Let’s be completely honest here. Misty was hot. I know, I know, she was only like 12 years old, but hey, so was I. There isn’t a kid out there that didn’t have some kind of fantasy that involved Misty when he was a kid. And if you say you didn’t you’re probably lying.
Pokemon has always had girls that join Ash on his journeys around the Pokemon world.
But Misty was by far the best. She started it all. Without her there wouldn’t have been any other girls, and she was basically the perfect girl. Let’s think about for a second. She isn’t extremely girly like May, who only uses nauseatingly cute Pokemon. And she isn’t too tom-boyish either. She’s also incredibly independent and ambitious. Unlike the other girls who graced the series (May originally doesn’t even like Pokemon, and Dawn wants to win some festival…?) she actually wants to become one of the greatest trainers of all time, and eventually becomes a GYM LEADER. She wasn’t added to the series “just to have a girl.” Her character actually has meaning and purpose. That’s pretty cool. And let’s not forget how, ahem, “passionate” she is. (anger, passion, same thing).
If I can find a girl in real life that is like Misty but, you know, my own age, I’d be pretty damn lucky I think.
Oh, and let’s not forget, she has inspired Halloween costumes for hundreds of college girls. And for that we are very, very thankful.