# The (In)Complete List of Shippers - V8

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• 22nd November 2004, 02:37 PM
Murgatroyd
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Originally Posted by Bluchu
I wouldn't doubt that. Let's just say the number's infinite. LOL

It isn't infinite. The number of in-show intercharacter ships can't possibly exceed 2^(number of characters).*
Following the above statement to its logical extreme, I have two new entries:
NullShipping: No one loves anyone.
WholeSpaceShipping: Everyone/Everyone

*note: it gets more complicated if you allow one-sided ships. I'm still working on the overall solution for that one.
• 22nd November 2004, 02:42 PM
Transfinite
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Nothing's stopping you from saving the HTML files to disk and editing the list at home on your not connected to internet computer. ;p
It's not only not connected to the internet, it's also not working. =P

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The number of in-show intercharacter ships can't possibly exceed 2^(number of characters).*
Unless of course you allow polyamourous pairings, in which case it couldn't exceed (the total number of characters)^(the total number of characters).
• 22nd November 2004, 02:44 PM
Archaic
Ah. Yes, that would present a problem. ^^;
• 22nd November 2004, 02:53 PM
Murgatroyd
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ketsuban
Unless of course you allow polyamourous pairings, in which case it couldn't exceed (the total number of characters)^(the total number of characters).

Actually, I took that into account. 2^n comes from the simple fact that for a given ship, any given character either is or is not involved. Or, if you prefer to do it the long way, (number of 0-character ships) + (number of 1-character ships) + (number of 2-character ships) + (number of 3-character ships) + ... + (number of n-character ships) = 2^n. Just a simple application of the properties of Pascal's Triangle.

And it turns out that one-sided ships don't make it as complicated as I thought. Including all one-sided relationship components among all characters, including whether each character loves him/herself, the maximum number of ships is 2^(n^2), where n is the number of characters.
• 22nd November 2004, 02:54 PM
MondoTR
LMAO, I was joking when I said we should say the number's infinite. XD
• 22nd November 2004, 02:55 PM
Murgatroyd
I'm a mathematician. This is the sort of thing I do for fun.
• 22nd November 2004, 02:58 PM
MondoTR
I'm one as well. :-p
• 22nd November 2004, 04:41 PM
Archaic
Yes, but you don't have a degree in it like our Murg, do you?
• 22nd November 2004, 09:50 PM
MondoTR
No but I will. :-p
• 28th November 2004, 12:31 PM
Manamari
Blaine and Flannery?
Not sure if we can still suggest new ship names, but I have one that I didn't see on the list anywhere:

Arsonshipping: Blaine and Flannery
• 28th November 2004, 01:07 PM
MondoTR
Of course you can suggest new ones. That makes the list become closer to more complete. ^_^
• 28th November 2004, 04:26 PM
Transfinite
I started playing Colosseum a few days ago, and so naturally I have ships for it. *cough* Yay.

ColosseumShipper: Wes & Rui
(No, I did not make this one up, but I noticed it wasn't on the list, so...)

HistrionicShipper: Miror B. & Venus
(Actually this one was my mother's idea. I'm not making it up. She was all, "Oh, you're submitting Colosseum ships to the list? What about Miror B. and Venus? I think they would go well together!" I replied, "o_O Only if you think up a name for it.")

SpyShipper: Wes & Silva
(For some reason this is my current crack pairing. So named because Cipher captured Silva for being a spy in The Under, when Wes was actually who they were looking for.)

CipherShipper: Ein & Venus
(The two strongest out of the four admins...)

FlamerShipper: Wallace & Miror B.
(No explanation needed.)

ModestShipper: Jesse & Rui
(Rui's skirt was lengthened for the English version, and there've been a couple of times when Jesse's skirt was lengthened too. Granted, not as much, but...)

AgateShipper: Eagun & Beluh
(Agate is the village they live in. Yay.)

ElevatorShipper: Kai & Reath
(Perhaps obscure, but Kai is the trainer who keeps saying, "This elevator is off limits!" even after you get the key and actually USE the elevator... and Reath is the trainer you get the key from. If Kai is so protective of that stupid elevator, how did Reath get the key? ^_~ Okay, I'm pulling shit out of my ass.)

UnderShipper: Venus & Rui
(As I was putting the list together I noticed there wasn't nearly enough shoujo-ai. So yeah.)

PhenacShipper: Justy & Rui
(You meet Rui in Phenac City, and Justy's a Gym Leader in Phenac City.)

PreShipper: Justy & Wes
(Justy's Gym is called Pre Gym. Okay...)

JailShipper: Trudly & Folly
(They share a jail cell! Awww.)

WeAreTehLawShipper: Sherles & Johnson
(No, that isn't a typo. These two are the only policemen in Pyrite Town, so...)

PyriteShipper: Duking & Silva
(They're from Pyrite. Yay.)

(Perr gives you the upgrade to take to Nett, because he's too lazy to do it himself, or something.)

GridShipper: Nett & Megg
(The maintainer of the Kids Grid, and his little sister. Yay.)

OfficerShipper: Johnson & Officer Jenny
(^_^)

I had a few more but I didn't bring the list with me. =\ I'll add the rest tomorrow.
• 28th November 2004, 11:18 PM
Mario The World Champion
*Whistles after looking over the big list*
Man!! I've always wanted to know just about how many shippings are out there now.

Jeez, this list is big!!! I really hate to see the COMPLETE list, if there is such a thing as a complete list, since new shippings are added all the time.

Oh the other hand, I really want to extend my thanks to you guys for actually putting up all those shippings for us to read and wonder. I've been trying to find a full list of all of the Pokemon Shippings for a long time now.

I also have a question. What is this... "SPPf" thing, anyway? Is it a site? I'm kind of curious since this one person kept mentioning it a lot. Got any info?
• 28th November 2004, 11:36 PM
MondoTR
SPPf is another forum.
• 28th November 2004, 11:48 PM
Pie
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ketsuban
OfficerShipper: Johnson & Officer Jenny