For an overview of similar named pages, see Ash Ketchum (disambiguation).

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


In the original series, Ash wears a medium blue jacket with gold trim, white collar and sleeves, dark teal T-shirt, blue jeans with light blue cuffs, black and white sneakers with red dots, green fingerless gloves with light green borders and a red and white hat with a green stylized "L".


From the day he started his journey he showed how much he cared for Pokémon. Ash wanted to catch more Pokémon then his rival Gary and gets so worked up when he teased him a lot. Ash was never the person who opened up to anyone for advice or being patience with them either but he had his moments when he does listen to others on things that happened to better him as a trainer. At first Ash wanted to travel on his own with just his Pokémon but his travels with Misty and Brock changed his opinion which helped him see things differently.


Pokémon the Series: The Beginning

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Ash and his first Pokémon, Pikachu bonding after a very rough start.

Years later, Ash started his Pokémon journey when he had just turned ten years old. However, he overslept because he broken his alarm clock by accident during the night, and when he got to the Professor's Lab, there were no more Starter Pokémon left. The Professor had one Pokémon left, but he said the Pokémon wasn't very friendly and released Pikachu. Pikachu disliked Ash straight away and shocked him with its Thunder Shock attack, this marks the start of his journey with Pikachu. Later, Pikachu starts to trust Ash.

Ash and His two Friends

Ash and his first two companions, Brock and Misty.

Upon challenging various Gyms, Ash started finding traveling companions such as Brock and Misty. On his journey he regularly encountered the wacky trio Jessie, James and Meowth of Team Rocket, who kept trying to, and still try to, steal Pikachu. He finished in the Top 16 in the Indigo Pokémon League Competition. During his journey he participated in a Pokémon race, was involved in a movie, got sucked into cyberspace and helped with the Flame of Moltres. Before heading to the Orange Islands, he picked up the GS Ball from Professor Ivy and bid goodbye to Brock, who'd decided to stay with her.

During this time, Ash was sent to the Orange Islands by Professor Oak on an errand to retrieve the mysterious GS Ball as the transporter cannot send it to Oak's Lab back in Pallet Town. Ash found out that there were Gyms in the Orange Islands and decided to challenge them, winning a trophy for beating the Gym Leaders. During his time in the Orange Islands, Ash gained a new travelling companion in Tracey Sketchit, a "Pokemon Watcher", who observes Pokémon in their natural habitats and draws them in his sketchbook, and caught new Pokémon, Snorlax and Lapras, as well. He battled the Orange Crew in a style of battling much different than what he was used to. Eventually he battled Drake and became the next Orange Pokémon League Champion. Upon Ash's return to his lab with the GS Ball, Professor Oak couldn't open it either and asked Ash to deliver it to his associate Kurt in Azalea Town in the Johto region, where there are also Gyms for the Johto Pokémon League. Brock returned and Tracey remained behind to help Professor Oak at his lab. Team Rocket tried to catch Pikachu again, but they were stopped by Gary.


On hand

Ash Pikachu

Ash Tauros

In storage

Ash Muk


With someone else




Kanto League

Kanto Badges

Ash's Kanto Badges

  1. Boulder Badge
  2. Cascade Badge
  3. Thunder Badge
  4. Marsh Badge
  5. Rainbow Badge
  6. Soul Badge
  7. Volcano Badge
  8. Earth Badge

Orange Island League

Orange League Badges

Ash's Orange Island Badges

  1. Coral-Eye Badge
  2. Sea Ruby Badge
  3. Spike Shell Badge
  4. Jade Star Badge

Pokémon Championship Battles

Orange League: Champion

Pokémon League Status

Indigo Plateau Conference (Indigo League) Loses to Ritchie: Top 16

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