Ash From Pokémon Sets A New Strength Record

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Earlier in the new Pokémon TV anime series, Pokémon: Sun Moon, Ash was shown as a wimp. He’s always been superhuman strong, so this depiction was a break from tradition. Good news! The most recent episode is a return to form. Herculean Ash is back and stronger than ever.

Over the years, the Pokémon anime has shown Ash pick up an array of hefty Pocket Monsters. Those characters look heavy, but unless you were familiar with the Pokédex, the most recent feat probably won’t appear impressive.


Ash is holding Cosmoem, a small Pokémon, with ease.


No big deal, right?

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Well, Cosmoem weighs 2,204.4 pounds (999.9 kg), making this the heaviest Pokémon Ash has ever lifted.


Look how easily he does it! To put this in context, Cosmoem weighs as much as Celesteela, so it’d be like Ash is holding that massive Pokémon no sweat.


Obviously, this isn’t to scale. Celesteela is a little over 30 feet tall.


Wait a minute... Why couldn’t he move Snorlax back in the day?


But Ash isn’t the only one with incredible strength.



I’m beginning to think that Pokémon isn’t very realistic.

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Brian Ashcraft

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.