Although he was 10 years old in the 25 years he toured the US Pokemon Anime, Ash has had many battles and conquests under his belt. The Pokémon trainer has been trying to be the best since he first stepped out of Pallet Town in 1997, and that journey continues to this day.
That Pokemon Anime recently saw Ash’s journey to the Galar region’s Pokémon Masters tournament, giving him another opportunity to claim the title of the very best. As fans await the outcome of Ash’s fight with Cynthia, a new chart demonstrates Ash and others’ combat abilities.
The chart was created in a promo for the Pokemon Anime, featuring Ash, Cynthia, Leon, and Diantha battle stats. Each character’s skills and battlegroups are divided into attack, defense, speed, strategy, experience, and unpredictability. Ash has an interesting duel with the others because while he lacks in defense, strategy and experience he makes up for it in speed, unpredictability and offense.
The other characters all seem to have more abilities than Ash in general as they are better balanced. Cynthia, for example, is fairly weak on Unpredictability and Speed, but is far more skilled on those stats than Ash is on Experience or Strategy. Leon is extremely skilled and balanced, with his only real weaknesses being unpredictability, strategy, and experience, but even those skills are almost maxed out. Finally, Diantha is mostly focused on defense and strategy, with only slight weaknesses in the other stats.
If only these stats were considered, it would be interesting to see if Ash could overcome any of these trainers with their significant shortcomings. fans of the Pokemon Anime know that Ash has a way of surviving tournaments and battles that seems based solely on his wits and his bond with his Pokémon. Some have also questioned the accuracy of the stats, pointing to Ash’s experience stats. It’s surprisingly low considering how many fights Ash has fought and how many tournaments he’s competed in over the years. Some fans wondered what the other coaches went through to beat him so clearly in Experience.
The strange way that time works in the Pokemon Anime likely plays a role in Ash’s low experience. Despite going through all of these events, he’s still a 10-year-old canonically, making him younger than many of his competitors. In any case, levels play less of a role in the anime than in the games, and Ash’s best fighting skills have never been based on strategy by the book. While this sometimes backfires and leads to humiliation like Charizard not fighting for Ash, it has also led to many achievements. Fans need to see if Ash’s luck holds up in his upcoming fights.
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