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Ash's Pokemon. Best origin story?

Discussion in 'Pokémon Animé Discussion' started by Aduro, Jul 5, 2020.

  1. Aduro

    Aduro Mt.BtlMaster

    Which of Ash's pokemon do you think had the best origin story? Their background before Ash caught them.

    I loved Squirtle's, personally. It was great seeing it as the leader of this gang of ruffians with a heart of gold. It was the perfect pokemon to team up with Ash.
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  2. SerGoldenhandtheJust

    SerGoldenhandtheJust Well-Known Member

    A tie between Ash's chimchar and litten for me.
  3. ash&charizardfan

    ash&charizardfan Humans are tools

    I liked the kanto starters origin's story. They had unique personality despite being abandoned by trainers.
  4. Ubermuk

    Ubermuk Sticky & Sweet

    Litten had the best story line going with Stoutland being his best friend and then dying. I always thought that that part was sad and probably the most 'real' moment of the series. :(
  5. Leonhart

    Leonhart Imagineer

    I liked Hitokage's backstory despite it being extremely played out by this point. The whole abandoned Fire-type trope that the writers loved to recycle even to this day is old, but Hitokage's origin story is still very sad.
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  6. Spider-Phoenix

    Spider-Phoenix #ChespinGang

    Same. Their backstories were quite well-build.

    Though I also like Pikachu's from episode 1 of Journeys.
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  7. RetroPokeFan

    RetroPokeFan Well-Known Member

    Litten. Was saddening when Stoutland passed away but also uplifting seeing it join Ash's team.
  8. k6666

    k6666 Pikachu Fan

    litten, how they build the story and how stoutland dying in the end its great , chimchar come second
  9. Red and Blue

    Red and Blue Well-Known Member

    Probably Chimchar and Litten. I'd lean more towards Chimchar since that was a major plotline throughout DP
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  10. Power Up

    Power Up ...

    Froakie and Pikachu
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  11. Ubermuk

    Ubermuk Sticky & Sweet

    I liked his past but I wish it hadn't been told in flashback form like a 100 episodes after he was caught.
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  12. Spider-Phoenix

    Spider-Phoenix #ChespinGang

    But how would Froakie's story be told otherwise?

    Sure, Ash could have found one of the trainers who've returned Froakie but I feel like that would make the narrative go to places the writting wasn't interested on going.

    Olympia explaining actually worked fine IMHO
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  13. Leonhart

    Leonhart Imagineer

    I didn't necessarily mind Keromatsu's backstory, but I didn't think it was spectacular in any way, either. I thought that the writers waited a long time to explain his backstory, but in the end I thought Hitokage, Hikozaru, and Nyabby had better backstories.
  14. SerenaRulez

    SerenaRulez Well-Known Member

    Chimchar had the best origin story first from going from an abused wild Pokemon to being caught by Paul and treated badly to joining Ash's team and becoming strong.
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  15. TheCrazyMaster

    TheCrazyMaster Well-Known Member

    Infernape without a doubt. Starting of as the Chimchar that was disowned by the very trainer who couldn't draw out its full potential no matter what he tried and being at the very epicenter of Ash's and Pauls rivalry, and ending it with the very same power Paul failed to draw out because Ash treated it with something Paul thought was only a distraction...... love.
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  16. Applecorp

    Applecorp Well-Known Member

    Charmander because he went through a really big character development storyline and came out being one of Ash's best Pokemon even though his old trainer was a jerk.
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  17. CMButch

    CMButch Kanto is love. Kanto is life.

    Ash's Primeape.
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  18. Applecorp

    Applecorp Well-Known Member

    Are you joking? Primeape didn't even get a backstory he just showed up and stole Ash's hat and then got mad and evolved and chased Ash to Celadon or something.
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  19. Ubermuk

    Ubermuk Sticky & Sweet

    Ok maybe I was nitpicking a little bit I'm just sour that the writing staff waited until right before XYZ started to explain Froakie's past. Seemed like they were just doing it to foreshadow Ash-Greninja's importance.
  20. RafaSceptile

    RafaSceptile Well-Known Member

    In terms of backstory, Infernape and Incineroar because those were the most showcased before the capture

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