Max is the little brother of may and one of Ash's traveling companions in Hoenn. Since he's too young to be a Pokemon Trainer, he just befriends Pokemon instead of catching them.


Max may be too young to be a trainer, but during his travels in Hoenn, he has learned all the necessary things about Pokemon before he can start his journey once he turns 10. Back then, he knew a lot more about Pokemon than his older sister May, who was new to Pokemon at the time. Despite being the smart one of the group, Max can often act childish on occasion.


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Max is a small young boy with fair skin, brown eyes, and short, black hair, much like his father. He also sports black, framed half-moon glasses. His normal attire consists of a money-green-colored t-shirt with a white collar and button, charcoal-colored shorts, and green, black and white slip-on shoes. When traveling, he wears a yellow backpack.


  • Max is the first character that is not a trainer that has joined Ash on his journey, the second being Bonnie.
  • Max has also been seen in the anime using May's Munchlax to be his orienteering partner in the Battle Frontier episodes.
  • Max is always seen holding a Pokéblock case in his bag or pocket, but May was seen several times getting it out from her bag.
  • It has been said that Max is too young to get his first Pokémon, but numerous trainers in the show are shown to have Pokémon while they look younger than 10 years old. It's possible that the age limit to be 10 is mostly just for competitions like Gym Battles, Leagues, Contests and Grand Festivals.
  • Like Misty, Max drags Brock away whenever he falls in love. Max had done this after seeing Misty doing it to Brock.
  • Max looks somewhat a lot similar to Conway. They wear glasses, wear a green shirt, and have the same hairstyle (although Max's hair is a little shorter).
  • Max is one of only two of Ash's companions who are not characters seen in the main games, the other one being Tracey Sketchit.


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