Top Ten Greatest Female Characters from the Pokemon Anime


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. 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.

Dawn was a great character! She was super sweet, silly at times, fun, positive, supportive, and pretty! She was girly for herself unlike SERENA who's existence revolves around Ash. - simplyafan

Wow, I'm really surprised, but glad that she is the top one. I always felt she was underrated. When the first episode of the animation she appeared in came on, at first I kinda hoped (in vain) that she was actually a replacement for Ash, who I always found a bit annoying.

Dawn will always be best girl.

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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.’ more.

I love Misty, she actually helps Ash grow and develop, while other characters just tag along, really. I alike her tomboyish attitude and how she is strong and won't back down. Also how she isn't afraid to state her opinion (mostly...)

In my opinion Misty is a strong female character and I think she is the best out of all of the female characters in Pokemon!

Misty should be in top 1,while she is rude to Ash but she is the one who can control him...

I just love her. She can be annoying sometimes, but I love the way that she grew up and helped Ash.

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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 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

I love May and could really connect with her many traits and to me was the greatest coordinator ever and way better than Dawn! Only problem. Advancedshipping, which is too overrated and can never beat Contestshipping!

Darn it I meant contest *SHIPPING* not Shilling What is wrong with my typing?! - HeavyDonkeyKong

I've considered suicide knowing these babes aren't real

May is the number 1

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4 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 more.

Yes! Iris is SO underrated.

Iris is a better tomboy than Misty - yungstirjoey666

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

Extremely underrated pokegirl and series. To me, BW was just an unlucky generation with a bunch of wasted potential. to be honest, BW aired at a bad time when most older children and teens were growing out of cartoons or Pokemon anime. Also when disaster hit Japan, writers had to stop production; and think of a quick way to finish the anime arc between TR and Team Plasma which changed the whole anime back into a carefree one. Many changes were made when BW first aired as well, like finally removing Brock and making TR more serious which affected the whole Pokemon anime and drove many fans away. In the US, Cartoon Network even pushed BW to 1 episode a week early on Saturdays instead of daily episodes which affected ratings a lot. If XY came out first when these unfortunate things were happening, I wonder which season people would hate more? XY wasn't even the first season with serious themes or serious Ash; BW tried it and failed after DP did so well with it. BW doesn't deserve all the ...more

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5 Zoey

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

6 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 more.

Serena is so overhated it's ridiculous! Seriously, she's not as bad as people make her out to be, seriously!

I think she's fine. She got a character change after she lost her first pokemon showcase debut, and cut her hair. I think that she became better after that! Yeah!

Serena is really underrated

Serena is the best

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7 Cynthia

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 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

I love her she is amazing!

The best bet to become ash’s girlfriend.

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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 more.
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

The Contenders

11 Liza
12 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. more.

She is a best pokemon characters of all time but they should be on number 1 seriously. - wenkernboys01

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

so cute!

13 Erica
14 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

15 Cheryl
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 is my Sun/Moon bestie.I create role-plays in game creating characters.I have Olivia's adopted daughter Hollie and Mallow's younger sister Abbie.I love how I made Delphi meet her.Delphi is shopping in the Thrifty Megamart for groceries for her mother and she helps Abbie get food for Mallow's restaurant.Abbie lets Delphi come to her place and she plans to go out with Delphi and Hollie the next morning. It's a cute little role-play which I love

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17 Delia


18 Gardenia Gardenia

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

19 Diantha Diantha
20 Whitney Whitney
21 Jessie

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

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!

22 Zinnia

Was she in the anime though? - HeavyDonkeyKong

23 Anabel

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

24 Ivy
25 Miette
26 Duplica Duplica
27 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. more.

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


28 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

29 Valerie Valerie
30 Jeanette Fisher
31 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.

32 Hunter J Hunter J
33 Marlene Marlene
34 Shauna Shauna
35 Nurse Joy

Nursd joy and her chanse can cure any pokemon

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