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TheFuturePokemon
August 11th, 2010, 07:55 PM
I always wondered this.........

Aquacorde
August 11th, 2010, 08:06 PM
I say it is Professor Oak.

TheFuturePokemon
August 11th, 2010, 08:14 PM
I say it is Professor Oak.

Really? He's 50 years old.........while ash's mom is 29......19 and 40 year old........I dont think so...;)

Aquacorde
August 11th, 2010, 08:23 PM
You never know. And in the Japanese version of Pokémon... they do things. It is shown. Not explicitly, but still....

CptnSmonge
August 11th, 2010, 09:29 PM
I remember reading a really old cheat page (it was the nineties--these were freaking everywhere) that had the most outlandish and longest cheats posted on them you know just by reading will never work (pressing A on every tile of Seafoam Islands to find a Mew on the last tile, using an itemfinder 100 times in different places outside of Mt. Moon to get a Togepi... nuff said). One cheat--though I forget how it went--set up a scenario where you walk into your house and Giovanni is there to tell you your mother died, and that he was your father. (lolololololol)

Does Ash look anything like his mom? He could very well be adopted, but usually you would need a spouse to adopt, and it doesn't change the fact Ash has a flesh/blood father out there somewhere. Maybe his father died in an early accident, or maybe he was born out of wedlock. Pokemon doesn't have very dimensional storytelling since it's target audience usually just wanted thirty minutes of some kids running around and weird little animals running around saying weird things (Digimon, Monster Rancher... man I miss Monster Rancher) children don't think that deep about a character.

Still, it's fun speculation. It just might be a storytelling element that not only is Ash out there in the world with little parental guidance, he has no father figure whose expectations he has to live up to, or to seek approval from. Ash might just be a dynamic character who's a self-made man-boy whose own interactions with different people and pokemon created who he is with little bias influence or value passed down from a traditional family. And that's not a bad thing, Ash is a pretty good kid except he's a bit tactless and rude. But he's also a portion of the show's comic relief and now that I think of it it seems like the show itself has less and less to do with Ash Ketchum as it has to do with "The Region of Sinnoh and Stuff that Happens in It." That's a problem that's really been plaguing the show since late Johto League Champions. Even though the show is called Pokemon, it's lost focus on its main protagonist. I mean, come on it's safe to assume he's everybody's favorite character since he's the Mario of the show. I mean, your only other choices who are regulars are Brock, Jessie and James (I can't count Misty, Tracy, Todd, May or Dawn because their position in the show are bi-polar in that they are meant to be either the "supporting female lead" or the third wheel (May's brother--I forget his name--Tracy, Todd, probably more).

But Pokemon could be shaken up a lot if somebody asks the question, "who is Ash's dad," or "what would happen if Team Rocket merged with Team Ash." Pokemon is highly episodic and won't typically maintain a regular plot save for an occasional "Team Bad Guy" special besides the overarching march to the Pokemon league that Ash never seems to win (I might be mistaken, I've really seen maybe 5 percent of every season).

Gee, sorry to go off on such a huge tangent. I guess the short answer is, and I'll say this for fun, Brock is Ash's dad. Ridiculous, eh?

jjnerdful
August 11th, 2010, 09:39 PM
Precisely, especially given that 5 year olds shouldn't even be capable of bearing children.

Black Prince
August 12th, 2010, 12:39 AM
I say it is Professor Oak.

As I said in an other thread, "Oak" is a family name. And Ash's family name is Ketchum, not Oak. And if it was really the case, Gary would be a family member of Ash's. And he's not.
And yes, as TheFuturePokemon said, I think Oak is too old to be Ash's father, compared to his mother I mean.
And also, we already have seen Ash's father. Remember (but if you haven't watched the episode), it was at a volcanic to do something about Moltres, I don't remember well, but we did see Ash's father. He's travelling too, as his son now.

Plus, if Professor Oak was Ash's father, I think the worldwide would already have been aware of it.

Silver25
August 12th, 2010, 12:52 AM
And also, we already have seen Ash's father. Remember (but if you haven't watched the episode), it was at a volcanic to do something about Moltres, I don't remember well, but we did see Ash's father. He's travelling too, as his son now.

Do you mean Silver?
http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/7003/images1xtu.jpg

He's never been confirmed to be Ash's father, not even close. Although it has been speculated, but never confirmed. We'll probably never know who Ash's dad is...

CptnSmonge
August 12th, 2010, 09:44 AM
What episode was that, the guy speculated to be Ash's father? But don't link it here. I just want the season and episode's name.

Ursula
August 12th, 2010, 09:58 AM
Well, no, Oak can't be Ash's father..
Delia mentions Ash's father and grandfather in the second episode of Pokemon (http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/EP002#Trivia) by saying that they'd both be proud of him. The way she describes Ash's father [Ash is the apple of his father's eye rather than Ash was the apple of his father's eye] implies that he's still alive.

But . .
Where is he? The world may never know XD;

I always liked to think that Giovanni was Ash's father . . just because. :(
And, you know, Pokemon Live! didsay she dated him..but that was before she met Ash's father..
Oh, well :[

Hmm, I never knew about that Silver character.. [I didn't really watch much of the Hoenn saga], but..yeah.
What if he's Ash's and Ritchie's father, and they're really half brothers? XD;

Kirbychu
August 12th, 2010, 10:04 AM
I say it is Professor Oak.
So Ash is Gary's uncle?

I say Ash's dad is a trainer that's yet to be revealed.

Owl
August 12th, 2010, 10:05 AM
Nobody knows to be honest, I don't think he was ever mentioned.

TheFuturePokemon
August 12th, 2010, 10:38 AM
What episode was that, the guy speculated to be Ash's father? But don't link it here. I just want the season and episode's name.

Hmm, I never knew about that Silver character.. [I didn't really watch much of the Hoenn saga], but..yeah.
What if he's Ash's and Ritchie's father, and they're really half brothers? XD;

1) He's not from hoenn he's from chronicles.
2) The episode name is the search for the legend episode 18 in chronicles i think.
3) Read this article I found.


During the episode, much comparison is made between Silver and Ritchie with Silver even noting that Ritchie reminds him of himself when he was younger. Ritchie then goes on to say that the same features are present in ash.
There are also other unstated similarities between Silver and Ash. His Salamence parallels Ash's Charizard while his Chikorita parallels Ash's Pikachu When he was younger, Silver saw Moltres rather like how Ash saw Ho-Oh in the first episode . Silver actually appears to know of Ash, though there has been no further detail on this so far. As a result, he is now considered to be one of the three main candidates to be Ash's father (the other two being Giovanni and Professor Oak ). It should be noted, however, that his knowledge of Ash could be from watching him on television in Pokemon League Conference , much as max did.

okjoek
August 12th, 2010, 05:18 PM
Him being adopted is another possibility but its kinda vague so i dismiss it in most cases.

Tomackze
August 12th, 2010, 09:30 PM
I bet his dad will be the pokemon champion of champions

The S
August 12th, 2010, 10:20 PM
I actually had forgotten all about Silver. He was awesome. If any previously revealed character was indeed Ash's father, I'd put money on him. Nothing substantial - it just feels right.

Otter Mii-kun
August 13th, 2010, 10:00 AM
I once thought Ash never had a father-like Anakin Skywalker from Star Wars had no father (according to his mother in The Phantom Menace).

As for a 19 year old and 40 year old having kids together-that's actually possible-though not very common. (I hear about such relationships on a certain talk show I won't mention by name here.)

Regardless of all that's been said here, I've said it before and I'll say it again-It's probably not for us to know who Ash's father is. (at least not until they make an episode or movie where someone reveals himself to be the father, but I don't think that's going to happen.)

KingCyndaquil
August 13th, 2010, 10:57 AM
In a interview, they said that Ash's Father will be revealed when they feel that ash has matured enough...... He has matured a great deal since the first episode, so i think that he will maybe be revealed next season? (isshu)

Weeaboo Name
August 13th, 2010, 11:29 AM
Some FACHTS and some theories for my fellow PCers.

Delia Ketchum is actually the dad. She underwent a LOT of surgery to get to the point she is at now but she is actually the dad.

The real mum on the other hand is a mystery.

Some say it's the Jigglypuff that follows them round, Her sing and dash shows are actually a method of making sure her boy is ok.

Another theory says his real mum is Mrs Caroline of Petalburg City but at that time she wasn't ready for parenthood as her and Norman were a pretty new couple, i mean an illegitimate child would ruin them and their gym ambitions. She sold Ash to a Mr Mime trainer for a Dawn stone and half a bag of Pecha pokeblock. The Mr Mime trainer then had a change of heart (he was planning slave labour) but instead found Mr (now Mrs) Ketchum via his mr mimes telepathic abilities. Ash went on to have a normal life, well kinda.

My final theory on what happened to Ash's mum is not simple, in fact you will have to take this red pill to understand. You of course have the option of the blue pill, if you choose this one you will be left wondering. Will you choose to free your mind?

BLUE PILL
Dude, why you pussy out on me like that. I am dissapoint.

RED PILL
Welcome to the Pokerix fellow PCer. You may be wondering why i have taken you here. The answer is inside you, well it's not but whatever are you ready to learn the truth about Ash Ketchums parents?

He doesn't have any. Delia took him in, changed his clothes and treated him as a son for almost 10 years. She lovingly raised our hero and too this day he still believes that he is normal. He isn't.

His ageing process is 3x slower than the rest of the worlds. Some people say that's down to his excellent diet of Brocko's home style cooking. Wrong. Ash Ketchum does not even possess a stomach. He actually survives (unknowingly) by instinctively absorbing the souls of wild bug Pokemon as he sleeps. Please keep this on the hush as of he were to find out he would surely try to end his own life, he does have an unnatural attachment to the catterpies of the world.

His hat is also a clear indicator that he is not of this world. When his hat is in the reversed position his testosterone level rapidly increases and he starts making natural noises and facial expressions, he also get's the uncontrollable urge to stuff little animals into balls. This will one day kill poor Ashie boy but i'm afraid it is terminal.

If you're still reading you are one of the elite few are ready to know the true identity of Ash and his parents.

Ash Ketchum is 100% a type of pokemon. He is actually pretty closely related to Legen..........wait for it.......dary Pokemon Darkrai. His has the sole purpose is becoming the very best (like no one ever was) and will refuse to man up and reproduce until this objective is fulfilled.



I hope this was informative for you.

xSunlightx
August 16th, 2010, 09:33 AM
I only read the first few comments so sorry if this has already been brought up. But there is a cute book/series/thingy done by Maré Odomo called Letters To An Absent Father. This thread really interests me so I'll come back and read it when I've got more time.



For now enjoy one of my favorite strips...it's just....hhnnngg it's so cute!


http://c0573862.cdn.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/1/0/8452/425319/1.%20BUTTERFREE-nosite.jpg

WonderGirl
August 16th, 2010, 09:53 AM
Same with Dawn actually, she doesn't have any father mentioned I think :/

lbirrueta
August 16th, 2010, 10:18 AM
ash's dad is giovanni. the perfect star wars twist!

TheFuturePokemon
August 16th, 2010, 10:27 AM
ash's dad is giovanni. the perfect star wars twist!


He is also old for ash's mom.

GlalieX
August 16th, 2010, 06:52 PM
I say it is Professor Oak.

But him and Gary are about the same age, and Gary is Oak's grandson.

Neeb
August 17th, 2010, 03:16 PM
Do not think that is Professor of oak that is the grandfather of Uncle Gary Ash Gary serious then?
xD
well the truth I think Ash's father has something to do with the excitement of being a pokemon master ... probably his father is a kind of master pokemon ...

mistywishmaker
August 17th, 2010, 10:01 PM
This is speculation, but I remember an episode in which Delia says something along the lines of "If your father could see you right now, he'd be so proud." This might mean that his father has either passed away, or travels so much that he left his family. OR it might mean that the dubbers are misleading me.

The Last One
August 17th, 2010, 10:25 PM
in leafgreen on one of the islands a scientist said something about Giovanni having a son with red hair

RubyHacker
August 18th, 2010, 12:31 AM
in leafgreen on one of the islands a scientist said something about Giovanni having a son with red hair

I think Giovanni's son is Silver,I saw it in a HG/SS but i'm not 100% sure.

Sleet
August 18th, 2010, 02:01 AM
I think Giovanni's son is Silver,I saw it in a HG/SS but i'm not 100% sure.

You're right, Giovanni's son is Silver. There is an event in HG/SS that confirms it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pExn-S7WduQ

mustafa505
August 18th, 2010, 03:12 AM
i think in upcomming series ASh father will appear or even his brother?

mervyn797
August 19th, 2010, 02:13 AM
it hasn't actually been mentioned ever. I don't know, but i always felt it was Giovanni.

HypnosisVII
August 19th, 2010, 02:37 AM
I rekon silver is ash's dad cause they are so alike

The S
August 19th, 2010, 08:22 AM
-Stuff-

That is the fifth weirdest thing I have read all day.

Pheonix987
August 19th, 2010, 10:18 AM
It's Giovanni. He hid Ash.

I love speculating about that...

Xebelleon
August 19th, 2010, 10:23 AM
Ash's dad is a MACHOKE as when Pokemon breed, the offspring species is determined by the mother.

Murmansk
August 23rd, 2010, 01:52 AM
Ash's dad is a MACHOKE as when Pokemon breed, the offspring species is determined by the mother.
I like this theory a lot. I mean, Machoke is one of the few pokemon that seems to wear any clothing and that can leave a lot to the imagination...

I will say this though; Whoever Ashe's father is, I can see why.

Mirby
August 23rd, 2010, 02:00 AM
That is the fifth weirdest thing I have read all day.

I agree.

While I like the idea that Ash's mom is a transgirl, I doubt that is true.

then again, it is anime... 8D

Mew~
August 30th, 2010, 07:39 AM
Ashes mom has a one night stand with Giovanni!~ He doesn't know about Ash and Ash's mum hasn't spoke to Giovanni since!~ Ash and Silver are half brothers XD I KNOW THE TRUTH ;)

sean777
August 30th, 2010, 08:23 AM
Pikachu is ashes father and hes just watching over him XD

shuppet88
August 30th, 2010, 08:33 AM
Ash's dad is a MACHOKE as when Pokemon breed, the offspring species is determined by the mother.


Wow that's a little creepy...wouldn't that be considered poke-bestiality? I am not even sure humans could mate with pokemon...even if they're humanoid, it still seems very wrong!


Ash's dad is a trainer who's more concerned with his pokemon than taking care of his family. Messed up...

Ynfiniti8
August 30th, 2010, 09:44 AM
Ash's dad is Mimey.
And why are we about ash when Gary has no known parents. Grandfather yes, but mother and father, no.

Mew~
August 30th, 2010, 01:47 PM
Ash's dad is Mimey.
And why are we about ash when Gary has no known parents. Grandfather yes, but mother and father, no.
Delia didn't meet Mimie untill the Indigo League episode "It's Mr Mimie time" so no, Mimie is not Ash's father...