Ash Ketchum (Japanese:ã‚µãƒˆã‚· Satoshi) is the protagonist of the PokÃ©mon anime series who has always dreamed of becoming a PokÃ©mon Master and as soon as he hit the age of ten, he rushed to
Professor Oak's Laboratory to get his first PokÃ©mon. Originally wanting to choose Squirtle, Ash ended up getting the PokÃ©mon, Pikachu, and left on his journey. At first, Pikachu does not listen to Ash and keeps running away so that Ash had to tie him up. Then after getting chased by a swarm of Spearow, Ash tries to save Pikachu from it, and Pikachu, after seeing Ash so determined and kind, he protected Ash from the Spearow that were attacking Ash. From then on, Pikachu and Ash became best friends for life. As a completely unskilled trainer, Ash managed to go through, while meeting his friends Misty and Brock and capturing new PokÃ©mon. Then, Ash tries to defeat the gym leader in Kanto, allowing him to enter in the PokÃ©mon League. Since then, he has continued to travel, make new friends such as Tracey, May, Max and Dawn, and capture new PokÃ©mon while still following his goal of becoming a PokÃ©mon Master. Since this goal is so close to his heart, he sometimes acts a bit rash and rushes to the next battle he can as fast as possible. Ash currently travels in Unova with his new friends Iris and Cilan.