In Depth Study

The Co-existence Theory

You may or may not have heard of Pearlshipping's flagship song, High Touch. High Touch clearly shows Ash tuxpi com 1445547032

and Dawn's closeness to each other. This has not featured in any case before. (Misty's song is not a valid argument because it was inserted by the dub 4Kids, which means the song is not canon). Their depiction is this song is borderline romantic, to say the least. It would be certain to say that if another couple existed, this other 

girl would be jealous. Also, if another couple existed, along with High Touch, it would give a polygamous & perhaps adulterous impression. 

The song High Touch, is simply too implicit for Pearlshipping to allow another ship to co-exist with the song still in existence to come into play.

Check out our lyric analysis of High Touch on the music page:


Dawn and Princess Salvia- What does this mean for Pearlshipping?

19/10/2015 13:59
Salvia plays a very interesting role in the DP series. As some of you might know there are a few characters in the Poké universe that have doppelgängers: Ash/Arnold/Travis, Max/Max, Serena/Mirror Serena, and May/Harley's classmate. Besides serving a comedic purpose, the use of these brief...

Parallel Pair

Ash and Dawn, Iris and Cilan

01/11/2014 17:14
Pearlshipping has quite the history of parallel pairs. In Movie 10, we had Tonio and Alice, and in Galactic Battles we had Lyra and Khoury. The parallelism between the pairs and positioning of them has been executed in a way that basically assumes that they are pairs. And in the this analysis, I...

The Kenny-Serena Theory

There have been many concerns over a new ship in Pokemon known as Amourshipping. Now, Serena has a very obvious crush on Ash, more or less as obvious as Kenny's crush on Dawn. Bad news for Pearlshipping? I think not. It is known that, as said before, Kenny's goodbye in the DP series is very much Dawn letting him down gently for Ash. Ash and Dawn are known to have many parallels-(the way they bonded with their starter Pokemon, their brief period of insecurity)- Kenny and Serena are potentially one of them.

It has also been stated in general anime tradition that childhood friends who have a crush on a main protagonist rarely get their way. Kenny is definitely Dawn's childhood friend. It is disputable as to whether Serena could be described as Ash's childhood friend, their meeting in the anime portrayed very much as a one-time incident, but for the sake of this theory, we will assume that they could be called childhood friends (who is to say that they don't further interact at the summer school?(which would make them childhood friends)). Childhood friends are very much there to make characters notice each other in a romantic light. Judging by the fact that it is likely Ash and Dawn will meet again (See: Farewell, or See You Later?), it is not  implausible that this is Serena's role, rather than for her and Ash to become a couple, same with Kenny and Dawn. 

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Awesome site

David | 07/03/2019

This site is so awesome. Pearlshipping is my OTP


shiny.pikachu | 09/03/2016

I just wanted to say i successfully converted my brother back to pearlshipping using this page. Usually, this page or Music is enough for me to win debates, i am glad that i have these valuable resources, i probably would not be a pearlshipper right now if I didn't

The Kenny-Serena Theory

Kirby kart | 26/08/2015

That helped me Lot. I was confused for a moment and was gonna switch to AmourShipping, but after reading that, I know that I'll be sticking to PearlShipping for a long time.

Totally agree

Sam | 11/08/2014

Was worried for a bit when armourshipping started but if you look at all the moments ash & dawn had together it just sinks armourshippings ship! Pearlshipping will come through!!


FISH AI | 22/07/2014

You know how everyone mentions all the amourshipping posters? Theres one where Serena looks at Ash blushing and the one where Serena is holding a heart looking at Ash but in both of those Ash is just minding his own business and not paying attention to Serena. This could be a way the writers are saying that amourshipping will always be one sided.

Re: pearlshipping

NovaStorm (TM 87) | 31/07/2014

I definitely agree.

Re: pearlshipping

Torterror | 24/08/2015

In one of the DP episodes Ash wanted to do some training, but Dawn wanted to go shopping. Ash and Brock agrees to come with Dawn. The key part is that Ash did not ditch Dawn to go train with his pokemon, but he does ditch Serena to go have a battle with that trainer and his Treeko.

Re: Re: pearlshipping

PokeDerps9000 | 28/08/2015

Watch the episode again and you will notice that Dawn is holding Ash by the hand and Brock by his forearm.


friendlydog | 07/04/2014

But I think the link is dead :/

Re: Nice!

NovaStorm (TM 87) | 08/04/2014

That exact link messed me up for the longest time. There is an analysis for the song, it is in the music section. :)

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