We all know that Ash Ketchum is a pretty miraculous kid -- and not just because he seems to stumble into greatness over and over again. I often wonder how he keeps going after everything he's been through, and I'm sure I'm not the only one. Some of Ash's achievements throughout his training career are almost beyond belief -- and so are a lot of these facts. 1. Ash's Japanese name, Satoshi, means "wisdom, reason". Dedicated fans of the series may already know that Ash's Japanese name is Satoshi Katsumoto, but I was surprised to learn it can be taken to mean wisdom or reason. These traits don't exactly reflect upon his character or personality - except maybe when interacting with Pokemon. He was also named after Pokemon series creator, Satoshi Tajiri. 2. Ash is just a nickname -- his full name is Ashton Ketchum. It's true, Ash wasn't just named after the bi-product of fire. In an episode titled "Best Wishes - Rival Destinies", his name was revealed to be Ashton Ketchum. 3. He starred in 897 Episodes, 50 specials, and 18 movies. Ash Ketchum and his trusty partner Pikachu have starred together in over 960 features. This is one of the busiest kids in all of animated show-biz.
6. Ash and Gary Oak were tight friends once.
I hope he takes time off every now and then to visit his mother back in Pallet. 4. Ash has died 3 times. And he's returned from the grave every time. Ash has died twice in movies and and once in an early episode. 5. He was the pitcher on his little league baseball team. It's a little wonder why Ash is so good at chucking Pokeballs. He probably has that curve-ball down by now. 6. Ash and Gary Oak were tight friends once. That's right, Ash and Gary weren't always heated rivals. However, while fishing one day, they reeled in a Pokeball at the same time. In an argument over who would keep it, they broke the Pokeball in two and have been rivals ever since. 7. Ash's mom owns the only restaurant in Pallet Town. Ash's mom, Delia, once had aspirations of becoming a Pokemon trainer. However, when she found herself pregnant with little Ash Ketchum, she hung up her dreams and took up the family restaurant, Masara House.
Ash comes from a long line of Pokemon trainers.
It's a wonder how she manages to retain her good sense of humor. 8. Ash's father and grandfather were also Pokemon trainers. Ash comes from a long line of Pokemon trainers. If only his father were around to instruct him when he came of age. Ash could have used a few pointers from the old man. Pikachu was the only Pokemon left in Professor Oak's lab after Ash finally arrived. He never technically got his Squirtle either, but seeing as Ash has the Squirtle Squad of legends backing him up, he has no reason to complain. As of the "X and Y" season, Ash's Pokedex has only cataloged 79 of 721 Pokemon across the world. He may not be trying to "catch them all" anymore, but that's still only around 11% complete. 11. He declined a position as a Frontier Brain. That's right, after completing the Battle Frontier with a victory at the Battle Pyramid, Ash was offered a position as a Frontier Brain, but ultimately ended up declining. He would have been the youngest Frontier Brain to date. The first episode of Pokemon that aired in Japan made a mistake in saying that the day he received his first Pokemon was his 10th birthday. Rather, he was clarified to be 10 years, 10 months, and 10 days old when he first met Pikachu. 13. His favorite Pokemon type is Grass. Ash and Pikachu have an inseparable bond, there's no doubt about that. However, that doesn't stop him from favoring Grass-type Pokemon - even though you rarely see them on his team.
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14. Ash's favorite color is dark green. I know what you're thinking, but it actually has no (confirmed) correlation with Ash's favorite type of Pokemon. He's just a dark green kind of kid. 15. He didn't really earn most of his Kanto Gym Badges. Brock and Misty practically gave Ash his first two Gym Badges. He didn't have to overcome a full gym battle until Lt. Surge and his infamous Raichu - and we all remember how well that went. 16. Ash is the top Pokemon trainer from Pallet Town. He may not seem like much, but Ash is by far the best Pokemon trainer to ever come out of Pallet Town. Before Ash, Pallet Town trainers barely grazed the top 1,000 trainers in the world. 17. He has superhuman strength. The feats of strength Ash has performed in the series is astounding. He is consistently seen carrying around Pokemon upwards of 100 pounds and testing his strength against impossible odds -- such as changing the direction of a runaway truck simply by pulling on it. 18. Ash has defeated 4 Legendary Pokemon. That's right -- more than one legendary Pokemon has fallen to Ash's expert use of Charizard, Sceptile, and trusty Pikachu in battle.
39; most easily recognized figures, alongside his partner Pikachu.
19. He destroyed a black hole. I'm not even kidding. He used his bond with Azelf, the Willpower Pokemon, to destroy a black hole. How many people can claim to have destroyed a black hole? The only video game Ash ever appeared in was Pokemon Puzzle League, which never got produced in Japan. This Nintendo 64 game is far from the most faithful experience around - it was really just a puzzle game with a Pokemon skin. You won't discover any of Ash's many mysterious quirks while playing through Pokemon Puzzle League. Ash Ketchum, a now renown Pokemon trainer, is one of the series' most easily recognized figures, alongside his partner Pikachu. He's often awkward with people, but is in his element when interacting with Pokemon. His passion for becoming a Pokemon master is novel, but he can never stay focused on this proclaimed goal. But at least we know there's more to him than meets the eye. How many of these facts did you know about Ash Ketchum? Let us know in the comments below.
As of June 10, 2021, eight volumes have been published as part of the Progressive series.
Sword Art Online is a Japanese light novel series written by Reki Kawahara with accompanying illustrations drawn by abec. The series takes place in the near-future and focuses on various virtual reality MMORPG worlds. ASCII Media Works began publishing the novels on April 10, 2009 under their Dengeki Bunko imprint. Russia. With more than 16 million copies in print worldwide, there are future plans for publications in Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Vietnam and others. Kawahara also began writing a parallel series of light novels titled Sword Art Online: Progressive, a spin-off that focuses on the clearing of Aincrad, unlike the Aincrad stories of the main series. As of June 10, 2021, eight volumes have been published as part of the Progressive series. In addition to the original storyline of Sword Art Online and Sword Art Online: Progressive, Kawahara has also written and published Sword Art Online side stories. Accel World, have been sold at Comitia, Dengeki Bunko's Fair and have come along with the limited edition Blu-Ray/DVD Sword Art Online compilation volumes.
Before Sword Art Online was published, Kawahara had posted Sword Art Online novels on his website and there are still a few side stories on Sword Art Online, although the original novels have been removed. In addition, Kawahara has published a side story of Sword Art Online in one of his other works, Accel World. In the tenth volume of Accel World, there is a chapter where it depicts a cross over between Sword Art Online and Accel World. Several of the side stories that he has released are in a collection called the Sword Art Online Material Edition, sold at the Comitia dōjinshi-selling event, which range from novels to manga. However, all of the art in the Material Editions is drawn by Kawahara himself. Aside from the light novels written by Kawahara, there are also two spin-offs written by other authors with supervision by him. The first one is Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online series written by Keiichi Sigsawa and illustrated by Kouhaku Kuroboshi, while the other is Sword Art Online Alternative: Clover's Regret, written by Watase Souichirou and illustrated by Ginta. While both of these series take place in the same world as the main series written by Kawahara, they each feature different characters as the focus compared to the main series.
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