Having learned of the Safari Zone – a place where you can pay money to catch rare Pokémon – Ash, Brock and Misty search the land around Fuchsia City to find this exciting place. Eventually they come across it, in the episode called ‘The Legend Of Dratini’, an episode that has never aired outside of Japan. There’s a grumpy old warden in charge of the Safari Zone, and while the gang pay their money, we discover that pesky Team Rocket is hiding out on the roof, listening to Ash’s plans. The warden soon spots them, and they find out why he carries a gun under his arm wherever he goes! There’s something strange about this warden though, as Ash discusses with Professor Oak when he calls him to tell him about the adventure they are about to embark on.
The warden has pictures of himself with a Dratini all over his office. Oak thinks that perhaps there is a Dratini in the Safari Zone, but the warden wants to keep it a secret to avoid losing it like so many rare Pokémon have been lost. But it’s not long before Ash is catching his first Pokémon in the zone – a Tauros from a herd that stampede as they enter. What else will the Safari Zone have to offer? You’ll have to track this episode down and watch it to find out!