The Original Pokemon Series: Pokeshipping

About Pokeshipping (AAML)

PokéShipping is one of many names given to the couple of Ash and Misty, supported by many fans of the Pokémon anime. In the early years, PokéShipping is one of the most popular Ship in the fandom and still remains one of the top shipping's. In the beginning, Pikachu "fried" Misty's bike, and she then held Ash responsible. Misty began to follow Ash to make sure he would pay off his debt to her. They bickered constantly, but, needless to say, their friendship grew stronger as the series progressed. They relied on each other not only for friendship, but for support as well. Many fans have taken quotes and actions by characters as evidence for PokéShipping in the anime, however some of this evidence appears only in the dub version and can still be taken as friendship depending on the point of view of the viewers. In the original Japanese, the dialogue is read as a friendship between Ash and Misty with no romantic undertones. In a reverse fashion, many of the quotes in support of PokéShipping in the Japanese version were changed completely when translated into the English dub to come across more like friendship.

Character Bio's


Ash Ketchum is the main protagonist of the Pokémon anime series who has always dreamed of becoming a Pokémon Master and as soon as he hit the age of ten, he rushed to Professor Oak's Laboratory to get his first Pokémon. He's the first character to be introduced in the series. Originally wanting to choose Squirtle, Ash ended up getting the Pokémon Pikachu, and left on his journey.


At first, Pikachu did not listen to Ash and kept running away, so Ash had to tie him up. Then after getting chased by a flock of Spearow, Ash attempted to save Pikachu from them; Pikachu, after seeing Ash so determined to help him, protected Ash from the Spearow. From then on, Pikachu and Ash became best friends for life. As a completely unskilled trainer, Ash started his adventure; while meeting his friends Misty and Brock and capturing new Pokémon.


Ash eventually defeated all the Gym Leaders in Kanto, allowing him to enter in the Pokémon League. Since then, he has continued to travel, make new friends such as Tracey, May, Max, Dawn, Iris, and Cilan; challenging all Gym Leaders and capturing new Pokémon, while still following his goal of becoming a Pokémon Master. Since this goal is so close to his heart, he sometimes acts a bit rash and rushes to the next battle he can as fast as possible. Ash is currently traveling in the Kalos region, with his new friends: Bonnie, Clemont and his old childhood friend, Serena. Ash's name in the Japanese version of the anime is Satoshi, which is also the name of the creator of Pokémon. It is unknown who Ash's father is; but, according to 'Pokémon Live!', it is stated that his mother dated Giovanni and was in his gang, but took a better route in life when she met Ash's father.


Through the course of all the seasons up to now it seems that Ash's closest friends are still Misty and Brock given that they have had more time together maturing their friendships and Ash seems to keep both close in his memories while moving from region to region. Most noticeably when he show's Dawn his lure that Misty gave him as a gift.


Ash's English voice actor's are: Veronica Taylor (Seasons 1-8), Kayzie Rogers (Mastermind of Mirage Pokemon special) & Sarah Natochenny (Seasons 9-Current, 21).


Misty's first appearance was in the very first episode of the anime series, Pokémon - I Choose You!. In this episode, she first meets Ash after fishing him out of the water when he was trying to get away from Spearow. Ash then takes Misty's bike from her in order to escape the Spearow, which is then wrecked by Pikachu's ThunderShock. Misty then tracks down Ash and follows him around on his adventures until he can pay her back. She eventually forgets about the bike and becomes one of Ash's closest friends. She is also the Cerulean City Gym Leader.


The youngest of the Four Cerulean Sisters. Misty's personality in the anime can be very complex at times. She can be very nice to her friends but will then quickly change moods in a short amount of time, particularly anger. She is quite proficient in anything having to do with water as can be seen in certain episodes where she has ability in fishing, swimming, and overall Water Pokémon training.


Eventually, after the Silver Conference in Johto, Misty's bike was repaired, leaving Misty without an excuse to follow Ash around. Around this time, Misty's sisters call her to inform her that they are going on a world tour and need her back at the Gym. Even though she wanted to stay with Ash, Misty felt obligated to watch over the Gym. The two went their separate ways, and Misty became the official Gym Leader at Cerulean City's Gym.


Misty has since appeared in the Advance Generation series and in the Mastermind of Pokemon special but has not been involved since only in flashbacks. The latest flashback coming in Episode 769 - The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion of the Best Wishes Series as Ash remembered his early adventures with his Charmander and Charizard's evolution. However Misty and Brock have been making guest appearances in the Sun & Moon Series, 4 episodes known as of now. It is not known if Misty will ever make another guest appearance or become a main cast on the show again.


Misty's English voice actor's are: Rachael Lillis (4Kids-Original Series) & Michele Knotz (Advance, Mastermind of Mirage Pokemon special and Best Wish's flashbacks, & Sun & Moon).

Youtube Video's - Ash/Misty AMV'S

Ash and Misty ~ Truly Madly Deeply by xXPikaPrincessXx

Pokemon Movies AMV ~ Keep Holding On by Sofia

Pokeshipping ~ You'll Be in My Heart by CrazyFanGirl2

Pokeshipping AMV ~ We Belong by JetFox89

Picture Gallery Selection

Pokemon Gallery 1 (5)

More Screenshots & Posters/Collages

Pokemon Gallery 2 (6)

Fan Made and Official Artwork

General Gallery #1

Screenshots of some Pokemon Features, Specials and Chronicles

Main Series Episode Galleries

Screenshots of the Anime Series

Gallery #1 (3)

Gallery #2 (4)

General Gallery #2

Artwork & Some Pokemon Pics

Related Web Links














Pokeshipping on Serebii.Net

Pokeshipping on Bulbagarden

Misty Club on Serebii.Net

All Things Misty

Misty Fanclub on Pokecommunity



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This is a page displaying NHL pictures and Logo's themed with Pokemon.

I wonder would Nintendo ever consider introducing Hockey in some manner to the Anime Series and to promote the franchise with the sport?!

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