If Pikachu was not Ash’s starting pokemon, which Pokemon would it be?

If Pikachu was not Ash’s starting pokemon, which Pokemon would it be?

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Detective Pikachu doesn't count as normal Pikachu right?
Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures

Every Wednesday we ask our Brain Game contestants one interesting, thought-provoking or just plain quirky question. Their answers will be published anonymously in Young Post. Then readers vote for their FAVOURITE answer. We will eliminate the contestant with the LEAST votes every week until we have a winner. The ultimate Brain Game winner will win a Mobile Pixel Duex duo monitor, which has been sponsored by searchingc.com.

Votes close at midnight on Sunday.

The contestants

Contestant 1

It’d be Snivy. You can’t go wrong with a good grass-type Pokémon early in the game. Not only does Snivy have both great defence and attack skills, but she is also as cute as Pikachu. Overall, Snivy has pretty good stats, and over time, will evolve to be even stronger.


Contestant 2

This is so hard! Especially when Ash gets along so well with Pikachu. But I always wondered what would happen if Ash picked Squirtle instead. It’s cute, good at defense, and is just as determined as Ash. I think their personalities and abilities complement each other well, and that Squirtle would be a good partner for Ash at the beginning of his career as a Pokémon trainer.


Contestant 3

Ash originally wanted a Squirtle to be his starter Pokémon, but Professor Oak told him it was taken by another Trainer. If Ash wasn’t late, I think he and the water Pokémon would’ve been a good match. They might not instantly get along, but I think Squirtle would become loyal to Ash eventually, and would do everything it could to protect him from harm.


Contestant 4

It would be Pockymon. Pocky are chocolate-covered biscuit sticks. It is one of my favourite snacks, which is why I invented this new Pokémon for Ash. Pockymon would be a plump critter with the same colours as the biscuit. And it is able to produce pocky sticks with any coating.


Contestant 5

It’d have to be Infernape. I think it would be a great match for Ash because it is very similar to him in many ways. It is brave and kind, but can sometimes be hot-headed and stubborn. Just like Ash, it is determined to win and will never give up. Infernape can win many battles and would be a great starting Pokémon for the young trainer.


Contestant 6

It’d probably be Greninja. Aside from Pikachu, Ash is most often seen with his Greninja. In fact, Ash bonded so closely with his Greninja, that the writers gave the it a special form known as Ash-Greninja, to emphasis the strong tie between the Pokémon and its trainer. Also, who wouldn’t want a badass ninja frog as their starting Pokémon?


Contestant 7

I think a trainer like Ash deserves a Charizard as his starting Pokémon. Charizard is arguably the most popular after Pikachu. In my opinion, the design of Charizard is just amazing, I think it’s so awesome that he has a flame on his tail that almost never goes out.


Contestant 8

If Ash hadn’t overslept and arrived late to Professor Oak’s lab, then I think the professor would have recommended the Charmander. I think a fire-type Pokémon would match Ash’s hot-headedness. However, I think Pokémon and their masters have a connection similar to that of wizards and wands. Even if Ash had arrived early that day, I strongly believe he still would’ve picked Pikachu.


Contestant 9

If Ash could have any Pokémon, I think Mewtwo would’ve definitely suited his needs. Mewtwo is meant to be the strongest Pokémon across all the generations. It has psychic abilities which can rarely be countered by other Pokémon. It can help Ash to win gym battles easily.

*In case of dispute, Young Post reserves the right to reserves to decide the result

Edited by Nicole Moraleda

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
If Pikachu was not Ash’s starting Pokémon, which Pokémon would it be?

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