I think one reason Ash was such a jerk in AG partly had to do with who he was constantly dealing with. He constantly bickers with both May and Max, one being a child who’s a little shit to him a lot of the times and the other who acts like a child at times and whines and complains and clashes with Ash due to personality at times. Max and May joined Ash before Brock, too. He dealt with these kids wanting food and breaks and stopping to look for Pokemon and I’m sure Ash was thrilled when Brock finally joined in to help out. I think that’s why Ash’s bond was more visible with Brock in AG than in DP because of it, being the two more experienced travelers dealing with tiresome newbies.
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