I...was rather an unconscious 'shipper, in a very unknown age of human existence...the 80's. Where Japanese robot anime ruled, but we didn't quite realize it wasn't American in origin. I shipped...something, when I was younger. Between Voltron and Voltos V, I did. I just don't remember what it was anymore (and there might have been some cross-over between the two, too, in my head). But if I wasn't one then, I was one by the time TMNT rolled into town and broke everything down. I thought Mikey/Kala was cute, and then I flung everything out the window once the character Mona Lisa debuted, and I still 'ship Raph/Mona to this day. <3
Pokemon-wise, I have no idea. I don't remember if I started with Ash/Gary or Brock/James...but it was one of them.