Top Ten Pokemon Shippings

The Top Ten
1 Ash and Serena

I would say that Serena is the best pokegirl and she even is the most popular in Japan. If Serena was the main pokegirl in the XY series who would take her, I mean it can't be Bonnie because she is still young even though I love Bonnie. Ash would still get support from his friends, but it won't be the same without Serena there and she supported him through thick and then. Ash might not have come up with the plan to beat Viola for the second time, Korrina, and who can forget Wulfric the hardest one yet? Serena would still be stuck at home training to become a Ryhorn racing and who knows she could've been successful in it. I love Serena and she's the girl who needs to be with Ash as his supporter, inspiration, motivation, and girlfriend.

Ash always talked and treats all the other girls differently. With misty its more like two best friends being themselves. With may, its more brotherly, always there for her, essentially he and brock kinda become the older brother she never had. As for dawn, dawn here is kinda special as I felt like this was the closest ash has been to a girl, lovewise. As for serena, serena is the first girl that we see befriend ash, the first girl ash invites. Serena is also the first girl too actually kiss ash, on screen.

Oh my moons, I cannot tell you how much I love this ship. It has been confirmed that Serena did in fact kiss Ash on the lips, and that she will be in a relationship later on in the series. I mean, when the creators of Pokemon themselves ship them, you know it's bound to happen. Also, she is the first Pokegirl to have known him before the series timeline, and the first to have an explicit crush on him. Serena was also invited to come along with Ash, instead of asking to. No other girl has been as close to Ash as Serena, and face it, they are adorable together.

Isn't it love that you met a girl in your childhood and you still remember each other despite being from other regions. definitely the most romantic relationship and the best shipping ever

2 May and Drew

Drew and May really feel something for each other. Instead of being aggressive and go lovey-dovey with each other they kept it hidden. They are just ten years old and they have potential to be a great couple. Drew being mean doesn't change the fact that May was also mean to Ash/Max.
Haters hate Drew because of contestshipping.

" May deserves ash not drew! Have you guys ever seen the manaphy movie?!"
Yes, what's your point? May's majority of her focus was on manaphy, what did she do to "deserve" ash? by the way she doesn't even seem to be even into ash romantically or vise-versa.

May & drew ftw! People who complain about drew being mean to May probably only watch the 1st episode with him & just hated him too much based on that & skipped when he was on screen past that. May has stopped hating him so much by like their 2nd or 3rd meeting & after 'Who, What, When, Where, Wynut!' they considered themselves friends. Also you advanceshippers who say "Drew is sooo mean to May & ash isn't screw that dbag!" you all must forgot:
1. May forced ash to have her travel with him by bringing up pikachu destroying her bike
2. Ash yelling at May when he was having a hissy fit about not having a boat to go to his next gym match
3. May snapping at ash during one of her contest when he was just trying to help her
4. May not caring about ash's Pokémon's well-being & fighting them when her dads fans constantly harassed him & had torchic attack ash
5. Them blaming each other when battling a pscheward couple

Probably more but all I can think of, & way more than ...more

I'm so sad when I look into comments here, it's just people bashing drew or may instead of talking positively about the ship. Should I go into your ash & May comments & bash the shipping? I know people have the right to their own opinions, but the comments are so stupid & so wrong. Then there's one who complains about a 10 yr olds rack where the anime never put any focus on, I can't believe some whiny jealous moron decided to complain about that.

Anyways, I just want to say this ship is awesome. Not because of whatever the anti shippers in the comments may believe, but because they are really cute together. You can see drew deeply cares for may & you really don't have to look hard to see that. You just have to watch a drew episode & pay a little attention to it at the very least. And May sees that too, & appreciates all that he's done for her! May refers to him as her friend, & we've seen them talking to each other when they can get the chance. She's even happy to see him, as ...more

3 Ash and Misty

Although most people say that 4Kids made Misty and Ash look like they were in a romantic relationship, it's still Pokemon. There were even hints in the Japanese version, too, although they didn't add as much. I can clearly see ash and misty in a romantic relationship, as Misty is one of the only (Probably the only) Pokemon companion that Ash loves, and Misty has even saved ash or at least tried to save him multiple times. She also has a unique attitude, compared to some of the other girls, who are just, well, normal typical girls. Some might say that ash and Serena is a better ship, but keep in mind that ash barely shows any sign of love.

This ship was by far the most mutual. Yes it was partly due to 4kids but still.

Yes Misty would rag on or hit Ash. But a lot of those times Ash had it coming by having a case of "Foot In Mouth" syndrome, and Misty went on the defensive. At the same time she has done it to Brock over supporting Ash when Brock fawned over Jeanette. Ash and Misty got along great when they would not push each other's buttons. I've seen people say Misty and Iris were very similar but Misty did not relish in bashing on Ash if Ash did not deserve it. Iris did it just for kicks.

The two also had the most reactions when the other one was flirted with. Misty would get jealous when girls flirted with Ash, and vice versa when guys flirted with Misty. That's a detail that has not been seen much with other females.

Whenever something would happen to one of them the other expressed a lot of concern, sometimes not even mentioning another character who was in the same peril.

Even in the Sun ...more

It makes me sad to see a lot of people like these kind of shippings where one is rarely supportive of their 'friend,' and all both do is argue and make things worse for each other. Yes, arguing is caring or whatever blablabla... and fight like a married couple whatever. But even married couples have good moments & show can get through their arguments by being closer than before. Not ash & misty. They argue, and both need Brock (and Tracy) to help stop them arguing. I'm sorry, but how would that make any kind of 'good' relationship? The answer is, it honestly wouldn't. I can see why the divorce rate nowadays is so high, if people really think that relationships like ash & misty could honestly work out at all.

The only person who Ash actually likes or has liked is Misty. Ash just never acted attracted towards anyone else. Sure, it may be hidden, but there are many moments low-key showing they like each other. All the other Ash related ones are one sided, or even no sided. They also have the most comparable personalities, both are rash, somewhat mean to each other, but both secretly care about one another a lot, and both actually train Pokemon. The other girls are either too girly, think they are better than anyone, or are just his friend.

4 Ash and Dawn

Out of all the pokegirls, I truly felt like it was very one sided. misty had a crush on ash but he never realized it, there was no romance element to ash and may just really good friends, as goes for the same for iris, and for serena it felt like she was a knock off mixture between misty and dawn. Dawn and Ash are the ones who felt like equals, they had the strongest on screen chemistry (yes even better than misty and serena) that made me feel that there was something there since most of the time you could tell a friend zone was placed. You cannot tell me you didn't feel something when dawn came to unova, the whole dynamic changed and it felt like it was in their own little world even with cillian and iris there.

Ash and dawn are just made for each other... Their friendship is so real... And dawn had her own goals in life rather than just travelling with ash... Ash has learnt so much with dawn... Those two are just the perfect couple... Dawn is the only female character in the pokemon series who has a central character just like ash... This clearly shows how important dawn was for ash... Also he has saved dawn so many times that one can not even count. Their chemistry is the thing which I loved the most about the diamond and pearl season... Also we can see that whenever Dawn has an option to chose between Ash and any other boy, she has always chosen Ash... She is just like Ash and shares an informal relationship with her. Dawn's piplup's reference shows that how important dawn is for him... And since they are just like each other the understand each other the most... Even Cynthia, the sinnoh champ knows that how important they are for each other... I just want this ship to be fixed permanently ...more

I love Ash and Dawn together! They are so cute together! They even had their own song! They should be together forever and ever! I don't know why people keep saying Ash and Dawn are more like siblings than lovers?! I personally think that Ash and Dawn is one true pairing and to be together! I don't know why others like and prefer Ash and Serena together. Ash and Serena's shipping is just too boring for me. I would always ship Ash and Dawn together even if nobody liked it! Ash and Dawn should be together in end instead of Ash and Serena be together. Ash and Dawn is my otp! Ash and Dawn together for the win!

Their pair is as amazing as heaven and they are made for each other. Conway has a huge crush on dawn and considers Ash as his rival in the tag battle championship in which he was paired with dawn and Ash was paired with Paul, Conway said,"Ash is the enemy however you look at it." It clearly shows that he also noticed the strong relationship Ash and dawn share... So he has to beat Ash if he wants to reach dawn's heart. I believe that this is the best ship created by the anime makers. I am a really big supporter of pearlshipping. I also agree with my fellow pearlshipping supporter that misty is too possessive and Serena is not the type of girl for Ash. They share a bind not shared by any other ship on this list. Their ship is the best thing about the Pokemon anime.

5 Jessie and James

This ship is probably the least hated out of the most popular pairings in Pokémon.
For example, people have fights about Ash x Misty and Ash x Serena, abs which is best, but everyone seems to like of Stan least tolerate this ship. And I like it. I'm a RocketShipper<3

My OTP - they're so underrated and the most likely pairing to become canon because there are so many hints from both of them, and, also because they're adults, their relationship could blossom to it's fullest (like it did in the manga The Electric Tale of Pikachu)

I don't get why they're not more popular, they're the ones with the most chemistry and they really care about each other. Rocketshipping is so painfully underrated. But I think I know why and that's because the new audience of each generations are mainly children and they are less likely to understand grown up characters. I've shipped these two since the beginning and my friends didn't get it back then, when they got older they understood what I meant.

They've been together since childhood, they are best friends, they practically know everything about each other and are destined to stay together forever (much like married couples) I honestly can't think of a more reasonable shipping. It's even canon in a manga!

6 Misty and Tracey

I think this ship is best and I support this ship to make misty fans crazy,if misty fans can ship other pokegirl with some dude why can't all ship misty with tracey,mean these 2 spend more time together these days and tracey giving a egg which turns out to azurill like cute pokemon and when ash return back to pallet town he find out that tracey is with misty.This ship as always shown some canon side showing they have feeling for eachother.

Misty seems way more tolerable with Tracey than she ever was with Ash and seems to like to hangout with him as seen in the Chronicles and the last episode of BW. Plus he gave her a Azurill and helps her out like when she needed more badges. So I can see a healthy relationship starting here

What? Seriously? Tracey looks good with Daisy and Ash with Misty.

Orangeshipping is my all time favorite ship in this series. Tracey X Misty in Chronicles is so adorable

7 Ash and May

I am sure Ash would risk himself for his worst enemy. Doesn't mean Ash want to end up with this crap known as May. This pathetic girl abused my Ash even though the latter saved her ass. Can't believe people actually think this whiny little piss is Ash's love partner. Even Drew deserves better. Ash even misses May's contests, so sad. But he never misses Dawn or Serena competing.
You got your life handed to you May.
Now it's a matter of time that Ash becomes a pokemon master and you remember boasting infront of him because your father is a gym leader. Misty can hand your ass to you with her Gyarados.

Well Contestshipping always better than this and there's nothing to go on as they're interested in each other, but they had some things I like about this ship were I don't know if I like this or Pearlshipping most out of the main girls x Ash ships.

1. It seems heavily implied that Ash is mostly responsible for her acceptance/interest of Pokemon. What I'm saying is that when she saw Ash respond to Pikachu at the end of episode one not only she not care about Pikachu frying her bike at that time, but saw that how they were so cool.
2. They have the opposite, but similar thing going on. Not only is May into Contest than badge quest, but also is styling, mature, and, caring. We all know is... well was during kanto-hoenn immature, mostly thinks about self, lets his mom decide what he wears, and could careless about his messy hair. Both are adventurous, child-like, and love to eat.
3. Had some pretty strong moments together like the Ranger movie and splitting the ...more

This right here the best! They would totally work as a couple! They balence differences & similarities! Ash watches her & protects her, ash has shown to be important to May & May has held ash back from making terrible decisions! They can show what each other is thinking like when they split the ribbon! They are so perfect for each other!

What got me was how Ash is always supporting May. He was there to comfort her when she missed the boat to get to the contest, and he saved her life from falling down a cliff while being attacked by Mageton. Not to mention the Manaphy movie.

They just really seem sweet together

8 Go and Koharu

So glad this is already at number 8. It reminds me so much of Amour... Chloe also blushes and cares for Goh a lot... already super cute.

9 Cilan and Iris

I have always seen Cilan as a brotherly figure to Iris and ship them as a BROTP, but I'm kinda okay with this ship.

Cilan is too awesome to have a girlfriend. Need I say more? Also, 5 year age gap.

Hey I'm a WhishfulShipper, but Ash and Iris look good together, Cilan and Iris are better off together though.

This is good. Its nice and sweet they protect each other from their own fears.

10 Ash and Angie

Ash basically said he'd die for her! They bettered each other!

Oh I love this ship! I can't believe how low it is!

Not sure if I ship this

The Contenders
11 Brock and Lucy

#Just give brock a girlfriend.

The ultimate ship!

12 Clemont and Korrina

Voting to comment.
1. Age gap: Clemont's about 13 and Korrina is somewhere between the ages of 18 and 22.
2. No signs of a romantic relationship: Just because Korrina told Clemont about her past doesn't mean a romantic relationship,
3. Clemont is too awesome to have a girlfriend,

I like this! Citron and Corni are both gym leaders, have relatives shown in the anime, and have blonde hair.

They are both gym leaders, and it's better than shipping with ash.

That one episode where Korrina tells Clemont about her past made me really like this pair

13 Calem and Shauna

In the games this had so much more hints than boutiqueshipping (Shauna x Serena)- firstly, in santalune forest, Shauna follows you around asking to heal your pokemon. Then, in the maze she asks you where she should stand. NO matter how many times you mess up (when playing male character) she doesn't get mad at you. And at Parfum palace, she says she will remember this moment forever. Also the music played in that scene is called together with shauna when playing as male. And I'm pretty sure the sm mom is shauna

I know that boutiqueshipping isn't the EXACT same thing, but those moments with Shauna were some of my favorites throughout the game, even though I first played it as a girl who hadn't yet discovered she was gay.

Honestly, I actually thought this would become canon on my first play-through of Y.

This is my go to ship if suddenly everyone hates kalosshipping. I ' love this ship

14 Elio/Sun and Lillie

Probably one of my favorites such an underrated ship needs more attention in the fanbase

15 Ash and Iris

What WHY is this on the 42th spot? Oh well, no matter what people think, Negaishipping is my favorite ship from the animated series. Why? Because Iris and Ash complement each other in an unique way I haven't seen in the series before. They both ADORE pokemon, set their friends before anything else, love playing around, are adventurous and love stuffing their faces with food. Yeah I know Serena has a crush on Ash, but that's pretty much it. Iris doesn't out Ash on such a highpedestal and she point out his flaws so he can improve. Ash isn't perfect, and Iris know this. They both have a long way to go as trainers, but if you gave them time to mature and grow, they could achieve greatness.

Ash is the most like iris sure he might be better friends with dawn. But I just fell that this is the way it goes down.

Misty is a jerk to him stealing togepei and stuff(she literally pushes him out of the way when it Hatcher's)

May likes Drew Canon

Dawn is only friends with him.

Melody and Latios wouldn't happen because movies sent complete canon.

Ash never showed any signs of liking Angie or Macy.

Leaving the only other one he might like to be Serena.

And giving the choice between iris and Serena I would take iris.

Oh and as for Gary. Gary doesn't seem gay just look at all the girls he let him follow around.

That's why pearlshipping ash dawn is so popular if people like personalities apart ?

This ship has something part of all the ash x main girl ships except advanceshipping.

Pokeshipping misty and iris are pretty similar pointing out ash's mistakes though iris was not nearly as hard as pissy misty . Also took time for iris to like befriend ash.

Pearlshipping iris got along extremely well with ash like dawn. It's because of this these ships get pushed aside as 'friendzoned' or 'brother sister like relationships' by other shippers. Iris also did some sort of cheer for ash like dawn has done for a couple gyms.

Amourshipping oh look, iris had A REAL DATE here! That planned day with iris in the city? And he didn't ditch her after some time too.
by the way, iris was the one to first to be asked to join ash on his journey and ditch the bike gag. Just so we are clear

This one is my favourite pairing for Ash (the dummy)! I like how subtle it is and that it doesn't try to shove it in your face. Heck it may not even be THAT canon. That's what I like about it!

16 Pikachu and Buneary

But how do you know pikachu is a boy and bunary is a girl maybe they're both boys or both girls maybe bunary is lesbian or bisexual or gay... We may never know

Worst Ship

First of all Buneary has a crush on Pikachu and pikachu doesn't have a crush on Buneary

Stupid ship, you name it

I guess its one sided

I guess its ok

17 Bonnie and Max

Well. I saw a picture that Bonnie kissed Max and good they're the youngest couple I seen yet. Yep! I like this they are so cute together!

Yes! I know they never met before, but fourthwheelshipping for the win! They better travel together at the end of the anime or there with be death

Even though they've never met, they would make a good couple.

I like this one! It's so cute! They ate so perfect!

18 Black and White

Seriously, the hints, the interactions, the blushing, THE REUNION?! A "platonic boss-employee relationship" my ass. Seriously, they are already canon, they are just not aware of it.

They are so nice

19 Brendan and May

Please make this higher! Much better than amourshipping as it'd be more likely two-sided than amourshipping will ever be and is not creepy at all like how Serena is with ash sometimes. Also better than pokeshipping as they don't see the need to nag and argue with each other every time they talked like ash and misty. But Brendan grew to respect may and may got a true friend with Brendan. Way cuter than amourshipping

I don't play the games or watch the anime, but even I know these two have something good going on, just by looking at fanart and fanfictions. I even went through the trouble of looking at different polls and voting for them in every one.

If you played Pokemon oras you should know this is almost canon.

They're like so canon. Definitely one of my favourite ships ever!

20 Dawn and Paul

This is literally so cute! I know a lot of people say they shouldn't be together since they are so different...but...opposites attract right? I don't know, I jut think it would be interesting to see someone with a peppy attitude paired with someone who seems really cold.

I personally didn't like this ship before, but after seeing the fanfic and fan arts, I began to like it. I shipped this ever since I was 12, and I still ship it to this day! Though I also like Barry x dawn, Saturn x dawn and Conway x dawn, ikarishipping will always be my favorite!

Probably not happening, but "opposites attract" so --> paul (cold, distant, treats pokemon terribly, kind of a loner) x dawn (bubbly, cheerful, bright, loves her pokemon, friends with ash, brock, kenny, zoey etc)
"stand by for battle" x "no need to worry! "

AWFUL SHIPPING! Why is this in the top ten? Not only did Paul & Ash have more positive conversations (which is saying something), but they barley communicated at all

21 Brock and Misty
22 Cheren and Bianca

Seriously, Dualrivalshipping is the cutest ever. Just cute, cute, cute.

They are just so cute together and they could balance each other out well

23 Victor and Gloria
24 Barry and Dawn

In the games this is a pretty cute ship!

A perfect match...

25 Dawn and Kenny

Kenny and Dawn is an great ship. of course there are other ships but this is really great! Although Kenny likes Dawn,when he beat Ash in the battle,he did not force Dawn to go on the journey with him as he knows how much cheering for Ash means to Dawn. Kenny also likes to tease Dawn to a certain extent and he watches all of Dawn performance. He really cares about Dawn and will always cheer her up when she is sad.

Dawn congulates Kenny even if she loses the competition and she also an very great friend to Kenny. if she does not like Kenny or does not care about his feeling,she won even hesistated to reject him straightaway and instead she is kind enough to leave an sweet note to him.

I love this shipping! But really I don't get why people hate it so much though, look at them they grew up together and at one point dawn said that Kenny looked handsome when he beats ash! It's so romantic

Dawn did seem interested in Kenny in the anime, and se even said he was cute when he beat Ash!

I knew for a fact that guys tease girls they like that's why Kenny always called her DD even though she told him not to.

This is always 1000% better than Ikarishippping an this ship is so unnderrated and Ikari is WAAAYYY overrated

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