Okay honestly... how do you rank "Strongest Ash".
Like the only way i see ranking is ranking his regional teams. Or AG ash is "strongest" considering he carried a tree or soemthing iirc.
Because the show despite its issues with continuity, has maintained that Ash grows from each journey. There is personal growth. There is strategic growth. He has always come up with innovative stratergies. Right from johto. And he has always been coming up with innovative stratergies. So he really didnt "grow" in that area.
Personal growth. There is considerable grwoth from OS to DP but thats it. All growth thereafter was pretty much feeling depressed about a loss for a bit and then gaining back from it.
There is no real way to measure "Strongest Ash" without really comparing hsi teams.
There is actually a very good Reddit Thread on that.If we're talking about the physically strongest Ash then I'm pretty sure AG Ash beats the others to bloody twitching pulps
Riolu and Farfetch'd?I didnt see a graduate development for his current team
2 developed out of an entire team is not enough for meRiolu and Farfetch'd?
Sure, Dragonite and Gengar were caught fully evolved and Dracovish doesn't evolve. But I think that very little screen time and not enough battles for Ash to use them on is more of a problem.
I kind of agree with the part about beating a Champion with these recent captures feeling somewhat forced and not in line with how the series always portrayed Champions.2 developed out of an entire team is not enough for me
Seeing newly caught Pokemon we barely saw train or battle, suddenly beats a champion. This is not called development for me
Here we go. Strongest in what? Having the most op team, skills or eating the most jelly filled donuts?
In terms of the team it's Journeys but getting powerhouses served on a silver plate isn't something that makes me think Ash is the strongest.
Voting for the DP Ash who consistently trained and got through the most problems (yes my DP bias is strong)
Except it didn’t actually get thrashed in episode 71 instead what happened was after countering Ice Beam had gotten pushed back, but before Ash and Pikachu could resume the battle Tsurugi and his Urshifu intervened.Pikachu got thrashed by Regice last week even though it bet one in AG. I think the Power Levels have significantly been reduced in the Anime.
I mean Pikachu was indeed knocked back and losing against it. If it did continue, then he surely would have lost. That is at least what I am saying.Except it didn’t actually get thrashed in episode 71 instead what happened was after countering Ice Beam had gotten pushed back, but before Ash and Pikachu could resume the battle Tsurugi and his Urshifu intervened.
If you actually pay close attention to one Pikachu got knocked back you will notice that Pikachu was not knocked out and was still in good condition.
So Pikachu didn’t actually get thrashed or lose the battle.