Ash Ketchum (father)
Kanto and Beyond!
Bailey Ketchum is a 13-year-old Pokémon Trainer from Lumiose City of the Kalos Region. She is the only daughter and eldest child of Ash and Serena Ketchum and the older sister of Zachary Ketchum. Her very first Pokémon is a male Ralts she met at Oak Labs while visiting Grandma Delia.
Bailey is a mixture of her parents, having mid-back length blonde and brown eyes. Bailey's main traveling attire consists of a blue-and-white zipper hoodie over a black t-shirt, blue jeans, and brown boots like her mother's that she wore on her journey. She also wears a charm bracelet that has her Pokéballs and her father's signature hat.
Like her parents, Bailey is a young girl with a love with Pokémon. Like her parents, she has a sense of justice and will do anything to help a Pokémon in need. She loves battling but also performing for others, which causes her to have issues with deciding what she wants to do. She wants to make both her parents proud of her, but still can't decide.
Bailey does have some traits she picked up from her parents. From her mother, she picked up her cooking and taste in fashion. From her father, her love for Pokémon and Pokémon Battles. But, unlike her father though, she doesn't rush into things, Bailey takes the time to plan things. She doesn't like rushing into things.
Prior to the series
Bailey is the only daughter of Ash and Serena and the older sister of Zachary, who is five years younger than her. She was born in Pallet Town when her parents were visiting her paternal grandmother. Bailey grew up in Lumiose City but every summer, she and her parents would travel to Pallet Town to see Grandma Delia and spend time at Professor Oak's Lab playing with all the Pokémon there, and also spending time with her god-father, Gary Oak, who took over his father's place as the Pokémon Professor of Pallet Town.
Bailey makes her debut in Kanto 1: Kanto and Beyond, waiting for her best friend Kylie at the airport. a
- Bailey is a main character and was originally a minor main character.
- Bailey wasn't going to appear in Journey Through the Regions, but the idea of having the original gang having kids appear became interesting.
- Bailey chose Froakie as her starter to honor her father's own that he released to keep Kalos safe.
- Bailey's backpack is a yellow version of her mother's backpack from her journey/