When did you start supporting Pearlshipping, and why?
Hmmmkay, let me work on this.
I started to support PearlShipping preeetty much at the begining. Not by their interactions, when I say started I was already a huge fan of her as a person and her attitude. I really wanted to see how they were together, Hikari and Satoshi. And by the 6th episode I'd seen them together in I was really growing to love this ship. I've been a Pokeshipper for the longest time, since I started Pokemon (When it came out first time ever in the UK). Soooo I've been a fan of AAML for 8-9 years. Thats a long time.
So it was definately a shock to start being a Pearlshipper and it means a lot to me.
As to WHY I'm a fan.
Well for one she seems like if Satoshi (Ash) were to have a 'type' she would definately be it! With Haruka she was such a newbie and as that really has nothing to do with much, she was also very different from him. To me their best friends, thats how I view that particular relationship. Kasumi, as I'm still a Pokeshipper (However not so much now) I felt like she was good for one reason, the friction makes for interesting romance.
Hikari is just so different, she isn't naive and shy like Haruka, and she isn't out there tomboy like Kasumi. She fights a little at the start with Pochama, and where it wasn't like Satoshi and Pikachu, it was fun just the same and kind of gave me the impression that they would be good together. She is feminine, Haruka was too but in a different way. As the 'High Fives' gave me tingles, even if they aren't really a hint, the moments themselves prove something. That they have a relationship! It's something between the two of them that only they share, and thats important I believe. Not only all of these things but I just adore Mimimoru's crush on Pika!
One last thing! Hikari's interactions with Pikachu, and the way he copies her a lot, shows a huge trust from the Pokemon himself and that is VERY important, because Pikachu is Satoshi's most precious thing!
So that's why. :3 I hope I didn't repeat anything or offended anyone with all of my opinions.
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