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Ash Ketchum is the main character of Master of the Colosseum, a fanfiction story written by Little_kingsfan2005. He is adapted from the fictional character of the Pokémon franchise.

Biography Edit

After losing the Sinnoh League to Tobias, Ash Ketchum was approached by Scott, the owner of the Battle Frontier, and offered a position as a Frontier Brain.  This time, Ash accepted, on the condition that it be built near Pallet Town so he could return home.  Construction of the Battle Colosseum on the outskirts of Pallet Town began immediately upon Ash’s acceptance, while he went on journeys to the Unova and Kalos regions.  After nearly three years of construction and another year and a half of bureaucracy, the Battle Colosseum was finished, and Ash was named Colosseum Gladiator of the Kanto Battle Frontier.

Before the Colosseum was opened, Ash spent six months traveling, training, and retrieving all of the Pokémon he’d left in the care of others or released back into the wild, and now keeps them all at the Colosseum.

While in training to become a Frontier Brain, Ash passed through Cerulean City, where he finally told Misty Waterflower how he felt about her. Since the feeling was mutual, the two consummated their relationship.

Upon entering the Battle Colosseum, Ash’s various awards and accomplishments are displayed in the hallway leading to the Colosseum’s battle field, among them the eight badges of the five regions (Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, and Unova), along with the four badges of the Orange League and the seven Frontier Symbols of the Kanto Battle Frontier the Colosseum Gladiator had earned from his days as a traveling Pokémon trainer.  There were also pictures depicting him, his friends and his Pokémon, including a large hand-drawn one that hung above the main door, one of him shaking hands with Cynthia, the Sinnoh League Champion, and another of him shaking hands with Lance of Blackthorn City.  The hand-drawn picture was made by Tracey Sketchit, and depicted Ash and all of his Pokémon, each one drawn and colored perfectly, at Professor Oak’s laboratory.  One of the reasons that Ash did this, besides being proud of his Pokémon and accomplishments, is to weed out trainers who might be intimidated by his experience.

As the Colosseum Gladiator, Ash has taken on quite a few challengers, including some old friends from his traveling days.  One of his first challengers was his old friend and rival, Ritchie, who himself was challenging the Kanto Battle Frontier at the time.  The two trainers had a three-on-three battle, with the first match being a type battle and the second a double battle.  The first match–no surprise–was a battle of Electric-types, Pikachu vs. Sparky (who had evolved into a powerful Raichu), and the double battle took place between Ash’s Sceptile and Charizard and Ritchie’s Tyranitar and Floatzel.  Pikachu and Raichu proved to be evenly matched and they ended up knocking each other out, but Ritchie’s tag-team were able to combine their forces to defeat Sceptile and Charizard with their type advantage, diverse move sets, and excellent training.  With his victory, Ash awarded Ritchie with his Frontier Symbol, the Skill Symbol.

Other challengers include Gary Oak, Jeanette Fisher, who he defeated back at the Indigo Plateau Pokémon League, Reggie, the older brother of his Sinnoh League rival Paul, Zoey, the Top Coordinator of the Sinnoh Grand Festival, and Harrison, an old friend from the Johto League.  He has also battled Nurse Veronica Joy, a longtime friendly rival of Lance of the Elite Four and winner of the Kanto League at the Indigo Plateau.  During a rematch against Drake, the Orange League Champion, Ash lost a two-on-two battle using Gible and Pikachu against Drake’s Ditto and Dragonite.

Not long after becoming a Frontier Brain, Ash fought his first official battle against Team Rocket without disguises or tricks in all the years they’ve known each other.  He used his Kingler and Muk against Jessie’s and James’s newly-returned Arbok and Weezing.  Both of Team Rocket’s Pokémon had gained significant experience in the wild and were able to overcome Ash’s rarely-used Pokémon.  Exhilarated by their win, they attempted to take Pikachu instead of a useless (to them) Frontier Symbol, but Pikachu sent them blasting off again!

Throughout his Pokémon journey, Ash has had the opportunity to battle numerous powerful trainers, including members of the Elite Four.  He challenged Lorelei and Agatha of Kanto, Drake of Hoenn, and Flint and Bertha of Sinnoh, and lost to each of them.  While traveling in Unova, he met and challenged Shauntal, the Ghost-type member of the Unova Elite Four, and Pikachu was able to draw against her Jellicent.  Shortly after becoming a Frontier Brain, he battled Will of the Johto Elite Four: Charizard was able to defeat Will’s Exeggutor, but lost to Slowbro; after Slowbro also defeated Bulbasaur, Pikachu was able to quickly defeat Will’s tired Water-type Pokémon.  Ash achieved his first victory over a member of the Elite Four when Pikachu emerged victorious after a hard-fought battle against Will’s Xatu.  When Ash challenged Lance, his Snorlax was defeated by Lance’s Kangaskhan.

Ash has over 40 badges from the Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, and Unova regions as well as the Orange Islands, and 12 Battle Frontier Symbols.  He placed Top 16 in the Kanto Pokémon League at the Indigo Plateau, Top 8 in the Silver Conference, Top 8 in the Ever Grande Conference, Top 4 in the Lily of the Valley Conference, and Top 8 in the Vertress Conference; he also won the Orange League and mastered the Kanto Battle Frontier, as well as numerous miscellaneous competitions and contests, including the P1 Grand Prix, the Johto Bug-Catching Contest, the Sumo Conference, and the PokéRinger competition.  On special occasions, Ash has been known to participate in Pokémon Contests, and he’s earned five Contest Ribbons from various contests throughout the world.  In addition, Ash is an honorary Pokémon Ranger and an Aura Guardian.

Pokémon Edit

Over the years, Ash has captured and trained over 100 different Pokémon, counting evolutions, and has seen almost all 700+ known Pokémon. He has also befriended and battled with a number of Pokémon (usually Legendaries) without actually catching them.

Ash’s Pikachu♂ Edit

Ash Ketchum’s Starter Pokémon, Pikachu was given to Ash by Professor Samuel Oak after the regular Kanto Starter Pokémon, Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle, were already taken.  Ash and Pikachu got off to a bad start, but Ash gained Pikachu’s trust by protecting him from a flock of Spearow and rushing the injured Pokémon to the Pokémon Center.

In general, Pikachu as a species are not particularly powerful, but Ash’s Pikachu is an anomaly.  Even from early on, Pikachu’s power far exceeded its evolutionary level and under Ash’s training, Pikachu has won innumerable battles and Gym and League matches, and defeated very powerful Pokémon that Ash’s other Pokémon were unable to, such as Dragonite, Metagross, Regice and even Latios (although each of those Pokémon were weakened in battle by Ash’s other Pokémon).

However, even Pikachu is not invincible, and has lost to, among others, Lt. Surge’s Raichu, Sabrina’s Kadabra, Blaine’s Magmar, Bugsy’s Scyther, Whitney’s Miltank, Chuck’s Poliwrath, Roark’s Rampardos, Fantina’s Drifblim and Cress’s Panpour. He also drew against Winona’s Pelipper and Norman’s Vigoroth, and struggled against Clair’s Kingdra and Crasher Wake’s Floatzel.

Pikachu has been Ash’s choice to battle many powerful trainers, including Lorelei and Agatha of the Kanto Elite Four, Drake of the Hoenn Elite Four, and Flint of the Sinnoh Elite Four. In each match, Pikachu put up a good fight before losing to Lorelei’s Cloyster, Agatha’s Gengar, Drake’s Shelgon, and Flint’s Infernape, respectively.  During his battle with the Pyramid King Brandon, Pikachu was able to (barely) defeat Brandon’s Regice, and while competing in the Sinnoh League’s Lily of the Valley Conference, Pikachu was able to draw with Tobias’s legendary Pokémon Latios.  Shortly after becoming a Frontier Brain, Ash achieved his first victory over a member of the Elite Four when Pikachu quickly knocked out Will’s weakened Slowbro before winning a hard-fought battle against his Xatu.  During a rematch against the Orange League Champion, Drake, Pikachu was able to defeat Ditto again, but lost to Drake’s Dragonite.

Even with his high level of electrical power, Pikachu has not stopped learning new attacks.  Upon learning that Roxanne, the Rustboro Gym Leader used Rock-types, Ash had Pikachu begin learning Iron Tail. After training hard, Pikachu finally perfected it in order to defeat Roxanne’s Nosepass and earn Ash his first Hoenn Badge.  In addition to giving Pikachu an advantage over Rock-types, Iron Tail has allowed Pikachu to defeat many powerful opponents.  During a battle with Team Rocket, Ash ordered Pikachu to do a Quick Attack; much to the surprise of Ash and his friends, the Quick Attack morphed into Volt Tackle which sent Team Rocket blasting off.  In Unova, Pikachu learned Electro Ball while battling a trio of annoying Ducklett. After becoming a Frontier Brain, Ash taught Pikachu a new move: Light Screen, a defensive move that halves the power of Special attacks against Pikachu/Ash’s team.

Since Ash’s first encounter with Team Rocket, Pikachu has been pursued by the trio of Jessie, James, and Meowth.  Throughout the years, it has been Jessie, James and Meowth’s desire to steal this Pokémon from Ash and present him to their Boss, Giovanni.  To do this, they have come up with many schemes; though they have tried and continue to try hundreds of times, every last one of their plots fail, usually with the help of Ash, his friends, other Trainers, an Officer Jenny, or even themselves.

While not always immediately trusting of strangers, Pikachu is generally friendly to humans and Pokémon alike.  He acted as a guardian and big brother to Misty’s Togepi and later Ash’s young Pokémon, and has been seen mediating and even breaking up fights among other Pokémon.  During a Pokémon brawl instigated by Mewtwo, Pikachu, Meowth, and Meowth’s clone were the only Pokémon not to participate in the giant battle; Pikachu stood motionless as his clone repeatedly slapped his face.  Pikachu is also willing to help out Ash’s friends, and has even, on occasion, battled for them (in fact, each of Ash’s traveling companions has, at one time or another, used Pikachu in a battle).

Over the years, Pikachu has learned many moves, including ThunderShock, Thunderbolt, Agility, Quick Attack, Thunder, Double-Edge, Tackle, Leer, Iron Tail, Volt Tackle, and Electro Ball.  After Ash became a Frontier Brain, Pikachu's move set is Thunderbolt, Quick Attack, Iron Tail, and Light Screen.  Pikachu also uses Counter Shield, an original improvised move designed by Ash that involves Pikachu using Thunderbolt to form an electric barrier in order to protect himself, and can do damage to Pokémon his own size with a tail slam attack (although it isn’t very effective against much larger Pokémon).  Pikachu’s Ability is Static, which paralyzes its foe when Pikachu gets hit by a physical attack or uses a physical attack.  Ash maintains a special Poké Ball with a lightning bolt on it for Pikachu, as well as a Thunder Stone given to him by Nurse Joy in Vermilion City, should Pikachu ever decide to evolve into Raichu.

Ash’s Caterpie → Metapod → Butterfree♂ and the Pink Butterfree♀ Edit

The first wild Pokémon Ash ever caught, Ash threw a Poké Ball at a wild Caterpie in the Viridian Forest on his first day as a Pokémon trainer and captured it.  It quickly evolved into Metapod during a battle against Team Rocket’s Ekans and Koffing, and then evolved into Butterfree after battling Samurai’s Pinsir and a swarm of Beedrill.

As Butterfree, it participated in Ash’s gym battle against Misty at the Cerulean Gym and then against a Gentleman’s Raticate.  After the battle, the Gentleman proposed a trade between the two Pokémon, but Ash decided he wanted his Butterfree back so they traded back.

During the Butterfree mating season, Butterfree met its soul mate, a Pink Butterfree.  After defeating Team Rocket, Butterfree earned the Pink Butterfree’s attention, and Ash tearfully released Butterfree to mate.  They are both proud parents, having several children together over the years.

Butterfree still remains close to Ash’s heart, and he fondly remembered and talked about Butterfree to his friends and new acquaintances when the subject of his first Pokémon comes up.

After many years of separation, Butterfree and its mate returned to Ash while he was preparing to join the ranks of the Kanto Battle Frontier.  Ash happily accepted Butterfree’s return and the arrival of the Pink Butterfree.  Together, the two make excellent battle partners, with Butterfree knowing very powerful offensive attacks while the Pink Butterfree uses defensive and status adjustment moves.

Over the years, Butterfree has learned many attacks, including Tackle, String Shot, Harden, Sleep Powder, Whirlwind, and Stun Spore.  Currently, Butterfree knows Silver Wind, Aerial Ace, Psychic, and Hyper Beam, and the Pink Butterfree knows Safeguard, Sleep Powder, Toxic, and Protect.  Both Butterfree also have the same Ability, Compoundeyes, which raises its move accuracy by 30%.

Ash’s Pidgeotto → Pidgeot♂ Edit

One of his first Pokémon, Ash caught Pidgeot as a Pidgeotto in the Viridian Forest.  Pidgeotto wasn’t used in battle as often as Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle, but it was instrumental in Ash’s constant encounters with Team Rocket, often blowing away SmokeScreens and popping their balloons.  Pidgeotto was also frequently used to scout ahead to find the way to their next destination.

After the Pokémon League at the Indigo Plateau, Ash returned to Pallet Town, where he encountered an old enemy – the Spearow Ash had tried to catch the first day of his journey had evolved into Fearow and was leading other wild Spearow in harassing the local Pidgey flock.  Pidgeotto tried to lead the wild Pidgey to safety, but was badly injured.  Desperate to help its fellow birds, Pidgeotto evolved into Pidgeot and then lead the other Pidgey and Pidgeotto to defeat Fearow.  Ash released Pidgeot to guard the wild Pidgey so that Fearow would not return for a sneak attack.

While residing in the Viridian Foret, Pidgeot befriended a female Pidgeotto, who eventually evolved and became its mate.  Together, they have three offspring, all powerful Pidgey.  When Ash became a Frontier Brain, Pidgeot returned to Ash’s party, leaving its flock in the capable wings of its eldest son, now a Pidgeotto, and now lives with his other Pokémon at the Battle Colosseum.

Over the years, Pidgeot has learned many attacks, including Gust, Quick Attack, Sand-Attack, Whirlwind, Wing Attack, and Double-Edge.  Currently, Pidgeot knows Aerial Ace, Tailwind, Double Team, and Mirror Move.  Pidgeot’s Ability is Keen Eye, which protects it from losing accuracy.

Ash’s Bulbasaur♂ Edit

One of Ash’s oldest and most reliable Pokémon, Bulbasaur was raised in the Hidden Village in Kanto by Melanie, a Pokémon Breeder who cared for sick, injured, and abandoned Pokémon.  Bulbasaur was encouraged by Melanie to join Ash, explaining that its growth was being stunted by staying too long in the village.  After a battle against Pikachu, Bulbasaur was captured by Ash, and became the fourth Pokémon in the young trainer’s party.

During Ash’s Johto journey, Bulbasaur was requested by Professor Oak to come to the lab to keep the Pokémon there from quarreling with each other.  It proved to be a natural leader, solving territorial disputes and leading the construction of a new lake.  Bulbasaur remained at Professor Oak’s lab, but returned to Ash for specific battles and Pokémon tournaments.

Bulbasaur is best friends with Ash’s Squirtle, and is also a friend to May’s Venusaur.

When Ash became a Frontier Brain, Bulbasaur and all of Ash’s other Pokémon at Professor Oak’s lab moved to the Battle Colosseum, where it serves as one of Ash’s strongest Pokémon.  In the past, Bulbasaur has defeated numerous powerful Pokémon, including Aya’s Venonat, a hiker’s Rhyhorn, Jeanette’s Beedrill and Scyther, Rudy’s Exeggutor, Misty’s newly-evolved Poliwhirl, Jackson’s Magneton, and drew with both Jackson’s Meganium and Brandon’s Solrock.

During Ash’s battle against Will of the Johto Elite Four, he used Bulbasaur as his second Pokémon.  Bulbasaur battled against Will’s Slowbro, who just before knocked out Charizard with a single super-effective Water Pulse attack.  Although Bulbasaur put up a good fight, in the end Slowbro emerged victorious by blocking Bulbasaur’s last-ditch Frenzy Plant attack and retaliating with a devesting Psychic attack.

Over the years, Bulbasaur has learned many attacks, including Tackle, Vine Whip, Razor Leaf, Leech Seed, SolarBeam, Sleep Powder, and Take Down.  During an emergency at Professor Oak’s lab, Bulbasaur used Dig to escape from harm, although it’s never been able to repeat it.  Currently, Bulbasaur knows Sleep Powder, Sludge Bomb, which Bulbasaur learned training with Muk, Magical Leaf, which Bulbasaur learned from May’s Venusaur, and Frenzy Plant, which Bulbasaur learned through intensive training with Ash’s fully-evolved Grass-type Pokémon, Meganium and Sceptile.  Bulbasaur’s Ability is Overgrow, which increases the power of Grass-type attacks when its weakened.

Ash’s Charmander → Charmeleon → Charizard♂ Edit

One of Ash’s strongest Pokémon, Ash first met Charizard as a Charmander. Charmander had been abandoned by its previous trainer, Damian, after a loss.  Ash was able to befriend Charmander, and the Fire-type happily joined Ash’s team.  Charmander was a powerful asset, and it evolved in Charmeleon.

Unfortunately, Charmeleon lost its obedience to Ash, and refused to do anything Ash asked.  During a battle with an Aerodactyl, Charmeleon evolved into Charizard in order to fight, but still refused to obey its trainer, and only fought opponents he felt were worthy, such as Blaine’s Magmar, Mewtwo’s cloned Charizard, Ritchie’s Charmander, a trainer’s Tauros, and lastly Tad’s Poliwrath.  During its battle with Poliwrath, Charizard was frozen solid and then nursed back to health by Ash.  Having regained some of its respect for its trainer, Charizard began listening to Ash, and together, they defeated Poliwrath in a rematch.

Having secured Charizard’s allegiance, Ash became a trainer to be reckoned with.  However, at the beginning of Ash’s journey to the Johto League, Charizard was unfairly superior to many of its opponents, most notably Casey, a brand-new trainer from New Bark Town.

When Ash and his friends came to the Charicific Valley Natural Reserve, Ash left Charizard in the care of Liza to train with other Charizard, including Liza’s personal Charizard, Charla, with whom Ash’s Charizard has struck a relationship up with, resulting in the hatching of a young and powerful Charmander.  While in training at the Charicific Valley, Charizard was defeated by a visiting Shiny Charizard, who had come to the Valley in order to prove how tough it was.  After the Shiny Charizard was humbled by Lance, the Pokémon League Champion, and his Charizard, it became a resident of the Charicific Valley and began working to improve both itself and the other Charizard, including Ash’s.

Ash continues to call on Charizard for specific battles and Pokémon tournaments, and it remains on call while Ash serves as the newest Frontier Brain.  Charizard has defeated numerous powerful Pokémon, including Blaine’s Magmar, Luana’s Alakazam and Marowak (in a double battle with Pikachu), Falkner’s Pidgeot, Clair’s Dragonair, Gary’s Scizor and Blastoise, and Noland’s Articuno.

During Ash’s battle against Will of the Johto Elite Four, he began with Charizard against Will’s Exeggutor.  Despite Exeggutor’s powerful Grass and Psychic-type attacks, Charizard was able to overcome Will’s first Pokémon and knocked it out by paralyzing it with DragonBreath before utilizing his signature finishing technique, Seismic Toss.  However, Charizard was no match for Will’s Slowbro, who knocked out the Fire-/Flying-type Pokémon with a single Water Pulse attack.

Over the years, Charizard has learned many attacks, including Flamethrower, Leer, Rage, Skull Bash, Ember, Fire Spin, Submission, Seismic Toss, Mega Punch, Dragon Rage, Take Down, DragonBreath, Overheat, Steel Wing, Wing Attack, Slash, and Dragon Tail.  Currently, Charizard knows Blast Burn (the strongest known Fire-type attack exclusive to fully-evolved Fire-type Starter Pokémon), DragonBreath, Steel Wing, and Seismic Toss (Charizard’s signature finishing move).  Charizard’s Ability is Blaze, which increases the power of Fire-type attacks when its weakened.

Ash’s Squirtle♂ Edit

The last of Ash’s Kanto region Starter Pokémon, Squirtle is the once and current leader of the Squirtle Squad, a gang of wild Squirtle in Vermilion City who are well known for their mischievous natures.  Officer Jenny was able to recruit the Squirtle Squad to serve as firefighters, while the leader joined Ash on his Pokémon journey.

After traveling with Ash throughout Kanto, the Orange Islands, and into Johto, Squirtle returned to the Squirtle Squad in the aftermath of a firefighting competition, the Fire and Rescue Grand Prix, during which Squirtle coached his team to victory.

Like Charizard, Squirtle has returned to Ash’s side for specific battles and Pokémon tournaments, including the Silver Conference and the Battle Frontier, and it remains on call while Ash serves as the newest Frontier Brain.  Squirtle has defeated numerous powerful Pokémon, including Rudy’s Starmie, Drake’s Onix, Macy’s Electabuzz and Quilava, and Brandon’s Ninjask.

Over the years, Squirtle has learned many attacks, including Water Gun, Skull Bash, Tackle, BubbleBeam, Withdraw, Hydro Pump, and Rapid Spin.  Currently, Squirtle knows Ice Beam, Skull Bash, Brick Break, and Hydro Cannon, a move taught to Squirtle by Captain Aidan and his firefighting Blastoise, who Squirtle first met as the leader of Team Wartortle.  Squirtle’s Ability is Torrent, which increases the power of Water-type attacks when its weakened.

Ash’s Krabby → Kingler♂ Edit

Ash’s seventh Pokémon, Kingler has remained at Professor Oak’s laboratory for most of Ash’s journey.  When Ash caught Krabby, it was automatically sent to Professor Oak, since he already had six Pokémon with him.

Ash first used Krabby in battle during the first round of the Pokémon League at the Indigo Plateau against Mandi.  However, with a little beginner’s luck, Krabby was able to defeat Mandi’s Exeggutor, which led Krabby to evolve into Kingler.  Kingler proceeded to defeat Mandi’s Seadra and Golbat, allowing Ash to sweep the match.

Kingler returned to Ash’s party during the Whirl Cup tournament in Johto because it was an all-Water-type Pokémon competition.  Kingler was able to defeat Misty’s Poliwhirl, but lost to Psyduck’s Psychic-type attacks.

Ash intended to use Kingler during the Silver Conference, but it was injured while rescuing a trio of runaway Voltorb, necessitating its return to Professor Oak’s lab.

When Ash became a Frontier Brain, Kingler and all of Ash’s other Pokémon at Professor Oak’s lab moved to the Battle Colosseum.  When Team Rocket challenged Ash to their first official Pokémon battle in all the years they’ve known each other, Ash chose to battle with Kingler and Muk.  Unfortunately, Jessie and James’s newly-returned Arbok and Weezing were at a much higher level than Ash expected, and Kingler was defeated by Weezing’s Thunderbolt attack.

Over the years, Kingler has learned many attacks, including Harden, ViceGrip, Leer, Stomp, Water Gun, Bubble, Crabhammer, and Hyper Beam.  Currently, Kingler knows Crabhammer, Mud Shot, Brick Break, and Hyper Beam.  Kingler’s Ability is Hyper Cutter, which prevents its Attack stat from being reduced.

Ash’s Primeape♂ Edit

First encountered as a Mankey on Kanto Route 7, the Pig Monkey Pokémon started out friendly but quickly became angry after Ash tried to catch it.  Its anger intensified after being hurt by Team Rocket, and it evolved into a berserking Primeape. Ash was finally able to defeat Primeape with Charmander and capture it, although it remained a loose cannon.

A few weeks later, Ash learned of the P1 Grand Prix, a tournament for Fighting-type Pokémon.  In the first match against an opponent’s Machop, Primeape begins the battle disobedient, but begins to acknowledge Ash after he tries to save Primeape from being thrown out of the ring.  The two become a good team, and upon their victory, Primeape is crowned the P1 Grand Prix champion.  Anthony, a fellow P1 Grand Prix trainer, offered to train Primeape, and Ash agreed.

When Ash became a Frontier Brain, Primeape returned to Ash’s party and now lives with his other Pokémon at the Battle Colosseum.

Over the years, Primeape has learned many attacks, including Thrash, Scratch, Mega Kick, and Seismic Toss.  Currently, Primeape knows Bulk Up, Close Combat, Stone Edge, and Hyper Beam.  Primeape’s Ability is Anger Point, which maximizes the Attack stat of the user when it is hit by a critical hit.

Ash’s Muk♂ Edit

An extremely happy and affectionate Pokémon, Muk used to be the leader of a swarm of Grimer.  However, with a little help from a Magnemite, Pikachu was able to defeat Muk and Ash captured it with a Poké Ball.  It was then immediately sent to Professor Oak’s lab because its stench was so rancid that it could seep through the Poké Ball.  After its capture, Muk was able to control its stench, leaving only a faint odor behind.

During Ash’s journey, Muk has only been called upon sparingly, most notably for the fourth round of the Pokémon League at the Indigo Plateau against Jeanette Fisher and for Ash’s battle against Gary in the Silver Conference.  Muk also assisted Ash in the Orange Islands when Bulbasaur was kidnapped by a giant Bulbasaur in a sewer.

When Ash became a Frontier Brain, Muk and all of Ash’s other Pokémon at Professor Oak’s lab moved to the Battle Colosseum.  When Team Rocket challenged Ash to their first official Pokémon battle in all the years they’ve known each other, Ash chose to battle with Kingler and Muk.  Unfortunately, Jessie and James’s newly-returned Arbok and Weezing were at a much higher level than Ash expected, and after Kingler was defeated by Weezing’s Thunderbolt attack, Muk was forced to battle both Poison-type Pokémon on its own.  As their various Poison-type attacks were useless against one another, Muk was no match for Arbok and Weezing’s simultaneous Hyper Beam attacks.

Over the years, Muk has learned many attacks, including Body Slam, Poison Gas, and Sludge Bomb.  Currently, Muk knows Body Slam, Sludge Wave, Shadow Punch, and Hyper Beam.  Muk’s Ability is Stench, which repels wild Pokémon and has a 10% chance of making its opponent flinch in battle.

Ash’s Tauros♂ (×26) Edit

While in the Safari Zone in Kanto, Ash received 30 Safari Balls to capture different Pokémon.  However, all Ash was able to catch was a herd of Tauros when they ran in front of his Safari Balls.  Upon leaving the Safari Zone, all 30 Tauros were sent to Professor Oak’s lab.

Ash first called one of his Tauros to service when he challenged Drake, the Orange League Champion.  He later used Tauros during a Tauros-battling competition (which he won), and again during the Silver Conference and the Battle Frontier.

Because of the large amount of Tauros he has, Ash has occasionally traded or given one away to worthy trainers. He has traded a Tauros for a Rhyhorn, another for a Tangela, and one for a Slowpoke wearing a King’s Rock (which enabled it to evolve into Slowking). He gave one to Max just before the younger boy began to compete in the Ever Glade Conference.

When Ash became a Frontier Brain, all of Ash’s Tauros and his other Pokémon at Professor Oak’s lab moved to the Battle Colosseum.

Over the years, Tauros has learned many attacks, including Fissure, Take Down, Horn Attack, and Double Team.  Currently, Ash’s main Tauros knows Double Team, Zen Headbutt, Earthquake, and Giga Impact, while the others know Take Down, Horn Attack, Zen Headbutt, and Giga Impact.  The Tauros are also strong enough to pick up a Metagross, Dragonite, Tauros, and Venusaur on its horns and then throw them into the air.  Tauros’s Ability is Intimidate, which lowers its opponent’s attack stat when it emerges for battle.

Ash’s Lapras♂ Edit

One of two Pokémon he caught in the Orange Islands, Ash first met Lapras on Tangelo Island when he and his friends rescued it from being abused by three boys who were trying to get it ready to fight the Orange Crew.  Although Lapras was afraid of humans, Ash gained Lapras’s trust after he saved it from Team Rocket and the Water-type Pokémon decided to be a part of Ash’s team.

Lapras was used extensively as a means of transportation, carrying Ash, Misty and Tracey on its back through the seas from one Orange island to another.

After winning the Orange League, Ash and his friends found the school that Lapras got separated from.  However, its school wanted nothing to do with Lapras because it was accompanied by humans.  After Ash and his Lapras defeated the large school of Tentacruel belonging to Captain Crook, a Lapras hunter, the Lapras began to trust humans and Ash’s Lapras was able to rejoin the school, as well as its mother.

While traveling in the Johto region, Ash was reunited with Lapras, and was able to witness Lapras becoming the leader of its school when the original leader stepped down.

When Ash became a Frontier Brain, Lapras stepped down as leader of its school to return to Ash’s party.  It now lives with his other Pokémon at the Battle Colosseum.

Over the years, Lapras has learned a few attacks, including Surf, Ice Beam, and Water Gun.  Currently, Lapras knows Hydro Pump, Blizzard, Dragon Pulse, and Safeguard.  Lapras’s Ability is Water Absorb, which heals its health when hit with a Water-type attack.

Ash’s Snorlax♂ Edit

One of Ash’s strongest Pokémon, Ash met Snorlax on the seven Grapefruit Islands of the Orange Archipelago.  Snorlax was becoming an ecological menace, swimming from island to island and eating all of the grapefruit.  With the help of his friends, Team Rocket, and Jigglypuff, Ash was able to knock out Snorlax and capture it.

Ash sent Snorlax to Professor Oak while preparing to battle Drake, the Orange League Champion. Snorlax returned to Ash for specific battles and Pokémon tournaments. Snorlax has defeated numerous powerful Pokémon, including a wild Rhydon, Clair’s Kingdra, Gary’s Arcanine and Nidoqueen, Harrison’s Hypno and Steelix, and Arena Tycoon Greta’s Hariyama and Medicham.  Snorlax was also the winner of the Pokémon Sumo Contest, defeating Poliwrath, Machamp, and finally Feraligatr, which won Ash a King’s Rock and a year’s supply of Pokémon food (which Snorlax ate in one go before falling asleep and returning to Professor Oak’s lab).

Snorlax generally only responds to food or battle (and not always the latter).  It is a powerhouse eater, able to consume a year’s worth of food in one helping, and its appetite is mirrored in its unparalleled strength and fitness.  It is a very strong swimmer (often swimming with Ash’s Water-type Pokémon for exercise) and is deceptively agile, along with its hugely powerful physical moves.  Snorlax’s main advantage is its huge defensive capabilities, with very few attacks capable of inflicting damage.

When Ash became a Frontier Brain, Snorlax and all of Ash’s other Pokémon at Professor Oak’s lab moved to the Battle Colosseum.  After an accident with Snorlax’s Poké Ball, Ash used a Heavy Ball given to him by Kurt, the Poké Ball smith, to recapture Snorlax.  The Heavy Ball was much more ideal for Snorlax, one of the heaviest known Pokémon.

When Lance, the Kanto League Champion, came to the Battle Colosseum for an exhibition match, Ash used his Snorlax to battle against Lance’s Kangaskhan.  Although it was clear that Snorlax was the physically stronger Pokémon, Lance used a Mega Stone to Mega Evolve Kangaskhan into Mega Kangaskhan, where it emerged victorious over Ash’s Pokémon.

Over the years, Snorlax has learned many attacks, including Body Slam, Headbutt, Mega Kick, Mega Punch, Hyper Beam, Ice Punch, Tackle, Harden, and Rest.  Currently, Snorlax knows Rest, Sleep Talk, Ice Punch, and Hyper Beam.  Snorlax’s Ability is Thick Fat, which gives it heat and cold protection, halving the power of Ice- and Fire-type attacks.

Ash’s Heracross♂ Edit

The first Pokémon Ash caught in the Johto region, Heracross joined Ash’s team after he and his friends solved a territorial dispute between a swarm of Heracross and Pinsir.  Heracross is an eager but easily distracted Pokémon, especially regarding sap.  It likes to suck sap from plants or trees, as well as Bulbasaur and its evolution’s bulb, and appears indifferent to how this annoys Ash’s Bulbasaur.

Heracross traveled with Ash for a while before being sent to Professor Oak’s lab, but returned to Ash for specific battles and Pokémon tournaments.  Heracross has defeated numerous powerful Pokémon, including Shingo’s Scizor “Blade”, Gary’s Magmar, and Nando’s Kricketune, and did significant damage to Tobias’s Darkrai.

When Ash became a Frontier Brain, Heracross and all of Ash’s other Pokémon at Professor Oak’s lab moved to the Battle Colosseum.

Over the years, Heracross has learned many attacks, including Tackle, Horn Attack, Endure, Leer, Take Down, Fury Attack, Megahorn, Sleep Talk, Focus Punch, and Hyper Beam.  Currently, Heracross knows Megahorn, Close Combat, Stone Edge, and Hyper Beam.  Heracross’s Ability is Swarm, which increases the power of Bug-type attacks when its weakened.

Ash’s Chikorita → Bayleef → Meganium♀ Edit

The second Pokémon Ash caught in Johto, Meganium is also Ash’s first female Pokémon.  When Ash first captured Chikorita, the young Grass-type developed a crush on its trainer, constantly fighting for his attention and trying to get his approval.  Chikorita is stubborn, passionate, and easily gets jealous of the attention Ash’s other Pokémon receive – especially Pikachu.

Chikorita evolved into Bayleef to protect Ash from Team Rocket, but took a while to realize that as a Bayleef, it was much bigger than Chikorita and wasn’t small enough to leap into Ash’s arms.  When Ash went off to Hoenn, Bayleef remained behind at Professor Oak’s lab with Ash’s other Pokémon.  While staying at Professor Oak’s lab, Bayleef evolved into Meganium.

Meganium is a powerful and tactical battler, using the vines of its Vine Whip (and later Frenzy Plant) to restrict its opponent’s moves or even as a propeller to become airborne.  It maintains its crush on Ash, but has learned to control its impulses better than when it was a Chikorita and Bayleef.

When Ash became a Frontier Brain, Meganium and all of Ash’s other Pokémon at Professor Oak’s lab moved to the Battle Colosseum.  Meganium has defeated numerous powerful Pokémon, including Bugsy’s Spinarak, Misty’s Staryu, Chuck’s Poliwrath and Machoke, and Harrison’s Houndoom.

Over the years, Meganium has learned many attacks, including Razor Leaf, Vine Whip, Tackle, Sweet Scent, Body Slam, and Headbutt.  Currently, Meganium knows Aromatherapy, Body Slam, Earthquake, and Frenzy Plant, which Meganium learned upon its evolution.  Meganium’s Ability is Overgrow, which increases the power of Grass-type attacks when its weakened.

Ash’s Cyndaquil → Quilava → Typhlosion♂ Edit

The Fire-type Johto Starter Pokémon, Ash found and captured Cyndaquil on Johto Route 33.  Immediately after catching Cyndaquil, Ash was challenged by a trainer named Koji, who was looking to catch a Cyndaquil.  With his new Pokémon, Ash was able to defeat Koji and his Sandslash, despite the type disadvantage.

At first, Cyndaquil was considered very weak and lazy, and was easily tired out, but after some training, it learned how to ignite its flame at will.  It quickly became a strong Pokémon, able to defeat most opponents that were weak to its Fire-type attacks; however, it was less effective against Pokémon it was at a disadvantage against.

When Ash went off to Hoenn, Cyndaquil remained behind at Professor Oak’s lab with Ash’s other Pokémon.  After being rotated into Ash’s party during his training for the Lily of the Valley Conference in Sinnoh, Cyndaquil evolved into Quilava during an attack by Team Rocket.  Upon its evolution, Quilava became calm, serious, and stoic, very different from Cyndaquil, and retained those traits after evolving into Typhlosion.

When Ash became a Frontier Brain, Quilava and all of Ash’s other Pokémon at Professor Oak’s lab moved to the Battle Colosseum, and evolved into Typhlosion a short while later.  Typhlosion has defeated numerous powerful Pokémon, including Koji’s Sandslash, Bugsy’s Scyther, Miki’s Skarmory, Lisa’s Mankey, Whitney’s Nidorina, Morty’s Gastly, Jasmine’s Steelix, Pryce’s Dewgong, and drew against Nando’s Armaldo.

Over the years, Typhlosion has learned many attacks, including Flamethrower, Tackle, SmokeScreen, Swift, Quick Attack, Flame Wheel, Eruption, and Aerial Ace.  Currently, Typhlosion knows Swift, Aerial Ace, Double Team, and Blast Burn, which Typhlosion learned upon its evolution.  Typhlosion’s Ability is Blaze, which increases the power of Fire-type attacks when its weakened.

Ash’s Totodile → Croconaw → Feraligatr♂ Edit

The last of the Johto Starter Pokémon, both Ash and Misty attempted to capture Totodile with the special Lure Balls they received from Kurt, the Poké Ball Smith.  Since they didn’t know who caught it, the two trainers battle for it.  Ash won, and Totodile became Ash’s Pokémon.

As a Totodile, it was highly energetic and always happy.  It maintained its positive attitude after evolving, although it learned to temper its excitement because as a Croconaw and then a Feraligatr, it was too big to behave as it did when it was a Totodile.  It also frequently fell in love with attractive female Pokémon, including Azumarill, Golduck, and Quagsire.  After Ash returned from Unova and became a Frontier Brain, his Snivy helped Feraligatr learn Attract.

When Ash went off to Hoenn, Totodile remained behind at Professor Oak’s lab with Ash’s other Pokémon.  Totodile evolved into Croconaw while living at Professor Oak’s laboratory.  When Ash became a Frontier Brain, Croconaw and all of Ash’s other Pokémon at Professor Oak’s lab moved to the Battle Colosseum, and evolved into Feraligatr a short while later.  Feraligatr has defeated numerous powerful Pokémon, including Lisa’s Granbull, Christopher’s Kingdra, the Battle Park’s Charizard (under the command of Jessie), and Harrison’s Sneasel.

Over the years, Feraligatr has learned many attacks, including Scratch, Bite, Water Gun, Headbutt, Scary Face, and Slash.  Currently, Feraligatr knows Attract, Scary Face, Ice Fang, and Hydro Cannon, which Feraligatr learned upon its evolution.  Feraligatr’s Ability is Torrent, which increases the power of Water-type attacks when its weakened.

Ash’s Shiny Noctowl♂ Edit

Ash’s Flying-type Pokémon for the Johto region, he captured the Shiny Noctowl in the Ilex Forest.  In addition to its unique color, Noctowl is smaller and more intelligent than a normal Noctowl.

Noctowl is unique among Ash’s Pokémon, not only for its Shiny coloring, but for its various Psychic-type attacks.  It quickly became Ash’s choice to battle Ghost-type Pokémon, due to its Foresight attack.

When Ash went off to Hoenn, Noctowl remained behind at Professor Oak’s lab with Ash’s other Pokémon, where Professor Oak studied its unique coloring.  It returned to Ash’s party during the Lily of the Valley Conference, where it fought Conway.

When Ash became a Frontier Brain, Noctowl and all of Ash’s other Pokémon at Professor Oak’s lab moved to the Battle Colosseum.  

Over the years, Noctowl has learned many attacks, including Peck, Hypnosis, Foresight, Tackle, Confusion, Sky Attack, Air Slash, and Extrasensory.  Currently, Noctowl knows Foresight, Sky Attack, Hypnosis, and Dream Eater.  Noctowl’s Ability is Insomnia, which prevents it from falling asleep in battle.

Ash’s Phanpy → Donphan♂ Edit

Received as an egg after winning the Extreme Pokémon race, Phanpy hatched under Ash’s care, becoming his first Ground-type Pokémon.  Very playful and energetic, but young and inexperienced, Phanpy struggled during many of its first Pokémon battles.

When Ash went off to Hoenn, Phanpy remained behind at Professor Oak’s lab with Ash’s other Pokémon.  It returned to Ash’s party when he challenged the Battle Frontier, having grown up and become more powerful while at the lab.  It evolved into Donphan during one of Team Rocket’s attacks.  Ash returned Donphan to Professor Oak’s lab before beginning his journey in Sinnoh.  It returned to Ash’s party during the Lily of the Valley Conference, where it fought Conway.

When Ash became a Frontier Brain, Donphan and all of Ash’s other Pokémon at Professor Oak’s lab moved to the Battle Colosseum.  Donphan has defeated numerous powerful Pokémon, including Macy’s Slugma, Lucy’s Seviper, and Team Rocket’s Charizard and Aggron (in a double battle with Brock’s Steelix).

Over the years, Donphan has learned many attacks, including Tackle, Rollout, Take Down, Defense Curl, Earthquake, Hidden Power, and Hyper Beam.  Currently, Donphan knows Stealth Rock, Gyro Ball, Earthquake, and Hyper Beam.  Donphan’s Ability is Sturdy, which prevents it from being knocked out with one attack. 

Ash’s Larvitar♂ and Tyranitar♀ Edit

A young Pokémon cared for by Ash, Larvitar hatched from an egg that was on its way to Professor Elm.  The egg had been stolen from its mother, Tyranitar, by the Pokémon Poacher Brothers, Braggo, Chico, and Blurt.

Larvitar started out very shy and timid, but learned to appreciate life through its adventures with Ash, and learned about the world around it.  It made new friends, such as Ash, Pikachu, Misty, Brock, Elekid, Slowpoke/Slowking, and Unown.

Larvitar was reunited with its mother on Mount Silver, and Ash helped them defeat the Pokémon Poacher Brothers and get them arrested by the Pokémon Park Rangers.  Together, Larvitar and Tyranitar live in peace on Mount Silver under the protection of the Park Rangers.

When Ash became a Frontier Brain, Larvitar, now grown up, decided it wanted to join Ash’s party.  Ash was more than happy to catch Larvitar, and now the Rock Skin Pokémon resides at the Battle Colosseum.  While there, it became close friends with Ash’s Gible.  In addition, Ash earned the respect and trust of Tyranitar, who has battled for Ash on a few occasions.

Over the years, Larvitar has learned many attacks, including Screech, Hidden Power, Harden, Bite, and Dig.  Currently, Larvitar knows Screech, Hidden Power, Dig, and Rock Slide.  Larvitar’s Ability is Guts, which increases its Attack stat when affected by a status ailment.  Also, Tyranitar knows Dark Pulse, Earthquake, Stone Edge, and Hyper Beam, and its Ability is Sand Stream, which summons a sandstorm upon entering a battle.

Ash’s Taillow → Swellow♂ Edit

Arguably Ash’s strongest Flying-type Pokémon, Swellow was the first Pokémon Ash caught in the Hoenn Region.  A tough and persistent Pokémon, Swellow is considered by some to be overly stubborn and would fight to its last breath rather than give up.

During a PokéRinger contest, Taillow evolved into Swellow and won the tournament.  Swellow participated in the Ever Grande Conference and then at the Kanto Battle Frontier.

When Ash went off to Sinnoh, Swellow remained behind at Professor Oak’s lab with Ash’s other Pokémon.  It returned to Ash’s party during the semi-finals of the Lily of the Valley Conference, where it fought and lost to Tobias’s Latios.

When Ash became a Frontier Brain, Swellow and all of Ash’s other Pokémon at Professor Oak’s lab moved to the Battle Colosseum.  Swellow has defeated numerous powerful Pokémon, including Winona’s Shiny Swellow, Tate and Liza’s Lunatone and Solrock (in a double battle with Pikachu), Juan’s Whiscash, Katie’s Venomoth and Scizor, Tyson’s Hariyama and Donphan, Tucker’s Swampert and Arcanine (in a double battle with Corphish), and Spenser’s Venusaur.

Over the years, Swellow has learned many attacks, including Peck, Wing Attack, Quick Attack, Aerial Ace, and Double Team.  Currently, Swellow knows Aerial Ace, Double Team, Steel Wing, and Hyper Beam.  Swellow’s Ability is Guts, which increases its Attack stat when affected by a status ailment.

Ash’s Treecko → Grovyle → Sceptile♂ Edit

Ash’s only Starter Pokémon from the Hoenn Region, Sceptile is one of his strongest Pokémon.   Ash caught Sceptile as a Treecko on Hoenn Route 104.  Sceptile has been known to act cool, calm and collected; holding a twig in the side of its mouth almost always.  Sceptile has an overpowering pride that it will defend at all costs from anyone or anything that damages it, most notably after being defeated by Seviper and Hariyama, and when a Tropius flirted with a Meganium it had taken a liking to.  Before evolving into Sceptile, it was shown to tease the other Pokémon, although it would always defend and protect them.

It took Treecko a while to become a good battler, although it had a lot of heart and spirit.  Treecko evolved into Grovyle in a battle against Guy, who’s Loudred evolved into Exploud at the same time.  Grovyle became a powerhouse member of Ash’s Hoenn team, with attacks like Pound, Quick Attack, Bullet Seed, and Leaf Blade.  Grovyle participated in the Ever Grande Conference and then at the Kanto Battle Frontier.  Grovyle evolved into Sceptile in Kanto to save Nurse Joy’s Meganium, but it fell into a depression after Meganium rejected it and was unable to use any moves.  It regained its confidence (and its moves) in battle against Team Rocket and then the Palace Maven Spencer.

When Ash went off to Sinnoh, Sceptile remained behind at Professor Oak’s lab with Ash’s other Pokémon.  It made a triumphant return to Ash’s party during the semi-finals of the Lily of the Valley Conference, where it was able to defeat Tobias’s Darkrai, becoming the only Pokémon in the Sinnoh League (or the region for that matter) to defeat Darkrai.  Unfortunately, Sceptile was defeated by Tobias’s Latios with a single Giga Impact attack.

When Ash became a Frontier Brain, Sceptile and all of Ash’s other Pokémon at Professor Oak’s lab moved to the Battle Colosseum.  Sceptile has defeated numerous powerful Pokémon, including Brawly’s Machop and Hariyama, Winona’s Altaria, Katie’s Walrein, Morrison’s Steelix, Spenser’s Shiftry and Claydol, and Tobias’s Darkrai.

Over the years, Sceptile has learned many attacks, including Pound, Quick Attack, Bullet Seed, Leaf Blade, SolarBeam, Agility, and Leaf Storm.  Currently, Sceptile knows Dragon Pulse, Detect, X-Scissor, and Frenzy Plant.  Sceptile’s Ability is Overgrow, which increases the power of Grass-type attacks when its weakened.

Ash’s Corphish → Crawdaunt♂ Edit

Found on Hoenn Route 106, Ash battled Corphish with his Treecko and proceeded to catch it.  Corphish became Ash’s go-to Water-type Pokémon during his Hoenn journey and then against the Battle Frontier, participating in Pokémon battles against various trainers.

When Ash went off to Sinnoh, Corphish remained behind at Professor Oak’s lab with Ash’s other Pokémon, becoming close friends with his Kingler, a fellow crab-like Pokémon.  When Ash became a Frontier Brain, Corphish and all of Ash’s other Pokémon at Professor Oak’s lab moved to the Battle Colosseum, and evolved into Crawdaunt a short while later. 

Since its evolution, Ash has struggled with Crawdaunt due to its bad attitude – although it will battle on command, its tactics are much more brutal than when it was a Corphish.

Crawdaunt has defeated numerous powerful Pokémon, including Brawly’s Machop, Flannery’s Magcargo and Torkoal, Juan’s Sealeo and Seaking (in a double battle with Pikachu) and Luvdisc, Dominick’s Swalot, Katie’s Golduck, Morrison’s Girafarig and Growlithe, Tucker’s Swampert and Arcanine (in a double battle with Swellow), and Anabel’s Alakazam, and drew against Morrison’s Swampert.

Over the years, Crawdaunt has learned many attacks, including Crabhammer, BubbleBeam, ViceGrip, and Harden.  Currently, Crawdaunt knows Crabhammer, Crunch, Swords Dance, and Protect.  Crawdaunt’s Ability is Hyper Cutter, which prevents its Attack stat from being reduced.

Ash’s Torkoal♂ Edit

Found in the Valley of Steel, Ash and his friends rescued Torkoal from a group of Steel-type Pokémon led by a Steelix.  With Ash’s help, Torkoal was able to defeat Steelix and earn its respect.  Ash then invited Torkoal to join him as his Pokémon, which Torkoal accepted.

Torkoal is an emotional Pokémon, and very friendly toward people and Pokémon alike.  It has a habit of releasing smoke from its nostrils and back when it is happy, and usually does it upon its release from its Poké Ball and when it wins a battle.  It is one of Ash’s best defensive Pokémon (along with Snorlax), and has access to some serious Fire-type attacks.

When Ash went off to the Battle Frontier, Torkoal remained behind at Professor Oak’s lab with Ash’s other Pokémon.  It made a triumphant return to Ash’s party during his rematch with Brandon, where it battled against Brandon’s Registeel.  Although it put up a good fight, Torkoal was unable to defeat Registeel, despite having a type advantage.   It also participated in Ash’s battle against Tobias during the semi-finals of the Lily of the Valley Conference, but lost quickly to Tobias’s Darkrai.

Over the years, Torkoal has learned many attacks, including Flamethrower, Overheat, Iron Defense, Body Slam, and Heat Wave.  Currently, Torkoal knows Iron Defense, Sludge Bomb, Stone Edge, and Heat Wave.  Torkoal’s Ability is White Smoke, which prevents other Pokémon from lowering its stats.

Ash’s Snorunt → Glalie♂ Edit

Ash’s Ice-type Pokémon, he was able to defeat Snorunt with Pikachu and capture the mischievous Pokémon.  Although not as powerful as some of Ash’s other Pokémon, with some training and friendship, Snorunt was able to evolve into Glalie and become a force to be reckoned with.

When Ash went off to the Battle Frontier, Glalie remained behind at Professor Oak’s lab with Ash’s other Pokémon.  It returned to Ash’s party during his training for the Lily of the Valley Conference in Sinnoh, but didn’t participate in the tournament itself.

When Ash became a Frontier Brain, Glalie and all of Ash’s other Pokémon at Professor Oak’s lab moved to the Battle Colosseum.  Glalie has defeated numerous powerful Pokémon, including Clark’s Quilava and Charizard (in a double battle with Grovyle), Katie’s Misdreavus (although it fell to the effects of Misdreavus’s Destiny Bond), Morrison’s Metang, and drew against Tyson’s Sceptile.

Over the years, Glalie has learned many attacks, including Icy Wind, Double Team, Headbutt, and Ice Beam.  Currently, Glalie knows Double Team, Ice Beam, Crunch, and Hyper Beam.  Glalie’s Ability is Ice Body, which causes it to regain health during a hailstorm.

Ash’s Aipom♀ Edit

Ash’s Starly → Staravia → Staraptor♂ Edit

Ash’s Flying-type from the Sinnoh region

Ash’s Turtwig → Grotle → Torterra♂ Edit

The Grass-type Starter Pokémon of the Sinnoh region, Ash caught Turtwig on Sinnoh Route 202 after battling it with Pikachu.  It was a brave yet kind Pokémon that was both incredibly fast and quite strong.

Like many of Ash’s Pokémon, Turtwig’s battle style was based on speed.  However, after Turtwig evolved into Grotle during a battle against Paul’s Honchkrow, its new body was larger and heavier which led to the diminishment of its speed.  It was shown by Paul’s Torterra how to compensate, by relying on its more powerful defenses.  After evolving into Torterra, it continued to struggle in battle.  When Ash went off to Unova, Torterra remained behind at Professor Oak’s lab with Ash’s other Pokémon.

When Ash became a Frontier Brain, Torterra and all of Ash’s other Pokémon at Professor Oak’s lab moved to the Battle Colosseum.  While there, Ash and Torterra were finally able to work together and create a new battle style to take advantage of Torterra’s incredible size and strength.  Also, like Snorlax, Ash transferred Torterra from a regular Poké Ball to a Heavy Ball given to him by Kurt, the Poké Ball smith.  Torterra has defeated numerous powerful Pokémon, including Roark’s Rampardos, Gardenia’s Turtwig, and Candice’s Sneasel.

Over the years, Torterra has learned many attacks, including Tackle, Razor Leaf, Bite, Synthesis, Energy Ball, Rock Climb, and Leaf Storm.  Currently, Torterra knows Synthesis, Stone Edge, Earthquake, and Wood Hammer.  Torterra’s Ability is Overgrow, which increases the power of Grass-type attacks when its weakened.

Ash’s Chimchar → Monferno → Infernape♂ Edit

One of Ash’s strongest Pokémon, Chimchar was originally captured and trained by Ash’s Sinnoh League rival, Paul. However, the two didn’t get along, and eventually Paul released Chimchar. It decided to join Ash’s team, and under his training, Chimchar evolved into Monferno and then Infernape.

Ash’s Buizel → Floatzel♂ Edit

Ash’s Gligar → Gliscor♂ Edit

Ash’s Gible♂ Edit

Ash first met Gible on Sinnoh Route 210, where it was being taught how to use Draco Meteor by Wilma, a kind old lady from Blackthorn City and former Dragon-type Pokémon trainer.  Gible began to follow Ash, and eventually allowed itself to be caught by him.

As a Dragon-type Pokémon, Gible is stronger than other non-evolved Pokémon, and can hold its own against some pretty powerful opponents.  When Ash went off to Unova, Gible remained behind at Professor Oak’s lab with Ash’s other Pokémon.

When Ash became a Frontier Brain, Gible and all of Ash’s other Pokémon at Professor Oak’s lab moved to the Battle Colosseum.  While there, it became close friends with Ash’s Larvitar.  When Ash was challenged by Drake, the Champion of the Orange League, he chose Gible to battle against Drake’s Ditto.  Unfortunately, Drake and Ditto were able to defeat Gible by using its own Dragon-type moves against it.

Since being captured by Ash, Gible has learned many attacks, including Dig, Dragon Pulse, Rock Smash, and Draco Meteor.  Currently, Gible knows Dig, Sandstorm, Flamethrower, and Draco Meteor.  Gible’s Ability is Sand Veil, which boosts its evasion in a sandstorm.

Ash’s Pidove → Tranquill → Unfezant♀ Edit

Ash’s Flying-type from the Unova region

Ash’s Oshawott → Dewott → Samurott♂ Edit

Ash’s Tepig → Pignite → Emboar♂ Edit

Ash’s Snivy → Servine → Serperior♀ Edit

The Grass-type Starter Pokémon from Unova, Ash’s Serperior is believed to have walked away from its original trainer who it deemed unworthy.  Ash was able to catch it as a Snivy after he won her respect as a trainer of not only skill, but also unwavering determination and overpowering spirit.

Serperior is a powerful Pokémon, albeit not as strong as some of Ash’s older Pokémon.  Its specialty lies in its Attract attack, using the technique to infatuate its opponents before using its myriad of powerful Grass-type attacks.  Under Ash’s command, Serperior has expanded its repertoire of attacks.

When Ash became a Frontier Brain, Snivy and all of Ash’s other Pokémon moved to the Battle Colosseum.  After Ash returned from Unova and became a Frontier Brain, Snivy helped his Feraligatr learn Attract.   He also transferred Snivy from a regular Poké Ball to a Love Ball given to him by Kurt, the Poké Ball smith.  Snivy has defeated some powerful opponents, including Ash’s Pikachu, Oshawott, and Tepig, Trip’s Servine, Georgia’s Pawniard, Katharine’s Gothita, and Clay’s Palpitoad.  While at the Battle Colosseum, Snivy evolved into Servine and then Serperior.

Since being captured by Ash, Serperior has learned many attacks, including Attract, Vine Whip, Leaf Storm, and Leaf Blade.  Currently, Serperior knows Attract, Leaf Blade, Aerial Ace, and Twister.  Serperior’s Ability is Overgrow, which increases the power of Grass-type attacks when its weakened.

Ash’s Scraggy → Scrafty♂ Edit

Ash’s Sewaddle → Swadloon → Leavanny♂ Edit

A  Bug- and Grass-type Pokémon, Ash caught Sewaddle in the Pinwheel Forest.  It evolved into Swadloon during Ash’s gym battle with Burgh, the Castelia City Gym Leader, and then into Leavanny during a practice battle with Iris’s Emolga.

Leavanny is an independent but caring Pokémon.  It is very competitive with a passion for battling, and always tries its hardest, even when at a disadvantage.   It also has some sewing skills, which can even be applied during a Pokémon battle.

When Ash became a Frontier Brain, Leavanny and all of Ash’s other Pokémon moved to the Battle Colosseum.  Leavanny has defeated some powerful opponents, including Burgh’s Dwebble and Whirlipede, Roxie’s Koffing, and Marris’s Karrablast.

Since being captured by Ash, Leavanny has learned many attacks, including String Shot, Razor Leaf, Tackle, Bug Bite, Energy Ball, and X-Scissor.  Currently, Leavanny knows Slash, Leaf Blade, X-Scissor, and Swords Dance.  Leavanny’s Ability is Swarm, which increases the power of Bug-type attacks when its weakened.

Ash’s Palpitoad → Seismitoad♂ Edit

A powerful Pokémon from the Unova region, Ash captured a Palpitoad after it was defeated by his Oshawott.  As a Water- and Ground-type Pokémon, Palpitoad quickly became Ash’s go-to Pokémon for battling Electric-types.

When Ash became a Frontier Brain, Palpitoad and all of Ash’s other Pokémon moved to the Battle Colosseum, where it evolved into Seismitoad.

Since being captured by Ash, Seismitoad has learned many attacks, including Mud Shot, Hydro Pump, Supersonic, and Sludge Wave.  Currently, Seismitoad knows Hydro Pump, Earthquake, Sludge Wave, and Drain Punch.  Seismitoad’s Ability is Swift Swim, which increases its speed in the rain.

Ash’s Roggenrola → Boldore → Gigalith♂ Edit

Ash’s Krokorok → Krookodile♂ Edit

Ash’s Froakie → Frogadier → Greninja♂ Edit

Ash’s Fletchling → Fletchinder → Talonflame♂ Edit

Ash’s Flying-type from the Kalos region, Talonflame is unique from his other Flying-types by virtue of also being a Fire-type.

Ash’s Hawlucha♂ Edit

Ash’s Goomy → Sliggoo → Goodra♂ Edit

Ash’s Noibat → Noivern♂ Edit

Ash’s Charmander♂ Edit

The son of Ash’s and Liza’s Charizards, Charmander was born in the Charicific Valley.  Having learned that Ash was now a Frontier Brain, Liza offered to send Charmander to him to raise.  Ash agreed, and Charmander joins the ranks of Ash’s young Pokémon.

As the child of two powerful Charizards, Charmander knows Scratch, Ember, SmokeScreen, and DragonBreath.  Like all Charmander, its Ability is Blaze, which increases the power of Fire-type attacks when its weakened, but it has never been activated.

Ash’s Rhyhorn♂ Edit

A new addition to Ash’s team, he received Rhyhorn through a trade for one of his 30 Tauros.

Rhyhorn lives with all of Ash’s other Pokémon at the Battle Colosseum.

Ash’s Tangela♂ Edit

A new addition to Ash’s team, he received Tangela through a trade for one of his 30 Tauros.

Tangela lives with all of Ash’s other Pokémon at the Battle Colosseum.

Ash’s Ditto Edit

A new addition to Ash’s team, he caught Ditto outside the Cerulean Cave while visiting his old friend Misty.  This Ditto has the rare Ability Imposter.

Ditto lives with all of Ash’s other Pokémon at the Battle Colosseum.

Ditto’s only move is Transform.  Ditto’s Ability is Imposter, which allows it to immediately transform into its opponent, copying the opponent’s states exactly.

Ash’s Eevee♂ Edit

The son of Gary’s Umbreon, Eevee was given to Ash as a newborn Pokémon by his longtime friendly rival.

Eevee lives with all of Ash’s other Pokémon at the Battle Colosseum.

Currently, Eevee knows Dig, Shadow Ball, Hyper Voice, and Return.  Eevee’s Ability is Adaptability, which powers up moves of the same type.

Ash’s Pichu♂ Edit

Given to him as a newborn Pokémon, Ash received Pichu from his close friend, Brock.  Pichu has taken a shine to Ash’s Pikachu and treats its evolved form as an older brother to look up to.  Pichu is also close to Ash’s other young Pokémon, including Charmander, Eevee, Tyrogue, and Riolu.  It resides within a Fast Ball, given to Ash by Kurt, the Poké Ball smith.

A Baby Pokémon, Pichu knows Charm, Sweet Kiss, Hidden Power, and Volt Tackle (a move it inherited from its parents).  Pichu’s Ability is Static, which paralyzes its foe when Pichu gets hit by a physical attack or uses a physical attack.

Ash’s Slowpoke → Slowking♂ Edit

A new addition to Ash’s team, he received Slowpoke through a trade for one of his 30 Tauros. Because Slowpoke was holding a King’s Rock during the trade, it immediately evolved into Slowking upon joining Ash’s party.

Slowking lives with all of Ash’s other Pokémon at the Battle Colosseum.

Ash’s Dunsparce♂ Edit

One of Ash’s newly-acquired Pokémon, Dunsparce is one of Ash’s secret weapons – although it appears to be weak, it is actually a well-rounded Pokémon capable of four different types of attacks.  While it is nowhere near a match for Ash’s strongest Pokémon (Pikachu, Charizard, Snorlax, et. al.), it is capable of holding its own in battle.

Dunsparce lives with all of Ash’s other Pokémon at the Battle Colosseum.

Currently, Dunsparce knows Flamethrower, Rock Slide, Thunderbolt, and Zen Headbutt. Dunsparce’s Ability is Serene Grace, which doubles the chance of an attack having an additional effect.

Ash’s Tyrogue♂ Edit

Tyrogue lives with all of Ash’s other Pokémon at the Battle Colosseum.  It became fast friends with one of Ash’s other Fighting-type Pokémon, Riolu, and is also close to Ash’s other young Pokémon, including Charmander, Eevee, and Pichu.  It resides within a Friend Ball, given to Ash by Kurt, the Poké Ball smith.

Currently, Tyrogue knows Foresight, Double Team, Swift, and Vacuum Wave.  Tyrogue’s Ability is Guts, which increases its Attack stat when affected by a status ailment.

Ash’s Nincada → Ninjask♂ Edit

Captured as a Nincada during a Bug Catching Contest, Ash was able to raise it until it evolved into a Ninjask.  While not one of Ash’s most powerful Pokémon, he nevertheless treats Ninjask with the respect and love he shows to all of his Pokémon.

Ninjask resides within a Park Ball (the special Poké Ball used for Bug Catching Contests) and lives with all of Ash’s other Pokémon at the Battle Colosseum.

Currently, Ninjask knows Swords Dance, Slash, Aerial Ace, and X-Scissor.  Ninjask’s Ability is Speed Boost, which allows its speed to gradually increase.

Ash’s Shedinja♂ Edit

Upon Ash’s Nincada’s evolution into Ninjask, Ash was surprised to find one of his Poké Balls open up to reveal a Shedinja.  While not one of Ash’s most powerful Pokémon, he nevertheless treats Shedinja with the respect and love he show all his Pokémon.

Shedinja lives with all of Ash’s other Pokémon at the Battle Colosseum.

Currently, Shedinja knows Confuse Ray, Shadow Ball, Night Slash, and X-Scissor.  Shedinja’s Ability is Wonder Guard, which only allows super effective moves to hit.

Ash’s Spoink → Grumpig♂ Edit

Ash’s first official Psychic-type Pokémon, he captured Spoink during a visit to the Viridian Forest shortly before becoming a Frontier Brain.  With some training with Ash’s other Pokémon (and a few rounds with Team Rocket), Spoink quickly evolved into Grumpig.  While not Ash’s oldest or strongest Pokémon, Grumpig can still hold its own in a battle.

Grumpig lives with all of Ash’s other Pokémon at the Battle Colosseum.

Currently, Grumpig knows Confuse Ray, Shadow Ball, Bounce, and Psychic.  Grumpig’s Ability is Own Tempo, which prevents itself from being confused.

Ash’s Burmy → Mothim♂ Edit

Captured as a Burmy during a Bug Catching Contest, Ash was able to raise it until it evolved into a Mothim.

Mothim lives with all of Ash’s other Pokémon at the Battle Colosseum.

Ash’s Riolu♂ Edit

A special Riolu that knows Aura Sphere, it was rescued from the clutches of Pokémon Hunter J by Ash Ketchum.  It returned to the Lucario Kingdom.

When Ash became a Frontier Brain, Riolu left the Lucario Kingdom, this time by choice, and was voluntarily captured by Ash.  It now lives with his other Pokémon at the Battle Colosseum.  It became fast friends with one of Ash’s other Fighting-type Pokémon, Tyrogue, and is also close to Ash’s other young Pokémon, including Charmander, Eevee, and Pichu.

Currently, Riolu knows Aura Sphere, Shadow Claw, Bullet Punch, and Dual Chop.  Riolu’s Ability is Steadfast, which increases its speed each time it flinches.

Ash’s Hippopotas♂ Edit

A new addition to Ash’s team

Hippopotas lives with all of Ash’s other Pokémon at the Battle Colosseum.

Currently, Hippopotas knows Yawn, Take Down, Dig, and Sand Tomb.  Hippopotas’s Ability is Sand Stream, which automatically summons a Sandstorm when it enters a battle.

Ash’s Cottonee → Whimsicott♂ Edit

A new addition to Ash’s team, Ash captured Cottonee while traveling in the Unova region. Under his training, Cottonee was able to evolve into Whimsicott.

Whimsicott lives with all of Ash’s other Pokémon at the Battle Colosseum.

Currently, Whimsicott knows Energy Ball, Leech Seed, Cotton Spore, and Hurricane.  Whimsicott’s Ability is Prankster, which gives priority to a status move.

Ash’s Venipede → Whirlipede → Scolipede♂ Edit

A new addition to Ash’s team, Ash captured Venipede while traveling in the Unova region. Under his training, Venipede was able to evolve into Whirlipede and then Scolipede, becoming one of the powerhouses of his Unova team.

Scolipede lives with all of Ash’s other Pokémon at the Battle Colosseum.

Ash’s Scatterbug → Spewpa → Vivillon♂ Edit

A new addition to Ash’s team, Ash caputred Scatterbug while traveling in the Kalos region. Under his training, Scatterbug was able to evolve into Spewpa and then Vivillon.

Vivillon lives with all of Ash’s other Pokémon at the Battle Colosseum.

Ash’s Skrelp → Dragalge♂ Edit

A new addition to Ash’s team, Ash captured Skrelp while traveling in the Kalos region. Under his training, Skrelp was able to evolve into Dragalge.

Dragalge lives with all of Ash’s other Pokémon at the Battle Colosseum.

Ash’s Latias♀ Edit

A legendary Pokémon, Latias and her brother, Latios, lived in the Secret Garden in Alto Mare, where they were the guardians of the Soul Dew.  They were friends with Lorenzo and Bianca.

Latias and Latios presented some very unique powers, such as sight-sharing, invisibility and shapeshifting.  Latias commonly shapeshifts to appear the same as Bianca, and befriended Ash under her persona.

Latias is a very docile Pokémon. She appeared to dislike fighting and was easily scared off by any conflict or anything attempting to cause harm to her.  She cared much for people and Pokémon close to her, including Ash, Latios, Bianca, and Lorenzo.  After the death of her brother, Latias became the sole caretaker of the Soul Dew.

Before Ash became a Frontier Brain, he returned to Alto Mare, where Latias offered to fight for him in a Pokémon battle, an offer Ash has accepted on more than one occasion, most notably during an exhibition battle against his longtime rival, Gary Oak, and his Fossil Pokémon, Aerodactyl.

Currently, Latias knows Mist Ball, Light Screen, Safeguard, and Draco Meteor.  Latias’s Ability is Levitate, which renders it immune to Ground-type moves.

Ash’s Azelf Edit

A legendary Pokémon, Azelf the guardian of Lake Valor befriended Ash during his Sinnoh journey.

When Ash became a Frontier Brain, Azelf, like Latias, offered to fight for him in a Pokémon battle, an offer Ash has accepted on more than one occasion.

Currently, Azelf knows Extrasensory, Swift, Thunder Wave, and Protect.  Azelf’s Ability is Levitate, which renders it immune to Ground-type moves.

Ash’s Meloetta Edit

A legendary Pokémon, Meloetta befriended Ash during his Unova journey.

When Ash became a Frontier Brain, Meloetta, like Latias and Azelf, offered to fight for him in a Pokémon battle, an offer Ash has accepted on more than one occasion.

Currently, Meloetta knows Relic Song, Close Combat, Psychic, and Hyper Voice.  Meloetta’s Ability is Serene Grace, which doubles the chances of enabling a move’s additional effect.

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