Ash Ketchum (Japanese:サトシ Satoshi) is the main character in the Pokemon Anime series.
Ash began his journey on his 10th Birthday he was forced to have Pikachu as his Starter Pokemon because he broke his alarm clock in his sleep and woke up late on the day he was set to get his first Pokémon. his Pikachu However did not like him or trust him at first and shocks him with its thundershock. but later Pikachu learns to trust Ash.
Misty is Ash's first friend he met on his journey. she started traveling with him because she wanted him to replace her bike that was destroyed by his Pikachu. The two travel together with Brock throughout all of Kanto. Misty and Ash are known to argue and be pigheaded yet this doesn't affect their overall relationship. Misty has a sercet crush on Ash, and it is unknown if he returns the feeling.
Ash first met Brock at Pewter City's Gym. Brock started traveling with Ash after Brock's father offered to take over the duties of being a Gym Leader.
Gary and Ash have been rivals ever before the day Ash began his journey. Gary often brags to Ash about his badges and greater skill which extremely annoys Ash. Despite this, there have been a few times that Gary and Ash have worked together. The times Gary has battled Ash in a Pokemon battle, he has won.
Ash first met Max at Petalburg City's Gym.
Ash first met May at the start of her journey in Hoenn.
Ash first met Dawn at the start of her journey in Sinnoh.
Ash's first Pokemon. Ash received Pikachu as a starter Pokemon after the Kanto starters were given out. It started off disobedient to Ash but soon changed its ways after seeing Ash defend it against a flock of Spearow. Since then, Pikachu alone has assisted and been very successful in many of Ash's wins in battle and over time has adopted Ash's mannerisms. Pikachu does not like to be in its Poké Ball so it stays out all the time.
Butterfree was the first wild Pokemon Ash meet on his journey. Remarkably, he caught him without a Pokémon battle.
Pidgeot is Ash's Pokemon he meet on his journey.
Bulbasaur was the fourth Pokémon caught by Ash during his travels through Kanto, and the first of the original starter Pokemon that Ash acquired.
Kingler was the seventh Pokémon acquired by Ash Ketchum in the Kanto region, and the first of Ash's Pokemon to primarily reside at Professor Oak's laboratory in Pallet Town.
Muk was the ninth Pokemon caught by Ash during his travels through Kanto.
Tauros were caught during Ash Ketchum's travels in the Kanto region.
Snorlax was the second Pokemon caught by Ash Ketchum in the Orange Islands.
Heracross was the first Pokémon Ash captured during his travels through Johto.
Bayleef was the second Pokemon that Ash Ketchum caught in the Johto region.
Quilava was the third Pokemon that Ash caught during his travels through Johto.
Totodile was the last of the Johto starter Pokemon to join Ash Ketchum’s party.
Noctowl was a Shiny Pokemon that Ash encountered on the way to Goldenrod City during his travels through Johto in Fowl Play.
Donphan was the sixth Pokemon caught by Ash during his travels through Johto.
Swellow was the first Pokemon caught by Ash during his travels through Hoenn.
Sceptile was the second Pokemon caught by Ash Ketchum in the Hoenn region and the only starter Pokemon.
Corphish was the third Pokemon caught by Ash during his travels through Hoenn, after Taillow and Treecko.
Torkoal was the fourth Pokemon caught by Ash during his travels through Hoenn.
Glalie was the fifth Pokemon caught by Ash during his travels through Hoenn.
Primeape was the eighth Pokemon caught by Ash Ketchum during his travels through Kanto.
Charizard was the fifth Pokemon acquired by Ash Ketchum in the Kanto region.
Squirtle was Ash's sixth Pokémon.
Lapras was the first Pokemon obtained by Ash Ketchum in the Orange Islands. It had been separated from its family, so Ash promised to reunite them. It served as the main transportation through the islands until its family was found on the way back to Pallet Town.
Ambipom is the only Pokemon to be captured by Ash in the Battle Frontier saga. Much later, Ash traded her to Dawn in exchange for Buizel.
Staraptor is the first Pokemon that Ash Ketchum caught in the Sinnoh region.
Torterra is the second Pokemon that Ash Ketchum caught in the Sinnoh region.
Infernape is a Pokemon owned by Ash. It was initially owned by Paul as a Chimchar but joined Ash's team after being released in Glory Blaze!.
Buizel was Dawn's but she traded it to Ash Ketchum for his Aipom after Buizel showed a love for battling and Aipom a love for contests in Throwing the Track Switch.
Gilble is the fifth Pokemon caught by Ash in the Sinnoh region.
Tranquill is the first Pokemon that Ash Ketchum caught in the Unova region.
Oshawott is the second Pokemon that Ash obtained in the Unova region.
Tepig is the third Pokemon that Ash caught in the Unova region.
Snivy is the fourth Pokemon that Ash caught in the Unova region.
Scraggy is the fifth Pokemon that Ash Ketchum obtained in the Unova region.
Swadloon is the sixth Pokemon that Ash obtained in the Unova region.
Palpitoad is the seventh Pokemon obtained by Ash in the Unova region.
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- Ash's Japanese name, Satoshi, comes from Satoshi Tajiri, the creator of Pokémon.
- In the 2011 Guinness Book of World Records: Gamer's Edition, Ash was ranked the number 37th in the "Top 50 Video Game Characters of All Time." but he has never been in a game.
- Ash's last name, Ketchum, may have come from the phrase "Gotta catch 'em all".
- So far, Ash has caught all known Grass-type starters.
- Ash has a different outfit in every region (Besides Johto and Kanto).
- The date of Ash's birth, according to Takeshi Shudo's anime novelizations, is 10 years, 10 months, and 10 days exactly prior to the day he began his Pokémon journey. Being that the same novelization declares that Pokémon Trainers obtain their first Pokémon in April of the year following their 10th birthday, and the anime itself began broadcast on the first of that month in 1997 in Japan, Ash's birthday, if April 1 was the first day of his journey, would be May 22.
- Ash has seen almost every legendary Pokémon.
- Since the beginning of the series, Ash's skin has gotten darker.
|Main Hero Characters|
|Ash Ketchum- Misty - Brock - May - Max - Dawn - Iris -Cilan - Gary Oak|
|Main Villain Characters|
|Jessie - James - Meowth|