Top 10 Reasons Why Ash from Pokemon Doesn't Need a Girlfriend (In Canon)

Just shipping for fun is one thing, wanting him to be in a relationship in canon is another story.

The Top Ten

1 He's a 10 year old boy

"Ash Ketchum is a 10 year old boy, so Ash should not be in a romantic relationship, and Ash should not have a girlfriend. This is girl's stuff, sorry, but I thought of it since the first time I saw it. BUT NO! THE GIRLFRIEND RUINS HIM! " - ClassicGaminer

I enjoy Pokeshipping, but as long as he's 10 it's not gonna happen. - yungstirjoey666

Yeah, in 4 years he can. But he never ages, sooo...

Yeah! Sickos.

2 It's canon and well known that he's completely indifferent about romance

The only girl he showed "attraction" to was Giselle in the first season. That's it. that was so long ago. He's attraction to her is as irrelevant as levels being in the anime. - Ruee

3 He will never age

He doesn't age because the writers don't want him to because it makes the target audience have an easier time relating to Ash. This makes it clear he won't be able to be in a romantic relationship because 1. it be hard because he's a kid and 2. he's at an age where it's hard for children to feel romantic attraction and understand it as they don't have the hormones to do so and he's stuck at being that age. - Ruee

When I was not born be was around 10(40 yrs ago).when I was 10 he was still ten(4 hrs ago.)...huh does he live near a super massive black hole? - Toucan

The writers intentionally don't age Ash and keep him 10 so he can relate to the target audience who, you guessed it, are around 10. - Ruee

4 He lives in a world where he will be completely happy without romance in his life

Sorry, Amourshippers. Ash doesn't need romance. If you want romance in an anime, you're looking in the wrong direction. Let romance stick to Sword Art Online, not the Pokemon anime. - ModernSpongeBobSucks


5 He will only view his companions as his close friends and nothing more
6 He doesn't need to be in a romantic relationship to be happy

Yeah, he's perfectly happy the way he is. Besides, him and Pikachu are so close, he doesn't need a 'significant other.' Pikachu sort of fills that role (their relationship is totally platonic, of course).

7 Pokemon is not about romance and any hinted canon shipping with Ash will never happen

Pokemon is about the Pokemon (duh! ) and Ash's journey and adventures.

As I already said, ROMANCE was NOT made for Pokémon. The only thing that I admit to praise for what Serena did was that SHIPPING Ash with a FEMALE CHARACTER should NOT happen and be a thing. - ClassicGaminer

8 Serena turned into ship bait because of her crush on Ash

So that's why everyone hates Serena?

Nyeh- I hate pokemon character ships - SeeU

9 He's at an age where it's very difficult to feel romantic attraction and understand it
10 He will always leave his companions behind and get new ones each new gen

The Contenders

11 He needs to focus on becoming a Pokemon Master and travel the world

Which would be a lot harder if he was bogged down in a relationship.

12 He has other things to be happy about
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