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To fall in love with a character is POSSIBLE and it’s a REAL feeling!

Do you fell in love with an anime or manga character but your family and your friends doesn’t understand your feelings and/or try to clinicize you? This article is just what you needed!

We staff of Satoshipedia, realized it with the help and consulence of a well known psychologist (only to tranquilize the ones who believe that there is illness in it).

This is an amatorial article, resumed with “our words”, using personal experiences. We absolutely don’t want to generalize or entering in subjects we don’t have the knowledge to explore

First thing first we explained the doctor all the work that is behind the realization of an anime character (this also can be applied to a book character or another product developed by the same criteria): the main characteristic is the realism implied in it: so a psychology and a realistic story, full of details and rich of particularities. These characters, do NOT represent the stereotype of the “omnipotent” hero who lives in a utopistic perfect world: in the most cases they live a social and family life common in our reality, sometimes even problematic (lack of a parent, deaths, conflictual relationship,divorce,bully problems and so on).

So the characters have to make a journey on how to develop and grow, that will help them find the accomplishment of their goals. We viewers, just follow them in their journey and maybe also learn on how to deal with our problems following their personal experiences.

It is not a coincidence that in Japan there are even monuments of anime/manga characters, the One Piece Manga is even studied by japanese psychologist, because it is implied that helps people who feel lost and alone. Those are things that are considered absurd for the ones who don’t know japanese culture,because the occidental view off animation and comics is often associated with childhood or immaturity. But in Japan anime and manga are part of the culture of the country and exist for all the ranges of age and target.

Attack on Titan poster pubblished (in Japan) by the Minister of Health,Work and welfare in which the characters of this anime explain: “Choose what you prefer (to cover yourself) when you sneeze or cough”. And in the upper left angle of a poster there’s a titan coughing without covering his mouth.

Our experience is with Ash, so we presented him to the doctor in a very detailled way. He also as a very detailed psychology and a not very simple family situation. We are talking about a boy who was abandoned by his father, when he was just born, raised by a single mum, who was only nineteen when she gave birth and who just lost her mother (Ash’s granny). We also learnt how this has influenced Ash’s psychology who sometimes, had to help his mother who was literally in tears. His strong personality is derivated by the absence of his father, and by the personality (still very positive) of his own mother.

English translation: Ash’s Funfacts – The night before he started his journey, Ash promised his mother Delia that he would never be like his father. It is for this that he regularly came back after the end of every journey and when he was away he was worried that Professor Oak and Tracey Sketchit would not visit often her mother.

These details help creating a very realistic story: small details that can be not useful in the creation of a plot, but in reality bring an everyday sense of life and the perception of knowing these characters like they are friends which we spend time in our everyday real life.

English translation: Ash’s funfacts – Delia Ketchum often asked her son Ash to help her gardening. But Delia made Ash work so much that he could not even study.
English translation: Ash’s Funfacts – When he was a child Ash loved playing around and making messes. He started to get a bit naughty when he was around three. Delia often scolded him when he caused too many problems, but he never forced him to focalize his energies on his studies.

Speaking of Ash, he does not represent the perfect hero: even if he’s brave and has an extremely positive way of thinking, we learnt that he also feel vulnerability, errors, fears and problems of his character. Ash, teaches us on how to face problems in the most realistic way.

English translation: “This isn’t right! Not even myself know how should I Face problems! But you see.. instead of worring I always look to the positive side of it. Because even if things got wrong, I still have learnt something new. Nothing we do has to be lost! [Ash Ketchum]”

After learning the complexity of the character, the doctor asked us “Is Ash sexualized? Does he has a sexual orientment?”. The answer of these questions was obviously yes.

Ash is a male human guy, so the difference between him and an “object” is that he has a sexuality and characterics that are always present in his gender. So there’s nothing wrong in falling in love with him, and to feel all the “physical emotion” of sexual attraction (not getting deeper in it for obvious reasons”).

In scientific terms it is called “unilateral love” because it cannot be felt in both parts. There are mostly not very differences with falling in love with a real person, because in this case there is the possibility of being rejected. In both situations we feel loving someone who have known for long, but we couldn’t have a physical relation with it.
So considering the realistic and detailled psychology of the characters, united with the sexualization, in the end falling in love with a fictional character it is not an illness: it is an absolutely real feeling.

But do we can consider them as our “first love” or an effective “fianceè” of our life?

Starting with the fact that nobody cannot trashtalk about our feelings because they are real, we also have a scientific answer to this doubt.

Obviously, between character and real person there’s an evident and uncanny difference: with the character we cannot have a dialogue or a “real” relationship, so we feel the thing to “search for his presence” and everyone has his ways.
With Ash’s case (and characters like him) the most common way it is to take example from him, applying his teachings on real life.

English translation: “Being Prudent is good,but there are things you cannot known untill you’ve tried. Try at least once and everything will be fine!”[Ash Ketchum]


We explained the doctor a case of real life:
A Girl who suffered from violent panic attacks, was anxious to the idea to face his first work call. The panic attacks left her with a difficult situation, but she found strength in dealing with it thinking about how Ash would have done it: “What woul Ash say to me if he was here? He will obviously tell me to not give up even after a fail”. So the girl remembered a promise “she made to Ash”: to fully work on his dream. Getting strength from this promise and with the conviction that Ash would be proud of her, the girl picked up the phone and everything went fine.

English translation: “Everything we do in our life is precious: Every experience can help us to achieve our goals”[Ash Ketchum]
After listening to this story the doctor explained “See?This is a case on which Ash helped with a active support: he practically was there, motivating this girl. There are no doubts that he could be considered her first love”.

Even if these words are fruit of a writer work there are still Ash’s words: because a writer has to think with the brains of the character on he is working, not with his own. He has to follow strictly Ash’s psychology, that can be different from his own. Obviosly some situation can bring the character to a psychological change, like it would happen in reality.

There’s a term on how to indicate an anime/manga character on who you are desperately fallen in love with: waifu for girls character and husbando for male characters.

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About Pokénerd

Pokénerd was born in Umbria, Italy, in June 1992. She got so attached to the pokémon anime since the very beginning that she carefully watches every single episode. Her knowledge about the main character, Ash Ketchum is really vast. She discovered everything about him, and now she manages the entire online encyclopedia

Sun & Moon is NOT a continuation of XYZ series – The main characters are completely a new Ash and Pikachu

We’re sorry for the eventual grammatical errors and lexical mistakes we could do.  We are Italian so we’ll try our best!

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Let’s start from Masafumi Mima’s tweet (The Sound director of Pokémon anime series)

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Just for this reason, the final episode of Pokémon XYZ
has to be considered absolutely conclusive since there isn’t even the
usual ending sentence “next time a new beginning”.



This is because the main series, at the moment, it’s really over.
Sun&Moon is only a NEW Pokémon anime, with a reboot of the protagonist who is strongly reminiscent of Ash. This is due to merchandising reasons.

One of the reasons that led the anime to its end is without any doubt the fact that its ratings drastically crashed in Japan, as demonstrated by the graphic below:

OS 8.3%18.6% AVG 14.105%
JT 5.3%14.9% AVG 10.689%
AG 4.2%11.0% AVG 7.065%
DP 4.1% 9.3% AVG 6.396%
BW 2.2%9.3% AVG 5.292%
XY 3.2%6.4% AVG 4.559%
XYZ 2.4%4.4% AVG 3.673%

As you can see, the series registered a gradual audience ratings decline. XY and XYZ series were much appreciated from Western audiences despite the fact that they registered the lowest rate in Japan.

This led to a drastic reduction of staff’s funds, ever since the promotion of the film “Volcanion the Mechanical Marvel. Because of these cuts, with the Sun&Moon anime series the frame rate of the episodes has been lowered.

As you can understand by yourself, the Pokémon anime is in a bad situation which is caused by the same staff of the animated series, who completely ignored Shudo’s directives. As time goes by, the audience became gradually sick of seeing Ash that loses everytime and re-starts with a new journey, as if nothing had happened, instead of realizing his dream. At this point, in order to send things forward, it has been decided to focus entirely on the merchandising aspect. And here I am going to explain the reason why Black&White and Sun&Moon have to be considered a world apart, that is to say, series not linked with the main ones.

The plot of the Pokémon TV series does not always follow a logical thread. Moreover, for primarily economic necessity, writers are inclined to create series comparable to spin-offa. This often happens without explaining it directly in the episodes of the series (which keeps going on without any explanation of these story changes).

Concerning the Pokémon anime, a real continuity is ensured by the following main series: Kanto – Orange – Johto – Hoenn – Kanto BF – Sinnoh – Kalos. By following the episodes of these series, you may notice that there is a plot progression in the aforementioned regions, thus also proving that there is a connection and a progression, indeed, among them.

Black&White and the Sun&Moon are reboot and parallel series that feature a regressed version of Ash, also differentiated from the original with a change of Character Design (in order to attract young audiences). As well said by Masafumi Mima, that’s not the same Ash of original series and he shouldn’t be confused with him.

The official manga of the 20th pokemon movie shows “SM Ash” remembering his past, and he is shown with the outfit of this movie. As we know the 20th movie is settled into a parallel dimension, connected to Sun&Moon.

As for Black&White saga, at those times the reboot strategy was tried, but with the audience drop of viewings they tried to adjust the series with the cameos of Dawn and Charizard (adding Brock& Misty in flashbacks). This has caused a lot of confusion about where Black&White is linked with the series. However the endings of DP Saga and XYZ Saga have some scene that are marks of showing a crossroad of the story: the last shoots of Ash where Ash goes far from the camera.


In the Sun & Moon Series Misty and Brock have been shown with the original clothes they had, rather than their most recent ones, mainly because there’s no continuity between the series anymore (this is also valid for the pajama that “Ash” wears in the last episode of the Black & White series).

The presence of Misty & Brock is simply a tentative to adjust the flop of the anime, badly echoing the first generation. As proof of this, before the airing of the these episodes a survey was indeed in which was asked “Which of Ash’s past companions, would you like to return for a cameo?”

At the end of the XYZ series we could see some small forms of protest by the same animation directors or writers. This tells us that even they haven’t an effective control of the anime; in fact the staff changes with each generation and given that Pokémon is a commercial anime, control goes mainly to sponsors such as TV Tokyo. Obviously, they do not care about Ash and the storyline: their only interest is to cash with ratings and merchandising.


We of Satoshipedia join to the protests, because we care about Ash and the development of his history. We decided to stop following the anime, because to continue would mean to accept the treatment that is reserved to Ash for purely commercial purposes, which it was against the same Takeshi Shudo (creator the anime).

As explained in our separate article, Takeshi Shudo wanted to create an anime targeted to both children and adults, and he care relative of the gain. This led him to disagree with the other writers, that have gradually removed to Shudo the control of his own anime.

I don’t need to explain how all that has happening is not right and is not respectful of Shudo and the same Ash. It’s up to you to decide whether to continue with the anime, but you must be aware of the consequences. No one denies that the episodes of Sun & Moon can be sympathetic or show the pseudoAsh in epic situations, However, the fact remains that this does not really respects Ash’s character, which continues to be seen by the public as a ridiculous and eternally childlike cartoon character (things that do not really represent him).

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About Pokénerd

Pokénerd was born in Umbria, Italy, in June 1992. She got so attached to the pokémon anime since the very beginning that she carefully watches every single episode. Her knowledge about the main character, Ash Ketchum is really vast. She discovered everything about him, and now she manages the entire online encyclopedia

Other sides of Ash Ketchum

ita icon_satoshipediaEverybody knows Ash Ketchum as a skillful Pokémon trainer, but there is more to his character.

The Chosen One (Pokémon: The Movie 2000)

In this movie we find out that Ash is the chosen one of an ancient prophecy of the Shamouti Island. It recites, amongst the many verses: “A Great controller shall calm the God’s anger“. 690809

Intially, when all the inhabitants were celebrating, unaware of the imminent tragedy, Ash is elected as ‘chosen’ simply because of his abilities as a trainer (he can “control” his Pokémons, as old Tobias said). During the festival Ash was asked to demonstrate that he was the chosen one by a ritual, that consisted in collecting three treasures located in some small temples consecreted to the three Legendary Birds: in the Fire Islands, Ice Islands and Lightning Islands.7909789
Ash found two of the three treasures by accident and managed to take those away. This showed that he really was the chosen one, the only one to find the last treasure and save the world.
In our version the prophecy refers to him because of the name “Ash”. In the english version the prophecy actually says “Thus the Earth shall turn to Ash”.

Aura Guardian

In the eighth movie “Lucario and the Mystery of Mew” we find out that Ash has a particular gift: he has the same Aura as Lucario.

There are some special people in the Pokémon world that have a well developed Aura, like Lucario’s. In a distant time, these people were called “Aura Guardians“.

Aura is an energy emitted by every living thing; in japanese is also called “Ki“. Aura Guardians can sense it, and with the right training, control it.589087

As far as Ash is concerned, many episodes show he has this ability. For example in the episodes “Poké57809mon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu” Ash could locate and comunicate with Riolu (Lucario’s pre-evolution), anywhere it was thanks to the aura. His ability has proven useful to Ranger Kellyn in order to rescue the Pokémon.

In the episode “The Keystone Pops!” Ash saves a village from the fury of a Spiritomb. A locald elderly woman states that Ash is a Aura Guardian, like the hero that saved the village centuries ago from the same Spiritomb. Ash then answers that he only wants to become a Pokémon Master and he’s not interestes in training his aura.66089

King of the Sea

In the movie “Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea” Ash is elected King of the Sea because he saved the temple by putting the Sea Crown in its place. The legend (in the original6777790 version of the movie) says: “Thee who holds the Sea Crown shall become the true King of the Sea ” so, because Ash has protected the crown he has also become its owner. He has also used it in order to save his friends from the threat represented by Phantom.6789

Ash, The Being of Willpower

In Diamond & Parl series it turns out that Ash, Dawn and Brock are connected to three pokémon: Azelf, Mesprit and Uxie. They are respectively defined as The Being of Willpower“, “The Being of Emotion” and “The Being of Knowledge“. Moreover, these beings perfectly reflecting the personality of the three trainers aforementioned.43536

Azelf chose to connect to Ash because he has always used his strong willpower to protect Pokémon.
There is a strong bond between the two. As a matter of fact, Ash is able to feel the pain of Azelf. The latter, instead, can contact Ash in his dreams and can even “summon” him, teleporting him everytime it needed him.001

Ash encountered Azelf for the first time in the episode “Pruning a Passel of Pals!“. Unable to sleep, he decided to take a walk at7455486 Lake Valor and once being there, as previously happened to Dawn, he saw the spirit of Azelf which came out of the water and then dove back.
It wouldn’t be until “The Needs of the Three! that Ash would see Azelf in its true form. Azelf contacted Ash in a dream and warned him of the destruction of the world, because of Team Galactic.

When Pokémon Hunter J awakened Azelf from its sleep throwing a bomb in7876852 Lake Valor, Ash felt a severe pain at his head because of his connection to Azelf. Later, when Azelf was kidnapped and taken to Team Galactic headquarters together with Mesprit and Uxie, Azelf convened Ash and teleported him there, where it was, at the Team Galactic headquarters.

Ash rescued Azelf from Team Galactic. Later, Ash and Azelf, through their connection, managed to help Palkia and Dialga calm and by doing so they also saved the world from destruction.76576547

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About Pokénerd

Pokénerd was born in Umbria, Italy, in June 1992. She got so attached to the pokémon anime since the very beginning that she carefully watches every single episode. Her knowledge about the main character, Ash Ketchum is really vast. She discovered everything about him, and now she manages the entire online encyclopedia

Delia Ketchum – The Super Mom

ita icon_satoshipediaIn his novels “Pocket Monsters the Animation”, Takeshi Shudo dwelt very much upon Delia, often repeating, during the narration, that reading this information would help us learn more about Ash and his future events.

Ash has inherited the character from his mother Delia (Hanako in Japanese), who in fact we are used to see always smiling and carefree. Even as a mother, she has always been a strong and courageous woman, despite the enormous sufferings she had to endure in her life.46790

Delia is in fact very young and the relationship between Ash and her is much more like the one between brother and sister, rather than the one between mother and son. At the beginning of the anime, Delia still was under her 30s, even though she already had an 11-year old child. So, the day when Ash left for his trip, while wiping away her tears, she thought:

… Tears, huh… I’m still young but, although my young age, I’m already the mother of a fully-fledged adult… As his mother, I’ve had to prove to be brave… I remember all the past ten years, ten months and ten day7cf1d25b66efd2538162fcb3419314efs with Ash… All the adversities… All the painful moments in which it seemed impossible to  go on… The period of motherhood was really tough… But it was worth it.

Since Ash’s father left home, she did not shed a single tear for a farewell any longer, although she generally was a person who tended to cry like a baby or have exaggerated reactions, even for a simple splinter stuck in a finger.

It all started when Delia was only 18 years old and her mother was still alive. A young aspiring Pokémon trainer was staying in heDelia_Ashr inn, the “Pallet House. Delia immediately fell in love with him and their relationship quickly became stronger, so much that they got married in a heartbeat. But right after Ash’s birth, the young man left the town and never came back. To make matters worse, Delia’s mother soon got ill and passed away, leaving her daughter alone with the Pallet House and the new-born Ash.

At that point, Delia had no choice but to be strong. Even if her husband had come back home, after leaving her alone for over ten years, she would have completely ignored him. If someone asked her:do you still love him? her answer would be a clear < no >. Despite this, Delia rejected all the proposals she received from other men, because she actually never wanted to divorce from Ash’s father. There were even a few rumors of her relationships with other men, but none of them was true.2d73lu.jpg

Until the day Ash left home to travel and become a Pokémon Trainer, Delia managed to go on on her own. < It’s natural…> she thought to herself. Ash is her beloved son and she would take care of him until the day of his departure. It was her responsibility.

The relationship between Ash and Delia

As already said, there is a very unique relationship between Delia and Ash, very similar to the one existing between a couple of friends or brothers. Sometimes Ash wondered if some of Delia’s behaviors were the same of a typical mother and wanted her to be more like a normal adult woman. He often accused her of “pulling the mom card” only when it was convenient.0789079808

As a matter of fact, on the day of Ash’s departure Delia began to fantasize a bit. She was sad but at the same time she felt like a student who is about to start his summer holidays without any homework to do: starting from the following day she would have returned to be a free woman. Given that she still was so young, she could devote herself to many things. But until the next morning she still had to be the mother of Ash.

Shudo explains that being a mother is already a very hard job. However, despite her situation, Delia has never perceived her motherhood as something  tough. After all it was better than remaining completely alone, after her 77969husband had left home.

Of course it has never been so easy for her… Despite that, every once in a while Delia felt the need to say < Thanks baby > to Ash.

Just to give an example, Ash became rebellious for the first time around the age of three. He combined a prank after another and, in order to keep him quiet, Delia often pretended to cry:

Having such a rebellious son makes me the most unfortunate beauty in the world… Sniff, sniff. Waaah, waaaah >

However, as usual at her age, girls should go out and have fun rather than working as single mothers. That’s why Delia felt so unfortunate. At the beginning, she started to pretend to cry, but her tears soon became real when she started to stop and think of her life situation.

Ash was caught off guard when seeing his mother crying, so he immediately stopped making trouble. Then he approached her with a very sweet expression and asked: < Mom, what’s wrong? Are you ok? >. This gesture consoled Delia and made her feel the need to express her gratitude to his son.

Delia and the fathers of the bullies

When the bullies picked on Ash at the kindergarten and then to school, he’d get the teachers or the bullies fathers to tell them off. Or else, if the fathers of the bullies didn’t rebuke them, he would made sure the teacher did.

These bullies were children who at home didn’t breath an atmosphere of serenity. They were often children of single fathers or of husbands who were kicked out of the house after a marital dispute. If these men were looking for something to eat they had two options: a bento from the only convenience store of the village or going to the Pallet House (being the only restaurant in Pallet Town).

Delia, just like Ash, has the ability to always find the right words to help someone in need, so when these family men decided to eat at the Pallet House, she scolded them: < Children need a mother and a father! Especially a father! You can’t underestimate the importance of a father! A father can’t just be working all the time! He has to spend time at home! 709790>. Delia knew well what she was saying, she had the experience of both her father (Ash’s grandfather) and her husband: both left the family to become Pokémon trainers and never returned.

Thus, the bullies fathers would remain silent and let her talk. In exchange, if you can call it like that, Delia would listen to their problems with their wives.

The mothers in the country, therefore, never complained the fact that their husbands came home late at night saying they were at the Pallet House. On the contrary, they would consider it a relief, because talking with Delia would inspire the fathers o79800f Pallet Town to do their best for the home and their children. This helped to improve the mood of mothers in the town. So, with both parents in a good mood, children would breath a climate of serenity and bullying against Ash ceased. Being no longer picked on, Ash was delighted to be able to focus only on its pranks. He loved to play around and cause mischief. Delia rebuked him when he was causing too many problems, but she never forced him to focus on his studies.

Delia’s wish

Delia has always wanted to convey optimism and serenity to Ash, therefore, also thanks to his strong character, he was never deeply shocked by the absence of his father, however as a child, he used to ask about him to his mom. He wanted to know what kind of person he was and what he was doing. He addressed to her the same questions also about his grandfather. Delia initially replied that they were two very special pokémon trainers. However, when Ash was five years old, she decided to reveal him the truth: though they left to become pokémon trainers, no one has heard anything about them. There is no evidence that they really became trainers.

Whether his father and grandfather were or were not good trainers made no difference in his desire to become a Pokémon trainer. However, if Ash had found out on the internet or when he grew up, it may have come as a shock.5685896

Paradoxically, having the weight of his father and grandfather failures on him was a kind of weird encouragement for Ash: < I’m not going to end up like dad or grandpa! > said Ash to his mother the night before leaving for his trip. But Delia thought, within herself: < If he was anything like his father, he may never be back >.

It was natural that Ash would have ended up dreaming of becoming a Pokémon trainer. Delia herself sometimes muttered: < Your dad and grandpa are out there somewhere trying to become Pokémon Trainers… Must be nice out there.. >

She would say that only occasionaly but, in over ten years, this sentence ended to reach Ash’s ears many times, triggering in him the desire to become a Pokémon trainer.

Delia herself lo48675ved Pokémon and also wanted to become a trainer.

If she didn’t had to take over the Pallet House, being the only child of her family, Delia would have ignored any opposition of her mother and once she became ten she would have left home to become a Pokémon trainer, just like Ash.

The Voltorb shaped alarm clock

The alarm clock shaped like a Voltorb was donated to Ash by Delia for his tenth birthday.69876790

Pokémon themed goods are always a best seller, so you can’t get them in a small village like Pallet Town. Consequently to get that clock, Delia had to leave her busy schedule for three days and go to a department store in the metropolis of Cerulean City, where she waited five hours in line to buy it.

For Delia, that Voltorb clock held more significance than just a birthday present for his son: it was an expression of motherly love for Ash to take on his journey. His birthday was only a suitable opportunity to give it to him.

See also: Focus – Ash’s Childhood

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About Pokénerd

Pokénerd was born in Umbria, Italy, in June 1992. She got so attached to the pokémon anime since the very beginning that she carefully watches every single episode. Her knowledge about the main character, Ash Ketchum is really vast. She discovered everything about him, and now she manages the entire online encyclopedia

Focus: Ash’s House and the history of Pallet Town

ita icon_satoshipediaAsh Ketchum is native of Pallet Town, a little rural village located in the south-west of the Kanto region. It’s inspired by Shimoda Town, an existing city in Japan.

Masara Town

It’s called Pallet Town because of the typical white houses all over the village; however, in the Japanese version, it’s called Masara Village (though in the anime it’s named Masara Town).

Masara Village was named after a legendary hero, called Masara Ookido. He lived in the village about a century before the anime starts. He was showered with honors for being the only trainer in town ranking at the 921st position on the list of the best 10 thousands Pokémon trainers. Because of this, a monument in the central plaza was erected in his honor, and the village’s name was changed from Masshiro Village to Masara Village.

Masara Ookido was Professor Oak’s grandfather (Yukinari Ookido). Talking about Oak’s family, the professor has two older brothers: the middle one is Pallet’s postal office’s Gilbertchief, while the older brother was the mayor at the time of the first series, and in fact he was the one who hired Gary’s cheerleaders.
At the time of the Advanced series the mayor was Gilbert’s father (a character appeared in Pokémon Chronicles).

Ash’s house

Ash lives in one of Pallet’s typical white houses, and it’s very spacious and cozy. It’s on two floors, and on the exterior it’s surrounded by a garden, which in some places was turned into a kitchen garden by Delia, given her passion for gardening.


Takeshi Shudo in his novels “Pocket Monsters the Animation” hinted that Ash’s house is also the “Pallet House” inn, in which Delia works.

Pallet House is the only restaurant in Pallet Town, and on the second floor it’s also a guest-house. It was run by Delia’s parents33xh1qo.jpg, however she was forced to inherit it when her mother (Ash’s grandmother) died of illness, a little after Ash’s birth.

Delia runs the inn admirably, so much so that her cooking skills were mentioned in the book “Unexplored Regions: The best food in the little villages”.

The restaurant is located on the ground level, supposedly behind the house (communicating, obviously, with the kitchen), in which can be seen the little inn, visible only with a careful observation of some shots.

Regarding the remaining interiors, we know every single corner of the first floor, while on the second floor were shown just two rooms: Ash’s and Delia’s bedrooms. On the other side are located the guest-house’s rooms.

Here there is a detailed map of the ground level of Ash’s house (click on the picture to enlarge it).

If you can’t see very well the images on the map, click on the links corresponding the numbers to view a bigger version of them.


Ash’s room shown in some official sketches:

Fun fact: In Pallet Town also lives Mrs Masae, a “nice” lady who loves to gossip through her personal radio show!



> Episodes of the Pokémon’s anime

> “Pocket Monsters: the Animation” books (the books are not yet translated in their fullness, so some informations could be subjected to some adjustments or updates until the work is completed)



About Pokénerd

Pokénerd was born in Umbria, Italy, in June 1992. She got so attached to the pokémon anime since the very beginning that she carefully watches every single episode. Her knowledge about the main character, Ash Ketchum is really vast. She discovered everything about him, and now she manages the entire online encyclopedia

Pocket Monsters: the animation – the secrets of Pokémon anime!

ita icon_satoshipediaTakeshi Shudo, creator of the Pokémon anime, published  in 1997 and in 1999 two books in which he revealed some of the greatest secrets of the Pokémon anime. These secrets hide many details about the characters of the animated series and also clarify several inconsistencies in the episodes.

Note: The informations that Shudo reported in these books are not another version of the anime, but informations that, for various reasons, Shudo could not explain in the episodes

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Unfortunately, being them “old books” and being available only in Japanese language, it is extremely difficult to find the full translations. However, after a thorough search on the internet, I managed to find some kind of comprehensive summary of the most important information.

Let’s start from the prologue:

It happened one night.
In the darkness, a small light was glowing.
Pop …
There was a little noise, like an explosion in the air.
Then, a creature is born.

Meanwhile, elsewhere …
Pop …
Pop …
Pop …

Those creatures are born, one after the other.
All these creatures were of different sizes and shapes.
Some of these were like some we know.
But in fact, were completely different from any other
creature that ever existed in the world.

Like humans, who after a long time of evolution, became different from any species of monkey.
Each species in the world descends from creatures that already existed. But these creatures were different …

Suddenly, one evening …
Pop …
Pop …
Pop …

They appear as they are, in ways we can not recognize in our reference books.
Then people called these creatures “Pocket Monsters”.
Why are Pocket Monsters in our world? Trying to explain this mystery is as difficult as explaining the mystery of human evolution.

– “Introduction to the Pokémon study.
by Yukinari Ookido (Samuel Oak)
Pokémon study Professor (Celadon University).

This prologue is an important information, because somehow it solves the first of many great Pokéfans’ questions:
“Where do Pokémon come from?”
After the preface, there are some infos about Ash.

The book also explains that, according to legend, God created the world in a week. The 7th day he “sketched” some extra animals: the Pokémon. They are then born on a day of celebration” and are not intended nor to be dominated by humans, nor to dominate humans.

In the 18th century, zoology became a professional scientific discipline but there were some mysterious creatures that you could not classify, as the dragons and sirens. Then, the French count Tajiri (surely inspired by Satoshi Tajiri, the creator of Pokémon ) has discovered and studied the pokémon to try to give an answer to everything.


After the peface, it talks about the history of Ash, his childhood, his father and how Delia approached her motherhood despite the absence of her husband.

Here are the salient information:

> Delia manages the “Pallet House” inn

> Ash’s father is a Pokémon Trainer currently traveling in a faraway land. Delia knew him at the Pallet House, when she was 18. The two fell in love and their relationship became rapidly stronger, so that within the same year they got married. Hovever, soon after Ash’s birth, he left Pallet Town and never returned. Delia was only 19 years old. In the following years after her husband’s disappearance, several men asked her hand in marriage, but she refused them all, because she never wanted to divorce from Ash’s father.

> Ash’s maternal grandmother has died shortly after his birth, because of an illness. His maternal grandfather abandoned the family to become a Pokémon trainer and never returned.

> Around three years of age Ash starts to become very ribellious. In fact, as a child he loved playing around and cause mischief.

> Ash had problems with bullying at maternal and primary school. Hovever, when he got annoyed by someone, he’d get the teachers or the bully’s father to tell them off. If the bully’s father wouldn’t do so, he’d make sure at least the teacher did.

> Delia gave Ash the Voltorb’s alarm clock for his 10th birthday


All details are available at the following links:

> Delia Ketchum: the Super Mom

> Ash’s Family

> Ash’s Childhood

> In-depth analysis about Ash’s father


In the Pokemon World, compulsory education ends at age 10. After their 10th birthday, children are considered as adults.
The following April (after turning 10), Pokémon trainers can choose to continue with secondary school or focus on something else, such as Pokémon training, starting a career or even getting married! Most of the males in the Pokémon World try to be a Pokemon trainer, and of course, most of them utterly fail hard. Then they just become incompetent adults.

This is why both Ash’s father and grandfather left for a trip and is also why most of the workers are female.


This is the book in which Takeshi Shudo revealed that Ash, on the day of his departure was exactly 10 years, 10 months and 10 days old.


As mentioned in the previous paragraph, Pokémon trainers left on April after their tenth birthday, so here we see clearly the inconsistency in the first episode of the animated series in which it’s said that “Ash was leaving because he has just turned 10”.
But at the same time, Gary and other two trainers left. Was it everyone’s birthday, perhaps? Obviously, the answer is “NO!”.

The writers have made a mistake.

But that’s not all. Since Ash’s Journey started on April 1st, going 10 years, 10 months and 10 days back, it is possible to determine the date of his birth: May 22nd. So, on April 1st, Ash was almost 11.

During the 9th episode of the animated series it was made ​​clear that two months have passed since Ash’s departure. Here’s the confirmation that he has been 10 years old only in the first 6-7 episodes of the animated series.


Before his departure, Ash has spent 10 days trying to find his characteristic pose of victory (that always accompanies his “Getto Daze”). Here’s a small image, taken from the book, of his various attempts :)



Masara Village is a small rural town, there are not many free occupations. Because of that, generally, children who pass the age of 10 tend to become Pokémon trainers. Unfortunately, the trainers of Masara Village always end up in the last positions of the top 10 thousand Pokémon trainer (monthly published ranking).


100 years ago, Masara Village was called  Masshiro Village. There lived an extraordinary Pokémon trainer, named Ookido Masara. He stood at position 921 in the TOP 10 thousand trainers, highest position ever achieved by a resident of the city.

Ookido Masara was honored as a hero by the people, so they renamed the city “Masara Village”.


The Japanese name of Professor Samuel Oak is Yukinari Ookido. In fact, prof. Oak is Masara Ookido’s grandson. Samuel has two older brothers, the eldest of whom is the mayor of the city (first series), while the middle brother is the Head of the Post Office. Gary’s cheerleaders were hired right from the mayor, the boy’s great-uncle.

About Gary, he and Ash have not attended the same elementary school. Being a member of the family Oak, Gary decided to attend an elementary school in the nearby town. Since he’s member of the Oak family, he didn’t want to attend the small primary school of Pallet Town. Every day he had a two hour journey to get to and from school.



Samuel Oak published (at the age of 20) a theory about Pokémon titled: “Pokémon are different from other creatures of this world”. It was precisely this thesis that led him to success in the study of Pokémon. At the age of 25, he received an award for the results of his research and was promoted to the rank of Professor Emeritus of the Department of the City University Tamamushi (Japanese name of Celadon City).

When he was 30, without publishing any academic paper, he returned to his hometown (Masara) and he opened a small laboratory for unknown reasons. There are rumors about a girl trainer that he supervised, who broke his heart.

Initially, Ash didn’t know much prof. Oak, he had only seen him a few times, at night, in the mother’s inn (Ash must have been sleeping, he probably didn’t have chance to talk with the professor). Oak always orders precooked Chazuke, Furikake and Curry.  He eats in silence while reading a book. This seemes very strange to Delia, because those were foods that could be bought at any grocer’s.


When Ash received Pikachu, Professor Oak instructed him to give a nickname to the Pokémon. The boy, however, had not planned to begin his journey with Pikachu, so he thought of nicknames only for BulbasaurCharmander and Squirtle, respectively: DanesukeKagetarou and Zenibou. So, Ash improvised nicknames such as: PikabouPikasukePikatarouPikaoPikataPikazaemonPikanosukePikabee… but Pikachu liked none of them, so Ash decided not to give him a nickname. After that, Oak informed the boy that some Pokémon hate humans also because they choose names for them and treat them as pets.


Shudo, in these books, also explained that the “Pokémon Anime” hides some very important messages.
For example, there is a very specific reason for which many main characters of the anime didn’t have a father, or at least have a problem with him: “Children who do not have a model of a father grow up thanks to a trip”. Another important message relates to Brock, explains why he never succeeds in winning the heart of any girl:

Brock falls in love with every girl he sees, because he unconsciously wants to give a new mother to his brothers. He wants to replace, in some way, the mother figure that hasn’t been present in the past. However, because of this, Brock will never get to the heart of any girl, until he changes his way of seeing “love”.


As for Brock, Shudo also told the story of his family.

Brock’s mother, in fact, married and divorced several times because she had problems with the Pewter Gym. Brock’s father left home because he wanted to become a Pokémon trainer and the woman tried to manage herself the gym, task that, however, wasn’t easy at all.

There were strict rules, such as the one for which after 3 consecutive defeats, the Gym Leader is exonerated from his role.
For this, many times, challengers were corrupted by the gym leaders. Moreover, the costs were high and the government’s support was not enough. She remarried several times, but all her husbands ended up running away, unable to bear this responsibility. Brock’s brothers are actually the children of all these husbands.

When Brock got his license of gym leader, the mother ran away from home leaving a letter: “I had too many successors (perhaps intended as sons). Since my duty was done, from now on I want to enjoy my life”. Unfortunately, the real Brock’s father didn’t came back and the boy was forced to give up his dream of going on a trip because of his family, although the brothers encouraged him to leave home because they felt guilty for him.

Click here to read a piece of the chapter in which it is spoken of Brock.
In this link there are written the first few pages of a diary by the same Brock once he started his journey.


 One of the many chapters of the book also speak about Misty. In particular, we find that her parents have left, leaving the gym in the hands of the daughters.
As for Misty’s sisters, Shudo also clarifies why each one have a different color of hair: in fact they are wearing wigs, because of their shows. Their natural hair are blacks.
In this chapter, Shudo also confirmed that Misty is the same age as Ash.



Jesse, James and Meowth were much appreciated by Shudo. Indeed, for the Advanced series, he finds himself having to choose whether to delete them or Misty from the protagonists of the anime. Shudo chose Misty, because he believed that the Rocket Trio was irreplaceable.

Of course Shudo dedicated fragments of the book to the Rocket Trio too , in fact in THIS LINK you can read the translation of an interesting paragraph about Jessie, in which she describes her first mission as a member of Team Rocket.


In addition, here are a couple of trivia about Trio Rocket from the book:

– Jessie and James actually used the name of Miyamoto and Sasaki when staying in a hotel for recuperation (disguising themselves as a couple and Nyarth as their kid, putting bandage around their whole body) The hotel owner thinks that it’s weird that they are married but have different surnames. The book doesn’t confirm that they are their real surnames or not.

– Musashi and Kojiro hold a record in Team Rocket (eating one year old moldy fried rice and being okay)


 Article in update…


Finally, here is a list of all the chapters of books.

-Vol. 1 旅立ち – Departure –

Chapter 1 旅立ちは、パジャマのままで。 – Setting Off In Pajamas.
Chapter 2 しびれる出会いはピカチュウと – A Shocking Meeting with Pikachu
Chapter 3 旅立ちの日はオニスズメ – Spearow on Departure Day
Chapter 4 ニャース・アタック – Meowth Attack
Chapter 5 森を抜けて – Escape the Forest
Chapter 6 バタフリー飛んだ! – Butterfree Took Flight!

– Vol. 2 仲間 – Companions –

Chapter 1 ニビシティのイワーク – Onix of Nibi City
Chapter 2 ゲット・グレーバッジ – Get the Boulder Badge
Chapter 3 ハナダシティの四姉妹 – The Four Sisters of Hanada City
Chapter 4 クチバジムの対決 – Showdown at Kuchiba Gym
付録 – Appendix


At the moment this is all the information I could find, if I find more I will update the item immediately :)

Here are the links to the sources from which my work derives and to the translated the article:

– Some chapters in original language and English

Curiosity transcribed by a blogger who has read the books

Translation of novels

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“Pokemon: The Animation” – Official information about Ash’s father

ita icon_satoshipediaTakeshi Shudo, creator of the Pokémon anime, published in 1997 and in 1999 two books titled Pocket Monsters: The Animation Volume 1 and 2, in which he revealed some of the greatest mysteries of the Pokemon series.

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This is the chapter in which there are official information about Ash’s father:

“I can’t sleep.” Ash said.
Delia answered, with striking Ash’s pillow:
“Sure, I can understand your feeling. All 10 and over years old kids in this town aim to be a Pokémon trainer. Your dad, your grandpa…and you…”
When she mentioned his father and his grandpa, Ash’s pillow was became a punching bag.

“Dad and grandpa…”
A memory of when he was 5 flashed in Satoshi’s mind.


It was the day when a PC was given to him for the first time.
Delia said, while staring at the brand-new PC:
“Hey, my son. I must say to you: your father and grandpa are great Pokémon trainers. Aren’t they?”
Ash was sure about this.

“Hey mom, tell me! What is my dad like? What sort of a man is my grandpa?”
When little Ash asked, she always gave the same answer.
“Your dad and grandpa are surreal trainers who surpass the hero Ookido Masara, probably.”

“Surreal?” It wasn’t a familiar word for him.

“Fantastic, over-realistic”

“They are superior men, you meant.”

“It’s something like that.”

But the day when the PC was delivered, superior dad and grandpa transformed into different persons. This is how it happened…
Delia got closer to the little Ash.
“Sorry, dear. I told you a falsehood.” Delia said to Ash with his mouth wide open.


“Surrealistic trainers. Surrealistic is super-realistic, super-realistic means to stand aloof from the reality… in other words, it’s a nonsense. Give me a break!”

A break should have been given to Ash more than her.

Then, Delia asked:

“Ash, when you begin to use a PC, you get into on-line communication, don’t you?”

“Yeah” Ash nodded.

“Then, you access to Pokémon-related web pages, and maybe you want to know more about your dad and grandpa.”

“Yeah, sure.”

“But perhaps you won’t be able to know it. ”

“Why? ”

“‘Cause I told a pack of lies…”


“It’s not a lie that your dad and grandpa aimed to be Pokémon trainers…it’s a fact…they are away on a journey, it’s an obvious fact, too.”


“But they became full-fledged trainers…”


“It is a lie, probably.”

“A lie?”

“You have never seen the report your dad and grandpa were elected to the ten thousand best trainers in a magazine or a journal, haven’t you?”

“Yeah, I’ve never seen it.”

“But it’s also true that only the Pokémon League participant of this year are listed in the top 10k trainers.  Great Pokémon Masters have nothing to do with the Pokémon League. Many great trainers are not in that ranking.”


“But if you check on the Internet you may find what you look for.”


“Yeah, you can get easily on the membership list of the World Pokemon trainers Association…. all official trainers are on the list I’ve heard that there are billions of names including the deceased trainers…”

“The membership list? That’s the first time I hear of it.”
“You can get it. Then you can search easily for your dad and grandpa’s names by PC even if there are billions of official trainers. So you’ll discover you can’t find the names of your dad and grandpa.”


“Your dad and grandpa aren’t authorized yet. In other words, they aren’t official trainers yet.”


A long silence hung between Delia and Ash for some time.
“What are they doing now? Dad and grandpa?” Ash asked.
Delia shrugged her shoulders.
“I don’t knoooow. Even if they are aiming to be trainers… their names aren’t on the list… it’s so fruitless…”
“It’s so fruitless…”
Ash repeated Delia words.
Since Delia hates make his son sad, she said it as if it wasn’t important.
“But, it doesn’t mean your efforts are fruitless. Don’t mind about your dad and grandpa, from now on. It is up to you whether you become a trainer or not, Ash.”
“Wow! Super Cool!”
“Yeah, Cool. “Very Super” Cool.”

Delia smiled.
It was a relief for her to realize that Ash wasn’t deeply shocked.
Ash’s feeling was as his word “Cool!”.

His dad and grandpa rarely were there with him: Ash has seen them only in some pictures.
In five years of life, Ash seemed not to have had a real story…
Whether his father and grandfather are great trainers or not, he didn’t change his wish of becoming a Pokémon trainer.

But Delia occasionally murmured:
“Ash’s dad and grandpa are still on a journey somewhere with the aim of becoming Pokémon Masters… What an envy!”
Ash heard these words so many times, because they reached his ears at least until he turned ten.
It was natural for Ash to dream of becoming a Pokémon Trainer.
But Delia didn’t mutter these words because of her anxiety for their safety, but just because she loves Pokémon and she wished to be a Pokémon Trainer.
If she wouldn’t have been the successor of her mother’s restaurant, she would have gone on a journey when she was 10 to become a Pokémon Trainer like Satoshi even if she would have had to run against her parents’ opposition.

They say that it’s better for a trainer’s formation to start the journey when he’s young.
But she felt so young…

“If someone who wants to succeed my mother’s restaurant appears, I will leave it to  him and I will start my journey immediately.
Hanako didn’t ever give up.
One day when she was 18… (Hanako’s mother was still living).
She fell in love at first sight with a traveler with the aim of becoming a Pokèmon Trainer who stayed at her mother’s inn.
Also, he fell in love with her.
Delia felt the same as him, and she married him very soon, without knowing the exact reason.

But he left on a journey, and never again returned home.
As if it wasn’t enough, her mother instantly died because of a disease.
Delia inherited the inn and a newborn baby.
“Do you still love him?” If she was asked, she would reply “No, sure!”.
If a woman like Delia was abandoned, and her husband returned back home after 10 years shamelessly, she would ignore him because getting angry is fruitless.
Delia did her best and grew up her son all alone until he decided to leave for his journey.
“Because it’s natural” she thinks.


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About Pokénerd

Pokénerd was born in Umbria, Italy, in June 1992. She got so attached to the pokémon anime since the very beginning that she carefully watches every single episode. Her knowledge about the main character, Ash Ketchum is really vast. She discovered everything about him, and now she manages the entire online encyclopedia

Ash’s Voice Actors

ita icon_satoshipediaAsh’s voice is interpreted by:

Japan: Rica Matsumoto

In Japan, the voice actors are called Seiyuu and they are very important figures, because in Japanese culture it’ss as if they “reincarnated” the characters they dub.

In fact, there is no wonder when Rica is often called “Satoshi Sama” or similar.

Rica, as well as being a talented actress and voice actress, is also a singer, In fact, in addition to having published some of her albums, she sang most of the opening themes of the anime Pokémon impersonating Ash who, in dubbing too, is rendered very well by the masculine voice of Rica.

About Ash, Rica said during an interview: “Satoshi (Ash) always comes up with fun phrases, such as ‘pajama wa jama’ (Japanese pun that more or less means ‘pajamas are a threat’) or jokes. This is what drew me to him as a character. “

Ash dubbed by Rica in the first series:

Ash dubbed by Rica now:

English dub: Veronica Taylor & Sarah Natochenny

Veronyca Taylor has been Ash’s English voice actress for 4Kids Entertainment and has held this role until the series Advanced Battle comprised. From then on she has been replaced by Sarah Natochenny.

Veronica voiced Ash in the first 8 seasons, so she gavea childish voice to the character (despite she tried, as far as possible, to create a more “mature” voice) . With the transition from 4Kids to Pokémon USA, which required a change of voice actors too, the staff decided to give Ash a voice similar to Rica Matsumoto’s one, so the role passed to Sarah Natochenny.

Veronica Taylor was also the voice of Delia (Ash’s Mom) and May, while Sarah Natochenny was also Dawn’s Buneary.

Veronica’s voice while she interprets Ash:

Sarah’s voice while she interprets Ash:

Italy: Davide Garbolino

Italian famous voice actor who interpreted many characters in animated series and movies. Several years ago led “Ciao Ciao” and “Ciao Ciao Mattina”. He is the official voice of Topo Gigio (2005) and Bugs Bunny.


Regarding the Pokémon anime, Davide interprets Ash’s voice since the first series, therefore always, in fact, over the years, he has done an excellent job of recreating the  “growing up voice” of Ash.

He also directed the dubbing of the film “Pokémon The Rise of Darkrai”.

Davide’s voice while he interprets Ash (tracks taken from the 3rd movie and XY, so you can notice the “growing up” voice)

Spain: Adolfo Moreno

Adolfo’s voice while he interprets Ash: 

Germany: Veronika Neugebauer and Caroline Combrinck

Veronika Neugebauer has dubbed Ash only in some series (EP158DP104), the principal (who still holds the role) is Caroline Combrinck (EP001EP157DP105-now).

Veronika Neugebauer

Veronika’s voice while she interprets Ash:

Caroline Combrinck

France: Aurelien Ringelheim

Aurelien’s voice while he interprets Ash:

Norway: Nils-Martin Crawfurd

Nils-Martin’s voice while he interprets Ash:

Sweden: Dick Eriksson

Dick’s voice while he interprets Ash:

Denmark: Mathias Klenske

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Matias’s voice while he interprets Ash:

Other States:

ARA Bandiera.png Arab Buthaina Shia
CAT Bandiera.png Catalan Enric Puig
Chinese Mandarin  Hè Shìfāng
Li Míngxìng
Wāng Shìwěi
RCE Bandiera.png Czech Republic Radek Škvor
CRO Bandiera.png Croatian Saša Buneta
Marko Torjanac
FILIP Bandiera.png Philippine Klariz Magboo
FIL Bandiera.png Finnish Sari Moilanen
Hanna Savikko
OLA Bandiera.png Dutch Christa Lips
CAN Bandiera.png Canadian Sébastien Reding
GRE Bandiera.png Greek  Voula Kosta
ISR Bandiera.png Israeli  Yonatan Magon
Daniel Magon
IND Bandiera.png Hindi Rahul Sharma (Cartoon Network dub)
Nachiket Dighe (Hungama dub)
UNG Bandiera.png Hungarian Szvetlov Balázs
Ungvári Gergely
SKO Bandiera.png Korean  Choi Deok-Hyi
Lee Seon-Ho
An Hyeon-Seo
POL Bandiera.png Polish Hanna Kinder-Kiss (EP001-AG040, DP053-now, all movies)
Grzegorz Drojewski (DP001-DP052)
Portuguese BRA Bandiera.png Fábio Lucindo
POR Bandiera.png Maria João Luís (EP001-EP031)
Sandra Faleiro (EP032-EP094)
Sandra de Castro (EP095-EP128, EP158-EP209, AG093-AG177), DP001-now, Pokémon Live)
Alexandra Sedas (EP129-EP157)
Cristina Carvalhal (movies 3 and 4)
Bárbara Lourenço (EP210-AG040)
Raquel Ferreira (AG041-AG092)
Ana Madureira (AG178-AG192)
RUS Bandiera.png Russian  Anna Levchenko (EP001-EP105)
Larisa Nekipelova (DP105-present)
CELAC Bandiera.png Latin America Gabriel Ramos
Irwin Daayán (DP091-DP104)
Emiliano Dionisi (movies 6 and 7)
TUR Bandiera.png Turkish Ahmet Taşar



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Ash’s Lovepedia

ita icon_satoshipediaThe creator of the animated series has expressly stated that at present there can be no love affair in the Pokémon Anime, because it would deviate the pattern of the plot. However, it was of course possible that many girls (including Pokémon-girls!) fell in love with Ash because of his personality and his courage, as it has also happened that Ash has had, or at least appears to have had, some small crushes.

Note: this does NOT refer to shipping, but to objective events in the animated series.

Girls and Pokémons who have a crush on Ash

– Misty

The first amongst all is obviously Misty.  Although, for the reasons explained at the beginning of this article, Shudo said that between them there’s not a love affair. However, he did not rule out that Misty could be in love with Ash, because, as he himself explained, even at the beginning of the story she was the age when girls fall in love.
One of the storyboarder of the animated series revealed that Misty and Ash really like each other, but they were too “childish” to realize that. This is made clear by some unequivocal scenes from episodes and movies.


In the episode “A date with Delcatty” (Pokémon Chronicles series) a guy asks a date to Misty, however, in the original version (Japanese) Misty responds to love someone else already. Also in the original version of this episode, in the final, Misty wants to go see Ash in Hoenn.

– Melody

Melody is one of the protagonists of the second movie. It is not clear if she actually had a crush on Ash, but judging from some of her behaviours towards him, it probably could be. To avoid any mistake, however, she is included in the list.

– Chikorita/Bayleef

In many ways Pokémons are similar to humans.
Therefore, it is also possible that some of them could fall in love with a human. The case is the current Ash’s Bayleef (for those who still don’t know, it’s a female), who is impressed by the courageous and caring attitudes of his trainer, often showing a lot of jealousy towards him …. especially against Pikachu!

– Latias

Still talking about Pokémons, Latias too (protagonist of the film Pokémon Heroes) has literally shown to have a crush on Ash .  During the course of   the movie,   several times it transformed itself into a human girl
to lure Ash, or to ask for his help, also taking the opportunity to hug him and even kiss him.

– Macy

 Macy is a girl who has participated at the Johto League. After being rescued by Ash, she develops a crush on him… lighting up the rage and  jealousy of Misty!

– Anabel

Anabel is one of the strongest Frontier Brains of the Kanto region, due to the way she can communicate with Pokémon, which is  similar to telepathy. Also, she is particularly impressed by Ash’s qualities that we all know about, making her fall in love with him.

– Dawn

Dawn has never openly shown it, perhaps because she actually did not realize it. However, according to several sources (but also judging from some of her behaviours), she seems to have had a crush on Ash, or at least a special admiration for him.

– Angie

Angie took part to the Pokémon Summer Academy in the Sinnoh region. Initially she quarreled and competed with Ash, but after being saved by him a couple of times and after having better understood his character, she too ended up falling in love with him.

– Lyra

Lyra is the female protagonist of Pokémon Heart Gold & Soul Silver, who appeared in several episodes of the DP series in occasion of the release of the two games. In one episode she confided to Dawn that she was attracted by Ash.

– Serena

Serena is the female protagonist of the series XY. She met Ash many years before, at the Professor Oak’s Pokémon Summer Camp, in Pallet Town. One day she got lost in the forest and hurt her knee. In that moment she met Ash, who bandaged the wound and encouraged her because she was afraid of not being able to get up. Then Ash pulled Serena up, making her stand on her feet, and she found herself embraced to him.
Then Ash said, “See? You made it!”and took her back to Camp. Of course, Serena immediately  falls in love with the boy, and having found him in the Kalos region, she too decided to travel in order to be with him.

In the last episode of XYZ Serena kisses Ash on the lips. This was confirmed by the director of the series in an interview (Tetsuo Yajima). The scene was made ambiguous because it was not possible to insert it directly in the episode, so there was the idea of using the escalator.


– Miette

Miette is known to be Serena’s love rival. During the episode 26 of the series XY ( A Battle by Any Other Name!) she has repeatedly demonstrated a particular interest for Ash, sparking the anger of Serena;
At the end of the episode Miette advised her to “wake up”, otherwise she would have taken Ash away from her.

Ash’s crushes (probable and actual)

– Misty

As mentioned at the beginning of the article, Ash returns feelings only for Misty, to whom he is always very fond of; this is shown by his attitudes and by the way he talks about her to other friends. In addition, Ash is really jealous about the presents she gives him (a handkerchief and Misty’s special lure), not allowing anyone to touch them.

– Giselle

In the episode 9 of the first series (The School of Hard Knocks) Ash met Giselle, the most beautiful girl in the school, for which he developed a crush along with Brock.

– Girls of the Pokémon Circus

Although this is not considered a real “crush”, in the episode “It’s Mr. Mime Time“, (first series), Ash was asked to dress up as a Mr. Mime to help the girls of a circus, who were desperate because their Pokémons didn’t want to work. Ash categorically refused to disguise himself, but as soon as the girls softly re-asked it to him, he blushed and accepted the task, smiling.

– Melody

In the second movie, Ash showed attraction to Melody, setting fire to the jealousy of Misty.

– Bianca

In the movie Pokémon Heroes, Ash saves Latias, who took the form of Bianca that, once out of danger, misteriously disappears. When, later at the museum, he sees Bianca, Ash starts to behave oddly, trying to reach her at all costs, not knowing that, in reality, she wasn’t the girl he previously saved. Ash’s behaviours bring the thought that he could have had a crush on Bianca.



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Ash’s Other Outfits

ita icon_satoshipediaMany pokéfan are led to believe that Ash will not ever change clothes or even worse, that he did not wash himself. Well, in the animated series it’s also made clear this thing:

Delia taught Ash to do the laundry before he left, in fact he has got with him the pink gloves useful for this purpose. Also, Ash has repeatedly claimed to have extra T-shirts (that have been seen also in the same animated series), some identical to each other, other slightly different.



Ash has also stated that he takes a shower or bath every day (or at least every time he comes to a Pokémon Center). If he is stuck into a forest or places like these for days, obviously, he has no chance of having a decent wash, but, however, every day he changes his underwear and socks.

Below, here are the different types of Ash’s outfits depending on the situations:

– Coats for cold weather

During his travels, Ash had to go through many different places and in different seasons of the year, so, sometimes he had to go through perennially ice-cold ,or snow covered areas in winter. In these cases he had to wear coats.

 – For training and competitions

Sometimes Ash had the need to wear some costumes and dresses for special trainings or to participate in specific competitions:

– To sleep

Ash hates wearing pajamas. This is characteristic of him since he was a child, when his mother was always angry because he tended to go sleeping without wearing it. In the first series he was wearing pajamas several times, when he was at home or at least in presence of his mother. Instead, during the journey, he always slept with his clothes, removing the jacket and staying in t-shirt and pants (mainly for practical reasons, since it often found himself camping).4786589

Since the half of the Diamond & Pearl series, Ash decided to wear a pair of shorts he bought especially for warm nights.

Currently, in the Kalos region, He decided to use even a tank top, in addition to shorts.
However, as seen at the beginning of article, he also brings different types of t-shirts, with whom he sleeps in cooler nights.67987076


– Swimwears

In the course of the series Ash has been shown to possess many types of swimwear:

– The crazy imitator!

Ash has always been the protagonist of several funny gags, in which he has found himself, against his will, to disguise himself as a Pokémon, food … and even girls!

– Ash the prankster

As we know, Ash is a great prankster, so occasionally he likes to put on masks or absurd disguises to play jokes on his friends… sometimes with Brock as an accomplice!

– Other outfits


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