Ash (Masters)

サトシ Satoshi
Spr Masters Ash.png
Ash's model
No. 152
English voice actor Sarah Natochenny
Japanese voice actor Rica Matsumoto
Description Ash is a boy from Pallet Town who dreams of becoming a Pokémon Master. He's honest, with a strong sense of justice. He is always with his best partner, Pikachu.

Ash (Japanese: サトシ Satoshi) is a Pokémon Trainer in Pokémon Masters EX, based on the character of the same name in the Pokémon anime. He forms a sync pair with Pikachu. The sync pair could be obtained through a limited-time Master Fair Sync Pair Scout and was first made available on August 28, 2022. This pair can be raised to 6★ EX since its release.


  Type   Electric
Move type   Electric
Role Strike (Special)
Base Potential ★★★★★☆EX
Pikachu Weakness   Ground
Its nature is to store up electricity. Forests where nests of Pikachu live are dangerous, since the trees are so often struck by lightning.
Stats HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
Lv. 140, Base Potential 719 288 155 487 155 271
Lv. 140, Max Potential 819 328 195 527 195 311
Lv. 140, Base Potential
Lv. 140, Max Potential


Name Type Category Move gauge Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Description
Thunder Electric
Special 2 161 192 70% An opponent Never misses when the weather is rainy. Has a chance (30%) of leaving the target paralyzed.
Not Gonna Lose! None Status 0
(1 use)
Self Restores the user's HP by approximately 20% of its maximum HP. Charges the user's move gauge by 6. Applies the Gradual Healing effect to the user. Applies the Supereffective ↑ Next effect to the user. Applies the Damage Guard Next effect to the user.
B Thunderbolt Electric
Special 0
(1 use)
400 480 An opponent Activation Condition: When the user uses any moves three times. Deactivation Condition: Cannot be deactivated.
Never misses. Uses a maximum of 6 slots of the user's move gauge. The more amount used, the greater the power of this attack.
Going All Out! None Status 0
(1 use)
Self Raises the user's Sp. Atk by 4 stat ranks. Raises the user's critical-hit rate by 3 stat ranks. In addition, raises the user's Sp. Atk and Speed by 2 stat ranks when the user's remaining HP is at half or more.
Sync moves
Best Buds 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt Electric
Special 250 300 An opponent Temporarily assume the form of World Cap Pikachu during this Sync Move. Except in certain circumstances, successful hits with this attack become critical hits.
(6★ EX) effect: Sync move targets all opponents.


Name Description
Passive Skills
  Kanto Spirit Powers up the special attack moves of all allied sync pairs by 20%. Reduces special attack move damage taken by all allied sync pairs by 25%. The more allied sync pairs with the Kanto theme you have on your team, the higher these percentages are. (Each additional sync pair powers up moves by 15% and reduces damage by 3%. The maximum power-up is 50%, and the maximum damage reduction is 31%.)
Ash's Passion Powers up the user's Thunder. Decreases the amount of move gauge slots the user needs to use Thunder by 1. The user's Thunder never misses.
Ash's Tenacity When the user enters battle with full HP, applies the Enduring effect to it. When the user's Enduring effect activates for the first time and the user has 1 HP remaining, applies the Enduring effect to the user again.
Initial Pinch Special Boost 2 Increases the user's Special Moves ↑ Next effect by 2 ranks the first time it is in a pinch each battle.
Theme Skills
Electric Strike Raises allies' Attack and Sp. Atk by 15 when using Electric-type attacks.
Kanto Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 2.
Main Character Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 2.
Pallet Town Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 3.
Passionate Spirit Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 3.
Expedition Skills
Fiery ↑ 2 Raises the following discovery level by 2:
  • Fiery Crystal

Sync Grid

Ash and Pikachu's sync grid is an expanded grid, made available since the pair first released.

Name Effect Energy required Sync orb required Move level required
HP +10 HP +10 0 5 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 0 5 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Sp. Atk +5 Sp. Atk +5 0 5 1
Sp. Atk +5 Sp. Atk +5 0 5 1
Sp. Atk +5 Sp. Atk +5 2 24 1
Sp. Atk +5 Sp. Atk +5 2 24 1
Sp. Atk +10 Sp. Atk +10 4 48 2
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 0 5 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 0 5 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Thunder: Power +2 Thunder: Power ↑ +2 3 36 1
Thunder: Power +2 Thunder: Power ↑ +2 3 36 1
Thunder: Power +2 Thunder: Power ↑ +2 3 36 1
Thunder: Power +2 Thunder: Power ↑ +2 3 36 1
Thunder: Power +2 Thunder: Power ↑ +2 3 36 2
Thunder: Power +2 Thunder: Power ↑ +2 3 36 2
Thunder: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 1
Thunder: Hostile Environment 1 Raises the chance of inflicting status conditions with the additional effects of moves. 8 96 2
Thunder: Power Reserves 5 Powers up the user's moves when in a pinch. 10 120 3
Not Gonna Lose!: Shake Off 9 Removes all status conditions from the user when its move is successful. 7 84 2
Not Gonna Lose!: Master Healer 1 Increases the amount of HP restored by the user's healing moves. 8 96 2
Not Gonna Lose!: Master Healer 1 Increases the amount of HP restored by the user's healing moves. 8 96 3
Not Gonna Lose!: Propulsion 9 Reduces the user's sync move countdown by one when the user's move is successful. 10 120 3
Going All Out!: MP Refresh 2 Has a chance (30%) of restoring one MP of the user's move when that move is successful. 7 84 1
Dauntless Sp. Atk cannot be lowered. 5 60 1
Haste Speed cannot be lowered. 5 60 1
Lithe Prevents the user from getting paralyzed. 5 60 1
Quick Cure Removes the confused, flinching, and trapped conditions from the user the first time they are inflicted each battle. 7 84 2
On the Run 3 Raises the user's evasiveness by 3 stat ranks the first time it is in a pinch each battle. 7 84 2
Shock Recovery 1 Restores the user's HP whenever its Pokémon takes an action when the terrain is Electric Terrain. 8 96 2
Turbo Charge 2 Quickly charges the move gauge when the field is Electric Terrain. 8 96 2
Trainer Sync Redemption 1 Restores 1 MP for the user's Trainer the first time its sync move is used each battle. 8 96 3
Rejuvenate 6 Charges the user's move gauge by 6 after using a sync move. 8 96 3
Pinch Push 3 Reduces the sync move countdown by 3 the first time the user is in a pinch each battle. 10 120 3
Brain Sync 8 Powers up the user's sync move when its Sp. Atk is raised. 10 120 3
Static Shock 8 Powers up the user's sync move when the target is paralyzed. 10 120 3
Best Buds 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt: Power +25 Best Buds 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt: Power ↑ +25 5 60 2
Best Buds 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt: Power +25 Best Buds 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt: Power ↑ +25 5 60 2
Best Buds 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt: Power +25 Best Buds 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3
Best Buds 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt: Power +25 Best Buds 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3


On hand

Gengar ↔ Gigantamax Gengar
Lucario ↔ Mega Lucario


Charmander → Charmeleon → Charizard


Ash and Pikachu can be battled against in

Ash has also been shown to pair alongside the following Pokémon and can be battled against in:

  • Dragonite
    • Special event: Challenge from Ash (August 28 to September 27, 2022)
  • Gengar
    • Special event: Challenge from Ash (August 28 to September 27, 2022)
  • Lucario
    • Special event: Challenge from Ash (August 28 to September 27, 2022)
  • Sirfetch'd
    • Special event: Challenge from Ash (August 28 to September 27, 2022)
  • Dracovish
    • Special event: Challenge from Ash (August 28 to September 27, 2022)

Sync Pair Stories

  • A Day with Ash


Special Event - The Classic Thunderbolt
  • Where Are We?!
"Where are we?"
"I'm so hungry, Pikachu..."
"Maybe we trained a little too hard..."
"Aw, man... I can't take it anymore..."
  • Ash's Sync Move Practice
"Mmm, that food was great! That was a huge help! Thanks!"
"Uh... So, could you explain what this place is?"
"Whoa, really? So Trainers from all over the world come here? And you're, like, the king and creator of this place?! That's so cool!"
"Of course! I'm really good at battling!"
"Come on out, everyone!"
"I'm Ash, from Pallet Town! My dream is to become a Pokémon Master!"
"By the way, we've been training for this thing called the Masters Eight Tournament!"
"If you don't mind us being here, could we stay on Pasio for a while?"
"Awesome! Thanks, Lear!"
"Thanks, <player>! And...what was your name again?"
"Yeah! Nice to meet you!"
"Oh! Wait, Lear! One more thing!"
"Once you're done with whatever you're busy with, let's have a battle!"
"Whoa! So that's a sync move, huh!"
"I wanna try that, too! I wonder if I can do it!"
"Yup! There's supposed to be something called a sync stone in there. It turns the strength of your bond with your Pokémon into power, right?"
"Sure thing! Ready when you are, Tina!"
"What's the matter? If you're not gonna use your move, then I guess it's our turn!"
"Wait, was that–"
"Really? That was it?! We did it, Pikachu!"
  • Flareon's Rebellion
"I wonder why your sync move didn't work, Tina."
"Do you usually have fights like that with Flareon?"
"Don't worry, Tina. Flareon's just going through a rebellious stage."
"Yeah. Y'see, I've traveled around a lot and caught tons of different Pokémon."
"Everyone's got their own personality, so I've seen it all!"
"I've butted heads with my Pokémon every now and then...just like how you and Flareon are right now!"
"But I was determined to get along with them! So I did my best to tell my Pokémon how I felt!"
"Once I started doing that, we started to understand each other better, and now we get along just fine!"
"Even Pikachu and I had our differences when we first met. Isn't that right, buddy?"
"So don't worry! I'm sure the two of you will be fine!"
"'Cause Flareon's really important to you, right?"
"Let's go find Flareon! I'm sure he's feeling lonely without you by now!"
"Where did Flareon go?!"
"Oh, do you have an idea where Flareon went?"
"And who are you?!"
"Team Break?"
"Hey, you! What do you mean when you said Tina will never get Flareon back?"
  • Use Thunderbolt!
"Are you kidding me?!"
"No, this can't be true!"
"C'mon, <player>! Let's stop Flareon together!"
"Pikachu, I choose you!"
"Aw, man!"
"I can't just go all out against a friend's Pokémon!"
"Tina! You can't give up!"
"Flareon's your friend, right?!"
"You've gotta tell him how you feel!"
"Cut it out!"
"You heard her. Right, Flareon?"
"You're Tina's partner. Nobody could replace you."
"And you hate being apart from her, too, right?"
"I'm not letting you get away with what you've done!"
"Pikachu! Use Thunderbolt!"
"Oh, you still wanna battle? We don't mind."
"I guess Flareon thought you were gonna get taken away from him, Tina."
"That's why losing to Pikachu made him so upset."
"You were just jealous, right?"
"See? I think he's feeling a little sorry about that."
"Hey. Do you wanna have another battle?"
"The best way to feel better when you're feeling down is to have a battle!"
"I wanna see your teamwork now that you're not fighting anymore!"
Special Event - Blazing Battle with Ash
  • Sudden Announcement
"That's Lear on the screen, right? I wonder what's up."
"Weren't YOU the leader of the team that won the first PML tournament?"
  • Lear's Goal?
"Hey, I thought battles on Pasio were usually team battles!"
"If so, why is this tournament for Single Battles?"
"I guess Lear must've thought this through."
"Of course!"
"Let's show everyone on Pasio how we battle, Pikachu!"
"This is our chance to have a serious battle with <player> on a big stage!"
"We're gonna make it to the top and battle you, <player>!"
"Yeah! Let's see which of us gets to battle <player>!"
"So, who's my first opponent?"
"I'm Ash from Pallet Town! Let's have a good battle!"
  • A Heated First Battle!
"Sirfetch'd! I choose you!"
"That's a tough-looking Salamence..."
"Sirfetch'd, use Fury Cutter!"
"Dodge it with Detect!"
"It's not looking good against an opponent that's strong at battling in the air..."
"Sirfetch'd, return!"
"Let's go, Dragonite!"
"Here we go!"
"Engulf it with Hurricane!"
"Now! Use Dragon Claw!"
"You're good... Let's finish this at once, Gengar!"
"Let's go big! Gigantamax!"
"All right!"
  • The Exciting Second Battle!
"It won't be that easy! Dracovish, use Water Gun to make an opening!"
"Right now! Use Ice Fang!"
"Hit them with another Water Gun, Dracovish!"
"We missed? It's fast..."
"OK, Dracovish. Rest up for now!"
"Let's go, Pikachu!"
"Pikachu! Get the first hit with Quick Attack!"
"Don't let it get away! Use Electroweb!"
"Keep it up with Thunderbolt!"
"How're you holding up, Pikachu?"
"Pikachu! Use Thunderbolt!"
"You did great! We'll take care of the rest!"
"It's your turn, Lucario!"
"Pikachu and Dracovish are at their limits, so we have to finish it here!"
"Let's show them our bond! Lucario, Mega Evolve!"
"Give 'em a barrage of Aura Sphere!"
"Dive in with Bullet Punch!"
"Now! Use Reversal!"
"I made it here as promised, <player>!"
"Let's have a fun battle!"
  • The Final Showdown!
"I'm counting on you as always, Dracovish!"
"I guess they saw I don't like long-distance attacks..."
"Dracovish, use Water Gun!"
"Use Water Gun again!"
"OK, now I'm ready!"
"Dragovish, use Ice Fang on the wet ground!"
"Slide on the ground to get closer!"
"Use Fishious Rend!"
"Now, who's the next Pokémon?"
Go! Solgaleo!: "S-Solgaleo?"
Go on, Solgaleo! I know you can do it!: "That Pokémon is..."
"What an impressive showing from the PML champion team's leader! What a matchup for the finals!"
"Let's go, Dracovish! Slide across the ground and use Fishious Rend!"
"What tremendous power... But we're not done yet!"
"I'm counting on you, Sirfetch'd!"
"Dodge with Detect and attack with Fury Cutter!"
"Hang in there, Sirfetch'd!"
"It should be feeling the damage from Dracovish's attacks!"
"You can do it! We're almost there!"
"You can finish this!"
"Pikachu! I choose you!"
"Use Quick Attack, then Iron Tail!"
"Use Thunderbolt!"
"I'm not done yet! Go for another Thunderbolt!"
"Our Thunderbolts are equally matched... Then how about this!"
"I'm gonna show you what I've learned on Pasio, <player>!"
"Let's go, Pikachu! Time for our sync move!"
"Heh, thanks, Lear!"
"Of course... I haven't forgotten!"
"I'm gonna get battling as a team down pat and win the Masters Eight Tournament!"
"Let's go, Pikachu!"
Pokémon Center
  • The Classic Thunderbolt special event conversation
"To prepare for the Masters Eight Tournament, we'll be training here on Pasio for a while."
"We're gonna get even stronger, so let's give it our all, Pikachu!"
  • Blazing Battle with Ash special event conversation
"We're gonna have a real battle with <player>!"
"Let's show them how we battle, Pikachu!"


6★ model
(Normal colors)
VS model
(Normal colors)
6★ model
(EX colors)
VS model
(EX colors)
Ash's sync move mindscape
(Professor Oak's Laboratory)
Trainer emote
Trainer emote
Watch out!
Trainer emote
Let's do this!
Trainer emote
1★ Blazing Battle with Ash
2★ Blazing Battle with Ash
3★ Blazing Battle with Ash
To Be a Master



Ash's design is based on his appearance in Pokémon Journeys: The Series. Pikachu is Ash's starter Pokémon, as well as the mascot for the Pokémon anime as a whole. Pikachu's Dex entry comes from Pokémon Ultra Sun.

In other languages

Not Gonna Lose!

Language Title
  Japanese 負けるもんか! Makerumon ka!
Mandarin Chinese 我絕不認輸! Wǒ jué bù rènshū!
  French À nous la victoire !
  German Verlieren kommt nicht infrage!
  Italian Perdere è fuori questione!
  Korean 질수없지! Jilsueopji!
  Spanish ¡No pienso rendirme!

B Thunderbolt

Language Title
  Japanese 友情の10まんボルト Yūjō no 10 Man Boruto
Mandarin Chinese 友情十萬伏特 Yǒuqíng Shíwàn Fútè
  French Tonnerre S
  German Freundlicher Donnerblitz
  Italian Fulmine S
  Korean 우정의100만볼트 Ujeong-ui 100 Man Bolteu
  Spanish Rayo S

Going All Out!

Language Title
  Japanese 思いっきりいくぜ! Omoikkiri iku ze!
Mandarin Chinese 使出全力上吧! Shǐchū Quánlì Shàng ba!
  French Nous allons tout donner !
  German Ich gehe aufs Ganze!
  Italian Daremo il meglio di noi!
  Korean 있는힘껏간다 Inneunhimkkeotganda
  Spanish ¡Voy a ser maestro Pokémon!

Best Buds 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt

Language Title
  Japanese 最高のともだちと放つ 1000まんボルト Saikō no Tomodachi to Hanatsu 1000 Man Boruto
Mandarin Chinese 與最棒的朋友釋放之 千萬伏特 Yǔ Zuìbàng de Péngyǒu Shìfàng zhī Qiānwàn Fútè
  French Amitié survoltée ! Giga-Tonnerre !
  German Tausendfacher Donnerblitz bester Freunde
  Italian Iperfulmine dei migliori amici
  Korean 최고의 친구와 발하는 1000만볼트 Choego-ui Chingu-wa Balhaneun 1000 Man Bolteu
  Spanish Gigarrayo fulminante de Mejores Amigos

Pokémon Champions
Core series BlueLanceRedStevenWallaceCynthiaAlderIrisDianthaTraceLeonMustardPeonyNemonaGeetaMost player characters
Masters EX BlueLanceRedStevenCynthiaAlderIrisDianthaLeonScottieBettieAshCalemSerenaMarnieBedeHop
Ronald (TCG GB)Mark (TCG GB)Mint (TCG GB)Glenn (Pokkén)
Anime LanceCynthiaWallaceAlderDianthaStevenAsh KetchumLeonIris
Origins BlueRed
Generations BlueCynthiaDianthaCalem
Twilight Wings LeonMustardPeony
Evolutions LeonDianthaAlder
Adventures Professor OakRedSidneyPhoebeGlaciaDrakeStevenWallaceCynthiaAlderIrisDianthaLeonMustardPeony
Other manga Shigeru (Zensho)Satoshi (Zensho)Rald (Battle Frontier)

Characters appearing in Pokémon Masters EX
Pasio ScottieBettieLearRachelSawyer
Kanto BrockMistyLt. SurgeErikaBlaineLoreleiBrunoAgathaJanineKogaBlueGiovanniLeafLanceProfessor OakRedSabrinaJessieJamesAsh
Johto KrisBugsyWhitneyPryceClairWillKarenLyraEthanSilverJasmineMortyFalkner
Hoenn BrendanRoxanneBrawlyFlanneryNormanWinonaTateLizaPhoebeDrakeNolandGlaciaZinniaStevenWallaceWallyLucyLisiaMayMaxieArchieSidneyCourtney
Sinnoh BarryRoarkGardeniaMayleneCrasher WakeCandiceFlintThortonCherylMarleyCynthiaFantinaDawnCyrusVolknerDarachLucasAaronBerthaLucianLooker
Unova RosaClaySkylaBrycenIrisRoxieMarlonShauntalMarshalCherenHilbertHildaElesaCaitlinGrimsleyBurghAlderNateBiancaNGhetsisIngoEmmetHughColress
Kalos GrantKorrinaRamosWulfricSieboldWikstromViolaCalemValerieClemontSerenaLysandreProfessor SycamoreDianthaEvelynNitaHelenaKaliShaunaEmma
Alola HauSophoclesMinaOliviaHapuKahiliNanuAcerolaKukuiPlumeriaGuzmaLusamineGladionLillieMolayneMallowSeleneElioLanaKiaweHalaThe Masked RoyalNaomiAnabel
Galar GloriaPiersLeonMarnieRaihanNessaBeaHopAllisterSoniaBedeGordieMelonyVictorBall Guy
NPCs PauloProfessor BellisTristaTriciaTrinniaTina
MeowthRyukiTabithaMattShellyMarsJupiterSaturnCilanChiliCressArcherArianaPetrelProtonChuckTiernoTrevorMalvaDrasnaTeam Break

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