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Ash Ketchum

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Ash Ketchum
サトシ Satoshi
Ash SS.png
Ash Ketchum in the new series
Age 10
Gender Male
Eye color Brown
Hair color Black
Hometown Pallet Town
Region Kanto
Relatives Anime: Delia (mother)
Unnamed father (EP002)
Unnamed grandfather (EP002, Japanese version only)
Manga: Mother
Trainer class Trainer, Champion
Game counterpart Red
Champion of Alola League
Member of Aether Foundation
Rank Ultra Guardian
Anime debut Pokémon - I Choose You!
English voice actor Veronica Taylor
Sarah Natochenny
(AG146-present, MoMP re-dub)
Jamie Peacock
(MoMP original dub)
Japanese voice actor Rica Matsumoto
Hana Takeda
(SS001; age 6)
Manga counterpart(s) Red, Red, Red, Red, Ash Ketchum, Satoshi, Shu
Ash Ketchum (Japanese: サトシ Satoshi) is the main character of the Pokémon anime.
He is also the main character of various manga based on the anime, including The
Electric Tale of Pikachu, Ash & Pikachu, and Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl.

He is a Pokémon Trainer from Pallet Town whose goal is to become a Pokémon Master.
His starter Pokémon was a Pikachu that he received from Professor Oak after
arriving late at his laboratory. In the Sun & Moon series, he becomes the first
Champion of the Alola region's Pokémon League.

He shares his Japanese name with the creator of the Pokémon franchise, Satoshi
Tajiri. His English surname is a pun of the English motto, "Gotta catch 'em all!."

201 Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.
1 In the anime
1.1 History
1.1.1 Pre-series
1.1.2 Original series
1.1.3 Advanced Generation series
1.1.4 Diamond & Pearl series
1.1.5 Best Wishes series
1.1.6 XY series
1.1.7 Sun & Moon series
1.1.8 New series
1.2 Character
1.3 Pokémon
1.3.1 On hand
1.3.2 Traveling with
1.3.3 With Professor Oak
1.3.4 With Professor Kukui
1.3.5 In training
1.3.6 Released
1.3.7 Traded away
1.3.8 Given away
1.3.9 Traveled with
1.3.10 Ride Pokémon
1.3.11 Temporary
1.4 Achievements
1.4.1 Badges obtained Kanto Badges Orange Archipelago Badges Johto Badges Hoenn Badges Frontier Symbols Sinnoh Badges Unova Badges Kalos Badges
1.4.2 Alola trials
1.4.3 Pokémon League ranking
1.4.4 Championship matches
1.4.5 Pokémon competitions
1.5 Voice actors
1.6 Artwork
2 In the manga
2.1 In the Ash & Pikachu manga
2.1.1 Pokémon Currently owned Temporary
2.2 In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga
2.3 In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga
2.4 In the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga
2.4.1 Pokémon On hand Traded away Temporary
2.5 In the movie adaptations
3 In the games
3.1 In the core series
3.1.1 In events List of events featuring Ash's Pokémon
3.2 In spin-off games
3.2.1 Pokémon Puzzle League
3.2.2 Pokémon Tretta
3.2.3 Pokémon GO
4 In the TCG
5 Trivia
6 Names
7 Related articles
8 External links
In the anime

Young Ash
In Seeing the Forest for the Trees!, Ash remembered getting lost in the forest
while looking for Pokémon. He brought some wild Pokémon out of the rain and found
them some shelter in a tree trunk. Ash's happiness about that moment made him think
about how much he wanted to become a Pokémon Trainer.

Ash also enrolled in Professor Oak's Pokémon Summer Camp when he was young. One
day, another camper named Serena got lost in the forest and wounded her leg after
getting startled by a Poliwag. Ash, who was looking for the Poliwag, came to her
rescue and wrapped a handkerchief around the wounded knee to brace it. He then
helped her up and guided her out of the forest.

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In The Ties That Bind, Ash recalled a day when he was about to start his Pokémon
journey. He and Gary Oak both fished out an old, rusty Poké Ball, which snagged on
both their lines. After arguing about who would keep it, they broke it in two, each
keeping one half as a reminder of that day.

Original series

Ash trying to keep Pikachu safe

In Pokémon - I Choose You!, Ash began his journey at the age of 10 as a warm-
hearted and well-intentioned but stubborn, rash, and amateur Pokémon Trainer. He
was forced to accept a stubborn Pikachu from Professor Oak as his starter Pokémon
because he woke up late on the day he was set to get his first Pokémon. He was
determined to achieve his goal and when Pikachu saw that he was willing to
compromise his safety to keep it safe, the two of them formed an extremely strong
bond that has been noticed and remarked upon by many characters in the anime. This
unbreakable friendship would set his course for the future.

In Pokémon Emergency!, Misty told off Ash after she found her bike Ash had
"borrowed" to save Pikachu with was wrecked. At the end of the episode, Team Rocket
made it their primary objective to steal Pikachu after witnessing Pikachu's power.
Misty continued following Ash as he headed for Pewter City, telling him in Showdown
in Pewter City that she would continue following him until she was paid back for
the bike.

Ash caught his first Pokémon, a Caterpie, in Ash Catches a Pokémon.

In Showdown in Pewter City, Ash decided to compete in the Pokémon League regional
championships by earning Badges from Gym Leaders across the Kanto region. Ash
fought Brock, the Pewter Gym Leader, in a Pokémon battle and lost easily. During
his rematch, Ash nearly defeated Brock but refused to give the final blow due to
the intervention of Brock's younger siblings. Touched by Ash's kindness to Pokémon
and with the return of his estranged father, Flint, Brock decided to go with Ash
and pursue his dream of being the world's best Pokémon Breeder and gave Ash the
Boulder Badge.

In The Water Flowers of Cerulean City, Ash reached the Cerulean Gym and was shocked
to learn that Misty was one of its Gym Leaders. Though the match was interrupted
when Team Rocket tried to steal the Pokémon from the Gym, Misty's sisters awarded
Ash a Cascade Badge when Pikachu saved the Gym with a Thunderbolt. He continued his
journey with Misty, who had dreams of becoming the world's greatest Water Pokémon
In Charmander – The Stray Pokémon, Ash and friends discovered a Charmander that had
been left in the rain by its former trainer, Damian. Brock carried Charmander to
the Pokémon Center, while Ash held his coat over the Charmander's tail flame to
keep it lit. After Charmander saved Pikachu from being taken by Team Rocket, Ash
caught it.

Every time he thought he was doing well, Ash would somehow cross paths with his
childhood rival, Gary. Gary and Professor Oak reminded Ash that he was always a
step behind Gary. In Mystery at the Lighthouse, Professor Oak told Ash that Gary
had caught 45 Pokémon at a point when Ash only had seven.

In Island of the Giant Pokémon, Ash and his friends were swept away onto Pokémon
Land, located on the Island of the Giant Pokémon, after a group of Gyarados
triggered a cyclone using Dragon Rage. Four of Ash's Pokémon, including Pikachu,
had gone missing during the chaos, but they found their way back to him the
following day. Ash and the others took a ferry back to the mainland from Tentacool
& Tentacruel to The Ghost of Maiden's Peak.

Many of Ash's first Gym Badges were given to him merely out of gratitude for his
assistance, rather than claiming an actual victory in battle over the Gym Leaders.
Of the first five Gym Badges that had been given to Ash in Kanto, only Lt. Surge's
Thunder Badge in Electric Shock Showdown was earned from a victory in battle.

Ash's troubles were not made any easier when his Charmander, after evolving into a
Charmeleon, and then a Charizard, grew too powerful and refused to listen to him
until Ash could prove himself.

Over time, Ash's dedication to his goal paid off. After earning his first eight
Badges, Ash went on to compete in the Indigo Plateau Conference, advancing to the
fifth round - one further than Gary - and ending up in the Top 16.

Following Ash's defeat in the Indigo League, Professor Oak asked him to travel to
Valencia Island in the Orange Archipelago to retrieve the GS Ball from a Pokémon
Professor named Ivy. While in the Orange Archipelago, Ash learned of the Orange
Crew, an elite group of Trainers not unlike Gym Leaders, that provided challenges
for Trainers to overcome in the Orange League. After Brock decided to stay with
Professor Ivy and help her with her work, Ash and Misty were joined by an
enthusiastic Pokémon watcher named Tracey Sketchit. Ash, Misty, and Tracey
traversed the Orange Islands on the back of a lost Lapras. Ash caught the Lapras
during this time. He eventually defeated the four members of the Orange Crew and
finally won the Orange League by triumphing over the Orange Crew Supreme Gym
Leader, Drake. Before leaving the Orange Archipelago, Ash managed to find his
Lapras's pod and released it back into the wild. Upon returning to Pallet Town, Ash
discovered that Brock had returned due to some unknown incident that left the
aspiring Pokémon Breeder in dread of even hearing Professor Ivy's name. Meanwhile,
Tracey stayed at Professor Oak's laboratory as Professor Oak's assistant, and Brock
rejoined Ash and Misty. After his victory in the Orange League, Ash encountered
Gary again, and after being defeated in a one-on-one battle, he learned that his
rival had been training hard to participate in the Silver Conference in Johto.

Excited at the prospect of meeting new Pokémon and facing Gary again, Ash and
friends left for the Johto region to collect eight Badges from the Gym Leaders in
the Johto region and compete in the Johto League. Much like his travels through
Kanto, Ash, Misty, and Brock impacted the many people and Pokémon they met along
the way (one of them being Kurt, to whom Ash delivered the GS Ball).

In The Grass Route, Ash competed in the Grass Tournament with Bulbasaur. He lost in
the final round to Ephraim's Skiploom.
Ash, along with Misty, competed in the Whirl Cup in the Whirl Islands, with Ash
placing in the Top 16. He was defeated by Misty in a 3-on-3; Misty ended up losing
in the next round. Ash, along with Ritchie, then helped save Silver, a child Lugia,
and its parent, from the evil machinations of Team Rocket.

Ash encountered Gary occasionally in Johto, and, while they were still rivals, Gary
seemed to view Ash with slightly more respect than before. Ash's growth of
character was evident throughout this story arc as he continued to think more and
more about his Pokémon and less and less about himself. After earning eight Johto
Gym Badges, Ash entered the Silver Conference with Gary. Finally, the two rivals
battled in the tournament in a Full Battle. Although it was a close battle, Ash
emerged victorious against his rival for the first time in his career as a Pokémon
Trainer, marking one of the biggest turning points in said career. After the
battle, Gary and Ash departed on good terms with each other, finally overcoming
their boyhood animosity and recognizing each other as equals. Ash's journey through
Kanto and Johto came to an end when he was forced to split up with Brock and Misty
when the two of them received messages to return home.

Advanced Generation series

After hearing about a distant region called Hoenn from Harrison, the opponent he
lost to in the Silver Conference, Ash decided to journey there and take only
Pikachu with him this time. In Hoenn, Ash met a girl named May and her brother,
Max, who he later learned were Norman's (the Petalburg City Gym Leader) children,
and both of whom decided to join Ash on his travels. Shortly after the three
companions left Petalburg City, Brock rejoined the group when he saved them from a
flock of angry Taillow and their leader. From that point onward, Ash journeyed
through Hoenn with one old friend and two new friends, collecting Gym Badges in
much the same fashion as before. Once May set her sights on becoming a Top
Coordinator, Ash supported her whenever he could while maintaining his focus on
winning Badges. During these journeys, Ash and his friends ended up being entwined
in the plots of the region's two rivaling villainous teams, Team Aqua and Team
Magma, with Pikachu actually getting possessed by Groudon in the summit of their
conflict. Thanks to Team Rocket's (unintentional) help, they helped save the entire
Hoenn region.

While Ash had no major recurring rival in Hoenn, he did encounter certain Trainers
multiple times and formed friendly rivalries with them. One such friend was
Morrison, who was very similar to and just as competitive as Ash and was first
introduced close to the end of the group's travels in Hoenn. Just like the Indigo
Plateau and Silver Conferences, Ash did not win the Ever Grande Conference, but he
came very close before losing to Tyson, who went on to win the tournament. After
parting ways with May, Max, and Brock, Ash returned to Pallet Town. As he passed
through Viridian City on his way back home, he met Scott and Agatha and learned
about the Battle Frontier in Kanto. He decided to take on the Battle Frontier and
was surprised but happy to learn that Brock, May, and Max would join him on this
adventure as well. Eventually, Ash conquered the seven Frontier Brains and was
offered the opportunity to become a Frontier Brain himself but declined in favor of
continuing his Pokémon journey.

Diamond & Pearl series

Ash arriving in Sinnoh

Following Ash's victory over the Battle Frontier, May set her sights on Pokémon
Contests in the Johto region and traveled there while Max returned home to
Petalburg City in Hoenn. After encountering and battling his old rival, Gary (who
has now become a Pokémon researcher), and learning of a new region with new
Pokémon, Ash decided to leave for the Sinnoh region to earn the Gym Badges
available there. Like before, he took only Pikachu with him at first but brought
his Aipom along when she snuck onto the ship Ash was leaving on. While Brock did
not directly accompany Ash to Sinnoh, he did meet with him while there and traveled
with him through Sinnoh as he had for Kanto, Johto, and Hoenn. This time, they were
accompanied by another aspiring Pokémon Coordinator named Dawn. Ash
enthusiastically supported Dawn in her endeavors to become a Top Coordinator.
Unlike May, he watched all of Dawn's Contests without being distracted by the need
to train. Just as he supported Dawn in her Contests, she supported him in his Gym
battles. She would even go as far as dressing up as a cheerleader with her Pokémon
sometimes and cheer for him.

While traveling through Sinnoh, Ash formed a heated rivalry with a Trainer named
Paul. Throughout Ash's journey, Paul would constantly put him down and the two
often argued over their nearly opposite training styles. While Paul was harsh,
distant, and sometimes plain cruel to his Pokémon, Ash insisted that the best way
to raise Pokémon was through patience, caring, and friendship. Their rivalry came
to a head after they competed in a Tag Battle Tournament together, when Paul
released his Chimchar after it failed to meet his expectations. Ash then decided to
take in the Chimp Pokémon and promised to make it strong using his philosophy.
Although Ash always considered himself on par with him, Paul often bested him in
battles as his Pokémon were very powerful, only keeping Pokémon that were naturally
very strong. Ash's Pokémon, while strong in their own right, did not yet equal.
This came to a devastating defeat at Lake Acuity for Ash, losing a Full Battle
while only knocking out two of Paul's Pokémon. Ash recognized that he had to take
Paul more seriously and cautiously in the future.

Ash in the Wallace Cup

Ash in the Hearthome Collection

While in Sinnoh, Ash competed in two Pokémon Contests, once in Jubilife City and a
second time in the Wallace Cup upon Wallace's recommendation. He also competed
against several Pokémon Stylists in the Hearthome Collection fashion show in
Arriving in Style!, where he ended up in third place, winning the Unique Award for
his original performance.

As Ash and his friends journeyed through Sinnoh, they ended up becoming heavily
involved with legends of Sinnoh, with Ash being personally chosen by Azelf of the
lake guardians. Along with Cynthia, Looker and Team Rocket, they faced off against
Pokémon Hunter J as well as the evil Team Galactic. Thanks to their efforts, the
Sinnoh region was spared from Cyrus's insane scheme.

Ash eventually obtained all of the Sinnoh Gym Badges he needed to enter Sinnoh's
Pokémon League Conference. During his battles in the Lily of the Valley Conference,
he managed to advance to the Top 4. For the second time since meeting Paul (the
first being in a PokéRinger tournament during which Ash's Staravia evolved into a
Staraptor and defeated Paul's Honchkrow), Ash managed to defeat his bitter rival,
using Infernape (who had evolved from the Chimchar Paul abandoned) to deal the
finishing blow. This confirmed Ash's beliefs in how to raise Pokémon, showing that
though he took his time and raised his Pokémon with care and friendship they
achieved the same results as Paul's methods. This caused Paul to finally
acknowledge Ash as a Trainer of some merit, thus ending their arguments. Ash later
fought against Tobias, becoming the only known Trainer to defeat his Darkrai.
Although Ash ultimately lost the battle, he was not overly upset as he was closer
to his Pokémon than ever before. At the conclusion of the Diamond & Pearl series,
Ash, Dawn, and Brock split up and went their separate ways, with Brock confirming
that he would not be joining Ash on his travels to Unova as he decided to pursue
his new dream of being a Pokémon doctor.

Best Wishes series

In the Best Wishes series, Ash traveled with Delia and Professor Oak on a trip to
the Unova region. After losing in a battle to Trip and seeing the power of the
Legendary Pokémon Zekrom, Ash became interested in traveling Unova to meet new
Pokémon, as well as new friends. In Unova, he brought along only his Pikachu as he
did in Hoenn.

Soon after he started his journey, Ash met Iris, a wild girl who is (as he later
learns) a possible successor of the Opelucid City Gym and wishes to be a Dragon
Master, and Cilan, one of the Striaton Gym Leaders, who aspires to be the world's
greatest Pokémon Connoisseur. After Ash earns their interest by telling Iris of his
encounter with Zekrom and battling Cilan for the Trio Badge, the three decide to
travel together. During his time in Unova, along with his quest for the Badges, the
three friends also competed in the local competitions Club Battle, Clubsplosion,
and Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup. Despite battling quite well, Ash failed to
win any of the tournaments and managed to be the runner-up of two of the three.
Despite these mishaps, he was not upset to see his friends win the competitions
instead of him.

As they journeyed, Ash and friends ended up again being caught up in Team Rocket's
new plot, which was personally being supervised by Giovanni. This time, Team Rocket
planned to take over the world using a Meloetta that Ash befriended to unleash the
power of the Forces of Nature. Thanks to Cynthia and Ridley, Ash and his friends
managed to thwart Team Rocket's evil plot.

After managing to obtain eight Unova Gym Badges, Ash was allowed to participate in
the Vertress Conference along with his current and some new rivals. In the
preliminary round, Ash battled Trip one-on-one, defeating him for the first time
and ending their rivalry. Ash also defeated his friend and rival, Stephan, in the
tournament. He then battled one of his newer rivals, Cameron, where he lost in A
Unova League Evolution!, ending in the Top 8 of the Vertress Conference.

After the Conference, the three friends decided to check out some ruins that
Professor Juniper's father, Cedric Juniper discovered, and on the way, they met
with a strange young man named N. They soon became entwined in the plots of
Ghetsis, Colress, and Team Plasma as they sought to take over the world using
Reshiram's power. Ash and his friends, along with Looker, the Team Rocket trio,
Professor Cedric, as well as N, Anthea and Concordia, managed to foil Plasma's evil

As their adventures started coming to a close, Ash and his friends decided to take
the long way back to Kanto by sailing on a series of luxury liners through a chain
of islands called the Decolore Islands. On the way, Ash met Alexa, a Pokémon
Journalist, from whom he learned of the Kalos region. Soon after they reach Kanto,
Ash split up with Iris and Cilan, who wished to go in separate directions to follow
their dreams.

XY series

Ash as a Baron at the Battle Chateau

In the XY series, Ash arrived at the Kalos region with Alexa, first visiting
Lumiose City, where he parted ways with the journalist and tried to challenge the
Lumiose Gym at Prism Tower. He was forcibly ejected from the tower when the
computerized security system, later revealed to be the Clembot, found out that he
didn't have any Kalos Badges. He was rescued by Clemont and Bonnie.

Ash brought an injured Froakie to Professor Sycamore, who told Ash about an
additional stage of Pokémon evolution he was researching called Mega Evolution.
Assisted by Pikachu and Froakie, Ash calmed down an angry Garchomp belonging to
Sycamore that was attacking Lumiose City. Ash saw a Mega Evolved Pokémon for the
first time when a Mega Blaziken saved him and Pikachu from falling off of Prism
Tower. Froakie then allowed itself to be captured by Ash, and Clemont and Bonnie
started to travel with Ash.

Ash won his first Kalos Badge, the Bug Badge, after defeating the Santalune Gym
Leader, Viola. The group was joined by Serena, who still remembered Ash rescuing
her in her childhood and decided to start her journey to reunite with him, although
he initially did not remember the two of them meeting. Ash and Serena learn that
Clemont was the Lumiose Gym Leader, who was exiled from his Gym by his own
invention. They help Clemont face Clembot, and after the issue was resolved, the
two boys promised to battle after Ash fulfilled the original conditions set by
Clembot (even if it was no longer necessary), to earn four Badges. With that, the
group set off on their journey again. During their travels, they occasionally met
the ninja boy Sanpei, whose presence always led to progress in Froakie's (and later
Frogadier's and Greninja's) strength.

Ash briefly traveled with the Shalour Gym Leader Korrina to discover more about
Mega Evolution and Mega Stones.

Ash and his friends later attended Professor Sycamore's Pokémon Summer Camp, where
they met the trio of Shauna, Tierno, and Trevor, with whom the group started a
friendly rivalry with. In Ash's case, his rivalry would mainly be with Trevor and
Tierno as Serena and Shauna pursued Pokémon Showcases.

During their journey, Ash caught a lost and traumatized Goomy, which he raised into
a Sliggoo, and later, a powerful Goodra. After earning his fourth Gym Badge, Ash
eventually faced Clemont in their promised Gym Battle, and won with Goodra's help,
gaining his fifth Badge. Later, Ash and friends come across Goodra's old home,
where they discovered it was taken over by a Florges and her companions. After
saving Goodra's swamp from Team Rocket while simultaneously solving the issue
concerning Florges, Ash left Goodra in the wetlands so it could act as the
protector of its swamp and the Pokémon living in it. Some time afterward, when Ash
reached Laverre City to challenge the Gym, he made a new rival in Sawyer, a novice
trainer hailing from Hoenn. Along the way, Ash would also support Serena in her
quest to become Kalos Queen and gave her some helpful advice when she eventually
lost, telling her that losing is simply another step towards victory.

Later in their journeys, Ash and friends reached Anistar City and, together with
Professor Sycamore, they met the Gym Leader, Olympia. She revealed his Frogadier's
past as a Froakie from before meeting Ash and a glimpse of Frogadier's, his
friend's, Sycamore's, Team Rocket's, and his fate, indicating that they would all
play a vital role in Kalos's future. Ash challenged her to a Double Battle, which
he won using Frogadier and Talonflame.

Shortly after, the group came across a mysterious Pokémon, dubbed Squishy by
Bonnie, who was being pursued relentlessly by the villainous organization, Team
Flare, prompting the group to put it under their protective custody. Some time
afterward, Ash and his friends got involved in a conflict in Sanpei's home town,
which led to Frogadier evolving into Greninja, as well as achieving Bond Phenomenon
for the first time. During another confrontation with Team Flare in Terminus Cave,
Ash learned Bond Phenomenon came at a cost, as he was able to share Greninja's
senses, but also share its pain.

Later on, Ash met up with Alain, who became intrigued by Greninja's Bond Phenomenon
and requested to battle Ash. Ash put up a decent fight but eventually lost. After
his loss against Alain, Ash and Greninja began training to perfect Greninja's new
form. Ash and Greninja later had a rematch with Alain and a battle against Diantha,
during the latter Greninja even managed to reach its final Ash-Greninja form.
Despite their training, the two were unsuccessful to master the transformation as
Ash passed out during both battles from exhaustion from using the form.

After losing a rematch with Sawyer, in which Greninja even failed to transform, Ash
began feeling doubtful of his ability to master the transformation. His confidence
was shaken further after brutally losing to Wulfric, the Snowbelle Gym Leader.
After seeing how badly Greninja got hurt during their battle and blaming himself
for the loss, a depressed Ash left into the Winding Woods by himself. After an
argument with Serena, Ash was able to get back to his old self. He later met up
with Greninja, and while trying to save a wild Spewpa, the two were able to perfect
Bond Phenomenon. With Greninja's Ash-Greninja form perfected, Ash was able to
defeat Wulfric in a rematch, earning him his final Kalos Gym Badge and qualifying
him for participation in the Lumiose Conference.

After returning to Lumiose City, Ash entered the Lumiose Conference. Following
several notable victories, Ash had Goodra rejoin his team for his semi-final battle
against Sawyer. After a narrow victory in, Ash managed to defeat Sawyer and reach
the finals of the Conference, marking his first appearance in the finals of a
Pokémon League; where he would face Alain. On the night before the final battle, he
and his friends learned more about the Ash-Greninja transformation. In the finals
of the Lumiose Conference, Ash and Alain started a back and forth battle that
eventually came down to Alain's Mega Charizard X against Ash's Greninja in its Ash-
Greninja form. After a fierce battle, Greninja was defeated, causing Ash to end up
as the Runner-Up of the Lumiose Conference. Ash showed great sincerity and
principle following the battle, shaking Alain's hand regardless of the result.

Ash and his Pokémon captured by Team Flare

During the closing ceremony of the conference, Team Flare began their final
operation, using the power of the blue Zygarde Core Z2 to cause massive roots to
destroy parts of Lumiose City. Ash and his Pokémon were ultimately abducted by Team
Flare and were taken captive at the top of Prism Tower, as Lysandre intended to use
Ash and Greninja's Bond Phenomenon for his plans by using Team Flare's Mega
Evolution energy ray to control them. After talking some sense into Alain, Ash
resisted the machine's influence and broke free using Bond Phenomenon. Ash and
Alain soon engaged in a battle against Lysandre, and ultimately managed to defeat
him. When Ash later heard about the Giant Rock, he met up with the rest to combat
it. Thanks to everyone's combined effort, Chespie was saved from the Giant Rock.
Squishy and Z2 ultimately destroyed the creature, before the two Zygarde left.

Following the crisis, Ash helped Alain and Serena resolve their issues and bade
farewell to his rivals. Later, after dropping Goodra off at the wetlands again, the
group came across Xerosic, one of Team Flare's Scientists. Ash, his Greninja, and
his friends and the gang were ultimately able to foil Xerosic's plans and hand him
over to Officer Jenny. The group soon reunited with Squishy and Z2, who requested
Greninja's help to obliterate the remaining negative energy left by Team Flare's
crisis. Knowing this was for the sake of Kalos, Ash bade farewell to Greninja
before Greninja left with the two Zygarde. After releasing Greninja, Ash and the
gang headed back to Lumiose City to say their final goodbyes. After bidding
farewell to Serena, who headed for Hoenn, Ash separated from Clemont and Bonnie as
well and returned to Pallet Town.

Sun & Moon series

Ash traveled with Delia to the Alola region after Mimey won the trip via lottery.
It was shown that Ash gave his Kalos Pokémon to Professor Oak, who gave him and his
mother a Pokémon Egg to deliver to his cousin Samson. While on Melemele Island, Ash
stumbled upon the Pokémon School, where he met Lana, Lillie, Mallow, Kiawe,
Sophocles, Samson, and Professor Kukui and learned about Z-Rings and Z-Moves. Later
on, he met Tapu Koko, the guardian of Melemele Island, who gave Ash a Z-Ring and an
Electrium Z. With these discoveries, Ash decided to remain in Alola to study at the
school and learn more about Z-Moves, living with Professor Kukui.

Later, Tapu Koko challenged Ash and Pikachu to a battle. Ash's Electrium Z broke
after Ash and Pikachu used the Z-Move Gigavolt Havoc on Tapu Koko. Ash then decided
to take on the island challenge to obtain new Z-Crystals and prove his worth.

Ash caught several Pokémon on Melemele Island, such as his Rowlet, Rockruff, and
Litten. Ash also got a Normalium Z after his fight with Totem Gumshoos on Melemele
Island. Tapu Koko gave him a new Electrium Z after Ash won his grand trial battle
with Melemele Island Kahuna Hala. Also, Ash struck up a friendly rivalry with
Lillie's brother Gladion. He then gained a Grassium Z and Rockium Z during his
trial and grand trial on Akala Island. He also briefly reunited with Brock, Misty,
and some of his Pokémon during a field trip to Kanto for an extracurricular

One day, Ash was entrusted to take care of a Cosmog by Solgaleo and Lunala, which
he saw in a dream. The Cosmog, nicknamed Nebby by Lillie, took a liking to Ash and
frequently caused trouble with its ability to teleport people around. In Faba's
Revenge!, Faba kidnapped Nebby while Ash's attention was elsewhere. When Ash and
Lillie learned about this, they enlisted Gladion and Lusamine in helping them
rescue it. When the four found Faba, they also found that he successfully forced
Nebby to summon a Nihilego from an Ultra Wormhole. After Nihilego kidnapped
Lusamine and retreated into the Ultra Wormhole, Ash discovered that the incident
caused Nebby to evolve into a Cosmoem.

Ash and his Z-Power Ring

Ash, his classmates, and Gladion then watched as the guardian deities helped Nebby
evolve into the Legendary Pokémon Solgaleo and upgrade Ash's Z-Ring into a Z-Power
Ring. With a Solganium Z he received from Nebby, Ash activated Solgaleo's Z-Move,
Searing Sunraze Smash, and had Nebby opened up an Ultra Wormhole, allowing everyone
to traverse through Ultra Space on Nebby's back. There, after Ash's Electrium Z
temporarily transformed into a Pikashunium Z, Ash and Pikachu used it to launch a
10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt. The attack defeated Nihilego, weakening it long enough
for Lillie and Gladion to pull their mother free from its hold. The Pikashunium Z
then reverted to an Electrium Z. With their mission finished, Lusamine was taken
back through the Ultra Wormhole to the Altar of the Sunne.

Ash in his Ultra Guardian uniform

During Kukui's and burnet's wedding reception in the aftermath of the incident, Ash
and his friends were invited to join an Ultra Beast response task force, known as
the Ultra Guardians, which they all agreed to. On their first mission, Ash and his
classmates were assigned to capture a Buzzwole that had appeared through an Ultra
Wormhole. The Ultra Guardians encountered it at Mahalo Trail, where Ash eventually
realized it preferred flexing to battling. As a result, Ash and Kiawe distracted it
long enough for the former to throw a Beast Ball at it, successfully capturing it.
Later, Buzzwole was brought to Melemele Meadow, where Professor Burnet temporarily
opened a new wormhole, allowing Buzzwole to return home.

Later, Ash encountered a Poipole who seemed strangely attached to Pikachu. After a
while, Poipole was confirmed to be an Ultra Beast. Ash was permitted to capture it,
though he failed several times as Poipole thought the catching process was a game.
After Ash helped it understand what was happening, Poipole allowed itself to be
captured and was allowed to stay with the group until they could find its Ultra
Wormhole and send it back.

Ash attempted to participate in the Ula'ula Island challenge, but he was rejected
by Nanu and lost in an impromptu "pre-Trial". Afterward, Ash decided to stay on the
island and train under Tapu Bulu. This allowed him to formally participate in his
island challenge, which turned out to be a battle against Jessie's Mimikyu, who
recently gained a Mimikium Z. Ash barely won thanks to Pikachu learning Electroweb,
as well as being able to once again use 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt. Finally, Ash
participated in the grand trial, where he faced off against Nanu in a 3-on-1 battle
in Nanu's favor and won, earning himself a Lycanium Z.

Ash led the Ultra Guardians investigation into mysterious dark clouds that appeared
over the Alola region, causing all of the adults in Alola to lose their energy and
motivation. The cause was revealed to be a Necrozma pursuing a Necrozma, which
resulted in a massive battle against Necrozma. During this time, Nebby joined the
fight; Necrozma possessed Lunala and then Nebby to become Dawn Wings and Dusk Mane
Necrozma, respectively; and the Ultra Guardians pursued Necrozma into Poipole's
world. There, they learned about how Necrozma needed to regain its true form to
release Nebby. After Ash and Gladion acquired Z-Crystals for Nebby and Lunala, the
Ultra Guardians, with the help of their Pokémon, Lunala, Poipole's friends, and
everyone else in Alola, shared their Z-Power with Necrozma, causing it to release
Nebby. Afterward, Ash and Nebby used Searing Sunraze Smash, while Gladion and
Lunala used Menacing Moonraze Maelstrom on Necrozma. The combined Z-Moves fully
restored Necrozma's light, giving it the strength to become its true form, Ultra
Necrozma. Afterward, the Ultra Guardians, Nebby, and Lunala traveled back to Alola
through the Ultra Wormhole, while Ash said farewell to Poipole, who chose to stay
behind in its world.

Later, Ash and his classmates arrived on Poni Island for their research projects
for school. Ash's project was to have a grand trial battle. In A Grand Debut!, Ash
battled the newly-appointed Island Kahuna Hapu in a one-on-one battle and won.
Letting Pikachu choose their reward for the completion, Ash received a Steelium Z.

Ash after winning the Manalo Conference

Following this victory, Ash entered the first-ever Manalo Conference, along with
his classmates. He eventually made it to the semifinals, where he faced off against
the Team Skull Boss Guzma. After a tough match, Ash was able to defeat him and
advance to the finals, where he was set to face Gladion. On the night before the
final battle, Ash's Meltan fused with its fellow Meltan, evolving into Melmetal,
which Ash ended up using as his first Pokémon in the finals. The match eventually
resulted in a battle between the two Trainers' Lycanroc, with Ash's Lycanroc
eventually emerging victorious, thus earning Ash the title of Alola League

After winning the Alola League championship, Ash was given the right to have an
exhibition match against the Masked Royal. However, during a Guzzlord invasion of
the Manalo Stadium, the Masked Royal's true identity as Professor Kukui was
exposed. With his cover blown, Kukui decided to battle Ash as himself and make the
exhibition match a Full Battle, which Ash agreed to. During the battle, Ash's
Torracat was finally able to defeat its longtime rival, Professor Kukui's
Incineroar, and evolve into an Incineroar itself. Before Kukui could send out his
last Pokémon, Tapu Koko appeared and took its place in the battle. When Ash was
down to his last Pokémon, Pikachu, Tapu Koko gave Kukui a Tapunium Z, while Ash's
Electrium Z once again transformed into a Pikashunium Z, allowing both Pokémon to
unleash their signature Z-Moves. In the end, Ash's Pikachu's Z-Move proved superior
and defeated Tapu Koko, ending the exhibition match in Ash's victory.

After the Manalo Conference had ended, Ash was left unsure of what to do next.
However, after hearing Olivia mention how important knowing the "outside world" is,
he decided to return home and start traveling around the world. After saying
farewell to his classmates, Kukui, and Burnet, he boarded a plane back to Kanto,
leaving all of his current party Pokémon (excluding Pikachu) under the two
Professors' care.

New series
Following a chance encounter with a Lugia in SS002, Ash and his new friend Go
officially became research fellows at the Sakuragi Institute. They currently reside
at the Institute to continue providing Professor Sakuragi with valuable information
about the Pokémon they meet.


Ash and his mother

Ash is an only child who lived with his mother, Delia, until he left for his
Pokémon journey at the age of ten. His main goal in life, as described in the first
episode, is to be the world's greatest Pokémon Master. One particular
characteristic about Ash that has not changed throughout the series, aside from his
determination and his passion for raising and training Pokémon, is that he is
incredibly selfless. He will often go to extraordinary lengths to earn a Pokémon's
trust and respect and to better understand a Pokémon that he sees as troubled. He
is also very fair-minded and trusting, a true testament to his good-natured

Ash is shown to have a strong sense of justice, especially when it comes to

Pokémon. If a Pokémon is in trouble, he will make every effort to help them, even
if he has no prior connection to them. If they are the cause of trouble, he will
stop them, and then try to understand them, with almost all such occasions being a
case of the Pokémon, or their Trainers or friends, having a problem which can't be
resolved normally. In those cases, he will selflessly volunteer to help them.
Should the problem be caused by humans, such as Team Rocket, Pokémon thieves,
hunters, or poachers, Ash will resolve to do anything in his power to stop them.

Despite this, and previous dealings with evil organizations, Ash has retained a
remarkably optimistic and naive outlook, a trait his companions seem to share. He
is quick to praise and has an unshakable trust in both his Pokémon and his friends.
Also, Ash is determined to see the best in everybody unless he has a very good
reason not to. An example would be Team Rocket's frequent 'sudden appearances' that
coincide with their needs at that time, and Ash never questioning it until it is
too late. Another example would be how he always praises Clemont for his
inventions, no matter their high failure rate, and the near-inevitable explosion,
or Cilan for his various hobbies. Furthermore, even though almost all of his
friends have large dreams, Ash fully supports them and has never doubted their
ability to accomplish them, possibly due to his own highly ambitious goal. He also
encourages Pokémon to do the best they can, even if they aren't his own and has
even helped train wild Pokémon.

In the original series, though Ash actively took part in battles, he was rarely
seen independently training his Pokémon. However, since the Advanced Generation
series, Ash is shown training more noticeably, having practice battles with his
friends and focusing on moves, techniques, and strategies with his Pokémon. A
noticeable trait of Ash's is his willingness to learn from both his victories and
defeats. For example, after winning in a Gym battle against Winona in Sky High Gym
Battle! and witnessing her Pokémon's powerful Aerial Ace, Ash was motivated to have
his Swellow learn it. Even his losses can inspire him, such as when he lost to
Clayton in Short and To the Punch! and decided to teach his Buizel one of the moves
Clayton's Mr. Mime had used during their battle. He believes nothing he and his
Pokémon do on their journey is a waste of time.

In the beginning, Ash had a bit of an inferiority complex, as well as some form of
personal pride, most likely stemming from his rivalry with Gary. As a result, he
had some bad habits, such as shamelessly boasting of his skill if he were ever on a
winning streak, and becoming angered easily if he were personally insulted, as seen
in The Path to the Pokémon League. Ash used to complain about perfectly legal
things, like Giselle's Cubone using a bone in The School of Hard Knocks, or
Blaine's use of the lava in Volcanic Panic. He even locked himself up in his room
and sulked after losing to Ritchie, although this anger was not entirely unfounded
as the loss came as a result of both his Charizard's disobedience and Team Rocket
wearing out his other Pokémon before the match began. He overcame his
disappointment after seeing and listening to how Ritchie took his loss as a way to
better himself as a Trainer in Friends to the End. Fortunately, during his journey,
Ash has gotten over this particular character trait and is now more accepting of
criticism of his skill, though he still gets upset if his Pokémon are insulted or

Ash and Paul

Perhaps one of Ash's greatest rivalries was against Paul during his time in the
Sinnoh region. On the contrary of Ash, who strongly believed in the bond between
Trainer and Pokémon, Paul's only concern was with a Pokémon's strength, believing
that bonding only caused them to become spoiled and unmotivated. Due to this, aside
from winning the Sinnoh League, Ash's biggest goal during his Sinnoh travels was to
ultimately change Paul's mindset and have the latter finally acknowledge him as a
Trainer worth of his attention. After a long and exhausting journey, he finally
managed to accomplish this after defeating Paul at the Lily of the Valley
Conference, after which Paul finally recognized Ash as his rival and equal.

In most episodes of the anime, especially those during the Johto League arc, Ash
befriends someone who will influence him and cause him to strive to become a better
Trainer. Although he is not a dependent individual, he is still young and has
learned to make his way relying on his friends, particularly the maternal skills of
Brock. The honor of "best friend" is usually reserved for Pikachu, but Ash has come
to see his closest human friends in the same light over time; using the term for
Misty and Brock in Gotta Catch Ya Later! as well as May and Max in Battling the
Enemy Within.

Ash has changed a great deal throughout the series, particularly in regards to his
skill at Pokémon training, but his earnestness, rashness, and determination have
remained. Never straying from his goal, he has remained loyal to his friends,
family, and supporters, but most of all his Pokémon. Ash became a great Trainer by
learning to find and use the inner strength of each of his Pokémon by bonding with
them. For example, when he received a banner filled with prints from his Pokémon in
The Unbeatable Lightness of Seeing!, he knew which Pokémon placed specific prints,
showing his close bond with them. He also learns where their hidden abilities lie,
as well as resorting to unorthodox strategies when fighting particularly
challenging opponents. For example, he uses his Pikachu's speed to outmaneuver
larger foes and attack. In another instance, his Charizard defeated Gary's
Blastoise by causing the field to overheat before mounting a close-quarters attack
while Blastoise was blinded by the steam. He also prefers to train a Pokémon to be
the best it can without forcing it to evolve, as evidenced by his treatment of
Gligar in Fighting Fear With Fear!. He is happy when his Pokémon evolve but lets
them choose whether or not they want to evolve instead of forcing them.

Ash after catching a Pokémon

Physically, Ash is in very good shape, especially for someone 10 years of age. He
has constantly been shown to have a lot of stamina, walking miles upon miles
through all kinds of environments, while journeying between towns on his journey.
He also has huge endurance, as seen when he took powerful attacks from various
Pokémon head-on and then recovering quite quickly. Furthermore, Ash has
demonstrated himself to be a bit acrobatic, occasionally being able to keep up with
Iris, who virtually grew up swinging and jumping through treetops. Ash has
occasionally displayed great reflexes, being able to dodge attacks or catch falling
objects out of the blue, and even being able to save himself, or others, in the
last second during perilous situations. What's more, Ash has exhibited tremendous
will power, as seen when he took attacks for long periods and keeps advancing,
which also drives his "never give up" attitude when it comes to Pokémon battles. He
is also strong, being capable of picking up heavy Pokémon such as Larvitar and

Ash is also quite dense when it comes to matters of the opposite sex, more
specifically in the field of romance. Throughout the series, Ash has only displayed
open interest in a female only once, and nothing came out of it. Though some girls
in the series have shown obvious (and subtle) affection towards him, Ash meets it
with nearly unfailing obtuseness, which some characters have also noticed. Even
when it involves other people's romance, Ash is usually oblivious until someone
points it out to him. Also, on a few occasions when it came to a matter of Pokémon
love, with a male who's experiencing difficulty in gaining the attention of a
female, while his friends will often mainly advise on improving the male's looks or
charm, Ash's advice is simply to be stronger. Despite this, however, it is shown on
several occasions that Ash does seem to understand the concept of marriage, most
notably in The Professors' New Adventure, when he got excited by the news of
Professor Kukui and Professor Burnet's engagement, and subsequently worked with his
classmates to organize a big wedding ceremony for them.

Early on, Ash originally trained not to further himself but instead to catch more
Pokémon than Gary, a feat that he never accomplished. Ash later slowed his pace,
which allowed him to focus on the individual traits of each Pokémon. At the Silver
Conference, with great humility and maturity, Ash finally won a battle against his
old rival, signifying a great milestone in his history as a Trainer. His maturity
has also increased in his dealings with Pokémon. This was shown when a Mankey stole
his hat in Primeape Goes Bananas, he screamed and yelled at it, even climbing trees
just to get his hat back, but when an Aipom did the same in Slaking Kong, he stated
merely that he would feel strange without a hat. When Aipom stole his hat again on
several future occasions, however, while she was under his ownership, he chased
after her in the same manner as before, most likely out of exasperation that she
still hadn't learned her lesson.

Ash has traversed much of the Pokémon world and has thus far participated in
various Pokémon League Conferences, but he is still learning new things about
Pokémon all the time. He has also gained a close connection with many Legendary and
Mythical Pokémon, such as the ones who played major roles in the movies. In the
English dub second movie, he was revealed to be "The Chosen One" - the one who
would bring balance back to the world when it was disrupted.

Ash using Aura inside the Tree of Beginning

Although viewed as a normal human, Ash does have some special abilities, as he is
said to have the same Aura as Sir Aaron, a legendary hero, and is theoretically
able to manipulate it in much the same way. Therefore, he made a connection with
Sir Aaron's Lucario. However, he has not received any training in this field,
opting to continue his Pokémon journey instead. He has also been likened to an
ancient Aura guardian in The Keystone Pops!, who also had a partner Pikachu. Later,
in Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part 1 and Part 2, Ash uses Aura again
to locate a lost Riolu and read Riolu's mind as well. This time, however, he merely
senses the Aura, rather than manipulating it. Ash also has the unique ability to
use Bond Phenomenon.

Though his passion remains in battling, Ash is always eager to try new things,
especially if he can do them together with his Pokémon, having participated in
other events like Pokémon Contests, PokéRinger tournaments, and even a fashion show
and a cosplay convention as well as various other Pokémon competitions. He has
Contest Passes for Sinnoh and Hoenn. Ash carries with him half of a broken Poké
Ball, while Gary Oak has the other half, as a symbol of their ongoing, but now
friendly, rivalry; Misty's special lure, which she sent to him as a gift; and half
of the Terracotta Medal he received after his Contest Battle with May in the
unofficial Terracotta Contest ended in a tie.

His father has not been introduced. The anime suggests that his father was once a
Pokémon Trainer who began his journey in Pallet Town and that he is still living.
In the original, he is also confirmed to have a grandfather, whose son followed his
footsteps. An interview with the series' storyboarder Masamitsu Hidaka confirmed
Ash's father is a Trainer on his own journey. According to Hidaka, Ash's father may
or may not be introduced in the series, depending on its necessity to further Ash's
maturity and development as a Trainer. On the other hand, according to Takeshi
Shudō's novelization, Ash's father left home to go on a journey right after Ash was
born, and never returned since. As he never registered his name in the Pokémon
Trainer's list, his whereabouts are unknown.


Ash's Alola party prior to SM141

Ash with all his Pokémon as of The Dream Continues! (excluding Squirtle and
Primeape) at Professor Oak's lab

Ash with all his Kalos Pokémon

As a Trainer, Ash has caught and befriended a sizable number of Pokémon throughout
the anime. His philosophy on training is that Pokémon are individuals and that a
combination of trust, friendship, and hard work are needed to overcome adversity.
Several of Ash's Pokémon were caught because they allowed him to after he
befriended them. He seems to battle best with Pokémon that are similar to Pikachu:
ones that are speedy and maneuverable, yet able to perform high-powered attacks;
however, he is willing to work with any Pokémon that comes into his care.

Ash's battle style is generally spontaneous and fairly unorthodox, and his Pokémon
often reflect these traits. He has been shown to use unusual strategies. For
instance, during the Diamond & Pearl series, he incorporated a twisting-spinning
type maneuver in his Pokémon's offensive and defensive techniques, which eventually
lead to him creating the original technique, Counter Shield. Also, sometimes he
will use someone else's battle strategies as shown with Paul and Tierno, though
when using the latter's, Ash stated that his unique strategy is the one he can
truly count on, instead of simply mimicking others.

Ash is very attached to his Pokémon and prefers to battle and train with them
personally. Furthermore, he cares about their opinion, even giving them the option
of whether they should evolve or not. As such, the majority of his Pokémon also
share Ash's stubborn and reckless nature, persistently attempting to rise and
continue the battle, even after receiving a great amount of damage and being at the
end of their rope. However, if it is by their wish, or if he believes it is best
for them, Ash will (if sometimes reluctantly) trade or release them, and in some
cases, leave them with more experienced individuals so that they could get

Though Ash normally catches five or more Pokémon per region (not including when he
traveled through the Orange Archipelago and challenged the Battle Frontier in his
second tour of Kanto), he rarely ever switches the Pokémon in his current party
with those in storage at Professor Oak's Laboratory. He usually only does so when
battling against powerful opponents (such as Trainers in the Pokémon League
Conferences, and Frontier Brains), or when attending certain events that requires a
specific Pokémon (like Tauros at the Pokémon Swap Meet or Snorlax at the Sumo
Conference). However, during the Best Wishes series, Ash actively cycled through
the nine Pokémon he managed to catch in Unova, although these Pokémon, when not in
his party, were instead kept in storage at Professor Juniper's lab in Nuvema Town.
Near the end of his journey in Unova, Professor Juniper transferred all of Ash's
Pokémon to Professor Oak's lab. Ash did not use this system of training in the
following series.

Ash currently has ownership of 71 Pokémon, including all 30 of his Tauros.

Including pre-evolutions, traded, released, and given away Pokémon (and not
including the additional Tauros), in total, Ash has currently officially owned a
total of 90 different Pokémon species.

On hand
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Pikachu ♂
Traveling with
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Rotom Phone
With Professor Oak
This section shows the Pokémon that Ash keeps at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

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Bulbasaur Ash Charizard.png
Charmander → Charmeleon → Charizard Ash Kingler.png
Krabby → Kingler Ash Muk.png
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Tauros (×30) ♂ Ash Snorlax.png
Snorlax Ash Heracross.png
Heracross Ash Bayleef.png
Chikorita → Bayleef ♀
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Cyndaquil → Quilava Ash Totodile.png
Totodile Ash Noctowl.png
Noctowl Shiny Ash Donphan.png
Egg → Phanpy → Donphan
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Taillow → Swellow Ash Sceptile.png
Treecko → Grovyle → Sceptile Ash Corphish.png
Corphish Ash Torkoal.png
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Snorunt → Glalie Ash Staraptor.png
Starly → Staravia → Staraptor ♂ Ash Torterra.png
Turtwig → Grotle → Torterra Ash Infernape.png
Chimchar → Monferno → Infernape
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Buizel ♂ Ash Gliscor.png
Gligar → Gliscor Ash Gible.png
Gible ♂ Ash Unfezant.png
Pidove → Tranquill → Unfezant ♀
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Oshawott ♂ Ash Pignite.png
Tepig → Pignite ♂ Ash Snivy.png
Snivy ♀ Ash Scraggy.png
Egg → Scraggy ♂
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Sewaddle → Swadloon → Leavanny ♂ Ash Palpitoad.png
Palpitoad ♂ Ash Boldore.png
Roggenrola → Boldore Ash Krookodile.png
Krokorok → Krookodile ♂
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Fletchling → Fletchinder → Talonflame Ash Hawlucha.png
Hawlucha ♂ Ash Noivern.png
Egg → Noibat → Noivern ♂
With Professor Kukui
This section shows the Pokémon that Ash keeps at Professor Kukui's house.

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Rowlet Ash Lycanroc.png
Rockruff → Lycanroc Ash Incineroar.png
Litten → Torracat → Incineroar Ash Melmetal.png
Meltan → Melmetal
In training
This section is for the Pokémon that Ash still owns but are in the care of another

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Squirtle Ash Primeape.png
This section is for the Pokémon that Ash formally released into the wild.

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Caterpie → Metapod → Butterfree Ash Pidgeot.png
Pidgeotto → Pidgeot Ash Lapras.png
Lapras Ash Greninja.png
Froakie → Frogadier → Greninja ↔ Ash-Greninja
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Goomy → Sliggoo → Goodra Ash Naganadel.png
Poipole → Naganadel
Traded away
This section is for the Pokémon that Ash traded away.

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Raticate Ash Aipom.png
Aipom ♀
Given away
This section is for the Pokémon that Ash gave to another Trainer to keep for

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Traveled with
This section is for the Pokémon that Ash traveled together or bonded with for some
period of time but never officially caught.

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Haunter Ash Larvitar.png
Egg → Larvitar Rotom Pokédex anime.png
Rotom Pokédex Nebby Solgaleo anime.png
Ride Pokémon

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This section is for the Ride Pokémon Ash has used.

Ride Sharpedo
Ash was first seen riding a Ride Sharpedo around Melemele Island.
None of Sharpedo's moves are known.

Debut Alola to New Adventure!

Voice actors
English Bill Rogers
Ride Tauros
Tauros ♂
Ash was first seen riding a Ride Tauros around the Pokémon School.
None of Tauros's moves are known.

Debut The Guardian's Challenge!

Ride Lapras
Ash was first seen riding a Ride Lapras around Melemele Island.
None of Lapras's moves are known.

Debut Yo, Ho, Ho! Go, Popplio!

Ride Pelipper
Ash was first seen riding a Poké Ride Pelipper around Alola.
None of Pelipper's moves are known.

Debut Young Kiawe Had a Farm!

Voice actors
English Laurie Hymes
Ride Stoutland
Ash used a Ride Stoutland around Akala Island.
None of Stoutland's moves are known.

Debut Treasure Hunt, Akala Style!

Voice actors
English Marc Thompson
Ride Garchomp
Garchomp ♂
Garchomp is Ash's personal Ultra Guardian Ride Pokémon.
Garchomp's known moves are Fire Blast and Dragon Pulse.

Debut A Mission of Ultra Urgency!

Voice actors
Japanese Shin'ichirō Miki
English Shin'ichirō Miki
Ride Mudsdale
Ash used a Ride Mudsdale to travel through Haina Desert along with Acerola to meet
with Tapu Bulu.
None of Mudsdale's moves are known.

Debut Some Kind of Laziness!

Voice actors
English H.D. Quinn
A Poké Ride Mantine
Ash used a Mantine to get from Melemele Island to Treasure Island.
None of Mantine's moves are known.

Debut Alola, Alola!

This section is for the Pokémon that Ash temporarily partnered with, many of which
were rented and belong to another Trainer, or were wild Pokémon that Ash
temporarily teamed up with.

A Trainer's Pidgey
When Team Rocket attacked the Viridian City Pokémon Center, Ash, in an attempt to
defend the Pokémon from Team Rocket's Ekans and Koffing, utilized a Pidgey, but
their Ekans managed to intimidate it and force it to flee.
Because Pidgey fled before Ash could even attack, none of its moves are known.

Debut Pokémon Emergency!

A Trainer's Rattata
When Team Rocket attacked the Viridian City Pokémon Center, Ash, in an attempt to
defend the Pokémon from Team Rocket's Ekans and Koffing, utilized a Rattata, but
their Ekans managed to intimidate it and force it to flee.
Because Rattata fled before Ash could even attack, none of its moves are known.

Debut Pokémon Emergency!

Voice actors
English Jimmy Zoppi
Lara Laramie's Ponyta

Lara Laramie's Rapidash

Ponyta → Rapidash
Ash borrowed Rapidash from Lara Laramie when it was a Ponyta after Lara was injured
and could not ride it in the race. It evolved into Rapidash while racing against
Dario's Dodrio. Thanks to the speed gained through the evolution, Ash and Rapidash
were able to win the race.
Rapidash's only known move is Stomp.

Debut The Flame Pokémon-athon!

Dr. Akihabara's Porygon
Porygon was lent to Ash by Dr. Akihabara to help stop Team Rocket from stealing
Pokémon from the Pokémon Center's PC system. After they escaped the computer world,
Porygon was returned to Akihabara.
Porygon's known moves are Conversion, Tackle, and Sharpen.

Debut EP038
Voice actors
Japanese Katsuyuki Konishi
Misty's Togepi
Egg → Togepi
Main article: Misty's Togepi
Ash found Togepi's Egg in Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon. When it hatched, Ash,
Brock, Misty and Meowth fought when Togepi was born to decide who would get to
raise it. Ash eventually won the four-way miniature tournament, but Togepi decided
to stay with Misty instead.

Debut Who Gets To Keep Togepi?

Voice actors
Japanese Satomi Koorogi
English Satomi Koorogi
Pokémon League entrance exam instructor's Weezing
The Pokémon League entrance exam instructor gave Ash a Weezing by having him choose
his own set of Poké Balls provided by the instructor. It was used during the
Pokémon League exam by battling the Instructor's Flareon and won.
Weezing's known moves are Smog, Smokescreen, Tackle, and Explosion.

Debut The Ultimate Test

Voice actors
Japanese Shin'ichirō Miki
English Eric Stuart
Pokémon League entrance exam instructor's Arbok
The Pokémon League entrance exam instructor gave Ash an Arbok by having him choose
his own set of Poké Balls provided by the instructor. It was used during a Pokémon
League exam by battling the Instructor's Jolteon and lost.
Arbok's known moves are Glare and Wrap.

Debut The Ultimate Test

Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Unshō Ishizuka
Pokémon League entrance exam instructor's Meowth
Meowth was the final Pokémon used by Ash during the Pokémon League exam. It was up
against the Instructor's Vaporeon in which Vaporeon froze the Meowth causing Team
Rocket's Meowth to interfere with the battle by kicking the frozen one free. It was
accidentally blasted off along with Team Rocket, but the temporary switch was fixed
in the next episode.
Meowth's only known move is Fury Swipes.

Debut The Ultimate Test

Voice actors
Japanese Chiyako Shibahara
English Adam Blaustein
Hagatha's Hoothoot
Ash, Brock and Misty borrowed Hoothoot from Hagatha in order to navigate the
haunted forest. It was returned to her sister, Nagatha after they were able to find
the exit.
Hoothoot's known moves are Foresight and Peck.

Debut Illusion Confusion!

Misty's Staryu
Main article: Misty's Staryu
Ash borrowed Staryu from Misty for the Fire and Rescue Grand Prix in The Fire-ing
Squad!. However, he did not win the contest and returned Staryu to her around the
end of the episode.

Debut Clefairy and the Moon Stone

Voice actors
Japanese Shin'ichirō Miki
English Shin'ichirō Miki
Misty's Psyduck
Main article: Misty's Psyduck
Ash borrowed Psyduck from Misty for the Fire and Rescue Grand Prix in The Fire-ing
Squad!. However, he did not win the contest and returned Psyduck to her around the
end of the episode.

Debut Hypno's Naptime

Voice actors
Japanese Rikako Aikawa
English Michael Haigney
Ash's Seaking
Ash hooked a Seaking during a Seaking fishing contest. It was released under
contest rules.
None of Seaking's moves are known.

Debut Hook, Line, and Stinker

Voice actors
Japanese Katsuyuki Konishi
English Eric Stuart
When Ash and Keegan were separated from Misty, Brock and Ramona, Keegan hurt his
arm, so Ash took his place by riding Arcky.
Arcky's known moves are Take Down, Fire Spin, and Extreme Speed.

Debut The Stolen Stones!

Voice actors
Japanese Shin'ichirō Miki
English Shin'ichirō Miki
Officer Jenny's Pidgeot
Ash flew on Officer Jenny's Pidgeot in order to catch up with a boat that was
leaving to Littleroot Town.
None of Pidgeot's moves are known.

Debut Hoenn Alone!

Ash's Flygon
Ash commanded Flygon and rode it throughout the sky while protecting Jirachi from
Flygon's only known move is Hyper Beam.

Debut Jirachi: Wish Maker

Brock's Lombre
Main article: Brock's Lombre
Ash commanded Brock's Lombre during the battle with Team Rocket since Brock stayed
behind in a stadium to perform with Corphish while Ash and the others went after
Team Rocket after they took Lombre instead of Mawile.

Debut The Lotad Lowdown

Voice actors
Japanese Miyako Itō
English Dan Green
Master Hamm's Hitmonlee
Hitmonlee ♂
Ash borrowed Hitmonlee from Master Hamm to battle May with Hitmonchan after Master
Hamm injured himself inadvertently.
Hitmonlee's known moves are Rolling Kick, Hi Jump Kick, Jump Kick, and Focus Punch.

Debut Pasta La Vista!

Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Michael Haigney
Dawn's Piplup
Piplup ♂
Main article: Dawn's Piplup
Ash was the first to find Piplup in A Maze-ing Race!, when everyone was separated
by Graveler's and Golem's Rollout. Piplup was commanded to use Bubble Beam to take
care of various problems that happened in the maze.

Piplup went with Ash in Expedition to Onix Island! after getting separated from his
Trainer on the island of Onix. Ash commanded Piplup to use Bubble Beam to fight a
trio of them.

Debut Following A Maiden's Voyage!

Voice actors
Japanese Etsuko Kozakura
English Michele Knotz
Brock's Sudowoodo
Sudowoodo ♂
Main article: Brock's Sudowoodo
Ash encountered Brock's Sudowoodo when the group was separated by Graveler and
Golem. After stopping a fight, Ash went with Sudowoodo to get out of the maze and
find Dawn and Brock. When they were found, Ash had Sudowoodo Mimic Pachirisu's
Discharge to break a hole in the maze wall after finding them from the other side.

Debut From Cradle to Save

Voice actors
Japanese Daisuke Sakaguchi
English Bill Rogers
Dawn's Pachirisu
Main article: Dawn's Pachirisu
Ash encountered Dawn's Pachirisu along with Piplup, Buizel and Sudowoodo when the
group was separated by Graveler and Golem. It mostly worked with Sudowoodo's Mimic
when it used Discharge.

Debut Twice Smitten, Once Shy

Voice actors
Japanese Chinami Nishimura
English Chinami Nishimura
The Pokémon Summer Academy's Raichu
During the first day of the summer school academy, Ash was given a Raichu to train.
It was called to battle Angie's Monferno and was able to put up a great fight. It
had a very timid personality, digging into the ground when Ash first talked to it.
Raichu's known moves are Dig, Thunderbolt, Focus Punch, and Double Team.

Debut Camping It Up!

The Pokémon Summer Academy's Spoink
Ash was given a Spoink in the first leg of the Pokémon Triathlon. He returned it
after he was finished with the first part of the race.
None of Spoink's moves are known.

Debut One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!

Voice actors
Japanese Chie Satō
English Kayzie Rogers
The Pokémon Summer Academy's Mantyke
Ash was given a Mantyke for the second leg of the Pokémon Triathlon to ride across
the lake. It was returned after the event was finished.
None of Mantyke's moves are known.

Debut One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!

A wild Luxio
Luxio ♂
Ash temporarily helped a Luxio save a lost Wailmer from getting lost in the sewers.
Luxio's known moves are Discharge and Iron Tail.

Debut Leading a Stray!

A wild Cottonee
Cottonee ♂
Ash temporarily commanded a wild Cottonee to help him win over a love interest.
With Ash's assistance, he was able to learn to dodge attacks and aim his attacks
Cottonee's known moves are Cotton Spore, Cotton Guard, Razor Leaf, and Energy Ball.

Debut Cottonee in Love!

Voice actors
Japanese Naomi Shindō
English Michele Knotz
A wild Cobalion
Main article: Swords of Justice (M15)
After Keldeo's battle against Kyurem, Ash temporarily rode on Cobalion when the
Full Court was collapsing.

Debut Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice

Voice actors
Japanese Kōichi Yamadera
English H.D. Quinn
A wild Caterpie

A wild Butterfree
Caterpie → Metapod → Butterfree
This Butterfree was found on Wayfarer Island as a Caterpie, where its lazy
tendencies caused it to not evolve and be left behind by its swarm. To help it, Ash
temporarily trained the wild Caterpie to help it evolve to Butterfree so it
wouldn't be left behind. Caterpie evolved into Metapod after it and Pikachu fended
off a wild Ursaring. To save Pikachu from Team Rocket, it evolved into a Butterfree
and teamed up with Pikachu to blast the trio away. Afterward, it shared a tearful
goodbye with Ash as it returned to its swarm.
Butterfree's known moves are String Shot, Tackle, Confusion, and Psybeam.

Debut Butterfree and Me!

Voice actors
Japanese Rikako Aikawa
English Rikako Aikawa (as Caterpie and Butterfree)
A borrowed Rhyhorn from Odyssey Village
Ash temporarily commanded a borrowed Rhyhorn, to participate at the Rhyhorn race
held at Odyssey Village. In the beginning, it was difficult for Ash to handle
Rhyhorn, but the two gradually learned to work together.
None of Rhyhorn's moves are known.

Debut Giving Chase at the Rhyhorn Race!

A wild Scatterbug

A wild Vivillon
Scatterbug → Spewpa → Vivillon
This Scatterbug was stolen by Dolan and locked in a cage. The cage fell off the
truck while Dolan was on the run from Officer Jenny, whereupon Ash and his friends
found Scatterbug and prevented it from being recaptured by Dolan. It evolved into a
Spewpa later on and when it had a battle with Dolan's Diggersby, it evolved into a
Vivillon with an Elegant Pattern. Vivillon was then able to defeat Dolan and
Vivillon's known moves are Tackle, Protect, String Shot, Safeguard, and Stun Spore.

Debut To Catch a Pokémon Smuggler!

Voice actors
Japanese Rikako Aikawa (as Scatterbug and Spewpa)
English Eileen Stevens
Baa de Mer Ranch's Skiddo
Ash was riding a Skiddo, when he took part in Grace's racing training. Later, he
used it to chase after Team Rocket.
None of Skiddo's moves are known.

Debut A Race for Home!

Voice actors
English Kayzie Rogers
A wild Florges
Florges ♀
Main article: Florges (anime)
This Florges is the leader of a Bug-type and Poison-type Pokémon army and was
responsible for the invasion of Goodra's homeland, due to her wanting the spring
water for her Floette, as the water had healing properties. She battled Goodra but
lost after Goodra learned Ice Beam. She then cooperated with Team Rocket to kidnap
Pikachu, Dedenne and a Wooper, believing the lie that Team Rocket would help heal
Floette. However, after Team Rocket betrayed Florges and stole all the water from
the wetlands, along with the three kidnapped Pokémon, Florges and her army switched
allegiances and worked with Ash and Goodra to set them free. She then worked with
Goodra to restore the wetland, using Grassy Terrain in conjunction with Goodra's
Rain Dance to restore all of the water and vegetation.

Debut Defending the Homeland!

Voice actors
Japanese Megumi Hayashibara (XY069-XY070)
Hitomi Nabatame (XY123)
English Aurora Bea
Serena's Pancham
Pancham ♂
Main article: Serena's Pancham
After a group of Pangoro caused Ash, his friends, their Pokémon, and Team Rocket to
scatter, Ash found himself alone with Serena's Pancham. The two set out to find
Fletchinder, who was bound to be looking for them. After reuniting with
Fletchinder, Hawlucha, and Luxray, Ash and the four Pokémon soon found Serena,
Chespin, and Frogadier, reuniting Pancham with its Trainer.
Debut Dreaming a Performer's Dream!
Voice actors
Japanese Noriko Shitaya (XY047-XY109, XY124-present)
Yuka Terasaki (XY114)
English Erica Schroeder
Clemont's Luxray
Luxray ♂
Main article: Clemont's Luxray
After a group of Pangoro caused Ash, his friends, their Pokémon, and Team Rocket to
scatter, Luxray found himself with Hawlucha and Fletchinder. Luxray and Hawlucha
followed Fletchinder, who eventually found Ash and Pancham. Ash and the four
Pokémon soon found Serena, who was with Chespin, and Frogadier, and later, Clemont,
Pikachu, Braixen, and Bunnelby, reuniting Luxray with his Trainer.

Debut A Campus Reunion!

Voice actors
Japanese Kensuke Satō
English Billy Bob Thompson
Hoopa's Latios

Hoopa's Mega Latios

Latios ↔ Mega Latios ♂
When Ash was involved in a battle against the shadow Hoopa Unbound, he commanded a
Latios that Hoopa summoned. Latios was shown being able to Mega Evolve.
Latios's known moves are Dragon Pulse and Psychic.

Debut Hoopa and the Clash of Ages

Voice actors
English Michele Knotz
Hoopa's Latias

Hoopa's Mega Latias

Latias ↔ Mega Latias ♀
When Ash was involved in a battle against the shadow Hoopa Unbound, he commanded a
Latias that Hoopa summoned. Latias was shown being able to Mega Evolve.
Latias's known moves are Dragon Pulse and Psychic.

Debut Hoopa and the Clash of Ages

Voice actors
English Michele Knotz
Hoopa's Rayquaza

Hoopa's Mega Rayquaza

Rayquaza ↔ Mega Rayquaza Shiny
When Ash was involved in a battle against the shadow Hoopa Unbound, he commanded a
Shiny Rayquaza that Hoopa summoned. Rayquaza is capable of Mega Evolving.
Rayquaza's known moves are Hyper Beam, Dragon Ascent, Dragon Pulse, and Twister.

Debut Hoopa and the Clash of Ages

Voice actors
Japanese Kiyotaka Furushima
English Kiyotaka Furushima
A rented Mamoswine
Ash temporarily rode on a Mamoswine, along with Serena, to cross the snowy
mountains and through the Frost Cavern.
None of Mamoswine's moves are known.

Debut Over the Mountain of Snow!

Voice actors
Japanese Kensuke Satō
English Marc Thompson
A wild Litleo
Ash first protected Litleo from Pyroar's Flamethrower and later on help Litleo
become independent and return to its pride.
Litleo was confirmed to be male in the dub only.

Litleo's only known move is Flamethrower.

Debut A Fiery Rite of Passage!

Voice actors
Japanese Yuka Terasaki
English Michael Liscio Jr.
Sophocles's Charjabug
Main article: Sophocles's Charjabug
Ash captured this Charjabug in a cage, which he then gave to Sophocles, in order
for him to catch it, which he did.

Ash later commanded Sophocles's Charjabug during the Charjabug race.

Debut So Long, Sophocles!

Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Rebecca Becker
Ash with Snowy
Main article: Snowy
In The Ol' Raise and Switch!, Professor Kukui tasked everyone with switching their
partner Pokémon with somebody else and Ash was given Snowy. At first, Snowy didn't
warm up to Ash. However, with help and encouragement from Litten, Snowy soon warmed
to him and was used in a battle against Pikachu, who was under Lillie's command.

Debut Racing to a Big Event!

Voice actors
Japanese Reina Ueda
English Emily Jenness
Main article: Ultra Beasts (anime) → Buzzwole
Buzzwole entered Alola through an Ultra Wormhole at Melemele Meadow, prompting the
Ultra Guardians to embark on their first mission. They chased the Swollen Pokémon
to Mahalo Trail, where it was eventually caught by Ash. It was then brought back to
Melemele Meadow, allowing it to return home through a new wormhole opened by
Professor Burnet.

Debut A Mission of Ultra Urgency!

Voice actors
English Billy Bob Thompson
Main article: Ultra Beasts (anime) → Stakataka
Stakataka entered Alola through an Ultra Wormhole at the Pokémon School. The
initial attempts by the Ultra Guardians to catch it failed due to it managing to
avoid all of their Beast Balls, and during the following night, it moved to a
construction site owned by Viren, where it was mistaken for a pedestal for a statue
of Viren. Once the statue was placed on top of it, Stakataka became angry and
started rampaging around until Ash removed the statue. Stakataka then let itself be
caught by Ash upon learning that he was doing it only to make sure it would get
back home. Later, back at the Pokémon School, Stakataka was safely returned to its
home dimension through an Ultra Wormhole.

Debut The Long Vault Home!

Voice actors
English Daniel J. Edwards
Main article: Ultra Beasts (anime) → Pheromosa
Pheromosa entered Alola through an Ultra Wormhole and began attacking Trainers who
possessed Z-Crystals, stealing the Z-Crystals afterward. Meowth fell in love with
Pheromosa and thwarted several attempts by the Ultra Guardians to catch it.
Pheromosa was eventually defeated by Bewear, allowing Pheromosa to be caught and
returned home.

Debut Beauty is Only Crystal Deep!

Voice actors
English Emily Cramer

Ash's Kanto Badges

Ash's Orange Archipelago Badges

Badges obtained
Kanto Badges
This listing is of the Badges Ash has obtained in the Kanto region:

Boulder Badge (Showdown in Pewter City)

Cascade Badge (The Water Flowers of Cerulean City)
Thunder Badge (Electric Shock Showdown)
Marsh Badge (Haunter versus Kadabra)
Rainbow Badge (Pokémon Scent-sation!)
Soul Badge (The Ninja Poké-Showdown)
Volcano Badge (Volcanic Panic)
Earth Badge (The Battle of the Badge)
Orange Archipelago Badges
This listing is of the Badges Ash has obtained in the Orange Archipelago:

Coral-Eye Badge (Fit to be Tide)

Sea Ruby Badge (Navel Maneuvers)
Spike Shell Badge (Misty Meets Her Match)
Jade Star Badge (Pokémon Double Trouble)
Johto Badges

Ash's Johto Badges

This listing is of the Badges Ash has obtained in the Johto region:

Zephyr Badge (Fighting Flyer with Fire)

Hive Badge (Gettin' The Bugs Out)
Plain Badge (A Dairy Tale Ending)
Fog Badge (From Ghost to Ghost)
Storm Badge (Machoke, Machoke Man!)
Mineral Badge (Nerves of Steelix!)
Glacier Badge (Nice Pryce, Baby!)
Rising Badge (Better Eight Than Never)
Hoenn Badges

Ash's Hoenn Badges

This listing is of the Badges Ash has obtained in the Hoenn region:

Stone Badge (The Winner By a Nosepass!)

Knuckle Badge (Just One of the Geysers)
Dynamo Badge (Watt's with Wattson?)
Heat Badge (Going, Going, Yawn!)
Balance Badge (Balance of Power)
Feather Badge (Sky High Gym Battle!)
Mind Badge (Solid as a Solrock)
Rain Badge (Eight Ain't Enough!)
Frontier Symbols

Ash's Frontier Symbols

This listing is of the Symbols Ash has obtained in the Battle Frontier:

Knowledge Symbol (The Symbol Life)

Guts Symbol (Wheel... of Frontier!)
Tactics Symbol (Tactics Theatrics!!)
Luck Symbol (Queen of the Serpentine!)
Spirits Symbol (Ka Boom with a View!)
Ability Symbol (Second Time's the Charm!)
Brave Symbol (Pace - The Final Frontier!)
Sinnoh Badges

Ash's Sinnoh Badges

This listing is of the Badges Ash has obtained in the Sinnoh region:

Coal Badge (O'er the Rampardos we Watched!)

Forest Badge (The Grass Menagerie!)
Cobble Badge (A Triple Fighting Chance!)
Fen Badge (A Crasher Course in Power!)
Relic Badge (Shield with a Twist!)
Mine Badge (Dealing With Defensive Types!)
Icicle Badge (Sliding Into Seventh!)
Beacon Badge (The Eighth Wonder of the Sinnoh World!)
Unova Badges

Ash's Unova Badges

This listing is of the Badges Ash has obtained in the Unova region:

Trio Badge (Dreams by the Yard Full!)

Basic Badge (Rematch at the Nacrene Gym!)
Insect Badge (Battling For The Love of Bug-Types!)
Bolt Badge (Dazzling the Nimbasa Gym!)
Quake Badge (Battling the King of the Mines!)
Jet Badge (An Amazing Aerial Battle!)
Freeze Badge (Caution: Icy Battle Conditions!)
Toxic Badge (Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 2)
Kalos Badges

Ash's Kalos Badges

This listing is of the Badges Ash has obtained in the Kalos region:
Bug Badge (Battling on Thin Ice!)
Cliff Badge (Climbing the Walls!)
Rumble Badge (Showdown at the Shalour Gym!)
Plant Badge (The Green, Green Grass Types of Home!)
Voltage Badge (The Moment of Lumiose Truth!)
Fairy Badge (Fairy-Type Trickery!)
Psychic Badge (All Eyes on the Future!)
Iceberg Badge (A Real Icebreaker!)
Alola trials

One of Ash's Z-Crystals

This listing is of the trials Ash has cleared in the Alola region:

Verdant Cavern trial (To Top a Totem!; received the Normalium Z)

Melemele Island grand trial (Trial and Tribulation!; received the Electrium Z)
Lush Jungle trial (Currying Favor and Flavor!; received the Grassium Z)
Akala Island grand trial (Trials and Determinations!; received the Rockium Z)
Thrifty Megamart trial (A Battle Hand-Off!)
Ula'ula Island grand trial (Guiding an Awakening!; received the Lycanium Z)
Poni Island grand trial (A Grand Debut!; received the Steelium Z)
Pokémon League ranking

Ash with the Manalo Championship Trophy

Ash has competed in the following Pokémon League Conferences:

Indigo Plateau Conference - Top 16 (Friend and Foe Alike)

Silver Conference - Top 8 (Johto Photo Finish)
Ever Grande Conference - Top 8 (At the End of the Fray)
Lily of the Valley Conference - Top 4 (The Semi-Final Frontier!)
Vertress Conference - Top 8 (A Unova League Evolution!)
Lumiose Conference - Runner-Up (Down to the Fiery Finish!)
Manalo Conference - Winner (SM139)

Ash's Winner's Trophy

Championship matches
Ash challenged the following Pokémon championships as well:

Orange League - Champion (Enter The Dragonite)

Pokémon competitions
Ash has also participated in the following Pokémon competitions:

P1 Grand Prix - Winner (The Punchy Pokémon)

Big P Pokémon Race - Winner (substitute for Lara; The Flame Pokémon-athon!)
Pokémon Swap Meet Tauros Battling Competition - Winner (Tricks of the Trade)
Fire and Rescue Grand Prix - N/A (The Fire-ing Squad!)
Bug-Catching Contest - Winner (The Bug Stops Here)
Seaking Catching Competition - N/A (Hook, Line, and Stinker)
Grass Tournament - Runner-Up (The Grass Route)
Sumo Conference - Winner (Ring Masters)
Pokémon Balloon Race - Winner (with Misty and Brock; tied with Skyler and Tenma;
The Big Balloon Blow-Up)
Whirl Cup - Top 32 (The Perfect Match!)
Extreme Pokémon Race - Winner (Extreme Pokémon!)
Tour de Alto Mare - DNF (Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias)
Crossgate PokéRinger - Winner (That's Just Swellow)
Squallville PokéRinger - Winner (Pursuing a Lofty Goal!)
Rota Tournament - Winner (Lucario and the Mystery of Mew)
Pokémon Orienteering - N/A (Off the Unbeaten Path)
Pokémon Contest
Unofficial Terracotta Contest - Winner (tied with May; Home is Where the Start Is!)
Jubilife Contest - Top 8 (Arrival of a Rival!)
Wallace Cup - Top 8 (Pruning a Passel of Pals!)
Pokémon Dress-Up Contest - Top 5 (All Dressed Up With Somewhere To Go!)
Hearthome City Tag Battle Competition - Winner (with Paul; Smells Like Team
Hearthome Collection - Third (Arriving in Style!)
Pokémon Summer Academy - Winner (Red Team; One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue
Pokémon Triathlon - Winner (One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!)
Pokémon Ping Pong Tournament - Top 32 (To Thine Own Pokémon Be True!)
Festival Battle Challenge - Winner (Challenging a Towering Figure!)
Pokéathlon - Runner-Up (A Marathon Rivalry!)
Eindoak Town's Harvest Festival battle tournament - Winner (Pokémon the Movie:
White—Victini and Zekrom, Black—Victini and Reshiram)
Club Battle - Runner-Up (Club Battle Finale: A Hero's Outcome!)
Wishing Bell Festival - Runner-up (Climbing the Tower of Success!)
Clubsplosion - Top 4 (Commanding the Clubsplosion Crown!)
Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup - Runner-Up (Ash, Iris and Trip: Then There
Were Three!)
Marine Cup Tournament - Winner (Cilan and the Case of the Purrloin Witness!)
Scalchop King Competition - Disqualified (Crowning the Scalchop King!)
Pokémon Sumo Tournament - Winner (The Journalist from Another Region!)
Pokémon Summer Camp - Winner (with Serena, Clemont, and Bonnie; Battling Into the
Hall of Fame!)
Pokémon Sky Relay - Runner-Up (A Relay in the Sky!)
Pokémon Pancake Race - Runner-Up (tied with Nina; Racing to a Big Event!)
Charjabug race Koko Cup - Winner (with Sophocles and Kiawe; Mounting an
Electrifying Charge!)
Pokémon Sled Jump Games - Unknown (Getting a Jump on the Competition!)
Kantonian Gym - Winner (Aiming for the Top Floor!)
Manalo Conference Exhibition Match - Winner (SM144)
Voice actors
Language Voice actor
Japanese 松本梨香 Rica Matsumoto
武田華 Hana Takeda (age 6; SS001)
English Veronica Taylor (EP001-AG145, M01-M08, A Sneak Peek at Pokémon, Mewtwo
Sarah Natochenny (AG146-present, M09-present, The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon
Kayzie Rogers (The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon original dub)
Arabic ‫ بثينة شيا‬Buthaina Shia
Catalan Marta Covas
Mandarin Chinese 賀世芳 Hè Shìfāng (EP001-EP081, EP117-EP259)
李明幸 Li Míngxìng (EP082-EP116)
汪世瑋 Wāng Shìwěi (EP260-present)
Croatian Saša Buneta
Marko Torjanac
Czech Radek Škvor (EP001-EP209, DP001-XY049, M01-M04, M11, M17)
Jan Škvor (XY050-present, M18-M19)
Štěpán Krtička (M06-M07)
Danish Mathias Klenske
Dutch Christa Lips
Unknown voice actor (M05-M07)
Filipino Klariz Magboo (EP001-XY093)
Will Ashley (XY094-present)
Finnish Sari Moilanen (EP001-EP142, M01-M04, PK01-PK07, Mewtwo Returns)
Jami Kantola (M05-M07)
Hanna Leino (EP158-present, M10-present, The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon)
French Canada Sébastien Reding (M01-M07)
Europe Aurélien Ringelheim
Charles Pestel (M04, M07)
German Caroline Combrinck (EP001-EP157, DP105-XY140)
Veronika Neugebauer (EP158-DP104)
Felix Mayer (SM001-present)
Greek Βούλα Κώστα Voula Kosta
Hebrew ‫ יהונתן מגון‬Yonatan Magon
‫ דניא מגון‬Daniel Magon
Hindi पससद बरर Prasad Barve (Cartoon Network dub)
नचचकक ट चदघक Nachiket Dighe (Hungama dub)
Hungarian Balázs Szvetlov
Gergely Ungvári (Advanced Generation series)
Csongor Szalay (Diamond & Pearl series)
Icelandic Grímur Gíslason (M03)
Guðjón Davíð Karlsson (M05)
Indonesian Ahmad Zulkifli Lubis (EP001-AG192, DP004-Best Wishes series, M02-M13,
Kamal Nasuti (DP001-DP003)
Turie Sandos (XY series)
Italian Davide Garbolino
Korean 최덕희 Choi Deok-Hui (Original series, original dubs of M01-M02)
안현서 An Hyeon-Seo (original dubs of M03-M05)
이선호 Lee Seon-Ho (Advanced Generation series-present, M06-present, redubbed
Norwegian Nils-Martin Crawfurd
Polish Hanna Kinder-Kiss (EP001-AG040, DP053-present, movies)
Grzegorz Drojewski (DP001-DP052)
Portuguese Brazil Fábio Lucindo (S01-S18, M01-M18, Pokémon Chronicles, The
Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon)
Gustavo Nader (M06; original recordings)
Charles Emmanuel (S19-present, M19-present)
Portugal Maria João Luís (EP001-EP031, EP033, M01-M02)
Sandra Faleiro (EP032, EP034-EP094)
Sandra de Castro (EP095-EP128, EP158-EP209, AG093-AG177, DP001-DP052, Pokémon
Alexandra Sedas (EP129-EP157)
Cristina Carvalhal (M03-M04)
Bárbara Lourenço (EP210-AG040, Pokémon Chronicles)
Raquel Ferreira (AG041-AG092)
Unknown voice actress (M07)
Ana Madureira (AG178-AG192)
Raquel Rosmaninho (DP053-present, M10-present)
Romanian Cristina Serac (Original series)
Cristian Niculescu (Diamond & Pearl series, Sun & Moon series)
Russian Анна Левченко Anna Levchenko (EP001-EP105)
Лариса Некипелова Larisa Nekipelova (DP105-present)
Spanish Latin America Gabriel Ramos (EP001-DP090, DP105-DP157, M01-M11)
Irwin Daayán (DP091-DP104)
Rommy Mendoza (young, DP138)
Miguel Ángel Leal (DP158-present, M13-present, EP007 redub)
Pablo Gandolfo (M06-M07 Argentinian dub)
Alan Fernando Velázquez (M12)
Spain Adolfo Moreno
Rafael Alonso Naranjo Jr. (M03, Mewtwo Returns)
Swedish Dick Eriksson
Thai ฉฉนทนา ธาราจฉนทรร Chanthana Tharachan
ศฉ นสนนย ร ตตณหก
ร น รดตศ Sansanee Tinkeeradit (DP054-present)
Turkish Ahmet Taşar (EP001-XY101)
Kerem Kobanbay (XY102-SM043)
Arda Meriçliler (SM044-Present)
Sercan Gidişoğlu (M03)
Fatih Özkul (M06)
Vietnamese Đặng Hoàng Khuyết

Ash OS 2.png Ash AG 3.png Ash DP 3.png Ash Ketchum BW.png Ash XY
4.png Ash SM.png
Official artwork from the
original series Official artwork from the
Advanced Generation series Official artwork from the
Diamond & Pearl series Official artwork from the
Best Wishes series Official artwork from the
XY series Official artwork from the
Sun & Moon series
For more artwork, please see Ash Ketchum images on the Bulbagarden Archives.
In the manga
In the Ash & Pikachu manga

Ash in Ash & Pikachu

Ash in his Hoenn attire in Ash & Pikachu

050Diglett.png This section is incomplete.
Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: details of his role in the manga.
Ash is the main protagonist of Ash & Pikachu, a manga series based on the Johto,
Hoenn, and Battle Frontier sagas of the Pokémon anime.

Currently owned
Ash Pikachu AP.png
Pikachu ♂ Ash Cyndaquil AP.png
Cyndaquil Ash Totodile AP.png
Totodile Ash Bulbasaur AP.png
Ash Larvitar AP.png
Egg → Larvitar Silver Conference Scoreboard AP.png
Heracross Silver Conference Scoreboard AP.png
Muk Silver Conference Scoreboard AP.png
Bayleef ♀
Ash Snorlax AP.png
Snorlax Ash Tauros AP.png
Tauros ♂ Ash Grovyle AP.png
Treecko → Grovyle Ash Corphish AP.png
Ash Swellow AP.png
Taillow → Swellow Ash Torkoal AP.png
Torkoal Ash Glalie AP.png
Snorunt → Glalie Ash Charizard AP.png
Ash Psyduck AP.png

Ash and Brock in Magical Pokémon Journey

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga
Main article: Ash Ketchum (EToP)
Ash Ketchum is a starring character in The Electric Tale of Pikachu, a manga series
based on the anime. Ash's journey in The Electric Tale of Pikachu follows roughly
the same plot as in the anime: first traveling the Kanto region to participate in
the Pokémon League, before embarking on a journey around the Orange Archipelago.

In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga

Ash, along with Misty and Brock, made cameo appearances in bonus chapters of
Magical Pokémon Journey. In the bonus chapters, Ash and his friends have mistakenly
wandered into the world Magical Pokémon Journey is set in. The bonus chapters
chronicle their attempts to return to their world (of the anime) and their
encounters with various aspects of the Magical Pokémon Journey canon which differ
from the anime's canon (such as the use of Poké Balls).

In the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga

Ash and Pikachu in Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl

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Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: Details of his role in the manga.
Ash and Pikachu appear as main characters alongside Dawn and her Piplup in Pocket
Monsters Diamond & Pearl, an adaptation of the anime set in the timeline of the
Diamond & Pearl series.

On hand
Ash Pikachu PDP.png
Pikachu ♂ Ash Grotle PDP.png
Turtwig → Grotle Ash Staravia PDP.png
Staravia ♂
Ash Chimchar PDP.png
Chimchar Dawn Buizel PDP.png
Buizel ♂ Ash Gliscor PDP.png

Traded away
Ash Aipom PDP.png
Aipom ♀

Dawn Piplup PDP.png
Piplup ♂

In the movie adaptations

Ash with his friends in the movie 10 manga adaptation

Since Ash and his Pikachu have appeared in every animated Pokémon movie to date,
likewise, Ash is the main character in every Pokémon movie manga adaptation. The
same applies to Ash's team as they made similar appearances.
In the games
In the core series
In the Special Demo Version of Pokémon Sun and Moon, Ash sends an unsigned letter
and his Greninja (with "Ash" as Greninja's Original Trainer) to Elio, the player
character. Like in the anime, Ash's Greninja can transform into Ash-Greninja by
using its unique Ability, Battle Bond.

In events
Several event Pokémon based on Ash's Pokémon have been made over the course of the
franchise. In addition to the aforementioned Greninja, a special form of Pikachu
wearing Ash's different hats up to the Sun & Moon series were made available in
Pokémon Sun and Moon. In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, an addiitional Pikachu
wearing Ash's hat from I Choose You! also appeared.

List of events featuring Ash's Pokémon

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
DPPtHGSS Ash's Pikachu Japanese Japan
Wi-Fi 50 July 15 to August 10, 2010
BW Mystery Egg Ash's Pidove Japanese Japan
Wi-Fi 1 December 17, 2010 to January 11, 2011
BW Ash's Scraggy Japanese Japan
Wi-Fi 1 January 28 to February 10, 2011
DPPtHGSS Ash's Pikachu English North America 50 January 30 to
February 20, 2011
DPPtHGSS Ash's Pikachu Korean South Korea
Wi-Fi 50 February 1 to 28, 2011
BW Secret Egg Ash's Pidove English United States 1 April 27 to May
31, 2011
BW Secret Egg Ash's Pidove Korean Wi-Fi 1 June 1 to 26, 2011
BW Ash's Scraggy Korean Wi-Fi 1 June 28 to July 17, 2011
BWB2W2 Pokémon Center Best Wishes Ash's Pikachu Japanese Japan 50 August
10 to September 6, 2013
XYORAS 7-Eleven Ash's Pikachu Japanese region Online 50 July 18 to
September 30, 2015
XYORAS Pokémon Center Ash's Pikachu Japanese region Nintendo Network 50
August 24 to 30, 2015
SM Original Cap Pikachu Japanese region Online 1 April 15 to May 1,
July 19 to 31, 2017
SM Hoenn Cap Pikachu Japanese region Online 6 May 3 to 15, 2017
August 2 to 14, 2017
SM Sinnoh Cap Pikachu Japanese region Online 10 May 17 to 29, 2017
August 16 to 28, 2017
SM Unova Cap Pikachu Japanese region Online 14 May 31 to June 12, 2017
August 30 to September 11, 2017
SM Kalos Cap Pikachu Japanese region Online 17 June 14 to 26, 2017
September 13 to 25, 2017
SM Alola Cap Pikachu Japanese region Online 20 June 28 to July 17, 2017
September 27 to October 9, 2017
SM Ash's Charizard Japanese region Online 40 August 1 to 28, 2017
SM Ash's Charizard All Japan 40 August 22 to September 3, 2017
SM Original Cap Pikachu American region
PAL region
Taiwanese region Online 1 September 19 to 25, 2017
SM Hoenn Cap Pikachu American region
PAL region
Taiwanese region Online 6 September 26 to October 2, 2017
SM Sinnoh Cap Pikachu American region
PAL region
Taiwanese region Online 9 October 3 to 9, 2017
SM Unova Cap Pikachu American region
PAL region
Taiwanese region Online 13 October 10 to 16, 2017
SM Kalos Cap Pikachu American region
PAL region
Taiwanese region Online 17 October 17 to 23, 2017
SM Alola Cap Pikachu American region
PAL region
Taiwanese region Online 19 October 10 to 12, 2017
October 24 to 30, 2017
SM Original Cap Pikachu Japanese region
PAL region
Taiwanese region Online 1 October 19 to November 23, 2017
SM Original Cap Pikachu Japanese region
American region Online 1 November 10 to 23, 2017
USUM Partner Cap Pikachu Japanese QR Code 50 November 17, 2017
USUM Partner Cap Pikachu Taiwanese QR Code 50 November 17, 2017
USUM Partner Cap Pikachu American QR Code 50 November 17, 2017
USUM Partner Cap Pikachu PAL QR Code 50 November 17, 2017 onwards
USUM Partner Cap Pikachu Korean QR Code 50 December 21, 2017
USUM Original Cap Pikachu Japanese region
PAL region
Taiwanese region Online 1 March 29 to May 31, 2018
USUM Hoenn Cap Pikachu Japanese region
American region
PAL region
Taiwanese region Online 6 November 9 to 30, 2018
USUM Sinnoh Cap Pikachu Japanese region
American region
PAL region
Taiwanese region Online 9 November 9 to 30, 2018
USUM Unova Cap Pikachu Japanese region
American region
PAL region
Taiwanese region Online 13 November 9 to 30, 2018
USUM Kalos Cap Pikachu Japanese region
American region
PAL region
Taiwanese region Online 17 November 9 to 30, 2018
USUM Alola Cap Pikachu Japanese region
American region
PAL region
Taiwanese region Online 19 November 9 to 30, 2018
In addition, the Japanese and Korean versions of the Reshiram and Zekrom
distributed in honor of Pokémon the Movie: White—Victini and Zekrom / Black—Victini
and Reshiram credited サトシ Satoshi or 지우 Jiu as the original Trainer.

In spin-off games
Pokémon Puzzle League
In Pokémon Puzzle League, Ash is the player character in the 1P Stadium mode, and
one of the characters available in the 2P Stadium mode. He uses Pikachu, Squirtle,
and Bulbasaur.

Pokémon Tretta
Main article: Pikachu (05-01)
In Pokémon Tretta, Ash and his Pikachu appear as a Master-class Tretta in the
Invasion! Mega Rayquaza expansion. When Pikachu is in play, he appears wearing
Ash's hat from the XY series.

Pokémon GO
Pikachu, Raichu, and Pichu wearing Ash's original hat have been made available to
catch and hatch from Eggs during certain events. Additionally, for the 2019 April
Fools' event, Ash himself could appear in photobombs when using the Camera.
In the TCG
This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Ash or his Pokémon in the Pokémon
Trading Card Game.

Ash's Pokémon
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard
and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion Rarity # Japanese
Expansion Rarity #
Pichu and Pikachu (CoroCoro promo) Lightning Unnumbered
Promotional cards
Ash's Torkoal Fighting Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Sky-
Splitting Deoxys 009/019
Ash's Grovyle Grass Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Aura's
Lucario 001/020
Ash's Phanpy Fighting Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Aura's
Lucario 004/020
Ash's Swellow Colorless Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Aura's
Lucario 007/020
Ash's Aipom Colorless Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Sea's
Manaphy 010/019
Ash's Treecko Grass ADV-P Promotional cards 036/ADV-P
Pikachu Pokémon M Lightning Movie Commemoration Random Pack
Staraptor Pokémon M Colorless Movie Commemoration Random
Pack 018/022
Pikachu Pokémon M LV.X Lightning DPt-P Promotional cards
Pidove Colorless BW Black Star Promos BW15 BW-P Promotional cards
Emerging Powers Common 80/98 BW-P Promotional cards 002/BW-P
BW-P Promotional cards 205/BW-P
Ash-GreninjaEX Water XY Black Star Promos XY133 XY-P Promotional cards
Rowlet Grass Ash vs Team Rocket Deck Kit 001/026
Ash's PikachuGX Lightning Ash vs Team Rocket Deck Kit
Rockruff Fighting Ash vs Team Rocket Deck Kit
Ash's Friendship Su Ash vs Team Rocket Deck Kit
Litten Fire SM-P Promotional cards 059/SM-P
Ash's Pikachu Lightning SM-P Promotional cards
Ash's Pikachu Lightning SM-P Promotional cards
Ash's Pikachu Lightning SM-P Promotional cards
Ash's Pikachu Lightning SM-P Promotional cards
Ash's Pikachu Lightning SM-P Promotional cards
Ash's Pikachu Lightning SM-P Promotional cards

Concept art of original series Ash's hat

Ash's hat in the original series was similar to Red's hat in his original design
from Pokémon Red and Green before undergoing several changes until the final
Ash has never officially caught a Pokémon of the Psychic, Ghost, or Fairy types; a
regional form; a female-only; or a Legendary Pokémon; nor has he Mega Evolved any
of his Pokémon.
Ash has captured at least one of the starter Pokémon in every region.
Ash's birthday in the main series of the anime, according to Takeshi Shudo's anime
novelizations, is 10 years, 10 months, and 10 days exactly before the day he began
his Pokémon journey. In M20, Ash's birthdate is instead the same day he began his
On a related note, Ash is still considered 10 years old in promotional materials as
well as the first episode of Best Wishes despite Best Wishes Until We Meet Again!
strongly implying that at least a full year had passed since his time in Johto.
When Veronica Taylor was interviewed in the documentary "Adventures in Voice
Acting", she stated that during her audition for the role of Ash, he was known as
Casey at the time. This name would later be given to a recurring character from

Ash's drawing of a Dewgong

Ash can draw, as shown in Up Close and Personable! when he drew a Dewgong. However,
this drawing was insulted by Angie.
Ash has been shown to be a good climber, as mentioned in Celebi: The Voice of the
Forest (when Misty and Brock say "He climbs like a Mankey!") and Lucario and the
Mystery of Mew (when Brock calls him a "human Aipom"). Ash's climbing ability has
also been shown in several episodes throughout the series, such as Enter Iris and
Axew!, when he climbs up a tree to try to save Pikachu and Axew, and in Climbing
the Walls!, in which he climbed up the rock-climbing wall up to Grant to face him
and win the Cliff Badge.
Ash has lost a match against every Normal-type Gym Leader he has faced: Whitney in
A Goldenrod Opportunity, Norman in There's no Place Like Hoenn, Lenora in The
Battle According to Lenora, and Cheren in There's a New Gym Leader in Town!.
Ash has lost at least one official Gym battle in every region. He lost to Brock,
Lt. Surge, Sabrina, and Blaine in Kanto, Whitney in Johto, Brawly in Hoenn, Roark
in Sinnoh, Lenora in Unova, and Viola and Wulfric in Kalos. He also lost to Cress
in Unova, but he didn't need a rematch since he defeated both Cilan and Chili.
Ash also lost battles with Frontier Brains during the Battle Frontier arc of the
anime, losing once to Anabel and twice to Brandon.
Ash also lost trials to Island Kahunas in the Sun and Moon series of the anime,
losing once to Nanu.
Ever since facing Wattson in Watt's with Wattson?, Ash has not won a Gym Badge in
the same episode in which he meets the Gym Leader.
Ash shares at least one Pokémon of the same evolutionary family with one of his
rivals in each series.
Language Name Origin
Japanese サトシ Satoshi From 智 chi (wisdom; reason) which can be read as
Satoshi if a name; named after Satoshi Tajiri.
Canadian French
Hindi, Tamil
Telugu, Italian
German, Malay
Spanish, Turkish Ash Ketchum Ketchum sounds similar to catch 'em. First name can
be found in Japanese name, Satoshi. Also, Ash is a default name for Red in Pokémon
Red and Blue. Ash trees are suggested as another explanation as well.
European French Sacha Ketchum Similar to Ash.
Korean 한지우 Han Jiu 지 ji is from 智 Satoshi. Alternatively, 지우 (知友) jiu
can mean "close friend".
Chinese (Mandarin) 小智 Xiǎo Zhì Diminutive nickname derived from 田尻智,
Satoshi Tajiri.
Chinese (Cantonese) 小智 Síu Ji Same as Mandarin name
Bulgarian Аш Кечъм Ash Kechum From English name
Icelandic Ash Ketchum*
Askur Ketchum* Same as English name
Askur literally means ash. Similar to English name.
Indonesian Ali (Kanto saga)
Satoshi (Johto saga - XY series)
Ash Ketchum (M20 - present) Originally from Arabic names that mean "high" or
"exalted". Slightly similar to Ash.
Same as his Japanese name
Same as his English name
Lithuanian Ešas Kečiumas From English name
Russian Эш Кетчум Esh Ketchum Transcription of his English name
Thai ซาโตชต
Satoshi Same as his Japanese name
Ukrainian Еш Esh Transcription of English name
Vietnamese Satoshi
Ash Ketchum (in early promotions) Same as his Japanese name
Same as his English name

Related articles
Mirror Ash
Episodes focusing on Ash
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
External links
Article on Wikipedia

Ash's Pokémon
On hand:
025 Pikachu
Traveling with:
000 Rotom Phone
At Oak's:
001 Bulbasaur
006 Charizard
099 Kingler
089 Muk
128 Tauros (×30)
143 Snorlax
214 Heracross
153 Bayleef
156 Quilava
158 Totodile
164 Noctowl Shiny
232 Donphan
277 Swellow
254 Sceptile
341 Corphish
324 Torkoal
362 Glalie
398 Staraptor
389 Torterra
392 Infernape
418 Buizel
472 Gliscor
443 Gible
521F Unfezant
501 Oshawott
499 Pignite
495 Snivy
559 Scraggy
542 Leavanny
536 Palpitoad
525 Boldore
553 Krookodile
663 Talonflame
701 Hawlucha
715 Noivern
With Kukui:
722 Rowlet
745D Lycanroc
727 Incineroar
809 Melmetal
In training:
007 Squirtle
057 Primeape
012 Butterfree
018 Pidgeot
131 Lapras
658 Greninja
706 Goodra
804 Naganadel
Traded away:
020 Raticate
190 Aipom
Given away:
015 Beedrill
Traveled with:
093 Haunter
246 Larvitar
479Px Rotom
791 Nebby
Ride Pokémon:
319 Sharpedo
128 Tauros
131 Lapras
279 Pelipper
508 Stoutland
445 Garchomp
750 Mudsdale
226 Mantine
016 Pidgey
019 Rattata
078 Rapidash
137 Porygon
175 Togepi
110 Weezing
024 Arbok
052 Meowth
163 Hoothoot
120 Staryu
054 Psyduck
119 Seaking
059 Arcky
018 Pidgeot
330 Flygon
271 Lombre
106 Hitmonlee
393 Piplup
185 Sudowoodo
417 Pachirisu
026 Raichu
325 Spoink
458 Mantyke
404 Luxio
546 Cottonee
638 Cobalion
012 Butterfree
111 Rhyhorn
666Ele Vivillon
672 Skiddo
671B Florges
674 Pancham
405 Luxray
380 Latias
381 Latios
384 Rayquaza Shiny
473 Mamoswine
667 Litleo
737 Charjabug
037A Snowy
794 Buzzwole
805 Stakataka
795 Pheromosa
Electric Tale only:
022 Fearow
043 Oddish
056 Mankey
079 Slowpoke

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash Ketchum • Pikachu • Misty • Togetic • Brock • Tracey Sketchit
• May • Max • Dawn • Piplup • Iris • Axew • Cilan • Serena • Clemont • Bonnie •
Dedenne • Lana • Kiawe • Lillie • Sophocles • Mallow • Rotom Pokédex • Go
Rivals Gary • Ritchie • Harrison • Drew • Harley • Morrison • Tyson • Solidad
• Paul • Nando • Zoey • Kenny • Conway • Barry • Ursula • Tobias • Trip • Bianca •
Burgundy • Stephan • Georgia • Cameron • Virgil • Aria • Alain • Miette • Tierno •
Shauna • Trevor • Nini • Sawyer • Gladion • Horacio • Hau
Antagonists Jessie • James • Meowth • Wobbuffet • Giovanni • Butch • Cassidy • Dr.
Namba • Matori • Pierce • Dr. Zager • Gozu • Tabitha • Maxie • Shelly • Archie •
Hunter J • Saturn• Cyrus • Mars • Jupiter • Charon • Colress • Aldith • Ghetsis •
Barret • Malamar • Lysandre • Mable • Celosia • Aliana • Xerosic • Bryony • Tupp •
Zipp • Rapp • Plumeria • Guzma • Viren
Professors Professor Oak • Professor Ivy • Professor Elm • Professor Birch •
Professor Rowan • Professor Carolina • Professor Juniper • Dr. Fennel • Cedric
Juniper • Professor Sycamore • Professor Kukui • Professor Burnet • Professor
Relatives Delia Ketchum • Daisy • Violet • Lily • James's parents • Nanny and
Pop-Pop • Flint • Lola • Forrest • Brock's siblings • Norman • Caroline • Johanna •
Chili • Cress • Grace • Meyer • Lana's father • Lana's mother • Harper and Sarah •
Rango • Sima • Mimo • Kiawe's grandfather • Mohn • Lusamine • Gladion • Sophocles's
parents • Molayne • Abe • Mallow's mother • Ulu
Supporting Ho-Oh • Officer Jenny • Nurse Joy • Magikarp salesman • Jigglypuff •
Todd Snap • Charles Goodshow • Casey • Granbull • Liza • Sakura • Lance • Larvitar
• Raoul Contesta • Mr. Sukizo • Steven • Vivian Meridian • Robert • Scott • Lilian
Meridian • Solana • Marian • Lake guardians • Yuzo • Rhonda • Cynthia • Reggie •
Angie • Looker • Izzy and Cara • Lyra • Khoury • Don George • Alder • Luke • Freddy
O'Martian • Ingo • Emmet • Meloetta • Jervis • N • Anthea and Concordia • Porter •
Alexa • Sophie • Cosette • Clembot • Sanpei • Mairin • Astrid • Diantha • Gurkinn •
Monsieur Pierre • Palermo • Keanan • Malva • Squishy • Z2 • Guardian deities •
Bewear • Samson Oak • Anela • Toucannon's flock • Stoutland • Hobbes • Nina • Anna
• Laki • Oranguru • Dana • Yansu • Light trio • Wicke • Faba • Ultra Beasts •
Grandpa Forest • Ilima • Acerola • Dia • Koharu • Kikuna • Renji • Gym Leaders •
Elite Four • Coordinators • Frontier Brains • Performers • Island Kahunas •
Recurring wild Pokémon • Many temporary characters

Trainers in League Conferences

Indigo Plateau Conference: Mandi • Pete • Gary • Jeanette • Melissa • Ash •
Ritchie • Assunta
Silver Conference: Darren • Salvador • Jackson • Macy • Gary • Ash • Harrison
• Jon
Ever Grande Conference: Jump • Vivica • Gilbert • Gavin • Dominick • Clark • Johnny
Katie • Morrison • Ash • Tyson
Lily of the Valley Conference: Jeffrey • Nando • Barry • Conway • Paul • Ash •
Vertress Conference: Radley • Mikael • Ultimo • Kendrick • Trip • Bianca •
Geraldo • Stephan • Flora • Kenton • Manning • Ash
Katharine • Antonio • Russet • Ramone • Cameron • Dino • Virgil
Lumiose Conference: Trevor • Titus • Astrid • Tierno • Remo • Sawyer • Ash •
Manalo Conference: Hiroki • Pikala • Mr. Electric • Mad Magmar • Rapp • Zipp
Tupp • Plumeria • DJ Leo • Master fisherman • Oluolu • Kahili
Faba • Ilima • Samson • Mallow • Mina • "Jessina" • Acerola
Lillie • "Jamesio" • Hau • Sophocles • Lana • Kiawe • Guzma
Gladion • Ash

Pokémon Champions
Games: Blue • Lance • Red • Steven • Wallace • Cynthia
Alder • Iris • Diantha • Trace • Leon • All player characters
Anime: Captain • Drake • Ash Ketchum • Lance • Cynthia
Wallace • Alder • Diantha • Steven
Origins: Blue • Red
Generations: Blue • Cynthia • Diantha • Calem
Adventures: Professor Oak • Red • Sidney • Phoebe
Glacia • Drake • Steven • Wallace
Cynthia • Alder • Iris • Diantha
EToP: Drake • Ash Ketchum
Zensho: Shigeru • Satoshi
Other: Ronald* • Rald* • Glenn*

Aether Foundation
President: Lusamine (anime)
Branch Chiefs: Faba (anime) • Wicke
Lower members: Aether Foundation
Aether Foundation Employees
Former members: Gladion • Lillie • Mohn
Jessie* • James* • Meowth*
Ultra Guardians*: Ash • Lana • Kiawe • Lillie
Sophocles • Mallow • Gladion
Locations: Aether Paradise • Aether House

Trainers in PokéRinger competitions

Crossgate Volt • May • Shane • James • Ash
Squallville Taylor • Provo • James • Steveland • Paul • Ash

The Electric Tale of Pikachu characters

Main characters
Ash Ketchum • Pikachu • Gary Oak • Ritchie • May Oak • Professor Oak • Delia
Ketchum • Jessie • James • Meowth
Gym Leaders
Brock • Misty • Koga • Sabrina • Giovanni • Rudy • Drake
A.J. • Aya • Bill • Damian • Dario • Duplica • Eevee brothers • Giselle • Jeanette
Fisher • Officer Jenny • Joe • Nurse Joy
Lara Laramie • Mahri • Melanie • Mikey • Mimi • Professor Orville • Potter •
Florinda Showers • Ruby • Samurai • Tommy

Ash & Pikachu characters

Main characters
Ash Ketchum • Pikachu • Misty • Togepi • Brock • May • Max • Jessie • James •
Gary Oak • Drew • Morrison
Gym Leaders and Frontier Brains
Whitney • Clair • Roxanne • Norman • Noland • Greta • Lucy
Anna • Azusa • Professor Birch • Calista • Caroline • Professor Cozmo • Drake •
Eriko's grandmother • Mrs. Grimm • Hiroto • Jack Pollockson • Kaburagi • Kiyo •
Lily • Professor Oak
Oliver • Robert • Shelly • Solana • Susie • Tabitha • Team Rocket Scientist • Timmy
Whitney's grandmother • Winstrate family

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