, known as Satoshi
?) in Japan, is a fictional character and the main protagonist from the Pokémon
anime. There are also incarnations of him in a plethora of manga adaptations, of which include The Electric Tale of Pikachu
, Pocket Monsters Zensho
, and Ash & Pikachu
. He is loosely based on Red, the protagonist of the games Pokémon Red
. The family name "Ketchum" is a pun on the series' franchise's former tagline and slogan, "Gotta catch 'em all!"