Post by DaveTheFishandChipsGuy on Mar 19, 2008 14:41:22 GMT 12
Well, I saw the list of HumanxPokemon ships we've got and thought 'Why isn't my personal favourite here?' so I thought I bring it to you.
ChikoShipping is, for those who don't know, the Pairing of Ash and his Chikorita, now Bayleef.
When I started watching the Johto saga (all those years ago....) I instantly loved Chikorita, as I've always picked the grass-type starter in the games. As I watched, I noticed how easily she (yes, she, it is confirmed) got jealous of Pikachu whenever Ash gave him attention, and it seemed pretty apparant to me that she had a crush on Ash.
Eventually, the years wore on, and I stopped watching the show, as nowhere in the UK shows it. Then I discovered the world of Shipping (around last october, I think). The first major ship that I found was, of course, AdvanceShipping, and I kinda imprinted on that, as I now find it impossible to consider the possiblility of any other HumanxHuman ship involving Ash or May.
I also discovered ChikoShipping, in the form of an amazing story called 'Bayleef-tan' on Serebii Forums, by a guy named Gazmof (also an AdvanceShipper)
Because no matter how you look at it, it will still be just a Pokemon trying to get the attention of a human. At least with Altoshipping Latias has a human form so it creates a different element in people's minds that makes it more acceptable.
This worked better before she evolved. Now it just looks like a crush that has turned into a want for attention. I'm surprised that Bayleef hasn't tried to convince Ash to bring her with to anther region after Johto, or even during the Battle Frontier.
"The hardest thing about dreaming about someone you love is to wake up but if the only place I could see you was in my dreams I would sleep forever"
Post by DaveTheFishandChipsGuy on Mar 20, 2008 13:42:01 GMT 12
I suppose, but having never seen Heroes, in my own mind there is no competitor for Chiko, as I've seen no evidence of Alto. I'm not saying it doesn't exsist tho. It's just hard to wrap my mind around things.
I still need to see mid-Johto and when Ash comes home from Hoenn, as I haven't seen their interaction there, excepting the above picture.