Top Ten Reasons to Like Dawn from Pokemon

The Top Ten

1 She was awesome at battling. She was awesome at battling.

She battled a gym leader (Maylene) which is pretty awesome.

Both contest battles and regular battles. She battled more than any of the other female traveling companions.

Although I like May the best, this is a good list though. - SmashBall

Thank you! I like May a lot too, she's my second favorite Poke girl.

I like Dawn so this list is an immediate favorite.Good job,eventer51314. - Tia-Harribel

2 She's smart. She's smart.

If her brain drain

Actually she is a bit ditzy. The most obvious proof of her ditziness is when she was given a map & still struggled to find the lab. But being ditzy doesn't mean she's stupid or a bad character. It's fine that she has some faults. And being ditzy only means your scatterbrained, not stupid.

She did come up with a lot of combinations that not only helped her, but ash as well. Also, she figured out by herself that ash's pikachu did not belong to team rocket. If she was so stupid, she'd believe that pikachu was theirs like they said and left.

Contrary to what some fans think, she is not ‘ditzy’. Naïve sometimes yes, but not stupid. She had many clever combination moves and she knew how to work out her Pokemon’s problems. I think May was the more ditzy one (I still love her too though).

3 She's a very supportive friend. She's a very supportive friend.

Even I support amourshipping
Dawn is better than Serena Serena is not the best girl even if I ship her with Ash

The MOST supportive friend. - Sovereign-Robo

She even went to the trouble of putting on a performance with her Pokemon to cheer Ash up after his loss to Paul. She was also helpful to Zoey, who was her main rival.

She was like a non toxic sibling towards Ash and it was great

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4 She's sweet. She's sweet.

I watched the first episode with her and when she went to help pikachu I was like "Man she is so kind I love her"

True. She's kind to whoever she can be kind to, and she'd make an awesome friend. - FrozenHatingPokefan

She is the best from the rest four, and I love her for her frienday nature 😍😍😍

5 She's a go-getter. She's a go-getter.

Treating a female companion as Ash's equal was the best thing they have done for any female companion. Right now, only Dawn has that treatment. Hopefully we will get more in the future after *cough* serena *cough*

She didn’t stand around and let Ash steal the spotlight. She would even sometimes take action first if Team Rocket was up to no good. And of course, she was always upbeat, working hard and pushing toward her goal.

When she was on a losing streak, she cried, but then dried her tears and went back, more determined than ever! (Unlike Serena) (I feel like this is very commonly said) Serena cried after 1 and had to cut her hair and change her whole outfit just to recover. Dawn stayed strong for three before crying, then stood back up, no costume changes required.

~Silverfrost of RiverClan

6 She's a complex character. She's a complex character.

She had several issues she had to work through during her journey. She had to work out problems with her Pachirisu, Mamoswine, and Togekiss. She was on a losing streak for a while, and had plenty of internal struggle wondering if she should just quit or switch over to gym battles. She also had to get over her past trauma with Plusle and Minun. And then there were her complex feelings towards characters like Paul and Kenny.

She has many problems. First with Pupulp,buneary,Then the arguing with Ash in the first few episodes, pachirush,losing 3 battles, mamoswine,tokekiss and deciding Kenny or Ash and she Was also bully by Jessie,Ursula and sometimes, Paul And I am sure she has many other problems. But she did stay strong and continue to follow her heart and dreans

7 She doesn't put up with crap from anyone. She doesn't put up with crap from anyone.


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When Paul insulted her, boy did she tell him off!

8 She helped Maylene regain her confidence as a gym leader. She helped Maylene regain her confidence as a gym leader.

Paul beat Maylene in a gym battle and verbally abused her. Seeing how down she was on herself, Dawn reached out to her and encouraged her. Then challenged Maylene to a gym battle, even though her thing was contests.

9 She isn't petty. She isn't petty.

Dawn would give her life to save a Pokémon, and never betrayed her friends to fulfill her own desires. Serena abandons the group to browse a JEWELRY SHOP. How petty is that? - FrozenHatingPokefan

(Unlike Serena! ) When Ursula trash talked her, she didn’t hold any grudges. She let her performances do the talking. She also didn’t hold anything against Paul, who was extremely rude to her.

10 She has a great sense of fashion. She has a great sense of fashion.

But she dressed up for her contests and for herself, because she liked it. Not to draw attention to herself. (Unlike Serena! )

And Serena has ridiculous fashion sense. Her first outfit was a bit odd, then Serena cut her hair and got a completely weird @$$ outfit.

I liked dawns first pink dress she wore for contest.

Everyone compliments Serena's taste in fashion and forget who is the character who actually has good sense of fashion. Yeah, it's Dawn. Dawn is better than Serena.

The Contenders

11 Pearlshipping is better then armourshipping

I hate amourshipping


That I can agree with. - egnomac

Amourshipping is my least favorite pokemon ship

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12 Because Penguinshipping is better than TwinLeafshipping Because Penguinshipping is better than TwinLeafshipping

Stupid ship - Pokemonfan30

13 She's sexy

I so wanna have naked sex with sexy dawn

Stop. get some help. - Brachiozaur

14 She has a nice miniskirt
15 Because she and Paul are meant to be together Because she and Paul are meant to be together

There is no way that relationship would ever work out. - egnomac

16 She had a duet with Ash because they love each other so much (High Touch)
17 Because Amourshipping is better than Pearlshipping Because Amourshipping is better than Pearlshipping

Oh my God... Why?! What does Dawn have to with Amourshipping?! Oh wait. I get it, Serena is Dawn, right? WRONG! And who in the hell thinks that Amourshipping is *the best shipping out there*?!

Why is this on this list though - Brachiozaur

Yeah, let's just go full retard on this list.

18 Ikarishipping Ikarishipping

Yeah, two can play at this game. *sarcastic annoying fangirl voice* Best ship ever!

Stupid ship - Pokemonfan30

19 Because Ikarishipping is better than Pearlshipping

How do entries like this even get approved? This has nothing canonically to do with Dawn as a character in the Pokemon anime. So dumb.

20 Pearlshipping is the best ship ever

How about Misty?

Why can't people see that shippings are messed up BECAUSE THEY ARE 10 I hate all the main ships but I do like dawn may and iris serena was a terrible character and amourshipping is so annoying and plain out stupid

21 She cares for her pokemon!
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Top Remixes

1. She's a go-getter.
2. She's smart.
3. She's a complex character.
1. She's smart.
2. She's sweet.
3. She's a go-getter.
1. She was awesome at battling.
2. She doesn't put up with crap from anyone.
3. She helped Maylene regain her confidence as a gym leader.


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