{{split|Ash Ketchum's Pokémon}}

:''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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|hometown=[[Pallet Town]]


|relatives='''{{pkmn|Anime}}''': {{Delia}} (mother)<br>Unnamed father ([[EP002]])<br>Unnamed grandfather ([[EP002]], Japanese version only)<br>'''[[The Electric Tale of Pikachu|Manga]]''': [[Mother]]






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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}}.

He is a [[Pokémon Trainer]] from [[Pallet Town]] whose goal is to become a [[Pokémon Master]]. 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!]]."


==In the anime==


At some point in his early life, Ash went on a field trip in a rainy forest and got lost. Scared to the point of tears, he was forced to hide in a hollow tree trunk. A group of local Pokémon joined him and cheered him up, which was partially what motivated him to become a Pokémon Trainer.

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.

At some point before starting their journeys, Ash was friends with Gary Oak until they both fished out a Poké Ball 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]]====

[[File:Ash fleeing Spearow.png|thumb|220px|Ash trying to keep Pikachu safe]]

Years later, Ash began his [[Pokémon 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.

From that point, Ash still had a lot to learn about becoming a Trainer. The [[Ash's Butterfree|first Pokémon]] he {{pkmn2|caught}} was caught by luck, as he knew absolutely nothing about {{pkmn|battle|battling}}, and he was hesitant to admit when he was wrong. His journey was made even more complicated due to the presence of [[Jessie]], [[James]] and {{MTR}} of [[Team Rocket]], who, after witnessing Pikachu's power, made it their primary objective to steal Pikachu for their boss, {{an|Giovanni}}.

Ash did not go on this journey alone; as soon after he left [[Pallet Town]], he met {{an|Misty}}, who followed him on the pretense that he owed her a bike (which Ash 'borrowed' to save Pikachu, and which the Electric Mouse destroyed whilst protecting Ash). Ash then met {{an|Brock}}, the [[Pewter Gym]] Leader, whom he fought and lost to. In 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, {{ka|Flint}}, Brock decided to go with Ash and pursue his dream of being the world's best {{tc|Pokémon Breeder}}. Shortly afterwards, Ash reached the [[Cerulean Gym]] and was shocked to learn that Misty was one of its Gym Leaders. After Ash earned his Cascade [[Badge]], he continued his journey with Misty, who dreamt to be the world's greatest {{t|Water}} Pokémon Master.

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 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]]. Gary always reminded Ash that he was always a step behind. By the time Ash had caught his {{AP|seventh Pokémon|Kingler}}, Gary had caught more than forty. Ash's troubles were not made any easier when his {{AP|Charizard}} grew too powerful and refused to listen to him until [[EP105|Ash could prove himself]] to him.

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 {{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|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 {{ashfr|friends}} left for the Johto region to collect eight Badges from the Gym Leaders in the Johto region and compete in the Johto [[Pokémon 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 middle of his travels, they visited the [[Whirl Islands]], and, along with [[Ritchie]], helped save {{jo|Silver}}, a child {{p|Lugia}}, and its parent, from the evil machinations of Team Rocket. Ash, along with Misty, competed in the [[Whirl Cup]], with Ash placing in the Top 8. He was defeated by Misty in a 3-on-3; Misty ended up losing in the next round.

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.

{{series|Advanced Generation}}

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 {{DL|Grand Festival|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 {{p|Groudon}} in the summit of their conflict. Thanks to {{TRT}}'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 {{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.

{{series|Diamond & Pearl}}

[[File:Ash arriving in Sinnoh.png|thumb|220px|Ash arriving in Sinnoh]]

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 accompany Ash to Sinnoh, he did travel 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. It's kind of like he did with May, but he actually watched all of Dawn's Contests unlike May's where in some cases he would train instead. Just as he supports 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.

[[File:Ash Wallace Cup.png|thumb|left|220px|Ash in the Wallace Cup]]

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. 

[[File:Hearthome Collection Ash.png|thumb|220px|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 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.

As Ash and his friends journeyed through Sinnoh, they ended up becoming heavily involved with legends of Sinnoh, with Ash being personally chosen by {{p|Azelf}} of the {{an|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 {{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.

{{series|Best Wishes}}

In the {{series|Best Wishes}}, Ash traveled with [[Professor Oak]] and [[Delia Ketchum]] 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


[[File:Baron Ash.png|thumb|220px|Ash as a Baron at the Battle Chateau]]

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 Showcase]]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 traveling 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 {{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.

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 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}}. 

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.

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 [[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]]. 

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.

[[File:Ash and Pokémon captured.png|thumb|left|250px|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 {{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 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.


{{series|Sun & Moon}}

In the {{series|Sun & Moon}}, 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 [[Professor Kukui]] and learned about [[Z-Ring]]s and [[Z-Move]]s. Later on, he met {{p|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.

Ash caught several Pokémon on Melemele Island, such as his {{AP|Rowlet}}, {{AP|Lycanroc|Rockruff}}, and {{AP|Litten}}. Ash's first attempt at using the Electrium Z broke the [[Z-Crystal]], prompting him to take on the [[island challenge]] to obtain new ones and prove his worth. After his first grand trial, against [[Hala]], he was intended to receive a Fightinium Z, but Tapu Koko switched it for a second Electrium Z. He later gained a Normalium Z, a Grassium Z, and a Rockium Z by participating in trials and grand trials on Melemele and Akala islands. Ash also struck up a friendly rivalry with Lillie's brother, [[Gladion]], and engaged in numerous school and afterschool activities with his friends.

In [[SM042]]<!--and [[SM043]]-->, Ash and his classmates traveled to Kanto for an extracurricular activity. This allowed Ash to reunite with Brock, Misty, and his Pokémon living at Professor Oak's Laboratory.


[[File:Younger Ash XY.png|thumb|250px|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 [[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.

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 resolves to do anything in his power to stop them.

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 [[List of Clemont's inventions|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]].

In the [[original series]], though Ash actively took part in {{pkmn|battle}}s, he was rarely seen independently training his Pokémon. However, since the {{series|Advanced Generation}}, Ash is shown to train 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.

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 Team Rocket had worn out his 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. This was the primary catalyst for Ash's bitter rivalry with [[Paul]] in the {{series|Diamond & Pearl}}.

[[File:Ash catches a Pokémon SM.png|thumb|left|250px|Ash after catching a Pokémon]]

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 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]]''.

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.

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.

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 peoples romance Ash is usually oblivious until someone points it out to him. A few times 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 mainly give advice in improving the male's looks or charm, Ash's advice is simply to be stronger.

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 in ''[[DP009|Setting the World on its Buneary!]]'', however, while she was under his ownership, he chased after her in the same manner as before.

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.

[[File:Ash Aura.png|thumb|250px|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 {{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! Parts 1]]'' and ''[[DP072|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.

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 [[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 a [[Ribbon#Terracotta Medal|Ribbon]] he received after his [[Contest Battle]] with May in the unofficial {{to|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 [[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.


[[File:Ash with his Pokémon.png|thumb|280px|Ash with all his Pokémon as of ''[[BW142|The Dream Continues!]]'' (except for {{AP|Squirtle}} and {{AP|Primeape}}) at Professor Oak's lab]]

[[File:Ash and Lycanroc.png|thumb|280px|Ash's full [[Alola]] party]]

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.

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 would use someone else's battle strategies as shown with [[Paul]] and {{an|Tierno}}, though when using the latter, 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 fight and train with them personally. Furthermore, he cares for 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 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 {{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 {{TP|Professor Oak|Laboratory}}. He usually only did so when he participated 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.

Ash currently has ownership of 70 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 84 different Pokémon species.

====On hand====

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| {{ActivePoké|Ash|Pikachu|‎Ash Pikachu.png|electric}} ♂

| {{ActivePoké|Ash|Rowlet|Ash Rowlet.png|grass|flying}}

| {{ActivePoké|Ash|Lycanroc|Ash Lycanroc.png|rock|fir=Rockruff}}


| {{ActivePoké|Ash|Litten|Ash Litten.png|fire}}


====Travel with====

This section is for the Pokémon that Ash currently travels with, but has not caught.

{| width="100%"


| {{ActivePoké|||nick=Rotom Pokédex|Rotom Pokédex anime.png|electric|ghost|link=Rotom Pokédex (anime)}}



====With Professor Oak====

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

{| width="100%"


| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Bulbasaur|Ash Bulbasaur.png|grass|poison|size=190px}}

| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Charizard|Ash Charizard.png|fire|flying|fir=Charmander|mid=Charmeleon|size=190px}}

| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Squirtle|Ash Squirtle.png|water}}

| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Kingler|Ash Kingler.png|water|fir=Krabby}}


| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Muk|Ash Muk.png|poison|size=150px}}

| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Tauros|Ash Tauros.png|normal|disp=Tauros (×30)}} ♂

| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Snorlax|Ash Snorlax.png|normal|size=190px}}

| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Heracross|Ash Heracross.png|bug|fighting|size=190px}}


| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Bayleef|Ash Bayleef.png|grass|fir=Chikorita|size=190px}} ♀

| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Quilava|Ash Quilava.png|fire|fir=Cyndaquil|size=190px}}

| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Totodile|Ash Totodile.png|water|size=190px}}

| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Noctowl|Ash Noctowl.png|normal|flying|size=190px}} [[File:ShinyVIIStar.png]]


| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Donphan|Ash Donphan.png|ground|fir=Egg|mid=Phanpy|size=190px}}

| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Swellow|Ash Swellow.png|normal|flying|fir=Taillow|size=190px}}

| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Sceptile|Ash Sceptile.png|grass|fir=Treecko|mid=Grovyle|size=190px}}

| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Corphish|Ash Corphish.png|water|size=190px}}


| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Torkoal|Ash Torkoal.png|fire|size=190px}}

| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Glalie|Ash Glalie.png|ice|fir=Snorunt}}

| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Staraptor|Ash Staraptor.png|normal|flying|fir=Starly|mid=Staravia|size=190px}} ♂

| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Torterra|Ash Torterra.png|grass|ground|fir=Turtwig|mid=Grotle|size=190px}}


| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Infernape|Ash Infernape.png|fire|fighting|fir=Chimchar|mid=Monferno|size=190px}}

| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Buizel|Ash Buizel.png|water|size=190px}} ♂

| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Gliscor|Ash Gliscor.png|ground|flying|fir=Gligar|size=190px}}

| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Gible|Ash Gible.png|dragon|ground|size=190px}} ♂


| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Unfezant|Ash Unfezant.png|normal|flying|fir=Pidove|mid=Tranquill|size=190px}} ♀

| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Oshawott|Ash Oshawott.png|water|size=190px}} ♂

| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Pignite|Ash Pignite.png|fire|fighting|fir=Tepig|size=190px}} ♂

| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Snivy|Ash Snivy.png|grass|size=190px}} ♀


| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Scraggy|Ash Scraggy.png|dark|fighting|fir=Egg|size=190px}} ♂

| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Leavanny|Ash Leavanny.png|bug|grass|fir=Sewaddle|mid=Swadloon|size=190px}} ♂

| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Palpitoad|Ash Palpitoad.png|water|ground|size=190px}} ♂

| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Boldore|Ash Boldore.png|rock|rock|fir=Roggenrola|size=190px}}


| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Krookodile|Ash Krookodile.png|ground|dark|fir=Krokorok|size=190px}} ♂

| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Talonflame|Ash Talonflame.png|fire|flying|fir=Fletchling|mid=Fletchinder|size=190px}}

| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Hawlucha|‎Ash Hawlucha.png|fighting|flying|size=190px}} ♂

| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Noivern|Ash Noivern.png|flying|dragon|fir=Egg|mid=Noibat|size=190px}} ♂


In training

This section is for the Pokémon that Ash still owns but are in the care of another Trainer. Some can be called upon at any time if needed.

{| width="100%"


| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Primeape|Ash Primeape.png|fighting|size=190px}}







This section is for the Pokémon that Ash formally {{pkmn2|released}} into the {{pkmn2|wild}}.

{| width="100%"


| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Butterfree|Ash Butterfree.png|bug|flying|fir=Caterpie|mid=Metapod}}

| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Pidgeot|Ash Pidgeot.png|normal|flying|fir=Pidgeotto}}

| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Lapras|Ash Lapras.png|water|ice}}

| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Greninja|‎Ash Greninja.png|water|dark|disp=Froakie → Frogadier → Greninja ↔ Ash-Greninja|size=190px}}


| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Goodra|Ash Goodra.png|dragon|fir=Goomy|mid=Sliggoo|size=190px}}



====Traded away====

This section is for the Pokémon that Ash [[Trade|traded away]].

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| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Raticate|Ash Raticate.png|normal}}

| {{InactivePoké|Dawn|Ambipom|Ash Aipom.png|normal|disp=Aipom}} ♀




====Given away====

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

{| width="100%"


| {{InactivePoké|Casey|Beedrill|Casey Beedrill.png|bug|poison}}






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

{| width="100%"


| {{InactivePoké|Sabrina|Haunter|Sabrina Haunter.png|ghost|poison}}

| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Larvitar|Ash Larvitar.png|rock|ground|fir=Egg}}



====Ride Pokémon====


This section is for the [[Poké Ride|Ride Pokémon]] Ash used.







|img=Ash Ride Sharpedo.png

|cap=A Poké Ride Sharpedo


|epname=Alola to New Adventure!


|vaen=Bill Rogers

|desc=Ash was first seen riding a [[Poké Ride]] {{p|Sharpedo}} around [[Melemele Island]].

None of Sharpedo's moves are known.}}






|img=Ash Kiawe Tauros.png

|cap=A Poké Ride Tauros


|epname=The Guardian's Challenge! 



|desc=Ash was first seen riding a [[Poké Ride]] {{p|Tauros}} around the [[Pokémon School]].

None of Tauros's moves are known.}}






|img=Ash Ride Lapras.png

|cap=A Poké Ride Lapras


|epname=Yo, Ho, Ho! Go, Popplio!



|desc=Ash was first seen riding a [[Poké Ride]] {{p|Lapras}} around [[Melemele Island]].

None of Lapras's moves are known.}}






|img=Ash Pelipper.png

|cap=A Poké Ride Pelipper


|epname=Young Kiawe Had a Farm!


|vaen=List of English voice actors{{!}}Laurie Hymes

|desc=Ash was first seen riding a [[Poké Ride]] {{p|Pelipper}} around [[Alola]].

None of Pelipper's moves are known.}}





|img=Ash Ride Stoutland.png

|cap=A Poké Ride Stoutland


|epname=Treasure Hunt, Akala Style!



|desc=Ash used a [[Poké Ride]] {{p|Stoutland}} around [[Akala Island]].

None of Stoutland's moves are known.}}



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.






|img=Pidgey EP002.png

|cap=A Trainer's Pidgey


|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.

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





|img=Rattata EP002.png

|cap=A Trainer's Rattata


|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.

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


|trainer=Lara Laramie




|img=Ash Ponyta.png

|cap=Lara Laramie's Ponyta

|img2=Ash Rapidash.png

|cap2=Lara Laramie's Rapidash


|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.

Rapidash's only known move is {{m|Stomp}}.}}


|trainer=Dr. Akihabara



|img=Porygon anime.png


|vajp=Katsuyuki Konishi

|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.

Porygon's known moves are {{m|Conversion}}, {{m|Tackle}}, and {{m|Sharpen}}.}}









|epname=Who Gets To Keep Togepi?

|vajp=Satomi Kōrogi

|vaen=Satomi Kōrogi

|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.}}


|trainer=Pokémon League entrance exam instructor



|img=PLEEI Weezing.png


|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}}.}}


|trainer=Pokémon League entrance exam instructor



|img=PLEEI Arbok.png


|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}}.}}


|trainer=Pokémon League entrance exam instructor



|img=PLEEI Meowth.png


|epname=The Ultimate Test

|vaen=Maddie Blaustein{{!}}Adam Blaustein

|vajp=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}}.}}






|img=Ash Hoothoot.png


|epname=Illusion Confusion!

|desc=Ash, {{an|Brock}} and {{an|Misty}} borrowed {{p|Hoothoot}} from {{DL|Hagatha and Nagatha|Hagatha}} in order to navigate the haunted forest. It was returned to her sister, {{DL|Hagatha and Nagatha|Nagatha}} after they were able to find the exit.

Hoothoot's known moves are {{m|Foresight}} and {{m|Peck}}.}}






|img=Ash Misty Staryu.png


|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.}}






|img=Ash Misty Psyduck.png


|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.}}




|img=Ash Seaking.png


|epname=Hook, Line, and Stinker

|vaen=Eric Stuart

|vajp=Katsuyuki Konishi

|desc=Ash hooked a {{p|Seaking}} during a [[Seaking Catching Day|Seaking fishing contest]]. It was released under park rules.

None of Seaking's moves are known.}}





|img=Ash Arcanine.png


|epname=The Stolen Stones!

|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}}.}}


|trainer=Officer Jenny




|img=Officer Jenny Pidgeot.png


|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.}}





|img=Forina Flygon anime.png


|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}}.}}







|img=Ash Lombre.png


|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}}.}}


|trainer=Master Hamm




|img=Ash Hitmonlee.png


|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}}.}}







|img=Ash Piplup.png


|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.}}







|img=Ash Sudowoodo.png


|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.}}






|img=Ash Pachirisu.png


|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}}.}}


|trainer=The Pokémon Summer Academy



|img=Ash Raichu.png


|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}}.}}


|trainer=The Pokémon Summer Academy



|img=Ash Spoink.png


|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.}}


|trainer=The Pokémon Summer Academy




|img=Ash Mantyke.png


|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.}}






|img=Ash Luxio.png

|cap=A wild Luxio


|epname=Leading a Stray!



|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}}.}}






|img=Cottonee anime.png

|cap=A wild Cottonee


|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}}.}}






|img=Ash Cobalion.png

|cap=A wild Cobalion


|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.}}








|img=Ash {{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: H}} mod 3}}|0|1=Caterpie|2=Metapod}} BW130.png

|cap=A wild {{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: H}} mod 3}}|0|1=Caterpie|2=Metapod}}

|img2=Ash Butterfree BW130.png

|cap2=A wild Butterfree


|epname=Butterfree and Me!

|vajp=Rikako Aikawa

|vaen=Rikako Aikawa

|vaennote=as Caterpie and Butterfree

|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.

Butterfree's known moves are {{m|String Shot}}, {{m|Tackle}}, {{m|Confusion}}, and {{m|Psybeam}}.}}






|img=Ash Rhyhorn.png

|cap=A borrowed Rhyhorn from Odyssey Village


|epname=Giving Chase at the Rhyhorn Race!



|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.

None of Rhyhorn's moves are known.}}








|img={{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: H}} mod 3}}|0|1=Scatterbug|2=Spewpa}} anime.png

|cap=A wild {{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: H}} mod 3}}|0|1=Scatterbug|2=Spewpa}}

|img2=Elegant Vivillon anime.png

|cap2=A wild Vivillon


|epname=To Catch a Pokémon Smuggler!

|vajp=Rikako Aikawa

|vajpnote=as Scatterbug and Spewpa

|vaen=Eileen Stevens

|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.

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


|trainer=Baa de Mer Ranch



|img=Ash Skiddo.png


|epname=A Race for Home!


|vaen=Kayzie Rogers

|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}}.

None of Skiddo's moves are known.}}





|img=Ash Florges.png

|cap=A wild Florges



|epname=Defending the Homeland!

|vajp=Megumi Hayashibara


|vajp2=Hitomi Nabatame


|vaen=Aurora Bea

|desc={{main|Florges (anime)}}

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.}}







|img=Ash Pancham.png


|epname=Dreaming a Performer's Dream!

|vajp=Noriko Shitaya

|vajpnote=<small>[[XY047]]-[[XY109]], [[XY124]]-present</small>

|vajp2=Yuka Terasaki


|vaen=Erica Schroeder

|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.}}







|img=Ash Luxray.png


|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.}}



|pkmn=Latios ↔ Mega Latios




|img=Hoopa Latios.png

|cap=Hoopa's Latios

|img2=Hoopa Mega Latios.png

|cap2=Hoopa's Mega Latios


|epname=Hoopa and the Clash of Ages


|vaen=Michele Knotz

|desc=When Ash was involved in a battle against Hoopa's shadow, he commanded a {{p|Latios}} that {{an|Hoopa}} summoned. Latios was shown being able to [[Mega Evolution|Mega Evolve]].

Latios's known moves are {{m|Dragon Pulse}} and {{m|Psychic}}.}}



|pkmn=Latias ↔ Mega Latias




|img=Hoopa Latias.png

|cap=Hoopa's Latias

|img2=Hoopa Mega Latias.png

|cap2=Hoopa's Mega Latias


|epname=Hoopa and the Clash of Ages


|vaen=Michele Knotz

|desc=When Ash was involved in a battle against Hoopa's shadow, he commanded a {{p|Latias}} that {{an|Hoopa}} summoned. Latias was shown being able to [[Mega Evolution|Mega Evolve]].

Latias's known moves are {{m|Dragon Pulse}} and {{m|Psychic}}.}}



|pkmn=Rayquaza ↔ Mega Rayquaza [[File:ShinyVIIStar.png|link=Shiny Pokémon]]



|img=Hoopa Rayquaza.png

|cap=Hoopa's Rayquaza

|img2=Hoopa Mega Rayquaza.png

|cap2=Hoopa's Mega Rayquaza


|epname=Hoopa and the Clash of Ages

|vajp=Kiyotaka Furushima

|vaen=Kiyotaka Furushima

|desc=When Ash was involved in a battle against Hoopa's shadow, he commanded a {{shiny}} {{p|Rayquaza}} that {{an|Hoopa}} summoned. Ash had it defend [[Dahara Tower]] from Hoopa's shadow by using Twister around it. Rayquaza is capable of [[Mega Evolution|Mega Evolving]].

Rayquaza's known moves are {{m|Hyper Beam}}, {{m|Dragon Ascent}}, {{m|Dragon Pulse}}, and {{m|Twister}}.}}






|img=Ash Serena Mamoswine.png

|cap=A rented Mamoswine


|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]].

None of Mamoswine's moves are known.}}






|img=Ash Litleo.png

|cap=A wild Litleo


|epname=A Fiery Rite of Passage!

|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.

Litleo's only known move is {{m|Flamethrower}}.}}







|img=Ash and Charjabug.png

|cap=Sophocles's Chargabug


|epname=So Long, Sophocles!



|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.

Ash [[SM041|later]] commanded Sophocles's Chargabug during the [[Charjabug Race]].}}






|img=Ash and Snowy.png

|cap=Ash with Snowy


|epname=Racing to a Big Event!


|vaen=Emily Jenness

|desc=In ''[[SM030|The Ol' Raise and Switch!]]'', [[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 to Ash but with help and encouragement from {{AP|Litten}}, Snowy soon warmed to him and was used in a battle against {{AP|Pikachu}} under who was under {{an|Lillie}}'s command.}}


[[File:Ash Kanto Badges.png|thumb|200px|Ash's Kanto Badges]]  

[[File:Ash Orange League Badges.png|thumb|200px|Ash's Orange Archipelago Badges]]  

====Badges obtained====

=====Kanto Badges=====

This listing is of the [[Badge]]s Ash has obtained in the [[Kanto]] [[region]]:

* {{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]]'')

=====Orange Archipelago Badges=====

This listing is of the [[Badge]]s Ash has obtained in the [[Orange Archipelago]]:

* {{Badge|Coral-Eye}} (''[[EP085|Fit to be Tide]]'')

* {{Badge|Sea Ruby}} (''[[EP093|Navel Maneuvers]]'')

* {{Badge|Spike Shell}} (''[[EP103|Misty Meets Her Match]]'')

* {{Badge|Jade Star}} (''[[EP108|Pokémon Double Trouble]]'')

=====Johto Badges=====

[[File:Ash Johto Badges.png|thumb|200px|Ash's Johto Badges]]

This listing is of the [[Badge]]s Ash has obtained in the [[Johto]] [[region]]:

* {{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]]'')

=====Hoenn Badges=====

[[File:Ash Hoenn Badges.png|thumb|200px|Ash's Hoenn Badges]]

This listing is of the [[Badge]]s Ash has obtained in the [[Hoenn]] [[region]]:

* {{Badge|Stone}} (''[[AG016|The Winner By a Nosepass!]]'')

* {{Badge|Knuckle}} (''[[AG031|Just One of the Geysers]]'')

* {{Badge|Dynamo}} (''[[AG040|Watt's with Wattson?]]'')

* {{Badge|Heat}} (''[[AG056|Going, Going, Yawn!]]'')

* {{Badge|Balance}} (''[[AG070|Balance of Power]]'')

* {{Badge|Feather}} (''[[AG085|Sky High Gym Battle!]]'')

* {{Badge|Mind}} (''[[AG100|Solid as a Solrock]]'')

* {{Badge|Rain}} (''[[AG111|Eight Ain't Enough!]]'')

=====Frontier Symbols=====

[[File:Ash Symbols.png|thumb|200px|Ash's Frontier Symbols]]

This listing is of the [[Symbol]]s Ash has obtained in the {{gdis|Battle Frontier|III}}:

* [[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!]]'')

=====Sinnoh Badges=====

[[File:Ash Sinnoh Badges.png|thumb|220px|Ash's Sinnoh Badges]]

This listing is of the [[Badge]]s Ash has obtained in the [[Sinnoh]] [[region]]:

* {{Badge|Coal}} (''[[DP018|O'er the Rampardos we Watched!]]'')

* {{Badge|Forest}} (''[[DP037|The Grass Menagerie!]]'')

* {{Badge|Cobble}} (''[[DP068|A Triple Fighting Chance!]]'')

* {{Badge|Fen}} (''[[DP083|A Crasher Course in Power!]]'')

* {{Badge|Relic}} (''[[DP102|Shield with a Twist!]]'')

* {{Badge|Mine}} (''[[DP108|Dealing With Defensive Types!]]'')

* {{Badge|Icicle}} (''[[DP127|Sliding Into Seventh!]]'')

* {{Badge|Beacon}} (''[[DP179|The Eighth Wonder of the Sinnoh World!]]'')

=====Unova Badges=====

[[File:Ash Unova Badges.png|thumb|220px|Ash's Unova Badges]]

This listing is of the [[Badge]]s Ash has obtained in the [[Unova]] [[region]]:

* {{Badge|Trio}} (''[[BW006|Dreams by the Yard Full!]]'')

* {{Badge|Basic}} (''[[BW016|Rematch at the Nacrene Gym!]]'')

* {{Badge|Insect}} (''[[BW023|Battling For The Love of Bug-Types!]]'')

* {{Badge|Bolt}} (''[[BW050|Dazzling the Nimbasa Gym!]]'')

* {{Badge|Quake}} (''[[BW061|Battling the King of the Mines!]]'')

* {{Badge|Jet}} (''[[BW068|An Amazing Aerial Battle!]]'')

* {{Badge|Freeze}} (''[[BW079|Caution: Icy Battle Conditions!]]'')

* {{Badge|Toxic}} (''[[BW084|Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 2]]'')

=====Kalos Badges=====

[[File:Ash Kalos Badges.png|thumb|220px|Ash's Kalos Badges]]

This listing is of the [[Badge]]s Ash has obtained in the [[Kalos]] [[region]]:

* {{Badge|Bug}} (''[[XY006|Battling on Thin Ice!]]'')

* {{Badge|Cliff}} (''[[XY025|Climbing the Walls!]]'')

* {{Badge|Rumble}} (''[[XY044|Showdown at the Shalour Gym!]]'')

* {{Badge|Plant}} (''[[XY058|The Green, Green Grass Types of Home!]]'')

* {{Badge|Voltage}} (''[[XY067|The Moment of Lumiose Truth!]]'')

* {{Badge|Fairy}} (''[[XY074|Fairy-Type Trickery!]]'')

* {{Badge|Psychic}} (''[[XY093|All Eyes on the Future!]]'')

* {{Badge|Iceberg}} (''[[XY122|A Real Icebreaker!]]'')

[[File:Ash {{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 4}}|0=Normalium|1=Electrium|2=Grassium‎|3=Rockium}} Z.png|thumb|220px|One of Ash's Z-Crystals]]

====Alola trials====

This listing is of the {{DL|Island challenge|trials}} Ash has cleared in the [[Alola]] [[region]]:

* [[Verdant Cavern]] trial (''[[SM009|To Top a Totem!]]''; received the {{DL|Z-Crystal|Normalium Z}})

* [[Melemele Island]] grand trial (''[[SM010|Trial and Tribulation!]]''; received the {{DL|Z-Crystal|Electrium Z}})

* [[Lush Jungle]] trial (''[[SM035|Currying Favor and Flavor!]]''; received the {{DL|Z-Crystal|Grassium Z}})

* [[Akala Island]] grand trial (''[[SM036|Trials and Determinations!]]''; received the {{DL|Z-Crystal|Rockium Z}})

====Pokémon League ranking====

Ash has competed in the following [[Pokémon League Conference]]s:

* [[Indigo Plateau Conference]] - Top 16 (''[[EP079|Friend and Foe Alike]]'')

* [[Silver Conference]] - Top 8 (''[[EP272|Johto Photo Finish]]'')

* [[Ever Grande Conference]] - Top 8 (''[[AG131|At the End of the Fray]]'')

* [[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!]]'')

[[File:Orange League Cup.png|thumb|220px|Ash's [[Winner's Trophy]]]]

====Championship matches====

Ash challenged the following Pokémon championships as well:

* [[Orange League]] - {{pkmn|Champion}} (''[[EP112|Enter The Dragonite]]'')

====Pokémon competitions====

Ash has also participated in the following {{cat|Pokémon competitions}}:

* [[P1 Grand Prix]] - Winner (''[[EP029|The Punchy Pokémon]]'')

* [[Big P Pokémon Race]] - Winner (substitute for [[Lara Laramie|Lara]]; ''[[EP033|The Flame Pokémon-athon!]]'')

* [[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]]'')

* [[Seaking Catching Day]] - N/A (''[[EP168|Hook, Line, and Stinker]]'')

* [[Grass Tournament]] - Runner-Up (''[[EP178|The Grass Route]]'')

* [[Sumo Conference]] - Winner (''[[EP194|Ring Masters]]'')

* [[Pokémon Balloon Race]] - Winner (with {{an|Misty}} and {{an|Brock}}; tied with [[Skyler]] and [[Tenma]]; ''[[EP202|The Big Balloon Blow-Up]]'')

* [[Whirl Cup]] - Top 32 (''[[EP217|The Perfect Match!]]'')

* [[Extreme Pokémon Race]] - Winner (''[[EP228|Extreme Pokémon!]]'')

* [[Tour de Alto Mare]] - DNF (''[[M05|Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias]]'')

* [[PokéRinger]]

** [[Crossgate Town]] - Winner (''[[AG080|That's Just Swellow]]'')

** [[Squallville]] - Winner (''[[DP118|Pursuing a Lofty Goal!]]'')

* [[Rota]] Tournament - Winner (''[[M08|Lucario and the Mystery of Mew]]'')

* [[Pokémon Orienteering]] - N/A (''[[AG159|Off the Unbeaten Path]]'')

* [[Pokémon Contest]]

** Unofficial {{to|Terracotta}} Contest - Winner (tied with {{an|May}}; ''[[AG192|Home is Where the Start Is!]]'')

** {{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!]]'')

* {{to|Twinleaf}}'s {{DL|Twinleaf Festival|Festival Battle Challenge}} - Winner (''[[DP141|Challenging a Towering Figure!]]'')

* [[Pokéathlon]] - Runner-Up (''[[DP160|A Marathon Rivalry!]]'')

* [[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!]]'')

* [[Eindoak Town|Eindoak Town's Harvest Festival battle tournament]] - Winner (''[[M14|Pokémon the Movie: White—Victini and Zekrom, Black—Victini and Reshiram]]'')

* [[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!]]'')

* [[Grand Harvest Festival]] [[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 Kokeko Cup]] - Winner (with {{an|Sophocles}} and {{an|Kiawe}}; [[SM041]])

===Voice actors===

{{vatable|color={{X color light}}|bordercolor={{HP color light}}

|ja=松本梨香 ''[[Rica Matsumoto]]''

|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]]'' re-dub) <br> [[Kayzie Rogers]] (''[[The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon]]'' first dub only)

|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)

|ar=بثينة شيا ''Buthaina Shia''

|ca=Enric Puig

|cs=Radek Škvor ([[EP001]]-[[EP209]], [[DP001]]-[[XY049]], movies [[M01|1]]-[[M04|4]], [[M11|11]], [[M17|17]])<br>Jan Škvor ([[XY050]]-[[XY140]], movie [[M18|18]])<br>Štěpán Krtička (movies [[M06|6]]-[[M07|7]])

|da=Mathias Klenske

|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]] and [[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]]{{tt|*|redub}})<br>Pablo Gandolfo ({{tt|[[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


|fr_eu=Aurélien Ringelheim<br>Charles Pestel ([[M04]], [[M07]])

|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)

|hr=Saša Buneta<br>Marko Torjanac

|hu=Szvetlov Balázs<br>Ungvári Gergely (AG)<br>Szalay Csongor (DP)

|is=Grímur Gíslason ([[M03]])<br>Guðjón Davíð Karlsson ([[M05]])

|id=Ahmad Zulkifli Lubis ([[EP001]]-[[AG192]], [[DP004]]-{{series|BW}}, [[M02]]-[[M13]] & [[M16]])<br>Kamal Nasuti ([[DP001]]-[[DP003]])<br>Turie Sandos ({{series|XY}})

|it=Davide Garbolino

|ko=최덕희 ''Choi Deok-Hyi''<br>이선호 ''Lee Seon-Ho''<br>안현서 ''An Hyeon-Seo''

|nl=Christa Lips<br>Unknown voice actor ([[M05]]-[[M07]])

|no=Nils-Martin Crawfurd

|pl=Hanna Kinder-Kiss ([[EP001]]-[[AG040]], [[DP053]]-present, [[M01]]-present)<br>Grzegorz Drojewski ([[DP001]]-[[DP052]])

|pt_br=Fábio Lucindo ([[S01]]-[[S18]], [[M01]]-[[M18]], [[Pokémon Chronicles]], [[The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon|MoMP]])<br>Gustavo Nader ([[M06]]; original recordings)<br>Charles Emmanuel ([[S19]]-present, [[M19]]-present)

|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 actress ([[M07]])<br>Ana Madureira ([[AG178]]-[[AG192]])<br>Raquel Rosmaninho ([[DP053]]-present, [[M10]]-present)

|ru= Анна Левченко ''Anna Levchenko'' ([[EP001]]-[[EP105]])<br>Лариса Некипелова ''Larisa Nekipelova'' ([[DP105]]-present)

|sv=Dick Eriksson

|ro=Cristina Serac ({{series|O}})<br>Cristian Niculescu ({{series|DP}})

|th=ฉันทนา ธาราจันทร์ ''Chanthana Tharachan''<br>ศันสนีย์ ติณห์กีรดิศ ''Sansanee Tinkeeradit'' ([[DP054]] - Present)

|tr=Ahmet Taşar<br>Kerem Kobanbay ([[SM001]] - Present)

|el=Βούλα Κώστα ''Voula Kosta''

|vi=Đặng Hoàng Khuyết



[[File:Ash OS 1.png|160px]] [[File:Ash AG.png|140px]] [[File:Ash DP 1.png|180px]] [[File:Ash Ketchum BW.png|150px]] [[File:Ash XY.png|150px]]
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}}

For more artwork, please see [[a:Category:Ash Ketchum|Ash Ketchum images on the Bulbagarden Archives]].

==In the manga==

===In the Ash & Pikachu manga===

[[File:Ash Ketchum AP.png|thumb|200px|Ash in Ash & Pikachu]]

[[File:Ash Ketchum 2 AP.png|thumb|left|200px|Ash in his Hoenn attire in Ash & Pikachu]]

Ash is a starring character in [[Ash & Pikachu]], a manga series based on the [[Johto]], [[Hoenn]], and {{Gdis|Battle Frontier|III}} sagas of the Pokémon anime.


=====Currently owned=====

{| style="float:center; width: 100%"


| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Pikachu|Ash Pikachu AP.png|Electric|link=Ash's Pikachu#In the Ash & Pikachu manga}} ♂

| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Cyndaquil|Ash Cyndaquil AP.png|Fire|link=Ash's Cyndaquil#In the Ash & Pikachu manga}}

| {{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}}


| {{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}} ♀


| {{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}}


| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Swellow|Ash Swellow AP.png|Normal|Flying|fir=Taillow|link=Ash's Swellow#In the Ash & Pikachu manga}}

| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Torkoal|Ash Torkoal AP.png|Fire|link=Ash's Torkoal#In the Ash & Pikachu manga}}

| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Glalie|Ash Glalie AP.png|Ice|fir=Snorunt|link=Ash's Glalie#In the Ash & Pikachu manga}}

| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Charizard|Ash Charizard AP.png|Fire|Flying|link=Ash's Charizard#In the Ash & Pikachu manga}}


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{| style="float:left; width: 25%"


| {{InactivePoké|Misty|Psyduck|Ash Psyduck AP.png|Water|link=Misty's Psyduck#In the Ash & Pikachu manga}}


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[[File:Ash and Brock MPJ.png|thumb|200px|Ash and Brock in [[Magical Pokémon Journey]]]]

===In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga===

{{main|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 {{an|Misty}} and {{an|Brock}}, made cameo appearances in bonus chapters of the [[Magical Pokémon Journey]] manga. 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).

===In the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga===

[[File:Ash Ketchum PDP.png|thumb|150px|Ash and {{AP|Pikachu}} in {{OBP|Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl|Sakai Takayuki}}]]

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}}.


=====On hand=====

{|align="left" width="75%"


| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Pikachu|Ash Pikachu PDP.png|Electric|link=Ash's Pikachu#In the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga}} ♂

| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Grotle|Ash Grotle PDP.png|Grass|fir=Turtwig|link=Ash's Torterra#In the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga}}

| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Staravia|Ash Staravia PDP.png|Normal|Flying|link=Ash's Staraptor#In the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga}} ♂


| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Chimchar|Ash Chimchar PDP.png|Fire|link=Ash's Infernape#In the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga}}

| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Buizel|Dawn Buizel PDP.png|Water|link=Ash's Buizel#In the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga}} ♂

| {{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=====

{|align="left" width="25%"


| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Aipom|Ash Aipom PDP.png|Normal|link=Dawn's Ambipom#In the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga}} ♀


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{|align="left" width="25%"


| {{InactivePoké|Dawn|Piplup|Dawn Piplup PDP.png|Water|link=Dawn's Piplup#In the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga}} ♂


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===In the movie adaptations===

[[File:DP series trio.png|thumb|200px|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_manga#Movie_manga_adaptations|Pokémon movie manga adaptation]]. The same applies with Ash's team as they made similar appearances.


==In the TCG==

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

{{cardlist/header|Ash's Pokémon|Lightning|char=yes}}

{{cardlist/entry|cardname=[[Pichu and Pikachu (CoroCoro promo)]]|type=Lightning|jpset=Unnumbered Promotional cards}}

{{cardlist/entry|cardname={{TCG ID|Movie VS Pack|Ash's Torkoal|9}}|type=Fighting|jpset=Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Space Fissure's Deoxys|jpnum=009/019}}

{{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}}

{{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}}

{{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}}

{{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}}

{{cardlist/entry|cardname={{TCG ID|ADV-P Promo|Ash's Treecko|36}}|type=Grass|jpset=ADV-P Promotional cards|jpnum=036/ADV-P}}

{{cardlist/entry|cardname=[[Pikachu M (Movie Random Pack Promo 12)|Pikachu]] {{SP|M}}|type=Lightning|jpset=Movie Commemoration Random Pack|jpnum=012/022}}

{{cardlist/entry|cardname=[[Staraptor M (Movie Random Pack Promo 18)|Staraptor]] {{SP|M}}|type=Colorless|jpset=Movie Commemoration Random Pack|jpnum=018/022}}

{{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}}

{{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}}

{{cardlist/entry|cardname=[[Ash-Greninja-EX (XY Promo 133)|Ash-Greninja]]{{EX}}|type=Water|jpset=XY Black Star Promos|jpnum=218/XY-P}}

{{cardlist/entry|cardname={{TCG ID|Ash vs Team Rocket Deck|Rowlet|1}}|type=Grass|jpset=Ash vs Team Rocket Deck Kit|jpnum=001/026}}

{{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}}

{{cardlist/entry|cardname={{TCG ID|Ash vs Team Rocket Deck|Rockruff|11}}|type=Fighting|jpset=Ash vs Team Rocket Deck Kit|jpnum=011/026}}

{{cardlist/entry|cardname={{TCG ID|SM-P Promo|Litten|59}}|type=Fire|jpset=SM-P Promotional cards|jpnum=059/SM-P}}

{{cardlist/entry|cardname={{TCG ID|SM-P Promo|Ash's Pikachu|71}}|type=Lightning|jpset=SM-P Promotional cards|jpnum=071/SM-P}}

{{cardlist/entry|cardname={{TCG ID|SM-P Promo|Ash's Pikachu|72}}|type=Lightning|jpset=SM-P Promotional cards|jpnum=072/SM-P}}

{{cardlist/entry|cardname={{TCG ID|SM-P Promo|Ash's Pikachu|73}}|type=Lightning|jpset=SM-P Promotional cards|jpnum=073/SM-P}}

{{cardlist/entry|cardname={{TCG ID|SM-P Promo|Ash's Pikachu|74}}|type=Lightning|jpset=SM-P Promotional cards|jpnum=074/SM-P}}

{{cardlist/entry|cardname={{TCG ID|SM-P Promo|Ash's Pikachu|75}}|type=Lightning|jpset=SM-P Promotional cards|jpnum=075/SM-P}}

{{cardlist/entry|cardname={{TCG ID|SM-P Promo|Ash's Pikachu|76}}|type=Lightning|jpset=SM-P Promotional cards|jpnum=076/SM-P}}


==In Tretta==

{{main|Pikachu (05-01)}}

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}}.


[[File:Ash hat OS concept art.jpg|right|thumb|160px|Concept art of original series Ash's hat]]

  • Ash's hat in the {{series|original}} 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.
  • Ash has never officially caught a Pokémon of the {{t|Steel}}, {{t|Psychic}}, {{t|Ghost}}, or {{t|Fairy}} types, a [[genderless]], female-only, [[Legendary Pokémon|Legendary]] nor [[Mythical Pokémon]], nor he has [[Mega Evolution|Mega Evolved]] any of his Pokémon.

* Ash has captured at least one of the [[Starter Pokémon]] in every [[region]].

* Ash's birthdate 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 [[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.

  • 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}}.

[[File:Ash Dewgong Drawing.png|thumb|200px|Ash's drawing of a Dewgong]]

* 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]].

* Ash has been shown to be a good climber, as mentioned in ''[[M04|Celebi: 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}}.

* 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!]]''.

  • 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.
    • Ash also lost battles with [[Frontier Brain]]s during the Battle Frontier arc of the anime, losing once to {{FB|Salon Maiden|Anabel}}, and twice to {{FB|Pyramid King|Brandon}}.

* 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]].


Language Name Origin

| サトシ ''Satoshi''

| From 智 ''chi'' (wisdom; reason) which can be read as ''Satoshi'' if a name; named after [[Satoshi Tajiri]].



Canadian French








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|Fraxinus|Ash tree}}s are suggested as another explanation as well.

European French Sacha Ketchum

| Similar to ''Ash''.


| 한지우 ''Han Jiu''

| 지 ''ji'' is from 智 ''Satoshi''. Alternatively, 지우 (知友) ''jiu'' can mean "close friend".

Chinese ({{tt|Mandarin|Taiwan and mainland China}})

| 小智 ''Xiǎo Zhì''

|Diminutive nickname derived from 田尻智, [[Satoshi Tajiri]].

Chinese ({{tt|Cantonese|Hong Kong}})

| 小智 ''Síu Ji''

Same as Mandarin name
Icelandic Ash Ketchum{{tt|*|spoken name}}<br>Askur Ketchum{{tt|*|subtitles}}

| Same as English name<br>Askur literally means ash. Similar to English name.


| Ali (Kanto saga)<br>Satoshi (Johto saga - present)

| Originally from Arabic names that mean "high" or "exalted". Slightly similar to ''Ash''.<br>Same as his Japanese name

Lithuanian Ešas Kečiumas From English name

| Эш Кетчум ''Esh Ketchum''

Transcription of his English name

| ซาโตชิ<br>''Satoshi''

Same as his Japanese name

| Satoshi<br>Ash Ketchum (in early promotions)

| Same as his Japanese name<br>Same as his English name


==Related articles==

* [[Ashley]]

* [[Ashachu]]

* [[Mirror Ash]]

  • {{cat|Episodes focusing on Ash}}

* [[a:Category:Ash Ketchum|Images on the Bulbagarden Archives]]

==External links==

  • {{wp|Ash Ketchum|Article on Wikipedia}}


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