Top Ten Greatest Female Characters from the Pokemon Anime

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The Top Ten

1 Dawn Dawn Dawn is a character from Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. In the games diamond, pearl, and platinum version she was one of the playable characters you can choose from. She will be an assistant for professor Rowan if you choose her male counterpart, Lucas. ...read more.

Yay! Dawn's #1! She definitely deserves it. She battled way more than any of the other main females. She was the most supportive of Ash, yet he never overshadowed her. She was also the only female companion seen to train regularly with Ash. He even got inspiration from the combination moves she used in her contests. Heck, even Paul, Ash's strongest rival, adopted the 'counter-shield' move she invented. She was brave, sweet, optimistic and funny. And she was easy to emphasize with when she struggled through hard times.

I'm so going to get dawn pregnant

Dawn is the only poke girl I'll always like as a waifu

She was so good, she came back for a little bit in gen 5!

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2 Misty Misty Misty, known as Kasumi in Japan, is a fictional character in the Pokémon franchise owned by Nintendo and created by Satoshi Tajiri. She’s the gym leader in Cerulean city & specializes in water Pokemon. In the games, she’s known as ‘the tomboy mermaid.’ ...read more.

Misty is cool than serena. serena is mad

@NaruhinaBlaze1 We got it! You hate Misty that's okay
But please respect other's opinion okay?

I don't like Serena but I am not going to bash you if you like her

Misty is strong
Unlike Serena
Serena is too weak

She should be no. 1

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3 May May May is a female companion to Ash in the generation 3 anime. She was also the female character in Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire. May (anime) debuted in the 275th episode, "Get the Show on the Road!" She was going to be a trainer, but wasn't excited about it. After meeting a ...read more.

Mary Sue (Serena) fans need to stop bsing about Mary Sue 'being the most developed character in the show! ' (There's a difference between flip-flopping between personalities and development). May was the one who got the biggest development out of practically anyone in the show. Cutting hair because they are a whinny idiot does not mean they developed. Slowly growing to like Pokemon when you hated them = development, so does doing something more then just traveling as your goal (and to be with a guy u have a crush on but no nothing about SERENA or to run away from telling parent that u don't want to do something), so is being less whinny, impatient, & bossy. And she was the first to have to go against what her parents wanted her 2 do (Serena copies her boo). She also had development with max & everything. Her & dawn r both great female leads. Iris was good, but BW = wasted opportunities, Misty was only good that she was mostly a strong independent woman who went to prove her bratty ...more - person5000

May was the only girl who had character development, a well balanced team and her dream to become a coordinator was the first of its kind! Dawn was just kinda copied.. after that. She wasn’t shipped majorly with Ash which made her likable. Serena is just complete garbage, Dawn is o.k.? Misty got boring and so was her team, Iris was annoying. She is the best and will always be the best-

May dawn serena and misty are my canonical girlfriends for the rest of my life..

Will you marry me may?

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4 Serena Serena Serena has proven to be a kind and polite girl but she can also be openly rebellious towards her mother, Grace. In Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!, she refused to wake up when Grace ordered her to, and gave a sassy response to her mother's call to watch the news. This tumultuous relationship ...read more.

Serena is awesome

Serena rules

Serena is more deserving for Ash. She's the first girl Ash ever met, before Misty.

I love Serena she should be in the top 2

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5 Iris Iris Iris is from the Pokemon bwhite version & Pokemon black 2 & white. She ether was the gym leader in Opelucid city in white version. She first appeared to aid Bianca, Burgh, and the playable character when Bianca's Munna was stolen, & acted as a bodyguard. In Black 2 & White 2, she was the champion. Iris ...read more.

She's much better than that bloody boring Serena who does her wishy-washy blushing every time.
She's a much better fighter(WAIT! SERENA IS NOT A BATTLER AT ALL) and a champion.
I can't understand why people hate her and love Serena. WHY?
All Serena does is do some stupid dance with her Pokemon and display their simple moves that completely sucks
She's not on the same level as Dawn May & Misty. She's way deep down Iris is a lot better than her.
Also Lillie is much better.

She's too overhated, I'm glad she's 4th on this list at least! - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

Yes! Iris is SO underrated.

Way better than Serena and Alain put together. (Can you imagine that? Just, no.)

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6 Zoey

If there was one character that said screw gender roles, it is Zoey. Nice to have an attractive tomboy in the anime. - HeavyDonkeyKong

7 Cynthia

Bruh it's cynthia how you not gonna put her number one?

She is hot ag

A strong first female champion! - simplyafan

8 Lillie Lillie Lillie is a fictional character introduced in Pokémon Sun and Moon. She serves as one of the player character's allies and traveling companions during the course of the game.

Lillie is the best female character r

The best

Lillie is so sweet! I think she is cute and her friends will help her with her fear of Pokemon.

Shes by far the female with the most story line in the game and has a lot of potential in the anime

Too bad they wasted it on making her an annoying little whiny brat - InklingSethO

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9 Korrina Korrina Korrina is a fictional character in the Pokémon Series as the Shalour City Gym leader in the XY series, in the anime she's a cheerful girl with a explosive personality she has a Lucario who she raised and grew up with from when it was a Riolu, she was later tasked by her grandfather Gurkinn with finding ...read more.

Voting her because she means a lot to me (by the way, I'm happy dawn is in first too 'because pearlshippers are awesome, and also I've been a girly girl all my life so yeah I relate to dawn :3 but korrina is my precious waifu <3 how can I not vote for the one who just is so beautiful to me and I'm just so IN LOVE with? <3 but both dawn and korrina are great. I wish korrina was in a higher place than 9...)

Korrina is strong and shows how girls can do anything in pokémon not just performances she trains so hard and is my all-time favourite pokémon character. She also has an imense bond with her lucario and has the passion and drive to help others (as we see when team rocket try and steal the scroll from her grandfather.

10 Sabrina Sabrina Sabrina is a fictional character in the Pokemon universe as the gym leader of the Saffron City Gym who specializes in psychic type Pokemon.

Who doesn't loves a mautred, secretive and calm minded gal with dark hair... Besides her appearance her nature is so cool, her pokemons are very dangerous like she is and not to mention how she made ash go to a whole different city to get another pokemon to battle her alakazam. She deserves a place in top 10..

I love you sabrina

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The Contenders

11 Lana

Her face is weird, but sun and moon ash's face is rather weirs too. She is a cute girl, but she needs more development, like Mallow. - HeavyDonkeyKong

Only good character in the sun and moon anime lol - InklingSethO

Mllow does NOT need devolopement, yes oanas eyes are a bit wired but mallow does NOT AND I MEAN NOT need developement, you hear me! >=(

Lana is not a stupid girly girl like Serena not a scardy cat like Lillie or stupid like fat Clemont ( forget is name) not overly serious like Kiowe or average like mallow or annoying like all the poke girls. And we finally have a sorta shy character but her love for Pokémon make her awesome and she's so kind to all of her friends - SushigirlO6

12 Liza
13 Whitney Whitney

She is an awesome gym leader as well as a friend
She is a good rival too

14 Bonnie Bonnie Bonnie is created by game freak & Nintendo. She was in Pokemon X and Pokemon Y, as Clemont's (the electric type gym leader of Lumiose City) younger sister. She gave out quizzes to trainers who came to challenge the gym, who if they get it wrong would have to challenge a trainer. ...read more.

Cute little girl

Little kid cuteness only exists in anime. Bonnie is living proof.

How is she lower than Lillie? Lillie sucks and is so worthless and Bonnie is adorable! She should be way higher on this list! - TGBBOD

Adorable girl and what max should have been all along. - HeavyDonkeyKong

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15 Erica
16 Mallow Mallow

I like her and all, but she's basically the opposite of Serena. Serena is a typical I have a crush on the protagonist girl, whereas mallow is just a typical potential love interest for the protagonist girl. Serena got development and grew out of it, so well, hopefully, given time, so will mallow will too. So far Lillie is the only Syn and Moon girl that I truly love, due to episode 8 that is too! - HeavyDonkeyKong

The only correct answer is obviously Mallow. She's like looking in a weird Pokemon gender twisted mirror in a way for me. Also, her and Brock would be a good shipping.

Lana is way better

Mallow's cancer. I'm not even biased for Serena. She's gross. - InklingSethO

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17 Cheryl
18 Delia

ICON

19 Nurse Joy Nurse Joy

Nursd joy and her chanse can cure any pokemon

20 Diantha Diantha
21 Officer Jenny Officer Jenny A Police Officer who appear in the Pokémon Anime who made her first appearance in the episode "Pokémon Emergency" throughout the series there are countless Police Officers who oddly are all named Jenny and are all related to one another in one way or another since they all look a like its impossible ...read more.
22 Gardenia Gardenia

She's a gym leader. Not to mention her Cherubi is adorable!

23 Jessie

Why is Jessie so low on this list? She is definitely the best character in the entire series(James being a close second)! She has a lovable personality and is your go-getter comic relief character. Not to mention that she is very beautiful no matter what she is wearing. Go Jessie! Team Rocket blasts off again!

So underrated and misunderstood by the fandom. The CD drama story should be adapted in Sun and Moon, perhaps then the younger fans will understand her more. - Trivona

The only time I hated her was in xy when she screamed "gourgiest use shadow ball FULL POWER! "like a whiny Mary-Sue.Other than that she's a great character

24 Zinnia

Was she in the anime though? - HeavyDonkeyKong

25 Ivy
26 Miette
27 Valerie Valerie
28 Anabel

If Anabel came back with her Pokemon Sun and Moon appearance, that would be so rad. - Rue

29 Lusamine Lusamine Lusamine is a fictional character introduced in Pokémon Sun and Moon. She is the head of the Aether Foundation.

Lusamine has one of the most amazing theme music I have ever heard in the Pokemon series. She is also the first main female villain and an awesome one at that. Most importantly she's psychotic and a MILF. She definitely deserves a spot on this list.

30 Flannery Flannery
31 Duplica Duplica
32 Elesa Elesa

Better than Serena

33 Jeanette Fisher
34 Cilan Cilan Cilan is one of the three Gym Leaders of Striaton City's Gym, known officially as the Striaton Gym, in Pokemon Black and White. In the anime, he is classified as an A-class Pokemon Connoisseur and traveled with Ash Ketchum in the Unova region. He first debuted in Triple Leaders, Team Threats!.

Not a girl but great

35 Shauna
36 Gary Oak Gary Oak Gary oak appeared in the anime series in seasons 1-5 . He was ash's rival and childhood friend . Though they had a dispute once they fought over a rusty pokeball they wanted for luck, which broke after they fought over it . Gary was the grandson of professor oak . He had cheerleaders & his own car. ...read more.

Any list without Gary is in the wrong, male, female, or otherwise.

Best girl

Hottest Girl EVER! Needs to be in a Playboy magazine. 👌

Undeniably the best pokégirl of all time

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37 Marlene Marlene
38 Lenora (Pokémon) Lenora (Pokémon)
39 Malva Malva

She is except her pink hair really hot

40 Hunter J Hunter J
41 Nini Nini
42 Georgia (Pokemon)

She's always better than Misty, too. - NaruHinaBlaze1

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