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To recap, I don't see Ash being with anyone in the show.
I have to agree with Angel~
This thread is asking 'who do you see Ash with romantically' not 'who do you see Ash with romantically, and why. Oh and why is this shipping better then the other Ash-related shippings.'
I respect your opinion, but going on about why another shippings suck, and why the shipping you support is better, isn't the purpose of this thread.
Well I could see ash going involved with may or even dawn. Both of them looks so cute together and pretty much has a lot of hints together. Such as when ash went to the forest of the grass Pokemon and saved may in a Tarzan style and held her hand pretty much all they way..
Realistically, I see him ending with no one. He just too adventurous and probably wouldn't settle down. Granted people like Misty, or say Iris could probably make him, moreso than May or Dawn given how much more they can be harsh/critical on him..I don't think he would.
ash should probably stick with misty. She's the smartest and most sane of all his companians and would probably stand his antics.
As for me, I see Ash's romantical life as a chaos. He will be twenty before he understands about romantic stuff, and then finds that he has over 100 girls to date. Being a good-hearted guy, he tries to avoid hurting anyone and date them all secretly, and finally cause himself death from Misty's machete or Dawn's poffin or Iris cleverly traps him in a forest of no return....or in the worst case steal May's food and put the blame on him.
Instant death, I must say.
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I didn't support Pokeshipping simply because I liked the thought of them together, I supported it because that was clearly the motif that the writers were going plot-wise when she was on the show (specifically during the Orange Islands and late-Johto/Hosos).
Realistically though? Nobody. If they didn't bother pulling the trigger with Pokeshipping when it was completely set up on Misty's side, I doubt they'll ever do it.
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I think Ash and Misty are best together. She loves him and he probably loves her back
Yep, I know it's bound to happen, it's just annoying when it does >.<Originally Posted by Dracoflare
I would like to see Misty and Ash together, however I don't think the writers/creators are to interested in delving into Ash's love life; I think Pokemon shippers everywhere will be left hanging as to who Ash is going to end up with.
Still, one can hope!!!
I believe that there are many one-sided ships with Ash that have their merits. In fact, I think many females are deliberately written to give our hero some attention. But unfortunately, I don't think Ash is really capable of feeling anything but friendship towards any of them at the moment. Ok he has developed a bit from the start of the show, but by being a 10 year old who never ages, Ash can't really grow out of his immature side, and that keeps him from recognizing their feelings for him, or seeing anything in them.
I think that the person people ship Ash with often depends with which season they liked/related to/watched most. For me, I watched from the beginning of the show to the end of Hoenn solidly, and I haven't seen much of DP of BW. So if I was to ship Ash with anyone, it would be Misty. But I'm starting to watch more, and I can see why people ship him with Dawn.
I ship Ash and anything with a pulse, honestly... it's why I've refrained from joining any sort of shipping group on here. I ship him with everyone if it makes slight sense... even crack pairings or gay ones, I don't care. As long as the lore of the fanwork they're put in makes sense, it makes sense with me too. I support just about every unconventional ship, and certainly love every ship on this site as well.
Honestly, I don't ever see him doing anything with someone else though; that doesn't seem to be the show's main focus at all, and Ash is... ten. I think cuz of that, it's hard to see him reciprocate because of his immaturity. Basically what everyone in here's been saying, he's really dense and because he doesn't grow up, it's unlikely we'd see him with anyone in the show.
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You know the whole "Misty's lure" thing I can't quite take seriously as a hint because that could represent anything. Maybe he's just holding on to it
because it holds memories of his dear friend. (Notice I say friend because while Misty definitely likes Ash, Ash on the other hand is oblivious to love like a brick)
He also holds onto one half of his and May's Contest ribbon with him too as a good memento. Does that mean he has affection for both Misty and May? Not knocking any
shippers that like pokeshipping and advanceshipping it's just...I need more than "misty's lure" to go about believing it.
Since we seem to be pretty civil in here concerning opposing viewpoints, I might as well pose a fairly obvious comparison: Pearlshipping always seemed like what Advanceshipping would currently be viewed as by the shipping fandom if Drew hadn't have been paired so strongly with May (with all of Ash and May's interactions remaining exactly the same as they were in the show). Many of the moments that each ship claim as evidence are noticeably similar, but Dawn never really showed as much blatant attraction towards Kenny (although the writers did made it a point to paint blushes on her face a few times that she was either talking to or about Kenny) as May did towards Drew. Both had an episode (TBTB and GWTW) that formally introduced the concept of the ships to the show, both May and Dawn reacted around the same level of denial without blushing, and Ash was very supportive of both their aspirations as Coordinators, which is sometimes interpreted as hints by their respective followers. It's just that with Pearlshipping, there was never a more popular ship in DP with the fandom than it, while the status of Advanceshipping was very hotly contested by Contestshippers during AG. Contestshipping (and I supposed Pokeshipping as well, since the Hosos and Misty cameo episodes did occur during AG's run) was always there to keep expectations tempered when it came to Ash and May, while Pearlshipping didn't really have that much to keep its hints in... context might be the correct word? Lol, I'm really not trying to be antagonistic, but it somewhat took me aback to see some people here claim that Pearlshipping was the closest the writers ever came to making a ship canon, especially in a show where Pokeshipping and Contestshipping exist.
I'm a Pokeshipper by heart, but I wouldn't put it past Ash to turn himself into a Pokemon and get with Pikachu! He has been a Pikachu before...
Pokeshipping wasn't built that way. There were some solid hints like the Orange Isles Gym guy, back then. Had Misty been the only female lead, and the way the show was going one could easily guess them as the final pairing. But the writers decided to change strategy and left Pokeshipping to the air and got Ash a new girl companion. It was the fans that have developed it ever since.
What I am saying is that the writing strategies of the canon affected the base of Shipping itself. If Misty were to return to the show briefly like Dawn did, do you think we will be able to see the same kind of hints that built the religion called Pokeshipping in the first place?
One can never argue how close a shipping is to canon because of this. The Canon is changing. The closeness of a shipping to canon can't be measured.
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As much as I like Advanceshipping, it didn't work quite as well when the writers shifted focus to Contestshipping, which would overtake Advanceshipping as the main May ship. The main concrete evidence for Advanceshipping is in the 9th movie. And the relationship between Ash and May was more of the more experienced mentor, Ash teaching May, the inexperienced girl. Sort of the reverse between Misty the mentor teaching Ash the newbie in OS. Ash and Dawn's relationship was different in the manner that they both learned from each other, and neither one was inferior or had a strong sense of inferiority to the other. Both of them supported each other and often applied the others' moves to great effect. Ash didn't devote as much time to May compared to Dawn because he was focused on the Hoenn league (and later BF). There was also a sense of insecurity and doubt that May had towards Ash, that she won't ever be as good as Ash would be because he was the one who taught her how to be a better trainer. On the other hand, Ash learned from Dawn's contests and Dawn learned from Ash's gym battles. And I would still say that Pearlshipping is still stable especially with Dawn's cameo in BW (which is not so good in my opinion), the appeal of an overtly feminine, girly, somewhat 'realistic' character who is self-conscious of her own strengths and weaknesses (that many girls would look up to and idealize; and many guys would find 'attractive') and how they're still both roughly equal in strength, neither Ash and Dawn are strictly inferior to each other in terms of battling skill.
Picking and choosing a few thoughts you put out, since most of of the rest falls in the realm of subjective and turning this into a thread into something where we argue non-definitive hints isn't exactly my aim, more that I want to note how the writers have handled shipping in the show's history:
I know that Ash and Dawn's relationship is up there with Ash and Misty's in terms of how much the writers elaborated upon them; I'd honestly consider them equal in several ways considering how supportive Ash was to Dawn's contest career (while Ash was occasionally Misty's actual opponent in her battling aspirations), with both Misty and Dawn being supportive in different ways to Ash's battles. The argument is, that it never crosses that line between friendship and actual attraction, and shippers are too prone to try to see things that just aren't there to justify the ship they support. In my opinion, several females have clearly been written to either have a crush or to have fallen in love with Ash, with my recollection count being Anabel, Angie, Misty, Latias, Bayleaf, and Macy, with Melody seeming like she just enjoyed making Misty angry after the traditional kiss.
Edit: Yeah, some of that seemed like a bit too much for this thread, isn't really the venue to argue such things (although I don't disagree with anything I removed). I don't want to scare anybody off that wants to talk about what they think or get in trouble with SPPF law enforcement officers, so I'd rather just concede or move this to PMs.
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Also, comparing the closeness of the relationship between Poke and Pearlshipping is like splitting hairs. I would just leave it to what is tangiable because Kasumi cared about Satoshi and vice versa. Just like how Satoshi cares for Hikari and vice versa. Also, to the final point on the more evidence for Satoshi like xxxx I wouldn't say because that is all subjective what I as a pearlshipper considers noteworthy could be laughable to a shipper of another shipping. So I wouldn't say their is any nice way to say some shipping has more evidence than others other than too say in my opinion. (sorry if I rambled was also watching family guy lol)
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Misty. For sure, IMO.
May for sure, IMO
She and ash look so cute together, plus contest shipping kinda went wayward when may friendzoned drew in sinnoh
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