Top Ten Worst Reasons to Hate Ash Ketchum from Pokemon


The Top Ten

1 He Has Never Won A Pokemon League

Ash may have never won a Pokemon League but he has done a lot of amazing things on his travels including saving the world in the Pokemon 2000 movie, rescued Charmander and Tepig after they were abandoned by their trainers, reunited Tommy with his parents, helped Sabrina and inspired a lot of trainers to follow their dreams. - egnomac

I wish the games had tournaments similar to the anime, where we can only bring three Pokemon and be unable to lose - SocialMediaStinks

The closest he got was Kalos leage. - 766925

He won the Orange League
It doesn't matter if it wasn't in the games
It still counts - Yungstirjoey

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2 He Lost To A "Level 5" Snivy

The anime is not the games and people never consider why - Masterofal

A level 5 Snivy. Against a level 100 Pikachu. Anime logic makes no sense.

First of all, levels are not in the anime. And even if they were, that Snivy knew Leaf Tornado, and I'm pretty sure that you need to be higher than level 5 to have it.

First of all, let's take a look at what happened to Pikachu before the fight. He was stripped of his electricity all at once by Zekrom, and I'm sure that that did a Hell of a lot more than just take away his electricity, it likely weakened him as well.

But here's the thing: Even if that is not true, this is still a stupid reason to hate Ash Ketchum. This happened years ago. it's not the current material, nor is it the most recent. People are judging a character on what happened well over half of a decade ago. Also, Pikachu actually beat this same Snivy later on. First, he lost to the Snivy as a Servine. BUT, afterwords, PIKACHU BEAT THE SNIVY AS A SERPERIOR. People are constantly criticizing Ash for losing to a Snivy, but yet they ignore the fact that he got far stronger and bested that Snivy, now ...more - HeavyDonkeyKong

3 He Constantly Leaves His Pokemon Behind

If he took them all with him to every Region, he would one shot every opponent. Talk about boring. The only way to prevent that would be to reset them. But based on how People constantly hate on Pikachu's resets, people would probably hate that too. - HeavyDonkeyKong

It's supposed to represent the games. When you start a new Pokemon game, you don't have the previous Pokemon you had, you get new ones and experience a whole new journey. Pikachu is the only one he brings along because that's the Pokemon he started with... as well as the mascot to the franchise. - Rue

We all do that. Let's be honest. Once we find an awesome Pokemon, we ditch one of them behind and never ever use it again. At least Ash will sometimes bring back his old ones. - SocialMediaStinks

At least the Pokemon are sent to Oak's lab rather than being stuck in a PC box. - yungstirjoey666

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4 He Is A "Hacker"

When Ash wins when he's at a type disadvantage, people say that he's a Hacker. When Ash's opponent wins when their at a type disadvantage, nobody calls them a Hacker. They just say that Ash sucks. Biased, much? - HeavyDonkeyKong

The anime is not like the games, enough. - Rue

I've found some comments in the Ash vs Paul Simmoh League battle on Youtube saying that Ash only won by "plot." He used just as much strategy as Paul did. - yungstirjoey666

5 He Doesn't Catch A Lot Of Pokemon

This is actually one of his strongest points. The show would suck very badly if he did this. Having several loads of Pokemon would make it much more difficult to train them. This is true even in the games. In the Anime, the Pokemon would also have much less time to be fleshed out. This occurred very heavily in Unova. A few of Ash's Pokemon were fleshed out with wonderful personalities. Other Pokemon, however, on the other hand, received little to no development or attention. - HeavyDonkeyKong

I dare you to name a Pokemon from Pokemon Origins with a personality, other than Red's Charizard, and even it didn't have that much character - SocialMediaStinks

It's not about the amount of Pokemon that you catch. It's about how much all that Pokemon means to you. - yungstirjoey666

When he did catch more than 5-6 Pokemon, most of those Pokemon ended up as the weakest Pokemon he ever trained because of the whole rotation thing. This is obvious when it comes to Unova. - Rue

6 His Strategies Make No Sense

I agree that his strategies can be a load of BS even if it's an entirely different canon, but the anime canon still stands as a different canon. Using the game canon as your base to criticize Ash's decision makes no sense. - Rue

That's because your treating the Anime like the games. - HeavyDonkeyKong

7 He Is The "Worst Trainer Ever"

In Pokemon, they showed us a LOT of jerks who are worse than him, like Paul and Trip. I hate Ash, but he's not the worst. - TwilightKitsune

There actually been far worst trainers in the Pokemon universe Ash is not one of them. - egnomac

Ash is clearly a good trainer. The writers often don't portray that well, but he's shown to have competence the past 2 generations. (Yes, he's pretty good in Alola. He technically never lost a battle so far.) - Rue

What I mean about Ash not losing a single battle in Alola yet (Making this comment on 4/11/2017) is that Pikachu hasn't fainted ONCE. Sure, he got weakened, but not downright defeated. Team Rocket only nearly succeeded that one time because Pikachu doesn't know how to handle battling a Pokemon that LITERALLY WANTS HIM DEAD and Rowlet got poisoned. Also those Tapu Koko battles is just Ash testing his skill with Tapu Koko, not necessarily an actual battle that's a win or lose situation.

So yeah, Ash isn't incompetent and didn't reset in Sun and Moon. Just because he has his childish and playful characteristics back doesn't mean he's now "stupid again". - Rue

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8 He Still Hasn't Stopped The Team Rocket Trio Yet

He actually has. Multiple times. Just because they keep coming back does not erase the fact that he's defeated them numerous times. - HeavyDonkeyKong

Well, he actually managed to get them arrested a couple of times, but that doesn't last. Every time they get behind bars they just dig their way out of prison because they are gag characters like that. What do you want him to do? To kill them? Not gonna happen.

But he stopped other villainous teams - yungstirjoey666

9 He Is Dense

He's not the only anime protagonist to be dense, you know. - HeavyDonkeyKong

I cannot deny that I am a very dense person too, and I'm proud - SocialMediaStinks

Not that dense
Earlier in the series, he liked Giselle - Yungstirjoey

10 He hasn't got a girlfriend yet

When will shippers stop ruining the anime - Rue

If Ash got a girlfriend, it would totally ruin the meaning of the meaning of the anime. - SocialMediaStinks

He's 10. Too early to have a girlfriend. - yungstirjoey666

If it was may I would hate him more than I do now. its iris serena or misty but its not may or dawn. damn may is hot

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The Contenders

11 He Never Ages

Many cartoon/anime characters from shows targeted towards children don't age. It's a way for the main character to be relatable towards the target audience. (The Pokemon anime is targeted to children.) - Rue

Since when do cartoon characters age? - SocialMediaStinks

12 He Didn't Beat The Team Rocket Organization Like Red Did

Red never beat Team Rocket. He beat their leader, Giovanni, and then their leader, Giovanni, just decided to disband Team Rocket.

And in Origins, Red barely wins a battle against two of Giovanni's Pokemon, despite using six of his own Pokemon. I would hardly call that a victory. Giovanni was clearly stronger. Far stronger, in fact, in my opinion. - HeavyDonkeyKong

13 Ash Didn't Ask Serena to Come with Him to Alola

Even though I'm not a Serena hater, I understand why she's out of the picture: Everyone hates her and I respect their opinion - SocialMediaStinks

He kinda didn't know he was going their until after Serena left. Iirc. - HeavyDonkeyKong

Serena wasn't even wanting to go to Kalos. She was wanting to go to Hoenn to fine tune her Performance Skills.

Honsestly, l don't think Ash really is into her as much as she is into him. I mean Serena the closest any one got to Ash. Besides, she had a dream of being Kalos Queen. - 766925

14 He is a Gary Stu

How is he a Gary Stu?
Sure he's been the center of the plot many times, but that's normal for the protagonist. He has flaws, such as being naive at times. - yungstirjoey666

He will never stop saying he will be a Pokemon master
won't shut up
he steals

15 His Look Changed

Referring to the Pokemon Sun and Moon style. It isn't horrible, you people just hate change. - Rue

I think he looks stupid in sun and moon. - 766925

Skylanders haters in a nutshell.

Subjective opinion - yungstirjoey666

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16 He doesn't evolve his Pokemon

Or his Pokemon doesn't want to evolve - yungstirjoey666

17 He Hates His All His Male Sidekicks

He absolutely does NOT! Let's see, he: 1. Allowed Brock to chase his dream of Pokemon Doctor. 2. Always gets hyped when Cilan does an evaluation. 3. Always gives Clemont a happy change by saying "Science is so amazing." 4. Doesn't insult Sophocles's fear of the Dark. and 5. Trains with Kiawe often to keep his strength fresh. So yeah, he actually repects all his Male Sidekicks.

18 He constantly breaks girls' hearts for the fun of it
19 He Always Needs Friends to Travel with Him
20 He is Never Aged
21 His Voice is Weird
22 Every Trainer He Faced is Better Than Him
23 He has never thought about catching Legendary Pokemon

This ruins the whole "Gotta Catch em all" vibe. He wants to be a Pokemon master, but he is such a kid. He just stares at them as they do bad things or agrees to help them. If I were to replace Ash in the anime, I'll be serious and go straight to battle with the first glance at a legendary Pokemon.

That's because legendary Pokemon are essential to maintain the universe. If Ash really did caught them, then it would cause a huge amount of chaos within. - yungstirjoey666

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Top Remixes

1. He Has Never Won A Pokemon League
2. He Doesn't Catch A Lot Of Pokemon
3. He Is Dense
1. He Has Never Won A Pokemon League
2. He Never Ages
3. He Lost To A "Level 5" Snivy
1. He Has Never Won A Pokemon League
2. He Lost To A "Level 5" Snivy
3. He Is A "Hacker"


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