Talk:Ash's friends

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... is this page really necessary? --Pie ~ 23:12, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

It may serve better transformed into a "main cast" human and Pokémon list for each series. *shrug* --Argy 23:33, 26 February 2007 (UTC)
That would work well. I'll begin work on it, with the bare people and Pokémon parts. - unsigned comment from TTEchidna (talkcontribs)


Think they, or something like them, would be useful on Ash's page, to break down his team over the course of the anime, maybe replacing the current list we have?

Instead of being horizontal, though, it'd be vertical, due to the immense amount of Pokémon he's caught compared to the others. Like below, though I'm going just through Kanto and Orange.

Kanto Orange Archipelago
Pikachu (C) Lapras (C)
Caterpie (C) Snorlax (C)
Pidgeotto (C) Lapras (R)
Metapod (E)
Butterfree (E)
Bulbasaur (C)
Charmander (C)
Squirtle (C)
Krabby (C)
Raticate (T)
Butterfree (R)
Haunter (B)
Haunter (R)
Primeape (C)
Primeape (R)
Muk (C)
Tauros (C)
Charmeleon (E)
Charizard (E)
Kingler (E)
Pidgeot (E, R)

Yeah... Maybe? It'd be nice to have a by-episode breakdown of acquired Pokémon, even, if we could do it, broken up by either anime season or anime series. Opinions? I think it'd be useful for those whowant to see just what Ash's team was as of a particular episode. --TTEchidna 14:39, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

Er... I don't like it very much, sorry t'say. Though that makes me think; maybe a separate article with a timeline of important anime events... --Pie ~ 14:43, 2 March 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, I was thinking we could do that instead, and include all characters' Pokémon. Something like, List of Pokémon owned by main characters in the anime by first appearance? --TTEchidna 04:34, 3 March 2007 (UTC)
They're already on the list of anime characters, which goes by order of appearance... I think a timeline of events would be more useful. --Pie ~ 04:44, 3 March 2007 (UTC)
That'd work. --TTEchidna 09:11, 3 March 2007 (UTC)

The reason why I redirected the page "Team Twerp" to Ash's friends

The reason why I redirected the page "Team Twerp" to Ash's friends is because Team Rocket calls Ash and his friends Twerps. Got it-- checked! Noted! Filed! Stored!


Speaking of which... how can you have a main characters page without JJ&M? Cassius335 13:48, 7 November 2007 (UTC)
Don't ask me. I'm not the one who made the article (not to be rude or anything). User: FREAKAZOID


With DP083's airing, Ash and Gary's rivalry has been resolved for 274 episodes (or a couple more), the same amount of time he was Ash's rival. Shouldn't he be in this article?--KukiTalk 23:06, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

No because he never traveled with Ash. This is only for Ash's main friends. --ケンジガール 23:47, 20 June 2008 (UTC)
How about Jun, as it is confirmed that he is Traveling with Ash(Even though he's a rival)? ~~ ♫☆ShInYpIkA☆δ~~
Todd. If Jun's with Ash for more than ten episodes, we really ought to list him for sure. Less, though, and he's like Todd. TTEchidna 21:21, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

Thanx and btw, IS wally a rival? I know I shouldn't ask this hear, but no one else will tell me. (Sketch says hes not.) §hin¥£iΨ@chµ 21:36, 11 November 2008 (UTC)


Could we make a section(Or page) for Ash and his Friend's rivals(and TTR)? §hin¥£iΨ@chµ 17:40, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

I've made a sprite of JJM, and I was wondering if it would be of any use in the article. heres the sprite <image removed> 'ŚĥîΠŶPî₭₳ĉĥŭ' 02:06, 28 January 2009 (UTC)


NOW WHAT?--freezingCOLD (page, talk) 02:16, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

Fix itDCM((Mock MeEdits)) 02:16, 28 January 2009 (UTC)
The Template, that isDCM((Mock MeEdits)) 02:16, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

Stuff With The Page

Alright, what's happened here, really? One minute, I'm looking at the recent changes to see what got changed and if I could help...... the next minute, the page's title was changed..... the other minute, it was changed back and then protected by MAGNEDETH. What's with all the commotion happening here? In my opinion, "Ash's Friends" was a pretty good title for a pretty good article. So?--DRAGONBEASTX 02:35, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

...isn't it kind of obvious what happened? The page was moved, but MAGNEDETH thought it was fine, moved it back, and protected it from being moved again. End of story. eA 02:40, 28 January 2009 (UTC)
pretty much. ill have someone more powerful than me make the final decision however -- MAGNEDETH 02:44, 28 January 2009 (UTC)
That'll solve all of this :) 'ŚĥîΠŶPî₭₳ĉĥŭ' 02:46, 28 January 2009 (UTC)
Every COD that Ash befriends should be on this page based off of the title. What about Conway? What about Ritche? Theyre friends too But their not supproting rolesDCM((Mock MeEdits))

Seems like a couple of people thought "Ash's Friends" was too much of a vague title for this article. And, MAG, what do you mean, "someone more powerful"... like, maybe someone like TTE? Right now where TTE stands, I, myself don't know who would be "more powerful" than him, but of course I know about all the admins, but right now, he is, "Mr. Super In Charge Guy", we all know. *SIGH* Now, I guess we just wait.......--DRAGONBEASTX 03:01, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

Why do we need the sprites?

Misty's is ok, Tracey's just plain hurts my eyes and Max's just has long hair. Why do we need any of the sprites. We can easily just slap in a real picture and it'll serve the same purpose. Aura-Knight 21:54, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

I definitely agree with this. The sprites are fanmade, official art or screenshots would work much better. — THE TROM — 22:54, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Should we do that?--DRAGONBEASTX 05:33, 23 February 2009 (UTC)


Should we add Jun/Barry to this page? ŚĥîΠŶPî₭₳ĉĥŭ 15:59, 10 April 2009 (UTC) No, he's not a character that has traveled with Ash for at least a generation.--LatiasGemstone 21:15, 24 May 2009 (UTC)


Instead of having the words in the template in present tense like Catch or hatch can it be changed to past tense like caught or hatched? - unsigned comment from Turtwig A (talkcontribs)

That would be advisable. "Given" is already past tense. —darklordtrom 19:27, 2 August 2009 (UTC)
Ok I changed it Turtwig A Contributions 19:44, 2 August 2009 (UTC)


Why is Dawn's Cyndaquil only "hatched" but not "cought". didn't dawn cought it after it hathed? - unsigned comment from Tomas (talkcontribs)

Um... no... --ケンジガール 19:17, 18 September 2009 (UTC)
Doesn't it deserve to be placed under "Given" as well because it was given to her as an egg by Lyra. If not then we need to remove Misty's Marill from the Given Category as well. –MasterKenobi 21:33, 15 May 2010 (UTC)


We're getting near to the Best Wishes preview. Would it be a good idea to protect this page? --Midnight Blue 21:21, 27 July 2010 (UTC)


Shouldn't the link read "DP191" instead of what it does now, since we have no confirmation on an English title? (Or do we?) Arrogios 03:26, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

Move suggestion

So I'm suggesting that the page be move to Ash's traveling companions (or something to that extent) since the term Ash's friends is not really accurate (just look at posts above). The term Ash's friends would actually include Gary, Barry, his other rivals, as well as many of the CotD's they've met. As for links, most are linked via {{ashfr}} anyway, and we don't really have to move that. tc²₆tc26 09:02, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

I guess you have a point. --ケンジガール 09:38, 2 January 2011 (UTC)
I agree, but I think it should be changed to "Ash's Traveling Partners", since that makes it sound even narrow, since traveling companions would include characters such as Todd Snap who stayed with Ash and traveled with him for a couple episodes. --Timothy 21:57, 3 January 2011 (UTC)
I think its fine as is, every episode article mentions these guys as "his friends" and even the episode summaries on Cartoon Network say "Ash and friends". The name it has now really isn't a major problem to be focused on right now.--Landfish7 19:36, 5 February 2011 (UTC)
And as for the arguments Tc26 made, there is already a page for Rivals and CoDs anyway, so there shouldn't be any major confusion. Worst casenario, we can use this:
This article is about Ash's traveling companions, if you were looking for a general list of people Ash has met on his journey, see Character of the day.
--Landfish7 19:50, 5 February 2011 (UTC)


Seeing as Meowth is now part of the family, I think Meowth should be added into the page. I mean, it says friends, so Meowth should be added in (and so should Todd Snap and Bianca, for that matter).Don't Hug Lucario! 17:50, 19 August 2011 (UTC)

I think it would be better to group those under a Temporary section. Unless Meowth turns out to be long term. Besides Todd, Bianca, and possibly Ritchie during the Whirl Islands episodes, are there any others? XVuvuzela2010X 18:06, 19 August 2011 (UTC)
Cheryl, Barry and maybe Mr. Briney.--Den Zen 20:20, 19 August 2011 (UTC)

Hidden Temporary section

Why is it hidden, and when can we show it on the page? --LimeGreenCharizard-- 06:31, 11 October 2011 (UTC)

Well, since no one is answering me, I'm just going to reveal it to the world! --LimeGreenCharizard-- 01:58, 14 October 2011 (UTC)
It's hidden because it is not complete. No one added Ritchie or Luke. Bianca and Barry's tables are missing Pokémon. --ケンジガール 02:09, 14 October 2011 (UTC)
Well, someone needs to do that. I would, but I'm not an expert on Best Wishes stuff. --LimeGreenCharizard-- 03:00, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

I finished the section, but I don't think Luke is appropriate because he hasn't "traveled" with the group, just like Ritchie didn't travel with Ash, they were just both in the Pokémon League. I could be wrong, I'm not up to date on the new season. --LimeGreenCharizard-- 08:02, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

Episodes Present

Are we going by the episodes they were present throughout the anime, or the episodes they were Ash's traveling companions? --LimeGreenCharizard-- 05:51, 18 October 2011 (UTC)


Shouldn't Lyra and Khoury go here? and also Luke because he traveled with them to the don battle? Diamond Lanturn CodeName: 05308 08:22, 18 October 2011 (UTC)


This seems to be sticking to only those who traveled with Ash. Which yeah.. I guess that's what this mean. What bugs me is that we have people like Cheryl here, who mostly just asked for help from the group and not really building a real relationship, but someone like Angie who actually developed a bond with the characters can't be here just because she did not travel with them.

Not saying traveling companions should be kicked out. Just saying that I think we should judge by relationship as well instaed of just focusing on "this person walked places with them". Angie basically shared a living quarters with Ash and his friends during that summer school thing and was always with them during that time. --ケンジガール 22:15, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

I agree. This page is starting to turn into more of a "Ash's Traveling Companions" page instead of "Ash's Friends" --Pokemaster97 22:18, 18 October 2011 (UTC)
I think if we're going to add actual friends, then it should just be done on a separate page, and rename this one to "Ash's traveling companions". I mean, that's what it's referring to when "Ash and his friends" is said in episode summaries. Or maybe make one section for traveling companions, and another for real friends made, like the Characters of the Day. --LimeGreenCharizard-- 01:23, 19 October 2011 (UTC)
There's "Ash's main traveling companions" and "Ash's main group/set/whatever of friends" since he does travel with and befriend a lot of people. -tc²₆tc26- 03:32, 19 October 2011 (UTC)


I think we should discard the template in Todd's section since he was never shown with any Pokémon or indicating that he would catch some or he had some. Unlike Max where he states that he would want to become a trainer, indicating he would catch Pokémon.--ForceFire 09:48, 19 October 2011 (UTC)

They are not simply Pokémon templates. It also gives out important info like their hometown, when they joined, how many episodes they accompanied the main characters, etc. Max, Todd, and Meowth don't even have Pokémon sections. --ケンジガール 09:57, 19 October 2011 (UTC)


I'm not exactly against this picture per se, but I think we should still have a picture of Ash, Iris, and Cilan as the main image since they are the main traveling group. --HoennMaster 22:48, 11 March 2012 (UTC)


It is notable that Cilan is the only one of Ash's constant companions that does not have whites of their eyes? Even Brock had whites, if I recollect. プリングルズ/品客薯片/ప్రింగిల్స్ 04:02, 25 May 2012 (UTC)

No. It's not very relevant at all. Ataro 04:05, 25 May 2012 (UTC)

Iris's travelling episode

Shouldn't it beBW006 instead ofBW002, since she didn't officially travel with ash until cilan suggested it? she even said so herself in BW006 that she wasn't travelling with ash, Or do we keep it like that since she technically started travelling with him in BW002? Kamitsure (talk) 04:26, 27 November 2012 (UTC)

Ash's Pokémon

Would it be worth putting something like the table below to the page or onto his page so it is clear where each of his Pokémon came from and which series?

Ash Ketchum
Hometown: Pallet Town First joined in Kanto
Episodes on Journey
Method Kanto Orange Johto Hoenn / Frontier Sinnoh Unova Kalos
Given Away  
In Training       
Returned from Training    

--Ditto51/Tom (My Talk Page) 20:55, 13 December 2013 (UTC)

Does anyone think this is a better image of the XY group?

I'm not really a fan of the XY group picture featured on this page, as it seems more focused on Pangoro than the actual crew themselves. I feel like this image is a lot more focused on the group as a whole, and gives a clear image of each of them. What do you guys think?


RedLuigi (talk) 01:55, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

I think that's a perfect image. Go ahead and replace the image in the archives.--ForceFire 02:01, 6 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! Also, I tried to replace the image currently in the article with this one, but it said that it cannot be overwritten. How would I go about replacing it, or would someone else that can replace it mind doing it for me instead? RedLuigi (talk) 02:31, 6 June 2014 (UTC)
Actually, nevermind. It seems that someone already replaced it. RedLuigi (talk) 02:35, 6 June 2014 (UTC)
What a coincidence, I also saw the opportunity in that screenshot (I've been waiting all this time for a truly well-done group shot) and uploaded the picture without noticing you were discussing it right here beforehand. Whoops ^^"! --Gabo 2oo (talk) 02:41, 6 June 2014 (UTC)
It's cool. Your image is actually in a much better and larger resolution than mine was, and I didn't have the option to replace the image for whatever reason anyway. We both had the same idea and you made it work, so it's all good. RedLuigi (talk) 18:34, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Togepi's egg and Misty

From what I can gather on Togepi's page (I was looking around to see if we could classify the egg under something since we saw it), but anyway: The Egg was fought over by Broak, Ash, Misty and Meowth, (Ash won) but the first thing Togepi saw was Misty so it chose her as her trainer. So technicly the egg never belonged to Misty or anyone. (Actually more likely it belonged to Ash, as such Togepi should be under caught or given, not hatched.) --Ditto51/Tom (My Talk Page) 10:54, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Professor Juniper (father)

The father of professor Juniper also had travelled with Ash. Sholdn't it be noticed? - unsigned comment from Lokki (talkcontribs)

Switch and Split

Maybe a better name for this page would be flat out 'Ash's travelling companions' or even just 'Ash's companions' seen as it includes literally everyone he has ever travelled with, including Meowth (who I'd query being a friend.) I'm also of the opinion that 'Ash's Classmates' should be a separate page. This page just needs a bit of consideration, in regards to Sun and Moon characters, there is no evidence to suggest Kiawe, for example, is any more a main character than Professor Kukui. Diamond Lanturn CodeName: 05308 21:37, 9 January 2017 (UTC)

M20's Companions

I don't know if this has been discussed elsewhere, so do let me know if so, but should Verity and Sorrel from I Choose You! get to go on this page too? Or are we waiting until we decide what to do what the cataloguing of events from the movie, what with it being an alternate timeline and everything? I'm sure the higher-ups have been making decisions on all this! GloverMist (talk) 21:41, 5 August 2017 (UTC)


The page was edited to say that Clemont was the 'first of Ash's friends to leave during a travel'. Considering Ash left for Ula'ula on his own... wouldn't it be a bit more accurate that he left the group? Pikatwig (talk) 03:11, 17 May 2018 (UTC)

Split articles

Since more and more friends join Ash every saga (even temporary), I am suggesting to split this articles into: 1- Ash's travelling companions or Ash's friends 2- Ash's temporary compannions

Let me know what you think. (Rioxイブイ 17:06, 25 June 2018 (UTC))

M21 Friends

Should Lisa, Kagachi, Torito, Hisui, and Largo be listed? While they don't travel with Ash, they are main characters in the film, at least in a similar way as to how Verity and Sorrel were main characters. Iml908 (talk) 02:20, 23 July 2018 (UTC)

Go's template

Since Go is capturing Pokémon in multiple regions but in the same series, I was thinking it would be better to use something like the following template for him. Let me know what you think. (Rioxイブイ 17:19, 13 January 2020 (UTC))

Hometown: Vermilion City
First joined in: Kanto
Episodes traveled with Ash
New series
Method Galar Kanto Hoenn Sinnoh

Ash's Classmates

When another page links to this page with the words "Ash's classmates" would it be better to link to the Sun & Moon section rather than just the article as a whole? JdRDMS (talk) 21:00, 1 June 2021 (UTC)

Return to "Ash's friends" page.