It was a manga that went further with these two characters.
Pokémon is a franchise that is intended for all audiencesso it is not often that too many characters are shown having a romantic relationship in most of its members, being the wedding between Professor Kukui and Professor Pimpernel one of the few occasions in which we have seen how the anime skips this invisible border. Now, that doesn’t mean that among the fans there are shippeos.
This is something very common that in most cases has had to Ash as one of the protagonists, being so that we have been able to see how millions around the world have wanted to join him with Misty, Aura / May, Maya / Dawn, Serena, the companions of Alola and even with Goh, the latter being the one that has had the most impact along with Serena’s. Now, although Ash has had several of these shippers with different characters, from the beginning the fans They have put Jessie and James togetherthus being the oldest of all.
Jessi and James were married and even had a child in a manga
Under this same premise, the comic antagonists of the series have always appeared together in the company of Meowth, with very few occasions in which they have been separated, which comes hand in hand with the fact that many fans have shipped Jessie and James to the point of saying that they are couples. And although it must be said that in the anime, except for specific moments, their relationship has never been formally shownthe truth is that there was a manga that dared to cross this line.
For this we have to go to the four-volume manga, Pokémon: The Electric Tale of Pikachu by Toshihiro Ono, which adapted the anime with considerable creative freedom between November 1998 and February 2000 in 16 monthly issues, so we could see how Jessie and James were in a relationship.which went to much more, since they were married and had a common child. In fact, this is seen in the epilogue of the manga, in which we see Jessie pregnant and later there is a brief cameo of these with her son.
For this reason, although it is not canonical, it can be seen that at least in The Pokémon Company this possibility was considered and even approved. For the rest, it only remains to say that Pokémon is going to have big events soon in their gamessince, on the one hand, it has been announced that the special Teraincursions events are back at the same time that Pokémon GO will have a very special Pokémon for one of its July events.