Ash has trained a multitude of Pokemon throughout the anime’s history.
Training Pokemon has never come easy for Ash ever since his first Pokemon Pikachu. His tough times training Pikachu allowed him to have a special connection with Pikachu.
This kind of exposure since the beginning has given Ash a different approach in the way he trains his Pokemon. Over the decades, Ash has caught plenty of Pokemon and trained them to be the very best in his eyes.
Though he has trained his Pokemon not all receive proper training. Here is a comprehensive list of Ash’s Pokemon that he trained well, according to the order in which they were caught.
Pikachu is by far the best Pokemon Ash has ever trained. When it comes to ability, Pikachu has grasped every attack it tried to learn. He has an exclusive Z-move and even a Gigantimaxed.
While it may not seem strong due to its size, Pikachu has won many battles and even defeated many legendary Pokemon. Despite not being fully evolved it defeated 2 Mega Evolved Pokemon. All these will have not been possible without Ash’s care and training.
He is a natural leader and with Ash’s guidance became one of Ash’s strong Pokemon who even defeated a whole herd of Exeggutor single-handedly. Bulbasaur even saved Ash, his friends, and Pikachu multiple times from Team Rocket.
Squirtle is the sixth Pokemon that Ash caught in episode twelve. Squirtle is one of Ash’s most commonly used Pokemon throughout his travels in Kanto and the Orange Islands and proved to be a powerful fighter despite his small size.
Ash use Squirtle to battle against the Orange Islands Champion, Drake’s Dragonite. Although Squirtle got defeated, it was a spectacular match with Squirtle not backing out until the end.
Later, Squirtle got some more training sessions to practice his new Rapid Spin skill and helped Ash gain the Brave symbol in Battle Pyramid.
Ash caught Bayleef in her unevolved form as Chikorita in the Johto region. Chikorita shows immense courage when she went up against Charizard despite the type disadvantage.
When Team Rocket attacks Ash, she puts her all into saving Ash. This makes Chikorita evolves into Bayleef thereby defeating Team Rocket with some help from Pikachu.
She has a huge crush on Ash and will do whatever Ash asks her to do. As such Ash trained her to become a tactical and powerful fighter, using her vines as a means of greatly restricting her opponent’s movements.
Cyndaquill had difficulty using fire-type moves though being a fire Pokemon. So, Ash and Cyndaquill embarked on a training regime where he finally gained the ability to ignite the flames on its back. The training also helped Cyndaquill’s attack and speed.
While Cyndaquill fought with Team Rocket he evolved into Quilava and saved Ash and his group. Quilava went on to defeat Nando’s Staraptor during the Sinnoh League. Quilava has become a strong Pokemon from a weakling all thanks to Ash’s proper guide and training.
Noctowl is Ash’s first Shiny Pokemon and is a supremely silent flier. Ash used Noctowl to find and battle Ghost-type Pokemon due to its psychic abilities. In this way, Ash also trained Noctowl with its flying requirements.
Ash uses Noctowl in his gym battle against Morty’s Gengar. Ash’s Noctowl learns Confusion halfway through the battle and uses it to defeat Gengar. Noctowl also manages to defeat Conway’s Lickilicky in Sinnoh League.
Taillow evolves into Swellow in the final round of Pokeringer where he wins the tournament. After this, Ash and Swellow partake in many Gym and League battles.
Ash’s ongoing training while battling gave Swellow the confidence and experience he needs. Swellow takes down Flying-typed Gym Leader Winona’s Shiny Swellow to earn Ash a Feather Badge.
Sceptile is one of the best Pokemon Ash has ever trained even though it started on a rough note. With Ash giving Sceptile the space he desires to thrive, he became incredibly loyal to Ash. As such, he eagerly and fiercely battles on Ash’s behalf.
Throughout his evolution, Sceptile has boosted Ash in winning gym badges. One of Sceptile’s most significant achievements of Sceptile in the anime is when he defeats Tobias’s mythical Pokemon “Darkrai” during the Lily of the Valley Conference.
Ash trains newly evolved Glalie by using him in multiple battles in Hoenn League. As Ash continues to train Glalie, he gets better and better with his skills.
Glalie goes on to win the battle against Clark’s Charizard and against Morrison’s Metang with a powerful spinning headbutt to give the top 8 spots.
When Team Rocket captures all the bird Pokemon in the forest, it is Starly who saves the day by evolving to Staravia. Staravia demonstrates Ash’s teachings by blasting Team Rocket off with a powerful Aerial Ace. He also defeats the Gym Leader Gardenia’s Cherubi.
Turtwig is trained by Ash to use its speed and small size which helps him defeat Roark’s Cranidos. Ash also trains his best so that Turtwig can learn to use Energy Ball and it pays off when Turtwig uses it to blast off Team Rocket.
During his battle against Paul’s Honchkrow, Turtwig evolves into Grotle but still gets defeated. Ash then goes on to train Grotle how to fight on the ground.
Since then Grotle goes on to defeat Team Rocket again. He also defeats Candice’s Sneasel despite the type disadvantage, using its precise attacks and defense strategies.
Grotle evolves into Torterra in another battle against Team Rocket in the Fleeting Tower of Sunyshore and blasts them off with his new move Leaf Storm. Ash trains Torterra to adapt to his new size and strength who goes on to blast off Team Rocket over again.
Chimchar had some combat disorder from its time with Paul. Thankfully with Ash’s ample care and fun-loving approach helped the fire monkey. This allowed Chimchar to evolve not just once, but twice.
Under Ash’s training, it learned to control its Blaze ability, which had previously sent it into a rage. Thanks to this control, it was finally able to defeat Paul’s Electivire.
Infernape goes on to show how any Pokemon can become strong with a good trainer who guides with kindness, patience, and endurance.
Ash trained Buizel to learn Water Pulse in a battle against Maylene’s Lucario. From there on Ash trained his powerful Buizel by battling various opponents. Ash also used Buizel in the Pastoria Gym where he beats Crasher Wake’s Quagsire and Floatzel.
Gliscor joins Ash’s team as a Gligar who is afraid of heights. Ash trains Gligar to overcome his acrophobia by trying various methods.
In the end, none worked and with some advice from Gary, Ash evolves Gligar into Gliscor with the help of a Razor Fang.
With Gliscor finally overcoming his fears, Ash lets Gliscor learns Fire Fang and defeats Byron’s Bastiodon. He also goes on to defeat Paul’s Drapion after perfecting Stone Edge and Fire Fang during his training with McCann. Ash also let Gliscor learn Giga Impact while training.
After goes on to use Unfezant in many battles training her on the go. One such battle is against Cameron’s Riolu in the Vertress Conference where she wins despite a type disadvantage. Unfezant has also saved Pikachu from Team Rocket.
Pignite is a brave and confident Pokemon who is also an adept battler. Before he went on to win many battles, he faced a lot of defeats.
Ash helps him overcome his weakness and strengthen his morale as he defeats Cameron’s Hydreigon in the quarter-finals of the Unova League. Pignite also wins the Sumo Tournament by knocking off Rodney’s Golurk.
Ash trains Snivy by letting her battle multiple opponents to improve her moves. She then goes on to battle against Trip’s Servine and Georgia’s Pawniard and wins.
Ash also uses Snivy in a Gym Battle where she defeats Clay’s Palpitoad. She beats Moira’s Cinccino, and Jessie and James’s Woobat and Yamask.
Sewaddle got training from Ash as they fight against Burgh’s Whirlipede, where he evolves into Swadloon after being hit by a powerful Solar Beam. Swadloon learns Energy Ball in the process and wins the battle with Tackle.
The first Pokemon Ash caught in the Kalos region is Greninja, though he joined Ash’s team of his own accord as a Froakie. His competitiveness led him to select Ash as his trainer, and things seem to have worked out for both of them since then.
Greninja proved to be one of Ash’s strongest Pokemon with his variety of speed and strength. The bond Greninja shares with Ash is unbelievable to the point that it unlocks their Ash-Greninja form.
This form of Greninja can rival the power of Mega-Evolved Pokemon and is only able to be used because of how close he is with his trainer.
Fletchling has been used in several gym battles as part of Ash’s training, like against Viola and Grant. While Fletchling wins some and lost some he gains the experience and works harder to become better.
Talonflame went on to battle many opponents along with Ash, thereby improving their synergy. He even wins an Honor of Kalos medal for fighting against Team Flare. He defeats Olympia’s Meowstic in a Gym Battle and the Sawyer’s Slaking in the Semi-Finals.
After Hawlucha joins the team, he goes on to defeat Team Rocket along with Ash’s Froakie. Ash used Hawlucha in multiple Gym battles thereby training and perfecting each new move that he gains through experience.
Hawlucha’s biggest feat is winning against the Mega Evolved Absol, owned by Astrid despite being Non-Mega Evolved. He also defeats Alain’s Weavile. Along with Ash’s other Pokemon, he receives an Honor of Kalos medal for his fight against Team Flare.
Later, Noibat evolves into Noivern to save Hawlucha from falling into a ravine because of the Legendary Bird Pokemon, Zapdos. As a Noivern, he fights bravely against Mega Gyarados. He receives an Honor of Kalos medal for his efforts against Team Flare.
Under Ash’s guidance and training, Rockruff battles against Hiroki’s Mudbray. During the battle, it performed the Z-Move, Breakneck Blitz, and defeated Mudbray. He went on some other training camp with Ash and his team.
Later, he evolves into Lycanroc while howling at the sunset. Lycanroc got frustrated with training as he was failing but Ash cheered him on. He then finally gets to perfect several Z-moves and defeated many opponents.
Torracat learns to use Flame Charge and Ash helps him watch battles to gain knowledge. Ash trains Torracat near the beach along with his other Pokemon for the Alola League.
Later, during the Alola League exhibition match, Ash use Torracat to battle against Professor Kukui’s Incineroar.
In this intense match against his evolved form, Torracat defeats Incineroar and involves in his final form. Ash praises Incineroar for his hard work and evolution. I wish to see more of Incineroar, since after his evolution he is left with Professor Kukui.
Lucario and Ash first met each other when they each responded to each other’s Auras while it was still an egg. Riolu hatched from the egg but didn’t recognize Ash at the beginning until Ash saves him from the Onix.
He obeys every command that Ash gives. He trains on his Vacuum Wave and also learns Face Palm from Mr. Mime. Ash also lets Riolu watch battles to broaden his horizons.
Riolu evolves into Lucario during his battle against Rose’s Pokemon Copperajah and Ferrothorn.
After he evolved, Lucario and Ash communicate with their aura abilities to win the match using Aura Sphere. Ash’s Lucario has been together with Ash through many battles and with the Aura connection they brought down so many opponents even Pokemon with Gigantamax forms.
With Lucario, Ash finally has a Pokemon which can Mega Evolve.
He has a slow start with Ash in terms of emotional bond and winning battles. Once he sees Ash as a worthy trainer, he lets Ash guide and train him.
Farfetch’d also love the fact that he has a good spar partner, Riolu. Ash lets Farfetch’d experience many battles and trains him to overcome his weakness.
Ash battles Rinto’s Gallade again but this time instead of losing Farfetch’d evolve into Sirfetch’d easily beating Rinto’s Gallade. With new skills and newfound confidence, Sirfetch’d help Ash’s rank to shoot up in the World Coronation Series.
Pokémon was first released in 1996 and is set up in a world where humans catch monsters and store them in pocket-sized poke-balls.
They are creatures with an affinity to certain elements and some superhuman abilities related to that element.
Revolving around a teenage boy Ash Ketchum, Pokémon takes us through his journey to becoming the most accomplished Pokémon trainer the world has ever seen.