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Ash Ketchum

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[[File:Ash Party SM.png|thumb|left|280px|Ash's [[Alola]] party prior to ''[[SM141|Exhibition Unmasked!]]'']]
[[File:Ash with his Pokémon.png|thumb|280px|Ash with all his Pokémon as of ''[[BW142|The Dream Continues!]]'' (excluding {{AP|Squirtle}} and, {{AP|Primeape}}, and [[Mimey|Mr. Mime]]) at Professor Oak's lab]]
[[File:Ash Kalos Team.png|thumb|280px|Ash with all his [[Kalos]] Pokémon]]
As a Trainer, Ash has {{pkmn2|caught}} and [[Friendship|befriended]] a sizable number of Pokémon throughout the anime. His philosophy on {{pkmn|training}} is that Pokémon are individuals and that a combination of trust, friendship, and hard work are needed to overcome adversity. Several of Ash's Pokémon were caught because they allowed him to after he befriended them. He seems to {{pkmn|battle}} best with Pokémon that are similar to Pikachu: ones that are [[Appendix:Metagame terminology#Sweeper|speedy and maneuverable, yet able to perform high-powered attacks]]; however, he is willing to work with any Pokémon that comes into his care.
Though Ash normally catches five or more Pokémon per [[region]] (not including when he traveled through the [[Orange Archipelago]] and challenged the {{gdis|Battle Frontier|III}} in his second tour of [[Kanto]]), he rarely ever switches the Pokémon in his current [[party]] with those in [[Pokémon Storage System|storage]] at {{an|Professor Oak}}'s [[Professor Oak's Laboratory|Laboratory]]. He usually only does so when battling against powerful opponents (such as Trainers in the [[Pokémon League Conference]]s, and [[Frontier Brain]]s), or when attending certain events that requires a specific Pokémon (like {{AP|Tauros}} at the [[Pokémon Swap Meet]] or {{AP|Snorlax}} at the [[Sumo Conference]]). However, during the {{series|Best Wishes}}, Ash actively cycled through the nine Pokémon he managed to catch in [[Unova]], although these Pokémon, when not in his party, were instead kept in storage at [[Professor Juniper]]'s lab in [[Nuvema Town]]. Near the end of his journey in Unova, Professor Juniper transferred all of Ash's Pokémon to Professor Oak's lab. Ash did not use this system of training in the [[XY series|following series]].
Ash currently has ownership of 7172 Pokémon, including all 30 of his Tauros. Including pre-evolutions, traded, released, and [[Gift Pokémon|given away]] Pokémon (and not including the additional Tauros), in total, Ash has currently officially owned a total of 91 different Pokémon species.
====On hand====
| {{ActivePoké|Ash|Pikachu|‎Ash Pikachu.png|electric}} ♂
| {{ActivePoké|Delia|Mr. Mime|nick=Mimey|Mimey.png|psychic|fairy}}
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Squirtle|Ash Squirtle.png|water}}
| {{InactivePoké|Ash|Primeape|Ash Primeape.png|fighting|size=200px}}
====Status unknown====
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This section is for the Pokémon that Ash caught, but it is unknown if he still offically owns.
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| {{InactivePoké|Delia|Mr. Mime|nick=Mimey|Mimey.png|psychic|fairy|size=200px}}
[[File:Ash hat OS concept art.jpg|thumb|160px|Concept art of original series Ash's hat]]
* [[Ash's hat]] in the [[original series]] was similar to {{ga|Red}}'s hat in his original design from {{game|Red and Green|s}} before undergoing several changes until the final design.
* Ash has never officially {{pkmn2|caught}} a Pokémon of the {{t|Ghost}} type; a [[regional form]]; a female-only; or a [[Legendary Pokémon]]; nor has he [[Mega Evolution|Mega Evolved]] any of his Pokémon.
* Ash has captured at least one of the [[starter Pokémon]] in every [[region]].