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