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Ash Ketchum (Japanese: サトシ Satoshi) is the main character of both the Pokémon anime and the Electric Tale of Pikachu manga, and the main character in the Pokemon: Iron and Copper Canon. He shares his Japanese name -- which can be taken to mean "wisdom" or "reason" (智) -- with the creator of the Pokémon franchise, Satoshi Tajiri. His English surname is a pun of the original English motto, "Gotta Catch 'em All!."

Ash Ketchum

(サトシ Satoshi)

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Official artwork by FawkesTheSkarmory

Age

13 (as of debut)

Eye Colors

Red

Hair Color

Black

Hometown

Pallet Town

Region

Kanto

Relatives

Delia Ketchum (mother)

Trainer Class

Pokémon Trainer/Aura Master

Episode Debut

All Roads Lead to Kroel

Voice Actor

Sarah Natochenny (English) Rica Matsumoto (Japanese)

In Pokémon: Iron and CopperEdit

PokémonEdit

The following is a list of Ash's Pokemon as of the current episode:

On hand:

Pokemon Name Episode debut
Pikachu Flash All Roads Lead to Kroel
Fhuriegle Quil (Mach in IC003)

All Roads Lead to Kroel

TriviaEdit

NamesEdit

Language Name Meaning
English Ash Ketchum Ketchum sounds similar to catch 'em. First name can be found in Japanese name, Satoshi. Also, Ash is a default name for Red in Pokémon Red and Blue. Ash trees are suggested as another explanation as well.
Japanese サトシ Satoshi Can be taken to mean 智 (wisdom; reason); named after Satoshi Tajiri.