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[[File:Ash and friends SM.png|270px|thumb|{{Ash}} and his classmates from the {{series|Sun & Moon}}, (clockwise from bottom left) {{an|Mallow}}, {{an|Lana}}, {{an|Sophocles}}, {{an|Kiawe}} and {{an|Lillie}}.]]
 
[[File:Ash and friends SM.png|270px|thumb|{{Ash}} and his classmates from the {{series|Sun & Moon}}, (clockwise from bottom left) {{an|Mallow}}, {{an|Lana}}, {{an|Sophocles}}, {{an|Kiawe}} and {{an|Lillie}}.]]
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'''Ash's friends''' are the traveling companions that [[Ash Ketchum]] has had with him on his journey on his quest to become a [[Pokémon Master]]. While he started his journey alone, many people have joined his party while touring the [[Pokémon world]]; usually at least one new companion joins—and another leaves—every time a new region is visited.
 
'''Ash's friends''' are the traveling companions that [[Ash Ketchum]] has had with him on his journey on his quest to become a [[Pokémon Master]]. While he started his journey alone, many people have joined his party while touring the [[Pokémon world]]; usually at least one new companion joins—and another leaves—every time a new region is visited.
   
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==[[Original series]]==
 
==[[Original series]]==
 
===Misty===
 
===Misty===
[[File:Misty SM.png|thumb|170px|{{an|Misty}}]]
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[[File:Misty SM.png|thumb|170px|left|{{an|Misty}}]]
 
{{main|Misty (anime)}}
 
{{main|Misty (anime)}}
Misty joined Ash in ''[[EP002|Pokémon Emergency!]]'', traveling with him because she wanted him to replace her [[Bicycle|bike]], which was destroyed by his {{AP|Pikachu}}. She would continuously travel with him until ''[[EP273|Gotta Catch Ya Later!]]'', when she returned to [[Cerulean City]] nearly full-time to lead [[Cerulean Gym|her family's Gym]], though she briefly traveled to [[Hoenn]] and met up with Ash's {{series2|Advanced Generation}} group in ''[[AG044|The Princess and the Togepi]]'' and ''[[AG045|A Togepi Mirage!]]'', and again from ''[[AG132|The Scheme Team]]'' until ''[[AG134|A Real Cleffa-Hanger]]'' to "escort" her back home. She met up with her friends [[The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon|one more time]]. She and Brock also appeared in ''[[SM042|Alola, Kanto!]]'' and ''[[SM043|When Regions Collide!]]'', where Ash and his classmates from [[Pokémon School]] visited Kanto, and returned in ''[[SM102|Alola, Alola!]]'' and ''[[SM103|Heart of Fire! Heart of Stone!]]'', where she and Brock visited [[Alola]].
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Misty joined Ash in ''[[EP002|Pokémon Emergency!]]'', traveling with him because she wanted him to replace her [[Bicycle|bike]], which was destroyed by his {{AP|Pikachu}}. She would consistently travel with him until ''[[EP273|Gotta Catch Ya Later!]]'', when she returned to [[Cerulean City]] to lead [[Cerulean Gym|her family's Gym]] nearly full-time. However, she briefly traveled to [[Hoenn]] and met up with Ash's {{series2|Advanced Generation}} group in ''[[AG044|The Princess and the Togepi]]'' and ''[[AG045|A Togepi Mirage!]]''. Misty met the same group again from ''[[AG132|The Scheme Team]]'' until ''[[AG134|A Real Cleffa-Hanger]]'', when they accompanied her back home; and also in ''[[The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon]]''. After a long absence, she and Brock reappeared in ''[[SM042|Alola, Kanto!]]'' and ''[[SM043|When Regions Collide!]]'', where Ash and his classmates from the [[Pokémon School]] of [[Alola]] visited Kanto. She returned in ''[[SM102|Alola, Alola!]]'' and ''[[SM103|Heart of Fire! Heart of Stone!]]'', where she and Brock visited [[Melemele Island]].
   
 
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[[File:May AG 2.png|thumb|{{an|May}}]]
 
[[File:May AG 2.png|thumb|{{an|May}}]]
 
{{main|May (anime)}}
 
{{main|May (anime)}}
Ash may have traveled to [[Hoenn]] alone; however, shortly after his arrival, he met {{an|May}}, a young girl who desired to travel around the world and a fellow Trainer who was just starting her journey, and then ended up destroying her bike just like that of Misty. Though she initially did not care for {{OBP|Pokémon|species}}, she eventually found [[Pokémon Contest]]s, in which she competed while in Hoenn and then later in [[Kanto]]. May traveled with Ash through the entire {{series2|Advanced Generation}} saga, from ''[[AG001|Get the Show on the Road]]'' to ''[[AG192|Home is Where the Start Is!]]'', after which she went off to [[Johto]] to compete in Contests there. She, like {{an|Misty}}, reappeared briefly during the {{series|Diamond & Pearl}} to compete in the [[Wallace Cup]] from ''[[DP076|A Full Course Tag Battle!]]'' until ''[[DP079|Strategy with a Smile!]]''.
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Ash may have traveled to [[Hoenn]] alone; however, shortly after his arrival, he met {{an|May}}, a young girl who desired to travel around the world and a fellow Trainer who was just starting her journey and then ended up destroying her bike just like that of Misty. Though she initially did not care for {{OBP|Pokémon|species}}, she eventually found [[Pokémon Contest]]s, in which she competed while in Hoenn and then later in [[Kanto]]. May traveled with Ash through the entire ''Advanced Generation'' saga, from ''[[AG001|Get the Show on the Road]]'' to ''[[AG192|Home is Where the Start Is!]]'', after which she went off to [[Johto]] to compete in Contests there. She, like {{an|Misty}}, reappeared briefly during the {{series|Diamond & Pearl}} to compete in the [[Wallace Cup]] from ''[[DP076|A Full Course Tag Battle!]]'' until ''[[DP079|Strategy with a Smile!]]''.
   
 
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=={{series|Diamond & Pearl}}==
 
=={{series|Diamond & Pearl}}==
 
===Dawn===
 
===Dawn===
[[File:Dawn DP 2.png|thumb|200px|{{an|Dawn}}]]
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[[File:Dawn DP 2.png|thumb|150px|{{an|Dawn}}]]
 
{{main|Dawn (anime)}}
 
{{main|Dawn (anime)}}
 
Like his journey into [[Hoenn]], Ash ventured to [[Sinnoh]] alone, where, in ''[[DP003|When Pokémon Worlds Collide!]]'', he would meet {{an|Dawn}}, the daughter of a [[Top Coordinator]] wishing to follow in the footsteps of [[Johanna|her mother]]. From that point, after saving [[Ash's Pikachu]] and having her bike fried in a similar way to May's and Misty's, Dawn would travel with Ash and Brock through Sinnoh, which she did until ''[[DP191|Memories are Made of Bliss!]]'' when all three friends split up.
 
Like his journey into [[Hoenn]], Ash ventured to [[Sinnoh]] alone, where, in ''[[DP003|When Pokémon Worlds Collide!]]'', he would meet {{an|Dawn}}, the daughter of a [[Top Coordinator]] wishing to follow in the footsteps of [[Johanna|her mother]]. From that point, after saving [[Ash's Pikachu]] and having her bike fried in a similar way to May's and Misty's, Dawn would travel with Ash and Brock through Sinnoh, which she did until ''[[DP191|Memories are Made of Bliss!]]'' when all three friends split up.
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| {{MS|427|Dawn's Buneary}}{{MS|417|Dawn's Pachirisu}}{{tt|{{color|{{pearl color dark}}|*}}|released and recaptured in DP019}}{{MS|418|Dawn's Buizel}}{{MS|220|Dawn's Swinub}}
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| {{MS|427|Dawn's Buneary}} {{MS|417|Dawn's Pachirisu}} {{MS|418|Dawn's Buizel}}{{MS|220|Dawn's Swinub}}
 
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| {{MS|417|Dawn's Pachirisu}}<ref>{{pkmn2|Released}} and {{pkmn2|caught}} again in ''[[DP019|Twice Smitten, Once Shy!]]''.</ref>
 
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| {{color2|{{pearl color dark}}|Pokémon Egg|Hatched}}
 
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| {{MS|393|Dawn's Piplup}} {{MS|Egg|Dawn's Cyndaquil}} {{MS|468|Dawn's Togekiss}}
 
| {{MS|393|Dawn's Piplup}} {{MS|Egg|Dawn's Cyndaquil}} {{MS|468|Dawn's Togekiss}}
 
|- style="background: #{{pearl color light}}; color:#{{pearl color dark}};"
 
|- style="background: #{{pearl color light}}; color:#{{pearl color dark}};"
| In training
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| {{MS|424|Dawn's Ambipom}}
 
| {{MS|424|Dawn's Ambipom}}
 
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Cilan, a [[Pokémon Connoisseur]] and one of the [[Gym Leader]]s of the [[Striaton City]] [[Striaton Gym|Gym]], travels with {{Ash}} and {{an|Iris}} in their journey through [[Unova]] and the [[Decolore Islands]] from ''[[BW006|Dreams by the Yard Full!]]'' until ''[[BW141|Best Wishes Until We Meet Again!]]''.
 
Cilan, a [[Pokémon Connoisseur]] and one of the [[Gym Leader]]s of the [[Striaton City]] [[Striaton Gym|Gym]], travels with {{Ash}} and {{an|Iris}} in their journey through [[Unova]] and the [[Decolore Islands]] from ''[[BW006|Dreams by the Yard Full!]]'' until ''[[BW141|Best Wishes Until We Meet Again!]]''.
   
Cilan decided to depart from the group in order to further his skills as a Pokémon Connisseur, starting off by heading to [[Dewford Town]] to take part in a fishing tournament held by [[Mr. Briney]].
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Cilan decided to depart from the group in order to further his skills as a Pokémon Connoisseur, starting by heading to [[Dewford Town]] to take part in a fishing tournament held by [[Mr. Briney]].
   
 
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{{main|Bonnie (anime)}}
 
{{main|Bonnie (anime)}}
   
Bonnie is Clemont's little sister. She is a young and cheerful girl, who despite being too young to officially train Pokémon, holds a great interest in them. She is proud of her big brother's accomplishments, but is not above criticizing him. She started traveling with Ash in ''[[XY003|A Battle of Aerial Mobility!]]'' and stayed in Lumiose City with her brother when the group went their separate ways in ''[[XY140|Till We Compete Again!]]''.
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Bonnie is Clemont's little sister. She is a young and cheerful girl, who despite being too young to officially train Pokémon, holds a great interest in them. She is proud of her big brother's accomplishments but is not above criticizing him. She started traveling with Ash in ''[[XY003|A Battle of Aerial Mobility!]]'' and stayed in Lumiose City with her brother when the group went their separate ways in ''[[XY140|Till We Compete Again!]]''.
   
 
;Pokémon
 
;Pokémon
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| style="background: #{{water color light}}" |
 
| style="background: #{{water color light}}; {{roundybr|5px}}" | {{MS|729|Lana's Brionne}} {{MS|730|Lana's Primarina}}
 
| style="background: #{{water color light}}; {{roundybr|5px}}" | {{MS|729|Lana's Brionne}} {{MS|730|Lana's Primarina}}
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|-
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| style="background: #{{water color light}}; {{roundybl|5px}}; color:#{{water color dark}};" | Unknown
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| style="background: #{{water color light}}" | {{MS|131|Lana (anime)#Lapras}}
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| style="background: #{{grass color light}}; color:#{{grass color dark}};" |
 
| style="background: #{{grass color light}}; color:#{{grass color dark}};" |
 
| style="background: #{{grass color light}}; {{roundybr|5px}}" | {{MS|492|Recurring wild Pokémon in the anime#Shaymin}}
 
| style="background: #{{grass color light}}; {{roundybr|5px}}" | {{MS|492|Recurring wild Pokémon in the anime#Shaymin}}
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===Rotom Pokédex===
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[[File:479Rotom-Pokédex SM anime.png|thumb|125px|Rotom]]
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{{main|Rotom Pokédex (anime)}}
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Rotom possessed Ash's newly acquired [[Alola]] [[Pokédex]] at the beginning of ''[[SM003|Loading the Dex!]]''. Since then, it has accompanied Ash as one of his companions, with the hopes of fulfilling its dream of becoming the world's greatest Pokédex.
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{| class="roundy" style="margin:auto; text-align:center; background: #{{electric color}}; border: 5px solid #{{electric color}}" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="2"
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|-
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! colspan="2" style="background: #{{electric color}}" | {{color2|{{ghost color dark}}|Rotom Pokédex (anime)|Rotom}}
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|- style="background: #{{electric color}}"
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| colspan="2" style="text-align:left; color:#{{ghost color dark}}" | '''Hometown:''' Unknown
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|-
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| colspan="2" style="text-align:left; color:#{{ghost color dark}}" | '''First joined in:''' {{color2|{{ghost color dark}}|Alola}}
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|-
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! colspan="2" style="background: #{{ghost color dark}}; {{roundytop|5px}}; color:#{{electric color}};" |Episodes together with Ash
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|-
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| colspan="2" style="background: #{{electric color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}; color:#{{ghost color dark}};" | {{color2|{{ghost color dark}}|SM003}}-{{color2|{{ghost color dark}}|SM100}}, {{color2|{{ghost color dark}}|SM101}}-Present
 
|}
 
|}
 
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| style="background: #FFE683; {{roundybl|5px}}; color:#E08040;" | Unknown
 
| style="background: #FFE683; {{roundybl|5px}}; color:#E08040;" | Unknown
 
! style="background: #FFE683; {{roundybr|5px}}" | {{MS|395|Barry's Empoleon}} {{MSP|398|Staraptor}} {{MSP|407|Roserade}} {{MSP|227|Skarmory}} {{MSP|106|Hitmonlee}}
 
! style="background: #FFE683; {{roundybr|5px}}" | {{MS|395|Barry's Empoleon}} {{MSP|398|Staraptor}} {{MSP|407|Roserade}} {{MSP|227|Skarmory}} {{MSP|106|Hitmonlee}}
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===Zoey===
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[[File:Zoey anime.png|thumb|250px|Zoey]]
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{{main|Zoey}}
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Zoey accompanied Ash, Dawn, and Brock from ''[[DP126|Classroom Training!]]'' until ''[[DP128|A Pyramiding Rage!]]'' while the group was in [[Snowpoint City]]. During this time, she guided them around her [[hometown]], watched Ash's [[Gym]] {{pkmn|battle}} against [[Candice]], and accompanied them to the [[Battle Pyramid]].
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{| class="roundy" style="margin:auto; text-align:center; background: #{{ruby color}}; border: 5px solid #{{ruby color}};" colspan=4 cellspacing="1" cellpadding="2"
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|-
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! style="background: #{{ruby color}};" colspan="3" | {{color2|{{ruby color dark}}|Zoey}}
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|- style="background: #{{ruby color}}"
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| colspan="3" style="text-align:left; color:#{{ruby color dark}}" | '''Hometown:''' {{color2|{{ruby color dark}}|Snowpoint City}}
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|-
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| colspan="3" style="text-align:left; color:#{{ruby color dark}}" | '''Occupation:''' {{color2|{{ruby color dark}}|Pokémon Coordinator}}
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|-
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| colspan="3" style="text-align:left; color:#{{ruby color dark}}" | '''First joined in:''' {{color2|{{ruby color dark}}|Sinnoh}}
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|-
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! colspan="3" style="background: #{{ruby color dark}}; {{roundytop|5px}}; color:#{{ruby color light}};" | Episodes traveled with Ash
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|-
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| colspan="3" style="background: #{{ruby color light}};{{roundybottom|5px}}; color:#{{ruby color dark}};" | {{color2|{{ruby color dark}}|DP126}}-{{color2|{{ruby color dark}}|DP128}}
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! style="background: #{{ruby color dark}}; {{roundytl|5px}}; color:#{{ruby color light}};" | Method
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! style="background: #{{ruby color dark}}; color:#{{ruby color light}};" | Pre-series
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! style="background: #{{ruby color dark}}; {{roundytr|5px}}" | {{color2|{{ruby color light}}|Sinnoh}}
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| style="background: #{{ruby color light}}" | {{color2|{{ruby color dark}}|Caught Pokémon|Caught}}
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! style="background: #{{ruby color light}}" | {{MS|431|Zoey's Glameow}} {{MSP|200|Misdreavus}}
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! style="background: #{{ruby color light}}" | {{MS|422|Zoey's Shellos}} {{MSP|456|Finneon}} {{MSP|281|Kirlia}} {{MSP|470|Leafeon}}
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|-
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| style="background: #{{ruby color light}}; {{roundybl|5px}}; color:#{{ruby color dark}};" | Evolved
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! style="background: #{{ruby color light}}" |
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! style="background: #{{ruby color light}}; {{roundybr|5px}}" | {{MS|423|Zoey's Gastrodon}} {{MSP|457|Lumineon}} {{MSP|429|Mismagius}} {{MSP|475|Gallade}}
 
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He later revealed their travels to be a facade to gain their trust for a mission, and reunited with [[Jessie]] and [[James]] in ''[[BW047|Crisis from the Underground Up!]]''.
 
He later revealed their travels to be a facade to gain their trust for a mission, and reunited with [[Jessie]] and [[James]] in ''[[BW047|Crisis from the Underground Up!]]''.
 
He would later team up with Ash and his friends for real in ''[[XY019|A Conspiracy to Conquer!]]'' after losing the rest of Team Rocket to the control of the mysterious [[Officer Jenny|Madame X]] and her {{an|Malamar}}, though the team was initially distrusting of him until seeing Madame X in action for themselves. Ash and Meowth were eventually the only ones not {{m|Hypnosis|hypnotized}} by Malamar, thanks to Meowth using {{m|Fury Swipes}} on both their faces. After the Malamar was revealed to be the true mastermind and was soon after defeated, Meowth returned to the newly freed Team Rocket.
 
 
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! colspan="2" style="background: #{{normal color dark}}; {{roundytop|5px}}; color:#{{normal color}};" |Episodes traveled with Ash
 
! colspan="2" style="background: #{{normal color dark}}; {{roundytop|5px}}; color:#{{normal color}};" |Episodes traveled with Ash
 
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|-
| colspan="2" style="background: #{{normal color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}; color:#{{normal color dark}};" | {{color2|{{normal color dark}}|BW043}}-{{color2|{{normal color dark}}|BW047}}, {{color2|{{normal color dark}}|XY019}}
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| colspan="2" style="background: #{{normal color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}; color:#{{normal color dark}};" | {{color2|{{normal color dark}}|BW043}}-{{color2|{{normal color dark}}|BW047}}
 
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|-
 
|-
! colspan="2" style="background: #{{Bulba color}}" | {{color2|{{Bulba color dark}}|N (Team Rocket)|N}}
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! colspan="2" style="background: #{{Bulba color}}" | {{color2|{{Bulba color dark}}|N (anime)|N}}
 
|- style="background: #{{Bulba color}}"
 
|- style="background: #{{Bulba color}}"
 
| colspan="2" style="text-align:left; color:#{{Bulba color dark}}" | '''Hometown:''' unknown
 
| colspan="2" style="text-align:left; color:#{{Bulba color dark}}" | '''Hometown:''' unknown
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| style="background: #{{alola color light}}; {{roundybl|5px}}; color:#{{alola color dark}};" | Unknown
 
| style="background: #{{alola color light}}; {{roundybl|5px}}; color:#{{alola color dark}};" | Unknown
| style="background: #{{alola color light}}; {{roundybr|5px}}" | {{MSP|628|Braviary}}
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| style="background: #{{alola color light}}; {{roundybr|5px}}" | {{MSP|628|Braviary}}{{MSP|448|Lucario}}{{MSP|003|Venusaur}}{{MSP|395|Empoleon}}
 
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===Nebby===
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===Solgaleo===
[[File:Nebby Solgaleo anime.png|thumb|250px|[[Nebby]]]]
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[[File:Nebby Solgaleo anime.png|thumb|250px|{{DL|Light trio (anime)|Solgaleo}}]]
{{main|Light trio (anime)#Nebby}}
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{{main|Light trio (anime)#Solgaleo|Light trio (anime) → Solgaleo}}
Nebby was a {{p|Cosmog}} that was briefly entrusted to Ash from ''[[SM044|A Dream Encounter!]]'' to ''[[SM054|10,000,000 Reasons to Fight!]]'' by {{p|Lunala}}, {{p|Solgaleo}} and the [[Guardian deities]]. It was targeted by [[Faba]] due to its ability to open [[Ultra Wormhole]]s. In ''[[SM050|Faba's Revenge!]]'', it evolved into {{p|Cosmoem}}, and then in ''[[SM052|Revealing the Stuff of Legend!]]'', with the help of the Guardian deities, it evolved once more into {{p|Solgaleo}}. After Ash and his friends' adventures in the [[Ultra Deep Sea]] it disappeared in ''10,000,000 Reasons to Fight!'', making a short reappearance in ''[[SM055|The Professors' New Adventure!]]''.
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{{p|Solgaleo}}, previously known as Nebby, was a {{p|Cosmog}} that was briefly entrusted to Ash from ''[[SM044|A Dream Encounter!]]'' to ''[[SM054|10,000,000 Reasons to Fight!]]'' by {{p|Lunala}}, {{p|Solgaleo}} and the {{an|guardian deities}}. It was targeted by {{an|Faba}} due to its ability to open [[Ultra Wormhole]]s. In ''[[SM050|Faba's Revenge!]]'', it evolved into {{p|Cosmoem}}, and then in ''[[SM052|Revealing the Stuff of Legend!]]'', with the help of the Guardian deities, it evolved once more into {{p|Solgaleo}}. After Ash and his friends' adventures in the [[Ultra Deep Sea]] it disappeared in ''10,000,000 Reasons to Fight!'', making a short reappearance in ''[[SM055|The Professors' New Adventure!]]''.
   
Nebby would later appear in ''[[SM087|Filling the Light with Darkness!]]'', being pursued by {{DL|Recurring wild Pokémon in the anime|Necrozma}}. In ''[[SM088|Full Moon and Many Arms!]]'', Nebby temporarily reunited with the [[Ultra Guardians]], but after freeing {{DL|Recurring wild Pokémon in the anime|Lunala}} from Necrozma's absorption, Nebby was absorbed instead. It was freed during the final confrontation in ''[[SM090|Securing the Future!]]'', where it combined its power with Ash, {{an|Gladion}}, and Lunala to give enough Ultra Aura to Necrozma to return it to its [[List of Pokémon with form differences#Necrozma|Ultra form]]. After Ash and {{AP|Pikachu}} said goodbye to {{AP|Poipole}}, Nebby and Lunala traveled back to Alola with the Ultra Guardians.
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Solgaleo would later appear in ''[[SM087|Filling the Light with Darkness!]]'', being pursued by {{DL|Light trio (anime)|Necrozma}}. In ''[[SM088|Full Moon and Many Arms!]]'', Solgaleo temporarily reunited with the [[Ultra Guardians]], but after freeing {{DL|Light trio (anime)|Lunala}} from Necrozma's absorption, Solgaleo was absorbed instead. It was freed during the final confrontation in ''[[SM090|Securing the Future!]]'', where it combined its power with Ash, {{an|Gladion}}, and Lunala to give enough Ultra Aura to Necrozma to return it to its {{DL|List of Pokémon with form differences|Necrozma|Ultra form}}. After Ash and {{AP|Pikachu}} said goodbye to {{AP|Poipole}}, Solgaleo and Lunala traveled back to Alola with the Ultra Guardians.
   
 
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! colspan="2" style="background: #{{psychic color}}" | {{color2|{{steel color}}|Nebby}}
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! colspan="2" style="background: #{{psychic color}}" | {{color2|{{steel color}}|Light trio (anime)#Solgaleo|Solgaleo}}
 
|- style="background: #{{psychic color}}"
 
|- style="background: #{{psychic color}}"
 
| colspan="2" style="text-align:left; color:#{{steel color}}" | '''Hometown:''' unknown
 
| colspan="2" style="text-align:left; color:#{{steel color}}" | '''Hometown:''' unknown
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[[File:Gladion anime.png|thumb|250px|{{an|Gladion}}]]
 
[[File:Gladion anime.png|thumb|250px|{{an|Gladion}}]]
 
{{main|Gladion (anime)}}
 
{{main|Gladion (anime)}}
Gladion is {{an|Lillie}}'s older brother, and Ash's rival in the {{series|Sun & Moon}}. In ''[[SM052|Revealing the Stuff of Legend!]]'', Gladion and Lillie reunited with Ash and the rest of Lillie's friends, and joined forces to rescue [[Lusamine]], who had been abducted by a {{DL|Recurring wild Pokémon in the anime|Nihilego}}.
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Gladion is {{an|Lillie}}'s older brother, and Ash's rival in the {{series|Sun & Moon}}. In ''[[SM052|Revealing the Stuff of Legend!]]'', Gladion and Lillie reunited with Ash and the rest of Lillie's friends, and joined forces to rescue {{an|Lusamine}}, who had been abducted by a {{DL|Ultra Beasts (anime)|Nihilego}}.
   
In ''[[SM087|Filling the Light with Darkness!]]'', it was revealed that Gladion had joined the [[Ultra Guardians]] as its seventh member. Together with Ash and his classmates, they traveled to {{AP|Poipole}}'s home world in [[Ultra Space]], and were able to restore light to {{DL|Recurring wild Pokémon in the anime|Necrozma}}.
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In ''[[SM087|Filling the Light with Darkness!]]'', it was revealed that Gladion had joined the [[Ultra Guardians]] as its seventh member. Together with Ash and his classmates, they traveled to {{AP|Poipole}}'s home world in [[Ultra Space]], and were able to restore light to {{DL|Light trio (anime)|Necrozma}}.
   
 
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| {{color2|{{black color dark}}|Caught Pokémon|Caught}}
| {{MSP|133|Eevee}}
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| {{MS|133|Gladion's Eevee}}
 
| {{MSP|571|Zoroark}}
 
| {{MSP|571|Zoroark}}
 
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| {{MS|773|Gladion's Silvally}}
 
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| style="background: #{{black color light}}; color:#{{black color dark}};" | {{MSP|745Mn|Lycanroc}}{{MS|772|Gladion's Silvally}}
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| style="background: #{{black color light}}; color:#{{black color dark}};" | {{MS|745Mn|Gladion's Lycanroc}}{{MS|772|Gladion's Silvally}}
 
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! style="background: #{{ghost color}};" colspan="2" | {{color2|{{ghost color dark}}|Acerola}}
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
* Every [[starter Pokémon]] has been owned by either Ash or one of his friends.
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* Every [[starter Pokémon]] has been owned by either {{Ash}} or one of his friends.
* Alexa is the only human companion, main or temporary, to accompany Ash through the end of one series to the start of the next.
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* [[Alexa]] is the only human companion, main or temporary, to accompany Ash through the end of one series to the start of the next.
* In the {{series|Best Wishes}}, Ash had the most temporary companions.
 
 
* {{an|Serena}} is the only one of Ash's friends that Ash has met prior [[EP001|to the beginning of the series]].
 
* {{an|Serena}} is the only one of Ash's friends that Ash has met prior [[EP001|to the beginning of the series]].
 
* {{an|Clemont}} is the first of Ash's friends that has left the group in the middle of a journey.
 
* {{an|Clemont}} is the first of Ash's friends that has left the group in the middle of a journey.
 
* Ash's Alolan classmates are the first main characters who do not appear in every episode of their series following [[SM001|their debut]].
 
* Ash's Alolan classmates are the first main characters who do not appear in every episode of their series following [[SM001|their debut]].
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** They are also the first main characters not to appear in any Pokémon movies released during their series in any form.
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==References==
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{{reflist}}
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
* [[Twerp]]<br>
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* [[Twerp]]
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Latest revision as of 13:50, 11 October 2019

This article is about Ash's main and temporary traveling companions. If you were looking for a general list of people Ash has met on his journey, see Character of the day.


Ash and his classmates from the Sun & Moon series, (clockwise from bottom left) Mallow, Lana, Sophocles, Kiawe and Lillie.

Ash's friends are the traveling companions that Ash Ketchum has had with him on his journey on his quest to become a Pokémon Master. While he started his journey alone, many people have joined his party while touring the Pokémon world; usually at least one new companion joins—and another leaves—every time a new region is visited.

Johto is the only region where Ash did not acquire a new friend that would travel with him, excluding Brock, who came back after his absence.

In the Sun & Moon series, Ash's friends are not traveling companions, but rather classmates, since Ash is attending the Pokémon School instead of traveling around the Alola region. Later in the series, Ash and his Alolan friends form a team under the supervision of Aether Foundation, known as the Ultra Guardians.

Gallery

Ash and friends OS.png Ash and friends OS 2.png Ash and friends AG.png
Ash and his friends in the original series
(Indigo and Johto League arcs)
Ash and his friends in the original series
(Orange League arc)
Ash and his friends in the
Advanced Generation series
Ash and friends DP.png Ash and friends BW.png Ash and friends XY 2.png
Ash and his friends in the
Diamond & Pearl series
Ash and his friends in the
Best Wishes series
Ash and his friends in the
XY series
Ash friends M20.png
Ash and his friends in
I Choose You!

Original series

Misty

Main article: Misty (anime)

Misty joined Ash in Pokémon Emergency!, traveling with him because she wanted him to replace her bike, which was destroyed by his Pikachu. She would consistently travel with him until Gotta Catch Ya Later!, when she returned to Cerulean City to lead her family's Gym nearly full-time. However, she briefly traveled to Hoenn and met up with Ash's Advanced Generation group in The Princess and the Togepi and A Togepi Mirage!. Misty met the same group again from The Scheme Team until A Real Cleffa-Hanger, when they accompanied her back home; and also in The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon. After a long absence, she and Brock reappeared in Alola, Kanto! and When Regions Collide!, where Ash and his classmates from the Pokémon School of Alola visited Kanto. She returned in Alola, Alola! and Heart of Fire! Heart of Stone!, where she and Brock visited Melemele Island.

Pokémon
Misty
Hometown: Cerulean City
Occupation: Gym Leader; aspiring Water Pokémon Master
First joined in: Kanto
Episodes traveled with Ash
EP002-EP273, AG044-AG045, AG132-AG134, SM042-SM043, SM102-SM103
Mewtwo Returns, The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon
Method Pre-series Kanto Orange Johto Chronicles / Hoenn Frontier Alola
Caught 116054 060 222 130370
Hatched 175 298
Evolved 061186 176
Mega Evolved 130M
Given Egg
Released 176
Unknown/Other 118120121 Egg


Brock

Main article: Brock (anime)

Brock first joined Ash in Showdown in Pewter City after Ash battled him in the Pewter City Gym. After his father Flint offered to take over the duties of Gym Leader, Brock followed Ash through Kanto, leaving briefly from Poké Ball Peril to A Tent Situation to work for Professor Ivy. In The Rivalry Revival, Brock returned to be with Ash and Misty until Gotta Catch Ya Later!, though he, unlike Misty, would return shortly, in You Can Never Taillow, sticking with Ash until Home is Where the Start is!. He would again return in Two Degrees of Separation!, and so traveled through Sinnoh with Ash until Memories are Made of Bliss!. He and Misty also appeared in Alola, Kanto! and When Regions Collide!, where Ash and his classmates from Pokémon School visited Kanto, and returned in Alola, Alola! and Heart of Fire! Heart of Stone!, where he and Misty visited Alola.

Pokémon
Brock
Hometown: Pewter City
Occupation: Gym Leader; Pokémon Breeder; Doctor-in-training
First joined in: Kanto
Episodes traveled with Ash
EP005-EP083, EP116-EP273, AG004-AG132, AG133-AG192, DP002-DP191, SM042-SM043, SM102-SM103
Mewtwo Returns, The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon
Method Pre-series Kanto Johto Hoenn Frontier Sinnoh Alola
Caught 041 204 270258 438 453
Hatched 440
Evolved 042169205 271272 259208 185113
Mega Evolved 208M
Given 095 037 Egg 764
Given Away 037
Unknown 074


Tracey Sketchit

Main article: Tracey Sketchit

After Brock left to work for Professor Ivy, Ash's traveling group was down to two, as it had been for the first five episodes of Kanto. However, this would not last very long, as in The Lost Lapras Ash met a Pokémon watcher named Tracey who essentially invited himself along for the rest of the Orange Islands saga. Traveling with Ash, he wished to attain his ultimate goal of meeting Professor Oak, which he did when Ash returned to Kanto in A Tent Situation. After this, he remained in Pallet Town to be Professor Oak's assistant in The Rivalry Revival.

Pokémon
Tracey
Hometown: unknown
Occupation: Pokémon watcher
First joined in: the Orange Archipelago
Episodes traveled with Ash
EP084-EP116
Method Pre-series Orange Hoenn / Frontier
Caught 123
Given Away Egg
Unknown 048183


Advanced Generation series

May

Main article: May (anime)

Ash may have traveled to Hoenn alone; however, shortly after his arrival, he met May, a young girl who desired to travel around the world and a fellow Trainer who was just starting her journey and then ended up destroying her bike just like that of Misty. Though she initially did not care for Pokémon, she eventually found Pokémon Contests, in which she competed while in Hoenn and then later in Kanto. May traveled with Ash through the entire Advanced Generation saga, from Get the Show on the Road to Home is Where the Start Is!, after which she went off to Johto to compete in Contests there. She, like Misty, reappeared briefly during the Diamond & Pearl series to compete in the Wallace Cup from A Full Course Tag Battle! until Strategy with a Smile!.

Pokémon
May
Hometown: Petalburg City
Occupation: Pokémon Coordinator
First joined in: Hoenn
Episodes traveled with Ash
AG001-AG132, AG133-AG192, DP076-DP079, The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon
Method Hoenn Frontier Johto Sinnoh
Caught 265300001446
Hatched 133
Evolved 266267256 257 008002003 471
Given 255 007 Egg


Max

Main article: Max

Max is May's younger brother. He does not have any Pokémon of his own because he is too young, but he often befriends certain Pokémon. He traveled with the group from There's no Place Like Hoenn until Home is Where the Start Is, when he went home to Petalburg City. However, he made a promise to Ash that as soon as he got his own Pokémon, he would battle Ash.

Max
Hometown: Petalburg City
First joined in: Hoenn
Episodes traveled with Ash
AG003-AG132, AG133-AG192, The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon


Diamond & Pearl series

Dawn

Main article: Dawn (anime)

Like his journey into Hoenn, Ash ventured to Sinnoh alone, where, in When Pokémon Worlds Collide!, he would meet Dawn, the daughter of a Top Coordinator wishing to follow in the footsteps of her mother. From that point, after saving Ash's Pikachu and having her bike fried in a similar way to May's and Misty's, Dawn would travel with Ash and Brock through Sinnoh, which she did until Memories are Made of Bliss! when all three friends split up.

Dawn rejoins Ash's group in the Best Wishes series in Piplup, Pansage, and a Meeting of the Times! to compete in the Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup. Dawn would leave the group in Goodbye, Junior Cup - Hello Adventure! and travel to Johto to compete in the Wallace Cup.

Pokémon
Dawn
Hometown: Twinleaf Town
Occupation: Pokémon Coordinator
First joined in: Sinnoh
Episodes traveled with Ash
DP003-DP191, BW086-BW093
Method Sinnoh
Caught 427 417 418220
Released 417[1]
Hatched 155
Evolved 424221473156
Given 393 Egg 468
In training 424
Traded 418
Trade 190


Best Wishes series

Iris

Main article: Iris (anime)

Iris is said to be a wild girl, as proven by the fact that she swings on vines. She decided to travel throughout Unova and the Decolore Islands with Ash from Enter Iris and Axew! until Best Wishes Until We Meet Again!

Her goal is to become a Dragon Master, she left the group in order to travel to Blackthorn City in the Johto region and challenge Clair, to gain more experience towards her goal.

Pokémon
Iris
Hometown: Village of Dragons
Occupation: aspiring Dragon Master
First joined in: Unova
Episodes traveled with Ash
BW002-BW141
Method Pre-series Unova Johto
Caught 529 587 149 443
Evolved 530
Given 610


Cilan

Main article: Cilan (anime)

Cilan, a Pokémon Connoisseur and one of the Gym Leaders of the Striaton City Gym, travels with Ash and Iris in their journey through Unova and the Decolore Islands from Dreams by the Yard Full! until Best Wishes Until We Meet Again!.

Cilan decided to depart from the group in order to further his skills as a Pokémon Connoisseur, starting by heading to Dewford Town to take part in a fishing tournament held by Mr. Briney.

Pokémon
Cilan
Hometown: Striaton City
Occupation: Gym Leader; Pokémon Connoisseur
First joined in: Unova
Episodes traveled with Ash
BW006-BW141
Method Pre-series Unova
Caught 557 618
Evolved 558
Given 511


XY series

Clemont

Main article: Clemont (anime)

Clemont is an inventor Ash met after being ejected out of the Lumiose City Gym. His backpack, called the "Clemontic Gear", carries a variety of inventions and gadgets. He traveled with Ash from A Battle of Aerial Mobility! until The Future Is Now, Thanks to Determination!, then rejoined the group in The Moment of Lumiose Truth!, he decided to stay in Lumiose City in Till We Compete Again! when Ash returned to Kanto.

Pokémon
Clemont
Hometown: Lumiose City
Occupation: Gym Leader
First joined in: Kalos
Episodes traveled with Ash
XY003-XY062, XY067-XY140
Method Pre-series Kalos
Caught 659 702 404
Evolved 695 405
Given 650
Unknown 081082694


Bonnie

Main article: Bonnie (anime)

Bonnie is Clemont's little sister. She is a young and cheerful girl, who despite being too young to officially train Pokémon, holds a great interest in them. She is proud of her big brother's accomplishments but is not above criticizing him. She started traveling with Ash in A Battle of Aerial Mobility! and stayed in Lumiose City with her brother when the group went their separate ways in Till We Compete Again!.

Pokémon
Bonnie
Hometown: Lumiose City
First joined in: Kalos
Episodes traveled with Ash
XY003-XY140
Method Kalos
Caring for 702
Befriended Key Zygarde Core Sprite.png


Serena

Serena in her second outfit
Main article: Serena (anime)

Serena is a beginning Pokémon Trainer from Kalos who met Ash once before when they were younger. While the daughter of a famous Rhyhorn racer, Serena eventually sets her goal to become Kalos Queen. She started traveling with Ash in Giving Chase at the Rhyhorn Race! until Till We Compete Again! where she traveled to the Hoenn region to participate in Pokémon Contests in order to further her skills.

While traveling with Ash, she cut her hair short and changed into her new outfit in A Showcase Debut!.

Pokémon
Serena
Hometown: Vaniville Town
Occupation: Pokémon Performer
First joined in: Kalos
Episodes traveled with Ash
XY007-XY140
Method Kalos
Given 653
Caught 674133
Evolved 654700


Sun & Moon series

Lana

Lana
Main article: Lana (anime)

Lana is one of Ash's classmates. She enjoys many seafaring activities such as fishing while riding on Lapras. She was the first of Ash's classmates in the Sun & Moon series series to meet Ash when she accidentally fished him up while he was riding on a Sharpedo. They would later meet again at the Pokémon School and become classmates when Ash enrolled himself.

Pokémon
Lana
Hometown: Hau'oli City
Occupation: Pokémon Trainer
First joined in: Alola
Episodes together with Ash
SM001-SM072, SM078-SM099, SM101-Present
Method Pre-series Alola
Caught 728 133
Evolved 729 730
Unknown 131


Kiawe

Kiawe
Main article: Kiawe (anime)

Kiawe is one of Ash's classmates. He is very gruff compared to his classmates and makes deliveries between islands on his Charizard. Ash first spotted Kiawe flying on his Charizard when he was lost in a forest. They formally met while Kiawe was in a battle with Team Skull and Ash joined in, making Kiawe the last of Ash's classmates Ash would meet.

Pokémon
Kiawe
Hometown: Paniola Town
Occupation: Pokémon Trainer
First joined in: Alola
Episodes together with Ash
SM001-SM072, SM078-SM099, SM101-Present
Method Pre-series Alola
Caught 776 105A
Given 006


Lillie

Lillie
Main article: Lillie (anime)

Lillie is one of Ash's classmates. Prior to Lillie's Egg-xhilarating Challenge!, she was terrified of physically interacting with Pokémon, and tended to freeze up whenever one Pokémon entered her personal space. She was the second of Ash's classmates he would meet. She was watching a Tauros race between Lana, Mallow and Sophocles as Ash accidentally stumbled upon the racing track and spotted Lillie on the other side. They became classmates when Ash enrolled himself at the Pokémon School shortly thereafter.

Pokémon
Lillie
Hometown: Hau'oli City
Occupation: Pokémon Trainer
First joined in: Alola
Episodes together with Ash
SM001-SM072, SM078-SM099, SM101-Present
Method Alola
Hatched 037A
Given Egg


Sophocles

Sophocles
Main article: Sophocles (anime)

Sophocles is one of Ash's classmates. He enjoys inventing helpful devices and machinery. He met Ash while he was having a Tauros race against Lana and Mallow and they ran him over when he accidentally stumbled upon the track. They became classmates when Ash enrolled himself at the Pokémon School shortly thereafter.

Pokémon
Sophocles
Hometown: Hau'oli City
Occupation: Pokémon Trainer
First joined in: Alola
Episodes together with Ash
SM001-SM072, SM078-SM099, SM101-Present
Method Pre-series Alola
Caught 737
Evolved 738
Unknown 777


Mallow

Mallow
Main article: Mallow (anime)

Mallow is one of Ash's classmates. She is talented cook for both people and Pokémon, and is a self-proclaimed poster girl at her family's restaurant, Aina's Kitchen. She met Ash while she was having a Tauros race against Lana and Sophocles and they ran him over when he accidentally stumbled upon the track. They became classmates when Ash enrolled himself at the Pokémon School shortly thereafter.

Pokémon
Mallow
Hometown: Hau'oli City
Occupation: Pokémon Trainer
First joined in: Alola
Episodes together with Ash
SM001-SM072, SM078-SM099, SM101-Present
Method Pre-series Alola
Given 761
Evolved 762 763
Befriended 492


Rotom Pokédex

Rotom
Main article: Rotom Pokédex (anime)

Rotom possessed Ash's newly acquired Alola Pokédex at the beginning of Loading the Dex!. Since then, it has accompanied Ash as one of his companions, with the hopes of fulfilling its dream of becoming the world's greatest Pokédex.

Rotom
Hometown: Unknown
First joined in: Alola
Episodes together with Ash
SM003-SM100, SM101-Present


I Choose You!

Verity

Main article: Verity

Verity is one of Ash's traveling companions in I Choose You!, which is set in a continuity different from the main anime. She is a vibrant and tomboyish Pokémon Trainer who seems to enjoy adventures. Her mother is a famous Trainer back in her home region of Sinnoh. Because of that, she expects a lot from Verity, which puts a lot of pressure on her. She met Ash when they were both chasing after an Entei. She then joined him and Sorrel on a journey to the Raizen Mountains, where Ho-Oh was said to live. After meeting Ho-Oh, Verity left Ash and Sorrel to continue on her own journey.

Pokémon
Verity
Hometown: Twinleaf Town
Occupation: Pokémon Trainer
First joined in: Kanto
Episodes traveled with Ash
M20
Method Pre-movie
Unknown PiplupLapras


Sorrel

Main article: Sorrel

Sorrel is one of Ash's traveling companions in I Choose You!, which is set in a continuity different from the main anime. He is a young Trainer whose goal is to become a Pokémon Professor. He is interested in Legendary Pokémon. He met Ash and Verity when he chased after an Entei. Although he initially had no interest in interacting with them, he later met them again in a cave to shelter from a rain. The three Trainers became friends and decided to travel to the Raizen Mountains together, where Ho-Oh was said to reside. After meeting Ho-Oh, Sorrel left Ash and Verity to go on his journey and meet more Legendary Pokémon.

Pokémon
Sorrel
Hometown: Veilstone City
Occupation: Pokémon Trainer
First joined in: Kanto
Episodes traveled with Ash
M20
Method Pre-movie
Unknown Lucario


Temporary traveling companions

Haunter

Main article: Sabrina's Haunter

Haunter briefly accompanied Ash from The Tower of Terror to Haunter versus Kadabra, helping Ash in the Gym Battle against Sabrina before it was left with her.

Haunter
Hometown: Pokémon Tower, Lavender Town
First joined in: Kanto
Episodes traveled with Ash
EP023-EP024


Todd Snap

Main article: Todd Snap

Todd Snap accompanied Ash, Misty, and Brock from Pokémon Paparazzi to The Breeding Center Secret. He later meets up with Ash again in Moving Pictures during his journey through Johto, trying to take a photograph of the legendary Articuno. They meet an elderly couple celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, and Todd has the honor of taking their anniversary photo for them. Later on, in Freeze Frame Todd finally finds Articuno and manages to get a photograph of it. He then departs from the group once more.

Todd
Hometown: unknown
Occupation: Photographer
First joined in: Kanto
Episodes traveled with Ash
EP055-EP057, EP187-EP189


Ritchie

Main article: Ritchie

Ritchie accompanied Ash, Misty, and Brock from The Mystery is History to A Promise is a Promise while he was searching for a mysterious Pokémon that can be found in the Whirl Islands, which turned out to be a Lugia.

Pokémon
Ritchie
Hometown: Frodomar City (dub only)
Occupation: Pokémon Trainer
First joined in: Johto
Episodes traveled with Ash
EP220-EP222
Method Pre-series Post-Kanto
Evolved 005
Unknown 025 004 Butterfree Pupitar Taillow


Larvitar

Main article: Ash's Larvitar

Larvitar was cared for by Ash from Hatch Me if You Can to Mother of All Battles, when it was returned to its mother.

Larvitar
Hometown: Mt. Silver
First joined in: Johto
Episodes traveled with Ash
EP258-EP264


Mr. Briney

Main article: Mr. Briney

Mr. Briney accompanied Ash, Brock, May, and Max as they traveled to Dewford from On a Wingull and a Prayer! until Sharpedo Attack!.

Pokémon
Mr. Briney
Hometown: Unknown
Occupation: Sailor
First joined in: Hoenn
Episodes traveled with Ash
AG018-AG019
Method Pre-series
Unknown 278MS.png


Professor Birch

Main article: Professor Birch

Professor Birch accompanied Ash, Brock, May, and Max as they traveled through the forests of Dewford from A Three Team Scheme! until Seeing is Believing!.

Pokémon
Professor Birch
Hometown: Littleroot Town
Occupation: Pokémon Professor
First joined in: Hoenn
Episodes traveled with Ash
AG027-AG028
Method Pre-series Hoenn
Befriended Poochyena
Gives away Treecko Torchic Mudkip


Cheryl

Main article: Cheryl

Cheryl accompanied Ash, Brock, and Dawn through the Eterna Forest from Some Enchanted Sweetening! until An Angry Combeenation!.

Pokémon
Cheryl
Hometown: unknown
First joined in: Sinnoh
Episodes traveled with Ash
DP030-DP032
Method Pre-series Sinnoh
Caught 412
Evolved 414
Unknown Chansey Wormadam Wormadam Wormadam


Barry

Main article: Barry (anime)

Barry accompanied Ash, Brock, and Dawn from Barry's Busting Out All Over! until Jumping Rocket Ship! while Ash was trying to earn the Relic Badge. He then traveled with them to the Pokémon Ping Pong Tournament from Stopped in the Name of Love! until To Thine Own Pokémon Be True!.

Pokémon
Barry
Hometown: Twinleaf Town
Occupation: Pokémon Trainer
First joined in: Sinnoh
Episodes traveled with Ash
DP101-DP103, DP122-DP124
Method Pre-series
Caught Heracross
Unknown 395 Staraptor Roserade Skarmory Hitmonlee


Zoey

Zoey
Main article: Zoey

Zoey accompanied Ash, Dawn, and Brock from Classroom Training! until A Pyramiding Rage! while the group was in Snowpoint City. During this time, she guided them around her hometown, watched Ash's Gym battle against Candice, and accompanied them to the Battle Pyramid.

Pokémon
Zoey
Hometown: Snowpoint City
Occupation: Pokémon Coordinator
First joined in: Sinnoh
Episodes traveled with Ash
DP126-DP128
Method Pre-series Sinnoh
Caught 431 Misdreavus 422 Finneon Kirlia Leafeon
Evolved 423 Lumineon Mismagius Gallade


Lyra

Main article: Lyra (anime)

Lyra met Ash, Dawn, and Brock during the Johto Festival in An Egg Scramble!. She and Khoury accompanied them to Lilypad Town and left the group in Bagged then Tagged! when she returned to Johto.

Pokémon
Lyra
Hometown: New Bark Town
Occupation: Pokémon Trainer
First joined in: Sinnoh
Episodes traveled with Ash
DP143-DP147
Method Johto
Given Chikorita
Unknown 183 Girafarig


Khoury

Main article: Khoury

Khoury met Ash, Dawn, and Brock during the Johto Festival when Lyra introduced them in An Egg Scramble!. He and Lyra accompanied them to Lilypad Town and left the group in Bagged then Tagged! when he returned to Johto.

Pokémon
Khoury
Hometown: New Bark Town
Occupation: Pokémon Breeder
First joined in: Sinnoh
Episodes traveled with Ash
DP143-DP147
Method Johto Sinnoh
Caught Gible
Evolved 159
Given 158


Bianca

Main article: Bianca (anime)

Bianca first met Ash in Minccino Neat And Tidy where she gave him his Badge case from Professor Juniper. She later accompanies him, Iris, and Cilan for a short time on their way to Nimbasa City. However, upon hearing that Ash had three Badges, she was inspired to catch up to him and left to collect Badges on her own. Since then, Bianca has temporarily joined the group numerous times during their journey from Emolga the Irresistible! until Emolga and the New Volt Switch!, then temporarily rejoined them from Crisis at Chargestone Cave! until Evolution Exchange Excitement!.

Pokémon
Bianca
Hometown: Nuvema Town
Occupation: Pokémon Trainer
First joined in: Unova
Episodes traveled with Ash
BW024-BW025, BW062-BW063
Method Unova
Caught 572 Shelmet
Evolved 499 Escavalier 500
Given 498
Traded Shelmet
Trade Karrablast


Luke

Main article: Luke

Luke first met Ash, Iris, and Cilan in his hometown where they helped him produce a movie. At the end of Movie Time! Zorua in "The Legend of the Pokémon Knight"!, he accompanies them to Nimbasa Town, where he stays with them during the Club Battle tournament, before heading back home at the end of The Club Battle Finale: A Heroes Outcome!.

Pokémon
Luke
Hometown: unknown
Occupation: Pokémon Trainer, filmmaker
First joined in: Unova
Episodes traveled with Ash
BW038-BW042
Method Unova
Caught 570
Unknown Golett Leavanny Larvesta


Meowth

Main article: Meowth (Team Rocket)

After reportedly being "disbanded" from Team Rocket in Meowth's Scrafty Tactics!, Meowth was found unconscious by Ash's Tepig and Iris's Axew. The group nursed him back to health and invited him to accompany them so as to protect him from Trainers wanting to capture the only talking Meowth in Unova. He used his ability to speak to humans and Pokémon many times during their travels together.

He later revealed their travels to be a facade to gain their trust for a mission, and reunited with Jessie and James in Crisis from the Underground Up!.

Meowth
Hometown: Hollywood
Occupation: Agent of Team Rocket
First joined in: Unova
Episodes traveled with Ash
BW043-BW047

Stephan

Main article: Stephan

Stephan decided to travel with Ash and co. in Climbing the Tower of Success! after taking part in a competition with them. He left the group after winning the Clubsplosion tournament in Commanding the Clubsplosion Crown!.

Pokémon
Stephan
Hometown: unknown
Occupation: Pokémon Trainer
First joined in: Unova
Episodes traveled with Ash
BW069-BW073
Method Unova
Evolved Zebstrika
Unknown Blitzle 539 Liepard

Meloetta

Main article: Meloetta (anime)

Meloetta decided to travel with Ash and his friends from Piplup, Pansage, and a Meeting of the Times! until Unova's Survival Crisis!.

Meloetta
Hometown: unknown
First joined in: Unova
Episodes traveled with Ash
BW086-BW097

Cameron

Main article: Cameron

After Dawn left the group after the Junior Tournament, Cameron decided to join Ash, Iris, and Cilan. He left the group after he won his eighth and final Badge against Marlon from Goodbye, Junior Cup - Hello Adventure! until The Road to Humilau!.

Pokémon
Cameron
Hometown: unknown
Occupation: Pokémon Trainer
First joined in: Unova
Episodes traveled with Ash
BW093-BW094
Method Unova
Evolved 448
Unknown RioluFerrothornSamurottHydreigonSwannaWatchog

N

Main article: N (anime)

After meeting with Ash and the others again in Saving Braviary!, he agreed to travel with them to Driftveil City. After an encounter with Team Plasma, N was forced to leave the group in Secrets From Out of the Fog!.

N
Hometown: unknown
Occupation: Ex-Team Plasma member
First joined in: Unova
Episodes traveled with Ash
BW114-BW118

Alexa

Main article: Alexa

Alexa, a journalist from Kalos, met Ash and friends in The Journalist from Another Region! on Harvest Island. She traveled with the group through the Decolore Islands, and joined Ash on his journey to Kalos, but officially split with Ash in Kalos: Where Dreams and Adventures Begin! because her sister Viola was away from Santalune Gym.

Pokémon
Alexa
Hometown: unknown
Occupation: journalist
First joined in: Decolore Islands
Episodes traveled with Ash
BW134-XY001
Method Pre-series
Caught 673
Unknown HelioptileNoivern


Korrina

Main article: Korrina

Korrina, the Shalour City Gym Leader, met Ash, Serena, Clemont, and Bonnie in Mega Revelations! on their way to her hometown. The group accompanied her as she traveled to Geosenge Town to understand and master the Mega Evolution of her trusted partner, Lucario. She left the group at Pomace Mountain in The Bonds of Mega Evolution!.

Pokémon
Korrina
Hometown: Shalour City
Occupation: Gym Leader
First joined in: Kalos
Episodes traveled with Ash
XY030-XY034
Method Pre-series Kalos
Unknown RioluMienfooMachoke
Evolved 448
Mega Evolved 448M


Sawyer

Main article: Sawyer

Sawyer met Ash, Serena and Bonnie in A Fashionable Battle! in the Laverre Gym, where he was asking for a Gym Battle with Valerie. He recognized Clemont as the Lumiose City Gym Leader, as he had had a Gym Battle with him in Battling with Elegance and a Big Smile!. He left the group in Rivals: Today and Tomorrow!.

In A Full-Strength Battle Surprise!, after battling Ash and winning, Sawyer decided to accompany him and his friends to Snowbelle City. In the following episode, he watched Ash battle Wulfric before leaving to train for the Lumiose Conference.

Pokémon
Sawyer
Hometown: unknown
Occupation: Pokémon Trainer
First joined in: Kalos
Episodes traveled with Ash
XY073-XY075, XY119-XY120
Method Pre-series Kalos
Evolved 253Shelgon254DoubladeAegislashSalamence
Given 252
Mega Evolved 254M
Unknown BagonSlurpuffHonedgeClawitzerSlaking


Squishy

Main article: Squishy

Squishy first met Ash and the group in From A to Z!. After saving it from Team Flare, the group took it with them with Bonnie taking care of it. Later, it left the group in Forming a More Perfect Union! and disappeared along with Z2.

Squishy
Hometown: Terminus Cave
First joined in: Kalos
Episodes traveled with Ash
XY094-XY136

Professor Kukui

Main article: Professor Kukui (anime)

Professor Kukui is the teacher of Ash's class in Pokémon School, and his caretaker while he stays in the Alola region. As the class's teacher, Kukui often travels with Ash and his classmates when they go to other islands.

Unbeknownst to Ash and his friends, Professor Kukui is also The Masked Royal, the famous masked Trainer who fights in Battle Royals in the Battle Royal Dome with his partner Incineroar.

Pokémon
Professor Kukui
Hometown: Hau'oli Outskirts
Occupation: Pokémon Trainer, Pokémon Professor, teacher, Pro Wrestler (as The Royal)
First joined in: Alola
Episodes together with Ash
SM001-SM072, SM078-SM099, SM101-SM104, SM109-SM116, SM119-Present
Method Pre-series
Given 725
Evolved 726727
Unknown BraviaryLucarioVenusaurEmpoleon


Olivia

Main article: Olivia

Olivia is the Island Kahuna of Akala Island. She traveled with Ash, his classmates, and Professor Kukui during their first group trip to the island. In Currying Favor and Flavor!, she watched over Ash's trial in the Lush Forest. In the following episode, Ash battled Olivia in a grand trial Double Battle and won.

Pokémon
Olivia
Hometown: Akala Island
Occupation: Island Kahuna
First joined in: Alola
Episodes traveled with Ash
SM031-SM037
Method Pre-series
Unknown RockruffProbopass
Evolved Lycanroc


Solgaleo

Main article: Light trio (anime) → Solgaleo

Solgaleo, previously known as Nebby, was a Cosmog that was briefly entrusted to Ash from A Dream Encounter! to 10,000,000 Reasons to Fight! by Lunala, Solgaleo and the guardian deities. It was targeted by Faba due to its ability to open Ultra Wormholes. In Faba's Revenge!, it evolved into Cosmoem, and then in Revealing the Stuff of Legend!, with the help of the Guardian deities, it evolved once more into Solgaleo. After Ash and his friends' adventures in the Ultra Deep Sea it disappeared in 10,000,000 Reasons to Fight!, making a short reappearance in The Professors' New Adventure!.

Solgaleo would later appear in Filling the Light with Darkness!, being pursued by Necrozma. In Full Moon and Many Arms!, Solgaleo temporarily reunited with the Ultra Guardians, but after freeing Lunala from Necrozma's absorption, Solgaleo was absorbed instead. It was freed during the final confrontation in Securing the Future!, where it combined its power with Ash, Gladion, and Lunala to give enough Ultra Aura to Necrozma to return it to its Ultra form. After Ash and Pikachu said goodbye to Poipole, Solgaleo and Lunala traveled back to Alola with the Ultra Guardians.

Solgaleo
Hometown: unknown
First joined in: Alola
Episodes traveled with Ash
SM044-SM054, SM088, SM090

Gladion

Main article: Gladion (anime)

Gladion is Lillie's older brother, and Ash's rival in the Sun & Moon series. In Revealing the Stuff of Legend!, Gladion and Lillie reunited with Ash and the rest of Lillie's friends, and joined forces to rescue Lusamine, who had been abducted by a Nihilego.

In Filling the Light with Darkness!, it was revealed that Gladion had joined the Ultra Guardians as its seventh member. Together with Ash and his classmates, they traveled to Poipole's home world in Ultra Space, and were able to restore light to Necrozma.

Pokémon
Gladion
Hometown: unknown
Occupation: Pokémon Trainer
First joined in: Alola
Episodes traveled with Ash
SM052-SM054, SM087-SM090
Method Pre-series Alola
Caught 133 Zoroark
Evolved 197 773
Unknown 745Mn772


Acerola

Main article: Acerola

In Tough Guy Trials!, Ash and his Pokémon arrived alone on Ula'ula Island to challenge its grand trial. There, he met Acerola and the Island Kahuna, Nanu. After being defeated by Nanu, Acerola joined Ash to help him train for his upcoming rematch, following Ash's defeat at Nanu's hands in the grand trial. Once Ash eventually won the rematch, she said goodbye to him and promised to visit Melemele Island sometime.

Pokémon
Acerola
Hometown: unknown
Occupation: Pokémon Trainer, librarian
First joined in: Alola
Episodes together with Ash
SM074-SM077
Method Pre-series Alola
Caught 094
Unknown 778Shiny353


Dia

Main article: Dia (Alola)

In Battling the Beast Within!, Ash and Pikachu were sent to an alternate dimension Hau'oli City that had been devastated by a Guzzlord. A Trainer named Dia and the Zeraora he befriended saved Ash and Pikachu from being devoured by the Ultra Beast. With the help of their Pokémon and the Z-Power granted by the alternate Melemele Island's Tapu Koko, Ash and Dia were able to send Guzzlord back to the world it came from.

Pokémon
Dia
Hometown: Hau'oli City (Ultra Ruin)
Occupation: Pokémon Trainer
First joined in: Alola (alternate dimension)
Episodes together with Ash
SM100-SM101
Method Pre-series
Befriended 807


Shaymin

Main article: Recurring wild Pokémon in the anime → Shaymin

Shaymin is a wild Pokémon that Mallow is presently caring for. It first appeared in Memories in the Mist!, where it encountered Mallow after being drawn to her strong feelings of gratitude towards her late mother. Mallow then decided to take it in until the time came for it to turn into its Sky Forme and fly away.

Shaymin
Hometown: unknown
First joined in: Alola
Episodes traveled with Ash
SM108-Present

Trivia

  • Every starter Pokémon has been owned by either Ash or one of his friends.
  • Alexa is the only human companion, main or temporary, to accompany Ash through the end of one series to the start of the next.
  • Serena is the only one of Ash's friends that Ash has met prior to the beginning of the series.
  • Clemont is the first of Ash's friends that has left the group in the middle of a journey.
  • Ash's Alolan classmates are the first main characters who do not appear in every episode of their series following their debut.
    • They are also the first main characters not to appear in any Pokémon movies released during their series in any form.

References

See also


Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplupIrisAxewCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenneLanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom Pokédex
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulNandoZoeyKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilAriaAlainMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladionHoracioHau
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthWobbuffetGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerGozuTabithaMaxieShellyArchieHunter JSaturnCyrusMarsJupiterCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretMalamarLysandreMableCelosiaAlianaXerosicBryonyTuppZippRappPlumeriaGuzmaViren
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperDr. FennelCedric JuniperProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor BurnetProfessor Sakuragi
Relatives Delia KetchumDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsNanny and Pop-PopFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's fatherLana's motherHarper and SarahRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherMohnLusamineGladionSophocles's parentsMolayneAbeMallow's motherUlu
Supporting Ho-OhOfficer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanJigglypuffTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyGranbullLizaSakuraLanceLarvitarRaoul ContestaMr. SukizoStevenVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianSolanaMarianLake guardiansYuzoRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerIzzy and CaraLyraKhouryDon GeorgeAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetMeloettaJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinAstridDianthaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSquishyZ2Guardian deitiesBewearSamson OakAnelaToucannon's flockStoutlandHobbesNinaAnnaLakiOranguruDanaYansuLight trioWickeFabaUltra BeastsGrandpa ForestIlimaAcerolaDiaKoharuGym LeadersElite FourCoordinatorsFrontier BrainsPerformersIsland KahunasRecurring wild PokémonMany temporary characters

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