Pokeshipping is the only Ash shipping to have the Pokemon name in it. Pokeshipping also is special because even throughout Sinnoh there was still hint. Misty was the one who helped Ash the most out of all the girls. You may disagree but you see Misty helped Ash mature. She also helped him become a better trainer. Without her, Ash would have never been so successful. Without her how could Ash make it all the way to Alola? Now childhood friends yadayadayada blaa blaa blaa is nice and all but we don't get to see BOTH Ash and Serena grow their relationship. Instead we get some shitty flashback. But with pokeshipping we get to see Ash and Misty grow closer as the show went on. We got to see another side to this red-headed, so called annoying girl. We got to see just how great the influence Pokémon has on kids by teaching them friendship. It was pokeshipping that started it all. This is why pokeshipping is the best.