Ash Ketchum (Japanese: サトシ Satoshi) is the main character of the Pokémon anime series, as well as a number of manga and comics based on the anime. He is loosely based on Red from the first generation of Pokémon games. His Japanese name is derived from the series' creator, Satoshi Tajiri; his English name is taken from this as well, while his surname is based on the franchise's original motto, "Gotta catch 'em all!"
Born in Pallet Town in the Kanto region, Ash lived with his mother, Delia, until he was ten years old—the age of becoming a Pokémon Trainer. However, because he woke up late, his rival, Gary Oak, was ahead of him as Ash was left with nothing but a Pikachu from Professor Oak. Though Ash and Pikachu began at a rough start, their relationship grew overtime, and they soon became best friends. With Pikachu forever at his side, Ash has traveled across many different regions, including Kanto, the Orange Islands, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, the Decolore Islands, Kalos, and Alola in an upcoming season. Along his journey, he has caught numerous Pokémon and challenged Gyms for Gym Badges in hopes of being a Pokémon Master. Ash has also befriended and traveled with many people, including Misty, Brock, Tracey, May, Max, Dawn, Iris, Cilan, Serena, Clemont, and Bonnie. His adventures frequently see him facing off against Jessie, James, and Meowth of the Team Rocket trio, who aim to steal other people's Pokémon, namely Ash's Pikachu.
I’ve seen bigger threats than you from things that fit in my pocket
Battle with me and I’ll leave you blasting off like Team Rocket
You know things are going to get serious when I flip my cap
Lowering your stats with rap, don’t you dare try to attack back
You’re DigiDestined to meet your defeat, don’t try to retreat
In the end you’ll end up like Gary; crying at my feet
I thought I saw improvement in you, but instead, you just suck
Get out of this battle ‘cause your voice is as annoying as Angela