the incomplete nightmare
Notice: Dec 23, 2012
The Adventure/Special side-list is now tag-free in the non-crossover section where it concerns the Color Kids (meaning only "Special" and "female" were removed, the likes of N and Bianca do still carry their tags, and so forth). Blue still refers to the girl, and everything else still stands. Now it's just easier to navigate the strictly AdvSpe 'ships.
Notice: July 22, 2012
Pokémon Conquest has its own separate page for 'ships, and therefore they will not be apart of the Big List. I felt this was the best decision, only because it really is a crossover game and the only original characters are the Hero/Heroine, who will be kept separate for similar reasons (due to who owns them).
Notice: Mar 17, 2012
Been ignoring this for too long. I haven't been touching crossover 'ships in years, and that's not because no one's submitted any since '10; they have. I've simply been ignoring them, because when it comes down to it, what surface does it cover? So at this point, the crossover and Japanese names lists are now on archival mode. Archival mode, from now on, basically describes a page as being on hold from updates indefinitely.
Notice: Dec 23, 2011
Merry holiday New Year's salutations! Two new side links are slowly being put up across the site: 'ships with objects and 'ships that incorproate accents in their names. You might be surprised what you discover is really supposed to be spoken in a certain way.
Notice: Nov 11, 2011
Ahaha, late with an update. Never mind that.
Notice: Oct 15, 2011
Been planning this move for a long time, now (a little over a year; I am so sorry). I can't say updating will be any easier (it won't; it is honestly the most laboring process), and I will miss a couple of Webs' features, but in the mean time, this is where I want to be, because the A-Z list is back, and now it won't be going anywhere (I pray; the A-Z list ate up most of the bandwidth Webs allowed monthly).
Notice: Oct 03, 2011
Couples that contain more than one male, female, or pokémon are now alphabetized by gender and species, much like the het and human/pokémon 'ships have been from the start. That means, for example, if you are looking for the name of May/Dawn, searching Dawn & May will get you there. Pokémon have also been alphabetized, regardless of gender. Latias precedes Latios, Miltank precedes Tauros, and so on. There are many nuances to the system, but that's the abridged version, and the bit that will help site-goers the most. If you spot a potential error, I would be more than happy to be told of it.
Notice: Mar 25.2011
The March 25th update was actually finished and completed March 9th. It was supposed to be done earlier, but things happened, and when I was done, more things happened. So despite you having submitted yours between when I cut off this update and now, I have not included those. Just in case you get ansty over why yours isn't on the list yet. It will be. Sooner or later, it always will be.
Notice: Feb 13, 2011
If you are unable to access the guestbook, and are unwilling to use alternative methods of reaching me (but if you can, please do), please drop an email at with any questions or submissions.
UPDATE: Aug 07.13
The existence of Silver (Kamon) came out of a compromise between who the character was in the days before DP and during-or-before the entirely of Gen III (the tag Ethan (Hiro) came about to match, as he was simply "Hiro" before Ethan). Well, it used to be worse than that when people argued his name was Black, a la from the manga Golden Boys. It wasn't fun, but now BG!Black is his own character and usage of "Kamon" to denote Silver is in less use, I believe. Either way, that incarnation of Silver is now "Silver (game)" on the list, since that's what you guys wanted (Ethan might change by the next update). As a side note, the Nidorans no longer have parentheses and now appear as "Nidoran F" and "Nidoran M".
UPDATE: March 04.13
After years of frustration, we've hopefully eliminated a search issue: the entire website will be in the process of swapping the traditional "Shipper" to "Shipping". While "Shipper" translates also to "Shipping" in search engines, the reverse isn't true, so when tradition hurts, tradition needs to take a back seat. While I do not want to swap the suffix, I think it's entirely necessary to hopefully lure in those who need the website, whether or not they think they need it. ...I'll just be over here, rolled up in a ball crying my 'shippy tears out.
UPDATE: Jan 01.13
One object 'ship seemed to be causing a bit of issue with recent submissions, so objects have returned to the main list. The side page with the objects will continue to exist and update, because what the hell. Article of interest, and might as well make it easier for 4chan and /vp/, as well as the rest of the internet, to see that our brand of crazy is just slightly different from their brand of crazy. (Not that they'd admit it.)
UPDATE: Oct 10.12
BW2 English names should be up and complete! Also, Mabelshipping was changed to Maybelshipping (due to Mabelleshipping...yes, it's confusing), and Bakushipping was changed from Drowzee/Munna (because already Highshipping) to Drowzee/Hypno/Munna/Musharna. ...And then we added some genders to Landgalaxyshipping and Templarknightshipping. Genders are a thing, now; genders are cool.
UPDATE: Mar 22.12
Some wires were crossed and the following were replaced (Englandshipping removed for Jokeshipping; Tasseographyshipping removed for Tassologyshipping). ...Felt like an emergency thing, so.
UPDATE: Nov 11.11
The remaining separate lists should now be in alphabetical order, with the exception of the 'ship ZodiacalStarshipping on the Untouchables.
UPDATE: July 10.11
The BW page is now simply polls and future BW 'ships. All archived BW 'ships are now solely maintained on the alphabet lists. As handy and informative as it was, I find that its upkeep is taxing, considering that it's not a permanent feature.
UPDATE: May 29.11
So, tough executive decision, and I didn't make it lightly. I am resigned to conclude that the name Conductorshipping will be applicable to the following two couples: Steve Stone/Elesa and Emmet/Elesa. This is all.
UPDATE: May 20.11
Well, so much for wanting to stick with the elimination of the totality. Anyway, categories have been elimination instead. It's not like you guys don't know the English names by now. There's little need to be cute, anymore. But since BW still remains infinitely popular in this neck of the woods (I expected nothing less), again with the "We'll see."
UPDATE: Mar 25.11
English names are in place. That means the future of this page is coming soon to an end. During the next update, the removal of every name BUT the "Newest" will happen. It would usually be after that, this page would no longer exist, right along with the Lyra page. However, the addition of polling has all but saved this page from full deletion. Polls will continue to be posted as they are needed.
UPDATE: Jan 26.11
With the revealing of some English names, it's usually policy that the list will continue to use the Japanese names--with the exception of the base starters--until the update after the American release of the games. This is simply in case something changes between now and the release. It's only another, what, five weeks until Black & White? You will live.
UPDATE: Sept 23.10
Black-kun is now known as Touya, and "Black-kun" will no longer be the name found on this list. Four-chan is now known as Touko, and "Four-chan" will also no longer be the name found here.We thank you for the patience of putting up with the aliases until this point.