The Adventure Begins
Za Bōken Biginzu
S1V01 titlecard
Episodes 47
(FL001 - FL047)
Region(s) Kanto
Preceded by None
Followed by [[Best Wishes]]
English Sanctuary
Japanese Passion パシオン

The Adventure Begins (Japanese: アドベンチャービギンズ Za Bōken Biginzu) is the first arc of The Alexis Saga series. The arc surrounds Alexis and her friends Gary, Morty and Greta as she begins her own adventure, travelling in the Sevii Islands. It premiered on November 12, 2009 in Japan and April 12, 2010 in the U.S. with On the Road Again! and ended on August 28, 2010 in all territories with Where Will the Road Take Me?.


Now broken from the chains of Team Galactic, a free women and her memories partially restored, Alexis decided to make a life-changing decision to go on an adventure to new places after remaining in Sinnoh for so long. With her past still so hazy in her own mind, Alexis takes her first step into the big wide world by travelling to the Sevii Islands. As one of the first places she remembers as a child, she hoped traveling there would open her mind to her past.

But it didn't take long for the drama to catch up to her; after Team Rocket, an evil organization, discovered Alexis was out of Team Galactic following their disbandment, their plans in the Sevii Islands came to a head - but with Alexis discovering something shady going on in the archipelago islands, it doesn't take long for the two parties to clash.

But when drama wasn't filling the islands, Alexis was exploring each, meeting several new friends along the way; former Kanto Champion Gary, Fighting-type Specialist and Hoenn Arena Tycoon Greta and Johto Gym Leader and Ghost-type Specialist Morty.

Will the Sevii Islands unlock any secrets within Alexis's mind?

Episode list

Episode Code Information Air date
Japan U.S.
FL001 On the Road Again! Nov 12, 2009 Apr 12, 2010
Alexis arrives at her childhood home for the first time in years. After a visit from Professor Rowan who gives her a Starter Pokémon a ticket to the Sevii Islands with a request to meet a young programmer, she decides to begin her journey.
FL002 An Intellectual Meeting! Nov 16, 2009 Apr 16, 2010
Alexis is met by the young programmer Bill as she arrives on Knot Island. He tells her that he wants to help her by giving her a Pokédex, but it requires a lot of work; and so asks her to run and errand for him. However, the item he wants her to deliver is stolen. Can she get it back and deliver it safely?
FL003 A Champion Savior! Nov 23, 2009 Apr 19, 2010
The man who helped Alexis retrieve the stolen item reveals himself to be Gary, who was heading to meet his grandfather Professor Oak. Alexis tags along after recognizing the name, and the Professor reveals he's remembers her from childhood, before giving both Gary and herself a Starter Pokémon from Johto. Immediately following this, Gary asks for a battle, but will Alexis be confident to have a friendly battle opposed to a vicious one?
FL004 Rough Encounter! Gary vs. Biker! Nov 30, 2009 Apr 23, 2010
Alexis and Gary head to Boon Island to drop off the Meteorite for Bill at the Game Corner. However, the man is less than happy after he reveals his daughter Lostelle has gone missing. Alexis and Gary offer to look for her, before a biker rushes in and causes a mess, causing Gary to battle him.
FL005 Gang's of Terror! Dec 07, 2009 Apr 26, 2010
Arriving on Kin Island, Gary and Alexis discover that the island has been overrun by a Biker gang. The duo try to locate Lostelle, however, they run into trouble when the Biker Gang threaten them to leave. Can Alexis and Gary take down the Biker Gang?
FL006 The Lightning Bond! Dec 14, 2009 Apr 30, 2010
The duo head onto Bond Bridge on their way to find Lostelle, but are stopped in their tracks when a Pachirisu stands in their way, seemingly distressed. Can they help the young Pokémon and continue on their search for Lostelle?
FL007 Berry Forest! A Sticky Situation! Dec 21, 2009 May 03, 2010
Getting closer to Lostelle, the duo meet a feisty girl named Greta who gets herself tangled in a fight between a sticky Pokémon
FL008 A Hypontizing Haunting! Dec 28, 2009 May 07, 2010
The group finally locate Lostelle, but they encounter a Hypno who won't let her go. Can the trio help Lostelle escape?
FL009 Just Another Request! Jan 04, 2010 May 10, 2010
Finally returning Lostelle home and delivering the Meteorite, Alexis returns to Knot Island to see Bill and Celio. After being handed a Pokédex, Alexis asks Gary and Greta to continue to journey with them if they please. Also, Alexis receives an Egg from Celio, who asks if she could do him a favour and recover a special gemstone while she travels.
FL010 No Hiding for Greta! Jan 11, 2010 May 14, 2010
The trio explore further into Knot Island, but Greta becomes sheepish when a man storms towards her. It's not long before Greta is led to reveal the exact reason she's not in Hoenn. But why is she hesitant to return?
FL011 Do Not Pass Go! Jan 18, 2010 May 17, 2010
The trio are told about a possible place to find the mysterious stone Celio requested, but are stopped in their tracks when a pair of men refuse to let them pass. But why won't they let them pass and what are they hiding?
FL012 The Burning Embers! Jan 25, 2010 May 21, 2010
The group walk through Mt. Ember, and come close to retrieving the Ruby, however, a rather complicated puzzle stands in their way. Can they crack the code and protect themselves from the puzzles mysteries?
FL013 Stopped in their Tracks! Feb 01, 2010 May 24, 2010
Returning to Celio, they are bemused to find out there is yet another stone to be found on another island. The group decide to make an unexpected break, but it doesn't take long for them to have to spring into action after a team of Pokémon stop people from leaving the island.
FL014 Unconventional Methods! Feb 08, 2010 May 28, 2010
After an unexpected pit stop on the border of Floe Island, Alexis decides to train with her team mates. But being the first time she's worked as a friend, will she be successful.
FL015 Fall on a Crack, Break Your Back! Feb 15, 2010 May 31, 2010
The group venture into Icefall Cave, still in search of the Sapphire. But they come before an obstacle as the ice covering the ice-cold waters below begin to crack beneath their feet. Even though they successfully divert through the obstacles - a second turns up in the form of Team Rocket.
FL016 The Rockets in Ice Feb 22, 2010 Jun 04, 2010
Team Rocket once again cause trouble in Icefall Cave, leading to the group once again battling against the team. Can they find any new leads interms of Team Rocket's true reasoning for being at the Sevii Islands or the location of the Sapphire?
FL017 Take Five! Chrono Island's Strange Building! Mar 01, 2010 Jun 07, 2010
The group arrive at Chrono Island on their fifth stop, still in search of the Sapphire. The group find the island quite quiet, until they discover that a mysterious building has been erected in the middle of the once calm Meadow. Are Team Rocket once again behind this? Meanwhile, Alexis's Egg begins to shake. Will it hatch?!
FL018 Walking Into a Dead End Mar 08, 2010 Jun 11, 2010
With Team Rocket causing trouble once again, the group find themselves close to entering the mysterious building seeming to be connected to the evil team. Meanwhile, Gary, who decided to take a break, is met by his grandfather Professor Oak, who speaks to him about his looming problems following his loss of the Champion title.
FL019 Gracidea's Bloom! Shaymin's Arrival! Mar 15, 2010 Jun 14, 2010
As Alexis's egg hatches, she finds herself discovering a Pokémon she never saw before; Shaymin. Professor Oak returns with Gary and tells Alexis of a Meadow nearby which has a special flower which gives Shaymin special strength. Upon arriving, however, they find themselves in contact with Team Rocket once again; who are destroying the Gracidea Meadow.
FL020 Yet Another Search Mission! Mar 22, 2010 Jun 18, 2010
With nothing to do yet without a second password, the group head north after finding a possible location for the Sapphire. Soon enough, they find themselves on a second search mission for a women named Selphy. However, they find out that she's lost in Lost Cave; where people are famed for going in but never coming back out. Will the group find the girl and get out?
FL021 Lost in Lost Cave! Mar 29, 2010 Jun 21, 2010
Still in Lost Cave, the group continues to struggle to navigate through the cave. To make matters worse, they find themselves being chased by Team Rocket, who try to stop the group from meddling any further. Unfortunately, this leads to them splitting up. Will the group ever be rid of problems?
FL022 A Flying Gift! Apr 05, 2010 Jun 25, 2010
The group travel back to the center of Chrono Island, before they meet a man with a bunch of Pokémon. Uncomfortable with how the man treats the Pokémon, Alexis tries her hardest to free the Pokémon. But when the man catches on, he offers an ultimatum; battle and the winner gets the Pokémon free.
FL023 Witness to a Mystery! Apr 12, 2010 Jun 29, 2010
Alexis suggests they head to Quest Island and skip Fortune Island after deciding she wants to wait before going to it as she remembers Fortune Island the most as a child. When they arrive, however, they are witness to a strange occurrence with a bunch of mysterious Pokémon. The group decide to find their home by traveling to the Tanoby Ruins, theorized to be their home. But will their journey be clean and straightforward?
FL024 The Tanoby Key! Apr 19, 2010 Jul 01, 2010
The group arrive at the Tanoby Key - the one true key to opening the Tanoby Ruins and therefore opening the hall to the Unown. The trio find themselves involved in the ritual, which offers more than one challenge for them to face. Plus, a new face offers his help.
FL025 The Ruins of Tanoby Apr 26, 2010 Jul 03, 2010
With the door to the Tanoby Ruins opened, the group head through the Sevault Canyon once more heading for the ruins. Meanwhile, Morty continues his search for a new team member.
FL026 Entering the Weepth Chamber! May 03, 2010 Jul 06, 2010
The group enter the Weepth Chamber, and find themselves enveloped by the mystery of the Unown.
FL027 Helping the Wounded! May 10, 2010 Jul 08, 2010
With the Tanoby Ruins found to be nothing but a harmless legend, the group decide to finally head to Fortune Island. On their way back, Alexis finds herself involved with a wounded Houndour.
FL028 Confronting the Memories! May 17, 2010 Jul 10, 2010
Alexis finds herself nervous as she heads to Fortune Island. In order to calm her nerves, Gary suggests they battle.
FL029 Do You Remember? May 24, 2010 Jul 13, 2010
Alexis travels through Fortune Island, as she begins to remember things about her childhood, and the gaps begin to fill in. However, Team Rocket are spotted on the island, and she can't stop herself from intervening.
FL030 Dot to Dots May 31, 2010 Jul 15, 2010
Alexis and the group head through Dotted Hole as they realize the Sapphire must be located here - but will they get it without a hitch?
FL031 Warming Up! Jun 07, 2010 Jul 17, 2010
The group arrives back at Chrono Island as they finally head towards Rocket's Hideout, and find themselves battling against each other to prepare.
FL032 Into the Lions Den! Jun 14, 2010 Jul 20, 2010
The group infiltrate Team Rocket's Hideout, where they battle their way to the boss. Can they get back the Sapphire and take down Team Rocket?
FL033 A Ghostly Confrontation! Jun 21, 2010 Jul 22, 2010
With Team Rocket defeated for good, the group head back to Knot Island to give the Sapphire to Celio. He then tells them of a Legendary Pokémon whom has awoken in Mt. Ember. Meanwhile, Morty visits some family on the island, but faces tough questioning over why he's not at his Gym.
FL034 Climbing the Fire Mountain! Jun 28, 2010 Jul 24, 2010
The group climb Mt. Ember once more, this time reaching the summit and facing the Legendary Pokémon Moltres.
FL035 Treasures Aplenty! Jul 05, 2010 Jul 27, 2010
The group finish their exploration of Knot Island by heading to Treasure Beach. Having a fun time, Alexis soon finds a different type of treasure in the shape of two mischievous Pichu.
FL036 A Zen Meeting! Jul 12, 2010 Jul 29, 2010
After all the trouble, Greta suggests they head to Cape Brink for some relaxing training. Upon heading there, Alexis meets an elderly lady who wants to help her with her quest to recover her memories.
FL037 An Golden Opportunity! Jul 05, 2010 Jul 19, 2010
Arriving on Kin Island for the second time, the group find themselves helping a slightly manic gold miner to get to the other side of the cave. Can they help the man?
FL038 Caring in the Day! Jul 26, 2010 Aug 03, 2010
Gary is asked by his sister to retrieve a wild Pokémon she had given to the Daycare at Floe Island and let it free. However, things become difficult when the Pokémon just won't budge.
FL039 Memories are Precious! Jul 31, 2010 Aug 05, 2010
The group arrive at Memorial Pillar on Chrono Island. After meeting a young Trainer who mourns the loss of his Pokémon, Alexis finds herself more connected than she originally believed.
FL040 The Alternating Cave Aug 04, 2010 Aug 12, 2010
They arrive on the sixth island once more, heading through Pattern Bush and arriving at Altering Cave. The group come into contact with a mysterious Pokémon while there. When they try to come into contact with it though, they are stopped when it's captured.
FL041 The Rescue Mission! Aug 07, 2010 Aug 14, 2010
Alexis and her friends come into contact with two young Trainers, who are looking for the missing Pokémon. Alexis offers her help, while the Trainers explain to her about Unova.
FL042 The Quest for Memories! Aug 11, 2010 Aug 17, 2010
Arriving back at Quest Island, Alexis decides to return to Tanoby Ruins once more in search of the missing Pokémon and uncover why she felt the way she did the previous time she was there. But along the way, she comes into contact with another Pokémon.
FL043 Searching Again! Aug 14, 2010 Aug 19, 2010
Alexis searches through the Tanoby Ruins once more - but finds herself in contact with a young man whom reveals he knows her. What exactly does he know?
FL044 You Can Run, But Can You Hide? Aug 18, 2010 Aug 21, 2010
After the man tried to silence Alexis, he reveals himself to be the culprit behind the stolen Pokémon. Can the group track him down through the Ruins?
FL045 A Worldly Request! Aug 21, 2010 Aug 21, 2010
Alexis returns to Seven Island and returns the young Pokémon, but instead the Trainers ask her to look after it and return it to its home. Meanwhile, Gary and Morty fight over each others positions as a Champion and Gym Leader respectively
FL046 Loyalty! Aug 24, 2010 Aug 26, 2010
Alexis heads to the Trainer Tower to finally have a full battle with her new team.
FL047 Where Will the Road Take Me? August 28, 2010
Wondering whether or not to return to Sinnoh, Alexis must make a big decision whether or not to continue her journey.
This concludes Volume 0.

Party changes


The following Pokémon are obtained:


Series of the Pokémon anime
The Alexis Saga
The Adventure Begins Best Wishes Best Wishes: Emerging Powers Best Wishes: Noble Victories
Best Wishes II Best Wishes II: Plasma Freeze World of Dreams New Beginnings
Xenial Destiny
Xenial Destiny I Xenial Destiny II
XY Invasion Conquest Ruby and Sapphire Primal Clash Mega Mastery
Astral Eclipse
Gallant Fate
break despair hope~ The Isle of Armor hope~ The Crown Tundra
Hayley's RanchThe Alexis Saga episodesXenial Destiny episodesAstral Eclipse episodes
Gallant Fate episodesAll episodes
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