Most other Shippers don't agree that Dawn's feelings towards Paul are important. In fact, out of all main and secondary characters, she is the only one who really shows any interest in Paul, or even in his skills.
"Different Strokes for Different Blokes!"
Dawn admired Paul when he easily captured an Ursaring, although he didn't return her sentiments.
"A Gruff Act to Follow!" When Paul stared at Dawn after she stopped the argument, she worriedly asked what's wrong. Dawn tried to stop the argument between Paul and Ash. However, she became very furious about the fact that Paul didn't remember her...
Paul's hints Paul speaking patiently to Dawn in Tag! We're It!
* Shapes of Things to Come!
Ash and Brock demand to watch him battle, Paul sagot in an aggravated tone. However, when Dawn admits that she wants to watch him battle, Paul glances over her while saying: "I couldn't care less." IkariShippers believe that he doesn't mind if she's around.
* A Maze-ing Race!
Paul met Dawn when she was separated from her friends. He seemed annoyed when he saw her, as Ash and Brock were not far behind. He talked to her calmly as if he didn't very much mind she was there, though he seemed mad about...