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Pairing: Ash Ketchum/May (Satoshi/Haruka)
Alternative name(s): AdvanceShipping, SatoHaru
Gender category: het
Fandom: Pokémon (anime)
Canonical?: no
Prevalence: common
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AdvanceShipping is a term for the romantic pairing of Ash and May in the Pokémon anime. AdvanceShipping along with ContestShipping (Drew/May) were two of the most popular ships of the Advance Generation series.

Fans sometimes draw parallels with ApprenticeShipping, with Ash in the role of the tutor and May as the student.

Canon Interaction

Because pairings in the Pokémon anime very rarely become canonical, fans often debate about possible romances occurring off-screen or that may occur in the future. AdvanceShippers have collected "evidence" from the various seasons of the anime as well as the official movies to support their pairing.

Notable Fanworks

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