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Satoshi


 

Alternative names:

Ash KETCHUM
サトシ

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Human, Hat, Monster Tamer, Traveler, Cap, Jeans, Gloves, Sneakers, T-shirt, Jacket, Bag, Teenager

Information:

Gender: Male
Age: 10
Eye colour: Black
Hair colour: Spiky
Hair length: To Ears
Ash Ketchum, known as Satoshi in Japan, is a fictional character and protagonist of the anime Pokémon. There are also incarnations of him in the Electric Tale of Pikachu manga, the Pocket Monsters Zensho manga, and the Ash & Pikachu manga. He is loosely based on the male protagonist of the Pokémon Red and Blue. The family name "Ketchum" is a pun of the anime's former tagline and slogan "Gotta catch 'em all!".
At the beginning of the series, Ash was 10 years old, and later, in the episode "The Battle Of The Badge", Ash said that it was a whole year since he and Pikachu had visited Viridian City, making him 11. Furthermore, in the short called "Pikachu & Pichu" which was attached to Pokémon 3: The Movie, he said the day when the events depicted in the short took place was the day he met Pikachu, meaning his age at that time would be at least 12. However, two seasons later, the official Japanese Pokémon website reported that Ash was the same age as May, who was 10 years old at the time. This and the fact that the two are at the same height suggests that none of the characters have aged since the show began, placing the Pokemon anime in a floating timeline.
Ash is a caring and valiant trainer but he can be confident to the point of arrogance and is known for being stubborn at times. He also has quite the reckless streak, which has led him to troublesome situations and even near death. But when in a Pokémon battle, he is highly competitive, and he shows tremendous presence of mind, taking advantage of the battlefield as well the nature of his and the enemy Pokémon's moves to claim victory after victory, though he has been known to lose from time to time.
Ash has matured greatly over the course of the series, and has considerably improved his abilities as a trainer, but his earnestness and determination remain the same. During the first season of the series, Ash trained to catch more Pokémon than his childhood rival, Gary Oak, although Gary has caught more. He soon begins to focus more on each of his Pokémon's abilities. He also impresses many trainers by winning battles in which his Pokémon has a type disadvantage. At the Johto League Silver Conference Ash finally won a battle against Gary.
Throughout the anime, Ash has met a number of rivals, including Richie, whom he faced in the Indigo League, and Casey, a diehard Electabuzz fanatic. During Pokémon tournaments, Ash has made rivals out of Harrison, Jackson, Morrison, and Tyson (the last of which went on to become the champion of the Hoenn Pokémon league). Near the beginning of Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl, Ash meets an arrogant young trainer named Paul, who quickly becomes his new rival.
Ash's primary nemesis is a group of comical antagonists named Team Rocket. Ever since the second episode, "Pokémon Emergency!", two Team Rocket operatives named Jessie and James, along with a talking Meowth, have always tried to steal his first Pokémon Pikachu but have always failed. There are some occasions when they work together like the Pokémon: The Movie 2000.
Ash's mother is Delia Ketchum (Hanako in Japan). She is a caring and thoughtful woman, though occasionally oblivious as her son, and in the English version of the anime often pesters him to change his boxer shorts every day, a gag throughout the early episodes of the first few series.
The identity of his father has remained unknown. One reference to him exists in the anime. During a phone conversation between Ash and his mother in the second episode, she states to her amazement that he got from Pallet Town to Viridian City in one day. "It took your father four days to get there when he started Pokémon training", she says, "He'll be so proud!". A line from the play, Pokémon Live!, suggests that Delia, at one time, had a relationship with the leader of Team Rocket, Giovanni when she was a teenager, but in the anime, no evidence of Giovanni being Ash's father has been shown currently.
In the episode "Showdown at Dark City," Ash went by the name of Tom Ato (tomato) after spotting some ketchup that Pikachu was eating. He had to disguise his name, so that his real name would not get a bad reputation, since he was dealing with the rivaling Yas and Kas gyms.
Current Pokemon in rotation on his Team:
Pikachu (Male)
Froakie (Male)
Fletchinder
Hawlucha
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Related anime:

Pokemon: Indigo League TV, 1997
Pokémon TV, 1997
Pokemon Movie 1: The First Movie Movie, 1998
Pokemon: Pikachu no Fuyuyasumi OVA, 1998
Pokemon: Pikachu no Natsuyasumi Special, 1998
Pokemon: Pikachu's Summer Vacation Movie, 1998
Pokemon: Mewtwo no Gyakushuu Movie, 1998
Pokemon: Maboroshi no Pokemon Lugia Bakutan Movie, 1999
Pokémon: Pikachu's Winter Vacation 2000 OVA, 1999
Pokemon: Pikachu Tankentai Special, 1999
Pokemon: The Movie 2000 OVA, 1999
Pokemon Movie 2: The Power of One Movie, 1999
Pokemon: Pikachu no Fuyuyasumi (2001) OVA, 2000
Pokemon: Pikachu and Pichu Movie, 2000
Pokemon: Kesshoutou no Teiou Entei Movie, 2000
Pokémon: Spell of the Unown Movie, 2000
Pokémon: Mewtwo Returns TV-Special, 2000
Pokemon: Pichu to Pikachu Special, 2001
Pokemon: Celebi Toki wo Koeta Deai Movie, 2001
Pokemon Movie 4: Pokemon 4Ever Movie, 2001
Celebi: Voice of the Forest Movie, 2001
Pokemon Housoukyoku TV, 2002
Mewtwo Returns TV Special, 2002
Pokemon Advanced TV, 2002
Pokemon Movie 5: Heroes - Latias and Latios Movie, 2002
Pokemon Heroes: The Movie Movie, 2002
Pokémon Advanced TV, 2002
Pokémon: Jirachi Wish Maker Movie, 2003
Pokemon Movie 6: Jirachi Wish Maker Movie, 2003
Pokemon Advanced Generation: Nanayo no Negaiboshi Jirachi Movie, 2003
Pokemon Movie 7: Destiny Deoxys Movie, 2004
Pokemon Advanced Generation: Rekkuu no Houmonsha Deoxys Movie, 2004
Destiny Deoxys Movie, 2004
Pokemon Movie 8: Lucario and The Mystery of Mew Movie, 2005
Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew Movie, 2005
Pokemon Advanced Generation: Mew to Hadou no Yuusha Lucario Movie, 2005
Pokemon Advanced Generation: Pokemon Ranger to Umi no Ouji Manaphy Movie, 2006
Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea Movie, 2006
Pokemon: The Mastermind of Mirage Pokemon Special, 2006
Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl TV, 2006
Pokemon: Diamond and Pearl TV, 2006
Pokemon Movie 9: Pokemon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea Movie, 2006
Pokemon Movie 10: The Rise of Darkrai Movie, 2007
Pokemon Diamond & Pearl: Dialga vs. Palkia vs. Darkrai Movie, 2007
Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai Movie, 2007
Pokemon Diamond & Pearl: Giratina to Sora no Hanataba Sheimi Movie, 2008
Giratina and the Sky Warrior Movie, 2008
Pokemon Movie 11: Giratina and the Sky Warrior Movie, 2008
Pokemon Diamond & Pearl: Arceus Choukoku no Jikuu e Movie, 2009
Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life Movie, 2009
Pokemon Movie 12: Arceus and the Jewel of Life Movie, 2009
Pokemon Diamond & Pearl: Genei no Hasha Zoroark Movie, 2010
Pokémon: Black & White TV, 2010
Zoroark: Master of Illusions Movie, 2010
Gekijouban Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl: Genei no Hasha Zoroark Movie, 2010
Pokémon the Movie: White - Victini and Zekrom Movie, 2011
Pokemon Movie 14: White - Victini and Zekrom Movie, 2011
Gekijouban Pocket Monsters: Best Wishes - Victini to Kuroki Eiyuu Movie, 2011
Pokemon Best Wishes!: Victini to Kuroki Eiyuu Zekrom Movie, 2011
White—Victini and Zekrom and Black—Victini and Reshiram Movie, 2011
Pokémon: Black & White Season 2 TV, 2012
Gekijouban Pocket Monsters: Best Wishes - Kyurem vs Seikenshi Keldeo Movie, 2012
Pokemon The Movie: Kyurem vs. The Sword of Justice Movie, 2012
Pokémon: Black & White Season 2 - Episode N TV, 2013
Pokemon XY Special: Road to Kalos TV Special, 2013
Pocket Monsters: Start Chokuzen SP - Road to Kalos TV-Special, 2013
Mewtwo: Prologue to Awakening TV-Special, 2013
Mewtwo: Kakusei e no Prologue Movie, 2013
Gekijouban Pocket Monsters: Best Wishes - Shinsoku no Genosect Movie, 2013
Pokemon Best Wishes! Season 2: Dekorora Adventure TV, 2013
Pokemon XY: New Year Special Special, 2013
Pokémon the Series: XY TV, 2013
Pokemon: Black & White - Adventures in Unova and Beyond TV, 2013
Pokémon The Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened Movie, 2013
Pokemon XY: Hakai no Mayu to Diancie Movie, 2014
Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction Movie, 2014
Hoopa no Odemashi Daisakusen!! TV, 2015
Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages Movie, 2015
Pokémon the Series: XYZ TV, 2015

Related manga:

Pokémon: The Electric Tale of Pikachu Manga, 1997
Ash & Pikachu Manga, 1997
Dengeki Pikachu Manga, 1999
Pokémon Advanced Generation: Nanayo no Negaiboshi Jirachi Manga, 2003
Gekijouban Pocket Monster AG: Mew to Hadou no Yuusha Lucario Manga, 2005
Pokemon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea Manga, 2006
Gekijouban Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl: Dialga vs. Palkia vs. Darkrai Manga, 2007
Pokemon: The Rise of Darkrai Manga, 2007
Gekijouban Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl: Giratina to Sora no Hanataba Shaymin Manga, 2008
Pokemon: Giratina & the Sky Warrior! Manga, 2008
Gekijouban Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl: Arceus Choukoku no Jikuu e Manga, 2009
Pocket Monster Diamond & Pearl: Choukoku no Jikuu e Manga, 2009
Pokémon: Zoroark - Master of Illusions Manga, 2010
Pokemon the Movie: White - Victini and Zekrom Manga, 2011

Voice actors:

Rica Matsumoto, Japanese
Sarah Natochenny, English
Veronica Taylor, English
Kayzie Rogers, English
Rika Matsumoto, Japanese
Fábio Lucindo, Brazilian
Davide Garbolino, Italian
Csongor Szalay, Hungarian
Balázs Szvetlov, Hungarian
Gergő Ungvári, Hungarian
Veronika Aryana Neugebauer, German
Aurélien Ringelheim, French
Caroline Combrinck, German
Yehonatan Magon, Hebrew
Daniel Magon, Hebrew
Do Yeong Song, Korean
Adolfo Moreno, Spanish
Sebastien Reding, French
Pablo Gandolfo, Spanish
Gabriel Ramos, Spanish