Between very successful Pokémon TV series and movies, Ketchup has encountered many different types of Pokémon over the years. The Pallet Town native dreamed from the beginning that he would become the best coach in the world, and some would say that thanks to his vast experience, he achieved that dream in no time. successful way.
Among the many generational series, Ash has developed some quite powerful and powerful squads of warriors and companions. However, some fans believe that Ash missed out on catching some of the best Pokémon he ever came across and thus missed out on improving his various teams.
15 Slow down
In Pokémon Journeys, Ash and Goh discovered a strange island filled with Slowpoke, Slowbro, and Slowking in “Slowking’s Crowning!”. Slowking in particular has a pretty wild experience, as his Shellder crown comes off and falls on Ash’s (and later on Goh’s) head, changing their personalities in bizarre ways. . Normally, a joke like that is a set-up to get a laugh after catching a Pokémon, but not this time. When Ash and Goh regain consciousness, they finally leave the island without anyone catching anything. Slowking is a bulky Psychic/Water-type with many moves at his disposal, so it can become a valuable ally if he catches it.
14 The Haunter
Ash meets the Haunter in “Tower of Terror,” where the Haunter actually accidentally kills Ash temporarily, causing him to have an out-of-body experience. Ash and Haunter bond during this experience as they prank Misty and Brock, and he ends up having to fight Sabrina when he returns to his body. However, Haunter ended up staying with Sabrina instead of being captured by Ash. It’s a shame, because this Haunter would be a very strong addition to his team. Luckily, Ash ended up catching a Gengar in Pokémon Journeys, which proved its worth many times over, but it wasn’t the original Haunter he encountered.
13 bone blocks
Fans of the series know that Cubone will be a valuable asset to Ash’s team simply because of its epic storyline. Knowing that Cubone wears the skull of its deceased mother to honor and keep her close, there is no doubt that Cubone’s bravery will make it a perfect addition to Ash’s Pokémon collection . Cubone is the perfect example of how sadness and tragedy can build character and come out stronger in the end. Its tears can protect itself from recoil damage, not to mention its incredible ground attacks that will dish out great assets, including Iron Head, Bonemerang, and Thunder Punch.
Known as one of the best starter Pokémon, Eevee would be a great Pokémon for Ash to start with. Not to mention Pokémon Kanto is a classic because of its many impressive evolutions. It’s also worth noting that Ash favors one of the other forms, Espeon, which will make things even more special if he catches one to evolve later. Having Espeon, or any Eevee form for that matter, will make Ash a bigger threat in gym battles.
Wimpod appears in the episode “Partner’s Promise!” While many of its teammates try to steal Ash, this Wimpod is trapped at the bottom of a crevasse and needs the help of Ash and Pikachu to rescue it. Wimpod became close to Ash throughout the experience, but ultimately chose to return to its own kind, although it said goodbye very reluctantly. Wimpod itself isn’t very strong, as the name suggests, but its evolution Golisopod is an extremely powerful Insect/Water-type Pokémon with a rather unique ability, Emergency Escape, which will be interesting to see Ash use.
Fans believe it’s long overdue for Ash to possess a Heavyweight Fighting type like Machop. Not only can it evolve into Machoke, but when traded, it can become Machamp, one of the strongest Pokémon that evolves by trading. Machop and its evolved forms are known to be quite assertive, which would be a perfect personality match for Ash. Between their hard work and dedication to training, Machop would fit right in with Ash’s Kanto team, and he’d met enough of them to at least have a chance of catching one.
It’s clear that Ursaring would be a force to be reckoned with, however, Ash is no stranger to taming and befriending super powerful Pokémon when he needs to. Given that Ursaring is such a powerhouse, Ash would have done the right thing by making it an addition to his Johto team. An evolved form of Teddiursa, this Normal-type Pokémon is known for its powerful fighting moves, including Hyper Beam and Counter. While every Pokémon has weaknesses, it would be a powerful move for Ash to catch Ursaring, or at least Teddiursa.
8 hunting dogs
Houndoom is an iconic Pokémon of Generation 2, and its original form as Houndour isn’t too shabby either. This Dark/Fire type is best known for its Feint Attack and Flamethrower attacks and is sure to make a fierce opponent. In the original series, Ash found himself caring for and even befriending an injured hound, but even with the life-saving bond between them, he chose to give it up. Although Ash always values the well-being of his Pokémon by valuing its happiness over his own wishes, fans selfishly wish that he would bring good things with him.
Thanks to its incredible camouflage abilities, Ash saw the Pokémon’s potential from the beginning. However, Ash never thought of catching it, even though it would give a great advantage in battles with tough opponents. This Normal-type Pokémon also has the special ability to use Lick and Sucker Punch against opponents, so it’s no wonder Kecleon is an underrated force to use in battle. Fans also won’t be heartbroken to see more of this adorable Pokémon’s personality, as it’s sure to make for some entertaining times.
Ash encountered a Beartic with extremely powerful ice abilities in the episode “Bearing Down Easy!”. This Beartic has difficulty controlling its power, accidentally freezing large areas around it, including unlucky wild Pokémon. Ash, along with Misty and Brock, worked with it to learn how to control its power, teaching it how to focus and control that power. Beartic returns the favor when Ash falls into a ravine and is injured, creating an ice staircase that allows them to escape. Despite growing closer during the episode, Ash chose to allow Beartic to continue living his life in the tundra. Despite missing out on a strong Pokémon, Ash was the world champion at this point so it didn’t matter too much.
5 Sable Eyes
Arguably one of the sneakiest and most mischievous Dark/Ghost types, Sableye is one of the interesting Pokémon that fans would love to see as part of Ash’s team. Not only did their personalities differ, but they also formed an unexpected bond in Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and Legend Awakened, as well as the television series Pokémon: Advanced, but he still didn’t take the opportunity to catch one. child. Along with her quirky and interesting personality, Sableye could be an unexpected asset to Ash’s Hoenn team. This wily Pokémon will be exceptionally resistant to any Fighting and Poison-types that Ash encounters in battle, and it will shine thanks to its powerful uses of Shadow Claw and Foul Play.
Ash meets Aerodactyl in an underground cave, home to many Pokémon believed to be extinct. Aerodactyl explodes and rampages, and eventually confronts Ash’s Charizard in a spectacular aerial battle. Aerodactyl even carried Ash through the air, trying to fly away with him, but was put to sleep by Jigglypuff. Unfortunately, Jigglypuff also puts the others to sleep and when they wake up, Aerodactyl is gone, causing Ash to miss his chance to catch this rare and powerful Pokémon.
An underrated legendary Pokémon, Johto’s Water-type Suicune quickly dodges Ash and his companions whenever discovered in the wild. However, in the Pokémon 4Ever movie, it was quick to protect Ash and his friends, even helping them by letting them ride on its back as a means of quick and safe transportation. Afterwards, fans thought that Ash would definitely catch up with Suicune after they bonded more than ever, but unfortunately, Suicune broke up with them again at the end of the movie. One thing is for sure, Ash definitely needs more Legendary Pokémon, and Suicune would be a great place to start.
This pseudo-legendary Pokémon is one that all fans can agree they wish Ash could catch. Ash hatched a Larvitar during his journey across Johto and even formed a close bond with it. While fans may agree that Ash did the right thing in returning it to its mother, they can’t help but think that Larvitar would be a good fit for Ash and his Pokémon team. Not to mention that when it evolves into Tyranitar, it will become a deadly force in battles with the attack Smack Down.
In Ash’s final miniseries, he meets an injured Latias and nurses it back to health. He even protected it from being stolen by Team Rocket, and later helped it free its partner Latios, who had been captured by an evil Pokémon Hunter. Latias has followed Ash for a long time, also paying attention to him to repay the favor. This is said to be the closest Ash comes to possessing a legendary Pokémon. However, because Latias had been harassed by a poacher, Ash didn’t feel it was right to go back and catch it later, so he eventually allowed Latios and Latias to return home–which turned out to be Alto Mare, land from the fifth Pokémon movie.
It can be seen in many of these situations that Ash does not really prioritize catching Pokémon for that purpose, but rather befriends and takes care of them. He often builds relationships with wild Pokémon, but that doesn’t mean he has to catch them; After he helps them solve the problem, they can comfortably return to their old lives. Ash, especially in later seasons, often waits for a Pokémon to ask to come with him before catching it, and many of the Pokémon on this list don’t ask. While it may disappoint fans, this type of behavior is what makes it so Pokémon‘S Ketchup a real hero.