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Bianca or Latias kissing Ash
AltoShipping (Japanese: サトラティ SatoLati) is the belief that Ash Ketchum and Latias belong in a romantic relationship. It comes from the movie, Pokémon Heroes, and is named after its setting, Alto Mare. However, some Ash and Bianca supporters also choose to use this name for their Ship instead, though officially, the proper name for the couple of Ash and Bianca is MareShipping (Japanese: サトカノ SatoKano).

AltoShipping evidence

Ash and Latias

Hints between Ash and Latias

The following are hints which some AltoShippers believe supports the idea of Ash and Latias a couple. None of these points have been proven by Pokémon, so none of these hints are conclusive.

  • In the scene when Latias is attacked by Annie and Oakley, Ash comes without his friends Brock and Misty (as he would usually bring them along) to help Latias and protect her. Ash soon helps Latias escape from Annie and Oakley's Pokémon.
  • When Ash enters the Secret Garden, he meets Latias there in a human guise, which is identical to Bianca. Then, suddenly, Ash is attacked by Latios, Latias's brother. Latios is about to deliver the final blow when Latias runs out and protects Ash from being attacked any further.
  • After Latias (disguised as Bianca) and Lorenzo have stopped Bianca and Latios from attacking Ash, Latias takes Ash's hand, sits him on a swing, walks around and pushes off on the swing and stands on the swing while Ash sits on it. After Latias reveals her true appearance, Ash falls off the swing and faceplants on the stone floor. Latias picks him up to see if he is okay, he is, and she is very happy and starts flying close circles around Ash. The next shot is Lorenzo saying that Latias must have taken a liking to Ash.
  • When Latias grabs Ash's hat, Ash does not get mad at Latias, but rather just chases her playfully around to try and get it back, unlike the episode in the series where a Mankey stole Ash's hat and severely ticked him off.
  • In the part of the movie where Latias looks for help, since Annie and Oakley have captured Latios, she specifically goes to Ash. She even slips into her human guise and hugs Ash, and cries on him when she asks for his help.
  • When Ash is attacked by the Aerodactyl, he jumps off his water vehicle and lands underwater, an already frightened Latias bravely checks Ash to make sure he is safe.
  • When Latios passes away, Ash calmly comforts her.
  • At the end of the movie when Ash is about to leave, Latias runs up to Ash and kisses Ash on the cheek. While the possibility of it being Bianca is noted, the fact that she does not speak and is not wearing the white beret means that Latias is the more likely of the two.

MareShipping evidence

Hints between Ash and Bianca

Who took the drawing: Bianca or Latias?

AltoShipping is also uncommonly referred to as the relationship between Ash and Bianca, though noted above, its official name is MareShipping. There are some factors contributing to the belief of this pairing.

  • Ash initially thinks it is Bianca first when Latias approached him, even after he knew Latias often took her form. Therefore, he was in a way looking forward to Bianca being there.
  • Ash and Bianca become friends after she realizes that Ash wasn't harming Latios at all.
  • When Ash sees Bianca and Lorenzo in trouble, Ash cries, "Bianca! And Lorenzo." He says Bianca's name first and with more enthusiasm, showing that he cares about her.
  • Bianca's hat is left on the easel. There is a possibility that Bianca tried to look like Latias in her human guise by leaving her hat there so that Ash wouldn't think it was Bianca who kissed him.
  • When Ash is handed the picture of him and Pikachu, it is thought by supporters to be Bianca, because it is unusual for anyone to give away someone else's art (however, Pokémon themselves might not hold the same concepts of ownership, and is impossible to say if Latias would not give Ash something that wasn't hers, or if the sketch wasn't done for or by Latias, making it hers to give away, regardless). Another possibility may be that Bianca made the artwork and had Latias deliver it (whether the kiss was expected or not would be another question).

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