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:''Ash redirects here. For the item attached to Ho-Oh, see [[Sacred Ash]]. For the ash found at the foot of Mt. Chimney, see [[volcanic ash]].''
 
:''Ash redirects here. For the item attached to Ho-Oh, see [[Sacred Ash]]. For the ash found at the foot of Mt. Chimney, see [[volcanic ash]].''
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'''Ash Ketchum''' (Japanese: '''サトシ''' ''Satoshi'') is the main character of both the [[Pokémon anime]] and the ''[[Electric Tale of Pikachu]]'' manga, and is believed to be based on the {{ga|Red|protagonist}} of the [[Generation I| first generation]] Pokémon games. He shares his Japanese name -- which can be taken to mean "wisdom" or "reason" (智) -- with the creator of the [[Pokémon]] franchise, [[Satoshi Tajiri]]. His English surname is a pun of the original English motto, "[[Gotta Catch 'em All!]]."
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'''Ash Ketchum''' (Japanese: '''サトシ''' ''Satoshi'') is the main character of the [[Pokémon anime]]. He is also the main character of various {{pkmn|manga}} based on the anime, including [[The Electric Tale of Pikachu]], [[Ash & Pikachu]], and {{OBP|Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl|Sakai Takayuki}}.
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He is a [[Pokémon Trainer]] from [[Pallet Town]] whose goal is to become a [[Pokémon Master]]. His [[starter Pokémon]] was a {{AP|Pikachu}} that he received from {{an|Professor Oak}} after arriving late at [[Professor Oak's Laboratory|his laboratory]]. In the {{series|Sun & Moon}}, he becomes the first {{pkmn|Champion}} of the [[Alola]] [[region]]'s [[Alola League|Pokémon League]].
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He shares his Japanese name with the creator of the [[Pokémon]] franchise, [[Satoshi Tajiri]]. His English surname is a pun of the English motto, "[[Gotta catch 'em all!]]."
   
 
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==In the anime==
 
==In the anime==
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===History===
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====Pre-series====
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In ''[[XY121|Seeing the Forest for the Trees!]]'', Ash remembered getting lost in the forest while looking for {{OBP|Pokémon|species}}. He brought some [[wild Pokémon]] out of the rain and found them some shelter in a tree trunk. Ash's happiness about that moment made him think about how much he wanted to become a Pokémon Trainer.
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Ash also enrolled in {{an|Professor Oak}}'s Pokémon Summer Camp when he was young. One day, another camper named {{an|Serena}} got lost in the forest and wounded her leg after getting startled by a {{p|Poliwag}}. Ash, who was looking for the Poliwag, came to her rescue and wrapped a handkerchief around the wounded knee to brace it. He then helped her up and guided her out of the forest.
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In ''[[EP269|The Ties That Bind]]'', Ash recalled a day when he was about to start his [[Pokémon journey]]. He and [[Gary Oak]] both fished out an old, rusty {{i|Poké Ball}}, which snagged on both their lines. After arguing about who would keep it, they broke it in two, each keeping one half as a reminder of that day.
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====[[Original series]]====
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[[File:Ash fleeing Spearow.png|thumb|220px|Ash trying to keep Pikachu safe]]
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In ''[[EP001|Pokémon - I Choose You!]]'', Ash began his journey at the age of 10 as a warm-hearted and well-intentioned but stubborn, rash, and amateur [[Pokémon Trainer]]. He was forced to accept a [[Obedience|stubborn]] {{AP|Pikachu}} from Professor Oak as his [[starter Pokémon]] because he woke up late on the day he was set to get his first Pokémon. He was determined to achieve his goal and when Pikachu saw that he was willing to compromise his own safety to keep it safe, the two of them formed an [[Friendship|extremely strong bond]] that has been noticed and remarked upon by many characters in the anime. This unbreakable friendship would set his course for the future.
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In ''[[EP002|Pokémon Emergency!]]'', {{an|Misty}} told off Ash after she found her bike Ash had "borrowed" to save Pikachu with was wrecked. At the end of the episode, {{TRT}} made it their primary objective to steal Pikachu after witnessing Pikachu's power. Misty continued following Ash as he headed for [[Pewter City]], telling him in ''[[EP005|Showdown in Pewter City]]'' that she would continue following him until she was paid back for the bike.
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Ash {{pkmn2|caught}} his first Pokémon, a {{AP|Caterpie}}, in ''[[EP003|Ash Catches a Pokémon]]''.
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In ''Showdown in Pewter City'', Ash decided to compete in the [[Indigo League|Pokémon League]] regional championships by earning [[Badge]]s from [[Gym Leader]]s across the [[Kanto]] region. Ash fought {{an|Brock}}, the {{gy|Pewter}} Gym Leader, in a [[Pokémon battle]] and lost easily. During his [[rematch]], Ash nearly defeated Brock, but refused to give the final blow due to the intervention of Brock's {{brocksib|younger siblings}}. Touched by Ash's kindness to Pokémon and with the return of his estranged father, {{ka|Flint}}, Brock decided to go with Ash and pursue his dream of being the world's best {{tc|Pokémon Breeder}}, and gave Ash the {{Badge|Boulder}}.
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In ''[[EP007|The Water Flowers of Cerulean City]]'', Ash reached the [[Cerulean Gym]] and was shocked to learn that Misty was one of its Gym Leaders. Though the match was interrupted when Team Rocket tried to steal the Pokémon from the Gym, [[The Sensational Sisters|Misty's sisters]] awarded Ash a {{Badge|Cascade}} when Pikachu saved the [[Gym]] with a {{m|Thunderbolt}}. He continued his journey with Misty, who had dreams of becoming the world's greatest {{t|Water}} Pokémon Master.
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In ''[[EP011|Charmander – The Stray Pokémon]]'', Ash and friends discovered a {{AP|Charmander}} that had been left in the rain by its former trainer, [[Damian]]. Brock carried Charmander to the [[Pokémon Center]], while Ash held his coat over the Charmander's tail flame to keep it lit. After Charmander saved Pikachu from being taken by Team Rocket, Ash caught it.
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Every time he thought he was doing well, Ash would somehow cross paths with his childhood [[rival]], Gary. Gary and Professor Oak reminded Ash that he was always a step behind Gary. In ''[[EP013|Mystery at the Lighthouse]]'', Professor Oak told Ash that Gary had caught 45 Pokémon at a point when Ash only had seven.
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In ''[[EP017|Island of the Giant Pokémon]]'', Ash and his friends were swept away onto [[Pokémon Land]], located on the [[Island of the Giant Pokémon]], after a group of {{p|Gyarados}} triggered a cyclone using {{m|Dragon Rage}}. Four of Ash's Pokémon, including Pikachu, had gone missing during the chaos, but they found their way back to him the following day. Ash and the others took a ferry back to the mainland from ''[[EP019|Tentacool & Tentacruel]]'' to ''[[EP020|The Ghost of Maiden's Peak]]''.
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Many of Ash's first Gym Badges were given to him merely out of gratitude for his assistance, rather than claiming an actual victory in battle over the Gym Leaders. Of the first five Gym Badges that had been given to Ash in Kanto, only [[Lt. Surge]]'s {{Badge|Thunder}} in ''[[EP014|Electric Shock Showdown]]'' was earned from a victory in battle.
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Ash's troubles were not made any easier when his Charmander, after evolving into a Charmeleon, and then a Charizard, grew too powerful and refused to listen to him until [[EP105|Ash could prove himself]].
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Over time, Ash's dedication to his goal paid off. After earning his first eight Badges, Ash went on to compete in the [[Indigo Plateau Conference]], advancing to the fifth round - one further than Gary - and ending up in the Top 16.
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Following Ash's defeat in the Indigo League, Professor Oak asked him to travel to [[Valencia Island]] in the [[Orange Archipelago]] to retrieve the [[GS Ball]] from a [[Pokémon Professor]] named {{prof|Ivy}}. While in the Orange Archipelago, Ash learned of the Orange Crew, an elite group of Trainers not unlike Gym Leaders, that provided challenges for Trainers to overcome in the [[Orange League]]. After Brock decided to stay with Professor Ivy and help her with her work, Ash and Misty were joined by an enthusiastic [[Pokémon watcher]] named [[Tracey Sketchit]]. Ash, Misty, and Tracey traversed the Orange Islands on the back of a lost {{AP|Lapras}}. Ash caught the Lapras during this time. He eventually defeated the four members of the Orange Crew and finally won the Orange League by triumphing over the [[Orange Crew Supreme Gym Leader]], {{OBP|Drake|Orange League}}. Before leaving the Orange Archipelago, Ash managed to find his Lapras's pod and [[release]]d it back into the wild. Upon returning to Pallet Town, Ash discovered that Brock had returned due to some unknown incident that left the aspiring Pokémon Breeder in dread of even hearing Professor Ivy's name. Meanwhile, Tracey stayed at [[Professor Oak's laboratory]] as Professor Oak's assistant, and Brock rejoined Ash and Misty. After his victory in the Orange League, Ash encountered Gary again, and after being defeated in a one-on-one battle, he learned that his rival had been training hard in order to participate in the [[Silver Conference]] in [[Johto]].
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Excited at the prospect of meeting new Pokémon and facing Gary again, Ash and {{ashfr|friends}} left for the Johto [[region]] to collect eight Badges from the Gym Leaders in the Johto region and compete in the [[Johto League]]. Much like his travels through Kanto, Ash, Misty, and Brock impacted the many people and Pokémon they met along the way (one of them being [[Kurt]], to whom Ash delivered the GS Ball).
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In ''[[EP178|The Grass Route]]'', Ash competed in the [[Grass Tournament]] with {{AP|Bulbasaur}}. He lost in the final round to [[Ephraim]]'s {{p|Skiploom}}.
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Ash, along with Misty, competed in the [[Whirl Cup]] in the [[Whirl Islands]], with Ash placing in the Top 16. He was defeated by Misty in a 3-on-3; Misty ended up losing in the next round. Ash, along with [[Ritchie]], then helped save {{jo|Silver}}, a child {{p|Lugia}}, and its parent, from the evil machinations of Team Rocket.
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Ash encountered Gary occasionally in Johto, and, while they were still rivals, Gary seemed to view Ash with slightly more respect than before. Ash's growth of character was evident throughout this story arc as he continued to think more and more about his Pokémon and less and less about himself. After earning eight Johto Gym Badges, Ash entered the Silver Conference with Gary. Finally, the two rivals battled in the tournament in a [[Full Battle]]. Although it was a close battle, Ash emerged victorious against his rival for the first time in his career as a Pokémon Trainer, marking one of the biggest turning points in said career. After the battle, Gary and Ash departed on good terms with each other, finally overcoming their boyhood animosity and recognizing each other as equals. Ash's journey through Kanto and Johto came to an end when he was forced to split up with Brock and Misty when the two of them received messages to return home.
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After hearing about a distant region called [[Hoenn]] from {{jo|Harrison}}, the opponent he lost to in the Silver Conference, Ash decided to journey there and take only Pikachu with him this time. In Hoenn, Ash met a girl named {{an|May}} and her brother, [[Max]], who he later learned were [[Norman]]'s (the [[Petalburg City Gym]] Leader) children, and both of whom decided to join Ash on his travels. Shortly after the three companions left [[Petalburg City]], {{an|Brock}} rejoined the group when he saved them from a flock of angry {{p|Taillow}} and their {{AP|leader|Taillow}}. From that point onward, Ash journeyed through Hoenn with one old friend and two new friends, collecting Gym Badges in much the same fashion as before. Once May set her sights on becoming a [[Top Coordinator]], Ash supported her whenever he could while maintaining his focus on winning Badges. During these journeys, Ash and his friends ended up being entwined in the plots of the region's two rivaling [[villainous teams]], [[Team Aqua]] and [[Team Magma]], with Pikachu actually getting possessed by {{DL|Recurring wild Pokémon in the anime|Groudon (AG)|Groudon}} in the summit of their conflict. Thanks to {{TRT}}'s (unintentional) help, they helped save the entire Hoenn region.
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While Ash had no major recurring rival in Hoenn, he did encounter certain Trainers multiple times and formed friendly rivalries with them. One such friend was [[Morrison]], who was very similar to and just as competitive as Ash and was first introduced close to the end of the group's travels in Hoenn. Just like the Indigo Plateau and Silver Conferences, Ash did not win the [[Ever Grande Conference]], but he came very close before losing to {{ho|Tyson}}, who went on to win the tournament. After parting ways with May, Max, and Brock, Ash returned to Pallet Town. As he passed through [[Viridian City]] on his way back home, he met [[Scott]] and [[Agatha]] and learned about the {{Gdis|Battle Frontier|III}} in Kanto. He decided to take on the Battle Frontier and was surprised but happy to learn that Brock, May, and Max would join him on this adventure as well. Eventually, Ash conquered the seven [[Frontier Brain]]s and was offered the opportunity to become a Frontier Brain himself, but declined in favor of continuing his Pokémon journey.
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[[File:Ash arriving in Sinnoh.png|thumb|220px|Ash arriving in Sinnoh]]
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Following Ash's victory over the Battle Frontier, May set her sights on [[Pokémon Contest]]s in the Johto region and traveled there while Max returned home to Petalburg City in Hoenn. After encountering and battling his old rival, Gary (who has now become a Pokémon researcher), and learning of a new region with new Pokémon, Ash decided to leave for the [[Sinnoh]] region to earn the Gym Badges available there. Like before, he took only Pikachu with him at first, but brought his {{AP|Aipom}} along when she snuck onto the ship Ash was leaving on. While Brock did not directly accompany Ash to Sinnoh, he did meet with him while there and travelled with him through Sinnoh like he had for Kanto, Johto, and Hoenn. This time, they were accompanied by another aspiring [[Pokémon Coordinator]] named {{an|Dawn}}. Ash enthusiastically supported Dawn in her endeavors to become a Top Coordinator. Unlike May, he watched all of Dawn's Contests without being distracted by the need to train. Just as he supported Dawn in her Contests, she supported him in his Gym battles. She would even go as far as dressing up as a cheerleader with her Pokémon sometimes and cheer for him.
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While traveling through Sinnoh, Ash formed a heated rivalry with a Trainer named [[Paul]]. Throughout Ash's journey, Paul would constantly put him down and the two often argued over their nearly opposite training styles. While Paul was harsh, distant, and sometimes plain cruel to his Pokémon, Ash insisted that the best way to raise Pokémon was through patience, caring, and friendship. Their rivalry came to a head after they competed in a [[Multi Battle|Tag Battle]] [[Hearthome City Tag Battle Competition|Tournament]] together, when Paul released his {{AP|Chimchar}} after it failed to meet his expectations. Ash then decided to take in the Chimp Pokémon and promised to make it strong using his own philosophy. Although Ash always considered himself on par with him Paul often bested him in battles as his own Pokémon were very powerful (He only kept Pokémon that were naturally very strong). Ash's Pokémon, while strong in their own right, were not yet equals. This came to a devastating defeat at [[Lake Acuity]] for Ash, losing a Full Battle while only knocking out two of Paul's Pokémon. Ash recognised that he had to take Paul more seriously and cautiously in future.
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[[File:Ash Wallace Cup.png|thumb|left|220px|Ash in the Wallace Cup]]
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[[File:Hearthome Collection Ash.png|thumb|220px|Ash in the Hearthome Collection]]
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While in Sinnoh, Ash competed in two Pokémon Contests, once in [[Jubilife City]] and a second time in the [[Wallace Cup]] upon [[Wallace]]'s recommendation. He also competed against several [[Pokémon Stylist]]s in the [[Hearthome Collection]] fashion show in ''[[DP086|Arriving in Style!]]'', where he ended up in third place, winning the Unique Award for his original performance.
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As Ash and his friends journeyed through Sinnoh, they ended up becoming heavily involved with legends of Sinnoh, with Ash being personally chosen by {{DL|Lake guardians (anime)|Azelf}} of the [[lake guardians]]. Along with [[Cynthia]], [[Looker]] and Team Rocket, they faced off against Pokémon Hunter [[J]] as well as the evil [[Team Galactic]]. Thanks to their efforts, the Sinnoh region was spared from [[Cyrus]]'s insane scheme.
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Ash eventually obtained all of the Sinnoh Gym Badges he needed to enter Sinnoh's [[Pokémon League Conference]]. During his battles in the [[Lily of the Valley Conference]], he managed to advance to the Top 4. For the second time since meeting Paul (the first being in a [[PokéRinger]] tournament during which Ash's {{p|Staravia}} evolved into a {{AP|Staraptor}} and defeated Paul's {{TP|Paul|Honchkrow}}), Ash managed to defeat his bitter rival, using {{p|Infernape}} (who had evolved from the {{p|Chimchar}} Paul abandoned) to deal the finishing blow. This confirmed Ash's beliefs in how to raise Pokémon, showing that though he took his time and raised his Pokémon with care and friendship they achieved the same results as Paul's methods. This caused Paul to finally acknowledge Ash as a Trainer of some merit, thus ending their arguments. Ash later fought against {{si|Tobias}}, becoming the only known Trainer to defeat his {{p|Darkrai}}. Although Ash ultimately lost the battle, he was not overly upset as he was closer to his Pokémon than ever before. At the conclusion of the {{series|Diamond & Pearl}}, Ash, Dawn, and Brock split up and went their separate ways, with Brock confirming that he would not be joining Ash on his travels to Unova as he decided to pursue his new dream of being a Pokémon doctor.
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In the {{series|Best Wishes}}, Ash traveled with {{Delia}} and {{an|Professor Oak}} on a trip to the [[Unova]] region. After losing in a battle to [[Trip]] and seeing the power of the [[Legendary Pokémon]] {{p|Zekrom}}, Ash became interested in traveling Unova to meet new Pokémon, as well as new friends. In Unova, he brought along only his Pikachu as he did in Hoenn.
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Soon after he started his journey, Ash met {{an|Iris}}, a wild girl who is (as he later learns) a possible successor of the [[Opelucid City Gym]] and wishes to be a {{t|Dragon}} Master, and {{an|Cilan}}, one of the [[Striaton Gym]] Leaders, who aspires to be the world's greatest [[Pokémon Connoisseur]]. After Ash earns their interest by telling Iris of his encounter with Zekrom, and battling Cilan for the Trio Badge, the three decide to travel together. During his time in Unova, along with his quest for the Badges, the three friends also competed in the local competitions [[Club Battle]], [[Clubsplosion]], and [[Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup]]. Despite battling quite well, Ash failed to win any of the tournaments and managed to be the runner-up of two of the three. Despite these mishaps, he was not upset to see his friends win the competitions instead of him.
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As they journeyed, Ash and friends ended up again being caught up in Team Rocket's new plot, which was personally being supervised by Giovanni. This time, Team Rocket planned to take over the world using a {{an|Meloetta}} that Ash befriended to unleash the power of the {{an|Forces of Nature}}. Thanks to Cynthia and [[Ridley]], Ash and his friends managed to thwart Team Rocket's evil plot.
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After managing to obtain eight Unova Gym Badges, Ash was allowed to participate in the [[Vertress Conference]] along with his current and some new rivals. In the preliminary round, Ash battled Trip one-on-one, defeating him for the first time and ending their rivalry. Ash also defeated his friend and rival, [[Stephan]], in the tournament. He then battled one of his newer rivals, {{un|Cameron}}, where he lost in ''[[BW108|A Unova League Evolution!]]'', ending in the Top 8 of the Vertress Conference.
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After the Conference, the three friends decided to check out some ruins that [[Professor Juniper]]'s father, [[Cedric Juniper]] discovered, and on the way, they met with a strange young man named {{an|N}}. They soon became entwined in the plots of [[Ghetsis]], [[Colress]], and [[Team Plasma]] as they sought to take over the world using {{p|Reshiram}}'s power. Ash and his friends, along with Looker, the Team Rocket trio, Professor Cedric, as well as N, [[Anthea and Concordia]], managed to foil Plasma's evil scheme.
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As their adventures started coming to a close, Ash and his friends decided to take the long way back to Kanto by sailing on a series of luxury liners through a chain of islands called the [[Decolore Islands]]. On the way, Ash met [[Alexa]], a Pokémon Journalist, from whom he learnt of the [[Kalos]] region. Soon after they reach Kanto, Ash split up with Iris and Cilan, who wished to go in separate directions to follow their own dreams.
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[[File:Baron Ash.png|thumb|220px|Ash as a Baron at the Battle Chateau]]
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In the {{series|XY}}, Ash arrived at the Kalos region with Alexa, first visiting [[Lumiose City]], where he parted ways with the journalist and tried to challenge the [[Lumiose Gym]] at Prism Tower. He was forcibly ejected from the tower when the computerized security system, later revealed to be the [[Clembot]], found out that he didn't have any Kalos Badges. He was rescued by {{an|Clemont}} and {{an|Bonnie}}.
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Ash brought an injured {{AP|Froakie}} to {{an|Professor Sycamore}}, who told Ash about an additional stage of Pokémon evolution he was researching called [[Mega Evolution]]. Assisted by Pikachu and Froakie, Ash calmed down an angry {{p|Garchomp}} belonging to Sycamore that was attacking Lumiose City. Ash saw a Mega Evolved Pokémon for the first time when a Mega {{p|Blaziken}} saved him and Pikachu from falling off of Prism Tower. Froakie then allowed itself to be captured by Ash, and Clemont and Bonnie started to travel with Ash.
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Ash won his first Kalos Badge, the [[Bug Badge]], after defeating the {{ci|Santalune}} [[Santalune Gym|Gym]] Leader, [[Viola]]. The group was joined by Serena, who still remembered Ash rescuing her in her childhood and decided to start her own journey to reunite with him, although he initially did not remember the two of them meeting. Ash and Serena learn that Clemont was actually the Lumiose Gym Leader, who was exiled from his own Gym by his own invention. They help Clemont face Clembot, and after the issue was resolved, the two boys promised to battle after Ash fulfilled the original conditions set by Clembot (even if it was no longer necessary), to earn four Badges. With that, the group set off on their journey again. During their travels, they occasionally met the ninja boy [[Sanpei]], whose presence always led to a progress in Froakie's (and later {{p|Frogadier}}'s and {{p|Greninja}}'s) strength.
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Ash briefly traveled with the {{gy|Shalour}} Gym Leader [[Korrina]] to discover more about Mega Evolution and [[Mega Stone]]s.
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Ash and his friends later attended Professor Sycamore's [[Pokémon Summer Camp]], where they met the trio of {{an|Shauna}}, {{an|Tierno}}, and {{an|Trevor}}, with whom the group started a friendly rivalry with. In Ash's case, his rivalry would mainly be with Trevor and Tierno as Serena and Shauna pursued [[Pokémon Showcase]]s.
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During their journey, Ash caught a lost and traumatized {{p|Goomy}}, which he raised into a {{p|Sliggoo}}, and later, a powerful {{AP|Goodra}}. After earning his fourth Gym Badge, Ash eventually faced Clemont in their promised Gym Battle, and won with Goodra's help, gaining his fifth Badge. Later, Ash and friends come across Goodra's [[Kalos Route 14|old home]], where they discovered it was taken over by a {{an|Florges}} and her companions. After saving Goodra's swamp from Team Rocket while simultaneously solving the issue concerning Florges, Ash left Goodra in the wetlands so it could act as the protector of its swamp and the Pokémon living in it. Sometime afterwards, when Ash reached [[Laverre City]] to challenge the [[Laverre Gym|Gym]], he made a new rival in [[Sawyer]], a novice trainer hailing from Hoenn. Along the way, Ash would also support Serena in her quest to become Kalos Queen, and gave her some helpful advice when she eventually lost, telling her that losing is simply another step towards victory.
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Later in their journeys, Ash and friends reached [[Anistar City]] and, together with Professor Sycamore, they met the Gym Leader, [[Olympia]]. She revealed his Frogadier's past as a Froakie from before meeting Ash and a glimpse of Frogadier's, his friend's, Sycamore's, Team Rocket's, and his own fate, indicating that they would all play a vital role in Kalos's future. Ash challenged her to a [[Double Battle]], which he won using Frogadier and {{AP|Talonflame}}.
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Shortly after, the group came across a mysterious Pokémon, dubbed [[Squishy]] by Bonnie, who was being pursued relentlessly by the [[Villainous teams|villainous organization]], [[Team Flare]], prompting the group to put it under their own protective custody. Some time afterwards, Ash and his friends got involved in a conflict in Sanpei's [[Ninja Village|home town]], which led to Frogadier evolving into Greninja, as well as achieving [[Bond Phenomenon]] for the first time. During another confrontation with Team Flare in [[Terminus Cave]], Ash learned Bond Phenomenon came at a cost, as he was able to share Greninja's senses, but also share its pain.
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Later on, Ash met up with [[Alain]], who became intrigued by Greninja's Bond Phenomenon and requested to battle Ash. Ash put up a decent fight, but eventually lost. After his loss against Alain, Ash and Greninja began training to perfect Greninja's new form. Ash and Greninja later had a rematch with Alain and a battle against Diantha, during the latter Greninja even managed to reach its final Ash-Greninja form. Despite their training, the two were unsuccessful to master the transformation as Ash passed out during both battles from exhaustion from using the form.
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After losing a rematch with Sawyer, in which Greninja even failed to transform, Ash began feeling doubtful of his ability to master the transformation. His confidence was shaken further after brutally losing to [[Wulfric]], the [[Snowbelle Gym]] Leader. After seeing how badly Greninja got hurt during their battle and blaming himself for the loss, a depressed Ash left into the [[Kalos Route 20|Winding Woods]] by himself. After an argument with Serena, Ash was able to get back to his old self. He later met up with Greninja, and while trying to save a wild {{p|Spewpa}}, the two were able to perfect Bond Phenomenon. With Greninja's Ash-Greninja form perfected, Ash was able to defeat Wulfric in a rematch, earning him his final Kalos Gym Badge and qualifying him for participation in the [[Lumiose Conference]].
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After returning to Lumiose City, Ash entered the Lumiose Conference. Following several notable victories, Ash had Goodra rejoin his team for his semi-final battle against Sawyer. After a narrow victory in, Ash managed to defeat Sawyer and reach the finals of the Conference, marking his first appearance in the finals of a Pokémon League; where he would face Alain. On the night before the final battle, he and his friends learned more about the Ash-Greninja transformation. In the finals of the Lumiose Conference, Ash and Alain started a back and forth battle that eventually came down to Alain's Mega Charizard X against Ash's Greninja in its Ash-Greninja form. After a fierce battle, Greninja was defeated, causing Ash to end up as the Runner-Up of the Lumiose Conference. Ash showed great sincerity and principle following the battle, shaking Alain's hand regardless of the result.
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[[File:Ash and Pokémon captured.png|thumb|left|250px|Ash and his Pokémon captured by Team Flare]]
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During the closing ceremony of the conference, Team Flare began their final operation, using the power of the blue {{p|Zygarde}} {{DL|List of Pokémon with form differences|Zygarde|Core}} [[Z2]] to cause massive roots to destroy parts of Lumiose City. Ash and his Pokémon were ultimately abducted by Team Flare and were taken captive at the top of Prism Tower, as [[Lysandre]] intended to use Ash and Greninja's Bond Phenomenon for his plans by using Team Flare's Mega Evolution energy ray to control them. After talking some sense into Alain, Ash resisted the machine's influence and broke free using Bond Phenomenon. Ash and Alain soon engaged in a battle against Lysandre, and ultimately managed to defeat him. When Ash later heard about the [[Giant Rock]], he met up with the rest to combat it. Thanks to everyone's combined effort, [[Chespie]] was saved from the Giant Rock. Squishy and Z2 ultimately destroyed the creature, before the two Zygarde left.
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Following the crisis, Ash helped Alain and Serena resolve their issues and bade farewell to his rivals. Later, after dropping Goodra off at the wetlands again, the group came across [[Xerosic]], one of Team Flare's Scientists. Ash, his Greninja, and his friends and the gang were ultimately able to foil Xerosic's plans and hand him over to Officer Jenny. The group soon reunited with Squishy and Z2, who requested Greninja's help to obliterate remaining negative energy left by Team Flare's crisis. Knowing this was for the sake of Kalos, Ash bade farewell to Greninja, before Greninja left with the two Zygarde. After releasing Greninja, Ash and the gang headed back to Lumiose City to say their final goodbyes. After bidding farewell to Serena, who headed for Hoenn, Ash separated from Clemont and Bonnie as well, and returned to Pallet Town.
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Ash traveled with Delia to the [[Alola]] region after [[Mimey]] won the trip via lottery. It was shown that Ash gave his Kalos Pokémon to [[Professor Oak]], who gave him and his mother a Pokémon Egg to deliver to his cousin [[Samson Oak|Samson]]. While on [[Melemele Island]], Ash stumbled upon the [[Pokémon School]], where he met {{an|Lana}}, {{an|Lillie}}, {{an|Mallow}}, {{an|Kiawe}}, {{an|Sophocles}}, Samson, and {{an|Professor Kukui}} and learned about [[Z-Ring]]s and [[Z-Move]]s. Later on, he met {{DL|Guardian deities (anime)|Tapu Koko}}, the [[Guardian deities|guardian]] of Melemele Island, who gave Ash a Z-Ring and an [[Electrium Z]]. With these discoveries, Ash decided to remain in Alola to study at the school and learn more about Z-Moves, living with Professor Kukui.
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Later, Tapu Koko challenged Ash and Pikachu to a battle. Ash's Electrium Z broke after Ash and Pikachu used the Z-Move {{m|Gigavolt Havoc}} on Tapu Koko. Ash then decided to take on the [[island challenge]] to obtain new [[Z-Crystal]]s and prove his worth.
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Ash caught several Pokémon on Melemele Island, such as his {{AP|Rowlet}}, {{AP|Rockruff}}, and {{AP|Litten}}. Ash also got a [[Normalium Z]] after his fight with {{pkmn2|Totem}} {{p|Gumshoos}} on Melemele Island. Tapu Koko gave him a new Electrium Z after Ash won his grand trial battle with Melemele [[Island Kahuna]] [[Hala]]. In addition, Ash struck up a friendly rivalry with Lillie's brother {{an|Gladion}}. He then gained a [[Grassium Z]] and [[Rockium Z]] during his trial and grand trial on [[Akala Island]]. He also briefly reunited with Brock, Misty, and some of his Pokémon during a field trip to Kanto for an extracurricular activity.
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One day, Ash was entrusted to take care of a {{p|Cosmog}} by {{p|Solgaleo}} and {{p|Lunala}}, which he saw in a dream. The Cosmog, nicknamed {{DL|Light trio (anime)|Solgaleo|Nebby}} by Lillie, took a liking to Ash and frequently caused trouble with its ability to {{m|teleport}} people around. In ''[[SM050|Faba's Revenge!]]'', {{an|Faba}} kidnapped Nebby while Ash's attention was elsewhere. When Ash and Lillie learned about this, they enlisted Gladion and {{an|Lusamine}} in helping them rescue it. When the four found Faba, they also found that he successfully forced Nebby to summon a {{DL|Ultra Beasts (anime)|Nihilego}} from an Ultra Wormhole. After Nihilego kidnapped Lusamine and retreated back into the Ultra Wormhole, Ash discovered that the incident caused Nebby to evolve into a {{p|Cosmoem}}.
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[[File:Ash and Z-Power Ring.png|thumb|left|250px|Ash and his Z-Power Ring]]
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Ash, his classmates, and Gladion then watched as the {{an|guardian deities}} helped Nebby evolve into the Legendary Pokémon Solgaleo and upgrade Ash's Z-Ring into a [[Z-Power Ring]]. With a [[Solganium Z]] he received from Nebby, Ash activated Solgaleo's Z-Move, {{m|Searing Sunraze Smash}}, and had Nebby opened up an Ultra Wormhole, allowing everyone to traverse through Ultra Space on Nebby's back. There, after Ash's Electrium Z temporarily transformed into a [[Pikashunium Z]], Ash and Pikachu used it to launch a {{m|10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt}}. The attack defeated Nihilego, weakening it long enough for Lillie and Gladion to pull their mother free from its hold. The Pikashunium Z then reverted to an Electrium Z. With their mission finished, Lusamine was taken back through the Ultra Wormhole to the Altar of the Sunne.
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[[File:Ash Ultra Guardian outfit.png|thumb|250px|Ash in his Ultra Guardian uniform]]
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During Kukui's and burnet's wedding reception in the aftermath of the incident, Ash and his friends were invited to join an {{an|Ultra Beasts|Ultra Beast}} response task force, known as the [[Ultra Guardians]], which they all agreed to. On their first mission, Ash and his classmates were assigned to capture a {{DL|Ultra Beasts (anime)|Buzzwole}} that had appeared through an Ultra Wormhole. The Ultra Guardians encountered it at [[Mahalo Trail]], where Ash eventually realized it preferred flexing to battling. As a result, Ash and Kiawe distracted it long enough for the former to throw a [[Beast Ball]] at it, successfully capturing it. Later, Buzzwole was brought to [[Melemele Meadow]], where [[Professor Burnet]] temporarily opened a new wormhole, allowing Buzzwole to return back home.
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Later, Ash encountered a {{AP|Poipole}} who seemed strangely attached to Pikachu. After a while, Poipole was confirmed to be an Ultra Beast. Ash was permitted to capture it, though he failed several times as Poipole thought the catching process was a game. After Ash helped it understand what was really happening, Poipole allowed itself to be captured, and was allowed to stay with the group until they could find its Ultra Wormhole and send it back.
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Ash attempted to participate in the [[Ula'ula Island]] challenge, but he was rejected by [[Nanu]] and lost in an impromptu "pre-Trial". Afterwards, Ash decided to stay on the island and train under {{DL|Guardian deities (anime)|Tapu Bulu}}. This allowed him to formally participate in his island challenge, which turned out to be a battle against [[Jessie's Mimikyu]], who recently gained a [[Mimikium Z]]. Ash barely won thanks to Pikachu learning {{m|Electroweb}}, as well as being able to once again use 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt. Finally, Ash participated in the grand trial, where he faced off against Nanu in a 3-on-1 battle in Nanu's favor and won, earning himself a [[Lycanium Z]].
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Ash led the Ultra Guardians investigation into mysterious dark clouds that appeared over the Alola region, causing all of the adults in Alola to lose their energy and motivation. The cause was revealed to be a {{DL|Light trio (anime)|Necrozma}} pursuing a {{DL|Light trio (anime)|Necrozma}}, which resulted in a massive battle against Necrozma. During this time, Nebby joined the fight; Necrozma possessed Lunala and then Nebby to become {{DL|List of Pokémon with form differences|Necrozma|Dawn Wings and Dusk Mane Necrozma}}, respectively; and the Ultra Guardians pursued Necrozma into [[Poipole's world]]. There, they learned about how Necrozma needed to regain its true form in order to release Nebby. After Ash and Gladion acquired Z-Crystals for Nebby and Lunala, the Ultra Guardians, with the help of their Pokémon, Lunala, Poipole's friends, and everyone else in Alola, shared their Z-Power with Necrozma, causing it to release Nebby. Afterwards, Ash and Nebby used {{m|Searing Sunraze Smash}}, while Gladion and Lunala used {{m|Menacing Moonraze Maelstrom}} on Necrozma. The combined Z-Moves fully restored Necrozma's light, giving it the strength to become its true form, Ultra Necrozma. Afterwards, the Ultra Guardians, Nebby, and Lunala traveled back to Alola through the Ultra Wormhole, while Ash said farewell to Poipole, who chose to stay behind in its world.
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Later, Ash and his classmates arrived on Poni Island for their individual research projects for school. Ash's project was to have a grand trial battle. In ''[[SM109|A Grand Debut!]]'', Ash battled the newly-appointed Island Kahuna [[Hapu]] in a one-on-one battle and won. Letting Pikachu choose their reward for the completion, Ash received a [[Steelium Z]].
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Following this victory, Ash entered the first-ever [[Manalo Conference]], along with his classmates. He eventually made it to the semifinals, where he faced off against the [[Team Skull]] Boss [[Guzma]]. After a tough match, Ash was able to defeat him and advance to the finals, where he was set to face Gladion. On the night before the final battle, Ash's {{p|Meltan}} fused with {{DL|Recurring wild Pokémon in the anime|Melmetal|its fellow Meltan}}, evolving into {{AP|Melmetal}}, which Ash ended up using as his first Pokémon in the finals. The match eventually resulted in a battle between the two Trainers' {{p|Lycanroc}}, with [[Ash's Lycanroc]] eventually emerging victorious, thus earning Ash the title of Alola League {{pkmn|Champion}}.
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===Character===
 
===Character===
[[Image:Anime Ash.png|200px|thumb|Ash Ketchum in the [[original series]]]]
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[[File:Younger Ash XY.png|thumb|250px|Young Ash]]
Ash's main goal in life, as described in [[EP001|the first episode]], is to be the world's greatest [[Pokémon master|Pokémon Master]]. Ash began his journey at the age of 10 as a warm-hearted and well-intentioned but stubborn, rash and amateurish [[Pokémon Trainer]]. He was forced to accept the cheeky {{AP|Pikachu}} from [[Professor Oak]] as his [[starter Pokémon]] because he carelessly broke his alarm clock and woke up late on the day he was set to get his first Pokémon. He was determined to achieve his goal, however, and when Pikachu saw that he was willing to compromise his own safety to keep it safe he formed a strong bond of friendship with Pikachu. This would set his course for the future.
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Ash is an only child who lived with his mother, {{Delia}}, until he left for his [[Pokémon journey]] at the age of ten. His main goal in life, as described in [[EP001|the first episode]], is to be the world's greatest [[Pokémon Master]]. One particular characteristic about Ash that has not changed over the course of the series, aside from his determination and his passion for raising and training Pokémon, is that he is incredibly selfless. He will often go to extraordinary lengths to earn a Pokémon's trust and respect, and to better understand a Pokémon that he sees as troubled. He is also very fair-minded and trusting, a true testament to his good-natured character.
[[File:Ash fleeing spearow.png|thumb|left|250px|Ash trying to keep Pikachu safe]]
 
However, from that point, Ash still had a lot to learn about becoming a Trainer. His [[Ash's Butterfree|first Pokémon]] was {{pkmn2|caught}} by luck, he knew absolutely nothing about [[Pokémon battle|battling]], and was hesitant to admit it whenever he was wrong. Many of his first [[Gym]] [[badge]]s were given to him merely out of gratitude for his assistance rather than claiming an actual victory in battle over the [[Gym Leader]]s; of his first five gym battles, only his victory over [[Lt. Surge]] was an actual victory. Every time he thought he was doing well, he would somehow cross paths with his childhood [[rival]], [[Gary Oak]]. He always reminded Ash that he was always a step or seven behind, with Gary catching around forty-five Pokémon by the time Ash had only caught his {{AP|seventh|Kingler}}. This hampered matters further when, owing to his inexperience, his {{AP|Charizard}}, his most powerful Pokémon, refused to listen to him until [[EP105|Ash could prove himself]] to the powerful Fire-type.
 
   
Over time, Ash's dedication to his goal paid off. After earning his first eight badges he went on to compete in the [[Indigo League]], advancing to the fifth round - one further than Gary. After recovering from his defeat, he continued on to improve his skills; take on new challenges; and compete in more [[Pokémon League]] competitions - triumphing in the [[Orange League]] and the {{Gdis|Battle Frontier|III}}.
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Ash is shown to have a strong sense of justice, especially when it comes to Pokémon. If a Pokémon is in trouble, he will make every effort to help them, even if he has no prior connection to them. If they are the cause of trouble, he will stop them, and then try to understand them, with almost all such occasions being a case of the Pokémon, or their Trainers or friends, having a problem which can't be resolved normally. In those cases, he will selflessly volunteer to help them. Should the problem be caused by [[human]]s, such as {{TRT}}, {{pkmn|poacher|Pokémon thieves, hunters, or poachers}}, Ash will resolve to do anything in his power to stop them.
   
[[Image:Ashag.png|200px|thumb|left|Ash in the {{series|Advanced Generation}}]]
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Despite this, and previous dealings with [[Villainous teams|evil organizations]], Ash has retained a remarkably optimistic and naive outlook, a trait {{ashfr|his companions}} seem to share. He is quick to praise and has an unshakable trust in both his Pokémon and his friends. Also, Ash is determined to see the best in everybody unless he has a very good reason not to. An example would be Team Rocket's frequent 'sudden appearances' that coincide with their needs at that time, and Ash never questioning it until it is too late. Another example would be how he always praises {{an|Clemont}} for [[Clemontic Gear|his inventions]], no matter their high failure rate, and the near inevitable explosion, or {{an|Cilan}} for his various hobbies. Furthermore, even though almost all of his friends have large dreams, Ash fully supports them and has never doubted their ability to accomplish them, possibly due to his own highly ambitious goal. He also encourages Pokémon to do the best they can, even if they aren't his own, and has even helped train [[wild Pokémon]].
Ash has changed a great deal over the course of the series, particularly in regards to his skill at [[Pokémon training]], but his earnestness, rashness, and determination have remained. Never straying from his goal, he has remained loyal to {{ashfr|his friends}}, his family, and his supporters, but most of all his Pokémon. Ash became a great Trainer by learning to find and use the inner strength of each of his Pokémon by bonding with them. For example, when he received a banner filled with prints from his Pokémon in ''[[AG187|The Unbeatable Lightness of Seeing!]]'', he knew which Pokémon placed specific prints, showing his close bond with them. He also learns where their hidden abilities lie, as well as resorting to unorthodox strategies when fighting particularly challenging opponents. For example, he uses his Pikachu's speed to outmaneuver larger foes and attack. In another instance, his {{AP|Charizard}} defeated [[Gary's Blastoise]] by causing the field to overheat before mounting a close-quarters attack while Blastoise was blinded by the steam. He also prefers to train a Pokémon to be the best it can without forcing it to [[Evolution|evolve]], as evidenced by his treatment of {{AP|Gligar|Gliscor}} in ''[[DP085|Fighting Fear With Fear!]]''. He is happy when his Pokémon evolve but lets them choose whether or not they want to evolve instead of forcing them.
 
[[Image:AshAura.png|thumb|right|250px|Ash using Aura inside the [[Tree of Beginning]]]]
 
Early on, Ash originally trained not to further himself but instead to catch more Pokémon than Gary. He later slowed his pace which allowed him to focus on the individual traits of each Pokémon. At the [[Johto]] League [[Silver Conference]], with great humility and maturity, Ash finally won a battle against his old rival, signifying a great milestone in his history. His maturity has also increased in his dealings with Pokémon. This is shown when [[Ash's Primeape|a Mankey]] stole his {{AP|hat}} in ''[[EP025|Primeape Goes Bananas]]'', he screamed and yelled at it, even climbing trees just to get his hat back, but when [[Dawn's Ambipom|an Aipom]] did the same in ''[[AG179|Slaking Kong]]'', he stated merely that he would feel strange without a hat. When Aipom stole his hat again in ''[[DP009|Setting the World on its Buneary]]'', however, while it was under his ownership, he chased after it in the same manner as before.
 
   
In most episodes of the anime, especially those during the Johto League saga, Ash befriends someone who will influence him and cause him to strive to become a better Trainer. Although he is not a dependent individual, he is still young and has learned to make his way relying on his {{AP|friends}}, particularly the maternal skills of Brock. The honor of "best friend" is usually reserved for Pikachu but Ash has come to see his closest human friends in the same light over time; using the term for {{an|Misty}} and {{an|Brock}} in ''[[EP273|Gotta Catch Ya Later]]'' as well as {{an|May}} and [[Max]] in ''[[AG178|Battling the Enemy Within]]''.
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In the [[original series]], though Ash actively took part in {{pkmn|battle}}s, he was rarely seen independently {{pkmn|training}} his Pokémon. However, since the {{series|Advanced Generation}}, Ash is shown training more noticeably, having practice battles with his friends and focusing on [[move]]s, techniques, and strategies with his Pokémon. A noticeable trait of Ash's is his willingness to learn from both his victories and defeats. For example, after winning in a [[Gym]] battle against [[Winona]] in ''[[AG085|Sky High Gym Battle!]]'' and witnessing her Pokémon's powerful {{m|Aerial Ace}}, Ash was motivated to have his {{AP|Swellow}} learn it. Even his losses can inspire him, such as when he lost to [[Clayton]] in ''[[DP159|Short and To the Punch!]]'' and decided to teach his {{AP|Buizel}} {{m|Ice Punch|one of the moves}} Clayton's {{p|Mr. Mime}} had used during their battle. He believes nothing he and his Pokémon do on their journey is a waste of time.
   
He has traversed much of the [[Pokémon world]] and has thus far participated in four [[Pokémon League#Championship competitions|Pokémon League regional competitions]], but he is still learning new things about Pokémon all the time.
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In the beginning, Ash had a bit of an inferiority complex, as well as some form of personal pride, most likely stemming from his [[rival]]ry with {{Gary}}. As a result, he had some bad habits, such as shamelessly boasting of his own skill if he were ever on a winning streak, and becoming angered easily if he were personally insulted, as seen in ''[[EP008|The Path to the Pokémon League]]''. Ash used to complain about things that were perfectly legal, like [[Giselle]]'s {{p|Cubone}} using a bone in ''[[EP009|The School of Hard Knocks]]'', or [[Blaine]]'s use of the lava in ''[[EP059|Volcanic Panic]]''. He even locked himself up in his room and sulked after losing to [[Ritchie]], although this anger was not entirely unfounded as the loss came as a result of both his Charizard's disobedience and Team Rocket wearing out his other Pokémon before the match began. He overcame his disappointment after seeing and listening to how Ritchie took his loss as a way to better himself as a Trainer in ''[[EP080|Friends to the End]]''. Fortunately, during his journey, Ash has gotten over this particular character trait and is now more accepting of criticism to his own skill, though he still gets upset if his Pokémon are insulted or degraded.
[[Image:AshWallace.png|thumb|200px|Ash in the [[Wallace Cup]]]]
 
Ash has gained a close connection with many [[legendary Pokémon]], including {{an|Mewtwo}}, {{an|Ho-Oh}}, {{OBP|Lugia|movie 2}}, {{OBP|Latias|movie 5}}, [[Lake guardians (anime)#Azelf|Azelf]], {{OBP|Shaymin|movie 11}}, {{an|Giratina}} and {{an|Arceus}}. In the English dub of the [[M02|second movie]], he was revealed to be "The Chosen One" - the one who would bring balance back to the world when it was disrupted. Although viewed as a normal human, Ash does have some special abilities, as he is said to have the same [[aura]] as [[Sir Aaron]], a legendary hero, and is theoretically able to manipulate it in much the same way. However, he has not received any training in this field, opting to continue his Pokémon journey instead. He has also been likened to an ancient [[aura]] guardian in ''[[DP056|The Keystone Pops!]]'', who also had a partner {{p|Pikachu}}. Later, in ''[[DP071|Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Parts 1]]'' and ''[[DP072|2]]'', Ash uses aura again to locate a lost {{p|Riolu}} and read Riolu's mind as well.
 
   
He has a [[Contest Pass]] for the [[Sinnoh]] region, though he has stated that the contest he got it for was the only one he intends on entering. He also has one for the Hoenn region as it was required to watch one of the contests held there. Ash carries half of a broken [[Poké Ball]] with him everywhere, while Gary has the other half, as a symbol of their ongoing, but now friendly, rivalry; [[Misty's special lure]], which she sent to him as a gift; and half of a ribbon he received in a contest against May before she left the group to compete in Johto. Ash also participated in the [[Wallace Cup]] on the suggestion of [[Wallace]] but he lost in the third round.
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[[File:DP131.png|thumb|left|250px|Ash and Paul]]
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Perhaps one of Ash's greatest rivalries was against [[Paul]] during his time in the [[Sinnoh]] region. On contrary of Ash, who strongly believed in the [[Friendship|bond between Trainer and Pokémon]], Paul's only concern was with a Pokémon's strength, believing that bonding only caused them to become spoiled and unmotivated. Due to this, aside from winning the [[Sinnoh League]], Ash's biggest goal during his Sinnoh travels was to ultimately change Paul's mindset and have the latter finally acknowledge him as a Trainer worth of his attention. After a long and exhausting journey, he finally managed to accomplish this after defeating Paul at the [[Lily of the Valley Conference]], after which Paul finally recognized Ash as his rival and equal.
   
===Family===
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In most episodes of the anime, especially those during the {{DL|List of original series episodes|Johto League arc}}, Ash befriends someone who will influence him and cause him to strive to become a better Trainer. Although he is not a dependent individual, he is still young and has learned to make his way relying on his friends, particularly the maternal skills of {{an|Brock}}. The honor of "best friend" is usually reserved for Pikachu, but Ash has come to see his closest human friends in the same light over time; using the term for {{an|Misty}} and Brock in ''[[EP273|Gotta Catch Ya Later!]]'' as well as {{an|May}} and [[Max]] in ''[[AG178|Battling the Enemy Within]]''.
[[File:Younger Ash DP138.png|thumb|left|220px|A young Ash]]
 
Ash lived with his mother, [[Delia Ketchum]], until he left for his Pokémon journey at the age of ten.
 
   
His father was never introduced. The anime suggests that his father was once a Pokémon Trainer who began his journey in Pallet Town, and that he is still living. An interview with the series' storyboarder confirmed Ash's father is a Trainer on his own journey. According to the same storyboarder, Ash's father may or may not be introduced in the series, depending on its necessity to Ash's further maturity and development as a Trainer.
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Ash has changed a great deal over the course of the series, particularly in regards to his skill at [[Pokémon training]], but his earnestness, rashness, and determination have remained. Never straying from his goal, he has remained loyal to his friends, family, and supporters, but most of all his Pokémon. Ash became a great Trainer by learning to find and use the inner strength of each of his Pokémon by bonding with them. For example, when he received a banner filled with prints from his Pokémon in ''[[AG187|The Unbeatable Lightness of Seeing!]]'', he knew which Pokémon placed specific prints, showing his close bond with them. He also learns where their hidden abilities lie, as well as resorting to unorthodox strategies when fighting particularly challenging opponents. For example, he uses his Pikachu's speed to outmaneuver larger foes and attack. In another instance, his {{AP|Charizard}} defeated [[Gary's Blastoise]] by causing the field to overheat before mounting a close-quarters attack while Blastoise was blinded by the steam. He also prefers to train a Pokémon to be the best it can without forcing it to [[Evolution|evolve]], as evidenced by his treatment of {{AP|Gligar}} in ''[[DP085|Fighting Fear With Fear!]]''. He is happy when his Pokémon evolve but lets them choose whether or not they want to evolve instead of forcing them.
   
Ash is an only child, breaking from the tradition of several other main characters, with the exception of {{an|Dawn}} and possibly {{Tracey}}, whose siblings are often a foil or focal point in their lives.
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[[File:Ash catches a Pokémon SM.png|thumb|250px|Ash after catching a Pokémon]]
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Physically, Ash is in very good shape, especially for someone 10 years of age. He has constantly been shown to have a lot of stamina, walking miles upon miles through all kinds of environments, while journeying between towns on his journey. He also has huge endurance, as seen when he took powerful attacks from various Pokémon head on and then recovering quite quickly. Furthermore, Ash has demonstrated himself to be a bit acrobatic, occasionally being able to keep up with {{an|Iris}}, who virtually grew up swinging and jumping through treetops. Ash has occasionally displayed great reflexes, being able to dodge attacks or catch falling objects out of the blue, and even being able to save himself, or others, in the last second during perilous situations. What's more, Ash has exhibited tremendous will power, as seen when he took attacks for long periods of time and keeps advancing, which also drives his "never give up" attitude when it comes to Pokémon battles.
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Ash is also quite dense when it comes to matters of the opposite sex, more specifically in the field of [[Shipping|romance]]. Throughout the series, Ash has only displayed open interest in a [[Giselle|female]] only [[EP009|once]], and nothing came out of it. Though some girls in the series have actually shown obvious (and subtle) affection towards him, Ash meets it with nearly unfailing obtuseness, which some characters have also noticed. Even when it involves other people's romance, Ash is usually oblivious until someone points it out to him. Also, on a few occasions when it came to a matter of Pokémon love, with a male who's experiencing difficulty in gaining the attention of a female, while his friends will often mainly give advice in improving the male's looks or charm, Ash's advice is simply to be stronger. Despite this, however, it is shown on several occasions that Ash does seem to understand the concept of marriage, most notably in ''[[SM055|The Professors' New Adventure]]'', when he got excited by the news of {{an|Professor Kukui}} and [[Professor Burnet]]'s engagement, and subsequently worked with his classmates to organize a big wedding ceremony for them.
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Early on, Ash originally trained not to further himself but instead to catch more Pokémon than Gary, a feat that he never accomplished. Ash later slowed his pace, which allowed him to focus on the individual traits of each Pokémon. At the [[Silver Conference]], with great humility and maturity, Ash finally won a battle against his old rival, signifying a great milestone in his history as a Trainer. His maturity has also increased in his dealings with Pokémon. This was shown when {{AP|a Mankey|Primeape}} stole his {{AP|hat}} in ''[[EP025|Primeape Goes Bananas]]'', he screamed and yelled at it, even climbing trees just to get his hat back, but when an {{AP|Aipom}} did the same in ''[[AG179|Slaking Kong]]'', he stated merely that he would feel strange without a hat. When Aipom stole his hat again on several future occasions, however, while she was under his ownership, he chased after her in the same manner as before, most likely out of exasperation that she still hadn't learned her lesson.
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Ash has traversed much of the [[Pokémon world]] and has thus far participated in various [[Pokémon League Conference]]s, but he is still learning new things about Pokémon all the time. He has also gained a close connection with many {{pkmn2|Legendary}} and [[Mythical Pokémon]], such as the ones who played major roles in the {{pkmn|movies}}. In the English dub [[M02|second movie]], he was revealed to be "The Chosen One" - the one who would bring balance back to the world when it was disrupted.
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[[File:Ash Aura.png|thumb|left|250px|Ash using Aura inside the [[Tree of Beginning]]]]
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Although viewed as a normal [[human]], Ash does have some special abilities, as he is said to have the same [[Aura]] as [[Sir Aaron]], a legendary hero, and is theoretically able to manipulate it in much the same way. Therefore, he made a connection with Sir Aaron's {{OBP|Lucario|M08}}. However, he has not received any training in this field, opting to continue his Pokémon journey instead. He has also been likened to an ancient Aura guardian in ''[[DP056|The Keystone Pops!]]'', who also had a partner {{p|Pikachu}}. Later, in ''[[DP071|Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part 1]]'' and ''[[DP072|Part 2]]'', Ash uses Aura again to locate a lost {{p|Riolu}} and read Riolu's mind as well. This time, however, he merely senses the Aura, rather than manipulating it. Ash also has the unique ability to use [[Bond Phenomenon]].
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Though his passion remains in battling, Ash is always eager to try new things, especially if he can do them together with {{cat|Ash's Pokémon|his Pokémon}}, having participated in other events like [[Pokémon Contest]]s, [[PokéRinger]] tournaments, and even a [[Hearthome Collection|fashion show]] and a {{pkmn|Dress-Up Contest|cosplay convention}} as well as various other {{cat|Pokémon competitions}}. He has [[Contest Pass]]es for [[Sinnoh]] and [[Hoenn]]. Ash carries with him half of a broken {{i|Poké Ball}}, while [[Gary Oak]] has the other half, as a symbol of their ongoing, but now friendly, rivalry; [[Misty's special lure]], which she sent to him as a gift; and half of the {{DL|Ribbon|Terracotta Medal}} he received after his [[Contest Battle]] with May in the unofficial {{to|Terracotta}} Contest ended in a tie.
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His father has not been introduced. The anime suggests that his father was once a Pokémon Trainer who began his journey in Pallet Town, and that he is still living. In the original, he is also confirmed to have a grandfather, whose son followed his footsteps. An interview with the series' storyboarder [[Masamitsu Hidaka]] confirmed Ash's father is a Trainer on his own journey. According to Hidaka, Ash's father may or may not be introduced in the series, depending on its necessity to further Ash's maturity and development as a Trainer. On the other hand, according to [[Pocket Monsters: The Animation|Takeshi Shudō's novelization]], Ash's father left home to go on a journey right after Ash was born, and never returned since. As he never registered his name in the Pokémon Trainer's list, his whereabouts are unknown.
   
 
===Pokémon===
 
===Pokémon===
As a Trainer, Ash has captured and befriended a sizable number of Pokémon over the course of the anime. His philosophy on {{pkmn|training}} is that Pokémon are individuals and that a combination of trust, friendship and hard work are needed to overcome adversity. He seems to battle best with Pokémon that are similar to Pikachu: ones that are [[Appendix:Metagame terminology#Sweeper|speedy and maneuverable, yet able to perform high-powered attacks]]; however, he is willing to work with any Pokémon that comes into his care. Ash's battle style is generally spontaneous and fairly unorthodox, and his Pokémon often reflect these traits.
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[[File:Ash Party SM.png|thumb|left|280px|Ash's [[Alola]] party prior to [[SM140]]]]
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[[File:Ash with his Pokémon.png|thumb|280px|Ash with all his Pokémon as of ''[[BW142|The Dream Continues!]]'' (excluding {{AP|Squirtle}} and {{AP|Primeape}}) at Professor Oak's lab]]
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[[File:Ash Kalos Team.png|thumb|280px|Ash with all his [[Kalos]] Pokémon]]
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As a Trainer, Ash has {{pkmn2|caught}} and [[Friendship|befriended]] a sizable number of Pokémon over the course of the anime. His philosophy on {{pkmn|training}} is that Pokémon are individuals and that a combination of trust, friendship, and hard work are needed to overcome adversity. In fact, several of Ash's Pokémon were caught because they allowed him to, after he befriended them. He seems to {{pkmn|battle}} best with Pokémon that are similar to Pikachu: ones that are [[Appendix:Metagame terminology#Sweeper|speedy and maneuverable, yet able to perform high-powered attacks]]; however, he is willing to work with any Pokémon that comes into his care.
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Ash's battle style is generally spontaneous and fairly unorthodox, and his Pokémon often reflect these traits. He has been shown to use unusual strategies. For instance, during the {{series|Diamond & Pearl}}, he incorporated a twisting-spinning type maneuver in his Pokémon's offensive and defensive techniques, which eventually lead to him creating the original technique, [[Counter Shield]]. Also, sometimes he will use someone else's battle strategies as shown with [[Paul]] and {{an|Tierno}}, though when using the latter's, Ash stated that his own unique strategy is the one he can truly count on, instead of simply mimicking others.
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Ash is very attached to his Pokémon, and prefers to battle and train with them personally. Furthermore, he cares about their opinion, even giving them the option of whether they should [[Evolution|evolve]] or not. As such, the majority of his Pokémon also share Ash's stubborn and reckless nature, persistently attempting to rise and continue the battle, even after receiving great amount of damage and being at the end of their rope. However, if it is by their own wish, or if he believes it is best for them, Ash will (if sometimes reluctantly) [[trade]] or [[Released Pokémon|release]] them, and in some cases, leave them with more experienced individuals so that they could get stronger.
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Though Ash normally catches five or more Pokémon per [[region]] (not including when he traveled through the [[Orange Archipelago]] and challenged the {{gdis|Battle Frontier|III}} in his second tour of [[Kanto]]), he rarely ever switches the Pokémon in his current [[party]] with those in [[Pokémon Storage System|storage]] at {{an|Professor Oak}}'s [[Professor Oak's Laboratory|Laboratory]]. He usually only does so when battling against powerful opponents (such as Trainers in the [[Pokémon League Conference]]s, and [[Frontier Brain]]s), or when attending certain events that requires a specific Pokémon (like {{AP|Tauros}} at the [[Pokémon Swap Meet]] or {{AP|Snorlax}} at the [[Sumo Conference]]). However, during the {{series|Best Wishes}}, Ash actively cycled through the nine Pokémon he managed to catch in [[Unova]], although these Pokémon, when not in his party, were instead kept in storage at [[Professor Juniper]]'s lab in [[Nuvema Town]]. Near the end of his journey in Unova, Professor Juniper transferred all of Ash's Pokémon to Professor Oak's lab. Ash did not use this system of training in the [[XY series|following series]].
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Ash currently has ownership of 71 Pokémon, including all 30 of his Tauros. Including pre-evolutions, traded, released, and [[Gift Pokémon|given away]] Pokémon (and not including the additional Tauros), in total, Ash has currently officially owned a total of 88 different Pokémon species.
   
 
====On hand====
 
====On hand====
This section is based on the Pokémon with Ash in the most recent episode to air in Japan. For the current tournament, he also has access to any Pokémon at Professor Oak's lab.
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{| width="100%"
{| align="center" width="100%"
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| {{ActivePoké|Ash|Pikachu|‎Ash Pikachu.png|electric}} ♂
 
| {{ActivePoké|Ash|Pikachu|‎Ash Pikachu.png|electric}} ♂
| {{ActivePoké|Ash|Heracross|Ash Heracross.png|bug|fighting}}
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| {{ActivePoké|Ash|Rowlet|Ash Rowlet.png|grass|flying}}
| {{ActivePoké|Ash|Sceptile|AshSceptile.png|grass|fir=Treecko|mid=Grovyle}}
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| {{ActivePoké|Ash|Lycanroc|Ash Lycanroc.png|rock|fir=Rockruff}}
 
|-
 
|-
| {{ActivePoké|Ash|Torkoal|Ashs Torkoal.png|fire}}
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| {{ActivePoké|Ash|Torracat|Ash Torracat.png|fire|fir=Litten}}
| {{ActivePoké|Ash|Gible|Ash Gible.png|dragon|ground}}
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| {{ActivePoké|Ash|Naganadel|Ash Naganadel.png|poison|dragon|fir=Poipole}}
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| {{ActivePoké|Ash|Melmetal|Ash Melmetal.png|steel|fir=Meltan}}
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|}
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====Traveling with====
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{| width="100%"
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|-
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| {{ActivePoké|||nick=Rotom Pokédex|Rotom Pokédex anime.png|electric|ghost|link=Rotom Pokédex (anime)}}
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|
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|
 
|}
 
|}
   
 
====With Professor Oak====
 
====With Professor Oak====
{| align="center" width="100%"
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This section shows the Pokémon that Ash keeps at [[Professor Oak's Laboratory]].
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{| width="100%"
 
|-
 
|-
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Bulbasaur|Ash Bulbasaur.png|grass|poison}}
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Bulbasaur|Ash Bulbasaur.png|grass|poison|size=200px}}
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Kingler|Ash Kingler.png|water|fir=Krabby}}
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Charizard|Ash Charizard.png|fire|flying|fir=Charmander|mid=Charmeleon|size=200px}}
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Muk|Ash Muk.png|poison|size=190px}}
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Kingler|Ash Kingler.png|water|fir=Krabby}}
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Tauros|Ash Tauros.png|normal|disp=Tauros (x30)}}
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Muk|Ash Muk.png|poison|size=150px}}
 
|-
 
|-
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Snorlax|Ash Snorlax.png|normal|size=190px}} ♂
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Tauros|Ash Tauros.png|normal|disp=Tauros (×30)|size=217px}} ♂
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Bayleef|Ash Bayleef.png|grass|fir=Chikorita|size=190px}}
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Snorlax|Ash Snorlax.png|normal|size=200px}}
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Quilava|Ash Quilava.png|fire|fir=Cyndaquil|size=190px}}
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Heracross|Ash Heracross.png|bug|fighting|size=200px}}
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Totodile|Ash Totodile.png|water|size=190px}}
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Bayleef|Ash Bayleef.png|grass|fir=Chikorita|size=200px}}
 
|-
 
|-
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Noctowl|Ash Noctowl.png|normal|flying|size=190px}} [[File:ShinyGSStars.png|Shiny|link=Shiny Pokémon]]
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Quilava|Ash Quilava.png|fire|fir=Cyndaquil|size=200px}}
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Donphan|Ash Donphan.png|ground|fir=Egg|mid=Phanpy|size=190px}}
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Totodile|Ash Totodile.png|water|size=200px}}
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Swellow|Ash Swellow.png|normal|flying|fir=Taillow}}
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Noctowl|Ash Noctowl.png|normal|flying|size=200px}} {{shinystar}}
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Corphish|Ash Corphish.png|water|size=190px}}
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Donphan|Ash Donphan.png|ground|fir=Egg|mid=Phanpy|size=200px}}
 
|-
 
|-
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Glalie|Ash Glalie.png|ice|fir=Snorunt|size=190px}}
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Swellow|Ash Swellow.png|normal|flying|fir=Taillow|size=200px}}
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Staraptor|Ash Staraptor.png|normal|flying|fir=Starly|mid=Staravia|size=190px}}
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Sceptile|Ash Sceptile.png|grass|fir=Treecko|mid=Grovyle|size=200px}}
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Torterra|Ash Torterra.png|grass|ground|fir=Turtwig|mid=Grotle|size=190px}}
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Corphish|Ash Corphish.png|water|size=200px}}
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Infernape|Ash Infernape.png|fire|fighting|fir=Chimchar|mid=Monferno|size=190px}}
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Torkoal|Ash Torkoal.png|fire|size=200px}}
 
|-
 
|-
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Buizel|Ash Buizel.png|water|size=190px}}
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Glalie|Ash Glalie.png|ice|fir=Snorunt|size=156px}}
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Staraptor|Ash Staraptor.png|normal|flying|fir=Starly|mid=Staravia|size=200px}} ♂
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Torterra|Ash Torterra.png|grass|ground|fir=Turtwig|mid=Grotle|size=200px}}
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Infernape|Ash Infernape.png|fire|fighting|fir=Chimchar|mid=Monferno|size=200px}}
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|-
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Buizel|Ash Buizel.png|water|size=200px}} ♂
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Gliscor|Ash Gliscor.png|ground|flying|fir=Gligar|size=200px}}
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Gible|Ash Gible.png|dragon|ground|size=200px}} ♂
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Unfezant|Ash Unfezant.png|normal|flying|fir=Pidove|mid=Tranquill|size=200px}} ♀
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|-
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Oshawott|Ash Oshawott.png|water|size=200px}} ♂
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Pignite|Ash Pignite.png|fire|fighting|fir=Tepig|size=200px}} ♂
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Snivy|Ash Snivy.png|grass|size=200px}} ♀
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Scraggy|Ash Scraggy.png|dark|fighting|fir=Egg|size=200px}} ♂
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|-
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Leavanny|Ash Leavanny.png|bug|grass|fir=Sewaddle|mid=Swadloon|size=200px}} ♂
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Palpitoad|Ash Palpitoad.png|water|ground|size=200px}} ♂
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Boldore|Ash Boldore.png|rock|rock|fir=Roggenrola|size=200px}}
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Krookodile|Ash Krookodile.png|ground|dark|fir=Krokorok|size=200px}} ♂
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|-
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Talonflame|Ash Talonflame.png|fire|flying|fir=Fletchling|mid=Fletchinder|size=200px}}
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Hawlucha|‎Ash Hawlucha.png|fighting|flying|size=200px}} ♂
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Noivern|Ash Noivern.png|flying|dragon|fir=Egg|mid=Noibat|size=200px}} ♂
 
|}
 
|}
   
 
====In training====
 
====In training====
{| align="center" width="100%"
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This section is for the Pokémon that Ash still owns but are in the care of another Trainer.
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{| width="100%"
 
|-
 
|-
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Primeape|Ash Primeape.png|fighting}}
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Squirtle|Ash Squirtle.png|water}}
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Charizard|Ash Charizard.png|fire|flying|fir=Charmander|mid=Charmeleon}}
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Primeape|Ash Primeape.png|fighting|size=200px}}
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Squirtle|Ash Squirtle.png|water}}
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|
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Gliscor|Ash_Gliscor.png|ground|flying|fir=Gligar}}
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|
 
|}
 
|}
   
 
====Released====
 
====Released====
{| align="center" width="100%"
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<!--Do NOT move Ash's Goodra from the released section to the In Training section. Goodra returned to its homeland, not to Keanan.-->
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This section is for the Pokémon that Ash formally {{pkmn2|released}} into the {{pkmn2|wild}}.
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{| width="100%"
 
|-
 
|-
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Butterfree|Ash_Butterfree.png|bug|flying|fir=Caterpie|mid=Metapod}}
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Butterfree|Ash Butterfree.png|bug|flying|fir=Caterpie|mid=Metapod}}
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Pidgeot|Ash's Pidgeot.png|normal|flying|fir=Pidgeotto}}
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Pidgeot|Ash Pidgeot.png|normal|flying|fir=Pidgeotto}}
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Lapras|Ash Lapras.png|water|ice}}
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Lapras|Ash Lapras.png|water|ice}}
|
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Greninja|‎Ash Greninja.png|water|dark|disp=Froakie → Frogadier → Greninja ↔ Ash-Greninja|size=200px}}
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|-
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Goodra|Ash Goodra.png|dragon|fir=Goomy|mid=Sliggoo|size=200px}}
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|
 
|}
 
|}
   
 
====Traded away====
 
====Traded away====
{| align="center" width="100%"
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This section is for the Pokémon that Ash [[Trade|traded away]].
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{| width="100%"
 
|-
 
|-
 
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Raticate|Ash Raticate.png|normal}}
 
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Raticate|Ash Raticate.png|normal}}
| {{InactivePoké|Dawn|Ambipom|AshAipom.png|normal|disp=Aipom}} ♀
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| {{InactivePoké|Dawn|Ambipom|Ash Aipom.png|normal|disp=Aipom}} ♀
 
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====Given away====
 
====Given away====
{| align="center" width="100%"
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This section is for the Pokémon that Ash gave to another Trainer to keep for themselves.
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{| width="100%"
 
|-
 
|-
| {{InactivePoké|Casey|Beedrill|Casey Beedrill.JPG|bug|poison}}
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| {{InactivePoké|Casey|Beedrill|Casey Beedrill.png|bug|poison}}
 
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====Unofficial====
 
====Unofficial====
{| align="center" width="100%"
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This section is for the Pokémon that Ash had bonded with over the course of several episodes but never officially caught.
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{| width="75%"
 
|-
 
|-
| {{InactivePoké|Sabrina|Haunter|EP024.png|ghost|poison}}
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| {{InactivePoké|Sabrina|Haunter|Sabrina Haunter.png|ghost|poison}}
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Larvitar|EP262.png|rock|ground}}
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Larvitar|Ash Larvitar.png|rock|ground|fir=Egg}}
|
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Solgaleo|Nebby Solgaleo anime.png|psychic|steel|nick=Nebby|link=Light trio (anime)|size=200px}}
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|}
 
|}
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====Ride Pokémon====
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{{MissingInfo|2|enva|java}}
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This section is for the [[Poké Ride|Ride Pokémon]] Ash used.
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{{TrainerPoké
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|trainer=Ash
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|pkmn=Sharpedo
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|gender=
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|type1=water
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|type2=dark
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|img=Ash Ride Sharpedo.png
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|cap=A Poké Ride Sharpedo
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|epnum=SM001
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|epname=Alola to New Adventure!
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|vajp=
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|vaen=Bill Rogers
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|desc=Ash was first seen riding a [[Poké Ride]] {{p|Sharpedo}} around [[Melemele Island]].
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None of Sharpedo's moves are known.}}
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{{TrainerPoké
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|trainer=Kiawe
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|pkmn=Tauros
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|gender=male
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|type1=Normal
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|img=Ash Kiawe Tauros.png
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|cap=A Poké Ride Tauros
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|epnum=SM002
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|epname=The Guardian's Challenge!
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|vajp=
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|vaen=
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|desc=Ash was first seen riding a [[Poké Ride]] {{p|Tauros}} around the [[Pokémon School]].
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None of Tauros's moves are known.}}
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{{TrainerPoké
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|trainer=Ash
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|pkmn=Lapras
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|type1=Water
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|type2=Ice
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|img=Ash Ride Lapras.png
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|cap=A Poké Ride Lapras
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|epnum=SM005
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|epname=Yo, Ho, Ho! Go, Popplio!
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|vajp=
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|vaen=
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|desc=Ash was first seen riding a [[Poké Ride]] {{p|Lapras}} around [[Melemele Island]].
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None of Lapras's moves are known.}}
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{{TrainerPoké
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|trainer=Ash
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|pkmn=Pelipper
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|type1=Water
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|type2=Flying
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|img=Ash Pelipper.png
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|cap=A Poké Ride Pelipper
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|epnum=SM011
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|epname=Young Kiawe Had a Farm!
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|vajp=
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|vaen=Laurie Hymes
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|desc=Ash was first seen riding a [[Poké Ride]] {{p|Pelipper}} around [[Alola]].
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None of Pelipper's moves are known.}}
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{{TrainerPoké
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|trainer=Ash
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|pkmn=Stoutland
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|type1=Normal
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|img=Ash Ride Stoutland.png
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|cap=A Poké Ride Stoutland
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|epnum=SM032
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|epname=Treasure Hunt, Akala Style!
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|vajp=
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|vaen=Marc Thompson
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|desc=Ash used a [[Poké Ride]] {{p|Stoutland}} around [[Akala Island]].
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  +
None of Stoutland's moves are known.}}
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{{TrainerPoké
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|trainer=Ash
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|pkmn=Garchomp
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|gender=male
  +
|type1=Dragon
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|type2=Ground
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|img=Ash Garchomp.png
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|cap=A Ride Garchomp
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|epnum=SM061
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|epname=A Mission of Ultra Urgency!
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|vajp=Shin'ichirō Miki
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|vaen=Shin'ichirō Miki
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|desc={{p|Garchomp}} is Ash's personal [[Ultra Guardians|Ultra Guardian]] Ride Pokémon.
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Garchomp's known moves are {{m|Fire Blast}} and {{m|Dragon Pulse}}.}}
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{{TrainerPoké
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|trainer=Acerola
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|pkmn=Mudsdale
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|type1=Ground
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|img=Poke Ride Mudsdale.png
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|cap=A Poké Ride Mudsdale
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|epnum=SM075
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|epname=Some Kind of Laziness!
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|vajp=
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|vaen=H.D. Quinn
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|desc=Ash used a Ride {{p|Mudsdale}} to travel through [[Haina Desert]] along with [[Acerola]] to meet with {{DL|Guardian deities (anime)|Tapu Bulu}}.
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  +
None of Mudsdale's moves are known.}}
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{{TrainerPoké
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|trainer=Ash
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|pkmn=Mantine
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|gender=
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|type1=water
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|type2=flying
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|img=Ash Mantine.png
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|cap=A Poké Ride Mantine
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|epnum=SM102
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|epname=Alola, Alola!
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|vajp=
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|vaen=
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|desc=Ash used a {{p|Mantine}} to get from [[Melemele Island]] to [[Treasure Island]].
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None of Mantine's moves are known.}}
   
 
====Temporary====
 
====Temporary====
{| align="center" width="100%"
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This section is for the Pokémon that Ash temporarily partnered with, many of which were rented and belong to another Trainer, or were [[wild Pokémon]] that Ash temporarily teamed up with.
|-
 
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Rapidash|Ash Rapidash.png|fire|fir=Ponyta|link=no}}
 
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Porygon|EP038.png|normal|link=no}}
 
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Weezing|PLEEI Weezing.png|poison|link=no}}
 
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Meowth|PLEEI Meowth.png|normal|link=no}}
 
|-
 
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Arbok|PLEEI Arbok.png|poison|link=no}}
 
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Hoothoot|Ash Hoothoot.png|normal|flying|link=no}}
 
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Seaking|Ash Seaking.jpg|water|link=no}}
 
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Hitmonlee|Ash Hitmonlee.png|fighting|link=no}} ♂
 
|-
 
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Raichu|Ash Raichu.png|electric|link=no}}
 
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Spoink|Ash Spoink.png|psychic|link=no}}
 
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Mantyke|Ash Mantyke.png|water|flying|link=no}}
 
|
 
|}
 
   
* '''Ponyta/Rapidash''': Borrowed from [[Lara Laramie]] after she was injured and couldn't ride Ponyta in the race in ''[[EP033|The Flame Pokémon-athon!]]''. It evolved into Rapidash when it was racing against Dario's Dodrio during the race and earned Ash the win.
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{{TrainerPoké
* '''Porygon''': Lent to by [[Dr. Akihabara]] to help stop [[Team Rocket]] from stealing Pokémon from the Pokémon Center's PC system in ''[[EP038|Computer Soldier Porygon]]'' however, this episode was not aired outside Japan.
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|trainer=N/A
* '''Arbok, Weezing, and Meowth''': Used during a Pokémon League exam in ''[[EP056|The Ultimate Test]]''.
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|pkmn=Pidgey
* '''Hoothoot:''' Borrowed (with [[Brock]] and [[Misty]]) from [[Hagatha]] in order to navigate the haunted forest in ''[[EP121|Illusion Confusion!]]''.
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|type1=Normal
* '''Seaking:''' Caught and released during the contest in ''[[EP168|Hook, Line, and Stinker]]''.
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|type2=Flying
* '''Hitmonlee:''' Borrowed from [[Master Hamm]] in ''[[AG145|Pasta La Vista!]]'' to battle May with a {{p|Hitmonchan}}.
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|img=Pidgey EP002.png
* '''Raichu:''' Trained during ''[[DP088|Camping It Up!]]''.
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|cap=A Trainer's Pidgey
* '''Spoink''' and '''Mantyke''': Used in the Pokémon triathlon in ''[[DP091|One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!]]''.
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|epnum=EP002
  +
|epname=Pokémon Emergency!
  +
|desc=When {{TRT}} attacked the Viridian City Pokémon Center, Ash, in an attempt to defend the Pokémon from Team Rocket's {{TP|Jessie|Ekans}} and {{TP|James|Koffing}}, utilized a {{p|Pidgey}}, but their Ekans managed to intimidate it and force it to flee.
   
===Badges obtained===
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Because Pidgey fled before Ash could even attack, none of its moves are known.}}
[[Image:Asheightkanto.png|200px|thumb|right|Ash's eight [[badge]]s from [[Kanto]]]]
 
====Indigo League====
 
* {{badge|Boulder}} (''[[EP005|Showdown in Pewter City]]'')
 
* {{badge|Cascade}} (''[[EP007|The Water Flowers of Cerulean City]]'')
 
* {{badge|Thunder}} (''[[EP014|Electric Shock Showdown]]'')
 
* {{badge|Marsh}} (''[[EP024|Haunter versus Kadabra]]'')
 
* {{badge|Rainbow}} (''[[EP026|Pokémon Scent-sation!]]'')
 
* {{badge|Soul}} (''[[EP032|The Ninja Poké-Showdown]]'')
 
* {{badge|Volcano}} (''[[EP059|Volcanic Panic]]'')
 
* {{badge|Earth}} (''[[EP063|The Battle of the Badge]]'')
 
   
[[Image:Orangebadges.PNG|thumb|200px|right|Ash's four [[Orange League]] badges]]
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{{TrainerPoké
====Orange League====
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|trainer=N/A
* {{badge|Coral-Eye}} (''[[EP085|Fit to be Tide]]'')
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|pkmn=Rattata
* {{badge|Sea Ruby}} (''[[EP093|Navel Maneuvers]]'')
+
|type1=Normal
* {{badge|Spike Shell}} (''[[EP103|Misty Meets Her Match]]'')
+
|img=Rattata EP002.png
* {{badge|Jade Star}} (''[[EP108|Pokémon Double Trouble]]'')
+
|cap=A Trainer's Rattata
  +
|epnum=EP002
  +
|epname=Pokémon Emergency!
  +
|vaen=Carter Cathcart{{!}}Jimmy Zoppi
  +
|desc=When Team Rocket attacked the Viridian City Pokémon Center, Ash, in an attempt to defend the Pokémon from Team Rocket's Ekans and Koffing, utilized a {{p|Rattata}}, but their Ekans managed to intimidate it and force it to flee.
   
[[Image:Johtobadges2.PNG|thumb|200px|right|Ash's eight badges from [[Johto]]]]
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Because Rattata fled before Ash could even attack, none of its moves are known.}}
====Johto League====
 
* {{badge|Zephyr}} (''[[EP131|Fighting Flyer with Fire]]'')
 
* {{badge|Hive}} (''[[EP144|Gettin' The Bugs Out]]'')
 
* {{badge|Plain}} (''[[EP159|A Dairy Tale Ending]]'')
 
* {{badge|Fog}} (''[[EP182|From Ghost to Ghost]]'')
 
* {{badge|Storm}} (''[[EP209|Machoke, Machoke Man!]]'')
 
* {{badge|Mineral}} (''[[EP224|Nerves of Steelix!]]'')
 
* {{badge|Glacier}} (''[[EP238|Nice Pryce, Baby!]]'')
 
* {{badge|Rising}} (''[[EP254|Better Eight Than Never]]'')
 
   
[[Image:Ashs hoenn badges.png|200px|thumb|right|Ash's eight badges from [[Hoenn]]]]
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{{TrainerPoké
====Hoenn League====
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|trainer=Lara Laramie
* {{badge|Stone}} (''[[AG016|The Winner By a Nosepass!]]'')
+
|pkmn=Rapidash
* {{badge|Knuckle}} (''[[AG031|Just One of the Geysers]]'')
+
|stage1=Ponyta
* {{badge|Dynamo}} (''[[AG040|Watt's with Wattson?]]'')
+
|type1=Fire
* {{badge|Heat}} (''[[AG056|Going, Going, Yawn!]]'')
+
|img=Ash Ponyta.png
* {{badge|Balance}} (''[[AG070|Balance of Power]]'')
+
|cap=Lara Laramie's Ponyta
* {{badge|Feather}} (''[[AG085|Sky High Gym Battle!]]'')
+
|img2=Ash Rapidash.png
* {{badge|Mind}} (''[[AG100|Solid as a Solrock]]'')
+
|cap2=Lara Laramie's Rapidash
* {{badge|Rain}} (''[[AG111|Eight Ain't Enough!]]'')
+
|epnum=EP033
  +
|epname=The Flame Pokémon-athon!
  +
|desc=Ash borrowed {{p|Rapidash}} from [[Lara Laramie]] when it was a {{p|Ponyta}} after Lara was injured and could not ride it in the race. It evolved into Rapidash while racing against [[Dario]]'s {{p|Dodrio}}. Thanks to the speed gained through the evolution, Ash and Rapidash were able to win the race.
   
[[Image:Ash's_Symbols.png|200px|thumb|right|Ash's seven {{Gdis|Battle Frontier|III|Frontier}} [[Symbol]]s]]
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Rapidash's only known move is {{m|Stomp}}.}}
====Battle Frontier====
 
* [[Factory Head Noland|Knowledge Symbol]] (''[[AG136|The Symbol Life]]'')
 
* [[Arena Tycoon Greta|Guts Symbol]] (''[[AG149|Wheel... of Frontier!]]'')
 
* [[Dome Ace Tucker|Tactics Symbol]] (''[[AG153|Tactics Theatrics!!]]'')
 
* [[Pike Queen Lucy|Luck Symbol]] (''[[AG158|Queen of the Serpentine!]]'')
 
* [[Palace Maven Spenser|Spirits Symbol]] (''[[AG164|Ka Boom with a View!]]'')
 
* [[Salon Maiden Anabel|Ability Symbol]] (''[[AG170|Second Time's the Charm!]]'')
 
* [[Pyramid King Brandon|Brave Symbol]] (''[[AG190|Pace - The Final Frontier!]]'')
 
   
[[File:Ash Sinnoh Badge.png|thumb|220px|Ash's eight badges from [[Sinnoh]]]]
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{{TrainerPoké
====Sinnoh League====
+
|trainer=Dr. Akihabara
* {{badge|Coal}} (''[[DP018|O'er the Rampardos we Watched!]]'')
+
|pkmn=Porygon
* {{badge|Forest}} (''[[DP037|The Grass Menagerie!]]'')
+
|type1=Normal
* {{badge|Cobble}} (''[[DP068|A Triple Fighting Chance!]]'')
+
|img=Porygon anime.png
* {{badge|Fen}} (''[[DP083|A Crasher Course in Power!]]'')
+
|epnum=EP038
* {{badge|Relic}} (''[[DP102|Shield with a Twist!]]'')
+
|vajp=Katsuyuki Konishi
* {{badge|Mine}} (''[[DP108|Dealing With Defensive Types!]]'')
+
|desc={{p|Porygon}} was lent to Ash by [[Dr. Akihabara]] to help stop {{TRT}} from stealing Pokémon from the Pokémon Center's PC system. After they escaped the computer world, Porygon was returned to Akihabara.
* {{badge|Icicle}} (''[[DP127|Sliding Into Seventh!]]'')
+
* {{badge|Beacon}} ([[DP179]])
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Porygon's known moves are {{m|Conversion}}, {{m|Tackle}}, and {{m|Sharpen}}.}}
<!--A note to future editors: Follow the form below when Ash and the others enter a new region/league, so that there's no unnecessary typing. We know the eight badges beforehand, why not type them when we know them instead of waiting?-->
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<!--====Isshu League====
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{{TrainerPoké
* {{badge|1}}
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|main=yes
<!--* {{badge|2}}
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|trainer=Misty
<!--* {{badge|3}}
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|pkmn=Togepi
<!--* {{badge|4}}
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|stage1=Egg
<!--* {{badge|5}}
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|type1=Normal
<!--* {{badge|6}}
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|img=EP050.png
<!--* {{badge|7}}
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|epnum=EP050
<!--* {{badge|8}}-->
+
|epname=Who Gets To Keep Togepi?
  +
|vajp=Satomi Koorogi
  +
|vaen=Satomi Koorogi
  +
|desc=Ash found Togepi's Egg in ''[[EP046|Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon]]''. When it hatched, Ash, {{an|Brock}}, {{an|Misty}} and {{MTR}} fought when Togepi was born to decide who would get to raise it. Ash eventually won the four-way miniature tournament, but Togepi decided to stay with Misty instead.}}
  +
  +
{{TrainerPoké
  +
|trainer=Pokémon League entrance exam instructor
  +
|pkmn=Weezing
  +
|type1=Poison
  +
|img=PLEEI Weezing.png
  +
|epnum=EP056
  +
|epname=The Ultimate Test
  +
|vaen=Eric Stuart
  +
|vajp=Shin'ichirō Miki
  +
|desc=The Pokémon League entrance exam instructor gave Ash a {{p|Weezing}} by having him choose his own set of Poké Balls provided by the instructor. It was used during the Pokémon League exam by battling the Instructor's {{p|Flareon}} and won.
  +
  +
Weezing's known moves are {{m|Smog}}, {{m|Smokescreen}}, {{m|Tackle}}, and {{m|Explosion}}.}}
  +
  +
{{TrainerPoké
  +
|trainer=Pokémon League entrance exam instructor
  +
|pkmn=Arbok
  +
|type1=Poison
  +
|img=PLEEI Arbok.png
  +
|epnum=EP056
  +
|epname=The Ultimate Test
  +
|vajp=Unshō Ishizuka
  +
|vaen=Unshō Ishizuka
  +
|desc=The [[Pokémon League entrance exam instructor]] gave Ash an {{p|Arbok}} by having him choose his own set of Poké Balls provided by the instructor. It was used during a Pokémon League exam by battling the Instructor's {{p|Jolteon}} and lost.
  +
  +
Arbok's known moves are {{m|Glare}} and {{m|Wrap}}.}}
  +
  +
{{TrainerPoké
  +
|trainer=Pokémon League entrance exam instructor
  +
|pkmn=Meowth
  +
|type1=Normal
  +
|img=PLEEI Meowth.png
  +
|epnum=EP056
  +
|epname=The Ultimate Test
  +
|vaen=Maddie Blaustein{{!}}Adam Blaustein
  +
|vajp=List of Japanese voice actors{{!}}Chiyako Shibahara
  +
|desc={{p|Meowth}} was the final Pokémon used by Ash during the Pokémon League exam. It was up against the Instructor's Vaporeon in which Vaporeon froze the Meowth causing Team Rocket's Meowth to interfere with the battle by kicking the frozen one free. It was accidentally blasted off along with Team Rocket, but the temporary switch was fixed in the next episode.
  +
  +
Meowth's only known move is {{m|Fury Swipes}}.}}
  +
  +
{{TrainerPoké
  +
|trainer=Hagatha
  +
|pkmn=Hoothoot
  +
|type1=Normal
  +
|type2=Flying
  +
|img=Ash Hoothoot.png
  +
|epnum=EP121
  +
|epname=Illusion Confusion!
  +
|desc=Ash, {{an|Brock}} and {{an|Misty}} borrowed {{p|Hoothoot}} from [[Hagatha and Nagatha|Hagatha]] in order to navigate the haunted forest. It was returned to her sister, [[Hagatha and Nagatha|Nagatha]] after they were able to find the exit.
  +
  +
Hoothoot's known moves are {{m|Foresight}} and {{m|Peck}}.}}
  +
  +
{{TrainerPoké
  +
|main=yes
  +
|trainer=Misty
  +
|pkmn=Staryu
  +
|type1=Water
  +
|img=Ash Misty Staryu.png
  +
|epnum=EP006
  +
|epname=Clefairy and the Moon Stone
  +
|vaen=Shin'ichirō Miki
  +
|vajp=Shin'ichirō Miki
  +
|desc=Ash borrowed {{p|Staryu}} from {{an|Misty}} for the [[Fire and Rescue Grand Prix]] in ''[[EP147|The Fire-ing Squad!]]''. However, he did not win the contest and returned Staryu to her around the end of the episode.}}
  +
  +
{{TrainerPoké
  +
|main=yes
  +
|trainer=Misty
  +
|pkmn=Psyduck
  +
|type1=Water
  +
|img=Ash Misty Psyduck.png
  +
|epnum=EP027
  +
|epname=Hypno's Naptime
  +
|vaen=Michael Haigney
  +
|vajp=Rikako Aikawa
  +
|desc=Ash borrowed {{p|Psyduck}} from {{an|Misty}} for the [[Fire and Rescue Grand Prix]] in ''[[EP147|The Fire-ing Squad!]]''. However, he did not win the contest and returned Psyduck to her around the end of the episode.}}
  +
  +
{{TrainerPoké
  +
|pkmn=Seaking
  +
|type1=Water
  +
|img=Ash Seaking.png
  +
|epnum=EP168
  +
|epname=Hook, Line, and Stinker
  +
|vaen=Eric Stuart
  +
|vajp=Katsuyuki Konishi
  +
|desc=Ash hooked a {{p|Seaking}} during a [[Seaking Catching Competition|Seaking fishing contest]]. It was released under contest rules.
  +
  +
None of Seaking's moves are known.}}
  +
  +
{{TrainerPoké
  +
|trainer=Keegan
  +
|nick=Arcky
  +
|type1=Fire
  +
|img=Ash Arcanine.png
  +
|epnum=EP190
  +
|epname=The Stolen Stones!
  +
|vajp=Shin'ichirō Miki
  +
|vaen=Shin'ichirō Miki
  +
|desc=When Ash and [[Keegan]] were separated from Misty, Brock and [[Ramona]], Keegan hurt his arm, so Ash took his place by riding Arcky.
  +
  +
Arcky's known moves are {{m|Take Down}}, {{m|Fire Spin}}, and {{m|Extreme Speed}}.}}
  +
  +
{{TrainerPoké
  +
|trainer=Officer Jenny
  +
|pkmn=Pidgeot
  +
|type1=Normal
  +
|type2=Flying
  +
|img=Officer Jenny Pidgeot.png
  +
|epnum=EP274
  +
|epname=Hoenn Alone!
  +
|desc=Ash flew on [[Officer Jenny]]'s {{p|Pidgeot}} in order to catch up with a boat that was leaving to [[Littleroot Town]].
  +
  +
None of Pidgeot's moves are known.}}
  +
  +
{{TrainerPoké
  +
|pkmn=Flygon
  +
|type1=Ground
  +
|type2=Dragon
  +
|img=Forina Flygon anime.png
  +
|epnum=M06
  +
|epname=Jirachi: Wish Maker
  +
|desc=Ash commanded Flygon and rode it throughout the sky while protecting {{OBP|Jirachi|M06}} from {{OBP|Groudon|M06}}.
  +
  +
Flygon's only known move is {{m|Hyper Beam}}.}}
  +
  +
{{TrainerPoké
  +
|main=yes
  +
|trainer=Brock
  +
|pkmn=Lombre
  +
|type1=Water
  +
|type2=Grass
  +
|img=Ash Lombre.png
  +
|epnum=AG012
  +
|epname=The Lotad Lowdown
  +
|vajp=Miyako Itō
  +
|vaen=Dan Green
  +
|desc=Ash commanded Brock's Lombre during the battle with {{TRT}} since Brock stayed behind in a stadium to perform with {{AP|Corphish}} while Ash and the others went after Team Rocket after they took Lombre instead of {{p|Mawile}}.}}
  +
  +
{{TrainerPoké
  +
|trainer=Master Hamm
  +
|pkmn=Hitmonlee
  +
|gender=male
  +
|type1=Fighting
  +
|img=Ash Hitmonlee.png
  +
|epnum=AG145
  +
|epname=Pasta La Vista!
  +
|vajp=Unshō Ishizuka
  +
|vaen=Michael Haigney
  +
|desc=Ash borrowed {{p|Hitmonlee}} from [[Master Hamm]] to battle May with {{p|Hitmonchan}} after Master Hamm injured himself inadvertently.
  +
  +
Hitmonlee's known moves are {{m|Rolling Kick}}, {{m|Hi Jump Kick}}, {{m|Jump Kick}}, and {{m|Focus Punch}}.}}
  +
  +
{{TrainerPoké
  +
|main=yes
  +
|trainer=Dawn
  +
|pkmn=Piplup
  +
|gender=male
  +
|type1=Water
  +
|img=Ash Piplup.png
  +
|epnum=DP001
  +
|epname=Following A Maiden's Voyage!
  +
|vajp=Etsuko Kozakura
  +
|vaen=Michele Knotz
  +
|desc=Ash was the first to find Piplup in ''[[DP046|A Maze-ing Race!]]'', when everyone was separated by {{p|Graveler}}'s and {{p|Golem}}'s {{m|Rollout}}. Piplup was commanded to use {{m|Bubble Beam}} to take care of various problems that happened in the maze.
  +
  +
Piplup went with Ash in ''[[BW087|Expedition to Onix Island!]]'' after getting separated from his Trainer on the island of {{p|Onix}}. Ash commanded Piplup to use Bubble Beam to fight a trio of them.}}
  +
  +
{{TrainerPoké
  +
|main=yes
  +
|trainer=Brock
  +
|pkmn=Sudowoodo
  +
|gender=male
  +
|type1=Rock
  +
|img=Ash Sudowoodo.png
  +
|epnum=AG156
  +
|epname=From Cradle to Save
  +
|vajp=Daisuke Sakaguchi
  +
|vaen=Bill Rogers
  +
|desc=Ash encountered Brock's Sudowoodo when the group was separated by Graveler and Golem. After stopping a fight, Ash went with Sudowoodo to get out of the maze and find Dawn and Brock. When they were found, Ash had Sudowoodo {{m|Mimic}} Pachirisu's {{m|Discharge}} to break a hole in the maze wall after finding them from the other side.}}
  +
  +
{{TrainerPoké
  +
|main=yes
  +
|trainer=Dawn
  +
|pkmn=Pachirisu
  +
|type1=Electric
  +
|img=Ash Pachirisu.png
  +
|epnum=DP019
  +
|epname=Twice Smitten, Once Shy
  +
|vajp=Chinami Nishimura
  +
|vaen=Chinami Nishimura
  +
|desc=Ash encountered Dawn's Pachirisu along with Piplup, Buizel and Sudowoodo when the group was separated by Graveler and Golem. It mostly worked with Sudowoodo's {{m|Mimic}} when it used {{m|Discharge}}.}}
  +
  +
{{TrainerPoké
  +
|trainer=The Pokémon Summer Academy
  +
|pkmn=Raichu
  +
|type1=Electric
  +
|img=Ash Raichu.png
  +
|epnum=DP088
  +
|epname=Camping It Up!
  +
|desc=During the first day of the summer school academy, Ash was given a {{p|Raichu}} to train. It was called to battle [[Angie]]'s {{p|Monferno}} and was able to put up a great fight. It had a very timid personality, digging into the ground when Ash first talked to it.
  +
  +
Raichu's known moves are {{m|Dig}}, {{m|Thunderbolt}}, {{m|Focus Punch}}, and {{m|Double Team}}.}}
  +
  +
{{TrainerPoké
  +
|trainer=The Pokémon Summer Academy
  +
|pkmn=Spoink
  +
|type1=Psychic
  +
|img=Ash Spoink.png
  +
|epnum=DP091
  +
|epname=One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!
  +
|vajp=Chie Satō
  +
|vaen=Kayzie Rogers
  +
|desc=Ash was given a {{p|Spoink}} in the first leg of the [[Pokémon Triathlon]]. He returned it after he was finished with the first part of the race.
  +
  +
None of Spoink's moves are known.}}
  +
  +
{{TrainerPoké
  +
|trainer=The Pokémon Summer Academy
  +
|pkmn=Mantyke
  +
|type1=Water
  +
|type2=Flying
  +
|img=Ash Mantyke.png
  +
|epnum=DP091
  +
|epname=One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!
  +
|desc=Ash was given a {{p|Mantyke}} for the second leg of the [[Pokémon Triathlon]] to ride across the lake. It was returned after the event was finished.
  +
  +
None of Mantyke's moves are known.}}
  +
  +
{{TrainerPoké
  +
|trainer=Ash
  +
|pkmn=Luxio
  +
|type1=Electric
  +
|gender=male
  +
|img=Ash Luxio.png
  +
|cap=A wild Luxio
  +
|epnum=DP109
  +
|epname=Leading a Stray!
  +
|vajp=
  +
|vaen=
  +
|desc=Ash temporarily helped a {{p|Luxio}} save a lost {{p|Wailmer}} from getting lost in the sewers.
  +
  +
Luxio's known moves are {{m|Discharge}} and {{m|Iron Tail}}.}}
  +
  +
{{TrainerPoké
  +
|trainer=Ash
  +
|pkmn=Cottonee
  +
|type1=Grass
  +
|gender=male
  +
|img=Cottonee anime.png
  +
|cap=A wild Cottonee
  +
|epnum=BW029
  +
|epname=Cottonee in Love!
  +
|vajp=Naomi Shindō
  +
|vaen=Michele Knotz
  +
|desc=Ash temporarily commanded a wild {{p|Cottonee}} in order to help him win over a love interest. With Ash's assistance, he was able to learn to dodge attacks and aim his own attacks better.
  +
  +
Cottonee's known moves are {{m|Cotton Spore}}, {{m|Cotton Guard}}, {{m|Razor Leaf}}, and {{m|Energy Ball}}.}}
  +
  +
{{TrainerPoké
  +
|trainer=Ash
  +
|pkmn=Cobalion
  +
|type1=Steel
  +
|type2=Fighting
  +
|img=Ash Cobalion.png
  +
|cap=A wild Cobalion
  +
|epnum=M15
  +
|epname=Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice
  +
|vajp=Kōichi Yamadera
  +
|vaen=H.D. Quinn
  +
|desc={{main|Swords of Justice (M15)}}
  +
  +
After {{OBP|Keldeo|M15}}'s battle against {{OBP|Kyurem|M15}}, Ash temporarily rode on {{p|Cobalion}} when the [[Full Court]] was collapsing.}}
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  +
{{TrainerPoké
  +
|trainer=Ash
  +
|pkmn=Butterfree
  +
|stage1=Caterpie
  +
|stage2=Metapod
  +
|type1=Bug
  +
|type2=Flying
  +
|img=Ash {{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: H}} mod 3}}|0|1=Caterpie|2=Metapod}} BW130.png
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|cap=A wild {{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: H}} mod 3}}|0|1=Caterpie|2=Metapod}}
  +
|img2=Ash Butterfree BW130.png
  +
|cap2=A wild Butterfree
  +
|epnum=BW130
  +
|epname=Butterfree and Me!
  +
|vajp=Rikako Aikawa
  +
|vaen=Rikako Aikawa
  +
|vaennote=as Caterpie and Butterfree
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|desc=This {{p|Butterfree}} was found on [[Wayfarer Island]] as a {{p|Caterpie}}, where its lazy tendencies caused it to not evolve and be left behind by its swarm. To help it, Ash temporarily trained the wild Caterpie in order to help it evolve all the way to Butterfree so it wouldn't be left behind. Caterpie evolved into {{p|Metapod}} after it and Pikachu fended off a wild {{p|Ursaring}}. To save Pikachu from Team Rocket, it evolved into a Butterfree and teamed up with Pikachu to blast the trio away. Afterward, it shared a tearful goodbye with Ash as it returned to its swarm.
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  +
Butterfree's known moves are {{m|String Shot}}, {{m|Tackle}}, {{m|Confusion}}, and {{m|Psybeam}}.}}
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{{TrainerPoké
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|trainer=Ash
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|pkmn=Rhyhorn
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|type1=Ground
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|type2=Rock
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|img=Ash Rhyhorn.png
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|cap=A borrowed Rhyhorn from Odyssey Village
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|epnum=XY007
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|epname=Giving Chase at the Rhyhorn Race!
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|vajp=
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|vaen=
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|desc=Ash temporarily commanded a borrowed {{p|Rhyhorn}}, in order to participate at the Rhyhorn race held at [[Odyssey Village]]. In the beginning, it was difficult for Ash to handle Rhyhorn, but the two gradually learned to work together.
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  +
None of Rhyhorn's moves are known.}}
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{{TrainerPoké
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|trainer=Ash
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|pkmn=Vivillon
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|stage1=Scatterbug
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|stage2=Spewpa
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|type1=Bug
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|type2=Flying
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|img={{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: H}} mod 3}}|0|1=Scatterbug|2=Spewpa}} anime.png
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|cap=A wild {{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: H}} mod 3}}|0|1=Scatterbug|2=Spewpa}}
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|img2=Elegant Vivillon anime.png
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|cap2=A wild Vivillon
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|epnum=XY012
  +
|epname=To Catch a Pokémon Smuggler!
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|vajp=Rikako Aikawa
  +
|vajpnote=as Scatterbug and Spewpa
  +
|vaen=Eileen Stevens
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|desc=This {{p|Scatterbug}} was stolen by [[Dolan]] and locked in a cage. The cage fell off the truck while Dolan was on the run from [[Officer Jenny]], whereupon Ash and {{ashfr}} found Scatterbug and prevented it from being recaptured by Dolan. It evolved into a {{p|Spewpa}} later on and when it had a battle with Dolan's {{p|Diggersby}}, it evolved into a {{p|Vivillon}} with an Elegant Pattern. Vivillon was then able to defeat Dolan and Diggersby.
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  +
Vivillon's known moves are {{m|Tackle}}, {{m|Protect}}, {{m|String Shot}}, {{m|Safeguard}}, and {{m|Stun Spore}}.}}
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{{TrainerPoké
  +
|trainer=Baa de Mer Ranch
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|pkmn=Skiddo
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|type1=Grass
  +
|img=Ash Skiddo.png
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|epnum=XY053
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|epname=A Race for Home!
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|vajp=
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|vaen=Kayzie Rogers
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|desc=Ash was riding a {{p|Skiddo}}, when he took part in {{kal|Grace}}'s racing training. Later, he used it to chase after {{TRT}}.
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  +
None of Skiddo's moves are known.}}
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{{TrainerPoké
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|trainer=Ash
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|pkmn=Florges
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|type1=Fairy
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|img=Ash Florges.png
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|cap=A wild Florges
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|gender=female
  +
|epnum=XY069
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|epname=Defending the Homeland!
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|vajp=Megumi Hayashibara
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|vajpnote=<small>[[XY069]]-[[XY070]]</small>
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|vajp2=Hitomi Nabatame
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|vajp2note=<small>[[XY123]]</small>
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|vaen=List of English voice actors{{!}}Aurora Bea
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|desc={{main|Florges (anime)}}
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  +
This Florges is the leader of a Bug-type and Poison-type Pokémon army, and was responsible for the invasion of {{AP|Goodra}}'s homeland, due to her wanting the spring water for her {{p|Floette}}, as the water had healing properties. She battled Goodra, but lost after Goodra learned {{m|Ice Beam}}. She then cooperated with Team Rocket to kidnap Pikachu, Dedenne and a {{DL|Recurring wild Pokémon in the anime|Wooper}}, believing the lie that Team Rocket would help heal Floette. However, after Team Rocket betrayed Florges and stole all the water from the wetlands, along with the three kidnapped Pokémon, Florges and her army switched allegiances and worked with Ash and Goodra to set them free. She then worked with Goodra to restore the wetland, using {{m|Grassy Terrain}} in conjunction with Goodra's {{m|Rain Dance}} to restore all of the water and vegetation.}}
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{{TrainerPoké
  +
|main=yes
  +
|trainer=Serena
  +
|pkmn=Pancham
  +
|gender=male
  +
|type1=Fighting
  +
|img=Ash Pancham.png
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|epnum=XY047
  +
|epname=Dreaming a Performer's Dream!
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|vajp=Noriko Shitaya
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|vajpnote=<small>[[XY047]]-[[XY109]], [[XY124]]-present</small>
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|vajp2=Yuka Terasaki
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|vajp2note=<small>[[XY114]]</small>
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|vaen=Erica Schroeder
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|desc=After a group of {{p|Pangoro}} caused Ash, {{ashfr|his friends}}, their Pokémon, and {{TRT}} to scatter, Ash found himself alone with Serena's Pancham. The two set out to find {{AP|Fletchinder}}, who was bound to be looking for them. After reuniting with Fletchinder, {{AP|Hawlucha}}, and {{TP|Clemont|Luxray}}, Ash and the four Pokémon soon found {{an|Serena}}, {{TP|Clemont|Chespin}}, and {{AP|Frogadier}}, reuniting Pancham with its Trainer.}}
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{{TrainerPoké
  +
|main=yes
  +
|trainer=Clemont
  +
|pkmn=Luxray
  +
|gender=male
  +
|type1=Electric
  +
|img=Ash Luxray.png
  +
|epnum=XY048
  +
|epname=A Campus Reunion!
  +
|vajp=Kensuke Satō
  +
|vaen=Billy Bob Thompson
  +
|desc=After a group of {{p|Pangoro}} caused Ash, {{ashfr}}, their Pokémon, and {{TRT}} to scatter, Luxray found himself with {{AP|Hawlucha}} and {{AP|Fletchinder}}. Luxray and Hawlucha followed Fletchinder, who eventually found Ash and {{TP|Serena|Pancham}}. Ash and the four Pokémon soon found {{an|Serena}}, who was with {{TP|Clemont|Chespin}}, and {{AP|Frogadier}}, and later, {{an|Clemont}}, {{AP|Pikachu}}, {{TP|Serena|Braixen}}, and {{TP|Clemont|Bunnelby}}, reuniting Luxray with his Trainer.}}
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{{TrainerPoké
  +
|trainer=Hoopa
  +
|pkmn=Latios ↔ Mega Latios
  +
|gender=male
  +
|type1=Dragon
  +
|type2=Psychic
  +
|img=Hoopa Latios.png
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|cap=Hoopa's Latios
  +
|img2=Hoopa Mega Latios.png
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|cap2=Hoopa's Mega Latios
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|epnum=M18
  +
|epname=Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
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|vajp=
  +
|vaen=Michele Knotz
  +
|desc=When Ash was involved in a battle against the shadow {{DL|List of Pokémon with form differences|Hoopa|Hoopa Unbound}}, he commanded a {{p|Latios}} that {{an|Hoopa}} summoned. Latios was shown being able to [[Mega Evolution|Mega Evolve]].
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  +
Latios's known moves are {{m|Dragon Pulse}} and {{m|Psychic}}.}}
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  +
{{TrainerPoké
  +
|trainer=Hoopa
  +
|pkmn=Latias ↔ Mega Latias
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|gender=female
  +
|type1=Dragon
  +
|type2=Psychic
  +
|img=Hoopa Latias.png
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|cap=Hoopa's Latias
  +
|img2=Hoopa Mega Latias.png
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|cap2=Hoopa's Mega Latias
  +
|epnum=M18
  +
|epname=Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
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|vajp=
  +
|vaen=Michele Knotz
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|desc=When Ash was involved in a battle against the shadow Hoopa Unbound, he commanded a {{p|Latias}} that Hoopa summoned. Latias was shown being able to [[Mega Evolution|Mega Evolve]].
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  +
Latias's known moves are {{m|Dragon Pulse}} and {{m|Psychic}}.}}
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  +
{{TrainerPoké
  +
|trainer=Hoopa
  +
|pkmn=Rayquaza ↔ Mega Rayquaza {{shinystar}}
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|type1=Dragon
  +
|type2=Flying
  +
|img=Hoopa Rayquaza.png
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|cap=Hoopa's Rayquaza
  +
|img2=Hoopa Mega Rayquaza.png
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|cap2=Hoopa's Mega Rayquaza
  +
|epnum=M18
  +
|epname=Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
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|vajp=Kiyotaka Furushima
  +
|vaen=Kiyotaka Furushima
  +
|desc=When Ash was involved in a battle against the shadow Hoopa Unbound, he commanded a {{Shiny}} {{p|Rayquaza}} that Hoopa summoned. Rayquaza is capable of [[Mega Evolution|Mega Evolving]].
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  +
Rayquaza's known moves are {{m|Hyper Beam}}, {{m|Dragon Ascent}}, {{m|Dragon Pulse}}, and {{m|Twister}}.}}
  +
  +
{{TrainerPoké
  +
|trainer=Ash
  +
|pkmn=Mamoswine
  +
|type1=Ice
  +
|type2=Ground
  +
|img=Ash Serena Mamoswine.png
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|cap=A rented Mamoswine
  +
|epnum=XY083
  +
|epname=Over the Mountain of Snow!
  +
|vajp=Kensuke Satō
  +
|vaen=Marc Thompson
  +
|desc=Ash temporarily rode on a {{p|Mamoswine}}, along with Serena, to cross the snowy mountains and through the [[Frost Cavern]].
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  +
None of Mamoswine's moves are known.}}
  +
  +
{{TrainerPoké
  +
|trainer=Ash
  +
|pkmn=Litleo
  +
|type1=Fire
  +
|type2=Normal
  +
|img=Ash Litleo.png
  +
|cap=A wild Litleo
  +
|epnum=XY097
  +
|epname=A Fiery Rite of Passage!
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|vajp=Yuka Terasaki
  +
|vaen=Michael Liscio Jr.
  +
|desc=Ash first protected {{p|Litleo}} from {{p|Pyroar}}'s Flamethrower and later on help Litleo become independent and return to its pride.
  +
  +
Litleo was confirmed to be male in the dub only.
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  +
Litleo's only known move is {{m|Flamethrower}}.}}
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  +
{{TrainerPoké
  +
|trainer=Sophocles
  +
|pkmn=Charjabug
  +
|main=yes
  +
|type1=Bug
  +
|type2=Electric
  +
|img=Ash and Charjabug.png
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|cap=Sophocles's Charjabug
  +
|epnum=SM026
  +
|epname=So Long, Sophocles!
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|vajp=Unshō Ishizuka
  +
|vaen=Rebecca Becker
  +
|desc=Ash captured this {{p|Charjabug}} in a cage, which he then gave to Sophocles, in order for him to catch it, which he did.
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  +
Ash [[SM041|later]] commanded Sophocles's Charjabug during the [[Charjabug race]].}}
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  +
{{TrainerPoké
  +
|trainer=Lillie
  +
|pkmn=Snowy
  +
|type1=Ice
  +
|main=Snowy
  +
|img=Ash and Snowy.png
  +
|cap=Ash with Snowy
  +
|epnum=SM013
  +
|epname=Racing to a Big Event!
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|vajp=Reina Ueda
  +
|vaen=Emily Jenness
  +
|desc=In ''[[SM030|The Ol' Raise and Switch!]]'', {{an|Professor Kukui}} tasked everyone with switching their partner Pokémon with somebody else and Ash was given {{p|Vulpix|Snowy}}. At first, Snowy didn't warm up to Ash. However, with help and encouragement from {{AP|Litten}}, Snowy soon warmed to him and was used in a battle against {{AP|Pikachu}}, who was under {{an|Lillie}}'s command.}}
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  +
{{TrainerPoké
  +
|trainer=Ash
  +
|main=Ultra Beasts (anime)#Buzzwole
  +
|pkmn=Buzzwole
  +
|type1=Bug
  +
|type2=Fighting
  +
|img=Buzzwole anime.png
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|cap=Buzzwole
  +
|epnum=SM061
  +
|epname=A Mission of Ultra Urgency!
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|vaen=Billy Bob Thompson
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|desc={{p|Buzzwole}} entered [[Alola]] through an [[Ultra Wormhole]] at [[Melemele Meadow]], prompting the [[Ultra Guardians]] to embark on their first mission. They chased the Swollen Pokémon to [[Mahalo Trail]], where it was eventually caught by Ash. It was then brought back to Melemele Meadow, allowing it to return back home through a new wormhole opened by [[Professor Burnet]].}}
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  +
{{TrainerPoké
  +
|trainer=Ash
  +
|main=Ultra Beasts (anime)#Stakataka
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|pkmn=Stakataka
  +
|type1=Rock
  +
|type2=Steel
  +
|img=Stakataka anime.png
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|cap=Stakataka
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|epnum=SM085
  +
|epname=The Long Vault Home!
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|vaen=Daniel J. Edwards
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|desc={{p|Stakataka}} entered Alola through an Ultra Wormhole at the [[Pokémon School]]. The initial attempts by the Ultra Guardians to catch it failed due to it managing to avoid all of their Beast Balls, and during the following night, it moved to a construction site owned by [[Viren]], where it was mistaken for a pedestal for a statue of Viren. Once the statue was placed on top of it, Stakataka became angry and started rampaging around until Ash removed the statue. Stakataka then let itself be caught by Ash upon learning that he was doing it only to make sure it would get back home. Later, back at the Pokémon School, Stakataka was safely returned to its home dimension through an Ultra Wormhole.}}
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{{TrainerPoké
  +
|trainer=Ash
  +
|main=Ultra Beasts (anime)#Pheromosa
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|pkmn=Pheromosa
  +
|type1=Bug
  +
|type2=Fighting
  +
|img=Pheromosa anime.png
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|cap=Pheromosa
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|epnum=SM114
  +
|epname=Beauty is Only Crystal Deep!
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|vaen=
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|desc={{p|Pheromosa}} entered [[Alola]] through an Ultra Wormhole and began attacking Trainers who possessed [[Z-Crystal]]s, stealing the Z-Crystals afterwards. {{MTR}} fell in love with Pheromosa and thwarted several attempts by the Ultra Guardians to catch it. Pheromosa was eventually defeated by {{an|Bewear}}, allowing Pheromosa to be caught and returned home.}}
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===Achievements===
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[[File:Ash Kanto Badges.png|thumb|200px|Ash's Kanto Badges]]
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[[File:Ash Orange League Badges.png|thumb|200px|Ash's Orange Archipelago Badges]]
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====Badges obtained====
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=====Kanto Badges=====
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This listing is of the [[Badge]]s Ash has obtained in the [[Kanto]] [[region]]:
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* {{Badge|Boulder}} (''[[EP005|Showdown in Pewter City]]'')
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* {{Badge|Cascade}} (''[[EP007|The Water Flowers of Cerulean City]]'')
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* {{Badge|Thunder}} (''[[EP014|Electric Shock Showdown]]'')
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* {{Badge|Marsh}} (''[[EP024|Haunter versus Kadabra]]'')
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* {{Badge|Rainbow}} (''[[EP026|Pokémon Scent-sation!]]'')
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* {{Badge|Soul}} (''[[EP032|The Ninja Poké-Showdown]]'')
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* {{Badge|Volcano}} (''[[EP059|Volcanic Panic]]'')
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* {{Badge|Earth}} (''[[EP063|The Battle of the Badge]]'')
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  +
=====Orange Archipelago Badges=====
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This listing is of the [[Badge]]s Ash has obtained in the [[Orange Archipelago]]:
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* {{Badge|Coral-Eye}} (''[[EP085|Fit to be Tide]]'')
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* {{Badge|Sea Ruby}} (''[[EP093|Navel Maneuvers]]'')
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* {{Badge|Spike Shell}} (''[[EP103|Misty Meets Her Match]]'')
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* {{Badge|Jade Star}} (''[[EP108|Pokémon Double Trouble]]'')
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  +
=====Johto Badges=====
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[[File:Ash Johto Badges.png|thumb|200px|Ash's Johto Badges]]
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This listing is of the [[Badge]]s Ash has obtained in the [[Johto]] [[region]]:
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* {{Badge|Zephyr}} (''[[EP131|Fighting Flyer with Fire]]'')
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* {{Badge|Hive}} (''[[EP144|Gettin' The Bugs Out]]'')
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* {{Badge|Plain}} (''[[EP159|A Dairy Tale Ending]]'')
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* {{Badge|Fog}} (''[[EP182|From Ghost to Ghost]]'')
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* {{Badge|Storm}} (''[[EP209|Machoke, Machoke Man!]]'')
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* {{Badge|Mineral}} (''[[EP224|Nerves of Steelix!]]'')
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* {{Badge|Glacier}} (''[[EP238|Nice Pryce, Baby!]]'')
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* {{Badge|Rising}} (''[[EP254|Better Eight Than Never]]'')
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  +
=====Hoenn Badges=====
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[[File:Ash Hoenn Badges.png|thumb|200px|Ash's Hoenn Badges]]
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This listing is of the [[Badge]]s Ash has obtained in the [[Hoenn]] [[region]]:
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* {{Badge|Stone}} (''[[AG016|The Winner By a Nosepass!]]'')
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* {{Badge|Knuckle}} (''[[AG031|Just One of the Geysers]]'')
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* {{Badge|Dynamo}} (''[[AG040|Watt's with Wattson?]]'')
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* {{Badge|Heat}} (''[[AG056|Going, Going, Yawn!]]'')
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* {{Badge|Balance}} (''[[AG070|Balance of Power]]'')
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* {{Badge|Feather}} (''[[AG085|Sky High Gym Battle!]]'')
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* {{Badge|Mind}} (''[[AG100|Solid as a Solrock]]'')
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* {{Badge|Rain}} (''[[AG111|Eight Ain't Enough!]]'')
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  +
=====Frontier Symbols=====
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[[File:Ash Symbols.png|thumb|200px|Ash's Frontier Symbols]]
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This listing is of the [[Symbol]]s Ash has obtained in the {{gdis|Battle Frontier|III}}:
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* [[Factory Head Noland|Knowledge Symbol]] (''[[AG136|The Symbol Life]]'')
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* [[Arena Tycoon Greta|Guts Symbol]] (''[[AG149|Wheel... of Frontier!]]'')
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* [[Dome Ace Tucker|Tactics Symbol]] (''[[AG153|Tactics Theatrics!!]]'')
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* [[Pike Queen Lucy|Luck Symbol]] (''[[AG158|Queen of the Serpentine!]]'')
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* [[Palace Maven Spenser|Spirits Symbol]] (''[[AG164|Ka Boom with a View!]]'')
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* [[Salon Maiden Anabel|Ability Symbol]] (''[[AG170|Second Time's the Charm!]]'')
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* [[Pyramid King Brandon|Brave Symbol]] (''[[AG190|Pace - The Final Frontier!]]'')
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=====Sinnoh Badges=====
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[[File:Ash Sinnoh Badges.png|thumb|220px|Ash's Sinnoh Badges]]
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This listing is of the [[Badge]]s Ash has obtained in the [[Sinnoh]] [[region]]:
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* {{Badge|Coal}} (''[[DP018|O'er the Rampardos we Watched!]]'')
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* {{Badge|Forest}} (''[[DP037|The Grass Menagerie!]]'')
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* {{Badge|Cobble}} (''[[DP068|A Triple Fighting Chance!]]'')
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* {{Badge|Fen}} (''[[DP083|A Crasher Course in Power!]]'')
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* {{Badge|Relic}} (''[[DP102|Shield with a Twist!]]'')
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* {{Badge|Mine}} (''[[DP108|Dealing With Defensive Types!]]'')
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* {{Badge|Icicle}} (''[[DP127|Sliding Into Seventh!]]'')
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* {{Badge|Beacon}} (''[[DP179|The Eighth Wonder of the Sinnoh World!]]'')
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=====Unova Badges=====
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[[File:Ash Unova Badges.png|thumb|220px|Ash's Unova Badges]]
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This listing is of the [[Badge]]s Ash has obtained in the [[Unova]] [[region]]:
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* {{Badge|Trio}} (''[[BW006|Dreams by the Yard Full!]]'')
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* {{Badge|Basic}} (''[[BW016|Rematch at the Nacrene Gym!]]'')
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* {{Badge|Insect}} (''[[BW023|Battling For The Love of Bug-Types!]]'')
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* {{Badge|Bolt}} (''[[BW050|Dazzling the Nimbasa Gym!]]'')
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* {{Badge|Quake}} (''[[BW061|Battling the King of the Mines!]]'')
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* {{Badge|Jet}} (''[[BW068|An Amazing Aerial Battle!]]'')
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* {{Badge|Freeze}} (''[[BW079|Caution: Icy Battle Conditions!]]'')
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* {{Badge|Toxic}} (''[[BW084|Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 2]]'')
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=====Kalos Badges=====
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[[File:Ash Kalos Badges.png|thumb|220px|Ash's Kalos Badges]]
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This listing is of the [[Badge]]s Ash has obtained in the [[Kalos]] [[region]]:
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* {{Badge|Bug}} (''[[XY006|Battling on Thin Ice!]]'')
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* {{Badge|Cliff}} (''[[XY025|Climbing the Walls!]]'')
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* {{Badge|Rumble}} (''[[XY044|Showdown at the Shalour Gym!]]'')
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* {{Badge|Plant}} (''[[XY058|The Green, Green Grass Types of Home!]]'')
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* {{Badge|Voltage}} (''[[XY067|The Moment of Lumiose Truth!]]'')
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* {{Badge|Fairy}} (''[[XY074|Fairy-Type Trickery!]]'')
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* {{Badge|Psychic}} (''[[XY093|All Eyes on the Future!]]'')
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* {{Badge|Iceberg}} (''[[XY122|A Real Icebreaker!]]'')
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====Alola trials====
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[[File:Ash {{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 6}}|0=Normalium|1=Electrium|2=Grassium‎|3=Rockium|4=Lycanium|5=Steelium}} Z.png|thumb|220px|One of Ash's Z-Crystals]]
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This listing is of the {{DL|Island challenge|trials}} Ash has cleared in the [[Alola]] [[region]]:
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* [[Verdant Cavern]] trial (''[[SM009|To Top a Totem!]]''; received the [[Normalium Z]])
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* [[Melemele Island]] grand trial (''[[SM010|Trial and Tribulation!]]''; received the [[Electrium Z]])
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* [[Lush Jungle]] trial (''[[SM035|Currying Favor and Flavor!]]''; received the [[Grassium Z]])
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* [[Akala Island]] grand trial (''[[SM036|Trials and Determinations!]]''; received the [[Rockium Z]])
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* [[Thrifty Megamart (Abandoned Site)|Thrifty Megamart]] trial (''[[SM076|A Battle Hand-Off!]]'')
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* [[Ula'ula Island]] grand trial (''[[SM077|Guiding an Awakening!]]''; received the [[Lycanium Z]])
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* [[Poni Island]] grand trial (''[[SM109|A Grand Debut!]]''; received the [[Steelium Z]])
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<!--A note to future editors: Follow the form below when Ash and the others enter a new region/league, so that there is no unnecessary typing.
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If we know the eight regional Badges beforehand, please wait until Ash is actually confirmed to get each one. This is because Ash could get the Badges in a different order, or unanticipated Badges, like what happened in Sinnoh and Unova.-->
   
===Pokémon Competitions===
 
 
====Pokémon League ranking====
 
====Pokémon League ranking====
Ash placed in the [[Pokémon League]] [[Pokémon League Conference|competitions]] listed below.
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[[File:Ash winning.png|thumb|250px|Ash with the Manalo Championship Trophy]]
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Ash has competed in the following [[Pokémon League Conference]]s:
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* [[Indigo Plateau Conference]] - Top 16 (''[[EP079|Friend and Foe Alike]]'')
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* [[Silver Conference]] - Top 8 (''[[EP272|Johto Photo Finish]]'')
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* [[Ever Grande Conference]] - Top 8 (''[[AG131|At the End of the Fray]]'')
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* [[Lily of the Valley Conference]] - Top 4 (''[[DP189|The Semi-Final Frontier!]]'')
  +
* [[Vertress Conference]] - Top 8 (''[[BW108|A Unova League Evolution!]]'')
  +
* [[Lumiose Conference]] - Runner-Up (''[[XY131|Down to the Fiery Finish!]]'')
  +
* [[Manalo Conference]] - Winner ([[SM139]])
   
{|class="expandable"
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[[File:Orange League Cup.png|thumb|220px|Ash's [[Winner's Trophy]]]]
|-
 
!align="left"|List of competitions (heavy spoiler)
 
|-
 
|
 
* [[Indigo Conference]] (Top 16)
 
* [[Silver Conference]] (Top 8)
 
* [[Ever Grande Conference]] (Top 8)
 
* [[Suzuran Conference]] <!--{Top 4}-->
 
|}
 
   
====Pokémon Championship battles====
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====Championship matches====
 
Ash challenged the following Pokémon championships as well:
 
Ash challenged the following Pokémon championships as well:
  +
* [[Orange League]] - {{pkmn|Champion}} (''[[EP112|Enter The Dragonite]]'')
   
{|class="expandable"
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====Pokémon competitions====
|-
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Ash has also participated in the following {{cat|Pokémon competitions}}:
!align="left"|List of battles (heavy spoiler)
 
|-
 
|
 
[[Image:Orangecup.PNG|thumb|left|100px|Ash's Orange League trophy.]]
 
* [[Orange League]] (Champion)
 
* [[Battle Frontier (Generation III)|Kanto Battle Frontier]] (Champion)
 
|}
 
 
====Miscellaneous Competitions====
 
Ash has also participated in the following competitions:
 
   
{|class="expandable"
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* [[P1 Grand Prix]] - Winner (''[[EP029|The Punchy Pokémon]]'')
|-
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* [[Big P Pokémon Race]] - Winner (substitute for [[Lara Laramie|Lara]]; ''[[EP033|The Flame Pokémon-athon!]]'')
!align="left"|List of competitions (heavy spoiler)
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* [[Pokémon Swap Meet]] Tauros Battling Competition - Winner (''[[EP146|Tricks of the Trade]]'')
|-
+
* [[Fire and Rescue Grand Prix]] - N/A (''[[EP147|The Fire-ing Squad!]]'')
|
+
* [[Bug-Catching Contest]] - Winner (''[[EP161|The Bug Stops Here]]'')
* [[Alto Mare]] Canal Race (DNF)
+
* [[Seaking Catching Competition]] - N/A (''[[EP168|Hook, Line, and Stinker]]'')
* [[Bug-Catching Contest]] (Champion)
+
* [[Grass Tournament]] - Runner-Up (''[[EP178|The Grass Route]]'')
* [[Extreme Pokémon Race|Extreme Pokémon]] (Champion)
+
* [[Sumo Conference]] - Winner (''[[EP194|Ring Masters]]'')
* [[Fire and Rescue Grand Prix]]
+
* [[Pokémon Balloon Race]] - Winner (with {{an|Misty}} and {{an|Brock}}; tied with [[Skyler]] and [[Tenma]]; ''[[EP202|The Big Balloon Blow-Up]]'')
* [[Grass Tournament]] (Runner-up)
+
* [[Whirl Cup]] - Top 32 (''[[EP217|The Perfect Match!]]'')
* [[Hearthome City Tag Battle Competition]] (Champion - with [[Paul]])
+
* [[Extreme Pokémon Race]] - Winner (''[[EP228|Extreme Pokémon!]]'')
* [[Hearthome Collection]] (Runner-up) (Unique Award)
+
* [[Tour de Alto Mare]] - DNF (''[[M05|Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias]]'')
* [[P1 Grand Prix]] (Champion)
 
* [[Pokéathlon]] (Runner-up)
 
* [[Pokémon Balloon Race]] (Champion)
 
* [[Pokémon Contests]]
 
** {{to|Terracotta}} Contest (Unofficial) (Winner - Tied with {{an|May}})
 
** {{ci|Jubilife}} Contest
 
** [[Wallace Cup]] (Top 8)
 
* [[Pokémon Cosplay|Pokémon Cosplay Contest]] (Runner-up)
 
* [[Pokémon Orienteering]]
 
* [[Pokémon Summer Academy]] Triathlon (Winner)
 
* [[Pokémon Swap Meet]] Tauros Battling Competition (Winner)
 
 
* [[PokéRinger]]
 
* [[PokéRinger]]
** [[Crossgate Town]] (Champion)
+
** [[Crossgate PokéRinger]] - Winner (''[[AG080|That's Just Swellow]]'')
** [[Squallville]] (Champion)
+
** [[Squallville PokéRinger]] - Winner (''[[DP118|Pursuing a Lofty Goal!]]'')
* [[Rota]] Tournament (Champion)
+
* [[Rota]] Tournament - Winner (''[[M08|Lucario and the Mystery of Mew]]'')
* [[Seaking Catching Day]]
+
* [[Pokémon Orienteering]] - N/A (''[[AG159|Off the Unbeaten Path]]'')
* [[Sumo Conference]] (Champion)
+
* [[Pokémon Contest]]
* [[Twinleaf Festival]] Battle Tournament (Winner)
+
** Unofficial {{to|Terracotta}} Contest - Winner (tied with {{an|May}}; ''[[AG192|Home is Where the Start Is!]]'')
* [[Whirl Cup]] (Top 16)
+
** {{ci|Jubilife}} Contest - Top 8 (''[[DP012|Arrival of a Rival!]]'')
|}
+
** [[Wallace Cup]] - Top 8 (''[[DP078|Pruning a Passel of Pals!]]'')
  +
* [[Pokémon Dress-Up Contest]] - Top 5 (''[[DP033|All Dressed Up With Somewhere To Go!]]'')
  +
* [[Hearthome City Tag Battle Competition]] - Winner (with [[Paul]]; ''[[DP052|Smells Like Team Spirit!]]'')
  +
* [[Hearthome Collection]] - Third (''[[DP086|Arriving in Style!]]'')
  +
* [[Pokémon Summer Academy]] - Winner ({{DL|Pokémon Summer Academy|Red Team}}; ''[[DP091|One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!]]'')
  +
* [[Pokémon Triathlon]] - Winner (''[[DP091|One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!]]'')
  +
* [[Pokémon Ping Pong Tournament]] - Top 32 (''[[DP124|To Thine Own Pokémon Be True!]]'')
  +
* [[Festival Battle Challenge]] - Winner (''[[DP141|Challenging a Towering Figure!]]'')
  +
* [[Pokéathlon]] - Runner-Up (''[[DP160|A Marathon Rivalry!]]'')
  +
* [[Eindoak Town|Eindoak Town's Harvest Festival battle tournament]] - Winner (''[[M14|Pokémon the Movie: White—Victini and Zekrom, Black—Victini and Reshiram]]'')
  +
* [[Club Battle]] - Runner-Up (''[[BW042|Club Battle Finale: A Hero's Outcome!]]'')
  +
* [[Wishing Bell Festival]] - Runner-up (''[[BW069|Climbing the Tower of Success!]]'')
  +
* [[Clubsplosion]] - Top 4 (''[[BW073|Commanding the Clubsplosion Crown!]]'')
  +
* [[Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup]] - Runner-Up (''[[BW092|Ash, Iris and Trip: Then There Were Three!]]'')
  +
* [[Marine Cup Tournament]] - Winner (''[[BW125|Cilan and the Case of the Purrloin Witness!]]'')
  +
* [[Scalchop King Competition]] - Disqualified (''[[BW126|Crowning the Scalchop King!]]'')
  +
* [[Pokémon Sumo Tournament]] - Winner (''[[BW134|The Journalist from Another Region!]]'')
  +
* [[Pokémon Summer Camp]] - Winner (with {{an|Serena}}, {{an|Clemont}}, and {{an|Bonnie}}; ''[[XY042|Battling Into the Hall of Fame!]]'')
  +
* [[Pokémon Sky Relay]] - Runner-Up (''[[XY077|A Relay in the Sky!]]'')
  +
* [[Pokémon Pancake Race]] - Runner-Up (tied with [[Nina]]; ''[[SM013|Racing to a Big Event!]]'')
  +
* [[Charjabug race|Charjabug race Koko Cup]] - Winner (with {{an|Sophocles}} and {{an|Kiawe}}; ''[[SM041|Mounting an Electrifying Charge!]]'')
  +
* [[Pokémon Sled Jump Games]] - Unknown (''[[SM060|Getting a Jump on the Competition!]]'')
  +
* [[Kantonian Gym]] - Winner (''[[SM118|Aiming for the Top Floor!]]'')
   
 
===Voice actors===
 
===Voice actors===
{{vatable|color={{electric color}}|bordercolor={{electric color light}}
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{{vatable|color={{X color light}}|bordercolor={{HP color light}}
|ja=松本梨香 [[Rica Matsumoto]]
+
|ja=松本梨香 ''[[Rica Matsumoto]]''
|en=[[Veronica Taylor]] ([[4Kids Entertainment|4Kids]] dub) <br> [[Sarah Natochenny]] ([[The Pokémon Company International|TPCI]] dub) <br> [[Kayzie Rogers]] (a/k/a Jamie Peacock; ''[[Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon]]'' only)
+
|en=[[Veronica Taylor]] ([[EP001]]-[[AG145]], [[M01]]-[[M08]], [[A Sneak Peek at Pokémon]], [[Mewtwo Returns]]) <br> [[Sarah Natochenny]] ([[AG146]]-present, [[M09]]-present, [[The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon]] redub) <br> [[Kayzie Rogers]] ([[The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon]] original dub)
|zh_cmn=賀世芳 ''Hè Shìfāng''<br>李明幸 ''Li Míngxìng''<br>汪世瑋 ''Wāng Shìwěi''
+
|zh_cmn=賀世芳 ''Hè Shìfāng'' ([[EP001]]-[[EP081]], [[EP117]]-[[EP259]])<br>李明幸 ''Li Míngxìng'' ([[EP082]]-[[EP116]])<br>汪世瑋 ''Wāng Shìwěi'' ([[EP260]]-present)
|hr=Saša Buneta<br>Marko Torjanac
+
|ar=بثينة شيا ''Buthaina Shia''
|cs=Radek Škvor
+
|ca=Marta Covas
  +
|cs=Radek Škvor ([[EP001]]-[[EP209]], [[DP001]]-[[XY049]], [[M01]]-[[M04]], [[M11]], [[M17]])<br>Jan Škvor ([[XY050]]-present, [[M18]]-[[M19]])<br>Štěpán Krtička ([[M06]]-[[M07]])
 
|da=Mathias Klenske
 
|da=Mathias Klenske
|nl=Christa Lips
+
|de=Caroline Combrinck ([[EP001]]-[[EP157]], [[DP105]]-[[XY140]])<br>Veronika Neugebauer ([[EP158]]-[[DP104]])<br>Felix Mayer ([[SM001]]-present)
  +
|es_eu=Adolfo Moreno<br> Rafael Alonso Naranjo Jr. ([[M03]], [[Mewtwo Returns]])
  +
|es_la=Gabriel Ramos ([[EP001]]-[[DP090]], [[DP105]]-[[DP157]], [[M01]]-[[M11]])<br>Irwin Daayán ([[DP091]]-[[DP104]])<br>Rommy Mendoza (young, [[DP138]])<br>Miguel Ángel Leal ([[DP158]]-present, [[M13]]-present, [[EP007]] redub)<br>Pablo Gandolfo ([[M06]]-[[M07]] Argentinian dub)<br>Alan Fernando Velázquez ([[M12]])
  +
|fi=Sari Moilanen ([[EP001]]-[[EP142]], [[M01]]-[[M04]], [[PK01]]-[[PK07]], [[Mewtwo Returns]])<br>Jami Kantola ([[M05]]-[[M07]])<br>Hanna Leino ([[EP158]]-present, [[M10]]-present, [[The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon]])
 
|fil=Klariz Magboo
 
|fil=Klariz Magboo
|fr_ca=Sébastien Reding
+
|fr_ca=Sébastien Reding ([[M01]]-[[M07]])
|fr_eu=Aurélien Ringelheim
+
|fr_eu=Aurélien Ringelheim<br>Charles Pestel ([[M04]], [[M07]])
|de='''Caroline Combrinck''' ([[EP001]]-[[EP157]], [[DP105]]-present)<br>Veronika Neugebauer ([[EP158]]-[[DP104]])
+
|he=יהונתן מגון ''Yonatan Magon''<br>דניאל מגון ''Daniel Magon''
|he=יהונתן מגון Yonatan Magon<br>דניאל מגון Daniel Magon
+
|hi=प्रसाद बर्वे ''{{wp|Prasad Barve}}'' (Cartoon Network dub)<br>नचिकेट दिघे ''{{wp|Nachiket Dighe}}'' (Hungama dub)
|hu=Szvetlov Balázs<br>Ungvári Gergely
+
|hr=Saša Buneta<br>Marko Torjanac
  +
|hu=Balázs Szvetlov<br>Gergely Ungvári ({{series|Advanced Generation}})<br>Csongor Szalay ({{series|Diamond & Pearl}})
  +
|is=Grímur Gíslason ([[M03]])<br>Guðjón Davíð Karlsson ([[M05]])
  +
|id=Ahmad Zulkifli Lubis ([[EP001]]-[[AG192]], [[DP004]]-{{series|Best Wishes}}, [[M02]]-[[M13]], [[M16]])<br>Kamal Nasuti ([[DP001]]-[[DP003]])<br>Turie Sandos ({{series|XY}})
 
|it=Davide Garbolino
 
|it=Davide Garbolino
|ko=최덕희 Choi Deok-Hyi<br>이선호 Lee Seon-Ho<br>안현서 An Hyeon-Seo
+
|ko=최덕희 ''Choi Deok-Hui'' ({{series|Original}}, original dubs of [[M01]]-[[M02]])<br>안현서 ''An Hyeon-Seo'' (original dubs of [[M03]]-[[M05]])<br>이선호 ''Lee Seon-Ho'' ({{series|Advanced Generation}}-present, [[M06]]-present, [[Pokémon movie|redubbed movies]])
  +
|nl=Christa Lips<br>Unknown voice actor ([[M05]]-[[M07]])
 
|no=Nils-Martin Crawfurd
 
|no=Nils-Martin Crawfurd
|pl='''Hanna Kinder-Kiss''' ([[EP001]]-[[AG040]], [[DP053]]-present, all movies)<br>Grzegorz Drojewski ([[DP001]]-[[DP052]])
+
|pl=Hanna Kinder-Kiss ([[EP001]]-[[AG040]], [[DP053]]-present, [[Pokémon movie|movies]])<br>Grzegorz Drojewski ([[DP001]]-[[DP052]])
|pt_br=Fábio Lucindo
+
|pt_br=Fábio Lucindo ([[S01]]-[[S18]], [[M01]]-[[M18]], [[Pokémon Chronicles]], [[The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon]])<br>Gustavo Nader ([[M06]]; original recordings)<br>Charles Emmanuel ([[S19]]-present, [[M19]]-present)
|pt_eu=Maria João Luís ([[EP001]]-[[EP031]]) <br> Sandra Faleiro ([[EP032]]-[[EP094]]) <br> Sandra de Castro ([[EP095]]-[[EP128]], [[EP158]]-[[EP209]], [[AG093]]-[[AG177]]), [[DP001]]-present, [[Pokémon Live]]) <br> Alexandra Sedas ([[EP129]]-[[EP157]])<br> Cristina Carvalhal (movies 3 and 4)<br> Bárbara Lourenço ([[EP210]]-[[AG040]])<br> Raquel Ferreira ([[AG041]]-[[AG092]])<br>Ana Madureira ([[AG178]]-[[AG192]])
+
|pt_eu=Maria João Luís ([[EP001]]-[[EP031]], [[EP033]], [[M01]]-[[M02]])<br>Sandra Faleiro ([[EP032]], [[EP034]]-[[EP094]])<br>Sandra de Castro ([[EP095]]-[[EP128]], [[EP158]]-[[EP209]], [[AG093]]-[[AG177]], [[DP001]]-[[DP052]], [[Pokémon Live!]])<br>Alexandra Sedas ([[EP129]]-[[EP157]])<br>Cristina Carvalhal ([[M03]]-[[M04]])<br>Bárbara Lourenço ([[EP210]]-[[AG040]], [[Pokémon Chronicles]])<br>Raquel Ferreira ([[AG041]]-[[AG092]])<br>Unknown voice actress ([[M07]])<br>Ana Madureira ([[AG178]]-[[AG192]])<br>Raquel Rosmaninho ([[DP053]]-present, [[M10]]-present)
|es_la='''Gabriel Ramos'''<br>Irwin Daayán ([[DP091]]-[[DP104]])<br> Emiliano Dionisi (movies [[M06|6]] and [[M07|7]])
+
|ru= Анна Левченко ''Anna Levchenko'' ([[EP001]]-[[EP105]])<br>Лариса Некипелова ''Larisa Nekipelova'' ([[DP105]]-present)
|es_eu='''Adolfo Moreno'''<br> Rafael Alonso Naranjo Jr. (movie [[M03|3]] and [[Mewtwo Returns]])
 
 
|sv=Dick Eriksson
 
|sv=Dick Eriksson
|fi=Sari Moilanen<br>Hanna Savikko
+
|ro=Cristina Serac ({{series|Original}})<br>Cristian Niculescu ({{series|Diamond & Pearl}}, {{series|Sun & Moon}})
|ar=بثينة شيا Buthaina Shia
+
|th=ฉันทนา ธาราจันทร์ ''Chanthana Tharachan''<br>ศันสนีย์ ติณห์กีรดิศ ''Sansanee Tinkeeradit'' ([[DP054]]-present)
|ca=Enric Puig
+
|tr=Ahmet Taşar ([[EP001]]-[[XY101]])<br>Kerem Kobanbay ([[XY102]]-[[SM043]])<br>Sercan Gidişoğlu ([[M03]])<br>Fatih Özkul ([[M06]])
|tr=Ahmet Taşar
+
|el=Βούλα Κώστα ''Voula Kosta''
  +
|vi=Đặng Hoàng Khuyết
 
}}
 
}}
  +
  +
==Artwork==
  +
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| style="{{roundy|15px}} border: 2px solid #{{HP color light}}; background: #{{ice color light}}; width:96px" | [[File:Ash OS 2.png|160px]]
  +
| style="{{roundy|15px}} border: 2px solid #{{HP color light}}; background: #{{ice color light}}; width:96px" | [[File:Ash AG 3.png|160px]]
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| style="{{roundy|15px}} border: 2px solid #{{HP color light}}; background: #{{ice color light}}; width:96px" | [[File:Ash DP 3.png|130px]]
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| style="{{roundy|15px}} border: 2px solid #{{HP color light}}; background: #{{ice color light}}; width:96px" | [[File:Ash Ketchum BW.png|150px]]
  +
| style="{{roundy|15px}} border: 2px solid #{{HP color light}}; background: #{{ice color light}}; width:96px" | [[File:Ash XY 4.png|150px]]
  +
| style="{{roundy|15px}} border: 2px solid #{{HP color light}}; background: #{{ice color light}}; width:96px" | [[File:Ash SM.png|130px]]
  +
|-
  +
| Official artwork from the<br>{{color2|000|original series}}
  +
| Official artwork from the<br>{{color2|000|Advanced Generation series|''Advanced Generation'' series}}
  +
| Official artwork from the<br>{{color2|000|Diamond & Pearl series|''Diamond & Pearl'' series}}
  +
| Official artwork from the<br>{{color2|000|Best Wishes series|''Best Wishes'' series}}
  +
| Official artwork from the<br>{{color2|000|XY series|''XY'' series}}
  +
| Official artwork from the<br>{{color2|000|Sun & Moon series|''Sun & Moon'' series}}
  +
|-
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| colspan=6 style="{{roundy|15px}} border: 2px solid #{{HP color light}}; background: #{{ice color light}}; width:96px" | For more artwork, please see [[a:Category:Ash Ketchum|Ash Ketchum images on the Bulbagarden Archives]].
  +
|}
   
 
==In the manga==
 
==In the manga==
===In the Ash and Pikachu manga===
+
===In the Ash & Pikachu manga===
Ash is a starring character in [[Ash and Pikachu]], a manga series based on the [[Johto]] saga of the Pokémon anime.
+
[[File:Ash Ketchum AP.png|thumb|200px|Ash in Ash & Pikachu]]
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[[File:Ash Ketchum 2 AP.png|thumb|left|200px|Ash in his Hoenn attire in Ash & Pikachu]]
===In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga===
+
{{incomplete|section|details of his role in the manga}}
[[File:Ash Ketchum Electric Tale.png|thumb|right|Ash in the [[Electric Tale of Pikachu]] manga]]
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Ash is the main protagonist of [[Ash & Pikachu]], a manga series based on the [[Johto]], [[Hoenn]], and {{Gdis|Battle Frontier|III}} sagas of the Pokémon anime.
Ash Ketchum is a starring character in [[Electric Tale of Pikachu|The Electric Tale of Pikachu]], a manga series based on the anime. Ash's journey in The Electric Tale of Pikachu follows roughly the same plot as in the anime: first traveling the [[Kanto]] region to participate in the [[Pokémon League]], before embarking on a journey around the [[Orange Archipelago]].
 
 
While there are many similarities between the anime and manga versions of Ash, there are several differences as well. For example, while the anime version of Ash appears to be indifferent to love and romance, the manga version of Ash has a huge crush on Gary's sister, [[Daisy Oak|May Oak]]. He is also prone to quickly falling in love just like Brock, but to a much more subtle or less extreme degree.
 
 
Ash's appearance differs in the manga as well. He wears a red jacket, much like {{ga|Red}}'s, instead of the blue he wears in the anime. Also, for the duration of the [[Electric Tale of Pikachu volume 1|first volume]], he wears a different hat, which is solid red with a "PM" on the front. Beginning in ''[[ET05|The Human Race and the Pokémon Race]]'', his hat is changed to match the one he wears in the anime.
 
 
Ash owns many of the same Pokémon as in the anime, with a few exceptions: he captures a {{AP|Fearow}} and an {{p|Oddish}}. He also captures a {{p|Mankey}}, which he trades to a shady salesman for a map of [[Mt. Moon]], and a giant {{p|Slowpoke}}, which he trades to [[Gary Oak]].
 
   
 
====Pokémon====
 
====Pokémon====
{|border="1" style="border: 1px solid #000; border-collapse: collapse;" width=300px cellspacing="0"
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=====Currently owned=====
  +
{| style="float:center; width: 100%"
 
|-
 
|-
| align=center | [[File:025.png]]<br>{{AP|Pikachu}}
+
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Pikachu|Ash Pikachu AP.png|Electric|link=Ash's Pikachu#In the Ash & Pikachu manga}}
| align=center | [[File:022.png]]<br>{{AP|Fearow}}
+
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Cyndaquil|Ash Cyndaquil AP.png|Fire|link=Ash's Cyndaquil#In the Ash & Pikachu manga}}
| align=center | [[File:017.png]]<br>[[Ash's Pidgeot|Pidgeotto]]
+
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Totodile|Ash Totodile AP.png|Water|link=Ash's Totodile#In the Ash & Pikachu manga}}
  +
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Bulbasaur|Ash Bulbasaur AP.png|Grass|Poison|link=Ash's Bulbasaur#In the Ash & Pikachu manga}}
 
|-
 
|-
| align=center colspan=3 | [[File:010.png]] &rarr; [[File:011.png]] &rarr; [[File:012.png]]<br>[[Ash's Butterfree|Caterpie &rarr; Metapod &rarr; Butterfree]]
+
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Larvitar|Ash Larvitar AP.png|Rock|Ground|fir=Egg|link=Ash's Larvitar#In the Ash & Pikachu manga}}
  +
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Heracross|Silver Conference Scoreboard AP.png|Bug|Fighting|link=Ash's Heracross#In the Ash & Pikachu manga}}
  +
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Muk|Silver Conference Scoreboard AP.png|Poison|link=Ash's Muk#In the Ash & Pikachu manga}}
  +
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Bayleef|Silver Conference Scoreboard AP.png|Grass|link=Ash's Bayleef#In the Ash & Pikachu manga}} ♀
 
|-
 
|-
| align=center colspan=3 | [[File:004.png]] &rarr; [[File:005.png]] &rarr; [[File:006.png]]<br>[[Ash's Charizard|Charmander &rarr; Charmeleon &rarr; Charizard]]
+
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Snorlax|Ash Snorlax AP.png|Normal|link=Ash's Snorlax#In the Ash & Pikachu manga}}
  +
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Tauros|Ash Tauros AP.png|Normal|link=Ash's Tauros#In the Ash & Pikachu manga}} ♂
  +
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Grovyle|Ash Grovyle AP.png|Grass|fir=Treecko|link=Ash's Grovyle#In the Ash & Pikachu manga}}
  +
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Corphish|Ash Corphish AP.png|Water|link=Ash's Corphish#In the Ash & Pikachu manga}}
 
|-
 
|-
| align=center | [[File:001.png]]<br>{{AP|Bulbasaur}}
+
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Swellow|Ash Swellow AP.png|Normal|Flying|fir=Taillow|link=Ash's Swellow#In the Ash & Pikachu manga}}
| align=center | [[File:007.png]]<br>{{AP|Squirtle}}
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Torkoal|Ash Torkoal AP.png|Fire|link=Ash's Torkoal#In the Ash & Pikachu manga}}
| align=center | [[File:043.png]]<br>{{p|Oddish}}
+
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Glalie|Ash Glalie AP.png|Ice|fir=Snorunt|link=Ash's Glalie#In the Ash & Pikachu manga}}
|-
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Charizard|Ash Charizard AP.png|Fire|Flying|link=Ash's Charizard#In the Ash & Pikachu manga}}
| align=center | [[File:015.png]]<br>{{p|Beedrill}}
 
| align=center | [[File:099.png]]<br>{{AP|Kingler}}
 
| align=center | [[File:089.png]]<br>{{AP|Muk}}
 
|-
 
| align=center | [[File:128.png]]<br>{{AP|Tauros}}
 
| align=center | [[File:131.png]]<br>{{AP|Lapras}}
 
| align=center | [[File:143.png]]<br>{{AP|Snorlax}}
 
 
|}
 
|}
   
=====Traded away=====
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=====Temporary=====
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{| style="float:left; width: 25%"
 
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| align=center | [[File:056.png]]<br>{{p|Mankey}}<br><br>
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| {{InactivePoké|Misty|Psyduck|Ash Psyduck AP.png|Water|link=Misty's Psyduck#In the Ash & Pikachu manga}}
| align=center | [[File:079.png]]<br>{{p|Slowpoke}} ({{pkmn2|giant}})
 
 
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[[File:Ash and Brock MPJ.png|thumb|200px|Ash and Brock in [[Magical Pokémon Journey]]]]
   
* '''Mankey''': Given away for a map of [[Mt. Moon]] with false directions to find a {{p|Clefairy}}.
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===In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga===
* '''Giant Slowpoke''': Given away to {{Gary}} for [[Daisy Oak|May Oak]]'s photo.
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{{main|Ash Ketchum (EToP)}}
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Ash Ketchum is a starring character in [[The Electric Tale of Pikachu]], a manga series based on the anime. Ash's journey in The Electric Tale of Pikachu follows roughly the same plot as in the anime: first traveling the [[Kanto]] region to participate in the [[Pokémon League]], before embarking on a journey around the [[Orange Archipelago]].
   
 
===In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga===
 
===In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga===
[[File:Ash and Brock MPJ.jpg|thumb|right|Ash and Brock in Magical Pokémon Journey]]
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Ash, along with {{an|Misty}} and {{an|Brock}}, made cameo appearances in bonus chapters of [[Magical Pokémon Journey]]. In the bonus chapters, Ash and {{ashfr}} have mistakenly wandered into the world Magical Pokémon Journey is set in. The bonus chapters chronicle their attempts to return to their own world (of the {{pkmn|anime}}) and their encounters with various aspects of the Magical Pokémon Journey canon which differ from the anime's canon (such as the use of [[Poké Ball]]s).
Ash, along with {{an|Misty}} and {{an|Brock}}, make cameo appearances in bonus chapters of the [[Magical Pokémon Journey]] manga. In the bonus chapters, Ash and co. have mistakenly wandered into the world Magical Pokémon Journey is set in. The bonus chapters chronicle their attempts to return to their own world (of the {{pkmn|anime}}) and their encounters with various aspects of the Magical Pokémon Journey canon which differ from the anime's canon (such as the use of [[Poké Ball]]s).
 
   
==In the TCG==
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===In the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga===
This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Ash or his Pokémon in the [[Pokémon Trading Card Game]].
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[[File:Ash Ketchum PDP.png|thumb|150px|Ash and {{AP|Pikachu}} in {{OBP|Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl|Sakai Takayuki}}]]
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{{incomplete|section|Details of his role in the manga}}
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Ash and {{AP|Pikachu}} appear as main characters alongside {{an|Dawn}} and her {{TP|Dawn|Piplup}} in the {{pkmn|manga}} series {{OBP|Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl|Sakai Takayuki}}, an adaptation of the anime set in the timeline of the {{series|Diamond & Pearl}}.
   
{| border="1" style="border: 1px solid #999; border-collapse: collapse; background: white;" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="2"
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====Pokémon====
|- style="background: #{{tcg lightning color}};"
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=====On hand=====
!Name
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{|align="left" width="75%"
!Type
 
!Level
 
!Rarity
 
!Set
 
!Set no.
 
 
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| {{TCG ID|7th Movie Half Deck|Ash's Torkoal|9}} || {{e|Fighting}} || - || - || {{TCG|7th Movie Half Deck}} (no English release) || 009/019
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Pikachu|Ash Pikachu PDP.png|Electric|link=Ash's Pikachu#In the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga}}
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Grotle|Ash Grotle PDP.png|Grass|fir=Turtwig|link=Ash's Torterra#In the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga}}
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Staravia|Ash Staravia PDP.png|Normal|Flying|link=Ash's Staraptor#In the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga}} ♂
 
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| {{TCG ID|8th Movie Half Deck|Ash's Grovyle|1}} || {{e|Grass}} || - || - || {{TCG|8th Movie Half Deck}} (no English release) || 001/020
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Chimchar|Ash Chimchar PDP.png|Fire|link=Ash's Infernape#In the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga}}
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Buizel|Dawn Buizel PDP.png|Water|link=Ash's Buizel#In the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga}} ♂
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Gliscor|Ash Gliscor PDP.png|Ground|Flying|link=Ash's Gliscor#In the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga}}
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=====Traded away=====
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{|align="left" width="25%"
 
|-
 
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| {{TCG ID|8th Movie Half Deck|Ash's Phanpy|4}} || {{e|Fighting}} || - || - || {{TCG|8th Movie Half Deck}} (no English release) || 004/020
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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Aipom|Ash Aipom PDP.png|Normal|link=Dawn's Ambipom#In the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga}}
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| {{TCG ID|8th Movie Half Deck|Ash's Swellow|7}} || {{e|Colorless}} || - || - || {{TCG|8th Movie Half Deck}} (no English release) || 007/020
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=====Temporary=====
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{|align="left" width="25%"
 
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| {{TCG ID|9th Movie Half Deck|Ash's Aipom|10}} || {{e|Colorless}} || - || - || {{TCG|9th Movie Half Deck}} (no English release) || 010/019
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| {{InactivePoké|Dawn|Piplup|Dawn Piplup PDP.png|Water|link=Dawn's Piplup#In the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga}}
|-
 
| {{TCG ID|ADV-P Promo|Ash's Treecko|36}} || {{e|Grass}} || - || - || {{TCG|ADV-P Promotional cards}} (no English release) || 036/ADV-P
 
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| {{TCG ID|Movie Random Pack Promo|Pikachu M|12}} || {{e|Lightning}} || 45 || - || {{TCG|Movie Commemoration Random Pack}} (no English release) || 012/022
 
|-
 
| {{TCG ID|Movie Random Pack Promo|Staraptor M|18}} || {{e|Colorless}} || 41 || - || {{TCG|Movie Commemoration Random Pack}} (no English release) || 018/022
 
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| {{TCG ID|DPt-P Promo|Pikachu M LV.X|43}} || {{e|Lightning}} || ''X'' || - || {{TCG|DPt-P Promotional cards}} (no English release) || 043/DPt-P
 
 
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==Trivia==
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===In the movie adaptations===
===Pokémon===
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[[File:DP series trio.png|thumb|200px|Ash with his friends in the movie 10 manga adaptation]]
[[File:Ash catches a Pokémon.png|thumb|250px|Ash after catching a Pokémon]]
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Since Ash and his Pikachu have appeared in every Pokémon movie to date, likewise, Ash is a main character in every [[Pokémon manga#Movie manga adaptations|Pokémon movie manga adaptation]]. The same applies with Ash's team as they made similar appearances.
* Ash has captured each [[generation]]'s {{type2|Grass}} [[starter Pokémon]]: {{AP|Bulbasaur}}, {{AP|Chikorita}}, {{AP|Treecko}} and {{AP|Turtwig}}.
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* Ash has also captured every {{type2|Fire}} [[starter Pokémon]] whose English names begins with a 'C' and whose Japanese names begins with a 'ヒ' ''hi'': {{AP|Charmander}} (''Hitokage''), {{AP|Cyndaquil}} (''Hinoarashi''), and {{AP|Chimchar}} (''Hikozaru'').
 
*Ash has captured, befriended, used, or otherwise had under his command at least one of every type of Pokémon except for {{type2|Dark}} and {{type2|Steel}}.
 
* In both the [[Timeline of events in the anime#Kanto|Kanto]] and [[Timeline of events in the anime#Johto|Johto]] story arcs, Ash managed to capture all three of the starter Pokémon for both regions. This trend was broken in the {{series|Advanced Generation}}, where he only captured {{AP|Treecko|Sceptile}}; instead the [[May's Blaziken|other]] [[Brock's Marshtomp|two]] were caught by {{an|May}} and {{an|Brock}}.
 
* The last Pokémon that Ash has captured in every [[region]] (except [[Sinnoh]]) are a part of {{cat|Pokémon that are part of a two-stage evolutionary line|one-evolution families}}, namely {{AP|Phanpy}} in [[Johto]], {{AP|Snorunt}} in [[Hoenn]], and {{TP|Dawn|Aipom}} in [[Kanto]]. Of these three, Aipom is the only one not to evolve under Ash's care.
 
* He always catches a local bird-like Pokémon of the region - {{AP|Pidgeotto|Pidgeot}} in Kanto, {{AP|Noctowl}} in Johto, {{AP|Taillow|Swellow}} in Hoenn, and {{AP|Starly|Staraptor}} in Sinnoh. Though not all of these Pokémon were captured in their first form, they all evolved into their final forms under Ash's care; the exception being Noctowl, who cannot evolve.
 
* As of the thirteenth movie, Ash has encountered every legendary Pokémon from the first four generations at least once.
 
* All of Ash's primate-based Pokémon have been under the control of someone other than Ash at some point ({{AP|Primeape}} is currently under Anthony's command, {{TP|Dawn|Ambipom}} was under Dawn's ownership and is currently being trained in [[Vermilion City]], and his {{AP|Infernape}} was formerly owned by Paul).
 
**All three of these primate-based Pokémon were also shown evolving on-screen, and none of them evolved in the care of their original Trainer (Primeape evolved in the wild just prior to Ash capturing it, Ambipom evolved under Dawn's care, and Infernape (also as a {{AP|Monferno}}) evolved under Ash's ownership).
 
* Ash also captured a member of each turtle-based evolutionary family.
 
* Three members of Ash's Sinnoh party have evolved while battling [[Paul]]: {{AP|Grotle}}, {{AP|Staraptor}}, and {{AP|Monferno}}. Of those three, Grotle and Staraptor both evolved while battling [[Paul's Honchkrow]].
 
* Ash has only caught Pokémon when he does not have a full party of six with one exception: his capture of {{AP|Krabby}}.
 
* Ash has two fully-evolved {{type2|Grass}} [[starter Pokémon]] ({{AP|Sceptile}} and {{AP|Torterra}}) and two fully-evolved {{type2|Fire}} starter Pokémon ({{AP|Charizard}} and {{AP|Infernape}}), however, neither of his {{type2|Water}} starter Pokémon ({{AP|Squirtle}} and {{AP|Totodile}}) have evolved at all, or even indicated their desire to.
 
* Ash has several Pokémon in common with his current rivals; Paul and Barry. He and Paul both own a {{p|Torterra}} and have owned a {{p|Gliscor}} as well as both training the same {{AP|Chimchar}} at some point. Like Ash, Barry owns a {{p|Staraptor}} and a {{p|Heracross}}. Other rivals of Ash's have had alike Pokémon; Gary has also owned a {{p|Squirtle}} and a {{p|Krabby}}, Morrison has a {{p|Gligar}}, and Tyson has a {{p|Sceptile}} and {{p|Donphan}}. Both had them on their league teams before Ash would later obtain them himself.
 
* All of Ash's {{type2|Flying}}s that he still owns, except for Charizard, have two immunities. Gliscor is immune to {{t|Electric}}- and {{type2|Ground}}s. Noctowl, Swellow, and Staraptor are all immune to {{t|Ghost}}- and Ground-types.
 
* Ash has traded away three Pokémon: {{AP|Butterfree}}, {{AP|Raticate}}, and {{AP|Aipom}}. Of these three, Butterfree was the only one Ash got back, and also the only one that is not a {{type2|Normal}}.
 
   
===Challenges/Gym related===
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==In the games==
* In each region (except for the Orange Islands), Ash always loses against at least one of the [[Gym Leader]]s before challenging them to a rematch.
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===In the core series===
* In the [[original series]], Ash pinned his badges to the inside of his jacket. From Hoenn onwards, they have been kept in a case.
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In the {{FB|Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon|Special Demo Version}} of {{g|Sun and Moon}}, Ash sends an unsigned letter and [[Ash's Greninja|his Greninja]] (with "Ash" as Greninja's [[Original Trainer]]) to {{ga|Elio}}, the player character. Like in the anime, Ash's Greninja can transform into [[List of Pokémon with form differences#Greninja|Ash-Greninja]] by using its unique [[Ability]], {{a|Battle Bond}}.
* Ash battled four legendary Pokémon, he has defeated two legendary Pokémon and also has been defeated by the other two.
 
* Ash has so far battled five [[Elite Four]] members, namely [[Lorelei]], {{EF|Drake}}, [[Agatha]], {{EF|Flint}} and [[Bertha]]. He has lost to all five without defeating a single Pokémon of theirs.
 
** In all of these battles, except Bertha, Ash used Pikachu in each one.
 
* The largest amount of episodes that Ash has gone without obtaining a [[badge]] was the gap between the {{ci|Snowpoint}} and {{ci|Sunyshore}} Gyms, ends in [[DP179]], where Ash finally won the Beacon Badge. The gap was a total of 52 episodes. The shortest amount of time between badges was the [[EP006|one-episode]] gap between ''[[EP005|Showdown in Pewter City]]'' and ''[[EP007|The Water Flowers of Cerulean City]]''.
 
   
===Miscellaneous===
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===In spin-off games===
[[File:Ash maid.png|200px|thumb|Ash crossdressing for the third time.]]
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====Pokémon Puzzle League====
* The date of Ash's birth, according to [[Takeshi Shudo]]'s anime novelizations, is 10 years, 10 months, and 10 days ''exactly'' prior to the day he began his Pokémon journey. Being that the same novelization declares that Pokémon Trainers obtain their first Pokémon in April of the year following their 10th birthday, and the anime itself began broadcast on the first of that month in 1997 in Japan, Ash's birthday, if April 1 was the first day of his journey, would be May 22.
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In [[Pokémon Puzzle League]], Ash is the player character in the 1P Stadium mode, and one of the characters available in the 2P Stadium mode. He uses {{AP|Pikachu}}, {{AP|Squirtle}}, and {{AP|Bulbasaur}}.
* Ash has crossdressed once in each anime series: The first time he did this was in ''[[EP026|Pokémon Scent-sation!]]'', in the [[original series]]. He crossdressed a second time in ''[[AG042|Love at First Flight]]'', in the {{series|Advanced Generation}}. ''[[DP062|Tanks for the Memories!]]'' marked the third time he crossdressed, in the {{series|Diamond & Pearl}}. Each time Ash has crossdressed, he was never willing to do so and was coerced or forced into it in some way.
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** In addition to dressing as a girl, Ash has dressed up as fruit on at least two occasions. The first time, he dressed as an apple in ''[[EP107|Pokémon Food Fight!]]'' while the second he dressed as an {{wp|eggplant}} in ''[[AG104|Claydol Big and Tall]]''. On both occasions he was used to lure a large Pokémon.
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====Pokémon Tretta====
* Several of the variety of {{wp|ash tree}}s, from which his name could be derived, are related to Kanto in some way: not only are there trees known as the "red ash", "green ash", and "blue ash", for the first three games, but also the "indigo ash", for the [[Indigo Plateau]].
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{{main|Pikachu (05-01)}}
* [[Arnold]] and [[Travis]] are both [[doppelgänger]]s of Ash. His first meeting with both of [[Arnold's mother|their]] [[Luana|mothers]] was being mistaken for them and embraced in a hug as the boys were away from home at the time.
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In [[Pokémon Tretta]], Ash and his Pikachu appear as a Master-class Tretta in the ''{{Tretta|Invasion! Mega Rayquaza}}'' expansion. When Pikachu is in play, he appears wearing [[Ash's hat]] from the {{series|XY}}.
* When [[Veronica Taylor]] was interviewed in the documentary "Adventures in Voice Acting", she stated that during her audition for the role of Ash, he was known as Casey at the time.
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==In the TCG==
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This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Ash or his Pokémon in the [[Pokémon Trading Card Game]].
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{{cardlist/header|Ash's Pokémon|Lightning|char=yes}}
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{{cardlist/entry|cardname=[[Pichu and Pikachu (CoroCoro promo)]]|type=Lightning|jpset=Unnumbered Promotional cards}}
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{{cardlist/entry|cardname={{TCG ID|Movie VS Pack|Ash's Torkoal|9}}|type=Fighting|jpset=Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Sky-Splitting Deoxys|jpnum=009/019}}
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{{cardlist/entry|cardname={{TCG ID|Movie VS Pack|Ash's Grovyle|1}}|type=Grass|jpset=Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Aura's Lucario|jpnum=001/020}}
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{{cardlist/entry|cardname={{TCG ID|Movie VS Pack|Ash's Phanpy|4}}|type=Fighting|jpset=Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Aura's Lucario|jpnum=004/020}}
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{{cardlist/entry|cardname={{TCG ID|Movie VS Pack|Ash's Swellow|7}}|type=Colorless|jpset=Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Aura's Lucario|jpnum=007/020}}
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{{cardlist/entry|cardname={{TCG ID|Movie VS Pack|Ash's Aipom|10}}|type=Colorless|jpset=Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Sea's Manaphy|jpnum=010/019}}
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{{cardlist/entry|cardname={{TCG ID|ADV-P Promo|Ash's Treecko|36}}|type=Grass|jpset=ADV-P Promotional cards|jpnum=036/ADV-P}}
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{{cardlist/entry|cardname=[[Pikachu M (Movie Random Pack 12)|Pikachu]] {{SP|M}}|type=Lightning|jpset=Movie Commemoration Random Pack|jpnum=012/022}}
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{{cardlist/entry|cardname=[[Staraptor M (Movie Random Pack 18)|Staraptor]] {{SP|M}}|type=Colorless|jpset=Movie Commemoration Random Pack|jpnum=018/022}}
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{{cardlist/entry|cardname=[[Pikachu M LV.X (DPt-P Promo 43)|Pikachu]] {{SP|M}} [[Pikachu M LV.X (DPt-P Promo 43)|LV.X]]|type=Lightning|jpset=DPt-P Promotional cards|jpnum=043/DPt-P}}
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{{cardlist/entry|cardname={{TCG ID|BW Promo|Pidove|15}}|type=Colorless|enset=BW Black Star Promos|ennum=BW15|jpset=BW-P Promotional cards|jpnum=005/BW-P|enset2=Emerging Powers|enrarity2=Common|ennum2=80/98|jpset2=BW-P Promotional cards|jpnum2=002/BW-P|jpset3=BW-P Promotional cards|jpnum3=205/BW-P}}
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{{cardlist/entry|cardname=[[Ash-Greninja-EX (XY Promo 133)|Ash-Greninja]]{{EX}}|type=Water|enset=XY Black Star Promos|ennum=XY133|jpset=XY-P Promotional cards|jpnum=218/XY-P}}
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{{cardlist/entry|cardname={{TCG ID|Ash vs Team Rocket Deck|Rowlet|1}}|type=Grass|jpset=Ash vs Team Rocket Deck Kit|jpnum=001/026}}
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{{cardlist/entry|cardname=[[Ash's Pikachu-GX (Ash vs Team Rocket Deck 5)|Ash's Pikachu]]{{GX}} |type=Lightning|jpset=Ash vs Team Rocket Deck Kit|jpnum=005/026}}
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{{cardlist/entry|cardname={{TCG ID|Ash vs Team Rocket Deck|Rockruff|11}}|type=Fighting|jpset=Ash vs Team Rocket Deck Kit|jpnum=011/026}}
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{{cardlist/entry|cardname={{TCG ID|Ash vs Team Rocket Deck|Ash's Friendship|25}}|type=Supporter|jpset=Ash vs Team Rocket Deck Kit|jpnum=025/026}}
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{{cardlist/entry|cardname={{TCG ID|SM-P Promo|Litten|59}}|type=Fire|jpset=SM-P Promotional cards|jpnum=059/SM-P}}
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{{cardlist/entry|cardname={{TCG ID|SM-P Promo|Ash's Pikachu|71}}|type=Lightning|jpset=SM-P Promotional cards|jpnum=071/SM-P}}
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{{cardlist/entry|cardname={{TCG ID|SM-P Promo|Ash's Pikachu|72}}|type=Lightning|jpset=SM-P Promotional cards|jpnum=072/SM-P}}
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{{cardlist/entry|cardname={{TCG ID|SM-P Promo|Ash's Pikachu|73}}|type=Lightning|jpset=SM-P Promotional cards|jpnum=073/SM-P}}
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{{cardlist/entry|cardname={{TCG ID|SM-P Promo|Ash's Pikachu|74}}|type=Lightning|jpset=SM-P Promotional cards|jpnum=074/SM-P}}
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{{cardlist/entry|cardname={{TCG ID|SM-P Promo|Ash's Pikachu|75}}|type=Lightning|jpset=SM-P Promotional cards|jpnum=075/SM-P}}
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{{cardlist/entry|cardname={{TCG ID|SM-P Promo|Ash's Pikachu|76}}|type=Lightning|jpset=SM-P Promotional cards|jpnum=076/SM-P}}
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{{cardlist/footer|Lightning}}
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==Trivia==
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[[File:Ash hat OS concept art.jpg|thumb|160px|Concept art of original series Ash's hat]]
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* Ash's hat in the [[original series]] was actually similar to {{ga|Red}}'s hat in his original design from {{game|Red and Green|s}} before undergoing several changes until the final design.
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* Ash has never officially {{pkmn2|caught}} a Pokémon of the {{t|Psychic}}, {{t|Ghost}}, or {{t|Fairy}} types; a [[regional variant]]; a female-only; or a [[Legendary Pokémon]]; nor has he [[Mega Evolution|Mega Evolved]] any of his Pokémon.
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* Ash has captured at least one of the [[starter Pokémon]] in every [[region]].
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* Ash's birthday in the main series of the anime, according to [[Takeshi Shudo]]'s anime novelizations, is 10 years, 10 months, and 10 days ''exactly'' prior to the day he began his Pokémon journey. In [[M20]], Ash's birthdate is instead the same day he began his journey.
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** On a related note, Ash is still considered 10 years old in promotional materials as well as the [[BW001|first episode]] of ''Best Wishes'' despite ''[[BW141|Best Wishes Until We Meet Again!]]'' strongly implying that at least a full year had passed since his time in Johto.
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* When [[Veronica Taylor]] was interviewed in the documentary "Adventures in Voice Acting", she stated that during her audition for the role of Ash, he was known as Casey at the time. This name would later be given to a {{an|Casey|recurring character from Johto}}.
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[[File:Ash Dewgong Drawing.png|thumb|200px|Ash's drawing of a Dewgong]]
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* Ash can {{wp|drawing|draw}}, as shown in ''[[DP089|Up Close and Personable!]]'' when he drew a {{p|Dewgong}}. However, this drawing was insulted by [[Angie]].
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* Ash has been shown to be a good climber, as mentioned in ''[[M04|Celebi: The Voice of the Forest]]'' (when {{an|Misty}} and {{an|Brock}} say "He climbs like a {{p|Mankey}}!") and ''[[M08|Lucario and the Mystery of Mew]]'' (when Brock calls him a "human {{p|Aipom}}"). Ash's climbing ability has also been shown in several episodes throughout the series, such as ''[[BW002|Enter Iris and Axew!]]'', when he climbs up a tree to try to save {{AP|Pikachu}} and {{TP|Iris|Axew}}, and in ''[[XY025|Climbing the Walls!]]'', in which he climbed up the rock-climbing wall up to [[Grant]] to face him and win the {{badge|Cliff}}.
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* Ash has lost a match against every {{type|Normal}} [[Gym Leader]] he has faced: [[Whitney]] in ''[[EP158|A Goldenrod Opportunity]]'', [[Norman]] in ''[[AG003|There's no Place Like Hoenn]]'', [[Lenora]] in ''[[BW015|The Battle According to Lenora]]'', and [[Cheren]] in ''[[BW111|There's a New Gym Leader in Town!]]''.
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* Ash has lost at least one official Gym battle in every region. He lost to {{an|Brock}}, [[Lt. Surge]], [[Sabrina]], and [[Blaine]] in Kanto, [[Whitney]] in Johto, [[Brawly]] in Hoenn, [[Roark]] in Sinnoh, [[Lenora]] in Unova, and [[Viola]] and [[Wulfric]] in Kalos. He also lost to [[Cress]] in Unova, but he didn't need a rematch since he defeated both {{an|Cilan}} and [[Chili]].
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** Ash also lost battles with [[Frontier Brain]]s during the [[S09|Battle Frontier arc]] of the anime, losing once to {{FB|Salon Maiden|Anabel}} and twice to {{FB|Pyramid King|Brandon}}.
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** Ash also lost trials to [[Island Kahuna]]s in the {{series|Sun and Moon}} of the anime, losing once to [[Nanu]].
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* Ever since facing [[Wattson]] in ''[[AG040|Watt's with Wattson?]]'', Ash has not won a Gym [[Badge]] in the same episode in which he meets the [[Gym Leader]].
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* Ash shares at least one Pokémon of the same evolutionary family with one of his rivals in each series.
   
 
==Names==
 
==Names==
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{| class="roundy" style="float:left; background: #{{X color light}}; border: 3px solid #{{HP color light}}"
|- style="background: #{{electric color}};"
 
 
! Language
 
! Language
 
! Name
 
! Name
 
! Origin
 
! Origin
|-
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|- style="background:#FFF"
 
|Japanese
 
|Japanese
 
| サトシ ''Satoshi''
 
| サトシ ''Satoshi''
| Can be taken to mean 智 (wisdom; reason); named after [[Satoshi Tajiri]].
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| From ''chi'' (wisdom; reason) which can be read as ''Satoshi'' if a name; named after [[Satoshi Tajiri]].
|-
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|- style="background:#FFF"
|English, German
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|<ab>
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English
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Canadian French
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Hindi, Tamil
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Telugu, Italian
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German, Malay
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Portuguese
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Spanish, Turkish
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</ab>
 
| Ash Ketchum
 
| Ash Ketchum
| Ketchum sounds similar to ''catch 'em''. First name can be found in Japanese name, S'''a'''to'''sh'''i. Also, Ash is a default name for {{ga|Red}} in {{game|Red and Blue|s}}. {{wp|Ash tree}}s are suggested as another explanation as well.
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| Ketchum sounds similar to ''catch 'em''. First name can be found in Japanese name, S'''a'''to'''sh'''i. Also, Ash is a default name for {{ga|Red}} in {{game|Red and Blue|s}}. {{wp|Fraxinus|Ash tree}}s are suggested as another explanation as well.
|-
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|- style="background:#FFF"
|French
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|European French
 
| Sacha Ketchum
 
| Sacha Ketchum
 
| Similar to ''Ash''.
 
| Similar to ''Ash''.
|-
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|- style="background:#FFF"
 
|Korean
 
|Korean
| 한지우<br>''Han Jiu''
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| 한지우 ''Han Jiu''
| 지 is from 智 ''satoshi''. Alternatively, 지우 can mean "close friend".
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| 지 ''ji'' is from 智 ''Satoshi''. Alternatively, 지우 (知友) ''jiu'' can mean "close friend".
|-
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|- style="background:#FFF"
 
|Chinese ({{tt|Mandarin|Taiwan and mainland China}})
 
|Chinese ({{tt|Mandarin|Taiwan and mainland China}})
| 小智<br>''Xiǎo Zhì''
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| 小智 ''Xiǎo Zhì''
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| Аш Кечъм ''Ash Kechum''
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| Ash Ketchum{{tt|*|spoken name}}<br>Askur Ketchum{{tt|*|subtitles}}
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| Ali (Kanto saga)<br>Satoshi (Johto saga - present)
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| Еш ''Esh''
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Ash redirects here. For the item attached to Ho-Oh, see Sacred Ash. For the ash found at the foot of Mt. Chimney, see volcanic ash.
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Ash Ketchum
サトシ Satoshi
Ash SM.png
Ash Ketchum in the Sun & Moon series
Age 10
Gender Male
Eye color Brown
Hair color Black
Hometown Pallet Town
Region Kanto
Relatives Anime: Delia (mother)
Unnamed father (EP002)
Unnamed grandfather (EP002, Japanese version only)
Manga: Mother
Trainer class Trainer, Champion
Game counterpart Red
Champion of Pokémon League (Alola)
Member of Aether Foundation
Rank Ultra Guardian
Anime debut Pokémon - I Choose You!
English voice actor Veronica Taylor
(EP001-AG145)

Sarah Natochenny
(AG146-present, MoMP re-dub)

Jamie Peacock
(MoMP original dub)
Japanese voice actor Rica Matsumoto
Manga counterpart(s) Red, Red, Red, Red, Ash Ketchum, Satoshi, Shu

Ash Ketchum (Japanese: サトシ Satoshi) is the main character of the Pokémon anime. He is also the main character of various manga based on the anime, including The Electric Tale of Pikachu, Ash & Pikachu, and Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl.

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

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

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In the anime

History

Pre-series

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

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

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

Original series

Ash trying to keep Pikachu safe

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

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

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

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

In The Water Flowers of Cerulean City, Ash reached the Cerulean Gym and was shocked to learn that Misty was one of its Gym Leaders. Though the match was interrupted when Team Rocket tried to steal the Pokémon from the Gym, Misty's sisters awarded Ash a Cascade Badge when Pikachu saved the Gym with a Thunderbolt. He continued his journey with Misty, who had dreams of becoming the world's greatest Water Pokémon Master.

In Charmander – The Stray Pokémon, Ash and friends discovered a Charmander that had been left in the rain by its former trainer, Damian. Brock carried Charmander to the Pokémon Center, while Ash held his coat over the Charmander's tail flame to keep it lit. After Charmander saved Pikachu from being taken by Team Rocket, Ash caught it.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In The Grass Route, Ash competed in the Grass Tournament with Bulbasaur. He lost in the final round to Ephraim's Skiploom.

Ash, along with Misty, competed in the Whirl Cup in the Whirl Islands, with Ash placing in the Top 16. He was defeated by Misty in a 3-on-3; Misty ended up losing in the next round. Ash, along with Ritchie, then helped save Silver, a child Lugia, and its parent, from the evil machinations of Team Rocket.

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

Advanced Generation series

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

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

Diamond & Pearl series

Ash arriving in Sinnoh

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

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

Ash in the Wallace Cup
Ash in the Hearthome Collection

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

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

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

Best Wishes series

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

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

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

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

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

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

XY series

Ash as a Baron at the Battle Chateau

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ash and his Pokémon captured by Team Flare

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

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

Sun & Moon series

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

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

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

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

Ash and his Z-Power Ring

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

Ash in his Ultra Guardian uniform

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

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

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

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

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

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

Character

Young Ash

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

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

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

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

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

Ash and Paul

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

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

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

Ash after catching a Pokémon

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

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

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

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

Ash using Aura inside the Tree of Beginning

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

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

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

Pokémon

Ash's Alola party prior to SM140
Ash with all his Pokémon as of The Dream Continues! (excluding Squirtle and Primeape) at Professor Oak's lab
Ash with all his Kalos Pokémon

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

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

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

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

Ash currently has ownership of 71 Pokémon, including all 30 of his Tauros. Including pre-evolutions, traded, released, and given away Pokémon (and not including the additional Tauros), in total, Ash has currently officially owned a total of 88 different Pokémon species.

On hand

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Pikachu
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Rowlet
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Rockruff → Lycanroc
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Litten → Torracat
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Poipole → Naganadel
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Meltan → Melmetal

Traveling with

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Rotom Pokédex

With Professor Oak

This section shows the Pokémon that Ash keeps at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

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Bulbasaur
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Charmander → Charmeleon → Charizard
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Krabby → Kingler
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Muk
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Tauros (×30)
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Snorlax
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Heracross
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Chikorita → Bayleef
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Cyndaquil → Quilava
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Totodile
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Noctowl Shiny
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Egg → Phanpy → Donphan
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Taillow → Swellow
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Treecko → Grovyle → Sceptile
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Corphish
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Torkoal
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Snorunt → Glalie
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Starly → Staravia → Staraptor
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Turtwig → Grotle → Torterra
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Chimchar → Monferno → Infernape
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Buizel
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Gligar → Gliscor
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Gible
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Pidove → Tranquill → Unfezant
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Oshawott
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Tepig → Pignite
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Snivy
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Egg → Scraggy
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Sewaddle → Swadloon → Leavanny
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Palpitoad
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Roggenrola → Boldore
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Krokorok → Krookodile
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Fletchling → Fletchinder → Talonflame
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Hawlucha
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Egg → Noibat → Noivern

In training

This section is for the Pokémon that Ash still owns but are in the care of another Trainer.

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Squirtle
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Primeape

Released

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

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Caterpie → Metapod → Butterfree
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Pidgeotto → Pidgeot
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Lapras
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Froakie → Frogadier → Greninja ↔ Ash-Greninja
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Goomy → Sliggoo → Goodra

Traded away

This section is for the Pokémon that Ash traded away.

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Raticate
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Aipom

Given away

This section is for the Pokémon that Ash gave to another Trainer to keep for themselves.

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Beedrill

Unofficial

This section is for the Pokémon that Ash had bonded with over the course of several episodes but never officially caught.

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Haunter
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Egg → Larvitar
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Nebby

Ride Pokémon


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This section is for the Ride Pokémon Ash used.

A Poké Ride Sharpedo
Sharpedo
Ash was first seen riding a Poké Ride Sharpedo around Melemele Island.

None of Sharpedo's moves are known.

Debut Alola to New Adventure!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Bill Rogers
A Poké Ride Tauros
Tauros
Ash was first seen riding a Poké Ride Tauros around the Pokémon School.

None of Tauros's moves are known.

Debut The Guardian's Challenge!
A Poké Ride Lapras
Lapras
Ash was first seen riding a Poké Ride Lapras around Melemele Island.

None of Lapras's moves are known.

Debut Yo, Ho, Ho! Go, Popplio!
A Poké Ride Pelipper
Pelipper
Ash was first seen riding a Poké Ride Pelipper around Alola.

None of Pelipper's moves are known.

Debut Young Kiawe Had a Farm!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Laurie Hymes
A Poké Ride Stoutland
Stoutland
Ash used a Poké Ride Stoutland around Akala Island.

None of Stoutland's moves are known.

Debut Treasure Hunt, Akala Style!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Marc Thompson
A Ride Garchomp
Garchomp
Garchomp is Ash's personal Ultra Guardian Ride Pokémon.

Garchomp's known moves are Fire Blast and Dragon Pulse.

Debut A Mission of Ultra Urgency!
Voice actors
Japanese Shin'ichirō Miki
English Shin'ichirō Miki
A Poké Ride Mudsdale
Mudsdale
Ash used a Ride Mudsdale to travel through Haina Desert along with Acerola to meet with Tapu Bulu.

None of Mudsdale's moves are known.

Debut Some Kind of Laziness!
Voice actors
Japanese
English H.D. Quinn
A Poké Ride Mantine
Mantine
Ash used a Mantine to get from Melemele Island to Treasure Island.

None of Mantine's moves are known.

Debut Alola, Alola!

Temporary

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

A Trainer's Pidgey
Pidgey
When Team Rocket attacked the Viridian City Pokémon Center, Ash, in an attempt to defend the Pokémon from Team Rocket's Ekans and Koffing, utilized a Pidgey, but their Ekans managed to intimidate it and force it to flee.

Because Pidgey fled before Ash could even attack, none of its moves are known.

Debut Pokémon Emergency!
A Trainer's Rattata
Rattata
When Team Rocket attacked the Viridian City Pokémon Center, Ash, in an attempt to defend the Pokémon from Team Rocket's Ekans and Koffing, utilized a Rattata, but their Ekans managed to intimidate it and force it to flee.

Because Rattata fled before Ash could even attack, none of its moves are known.

Debut Pokémon Emergency!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Jimmy Zoppi
Lara Laramie's Ponyta

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

Rapidash's only known move is Stomp.

Debut The Flame Pokémon-athon!
Dr. Akihabara's Porygon
Porygon
Porygon was lent to Ash by Dr. Akihabara to help stop Team Rocket from stealing Pokémon from the Pokémon Center's PC system. After they escaped the computer world, Porygon was returned to Akihabara.

Porygon's known moves are Conversion, Tackle, and Sharpen.

Debut EP038
Voice actors
Japanese Katsuyuki Konishi
Misty's Togepi
Egg → Togepi
Main article: Misty's Togepi

Ash found Togepi's Egg in Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon. When it hatched, Ash, Brock, Misty and Meowth fought when Togepi was born to decide who would get to raise it. Ash eventually won the four-way miniature tournament, but Togepi decided to stay with Misty instead.

Debut Who Gets To Keep Togepi?
Voice actors
Japanese Satomi Koorogi
English Satomi Koorogi
Pokémon League entrance exam instructor's Weezing
Weezing
The Pokémon League entrance exam instructor gave Ash a Weezing by having him choose his own set of Poké Balls provided by the instructor. It was used during the Pokémon League exam by battling the Instructor's Flareon and won.

Weezing's known moves are Smog, Smokescreen, Tackle, and Explosion.

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

Arbok's known moves are Glare and Wrap.

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

Meowth's only known move is Fury Swipes.

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

Hoothoot's known moves are Foresight and Peck.

Debut Illusion Confusion!
Misty's Staryu
Staryu
Main article: Misty's Staryu

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

Debut Clefairy and the Moon Stone
Voice actors
Japanese Shin'ichirō Miki
English Shin'ichirō Miki
Misty's Psyduck
Psyduck
Main article: Misty's Psyduck

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

Debut Hypno's Naptime
Voice actors
Japanese Rikako Aikawa
English Michael Haigney
Ash's Seaking
Seaking
Ash hooked a Seaking during a Seaking fishing contest. It was released under contest rules.

None of Seaking's moves are known.

Debut Hook, Line, and Stinker
Voice actors
Japanese Katsuyuki Konishi
English Eric Stuart
Arcky
Arcky
When Ash and Keegan were separated from Misty, Brock and Ramona, Keegan hurt his arm, so Ash took his place by riding Arcky.

Arcky's known moves are Take Down, Fire Spin, and Extreme Speed.

Debut The Stolen Stones!
Voice actors
Japanese Shin'ichirō Miki
English Shin'ichirō Miki
Officer Jenny's Pidgeot
Pidgeot
Ash flew on Officer Jenny's Pidgeot in order to catch up with a boat that was leaving to Littleroot Town.

None of Pidgeot's moves are known.

Debut Hoenn Alone!
Ash's Flygon
Flygon
Ash commanded Flygon and rode it throughout the sky while protecting Jirachi from Groudon.

Flygon's only known move is Hyper Beam.

Debut Jirachi: Wish Maker
Brock's Lombre
Lombre
Main article: Brock's Lombre

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

Debut The Lotad Lowdown
Voice actors
Japanese Miyako Itō
English Dan Green
Master Hamm's Hitmonlee
Hitmonlee
Ash borrowed Hitmonlee from Master Hamm to battle May with Hitmonchan after Master Hamm injured himself inadvertently.

Hitmonlee's known moves are Rolling Kick, Hi Jump Kick, Jump Kick, and Focus Punch.

Debut Pasta La Vista!
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Michael Haigney
Dawn's Piplup
Piplup
Main article: Dawn's Piplup

Ash was the first to find Piplup in A Maze-ing Race!, when everyone was separated by Graveler's and Golem's Rollout. Piplup was commanded to use Bubble Beam to take care of various problems that happened in the maze.

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

Debut Following A Maiden's Voyage!
Voice actors
Japanese Etsuko Kozakura
English Michele Knotz
Brock's Sudowoodo
Sudowoodo
Main article: Brock's Sudowoodo

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

Debut From Cradle to Save
Voice actors
Japanese Daisuke Sakaguchi
English Bill Rogers
Dawn's Pachirisu
Pachirisu
Main article: Dawn's Pachirisu

Ash encountered Dawn's Pachirisu along with Piplup, Buizel and Sudowoodo when the group was separated by Graveler and Golem. It mostly worked with Sudowoodo's Mimic when it used Discharge.

Debut Twice Smitten, Once Shy
Voice actors
Japanese Chinami Nishimura
English Chinami Nishimura
The Pokémon Summer Academy's Raichu
Raichu
During the first day of the summer school academy, Ash was given a Raichu to train. It was called to battle Angie's Monferno and was able to put up a great fight. It had a very timid personality, digging into the ground when Ash first talked to it.

Raichu's known moves are Dig, Thunderbolt, Focus Punch, and Double Team.

Debut Camping It Up!
The Pokémon Summer Academy's Spoink
Spoink
Ash was given a Spoink in the first leg of the Pokémon Triathlon. He returned it after he was finished with the first part of the race.

None of Spoink's moves are known.

Debut One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!
Voice actors
Japanese Chie Satō
English Kayzie Rogers
The Pokémon Summer Academy's Mantyke
Mantyke
Ash was given a Mantyke for the second leg of the Pokémon Triathlon to ride across the lake. It was returned after the event was finished.

None of Mantyke's moves are known.

Debut One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!
A wild Luxio
Luxio
Ash temporarily helped a Luxio save a lost Wailmer from getting lost in the sewers.

Luxio's known moves are Discharge and Iron Tail.

Debut Leading a Stray!
A wild Cottonee
Cottonee
Ash temporarily commanded a wild Cottonee in order to help him win over a love interest. With Ash's assistance, he was able to learn to dodge attacks and aim his own attacks better.

Cottonee's known moves are Cotton Spore, Cotton Guard, Razor Leaf, and Energy Ball.

Debut Cottonee in Love!
Voice actors
Japanese Naomi Shindō
English Michele Knotz
A wild Cobalion
Cobalion
Main article: Swords of Justice (M15)

After Keldeo's battle against Kyurem, Ash temporarily rode on Cobalion when the Full Court was collapsing.

Debut Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice
Voice actors
Japanese Kōichi Yamadera
English H.D. Quinn
A wild Caterpie

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

Butterfree's known moves are String Shot, Tackle, Confusion, and Psybeam.

Debut Butterfree and Me!
Voice actors
Japanese Rikako Aikawa
English Rikako Aikawa (as Caterpie and Butterfree)
A borrowed Rhyhorn from Odyssey Village
Rhyhorn
Ash temporarily commanded a borrowed Rhyhorn, in order to participate at the Rhyhorn race held at Odyssey Village. In the beginning, it was difficult for Ash to handle Rhyhorn, but the two gradually learned to work together.

None of Rhyhorn's moves are known.

Debut Giving Chase at the Rhyhorn Race!
A wild Scatterbug

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

Vivillon's known moves are Tackle, Protect, String Shot, Safeguard, and Stun Spore.

Debut To Catch a Pokémon Smuggler!
Voice actors
Japanese Rikako Aikawa (as Scatterbug and Spewpa)
English Eileen Stevens
Baa de Mer Ranch's Skiddo
Skiddo
Ash was riding a Skiddo, when he took part in Grace's racing training. Later, he used it to chase after Team Rocket.

None of Skiddo's moves are known.

Debut A Race for Home!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Kayzie Rogers
A wild Florges
Florges
Main article: Florges (anime)

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

Debut Defending the Homeland!
Voice actors
Japanese Megumi Hayashibara (XY069-XY070)
Hitomi Nabatame (XY123)
English Aurora Bea
Serena's Pancham
Pancham
Main article: Serena's Pancham

After a group of Pangoro caused Ash, his friends, their Pokémon, and Team Rocket to scatter, Ash found himself alone with Serena's Pancham. The two set out to find Fletchinder, who was bound to be looking for them. After reuniting with Fletchinder, Hawlucha, and Luxray, Ash and the four Pokémon soon found Serena, Chespin, and Frogadier, reuniting Pancham with its Trainer.

Debut Dreaming a Performer's Dream!
Voice actors
Japanese Noriko Shitaya (XY047-XY109, XY124-present)
Yuka Terasaki (XY114)
English Erica Schroeder
Clemont's Luxray
Luxray
Main article: Clemont's Luxray

After a group of Pangoro caused Ash, his friends, their Pokémon, and Team Rocket to scatter, Luxray found himself with Hawlucha and Fletchinder. Luxray and Hawlucha followed Fletchinder, who eventually found Ash and Pancham. Ash and the four Pokémon soon found Serena, who was with Chespin, and Frogadier, and later, Clemont, Pikachu, Braixen, and Bunnelby, reuniting Luxray with his Trainer.

Debut A Campus Reunion!
Voice actors
Japanese Kensuke Satō
English Billy Bob Thompson
Hoopa's Latios

Hoopa's Mega Latios
Latios ↔ Mega Latios
When Ash was involved in a battle against the shadow Hoopa Unbound, he commanded a Latios that Hoopa summoned. Latios was shown being able to Mega Evolve.

Latios's known moves are Dragon Pulse and Psychic.

Debut Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
Voice actors
Japanese
English Michele Knotz
Hoopa's Latias

Hoopa's Mega Latias
Latias ↔ Mega Latias
When Ash was involved in a battle against the shadow Hoopa Unbound, he commanded a Latias that Hoopa summoned. Latias was shown being able to Mega Evolve.

Latias's known moves are Dragon Pulse and Psychic.

Debut Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
Voice actors
Japanese
English Michele Knotz
Hoopa's Rayquaza

Hoopa's Mega Rayquaza
Rayquaza ↔ Mega Rayquaza Shiny
When Ash was involved in a battle against the shadow Hoopa Unbound, he commanded a Shiny Rayquaza that Hoopa summoned. Rayquaza is capable of Mega Evolving.

Rayquaza's known moves are Hyper Beam, Dragon Ascent, Dragon Pulse, and Twister.

Debut Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
Voice actors
Japanese Kiyotaka Furushima
English Kiyotaka Furushima
A rented Mamoswine
Mamoswine
Ash temporarily rode on a Mamoswine, along with Serena, to cross the snowy mountains and through the Frost Cavern.

None of Mamoswine's moves are known.

Debut Over the Mountain of Snow!
Voice actors
Japanese Kensuke Satō
English Marc Thompson
A wild Litleo
Litleo
Ash first protected Litleo from Pyroar's Flamethrower and later on help Litleo become independent and return to its pride.

Litleo was confirmed to be male in the dub only.

Litleo's only known move is Flamethrower.

Debut A Fiery Rite of Passage!
Voice actors
Japanese Yuka Terasaki
English Michael Liscio Jr.
Sophocles's Charjabug
Charjabug
Main article: Sophocles's Charjabug

Ash captured this Charjabug in a cage, which he then gave to Sophocles, in order for him to catch it, which he did.

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

Debut So Long, Sophocles!
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Rebecca Becker
Ash with Snowy
Snowy
Main article: Snowy

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

Debut Racing to a Big Event!
Voice actors
Japanese Reina Ueda
English Emily Jenness
Buzzwole
Buzzwole
Main article: Ultra Beasts (anime)#Buzzwole

Buzzwole entered Alola through an Ultra Wormhole at Melemele Meadow, prompting the Ultra Guardians to embark on their first mission. They chased the Swollen Pokémon to Mahalo Trail, where it was eventually caught by Ash. It was then brought back to Melemele Meadow, allowing it to return back home through a new wormhole opened by Professor Burnet.

Debut A Mission of Ultra Urgency!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Billy Bob Thompson
Stakataka
Stakataka
Main article: Ultra Beasts (anime)#Stakataka

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

Debut The Long Vault Home!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Daniel J. Edwards
Pheromosa
Pheromosa
Main article: Ultra Beasts (anime)#Pheromosa

Pheromosa entered Alola through an Ultra Wormhole and began attacking Trainers who possessed Z-Crystals, stealing the Z-Crystals afterwards. Meowth fell in love with Pheromosa and thwarted several attempts by the Ultra Guardians to catch it. Pheromosa was eventually defeated by Bewear, allowing Pheromosa to be caught and returned home.

Debut Beauty is Only Crystal Deep!

Achievements

Ash's Kanto Badges
Ash's Orange Archipelago Badges

Badges obtained

Kanto Badges

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

Orange Archipelago Badges

This listing is of the Badges Ash has obtained in the Orange Archipelago:

Johto Badges
Ash's Johto Badges

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

Hoenn Badges
Ash's Hoenn Badges

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

Frontier Symbols
Ash's Frontier Symbols

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

Sinnoh Badges
Ash's Sinnoh Badges

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

Unova Badges
Ash's Unova Badges

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

Kalos Badges
Ash's Kalos Badges

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

Alola trials

One of Ash's Z-Crystals

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

Pokémon League ranking

Ash with the Manalo Championship Trophy

Ash has competed in the following Pokémon League Conferences:

Championship matches

Ash challenged the following Pokémon championships as well:

Pokémon competitions

Ash has also participated in the following Pokémon competitions:

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 松本梨香 Rica Matsumoto
English Veronica Taylor (EP001-AG145, M01-M08, A Sneak Peek at Pokémon, Mewtwo Returns)
Sarah Natochenny (AG146-present, M09-present, The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon redub)
Kayzie Rogers (The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon original dub)
Arabic بثينة شيا Buthaina Shia
Catalan Marta Covas
Mandarin Chinese 賀世芳 Hè Shìfāng (EP001-EP081, EP117-EP259)
李明幸 Li Míngxìng (EP082-EP116)
汪世瑋 Wāng Shìwěi (EP260-present)
Croatian Saša Buneta
Marko Torjanac
Czech Radek Škvor (EP001-EP209, DP001-XY049, M01-M04, M11, M17)
Jan Škvor (XY050-present, M18-M19)
Štěpán Krtička (M06-M07)
Danish Mathias Klenske
Dutch Christa Lips
Unknown voice actor (M05-M07)
Filipino Klariz Magboo
Finnish Sari Moilanen (EP001-EP142, M01-M04, PK01-PK07, Mewtwo Returns)
Jami Kantola (M05-M07)
Hanna Leino (EP158-present, M10-present, The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon)
French Canada Sébastien Reding (M01-M07)
Europe Aurélien Ringelheim
Charles Pestel (M04, M07)
German Caroline Combrinck (EP001-EP157, DP105-XY140)
Veronika Neugebauer (EP158-DP104)
Felix Mayer (SM001-present)
Greek Βούλα Κώστα Voula Kosta
Hebrew יהונתן מגון Yonatan Magon
דניאל מגון Daniel Magon
Hindi प्रसाद बर्वे Prasad Barve (Cartoon Network dub)
नचिकेट दिघे Nachiket Dighe (Hungama dub)
Hungarian Balázs Szvetlov
Gergely Ungvári (Advanced Generation series)
Csongor Szalay (Diamond & Pearl series)
Icelandic Grímur Gíslason (M03)
Guðjón Davíð Karlsson (M05)
Indonesian Ahmad Zulkifli Lubis (EP001-AG192, DP004-Best Wishes series, M02-M13, M16)
Kamal Nasuti (DP001-DP003)
Turie Sandos (XY series)
Italian Davide Garbolino
Korean 최덕희 Choi Deok-Hui (Original series, original dubs of M01-M02)
안현서 An Hyeon-Seo (original dubs of M03-M05)
이선호 Lee Seon-Ho (Advanced Generation series-present, M06-present, redubbed movies)
Norwegian Nils-Martin Crawfurd
Polish Hanna Kinder-Kiss (EP001-AG040, DP053-present, movies)
Grzegorz Drojewski (DP001-DP052)
Portuguese Brazil Fábio Lucindo (S01-S18, M01-M18, Pokémon Chronicles, The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon)
Gustavo Nader (M06; original recordings)
Charles Emmanuel (S19-present, M19-present)
Portugal Maria João Luís (EP001-EP031, EP033, M01-M02)
Sandra Faleiro (EP032, EP034-EP094)
Sandra de Castro (EP095-EP128, EP158-EP209, AG093-AG177, DP001-DP052, Pokémon Live!)
Alexandra Sedas (EP129-EP157)
Cristina Carvalhal (M03-M04)
Bárbara Lourenço (EP210-AG040, Pokémon Chronicles)
Raquel Ferreira (AG041-AG092)
Unknown voice actress (M07)
Ana Madureira (AG178-AG192)
Raquel Rosmaninho (DP053-present, M10-present)
Romanian Cristina Serac (Original series)
Cristian Niculescu (Diamond & Pearl series, Sun & Moon series)
Russian Анна Левченко Anna Levchenko (EP001-EP105)
Лариса Некипелова Larisa Nekipelova (DP105-present)
Spanish Latin America Gabriel Ramos (EP001-DP090, DP105-DP157, M01-M11)
Irwin Daayán (DP091-DP104)
Rommy Mendoza (young, DP138)
Miguel Ángel Leal (DP158-present, M13-present, EP007 redub)
Pablo Gandolfo (M06-M07 Argentinian dub)
Alan Fernando Velázquez (M12)
Spain Adolfo Moreno
Rafael Alonso Naranjo Jr. (M03, Mewtwo Returns)
Swedish Dick Eriksson
Thai ฉันทนา ธาราจันทร์ Chanthana Tharachan
ศันสนีย์ ติณห์กีรดิศ Sansanee Tinkeeradit (DP054-present)
Turkish Ahmet Taşar (EP001-XY101)
Kerem Kobanbay (XY102-SM043)
Sercan Gidişoğlu (M03)
Fatih Özkul (M06)
Vietnamese Đặng Hoàng Khuyết

Artwork

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

In the manga

In the Ash & Pikachu manga

Ash in Ash & Pikachu
Ash in his Hoenn attire in Ash & Pikachu
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Reason: details of his role in the manga.

Ash is the main protagonist of Ash & Pikachu, a manga series based on the Johto, Hoenn, and Battle Frontier sagas of the Pokémon anime.

Pokémon

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


Ash and Brock in Magical Pokémon Journey

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Main article: Ash Ketchum (EToP)

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

In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga

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

In the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga

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Reason: Details of his role in the manga.

Ash and Pikachu appear as main characters alongside Dawn and her Piplup in the manga series Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl, an adaptation of the anime set in the timeline of the Diamond & Pearl series.

Pokémon

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


Traded away
Ash Aipom PDP.png
Aipom


Temporary
Dawn Piplup PDP.png
Piplup


In the movie adaptations

Ash with his friends in the movie 10 manga adaptation

Since Ash and his Pikachu have appeared in every Pokémon movie to date, likewise, Ash is a main character in every Pokémon movie manga adaptation. The same applies with Ash's team as they made similar appearances.

In the games

In the core series

In the Special Demo Version of Pokémon Sun and Moon, Ash sends an unsigned letter and his Greninja (with "Ash" as Greninja's Original Trainer) to Elio, the player character. Like in the anime, Ash's Greninja can transform into Ash-Greninja by using its unique Ability, Battle Bond.

In spin-off games

Pokémon Puzzle League

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

Pokémon Tretta

Main article: Pikachu (05-01)

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

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Ash or his Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Ash's Pokémon
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Pichu and Pikachu (CoroCoro promo) Lightning       Unnumbered Promotional cards    
Ash's Torkoal Fighting       Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Sky-Splitting Deoxys   009/019
Ash's Grovyle Grass       Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Aura's Lucario   001/020
Ash's Phanpy Fighting       Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Aura's Lucario   004/020
Ash's Swellow Colorless       Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Aura's Lucario   007/020
Ash's Aipom Colorless       Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Sea's Manaphy   010/019
Ash's Treecko Grass       ADV-P Promotional cards   036/ADV-P
Pikachu Pokémon M Lightning       Movie Commemoration Random Pack   012/022
Staraptor Pokémon M Colorless       Movie Commemoration Random Pack   018/022
Pikachu Pokémon M LV.X Lightning       DPt-P Promotional cards   043/DPt-P
Pidove Colorless BW Black Star Promos   BW15 BW-P Promotional cards   005/BW-P
Emerging Powers Common 80/98 BW-P Promotional cards   002/BW-P
      BW-P Promotional cards   205/BW-P
Ash-GreninjaEX Water XY Black Star Promos   XY133 XY-P Promotional cards   218/XY-P
Rowlet Grass       Ash vs Team Rocket Deck Kit   001/026
Ash's PikachuGX Lightning       Ash vs Team Rocket Deck Kit   005/026
Rockruff Fighting       Ash vs Team Rocket Deck Kit   011/026
Ash's Friendship Su       Ash vs Team Rocket Deck Kit   025/026
Litten Fire       SM-P Promotional cards   059/SM-P
Ash's Pikachu Lightning       SM-P Promotional cards   071/SM-P
Ash's Pikachu Lightning       SM-P Promotional cards   072/SM-P
Ash's Pikachu Lightning       SM-P Promotional cards   073/SM-P
Ash's Pikachu Lightning       SM-P Promotional cards   074/SM-P
Ash's Pikachu Lightning       SM-P Promotional cards   075/SM-P
Ash's Pikachu Lightning       SM-P Promotional cards   076/SM-P
 

Trivia

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

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese サトシ Satoshi From 智 chi (wisdom; reason) which can be read as Satoshi if a name; named after Satoshi Tajiri.
English
Canadian French
Hindi, Tamil
Telugu, Italian
German, Malay
Portuguese
Spanish, Turkish
Ash Ketchum Ketchum sounds similar to catch 'em. First name can be found in Japanese name, Satoshi. Also, Ash is a default name for Red in Pokémon Red and Blue. Ash trees are suggested as another explanation as well.
European French Sacha Ketchum Similar to Ash.
Korean 한지우 Han Jiu ji is from 智 Satoshi. Alternatively, 지우 (知友) jiu can mean "close friend".
Chinese (Mandarin) 小智 Xiǎo Zhì Diminutive nickname derived from 田尻智, Satoshi Tajiri.
Chinese (Cantonese) 小智 Síu Ji Same as Mandarin name
Bulgarian Аш