The Pokémon world's most beloved Trainer might not have a hard time finding traveling companions and friends on his adventures, but how closely does he really pay attention to these other Trainers? As it turns out, time and again in Pokémon the Series, Oblivious Ash often misses the most important fact: that these friends are also the Gym Leaders or Trainers he intends to challenge. From Misty to Luana, Anabel to Korrina, Ash is often so focused on Pokémon that he fails to recognize the Gym Leader right in front of him. Enjoy this series of select episodes that capture the awkward reveals and dramatic battles that follow.
March 11, 2022