Ash Ketchum
サトシ Satoshi
Ash BW
Art from the Best Wishes series
Age 10 (as of BW001)
Gender Male
Eye color Brown
Hair color Black
Hometown Pallet Town
Region Kanto
Relatives Delia, Unknown father (EP002), Unknown grandfather (EP002) (Japanese only) (anime)
Mom (manga
Trainer class Trainer
Game counterpart Red
Anime debut Pokémon - I Choose You!
English voice actor Veronica Taylor (EP001-AG145)
Sarah Natochenny (MoMP-present)
Japanese voice actor Rica Matsumoto

Ash Ketchum (Japanese: サトシ Satoshi) is the main character of both the Pokémon anime and The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga, and is believed to be based on the protagonist of the first generation Pokémon games.

He shares his Japanese name—which can be taken to mean "wisdom" or "reason" (智)—with the creator of the Pokémon franchise, Satoshi Tajiri. His English surname is a pun of the original English motto, "Gotta catch 'em all!."

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In the animeEdit




Currently in rotationEdit

In the Unova region, Ash does not keep the same party at all times like he had done previously. Instead, he swaps his on hand Pokémon (with the exception of Pikachu) with ones that are being stored at Professor Juniper's lab, much like he did with his Kingler and Muk in Kanto with Professor Oak

Ash Pikachu
Ash Unfezant
Pidove → Tranquill → Unfezant
Ash Oshawott
Ash Pignite
Tepig → Pignite
Ash Snivy
Ash Scraggy
Egg → Scraggy
Ash Leavanny
Sewaddle → Swadloon → Leavanny
Ash Palpitoad
Ash Boldore
Roggenrola → Boldore
Ash Krookodile1

With Professor OakEdit

In trainingEdit

Status UnknownEdit


Traded AwayEdit

Given AwayEdit



Badges ObtainedEdit

Indigo LeagueEdit

Orange LeagueEdit

Johto LeagueEdit

Hoenn LeagueEdit

Battle FrontierEdit

Sinnoh LeagueEdit

Unova LeagueEdit

Pokémon competitionsEdit

Pokémon League rankingEdit

Pokémon championship battlesEdit

Miscellaneous competitionsEdit

Voice actorsEdit

In the mangaEdit

In the Ash and Pikachu mangaEdit

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu mangaEdit

In the Magical Pokémon Journey mangaEdit

In the movie adaptationsEdit


In the TCGEdit



Related articlesEdit

External LinksEdit

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