- Satoshi/Ash Ketchum: 801 episodes
- Team Rocket: 736 episodes
- Takeshi/Brock: 633 episodes
- Kasumi/Misty: 282 episodes
- Hikari/Dawn: 201 episodes
- Haruka/May: 197 episodes
- Masato/Max: 192 episodes
- Iris: 141 episodes
- Dent/Cilan: 138 episodes
- Kenji/Tracey: 44 episodes
There are probably like, dozens of regions in the Pokemon world, probably more. Some kid who's kinda gotten far in 5 or so of them in this huge world isn't really that big a deal, since there are probably loads of kids who do the same thing.
I kinda see the whole league tournaments similar to the Olympics - there are going to be a few home favorites and recurring competitors, but for the most part, it's full of newcomers and people who are more or less under the radar. Their visibility is really determined by the fans, which some fans might be more interested than others (like Max, for example, who probably follows all the league tournaments very closely). For the majority of the population, they probably just watch the league for entertainment, and can't bother spending their time keeping up with the specifics of it (kinda like me, when I watch the Olympics, lol)
As for Ash saving the world nearly a dozen times...How many of those times were publicized? And how likely do you think people are going to remember his name even if they were? IDK, it just doesn't seem like a big deal to me XD
"seasons change, people change"
I believe he should, inside his universe, it would make sense. He hasn't won a League yet, and what he does in the movies isn't really known by the rest of the world, but placing Top 4 in the Sinnoh League after beating a freaking Darkrai and a Latios of all things should make him at least slightly famous. Not to mention Top 8 in Johto and Hoenn isn't too bad either. And he's Champion of the Orange Leagues. We also can't forget that he defeated the Battle Frontier. Now, the Battle Frontier thing might not be well known, but the League matches are broadcast on TV so people should know him.
Of course that doesn't mean I'd like him to be famous. Two or three people recognizing him would be fine, but imagine if we had an obligatory minute or so every episode for a fan to be like "OMG U BEAT DARKRAI OMG OMG OMG!!!" (Actually, it wouldn't really be OMG, since god=taboo in the dub, but that's beside the point XD) Max knowing him was a nice little moment, but for every episode or every few episodes? God, no. It would be hilarious to see him react to fangirls, though. He'd friendzone them all without noticing. Poor clueless kid XD
I don't think he's done anything to garner that much attention. Sure, he's participated in the Leagues, and has done very well, but what has he done that would give him the label of "Superstar"?
Back then he was called Dark Yugi!!!
Plus , I didn't saw Atem to use magic during his dual! Off course he got people in Shadow game but not in a Dual!
He was also defected by a Normal human once and because of it Yugi got his soul sealed in order to save Atem!
Plus , Do you think Yugioh would be popular if Yugi & Atem use Magic to cheat & win every dual !
As far as I know , Nobody like's a cheater !
Anyway , Within this 15 year , Ash should have won a Major individual Tournament & become a superstar by now like Yugioh!
Not Just in Yugioh , almost all the protagonist of a Kids Sport Anime Wion something big & become some sort of Superstar!
Like Beyblade , Inazuma eleven , Prince of Tennis , Bakugun , Dual master etc !
But Ash still a nobody!!!!
I mean , we reach the 15 anniversary and Ash haven't won a single Major Individual Tournament!
Even a more pathetic protagonist like Yuma from Yugioh Zexal won the ''World Dual Carnival'' while Ash isn't allowed to win a ''Junior Cup'' for the sake of some other chatacter!
Nice way to celebrate the 15 Anniversary !
I mean , Ash winning the Junior Cup & becoming some sort of superstar in Unova might play a important role in Unova League conference !
We might see various CotD in Unova League showing interest in Ash & targeting him because he won Junior Cup & researching about his Battling Style !
Well , If you guys have any imagination then you people know what I'm saying!!!
I think we all have enough of an imagination not to want Ash be the same as every other sport anime protag out there :P
That and Pokémon isn't even a sport Anime...
Seriously though, that sounds absolutely boring and unnecessary. We already saw the DP League participants research eachother regardless of fame so it would be absolutely pointless to have him be famous.
Also, we don't even know who wins the World Cup so much of your argument is completely flawed.
I don't think it's really necessary for Ash to be famous by this point. He's a good trainer, but I don't know if his skills should make him famous. All of the attention would just go to his head anyway. It could be kind of interesting at first, but it seems unnecessary to me.
And those Pokemon Trainer participate in Pokemon Battle!
And Pokemon Battle is a ''Sport'' in Pokemon Universe!
Writer should focus on that but instate they focus on Ash's random journey to random thing!
A good Story need's a Goal & writer has to put all his focus on that Goal!
So , Writer should focus on Ash's goal of becoming a Pokemon Master rather then some random stuff & character!
Unless Pokemon Anime is about ''Saving the World'' Like Pokemon Adventure Manga!
I mean, From you point of view , Bakugun & Yugioh also shouldn't consider Sport anime since they focus on ''Saving The World'' but their Protagonist reach a high position within first & second season!
And If you talk about Other Kid sport Anime Protagonist Then Ash probably the Worst Anime Protagonist!I think we all have enough of an imagination not to want Ash be the same as every other sport anime protag out there :P
Not only Ash failed to win any major individual Tournament and gain any fame , he also got defected by a complete rookie Twice!
Not really !Seriously though, that sounds absolutely boring and unnecessary. We already saw the DP League participants research eachother regardless of fame so it would be absolutely pointless to have him be famous.
In Sinnoh , there wasn't any CotD in Sinnoh League conference & they only research about the person they gonna battle next or the person who has the highest chance of winning!
However , Writer can make Unova League longer this time with various CotD !
I would love to see the CotD's playing much greater role then just showing up ,Get beaten & Leave!
I don't wanna see A League Conference where Ash only gonna beat Bianca , Steven ,Trip & New Rival!
Writer can create various CotD with personality & Back-story that play's a important role in their Battle with Ash!
In Ash's first League Battle , Various CotD might make their debut watching Ash from the background ! Those Cotd also might get their own friend there supporting them like Ash! They gonna watch Ash's battle & comment on that ! But For them to watch & Analise Ash's battle so closely , Ash need to do something which is gonna make him the 2ND Threat!
Like how Drew was the 2nd Threat in Hoenn Grand Festival!
I always hated how people fawn over him while Ash get treated like nobody!
With some Ash-hater writing the Anime , I find it less hopeful that they will be kind enough to let Ash win this!!!Also, we don't even know who wins the World Cup so much of your argument is completely flawed.
I always wish writer gonna prove me wrong but they keep proving I'm right about everything I say about them!
They are focusing some much on other character that they totally ignoring Ash!
They probably think Ash doesn't need any development because he's a main character so they should use Ash as a Main scapegoat for other character development!
So, They probably might just waste this tournament for some other character like Trip or Iris!
Even though , Ash need much more development then other character since he's the main character!
Last edited by Hurricane Kishore; 20th July 2012 at 01:23 PM.
Has he won more than 1 regional League? No? Then he's just another trainer easily forgotten once he moved out of that region.
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I don't know if he should be a star or not but he should atleast be a little more popular than he has been.
lulzors. Ash flogchum has been the luckiest trainer of all time, and will probably bomb out in straight sets and lose to trip by eleventy billion points along the way. Besides, he is only doing so well this year because he finally got rid of that selfish uber-flog failure merchant Infernape. What a massive flog, 26 spoons and counting. roflpwnt, flogbags.