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Talk:Ash Ketchum

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ASH WAS CONFIRMED 10 YEARS OF AGE IN THE FIRST EPISODE OF THE BEST WISHES SERIES. PLEASE DO NOT MAKE POSTS QUESTIONING HIS AGE.

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Border

I've brought this up before about the horrid border coloration, but it has still stayed in place. I have an idea, in that we could colour it white and blue, like his clothing. It would look so much nicer. Torngentleman2 10:03, 20 February 2011 (UTC)

That would probably be good. Why the box colors are those of Pikachu is quite puzzling. --jda95 10:06, 20 February 2011 (UTC)
I think they are the colors of the Red and Yellow games; because Ash is based on Red and Yellow was based on the anime.
PS: Torngentleman2, you are not allowed to have images in your signature. --ケンジガール 10:12, 20 February 2011 (UTC)
Now that I'm looking at it, that would look much nicer. --Nathan2055talk 15:58, 20 February 2011 (UTC)
Thoughts? I personally like example 2. --ケンジガール 23:45, 20 February 2011 (UTC)
I love Example 3. --HoennMaster 00:39, 21 February 2011 (UTC)
Now for me it's a close call between number 2 & number 4, I think the yellow is good to have, honestly though, I like them all more than the current colours Diamond Lanturn CodeName: 05308 01:01, 21 February 2011 (UTC)
Example 2 and 4 are my choices. I don't care which one as long as there is some yellow in there. It's not that important that we change the colors, but I do agree that the current borders are a bad combination of colors.--Alex726(TALK) 02:42, 21 February 2011 (UTC)
I too felt there should be yellow in there. Having white and blue only sort of implies he's a Water and Normal-type Trainer to me... Which is why I still like 2. --ケンジガール 04:25, 21 February 2011 (UTC)
I definately think Example 2 is better than Example 4, but my personal favourite is Example 1, as Pikachu is in the image, so he's not unrepresented. Torngentleman2 16:52, 21 February 2011 (UTC)
I've thought long and hard, I have decided I like the yellow on example 2 best Diamond Lanturn CodeName: 05308 22:00, 21 February 2011 (UTC)
I think this looks better if you replace the "normal" with "white"--Burgundy 23:47, 21 February 2011 (UTC)

Talk page note

I don't think we need the "ALL CAPS" note on the top of this page. Wouldn't it be better leaving it as a hidden note or in some other format, as it doesn't seem to come up very often in the archives?--Tim Thomason 19:07, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

We do. It comes up all the time but a lot of the edits get reverted. Check the history. --ZestyCactus 19:13, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

'As of BW001'

I think we should get rid of that note next to his age. If he hasn't aged over all that time, he's never going to reach 11. So I think we should just list his age as 10 and nothing but, so it looks neater. Torngentleman2 14:44, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

Well, there have been two times on where it was implied that Ash was 11, one was in EP063 (albeit being only present in the dub versions), and the special on where they celebrate the first anniversary since Ash and Pikachu first met, if I remembered which one it was, I'd link it. But yeah, the series have implied (whether on dub or not) that time has passed whether it actually happened or not. I guess that's why it's been pointed out. Masatoshitalk 15:12, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

I'm going to say this again. Do not turn this into an age discussion. That's not what this was about. Violators will be dealt with. --ケンジガール 00:01, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

Manga

We most add that his counterpart in the pokemon adventures manga red is. Both have fight there rival in the final of the pokemon league and win. Both have a Pikachu. We most edit this.--Nazirbashir 08:11, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

Just out of sheer curiosity...

Why was so much Trivia removed? I mean, that was a LOT of trivia, and I could see the reason for most of it being removed (out of date, etc.) but there is some of it that is still valid right (like the stuff about how he constructs his teams)? Just one person's opinion, and I am not staff or anything, so feel free to ignore or whatever, but I was just curious. --ジェダイの騎士デジタルテレビ 23:11, 19 May 2011 (UTC)

I think it was tooooo long, so someone shorten it so the page would load all right. That's just my guess. Truthseeker4449 19:05, 24 July 2011 (UTC)

Oversized page

I got a message on the edit page saying that it reached the limit of over 32kb and needs to be broken into smaller sections. PattyMan 22:16, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

A lot of big pages say that. I don't believe it's a concern. Jellotalk 22:17, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

Rotation

Come on, why is Pikachu in rotation too? -Billy4b2004 06:57, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

And we still have complaints? Geesh. Why are Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, and Scraggy there despite never leaving Ash's team? These are the pokémon he is using in Unova, so they are all in one section. --HoennMaster 15:25, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

Archeops

The Archeops from BW040 could potentially go in Ash's 'temporary' section, but I don't know whether or not it would be classed as being trained by Ash, or at least Ash in particular. What do you guys think? Torngentleman2 19:48, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

Wait for the episode to air so we fully know the circumstances. —darklordtrom 23:47, 18 June 2011 (UTC)
The episode has airred, this user ment to say BW036, that's the Archeops he is reffering to Diamond Lanturn CodeName: 05308 23:51, 18 June 2011 (UTC)
I think it's a bit different. With Cottonee, he actually trained it, and used it to battle against Iris and Cilan. Archen he only helped teach to fly, and he wasn't the only one. He was just the only one with a flying type (who would listen). But he never actually commanded it. Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 23:55, 18 June 2011 (UTC)
Agreed, if we counted this we'd have to add Swablu as well Diamond Lanturn CodeName: 05308 23:58, 18 June 2011 (UTC)
I guess that sums up my confusion at why Archeops wasn't on the episode list :D —darklordtrom 00:10, 19 June 2011 (UTC)
Thing is, while only once or twice, Ash did tell her what to do. Ash never commanded a move, but he did ask her do do things like fly towards Ash, or to jump. Torngentleman2 13:59, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

Reshiram/Zekrom

If we are counting Reshiram/Zekrom as under Dread's ownership, then shouldn't we do the same for Ash? Diamond Lanturn CodeName: 05308 20:41, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

I haven't seen the movie. But movie characters =/= main characters. They are permitted to have Pokémon like that because that will be their only full appearance. Both Sam and Ash befriended Celebi equally yet Sam is the only one who has Celebi on his page. And since I didn't see the movie, I have no idea if Ash had as much influence over Reshiram/Zekrom as Dread Grangil did.
Unless Ash specifically gave Reshiram/Zekrom commands, then they're just like all of the other legendaries he's befriended and worked with. Ash has to have some sort of dominance over them and/or having an extremely close relationship like May and Manaphy rather than just going along for the ride. --ケンジガール 01:50, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

Party

If some Pokémon Don't leave Ash, Why are they in rotation, Can't we just have With Ash and With Juniper and Keep updating it. ReaNintendo 20:42, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

We already had a HUGE debate over this. We can never be certain who Ash rotates as seen in BW036 were he had the usually "rotatee", Tranquill, and Roggenrola at the same time. Meaning he had to send either Snivy, Tepig, or Scraggy (not Oshawott because he was there too). A lot of times they don't reveal who Ash sent back when he withdrew another. It's best for it to stay like this. Updating it every week is troublesome and causes conflicts. --ケンジガール 20:53, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

Ash's Gliscor

Hi. um. Shouldn't Gliscor should be in the section with Charizard and Squirtle instead of the "Status Unknown". I mean, Ash left Gliscor with the Air Battle Master and then he recalled Gliscor back for the Sinnoh League. And if Gliscor is not in Pf. Oak's lab, Gliscor should be back with the Air Battle Master.- unsigned comment from Mr. RPG (talkcontribs)

Everyone is being needlessly picky and saying that we don't have confirmation that Gliscor went back into training. I argued on Talk:Ash's Gliscor that on one of Charizard's reappearances it was not confirmed that it went back to the Valley until it appeared next, yet that appears not to be a problem. Nothing suggests that Torterra or any of the others were sent back to Oak's lab - it was presumed. Why shouldn't Gliscor be presumed as well? I support moving Gliscor but unfortunately I have so far ben ignored. Toon Ganondorf (t c) 01:31, 30 August 2011 (UTC)
You cannot compare what happens with Ash's party after he completes a journey to Gliscor. We know that they went to Oak's because that's what he always does.
Maybe he decided to keep Gliscor after it returned from McCann because its training was complete. Not like it had some special duty like Primeape, Squirtle, and Charizard. We can't assume things with Pokémon that are in training. So it's best to just say that its whereabouts are currently unknown (which means it's either with McCann or Oak). --ケンジガール 03:46, 30 August 2011 (UTC)
Not to mention Charizard always returns to the Charicific Valley, it's common knowledge. Even if it wasn't shown once, it's obvious that is where is goes. --HoennMaster 15:34, 30 August 2011 (UTC)

should this be there?

Should raticate be in the traded away section? He never even used it.--Supermon 18:18, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

Are you seriously suggesting that the classification for "owned Pokémon" should be whether or not they participated in a battle? He owned Raticate, and then he traded it away for Butterfree. Very simple. LimeGreenCharizard 20:31, 16 November 2011 (UTC)
I agree with LGC. Where else would it go? Toon Ganondorf (t c) 22:47, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

How do we

how do we know that ash has thirty tauros? Did the show say so or did someone count or something?--Supermon 23:55, 5 December 2011 (UTC)

He captures thirty of them in EP035. It's an episode not shown in the dub due to excessive gun use by the Safari warden, though the Tauros make several other appearances and i think it's mentiones elsewhere that he specifically has 30. --ZestyCactus 23:58, 5 December 2011 (UTC)
EP065 confirms it. --HoennMaster 00:27, 6 December 2011 (UTC)

Oh ya. I recently watched that episode so why didn't I think of that? whatever--Supermon 00:10, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

MV14

I know it's out tonight on cartoon network but do you think in his befriended section there should be Reshiram and Zekrom? or is that a 'cannon'? AquaMaster 17:01, 11 December 2011 (UTC)

Please look a few sections above this one. --ケンジガール 01:46, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

snivy picture

Why was the Ash's snivy picture changed? - unsigned comment from Supermon (talkcontribs)

Because someone uploaded a new one. --ケンジガール 23:12, 24 December 2011 (UTC)

Pikachu in Rotation?

OK, I know there has already been a big dispute over stuff like this, but I don't think it makes sense to say Pikachu is in rotation. Pikachu is ALWAYS with Ash in every episode, and Ash would need to transfer Pikachu via a Poké Ball, which Pikachu has not been in since the 1st episode. I think we can safely say that Pikachu is "on hand." サトシ 23:03, 27 December 2011 (UTC) (User:Satoshi101)

Pikachu was not on hand during the battle against Elesa, apparently. And the his pokeball have appeared in several episodes of the original series, including the Brock's debut.--Hikaru Wazana 23:11- 27 December 2011
No, Pikachu is on hand in Elsa's battle, it just sits out. And Pikachu's Pokéball only appeared in Pokemon-I Choose You!, The Chikorita Rescue, and Snow Way Out!. I don't know where you got your info but it's incorrect. サトシ 23:20, 27 December 2011 (UTC)
Ash calls Pikachu back during the battle against Brock, this is a classic scene of the episode. And you even contradicts himself when says that it is not seen since the first episode, but cites other two.--Hikaru Wazana 23:28- 27 December 2011
He tries to, but he isn't successful. And if he did, that would mean Pikachu's still on hand. You really need to get your facts straight. サトシ 23:41, 27 December 2011 (UTC)
He's there because it's a little silly just to create a special little section for just Pikachu while everyone else is in rotation. We are aware that he would never take Pikachu off of his team. It's just to avoid having to update it every week and making unneeded sections. And in rotation doesn't mean were trying to say he's going to send Pikachu to where ever. He was also never shown to have send Oshawott (among a few others) back either. --ケンジガール 03:53, 28 December 2011 (UTC)

Blocked!?!?

I recently checked the page,it's protected.anybody know what happened?--Supermon 22:12, 28 December 2011 (UTC)

Check the history of the page to see. There was an edit war yesterday. --Pokemaster97 22:16, 28 December 2011 (UTC)

That explains it.thanks Pokemaster.--Supermon 23:04, 28 December 2011 (UTC)

TRIVIA-MUST READ

I have a trivia piece: Starting from the Advanced Generation series, a pattern has started. Ash has caught one starter in Hoenn, two in Sinnoh and all three again in Unova . It was taken off by a user named Ataro or something and I undid it ( sorry if you were an admin ) can someone tell me why? --Skarm (tAlk) 03:37, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

The edit summary said it was not really needed so that's why it was undone I'd imagine. --Pokemaster97 03:41, 5 January 2012 (UTC)


Another Trivia piece if you don't mind......

Every time Ash battles and defeats a rival, he constantly loses to the next one in league tournaments, usually because his opponents are older, more experienced trainers with Pokémon that Ash has never seen or battled before.

Other than the Orange League, Ash has never won a league tournament.


Ash seems to catch less Pokémon when he is traveling with a new trainer. While traveling with May he caught 6 Pokémon, and while traveling with Dawn he caught 5 and obtained Buizel by trading with Dawn. While traveling with Misty he caught 18 Pokémon not counting Pikachu which he obtained by Professor Oak, and so far while traveling with Cilan and Iris he has caught 7 Pokémon and hatched Scraggy from an egg.


Clinton_Jai 14:23, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

Not really notable to be honest. AquaMaster 14:26, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

3, 3, 1, 2, 3 isn't much of a pattern. Toon Ganondorf (t c) 22:08, 6 January 2012 (UTC)
18, 6, 5, 7 isn't much of a pattern either. None of the pieces of trivia suggested here seem to be notable in my opinion.--Alex726(TALK) 23:42, 6 January 2012 (UTC)
That piece of trivia looks very opinionated even if it happens. Secondly, it was copied off from the Pokémon wikia. PattyMan 00:16, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

Climbing

In several episodes and movies it is shown that ash is a really good climber (in Pokemon4ever Misty and Brock comment that he "Climbs like a mankey." He's also been reffered to as a Primeape and an Aipom. Even in one of the first episodes of BW he climbs up a tree with little difficulty compared to Iris trying to catch up to Team Rocket to get Pikachu and Axew. Shouldnt we add this somewhere in the article? LuigiLuvr 00:47, 8 January 2012 (UTC)LuigiLover

I remember him being a good climber too. I agree. It should be included in Ash's article.--Alex726(TALK) 18:30, 8 January 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for agreeing, I'm not sure of all the exact episodes and movies it was mentioned in. But I can find it out on [1] but it might take a while -.-'LuigiLuvr 01:23, 9 January 2012 (UTC)LuigiLuvr

Ah, I can help out with this. In the season 4 episode, "The Screen Actor's Guilt", Ash tells everyone that, when he was little, he climbed a lot of trees (I can't remember the exact line, you'll have to watch the episode to find out exactly what Ash says). And then, after saying this, he proceeds to climb a tree. Later in season 5, "Hatching A Plan", Ash climbs a tree to rescue Pikachu and Phanpy. =) --PokemonTrainerLisa 13:16, 14 March 2012 (UTC)

Thanks!! I'll check those episodes and I'll read the descriptions on some others to see if they mention it. LuigiLuvr 16:39, June 1 2012 I added the it but only used 5 examples. I though that was better then adding all of them but if you decide they're are some more main ones feel free to add! LuigiLuvr 17:41, June 1 2012

Edit Request

Can one of the Mods change "Spirits Symbol" to "Spirit Symbol". --HoennMaster 04:40, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

Thanks Kenji! --HoennMaster 08:37, 27 January 2012 (UTC)
Actually, its the Spirits Symbol, as seen in the last 20 seconds here.--MisterE13 21:26, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

Question

On James, page it says at trivia that Ash briefly had no Pokémon on hand. But is this is in AG001? --Station7 17:49, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

Yes. Chowolun 02:18, 5 March 2012 (UTC) User:Lucario985

Sandile

Shouldn't we put that Krokorok evolved from Sandile under Ash's pokemon?? I mean we did see it evolve on screen.RBK 05:18, 4 May 2012 (UTC)

It wasn't his at the time. That's why we don't have Primeape shown to have evolved.--ForceFire 05:29, 4 May 2012 (UTC)

Corphish's Picture?

Did somebody do something to Corphish's picture? This is what I get in my browser instead of the pic: "Error creating thumbnail: convert: unable to open image `/mnt/bulbawiki-media/upload/3/32/Ash_Corphish.png': No such file or directory @ blob.c/OpenBlob/2480. convert: unable to open file `/mnt/bulbawiki-media/upload/3/32/Ash_Corphish.png' @ png.c/ReadPNGImage/2889. convert: missing an image filename `/tmp/transform_2d9f3bd-1.png' @ convert.c/ConvertImageCommand/2800." BTW, I am using Mozilla Firefox, if that matters any. --ジェダイナイトディーティーブイ 14:11, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

Never mind, either somebody fixed it or it fixed itself? Thank you if someone did fix it, if not, I apologize for bringing it up. --ジェダイナイトディーティーブイ 14:51, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

Current badge picture

So, I'm on the page and I'm looking through the page and see Ash has his 8th Unova gym badge. I want to see it up close and click on the picture to view it bigger. When I do this, it takes me to a picture of him with Pikachu, Brycen and Krokorok of him obtaining his 7th badge. But then I click on the picture to view it just by itself and it takes me to the picture of him and Pikachu holding up the 8th badge. Any particular reason it still shows Brycen giving him the 7th badge and not the picture of him with all 8? If so, how do we go about fixing the page? Just a heads up. --Dylki 22:21, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

It just takes a while to the Archive server to sync with the Bulbapedia server. Give it time and it'll change. There's nothing we can really do about it otherwise. Not a bug, just how it is. Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 22:24, 14 June 2012 (UTC)
Cool. I just found it quite odd but thanks for the information.--Dylki 22:28, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

This image...

Ash Pokemon with Oak.png ...Answer our questions about Ash's in training Pokémon and Gliscor's whereabouts. - unsigned comment from ‎Igor Castro Chucre (talkcontribs)

We're still not sure, because Primeape is there too, and we know for a fact Primeape is not at Oak's lab. Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 18:56, 17 June 2012 (UTC)
Chances are they just came by for a visit, you know... Jyles (talk) 17:16, 14 July 2012 (UTC)
Wouldn't that be a fun idea! But doesn't this show us where Gliscor has been lurking all this time? Because it would seem strange if Gliscor came down from his unknown location to visit like Primeape and Charizard could or the other Pokemon he has traded/given to others. Rainbow Shifter (talk) 00:58, 22 December 2012 (UTC)
No. Intros do not count as any sort of official appearances or events. Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 15:44, 23 December 2012 (UTC)

Maturity

Can we have something about how in D/P he's super skilled, and in Black and White he's totally immature, and inexperienced? -- Pringles 23:40, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

He's still a skilled trainer when he reached Unova. Chomper4 (talk) 00:08, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

It seems that he isn't (he chucks a Poké Ball at a Pidove right off the bat, and does a ton of other stupid stuff). -- Pringles 00:09, 20 June 2012 (UTC)
He gets like that in almost every region. They turn Ash into an idiot to reflect the in-game thing of always starting a new adventure and having weak Pokémon etc. People might think it's foolish, but at the same time, the creators imagine the viewers are always a new generation of children, who don't know that you have to weaken a Pokémon first to catch it. So they hinder Ash's experience and intelligence to teach new viewers. Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 00:11, 20 June 2012 (UTC)
At the beginning of Diamond and Pearl he didn't seems stupid to me. -- Pringles 00:17, 20 June 2012 (UTC)
The anime has a Trainr experience tier and whoever is the lowest has to be portrayed as the rookie. In both Advance and DP, Ash had friends that were less experienced than he was thus the part of the inexperienced rookie was taken off of him. But because Iris and Cilan have been Trainers longer than he has (in anime time) he's the one that needs to be portrayed as the rookie. But yeah, this isn't really something that needs to be mentioned. --ケンジガール 04:07, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

Dawn's Piplup

Why? -- Hikaru Wazana 00:40, 22 July 2012 (UTC)

Why not? We do it for other characters. Ataro (talk) 00:46, 23 July 2012 (UTC)
But in DP046, Ash commanded Piplup in the same way and no one has bothered to place before.-- Hikaru Wazana 01:14, 22 July 2012 (UTC)

Exegguttor

Ash captured a lot of Exegguttor under Hypnosys in EP043; why are they not here? --mecanno-manDiscussion 08:03, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

The thing is..he didn't actually catch them in Pokè Balls.--ForceFire 08:08, 11 August 2012 (UTC)
I checked it again: It was acctually Melvin whou captured them... --mecanno-manDiscussion 08:22, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

BW appearance

Should it be noted that his Best Wishes outfit looks almost identical to Hilbert? The pants and shoes are exactly the same, the hats are similar just reversed (Ash's hat is red on the back, Hilbert's is red in front), their shirts are similar as well.--Lycos Ex Mortis (talk) 15:15, 3 September 2012 (UTC)

That's already noted here, so I don't think it needs to be noted in this article. –Joltaex 15:26, 3 September 2012 (UTC)

Melloeta

Melloeta should be included in the unofficial section - unsigned comment from ‎Water205 (talkcontribs)

He never used it in battle. Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 22:15, 19 November 2012 (UTC)

Expand Ash Character Unova

After the Club Battle paragraph, nothing has been included. Shouldn't we add little things like Meloetta, Team Rocket, Club Battles, Gym battles and his relationship with Cilan, Iris, rivals and his Pokemon? Not to mention anything that can be included from the recent movies. (Shadoguardian (talk) 13:53, 22 November 2012 (UTC))

Feel free to add it then, seems we have all been a bit lazy Diamond Lanturn CodeName: 05308 21:36, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

Pictures of Pokemon

For some reason, when on my iPad some of the pictures of Ash's Pokemon in the With Professor Oak are different to what they should be. Such as Noctowl is just a picture of Ash and Pikachu and Swellow is a picture of Slowpoke. Somebody please try to fix this as I don't know what's wrong. Rainbow Shifter (talk) 00:54, 22 December 2012 (UTC)

Probably a caching issue. Clear the server cache by clicking on that clock in the top right. You may want to clear you browser's cache too. --Abcboy (talk) 00:57, 22 December 2012 (UTC)
Ahha yep that's cleared up now. Thanks! Rainbow Shifter (talk) 01:00, 22 December 2012 (UTC)

Ash's In rotation pokemon

If you remember in the Sinnoh League during his rounds the party of Ash changed continously according to the pokemon he used in the league battles.Why don't we do the same in the Unova League.We may put in On hand the pokemon that he is using against Cameron. ★Alex★ Water 22:42, 23 December 2012 (UTC)

I doesn't really make sense to have to continually edit his party everytime a new episode airs. It's too much to keep track of. Leaving it one In Rotation section is both accurate and less of a hassle. --Pokemaster97 22:46, 23 December 2012 (UTC)

Ash's Height

http://web.archive.org/web/19990221005152/http://www.pokemon.com/games/ash.html

Found this in the way back machine.

" Age: 10

Height: 5' 2" "

- unsigned comment from Oakfeather (talkcontribs)

Pokemon Team Rotation

It says "In the Unova region, Ash does not keep the same party at all times like he had done previously. Instead, he swaps his on hand Pokémon (with the exception of Pikachu) with ones that are being stored at Professor Juniper's lab, much like he did with his Kingler and Muk in Kanto with Professor Oak.", but this is incorrect. He's never had Kingler on his team. It went directly to Professor Oak and has only been used in league competitions. Muk was sent to Professor Oak because of its strong smell and, again, has only been used in Pokemon league competition. Someone should change this. User:MattySadler

Unfeazant

Shouldn't we put Unfeazant under "At Professor Oak's lab" section? --Caciulacdlac (talk) 15:45, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

Being at Oak's doesn't stop her from being in rotation. Ataro (talk) 16:45, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

MY QUERY PLEASE

i am very new in editing bulbapedia but when i entred ASH "s page i could not edit it why this is so and who are administratives please teell me- unsigned comment from Viv (talkcontribs)

Only autoconfirmed users can edit the page. We do this to prevent vandalism. Please remember to sign your posts by typing four tildes. Thank you! Mikuri 18:36, 19 March 2013 (UTC)

Most Owned

Should it be worth mentioning that Ash has owned more Flying-type Pokemon than any other type? JessiPlatinum (talk) 18:33, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

Edit request in Trivia: About Ash having the starters

He's had the starters from all Generations except for Piplup and Mudkip, which, in turn, have been owned by his journey mates Dawn and Brock respectively. --Jmcalil (talk) 06:36, 26 May 2013 (UTC)

You forgot TorchicNuckles123 (talk) 07:25, 26 May 2013 (UTC)
Indeed. I swore he had once owned one, but it was actually May's. Thanks for correcting. --Jmcalil (talk) 18:08, 26 May 2013 (UTC)

Gliscor whereabouts

Why does it say unknown whereabouts when gliscor is in the intro for adventures with prof.oak? - unsigned comment from Grovyle144 (talkcontribs)

Intros do not count as canon, so Gliscor appearing in the opening doesn't confirm its whereabouts. --Pokemaster97 23:27, 3 June 2013 (UTC)
I think it is because there was never any confirmation about whether Gliscor went back into training or went to Professor Oak's Lab. Nuckles123 (talk) 04:44, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

Sumo tournament in BW134

It seems that the Sumo tournament in BW134 wasn't mentioned in the competitions list yet. He participated in it and won. Berrenta (talk) 19:26, 19 July 2013 (UTC)

Ash's age

Ash was confirmed to be 10 years old as of EP001. Pnjfandubs (talk) 04:40, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

The most recent episode to state it was BW001, which is why it says that. Ataro (talk) 09:13, 1 August 2013 (UTC)
Can we remove this whole section? It's not exactly groundbreaking info and doesn't really discuss anything. --IWannaBeTheVeryBest 14:38, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

Ash's one-time appearance in another anime

It is confirmed that Ash will be on an anime called "Eiyuu Kyoudai" (Hero Brothers) on September 28, 2015 (October 5, 2015 in USA) in episode 5, called "Impossible Encounter" (Fukano na deai ふかのなであい in japanese). Pnjfandubs (talk) 04:53, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

Proof, please. Ataro (talk) 09:13, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

Unfortunately, there will be no proof until mid-2014 or late-2014, when the trailers of Eiyuu Kyoudai are revealed. Pnjfandubs (talk) 23:30, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

Well, then, it hasn't been confirmed. Don't throw around that word lightly. Pumpkinking0192 (talk) 23:48, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

EDIT: It has been confirmed as of September 15, 2013 that the entire anime Eiyuu Kyoudai has been cancelled. PNJスターデオの月山ニ郎 (talk) 17:10, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

Ash's names

Can someone add "Italian" as language (together with "English, German, Spanish, Canadian French, Hindi") that uses Ash Ketchum as name? Glorfindelor (talk) 19:52, 7 August 2013 (UTC)

Added it (and removed Hindi).--Den Zen 20:01, 7 August 2013 (UTC)

Befriended/Not Caught/Unofficial Pokemon

There are a lot more befriended/not caught/unofficial Pokemon than just Haunter and Larvitar. What about Meloetta? Or Jigglypuff? Even if Jigglypuff doesn't count, Meloetta TOTALLY does.- unsigned comment from Nutter Butter (talkcontribs)

Adding an European Portuguese VA

Please add "Sara Marques" as Ash's European Portuguese VA in Movie 7. ivantuga2 (talk) 00:59, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

Scalchop King Competition

Could a staff member please change "Scalchop King Playoffs" into "Scalchop King Competition" in the achievements section? Thanks! ☼ BlazingFist ☼ 19:09, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

Done. --Pokemaster97 02:28, 18 August 2013 (UTC)

Ash and Pikachu manga section

I uploaded a big load of images containing Ash's Pokémon in the Ash and Pikachu manga. Can a staff member add them to the section in his page? PattyMan 00:49, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

Edit request

Could a staff member kindly change "Watari Island" into "Wayfarer Island" (the dub name) in the infobox about Ash's second Butterfree? Thanks! ☼ BlazingFist ☼ 22:01, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

Done. Thanks for pointing this out! Turtwig A (talk | contribs) 22:07, 14 September 2013 (UTC)


Locked Page

I would like to have this page's editing block removed so that I can fix the Character section to also have a History section, please. Starballerqtpants (talk) 17:57, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

Staff members don't unlock pages by user request. If you would like to add or change something, post your material on the talk page and a staff member will make the edit for you if they determine it is worth adding. Pumpkinking0192 (talk) 18:25, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

Update

Are we going to update Ash's picture or are we leaving it how it is until the XY series starts? -- Pokemon Trainer Bowser Jr. 21:21, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

Yeah the image in the infobox correlates to the current ongoing series. As soon as the XY series starts we'll change him to his XY design. :) Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 21:24, 18 September 2013 (UTC)
Should we change up the colors on his infobox and associated templates when that time comes? The new outfit is more focused on blue than white. The blue is darker, too, - Chosen of Mana 15:47, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

Ash with Pokémon

Could the caption for the group image of all his Pokémon be changed from "A majority of Ash's Pokémon at Professor Oak's lab" to "Ash with all his Pokémon at Professor Oak's lab". Also maybe include (excluding Squirtle and Primeape) and/or "currently owned" if needed? ----samm :D 10:43, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

Also, doesn't the photo confirm that Gliscor is at Professor Oak's lab? ----samm :D 11:10, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

Ash's Pokémon with Professor Oak

At the end of the last episode, Ash left all his Pokémon except Pikachu with Professor Oak. Could his Pokémon section please be updated to reflect this (as well as the fact that Gliscor is at the lab)? Watchermark (talk) 15:43, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

Ash's pokemon

So can we add this picture to the pokemon section?? tumblr_mtqaidrleY1r2iinvo1_500.jpg or a smaller version?? This shows all of Ash's pokemon instead of most of them.

Also the in rotation pokemon should be put into the at the lab category. Only Pikachu is on hand.RBK (talk) 16:23, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

Talk page note

I believe we should add the Pokedex number of all the Pokemon Ash has captured officially and all of the Pokemon he has seen in the info box. Also he never released his Pidgeot officially as he said he would come back for it some day. --Stevemagegod (talk) 17:26, 27 October 2013 (UTC)Stevemagegod

No. We don't do that. It's been over a decade. He isn't coming back for it. Ataro (talk) 17:31, 27 October 2013 (UTC)

About Ash's international name

In the table of Names section, it says that Ash's name in Mandarin Chinese "can mean 'young wisdom' or 'little knowledge'". I'm from mainland China and I can tell that this is not correct.

In China, the character "小" before another character as a nickname is used when referring to a person younger than the speaker, especially a child or teenager. The character right after it is often a character from his/her given name. For instance, a boy called "王明" can be referred as "小明", or a girl called "李芬芳" can be called "小芳" as a nickname. You may read this for more information about Chinese names.

Thus, "小智" in this case follows the same rule, that it can be considered only as "little Zhì (this must be transliterated as it derives from Satoshi Tajiri)" but not "young wisdom" or "little knowledge". I therefore ask for a correction about this. Prcuvu (talk) 14:10, 12 November 2013 (UTC)

Indigo plateau loss

Anyone else think it should be mentioned that Ritchie is the one who beat Ash in the Indigo Plateau 6th round? Mangaman13 (talk) 23:37, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

Infobox colors

I was considering changing Ash's infobox colors, along with the colors of his associated templates (i.e. {{Ash's Pokémon}}) to match his XY outfit. I was considering this setup:

color={{X color light}} |
corecolor={{ice color light}} |
bordercolor={{HP color light}} |

I wanted to get input here before I make this change to such a big page. - Chosen of Mana 15:23, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

Kayzie Rogers

I know that Kayzie Rogers did voice ash in The Mastermind of Mirage Pokemon. I'm just trying to understand why she's not Important for the infobox. But it's ok now, I just talked this over with Pinpkinking0192 and he told me why. So now I understand. Marioiscool765 (talk) 01:09, 20 December 2013 (UTC)

Overall table for Ash's Pokémon

Would it be worth putting this onto the page so that all of his Pokémon are in one easy to read table that people can see where Ash received his Pokémon.

Ash Ketchum
Hometown: Pallet Town First joined in Kanto
Episodes on Journey
EP001-present
Method Kanto Orange Johto Hoenn / Frontier Sinnoh Unova Kalos
Caught 010017001004007
098057089128
131143 214152155158164s 276252341324361
190
396387390207443 519498495540536
524552
661
Hatched 231 559
Evolved 011012005006099
018
153 253277362232254 397472388398391
392389156
520541525521542
499553
Traded 012020 190
Trade 020012 418
Given 025 Egg 501Egg 656
Given Away 015
In Training 057 006007 472
Returned from Training 472 006
Unoffical 093 Egg246
Released 012018 131


--Ditto51/Tom (My Talk Page) 12:15, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

Trainer ID

So, similar to how we do for N, could it be noted in the trivia section that Ash has the trainer ID of 01301 because of the distributed Pikachu? Or id this considered a different case as Ash really isn't a game character? Schiffy (瀬藤健二) (Talk Contribs) 17:42,2/21/2014 (UTC)

There have been two Pikachu distributions with Ash's name, as well as a distribution for Scraggy. All use different IDs. If anything, I'd say Ash's "ID" is too inconsistent to be considered trivia. - Chosen of Mana 20:23, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

Temporary Pokemon

In the EP190 "The Stolen Stones!" , Ash ride an Arcanine he doesn't own several minutes, so why not add this Arcanine to this section ? - unsigned comment from LeoKetchumB (talkcontribs)

Aura capabilities

I think people greatly overestimate what Ash can do. The only time he has actually used Aura was in the movie and that looked to me like he could do so only because he wore the guardian's gloves at the time. In the other very handful anime instances, I thought the Pokemon of which auras he felt were making him feel it, he didn't sense it by himself, it was their doing. Not sure if the original Japanese dub says something different, but Ash is hardly an aura user in my opinion. I disagree with the statement on this page aura that he is a true user. --Elveonora (talk) 22:19, 16 May 2014 (UTC)

Trainer Class

Should Baron be added to Ash's Trainer Class? Ash reached Baron status at the Battle Chateau and other trainers such as Viola, Grant and the others have their (at least in game) titles under their trainer class. Yamitora1 (talk) 17:29, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

XY 029

In Pokemon XY Episode 29, There is a new opening. In the opening, it shows Ash, sitting on a cliff, looking at the stars, possibly contemplating to attempt suicide because he can't take this immortality anymore [lol]. But on a serious note, In addition to Pikachu and Froakie, it seems ash's Fletchling evolved, as well as there being a Hawlucha.

Would this mean Ash now has 4 Pokemon on hand? and shouldn't it be added to his page, if not to trivia/additional details? - unsigned comment from AJDOH (talkcontribs)

Information about team changes is added after the episode that it occurs in has aired. G50 02:57, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Ash's Charizard

Hey just created this account to point out that Ash's Charizard should be in the "in training" section instead of the "with Professor Oak". Unless I'm wrong, Charizard is still in the Charicific Valley training, not at Professor Oak's farm.

Hatandboots (talk) 17:08, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

Actually not. Ash left it with Oak in The Dream Continues along with all of his Unova-caught Pokémon. ☼ BlazingFist ☼ 17:09, 3 July 2014 (UTC)