The tenth episode of Pokemon Black and White had inspired me to make a ship for these two. For those of you who haven't seen it, in a nutshell, Ash pits his Snivy against a rival Servine who after being seduced (by a sneaky little tactic called Attract) turns out to have a small inclination for masochism, as he wears a big lovestruck, hearty-eyed grin on his face while she proceeds to beat him unconscious with a Vine Whip. Even when he faints he's still smiling. This warranted a big WTF from moi as well as a "that's pretty messed up for a kid show," followed by some attempts to exploit the offensive hilarity of this whole thing in a Zappa-like fashion on the internet.
Yea, pretty funny and I wrote a satire of Pokemon just about them entitled Proud to be your Slave. You can read it here: Shipping Satire: Proud to be your Slave