Talk:Ash Ketchum/Archive 6

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I've brought this up before about the horrid border coloration, but it has still stayed in place. I have an idea, in that we could colour it white and blue, like his clothing. It would look so much nicer. Torngentleman2 10:03, 20 February 2011 (UTC)

That would probably be good. Why the box colors are those of Pikachu is quite puzzling. --jda95 10:06, 20 February 2011 (UTC)
I think they are the colors of the Red and Yellow games; because Ash is based on Red and Yellow was based on the anime.
PS: Torngentleman2, you are not allowed to have images in your signature. --ケンジガール 10:12, 20 February 2011 (UTC)
Now that I'm looking at it, that would look much nicer. --Nathan2055talk 15:58, 20 February 2011 (UTC)
Thoughts? I personally like example 2. --ケンジガール 23:45, 20 February 2011 (UTC)
I love Example 3. --HoennMaster 00:39, 21 February 2011 (UTC)
Now for me it's a close call between number 2 & number 4, I think the yellow is good to have, honestly though, I like them all more than the current colours Diamond Lanturn CodeName: 05308 01:01, 21 February 2011 (UTC)
Example 2 and 4 are my choices. I don't care which one as long as there is some yellow in there. It's not that important that we change the colors, but I do agree that the current borders are a bad combination of colors.--Alex726(TALK) 02:42, 21 February 2011 (UTC)
I too felt there should be yellow in there. Having white and blue only sort of implies he's a Water and Normal-type Trainer to me... Which is why I still like 2. --ケンジガール 04:25, 21 February 2011 (UTC)
I definately think Example 2 is better than Example 4, but my personal favourite is Example 1, as Pikachu is in the image, so he's not unrepresented. Torngentleman2 16:52, 21 February 2011 (UTC)
I've thought long and hard, I have decided I like the yellow on example 2 best Diamond Lanturn CodeName: 05308 22:00, 21 February 2011 (UTC)
I think this looks better if you replace the "normal" with "white"--Burgundy 23:47, 21 February 2011 (UTC)

Talk page note

I don't think we need the "ALL CAPS" note on the top of this page. Wouldn't it be better leaving it as a hidden note or in some other format, as it doesn't seem to come up very often in the archives?--Tim Thomason 19:07, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

We do. It comes up all the time but a lot of the edits get reverted. Check the history. --ZestyCactus 19:13, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

'As of BW001'

I think we should get rid of that note next to his age. If he hasn't aged over all that time, he's never going to reach 11. So I think we should just list his age as 10 and nothing but, so it looks neater. Torngentleman2 14:44, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

Well, there have been two times on where it was implied that Ash was 11, one was in EP063 (albeit being only present in the dub versions), and the special on where they celebrate the first anniversary since Ash and Pikachu first met, if I remembered which one it was, I'd link it. But yeah, the series have implied (whether on dub or not) that time has passed whether it actually happened or not. I guess that's why it's been pointed out. Masatoshitalk 15:12, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

I'm going to say this again. Do not turn this into an age discussion. That's not what this was about. Violators will be dealt with. --ケンジガール 00:01, 28 April 2011 (UTC)


We most add that his counterpart in the pokemon adventures manga red is. Both have fight there rival in the final of the pokemon league and win. Both have a Pikachu. We most edit this.--Nazirbashir 08:11, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

Just out of sheer curiosity...

Why was so much Trivia removed? I mean, that was a LOT of trivia, and I could see the reason for most of it being removed (out of date, etc.) but there is some of it that is still valid right (like the stuff about how he constructs his teams)? Just one person's opinion, and I am not staff or anything, so feel free to ignore or whatever, but I was just curious. --ジェダイの騎士デジタルテレビ 23:11, 19 May 2011 (UTC)

I think it was tooooo long, so someone shorten it so the page would load all right. That's just my guess. Truthseeker4449 19:05, 24 July 2011 (UTC)

Oversized page

I got a message on the edit page saying that it reached the limit of over 32kb and needs to be broken into smaller sections. PattyMan 22:16, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

A lot of big pages say that. I don't believe it's a concern. Jellotalk 22:17, 2 June 2011 (UTC)


Come on, why is Pikachu in rotation too? -Billy4b2004 06:57, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

And we still have complaints? Geesh. Why are Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, and Scraggy there despite never leaving Ash's team? These are the pokémon he is using in Unova, so they are all in one section. --HoennMaster 15:25, 5 June 2011 (UTC)


The Archeops from BW040 could potentially go in Ash's 'temporary' section, but I don't know whether or not it would be classed as being trained by Ash, or at least Ash in particular. What do you guys think? Torngentleman2 19:48, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

Wait for the episode to air so we fully know the circumstances. —darklordtrom 23:47, 18 June 2011 (UTC)
The episode has airred, this user ment to say BW036, that's the Archeops he is reffering to Diamond Lanturn CodeName: 05308 23:51, 18 June 2011 (UTC)
I think it's a bit different. With Cottonee, he actually trained it, and used it to battle against Iris and Cilan. Archen he only helped teach to fly, and he wasn't the only one. He was just the only one with a flying type (who would listen). But he never actually commanded it. Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 23:55, 18 June 2011 (UTC)
Agreed, if we counted this we'd have to add Swablu as well Diamond Lanturn CodeName: 05308 23:58, 18 June 2011 (UTC)
I guess that sums up my confusion at why Archeops wasn't on the episode list :D —darklordtrom 00:10, 19 June 2011 (UTC)
Thing is, while only once or twice, Ash did tell her what to do. Ash never commanded a move, but he did ask her do do things like fly towards Ash, or to jump. Torngentleman2 13:59, 19 June 2011 (UTC)


If we are counting Reshiram/Zekrom as under Dread's ownership, then shouldn't we do the same for Ash? Diamond Lanturn CodeName: 05308 20:41, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

I haven't seen the movie. But movie characters =/= main characters. They are permitted to have Pokémon like that because that will be their only full appearance. Both Sam and Ash befriended Celebi equally yet Sam is the only one who has Celebi on his page. And since I didn't see the movie, I have no idea if Ash had as much influence over Reshiram/Zekrom as Dread Grangil did.
Unless Ash specifically gave Reshiram/Zekrom commands, then they're just like all of the other legendaries he's befriended and worked with. Ash has to have some sort of dominance over them and/or having an extremely close relationship like May and Manaphy rather than just going along for the ride. --ケンジガール 01:50, 17 July 2011 (UTC)


If some Pokémon Don't leave Ash, Why are they in rotation, Can't we just have With Ash and With Juniper and Keep updating it. ReaNintendo 20:42, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

We already had a HUGE debate over this. We can never be certain who Ash rotates as seen in BW036 were he had the usually "rotatee", Tranquill, and Roggenrola at the same time. Meaning he had to send either Snivy, Tepig, or Scraggy (not Oshawott because he was there too). A lot of times they don't reveal who Ash sent back when he withdrew another. It's best for it to stay like this. Updating it every week is troublesome and causes conflicts. --ケンジガール 20:53, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

Ash's Gliscor

Hi. um. Shouldn't Gliscor should be in the section with Charizard and Squirtle instead of the "Status Unknown". I mean, Ash left Gliscor with the Air Battle Master and then he recalled Gliscor back for the Sinnoh League. And if Gliscor is not in Pf. Oak's lab, Gliscor should be back with the Air Battle Master.- unsigned comment from Mr. RPG (talkcontribs)

Everyone is being needlessly picky and saying that we don't have confirmation that Gliscor went back into training. I argued on Talk:Ash's Gliscor that on one of Charizard's reappearances it was not confirmed that it went back to the Valley until it appeared next, yet that appears not to be a problem. Nothing suggests that Torterra or any of the others were sent back to Oak's lab - it was presumed. Why shouldn't Gliscor be presumed as well? I support moving Gliscor but unfortunately I have so far ben ignored. Toon Ganondorf (t c) 01:31, 30 August 2011 (UTC)
You cannot compare what happens with Ash's party after he completes a journey to Gliscor. We know that they went to Oak's because that's what he always does.
Maybe he decided to keep Gliscor after it returned from McCann because its training was complete. Not like it had some special duty like Primeape, Squirtle, and Charizard. We can't assume things with Pokémon that are in training. So it's best to just say that its whereabouts are currently unknown (which means it's either with McCann or Oak). --ケンジガール 03:46, 30 August 2011 (UTC)
Not to mention Charizard always returns to the Charicific Valley, it's common knowledge. Even if it wasn't shown once, it's obvious that is where is goes. --HoennMaster 15:34, 30 August 2011 (UTC)

should this be there?

Should raticate be in the traded away section? He never even used it.--Supermon 18:18, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

Are you seriously suggesting that the classification for "owned Pokémon" should be whether or not they participated in a battle? He owned Raticate, and then he traded it away for Butterfree. Very simple. LimeGreenCharizard 20:31, 16 November 2011 (UTC)
I agree with LGC. Where else would it go? Toon Ganondorf (t c) 22:47, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

How do we

how do we know that ash has thirty tauros? Did the show say so or did someone count or something?--Supermon 23:55, 5 December 2011 (UTC)

He captures thirty of them in EP035. It's an episode not shown in the dub due to excessive gun use by the Safari warden, though the Tauros make several other appearances and i think it's mentiones elsewhere that he specifically has 30. --ZestyCactus 23:58, 5 December 2011 (UTC)
EP065 confirms it. --HoennMaster 00:27, 6 December 2011 (UTC)

Oh ya. I recently watched that episode so why didn't I think of that? whatever--Supermon 00:10, 9 December 2011 (UTC)


I know it's out tonight on cartoon network but do you think in his befriended section there should be Reshiram and Zekrom? or is that a 'cannon'? AquaMaster 17:01, 11 December 2011 (UTC)

Please look a few sections above this one. --ケンジガール 01:46, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

snivy picture

Why was the Ash's snivy picture changed? - unsigned comment from Supermon (talkcontribs)

Because someone uploaded a new one. --ケンジガール 23:12, 24 December 2011 (UTC)

Pikachu in Rotation?

OK, I know there has already been a big dispute over stuff like this, but I don't think it makes sense to say Pikachu is in rotation. Pikachu is ALWAYS with Ash in every episode, and Ash would need to transfer Pikachu via a Poké Ball, which Pikachu has not been in since the 1st episode. I think we can safely say that Pikachu is "on hand." サトシ 23:03, 27 December 2011 (UTC) (User:Satoshi101)

Pikachu was not on hand during the battle against Elesa, apparently. And the his pokeball have appeared in several episodes of the original series, including the Brock's debut.--Hikaru Wazana 23:11- 27 December 2011
No, Pikachu is on hand in Elsa's battle, it just sits out. And Pikachu's Pokéball only appeared in Pokemon-I Choose You!, The Chikorita Rescue, and Snow Way Out!. I don't know where you got your info but it's incorrect. サトシ 23:20, 27 December 2011 (UTC)
Ash calls Pikachu back during the battle against Brock, this is a classic scene of the episode. And you even contradicts himself when says that it is not seen since the first episode, but cites other two.--Hikaru Wazana 23:28- 27 December 2011
He tries to, but he isn't successful. And if he did, that would mean Pikachu's still on hand. You really need to get your facts straight. サトシ 23:41, 27 December 2011 (UTC)
He's there because it's a little silly just to create a special little section for just Pikachu while everyone else is in rotation. We are aware that he would never take Pikachu off of his team. It's just to avoid having to update it every week and making unneeded sections. And in rotation doesn't mean were trying to say he's going to send Pikachu to where ever. He was also never shown to have send Oshawott (among a few others) back either. --ケンジガール 03:53, 28 December 2011 (UTC)


I recently checked the page,it's protected.anybody know what happened?--Supermon 22:12, 28 December 2011 (UTC)

Check the history of the page to see. There was an edit war yesterday. --Pokemaster97 22:16, 28 December 2011 (UTC)

That explains it.thanks Pokemaster.--Supermon 23:04, 28 December 2011 (UTC)


I have a trivia piece: Starting from the Advanced Generation series, a pattern has started. Ash has caught one starter in Hoenn, two in Sinnoh and all three again in Unova . It was taken off by a user named Ataro or something and I undid it ( sorry if you were an admin ) can someone tell me why? --Skarm (tAlk) 03:37, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

The edit summary said it was not really needed so that's why it was undone I'd imagine. --Pokemaster97 03:41, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

Another Trivia piece if you don't mind......

Every time Ash battles and defeats a rival, he constantly loses to the next one in league tournaments, usually because his opponents are older, more experienced trainers with Pokémon that Ash has never seen or battled before.

Other than the Orange League, Ash has never won a league tournament.

Ash seems to catch less Pokémon when he is traveling with a new trainer. While traveling with May he caught 6 Pokémon, and while traveling with Dawn he caught 5 and obtained Buizel by trading with Dawn. While traveling with Misty he caught 18 Pokémon not counting Pikachu which he obtained by Professor Oak, and so far while traveling with Cilan and Iris he has caught 7 Pokémon and hatched Scraggy from an egg.

Clinton_Jai 14:23, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

Not really notable to be honest. AquaMaster 14:26, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

3, 3, 1, 2, 3 isn't much of a pattern. Toon Ganondorf (t c) 22:08, 6 January 2012 (UTC)
18, 6, 5, 7 isn't much of a pattern either. None of the pieces of trivia suggested here seem to be notable in my opinion.--Alex726(TALK) 23:42, 6 January 2012 (UTC)
That piece of trivia looks very opinionated even if it happens. Secondly, it was copied off from the Pokémon wikia. PattyMan 00:16, 7 January 2012 (UTC)


In several episodes and movies it is shown that ash is a really good climber (in Pokemon4ever Misty and Brock comment that he "Climbs like a mankey." He's also been reffered to as a Primeape and an Aipom. Even in one of the first episodes of BW he climbs up a tree with little difficulty compared to Iris trying to catch up to Team Rocket to get Pikachu and Axew. Shouldnt we add this somewhere in the article? LuigiLuvr 00:47, 8 January 2012 (UTC)LuigiLover

I remember him being a good climber too. I agree. It should be included in Ash's article.--Alex726(TALK) 18:30, 8 January 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for agreeing, I'm not sure of all the exact episodes and movies it was mentioned in. But I can find it out on [1] but it might take a while -.-'LuigiLuvr 01:23, 9 January 2012 (UTC)LuigiLuvr

Ah, I can help out with this. In the season 4 episode, "The Screen Actor's Guilt", Ash tells everyone that, when he was little, he climbed a lot of trees (I can't remember the exact line, you'll have to watch the episode to find out exactly what Ash says). And then, after saying this, he proceeds to climb a tree. Later in season 5, "Hatching A Plan", Ash climbs a tree to rescue Pikachu and Phanpy. =) --PokemonTrainerLisa 13:16, 14 March 2012 (UTC)

Thanks!! I'll check those episodes and I'll read the descriptions on some others to see if they mention it. LuigiLuvr 16:39, June 1 2012 I added the it but only used 5 examples. I though that was better then adding all of them but if you decide they're are some more main ones feel free to add! LuigiLuvr 17:41, June 1 2012

Edit Request

Can one of the Mods change "Spirits Symbol" to "Spirit Symbol". --HoennMaster 04:40, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

Thanks Kenji! --HoennMaster 08:37, 27 January 2012 (UTC)
Actually, its the Spirits Symbol, as seen in the last 20 seconds here.--MisterE13 21:26, 27 January 2012 (UTC)


On James, page it says at trivia that Ash briefly had no Pokémon on hand. But is this is in AG001? --Station7 17:49, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

Yes. Chowolun 02:18, 5 March 2012 (UTC) User:Lucario985


Shouldn't we put that Krokorok evolved from Sandile under Ash's pokemon?? I mean we did see it evolve on screen.RBK 05:18, 4 May 2012 (UTC)

It wasn't his at the time. That's why we don't have Primeape shown to have evolved.--ForceFire 05:29, 4 May 2012 (UTC)

Corphish's Picture?

Did somebody do something to Corphish's picture? This is what I get in my browser instead of the pic: "Error creating thumbnail: convert: unable to open image `/mnt/bulbawiki-media/upload/3/32/Ash_Corphish.png': No such file or directory @ blob.c/OpenBlob/2480. convert: unable to open file `/mnt/bulbawiki-media/upload/3/32/Ash_Corphish.png' @ png.c/ReadPNGImage/2889. convert: missing an image filename `/tmp/transform_2d9f3bd-1.png' @ convert.c/ConvertImageCommand/2800." BTW, I am using Mozilla Firefox, if that matters any. --ジェダイナイトディーティーブイ 14:11, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

Never mind, either somebody fixed it or it fixed itself? Thank you if someone did fix it, if not, I apologize for bringing it up. --ジェダイナイトディーティーブイ 14:51, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

Current badge picture

So, I'm on the page and I'm looking through the page and see Ash has his 8th Unova gym badge. I want to see it up close and click on the picture to view it bigger. When I do this, it takes me to a picture of him with Pikachu, Brycen and Krokorok of him obtaining his 7th badge. But then I click on the picture to view it just by itself and it takes me to the picture of him and Pikachu holding up the 8th badge. Any particular reason it still shows Brycen giving him the 7th badge and not the picture of him with all 8? If so, how do we go about fixing the page? Just a heads up. --Dylki 22:21, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

It just takes a while to the Archive server to sync with the Bulbapedia server. Give it time and it'll change. There's nothing we can really do about it otherwise. Not a bug, just how it is. Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 22:24, 14 June 2012 (UTC)
Cool. I just found it quite odd but thanks for the information.--Dylki 22:28, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

This image...

  ...Answer our questions about Ash's in training Pokémon and Gliscor's whereabouts. - unsigned comment from ‎Igor Castro Chucre (talkcontribs)

We're still not sure, because Primeape is there too, and we know for a fact Primeape is not at Oak's lab. Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 18:56, 17 June 2012 (UTC)
Chances are they just came by for a visit, you know... Jyles (talk) 17:16, 14 July 2012 (UTC)
Wouldn't that be a fun idea! But doesn't this show us where Gliscor has been lurking all this time? Because it would seem strange if Gliscor came down from his unknown location to visit like Primeape and Charizard could or the other Pokemon he has traded/given to others. Rainbow Shifter (talk) 00:58, 22 December 2012 (UTC)
No. Intros do not count as any sort of official appearances or events. Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 15:44, 23 December 2012 (UTC)


Can we have something about how in D/P he's super skilled, and in Black and White he's totally immature, and inexperienced? -- Pringles 23:40, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

He's still a skilled trainer when he reached Unova. Chomper4 (talk) 00:08, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

It seems that he isn't (he chucks a Poké Ball at a Pidove right off the bat, and does a ton of other stupid stuff). -- Pringles 00:09, 20 June 2012 (UTC)
He gets like that in almost every region. They turn Ash into an idiot to reflect the in-game thing of always starting a new adventure and having weak Pokémon etc. People might think it's foolish, but at the same time, the creators imagine the viewers are always a new generation of children, who don't know that you have to weaken a Pokémon first to catch it. So they hinder Ash's experience and intelligence to teach new viewers. Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 00:11, 20 June 2012 (UTC)
At the beginning of Diamond and Pearl he didn't seems stupid to me. -- Pringles 00:17, 20 June 2012 (UTC)
The anime has a Trainr experience tier and whoever is the lowest has to be portrayed as the rookie. In both Advance and DP, Ash had friends that were less experienced than he was thus the part of the inexperienced rookie was taken off of him. But because Iris and Cilan have been Trainers longer than he has (in anime time) he's the one that needs to be portrayed as the rookie. But yeah, this isn't really something that needs to be mentioned. --ケンジガール 04:07, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

Dawn's Piplup

Why? -- Hikaru Wazana 00:40, 22 July 2012 (UTC)

Why not? We do it for other characters. Ataro (talk) 00:46, 23 July 2012 (UTC)
But in DP046, Ash commanded Piplup in the same way and no one has bothered to place before.-- Hikaru Wazana 01:14, 22 July 2012 (UTC)


Ash captured a lot of Exegguttor under Hypnosys in EP043; why are they not here? --mecanno-manDiscussion 08:03, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

The thing is..he didn't actually catch them in Pokè Balls.--ForceFire 08:08, 11 August 2012 (UTC)
I checked it again: It was acctually Melvin whou captured them... --mecanno-manDiscussion 08:22, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

BW appearance

Should it be noted that his Best Wishes outfit looks almost identical to Hilbert? The pants and shoes are exactly the same, the hats are similar just reversed (Ash's hat is red on the back, Hilbert's is red in front), their shirts are similar as well.--Lycos Ex Mortis (talk) 15:15, 3 September 2012 (UTC)

That's already noted here, so I don't think it needs to be noted in this article. –Joltaex 15:26, 3 September 2012 (UTC)


Melloeta should be included in the unofficial section - unsigned comment from ‎Water205 (talkcontribs)

He never used it in battle. Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 22:15, 19 November 2012 (UTC)

Expand Ash Character Unova

After the Club Battle paragraph, nothing has been included. Shouldn't we add little things like Meloetta, Team Rocket, Club Battles, Gym battles and his relationship with Cilan, Iris, rivals and his Pokemon? Not to mention anything that can be included from the recent movies. (Shadoguardian (talk) 13:53, 22 November 2012 (UTC))

Feel free to add it then, seems we have all been a bit lazy Diamond Lanturn CodeName: 05308 21:36, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

Pictures of Pokemon

For some reason, when on my iPad some of the pictures of Ash's Pokemon in the With Professor Oak are different to what they should be. Such as Noctowl is just a picture of Ash and Pikachu and Swellow is a picture of Slowpoke. Somebody please try to fix this as I don't know what's wrong. Rainbow Shifter (talk) 00:54, 22 December 2012 (UTC)

Probably a caching issue. Clear the server cache by clicking on that clock in the top right. You may want to clear you browser's cache too. --Abcboy (talk) 00:57, 22 December 2012 (UTC)
Ahha yep that's cleared up now. Thanks! Rainbow Shifter (talk) 01:00, 22 December 2012 (UTC)

Ash's In rotation pokemon

If you remember in the Sinnoh League during his rounds the party of Ash changed continously according to the pokemon he used in the league battles.Why don't we do the same in the Unova League.We may put in On hand the pokemon that he is using against Cameron. ★Alex★ Water 22:42, 23 December 2012 (UTC)

I doesn't really make sense to have to continually edit his party everytime a new episode airs. It's too much to keep track of. Leaving it one In Rotation section is both accurate and less of a hassle. --Pokemaster97 22:46, 23 December 2012 (UTC)

Ash's Height

Found this in the way back machine.

" Age: 10

Height: 5' 2" "

- unsigned comment from Oakfeather (talkcontribs)

Pokemon Team Rotation

It says "In the Unova region, Ash does not keep the same party at all times like he had done previously. Instead, he swaps his on hand Pokémon (with the exception of Pikachu) with ones that are being stored at Professor Juniper's lab, much like he did with his Kingler and Muk in Kanto with Professor Oak.", but this is incorrect. He's never had Kingler on his team. It went directly to Professor Oak and has only been used in league competitions. Muk was sent to Professor Oak because of its strong smell and, again, has only been used in Pokemon league competition. Someone should change this. User:MattySadler


Shouldn't we put Unfeazant under "At Professor Oak's lab" section? --Caciulacdlac (talk) 15:45, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

Being at Oak's doesn't stop her from being in rotation. Ataro (talk) 16:45, 9 March 2013 (UTC)


i am very new in editing bulbapedia but when i entred ASH "s page i could not edit it why this is so and who are administratives please teell me- unsigned comment from Viv (talkcontribs)

Only autoconfirmed users can edit the page. We do this to prevent vandalism. Please remember to sign your posts by typing four tildes. Thank you! Mikuri 18:36, 19 March 2013 (UTC)

Most Owned

Should it be worth mentioning that Ash has owned more Flying-type Pokemon than any other type? JessiPlatinum (talk) 18:33, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

Edit request in Trivia: About Ash having the starters

He's had the starters from all Generations except for Piplup and Mudkip, which, in turn, have been owned by his journey mates Dawn and Brock respectively. --Jmcalil (talk) 06:36, 26 May 2013 (UTC)

You forgot TorchicNuckles123 (talk) 07:25, 26 May 2013 (UTC)
Indeed. I swore he had once owned one, but it was actually May's. Thanks for correcting. --Jmcalil (talk) 18:08, 26 May 2013 (UTC)

Gliscor whereabouts

Why does it say unknown whereabouts when gliscor is in the intro for adventures with prof.oak? - unsigned comment from Grovyle144 (talkcontribs)

Intros do not count as canon, so Gliscor appearing in the opening doesn't confirm its whereabouts. --Pokemaster97 23:27, 3 June 2013 (UTC)
I think it is because there was never any confirmation about whether Gliscor went back into training or went to Professor Oak's Lab. Nuckles123 (talk) 04:44, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

Sumo tournament in BW134

It seems that the Sumo tournament in BW134 wasn't mentioned in the competitions list yet. He participated in it and won. Berrenta (talk) 19:26, 19 July 2013 (UTC)

Ash's age

Ash was confirmed to be 10 years old as of EP001. Pnjfandubs (talk) 04:40, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

The most recent episode to state it was BW001, which is why it says that. Ataro (talk) 09:13, 1 August 2013 (UTC)
Can we remove this whole section? It's not exactly groundbreaking info and doesn't really discuss anything. --IWannaBeTheVeryBest 14:38, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

Ash's one-time appearance in another anime

It is confirmed that Ash will be on an anime called "Eiyuu Kyoudai" (Hero Brothers) on September 28, 2015 (October 5, 2015 in USA) in episode 5, called "Impossible Encounter" (Fukano na deai ふかのなであい in japanese). Pnjfandubs (talk) 04:53, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

Proof, please. Ataro (talk) 09:13, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

Unfortunately, there will be no proof until mid-2014 or late-2014, when the trailers of Eiyuu Kyoudai are revealed. Pnjfandubs (talk) 23:30, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

Well, then, it hasn't been confirmed. Don't throw around that word lightly. Pumpkinking0192 (talk) 23:48, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

EDIT: It has been confirmed as of September 15, 2013 that the entire anime Eiyuu Kyoudai has been cancelled. PNJスターデオの月山ニ郎 (talk) 17:10, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

Ash's names

Can someone add "Italian" as language (together with "English, German, Spanish, Canadian French, Hindi") that uses Ash Ketchum as name? Glorfindelor (talk) 19:52, 7 August 2013 (UTC)

Added it (and removed Hindi).--Den Zen 20:01, 7 August 2013 (UTC)

Befriended/Not Caught/Unofficial Pokemon

There are a lot more befriended/not caught/unofficial Pokemon than just Haunter and Larvitar. What about Meloetta? Or Jigglypuff? Even if Jigglypuff doesn't count, Meloetta TOTALLY does.- unsigned comment from Nutter Butter (talkcontribs)

Adding an European Portuguese VA

Please add "Sara Marques" as Ash's European Portuguese VA in Movie 7. ivantuga2 (talk) 00:59, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

Scalchop King Competition

Could a staff member please change "Scalchop King Playoffs" into "Scalchop King Competition" in the achievements section? Thanks! ☼ BlazingFist ☼ 19:09, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

Done. --Pokemaster97 02:28, 18 August 2013 (UTC)

Ash and Pikachu manga section

I uploaded a big load of images containing Ash's Pokémon in the Ash and Pikachu manga. Can a staff member add them to the section in his page? PattyMan 00:49, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

Edit request

Could a staff member kindly change "Watari Island" into "Wayfarer Island" (the dub name) in the infobox about Ash's second Butterfree? Thanks! ☼ BlazingFist ☼ 22:01, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

Done. Thanks for pointing this out! Turtwig A (talk | contribs) 22:07, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

Locked Page

I would like to have this page's editing block removed so that I can fix the Character section to also have a History section, please. Starballerqtpants (talk) 17:57, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

Staff members don't unlock pages by user request. If you would like to add or change something, post your material on the talk page and a staff member will make the edit for you if they determine it is worth adding. Pumpkinking0192 (talk) 18:25, 17 September 2013 (UTC)


Are we going to update Ash's picture or are we leaving it how it is until the XY series starts? -- Pokemon Trainer Bowser Jr. 21:21, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

Yeah the image in the infobox correlates to the current ongoing series. As soon as the XY series starts we'll change him to his XY design. :) Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 21:24, 18 September 2013 (UTC)
Should we change up the colors on his infobox and associated templates when that time comes? The new outfit is more focused on blue than white. The blue is darker, too, - Chosen of Mana 15:47, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

Ash with Pokémon

Could the caption for the group image of all his Pokémon be changed from "A majority of Ash's Pokémon at Professor Oak's lab" to "Ash with all his Pokémon at Professor Oak's lab". Also maybe include (excluding Squirtle and Primeape) and/or "currently owned" if needed? ----samm :D 10:43, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

Also, doesn't the photo confirm that Gliscor is at Professor Oak's lab? ----samm :D 11:10, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

Ash's Pokémon with Professor Oak

At the end of the last episode, Ash left all his Pokémon except Pikachu with Professor Oak. Could his Pokémon section please be updated to reflect this (as well as the fact that Gliscor is at the lab)? Watchermark (talk) 15:43, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

Ash's pokemon

So can we add this picture to the pokemon section?? tumblr_mtqaidrleY1r2iinvo1_500.jpg or a smaller version?? This shows all of Ash's pokemon instead of most of them.

Also the in rotation pokemon should be put into the at the lab category. Only Pikachu is on hand.RBK (talk) 16:23, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

Talk page note

I believe we should add the Pokedex number of all the Pokemon Ash has captured officially and all of the Pokemon he has seen in the info box. Also he never released his Pidgeot officially as he said he would come back for it some day. --Stevemagegod (talk) 17:26, 27 October 2013 (UTC)Stevemagegod

No. We don't do that. It's been over a decade. He isn't coming back for it. Ataro (talk) 17:31, 27 October 2013 (UTC)

About Ash's international name

In the table of Names section, it says that Ash's name in Mandarin Chinese "can mean 'young wisdom' or 'little knowledge'". I'm from mainland China and I can tell that this is not correct.

In China, the character "小" before another character as a nickname is used when referring to a person younger than the speaker, especially a child or teenager. The character right after it is often a character from his/her given name. For instance, a boy called "王明" can be referred as "小明", or a girl called "李芬芳" can be called "小芳" as a nickname. You may read this for more information about Chinese names.

Thus, "小智" in this case follows the same rule, that it can be considered only as "little Zhì (this must be transliterated as it derives from Satoshi Tajiri)" but not "young wisdom" or "little knowledge". I therefore ask for a correction about this. Prcuvu (talk) 14:10, 12 November 2013 (UTC)

Indigo plateau loss

Anyone else think it should be mentioned that Ritchie is the one who beat Ash in the Indigo Plateau 6th round? Mangaman13 (talk) 23:37, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

Infobox colors

I was considering changing Ash's infobox colors, along with the colors of his associated templates (i.e. {{Ash's Pokémon}}) to match his XY outfit. I was considering this setup:

color={{X color light}} |
corecolor={{ice color light}} |
bordercolor={{HP color light}} |

I wanted to get input here before I make this change to such a big page. - Chosen of Mana 15:23, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

Kayzie Rogers

I know that Kayzie Rogers did voice ash in The Mastermind of Mirage Pokemon. I'm just trying to understand why she's not Important for the infobox. But it's ok now, I just talked this over with Pinpkinking0192 and he told me why. So now I understand. Marioiscool765 (talk) 01:09, 20 December 2013 (UTC)

Overall table for Ash's Pokémon

Would it be worth putting this onto the page so that all of his Pokémon are in one easy to read table that people can see where Ash received his Pokémon.

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) 12:15, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

Trainer ID

So, similar to how we do for N, could it be noted in the trivia section that Ash has the trainer ID of 01301 because of the distributed Pikachu? Or id this considered a different case as Ash really isn't a game character? Schiffy (瀬藤健二) (Talk Contribs) 17:42,2/21/2014 (UTC)

There have been two Pikachu distributions with Ash's name, as well as a distribution for Scraggy. All use different IDs. If anything, I'd say Ash's "ID" is too inconsistent to be considered trivia. - Chosen of Mana 20:23, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

Temporary Pokemon

In the EP190 "The Stolen Stones!" , Ash ride an Arcanine he doesn't own several minutes, so why not add this Arcanine to this section ? - unsigned comment from LeoKetchumB (talkcontribs)

Aura capabilities

I think people greatly overestimate what Ash can do. The only time he has actually used Aura was in the movie and that looked to me like he could do so only because he wore the guardian's gloves at the time. In the other very handful anime instances, I thought the Pokemon of which auras he felt were making him feel it, he didn't sense it by himself, it was their doing. Not sure if the original Japanese dub says something different, but Ash is hardly an aura user in my opinion. I disagree with the statement on this page aura that he is a true user. --Elveonora (talk) 22:19, 16 May 2014 (UTC)

I disagree. There's a difference between having mastered Aura Abilities and being a true Aura User. Ash is a true Aura User. The anime special even capitalized on this with the canon connection, therefore establishing his Aura Abilities. Ash has no form of training at all with Aura, but the movie and special did an amazing job at proving Ash has Aura Powers and the potential to be a skilled Aura Wielder if he trained. As for the pkmn he sensed, Riolu, he pretty much did it on his own a few times. -AuraGuardian- (talk) 07:46, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

Trainer Class

Should Baron be added to Ash's Trainer Class? Ash reached Baron status at the Battle Chateau and other trainers such as Viola, Grant and the others have their (at least in game) titles under their trainer class. Yamitora1 (talk) 17:29, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

XY 029

In Pokemon XY Episode 29, There is a new opening. In the opening, it shows Ash, sitting on a cliff, looking at the stars, possibly contemplating to attempt suicide because he can't take this immortality anymore [lol]. But on a serious note, In addition to Pikachu and Froakie, it seems ash's Fletchling evolved, as well as there being a Hawlucha.

Would this mean Ash now has 4 Pokemon on hand? and shouldn't it be added to his page, if not to trivia/additional details? - unsigned comment from AJDOH (talkcontribs)

Information about team changes is added after the episode that it occurs in has aired. G50 02:57, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Ash's Charizard

Hey just created this account to point out that Ash's Charizard should be in the "in training" section instead of the "with Professor Oak". Unless I'm wrong, Charizard is still in the Charicific Valley training, not at Professor Oak's farm.

Hatandboots (talk) 17:08, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

Actually not. Ash left it with Oak in The Dream Continues along with all of his Unova-caught Pokémon. ☼ BlazingFist ☼ 17:09, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

"Ash's Fletchinder" Picture To Be Changed on "Ash Ketchum" Page

On the "Ash Ketchum" page, the picture of Ash's Fletchinder, Ash_Fletchinder.png it has Ash and his other Pokémon along with Japanese writing on it.

Can you change it to this picture of Fletchinder alone? Ash_Fletchinder.png It will look so much better. Christian (talk) 20:41, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

It's already been changed. Just give it some time so the server cache can catch up. Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 20:48, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

"Ash's Fletchinder" Picture To Be Changed on "Ash Ketchum" Page

How long will the server catch up?Christian (talk) 22:58, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Mirror World

Since I'm not allowed to edit the Ash Ketchum page, can someone include Mirror World Ash under See Also? - unsigned comment from Shadoguardian (talkcontribs)

Done. →PikaTepig999, 07:28, 1 September 2014 (UTC)


Should Skrelp really be included? The 'Temporary' section is filled with Pokémon Ash has temporarily commanded, while Skrelp seems to fit as a befriended pokemon, those of which had there inclusion disputed Diamond Lanturn CodeName: 05308 02:26, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

Yeah, and Skrelp's name appears in the 'Temporary' section at the bottom of the page, yet it's not on the page itself. --MrSpheal 00:08, 20 January 2015 (UTC)


Ash was seen using a Flygon in the sixth movie. Would this count for anything? WATERWarrior67 23:25, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

No lol.---AuraGuardian- (talk) 07:41, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

Then you could also say: 'What about Latias?' Karstvgl (talk) 23:12, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

Dutch name

I have seen enough Dutch episodes to know he is just called 'Ash Ketchum' in Dutch too. Could someone add that? Karstvgl (talk) 23:08, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

Ash's amount of Pokemon

Has anybody noticed that Ash has 68 Pokémon? Someone counted one Tauros too many or something. Just saying, someone PLEASE change it, it's really been annoying me.--MrSpheal 20:48, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

It's been corrected.--ForceFire 03:27, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

Thank you very much. --MrSpheal 23:33, 19 January 2015 (UTC)


Sceptile, Charizard and Corphish isn't confirmed male.--Dominikololo (talk) 16:20, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

Yeah, and neither is Frogadier. --MrSpheal 17:14, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

The genders in questions were just half-confirmed and guessed, so they were removed. PattyMan 23:39, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

ash sceptial was in love with nurse joy magnum that was female ash charizard is male having a girlfriend charla as female its not that hard to tell--Catman (talk) 07:48, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Those confirm the genders of the other Pokémon but not Ash's Pokémon. Just because Charla is a girl, doesn't mean Charizard strictly has to be a guy.--ForceFire 13:31, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
What do you mean he was confirmed to be a body guard to her Catman (talk) 14:47, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
Correct me if i'm wrong, but i don't think pokemon goes near the LBGT stuff... Which means if Charizard has a girlfriend, since pokemon tries to avoid controversial subjects, Charizard us a given as male. But i could be wrong. --Bomyne (talk) 15:02, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
Point is, not all relationships are between the opposite genders. So just because Charla'a a girl, doesn't mean Charizard's a male.--ForceFire 15:09, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

I hope you don't mean what I think u mean about charizard lolCatman (talk) 15:22, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Yes, I mean what I meant.--ForceFire 15:26, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
They won't do that this is a kid show. I'm preety sure that charizard is a boy and charla is female she wears a bow. Ash charizard is a boy because Iris Dragonite is male confirmed by Cilan Catman (talk) 15:37, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
They most likely won't, but we won't rule it out. Again, we know Charla is a female but it doesn't mean Charizard is a male. And Iris's Dragonite's gender doesn't confirm anything about Charizard's gender.--ForceFire 15:41, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Wait do you think he a male or female?Catman (talk) 16:58, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

My point was that in the Anime, all relationships are opposite gender relationships. Unless I missed an episode. --Bomyne (talk) 00:12, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
Meowth and oshawatt have already fell for male purloin which they came to know about later, so at this point, unless it is officiallly confirmed, dont assume genders Pratik_12 (talk) 13:56, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

Ash Pokemon obtained

Ash sated to have 68 pokemon but i counted 67 including the taurus but he has more pokemon if you add the evolutions, release, training and bedroll he gave away Catman (talk) 07:46, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

I counted 68. Did you count Squirtle and Primeape? Also, the count if for Pokémon he has in his possession, not ones he's had or the one that evolved.--ForceFire 13:31, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

74 pokemon all together he has including raticate and beedrill Also if you count more the pre evolves formsCatman (talk) 14:10, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Again, only the ones he has right now are what's counted. Right now, he has 68 Pokémon in his possession.--ForceFire 14:16, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
oh ok no promblem then but what about primeape Catman (talk) 14:28, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
Primeape is counted as one of the 68 Pokémon Ash still has in his possession.--ForceFire 15:09, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
Catman (talk) 15:21, 23 February 2015 (UTC)What about pikachu or no 69Catman (talk) 15:19, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
There, 68 Pokémon.--ForceFire 15:35, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Ash powerhouse pokemon

I been watching this show for years

Ash Charizard is a massive powerhouse Ash Snorlax is major powerhouse he always shown to death two pokemon before he goes down Ash Skeptail is vital powerhouse in Honnen region and battle frontier also defeated Darkrai Ash infernape is powerhouse according to Brock when he evolved into morferno This true Catman (talk) 14:33, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Who is considered a powerhouse is all speculation and opinion and will NOT be added to the article.--ForceFire 14:37, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

What about Ash plaptoad and Krockidial they are powerhouse Catman (talk) 14:48, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Read above comment. Also, learn to spell Pokémon names. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 15:01, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
If you want to discuss who is a powerhouse or not, go to the forums.--ForceFire 15:09, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
How to do forums?Catman (talk) 15:14, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
Here is a link to the front page of the forums, you should be able to log in with your Bulbapedia login information. --C. Wallace TALK 15:21, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
Actually, you have to create a create there, Wiki and forum accounts aren't connected.--ForceFire 15:26, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
Good to know. --C. Wallace TALK 17:06, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Trivia worthy?: MEGA Evolution

Is this trivia worthy?

  • Ash has four fully evolved Pokémon (five if Pidgeot wasn't released) that can Mega Evolve. (Charizard, Heracross, Sceptile and Glalie)

AwesomeDJPokémon 13:40, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

In my opinion, no. Since the anime most likely won't give Ash a mega stone or keystone. --Bomyne (talk) 20:42, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

In my opinion, yes. Christian (talk) 04:20, 21 November 2015 (UTC)

Calling him not smart?

I noticed this somewhere in the information listed under Character. While I realize that Ash may not make the smartest choices, it seems unnecessary to say "he may not be truly called smart" then jump into a a paragraph about his physical attributes. It's already been stated his intelligence is on the battlefield. Ray01Geogeass (talk) 16:07, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

Just a small changed but, in the character, shouldn't it be that Ash got over his loss after Ritchie lost as well and talked to him about it about word, cause I highly doubt Misty was all that helpful from scolding him? Jahman (talk) 17:42, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

Hello? Jahman (talk) 19:14, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

I don't have any issues if you want to reword that part. I think it's a relatively important point that's worth mentioning. --Pokemaster97 19:19, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

Noibat's egg

Does Noibat's egg count as being under Ash's ownership? Yeah, he helped it to hatch but it wasn't registered to him like his past eggs were... no-one gifted it to him and it wasn't marked by a Poké Ball prior to hatching. Officially, Noibat didn't belong to him until he actually captured it. It's like how Mankey and Sandile don't count as Ash's Pokémon since he didn't catch it them until after they evolved. Watchermark (talk) 17:35, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

Pikachu's Pokeball

Is it worth mentioning that Ash still carries around Pikachu's pokeball in the trivia section? It's been a long while since I've seen it, and the recent episode showed Ash giving it to Team Rocket and all...-- --Handmaiden 101 (tAlk) 15:32, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

That's rather obvious isn't it? He needs to keep it to have Pikachu registered on his team. glikglak 16:12, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
What I meant is that it's been a long while since it was actually seen on screen, whoops.-- --Handmaiden 101 (tAlk) 19:51, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
Pikachu's Poké Ball was seen on-screen in XY020 as well. AGGRON989 22:05, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

Brock's Mudkip

Brock loans Mudkip to Ash in Hooked on Onix, should this be under the temporary section? Diamond Lanturn CodeName: 05308 09:56, 6 August 2015 (UTC)

He also commanded the two Dragalge in An undersea place to call home Diamond Lanturn CodeName: 05308 12:57, 7 August 2015 (UTC)

Pokémon in training

The In training section of Ash's Pokémon says that "Some can be called upon at any time if needed.". Some means at least two, but not all of them, right? Since there are only two Pokémon in there (Squirtle and Primeape), I think this is not the appropriate word anymore. --Mine4017 (talk) 14:05, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

Once again, someone else asked a question I was going to ask.
Anyway, why does it say "If you're here to change "some" to "some of them", please don't" when there's only 2 total? Some doesn't make sense here. Unowninator (talk) 04:05, 14 May 2016 (UTC)

Pokemon Ash captured in total

its not 68 its 69 species of pokemon its 78 since Talonflame and Noibat came along unless im wrong--SilverioBOMB (talk) 04:42, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

Talonflame doesn't count as a separate Pokémon. In other words, Ash did not catch a separate Talonflame, it evolved from his already existing Fletchinder.--ForceFire 04:56, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

Oh so wait So how many species of pokemon does Asyhg caught since Talonflame so its not 78.--SilverioBOMB (talk) 05:06, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

It's... on the article...
"Ash currently has ownership of 68 Pokémon, including all 30 of his Tauros. Including pre-evolutions, traded, released and given away Pokémon (and not including the additional Tauros), in total, Ash has currently officially owned a total of 77 different Pokémon species."--ForceFire 05:13, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

So was Talonflame counted --SilverioBOMB (talk) 05:20, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

Yes. Playerking95 (talk) 05:37, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

I dont under the new info that was added The poekmon ash have evolved can you explain im trying to understand and each one--SilverioBOMB (talk) 06:25, 17 September 2015 (UTC)

Ash currently has ownership of 68 Pokémon, including all 30 of his Tauros. Including pre-evolutions, traded, released and given away Pokémon (and not including the additional Tauros), in total, Ash has currently officially owned a total of 78 different Pokémon species. Of those Pokémon,

' 5 of them are non-evolutionary Pokémon. 15 of them belong to a two-stage evolutionary families, with Ash obtaining 6 of them in their fully evolved form, whilst raising 4 of them to their final form. Finally, 25 of his Pokémon come from three-stage evolutionary families, with Ash obtaining all, but 4 (1 in its final form, and 3 in their second form, 2 of whom evolved into their final form), in their first form. Of the remaining 21, Ash has evolved 4 of them into their second stage, and 10 into their fully evolved form." i dont understnsd this part can someon eexplain please --SilverioBOMB (talk) 20:12, 29 September 2015 (UTC)

If you ask me, that new part is unnecessary. Why is it even there? Sneaking from page to page... It's the page-editing purple ghost... Gengarzilla! 22:19, 29 September 2015 (UTC)

ok sorry but can u explain each of the pokemon that was stated of evolution--SilverioBOMB (talk) 06:16, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

The page is basically mentioning how many different Pokemon Ash owns and how many different species of Pokemon he owns. For instance, the amount of Pokemon he officially owns is 68 and previous evolutions don't count. For example, Ash's Froakie and Frogadier are counted as one, because they're technically the same Pokemon, as Froakie evolved into a Frogadier. The second list is all of the different kinds of Pokemon he owns. So for this list, the previous evolutions are included. So these Pokemon include, Pikachu, Froakie, Frogadier, Noibat, Tauros, Muk, Krabby, Kingler, Treecko, etc. The other information was just specific information on each of the captures that he has. Like how many Pokemon don't have any pre-evolutions or evolutions, how many he has captured that have already evolved and how many are apart of a two-stage evolutionary line. But those other bits of information have been deleted. Do you understand now? Playerking95 (talk) 06:52, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

no sorry 15 of them belong to a two-stage evolutionary families? 25 of his Pokémon come from three-stage evolutionary families? --SilverioBOMB (talk) 07:41, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

Talk: Ash Ketchum Trivia

In the Trivia for Ash Ketchum, the first sentence about Ash's Gym battle rematches listed below is "incorrect" and makes no sense at all.

INCORRECT: "Ash has lost at least one Gym battle in every region." He lost to Brock, Lt. Surge, Sabrina and Blaine in Kanto, Whitney in Johto, Brawly in Hoenn, Roark in Sinnoh, Lenora in Unova, and Viola in Kalos.

This is incorrect because Ash had "four" rematches in Kanto, not one. He had a rematch against (1) Brock, (2) Lt. Surge, (3) Sabrina and (4) Blaine.

In Hoenn, he had a rematch with (1) Brawly and (2) Norman.

In Sinnoh, he had a rematch with (1) Roark and (2) Fatina.

The other regions, however, are correct.

Can you please fix this mistake and word it differently? If not, I would consider omitting it. Christian (talk) 04:18, 21 November 2015 (UTC)

'ATLEAST' means a minimum rematch at one gym in every region, which makes your point invalid Pratik_12 Talk
Upratik is right, plus Ash's first battles against both Norman and Fantina were both unofficial. Playerking95 (talk) 08:06, 21 November 2015 (UTC)

You made your point about Norman and Fantina, but Ash had lost "more than one Gym battle in Kanto."

CORRECT: "Ash has lost at least one Gym battle in every region, except for Kanto (He lost against five gym leaders in Kanto: Brock, Lt. Surge, Sabrina, Erika and Blaine). He had a rematch against (1) Brock, (2) Lt. Surge, (3) Sabrina and (4) Blaine. He did not have a rematch against Erika. She gave him the Rainbow badge for rescuing Gloom from the fire." Christian (talk) 17:03, 21 November 2015 (UTC)

Rayquaza, Latios and Latias

I know there have been a lot of discussion about weather legendary Pokémon should be added here but theses 3 dragons that appeared in the latest movie are a different case. We've always determined any Pokémon Ash has given a command to as qualifying for the Temporary section. He commanded these three to do specific moves several times and even formulated complicated strategies. In fact he even commented on it being a "battle". Diamond Lanturn CodeName: 05308 12:49, 21 November 2015 (UTC)

Talk: Ash Trivia

In the Trivia for Ash Ketchum, the first sentence about Ash's Gym battle rematches listed below is "incorrect" because Ash lost "more than one Gym battle in Kanto."

INCORRECT: "Ash has lost at least one Gym battle in every region." He lost to Brock, Lt. Surge, Sabrina and Blaine in Kanto, Whitney in Johto, Brawly in Hoenn, Roark in Sinnoh, Lenora in Unova, and Viola in Kalos.

CORRECT: "Ash has lost at least one Gym battle in every region, except for Kanto (He lost against five gym leaders in Kanto: Brock, Lt. Surge, Sabrina, Erika and Blaine). He had a rematch against (1) Brock, (2) Lt. Surge, (3) Sabrina and (4) Blaine. He did not have a rematch against Erika. She gave him the Rainbow badge for rescuing Gloom from the fire. He lost to Whitney in Johto, Brawly in Hoenn, Roark in Sinnoh, Lenora in Unova, and Viola in Kalos."

Christian (talk) 02:46, 27 November 2015 (UTC)

First: you already started a section for this exact same issue almost right above this. Please do not create new sections when there is no need.
Second: you say that "Ash has lost at least one Gym battle in every region" is not correct. Then you also say that "He lost against five gym leaders in Kanto" is correct. If Ash lost to five Gym Leaders, he also lost to at least one Gym Leader.
I mean no offense, but it seems your grasp of English is lacking in this area. Please trust mine as well as Upratik_12 and Playerking95's word when we tell you: the wording that you say is incorrect is not. Please do not change the trivia again. If you want to continue to discuss it to attempt to understand your mistake, you may do so here; just, again, do not change that piece of trivia. Thank you. Tiddlywinks (talk) 03:11, 27 November 2015 (UTC)

Changing unofficial heading to befriended heading in the title Pokemon

I think it would be better to change the unofficial heading in the title Pokemon to Befriended. What do you think? PokemonCool (talk) 17:09, 23 January 2016 (UTC)

I think "unofficial" is more descriptive because for the episodes Haunter and Larvitar were with Ash, they were essentially his Pokémon and he treated them as such but he never actually caught them. Ash has befriended lots of Pokémon besides just Haunter and Larvitar. AGGRON989 18:06, 23 January 2016 (UTC)

But then we should add all the pokemon he befriended along with haunter and larvitar. PokemonCool (talk) 13:38, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

Some of the Pokémon he's befriended are already under the "temporary" section. Haunter and Larvitar are special because for a time, they were unofficially a part of Ash's team. All of the other Pokémon he befriended were for the most part one-time appearances that had no lasting impact on Ash's journey. AGGRON989 18:28, 24 January 2016 (UTC)
Aggron is correct, Haunter and Larvitar were different cases from Ash simply using/borrowing a Pokémon for a battle or two, or for an event such as the Pokémon race he borrowed Ponyta/Rapidash for. While Ash does borrow friends' Pokémon occasionally and might already have a bond with them, they don't count as part of his actual team lineup. R.A. Hunter Blade 18:55, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

Questioning his age

How come on this talk page there is a big note saying not to question his age yet there is a trivia point in the page that does exactly this.Sly Fox (talk) 13:35, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

The trivia point doesn't really question anything. It only mentions facts about Ash's age, and doesn't suggest that it might be anything other than what was confirmed.--Cold (talk) 18:43, 7 February 2016 (UTC)


Should this be added to his Trainer class? I didn't watch the episode, but I'm guessing he did battle as one right?-- --Handmaiden 101 (tAlk) 01:56, 25 February 2016 (UTC)

Yes he did. But it shouldn't be mentioned in the infobox as he has also entered several Pokémon Contests as a Pokémon Coordinator, the Hearthome Collection as a Pokémon Stylist, and the Camellia Pokéathlon as a Pokéathlete (although I'm not sure the term was used in the anime). The Trainer class parameter is for a Trainer's true occupation, if we list everything there it will become a mess. --Mikuri 02:24, 25 February 2016 (UTC)

Should we list of pokemon that Ash tried to catch?

It will be fun to know what pokemon he was trying to catch i forgot what were they?--SilverioBOMB (talk) 18:32, 6 March 2016 (UTC)

Ash borrow Sparky

He made Sparky team up with his Pikachu to use a double thunder shock attack in the Pokemon episode 82--SilverioBOMB (talk) 05:02, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

Temporary and Unofficial

I know there is already a discussion about this, but couldn't Raticate be in the "Temporary" section. I also think Beedrill should be in the "Temporary" section. On James' page the Victreebel that evolved from the Weepinbell that was traded for his other Victreebel was on the "Temporary Pokemon owned by Team Rocket" page.

And also the "Unofficial" section with Larvitar and Haunter is bugging me. Can we put like "Befriended" or something? - unsigned comment from Dictionary (talkcontribs)

The distinctions between Pokémon traded away, given away, unofficially owned, and temporarily used are made quite clear on Ash's page. Raticate was actually owned by Ash for a time before he traded it away. Beedrill was also actually owned by Ash for a time before he gave it to Casey. In both cases, Ash actually owned the Pokémon; they do not belong in the temporary section because that is for Pokémon that Ash never officially owned, but instead just used for a short period of time. The case with Pokémon temporarily owned by Team Rocket is that Victreebel was, like the page's title indicates, owned by James temporarily. And no, Larvitar and Haunter will remain under the "Unofficial" section because they were, well, unofficially owned by Ash. Befriended is way too vague of a term, because Ash befriended much more Pokémon than just Larvitar and Haunter. --Carmen (Talk | contribs) 02:15, 24 April 2016 (UTC)


How do I add pictures to Ash's pokemon? - unsigned comment from Dictionary (talkcontribs)


Why do you guys think that Goodra is with someone else, just because someone´s looking over the wetlands? You guys can´t assume that the situation in the league is gonna repeat since nothing was said, it´s showing wrong information.--Robin Maximo (talk) 17:30, 21 October 2016 (UTC)

Except it's not showing wrong informaiton. Twice in the Wetlands Ash said he will see Goodra again and it's completely possible for Ash to see it again. Sure Ash has said that he'll see lots of people again, but we can't just assume that he's lying. I'm sure if it was the final goodbye then we'd have an episode dedicated to it and we also assumed XY070 was the end for Goodra, but then it appeared during the Master Class and Ash asked it to battle with him in the Lumiose Conference in XY123. Playerking95 (talk) 18:26, 21 October 2016 (UTC)

Excepet that IS wrong information, do you really know how this page works? You can´t just put your suppositions in real information pages, you should make a fan page for that like shipping stuff.--Robin Maximo (talk) 20:21, 22 October 2016 (UTC)

No, I've already said, it's not. It is under the care of someone else and there is absolutely nothing preventing Ash from calling on it again. We're not just going to assume that he's lying and will never see it again, we have to take his word for it, end of story. Playerking95 (talk) 01:09, 23 October 2016 (UTC)

That´s not for you to decide, even if you own the page you not own the reason, it´s not like he promised to come back for Pidgeott, it´s just somebady else Ash promises to see again but never sees, like any character of the day, if someday it proves that Lumiose Conference is not a special ocasion THEN you put the information, ultil then i´ll let everyone know that you´re putting wrong information in the page and if you insist in that you must be banned, i discuss facts and not opinions.--Robin Maximo (talk) 02:14, 23 October 2016 (UTC)

Goodra was released. It's speculation to think that it might come back, especially with the series coming to a close.--ForceFire 03:24, 23 October 2016 (UTC)
It's not just for me to decide, there's other people saying it as well and what are you talking about "owning the page"? No one owns this page. In fact, wasn't Ash's promise only in the dub, and if not, it still doesn't mean that's going to be the case here. Ash said goodbye to it in XY070 and yet it returned, so if you think it's speculation that Ash is going to go back to it, then it's speculation that he won't go back to it. And as I've said, Ash promised he would see it again, so are we just going to call him a liar? Then how can we trust anything else he says? And regardless, it IS under the care of someone else. Whether or not Ash actually sees it again, that should be it's official location title, because saying it is under the care of someone else isn't saying that Ash will definitely use Goodra again or even see it, but that it is under the care of someone else. So that's not lying and Keanan can just be seen like Officer Jenny and Anthony when it comes to Squirtle and Primeape. There's no real difference, or at the very least, no big difference. And please use colon's when separating your posts and don't just hit the space keys. Playerking95 (talk) 03:46, 23 October 2016 (UTC)

How much stubburn you want to be? I don´t think Ash is a liar, as long as Ash is alive he can see Goodra but not on-screen necessarily, Ash can even see Goodra in a phone chat, if you no one owns the page it should have a discussion before making changes like this, i really want to know who other people are these cause Force Fire agrees with me,and that´s the firts time, belive me, even if you don´t belive Ash is a liar you can´t make changes with so vague information.-- Robin Maximo (talk) 16:02, 23 October 2016 (UTC)

You can't really complain about stubbornness without being hypercritical here. When it comes to who else thinks this, well Blazingfist originally made it like this, so he at least thought so once, unless he still agrees with that choice and with their being other members on the forums who agree that it can still visit Ash, then I'm sure they would agree that this isn't a permanent release and even without them, I'm sure there's others and I would bet money on it. Anyway, as I've said, this isn't about whether or not Ash will see Goodra again, it's about what Goodra's location should be classified as and since it technically is with someone else like Squirtle and Primeape, the "Under the care of someone else" would fit better, because that title isn't implying that it's a permanent release or that it's not a permanent release. And I don't see how my edit was so wrong just because it was speculation, when assuming that it will never be seen again is also speculation. And finally, as a I said, please use the colon's and don't just hit space. You can see how the pattern goes by looking at other posts here and in other talk pages. Playerking95 (talk) 16:47, 23 October 2016 (UTC)
I originally put it under "With someone else" right after the episode aired because I didn't see how it was any different than Squirtle or Primeape. Unlike Pidgeot who he also promised to see again, it has returned at least once, so that's saying something. Primeape has never even returned once. And Ash still owned Goodra's Poké Ball, unless he recaught it off-screen between XY126 or XY127. That being said, Goodra did return to its home and it's unlikely that it's ever going to return. Although that is speculation either way. ☼ BlazingFist ☼ 17:32, 23 October 2016 (UTC)

I´m not assuming that any released pokémon will never be seen again. Lapras was seen, but is still released, not under anyone else´s care, it´s not like Keanan do commands to Goodra. You say that this isn´t about released meaning Ash will not visit Goodra but when you bring the topic again it looks like it. It is good to know that someone share your point of view but we should yet discuss before make changes like this, i don´t kwon if you´re new here but even if i´m wrong i think everyone would like to discuss first before making important changes like this, Bulbapedia is a great page, it´s one of the firsts to appear when you search pokemon on google if not the first. Everyone consult it. Even myself use it for the games, and from people who like the anime i and more people would like information important like this discussed with care. That´s wrong making speculations, i said that we make these on shipping stuff, in official anime pages we work with the data that was given to us, nothing more, nothing less. I really sorry about the colons, i´m a foreigner and i didn´t undertand what tyou meant by this, i´ve been tryng to fix since you let me kwon but i compared to others and i didn´t see any colon, it becomes something in the last version of the topic?:--Robin Maximo (talk) 18:46, 23 October 2016 (UTC)

As a precaution, I'd like to ask anyone seeing this to remember not to edit war. There is a discussion here. So discuss it. Don't try to get your way by edit warring. Tiddlywinks (talk) 22:09, 23 October 2016 (UTC)
Keanan is no where near the same as Jenny or Anthony, he isn't training or caring for Goodra to make it stronger or better. If it's not about Ash seeing Goodra again, then why did you bring it up? Whether or not Ash sees it again is all speculation, but is is highly unlikely, especially with the series coming to a close. Again, Goodra isn't under the care of anyone, it just returned to its home.--ForceFire 02:43, 24 October 2016 (UTC)

Did Ash need to recapture Goodra to put it in Kalos League after he left Goodra in the wetlands the first time? If he didn't need to recapture it then he never released Goodra in the first place, he kept the pokeball just like he kept Charizard's pokeball after he left it at Charcific Valley. I also wondering why Greninja is also on the released list, as far as I know he is currently undergoing task under Zygarde command, he even still in Ash-Greninja state when he walk away. I also remember how Paul released pokemon in DP and releasing a pokemon is indicated by blue coloring, this indication didn't present on Goodra and Greninja, the other pokemon (Lapras, Butterfree, or Pidgeot) happen before DP so they might not have the blue coloring indicator, but Goodra and Greninja are after DP. Maybe they should have not been in the "Released Pokemon" category but "Left in the Wild" category as Ash still kept their pokeball and they are still registered in his pokedex. (Yelnats (talk) 12:19, 6 November 2016 (UTC))

Ash's Alola Design

Should we change the image to Ash's alola costume or should we wait until XY ends? Theexploringgamer (talk) 19:35, 22 October 2016 (UTC)

It should wait until the series ends.--Rahl (talk) 19:38, 22 October 2016 (UTC)
alright. Does that mean this Thursdays episode or after the XYZ special on November 3rd. Because technically Ash won't be in the XYZ special. Theexploringgamer (talk) 08:03, 26 October 2016 (UTC)

Ash's Kalos Pokemon

When you gonna put Ash's Kalos Pokemon into With Professor Oak Lab, when the Sun and Moon starts yes? - unsigned comment from Makarov5 (talkcontribs)

When it gets revealed, which will indeed most likely be when the Sun & Moon series begins. Satsjoe (talk) 18:27, 28 October 2016 (UTC)

Alola Picture

Who and why was Pikachu put in with it. It blocks the rest of his design. Pikachu should have it's own picture called File: Pikachu SM Theexploringgamer (talk) 14:24, 29 October 2016 (UTC)

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