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Is there a certain pattern to Ash’s captures?

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Honestly I have been taking notice of this possibility and here’s a little bit of why

Most of Ash’s grass-type Pokémon are stoic and protective and will do anything to prove their merit and strength in battle

Most of Ash’s Fire-type Pokémon are those who have been hurt and/or mistreated by someone in someway at some point and long to prove just how strong that they are, most likely to prove to everyone, themselves included, that they are not weak or worthless.

And finally

Most of the Water-type Pokémon that Ash has are those who either have a history of troublemaking or have the makings of a troublemaker to a certain degree, thus justifying their need for someone like Ash to keep them under control and to redirect their energy into something more constructive

Any thoughts...?
 
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I would say so, with the only exception to the pattern being Cyndaquil. If I remember correctly, it is Ash's only fire type starter that wasn't abandoned by a previous trainer or had a sad/troubled past.
 
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The writers can't think outside the box, yes.
Well if anything, Journeys has pulled back the curtain to show that they when they try to, the illusion of a plan is shattered and it’s revealed that there never was a plan and they’re just flying by the seat of their pants.
 
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There’s a pattern with Flying-types too, simply due to the fact that it’s either the first or second type he catches in a series. Pidgetto was Ash’s second-ever caught Pokémon, Taillow was the first Pokémon Ash caught in the Advanced series, Starly was the first Pokémon Ash caught in the Diamond & Pearl series, Pidove was the first Pokémon Ash caught in the Best Wishes series, Fletchling was the second Pokémon Ash caught in the XY series, Rowlet was the first Pokémon Ash catches in the Sun & Moon series, and even Dragonite is the first Pokémon Ash catches in the Journeys series.

The only outlier is Noctowl, as he was the fifth Pokémon Ash caught in Johto. However, since Johto is still a part of the original series, Pidgetto still fits within the pattern of a Flying-type Pokémon being Ash’s first or second capture within a series.
 
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I mean yes there was a pattern to his captures but now that pattern is pretty much broken - for the worst in my opinion. It'd be nice if his current team was getting more screentime and developing but I think Ash catching Dragonite and Gengar fully-evolved was a bad idea looking back. And I don't know what the heck the writing staff are thinking when it comes to Dracovish since they haven't shown him in a while.
 
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Honestly I have been taking notice of this possibility and here’s a little bit of why

Most of Ash’s grass-type Pokémon are stoic and protective and will do anything to prove their merit and strength in battle

Most of Ash’s Fire-type Pokémon are those who have been hurt and/or mistreated by someone in someway at some point and long to prove just how strong that they are, most likely to prove to everyone, themselves included, that they are not weak or worthless.

And finally

Most of the Water-type Pokémon that Ash has are those who either have a history of troublemaking or have the makings of a troublemaker to a certain degree, thus justifying their need for someone like Ash to keep them under control and to redirect their energy into something more constructive

Any thoughts...?
Not necessarily.

Froakie wasn't a Troublemaker

Litten wasn't mistreated by anyone

Rowlet definitely wasn't Stoic (Although his Final Evolution does look Stoic, he sadly never got to that stage)
 
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Not necessarily.

Froakie wasn't a Troublemaker

Litten wasn't mistreated by anyone

Rowlet definitely wasn't Stoic (Although his Final Evolution does look Stoic, he sadly never got to that stage)

1. I did say ‘most’

2. Froakie did have a personality that could have led him to become one

3. But Litten did still have the drive to prove that it was a tough enough Pokémon
 
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Well, "most" of these traits you listed are quite a reach.
 
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Well, "most" of these traits you listed are quite a reach.
Hey I just noticed that a lot of those particular Pokémon types that Ash has caught have something in common and thought that if there was a pattern of some kind then it was worthy of some form of a discussion
 
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Hey I just noticed that a lot of those particular Pokémon types that Ash has caught have something in common and thought that if there was a pattern of some kind then it was worthy of some form of a discussion
You asked for our thoughts and I gave mine.
 
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