Masato (Max) is about how I pictured him to be: an annoying little kid. I'm not saying all kids his age are annoying, but from what I had seen of him by the pictures, etc., I figured he would be annoying. I was right. To be honest I don't see the point of having a little kid traveling around with three young teenagers. Besides Masato seems to be a huge know-it-all. He constantly raves about how much he knows about Pokemon, and is always being annoying towards Haruka (May). But at least he got what he deserved in that "Which Wurmple's Which?" ep (Octillery squeezes his head, Wurmple sprays him with String Shot, and Corphish pinches his bum).