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.

Ash is the best trainer for me, I do see Alan so fierce, strong, competitive and can catch up to any Trainers, I also see Red that caught a Mewtwo and his defeats aren't that many, But for some Reason, Ash may not be strong but I still see, He can make the Pokemon World brighter again, With his Clever, Love, Kindness to all Pokemons and Trainers, Now tell me How many did Alan and Red helped, How many did Ash helped, Alan wanted to prove his the strongest mega trainer, Ash wanted to prove that his a Pokemon Master, Red wanted to catch Legendaries, See the difference, Ash doesn't want to be the strongest, Ash didn't want Legendaries cause he likes them Free, Some of you guys compare it by Strength, But we must remember... Strength is Important but Care is even more Important, I just hope you guys had a reflection, Also.. isn't that Greninja and Ash has more united than Red and his Charizard, Ash lost to Every Pokemon League but Ash did everything for Pokemon to be better and greater...

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

2 Red

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.

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

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

First of all red caught all 150 Pokemon in 4 days that's insane while ash loses all the leagues he goes too Red also catches mewtwo and mega evolved charizard and ash well who really cares... And Pikachu loses to level 1 snit and his Pikachu is level 100 that's stupid I'm out vote for Red

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 . ...read more.

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

What are you saying, Brock could beat everybody with his great intelligence

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

"I'll use my frying pan as a drying pan! "

4 Giovanni

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

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.

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

Well he controlled Mewtwo in kanto before ran away!

5 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.

6 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.’ ...read more.

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

She is my one of the best and favourite character

She is the best water pokemon trainer and one of the very best pokegir

First one who news ash

7 Tobias

I would wanted to be kidding if I lived in anime and caught at least 10 legendary pokemon and had caught 1 each level 5 or level 11 each of Moltres, Zapdos and Articuno and if I gave each of them each of 3 new trainers and guided them and made into incredibly powerful trainers even stronger than every known region champion. I would be kidding if in anime if I had lived in it and formed THE OMEGA 10 inducted other trainers after they had each defeated all region champions out there and if TOBIAS had defeated every champion and then was inducted into THE OMEGA 10 as one of the higher powerful members and I being the founder leader and even master of the group as well as WORLD CHAMPION.

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.

8 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 ...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's the best girl trainer EVER! And she's way better at coordinating than the spoiled, over rated brat! ( I mean... bleh dawn )

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

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.

Rivals have to be together

10 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

I mean I catch Legendearys Like mewtwo in pokemon but Trainers like ash have a Pikachu which beats multiple legendary but loses to a level 5 snivy with no experience.

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.

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.

The Contenders
11 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 ...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...

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

12 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.

She can basically match any opponent with her ditto

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

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 N

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

Honestly never played be but I want to do bad

Very tough obviously he can defeat Cynthia.

Best Trainer and biggest badass

15 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.)

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

Mamoswine is cool and so is its trainer

She should be above misty

16 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.
17 Iris

The strongest of all Pokegirls

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

Iris go iris

18 Alain

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

Alain has a mega Charizard x, stronger then ash's Pikachu and Cameron's Lucario

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

Alain is the best trainer

19 Alder
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 and his Metagross fought on par with Mega Charizard and messed up Kyrogues back

Steven should be among top 5

Good champion second best

21 Lance

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

Lance is weak I swept his team using only my starter

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

The op Hacker

22 Blue

Ok, Blue is really tough to say. If we're going by game Blue then I can kinda see why he's this low but we do see a lot of character growth when he makes a reappearance in Gen 7. Despite that my favorite Blue will pretty much always be Blue from the comic series Pokemon Adventures. He's cool but competitive, Emo but grow enough to shrug it off enough, and is an overall nice guy.

Mhm... Blue. Everyone thinks he is so bad just because of his jerkyness... OKAY WELL YOUR WRONG! First, Blue was champion before red. Second, he gets rid of his jerkyness in Gen 7 at battle tree. Third, he is beast. WOW!

"In pokemon blue, RED was the blue and blue was the red. Blue should be tied 1st with Red

Blue is tough and is a strong trainer and is the grandson of Professor Oak

23 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!

the champion of kanto in the games

24 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.
25 Hilda

Hilda and Hilbert are both pretty cool characters and their journey in Pokemon Black and White is a really intriguing one. Of course, that being said I like Hilda better because she has a cooler design. Didn't really like Hilbert's hair.

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