The Girls of Pokemon–And Why We Heart Them!

Admit it: You watched, played, and maybe even collected cards for Pokemon. It’s cool — we did too, and we’re not ashamed! Part of what was so awesome about this particular anime phenomenon is just how many awesome girls took part in the show, and the fact that they all had actual personalities instead of just being the token females. These ladies literally schooled Ash and the gang on how it was done. We’ve rounded up our favorite pocket monster mamas for you to reminisce!

 

Dawn


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Dawn is always confident and always strives to do better than she did last time. She  also takes risks to protect and save her Pokemon — a lot like some dude named Ash that you may have heard of, but with more girl power. She’s wise, too: When she says “No need to worry,” she’s right. Worrying is wasted time!

 

 

Ursula


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Dawn’s biggest rival, Ursula can be pretty annoying at times, but you have to admire her confidence and persistence — even if they sometimes come with a heaping side of denial. At least she keeps trying!

 

 

Zoey


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Zoey is confident and always happy to help anyone else. However, she’s just as happy to whoop their behinds in competitions when she needs to. Sounds like a pretty perfect competitor’s attitude to us!

 

 

Elesa


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Elesa is a supermodel in addition to being a pretty tough Pokemon battler. And you can’t even hate her for it, because on top of that, she’s also smart and nice. Okay, so maybe you can hate her a little — but you still would totally hang out with her.

 

 

May


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May is both sensitive and spunky. When she’s not sparring off with her brother, Max, she’s getting creative with Pokeblock recipes or dishing out love advice. Don’t you want her to be your best friend?

 

 

Skyla


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We love Skyla because she’s a pilot in addition to a pretty worthy opponent in a Pokemon battle. That’s pretty fly. (See what we did there?!)

 

 

Iris


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Ash assumed at first glance that Iris was a Pokemon when he saw her fierce indigo hair poking out behind some bushes. Turns out, her fierce hair matches her confident, sassy attitude and wild nature.

 

 

Cynthia

Cynthia from Pokemon
Source: Pokemon Wikia

Cynthia rules because she’s so frickin’ wise. She cares  for all Pokemon — even the bad ones — and is even nice to jerks like Paul, who no one else can stand. Did we mention she’s usually on every champion list? Yeah, so there’s that too.

 

 

Maylene


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Aside from kicking butt in Pokemon battles, Maylene just kicks butt in general, often unaware of her own strength. She’s also a competitive eater. Watch your back, Kobayashi!

 

 

Jessie


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Is she kind of a drama queen? Yes. Is she a bad guy? Yes. Is her voice shrill and annoying? Yes. Do we somehow love her anyway? Yes. Yes we do.

 

 

Misty


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C’mon, did you really think we’d forget Misty?! Despite her sisters scoffing at her dreams, Misty keeps truckin’ in her journey to become a master of water Pokemon — and she keeps the boys in line (especially the girl-crazy Brock). And really, her crush on Ash is too cute — and soooo relatable!

 

Were you into the Pokemon craze? Did we miss one of your favorite female characters? Who would win between Raichu and Charizard? Let us know in the comments!

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38 Comments

  1. avatar leon turner says:

    hmmmmm… i think that the show is pretty literal… but the girls make the show, intresting how that works out

  2. avatar Francia Rose says:

    I think Serena is inlove with Ash…

  3. avatar Infernapeblaze says:

    Well, I like Skyla,Candice,Cliar,Roxie,Elesa and Cynthia. They are the coolest girls from pokemon. I don’t like Misty because she is hot tempered,but I don’t hate her ether.

  4. avatar max says:

    misty HOT I WISH I COUD KISS HER IN PERSON

  5. avatar Axel says:

    Uhh, why is there no Candice???

  6. avatar Bondage says:

    Dawn and May please.

  7. avatar Sam says:

    I didn’t know Misty had a crush on Ash? lol

  8. avatar xbanana says:

    raichu would win. electric beats flying. not that anyone cares…

  9. avatar Catherine says:

    Misty doesn’t have a crush on Ash. It was the other way around.

  10. avatar Trin says:

    You still need put more up cause you forget some like the ice gym girl from D’P'P area!

  11. avatar Anonymous says:

    Hey!!I

  12. avatar jacob says:

    I perfeer misty all the way even when i was a kid but how come it says misty has a crush on ash when there was no fealings shown for any of them in all the sesons
    but misty is the best and the hotest

    • avatar Tricia says:

      There were a few hints throughout the series that implied that Misty liked Ash, but I don’t think they ever outright stated that she liked him in that way.

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