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Ash Ketchum

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In the {{series|XY}}, Ash traveled to the Kalos region with Alexa, first visiting [[Lumiose City]] in ''[[XY001|Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!]]'', 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}}, who started to travel with him after he calmed down a rampaging {{p|Garchomp}} at the top of Prism Tower with the assistance of a brave {{AP|Froakie|Greninja}}. After the incident was resolved, the {{p|Froakie}} allowed itself to be captured by Ash. In ''[[XY006|Battling on Thin Ice!]]'', 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. The four Trainers 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 ShowcasesShowcase]]s.
As they traveled, the group started to learn the secrets of [[Mega Evolution]] after meeting Professor Sycamore, [[Diantha]], and [[Gurkinn]], as well as briefly travellingtraveling with [[Korrina]]. 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 {{pan|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.
Later in their journeys, Ash and friends reached [[Anistar City]] and, together with Professor Sycamore, they met the Psychic 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 willwould all play a vital role in Kalos's future. Ash challenged her to a [[Double Battle]], which he won using Frogadier and {{AP|Talonflame}}.
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 unlocking aachieving [[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. Afterwards,After Clemonthis vowedloss toagainst helpAlain, Ash masterand Greninja's newbegan form,training creatingto aperfect deviceGreninja's fornew thatform. soleAsh purpose.and When AshGreninja later on had a rematch with Alain, he and Greninjaa didbattle significantlyagainst better and evenDiantha, gainedduring the edge afterlatter Greninja transformed,even butmanaged Ashto eventuallyreach passedits outfinal fromAsh-Greninja exhaustionform. fromDespite usingtheir training, the form.two Havingwere aunsuccessful dreamto inmaster whichthe Greninjatransformation leavesas him,Ash hepassed wokeout upduring andboth resolvesbattles tofrom fullyexhaustion masterfrom using the form.
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Ash managed to earn eight Kalos Gym Badges, therefore qualifying for participation in the Lumiose Conference. Following several notable victories including a narrow victory in the semifinals against [[Sawyer]], Ash managed to reach the finals of the Conference, marking his first appearance in the finals of a Pokémon League; his opponent was [[Alain]]. On the night before the final battle, he and his friends learned more about the Ash-Greninja transformation. The finals of the Lumiose Conference began with a courageous battle between Ash's Pikachu and Alain's Tyranitar, in which the former emerged victorious. Ash gained an early advantage in the battle, retaining three of his Pokémon compared to Alain's two. However, Alain eventually managed to defeat Ash, using his Mega Evolved {{TP|Alain|Charizard}} in a fierce battle with Ash's Greninja as Ash-Greninja. This battle ultimately concluded the Lumiose Conference. Ash showed great sincerity and principle following the battle, shaking Alain's hand regardless of the result.
[[File:Ash and Pokémon captured.png|thumb|left|250px|Ash and his Pokémon captured by Team Flare]]
However, duringDuring 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 vinesmassive roots to destroy parts of Lumiose City. Ash and Alainhis workedPokémon together in an attempt to fight off the vines along with them looking for Mairin, but Ash waswere ultimately betrayedabducted by Alain,Team who was told by [[Celosia]] that [[Lysandre]] had ordered Ash to be captured. As such, Alain made no attempt to aid Ash when heFlare and Pikachu got knocked out unconscious from Celosia's Drapion's Confuse Ray. They and Ash's other Pokémon are thenwere taken captive at the top of Prism Tower, as [[Lysandre]] intended to use Ash and Greninja's Bond Phenomenon for his plans. Asusing AshTeam regainsFlare's consciousness,Mega heEvolution findsenergy himselfray andto hiscontrol Pokémonthem. restrained,After withtalking onlysense Pikachuinto conscious.Alain, Ash thenand seesGreninja Lysandreresisted andthe Alain,machine's influence and triesbroke tofree getusing LysandreBond toPhenomenon. release himAsh and theAlain others,soon butengaged Lysandrein refuses.a Later,battle Ashagainst Lysandre, and Pikachuultimately witnessmanaged Squishy'sto transformationdefeat into Zygardehim. When LysandreAsh revealedlater hisheard plansabout tothe [[Giant AlainRock]], Ashhe camemet toup realizewith that Alain neverthe meantrest to betraycombat anyoneit. and did thisThanks to helpeveryone's [[Mairin]]combined andeffort, [[Chespie]]. Then,was Lysandresaved used a miniature version offrom the TeamGiant Flare'sRock. MegaSquishy Evolutionand energyZ2 rayultimately todestroyed controlthe Ash and Greninjacreature, butbefore theythe broketwo freeZygarde due to their Bond Phenomenonleft.
Afterwards, Alain turns against Lysandre and has Charizard use {{m|Dragon Claw}} on the restraints of Ash's other Pokémon. The duo then battled Lysandre, and although they were able to defeat his Pyroar early in the battle, Lysandre's Mega Gyarados was powerful enough to defeat several of Ash's Pokémon in succession. Ash and Alain were eventually helped by Malva, who claimed that the two of them had inspired her to fight for a better future. When Lysandre rebuffed her, Ash instead lectured him on how everyone has their own tomorrow, and how Lysandre had no right to take that away from them by destroying the world. Lysandre merely called Ash naive. Ash, Alain, and Malva were finally able to defeat Lysandre, but he told them that he was not done yet and falls off Prism Tower. When Ash heard about the [[Giant Rock]] and that Mairin's Chespin is inside of it, he accompanied Alain to go and get Chespie out of it along with Pikachu, Greninja, and Alain's Charizard. They were successful and stopped the Giant Rock for a short time, but Lysandre showed up and moved it with another device. Thanks to the efforts of Pikachu, Greninja, and Alain's Charizard, they were able to destroy the device, allowing Zygarde to finish it off. Ash then saw the two Zygarde leave, followed by the sunrise.
Ash helps Clemont rebuilt the gym along with Bonnie, Serena, and Meyer. He also helps Mairin with the welcome back party for Alain. Ash then heard what Alain had to say and helped him get out of his depression before Team Rocket showed up to steal Pikachu. Thanks to the efforts of Ash and Alain they were foiled again. Ash and crew were award medals for there efforts against Team Flare, then watched the firework display right by Prism Tower. After that night, he went to watch Serena, Shauna, and Jessilee's Showcase in Lumiose City hosted by Serena herself with approval from Professor Sycamore. During the Showcase, he, Clemont, Bonnie, along with their Pokémon danced along throughout the entire performance. After the performance, he helped Serena cook dinner by helping out cutting the vegetables. The next day, Ash said goodbye to the rival trio Trevor, Shauna, and Tierno, who have been invited by the professor to investigate the wild Pokémon that left Lumiose City after the Team Flare incident happened, and to Sawyer, who decides to go to Lysandre Labs to help Steven Stone investigate the remnants of the Giant Rock. Sawyer shows the Key Stone that Steven gave him and would like to repay him. Sawyer tells Ash that they will have another battle the next time they meet and made a promise to each other that they will not lose. Sawyer and Ash shake hands with each other and says goodbye to Ash and the gang. Clemont told Ash that he needed to make some adjustments to the Gym with Bonnie's help, and left Ash and Serena by themselves.
After the others left Ash and Serena, they decided to wander around town. When they arrived at the airport, Ash was happy to hear that the airport's reopening soon. However, Serena seemed worried. The two continue to walk around the town and stop by at a shop, gazing at some clothes at a clothing store, and even have some cookies as well. However, Ash noticed that Serena was still concerned. Therefore, he decides to propose Serena to have a battle with him, so Ash guides Serena to the battlefield, in which he told Serena that the battlefield he showed her was the place that Ash had his first battle in the Kalos Region with Clemont the very first time he arrived in the Kalos Region in Lumiose City. Ash stated to Serena that each time he gets stressed out, he usually has a battle to let out his stressful mind. Ash advises Serena to cheer up, in which she smiles. Serena recalled that she never had a proper battle with Ash before. So she battles him along with her Braxien against his Pikachu. After when Braixen used Fire Blast to hit Pikachu. The next day, Ash congratulated Serena when she announced that she will be going on a performing trip to study performances by visiting other regions, starting with Hoenn. Ash promised her to give her very best with her Pokémon, and that he supported her decision.
Just before Ash and the gang were heading to Lumiose Airport to say their goodbyes, Ash took Goodra back home to the wetlands where it belongs, thanked it for all its help after helping him battle and promised that they would meet again one day. After dropping Goodra off, Ash and the gang noticed another one of the vines popped up again back during the Team Flare incident. When Clemont got captured by Xerosic, Ash, his Greninja, along with Serena and Bonnie went to go after Xerosic to rescue Clemont. After Clemont tricked Xerosic by putting a microchip in the side of his head, Xerosic battled against Ash using his Crobat and Malamar, but was defeated by Ash. After Xerosic was arrested by Officer Jenny, Ash and the gang were followed by Z2 and Squishy, where Z2 requested Ash that he needs Greninja to stay with them to obliterate the remaining roots of the Megalith Zygarde. Ash remembered the memories he and Greninja had way back when he first met him, and all the fun moments they had. He realized that it was for the better. So Ash released Greninja in which it accepted Z2's request. After Greninja left with Z2 and Squishy, it bid a fond farewell to Ash and the others.
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