Top Ten Worst Pokemon Shippings

Shipping is paring two people in a media together. Got a favorite shipping why not a least favorite? What ships can't you stand? What shipping should not happen? Come here to put what shipping in Pokemon should not happen, don't think it would work out, or just don't like.

Here are some I just don't like or see happening.

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1Amourshipping (Ash & Serena)

I don't understand why people find Ash and Serena having a healthy relationship. There isn't much healthiness about it.

Ash has no concept of romance. 10 year old boys do not understand romantic attraction as well as not ever feeling it. And guess what Ash is? Forever 10 years old. And he only views Serena as a friend. Literally like every other of his companions.

Serena has a crush on Ash, and from what we've seen, it's one sided. She is the one crushing and putting "effort" into getting with Ash, not Ash himself. She hardly ever speaks to the boy and bonds with him for crying out loud. You can't build a relationship with little to no interaction, Serena. I mean even minor characters that we rarely see interacted with Ash more than her, AND SHE'S THE COMPANION.

Just because Serena has a crush on Ash DOES NOT MEAN she loves the guy. She is 10, she doesn't grasp the concept of romantic relationships either. I've had crushes on guys when I was her age, but ...more

First she is not a childhood friend. A childhood friend is some one you know, and stayed in contact with since you were young. Second I don't like how arrogant the fans of this ship are.

The most boring Ash x Main girl shipping there is. It's not even healthy, all Serena does is blush and suck up to Ash in every way without even bothering to bond with him. Oh wait... that's all the XY gang does! Everyone simply loves the special snow flake (cough, ASH, cough) and Serena's crush is the sweet icing of the cake. I don't see whats so appealing with amourshipping? It's obviously a baiting which people keep falling for.

Ash has no brain, and Serena has bad taste. Plain and simple.

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2MommyShipping (Ash & Delia Ash's mom)

This is messed up! First of all : She is the person who gave birth to Ash! It's disgusting and horrible that people would ship this! If this was real then would someone support it? Hopefully NOT! It is completely GROSS that someone would ship this...

This... Oh my god. This is so messed up. This is DISGUSTING.

What the hell!? I can't believe this even exists. DUMBEST THING EVER! Totally messed up.

Why should this be in a romantic shipping? It's Ash and his mom! AWFUL SHIP

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3Pokeshipping (Ash & Misty)

First off, at most I could see Ash and Misty at best, as having a brother and sister relationship. Why? They fight almost just as much as a Zangoose and a Seviper, and they show the WORST in each other. Maybe it's cause Misty developed and matured when Ash left, but Misty wasn't as temperamental when Ash was out of the picture. And for having feelings for him (I admit, it's a good possibility), she put him down as bad, if not worse as GARY. Then there's the fact that she can't cheer him up, and only made things worse, as shown after the lost of Ritchie at the Pokemon league. Yeah... great relationship right there, when you have to have someone else pull you away when you're raging at a depressed person. Ash also seemed to have more maturity when he left Misty, as he was more patient with May and tolerated her more, despite how she was with him at the beginning. Now I'm aware of tsunderes and the possibility that Misty was most likely one, but that doesn't mean I like those type of ...more - Mariosprincessesfan

I don't think Misty and Ash are a good pair romantically at all. They basically just shout at each other all the time. Yes, they do value each other but as friends. If they were lovers, they'd scream at each other all day. It's just that Misty's temper is not a good match to Ash's. Misty seems more like a big sister to Ash honestly. She can be caring, but of course she gets angry easily.

Misty couldn't stand Ash at all and only went along with him because Pikachu ruined her bike and Ash needed to replace it.(which she did leave after her bike was replaced) If that didn't happen, she probably take off like a bat out of hell as soon as she can.

I hate pokeshipping

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4Pikashipping (Ash & His Pikachu)

Of course it's bestiality! It wouldn't be anything but! This is seriously sick! Of all the relationships in the anime, Ash and Pikachu's relationship is the purest and sweetest. Like Old Yeller and other stories like that, they saved each others lives and would gladly sacrifice again for each other. Their relationship is a platonic one, based on trust and shared experiences. It sickens me to see that people pervert this special friendship.

This is messed up. I didn't even know this was a thing...

Like others like it Pokemon is like animals why would you want that?

Best shipping because their the worst characters. - pokemonrater

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5Daddyshipping (Ash & Sammy)

With others like it why would you want a middle aged man with a child?

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6Ikarishipping (Paul & Dawn)

Because you know, a girl and a boy who hate each other so much makes a healthy relationship. /sarcasm

The whole "good girl & bad boy" thing is overrated. They had very little interactions and even less positive ones. - Mariosprincessesfan

Zoey is better for Dawn than Paul.

It's not so bad

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7Gymshipping (Brock & Misty)

Don't get me wrong. Misty and Brock did have a lot in common: being gym leaders and knowing what that entailed, as well as being the more rational and knowledgable trainers on Ash's journey. Hell, they were even in the background together countless times, because Ash was the main focus. But there was absolutely no romance or romantic undertones between them at all.

Misty is way better for ash and brock should find a nice lovely lady because this ship is not going to happen! they're like siblings and showed no feelings for each other, unlike misty and ash. I think brock deserves better than those other girls who rejected him

"Heartbreak of Brock" made me dislike this ship. Wishfulshipping may be similar, but there's no conversation that made me want Cilan to cut off all friendship with Iris completely like I WANTED Brock to do with Misty during this episode.

I don't see why we should ship them...

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8Harmoniashipping (N & Ghetsis)

N was constantly abused by Ghetsis even though N is his adopted son and people ship him with Ghetsis? NO! Give N a break!

Disgusting father/son relationship with added abuse/neglect. Perfect awful ship.

Who would ship such pair? is disgusting and offensive and there's no substance in any media to put them together - uoi

No words... Really. I have no words.

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9Geekchic Shipping (Clemont x Serena)

Geekchic may not be a reality, but they have more interaction together and more in common than Serena and Ash do/the moments where Serena has forced herself to go with Ash. It's cute, but needs more fire. Still better than Amour. - waterpkmnmaster

Bonnie hasn't asked Serena, so she doesn't approve, and she approves of RANDOM STRANGERS. Besides, Serena obviously likes Ash. Face it, this ship will never be canon no matter how much some people want it.

The one true shipping with clemont is clemont x science

There not good for each other.

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10Wishfulshipping (Iris and Cilan)

Eh, Iris and Cilan did speak a lot, one on one. When Ash was off doing his thing battling, Iris and Cilan mostly were on the sidelines together and they did interact a lot. I can pretty much go both ways, shipping this and not. - waterpkmnmaster

If this happened it would be like the alain and maron shipping if this ship ever happened cilan would be known as a pedophile.

Another bad keep away ship. They barely communicated with each other and there was no interest at all between the two.

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11KalosShipping (Calem & Serena)

There is no chemistry whatsoever between these two and, if you took the time to actually read the dialogue, you'd also know how much the rival uses the protagonist for their own selfish gain.
Aside from this, the fan base is overly aggressive and will not hesitate to lash out at anyone who ships something different.

Hey. I ship calem and serena to death and I don't mind what ship you ship even if you ship ash and serena. and I hate that ship with a passion

Okay, you may not see much of the ship in the game, but just look at the manga!

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12Rocketshipping (James & Jessie)

I love both characters so much, but they have no chemistry whatsoever. It's such a brotherly/(domineering) sisterly relationship. I just love how James and Meowth only want Jessie to do well in life because they fear for their own existance.

I support this as a sibling relationship rather than a lover one.

Maybe it's because I used to love James and dislike Jessie, but I dislike this ship. Jessie treated James HORRIBLY and would be just as bad for him as Jessabelle.

Speaking of Jessabelle, know why he doesn't want to be with her? Because she was controlling and wanted James to get rid of Growlie (his Growlithe). Can anyone tell me what happened to Jame's Victreebel?

Besides Jessie's similarities to James's worst nightmare, there's also the fact that Jessie treats James awfully even on a friendship level. Stealing from him, making him do all the work, and blaming him for when things go wrong. Yes, James deserves better. - Mariosprincessesfan

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13Marissonshipping (Alain & Mairin)

I HATE this one! It's just so wrong! Alain is twice her age. Why can't people understand that a close, platonic friendship can be just as special, if not more special, than a romantic one? - eventer51314

Agreed girl Alain really is older than maron if they made that into a thing Alain will end up being known as a pedophile.

Nah, this ship is awesome and makes sense. I find Alain and Marin annoying though. - uoi

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14BlueShipping (James & Team Rocket's Meowth)V2 Comments
15SommelierShipping (Cilan & Burgundy)

Ok, let's put a girl who harasses a guy's friends and exploit his fears on purpose just cause she didn't like what she said about her Pokemon. Sorry, as much as I don't like Cilan I don't think he deserves that. - Mariosprincessesfan

If I were to choose, Wishful shipping is much better.

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16Palletshipping (Ash & Gary)

Yes please. Number one OTP right here. Their relationship with each other gets better, so fudge off to anyone who says 'Oh, they hate each other's guts.' Yea, and the two halves of a Pokeball each have prove they 'hate' each other. Holy Arceus, people need to pay attention.

Really Ash doesn't like him(P. s I'm the one who said Ash and Gary hate each other)in the first episode in the first season Gary mocks him of being late, and says "that's right loser and it's right in this pokeball! " Gary called Ash a loser, so that means they ain't getting lovey dovey with each other. Like the 5th commenter said their relationship may get better as friends, but romantic? Holy Arceus no! Ash said"Grrr! I'll show him! ". I have 0% intentions to insult gay and fans of this ship, BUT I NEEDED THAT OFF OF MY CHEST

I think that palletshipping is one of the cutest ships out there but personally, my otp is their game counterparts: red and blue. after I watched the pokemon origins, I absolutely fell in love and decided to ship red and blue. from the start, I shipped pokeshipping and there's more connection between red and blue than their anime counterparts (ash and gary) because gary has a whole bunch of girls following him and he will probably sleep with one of them. another reason is that ash will never (i mean EVER) age. for example, red aged (same for blue). I think originalshipping (red and blue) is more canon than palletshipping.

This one is popular too

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17FerrisWheelShipping (Hilda/Touko X N)

I heard about this ship in manga version. Wasn't n really abusive & controlling with her?

The manga is different from the games dude

First of all, the fanbase for this pairing is terrifying, writing Mary Sue self-insert OCs being shipped with terribly out of character N. I have seen only one good FWS fic compared to hundreds of amazing IsshuShipping fanfictions, and that just can't compare.

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18Negaishipping (Ash and Iris)

I'm not into this shipping at all but I find it more tolerable than Pokeshipping and Amourshipping in my opinion. Iris wasn't abusive, she just spoke her mind and criticized him, which pissed a lot of people off. (everyone in real life makes fun of Ash, but once Iris does it, it makes people mad and is annoying to them) Misty however, was very abusive to Ash. She would literally physically abuse him. Serena hardly speaks and interacts with Ash, she just crushes and fantasizes about him like a 5 year old would. And people want that canon? yuck

Huh? I don't see how this is bad. Yea a lot of people hate it, but I'm sure it's just because most hate the bw series in general. There was some pretty cute moments with them

This couple is worse than Ash and Misty.

I hate this ship

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19Vorpalshipping (Trip & Paul)

Two opposites that are somehow quite similar. Not perfect but interesting

20Penguinshipping (Dawn & Kenny)

I really, REALLY hate Kenny. He treats Dawn poorly for a so called "friend". He doesn't deserve her. - Ruee

Compared to other ships with Dawn, this one just doesn't have potential... - DerpyPolarBear

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Top Remixes (7)

1. Pikashipping (Ash & His Pikachu)
2. MommyShipping (Ash & Delia Ash's mom)
3. Ikarishipping (Paul & Dawn)
1. Amourshipping (Ash & Serena)
2. Daddyshipping (Ash & Sammy)
3. MommyShipping (Ash & Delia Ash's mom)
1. KalosShipping (Calem & Serena)
2. Pokeshipping (Ash & Misty)
3. Palletshipping (Ash & Gary)

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