As far as Pokémon trainers go, Ash isn’t that potent. As far as little kids go, he is superhuman.
The ten-year-old isn’t only strong for a little boy, he’d be strong for a grown man. As Kotaku previously pointed out, this is because Ash is insanely strong. To recap:
Ash picks up Pignite, who weighs 55.5 kilograms (122 pounds), and doesn’t even strain himself.
Ash carries Larvitar, who weighs 72 kilograms (158 pounds), easy as pie.
Recently, Japanese children’s show Oha Suta wondered if Ash had Herculean strength and pointed out more examples of why the character “might be superhuman.” Might? This kid is.
Not only can he carry Hippopotas, who weighs 49.5 kilograms (109 pounds), in his arms...
He can carry this Pokémon on his friggin’ head.
He can bust up an iron cage just by ramming up against it.
He can block Pokémon attacks with his body.
The world record for the high jump is 2.45 meters (8.5 feet).
By the show’s estimate, here we see Ash jumping over five meters (16.4 feet)!
[Image: the random in my head]
Suddenly, this figure makes perfect sense.
Top image: Pokemon Matome
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