Top 10 Worst Things About Pokemon AmourshippingI don't know why this list hasn't been made yet, but alright, here I go.
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He even said it in XYZ episode 28 when she tried to compare her first performance to his struggles. Literally said she doesn't know anything. - Ruee
Completly agree with this. They have nothing to do with each other - diana123
If she had no crush on Ash, she would be hated a lot more and Amourshipping would be a very underrated ship. Admit it, you only care about Serena for the ship, not as an actual character. - Ruee
Exactly... It's like the writers planned it to make it crap, but when the "crush on Ash" thing goes to Serena, the writers rushed her in to the anime and when the people see it, they like it, but don't care about her personal life and what she's going through with her "character". - ClassicGaminerV 1 Comment
This is true! Even misty who they 90% argued with each other got good development, communicated better, and did more with each other than Serena! May they entered an unofficial contest and split a ribbon. Dawn & ash shared moves & traded Pokemon. Iris he swinged from trees with her & hangout alone with her. Serena fails so much that she can't have a decent relationship with him & has to resort to trying to force a relationship with has like trying to hold his hand.
Even if it's not romantic, they have in fact interacted with him a lot more and felt like actual close friends to him. There is barely a relationship between Ash and Serena. - Ruee
Serena is really a static character-- no real development or depth whatsoever. She really brought nothing to the table, being flat and one-sided. She's also quite annoying, like that Fenniken costume she dawned once. With that said, the two, Ash and Serena, cannot mix naturally and have it work. The ship is stupid anyway; dumb concept for a dumb character.
They barely interact. They barely talk to each other. Serena barely puts any effort to talking/bonding to Ash. They are nothing alike. Do I have to say more? - RueeV 1 Comment
Sword Art Online: Kirito and Asuna both love each other to the point that if any one of them were to die in-game, the other couldn't go on because they have lost the one they loved.
Pokemon: Ash is nowhere interested in romance while all Serena does is fawn over him. That isn't love. That's just a childish infatuation at best. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
Don't worry. I never said Kirito and Asuna were solely defined by their love for each other. They're both pretty much their own characters even when they're not together. Ash is his own character as well, although Serena is only defined by him and her stupid obsession for him as well. Just wanted to point that out. - ModernSpongeBobSucksV 1 Comment
There were a few manipulative moments that amourshippers labeled as "progression" for amourshipping to become canon. Shows how much they care about Ash. - Ruee
Or they're just stupid and clueless as to what makes a relationship good, or even healthy. Considering they're mostly teens/grown adult men obsessing over two 10 year olds (who hardly even interact) being in a romantic relationship. - eventer51314V 1 Comment
Lol! Yeah and, in my eyes, Serena makes Misty look so much better and I think more of her because she's so the opposite of Serena. - eventer51314
And the funny part is ash called misty ugly in the japenese but ash still was fine dancing with misty when she asked. Serena failed to dance with ash lol! I dislike both ships, but I see pokeshipping more than boreshipping (amourshipping)
Yeah, there were several times in the dub that he said something to the effect, Misty was ugly. Lol, he was such a punk at the beginning. - eventer51314
The date and dance episodes were just for bait. - yungstirjoey666
You know, this is rather demeaning to Ash as a person. - eventer51314
She's more of a fan girl than an actual friend. - Ruee
You know how past companions would help solve issues and fight against Team Rocket? Do you see her doing that often? No? Okay. - Ruee
You know, I liked her for a short time at the beginning. But I quickly realized how pathetic she is and how poorly the writers handled her. - eventer51314
I can't speak on this much because I don't ship Ash with anyone but a lot of shippers have mentioned how boring and bland amour is compared to other ships. (if you are a shipper that can go into detail about this, please do) Even some Serena fans who don't ship amour find the ship so boring. - RueeV 2 Comments
It doesn't prove that Amourshipping is canon or two sided. Ash did not show any feelings back that would make it two sided. He was confused and annoyed. If it was two sided in any way shape or form, he would've A. Blushed or B. Showed that kissing him made him feel good. He wasn't feeling that at all. - Ruee
From what I can tell (because I did not watch that disgusting scene, but there were images leaked on the internet), Serena felt like she liked it while Ash was uncomfortable with that kiss. Correct me if I'm wrong, but in the other scenes (presumably on the films), didn't Ash had the same mood when Bianca (Pokémon Heroes) and some other girl kissed him (but he didn't have the same expression like in that XY anime). Not only that, but amourshippers go like "Oh, come on Ash, you like her! " I was like no he DID NOT, it pissed me off, but I don't seem to care. Also, I was on Instagram and I saw an image of a screenshot of a video from YouTube that called, "Is Ash 'cheating' on Serena? ", Depicting Mallow holding Ash's hand while going (to school? ) somewhere (you might've seen that image) and on the top-right image would show Serena and her facial expression (looking like she's shocked? ), and some guy (who was against amourshipping) was like "...Just stop, ...more - ClassicGaminer
Ash is not acting like the ash u know? Really Serena,it sounds like u don't know ash at all! Though it's understandable. U over glorify him & hold on to an ash from when u both where like five yrs old for a moment in that time frame.
It's manipulation. Ash was depressed and isolating himself to collect his thoughts and try to calm down and Serena was trying to have an "alone together" moment when Ash obviously wasn't up to anything. She threw a fit and took it out on him because he didn't act the way she wanted him to at that moment. - Ruee
I found a post on Pokemon Amino explaining this so I'll add it. I won't go into detail of everything the OP said but it mostly mentioned how Amourshipping is distracting and how it makes people not see Serena as a traveling companion and/or an actual character.
It's called "The Problems with Amourshipping" and if you can find it, I suggest reading it. It's an interesting point of view that I haven't fully acknowledged myself. - Ruee
I'm on hiatus, but I just remembered that I should've added this. It should be really obvious of how her infatuation is forced. It's literally her introduction that started it. We barely know about Serena, just got introduced, and somehow she has a crush on Ash. I would've not been so bothered if her crush actually developed through the show as she's around him more and got to know him than at her summer camp as it would feel like she wasn't solely there to increase the show's ratings. There was literally no reason why she would be so infatuated with a guy just because he showed minimal amount of decency that anyone would do. Again, it makes it feel forced and unnatural. Which has started some of my distaste for amourshipping at the beginning. - Ruee
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2. Ash can't relate to Serena at all
3. Every other female companion has a stronger relationship with Ash