Is Ash Ketchum going to be with Misty, May, or Dawn?

Topic started by takashichea on Dec. 3, 2012. Last post by mrwhitex 3 weeks, 5 days ago.
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Inspired by the romantic thread (Is Natsu's relationship with Lucy going be like Haru and Elie's?), I have another burning question. I couldn't fit Iris in the title, but we will include her and future girls because the Pokemon games will never stop making new Pokemon!

It's about a boy named Ash Ketchum and his pet mouse named Pikachu who is a 10 years old forever and traveling the world to become a Pokemon Master. In his journey, he picks up hitchhikers mostly girls. Each season or two (more like region in the land of Pokemon), the girl ditches Ash, and another girl comes by into Ash's group.

The cycle continues.

  1. Misty - Kanto, Orange Islands, and Johto.
  2. May - Hoenn and Kanto
  3. Dawn - Sinnoh
  4. Iris - Unova

Back to the question, which pair seems likely to work out in the end? [since Ash is pretty much an oblivious guy just like every Shonen hero (IE: Luffy, Goku, and Natsu)]

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Post by Supreme Marvel (5,174 posts) See mini bio Level 12

If it were up to M. Night Shamalalalama, it'd be Jessie.

I think it was hinted in Pokémon Movie 2000: Power of One that it was going to be Misty. I think she's earned it.

Post by Apathylad (33 posts) See mini bio Level 6

I remember liking May in my youth, but I haven't kept up with the series recently.

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@takashichea said:

Ash is pretty much an oblivious guy just like every Shonen hero (IE: Luffy, Goku, and Natsu)

I think it's more to do with the fact that the Pokémon anime is aimed at a younger audience, Ash is never getting a girlfriend unless they start making some drastic changes.

Back to the question though, Misty is the only real answer to this. From what I remember they actually shared a few awkward moments and there were strong hints (particularly in the movies) that Misty liked Ash. At this point Misty is basically waiting for Ash to come home one day, that's kind of how it's set up. I remember seeing an episode of Pokémon Chronicles (I think) where some guy wants to be Misty's boyfriend, but she hesitates because she obviously has feelings for someone else.

Oh, there's also the song Misty sings where she actually confesses to Ash (she sings it while Ash is sleeping), though I think that's a dub-only thing so I guess it doesn't really count.

I've only seen one or two episodes with May in and while she is kind of cute I don't really like her character a lot, she doesn't have the attitude Misty has. I've watched nothing with Dawn in so I don't really know what she's like at all. Now, I have watched a good chunk of Pokémon Black & White, but I can't take Iris very seriously because she's a catchphrase character, her favourite thing to say to Ash is "your such a child" and it's just plain annoying. Dawn appears later in Black & White so I guess I'll find out what she's like soon.

So, yeah, in short: Misty.

Post by Destinyheroknight (10,331 posts) See mini bio Level 21

What about Anabel? She have a Super crush on him

Or Giselle, who Ash was crushing on

Anyway, Ash is a immortal who don't need love and forever be ten years old

Pokemon Adventures is a better choice for shipping

Post by Supreme Marvel (5,174 posts) See mini bio Level 12

@Daniel_Newton said:

I remember seeing an episode of Pokémon Chronicles (I think) where some guy wants to be Misty's boyfriend, but she hesitates because she obviously has feelings for someone else.

I believe that was the Orange Island. With the gym trainer who dances. Squirtle learned Hydro Pump also.

Post by Daniel_Newton (3,237 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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@Supreme Marvel: Actually I'm thinking of a different one, where Misty is running the Cerulean Gym, so it's after the Orange Island stuff. But yeah, there's the one you mentioned too! Haha.

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@Supreme Marvel: @Daniel_Newton:

I forgot about the audience. Yeah, the little kids shouldn't be thinking about the birds and the bees. Let's see if I can describe Dawn. She is very confident in her abilities and self conscious about her looks. As for her relationship with Ash, she and Ash are mutual since the two help each other improve strategies. They had their spats especially when Ash is pretty dense about Dawn's needs. Like Iris, Dawn finds Ash childish especially when it comes to understanding situation with love. Soon enough, they respect each other. Strangely enough, Ash never took Dawn's strategies with him when going into Unova. For Iris, she and Ash have no interest in each other. They're pretty competitive with each other.

Misty would be the one.

Let's not forget Misty's reaction when Latias/or Bianca kiss Ash in the Pokemon Heroes movie. I couldn't find a good video on it, and I keep finding AMVS.

Edit: Hopefully, the vid had some examples. I haven't watch all of it. I wish it play clips without commentary.

@Apathylad:

May was cool. Most folks say she got a thing for Drew.

@Destinyheroknight:

Wow, I remember Grisel and that Misty was pissed when Grisel got every guy's attention.

Sorry for the late replies, guys. I was dozing off while doing Fairy Tail and homework.

Post by Acura_Max (2,374 posts) See mini bio Level 13
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@takashichea: I can't find it, but Misty does kiss Ash (a real kiss) right after he loses in the Johto League silver conference. In my option that was the real end to Pokemon. Ash had just defeated his rival and he got the girl. The only reason why they went on was to make money.

The answer is clear, it is Misty without a doubt.

Edit: The moment I'm thinking about never happened. I was thinking about the moment they were separating on episode 273 or 275 "Gotta Catcha Later." I guess my Misty Shipping must have warped my television set.

Post by DocHaus (935 posts) See mini bio Level 18

@takashichea: AshxPikachu OTP

Post by Daniel_Newton (3,237 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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@Acura_Max: Yeah right, pictures or it never happened!

@DocHaus: If I remember correctly Chikorita was the one trying to get in Ash's pants...

...and suddenly this thread takes the worst possible turn...

Post by takashichea (13,129 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@DocHaus:

You just have to remind everyone about Ash's obsession over Pokemon.

@Daniel_Newton:

Don't look at the second image. I can't put it in a spoiler block. I can't believe I forgot about little Chikorita.

Ash x Meloetta
Ash x Meloetta

This is Ash's new Pokemon crush in Black and White. Oh yeah!

Post by takashichea (13,129 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@Acura_Max:

Was that scene only in the Japanese version? I know for sure I watch the whole Johto arc. 4kids might have censor or altered the scene. I'll look into it.

Post by Acura_Max (2,374 posts) See mini bio Level 13
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@takashichea: I took a look into it and it never happened. She just says that it will be different without Ash and Brock gives him lunch.

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@Acura_Max:

Aw, I thought we had some SUBSTANTIAL evidence. Oh well. Don't worry about it, Acura_Max.

Let's see I need to make another shipping thread.

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Post by Stevemagegod (26 posts) See mini bio Level 11
@Destinyheroknight said:

What about Anabel? She have a Super crush on him

Or Giselle, who Ash was crushing on

Anyway, Ash is a immortal who don't need love and forever be ten years old

Pokemon Adventures is a better choice for shipping

To Bad she was only in one episode out of like fucking 500. 
 
OT: I think it is going to be Misty. Since she stated that they will get Married one day.
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I pray Dawn.
Post by sickVisionz (4,307 posts) See mini bio Level 24
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$50 says it's going to be nobody.

What I'd love to see though is when Pokemon is finally unpopular enough for the show to be put to bed, they go into some epic melodrama 13-26 episode arc. Ash develops feelings for the girls, the girls fight over him, Pokemon die, friends are lost, relationships are permanently destroyed, people join Team Rocket for reasons that actually seem valid... and Ash emerges as the best Pokemon trainer ever, but has suffered through so much that he retires, knowing that the title he seeked wasn't worth the death and friendships he went through to get it.

Post by Daniel_Newton (3,237 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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@sickVisionz said:

What I'd love to see though is when Pokemon is finally unpopular enough for the show to be put to bed, they go into some epic melodrama 13-26 episode arc. Ash develops feelings for the girls, the girls fight over him, Pokemon die, friends are lost, relationships are permanently destroyed, people join Team Rocket for reasons that actually seem valid... and Ash emerges as the best Pokemon trainer ever, but has suffered through so much that he retires, knowing that the title he seeked wasn't worth the death and friendships he went through to get it.

Oh man somehow that just made my day.

You know, as much as everyone moans about how Pokémon keeps going on and on it kind of warms my heart to know it's still trucking along. Part of me will be really sad when it finally ends.

Actually, Pokémon Black & White is pretty good. They changed enough to freshen it up at least a little compared to what I've seen of the seasons before it, the Team Rocket Trio are actually competent criminals, with their own side-story, for example. I was watching it but haven't in a while, I should pick it back up.

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