Pearlshipping is the belief that Ash and Dawn belong in a romantic relationship. This ship is among the most popular anime-based shippings, along with PokeShipping, AmourShipping, IkariShipping, and ContestShipping. Most of the hints are friendship hints, but many fans take it in a different way and think that it's romantic.
- AADL - occasionally used, standing for Ash And Dawn Love
- ShinouShipping (please note that this name conflicts with FortuneShipping, the pairing of Lucas and Dawn in the games, also referred to as ShinouShipping)
- Sakari - also occasionally seen, a name taken from Satoshi and Hikari