Ash In The New Pokémon Anime Is A Wimp

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Not only does the new anime Ash look different, he’s also a weakling!

Or, better yet, he now has normal ten-year old kid strength. Because in the past, Ash has lifted enormously heavy Pocket Monsters (and other objects) with ease.

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Remember this? The kid is carrying a tree trunk like it’s nothing and then THROWING IT.

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The scene appeared in a 2006 episode of the Pokémon anime.

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Oh how ten years can change a...ten year-old.

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The latest series showed Ash trying to clear logs out of the road.

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But he’s a wimp in the new series.

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(Pikachu seems kinda strong!)

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Good thing back up arrived.

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And cleared the road.

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Superhuman, the new anime Ash is not.

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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.