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A trainer from Pallet Town, aspiring to become a Pokémon Master, Ash Ketchum is a main character of the Pokémon Anime.


In the Best Wishes series, Ash appeared with a new outfit, new hat and new sneakers, wears a red and white hat with a blue Poké Ball, wears a blue and white hooded jacket with a golden zipper, black baggy jeans, black fingerless gloves with red borders and his sneakers are high tops.


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Season 14: Black & White

At home in Pallet Town, Ash received new clothes and was invited along with his mother by Professor Oak to take a trip to the far away Unova region for a scientific expedition. Upon arrival, a more formidable Team Rocket - no longer fooling around and acting in a more serious capacity - once again tried to capture Pikachu. This was prevented by the timely intervention of Zekrom, one of Unova's two Legendary Pokemon. Zekrom caused a storm that scared away Team Rocket and temporarily knocked Pikachu out. Arriving at Professor Juniper's lab, Ash encountered a new rival named Trip, an insolent boy with an intolerant attitude towards Trainers from Kanto. Ash battled Trip, but lost as Pikachu's Electric attacks had been temporarily disabled from the encounter with Zekrom. Ash later decided to go out on a new quest to win the Unova Pokémon League. After leaving on his new journey, Ash gained new traveling companions in Iris, an up-and-coming Dragon Master with keen eyesight, and Cilan, one of the three optional Gym Leaders of the Striaton City Gym who utilized Grass-Type Pokemon and also a Pokemon Connoisseur. Ash continued his inadvertent tradition of catching all three Starter Pokemon of a region, something not done since Johto: He adopted an Oshawott that had snuck away from Professor Juniper's lab and an abandoned Tepig whose Trainer no longer wanted it. Last but not least, Ash caught a very strong Snivy which acts like the mother of his team. Ash won the Trio Badge, Basic Badge and Insect Badge. As the season continued, he acquired a mysterious egg which later hatched into his Scraggy.

Season 15: BW Rival Destinies

Ash&#039;s Future Team

Ash with his Unova team.

Continuing on his journey through Unova with Iris and Cilan, after they stopped Team Rocket from stealing Pokémon from the Nimbasa Pokémon Center, Ash and co. met up with Bianca and encountered both the Gym Leader Elesa and Bianca's father. After he allowed both his daughter and Ash to continue their respective journeys, Ash battled Elesa and won the Bolt Badge. Then he had the honor of meeting Alder, the Unova League Champion. He also saved Unova from being torn apart by Tornadus and Thundurus by summoning Landorus. Following this, Ash had a Gym Battle with Clay after getting him some Revival Herbs. During the battle Ash's Roggenrola evolved into a Boldore; using its ability, Sturdy, Ash defeated Clay, earning him the Quake Badge. After that he helped Bianca with her newly evolved Escavailer and met Cedric Juniper. He managed to catch the Krokorok that followed him, adding it to his team. Finally, he had a Gym battle with Skyla, duuring which his Tranquill evolved into Unfezant and managed to beat her, winning the Jet Badge. He participated in a race to the top of Celestial Tower and came in a close second losing to Stephan, as well as the Donamite tournament and ranked Semi-finalist. He also confronted Tepig's original trainer, Shamus, during which Tepig evolved into Pignite. He also had to endure a harsh training session from Brycen, which paid off as he won the Freeze Badge. His plans to go to Opelucid City were on hold as he found out the Gym was closed and had to go to Virbank City instead, where he battled Roxie and won his final badge, the Toxic Badge. He also met and befriended a Meloetta and reunited with his old friend Dawn from his time in Sinnoh and stopped Team Rocket's latest plot involving Meloetta. Along the way he met Cameron who faced off against Marlon, the Humilau City Gym Leader.

Season 16: BW Adventures in Unova and Beyond

Ash finally arrived at and competed in the Unova Pokémon League, placing in the Top 8 as he'd done before. He made a new friend, N and learned about Team Plasma and another Legendary Pokémon, Reshiram. With N's help, Ash was able to stop Team Plasma. With his adventures in Unova behind him, it was time for him to head home again: fortunately for Ash, Professor Juniper scored him boarding tickets to the Queen Decolore which traversed through the Decolore Islands. Along the way he met Alexa, a reporter from the Kalos region and briefly reunited with Clair from the Blackthorn Gym back in Johto to help find a Shiny Druddigon. After arriving in Vermilion City, he parted ways with Iris and Cilan as the two were headed to Johto, and returned home to Pallet Town once again with Alexa.


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Ash Pikachu
Ash was given Pikachu by Professor Oak as the original Kanto starter Pokemon had been taken. Originally, Pikachu would not listen to Ash and constantly shocked him. However, after accidentally angering a flock of Spearow, Pikachu had a change of heart when he saw Ash defend him. Since then, Pikachu has assisted and been very successful in many of Ash's wins and over time has adopted Ash's mannerisms. Pikachu does not want to be in his Poké Ball so he stays out all the time, often riding on Ash's shoulder or head.
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Ash Unfezant
Unfezant was captured as a Pidove in a forest. She evolved into a Tranquill after clearing out a swarm of Venipede from Castelia City. She was currently in Ash's Party but she went back to the lab after a while. She evolved again in the battle against Skyla and managed to beat Skyla to which she happily celebrated by flying around the Gym.
Pidove → Tranquill → Unfezant
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Ash Oshawott
Oshawott was one of the starters in Unova who Professor Juniper was giving away. However, after Ash left, Oshawott started following Ash and even defended him against Team Rocket. Professor Juniper gave Ash the Poké Ball for Oshawott which Ash used to obtain Oshawott. Oshawott is very affectionate towards Ash and even tries to knock Pikachu off of Ash's shoulder and its personality is similar to Bayleef. He has shown wanting to battle on certain occasions, and if he's not chosen he'll turn completely white and faint. On other occasions, he doesn't show interest in battling. He is also very gluttonous and takes food from other Pokemon.
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Ash Pignite
Ash found Tepig when he was at the Battle Club in Accumula Town when he saw him escape from the Battle Club's warehouse. When he found him, he saw his mouth had been tied by his past trainer who left him at the Battle Club after he lost to a Deerling, making him unable to eat and so Ash helped free him and created a bond with him. He later confronted his original trainer and evolved with new-found strength, confidence and resolve.
Tepig → Pignite
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Ash Snivy
Ash found Snivy when he was in a forest heading towards Nacrene City. Snivy was difficult for Ash to catch due to her using Attract. Ash encountered her after she had taken some of Cilan's food. To stop her, Ash decided he needed to capture her. She has been shown to be very agile and able to evade attacks expertly. Snivy seems to be stronger, confident, and skilled compared to the other Pokémon Ash has caught in Unova. Trip even said that Snivy was a strong Pokémon, enough to defeat his Servine, Snivy's evolved form.
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Ash Scraggy
After receiving an egg from the Day Care in Route 3, the egg eventually hatched into Scraggy. However, Scraggy was a bit of a violent Pokémon, attacking Ash, Iris & Cilan's other Pokémon at will. Scraggy was a very angry Pokémon, but unfortunately his attacks, such as Headbutt, are not strong. However, despite this, he is continually trying to improve his Headbutt attack. Scraggy has calmed down since he first hatched and has developed a deep friendship with Iris' Axew.
Egg → Scraggy
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Ash Leavanny
Leavanny is a Pokémon Ash caught as a Sewaddle while he was travelling through Pinwheel Forest. He evolved into a Swadloon during a battle with Burgh's Whirlipede. Swadloon evolved into a Leavanny during a battle against Iris' Emolga and as a result started to make clothes and headgears out of leaves for Pikachu and the other Pokemon, which they like. During the battle against Stephan in the Unova League, it was revealed that his ability was Swarm, but he wasn't strong enough to defeat Stephan's Sawk and lost.
Sewaddle → Swadloon → Leavanny
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Ash Palpitoad
Ash caught Palpitoad in BW035. He was the leader of a crew which was held by some Tympole. He reappeared in BW041 in which he battled against Burgundy's Stoutland and won it using a massive Hydro Pump. He was used again during the Tournament, this time against a Trainer's Darumaka which was easily defeated by a strong Hydro Pump. Despite not being shown on screen often, during the times he was shown he was incredibly strong.
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Ash Boldore
Ash caught Roggenrola after he helped it to save a group of some other Roggenrola from Team Rocket. After an intense battle with Ash's Tepig, Ash captured it. Roggenrola evolved into Boldore while fighting Clay's Excadrill. Boldore is shown to be very resourceful, like using Sandstorm to put out a fire.
Roggenrola → Boldore
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Ash Krookodile
Krokorok was a Pokémon that appeared in several episodes in the anime before being caught. He was a Sandile until he evolved into Krokorok while battling Ash's Pikachu. He eventually joined Ash's team later on. He later evolved further into a Krookodile. As he evolved and grew in size his sunglasses remained with him.
Sandile → Krokorok → Krookodile
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Ash&#039;s Charizard
Ash and Brock once saved a Charmander from death, and after saving him from his incompetent trainer, Brock decided that Ash should remain with him. Then, evolving from Charmeleon, Charizard didn't obey any orders that Ash gave and quite often used his flamethrower attack on Ash, (he still does this today, but now he does it as a sign of affection towards Ash rather than a sign of disobedience.) However, after getting frozen in battle, Charizard started to respect Ash as Ash nursed him back to health. Since then he has been a vital powerhouse in Ash's team and has been used in several Gym, League and Frontier battles and has even held his own in battles against Entei and Articuno. He currently resides at Prof. Oak's Lab in Kanto.

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Ash Bulbasaur
Bulbasaur was the third Pokémon Ash caught. He had been protecting a village of Pokémon that were recovering from illnesses. Since then he became a vital part of Ash's team and won many gym and league battles for Ash. Bulbasaur has been given the choice to evolve but decided to stay at his base form. Long into his journey with Ash, Bulbasaur was called upon to stop feuds between the Pokémon in Oak's Lab and has continued to do so. He also appears to have a budding romance with May's Bulbasaur.
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Ash Kingler
It was Ash's seventh Pokémon in Kanto. Evolving in its first ever battle in the Indigo League, Kingler is a good strong Pokémon that Ash has fallen back on in both the Indigo and Johto leagues. However it has not seen much experience outside of those leagues.
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Ash Muk
Captured after taking over a Power Plant, Muk was immediately sent to Professor Oak's Laboratory. While being there it grew incredibly affectionate and is known to hug Professor Oak on many occasions. However, past this affectionate yet slimy exterior, Muk has been used in several League battles and manages to hold its ground. As a running gag, Muk often knocks over Professor Oak when he's talking with Ash over the video-phone.
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Ash Tauros
When he was in the Safari Zone, Ash managed to capture thirty Tauros, all of which reside at Oak's Laboratory. However Ash has used one of the Tauros on several occasions in Leagues and Frontier battles.
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Ash Snorlax
Captured in the Orange Islands when stealing all the fruit from a small Island range, Snorlax has become a major powerhouse of Ash's, when he is awake that is. Due to his massive feeding requirements, Ash felt it better to stay at Professor Oak's, however he is still used for a number of Gym, League & Frontier battles. Also, Snorlax had defeated a Medicham, even at a Fighting disadvantage.
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Ash Heracross
Heracross was the first Pokémon that Ash captured in Johto. He loves tree sap and has been known to suck the pollen out of Bulbasaur's Bulb on several occasions causing Bulbasaur pain. He is a powerful Pokémon of Ash's and has been used in several Gym, League, Frontier battles and even the Sinnoh Pokémon League.
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Ash Bayleef
After evolving from Chikorita, Bayleef kept her longing feelings for Ash which did end up getting her in trouble on several occasions. However after getting used to her size, she managed to become a vital part of Ash's team and helped win many Gym & League battles. Ash left her at Oak's when he decided to make a fresh start when he left for Hoenn.
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Ash Quilava
While training for the Sinnoh League, Ash brought his Cyndaquil with many of his other Pokémon. However, Team Rocket tried to cause problems and Cyndaquil evolved in order to stop them. Quilava has numerous powerful attacks such as Flame Wheel at his disposal, showing that he has completely overcome his previous hindrances in his base form and is sure to be a powerful Pokémon within Ash's team.
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Ash Totodile
Totodile was captured by Ash using his Lure Ball. Since Misty also wanted him, they decided to battle in order to determine whose he was. Ash won. Totodile has a quirky personality and really likes to dance. He has even been known to use this dancing tactic to help win battles. Ash left him at Oak's when he decided to make a fresh start when he left for Hoenn.
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Ash Noctowl
Noctowl is an incredibly rare Pokémon of Ash. He is a Shiny Pokémon which glitters as he comes out of his Poké Ball into battle. Due to his psychic abilities, he has been used many times to find and battle Ghost Pokémon as well as the usual flying requirements that Ash utilizes. Ash left him at Oak's when he decided to make a fresh start when he left for Hoenn.
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Ash Donphan
After rejoining Ash's team as a Phanpy, he evolved to help free Pikachu from Team Rocket. However even after the evolution he kept his playful personality from being a Phanpy which sometimes can cause mayhem with other younger Pokémon. Ever since he evolved, he has become a powerhouse in Ash's team winning many Frontier Battles. He now resides back in Oak's Lab during Ash's journey to Sinnoh.
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Ash Swellow
After evolving during a Pokémon Ring Contest, Swellow has partaken in many of Ash's battles in Gyms and Leagues and has got a good amount of wins under his wing. Swellow was left at Oak's Lab when Ash left for his journey to Sinnoh. But Ash used Swellow, one more time, in the Sinnoh League.
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Ash Sceptile
After evolving from Grovyle to defend his love interest, he lost all ability to use attacks due to a broken heart caused by rejection. Eventually regaining the ability to use the attacks, Sceptile became a vital powerhouse in Ash's team which can hold his own against legendary Pokémon including Deoxys, Regirock, and Darkrai. Despite being one of Ash's best-trained Pokémon, Ash decided to leave Sceptile at Oak's Lab while he travelled to Sinnoh. Sceptile was used again to defeat a Darkrai in the Sinnoh Pokémon League.
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Ash Corphish
Corphish was captured while terrorizing Dewford Island and his inhabitants. However once caught Corphish managed to tame his terrorizing attitude and become a vitally used member of Ash's team. However whenever one of Ash's Pokémon evolves or gets a bit more attention, Corphish does get the tendency to get a bit jealous. After his tenure with Ash through Hoenn and the Battle Frontier, Corphish was left at Oak's Lab.
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Ash Torkoal
Torkoal was found under attack by a bunch of Steel Pokémon in the valley. When Ash arrived to rescue him, he ran off but eventually followed Ash's instructions and defeated the Steel Pokémon. He is an emotional Pokémon which has been known to burst into tears when happy. Torkoal hasn't been in many gym battles but is used in standard battles on many occasions and proves his strength in those battles. After the Hoenn League, Ash decided to give him some time off at Oak's Laboratory.
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Ash Glalie
Glalie was newly evolved when Ash entered the Hoenn League. Convinced of his power Ash used him in a number of battles where he managed to hold his own successfully. After the league was over he decided to give him a break at Oak's Laboratory.
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Ash Staraptor
Ash's Staraptor evolved from Staravia during a PokéRinger contest against Paul's Honchkrow. As he has evolved, he became one of the powerhouses of Ash's team and was still used for long-distance searching.
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Ash Torterra
Torterra is the Grass type Pokémon of Ash's Team. After being used in a gym battle against Volkner, which got postponed, Ash's Grotle evolved during a battle with Team Rocket.
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Ash Infernape
After being knocked to the brink of fainting in a battle against Barry's Empoleon, Monferno went berserk with his Blaze Ability and unleashed his full power against Team Rocket. While protecting the Pokémon, he evolved into Infernape. He was later used in a battle against Flint's Infernape, but lost due to his lack of experience.
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Ash Buizel
Originally captured by Dawn, Buizel has always been an incredibly strong Pokémon with an aptitude for Pokémon Battles. After Zoey saw how Ash & Dawn had Pokémon that preferred the other's vocations, a trade followed.
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Ash Gliscor
During his Gligar stage, Gliscor was a fairly weak Pokémon, not knowing many attacks and thus not being very strong, all due to his age. However, evolving by grabbing a Razor Fang while he was falling, he gained a lot of strength and confidence. Even after evolving though, he still wished to battle more and still vied for Ash's approval. During a battle with the Air Battle Master, he learned Giga Impact but decided to stay for training. But during Sinnoh League he returned back to Ash with powerful moves from his training. However instead of returning to the Air Battle Master, Gliscor decided be with Ash and stay at Professor Oak's Lab.
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Ash Gible
Ash first encountered his Gible when he met Old Lady Tatsu, a woman who was teaching an Altaria a special move for Dragon Pokémon, Draco Meteor. Ash assisted Gible in the learning of the move and Gible decided to follow Ash. He also has the habit of biting on to heads. Later on, Ash noticed Gible followed him and eventually captured him. He had lots of trouble with Draco Meteor at first, often hitting poor Piplup on his head.


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Ash Venipede
Ash befriended a Venipede and helped it take its swarm to a safe place far away from Castelia City.
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Cottonee BW032
Ash temporarily commanded a wild Cottonee in order to help him win over a love interest. With Ash's assistance, he was able to learn to dodge attacks and aim his own attacks better.
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Cobalion M15
After the epic battle of Kyurem and Keldeo, Ash temporarily rode on Cobalion to escape the Full Court as it collapses.
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Butterfree BW132
This Butterfree was found on Wayfarer Island as a Caterpie, where its lazy tendencies caused it to not evolve and be left behind by its swarm. To help it, Ash temporarily trained the wild Caterpie in order to help it evolve all the way to Butterfree so it wouldn't be left behind. Caterpie evolved into Metapod after it and Pikachu fended off a wild Ursaring. To save Pikachu from Team Rocket, it evolved into a Butterfree and teamed up with Pikachu to blast the trio away. Afterward, it had a tearful goodbye with Ash as it returned to its swarm.
Caterpie → Metapod → Butterfree


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Victini MS014
Ash befriended Victini in the first "Black and White" movie. Learning of it's past and the unfortunate events that leave it trapped within the city, Ash helps heal the wounds in Victini's heart that the centuries of loneliness had inflicted. In the climax of the movie, Ash helps free Victini from unintentional harm in trying to revitalize the land with the Dragon Force, destroying the pillars that kept Victini trapped in the city, allowing the Pokemon to go wherever its heart desired.
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Reshiram M14
Ash befriended Reshiram in the first "Black and White" movie. Learning of it's past and the unfortunate events that leave it trapped within the city, Ash helps heal the wounds in Victini's heart that the centuries of loneliness had inflicted. In the climax of the movie, Ash helps free Victini from unintentional harm in trying to revitalize the land with the Dragon Force, destroying the pillars that kept Victini trapped in the city, allowing the Pokemon to go wherever its heart desired.
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Zekrom M14
Ash befriended Zekrom in the first "Black and White" movie. Learning of it's past and the unfortunate events that leave it trapped within the city, Ash helps heal the wounds in Victini's heart that the centuries of loneliness had inflicted. In the climax of the movie, Ash helps free Victini from unintentional harm in trying to revitalize the land with the Dragon Force, destroying the pillars that kept Victini trapped in the city, allowing the Pokemon to go wherever its heart desired.
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Meloetta Aria Forme anime
Ash befriended this Meloetta, who he gained the trust of after saving it. Later, it stays with Ridley.
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Keldeo M15
Ash befriended Keldeo when it was injured from its battle with Kyurem. When Ash learned that it was trying to save the Swords of Justice, he teamed up with it and helped it gain enough confidence to fight Kyurem.
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Sableye M16
Ash made friends with a Sableye and played with it for a while.
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Douse Drive Genesect
Ash befriended a Genesect containing the Douse Drive and helped it convince the Red Genesect that not all humans are enemies. Ash then helped it build a home for the Genesects to live in.
Genesect (Douse Drive)


Unova League

Ash&#039;s Up to date Unova Gym Badges

Ash's Unova Badges (The Toxic Badge replaces the Legend Badge)

  1. Trio Badge
  2. Basic Badge
  3. Insect Badge
  4. Bolt Badge
  5. Quake Badge
  6. Jet Badge
  7. Freeze Badge
  8. Toxic Badge

Pokémon League Status

Vertress Conference (Unova League) Loses to Cameron Quarter-Finals


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