If Ash and Misty actually became a couple, how would Pokemon have changed?
Could a relationship between Ash and Misty change the way Pokemon the series was laid out and progressed? Would it have added something to the original show or take away from it? Various episodes and a song on the original soundtrack called "Misty's Song" showed she had a crush on Ash, but was never allowed to express it/show it and as the episodes went on it just faded away.
I see what you did there. While yes, that probably would have happened but for some reason I see it as a "dark room alone end of an episode hint" because it does still have to follow rules for a children show in the US...in Japan though no holds!
In all honesty, it would have killed the whole "do they like each other" question. Answering that is sometimes more harmful than leaving it open. I feel like, if they did answer that question, it would have to be in one of the movies.