Ash Ketchum (Japanese: サトシ Satoshi) is the main character of the Pokémon anime. He is also the main character of various manga based on the anime, including The Electric Tale of Pikachu, Ash & Pikachu, and Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl.
He is a Pokémon Trainer from Pallet Town whose goal is to become a Pokémon Master. He shares his Japanese name with the creator of the Pokémon franchise, Satoshi Tajiri. His English surname is a pun of the English motto, "Gotta catch 'em all!."
Powers and Stats
Tier: 9-B | At least 6-C
Name: Ash Ketchum, Satoshi
Gender: Male | Varies for his Pokémon
Classification: Human, Pokémon Trainer
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Extensive knowledge on Pokémon | Varies with the Pokémon
Attack Potency: Wall level (Ran with and tossed a log much larger than himself several meters with ease. Took down steel bars with a tackle) | At least Island level (Defeated Gary, Paul and went toe-to-toe against Alain. Towards the end of Advanced Generation, he was able to enter in the Battle Frontier and compete against the Fronter Brains)
Speed: Superhuman (Ran so fast that his speed let him walk up walls) | At least Sub-Relativistic (Kept up with Gary and Alain teams)
Striking Strength: Wall Class (Jumped hundreds of feet in the air, climbed up a tree and then used it to impulse himself and make a big jump) | At least Island Class (His Snorlax one-shotted Gary's Nidoqueen with Ice Punch and his Charizard traded blows with Gary's Blastoise. Traded blows with Paul's and Alain's teams)
Durability: Building level (Has survived giant explosions and lightning bolts head on. Withstood an Aura Sphere from Riolu which could bring down metal doors) | At least Island level
Stamina: High. | Very high for his Pokémon (In several occasions, Ash team managed to keep fighting and even win battles despite the fatigue and collateral damage)
Range: Standard melee range. | Standard melee range normally, tens of kilometers on the Pokémon and Move.
Intelligence: Varies. He is usually Above Average but in other situations he has shown to be a Gifted Trainer.
Standard Equipment: His Pokémon, and Pokeballs.
Weaknesses: Nothing notable
- Picks up and throws a log without much problem.
- Doesn’t fall off from a speedboat that is going at fullspeed.
- Takes down steel bars with a tackle.
- Changes the direction of a truck by pulling it.
- Runs so fast he doesn’t fall of from a wall.
- Climbs a tree and jumps from it.
- Jumps hundreds of feet in the air.
- Takes an incredibly big fall.
- Takes an Aura Sphere from Riolu.
- Survives a mecha exploding and being covered in rubble.
Key: By Himself | Pokémon Team (End of a Journey)