OK, so Ash kinda sucks as a Pokémon Trainer. But damn that kid is a physical marvel.
The perpetual 10-year-old has showed off his muscle power in the Pokémon anime several times. In the above photo, for example, you can see him hold up Fletchinder with one arm.
Fletchinder weighs 16kg!
Look how effortlessly Ash picks up Pignite, who weighs 55.5kg.
Ash carries Larvitar, who weighs 72kg, like it's nothing at all.
Here Ash is holding up Hippopotas and Pikachu as he climbs up a cliff with one arm. Hippopotas weighs 49.5kg and Pikachu weighs another 6kg.
The only explanation for this is that always carrying Pikachu on his shoulder has made Ash one macho kid.
Pokémon Trainer? More like weight trainer.