The Power of Z!
Trival fact Gary call Ash the last one to leave Pallet Town which if you know Ash's Japaneses name Satoshi which shi means four and Shi also mean death.
I'm...inclined to think those are not related. ^_^; I don't think the name Satoshi is commonly written with the character for "four," and I've certainly never seen it written with the character "death." Satoshi's name is written in katakana, but he is named after Satoshi Tajiiri, whose name is written with the kanji for "wisdom."