Top 10 Best Pokemon Shippings

The Top Ten
1 Ash and Serena Ash and Serena

I like it it's really cute.I personally rate this above pokeshipping just because I feel like it was a healthier relationship, and most likely the producers wouldn't have a character who knows Ash from childhood, and liked him before even traveling with him not have a somewhat important role in Ash's love life. Serena is obviously in love with Ash. Ash is very open with her in the series and they also had that "date" in "Under the Pledging Tree!". Honestly I just really like them.

According to me, Ash and Serena together is best.

I've watched XY series recently. There's no doubt that she have a crush on him. But I think Ash, somehow, have some feelings towards her, but he didn't understand her feelings. After that kiss scene, his sparkling eyes, a smile on his face, last line about her when he was talking with Clemont and recalling some of his memories that he had spend with her make me feel that he, most probably, understand her feelings towards him.

Nowadays we see people sharing their opinions here and especially screaming out, that Ash and Serena are meant to be for one another. And I personally think this is true. Like, hello! It's rather special don't you think, that really, after such a long time from meeting in childhood, Serena still remembered Ash and had feelings for him? Don't comment badly on this - it's true because after that incident Serena never saw Ash again, or knew his name, until she was a teenager and saw him in the middle of a Pokemon battle. I kinda liked the idea of downright, sharp-tongued Iris to be with solid, hard-working Ash, because it's rather funny, but honestly I think Ash and Serena are better together. And really, Ash only argued with her once, and Serena is always kind and helpful to him. Iris is really funny with Ash, in my opinion, but she's too hard with Ash and argues with him. Dawn? Oh, she's completely marvellous and is like Ash's female clone but really she's a bit hardheaded and rather ...more

I LOVE this pairing. For the first time we have a girl who has a canon crush on Ash (Misty was implied to like Ash mostly for the 4Kids dub, in the Japanese dub it was slightly implied). But a lot of people bash Serena's crush on Ash saying she's obsessed with him (Apparently forgetting Misty was far more possessive of Ash than Serena ever has been). Recent episodes have shown that Serena's love for Ash is the real deal, she knows him well enough to know when he's not being himself and pull him out of a funk accordingly. Serena appears to be closer than Ash than the rest of the Pokegirls, truth be told he seems to treat her better than he did the others. Ash has shown subtle hints of maybe liking her back such as: consistently putting what she wants above what he wants. Ash has established himself as someone who doesn't like to do feminine like things (clothes shopping, or dancing) and Ash consistently agreed with Serena's request of going to clothing/Jewelry stores, he hates dancing ...more

2 May and Drew May and Drew

I think they are very cute! Drew shows interest in may right away and wether people admit it or not, was a large part in why may is so good at contests. He constantly motivated her due to the fact she wanted Drew to respect her. Also, May has been shown to be flustered and has shown much admiration for Drew. Drew has shown much concern for May like in the first grand festival. even though he had the chance to let May get out of the contest making it way easier, he chose to expose Harley and save her. Honestly I think this is my number 1 do to this ship having not only having cannon romantic moments, but it is also one of the only 2 sided relationships also every character in the show shipped it lol. Even Ash, the the most oblivious character alive seemed to understand. My OTP by far.

These two are adorable! Hecking adorable! They fight, they bicker, but in the end, they have a love-hate relationship that could be so much more.

If anyone had noticed, in who what when where wynaut, May and Drew are holding onto each other even after they fall off the cliff. When they are drifting down the river before the waterfall, you can see that their heads are really close together making them appear as if they are holding on to each other. The reason I say this is because, if they weren't holding on to each other, they would probably be drifting apart like the way they were after they went down the waterfall. Also, if you look closely, you will see that they are still holding hands when they go down the waterfall. They don't actually let go of each other until Drew is unconscious, and then May gets a hold of him again.

Don't believe me? Go watch the episode and see for yourself!

You know advanceshippers phrase "roses die, but ribbons last forever"? There's some problems with that:

1. They imply things that have life aren't as precious as things "that last forever". So I guess whenever they get a significant other, that person won't mean much to them, as well as they themselves. After all, they will die. Good news is all life is indeed precious.

2. May/Ash didn't go out to get Ash/May a ribbon. They both tied in a contest, & agreed that they both deserve to win. Drew always went out of his way to get roses for May to give them to her.

3. Ribbons aren't romantic. They are an accessory, or in the Pokemon world I guess a medal. If you went out & brought your wife a ribbon for your anniversary, she more than likely wouldn't be as happy as receiving a red rose (which signifies romance), unless she's a ribbon enthusiast or is allergic to flowers.

3 Ash and Misty 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 Ash and Dawn

Ash doesn't have a crush on Dawn or anyone else. Dawn doesn't have a crush on Ash or anyone else. People may reach to try and prove otherwise. However, the fact remains that they see their friends as just friends. And this is perfectly fine. They're ten. They'll probably remain ten forever like SpongeBob, family guy, Simpson's, and tons of other cartoon characters that never age.

However, Ash and Dawn:

1. Have the strongest bond. People may try and reach to try and make Serena or Misty look like they have the strongest bond, but that obviously is false. Yes Ash agreed to dance with Misty, however he also agreed to dance with Minette. I doubt he has a crush on minette. He just likes to dance. He also wanted to dance with May (to be fair, that was in a movie so you could try to argue it's not canon), and wanted to dance with Dawn. They freak out over Ash noticing Serena sad & going out of his way to cheer her up, when Ash took Dawn out for ice cream to cheer her up (more ...more

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

Love this! They work very well together and have learned to rely on each other. They have been working together since the start and I love it.

Jessie and James are partners in crime, true blue friends, and so close that they could be siblings with different hair colors. What more is needed to be said?

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 Ash and May

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

I do not know why I like this couple so much but it is my favorite. I like Ash and Serena too but I do not know the way Ash takes care of May is so sweet and he saved her a lot of times. Best couple in my opinion.

7 Misty and Tracey

I love this ship. The reason I ship this more than pokeshipping is because I feel like it's more of a healthier relationship. They so far have a platonic relationship and Tracy has gone out of his way to help Misty out multiple times. I feel like they just know each other and can spend more than 10 minutes in a room without arguing. Overall good ship.

I used to be a pokeshipper, but lately I just love the potential and the interactions of this couple so much! Chronicles made me fall in love with them!

Whereas one could like better the type of romance where two people bicker a lot to hide their reciprocal fondness (which it's totally acceptable. I'm not judging it), I just love more the connection Misty and Tracey have. They are perfectly in tune with each other, on the same wavelength, and I admire that. If I could choose a romance for myself I would want something like that.

You can feel that they respect each other a lot and enjoy spending time together a lot, from chronicles onwards.

He's there for her, they can count on each other. I like the idea that they were only friends during the first arcs, but then revalued each other once they got to know each other better. I like the idea that maybe Misty underwent a bit of a crisis after leaving Ash's side, but Tracey, without even realising it, was there as a ...more

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

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.

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.

I like this ship. It has good chemistry and I feel like they both have a nice thing going.

They have potential.

9 Cilan and Iris

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

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

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

Cilan and Iris are 5 years apart. They wouldn't go well together anyways.

10 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!

The Contenders
11 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!

12 Brock and Lucy

#Just give brock a girlfriend.

It's such a great couple unless Olivia came in sun and moon..
My favorite. shipping in the case of Brock

The ultimate ship!

13 Calem and Shauna Calem and Shauna

Like the ship. Good relationship and also during the fireworks display after catching furfru, Shauna points out he is the first guy the has seen fireworks with. Also, Calem seems protective of Shauna like the legendary arc of each game where he is the rival. He tries to convince her to leave in order to keep her safe. Good ship.

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.

14 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

15 Elio/Sun and Lillie

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

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

17 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.

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

I love IKARI!
Dawn and Paul do seem to care about each other and Paul changes due to her. I like this and Pearl, but this is obviously better!

Why do people ship this! Dawn clearly doesn't like Paul at all so this ship doesn't make sense.

18 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!

Ash literally almost died saving her.

Not sure if I ship this

19 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

20 Cheren and Bianca

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

I can see them being together.

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

21 Brock and Misty
22 Ash and Iris 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.

I'd say it's pretty underrated, but Iris as a whole is pretty underrated. They look cute together and shown they can have fun together by swigging on trees and hanging out in that one city. Cute shipping wish it wasn't as disliked.

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

23 Victor and Gloria
24 Barry and Dawn

In the games this is a pretty cute ship!

A perfect match...

25 Dawn and Zoey

If Pokemon had the same representation the newest Nick/Cartoon Network shows have, they would certainly be canon. They have the chemistry and the aesthetics. I love them.

I don't have a problem with gay shippings, but this is just nasty.

I see them more as best friends.

It's really cute actually, I didn't watch DP but I looked on the Bulbapedia article and it looked cute.

Awesome girls got along really well and balanced each other out really well

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