Okay okay okay. It kind of bothers me that for two freaking years no one fixed this, but the anime came after the original Pokemon games. Red was the main character of them, meaning Ash came after Red. Ash was loosely based after Red, but obviously they are very different. For instance, Red has the highest level Pokemon team in any Pokemon game. Compared to Ash, who is a mediocre trainer who could not win almost anything, Red is obviously the better trainer. Not only that, Red obtained championship at age 11. That idiot Ash after many, many, seasons cannot do anything after so many seasons of that show. Red is NOT Ash renamed. Ash can't even come close to how strong Red is.