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[[File:GermanReturn Specialto VolumeViridian 3Gym.jpgpng|rightthumb|100px|thumb250px|Red saves Yellow from the wild Dratini; the cover of the German version of Pokémon Adventures third volume.]]
'''SpecialShipping''' (Japanese: '''レイエ''' ''ReIe'') is the belief that {{adv|Red}} and {{adv|Yellow}} belong in a [[Shipping|romantic relationship]]. This pairing is one of the more popular ships; however, some consider it to be a one-sided ship[[canon]] on Yellow's part, since Red doesn't seem to returnrecognize theher feelings ordue evento recognizehis slightly oblivious themnature. The name is derived from ''Pokémon Special'', the Japanese name of [[Pokémon Adventures]]:. ''PokémonIts Special''rivals include [[LuckyShipping]] and [[MangaPokéShipping]].
 
==Basis==
From their first meeting, both Red and Yellow have shown signs of strong fondness for the other. Ever since Red saved Yellow's life when she was young, she's harbored an admiration for him, even drawing pictures of him in her notebook. Whenever Red and Yellow interact, Yellow usually blushes and gets flustered; needless to say, if Yellow doesn't have feelings for Red, she admires him more than the average fan. On the other hand, Red's feelings are a lot harder to decipher. Because Red doesn't seem to think about potential romances, it's certainly questionable whether or not Red has feelings for Yellow. Red is depicted as having a relationship that is closer to Yellow than most others, and generally gives her most of his attention whenever she is around.
 
Also, being one of the heroes of the manga, Red has a fierce desire to both protect and impress; while Yellow is by no means helpless or weak, she is sure to be content and pleased by her hero protecting/saving her (which Red has done numerous times). Both characters are shown to be more innocent and easygoing, characteristics that bind the two together in closeness, and as fans hope, as a possible couple. So, aside from the duo's obvious close relationship, Red and Yellow would treat the other how they'd prefer to be treated by a significant other, thus supporting the theory of the two growing together as a couple.
 
==Evidence==
==={{chap|Red, Green & Blue}}===
*''Round 36, [[PS036|Drat That Dratini!]]''
:**Red and Yellow first met in the third volume, when RedYellow savedgot Yellowlost fromin the [[Viridian Forest]] and was attacked by a wild {{p|Dratini}}. whichRed wasrescues her just in time, by attackingshoving her; out of the way and restraining Dratini with [[Saur]]'s vines. Even though she was never really hurt, he thenrepeatedly asks if she's okay and helpedguides her catchin catching her first Pokémon, [[Ratty]]. After escaping from the forest, Red teaches her that Pokémon will always be their friends as long as they care for them with a {{p|Rattata}}kind and gentle heart. The background appears to glimmer, whichand shesuch namedbackgrounds "Ratty"are sometimes used to represent a type of passion in both the [[Pokémon anime|anime]] and the manga. If the same logic applies in this case, then it can be said that this is a special moment Red and Yellow shared.
 
*''Round 38, [[PS038|Long Live the Nidoqueen!?]]''
:**Later, after his battle with {{adv|Giovanni}}, Red was nursed back to health by none other than Yellow. She states that she found him at the edge of the forest and is about to express her worry and concern for him when he interrupts. Some believe that Yellow was about to say something along the lines of fearing that Red had died. Yellow toldtells Red that nobody around her hometown is very good with Pokémon, that they neededneed somebody that couldcan teach them. Red understoodunderstands that she meantmeans him and promisedpromises her to be the best Gym Leader. there ever was, even yelling as he departs, "Wait for me!"
 
==={{chap|Yellow}}===
*''RoundIn 42the fourth volume, [[PS042|Dotaking doplace thattwo Doduo]]''years later, Yellow sets off on a mission to find Red—who is missing—assigned by {{adv|Green}}.
:In*''Round the fourth volume46, taking[[PS046|Whacked place two years later, Yellow sets off on a journey to find Red—who is missing—by {{Adv|Green}}.by Marowak!]]''
**When [[Erika]] receives news of a sighting of someone fitting Red's description on the western outskirts of [[Celadon City]], [[Pika]] and Yellow immediately dash off to find him. This could be due to their eagerness to see Red again, though this may also count as a ShockShipping hint. Upon seeing 'Red', Yellow cries out in joy, "It is Red! It ''is''!", and appears to be blushing slightly. After 'Red' assaults Erika, Yellow is greatly shocked, as if she never would have imagined Red treating others so harshly.
*''Round 49, [[PS049|As Gastly as Before]]''
**Just before {{adv|Blue}} leaves, Yellow requests that he train her, stating that she will learn whatever she has to in order to save Red. This implies her strong devotion toward her quest to find Red, as well as Red himself.
*''Round 56, [[PS056|The Coming of Slowpoke (Eventually)]]''
**While aboard the [[S.S. Anne]], Yellow reflects upon her training with Blue and how it helped to boost her confidence. She then thinks with a smile that maybe she would be bold enough to team up with Red at [[Vermilion City]].
*''Round 58, [[PS058|The Kindest Tentacruel]]''
**When the [[Kanto]] [[Pokémon Fan Club Chairman]] relates the legend of the evolutionary stones beneath Vermilion Harbor to Yellow, her first reaction is to ask how it is related to Red. Even the chairman does a classic anime/manga fall and thinks, "Is Red the only thing this child thinks about?" After the chairman finishes telling the tale, Yellow doesn't seem to be listening to him and rushes off to find the stones, thinking that they might help her find Red.
*''Round 65, [[PS065|Karate Machop!]]''
**When Yellow sees the lump of ice cast in the shape of Red, she becomes so agitated that [[Blaine]] has to restrain her.
*''Round 78, [[PS078|Victim of Venusaur]]''
**When Yellow sees Red appear on the other side of the 'magic mirror', she instantly calls out to him, her eyes shining. She also appears to be tearing slightly as she and Pika frantically pound at the wall in a failed attempt to gain Red's attention. In fact, she is so preoccupied with yelling at Red that she does not hear Blaine's warning about the torrent and gets washed away as a result.
*''Round 83, [[PS083|Bang the Drum, Slowbro]]''
:**It is shown in Green's flashback, that when Green told Yellow that Red was in trouble, Yellow lookedappears very shocked and concerned about him. Green askedasks Yellow to search for Red., Yellowand she agreedagrees immediately without much considerationhesitation.
 
*''Round 85, [[PS085|Gimme Shellder]]''
:Yellow has drew Red in her sketchbook. In this round, **Red finds his Pokédex and Yellow's sketchbook, and seesis ashocked pictureto ofsee himselfa in that sketchbook. In previous round, Green sees some picturesdrawing of Red in that sketchbookhimself.
 
*''Round 90 [[PS090|The Legend]]''
:**When Yellow finally defeateddefeats Lance, sheher gotpowers sleepysap andat starther strength, causing her to fall.lose Itconsciousness showsand thatfall. Red wasis theshown oneto that caughtcatch her in his arms.
:When**Upon waking up, Yellow findsblushes when she realises that she is right next to Red on his [[Gyara|Gyarados]], and again when Red pats her on her head and commends her effort. She subsequently discovers that a piece of her {{p|Caterpie}}'s {{m|String Shot}} is tied around both her and Red's pinky fingers, causing her to blush (again) and freak out, as this is similar to the way lovers are often portrayed in some cultures as having red threads tied around their pinkies. (Since the manga is in greyscale, there's no way to conclusively know the color of the string, but it was probably white, like most String Shots.)
:**At this point, Red suggests that he and Yellow actually live together, leading to another of Yellow's blushes. However, he still doesn't know Yellow is actually a girl. By the end of the seventh volume, everybody has figured this out except for Red. However, she makes no attempt to tell him the truth for a whole year, being too embarrassed and shy.
 
==={{chap|Gold, Silver & Crystal}}===
*''Round 114, [[PS114|Delibird Delivery - 2]]''
:**[[Daisy Oak|Daisy]] askswhispers to Yellow, wondering if she hasn'thad told Red about her realtrue gender. Yellow blushes in embarrassment, then quickly changes the subject by focusing on Red's hand. She expresses a lot of concern toward the injury, but Red reassures her that it is only a minor sprain.
 
*''Round 115, [[PS115|Forretress of Solitude]]''
:**Yellow and Daisy are concerned about Red's health, but Red sillstill doesn't give up the test to become Viridian City's Gym Leader. It may be because Red remembers his promise to the little girl (Yellow) before, or because he just wants to be a gym leader.
**Throughout the aptitude test, Yellow is shown to be very concerned about Red's condition. At the end of this round, when Red leaves for the springs in [[Mt. Silver]] to recuperate from injuries he suffered from being frozen by [[Lorelei]]'s Pokémon during the Yellow chapter, she teams up with his Pika once again to investigate [[Lugia (Pokémon)|the big bird that appeared in the previous chapter]].
*''Round 180, [[PS180|The Last Battle XIV]]''
:**When Yellow's true gender is revealed to Red at the end of the chapter, he is shocked speechless, but seems to get over it quite quickly because of the current situation. At that point, Misty accidentally calls him, trying to reach [[Erika]] (since Erika lent her [[Pokégear]] to Red). Yellow is curious who to Red is talking to. To this, Green suggests in imitation of Red's earlier comment, "Why don't you all just live together?" This causes Red, Yellow, and Misty to all blush furiously.
 
==={{chap|FireRed & LeafGreen}}===
*''Round 298287, [[PS298PS287|EscapeSecrets from a Black HoleSneasel]]''
:In**Yellow thetells storyline,Chuchu afterthat Redshe andis Yellownervous haveas beenshe trappedhas onnot [[Teamseen Rocket]]'shim' airshipfor bya Teamlong Rocket'stime. [[Beast Warrior Trio]]However, [[Orm]]it and [[Sird]]is wonderunclear whether theyit shouldis lockRed theor twoBlue upthat inshe oneis roomreferring to, andas laughshe thatis itoutside wouldthe make[[Viridian aGym]] veryin touchingthe reunion.next Itscene bringingwhile upwondering theif "livingBlue together"is commentback onceyet, morethen excepttalks inabout aRed morein seriousthe conditionnext.
*''Round 298, [[PS298|Start the Countdown, Starmie]]''
**In the storyline, after Red and Yellow have been trapped on [[Team Rocket]]'s airship by Team Rocket's [[Beast Warrior Trio]], [[Orm]] and [[Sird]] wonder whether they should lock the two up in one room, and laugh that it would make a very touching reunion. It brings up the "living together" comment once more except in a more serious situation.
*''Round 299, [[PS299|Distant Relation Deoxys]]''
**In addition, as Yellow and {{p|Mewtwo}} are being transported off the aircraft by {{p|Deoxys}}, Yellow swings out her fishing line, which catches Red's finger in the same way as her Caterpie's String Shot in the end of the Yellow saga.
*''Round 301, [[PS301|Storming the Forretress]]''
**As Yellow is found by Green, {{Adv|Silver}} and {{Adv|Blue}}, she, despite being fast asleep, is still thinking about Red. She explains with conviction that Red always keeps his promises, and thus will definitely return to her this time.
*''Round 302, [[PS302|Phew for Mew]]''
**When the Pokédex holders are frozen into stone, an unconscious Yellow is being held in the arms of Red.
 
*''Round 299, [[PS299|Call of Instinct]]''==PikaChuChuShipping==
:In'''PikaChuChuShipping''' addition,is asthe belief that Red's [[Pika]] and Yellow's [[Chuchu]] are in a romantic relationship, and is considered canon by some. Supporters of SpecialShipping or not, most fans of the manga have agreed that they have shown signs of affection toward each other throughout the {{pchap|MewtwoGold, Silver & Crystal}}. areThe beingsituation transportedescalated offwhen the aircraft bytwo {{p|DeoxysPikachu}}, Yellowmated swingsto outproduce heran fishing[[Pokémon lineEgg|egg]] at the Goldenrod Daycare Center, which catcheslater hatched into a {{DL|Gold (Adventures)|Pichu}}. This could be a sign that Red's fingerand Yellow will be in a romantic relationship in future, since in the sameanime, way[[Professor asOak]] herand Caterpie's{{an|Brock}} Stringhave Shotsaid in the past that Pokémon represent the feelings of their masters and when two Pokémon fall in love, there is a good chance the Trainers will too. This is similar to how fans relate [[AdvanceShipping]] and [[VineShipping]], or [[PearlShipping]] and [[LagomorphShipping]] to each other. However, the claim has also been refuted at various points of the anime, so the feelings of the Pokémon are not always definitive to the feelings of the Trainers. In addition, at the end of the YellowEmerald sagachapter, Red's [[Vee]] and Green's [[Ditty]] stare at each other in happiness, hinting at the two possibly mating to produce an egg. This refutes the claim aforementioned above as it implies that [[Red_(Adventures)|Red]] and [[Green_(Adventures)|Green]] would also enter a romantic relationship whilst at the same time, Pika and Chuchu are still content and happy with each other and Pibu.
 
*''Round===Notable 301, [[PS301|Red, the Battler]]''PikaChuChuShippers===
:As Yellow is found by Green, {{Adv|Silver}} and {{Adv|Blue}}, she, despite being fast asleep, still has her mind on Red. *[[Jasmine]]
 
*''Round 302, [[PS302|Holders' Bond]]''==Similarities==
:When*As thestated Pokédexby holders{{adv|Mewtwo}} werein frozenthe into284th stoneround, anRed unconsciousand Yellow wasare being(or held inwere) the armsonly ofTrainers Redthat it can (or could) trust other than Blaine.
*Both own a Pikachu.
*Both own a {{type|Water}} Pokémon formerly owned by [[Misty]].
 
==Alternate names==
*CallabaroShipping - An unofficial, rarely used term. Its origin is unknown, but it is likely a corruption or misspelling of ''{{wp|caballero}}'', which is what Yellow is referred to as.
 
==Trivia==
*During the GSC series Yellow's [[ChuchuPokédex]] andused to be Red's. [[Pika]]During showthe signs{{chap|Yellow}} ofarc, affectionYellow also kept it for eachhim while searching for otherhim. TheAs twoGreen Pikachuand makeBlue's anoriginal eggones whichwere isdestroyed, latertechnically, hatchedthis intomakes aYellow Pichuthe owner of the byoldest GoldPokédex.
*YellowAt receivedtimes, athe Pokédexship fromcan be similar to [[ApprenticeShipping]] or [[AdvanceShipping]], with Red playing the part of the mentor and Yellow as the student.
* Another name for SpecialShipping is ''CallabaroShipping''.
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