"Dear Dad, Who Do You Have On Your Team?" Illustrator Maré Odomo posted another new installment to his poignant Pokémon comic series Letters To An Absent Father (click for a larger version).
I wonder if Ash’s abandonment issues are responsible for his refusal to pick another favorite Pokémon, or build a team of the strongest monsters he can find instead of one with the creatures he’s most partial to.
Perhaps having his father leave him at such a young age is what’s held him back from becoming a truly great Pokémon trainer and actually winning a Pokémon League competition for a change?
It’s something to think about.