View Full Version : Is red (in hg/ss) really ash

Mr Marine
March 30th, 2010, 1:06 AM
Well there is a real confusion about this but i think red is really ash as he has pikachu and stuff,What do you think?

March 30th, 2010, 1:23 AM
Yes and no.
Red is Ash's cross-canon counterpart. They are based on eachother but are not the exact same people.
Red's team in G/S/C/HG/SS is inspired by Pokemon you recieve as in-game events in Pokemon Yellow Version; the game that is inspired by the Pokemon anime.

Mr Marine
March 30th, 2010, 1:41 AM
Hmm,i see......But his clothing remind me of him.

March 30th, 2010, 1:47 AM
Hmm,i see......But his clothing remind me of him.

He is wearing the FireRed/LeafGreen male hero outfit.

Mr Marine
March 30th, 2010, 1:51 AM
He is wearing the FireRed/LeafGreen male hero outfit.
Yes pretty much,his stance ,The way he puts his cap ,Lol xD

But most people say he isnt ash.

March 30th, 2010, 1:57 AM
red is a different char and ash is different

you can vary them in many ways
like red never appears in anime and ash never appears in manga
and red has evolved pkmn but ash has some evolved ones

Mr Marine
March 30th, 2010, 2:08 AM
Hmmm strong point ,But what about pikachu then?

March 30th, 2010, 2:17 AM
Red is not Ash, Red is me! :D

Seriously though, I once thought the same, but Red is more based on the manga and RBY and FRLG games than the anime.

March 30th, 2010, 3:08 AM

Ash Ketchum from the anime and the Electric Tale of Pikachu manga was designed based on Red. Furthermore, Ash's name comes from one of the optional names for Red. This has caused many fans to mistake Red for his anime counterpart. However, they are analogous but not the same and using one's name for the other is always a mistake. There are also many fans that believe that the main hero from Pokémon Yellow is Ash. This is also untrue. Pokémon Yellow's protagonist is still Red but slightly redesigned to look more similar to Ash, much like the storyline was designed to be closer to the anime. In other words, Ash in the anime is based on Red in the game series, but this cannot imply after all that they are the same. Although this idea is one of the most debatable topics in Pokémon, thinking about the analogy between the two characters is more convenient than considering them totally similar.


And this is not the board to talk about videogames, so...