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, which is capable of wearing his Trainer's World Cap. 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 Masters EX star.png 6★ EX since its release.

In the games


Ash has experienced all the events from Pokémon the Series up until he became a member of the Masters Eight. Ash's starter Pokémon, Pikachu, was given to him by Professor Oak after he woke up late on the day he was set to get his first Pokémon. Although at first Pikachu didn't listen to Ash, after risking himself to protect his Pokémon, he earned Pikachu's trust, and the two have been inseparable ever since. On his first day of being a Trainer, Ash saw Ho-Oh in the sky, although at the time he didn't know the Pokémon's name. While still traveling in Kanto, Ash caught a Charmander, who happily obeyed him until he evolved into a Charmeleon and Charizard. After showing love and care towards his Charizard, despite Charizard's disobedience, Ash's Charizard regained full loyalty towards his trainer. While staying in Alola, Ash took care of Nebby until it became a Solgaleo. Ash also obtained Pikashunium Z, which allows Pikachu to use the Z-Move, 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt. He later became the first Champion of Alola. While participating in the World Coronation Series, Ash caught a Dragonite, a Gengar who can Gigantamax, a Lucario who can Mega Evolve, a Sirfetch'd, and a Dracovish.

The Classic Thunderbolt

Ash's party in Pokémon Masters EX

While training for the Masters Eight Tournament, Ash somehow ended up on Pasio. By the time the player (Scottie or Bettie) and Tina find Ash, he has passed out due to hunger. The player and Tina take Ash to Lear to feed him, and after recovering his strength, Ash asks Lear where he is. After Lear explains what Pasio is to Ash, Lear asks him if he is confident in his battling skills. Ash shows off his entire team that he had during Pokémon Journeys: The Series, which impresses Lear. Ash asks Lear if he could stay on Pasio to train for the Masters Eight Tournament, which Lear allows. Lear has to leave and attend to other business, so he tells Ash to ask the player or Tina if he has further questions about Pasio. Before Lear leaves, Ash asks him if they can battle another time when Lear isn't busy, to which Lear agrees.

Later, the player battles Ash to demonstrate what a sync move is. Ash then has a battle against Tina, which Ash wins by successfully performing his first sync move with his Pikachu. However, Tina fails to perform a sync move with her Flareon during the battle, and Ash wonders why that is. Tina shrugs it off, saying that they just need more practice. Pikachu tries to cheer up Flareon, only for Flareon to scare him away. After Flareon attacks Tina and runs away, Ash asks if Tina and her Flareon usually fight. Tina says that Flareon never fought with her when he was an Eevee, but he has become a bit feisty ever since he evolved. Ash tells Tina that her Flareon is going through a rebellious stage. He explains that he has met all kinds of Pokémon throughout his journey, and he has been through a similar situation to what Tina is going through. He just had to start telling his Pokémon how he felt, that he wanted to get along with them, and that allowed them to understand each other better. Ash adds that he and Pikachu also had their difference when they first met and assures Tina that she and Flareon will be fine because Flareon is important to her. The player, Ash, and Tina then head out to find Flareon.

After searching for Flareon for a while with no success, Tina starts to suspect that he was stolen by some of the bad people on the island. Suddenly, Team Break shows up saying that Tina will never get her Flareon back. For Ash's benefit, Tina explains that they're a group of Trainers who mess with their tournaments and steal people's Pokémon. Ash then asks Team Break what they meant, and they reveal that Tina's Flareon has joined them. The player and Ash battle Team Break to get Flareon back, but Ash has difficulty going all out against a friend's Pokémon and the player's Pikachu is knocked out by Team Break's other Pokémon. Tina is distraught at this turn of events, but Ash encourages her to not give up and tell Flareon how she feels. After she tells Flareon her feelings, Flareon is moved, and Team Break is annoyed that Flareon is still loyal to his Trainer. They send a Crobat to knock him out, but Ash takes the attack to protect Flareon. Ash tells Flareon that he's Tina's partner and Ash knows he hates being apart from her, prompting Flareon to return to her side. Once Flareon reunites with Tina, Ash and Pikachu knock out Team Break's Crobat with ease. Team Break doesn't want to give up just yet, but Ash sends out his full team to challenge them, causing them to chicken out and flee. Ash, the player, and Tina celebrate their victory.

Later, Ash guesses that Flareon was just jealous and thought that Tina was going to be taken away from him because he lost to Pikachu. Ash then invites Tina to battle again to cheer her up from the day's events, and the two proceed to battle.

Blazing Battle with Ash

While walking through Centra City, the player (Scottie or Bettie), Ash, and Tina notice a crowd has gathered to watch an announcement that Lear is making. He announces a single battle tournament called the "Single Master Challenge Cup" for Trainers who just arrived on Pasio, with the winner being able to challenge the leader of the team that won the first-ever PML. This shocks the whole group, especially after Ash remembers that the player was the leader of the team that won the first PML tournament. Ash wonders why the tournament is for single battles instead of Pasio's standard team battles; Tina guesses that it's because the tournament is for Trainers who are new to Pasio, and they'll be able to do better in a battle format they're used to. Tina and Ash both decide to enter the tournament, with Ash declaring that he wants to have a serious battle with the player on a big stage.

The first round of the tournament begins, with Ash's first opponent being Rochelle from Lilycove City in Hoenn. Ash first sends out Sirfetch'd against Rochelle's Salamence. During the battle, Ash recalls Sirfetch'd due to Salamence attacking in the air and sends out Dragonite to counter. Dragonite manages to knock out Rochelle's Salamence. Rochelle then sends out her Glalie, who knocks out Dragonite. Ash sends Sirfetch'd back out to defeat Glalie, who is then defeated by Rochelle's Banette. Both are down to one Pokémon left, with Ash sending out Gengar as his last Pokémon. Both Pokémon seem to be evenly matched until Ash Gigantamaxes his Gengar, defeating Rochelle's Banette and winning him the battle.

Ash's next opponent is Axel from Hau'oli City in Alola. Ash has his Dracovish battle against Axel's Kommo-o, and Dracovish knocks it out. Axel then sends out his Salazzle, which poisons Dracovish, so Ash recalls it. Ash then sends out Pikachu to battle, with Pikachu's speed overwhelming Axel's Salazzle, leading it to be knocked out. Axel sends out his last Pokémon, Tsareena. Ash has Pikachu attack Tsareena with Thunderbolt, but is surprised when Axel reveals that his Tsareena is immune to Electric-type moves. Tsareena then knocks out Pikachu. Ash decides to send out his Lucario to finish things off, quickly Mega Evolving Lucario. After a few hits from each side, Axel's Tsareena is knocked out, so Ash wins the battle.

Finally, Ash reaches the last battle of the tournament, where he gets to fight the player. Ash first sends out Dracovish, while the player sends out Torchic. Ash has Dracovish use Water Gun. Torchic keeps dodging the attack, but it turns out that Ash wanted to wet the ground with Water Gun in order to freeze it with Ice Fang, causing Torchic to lose its footing. Ash then has Dracovish slide on the frozen ground and use Fishious Rend to knock out Torchic. The player then sends out Solgaleo as their next Pokémon, shocking Ash. Ash has Dracovish attack with Fishious Rend, but it is knocked out by Solgaleo. Ash then sends out Sirfetch'd to battle. With the use of Detect to dodge and Fury Cutter to attack, Sirfetch'd manages to knock out Solgaleo, while also knocking himself out in the process. Both Ash and the player send out their respective Pikachus as their final Pokémon. Both Pikachus are evenly matched, but Ash uses the sync move Best Buds 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt in order to defeat the player, thus making Ash the winner of the tournament.

The player, Tina, and Lear congratulate Ash on the win. Lear asks Ash if he has forgotten about their promise to battle each other, and Ash says he hasn't. Ash then teams up with Tina and the player for a team battle against Lear, Rachel, and Sawyer.


At some point, Ash returns to his universe to participate in the Masters Eight Tournament.


  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

Pikachu (World Cap)



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.
Best Buddies 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

During his appearances, Ash uses his team from Pokémon Journeys: The Series.

Gengar ↔ Gigantamax Gengar
Lucario ↔ Mega Lucario


In the special event The Classic Thunderbolt, Ash reminisces about his Charizard.

Charmander → Charmeleon → Charizard


Ash was exclusive to the following Master Fair scout banners:

  • (Debut) Ash Master Fair Scout (August 28 to October 17, 2022)

Battle appearances

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)

Story appearances

Ash appears in his normal outfit in the following story areas:

Sync pair stories

  • A Day with Ash


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Menu interface (voice clips)
  • After being recruited
"I'm Ash from Pallet Town, and this is my buddy, Pikachu. My dream is to become a Pokémon Master!"
  • During special log-in conversation (morning)
"Good morning! I'm glad I actually woke up on time today! I oversleep a lot..."
  • During special log-in conversation (afternoon)
"Man, that smells good... My stomach's growling like crazy! Wanna go get some lunch?"
  • During special log-in conversation (evening)
"It sure got dark fast, huh. I hope I get to battle some awesome sync pairs tomorrow!"
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!"
Sync Pair Story - A Day with Ash
"Now listen up, Pikachu."
"The strength of these "sync pairs" depends on the strength of the bond between the Trainer and their partner Pokémon!"
"So let's practice using moves together until we're more in sync than ever!"
"OK, ready? Let's hit that rock with a sync move!"
"Right, I just need to feel my heart sync with Pikachu's..."
"Let's do it, Pikachu!"
  • Off-screen
"H-huh? That electrical charge looks bigger than—"
  • On-screen
Are you OK?!: "Oh, you saw that, <player>? Don't worry! I'm fine!"
"Pikachu's shocked me plenty of times before, so I'm used to it!"
Wow, that was powerful!: "Oh, didn't see you there, <player>! Yeah, Pikachu's electricity sure is impressive!"
"Looks like Pikachu and I may have overdone it a little."
"But that shock just now..."
"It reminded me of the day we set off from Pallet Town."
Set off?: "Yeah! Pikachu and I had just met. He was my very first partner..."
Why?: "Well, Pikachu was my very first partner..."
"At first, we didn't get along, and he kept shocking me all the time. It was a lot to deal with!"
What an experience...: "Heh heh... You could say that!"
You didn't put him in a Poké Ball?: "My Pikachu doesn't like Poké Balls. I know—it's really unusual!"
"But I wanted to get along with Pikachu more than anything, so I decided I'd just meet him head on."
"While all that was going on, I got attacked by a flock of Spearow..."
"but Pikachu drove them all away with his electricity. He saved me!"
"That was the first time I felt like we actually understood each other's feelings and finally became friends."
"Since then, I've traveled around all sorts of different regions and made loads of other friends..."
"And Pikachu's been with me through it all!"
"I'm confident that the bond between me and Pikachu is as strong as any sync pair's on Pasio!"
"So Pikachu and I are sure to keep getting stronger and stronger from here on out!"
"All right! That's got me all fired up! Come on, Pikachu! Let's get back to training!"
"Why don't you join us, <player>? I'm sure we'll have a gr—"
"Heh heh... Maybe we should eat first?"
Pokémon Center
  • During sync background preview
"I choose you!"
  • Random conversation
"The most important thing about battling is understanding your Pokémon... And, of course, guts and enthusiasm!"
"If you meet your opponent with a fired-up attitude, you're sure to have a great battle!"
  • Random conversation
"You know, the more important it is that I wake up on time, the more likely I am to oversleep."
"I swear I do remember to set an alarm! But for some reason, it's always broken when I wake up..."
  • Random conversation
"Some of the greatest things about traveling are meeting new Pokémon and battling..."
"but you can't forget the food!"
"After all, if you're too hungry, you can't concentrate on the battles!"
  • Random conversation
"I've had lots of friends travel with me up until now—but for every new meeting, there's also a good-bye!"
"Even the people who aren't with me now are all doing their best somewhere."
"So it makes me really happy when I get to see them sometimes!"
  • Random conversation
"My rival here on Pasio is...<player>! I choose you!"
"Hahaha! But I'm serious about the rival part!"
"If we keep on challenging each other, determined not to lose, there's no limit to how strong we'll get!"
  • Random conversation
"Pikachu and I are always together, and we've known each other for a long time now."
"It was kinda rough when we first met. He used to zap me with electricity all the time!"
"But I really wanted to grow closer with him, so I just kept meeting him head on until we grew to understand each other."
"A lot has happened since then, but now he's my best friend and partner!"
  • If spoken to again
"So, I heard that here on Pasio, they call the combination of Trainer and Pokémon a "sync pair.""
"Well, I'm confident that I'm more in sync with Pikachu than anyone else is with their Pokémon!"
"Just watch—we'll become the best sync pair on Pasio!"
  • Random conversation
"The day Pikachu and I left Pallet Town to start our travels together..."
"we saw a huge Pokémon flying across a rainbow in the sky."
"I thought maybe if we kept traveling long enough, we could meet a Pokémon like that! Seriously, that was so exciting!"
  • If spoken to again
"And now we've traveled all over the place and met a whole ton of totally incredible Pokémon!"
"Someday I'll tell you all about every Pokémon that Pikachu and I have befriended!"
  • Special log-in conversation (generic)
"Hey, <player>! I've been waiting for you!"
"I hope you're ready for plenty of battles with me today!"
  • Special log-in conversation (morning)
"Good morning! I'm glad I actually woke up on time today! I oversleep a lot..."
  • Special log-in conversation (afternoon)
"Man, that smells good... My stomach's growling like crazy! Wanna go get some lunch?"
  • Special log-in conversation (evening)
"It sure got dark fast, huh. I hope I get to battle some awesome sync pairs tomorrow!"
  • Special gift conversation
"Oh, there you are! Here, this is for you!"
  • After giving out item
"Using items effectively is just the first step toward becoming a Pokémon Master!"
  • The Classic Thunderbolt special event blurb
"I'm gonna train on Pasio!"
  • The Classic Thunderbolt special event conversation with Pikachu
"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 blurb
"I won't lose!"
  • Blazing Battle with Ash special event conversation with Pikachu
"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
3rd Anniversary title screen artwork



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!

Best Buddies 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 BlueLanceRedStevenCynthiaAlderIrisDianthaLeonScottieBettieAshNemonaCalemSerenaMarnieBedeHopLeafNate
Ronald (TCG GB)Mark (TCG GB)Mint (TCG GB)Glenn (Pokkén)
Anime LanceCynthiaWallaceAlderDianthaStevenAsh KetchumLeonIrisNemona
Other animation Blue (Origins)Red (Origins)Calem (Generations)Blossom's parents (POKÉTOON)Edgar Troy (PttP)Ava (PttP)
Adventures Professor OakRedSidneyPhoebeGlaciaDrakeStevenWallaceCynthiaAlderIrisDianthaLeonMustardPeony
Other manga Shigeru (Zensho)Satoshi (Zensho)Rald (Battle Frontier)

Characters appearing in Pokémon Masters EX
Pasio ScottieBettieLearRachelSawyerPauloTina
Kanto BrockMistyLt. SurgeErikaBlaineLoreleiBrunoAgathaJanineKogaBlueGiovanniLeafLanceProfessor OakRedSabrinaJessieJamesAshElaine
Johto KrisBugsyWhitneyPryceClairWillKarenLyraEthanSilverJasmineMortyFalknerEusineArcherArianaPetrelProton
Hoenn BrendanRoxanneBrawlyFlanneryNormanWinonaTateLizaPhoebeDrakeNolandGlaciaZinniaStevenWallaceWallyLucyLisiaMayMaxieArchieSidneyCourtney
Sinnoh BarryRoarkGardeniaMayleneCrasher WakeCandiceFlintThortonCherylMarleyCynthiaFantinaDawnCyrusVolknerDarachLucasAaronBerthaLucianLookerAdamanIridaPalmerArgentaAkariRei
Unova RosaClaySkylaBrycenIrisRoxieMarlonShauntalMarshalCherenHilbertHildaElesaCaitlinGrimsleyBurghAlderNateBiancaNGhetsisIngoEmmetHughColressLenora
Kalos GrantKorrinaRamosWulfricSieboldWikstromViolaCalemValerieClemontSerenaLysandreProfessor SycamoreDianthaEvelynNitaHelenaKaliShaunaEmmaOlympiaDrasnaDana
Alola HauSophoclesMinaOliviaHapuKahiliNanuAcerolaKukuiPlumeriaGuzmaLusamineGladionLillieMolayneMallowSeleneElioLanaKiaweHalaThe Masked RoyalNaomiAnabelRyuki
Galar GloriaPiersLeonMarnieRaihanNessaBeaHopAllisterSoniaBedeGordieMelonyVictorBall GuyRoseOleanaEve
Paldea NemonaPenny
NPCs Professor BellisTristaTriciaTrinniaMeowthTabithaMattShellyMarsJupiterSaturnCilanChiliCressChuckTiernoTrevorMalvaFabaTeam Break

  This game character article is part of Project CharacterDex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each character found in the Pokémon games.