Who Is Ash Ketchum’s WORST Pokemon?
Hey guys, HDvee here! Now, some of you may be aware that I recently made a video going over Ash Ketchum’s weakest team, and you guys seemed to like it! So today I thought i’d make a follow up video asking the very important question of who is Ash Ketchum’s Worst Pokemon out of every single team member he’s ever caught in the Pokemon anime. Many of us have grown up watching this kid travel across the various regions with his trusty Pikachu, collecting gym badges, defeating powerful trainers, discovering new legendary pokemon, and this is just the tip of the iceberg of what Ash Ketchum has been through over the years. Whether you watch the anime now or you don’t watch it anymore, it’s safe to say that this ten year old pokemon trainer has caught his fair share of strong pokemon, but of course, he’s also caught some pretty weak Pokemon along the way too. I’ll be doing this video in a top five style, ranking his worst five Pokemon with the number one spot being who I believe to be Ash Ketchum’s worst Pokemon of all time.
Of course this is all my own opinion aswell but there is some pretty good evidence behind each of my choices so hopefully you’ll agree with me on some of them! I would also love to hear your guys opinions too on this subject so be sure to leave them in the comment section below after watching the video! With all of that out of the way, let’s get into the video! Starting things off and claiming the number five spot in today’s video goes too Noctowl. Ash’s Noctowl is a Shiny Pokémon that Ash encountered on the way to Goldenrod City during his travels through Johto in Fowl Play!, and the fifth Pokémon he caught in the region.
In addition to being Shiny, it is also unusually small in size and quite intelligent. Even though this Pokemon helped Ash win the Fog badge by knocking out a Gengar, this was pretty much it’s best accomplishment and didn’t really do much more in the series. In Fangs for Nothin’, Ash used Noctowl in battle with Clair’s Kingdra. Noctowl managed to land a Confusion attack, but an attempt to telekinetically levitate Kingdra was broken by a Hydro Pump attack. Hypnosis also failed and Kingdra was about to knock Noctowl out when the battle was suspended by Team Rocket’s antics.
Noctowl was not used in the rematch. Noctowl was also used in the battle against Harrison in the quarterfinals of the Silver Conference in Playing with Fire!. It was put at a huge disadvantage by fighting Harrison’s Steelix, who blinded Noctowl with Sandstorm and then used Dig to avoid Noctowl’s Psychic attacks. A single Iron Tail took Noctowl out of the match. Because of all of these reasons, Noctowl earns itself a spot as one of ash ketchum’s worst pokemon, Coming in at the number four spot in today’s top five video goes too Ash’s Bayleef. Bayleef was introduced in The Chikorita Rescue as a Chikorita. Chikorita was especially stubborn, going so far as to fight against Ash’s Charizard, despite obvious overwhelming odds; she was injured in the process. Chikorita made her Gym battle debut in Fighting Flyer with Fire, where she took on Falkner’s Hoothoot, but Chikorita was outclassed by the Flying-type, who dodged her Vine Whip and Razor Leaf and then knocked her out with a Peck and a Tackle.
In Gettin’ The Bugs Out, Ash used Chikorita as his second Pokémon in his Azalea Gym Battle despite the type disadvantage, something which Bugsy mocked. Chikorita used Vine Whip but Metapod countered with Harden, and Vine Whip didn’t faze Metapod. The same thing happened with her Razor Leaf. She used Razor Leaf again but Metapod jumped and used Tackle, knocking Chikorita out. She also appeared several times in Spell of the Unown: Entei, where she was used in the battle against Lisa. She put up a good fight against Girafarig, but was ultimately defeated by Psybeam.
Even though Bayleef did win a couple of battles for Ash, the losses that this Pokemon faced definitely overshadow this and so, earns the number four spot in today’s top five video. Coming in at the halfway point in today’s video is Ash’s Palpitoad. Palpitoad was first seen in Facing Fear with Eyes Wide Open!, where he was the leader of a group of wild Tympole that lived in a lake.
Ash and Oshawott had unknowingly invaded his territory while looking for an underwater plant to help his, Cilan’s, and Iris’s Pokémon heal after being poisoned by wild Foongus that were disturbed by Ash’s Scraggy. Palpitoad is on this list mainly because it was barely used by Ash during his adventures, and when it was used, it didn’t come out of the battle victorious on many occasions. In Dazzling the Nimbasa Gym!, Palpitoad was used in Ash’s Gym battle against Elesa. Being immune to Electric-type moves, Palpitoad was the ideal choice for this battle, and was Ash’s sole strategy for the battle.
Elesa brought out Emolga. However, Palpitoad found himself unable to keep up with Emolga’s fast moves, and was hit by an Acrobatics attack, and several Aerial Ace attacks before he was hit with Emolga’s Attract, causing him to become immobilized by infatuation. After another couple more hits from Aerial Ace, Palpitoad was knocked out. Palpitoad also lost against Roxie’s Garbodor in the episode In Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 2. So, because of the pretty poor win to loss ratio that this Pokemon has and because it was barely used throughout the anime, Palpitoad earns itself a place in today’s top five video. Claiming the number two spot in today’s top five video goes too Ash’s Unfezant. Unfezant was the first Pokémon that Ash Ketchum caught in the Unova region. As he has done in every other region he has traveled in before, Ash usually catches a Flying-type Pokémon early in his journey. Pidove was caught soon after Ash’s arrival in Unova. In Enter Iris and Axew!, shortly after a flock of Pidove had escaped when Ash had failed to capture one of them, he noticed her pecking at the ground, and engaged her in a battle.
She managed to put up a good fight against Ash’s Pikachu, until the Electric Mouse Pokémon used his powerful Iron Tail and Thunderbolt attacks, which caused her to faint. Ash threw a Poké Ball and successfully caught her. Pidove was sent out in an effort to save Pikachu and Iris’s Axew from Team Rocket’s capture. However, as she was still weak from her battle with Pikachu, she was quickly defeated by Jessie’s Woobat’s powerful Gust attack. In A Rival Battle for Club Champ! she was briefly used by Ash in a five on five battle against Trip’s Frillish. She tried her best but after her Air Cutter was blocked by his Protect, she was taken by surprise by his Water Pulse, and got knocked out in the process. In Cameron’s Secret Weapon!, Ash used Unfezant in his Vertress Conference battle against Cameron and his Riolu. Despite Unfezant having the type advantage, Riolu proved to be a powerful opponent.
Unfezant tried to attack with Aerial Ace, but the Flying-type’s last effort was avoided and countered by Riolu’s Circle Throw, which sent Unfezant flying into the arena wall, knocking her out. For the many losses that this Pokemon earned, it gets a place in today’s top five video. Coming in at the number one spot in today’s video is Ash’s Torkoal. Torkoal first appeared in All Torkoal, No Play. The gang found Torkoal in the Valley of Steel being attacked by a group of Magnemite and a Skarmory. Torkoal takes the number one spot in today’s video simply because of it’s incredibly poor win to loss ratio. It’s first loss was against a Manectric.
Manectric let loose a devastating Thunder Wave, which Torkoal couldn’t counter as its power had been drained from successive Overheats. Thunder Wave hit and knocked out Torkoal in a single hit. In Balance of Power!, Ash used Torkoal as his second Pokémon in his Petalburg Gym Battle against Norman, Torkoal went up against Norman’s Slakoth. Torkoal used Overheat which was dodged and Vigoroth used a powerful Scratch, defeating Torkoal in one hit. In Shocks and Bonds, Ash used Torkoal as his first Pokémon in his Full Battle against Katie in the Victory Tournament.
It went up against her Venomoth. Katie then recalled Venomoth and sent out her Golduck, who had a type-advantage. Torkoal used Body Slam which was successfully countered by Hydro Pump, Golduck then used Fury Swipes, defeating Torkoal. In Choose It or Lose It!, Ash used Torkoal as his third Pokémon in his Full Battle against Morrison in the Victory Tournament, it went up against his Steelix and Torkoal had a type-advantage. Torkoal used Iron Defense, but it didn’t help as the attack came from below, Steelix used Dragon Breath again, hitting Torkoal knocking it out. There are many more losses that this Pokemon has taken, and so, can see why it takes the number one spot in today’s video. But with that, wraps up this video. I really hope you enjoyed it as much as i did making it! If you did enjoy the video though, please leave a like i’d really appreciate it! Like i said at the start of the video, I would also love to hear your guys opinions too on this subject so be sure to leave them in the comment section below. I have a couple top fives coming onto your screen in a second so be sure to give them a watch if you have the time, and also subscribe if you like my content! That’s everything from me though so thanks for watching guys, have an amazing day, and i’ll see you, in the next video!
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