Yeah, there were some dub hints but we don't need them & don't use them towards our fave ship because we have the original ones. & I don't buy into the argument that Pokeshipping was strictly a product of the 4Kids dub. Did they embellish it? Of course. But, seriously, something needs to be there in the first place for it to be embellished.
Besides, the dub sword cuts both ways. For example, The original Japanese ending scene in Pokemon 2000 was way more emotional and shipping-slanted than the English dub. Pokeshipping would be popular with or without 4kids. & in Pokemon Sunday! Misty thinks of only Ash in the original while the dub put her thinking of Ash & Brock.
If Ash would do a proposal for marriage to Misty, would that be romantic?
OMG yes, It would be so cute to be honest. I can just imagine Misty's reaction & Ashs. -imagines a paradise-