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View Poll Results: Who is your favorite main female companion in the anime?
Misty (OS) 21 22.34%
May (AG) 7 7.45%
Dawn (DP) 33 35.11%
Iris (BW) 6 6.38%
Serena (XY) 21 22.34%
Lillie (SM) 6 6.38%
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Old November 29th, 2017 (11:05 AM).
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    Misty, May and Dawn are my favorites. Mallow and Lana are pretty good too. Iris, Serena and lillie are so bad that i don't even consider them as main female companions.
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    Old November 29th, 2017 (11:22 AM).
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      A bit of an update.

      My top girl's still Misty, but Iris seems to be taking competition for second place with Lillie (not to mention Lana if she were to count).

      And the reason why Lillie qualifies as one of my top girls is the fact that she's actually got pretty good natural development in terms of character, and actually comes across as a lot more believeable and sympathetic (certainly moreso than May. In fact, if they had used the kind of character development Lillie got for May from the get-go instead of shoe-horning a completely random hate for Pokémon despite her profession of Pokémon Trainer, not to mention her background as the daughter of a Gym Leader, pretty much requiring her to not hate them, I'd be a bit more tolerant of May). There's also the fact that we might get to see her entering the badge-collecting quest in the near future, which definitely would be a positive and a shake-up considering we never got an actual badge-collecting female trainer in the main cast before.
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      Old November 30th, 2017 (3:32 PM).
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        Dawn for me. She's one of the best developed girls if not the best and has a decent Pokemon team. Then I'd say May and Serena.
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          Mine is Dawn, because she competed in lots of different activities, had some brilliant battling combinations for Contests and always showed great determination.

          And she had a brilliant bond with Ash and worked well together with him. And it was great how her intensity matched Ash's intensity.

          I loved how she wasn't petty, an example of this is whenever Ursula was a jerk to her, Dawn didn't retaliate and she let the performances in Contests do the talking.
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          Hard to say if Misty or Dawn was "better" imo, as I kind of like them for different reasons. Both were very enjoyable on their own and less uber dependent on Ash to be the main focus and hero (from what I remember watching these seasons in the show, it's been a while).
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          Old February 1st, 2018 (11:51 PM).
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            Hard to say if Misty or Dawn was "better" imo, as I kind of like them for different reasons. Both were very enjoyable on their own and less uber dependent on Ash to be the main focus and hero (from what I remember watching these seasons in the show, it's been a while).
            Best comment i've read in a long while tbh.
            You can be fan of them both at the same time something fanbase doesn't understand lol.
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            Old February 2nd, 2018 (4:06 AM).
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            Best comment i've read in a long while tbh.
            You can be fan of them both at the same time something fanbase doesn't understand lol.
            ngl the fanbase does seem a bit polarized haha. But doesn't have to be like that :) The world isn't black and white.
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              ngl the fanbase does seem a bit polarized haha. But doesn't have to be like that :) The world isn't black and white.
              It all goes back to the way the show views these girls as disposable "eye candy." As long as they keep swapping them out every new saga, fans will only continue to fight over them and pit them against each other. :(
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                I've always been partial to Iris...basically just because I loved the fact that our main girl liked to spend her time roaming through the woods, flitted about the treetops with ease, got described as a "wild child" (not to mention mistaken for a Pokemon) and kept her Pokemon tucked inside her ridiculously long hair. ^_^ What can I say? I'm drawn to more eccentric characters...
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                I liked May the best until Serena happened. They're pretty even now, and maybe I like Serena's character more, but May has sentimental value because Hoenn kinda pulled me back into Pokemon some years ago.
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                Old March 12th, 2018 (7:22 PM). Edited March 12th, 2018 by CodeHelmet.
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                  As I look at this, I’m almost tempted to request that this be expanded or changed to favorite female character. That way we could include characters like Macy, Angie, Anabel, Korrina and more. Heck include Professors like Burnet, Ivy and Juniper. Plus this poll leaves out Bonnie/Eureka and you’d be surprised how popular her character is.
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                  Dawn/Hikari. Her bond with Ash was special, also her girly and cheerful personality was super cute and awesome to me :D She's a strong female, too. Even though she love's contests and girly things, she's not afraid to fight when she needs to. She really was a great character IMO.

                  I'm happy to see she's the most popular in this poll, too! :D
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                    Dawn/Hikari. Her bond with Ash was special, also her girly and cheerful personality was super cute and awesome to me :D She's a strong female, too. Even though she love's contests and girly things, she's not afraid to fight when she needs to. She really was a great character IMO.

                    I'm happy to see she's the most popular in this poll, too! :D
                    Back when I posted a long time ago, Serena had the lead. What surprises me is the sheer lack of support for May.
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                    Old April 10th, 2018 (1:10 PM).
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                      May is my favorite. I enjoyed her character so much :)
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                      Old April 10th, 2018 (11:34 PM).
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                        Dawn is my favourite, she is brilliantly developed and has great determination and skills.
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                        Back when I posted a long time ago, Serena had the lead. What surprises me is the sheer lack of support for May.
                        I think Dawn and Serena seem to equally be viewed as the best female companion, which fits since both XY and DP are praised a lot for their more serious tone, and the development both girls went through.
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                          I think Dawn and Serena seem to equally be viewed as the best female companion, which fits since both XY and DP are praised a lot for their more serious tone, and the development both girls went through.
                          Yeah but my point about May still stands. Misty’s support is understandable due to her being the first one. Yet Iris(a companion many fans didn’t like, although I attribute that to the writers not giving her character the proper respect or attention she deserved) and Lillie(a Female protagonist in a series that will go down as the worst one to date) have more support than May. That to me is what confounds me.
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                            Dawn, reasons were already pointed out by some users above me.
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                              equally misty and dawn! i grew up with may as the main pokegirl but i never really saw much of myself in her or felt she was the kind of person i looked up to, whereas i saw myself in misty a lot and felt dawn was an interesting and unique character especially after her massive character development. recently i also think serena is cute, but i haven't watched any of the XY series so that's just from secondhand knowledge.
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                                Misty/Kasumi, the first ever pokemon loli (no, i'm not talking about the cut, (+18 ) )

                                Also Dawn for her polish Minnie mouse voice in the polish version (and for having Mamoswine) and Serena for having an Eeveelution
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                                  May is my favorite due to her character growth as a big sister, friend, teenage girl crushing on a boy, contest coordinator, and trainer. If contests were in XY with that artwork, contests could have been super awesome and I'd like to see that over the beauty pageant contests that Serena was in... (and she had an Eevee / Glaceon). I enjoyed some characters in DP and XY, but I miss contests. Dawn was too confused all the time and Serena was crushing on Ash too much to get better as a character. Sun and Moon artwork is odd and it doesn't feel like the characters have clear goals, which May, Brock, and Ash did. I would not mind Serena in contests, but I don't know if they would bring her or contests back.
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                                  Back when I posted a long time ago, Serena had the lead. What surprises me is the sheer lack of support for May.
                                  Awww, I really like May, too. She's nostalgic of my Pokemon watching days around 2004 for me X3; She's also funny and sweetly attractive looking.
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                                  Old April 19th, 2018 (2:01 AM). Edited April 19th, 2018 by kylelpi.
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                                    I voted Dawn.
                                    She is the only Pokemon character other then Ash to have the role of co star.

                                    She was such a great battler and always showed great determination
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                                      Dawn/Hikari. Her bond with Ash was special, also her girly and cheerful personality was super cute and awesome to me :D She's a strong female, too. Even though she love's contests and girly things, she's not afraid to fight when she needs to. She really was a great character IMO.

                                      I'm happy to see she's the most popular in this poll, too! :D
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                                      Awww, I really like May, too. She's nostalgic of my Pokemon watching days around 2004 for me X3; She's also funny and sweetly attractive looking.
                                      Eh, suit yourself. Unfortunately, I'm not at all fond of those two. They reminded me too much of the Fiorello Fangirls from the Pokémon episode Princess vs. Princess, and the Love Hina girls, not to mention, which I have been taught to at the very least dislike, if not hate (heck, the Fiorello Fangirls and Love Hina in particular are the reason I gave the Female Anime Stereotype the name "Hina stereotype", Love Hina's pretty obvious, but the Fiorello Fangirls' ties dealt with the fact that the setting of the episode was called O-Hina Town in the Japanese version.). I also wasn't fond of the whole overpromotion of Pokémon Contests (especially when they were little more than side-quests in the games. I mean, what, should we make Secret Bases an actual goal as well?). And as far as May, I really am not fond of the fact that she went on a Pokémon journey when she outright hated Pokémon. Here's my view: Regardless if you're girly or a tomboy, if you dislike or hate Pokémon, DON'T go on a Pokémon journey. It's that simple. Doesn't help that she is the daughter of a Gym Leader, meaning she most likely would have spent her entire LIFE up to that point being exposed to Pokémon constantly, and thus she has absolutely NO reason to dislike or hate Pokémon in the first place (not to mention, Misty and Brock, heck, Jessie and James even, had pretty bad family relationships, and none of them hated Pokémon as a result. Heck, Jessie and James are especially notable since they're members of an organization that has no qualms with outright murdering Pokémon to satisfy their goals.). And then there's the fact that May just let what amounted to her own son be abducted by a psychotic pirate in the climax and stood there like a dang coward in what was supposed to be HER movie, thus resulting in Ash having to save the day yet again. And Dawn... look, I was never a big fan of girls basically obsessing over the mirror (heck, anyone of any gender for that matter), so I was not fond of seeing her do that. Another thing I dislike about them is that they were oversexualized, especially for them being 10 year olds (which Masamitsu indicated was very much deliberate). If they were 16, or 18, heck, 20 even, while I wouldn't necessarily like them being subject to sexual fanservice, I'd at least be a bit more tolerant since at least they are, if not actually of the age of consent, then pretty dang close to it, and certainly aren't explicitly prepubescent children). Probably another thing I dislike is that they literally had no reason to join up with Ash, especially when they were doing fine enough on their own. Misty, Iris, heck, even Serena at least actually HAD a reason to join up with Ash (and I'm not even fond of Serena either). I suppose I could respect Dawn for being able to fight if she has to, though.

                                      Don't get me wrong, I have little problem with girly girl characters as long as they're done right (I liked Ariel from The Little Mermaid and in Return to the Sea, and while I'm not too fond of the triplets from Beauty and the Beast, I actually am aloof to them right now, and in fact trust them far more than Belle right now. Heck, I don't even mind Princess Peach from the Mario games. Heck, Misty had plenty of girly moments as well. In fact, Princess vs. Princess, the episode where Misty earned my immense loyalty, literally had her participating in a very girly holiday.), but when they enter territory of them being outright fetishized and go beyond merely girly and come across as being... pardon the bluntness but... bimbos, I am not fond of that at all. And unfortunately, May and Dawn come far too close to that than simply being girly from what I can tell. But, hey, that's just what I think. Won't force you to adopt my line of thinking if you don't want it.
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                                      Old April 21st, 2018 (5:53 AM).
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                                        Dawn, great development, I really liked her personality and her bond with Ash.

                                        And she is the only character to get the role of co star along with Ash.
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