• Ash Ketchum/Diamond & Pearl
  • A trainer from Pallet Town, aspiring to become a Pokémon Master, Ash Ketchum is a main character of the Pokémon Anime.
  • サトシ Satoshi
  • Ash Ketchum
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  • flying
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  • Kanto
  • 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.
  • During the first two days of the Pokémon Summer Academy, Ash took care of the Raichu. Raichu was very shy at first, but he eventually became more engaging.
  • Ash befriended Arceus after returning the Jewel of Life and saving it from death due to Marcus's arrogant and selfish attempts to destroy it.
  • 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.
  • Ash befriended Shaymin when it was lost and alone. It assisted Ash into stopping Zero from capturing Giratina and taking over the Reverse World.
  • Ash befriended Zoroark after it was healed by Celebi and reunited with its child, Zorua.
  • Ash temporarily helped a Luxio save a lost Wailmer from getting lost in the sewers.
  • Ash used a Mantyke for the Pokémon Triathlon to cross the lake.
  • Ash used Buneary to freeze water for Dawn's ill Pachirisu.
  • 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.
  • After the heroes split up at the labyrinth, Ash teamed up with Pachirisu to come out of the maze.
  • Ash used Happiny to shatter the ice that was meant for Dawn's ill Pachirisu.
  • After the heroes split up at the labyrinth, Ash teamed up with Sudowoodo to come out of the maze.
  • Ash befriended Giratina after he saved it from Zero. They both worked together to stop Zero from taking over the Reverse World. It later helped Dialga and Palkia protect Ash and his friends from Arceus's attacks and buy them time to change the timeline for the better.
  • Ash used a Spoink for the Pokémon Triathlon to ride it.
  • Ash befriended Zorua and helped it in a search and rescue for its mother, Zoroark. Zorua even helped Ash protect Celebi from Grings Kodai.
  • After the heroes split up at the labyrinth, Ash teamed up with Piplup to come out of the maze. In Unova, during their stay at the deserted island, Ash used Piplup to attack the Onix.
  • 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.
  • Ash first encountered Azelf in its spirit form at Lake Valor. When Azelf was captured by Team Galactic, Ash and Pikachu came and freed it from the Red Chain's power. Together with their hearts connected along with Dawn, Mesprit, Brock, and Uxie, Ash and Azelf worked together to calm Dialga and Palkia and save the Sinnoh region from destruction.
  • 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 it is awake that is. Due to its massive feeding requirements, Ash felt it better to stay at Professor Oak's, however it is still used for a number of Gym, League & Frontier battles. Also, Snorlax had defeated a Medicham, even at a Fighting disadvantage.
  • 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 its disposal, showing that it has completely overcome its previous hindrances in its base form and is sure to be a powerful Pokémon within Ash's team.
  • Ash made friends with a Riolu and helped it return to its trainer in the Lucario Kingdom.
  • Heracross was the first Pokémon that Ash captured in Johto. It loves tree sap and has been known to suck the pollen out of Bulbasaur's Bulb on several occasions causing Bulbasaur to be annoyed. It is a powerful Pokémon of Ash's and has been used in several Gym, League, Frontier battles and even the Sinnoh Pokémon League.
  • After rejoining Ash's team as a Phanpy, it evolved to help protect Pikachu from Team Rocket. However even after the evolution, it kept its playful personality from being a Phanpy which sometimes can cause mayhem with other younger Pokémon.
  • During its Gligar stage, Gliscor was a fairly weak Pokémon, not knowing many attacks and thus not being very strong, all due to its level. However, it evolved by grabbing a Razor Fang while he was falling, he gained a lot of strength and confidence. Even after evolving though, it still wished to battle more and still vied for Ash's approval. During a battle with the Air Battle Master, it learned Giga Impact but decided to stay for training. But during Sinnoh League, it returned back to Ash with powerful moves from its training. However instead of returning to the Air Battle Master, Gliscor decided to be with Ash and stay at Professor Oak's Lab.
  • Torterra is the Grass type Pokémon of Ash's Team. After being used in Ash's Gym battle against Volkner, which got postponed, it evolved during a battle with Team Rocket.
  • Aipom originally met Ash on a mountain where she worshiped a Giant Slaking, where she stole Ash's hat. However after Ash found Aipom, they quickly befriended. Ash originally was going to give the hat to Aipom but she gave it back. For a short time Aipom followed Ash and turned up at the Grand Festival, again stealing Ash's hat. Near to the finals of the Grand Festival, Ash decided to battle Aipom and finally caught her. Apart from her battling strengths, Aipom has shown a great aptitude for Contests and as such, was eventually traded to Dawn for her Contests and few episodes later Aipom evolved into Ambipom.
  • After evolving from Grovyle to defend its love interest, it lost all its 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.
  • Ash's Staraptor evolved from Staravia during a PokéRinger contest against Paul's Honchkrow. As it has evolved, it became one of the powerhouses of Ash's team and was still used for long-distance searching.
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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.
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