His English name is derived from the Japanese name (as the letters ‘ash’ are included in ‘Satoshi’) and his English motto is derived from the Japanese motto (as the letters ‘Gotta catch ém all!’ are included in ‘Pokémon getto da ze!’). Ash’s dream is to become a Pokémon Master. He is loosely based on Red, the player character from the Generation I games Pokémon Red, Green, Blue and Yellow as well as the Generation III games Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen versions. The character’s first official appearance in a game was in Pokémon Puzzle League. Satoshi Tajiri, the creator of Pokémon, with whom Ash shares his Japanese name, has stated that Ash represents the ‘human aspect’ of the series, and that Ash reflects what he himself was like as a kid.
Ash ketchum coloring pages, This site features some 140 animals images that can be colored in this manner.