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Ash's Pokemon in the Manga

Should we add Ash's pokemon from the manga because he does have a few different pokemon than he does in the anime. (Such as Fearow & Oddish).


Should we have pages for the voice actors? I have quite a bit of info on Veronica Taylor for one. - Ferret 22:57, 27 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Should I add the LatinAmerican voice actors? --NIDOKING 21:38, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

Hoenn Ash?

Should a picture of Ash in his AG Clothing be somewhere in this article (does the Battle Frontier one count?)? - PikamasterADV 00:14, 08 Aug 2006

  • Yeah, his Battle Frontier and Hoenn outfits are the same. Matty 14:34, 9 October 2006 (UTC)
  • Is there something wrong with this wiki, or is it just my comp? Because this entire wiki doesn't seem to have any pictures. The labels and names are there, but the pictures don't show up. What's wrong? Pokemon Master Nick 17:36, 16 December 2006


Who are Kotoko Marumatsu and Sam?

Apparently, characters from some manga only one user knows about. - 振霖T 01:55, 17 September 2006 (UTC)

Ash, a Pokemon Coordinator??

Omigosh, Ash totally enters a contest in DP011, does it mean he will like totally continue doing contests? If he continues, would he be considered a Pokemon coordinator? =p <--Hikari-chan 20:50, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

Does not mean he will continue. In fact, it's extremely unlikely he will. If he did continue, though, yes, that would mean he can be considered one. --a sick Pie 22:15, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

I agree with Pie.

Most likely Ash will not continue entering contests to become a cooridinator. Afterall, his main goal is and will always be, to become a Pokemon Master. Which makes me ask the question of WHY he wanted to start doing contests in the first place. It makes no sense to me whatsoever......

My guess is that he was testing the waters. After all, he wants to be a Pokémon master, so... he should obviously master EVERYTHING about them. Or something. Maybe he should go start buying capes and get Marina to fangirl him. Tom Temprotran 10:08, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

Ash Loses to Gym Leaders

Is it really a true statement to say that Ash loses to one Gym Leader in each region? As I recall it, he didn't lose to any of the Gym Leaders in the Orange Islands. Or are we just going by Game Regions? - Kenji-Girl

You're right about the Orange Islands Gym Leaders. Perhaps that should be noted in the article that he's only lost to Gym Leaders featured in the games. --PAK Man 02:34, 10 April 2007 (UTC)
I think that whoever wrote that meant he always loses a battle against a gym leader. Remember, the Gyms in the Orange Islands didn't focus on battling like most gyms, but rather had trainers go through special tests of skill.--Dual 03:31, 24 August 2007 (UTC)
Not strictly true since both Rudy and Luana battle, Rudy having same-type battles and Luana doing double battles. Ash won first time against both, so thus the statement that Ash has lost at least one battle against a gym leader in each region is wrong. -- Nebula 17:48, 16 September 2007 (UK Time)

Does Ash Have a Dad?

If Delia is ashes mom, then who is his dad? --Theryguy512 20:22, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

No one knows, although there are a few possiblities on who he could be-Mawile the deciever

Of course Ash has a dad. Everyone does. We just don't know who he is. - Kenji Girl
Biologically, he has a father but Delia had 100+ one-time partners, so she doesn't know which one is Ash's father. --Maxim 14:01, 26 June 2007 (UTC)
Bad Maxim. No baseless speculation written as fact. That's how rumors start, you know. --Pie ~ 16:36, 26 June 2007 (UTC)
Lol, I was just kidding. --Maxim 10:51, 29 June 2007 (UTC)
I wonder how likely that "slow revelation" PUSA mentioned is to actually happen. The "Who is Eric Cartman's father" thing South Park did would beat anything Pokémon could do anyway. --FabuVinny T-C-S 17:10, 8 July 2007 (UTC)

Two Deaths?

Perhaps this is just me, but doesn't the time when Ash was consumed by the antibodies in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew also count as a death? --Skully Collins 10:11, 29 June 2007 (UTC)

Yes it does, in this video Banks says "..they're meant to encapsulate foreign parasites and eliminate them.."

That means when Ash was engulfed by one of those things, he was "eliminated". E.g Destroyed, Killed. --Pluvia 03:37, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

That doesn't mean they did it yet. It seemed more like Mew stopped the elimination process before it happened. There's really no solid proof that he died. --Kenji Girl.

It is a weird situation. Which is one reason why I put "at least twice", because I don't know if it should count or not. They certainly treated it as a death, though, not "he's slowly being digested or something and there's only such and such amount of time to save him". They treated it as "he's gone and never coming back... well, except Mew can completely bend reality and restore everyone who was killed by red blobs". --Pie ~ 04:55, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

But don't white blood cells "kill" the "bacteria" almost immediately, if not straight away? So how can Mew stop the elimination process if it had already happened? Perhaps, and with all due respect to Kenji-Girl when I say this, but aren't you mixing it up with a "digestion" process? If not, then I apologise - But if so, then white blood cells don't technically digest, or "eat", their to put this?..."food"(?) rather consume, or to put it IMO better "destroy", it - digestion involves taking nutrition from the thing being consumed. Anyway, sorry for the (possibly flawed) biology lesson. --Skully Collins 13:14, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

No, no, that's what I thought, too. I'm not a biology expert, though, and my teachers never went into that much depth about how white blood cells work. But all signs point to them being destroyed as soon as the tree's red blobs (wow, I use really technical terms, huh?) engulfed them. Particularly when you notice the blobs just shrink and disappear into the tree after. With nothing visible inside. I mean, if they're still there, it seem they're not being carried away in one piece. Also, it sort of makes sense that completely undoing that could expend Mew's energy so much and, in turn, harm the tree so badly - rather than just stopping a few "cells" carrying the humans and making them return them to the tree's interior. --Pie ~ 15:30, 4 July 2007 (UTC)
Doesn't matter - I'm just happy someone agrees with me - Just a bit of curiosity: What happens afterwards? Am I guessing correctly that there is crying involved? (Sorry, the movie hasn't been shown in the UK yet! I would rant on about how we Europeans seem to get everything last but that isn't the subject at hand :-P) --Skully Collins 16:35, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

Why doesn't Mewtwo Strikes Back count? The petrification was to all intents and purposes a death and was treated as such by the movie.

It looks like they also removed the part about Ash dying in the Tower of Terror episode as well. Not sure why they did this but what ever. --ケンジガール 03:04, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

Ash's Age

Gamesmaster just changed Ash's age. Whie I find '13' more likely than 'still 10', do we have any confirmation of this? -Cassius335

According to canon, Ash is 10. They haven't mentioned a change at all, even though he's been traveling for three or four years. In fact, at the start of AG, two years into his journey, they said he was ten, like May. TTEchidna 20:42, 26 August 2007 (UTC)
They actually said that on-screen? -Cassius335
I knew this would happen when we added the ages to the profiles. Now we are having edit wars over what Ash's age really is. The truth is, we have no idea how old he is. I doubt that he's still ten though. I think we should put his age as ten, and then say (as of debut). --ケンジガール 03:31, 27 August 2007 (UTC)
That could work. Personally I was tempted to put "10 (yes, still)", just to be sarky.
In the Pikachu and Pichu Short Ash celebrated his one-year anniversary of when he first met Pikachu. Ash first met Pikachu on his tenth birthday which means he has to be at least eleven -Wynautluvr
But if you recall, in the episode when they returned to Viridian City during the first season, the group said that it had been a whole year sinse they were in Viridian, meaning that he had to be eleven then too. And in the short, Ash just said "This is the day we first met." He never said how long it had been since. Most of the mentioning of years has to do with the dub. I don't think the original even mentions it. So again, it can't be determined. --ケンジガール 20:49, 27 August 2007 (UTC)
Which is a point in itself: The original probably counts for this more than the dub. -Cassius335
Aging in the anime states Bulbapedia's policy on this so 10 goes in the article.
The anime is hardly a realistic scenario when it comes to the context of aging or families so Ash still being 10 regardless of years passing is entirely believable. --FabuVinny T-C-S 11:05, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

Adding a section for Ash's age.

I there is a lot of debate over Ash's true age so is it possible for someone add a section discussing his age on his page? Maybe it can also list the reasons for the different ages. - unsigned comment from Kirby3003 (talkcontribs)

I realize that there is debate, and there have been countless times where somebody has edited Ash's page claiming his age is 15. However, as it currently stands, he is ten years old. Keep in mind that cartoon characters rarely, if ever, age. Look at The Simpsons, Hey Arnold, Rugrats, or pretty much any other cartoon out there. Just because all these years have gone by doesn't really mean anything to a cartoon character. So for now, until we hear official word stating otherwise, Ash's age will be listed as ten. I personally think the page looks fine now, stating that as of EP001 he's ten. --PAK Man Talk 00:54, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

- Aging in anime isn't completely unheard of either, though most of the examples I can think of involve a timeskip (Naruto, Digimon Zero 02, and soon Ben 10) - Cassius335

There really isn't enough canon information to be able to go beyond what is already in Aging in the anime. It all comes down to personal interpretation when anyone goes for any age other than 10 or 12. --FabuVinny T-C-S 16:05, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

Seriously, can we stop the age argument? All we know is that he was 10 at his debut. We have no idea how old he is now. He could still be 10 or he could be older. WE DON'T KNOW. The writers never mention so we shouldn't go and make guesses. And I HIGHLY doubt that he's 15. If Brock looked like he did at 15 what would make you think that Ash was? Would his voice not change? Anyway we should just leave it at 10. --ケンジガール 02:21, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

His voice did change. It changed from Veronica Taylor to Sarah Natochenny. Zurqoxn 03:28, 7 September 2007 (UTC)
Might I quickly point out that the voice change would have no effect on his age? They only changed it because Pokemon USA decided to dub the Pokemon anime, and chose not to hire the older voice actors. -Mudkipchan 03:32, 7 September 2007 (UTC)
I know. That was supposed to be funny. Maybe I should have put a :) there. Zurqoxn 05:14, 7 September 2007 (UTC)
That's always been a favourite theory of mine, too. That Season 9 was when Ash's voice broke, somehow managing to break the voices of everyone else nearby in the process. Sadly, As of the Hippotas episode, Satoshi still doesn't have chest hair, so... - Alan 14:05 (GMT), 7 September 2007
Well neither has Brock and he's 15 =P. And what about James? He's even older and doesn't have any. --ケンジガール 02:55, 8 September 2007 (UTC)
Touche! ^_^ Alan

If you want to stop discussing it, fine, but the only thing that'll stop the argument once and for all is if we can finally get some concrete information that everyone is happy with. - Alan

But the writers will never give us that, sadly. The closest we have to concrete evidence is the fact that Brock's siblings look almost the same after all this time whereas the youngest would definately be bigger if they had aged numerous years. --FabuVinny T-C-S 12:46, 6 September 2007 (UTC)
Or maybe humans evolve too... :p - Alan
With the amount of attention the writers pay to realism, they probably do. ;) --FabuVinny T-C-S 20:27, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

Maybe we shall take the text "This is the day we meet" quote from Pikachu and Pichu as a proof that he is atleast eleven? - Pokémon Lover King Mario?

Plus, if Shinji is (at least) 11, Ash sure as heck is. sigh All circumstantial, though. - Alan
Yet he doesn't call it a birthday and is still 10 at the start of AG.
There really is no answer so going round in circles won't help. --FabuVinny T-C-S 15:53, 9 September 2007 (UTC)

ash cross dressing

i was just wondering did ash wear a dress twice i only saw him do it once and that was back in Kanto

He did it again in Love at First Flight, when they were in Hoenn. He was dressed as a woman named Juliet. --ケンジガール 22:00, 12 September 2007 (UTC)


Why does everyone think Ash is so good? He seems almost a discrace to me. His Bulbasaur and Squirtle never evolved. And his Pikachu hasn't evolved yet. Ash stopped it from evolving. I thought he wanted to be the world's greatest Pokémon Master? I really can't see him becoming even an acceptable trainer. And winning against Juan and losing first time to Roark is just ridiculous. He's seen legendary quite a lot of legendarys throughout the whole anime. Did he challenge it? No. Did he throw a single Pokéball at it? No! What sort of trainer is he?Samrulz123 05:35, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

The anime and games are different. Remember what happened when Lawrence III tried to capture Moltres? TTEchidna 05:42, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

Who's Lawrence IIISamrulz123 05:59, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

Some crazy guy who tried to capture the three legendary birds. According to the anime, this is illegal... Agent 448Talk | DP 07:43, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

Not illegal per se... More like, catching legendary Pokémon throws off the balance of nature and causes untold disaster. --DarkfireTaimatsu 07:58, 17 October 2007 (UTC)
Uh yeah, what he said...also, I don't think Ash is strong enough to earn the respect of each and every one of the legendaries... [[User:Optimus35|Agen<span style="col

est? You see my point. In the games strength does matter but in the anime, it's a completely different story.

And I defenately don't believe he's a disgraceful trainer because his Pokémon didn't want to evolve. If you recall, Pikachu and Bulbasuar didn't even want to evolve. A disgraceful trainer, in my mind, is some one like Paul. One who forces his Pokémon to the limit even though they can go no further. But I guess people would be afraid to call Paul desgraceful because he is actually based on us, the players, who look for the best Pokémon and get rid of the ones that don't live up to our standers. In my mind, maybe all of us should try to be more like Ash. But I guess we are just to worried about losing once in a while. --ケンジガール 02:43, 21 October 2007 (UTC)

I over heard him saying in the very first episode that he wanted to be the best. Can't see that happening. I bet I could beat him any day.Samrulz123 02:04, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

As can Paul, but Paul's an asshole. Being the best Trainer can mean having the best Pokémon or being the best person to your Pokémon. TTEchidna 03:48, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

I don't mean to brag or anything, but I do both. Just like millions of other people do. I also agree that Paul is a ******* asshole and a **** and also a ******* retard. But it did not suprise me that Ash lost the Indigo League, the Johto and the Hoenn.Samrulz123 05:38, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

Take your complaint somewhere else cause frankly, I'm sick of your Ash bashing. Why don't you learn that games are completely different from what happens in the anime. It's easy to say he's weak when your Pokémon are top notch. Well let me use this example. What's easier? Playing a pro football game or playing a video game of a football game? Wouldn't it be much harder to play the real thing? You have to make sure you eat right and do a lot of excercising were as the video game you just sit on the couch and let your fingers do the work. Now just imagine if Pokémon were real. You'd need to stay in top physical condition in order to travel from place to place. It's easy to just sit down in your bed and play a video game but it's a completely different story if you need to get up and travel on foot, spend day after day training your Pokémon, taking them to a center when they are hurt, and be away from home most of the time. That's why you could never possibly understand what Ash is going through be cause you're just playing a video game and Ash is living it. --ケンジガール 07:22, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

Hey, I hardly even play the games anymore. I've more or less done everything there is to do on them. And, oh yeah, I imagine. Just about every night and every day. And I sure agree that very few people know what it is like to live the life of a Pokémon trainer (except if you were like a Pokémon freak and did exactly what Ash did). But to be quite honest, I am not in bad shape^_^. I'm not trying to really diss Ash, he's probably an all right sort of guy, but I just can't help thinking that he is sort of a slow learner. And I think that I would do my research before I start my big, long, away from home journey, so that I know at least a Pidgey or a Caterpie when I see one. Also, if my Bulbasaur or Pikachu didn't want to evolve, then I don't think that I would use it, maybe look after it as a pet, but not use it in battle.Samrulz123 08:03, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

You would. Now. But can you honestly tell me you would have done the same thing at 10 years old? I highly doubt that. I also find it interesting that you would make such a Paul-like statement (Concerning Pikachu and Bulbasaur.) when you seemed so adamant about how much you dislike Paul a few posts up. --Dual 02:41, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

["Strong Pokémon. Weak Pokémon. That is only the selfish perception of people. Truly skilled trainers should try to win with their favorites. I like your style. You understand what's important. Go on--the Champion is waiting." ~ Karin of the Johto Shiten'no, Gold/Silver/Crystal Versions. Satoshi doesn't play the same game you do. He does as his heart tells him, he listens to his Pokémon, and he works with them, becoming the type of trainer they admire. He doesn't force them to evolve because he cares about their feelings in the matter. But he doesn't just abandon his lower-staged Pokémon or leave them to live peacefully at Orchid-Hakase's corral because he believes in their abilities, and knows that with enough effort and determination, even a Pikachu or a Fushigidane or a Zenigame can overcome their stronger counterparts or more. Pikachu was even strong enough to beat Regice, because Satoshi believed and trained and strategized. Personally, I train parties with favourites, and try to arrange them to become combat worthy, instead of just choosing party combinations to form various teams that have strategies that they are built upon. I build from the ground-up, using what I want, and so does Satoshi. I'm not saying it's the best way, and I certainly have a lot of trouble in the competitive scene and the In-game equivalents (Trainer Towers, the Battle Frontier and the Battle Zone), but at least it doesn't devolve simply into a game of crunching numbers and picking out the right natures and items and abilities. Oh - and since there's apparently no level cap in the anime, Satoshi can keep training his Pokémon to become stronger if he's having a hard time, instead of it becoming a standardized Lv.100 battling environment like in the games. Just my 10cents. ~Kumori Satosuke 17:46, 22 October, 2007 (EST)

I just think that Pikachu would have evolved by now. Ash's Pikachu was weak at first but Ash trained it up to the stage where it is now. Why does his stupid Pikachu not want to evolve? What is the matter with it? Is it worried that it won't look as cute as a Raichu? Honestly! But I do understand that a Pokémon that is weak can easily become the strongest in the world. It depends on the trainer's ability and personality. It also depends on the trust of the Pokémon towards the trainer. But you can't say that strenth has nothing to do with it. I like lots of Pokémon that aren't top notch: Dratini, Eevee, Squirtle, Zigzagoon, ect. Just about every Pokémon was weak at some point.Samrulz123 04:37, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

It just doesn't want to, same with Bulbasaur. TTEchidna 05:30, 23 October 2007 (UTC)
I'm sorry, but when was Ash's Pikachu EVER weak? In the very first episode, it generates a thunderbolt big enough to take out an entire flock of Spearow. In the second episode, it manages to pretty much trash an entire Pokemon Center all on it's own. --Dual 02:41, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

Oh...BUT WHY?Samrulz123 06:32, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

Because it doesn't feel like it. >_> How is it that hard to understand? It's content being a Pikachu. That's all there is to it. --Dual 02:41, 13 December 2007 (UTC)
Ash is an idiot. That's true. A fact. I'm kinda like Ash too. My Pikachu has been with me for years and I didn't hatch eggs until I got a desirable nature (fortunately, I got one that deducted and added nothing) or characteristic. I also think of myself as an idiot, per se...Optimatum♏Talk|Hi 08:22, 23 December 2007 (UTC)
I'm confused too. But then again, I keep my Pikachu a Pikachu also...I wonder why though...Maybe it's because of the Light Ball...Not to mention the fact that levelling Shelgon's irritaing and also ridiculously slow...Agent 448δ | DP 09:19, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

I use a Pikachu sometimes, and I actually prefer it to Raichu. =]→ User: Thomas1652

Pikachu's much cuter too...and at last, Jodi's a Salamence (personal favorite, just don't tell anyone) Optimatum♏Talk|Hi 06:36, 10 December 2007 (UTC)
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