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Ash Ketchum
Gender: Male
Series: Pokémon
Stupid Mario Brothers
Home World: Kanto
Allies: Mario
Solid Snake
Professor Oak
Crazy Fan
Enemies: Wario (formerly)
Waluigi (formerly)
Nox Decious
Scott Masterson
Donkey Kong
Debut: Why catch them All?
Conclusion: Operation: Blind Storm
Status: Alive
Portrayer: Dane Cook
"Nobody likes you, Ash!"
Mario during his first encounter with the trainer in "Why catch them All?"

Ash Ketchum is a Pokémon trainer from Kanto who is Brock, Misty, and Pikachu's best friend.

He first encountered Mario and Luigi in "Why catch them All?", in which he tried to catch them while they were riding around on their quad, thinking that they were rare Pokémon.



Originating from Kanto, Ash went on a journey to become the best Pokémon trainer, accompanied by Brock and Misty.

As a child, he was best friends with Gary, but they became arch-rivals at some point. Ash also left his best friends behind and traveled to the real world, presumably to find new Pokémon.

Once, Ash had even tried to shove Donkey Kong into a Pokéball, but, of course, failed. ("Why catch them All?")

Season OneEdit

Mario: "And why do you have to catch them all?!"
Ash: "Because... I gotta."
— Mario and Ash discussing Pokémon
Meeting Ash

Mario and Luigi meeting Ash

Ash first shows up, thinking that Mario and Luigi are rare Pokémon and thus, threw a Pokéball at them in an attempt to capture them. When the duo find him, Ash introduces himself. However, Mario and Luigi find him rather strange and annoying and Mario tells him off, forever remembering him as the person he hates the most. ("Why catch them All?")

When Mario and Luigi start a band called Johnny Mushroom and the Kingdoms, Ash shows up for the auditions. He reveals to the heroes that he can play Pokéflute, but his inability to play well forces them to make him leave. ("A Band that is better than the Jonas Brothers!")


Ash realizing that Mario and Luigi are plumbers

Later, he gets a letter from Pikachu informing him that Wobbuffet got stuck in the toilet, Charmander set the couch on fire, and Jigglypuff blew up in the microwave. To top it all off, Pikachu claims that Snorlax did a body slam on Brock and killed him, though he was actually sent to the hospital to recover. Failing to realize that his best friend is supposedly dead, Ash hires Mario and Luigi to plunge his toilet. When he promises to give them pizza afterwards, they accept. Then Mario, Luigi, and Ash dance over to Ash's house to "Let's Groove" by Earth, Wind & Fire. After plunging the toilet and getting Wobbuffet stuck to his face, Mario demands his pizza. When Ash reveals he really lied to them, the infuriated Mario Brothers abandon Ash and leave to go find new jobs. ("It came from Ash's Toilet")

Ash's Pitch

Ash pitching his Pokémon idea to Bob and Joe over the phone

Over the phone, Ash calls Bob and Joe, the men whom Mario and Luigi went to on their search for real jobs. He calls them, proposing the basic idea of the Pokémon series as a video game idea. ("Real Jobs Suck")

"I'm calling your manager! I'm calling your boss! I'm... I'm calling your mother!'"
—Ash letting his anger out on UPS

Afterwards, Ash receives a package from UPS that should contain his new Pikachu. However, much to Ash's shock and disappointment, the Pokeball contains nothing and doesn't work. Enraged, Ash blames UPS for the defect, grabs and yanks him by the collar of his shirt, and threatens to call his superiors and even his mother. UPS tells Ash he wouldn't, but he insists he would. UPS retorts that his company is not responsible for any arrangements made with the Amazon seller who sold the faulty product and then leaves in a hurry, stating the package is as is. Still furious at the UPS man, Ash storms back inside his house. ("Special Delivery from a Guy dressed in Brown")

As Wario, Waluigi, and FedEx begin to gang up on Mario, Ash quickly arrives to assist him. However, Wario replies they are still outnumbered — until Donkey Kong shows up. Waluigi retorts that they still have no chance of winning and a battle ensues. Ash is easily trounced by Waluigi and knocked out for the rest of the brawl. ("Stupid Smash Brothers")

Season TwoEdit

Ash: "Brock? What are you doing here?"
Brock: "Looking for you! Were late for Pokémon collecting!"
— Ash, surprised at Brock's arrival
Ash and Brock 02

Brock, having returned to the Real World

After reading the letter from Link, Mario and Luigi set off on a mission to rescue him. Just as Ash exclaims that he wants to join them, Brock interrupts him and demands to go catch Pokémon with him. Astonished and confused, Ash questions how Brock is still alive, remembering how a Snorlax had supposedly killed him. Brock answers that it did, inquiring where he was while he was left to recover in the hospital. Ash reminds his best friend how Pikachu said that the Snorlax killed him. Brock scolds Ash for his poor judgement and drags him off to go catch some Pokémon. ("Link's Letter is full of Holes!")

"I spy Pokémon in the distance."
I spy Pokemon 02

Ash and Brock preparing to battle the "Pokémon"

Ash and Brock spot some wild Pokémon in the distance. Ash tries to send out his Charmander, but unfortunately, his Pokéball doesn't work. Brock has a go with his Geodude, but he ends up failing as well. Brock questions where Ash got his Pokémon from. Ash replies that he got it from UPS and asks Brock where he got his, to which he answers that it was from FedEx. This makes Ash think that the two companies might be scamming them. UPS and FedEx overhear the conversation, telling Ash and Brock they would never rip anyone off and remind Ash that it must be a problem with the sender. Ash thinks they might be being sabotaged by someone and UPS and FedEx question who would want to do such a thing. Out of nowhere, DHL retorts that he would because he is tired of always coming in 3rd place to them. FedEx remarks how foolish he is not only ruining their packages, but openly admitting his crimes. Ash and Brock complain they only want Pokéballs that work. UPS tells them to wait and a fight breaks out between the three deliverymen. Fed up with all the fights and chaos, Ash ponders why they can't just get along. Then Mario and Luigi show up and ask Ash where the warp pipe to Kanto is. He tells them that it is very close by and brings them to it. Eager to get back to the region, Ash tries to use it, but the pipe denies him entry. As the other pipe didn't work either, Mario thinks that all the portals must be broken for some reason. In turn, Brock thinks that some other force at work must be trapping them. Mario suggests that it is more likely to prevent the entry of things from the outside worlds, saying they can't do anything about it. ("Draino won't unclog these Pipes")

Afterwards, Ash is asked by Luigi about Brock's whereabouts, but Ash doesn't know. Afterwards, he and Luigi confront Mario, who is still feeling down about the situation. However, Ash only suggests getting cheeseburgers.

Later, Mario, Luigi, and Ash are joined at a field by Donkey Kong, who complains that he can't get back to his world. However, Mario gives a speech, telling all of them that it is the Real World that they need to be in because it needs to be saved. They all agree to fight to save the Real World from great danger. ("Wario has another Bad Day")

Ash and Scott 02

Ash meeting Scott Masterson

After Scott Masterson forcibly reunites Johnny Mushroom and the Kingdoms and kicks Wario and Waluigi out, Ash wants to try out for their band Tommy Fungus and the Dungeons, but he is stopped by Scott, who tells him to audition for Johnny Mushroom and the Kingdoms. Ash admits that he did and was rejected, but Scott gives him another chance. Mario and Luigi want to kick him out, but when Ash reveals that he can play the guitar well, he ends up being accepted into the band after all, much to his joy and happiness.

Before their big concert, Mario gets sick and Wario and Waluigi steal the band's instruments. However, UPS later shows up with a package for Mario, whom Luigi states is sick and he walks away. When Luigi overhears him singing, he asks UPS to replace his brother for the show and they perform as an a Capella band. After the performance, Ash gets a call from Mario, who tells him personally that he hates him. ("Who is Scott Masterson?")

"Oh boy! Some chicken Pokémon!"

Ash, along with everyone else, gives Mario his support in defeating Nox Decious. ("Psychic Powers will only tell you so much") However, instead of fighting with the others, Ash leaves the group and decides to catch chicken "Pokémon" in Mario's backyard until the events of Season Three. (" And then there was Nox Decious")

Season ThreeEdit

After Mario's battle with Nox Decious and Wario and his possession by the Darkness, Luigi soon finds his brother unconscious in a field. Immediately, he, Ash, and Brock take Mario to his house, putting him in his bed to recover. 12 hours later, Mario wakes up and calls Ash, only to tell him that he hates him. ("This time, It's Personal!")

Later, Ash helps Luigi carry Link into bed when he drinks some bad milk. When Mario notes that he may be out for "the rest of Season Three," Ash notes that the fans will be mad, thus breaking the fourth wall. ("Like Hyrule, but not")

Ash points out that Luigi has a different haircut when Mario thinks that something has changed about him. ("Metal Gear Stupid")

When Mario and Luigi invite Solid Snake to play basketball with them, he is teamed up with Ash. By the end of the first half, the two are losing by many points and this prompts Solid Snake to call Otacon for advice. In doing so, he is able to win the game for the two. ("Basketball Diaries")

Some time afterwards, Ash apparently gets a job at a local grocery store. When Brock points this out to Luigi, he believes that Ash has given up on collecting Pokémon. This prompts Brock to get Ash to quit his job. ("Snake VS Guard")

While walking through the forest, Ash finds Link, who is delighted to be saved. However, Ash reveals that the forest is on Mario's property and is only a quarter-mile wide, that his beard is fake, that he has only been missing for 5 hours, and that he has been dreaming the entire time. With this being said, Link then wakes up in bed. ("Old Friends, New Enemies")

"Why would he get rid of this?"
—Ash after discovering the Nether Saber

Ash discovering the discarded Nether Saber in the forest

After a scream is heard, Ash searches the Orchard, where he finds Wario, who is trying to make the Nether Saber work, but cannot. After he tosses it on the ground, Ash picks it up and runs off with it.

Later on, he finds Solid Snake and Otacon and reveals his findings to them. He tells them what happened, but then suggests catching Pokemon. Otacon is reluctant to do this, but the idea is shot down by Solid Snake. After contacting Mario on his codec, Snake announces that they have been given the task of destroying the saber.

As Ash and Otacon contemplate how to do this, Snake receives a call from Master Miller, who tells them that the only way to destroy the saber is to take it to Merlin's table. Snake tells them this and Ash reveals that he knows how to reach the table since the original Pokémon were apparently created there before heading to their current locations. ("The Advent of Snake's Mission")

After searching for a while, Ash and Solid Snake begin to argue about not finding the table, but Otacon manages to calm them down before things get out of hand. However, 12 hours later, they still haven't found the table, with Snake questioning whether Ash really knows how to get to the table. Ash replies that he does, and that it will be another 47 hours before they do; Solid Snake is greatly angered by this. ("Man is protected from what lies beneath")

After continuing their search for a while, Otacon reveals that they can simply have the director cut the footage of the next 47 hours out of the video. They do so and are instantly transported to Merlin's table. ("Something Crazy This Way Comes")

At the table, Solid Snake places the saber into the slot in the table, but instead of destroying it like he was informed, this recharged the saber. It is then revealed that the Miller that was calling him was Wario, who appears at the table, chases off Ash, Solid Snake, and Otacon, and takes the recharged Nether Saber. ("Regeneration")

After their hats are stolen by a crazed Mario fan, Mario has Ash look out for the package UPS is carrying that has their hats in it; however, Ash is lazy and puts off the task. However, UPS then shows up to his house with the package, which he turns out to have ordered, and Ash begins to mess with the hats. After finding out that he has them, the brothers head to Ash's house and take their hats back. ("Blood Money")

Later, Ash is bored at Gary's house when he gets a phone call from Brock, who states that he is coming home from referee school for the summer; it is then revealed that he is actually in the house when he made the call. However, it is at this point that Ash reveals that he played and broke Brock's copy of Pokemon Platinum. Brock is mad about this, but then gets over it when Ash states that they can catch Pokemon in real life. The two then head off to catch Magicarps, leaving Gary at his house. ("The End of the Beginning")

The MovieEdit

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Operation: Blind StormEdit

After the Beacon was destroyed, Ash runs up to the others, complaining that his Pokeballs no longer work after throwing one (Luigi, however, points out that they never worked in the first place) and that his game doesn't work either. However, Solid Snake points out that there isn't a cartridge in the Game Boy. He puts one in, then joyfully exclaims that the powers are back when someone hits him with his Pokeball. ("Operation: Blind Storm")

Season FourEdit

After stealing stuff from everybody to earn money from the Mafia, Mario and Luigi return their things to them before sending Max Payne into the Mafia's headquarters. When they sent it back, they included a letter stating that Ash was the thief. Despite his "apology", the others agree to never speak to him again. ("A Huge Payne")

Season FiveEdit

Despite not appearing again, in the "Please Subscribe" ending of the episode ""As the Fanboy's say, Only Link can defeat Ganon"!", the Stupid Voice revealed that Ash is safe back home in Kanto.

Spin-off seriesEdit

The Box
I cannot let you deliver that box!

The events detailed here are considered non-canonical. They were either cut out for plot purposes or included in spin-off videos or music videos. These events are assumed to have never happened.

Ash and Brock are playing Pokémon, but Brock becomes weary of it and suggests they go ride bikes. He then shows off his "awesome bike skills", but Ash is unimpressed. Brock declares that he isn't Ash's friend anymore and storms off to hang out with someone else, to which Ash does likewise.

Soon, Ash meets up with Luigi and suggests various activities to do with him, but Luigi declines all of them. Unexpectedly, Brock shows up with Mario to fight Ash, but Mario, groggy from his lack of sleep, decides to stomp on Goombas with Luigi instead. Ash "confronts" Brock, but drops a Pokéball. Staring into the device, Ash and Brock remorse on their forgotten friendship and laugh at themselves. Ash questions if Brock still wants to go catch Pokémon, but Brock declines. ("Ash and Brock")


Ash's dramatic look

Ash is the star in a 7-second video called "Dramatic look Ash," where Ash turns around, looks at the camera, and says, "I gotta catch 'em all."


Ash is very plucky, energetic, and cheerful, but tends to come across as annoying. He is also very dim-witted, clumsy, impatient, and absent-minded. Despite this, Ash is loyal enough to help his friends despite his inability to contribute much.

Abilities / SkillsEdit

Ash often uses Pokéballs as weapons, despite them not working.

He has the ability to play the Pokéflute, but he isn't good at it. Despite this, he is actually a very good guitar player, much to Mario and Luigi's surprise.

Ash can also summon Pikachu to help him fight, as seen in the film in "Act I, Part Two."



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Professor OakEdit

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