No, I don’t believe so but is one hell of an idea; because think about it. What has Ash had than most other shows ever aired, one long running time, spanning almost two decades. They could have done so much with Ash and the world of Pokemon.
In the show Ash never ages and is attempting and fails more often than not at becoming the Pokemon master. If he had aged and we are adding his age to every year the show has been on the air starting at the age of 10 when he began his journey on the air date of April 1, 1997, he would be 27 years old! FUCK! He has gone through seven regions and challenged over 2000 trainers, so why isn’t he at the level of a Pokemon master? Is is because he switches out his extremely powerful Pokemon for weaker ones whenever he goes to a different region of the world (which is ridiculous I might add) or is it that he is not the sharpest tool in the shed.
It makes me wonder why kids used to go back to him every week to see him try and succeed, but he never does. He is always optimistic and never gives up, which he should at least consider given is overall win streak when it comes to the Pokemon master tournaments. Wouldn’t that be a great episode where Ash faces whether he should continue his path of move on past his childish dreams, that would be awesome to watch. Though they would never do this because it is a children’s show, that is trying to show that hard work will always pay off. What I am trying to say is that the immortal Ash could be much more and is not used to his potential to teach kids more about life. I don’t know about the present seasons, but in the first season they had episodes like “Bye Bye Butterfree” where everyone was sad to see one of their best friends leave. That was a deep episode facing the feeling you go through when losing a friend. By looking at Bulbapedia list of Ash’s Pokemon, we see that he has not given up a Pokemon since the early seasons. There are no deep episodes anymore and now Pokemon is just an action and adventure cartoon, no depth just action.
Pokemon is underwhelming and Ash Ketchum is not a good role model for kids. Sure he never gives up and always tries to succeed in his goals, but he never does. This is like telling kids to never give up because one fay you will succeed, but in reality you won’t ever be able to. I believe that Pokemon is not a good cartoon, though on the other hand Digimon is… TO BE CONTINUED!