Ash Ketchum

Childhood Me Wouldn’t Believe Ash Ketchum Became The Very Best

In a twist of fate and a stunning turn of events, Ash Ketchum has finally become the champion we all knew he was meant to be. It is a beautiful life, my friends.

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While Ash has perpetually stayed the same age for nearly 25 years, he has seen several highs and lows. This all culminated in his win this week at the Masters’ Eight Tournament of the Pokémon World Coronation Series. Ash is officially the top Trainer in the world and it couldn’t have been achieved in a more spectacular way.

Ash is now known as the Monarch of the Pokémon World Coronation Series. Both Ash and Pikachu have come out against the odds and overcome every obstacle thrown their way. Each lesson they faced together led them to this moment, the chance to secure Pokémon League Champion in the Alola region, and now as a World Champion.

As someone who feverishly watched the anime as a child, it was always hard seeing Ash come close to greatness over and over, only to have his hope shattered. Like many, I never lost faith that the boy from Pallet Town would go on to do great things. Now, I get to watch as the magic unfolds and we see how brilliant this win truly is.

“Ash Ketchum’s determination and perseverance to achieve his goal of becoming the world’s top Pokémon Trainer over the course of 25 seasons represents the very best of what it means to be a Trainer,” said Taito Okiura, vice president of marketing for The Pokémon Company International. “We cannot wait to celebrate this moment with Pokémon fans when the newest season of ‘Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series’ and this adventure-defining episode air around the world in the coming year. This is a season fans won’t want to miss!”