Delia Ketchum is Ash's mother.


Delia lived with Professor Oak and his student Spencer Hale until Spencer moved away and became an expert, although he and his family came back to Pallet Town for a little visit after Ash's birth.

After Ash left Pallet to become a Pokémon Trainer, she befriended a Mr. Mime that she named Mimey and he has lived with her ever since. She is seen after Ash's old adventures end and his new ones start, such as The Right Place and the Right Mime. She also goes on a trip with Ash and Professor Oak to Unova.