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 ...more

If you gave him this team charizard greninja sceptile infernape pikachu and snorlax he could beat Alain. Also if he didn't pass out he could of beat Diantha just saying. Red could beat ash if he was lucky but ash can beat him without luck. Blue lost to red so yeah. Gary is just a jerk who's over confident and is full of himself. He thinks he can beat ash but that's not true. Steven. One Pokèmon charizard. If charizard some how loses there's always infernape and greninja. The only problem might be the sinnoh champion. ( forgot her name) but ash will beat her the second time for sure

Who was the one who woke up late getting that pikachu! Oh yeah ash... But ash is a unique trainer. He might not have won a league but a strong trainer doesn't catch them all. A strong trainer can raise any Pokemon just like ash. Oh yeah and ash-gre ninja is beast. It's ability is battle bond can only be activated by a true trainer by ash. Plus it has only happened once before that

Ash's skill completely relies on his pokemon. At the beginning of every season, he loses plenty of battles that he shouldn't. Even though this is just for character development throughout the season, pikachu has played significant roles in defeating dozens of gym leaders, yet loses to a bunnelby.

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.

Why? Red should come first, Giovanni should come second, Ash should come third. It's totally wrong. You see red has completed his pokedex so he would also have a vdnusaur and of course blastoise which could choke charizard out. And including it Red also also has trio birds, mewto, And A mega charizard of course. Then why red on second and everybody are supporting ash? Ok If they had a battle Red's Mega charizard and Mewtwo would be enough to chip ash's all Pokémon out of battle making red the winner

Now I'm not too sure about this choice. Ash is definitely not it as he will never become the very best do to the writers. Ash will never be league champion. But Yellow or Hareta may be better then him, and what about professor oak?

3 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 . more.

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

He is not too strong

Her is a gym leader

"Both of Ash's pokemon are water type and their totally weak against fire type"
Yes very smart

4 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

5 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

He is good even though he is team rocket and bad SPOILER (mewtwo escaped)

6 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 Max, (who helped confirm Hoenn remakes, you know, the only changes in their names are x and y, so Hoenn confirmed) a father named Norman, the Petalburg gym leader, and a mother named Caroline. Her Pokémon include Blaziken, Beautifly, Skitty, Venusaur, Munchlax, Wartortle, and Glaceon. She has obtained 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.

She have some great Pokemons like blaziken,beautifly, venusaur, wartortle, glaceon and her munchlax also knows some great moves like metronome, solar beam and focus punch.

7 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.

Obviously the coolest Pokemon Champion and is extremely strong and awesome in the anime and mangas.

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.

Its patios actually. But yes he is tremoundously strong and has caught plenty of legendaries. He almost swept Ash when they battled.

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.

He trains blastoise

10 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. However, their relationship is also very loving as shown in later episodes. Although shown to have a strong will, Serena can be sensitive and insecure at times as seen in Battling with Elegance and a Big Smile!. When she was frustrated with her Pokémon, she lashes out when at her limit and leaves 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...

She actually cares for ash and worries about him. And I love her pokemon and the showcase

The Contenders
11 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 ...more

Ok if I convine all my strongest Pokèmon for gen 1-6 ( not saying gen 7 since I can't beat the elite 4 yet) I can destroy Ashs best team. Let's see. Gen 1 vs snorlax. Articuno vs snorlax I win. Now Articuno vs pikachu he wins. Now gen 2 vs pikachu. Ho-oh vs pikachu I win. Ho-oh vs sceptile I win. Now infernape vs Ho-oh I lose. Now gen 3 vs in feenape. Groudon vs infernape I win. Groudon vs Ash greninja he wins. Gen 4 vs Ash greninja. Dragonite vs Ash greninja he barely wins. Gen 5 vs Ash greninja. Victini vs Ash greninja since I go first I win. Now Charizard vs victini he wins. Mega mewtwo x vs charizard I destroy it.

You took down Team Rocket, Neo Rocket, Magma, Aqua, Galactic, Plasma, Neo Plasma, Flare, Skull, The Aether Foundation, Cipher, Snagem, Ultra Necrozma, Rainbow Rocket, GO Rocket, Great Rocket, and Team Yell pretty soon. You defeated Blue, Lance, Steven, Cynthia, N, Iris, Diantha, Kukui, Hau, and Leon in the coming months. You became the contest champion, overcame the Battle Frontier, Battle Tower, Battle Subway, Battle Maison, Battle Tree, and Battle Agency, completed the Pokedex, and became the Card Champion when you defeated Ronald. You are the best Pokémon Trainer around.

Sure, Red, Ash, and other trainers are great, but you, the protagonist, is by FAR the greatest trainer. It's in your power how you train your Pokemon, and that outcome will eventually come. Heck, we can even be a wee bit overpowered.

12 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

13 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.

Sabrina is hot

14 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

15 Iris

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

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 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.
18 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

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

Best trainer ever

20 Alder
21 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!

22 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.
23 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?

24 Norman

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

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