Episode #08 - The Path to the Pokemon League

After receiving his second badge, Ash sets off triumphantly for Vermilion City. Along the way, they hear of a trainer named A.J., a fierce-Pokemon-trainer who has never lost a match. Full of self-confidence from his own record of ten victories in a row, Ash heads directly for the gym to find his new opponent. When they arrive, a huge bulletin in front of the gym announcing, "This Gym Not Authorized by the Pokemon League" along with a neon sign declaring "98 Consecutive Victories" appeal to Ashs over-confidence. A.J. is on the brink of achieving his goal of 100 straight victories, after which he will embark on a journey to gather badges. Ash loses to A.J., and the attacking Team Rocket did too. And so, A.J. got his 100th win, and went on to earn badges.