Reasons Why Red Is Better Than Ash

The Top Ten

1 Red beat the Elite 4 and champion

Everybody should stop hating on Ash by this degree. He may not have won a Pokemon league after 20 years, but he's still a great trainer; he even made it all the way to the finals in the Kalos. Plus what makes Red any better than any other game protagonists? I'm also sick of Ash, especially since he hasn't grown up for 20 years, but sometimes I feel the hate goes a bit too far. - yungstirjoey666

Yes true red is better and that's a fact.

Firstly, all the protagonists in Pokemon games are showed overpowered and they even defeat doctorate level trainers within a span of few days. You can't get more unrealistic than that (Ash as a character is far more realistic than Red's character ever will.) Secondly, Red caught 150 Pokemon because he had to fill the pokedex, Ash's pokedex is already filled so he only focuses on the league. Third, Ash has aged, only the BW saga screwed that thing up. Look XY Ash and the Ash of previous generations, you'd clearly see he has grown a little. - Kiteretsunu

For me any character who strives for his goals and is realistic at the same time is the character I can better relate to. Which makes Ash better than Red for me. - Kiteretsunu

Red is a legend while Ash is a weirdo. - EpicJake

2 Red has caught 150 Pokemon

It's not about how many Pokemon you captured. It's about how many of the Pokemon you caught have bonded with you. - yungstirjoey666

I'm so glad that the anime for ash's adventure doesn't waste time for ash to go out of his way to catch all the Pokemon, only to leave them all stuck at oaks lab never to be used, just to fill a useless pokedex for no reward that will ever come to him for it. So yea completely fine with this. U all remember what happened in BW anime, right?

Ash has caught around 70-90 - MrQuaz680

Yep he is the master of kanto reigon and ash just caught a single caterpie in a episode yep red caught all 151

3 Red's design is mysterious
4 Ash is a pig when it comes to eating

Ash is a totally ass man so he can eat anything!

He's a growing boy & children who are going through growth spurts do that. Also it's a shonenn cliche that the main male characters eat a lot. Would you say Goku sucks because of this (of course people would because it's apparently cool nowadays to make Goku seem like the biggest @$$ that was ever created 🙄)?

5 Red has caught Legendary Pokemon and Ash can't catch one

And besides, it's extremely difficult, if not possible, to catch legendaries in the anime - yungstirjoey666

But Ash had befriended way more. - yungstirjoey666

6 Red and Blue feel more like a rivalry than any of Ash's rivals

What about Ash vs Paul? - yungstirjoey666

7 Red has more fans

Invalid reason - yungstirjoey666

I love Red and I am fans of him! - David39

He has more fans because people are genwunners who worship him like a god. truth be told he's not even the strongest character in the video game,s let alone in the franchise as a whole. - HeavyDonkeyKong

8 Red basically has a T-chart of why he is better

This isn't even a reason. Your saying that there are several reasons why he is better,b ut you don't list them in this very choice. this list, on the other hand, does explain why, therefore, this choice is pointless and just shows arrogance from the red fanboys. - HeavyDonkeyKong

9 Red has Mega evolved a Charizard while Ash can't Mega evolve any of his Pokemon

Ash Greninja isn't Mega Evolved Pokemon
Red's Charizard mega evolved in Origins

What about Ash-Greninja from XYZ? - yungstirjoey666


10 Ash hasn't aged

The Contenders

11 Ash always loses
12 Ash still hasn't evolved his Pikachu

Correction: Ash's Pikachu doesn't WANT to evolve. - HeavyDonkeyKong

Red didn't evolve his Pikachu either (proof : Heartgold/Soulsilver). - Kiteretsunu

13 Red never thought it was cool to wipe snot off his face in the middle of an opening
14 Red did not behave in a childish way, he is smarter than ash

Because he lacked personality - yungstirjoey666

15 Ash keeps his Pikachu and dumps the rest of his Pokémon

Reds pikachu is still extremely over leveled compared to his other Pokemon. His pikachu is like level 80, while his second highest level pkmn is like five lvls below it. Talk about fair 🙄

16 Ash doesn't know what a PC box is.

And it's a good thing, because Pokemon are meant to be loved, not tortured in a cyber-dimension for as long as eternity - yungstirjoey666

17 Red was in smash bros

He was in brawl. Made Bulbasaur, Squirtle and Charizard fight FOR him. Now THAT'S something I DON'T want if he comes back.

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