This is so cringe worthy, I can't believe I'm going to share it.
Ok, ok, ok, it was 1999, during the original series' first run in the UK, so I was only about 8 or 9, don't judge.
One of my best friends at Primary School used to lie a hell of a lot, but for some reason I always believed him, don't ask me why.
He told me once that he had found a secret American channel that showed Pokemon episodes months before they broadcast over here, and in these episodes Ash had a, and I quote, "level 35 Wartortle." I think some of his other Pokemon he claimed Ash had included an Ivysaur and a Hitmonlee, though I can't remember exactly what he said.
I think at this point in reality, Ash only actually had Pikachu, Butterfree, Pidgeotto, Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle and Krabby.
He also told me Ho-Oh's name was Rainbowtross (this was before Ho-Oh had officially been named) and Marril's was Pikablu (before it's debut).
Obviously thats all anime related. Game related, we all believed the Mew under the truck thing. I think I might've saved game 365 times to get the S.S. Anne back or something. Can't remember exactly.
Last edited by MattySadler; 12th May 2014 at 11:37 PM.
Having traveled through the Kanto (x2), Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova and Kalos regions, plus the Orange & Decolore Islands, competing in six regional Pokémon League competitions, winning the Orange League, defeating the Kanto Battle Frontier, seeing/ meeting each of the rare and powerful Legendary/ Mythical Pokémon, some on numerous occasions, and continually fighting vigilantly against six villainous teams, Ash has apparently now decided to go to school.