Shows start, shows end but one thing always seemed eternal: Ash Ketchum is 10 years old, aiming to become a Pokemon Master. It would be that way till the end of time.
Until now that is. Ash has won the Pokemon League, and become a Pokemon Master and now it’s been confirmed that he will no longer be the main character of the Pokemon anime. The Gen 9 series will begin with two brand-new protagonists on a new journey with Ash seemingly retired.
It’s quite the change and a lot of people have rather mixed feelings about it. Ash has been around for pretty much my entire life and I’m sure it’s the same for a lot of people, at the same time though he’s also been a divisive character precisely because he’s been around for so long. So let’s take a look at Ash, both the good and the bad of the never-aging, bike-wrecking Pokemon master.
Ash first appeared in the Pokemon anime. Clearly inspired by Red, the player character from the game, Ash is a ten-year-old trainer from Pallet Town who dreams of training Pokemon. After waking up late, he’s given a rowdy Pikachu and while they initially don’t like each other, their partnership that would end up lasting decades. Want to know more about Ash’s goodbye, you can find out more by subscribing to our newsletter. You can read the full article for free just by putting your email address in the box below:
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