While Misty is seen taking control of the Gym from her sisters in Season 5's season finale, it isn't made clear whether or not she has become the Gym Leader. The next morning, after spending the night resting in Misty's mansion, Misty leads Red to her Gym and reveals herself to be the Gym Leader. Despite being the only girl of the trio, Misty's never been treated any different than one of the boys and, while this is certainly good, Misty secretly wishes that she was treated more like a lady by her friends. In the episode, an old man named Moe is trying to save his failing restaurant and after damaging his property, Ash, Brock and Misty agree to help him host a beauty contest to attract customers and save his restaurant. Misty's departure also made many Pokeman fans sad and they still wish to see her as Ash's companion once again. Sun and Moon Ultra Adventures. They decide to team up and confront Team Rocket.
One has to imagine that things were truly bad at home for Misty to go off into the sunset with Ash and Brock without even a second glance. There's no doubt that Misty is easily the most level headed of the trio. In the Ash and Pikachu manga, Misty talks about wanting to be treated more like a lady and admits she's upset about their treatment to her.
What's worse is that she is also ogled by Ash, Brock and Mikey while she is washing herself.
She isn't only ambitious and smart, but also quick to take her chances when she can. The reason for the ban was James, a member of Team Rocket, cross dressing and wearing inflatable breasts in a scene. There's also the fact that Misty, Ash and Brock have often been involved in life threatening situations and Misty's decision to stick with the pack and not return home is uncharacteristic of a 10 year old. Misty's character design was overseen by Ken Sugimori and Atsuko Nishida, and for the anime the design was overseen by Sayuri Ichishi. Considering most of us didn't spot a difference, it wasn't too bad of a decision to make.