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Ash Ketchum

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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 ''[[Pokémon the Series: Black & White]]'', 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 [[Pokémon the Series: XY|following series]], though he did leave his Alolan party with {{an|Professor Kukui}} at the end of ''[[Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon]]''.
Ash currently has ownership of 7576 Pokémon, including all 30 of his Tauros. Including pre-evolved forms, traded, released, and [[Gift Pokémon|given away]] Pokémon (and not including the additional Tauros), in total, Ash has currently officially owned a total of 9495 different Pokémon species.
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[[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 female-only;, or a [[Legendary Pokémon]]; nor has he [[Mega Evolution|Mega Evolved]] any of his Pokémon.
* Ash has caught at least one of the [[starter Pokémon]] in every [[region]].
** He has also caught at least one Pokémon belonging to all eighteen [[type]]s (this includes Pokémon he owns or has owned that have been retroactively made {{type|Fairy}}).
* Ash's birthday in the main series, according to [[Takeshi Shudo]]'s anime novelizations, is 10 years, 10 months, and 10 days ''exactly'' before the day he began his Pokémon journey. In [[M20]], Ash's birthdate is instead the same day he began his journey.
** On a related note, Ash is still considered 10 years old in promotional materials as well as the [[BW001|first episode]] of ''Best[[Pokémon Wishesthe Series: Black & White]]'', despite ''[[BW141|Best Wishes Until We Meet Again!]]'' strongly implying that at least a full year had passed since his time in Johto.
* When [[Veronica Taylor]] was interviewed in the documentary "Adventures in Voice Acting", she stated that during her audition for the role of Ash, he was known as Casey at the time. This name would later be given to a {{an|Casey|recurring character from Johto}}.
[[File:Ash Dewgong Drawing.png|thumb|200px|Ash's drawing of a Dewgong]]