Pilot is the first episode of Amity Park.
After activating his parents ghost portal, Danny gains ghost powers. Two months later, Danny must deal with being different, with his friend's help. Danny saves and becomes friends with Vlad Masters. When a human, infected by Ghost Rocks, giving him electrokenisis, threatens to murder at the Spring Formal, Danny must stop him.
The episode starts out with Danny and his friends, Tucker and Sam, watching Danny's parents build a ghost portal. When Jack, his father, plugs it in, it doesn't work, because unknown to them they forgot to flip the lever from the inside. Danny decides to take a look inside, he trips, flipping the lever, turning it on. A ray of energy hits him, changing his DNA and causing a huge earthquake around Amity Park, nearly destroying the town and killing people. Danny floats out with green eyes and white hair for a short moment, but then they turned back to normal. Two months later, Danny wakes up late and misses the bus. Danny than uses his powers, to speed past the bus and get to school faster. when the bus gets to school Sam and Tucker see Danny waiting for them. Danny tries to talk to his crush, Valerie Gray, but can't because he mysteriously gets weak around him. Later that day, Danny is walking home when a car crashes in to him and he, along with the car, crash into the river, but Danny saves the driver and it turns out to be Vlad Masters and they quickly become friends. Danny gets angry after talking with Tucker about the fact that he may never be normal. Frustrated, Danny runs into the woods. There, he sees Valerie at her mom's grave, who was killed during the earthquake. Danny and Valerie talk about how there lives have been difficult. Sam tells them about a weird incident, that an old football coach was killed by a large steel box. Leaving school, Danny is captured by Dash, the school bully and Valerie's boyfriend, and the football team and before Danny can do something he gets weakened by Dash, who has Valerie's necklace, revealing that's what made him weak around Valerie. Danny, still Tied up in a field, unable to use his powers to break free, is confronted by the ghost who killed the coach (Danny Phantom's enemy Box Ghost), and tells him about his plan to crash the school dance. Vlad finds Danny and unties him. As Danny fell on the floor, the necklace falls off and Danny rushes to stop him, while Vlad isn't looking. Wandering where Danny went, Vlad finds the necklace and is also mysteriously weakened by it, so he puts it in a metal box. Danny stops by his house to get the ghost thermos. Right before the ghost can do anything Danny stops him. The box ghost levitates two metal boxes at him. Danny uses his intangibility to phase through the first one, but the second one he grabs and throws at the box ghost. When the box ghost is on the ground Danny traps him in the ghost thermos. Before everyone comes out Danny superspeeds away. At his house Danny apologizes to Tucker for speeding off they look at the portal and wander if it could ever work.