Ash Ketchum is the main protagonist of the Pokémon anime. A 10-year-old Pokémon trainer, his dream is to become the greatest Pokémon Master in the world. There are also incarnations of him in a plethora of manga adaptations, of which include The Electric Tale of Pikachu, and Ash & Pikachu. Loosely based on Red, the protagonist of the games Pokémon Red and Blue. The family name "Ketchum" is a pun on the franchise's former tagline and slogan, "Gotta catch 'em all!". Ash always has Pikachu on his team and currently with Greninja, Talonflame, Hawlucha and Noivern. At Professor Oak's lab you will find: Bulbasaur, Kingler, Muk, 30 Tauros, Snorlax, Heracross, Bayleef, Quilava, Totodile, a shiny Noctowl, Donphan, Swellow, Sceptile, Corphish, Torkoal, Glalie, Staraptor, Torterra, Infernape, Buizel, Gliscor, Gible, Unfezant, Scraggy, Leavanny, Palpitoad, Boldore, Krookodile, Oshawott, Pignite, Snivy and Charizard. Ash also has a Primeape and Squirtle in private training. Ash also once owned an Aipom, which he traded to Dawn, under whom it evolved into Ambipom, which is also in private training. Also, Ash once owned a Butterfree, Pidgeot, Lapras and Goodra; all of which have been released into the wild to live with their own kind, and was willing to do the same for Pikachu at one point, under Brock's advice, but said Pikachu still wanted to stick with him thick and thin. Ash has collected all the badges for and competed in the Pokémon Leagues in Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, and Unova. Ash also defeated the Orange League Champion and all Seven Frontier Brains in the Kanto Region.