I'm a PokéShipper. So, no, I don't support PearlShipping and no, they aren't perfect for each other . I think they're really close friends, and Dawn totally looks up to him, but for Ash she's just a friend. His way to be with her isn't the same than it was with Misty... There's no love. Though he likes to take care of Dawn, he has much affection for her. I think she doesn't love him, but feels more than friendship for him.