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StarGirl
July 4th, 2010, 07:41 AM
if this not a girl show but why the girl can get replace by another girl not a boy

just like this

misty(kasumi) 1997-2002 [japan] and 1998-2003 [english]
may (haruka) 2002-2006 [japan] and 2003-2007 [english]
dawn (hikari) 2006-2010 [japan] and 2007-2011 [english]

Mew~
July 4th, 2010, 07:58 AM
Uh, im pretty sure it's for anyone, boys, girls, hermaphrodites etc XD The boy (Ash) doesn't get replaced because hes the main, main character

Purple Nurple
July 4th, 2010, 10:27 AM
Yeah, wasn't Brock replaced for a while? Can't remember, but I'm sure they cycle through characters to keep up with the games new characters.

shookie
July 4th, 2010, 11:25 AM
Yeah, wasn't Brock replaced for a while? Can't remember, but I'm sure they cycle through characters to keep up with the games new characters.
Yeah, Tracey came in for a while there.

I'm a girl and I watched the show all the time. I was like, nine or ten when it was first airing so I don't think I looked too much into the characters. Even now I doubt it would bother me that much.

Spinor
July 4th, 2010, 11:34 AM
No, it's obviously a manly show that only the manliest of men deserve to feast their eyes on because of the overwhelming manliness.

PearlShipper4Life
July 4th, 2010, 03:55 PM
I'd say its for a bit of both.
The girls are kind of for both boys and girls.
Ash is supposed to be so guys can be intrested in, girls too :P

RivalGator
July 4th, 2010, 03:58 PM
Actually, of course it's a girl show. Doesn't matter who gets replaced or not. Reminded me of a time in the library where this stupid woman was like, "Pokemon is for boys. Not girls." I was like, "Then I guess you don't consider me a girl then, cuz I've loved Pokemon all my life. Along with my other girl friends. So. Oops. Wrong." lol.

IcyIce
July 4th, 2010, 07:49 PM
No it is not a girls show. It is like any other anime just no fighting. I've been watching shows sense it first started airing in 1998.

ShintoRuins!
July 4th, 2010, 08:04 PM
It's for everyone! Except gays! JK JK JK!

Thorns
July 4th, 2010, 08:14 PM
It belongs girls, all girls and only girls.

the boys only ruin it XD.

Zet
July 4th, 2010, 09:30 PM
Seeing as how it's a cartoon, it is aimed at both girls and boys.

yossarian
July 5th, 2010, 12:34 AM
It's for both.

Going back to another thread about Clefairy almost being the new pikachu, you can see there was a lot of stragedy involved to decide upon Pikachu. It appeases both the young male and female audiences, it's very cute and lovable whilst at the same time being very powerful and strong.

Also they'll always be a strong girl in the main trio, likewise the alternate sexes of Jessie & James, Butch & Cassidy etc.

Furtermore the addition of contests to bring balance to the more masculine pokemon battles.

Godzil
July 6th, 2010, 10:35 PM
Pokemon started as a show targeted at younger boys. I'm sure many girls were interested in it too, for many reasons.

Later, the writers tried to make it more likeable for a wider audience. Namely, younger girls. They did this by introducing Contests. Ash couldn't enter in Contests because he was already explicitly a Pokemon Trainer, and Contests would A) divide his attention, and B) furthur alienate the female member. Contests didn't fit well with Misty's character, so they introduced May. This also gave attention to the fact that female trainers could do just as well as male, especially in their own division. (Because this show is aimed at younger boys and the main character can't be surpassed by a female.)

Not sure why Dawn was introduced. Fanservice?

So it started as a boy's show, and the writers later tried to adapt it for females.

As for why Ash isn't replaced, he represents the viewer. You're supposed to see the story from his eyes.

I <3 Pokemon
July 6th, 2010, 10:54 PM
Definitely for everyone example there are tough scary strong pokemon and cute adorable pokemon so I guess it's for everyone

Darkmoonazara
July 7th, 2010, 06:52 AM
No, it's obviously a manly show that only the manliest of men deserve to feast their eyes on because of the overwhelming manliness.
What?! How are the contests manly? Explain that, will ya?

Jorah
July 7th, 2010, 08:01 AM
Only the manliest of men are willing to express their feminine side.

David Bauer III
July 7th, 2010, 08:07 AM
I think it's favored by males but I think it's also a show females can enjoy. As far as replacing Ash with a female main character or even another male main character, it's never gonna happen. Ash is the anime.

Demigod
July 7th, 2010, 12:34 PM
Pokemon's fight eachothers.. how is it a girl show =_="

Vernikova
July 7th, 2010, 12:41 PM
Seeing as how it's a cartoon, it is aimed at both girls and boys.

Because all cartoons are aimed at both genders.

Pokemon's fight eachothers.. how is it a girl show =_="

Because Pokémon Contests are there for girls?

donavannj
July 7th, 2010, 01:08 PM
What?! How are the contests manly? Explain that, will ya?

Um...

Only the manliest of men are willing to express their feminine side.

What Jorah said. And I find the contests an interesting part of the series.

Uh, im pretty sure it's for anyone, boys, girls, hermaphrodites etc XD The boy (Ash) doesn't get replaced because hes the main, main character

This is the truth.

>Feelings<
July 9th, 2010, 06:04 PM
Pokemon has always been a show for everyone, and everyone can enjoy it.
It's just that they knew that the difference in the number of viewers between both genders were too wide, and therefore they decided to make its market intensive towards appealing to boys first.

But later on, they saw the increasing number, and the potential of it being very attractive to female viewers too, so they balanced out the elements in the anime so that it appeals to both genders.

I like how both genders are getting closer to each other in terms of thinking than they were.
As time passes, girls like battles more than they did, and guys like contests more than they did.

piplup088
July 16th, 2010, 09:15 AM
Pokemon can be for girls. I'm a girl, and I LOVE IT!!!!!

okjoek
July 29th, 2010, 07:43 PM
they wanted it to be more girl friendly (evident of contest introduction) but i think the girl charicters put too much effort into the contest unlike may who battled on more occasions.

dawn is just trying to be a beuty queen rather than the adventure itself imo.

TheFuturePokemon
July 29th, 2010, 07:59 PM
they wanted it to be more girl friendly (evident of contest introduction) but i think the girl charicters put too much effort into the contest unlike may who battled on more occasions.

dawn is just trying to be a beuty queen rather than the adventure itself imo.

I liked the show better when it was more focused on ash.

okjoek
July 29th, 2010, 08:03 PM
i supose thats one way to put it.

but i think the adenture and region plot should be more important than winning contest ribbons and badges. proportioning is the key.

i dont care if ash beats the gym or if dawn wins the contest, i care about different senarios like team rocket/aqua/magma/galactic/whatever the new ones supposed to be)

storyline over battles for me.

GFA
July 29th, 2010, 08:04 PM
Its aimed at kids. More so boys, but Id say Contests were introduced into the Anime to try and grab more girls. May was more focused on then Misty ever was

EmeraldSerenade
July 29th, 2010, 08:57 PM
I'm pretty sure Pokemon was targeted for kids in general... but I don't think gender matters much tbh.

Aro-kun
July 29th, 2010, 09:21 PM
Because Pokémon Contests are there for girls?

(; ' o ' ) For some reason that seems kinda sexist...
I say pokemon is for anyone interested in collecting things, constests, and battles o(^o^)--O)X_0)