Is there any event that Ash can compete in that don't involve using Pokemon or skills as a trainer, or is the entire series Pokemon-biased.
My motivation for this came from this paragraph:
"Prima calls back Cloyster, and looks at Pikachu to see if it is okay. She tells Ash that he has the skills he needs to be a Pokémon Master, but he needs to remember that his Pokémon are the ones who win the Badges. She tells him that with his Pokémon and friends at his side, he'll always succeed. She then tells him that if he wins all the Gym Badges in the Orange League, he'll be presented with an "Honorable Trainer" trophy. Ash then thanks Prima".