“Pikachu, you’re a Pika-pal!”

Misty

Misty is a character who premiered in the first episode of the Pokémon anime.

In the first episode, she meets Ash after fishing him out of a lake while he was trying to get away from a flock of Spearow. Ash then takes Misty’s bike from her in order to escape the Spearow which is then inadvertently wrecked by Pikachu’s Thunder Shock. Misty then tracks down Ash and follows him around on his adventures until he can pay her back, although she eventually forgets about the bike and becomes one of Ash’s closest friends in the process. However, at the end of their journey through the Johto Region, Misty’s bike has been fully repaired, and she departs to return home to Cerulean City to resume her duties as a Gym Leader.