Traveling around Kanto, Johto and more catching them all has to be the best right?
- Your Mother Forces You To Leave Home At The Age Of Ten
I don’t know about you but when I was ten years old, I had only just figured out how to work the microwave. Ash Ketchum is kicked out of his home at the age of ten, most likely because Ash’s Mum had certain plans for Professor Oak and his Pokeflute. That means you’re expected to survive in a world full of elemental monsters with the intelligence of a ten year old. Impossible.
- You’ll Never Age
After almost 20 years of adventures around the Pokémon world, Ash has barely aged a day. Sure there have been the occasional wardrobe changes and throwaway birthdays but Ash is still a 10 year old boy. That means no puberty and an eternal life watching friends like Brock and Misty age and decay.
- Ash has never really had much success
Ash Ketchum has lost almost every Pokémon tournament he’s entered. Sure he’s beaten the gym leaders, but even then he’s normally got his badge through some form of crazy adventure. That means a lifetime of failure. Could you live with that?
- Team Rocket/Magma/Aqua/Plasma/Skull/Whoever
Pikachu might be your best friend in the whole world, but he also paints a huge target your back. Ash has spent his whole life being hunted by goons and thugs from various organizations.
- You’re A Glorified Dog Walker
To this day Ash has caught and trained hundreds of Pokémon. That’s hundreds of animals to feed, clean and, most importantly, pick up after. I hope you have the master ball of all poopa-scoopas because you’re going to want to catch them all.
So that’s the price to pay for being Ash Ketchum…Would you still take the job?
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Written by: Patrick Lunn