Ash Ketchum (Japanese:サトシ Satoshi) is a male character and the main protagonist of Pokémon.
Ash is very energetic and likes to take life head-on. He is very cocky and self-centered at times, which is often his downfall and is sort of a hothead when someone disagrees with him. Ash does not like when people refer to him as "just a kid". Despite his quirks, Ash cares deeply for Pokémon and likes understanding them and becoming "friends" with them.