You will watch Pokemon Season 1 Episode 9 online for free episodes with high quality. Online episode guide, Pokemon Season 1 Episode 9 The School of Hard Knocks Our three heroes have lost their way in the depths of a dense wood, shrouded in thick, white mist. Momentarily giving up, they decide to break for a brief rest. As Ash wanders deeper into the wood, searching for firewood, he happens across a young boy being bullied by five classmates gathered around him. Eavesdropping on their conversation, Ash learns that the boys are attending a preparatory school for Pokémon trainers. Graduates from the school are automatically qualified to participate in the Pokémon League without undergoing any actual test of skill. Ash, Misty, and Brock head to the school and don’t agree with some of their ideas of training, something their “leader” doesn’t take well.