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Misty and Pikachu

GeneratorShipping is the belief in love between Misty and Pikachu.


Ash Catches a Pokémon

  • As Ash celebrates with his newly-caught Caterpie, Misty picks up Pikachu and places it on her lap. Ash warns her that Pikachu only likes him but is surprised to see Pikachu enjoying Misty's company.

The Water Flowers of Cerulean City

  • On their way to Cerulean City, Misty is lagging behind Ash and Brock. When she calls them, telling them to wait, Pikachu smiles. It is showing that it's glad that Misty is still following them.
  • All fired up for a gym battle against Misty, Ash tries to send out Pikachu. However, Pikachu refuses to battle against Misty because it treats her as its friend. Misty is pleased and tells Pikachu, "Pikachu, you're a Pika-pal!" Pikachu perks up and beams at Misty.
  • As Misty is winning the battle, she boasts on how Water-type Pokémon always have the edge on water. Pikachu instantly agrees with her, making Ash annoyed.

The March of the Exeggutor Squad

  • The gang arrive in town the same day as the carnival. Ash and Brock get so excited that they change into strange clothes and start dancing. Ash asks Misty to join them, but both she and Pikachu hesitate. Thinking of the embarrassment, they leave Ash and Brock to do whatever it is they're doing. Misty and Pikachu enjoy the carnival by trying out different rides. After that, Misty buys ice cream and shares it with Pikachu.
  • After much persuasion from Melvin, Misty agrees to be his lovely assistant for the magic show. Misty dresses up in a Goldeen outfit. Pikachu also joins her on stage dressed in a tux.

Princess vs. Princess

  • Because of her strong desire to win the Princess Festival Contest, Misty asks Ash and Brock to lend her some of their Pokémon. Even without Ash's decision, Pikachu cheerfully jumps into Misty's arms, telling her that it will gladly help her out. During the final round, Misty and Pikachu are seen holding hands and jumping around happily. When Pikachu gets knocked out by Lickitung, Misty quickly runs to Pikachu.

The Scheme Team

  • Pikachu jumps into Misty's arms as soon as she appears, as it is very happy to see her again after a long time.

The Right Place and the Right Mime

  • After taking a direct hit from Seviper's attack, Pikachu is badly poisoned. Misty tells her Azurill to use Refresh and share some its energy to Pikachu.

Other Hints

  • Pikachu took a liking to Misty very early in the series, and it has retained this liking of Misty throughout the series.
  • Pikachu has a specific way of addressing people, namely Ash, Misty, and Brock. Pikachu calls Misty "Pikachu-Pi". Specific names for Tracey, May, Max, and Dawn have not been heard.
  • Whenever Ash is not around, Misty is usually the one holding onto Pikachu during her tenure.
  • As a way of showing support, Pikachu had always cheer for Misty whenever she's in a battle or contest.
  • It acted as a guardian and big sibling to Togepi.


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