Top 10 Pokemon of Ash Ketchum

Written by Alex Crilly-Mckean If you want to be the very best like no one ever was, you’ll need one hell of a team to back you up. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we are counting down our picks for the top ten Pokemon of Ash Ketchum. For this list, we’ll be looking at all the Pokemon owned by Ash Ketchum over the course of the anime and ranking which are the best in terms of impact and popularity. Special thanks to our users EmJay and Ashjbow for submitting the idea on our interactive suggestion tool: WatchMojo.comsuggest
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Written by Alex Crilly-Mckean

Top 10 Pokemon of Ash Ketchum


If you want to be the very best like no one ever was, you’ll need one hell of a team to back you up. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we are counting down our picks for the top ten Pokemon of Ash Ketchum.
For this list, we’ll be looking at all the Pokemon owned by Ash Ketchum over the course of the anime and ranking which are the best in terms of impact and popularity.

#10: Lapras

Not only is this sea-fairing Pokemon one of the most adorable creatures you’ll ever lay your eyes on, but it served as the main source of transportation for Ash and company during his time on the Orange Islands. Initially afraid of humans after being separated from its herd, it ended up forming a strong bond with Ash. Cute as it may be, it certainly knows how to leave its enemies on ice.

#9: Bulbasaur

Despite its small stature, Bulbasaur more than proved just how much of a powerhouse it was with its fierce determination, endurance as well as Solar-beam that turned photosynthesis into a weapon of mass destruction. It may have taken a backseat in recent years, but its impact as one of Ash’s strongest Pokemon still remains true. In fact it’s such a beast that it refused its own evolutionary process and still came out on top.

#8: Heracross

Sure, it would much rather spend it’s days sucking sap out of trees than lock horns in a Pokemon battle, but this sturdy insect is always willing to fight for Ash and proved itself to be a valued addition to the team throughout his time in the Johto. Comedic and loving in nature, Heracross was actually thrown into some pretty tough battles and managed to claim victory. Not many bug types would be able to stand up to a Magmar and Blastoise, but then again they weren’t armed with a Megahorn.

#7: Squirtle

Originally the leader of a gang of vandals, the group eventually abandoned their mischievous ways and offered their services as fire-fighters, with Squirtle deciding to join Ash on his journey to become a Pokemon Master. Reliable in the face of danger and whose master of water techniques even put Misty’s bunch to shame, you could always count on Squirtle to Hydro Pump its way out of a jam.

#6: Infernape

The Sinnnoh Region is rife with danger. You have deadly new Pokemon, Team Galactic, and that douche, Paul. As such, you need a Pokemon that knows how to bring the heat. Originally a Chimchar owned by Paul, it was tossed aside after he viewed it to be too weak for his team. However, it was not long before it found itself with a new compassionate owner in the form of Ash. Over time, Chimchar evolved into an Infernape and eventually got the chance to get even when it ended up battling Paul’s Electivire during the Sinnoh League, where it displayed just how strong it had become.

#5: Snorlax

It’s big, loves to spend its days eating and sleeping, and has actually proven itself to be quite the handy ally in a Pokemon battle. With its immense weight and strength, Snorlax has managed to flatten and send opponents flying. Aside from having difficulty trying to get it to overcome its laziness, Ash has called in this particular big gun throughout his many journeys, and as long as it gets a little rest at the end of the ordeal, Snorlax does not disappoint.

#4: Sceptile

Even when it was just a Treeko, this grass type was one cool customer. After reaching its pinnacle form, Sceptile quickly rose to become one of the party’s strongest members. Kind of a shame it took him so long to evolve, could have really used those Leaf Blades and Solarbeam during the Hoenn League Finals. It more-than made up for it, however, when it took down Tobias’ legendary pokemon – Darkrai.

#3: Greninja

Ash has had many water-type starter Pokemon over the years, and Froakie seemed like it would be another run of the mill addition. Then it evolved into its final form, and we got one of Ash’s most badass Pokemon of all time. Due to the X/Y/Z series receiving a much needed boost in animation quality, Greninja’s speed and fighting abilities are shown to be off the charts, especially when he and Ash mentally sync up and let loose that Water Shuriken. Is this a Pokemon or a shonen action hero?!

#2: Charizard

Never has there been a Pokemon with a more conflicting relationship with Ash. As a Charmander, it was as friendly and as loyal as could be, but then it evolved into Charmeleon and went through what can only be called Poke-adolescence, complete with a constant rebellious attitude. Then things really got kicked up a gear when it evolved into a Charizard and wanted nothing to do with Ash, even costing him his chance at the Indigo League. However, over time Charizard began to mellow and enjoy fighting by Ash’s side, and has since become one of his strongest and most reliable allies. Ash must have the patience of a saint, we’d give up after the first flamethrower to the face.

Before we reveal our number one pick, here are a few honourable mentions.
Kingler

Goodra

Torterra

#1: Pikachu

You never forget your first Pokemon, and this little electric mouse has stuck by Ash’s side through thick and thin across every single region, gym battle and encounter with Team Rocket. A constant companion who simply refuses to settle for a Pokeball, if there’s any Pokemon that can help Ash achieve that decades long dream of becoming the very best, it’s Pikachu. After all, its thunderbolts seem to disregard the laws of nature and shock any type of adversary in submission!
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