Re: Max: who else does he annoy?
Ash could give Max an empty Pokeball, and Max could try to see if he can fight a wild Pokemon and see if he can get a first Pokemon for himself, kinda like what Ash did in the very first episode with those Spearows. But those were Spearows... imagine what Max might run into in his attempt...
MAX: Wait... I think... I... almost got... it...
*Rhydon slams into Max*
MAY: Max, say something!
BROCK: Hmm, looks like I'll only be cooking for three again...
ASH: Hmm, alright! More for us!