Top Ten Greatest Female Characters from the Pokemon Anime

The Top Ten

1 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.

Dawn taught us to never give up as she trained, she won some and lost some but she kept trying until the end and that is important. Misty was nice but an average tsubdere May was also a nice character but could do with more development and serena was a stereotype so dawn is my favourite

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

Yes Dawn definitely deserved 1st place. She's not my favourite Pokegirl, but in my opinion she's the best. If you know what I mean. I kind of like Misty, but she needs anger management therapy (THOUGH I CAN'T SAY MUCH), May was okay, I think Iris was fun, and Serena... well... Serena... nevermind.
SOOO it can only be dawn! I mean come on she is the one always training while the other girls? You see serena dressing up and doing live instagram aka Pokevision.

2 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.

@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

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...

3 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

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

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

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

She is cute girl and I think she is perfect character with ash. She has also childhood memories with ash that things is also cute and their are lot of things

I know Serena is better than Misty! Anyone should know that, right now!

5 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.

Yes! Iris is SO underrated.

It saddens me how Iris is considered to be the worst travel companion with ash just because of the whole 'Your such a kid' aspect. So a punch in the face by Misty or throwing snowballs at Ash by Serena just because he was'not the ash she knew' is ok but a little tease which is pointing at Ashs immaturity and not his experience as a pokemon trainer is not? That some serious BS right there! - Mehguy2000

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

6 Zoey

Definitely the best character, nice to have a tomboy in the anime

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

A strong first female champion! - simplyafan

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

She is hot ag

8 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!

Lillie is awesome and pretty - SushigirlO6

9 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 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 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 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.

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

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

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

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

14 Whitney

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

15 Erica
16 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

17 Cheryl
18 Delia

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19 Nurse Joy Nurse Joy is a fictional character in the Pokemon Universe who works at the Pokemon center in almost every major city who tends to the Pokemon brought in by trainers after battle.

Nursd joy and her chanse can cure any pokemon

20 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.
21 Diantha
22 Gardenia

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

23 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!

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
28 Anabel

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

29 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, known as Asuna in Japan, is a fictional character in the Pokémon franchise owned by Nintendo.
31 Elesa

Better than Serena

32 Duplica
33 Jeanette Fisher
34 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 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

Undeniably the best pokégirl of all time

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

37 Marlene
38 Lenora (Pokémon)
39 Malva

She is except her pink hair really hot

40 Roxanne
41 Dawn's Mom
42 Hunter J
43 Nini
44 Georgia (Pokemon)

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

45 Palermo
46 Giselle
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