Top Ten Reasons Why Ash is Better Than Red in Pokemon


The Top Ten

1 Red isn't any better than the other game protagonists

Didn't good and the Pokemon Sun protagonist, you know, BEAT RED?! - HeavyDonkeyKong

By the way keep in mind that this is origins red that I'm talking about
i understand manga red though - yungstirjoey666

2 Ash has saves the world countless of times

In every way, in the movies, episodes, etc. Ash has always been the one saving someone, along with his FRIENDS! ( which by the way red doesn't have so yeah sorry for going off topic a little.)

3 Ash doesn't age and he's still op
4 Ash is a better role model

Ash doesn't care about making his team huge. He seems to know the value of centering your team around just a small amount of Pokemon. With much less Pokemon to worry about than Red, he ha smore time to minimize the weaknesses of his teams, and capitalize on the strengths of his team. - HeavyDonkeyKong

5 Ash won the Orange League and the Kanto Battle Frontier

Which is still a rather impressive feat, regardless of whether or not they count as a league. - HeavyDonkeyKong

6 Anime and game logic are two different things

As far as I've seen, everything is very difficult in the anime. The games are just too straightfoward. - yungstirjoey666

A will o wisp defeat ash charizard...

If Ash wins with a type disadvantage, people call him a hacker. If people beat ash with a type disadvantage, nobody calls them a hacker. they just say that ash sucks. logic, please? lolol. - HeavyDonkeyKong

7 Ash had his first kiss

As much as I dislike Amourshipping, I'm still putting this here because it's an accomplishment that Red hasn't achieved. - yungstirjoey666

Even more If you count the movies (which I consider to be noncanon.) - HeavyDonkeyKong

8 Ash cares about Pokemon way more

In origins, red has only been shown to have a bond with his charizard. Admittedly, the pokemon advenntures red seems to care about his pokemon a lot more than origins red. He seems a lot like an even stronger version of ash. But for whatever reason, I still like Ash better than him. - HeavyDonkeyKong

Correction, Ash cares about his PIKACHU way more. He literally ignores the rest of his Pokémon. However, he cares about that Pikachu so much that he takes it to every region instead of leaving it to rot like he does the rest of his Pokémon. He also won't give it to three stalkers who's sole reason for existing is to steal it.

False. Ash cares about all of his Pokemon just as much. He leaves the rest to the Pokemon lab with Professor Oak to let them rest. - Yungstirjoey

9 Ash doesn't take your money after he wins a battle

Pokemon games are about people mugging each other. - HeavyDonkeyKong

10 Ash uses more strategy

Go watch the DP series; a whole lot strategy there. - yungstirjoey666

Dp and xy/xyz. They perfect examples. - HeavyDonkeyKong

I didn't even notice. There is +1 next to it at the moment. But it is fine anyway. - HeavyDonkeyKong

The Newcomers

? Ash had relatable flaws

Despite all of the numerous accomplishments that Ash had, he still was a relatable character.

On a side note, I honestly believe that the term "Mary Sues" have been abused too much, especially towards female characters. - yungstirjoey666

The Contenders

11 Red barely won in a 6 on 2 battle against Giovanni; Ash barely lost in a full 6 on 6 against Alain

Greninja getting beaten by a blast burn is still a hell of a lot better than a jolteon getting beaten by a thunderbolt.

Charizard had STAB on his side. And an insanely high amount of special attack. Greninja took two Dragon Claws IIRC and Blast Burn is strong even if you do resist it in my opinion.

Rhyhorn has, if I recall correctly, horrible special attack. no sort of stab whatsoever. Thunderbolt is very strong but not nearly as much as blast burn, and jolteon took no damage prior. - HeavyDonkeyKong

12 Ash is shown to have a stronger bond with his Pokemon

Oak says red gives his Pokemon trust & love, but all we see him do with them is make them battle. Ash however shows him bonding with his Pokemon. Expcally pikachu, greninja, infernape, & charizard.

13 Ash has been to 7+ regions

Well, technically it's exactly 7 regions but...yeah, I agree.

14 Red only stopped one evil organization

Yes red stopped team rocket, but that's the only evil team he stopped. Ash stopped manga, aqua, galatic, & plasma so far.

Ash stopped manga?
Did you mean Magma?

15 Ash sends his Pokemon to oak instead of leaving them in a pc

So oak takes good care of their Pokemon like he feeds them & let them come out to play. Does red make sure his other Pokemon he never uses & only got to complete his pokedex are well taken care of? At least we know ash's other Pokemon are well taken care of.

16 Ash has better reasons to release his Pokemon

Meanwhile Red releases his Pokemon for an extra IV - Yungstirjoey

17 Ash has more friends

We only know of blue that is his friend

18 Ash has gone to a lot more regions than red
19 Red wasn't always harassed by Jessie, James, & Meowth everywhere he went

Red would probably flip out if he had these three idiots stalking him everywhere that he went. Ash just keeps his cool and keeps on sending them blasting off again. - HeavyDonkeyKong

20 Ash's Pikachu Is hyper evasive

It dodges everything!

21 Red only went through 1 region
22 Ash treats his mom better

Red didn't talk to her after he left his journey & for like TWO WHOLE YEARS making her worry. Ash on the other hand comes & sees his mom at least every time he finishes competing in a league & in alola he gladly went on a vacation with her.

23 Ash has more personality

Red there's nothing about him except 'he became champion & stopped team rocket' which all protagonists become champion & stop the evil regional team. He's so boring & uninteresting as a character. Ash had a lot of personality in OS & in alola he acts a lot like a fun cool 10 yr old.

24 Ash doesn't need legendaries to beat trainers with legendaries

Brandon, there was a guy with an artocuno, & tobias ash's pikachu tied with a latias (pika isn't even super effective against it). When has red defeated trainers in league/e-4 type trainers with legends? Oh right, his best accomplishment is beating people with the same type.
Ash's pikachu > red's pathetichu
Ash's Charizard > reds charizard
Ash > red

25 Red always traveled alone
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