Top 10 Reasons Ash Should End with Misty Instead of Serena

The Top Ten
1 She and Ash Have Better Chemistry

I think their relation is really great and more real.
- Ok, sometimes she is not cool with ash, but : she's ten, Ash was really dumb at this time, sometimes she wanted Ash attention too. PLUS he wasn't really gentle with her every time...
- they like to tease each other
- If she had the same evolution as Ash had, she probably won't be so much like that.
- She was really really sweet and awesome lot of time too, and not only towards Ash.
- When Ash get trouble, she knew what to do and always protected him.
- She became jealous sometime
- When they battle together or one againt the other, it's always a good moment.
- She teached a lot of thing to Ash.
- They keep appreciate each other event if they sometimes they quarrel.

And the fact is that we can take every of these points, and say that Ash felt/made the same towards Misty.

I think being friends, lovers and rivals as the same time is the better chemistry that a couple could find. In my life, I ...more

Well all the reasons here except for she is a gym leader. I mean, how does her being a gym leader like contribute to this?

Ash is meant for misty not for other foolish girls like Serena and dawn.

I agree. Although Misty is a bit of a tsundere, they do have a stronger relationship, whereas deredere Serena has a one-sided crush.

2 She's Saved Ash Life

True, without Misty Ash would be dead by now. But that doesn't mean they should end up. It's like dumb advanceshippers saying "Ash and May should be together because he saved her life."
Ash saved many lives lol, and Misty saved Ash not May. Sorry take that logic

I kind of like movie! pokeshipping as Misty seems less temperamental in general & has a lot of cute moments in them. But yea Serena is so stupid & useless she put everyone in danger just to save her pretty face! Great job!

Misty saved Ash from almost drowing in Pokemon 2000, in the same situation Serena would be just as usless as Aquaman on land.

Yeah, she saved ash too many time to count.

3 She Was Ash's Longest Female Companion

She shares a long journey with ash and never leave him alone throughout the journey and helped him to become a good trainer... And she even take good care of his pokemon... She only likes Ash's bug pokemons

That was only the case because kris/crystal didn't exist till crystal version (when they had a lot of Johto episodes made), & there wasn't a young enough gym leader female to travel with ash in Johto...

Misty stayed with Ash all the way from Kanto, The Orange Islands and Johto and returns several times she even shows up at Ash's house when he returned from Hoenn.

Misty is Ash's true childhood friend, not crappy Serena.

4 She Was the First to Travel with Ash

She may have started the journey for her cycle but later she liked travelling with him... And she was the very 1st companion of ash... She was always worried about him

5 She Became Really Jealous When Other Girls Got Too Close to Ash

In the movie 2000 she was jealous when she saw melody kiss ash and ignored him when he asked her to come with him to the temple to find the stones. cause she was angry that ash is showing interest in melody

She was morbidly possessive. Not saying Serena wasn't but without comparing them Misty's still a terrible potential girlfriend for Ash and in general, she was downright aggressive and didn't like Ash interacting with other girls like Macy or Melody yet it was fine for her to flirt with Danny and Rudy...

There's a difference between jealosy and possessiveness. Serena does become a little jealous, but Misty literally pushes out any girl that gets in Ash's way (ex. Macy). And you say that Serena is the yandere?

I don't hate Misty. She has a realistic personality, which is rather unique. It's just some things that I don't like about her.

At one point she got so jealous when Macy got to close to Ash and threw her arm right between them, while in XY Serena mostly just stands there in shock doing nothing.

6 She Always Calls Ash Out Whenever He Does Something Stupid

Which is something Serena rarely ever does.

7 She's the Strongest Out of All of Ash's Female Companions

Yes she is, that why she's a gym leader and she deserves to be one.. Her battling skills are awesome and the way she battles is amazing

If by 'strongest' u mean she can kick the other pikegirl's butts without her Pokemon... then I can see that more than she has stronger Pokemon (though I think Iris is pretty strong too she took on a Pokemon with her bare hands & constantly swings on vines, having to continuously have her arms hold her weight).

8 She Gave Up Staying with Rudy to Continue Traveling with Ash

She hesitated staying with another guy, and before that openly flirted with Danny and put Ash down in favor of him. I'm not saying she shouldn't keep her options open and should stalk Ash and force herself of him when he doesn't want to like Serena, (and even so she was creepy with Danny, he didn't want a 10 years old stranger and yet she insisted and insisted and insisted... what a creep). But it just shows she doesn't love him nearly as much as Pokeshippers pretend she does.

This is a good item anyone who says other wise has no idea what their talking about.

This is true love.. She gave up staying with rudy because she knew who is perfect for her

9 She's a Gym Leader

Actually, this hurts Misty's chance with ash. She has to stay close by the gym for challengers. But ash is a guy who likes to meet new Pokemon, travel, take on new challenges, & can't stay in one place. So their relationship can't work out.

However, Serena faces the same problem. Her goal is to be KALOS queen. So she has to mainly focus in kalos, & if she becomes queen, she has to stay their to promote, keep popularity in kalos, & defend her title. So unless Misty quits being a gym leader or Serena gives up her goal (which would make what her mom said true so she shouldn't do that), then a relationship with ash won't work.

10 She Didn't Become a Trainer Just to Travel with Ash
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11 Ash's Showed More Affection Towards Misty Than Serena

Ash may pull her leg... But he had a deep feeling for her inside his heart... He really cared for her and she is more than a best friend to him... She is the only companion he talked even in further series... He always kepts her presents safe and he did not let anyone to touch them..

He called the Alolan people his family, had an extremely supportive best friends relationship with Dawn and Brock... but nothing of the sort with Misty or Serena, with Misty all he did was insulting her which he never did for any other Pokegirl (and it didn't feel like teasing), tolerating her abuse because he's kind hearted and sometimes worrying for her because he does the same for literally anyone else... Again, Pokeshippers are grasping at straws.

This is extremely false. Even in the English dub, if you pay close attention without shipping goggles, you'll see ash is a regular self absorbed kid who liked to think he's the best & knows everything & gets angry at regular things that makes 100% sense for him to be angry at, & actually has no interest in misty beyond friendship. & this is true for not just misty, but Serena & all girls.

Haha! What a joke. He called Misty ugly and was constantly roasting her dumb@$$. He was always looking out for Serena's safety and giving her compliments.

12 Ash Only Shows Jealousy for Misty

When misty is close to some guys ash showed his jealousy and affection... And there is a phrase that who quarrel more but really care for each other are the best couple and they are in love

If you were challenging someone to win a reward and progress toward a goal that is important to you and your "friend" (they're just a d really, but you see them as friend, not a crush just a friend) cheered against you, wouldn't you be irritated?

Similarly, if you were challenging someone to win a reward and progress toward a goal that is important to you (and that you tended to be immature and self centered at ten years old) and the judge cared more about some girl than taking his job seriously and judging your performance properly, wouldn't you be irritated? Even if you don't even fricking KNOW the girl he's flirting with?

Quit grasping at straws. Ash reacted accordingly to his friend or the judge having a questionable attitude.

Not only jealousy, but the only girl he blushes for. Like that time when Jessie called them a couple and they both denied it by blushing.

Yes it was really

13 She Showed Up at Ash's House to Welcome Him Home When He Returned from Hoenn

Misty showed up in his home when he returned from hoenn region

14 Her and Ash's Relationship Wasn't Forced

It was. They rarely cared about each other and the sole reason they stuck together was for the sake of having her in the main cast while focusing on Ash, they didn't have reason to stick together for the first season (maybe she mellowed out a bit later, but sticking around for one region while despising someone... Get a life you tsuntsun brat lmao) and the "shipping" hints were mostly added by the dub. They have even less reason to like each other than they had to stick together in Kanto. They only ever just fight and get on each other's nerves, only getting along when something bad happens like Ash getting injured or an injured Pokemon. I know love isn't always logical, but they literally don't have a reason to like each other and, based on their attitude to each other, they wouldn't last one week realistically speaking.

Yeah! Misty met Ash and grew to love him. Serena literally fell in love with him after ONE SECOND! False, very very false.

the grew together, they matured, they had a great time and she wasn't just following him around to like her. I get mad when I hear that serena and ash had a history when he just took care of her hurt leg and then didn't even remember her at all.

It was forced! By 4kids dub! It was totally forced.

15 Celebi Showed Up When Misty Kissed Him

When Celebi appears, it means there will be a bright future. He appeared right at that moment. That's PROOF that Misty is Ash's true love.

16 She Becomes Really Considerate Whenever Something Bad Happens to Ash

All other PokeGirls besides Serena are way more considerate and it doesn't require Ash dying for them to act like decent freaking human beings.

Only when something really bad happens to him? Wow, so for ash to get any kindness from Misty, your saying he must do something that gets him saverly injured? At least Serena is mostly kind & considerate to ash & without the need for ash to get harmed for her to be that way for him (not an boreshipper by means, but...)

Every girl does!

17 She More Badass

Dudes you should consider that Misty is real badass, but Serena does ride big pokemon at the end. Plus right know Ash is a little too immature to know who to love.

Serena is probably the least badass Pokegirl, that doesn't mean abusing your friends and Pokemon whom you know won't fight back, using baby Pokémon to avoid fight, and losing almost every battle you've taken part in is badass. Misty is more pathetic and "all bark no bite" than anything else.

Naruhinablaze1 You also do lots of pathetic insults to Misty, though.

Everyone is more badass than Serena...

I love badass characters

18 Misty is the Only One of His Female Companions Who He Has Ever Talked About After She Left

No, she isn't. Please actually watch the other seasons and pay attention properly. He also mentioned Dawn in XY episode 18 when a bunch of Piplup appear. Now waiting for abuseshippers to get pissed because someone who clearly sees Ash as nothing else than a best friend (Dawn) is suuuch a huge treat to their baseless ship. OH! And he mentions Charizard in almost every season and calls him back often too lol.

So true. And she's the only one who comes back often. After seeing May in contests and then meeting Dawn, he could have said something about May and given advice to Dawn, but he didn't. Now as for Serena, if he loved her after all the signs she showed and kissed him at the end, he would have thought or mentioned her at least once.

Its kind of funny that Ash despite traveling with May, Dawn and Iris has never really talked about them after they left and in Alola he has not once mentioned Serena's name, while after Misty left he talked about her a lot even stating that he really missis her.

19 She Cares More About Her Pokémon Than Serena

Well even if I love Serena more than Misty, I think this is somehow true

Serena treats her Pokemon like those pets carried around in purses

20 She is Prettier Than Serena

Such a shallow reason... She's also abusive, and how pretty she may be does not excuse her.

21 Ash Was More Sad After She Left

I think it's because it's the first time since episode 1 where he's aware that he's going to be traveling away from home without any human companion for help & company & he believes he's going to hoenn completely alone (besides pikachu) while the other pokegirls he was just heading back home. And also he's used to saying goodbye to friends by May, & when Misty leaves other times like with her cameos, he seems completely fine with it like when the other pokegirls.

After both Misty and Brock had left Ash actually cries as he runs home to Pallet Town yet when May, Dawn and Serena all left he doesn't even shed a tear he kind just goes like "yeah see ya".

That was obvious. He cried even though Misty left with a smile. It was the other way with Serena though. I guess she expected Ash to react to that kiss but he just left untouched.

22 She Helped Ash to Become a Better Trainer

She may have in some very very rare instances, but he would have learned and bettered himself even without her. She mostly added unecessary drama. Brock, and his experiences were much better help... He improved himself even after she left. He was still a bit immature and selfish in Hoenn and continued to become better afterwards. The show did not need her period.

Totally Agree.
I wonder how much Serena will despise Ash if Ash broke her bike or something.

Well if Misty didn't help Ash Serena wouldn't even love Ash.

Serena doesn't really what Ash wants and she can't help him to pursue his goal

23 Misty Isn't Clingy Like Serena

Unlike Serena, Misty knows when to leave Ash alone. That's proof enough that Misty would be a better match for him.

24 Misty Has More in Common with Ash
25 She's More Useful

She is more interesting and funnier than Serena w

Pokémon will be quite boring without Misty,
for her some funny actions made us laugh and even some annoying behavior made us interested about her.
Serena might be pretty and more like a gentle lady, but she is less interesting than Misty.

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