Ash and Pikachu in the Pokémon Travel anime
We review Ash’s history in the Pokémon anime
It has been a very special week for fans of Pokémonsince, after all, it is no longer a surprise to anyone that Ash Ketchumof Pallet Town It’s from this week best pokemon trainer in the worldat least in the anime universe, being so, after 25 years being the protagonist, the one known as the Mustard by some fans has ended up raising this honor. And it is that although the beginning of the fight between Ash and Lionel seemed to glimpse that the battle between the two trainers was going to be epic, there were some who thought that Ash iba to losesince his victory would almost certainly have meant his departure from the leading role of the anime, this being something that with the final result of the combat may don’t be so crazy. That is why, before this happens, since according to the future chapter titles it has been possible to see that the anime would close a stage of five decades (the last chapter is called Pokémon, I’m glad I chose you, being a reference to Pokémon, I choose you, the first chapter of the series), we do not want to miss the opportunity to pay the tribute Ash deservesthus giving rise to the fact that before you can not miss the fan work that doubles the end of the fight with the first Castilian opening.
Ash’s starter team in Pokémon Journeys before the finals with Lionel
Ash has always been there together with Pikachu
To begin with, it must be said that Ash has been a character that has accompanied us since the beginning of the animethus giving rise to many fans who are not even interested in dubbing knowing the name of Adolf Morenothis being the actor behind the character in the Spanish version, the same thing happening with Gabriel Ramos and Miguel Angel Leal in the Latin version. This is talking about the Spanish versions from each side of the pond, since if we start talking about the original in Japanese we discover that Rika Matsumoto has been for 25 years giving voice to the coach of Pallet Town and he has also been the one who has sung some of the opening japoneses. In fact, the one heard in the final against Lionel and the mythical Pokémon XYZ opening are yours. Be that as it may, the beginnings of Ash They began with a look at what appeared to be a fight between Agatha and Bruno, which emulated the introduction of the games of Pokémon Red and Green. It was here that the coach of Pallet Town he settled down to sleep until the afternoon with the idea of choose Squirtle as your starter Pokémonthis being something that I would end up doing Gary Oak, su primer rival. It was right here that we could see that Ash chose Pikachu because, really, he had no other choice, although that did not detract one iota of enthusiasm from the fact that he wanted this became his best friend. After all these years, we can see that he finally got it.
Kecleon in the Johto League in a match against Ash
Ash’s early seasons had ups and downs
The passage of time in the first season showed us an overly novice Ashthereby giving rise to the majority of the medals obtained them either through a gift or for doing the shift leader a favor. In fact, with few exceptions, Ash’s merits were few to get so far in his goal, especially since in his first league he entered the top 16. From here we began to see a Ash more focusedbut without exceeding, since the Orange Leaguewhich essentially served as filler until the new generation, offered us its first royal trophythereby giving rise to the fact that it did not seem so far-fetched that one day Ash could win a league. After this, she had to travel to the neighbor Management, where all of his medals were earned because he earned them. And that led to top 8. Ash achieved the top 8 in the Johto and Hoenn league. It is here that the anime marked a turning point, the first of many, since we saw how his trip to Hoenn took Misty away from him as a companion, thereby giving rise to the fact that from this generation on all his female companions changed in each new region, being, in general, the female avatar of the games. Added to this is the fact that in Hoenn decided to start over with just Pikachu.thus achieving that the writers did not have to look for a reason to give away all their previous team, since these were left at Professor Oak’s ranch. This led him to form a team from scratch, which would also be repeated from this season, although this allowed him to experiment and train with new Pokémon. The result was re-enter the top 8 of the Hoenn Leaguebut returning to win another prize, since defeated all the aces of the Battlefrontwhich was located on this occasion in Kantoserving this trip to represent the remakes of the first generation that were released at that time.
Piplup in the Pokémon anime was one of the great protagonists
The fourth generation was the closest it came to winning a League
However, all of the above, his hazing, and past mistakes were not nothing compared to what happened in sinnohsince after winning the battle front and embarking on a new region with Pikachu and Aipomwe could see how Ash started his best seasonsince with diamond and pearl we saw a Ash who even evolved almost all of his Pokémon to their last stage at the same time as devised strategies offensive and defensive. All this with a rival like Polo / Paulwhich is considered the best he has ever had, well above even Garyespecially since he was always a step or two ahead of Ash and that, furthermore, it served as a perfect counterpart, since They were two opposing ways of training. Needless to say, their epic encounter at the league of sinnoh has long been regarded as the best ever seen in animethereby giving rise to Infernape became Ash’s best Pokémonthus surpassing even the mythical Charizard. However, what seemed like a ride to absolute victory was cut short by a hyphen in the form of Tobiasa coach who came out of nowhere and who with Legendary Pokémon took out Ash of the competition. At least there was the consolation that Ash was the only one who defeated two Pokémon of this trainer, this being something that not even the other finalist was able to achieve.
The Absolute Disaster: The Unova Season
Teselia is considered as the worst stage of Ash
Nevertheless, the next step Ash was being much debated by the fans, since after what happened in Sinnohmany thought that the next generation had to be the good one. Very serious error, since here we could see what it is until today Ash’s fattest reset, being so, with its pluses and minuses, we saw how the Pueblo Paleta coach was again like in the first seasons. While it is true that he is not as exaggerated as many fans think, it is undeniable that Ash was not the samethereby giving rise to capturing everything that moved again and having a Pokémon league that passed without pain or glory. To give you an idea of this, we went from a winner with a team of legendaries to one who only had eevee evolutions. And we went from an Ash in the top 4 to one in the top 8 again. After this disaster, it was the turn of Pokémon XY y Pokémon XYZwhere, although Ash was once again a competent trainer, the truth is that the generic shonen air was allowed to breathe everywhere, especially with a character conflict that was not developed in the best possible way. However, it was in this season where we saw the Pokémon that took over from Infernape: Greninja. Although the result of the Pokémon league left Ash at the gates of victorythis being something that was heavily criticized because Greninja was strong against fire (despite Alain’s Charizard being Dragon-type and Ash beating Sabino’s Mega Sceptile with a 15-power Water-type attack), the fact that in Alola seems to have another reset It made the fans fury even more.
Ash in Alola was a comic character
Ash won his first official League in Alola.
After what was seen in Pokémon XYZ and seeing that Ash would start going to schoolMany thought that history would repeat itself. Thessaly con Ash suffering a fat reset. However, nothing could be further from the truth, since although the anime won in comedy (being IMHO a change for the better), he also showed us a Ash as serious in battle as everas well as one of the few deaths seen in the anime. Be that as it may, here we could see a Ash who managed to form a fairly powerful team with a Ultra Entity, a Rare Pokémon and even in a sense was the coach of Solgaleo for a time, while at the same time forming a father-son rivalry with the Professor Light and another with Sacred Heartgiving this as a result that it was really his opponent to beat. The result was a epic combat that fulfilled the dream of the original Pokémon writer in which Ash would win the League by defeating his father.being so, although he obtained this title by beating The swordhis litmus test was 6 versus 6 against Lightin which even the own Sacred Heart took the role of the last Pokémon to face the best trainer in alola. And all this led to the fact that, with his victory, the legend of ash grew.
Ash in full climax with the fight against Lionel
Ash has finally been crowned the World Champion
After all this, the next step came from the hand of pokemon tripsthis being the arch that has moved further away from all the previous ones since there is no trip itselfbut Ash y Goh They go through all the known regions of the world, thereby giving rise to the two coaches meeting again with several of the most relevant characters from previous seasons in the life of Ash, as well as closing open frames. It has been precisely this season that has had a greater air to stage closureas Ash faced the best in the worlddefeating in the process members of the High Command and Champions, this being something unthinkable even in the fourth generation. And as if this were not enough, we have what we all already know: the victory against Lionel. It is right here that Pikachu definitely and clearly stands as Ash’s strongest Pokémonfar surpassing Greninja, Infernape, Sceptile, Krookodile, Charizard, Lycanroc and many others who won this position in their respective seasons. In this way, little more can be said about the Mustardsince the next few weeks will focus on Goh. However, it seems that 2022 could be a relevant year for Ashsince everything indicates (without confirmation at the moment) that it could stop being the protagonist of the seriesthe only point against this theory being the fact that Pikachu y Grookey they went out in a promotional poster with Paldea’s initials. Time will tell what ends up happening, until then we can be glad to be alive to see a historical moment of Pokémon after 25 years of anime.