Since this goal is so close to his heart, he sometimes acts a bit rash and rushes to the next battle he can as fast as possible. Right now, he's battling his way up the ranks in Galar. He met Serena in the summer camp of Professor Oak, when he was younger. He joined Professor Sycamore 's Summer camp challenge in team Froakie and won. Also, he copied Tierno 's rhythm strategy, but it didn't work out so well in his battle with Korrina , so he gave it up and got back to his old battle strategy.
Ash Ketchum/XY and XYZ
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Ash wears yet another new outfit, consisting of a blue collared shirt with short sleeves, white trim, a black undershirt, darker blue jeans, a red and white hat, and red high top sneakers. Ash's body looks the same only that he has tufts of hair on each side of his head that covers the top of his ears. Also his Jolt - like marking underneath his eyes are smaller than usual. Ash still has some of his childish excitement, but he also demonstrated much greater maturity and level-headiness since entering the Kalos region, both in battles and out.
Pokémon Season: 17
The season follows the continuing adventures of Ash Ketchum and Pikachu as they explore the Kalos region. This is after a preview of the first two episodes on October 19, on Cartoon Network. Its instrumental version did serve as the end credit song.
In the English dub, he was voiced by Veronica Taylor in the first eight seasons and has been voiced by Sarah Natochenny since season 9. Despite this, Ash, along with others from the series,  is considered a pop culture icon , and a figurehead character of the wave of anime in the late 90s; which is credited by most anime fans as having popularized anime in the west, alongside others such as Goku of Dragon Ball Z , Yugi of Yu-Gi-Oh! He is also considered a major icon for Japanese pop culture in the United States. Ash's outfits through the anime,  especially his various hats, are also considered to be just as iconic as him,  and also have good reception,   in particular, his first costume from the original series.