Challenge of the Samurai
Season 1 Indigo Leage, Episode 4
Air date Japan: April 22, 1997

US: September 11, 1998

Episode guide
IL003: Ash Catches a Pokémon
IL005: Showdown in Pewter City
Challenge of the Samurai is the 4th episode of the Indigo League season. It first aired in Japan on April 22, 1997 and in the US on September 11, 1998.

Episode SynopsisEdit

Ash and Misty are now wandering through Viridian Forest. A Samurai challenges Ash to a battle, and it turns out to be Metapod vs. Metapod. After a short time, a swarm of Beedrill attacks, and Ash's Metapod is taken by them. Can Ash get his Pokémon back from them or will it be doomed to live its life without Ash? Also, Ash's Metapod evolves into a beautiful Butterfree.

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