Top 10 Best Pokémon Trainers

The Top Ten
1 Ash Ash Ketchum, known as Satoshi in Japan, is a fictional main character in the Pokémon franchise owned by Nintendo. Ash is training to be a Pokemon Master, with his buddy Pikachu. Ash tries to stop the evil Team Rocket from stealing his Pikachu.

Not only ash is one of the nicest guys in the world (which everyone should know), but also he is way more strong than other people say. After all, the reason why people say ash is suck is because he's apparently bad in battle. Yes, he never won a league, but winning at the league is way harder in the anime than the games. If the gym leader only have two mons you need to use the same ammount of pokemon. If Red from origin were in the real anime I don't know the number of time he would lose to brock or Giovanni. Also once you have all badges, you need to beat all participate trainers and elite four and the champ without losing! In the game not only you don't fight against trainers in tournament but if you lose to the league you can retry any time. So ash isn't that bad. Also, being the main character of the anime, the writer make him lose to trainer like Cameron and Ritchie even if this doesn't make sense. And speaking of Ritchie, I think that since Ash reached the indigo league, he lost every league on purpous. You see, if Ash win the league he wont have free time to explore the other regions and maybe at the indigo league he said to himself that exploring the world is better than trying to win the league. That would explain why he used Charizard against Ritchie. And for the fight against Tyson and Alan he use the connection he have with his pokemons to tell them to faint because he's that cool. And that's why at each region he put his pokemons at the PC to bond with new one. Even if my theory is false, let me remember that he's ten years old, and that he won the orange league and the battle frontier, he's the only trainer we saw making faint Tobias's Darkrai and Latios, that he have ash greninja and that he almost beat Alan (wether it was on purpour or not). So yeah, Ash is awesome for me.

2 Red

Can you guys think well, We all know that Red is by far maybe the Strongest, But this List is about the Best, Not By how Strong they are, Ash helped many people, Did Red even helped that many, You guys are in a daze by now. Ash is not that strong but he helped a lot of people, What did Red do? Catch a Mewtwo? Win Pokemon Leagues? I just wanna tell you guys this, Ash never caught a Mewtwo cause he never wanted to catch it nor capture it. I hope you guys are all Listening, Its in the Heart, Not in your Body. You guys are comparing them by How Strong They are... Go to a list which compares whose the strongest and not this list cause this list is the Best from the word Best it means How Good They are, How Talented They are, How many People liked them

Red is the original and first of the series, so we gotta give credit to that. Depending on the version we're talking about, Red ends up owning all 3 starters of Kanto, Mewtwo, Articuno-Zapdos-Moltres trio, or even a well built team that anyone can get behind. Maybe some versions didn't do one or the other, but still. Each Red always has amazing feats and looks way more badass than Ash while he's at it.

3 Misty Misty, known as Kasumi in Japan, is a character in the Pokémon franchise owned by Nintendo and created by Satoshi Tajiri. She’s the gym leader in Cerulean city & specializes in water Pokemon. In the games, she’s known as ‘the tomboy mermaid.’ more.

She is my favorite character. She should be 3rd and brock should be 4th

First one who news ash

4 Brock Brock is a character from Pokemon and is created by game freak & Nintendo. He was the first gym leader in pewter city, and specializes in rock Pokemon .

In the anime, he travels with Ash after he defeats him . His parents left Brock to take care of nine children by himself while he ran the gym till his dad returned . So he knew how to cook, treat wounds/sicknesses, and took care of Misty's... read more

He is one of the best friends Ash has ever had.

He is not too strong

Her is a gym leader

5 May May is a female companion to Ash in the generation 3 anime. She was also the female character in Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire. May (anime) debuted in the 275th episode, "Get the Show on the Road!" She was going to be a trainer, but wasn't excited about it. After meeting a contest coordinator, she decided to do contests instead of gym battles. She has a younger brother named... read more

She is the best coordinator and trainer after ash. She should be number 2 in this list. Her skills are more or less same as ash. She have also tied with ash. Her unique technique making ability is same as ash. So she deserves 2nd spot.

May, top best coordinators.. I don't know how to spell coordinators.. so sorry if I am wrong.

Well... she is GREAT at being a coordinator.

She deserves second spot. Her unique battling style is same as ash. She is best after ash.

6 Cynthia

Is it really any question? Cynthia is THE hardest Pokemon Champion out of every existing one and she's extremely versatile. Each Pokemon she owns has a potential countering move to their weaknesses and all her Pokemon has perfect EVs. Its no wonder she's a favorite.

Cynthia is one of the most powerful Trainers, she kicks people's asses without batting an eye. She also inspires others and just is an actual hands-down boss.

Why are is Cynthia this low!? She is the best Pokemon trainer. She trains her Pokemon pretty good and could squash if they battle.

7 Giovanni

He knew how dangerous Mewtwo was, and he gathered the Master ball as the last way out if he would fail to controll Mewtwo. Giovanni was going to save the world.

This place belongs to Steven the Hoenn champion..He has Metagross while other champions don't have mega evolved pokemon except diantha but he is still the strongest..he can defeat Alan while ash can't so he deserves to be ahead

Ah yes... Mr orange Julius boy

8 Tobias

Tobias is by far the strongest trainer ever in the pokemon anime ever... In the Sinnoh league, Ash whom you have kept at the first place, is easily taken down by only 2 of Tobias's Pokemon

He might be the powerful trainer till now. He might have even more powerful pokemon than darkrai and latias in his team.

He defeated all of Ash's 6 pokemon were defeated by only darkrai and latios and won the final match with only darkrai.

9 Gary

Gary is a brilliant trainer and rival, but if you were to take this bluntly I always thought Gary and Blue were more or less the same character, just as how Ash was based off Red. So because I liked Blue and I loved Gary as a character, this gets my vote.

Gary is a tough guy... at least better than a average trainer and he won many battles from Ash too...

At least he knows his Pokemon!

He is a good rival but he is also a GREAT friend for Ash.

10 Dawn

I love Dawn because of her character. She's confident, she doesn't dwell on her mistakes, and she keeps learning and is not afraid to get emotional when winning or losing in competitions. She's sweet, smart, and she has one of the best stories plot-wise. Sure she starts of as a bit of an airhead and a whiner but she loses it halfway into the anime season and I grew to like her after that. Sure maybe some would say May did it better but I really liked Dawn's character better. (That and Gen 4 was my entry to the series and I had a child-crush on Dawn ever since I first saw her character design.)

Because she's the best and next after Alain that is second Alain first dawn second ash third

Dawn is awesome I am a lot like her and can relate to her the most

The Contenders
11 Iris

Iris is the best trainer in the entire world, it's a pity she didn't have a chikorita

12 You

Other trainers like Red, Ash, Gold, etc. are awesome but your character in the game has opportunities to become even greater in terms of Pokemon abilities because they're not stuck to a script. Such is the legacy of a Silent Protagonist. You transcend every boundary known to the Pokemon world, considering you have the ability to face every champion and former protagonist (like Red) and come out on top. You can capture every legendary in a region whereas many other trainer can only dream of. The only downside as a silent protagonist in a Pokemon Game is that you can't really grow a bond like the rest of the characters or the original protagonists do. Sure you can play with your pokemon and bond with them in recent games, but your bond with characters is stuck to a script and you can't really explore that depth all that much. Which is a shame because many of the characters have great characterizations based on the Anime and Comics, which were brought up by their protagonists because they had a bond with the protagonist.

13 Serena Serena has proven to be a kind and polite girl but she can also be openly rebellious towards her mother, Grace. In Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!, she refused to wake up when Grace ordered her to, and gave a sassy response to her mother's call to watch the news. This tumultuous relationship was best demonstrated when Grace made her practice Rhyhorn riding, an activity Serena had hated doing... read more

Serena may not be my full favorite because of how much I like other characters, but she gets a vote from me because I love how deep her lore is with Ash in the anime. Her story makes her affections with Ash believable and even makes me support the ship. It also helps that she's not bland as shown by her personality and the fact that she's one of the characters who gets multiple changes of appearances and outfits throughout the series.

Um... Serena! "So" good of a trainer! I always rekt her in every single pokemon battle in my history of Kalos. Seriously, why? Brendan ain't terrible, why Serena up here?

Best Pokemon trainer...Not good in battles but cares for her pokemon deeply which most of the others forget...

14 Sabrina Sabrina is a fictional character in the Pokemon universe as the gym leader of the Saffron City Gym who specializes in psychic type Pokemon.

Sabrina is a favorite gym leader of mine only because of her characterization in the Anime and the comic series Pokemon Adventures. I loved how much more personality they gave her and despite being the enemy in some versions, she was an interesting and powerful individual. Was she the most powerful or most fun? No, but I like her character enough for it to be one of my votes. (Plus, being a Psychic on top of being a Psychic gym leader gives bonus points)

Why is Sabrina this low!? She controls the mighty Thu-fi-zer. That Articuno Zapdos and Moltres combined. Also, In the games I can never beat her without glitching a level one hundred.

The girl controls stuff with her mind. She's beyond difficult to beat too.

15 Green

She's crafty, tricky, sly, and fun. Especially if you read the Pokemon Adventures Comics, she's a load of fun and never runs out of surprises.

Green or Blue is Red's rival and is very strong considering he took down the Elite Four and Champion with ease which is shown in Pokemon Generations

16 N

Such an interesting character, his morals are intriguing as well as his personality. Definitely should be higher up.

Very tough obviously he can defeat Cynthia.

17 Professor Oak

Professor Oak is quite great of a trainer... you see he is a professor...
Like in one of the episodes, Oak showed a REALLY strong pidgey.

Professor means he should be good or better than an average trainer.
Also he taught Ash's Pokemon new attacks, defences, etc...

Professor oak counts because back in the first national Kanto league tournoment professor oak at aping age became the first champion in the world and red won the seventh kanto tourney.

Professor Oak is really cool!

18 Gladion Gladion is a fictional character introduced in Pokémon Sun and Moon. He works for Team Skull. He serves as a rival character to the player in Pokémon Sun and Moon.
19 Alain

Go charizard !... I voted only for charizard.

Alain crushed Ash, and primal Groudon, he should be number 2 only because reds Charizard beat mewtwo

Best trainer in world

20 Steven

Come on steven is way better than ash reason one ash lost in the quarter finals and steven is the hoenn champion.

Steven is my favorite trainer
His best Pokemon is mega Metagross

21 Lance

Why is he "weaker" than Clemont, Serena, Dawn, Cilan, etc.? He's a frigging elite four member and champion.

Dragonite... Why do you paralyze me so? WHY?

22 Alder
23 Guzma Guzma is a fictional character introduced in Pokémon Sun and Moon. He is the leader of Team Skull. He specializes in Bug-type Pokémon.
24 Norman

He's a gym leader! Everyone had trouble beating him... Max even cried when Ash won... Duh!

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