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Just a reminder, Misty’s romantic feelings for Ash are canon based on her interactions with him throughout the course of the OS. Ash’s romantic feelings for Misty are slightly less but still quite canon based on his interactions with her throughout the course of the OS.
Pokeshipping is long and trying the most mutual of any Ash-based ship. No long-lasting female companion has gotten Ash to react to them the way that Misty has. He hasn’t referred to any other girl as fated to meet him, hasn’t gotten jealous over them, hasn’t treated them with any significance or difference compared to other female companions. Misty is the only one.
Whether or not Word of God was involved, this makes Pokeshipping the most canon Ash-related ship in the series and, on top of that, definitely provides enough evidence towards Misty’s genuine romantic interest in Ash.