages to save him by offering a more than reluctant Pikachu. Pikachu refuses to listen, obey, or assist Ash in capturing any new pokémon. Ash tries to capture pokémon without the help of Pikachu – which results in Ash angering a flock of Spearow!