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Ash Ketchum’s Love Shippings EXPLAINED! (Pokémon Shipping)


Hey guys, HDvee here. Today’s video looks back at the world of
Ash Ketchum, the ten year old Pokemon trainer who doesn’t age and loses pretty much all
of his important league final matches. Obviously, we all know Ash from the Pokemon
Anime, he’s the main character after all and most of us spent our childhoods watching
him travel through the various regions catching Pokemon and collecting gym badges. But of course, the Pokemon anime doesn’t
tell us everything about this young Pokemon trainer. I recently made a video going over Ash Ketchum’s
childhood, and it was received pretty well and you guys seemed to really like the extra
in depth information that I found out about the Pokemon Anime’s main protagonist. With that being said, I thought i’d take
another look at the personal life of Ash Ketchum and this time try and find out some information
about his love life. As we all know, Ash has had a number of travelling
companions throughout his journey across the Pokemon world, and some he’s grown more
fond of than others. Looking into this topic a bit more, today’s
video looks at explaining Ash Ketchum’s Love Shipping. If you aren’t aware, the word Shipping,
initially derived from the word relationship, is the desire by fans for two or more people,
either real-life people or fictional characters, in film or literature to be in a relationship,
romantic or otherwise. Don’t hesitate to drop a comment down below
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to keep up to date and without further ado let’s get into the video and I really hope
that you enjoy! First things first, before we even get started,
the creator of the animated series has expressly stated that at present there can be no love
affair in the Pokémon Anime, because it would deviate the pattern of the plot. However, it was of course possible that many
girls, including Pokémon-girls!, fell in love with Ash because of his personality and
his courage, as it has also happened that Ash has had, or at least appears to have had,
some small crushes. So to explain Ash Ketchum’s Love Shipping,
we have to take a look at all of the possible love interests that Ash has came across through
the years, all the way from Kanto to Kalos, i won’t be counting Alola because we haven’t
really seen too much of that series yet, so we’ll leave that out for now. Anyway, who better to start things off with
though, than Misty. Misty is an aspiring Water Pokémon Master
and a former traveling partner of Ash. She is also the Gym Leader of the Cerulean
Gym, handing out the Cascade Badge to Trainers who defeat her. She specializes in Water-type Pokémon. Misty is a girl who can be sweet and optimistic
at times, but she is best known for how easily she can be angered or frustrated and how loud
she can become in response. She is very extreme in most of her moods,
and can switch between them quickly. However, as time went on, Misty mellowed and
her hyper personality was reduced significantly by the end of the Original series. Although, for the reasons explained at the
beginning of this video, Shudo said that between the two trainers there’s not a love affair. However, he did not rule out that Misty could
be in love with Ash, because, as he himself explained, even at the beginning of the story
she was the age when girls fall in love. Another interesting fact is that one of the
storyboarders of the animated series revealed that Misty and Ash really like each other,
but they were too childish to realize that. This is made clear by some scenes from episodes
and movies. In the episode titled A date with Delcatty
from the Pokémon Chronicles series, a guy asks to take Misty on a date, however, in
the original Japanese version, Misty responds to love someone else already. Also in the original version of this episode,
in the final, Misty wants to go see Ash in Hoenn. So, those two scenes could be linked together
to create the idea that Misty is in fact, in love with Ash. As mentioned at the beginning of the video,
Ash returns feelings only for Misty, to whom he is always very fond of; this is shown by
his attitudes and by the way he talks about her to other friends. In addition, Ash is really jealous about the
presents she gives him such as a handkerchief and Misty’s special lure, not allowing anyone
to touch them. Being over protective about these gifts from
Misty, and because of how highly he talks of her could mean that Ash Ketchum has, or
did have, feelings for Misty at some point in the anime. Next up, we have Melody. Melody is a resident of Shamouti Island in
the Orange Islands archipelago. Melody at first glance does not really seem
to be a sociable person. She meets Ash, Misty, Tracey and Maren at
the docks of the island, dressed in casual clothes. Melody is one of the protagonists of the second
movie. It is not clear in the movie if she actually
had a crush on Ash, but judging from some of her behavioural actions towards him, she
probably could have had one. To avoid any mistake, however, she is included
in the list. Obviously because she has only appeared in
the one movie, we didn’t really get to see the character fully develop to see if there
was a potential romance between her and Ash, however, Ash did show attraction to Melody,
setting fire to the jealousy of Misty. This could further the idea that Ash had a
crush on Melody, but also because of her Jealousy, support the idea that Misty also has a crush
on Ash. Next up we have Bianca. Bianca is a primary character in Pokémon
Heroes: Latios & Latias. She is the granddaughter of Lorenzo and the
best friend of Latias, who has a tendency to shapeshift into her. Bianca has a hairstyle similar to Latias’
wings, and can usually be identified from Latias’ illusion by the white beret she wears. It appears she wishes to be a painter or possibly
a Pokémon watcher similar to Tracey. In the movie Pokémon Heroes, Ash saves Latias,
who took the form of Bianca that, once out of danger, mysteriously disappears. When, later at the museum, he sees Bianca,
Ash starts to behave oddly, trying to reach her at all costs, not knowing that, in reality,
she wasn’t the girl he previously saved. Ash’s behaviours bring the thought that
he could have had a crush on Bianca. The conclusion of the film briefly sees her
finishing a drawing. The drawing, which is of Ash and Pikachu,
was given to Ash by either Bianca, who had left her hat on her easel, or Latias in the
form of Bianca: which is the case is the subject of debate. When Ash received the sketch, the girl kissed
him. Bianca was seen again in the credits drawing
another sketch by the harbor. Coming up next we have Macy. Macy is a Pokémon Trainer from Mahogany Town
who entered the Silver Conference. She first appeared in Love, Pokémon Style. Macy is a Fire-type enthusiast and owns at
least three. She developed a crush on Ash when he saved
her from injury when her Vulpix was stolen by Team Rocket, and it only grew when he returned
it. She later faced Ash in the preliminary rounds
of the Silver Conference, where she proved to be skilled at deflecting her type preference’s
weakness to Water types. She lost to Ash when Squirtle defeated her
Electabuzz and Quilava. After the battle Macy’s Slugma had evolved
into Magcargo, which Macy thought was a sign of the friendship between her and Ash. Another interesting fact is that Macy is one
of the rare occasions a girl became attracted to Ash and even hoped to go on a date with
him. Notably, she is the first girl to do so in
the main series anime. Next up we have Anabel. Salon Maiden Anabel is the Frontier Brain
in charge of running the Battle Frontier’s Battle Tower. Anabel appeared in the episodes Talking a
Good Game! and Second Time’s the Charm!. Anabel has the empathic ability to sense the
emotions of living beings and communicating with them, ever since she was little, possessing
powers similar to Yellow of Pokémon Adventures, although other characters do not seem to regard
these as psychic abilities but rather a honed sense of empathy. Nevertheless, she is still portrayed as a
sort of Psychic-type specialist. She also shares a strong bond with her Pokémon,
calling them my friend upon sending them out. She failed to teach Ash and May her empathetic
abilities, as their Pokémon receive nothing from them. Ash and his friends were surprised to learn
that Anabel was a girl; when the group arrived at her house, she declined to change her wet
clothes in front of them. Ash asked if it was because of May’s presence,
but Anabel explained that it was because she’s female. Ash lost his first match to Anabel after her
powerful Alakazam managed to defeat two of his Pokémon consecutively, shadowing both
Ash’s Corphish and Tauros. In a rematch, Ash beat her by using the same
strategy as in the previous battle. During their farewell, Anabel was shown to
have a crush on Ash. Coming up next we have Dawn. Dawn is a ten-year-old Pokémon Coordinator
and a former traveling companion of Ash and Brock. Her goal is to become a great Top Coordinator
like her mother, Johanna. Her first Pokémon was a Piplup that she received
from Professor Rowan in the first Diamond & Pearl series episode. Dawn is notable for her confidence, since
she almost always tries to look towards the future rather than dwell on her mistakes. In stark contrast to May’s inexperience and
self-doubt at the start of the Advanced Generation series, Dawn was overly confident and assured
in her own strength at the beginning of her journey. Because of this, she became emotional after
she was eliminated from Pokémon Contests, and often cried after losing. Dawn has never openly showed a crush towards
Ash, perhaps because she actually did not realize it. However, according to several sources, but
also judging from some of her behaviours towards him, she seems to have had a crush on Ash,
or at least a special admiration for him. Next up we have Angie. Angie is a recurring character in the Pokémon
anime. She is a Pokémon caretaker at the Solaceon
Town Day Care, which is owned by her parents. She first appeared in Camping It Up!. Angie shares many personality traits with
Ash, including a love of food and sleeping during class. She also developed a fierce rivalry with him,
and both battled their respective Pokémon in training, resulting in a tie. Together, they also got reprimanded by Rowan
and his aide several times for being troublemakers, usually because Angie said or did something
to make Ash mad. Angie took part in the Pokémon Summer Academy
in the Sinnoh region. Initially she quarreled and competed with
Ash, but after being saved by him a couple of times and after having better understood
his character, she too ended up falling in love with him. As he did with Anabel in Talking a Good Game!,
Ash thought Angie was a boy. Both girls have similar English names, and
have a crush on Ash. Coming up next we have Lyra. Lyra is a recurring character in the Pokémon
anime. She is a Pokémon Trainer from New Bark Town
and a traveling companion of Khoury. She made her debut appearance in An Egg Scramble!. It is implied in Gone With the Windworks!
that Lyra has an interest in Ash. She admires his bravery and wishes Khoury
acted more like him. Lyra has even asked Dawn if she and Ash are
a couple, though Dawn informed her that they are just friends. Perhaps Lyra was interested in Ash’s spontaneity,
something that Khoury lacks. In A Rivalry to Gible On!, Lyra attempted
to pair Khoury and Dawn together as a couple, despite Dawn’s refusal, before eventually
realizing she had feelings for the former. Up next we have Serena. Serena is a Pokémon Performer and a former
traveling companion of Ash, who debuted in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!. Her first Pokémon was a Fennekin that she
received from Professor Sycamore. Serena has proven to be a kind and polite
girl but she can also be openly rebellious towards her mother, Grace. In Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!,
she refused to wake up when Grace ordered her to, and gave a sassy response to her mother’s
call to watch the news. Serena met Ash many years before, at Professor
Oak’s Pokémon Summer Camp, in Pallet Town. One day she got lost in the forest and hurt
her knee. In that moment she met Ash, who bandaged the
wound and encouraged her because she was afraid of not being able to get up. Then Ash pulled Serena up, making her stand
on her feet, and she found herself embraced to him. Then Ash said, “See? You made it!”and took her back to Camp. Of course, Serena immediately falls in love
with the boy, and having found him in the Kalos region, she too decided to travel in
order to be with him. Something that you may not know though is
that in the last episode of XYZ Serena kisses Ash on the lips. This was confirmed by the director of the
series in an interview. The scene was made ambiguous because it was
not possible to insert it directly in the episode, so there was the idea of using the
escalator. However, this is the closest thing Ash Ketchum
has had to a relationship since the start of the Pokemon Anime. Last but not least, we have Miette. Miette is a recurring character in the Pokémon
anime. She is a Pokémon Performer and a rival of
Serena who first appeared in A Battle by Any Other Name!. Miette has a strong passion for baking and
is shown to be quite skilled at it. However, in her first appearance, she seemed
to have a very high opinion of herself. She originally considered her Poké Puffs
to be perfect and this was what ultimately started her rivalry with Serena, after she
claimed hers were only moderate in comparison. Miette quickly picked up on Serena’s crush
on Ash and is fond of teasing her about it at every instance she can, usually in a playful
manner. She has also told Serena that she has a crush
on Ash herself, and often teasingly whispers in her ear that she will reveal her feelings
to him if Serena does not reveal hers first, an action that highly embarrasses Serena. This could have of course just been to tease
Serena, but nevertheless, it is another female character that has said she has feeling for
Ash Ketchum. But with that, wraps up this video. I really hope you enjoyed it as much as i
did making it! If you did enjoy the video though, please
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Norman Bunn

100 Comments

  1. Serena and misty are my favorites. Misty has a special place in my heart being the original and also just her personality. And pikachu loves her.

    But the Serena love story is really cute. Was honestly rooting for them.

    Although I do believe I’ve heard or seen somewhere that in an episode or movie there’s a flash forward that shows the future and ash is married to misty (maybe it’s one of the mangas)

  2. I Ship Serena & Ash … They Both Together Looks So Cute – Adorbale & Loving… 💗💗💗💗

  3. This is because when in Kanto,orange islands and johto ash and misty were small so they can't express and in kalos ash is big and Serena is big too so she can express it

  4. And when ash is close to any girl misty is angry and they had feeling for her and when in orange islands misty dances. Ash is feel angry and jealous

  5. Yeah Ash and Serena looks perfect. Though I wish it was Misty but Serena is good too.

  6. I literally thought that Serena was the same person as may until a few seconds ago
    IM SORRY IM STUPID OK

  7. Like cmon its clear that its Serena if the director said that she kissed him then she must the lips so while one foot is in the air and one's on the floor looking likes it's leaning forwards to Ash then is there going to be a movie or episode that she comes back to confess

  8. When Serena said
    Serena: it’s time for a new look I think it looks cute
    Ash: yea it does
    He technically called her cute right
    Also say if Serena bonnie and Clement ash would always says Serenas name first

  9. Last but not least, there’s Mette? More like last AND least. # Serenaforever

  10. to have a crush on ah you just have to dive off a cliff. litteraly all of the scenes ash saves someone that someone is falling off a cliff.

  11. LOL! When I saw the Rhyhorns, I instantly thought of the XY or XYZ episode where she just stood still and the rhyhorns got in love to her because she's pretty XD
    ASH AND SERENA FOREVER 😀

  12. Mine are generally Ash with either May, Dawn or Serena. Iris maybe and Misty no. Macy likely, Anabel is also likely too. Angie i forgot but likely. Lyra possibly and Miette is possible. These are my opinion on the girls Ash could like too.

  13. 5: Pearlshipping
    4: Negaishipping (don’t hate me okay)
    3: Advanceshipping
    2: Mareshipping (I don’t care if you don’t know what this is…

    Aw who cares, it’s Ash and Bianca (pokemon heros))
    1: Amourshipping (don’t hate me)

    Those are my top 5 “Ash” Shippings, Amourshipping is NOT my OTP, Penguinshipping is, well it is for the Pokémon anime, Luckyshipping is my OTP in all of Pokémon, so don’t judge me

    Oh yeah, Morpheushipping (Ash and Angie) is an honorable mention

  14. Well it’s very likely that Serena and ash will get together and has been confirmed that Serena has a crush sooooo yeah amourshippers you get what you want

  15. Serena: I can’t wait to see Ash again in Alola!!

    serena walks in front of ash

    *serena in mind: nvm he got uglier in this show

    Ash: Hi Serena!

    *serena in mind*:Omgssjdhdkhlasdbliahb he got fatter too

    IM SORRY FOR HATE TALKING. I JUST DONT LIKE SUN AND MOON BUT I LOVE THE SHOW

  16. Ash and Serena are my Favorite with Ash and Misty comming in 2nd the other ones don’t come close

  17. Latias and Ash is my personal favorite pair. They're just perfect for each other. Bianca never really seemed to care about him that way, while Latias had a clear crush on him, and I think it's why Latias gave him the painting. You can see a quick blush on her face after she saves Ash from drowning.

  18. and the mayxash and other shipping teams start their screaming in 3….. 2…… 1

  19. I think l am the only one who loves pokeshipping. Whatever Ash and Misty forever☺☺☺

  20. You forgot to mention about Serena and ash going on a “date” ash got a present for serena, which was a special bow he won in the mall, and a few eps later she used it in her new character design

  21. You can add this to Misty's case…in the Pokemon movie "The Power Of One" Misty tells Melody "Ash will Never Truly be alone, because he will always have me."

  22. it’s obvious in order to keep his immortality he needs to keep his virginity

  23. I always thought it was misty but after Serena was introduced yea its Serena and yee I actually ship more Serena and ash

  24. Ash And Serena Met Before Misty, but Misty Never Cared About Him Since The Start, so I Want Serena And Ash To Be Together Forever Because Serena Loves Ash With All Her Heart And Still Does Now

  25. make an alola edition you have already seen at least 2 sun and moon seasons

  26. ASH DOESN'T LIKE ANY OF THESE PEOPLE HE DID NEVER BLUSHED TO ANY OF THEM!!!

  27. In sun and moon ash never shiped with anyone but he kind of did with Acerolea

  28. Me : seeing the comments
    Also Me: Oh mY GaWd EvEryone aGrees oN AmOurShipping!!!!!

    Also Me (again) : YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. He is "10". Ugh, I hate the way it is never explained.

    That is why I write ff

  30. Lucky Ash he was kissed many times as a ten year old and most of the kisses were from other people then his mom.

  31. Ok so
    Long story short pokemon
    Is an anime and the main protagonist are ash and Pikachu but now go also in 8 gen
    But is mostly known for its shipping as well

  32. Ash does not catch Pokémon they come with him Coos he is nice damn it how do you not know

  33. Yeah misty even in sun and moon WOW I only just new that
    Edit: 8:24 oh no her is like damn I don’t even want to say (your only hints are it is her and her is a gym leader)

  34. I've been looking through the comments and there are a lot of fights going on about Ash×Misty or Ash×Serena but you all have to know that both of the characters are very kind, caring and sweet in there own way. People who think misty and ash should be together can prove their point on why they think that but not be rude about it, the same goes for people who ship Serena and ash, you can prove your point but not to be mean to them. It's not like their yelling in your face about their ship that you don't approve of.

  35. I watch the netfilx i watch only kalos league his Ash carry😄😄😄😄
    Name: Serena Emberassing Ash Ketchum

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