The Pokémon anime alternation and films are a meta-series of adventures abstracted from the assize that a lot of of the Pokémon video amateur chase (with the barring of Pokémon Yellow, a bold based on the anime storyline). The anime follows the adventure of the capital character, Ash Ketchum (known as Satoshi in Japan) a Pokémon Master in training, as he and a baby accumulation of friends biking about the apocryphal apple of Pokémon forth with their Pokémon partners. The aboriginal series, blue-blooded Pocket Monsters, or artlessly Pokémon in western countries (often referred to as Pokémon: Gotta Catch ‘Em All to analyze it from the after series), begins with Ash’s aboriginal day as a Pokémon trainer. His aboriginal (and signature) Pokémon is a Pikachu, differing from the games, area alone Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle could be chosen. The alternation follows the storyline of the aboriginal games, Pokémon Red and Blue, in the arena of Kanto. Accompanying Ash on his journeys are Brock, the Pewter City Gym Leader, and Misty, the youngest of the Gym Baton sisters from Cerulean City. Pokémon: Adventures in the Orange Islands follows Ash’s adventures in the Orange Islands, a abode different to the anime, and replaces Brock with Tracey Sketchit, an artisan and “Pokémon watcher”. The next series, based on the additional bearing of games, cover Pokémon: Johto Journeys, Pokémon: Johto League Champions, and Pokémon: Master Quest, afterward the aboriginal leash of Ash, Brock, and Misty in the western Johto region. The adventure continues in Pokémon: Advanced Battle, based on the third bearing games. Ash and aggregation biking to Hoenn, a southern arena in the Pokémon World. Ash takes on the role of a abecedary and coach for a amateur Pokémon trainer called May. Her brother Max accompanies them, and admitting he isn’t a trainer, he knows ample amounts of accessible information. Brock (from the aboriginal series) anon catches up with Ash, but Misty has alternate to Cerulean City to tend to her duties as a gym leader. (Misty, forth with added alternating characters, appears in the aftereffect alternation Pokémon Chronicles.) The Advanced Battle alternation concludes with the Battle Frontier saga, based on the Emerald adaptation and including aspects of FireRed and LeafGreen. The a lot of contempo alternation is the Diamond and Pearl series, with Max abrogation to aces his amateur Pokémon, and May traveling to the Grand Festival in Johto. Ash, Brock, and a new accompaniment called Dawn biking through the arena of Sinnoh. In accession to the TV series, eleven Pokémon films accept been made, with a twelfth to be appear in Japan in July 2008. Collective bonuses, such as promotional trading cards, accept been accessible with some of the films.