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サトチュウ Satochu
Debuts in Hocus Pokémon
Caught at Not caught
Gender Male
Ability Unknown
Current location Returned to human form
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Pikachu Rica Matsumoto Veronica Taylor

Ashachu (Japanese: サトチュウ Satochu) is a fanon term used to describe Ash Ketchum as a Pikachu.

In the episode Hocus Pokémon, Ash and friends encounter a witch named Lily who claims to be able to make a spell that allows the user to think like a Pokémon. Ash, Brock, and Misty all try to help her complete the spell. At the end of the episode, the spell is put onto Ash, but instead of literally being able to read a Pokémon's mind (as predicted), the spell turned him into a Pikachu because of an accident on Lily's behalf. The spell was not permanent, and Brock noted that it did what Lily intended; Ash was thinking exactly like a Pikachu, as he had the mind of one. While transformed, Ash's hat, eyes, voice, and hair style remained the same.

While the term 'Ashachu' is mainly used in relation to his transformation in Hocus Pokémon, it is often brought up in hopes for future possibilities, as Ash changed back into his normal appearance at the beginning of the following episode.


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