JN001 : Enter Pikachu!
Pokémon Journeys: The Series
JN003 : Ivysaur's Mysterious Tower!
Legend? Go! Friends? Go!
JN002   EP1087
Satoshi and Go, Let's Go by Lugia!
First broadcast
Japan November 24, 2019
United States June 12, 2020
English themes
Opening The Journey Starts Today
Japanese themes
Opening 1・2・3
Ending ポケモンしりとり(ピカチュウ→ミュウVer.)
Animation Team Kato
Screenplay 米村正二 Shōji Yonemura
Storyboard 小平麻紀 Maki Kodaira
Assistant director 中田誠 Makoto Nakata
Animation director 村田理 Osamu Murata
Additional credits

Legend? Go! Friends? Go! (Japanese: サトシとゴウ、ルギアでゴー! Satoshi and Go, Let's Go by Lugia!) is the second episode of Pokémon Journeys: The Series, and the 1,087th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on November 24, 2019, in Canada on May 16, 2020, in the United Kingdom on May 25, 2020 as a sneak peek, and in the United States on June 12, 2020.

Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.


Ash is attending the opening of Professor Cerise’s new research laboratory in Vermilion City, but the day’s events take an unexpected turn when the Legendary Pokémon Lugia appears nearby! Ash rushes to battle it, but when he jumps onto the massive Pokémon’s back, he finds he’s not alone! A boy named Goh is there, too, documenting everything he can about Lugia. The Pokémon takes Ash and Goh on an amazing adventure, with Goh capturing it all on camera. Professor Cerise is so impressed with the results, he offers Ash and Goh positions as research fellows at the lab—which they both gladly accept!


The morning alarm sounds, waking Pikachu up from his sleep, but Ash remains asleep. As Pikachu walks over to turn the alarm off, Ash grabs the Poké Ball-shaped device and throws it at the wall in his sleep. With the alarm clock broken, Pikachu resorts to zapping Ash to get him up, but this also fails. Soon, Delia enters the room and reminds her son that he needs to get off to Professor Oak's Laboratory. Ash finally wakes up in a state of panic before he and Pikachu rush off to the Lab.

Ash and Pikachu arrive at the lab, where they greet Professor Oak just as he is packing his car. Oak reveals that a new Professor is opening a lab in Vermilion City, and invites Ash to attend the opening ceremony. Ash enthusiastically agrees to come along, as does Delia and Mimey. Delia admits she is looking forward to doing some shopping in Vermilion, much to Ash's disappointment. During the cross-country road trip, Ash is thrilled to see all the wild Pokémon and is determined as ever to become a Pokémon Master alongside Pikachu.

Oak pulls up in front of the Cerise Laboratory, dropping off Ash and Delia while he looks for a parking spot. Eager to have a look around, Ash rushes up the fleet of steps only to be stopped by a yapping Yamper. Ash, however, is overcome by the Electric puppy's cuteness and tries to pat it. He eventually catches it, only to receive an electric shock for his efforts. Yamper spots Pikachu and instantly takes a liking to him. After a day at school, Chloe stumbles upon the scene and simply walks around Ash to continue home. Professor Oak soon notices Ash sprawled on the ground and orders him to get up for the opening ceremony.

Inside the Cerise Laboratory, Professor Cerise, with his two assistants, Chrysa and Ren, as well as Professor Oak on stage, welcomes the gathered press to his laboratory. Cerise explains that his Institute aims to understand everything about Pokémon to better understand the world. Meanwhile, Chloe is waiting patiently upstairs for her friend Goh to arrive for the opening ceremony. She is left unimpressed after she receives a text message from Goh explaining that he will be late as he is waiting for a fateful encounter.

Atop a building rooftop, Goh analyses the weather conditions as he awaits his fateful encounter. Similarly, Cerise receives an alert, and after some analysis of the humidity and wind speeds, he deduces that a rare Pokémon will arrive at the Vermilion Harbor in 20 minutes. Ash rushes off to investigate further, and much of the crowd follows, suspecting it might be a Legendary Pokémon. Suddenly, a swirling dark cloud appears over the harbor and a Lugia roars into view. Other expectant Trainers call on their Pokémon to take on the Legendary in a Raid Battle, but Lugia's power easily takes out all of its opponents. Lugia lands by a pier to rest momentarily, though its break is interrupted by a battle challenge from Ash. Pikachu leaps into action, launching a Thunderbolt. Lugia shakes the attack off and replies with a flash of Aeroblast before flying off.

Ash and Goh remain determined, both leaping from ledges to land on Lugia. Goh grabs a hold of Lugia's tail, while Ash and Pikachu struggle to hold onto one of Lugia's legs. Surprised at first, the two Trainers resort to helping each other onto Lugia's back. Lugia, however, doesn't seem to mind having passengers. Goh takes the opportunity to record Lugia's flapping fins and glimmering silver feathers on his Rotom Phone. Abruptly, Lugia flies up even higher to join a flock of passing Fearow. As Ash and Goh admire the altitude, Lugia descends suddenly towards the ocean. The boys shriek as they anticipate the hard landing, but Lugia uses Hydro Pump to blast a hole into the water surface. Lugia soars through the wall of water and into the oceanic depths, teeming with Water Pokémon. A school of Horsea take the boys by surprise, almost causing Ash and Goh to run out of air. Luckily, Lugia emerges from the water and take to the sky once again. Goh is pleasantly surprised as Ash marvels over the wonders of Pokémon. Goh formally introduces himself, revealing he is from Vermilion City, and declares that he and Ash are now friends. Ash follows suit, introducing himself and Pikachu. Suddenly, Lugia tips its passengers off, and they land in a field of flowers. Lugia promptly leaves while Goh and Ash wave the Legendary goodbye. The pair enjoy the moment, but then realize they don't know where they are or how to get back to Vermilion.

By evening, the two boys finally arrive back at the Cerise Laboratory. There, Yamper enthusiastically greets Pikachu. Chloe, however, is still disappointed that Goh failed to make it to the opening ceremony. She dismisses his Lugia encounter story and presents Goh with a handful of school worksheets. Goh quickly perks after Chloe admits her father, Professor Cerise, is talking with Professor Oak. Inside, Cerise is thrilled by Goh's closeup footage of Lugia. Ash reveals that Lugia took a liking to them, and Goh soon comes to the same conclusion as well. Cerise is impressed by the boys' insights and proposes they become research fellows at his lab. Ash doesn't quite understand, so Cerise elaborates that he wants them to meet Pokémon. Goh accepts the honor, while Ash is excited by the future ahead. Delia reminds her son that commuting between Pallet Town and Vermilion City will be tough. At this, Professor Cerise presents the boys with their very own dorm room. The solution is a hit as the two boys squabble for the top bunk. Delia also decides that Mimey should also stay at the Cerise Laboratory to keep Ash out of trouble. As Delia and Oak prepare to drive back to Pallet Town, Delia tells her son to eat his vegetables and brush his teeth, to which Ash embarrassedly accepts. Delia also asks Goh to look out for Ash, much to his embarrassment, before leaving with Professor Oak.

Chloe reminds her father that he forgot something. Cerise takes a moment to prepare before revealing the three first partner Pokémon on offer at his lab: the Fire Pokémon Charmander, Grass-type Bulbasaur and Water-type Squirtle. Cerise prompts Goh to make his selection. Goh declares that his first choice is the Mythical Pokémon Mew. Cerise is left baffled, but Goh insists that Mew is perfect for him. He shows a photograph of his first encounter with Mew, and the long-awaited ambition spurs Ash to cheer him onto success, while Chloe is left dumbfounded by the statement. Professor Cerise laughs and offers his encouragement to Goh and Ash towards their goal of uncovering the secrets of Mew.

Major events

For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the history page.



Pokémon debuts



Dare da?


Who's That Pokémon?

Who's That Pokémon?: Lugia


An illustration of Ash, Pikachu, and Goh riding Lugia by HYOGONOSUKE[1]
Ash's Badge and trophy collection


Who's That Pokémon? error

Dub edits

  • The Japanese texts depicting Pallet Town and Vermilion City's names are edited out.
  • The English dub omits a line where Ash asks Yamper where it's from, and because of this, his following question about what its name is and request to pet it "just a little" are moved to slightly earlier in the scene. Right before Ash grabs Yamper in the dub, he says he won't hurt it, a statement he did not make at all in the Japanese version.

In other languages

JN001 : Enter Pikachu!
Pokémon Journeys: The Series
JN003 : Ivysaur's Mysterious Tower!
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