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A trainer from Pallet Town, aspiring to become a Pokémon Master, Ash Ketchum is a main character of the Pokémon Anime.

Appearance

Starting off on his first journey, Ash wears a medium blue jacket with gold trim, white collar and sleeves, dark teal T-shirt, blue jeans with light blue cuffs, black and white sneakers with red dots, green fingerless gloves with light green borders and a red and white hat with a green stylized "L".

Ash's eye pupils were not visibly shown, his lighting bolt-like markings are tilted and slightly longer and his spiky hair is sharper.

Personality

From the day he started his journey, Ash showed how much he cared for Pokémon. Ash wanted to catch more Pokémon than his rival Gary and gets so worked up when he teased him a lot. Also, Ash was never the person who opened up to anyone for advice or being patient with them either but he had his moments when he does listen to others on things that happened to help better himself as a trainer, something that slowly changes over time. At first, Ash wanted to travel on his own with just his Pokémon but his travels with Misty and Brock changed his opinion which helped him see things differently.

Relationships

Friends

Charles Goodshow

Ash & Charles Goodshow

Ash and Charles Goodshow.

Ash inatialty lay an impress on the good president of the Pokémon league of Charles Goodshow. Through their new friend, Ash, Misty and Brock brought the torch of the Pokémon league all the way to Indigo stadium. Although, Ash would see Charles Goodshow in three other leagues he participated in.

Ritchie

Ash and Ritchie

Ash and Ritchie.

Ash and Ritchie were able to hit off a friendship when they first meet during their time competing the Indigo League. When Team Rocket stole everyone's PokéBall including theirs, Ash and Ritchie were determined to get them back no matter what. However, they would have to face each other in the first round of Indigo's victory tournament. When Ash lost to Ritchie it greatly upset him but got over it, after seeing him lose in the next round and listen to how he dealt with the loss by seeing it as a means of improvement. Ash and Ritchie both promise to fulfill their dreams and to be friends till the end. Their friendship remain when they met again later on during their travels.

Pokémon

Butterfree

Ash & Butterfree

Ash and Butterfree.

Butterfree was Ash's very first Pokémon he ever caught and in Kanto as a Caterpie. Ash cares very much about Butterfree and in return he was extremely loyal to him. Although, during his time as a Metapod, Ash had to rescue him when he was taken by a Beedrill but ran away on the first try. When he successfully got to him the second try, Buterfree believed that Ash abandoned him and didn't care about him at all. However, Ash was able to earn his forgiveness by assuring that him he'll never run away from his friends again and when he try to protect him from a Beedrill but he ended up protecting him from it instead. Ash released Butterfree to start a family with his mate, a pink Butterfree, but he knows he will always be friends with him no matter what.

Pidgeot

Ash & Pidgeot

Ash and Pidgeot.

Pidgeot was Ash's second Pokémon he caught in Kanto as a Pidgeotto. They had a very good relationship with each other. Whenever Pidgeot was in trouble, Ash would help in anyway it can for it. When it evolved to help its pre-evolved forms, Ash had Pidgeot stay with them to protect them and promised to come back for it one day. However, Ash hadn't gotten the chance to do so, due to traveling.

Bulbasaur

Ash and Bulbasaur

Ash and Bulbasaur.

Bulbasaur was the third Pokémon Ash obtained in Kanto. Although, Ash had to work hard to earn Bulbasaur's trust but he was able to overtime. Also, Ash and Bulbasaur formed an unbreakable friendship for each other. When Professor Oak needed its help, Ash send Bulbasaur over to help him but it ended up staying their full-time to keep his lab in check. However, Ash has called on Bulbasaur for his battles or for various other things. Ash is always happy to see Bulbasaur whenever he comes home from his journey.

Charizard

Ash and Charizard

Ash and Charizard.

Ash first meet Charizard as a Charmander when it was waiting for it original Trainer to come back for it. However, Ash found out that its original Trainer abandoned it then he and his friends went to go get it as it was raining. Ash kept the flame lit so it would't go out and that act show Charizard who its real friends were along with finding out its original Trainer's true colors. After that, Ash add Charizard to his team and it became its fourth Pokémon he obtained in Kanto. Ash has a close relationship with Charizard and cared very much about it.

After evolving into Charmeleon, Ash's relationship with Charizard took a different turn when its own skill level excelled that of his. Because of it, Charizard disrespected Ash and refuse to obey him. When it evolved into Charizard, their relationship got worse, although it did obey Ash sometimes and still cared about him, as it would use Flamethrower on him to prevent him from recalling it, to irritate him or as a sign of its defiance. Ash not only got annoyed with that habit but he also would get annoyed with it when Charizard would embarrass him. After Charizard was frozen by a Poliwrath's Ice Beam and throughout the night, Ash resolved to keep it warm as he was rubbing his hands to provide heat in the form of friction, which risked rubbing his hands raw. Before the night ended, Ash told Charizard that he only wanted to be good enough for it and reminded it how long they had been together, which it recollected on that day. Ash's actions along with his efforts help Charizard realized how badly he treated him as it recalled all the good times they shared and that he never gave up on it. After that, Ash and Charizard relationship was put back on the right track and their bond for each other reminded unbroken from that point on.

Ash had Charizard train with someone else to become stronger but he had its caretaker bring it over from time to time to help him in his battles. When he saw how much it has grown during its training as he brought it over to show his friends during one of his journeys, Ash decided to have Charizard stay with him full-time again but left it at Professor Oak's lab, after his journey ended. However, Ash is happy to reunite with Charizard whenever he comes to visit his hometown.

Squirtle

Ash & Squirtle

Ash and Squirtle.

When Ash first meet Squirtle was when it ran a gang call the Squirtle squad as it didn't trust humans, due to being abandoned by their Trainers. However, Ash risked his life to save Squirtle, which it got it to open up about trusting humans again. When it wanted to join him, Ash happily accepted it and thus Squirtle became his fifth caught Pokémon in Kanto. They are very close with each other and would do anything to protect each other from danger. Ash left Squirtles to led its gang again and knows they'll always be friends no matter where they are. Despite leading its gang again, Ash has called on Squirtle for help in his battles from time to time.

Kingler

Ash & Kingler

Ash and Kingler.

Ash first meet Kingler as a Krabby on a beach and caught it real easily as his sixth Pokémon from Kanto. However, Ash had to have Kingler be under Professor Oak's care, due to having six Pokémon in his party at the time. Finding out about the number of Pokémon in a party and worrying about his Pokémon, Ash went to call Professor Oak to make sure Kingler was ok, which it was and understood that it be in good hands. Although they didn't get to spend that much time together, Ash and Kingler were able to become good friends with each other. Ash called on Kingler to battle in the first round in the League and ended up evolving along with winning the whole round for him. Ash is happy to see Kingler whenever he came to visit Pallet Town.

Primeape

Ash and Primeape

Ash and Primeape.

Ash first meet Primeape as a Mankey and it even stole his hat. However, it instantly evolved when James kicked it, Ash and friends ran away from it, due to being out of control. Although, Ash decided to catch Primeape and was successful in catching his seventh Pokémon in Kanto. Although, Ash had to earn Primeape trust, which he did during a tournament he enter it that was meant for Fighting-Type Pokémon to enter. However, Ash left Primeape with a fellow competitors to help it become stronger but they'll reminds friends till the very end and be together again one day.

Muk

Ash & Muk

Ash and Muk.

Ash first meet Muk at a power plant that it and its pre-evolved form Grimer were causing a power-outage in a city he with his friends were at. With the help of Pikachu and a wild Magnemite, Ash caught Muk as his eighth Pokémon he caught in Kanto. However, Ash left Muk with Professor Oak but they were able to form a friendship with each other. Ash sometimes calls on Muk for help in battle or for various other things. Also, Ash is happy to reunite with Muk whenever he visit Pallet Town. Despite their friendship, Ash gets annoyed when Muk would give him or others too much affection.

Tauros

Ash and Tauros

Ash and Tauros.

Ash has caught a group of Tauros in the Kanto Safari Zone and their his ninth Pokémon he caught in Kanto. After catching them, Ash left the group of Tauros with Professor Oak and has called on the leader of the group for help in battle from time to time. Whenever Ash reunites with his Tauros, they would always run to him with excitement whenever he returns from one of his journey. Ash was sent flying a couple times by them, due to their excitement in seeing him again.

Mimey

Ash, Mimey & Pikachu

Ash and Mimey.

Ash first encounter Mimey, Mr. Mime, when he and his friends were heading back to his hometown. However, while helping out a traveling circus and got captured by Team Rocket by mistake, Ash escape to his home and found out that the same Mr. Mime he saw was with his mother. Although he was able to convince it to help him with a little help from his mother, Ash was impress with Mr. Mime abilities but got annoyed when his mother nicknamed it. However, Ash caught Mr. Mime as his tenth and final Pokémon in Kanto then gives to his mother. Ash can sometimes get annoyed when his mother would give Mr. Mime more affection instead him. Despite this, Ash does get along with Mr. Mime and does care about it. Also, Ash is happy that his mother has Mr. Mime in her life as she will never be lonely. Ash would even greet Mr. Mime when he returns home from his journey. When his mother had Mr. Mime stay at an institute to watch over him, Ash had Mimey help him in a tournament that he enter in which he was able to win thanks to its help.

Lapras

Ash & Lapras

Ash and Lapras.

Lapras was the first Pokémon that Ash caught in the Orange Islands. After saving it from Team Rocket, Ash earned Lapras loyalty and they became friends. Also, Ash had Lapras be his and his friends main transportation through the Orange Islands until he frees it to be with its family but they will always be friends. However, Ash reunited with Lapras during one of his journeys before going their separate ways again.

Snorlax

Ash & Snorlax

Ash and Snorlax.

Ash first meet Snorlax at one of Orange Islands where it was eating a lot of fruit on that island. With the assistant of Jigglypuff, Ash was able to catch Snorlax and it became his second and final Pokémon he caught at the Orange Islands. After that, Ash and Snorlax became very good friends as he sometimes call on it for help. However, Ash sometimes gets annoyed when Snorlax would sleep when he needed it or when he eat the food they were gonna eat. Before the Orange League, Ash left Snorlax with Professor Oak, due to sleeping and decided to leave it with him when the competition was over. Ash happily greets Snorlax whenever he visits Pallet Town.

Biography

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Kanto

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Ash and his first Pokémon, Pikachu bonding after a very rough start.

Years later, Ash started his Pokémon journey when he had just turned ten years old. However, he overslept because he broken his alarm clock by accident during the night, and when he got to the Professor's Lab, there were no more Starter Pokémon left. The Professor had one Pokémon left, but he said the Pokémon wasn't very friendly and released Pikachu. Pikachu disliked Ash straight away and shocked him with its Thunder Shock attack, this marks the start of his journey with Pikachu. Later, Pikachu starts to trust Ash after he protected him from a flock of angry Spearow then saw a mysterious Pokémon up in sky.

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Ash with Misty and Brock during his time in the Indigo League.

Upon challenging various Gyms, Ash started finding traveling companions such as Brock and Misty. On his journey he regularly encountered the wacky trio Jessie, James and Meowth of Team Rocket, who kept trying to, and still try to, steal Pikachu. During his journey he participated in a Pokémon race, got sucked into cyberspace, was involved in a movie and helped with the Flame of Moltres. He finished in the Top 16 in the Indigo Pokémon League Competition.


Orange Islands

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Ash and Misty with their new companion, Tracey.

After the Indigo Pokémon League Competition came to a close, Ash, Misty and Brock were sent to the Orange Islands by Professor Oak on an errand to retrieve the mysterious GS Ball as the transporter cannot send it to Oak's Lab back in Pallet Town. Ash picked up the GS Ball from Professor Ivy and bid goodbye to Brock, who'd decided to stay with her. However, Ash found out that there were Gyms in the Orange Islands and decided to challenge them, winning a trophy for beating the Gym Leaders. During his time in the Orange Islands, Ash gained a new travelling companion in Tracey Sketchit, a "Pokemon Watcher", who observes Pokémon in their natural habitats and draws them in his sketchbook, and caught new Pokémon, Snorlax and Lapras, as well. He battled the Orange Crew in a style of battling much different than what he was used to. Eventually he battled Drake and became the next Orange Pokémon League Champion. Upon Ash's return to his lab with the GS Ball to Professor Oak. Before Professor Oak could tried to solve the mystery of the GS Ball, Team Rocket tried to catch Pikachu again along with all the Pokémon at the lab, but they were stopped by Gary. Ash was asked by Professor Oak to give the GS Ball to an associate of his, Kurt in Azalea Town in the Johto region, as couldn't open it either. Hearing about the Johto region, Ash decided to travel there for their Gyms and enter the Johto Pokémon League. Brock returned to travel with Ash and Misty while Tracey remained behind to help Professor Oak at his lab.

Pokémon

On hand

Ash Pikachu
Pikachu

With Professor Oak

Ash Muk
Muk

Ash Tauros
Tauros

In training

At home

Mimey
Mr. Mime

Released

Traded away

Traveled with

Temporary

Befriended

Achievements

Kanto League

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Ash's Kanto Badges.

  1. Boulder Badge
  2. Cascade Badge
  3. Thunder Badge
  4. Marsh Badge
  5. Rainbow Badge
  6. Soul Badge
  7. Volcano Badge
  8. Earth Badge

Orange Island League

Orange League Badges

Ash's Orange Island Badges.

  1. Coral-Eye Badge
  2. Sea Ruby Badge
  3. Spike Shell Badge
  4. Jade Star Badge

Pokémon League

Pokémon Championship Battles

Orange League Cup

Ash's Orange League Cup.

Tournaments

Trivia

  • This is the first time Ash:
    • Had a main and Pokémon League rival.
    • Received his Pokédex from his home Pokémon Professor.
    • Traveled with two companions.
    • Battled Gym Leaders for Badges.
    • Had to go through a rematch in a Gym Battle for his first, third, fourth and seventh badge.
    • Forfeit a Gym Battle.
    • Had to do more than one rematch with a Gym leader to get a badge.
    • Had Gym Badges given to him out of gratitude or other reasons.
    • Have been capture by a villainous organization so he would't get in their way.
    • Had a temporarily companion.
    • Lost to a Pokémon League rival in the competition.
    • Achieved Top 16 in a Pokémon League.
  • Ash's Kanto team are the very first team to:
    • Have a Bug-Type, Flying-Type, Normal-Type, Grass-Type, Poison-Type, Fire-Type, Water-Type, Fighting-Type, Psychic-Type and Fairy-Type on a team.
    • Have five members that are one Types other than their Trainer's Starter Pokémon.
    • Have five members that are duel Types.
    • Not have a Dark-Type, Dragon-Type, Ghost-Type, Ground-Type, Ice-Type, Rock-Type and Steel-Type on a team.
    • To have members know Bug-Type, Normal-Type, Flying-Type, Grass-Type, Fire-Type, Water-Type, Fighting-Type, Poison-Type, Ground-Type and Dragon-Type moves.
    • To have a member know Psychic-Type and Steel-Type moves other than their Trainer's Starter Pokémon.
    • Have a member that was abandoned by its original Trainer.
    • Have all three of the Starter Pokémon on a team.
    • Have a member or more change from a one Type to a duel Type upon evolution.
    • Have members be the same type on a team.
    • Have more than one Flying-Type, Normal-Type, Water-Type and Poison-Type on a team.
    • Have a fully evolved Bug-Type, Fire-Type Starter Pokémon, Water-Type, Flying-Type and Normal-Type.
    • Have four members evolve.
    • Have two members that didn't evolve once.
    • Have a member or more that cannot evolve.
    • Have a member or more that already evolved into its second stage or was fully evolved before being obtained or caught other than their Trainer's Starter Pokémon.
    • Have a member or more that is uninterested or refused evolution other than their Trainer's Starter Pokémon.
    • Have a member traded, temporally, to someone else.
    • Have a member with a gender difference other than their Trainer's Starter Pokémon.
    • Have some or all of their members be kept in storage with their Trainer's home region Pokémon Professor during their Trainer's journey or after.
    • Have a member or more that one of their Trainer's main or Pokémon League rivals had or owns other than their Trainer's Starter Pokémon.
    • Have a member or more that have been given or had an accessories.
    • Have a team member or more be released.
    • Have a member or more temporally or for a while disobey their Trainer other than their Trainer's Starter Pokémon.
    • Have a member or more be sent to train with somebody else to become stronger.
    • Have caught more than one of the same Pokémon.
    • Have ten members on a team, unless you count one of the members that has more than one of the same Pokémon as individuals.
    • Have all their members that did not revealed their Ability.
    • Have a member that is Male-only.
    • Have members not participated in Gym battles.
    • Have five members caught through a battle.
    • Have five members caught without a battle.
    • Have a member caught off-screen.
    • Have a member that belongs to both their Trainer and with somebody else, although in this case his mother, Delia.
    • Have a member been given a nickname.
    • Have a member or more that is a Walking Pokémon other than their Trainer's Starter Pokémon.
    • Have all their members that were kept in storage be part of the Regional League.
    • Have a couple of their members not participated in a Regional League.
    • Have a couple of their members not participated in a full battle.
    • Have gotten their Trainer to the Eighth-finals, Top 16, in a Regional League alongside their Trainer's Starter Pokémon.
    • Have some of their members travel in more than one region with their Trainer other than their Trainer's Starter Pokémon.
    • Have some of their members get their Trainer a Pokémon League Competition win alongside their Trainer's Starter Pokémon.
    • Have some of their members participated more than one Regional League other than their Trainer's Starter Pokémon.
    • Have some of their members participated in a full battle or more other than their Trainer's Starter Pokémon.
    • Have some of their members participated in a different tournament or competition other than their Trainer's Starter Pokémon.
    • Have some of their members not participated in a different tournament or competition other than their Trainer's Starter Pokémon.
    • Have a member or more that has or had a Signature Move other than their Trainer's Starter Pokémon.
    • Have a member or more that knows or knew a Signature Move other than their Trainer's Starter Pokémon.
    • Have a member who's Pre-Evolved form is part of the Baby Pokémon group other than their Trainer's Starter Pokémon.
    • Have none of their members that were received or found as an Egg.
    • Have a member or more be the same member that one of their Trainer's Traveling Companions had or owns.
    • Have some of their members participated in Battle Frontier battles other than their Trainer's Starter Pokémon.
    • Have a member or more battle a Legendary or Mythical Pokémon other than their Trainer's Starter Pokémon.
    • Have a member or more defeated a Legendary or Mythical Pokémon other than their Trainer's Starter Pokémon.
    • Have a member or more that didn't battle a Legendary or Mythical Pokémon.
    • Have a member return, temporally or premaritally, from their training with somebody else.
    • Have a member or more capable of Mega Evolving.
    • Have a member or more capable of Gigantamax other then their Trainer's Starter Pokémon.
    • Have a member or more that has an exclusive G-Max Move other than their Trainer's Starter Pokémon.
  • During his Orange Island journey, Ash for the first time:
    • Brought some of his previous Pokémon alongside his Starter with him for his journey.
    • Had a companion leave.
    • Had an old and new companion with him during his journey.
    • Didn't have any main and League rivals.
    • Didn't had to go through a rematch in a Gym Battle to obtain a badge.
    • Won his first Pokémon League Competition.
  • Ash's Pokémon from the Orange Island are the very first to:
    • Have an Ice-Type on a team.
    • Have a member that is a one Type and a duel Type on a team.
    • Not have a Bug-Type, Fairy-Type, Fighting-Type, Fire-Type, Flying-Type, Grass-Type, Poison-Type and Psychic-Type on a team.
    • Have a member know Ice-Type moves.
    • Have the least amount of members.
    • Have members from previous Generation.
    • Have all their members be caught through a battle.
    • Have none of their members be caught without a battle.
    • Have none of their members be the same Type on a team.
    • Have none of their members evolve.
    • Have none of their members change from a one Type to a duel Type upon evolution.
    • Have none of their members temporally or for a while disobey their Trainer.
    • Have none of their members be the same member that one of their Trainer's main or Pokémon League rivals had or owns.
    • Have none of their members be the same member that one of their Trainer's Traveling Companions had or owns.
    • Have none of their members have or had a Signature Move.
    • Have none of their members know or knew a Signature Move.
    • Have both members participate in a full battle or more.
    • Have all their members participated in a Gym battle.
    • Have a member or more that can use an exclusive Z-Move other than their Trainer's Starter Pokémon.
  • Ash's Pokémon from the Orange Island shares many similarities with his Kanto team:
    • They both have a Water-Type and Normal-Type on their teams.
    • They both don't have a Dark-Type, Dragon-Type, Ghost-Type, Ground-Type, Rock-Type and Steel-Type on their teams.
    • They both have members that knows Water-Type, Normal-Type and Psychic-Type moves.
    • They both have a member or more that was caught off-screen.
    • They both have a member or more that cannot evolve.
    • They both had a member or more that gotten their Trainer a Pokémon League Competition win alongside their Trainer's Starter Pokémon.
    • They both have a member or more that was released.
    • They both don't have a member that was received or found as an egg.
    • They both have all their members that did not revealed their ability.
    • They both have a member or more that were kept in storage with their Trainer's home region Pokémon Professor during their Trainer's journey or after.
    • They both have a member who's Pre-Evolved form is part of the Baby Pokémon group.
    • They both have a member or more that participated in a different tournament or competition.
    • They both have members that didn't participated in a different tournament or competition.
    • They both have a member or more didn't battle a Legendary or Mythical Pokémon.
    • They both have a member or more that participated in a Battle Frontier battle.
    • They both have a member or more capable of Gigantamax.
    • They both have a member or more that has an exclusive G-Max move.

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