Worst Aspects of the Pokemon XY AnimeMany fans remembered their pokemon from the first generation, but as generations go on, the fandom is subjected to many debates as to whether the following generations grew the beard or jumped the shark. Pokemon XY the series has improved over the Best Wishes saga ever since they've brought back many pokemon from the first four generations. However, it's not without it's own flaws, but this doesn't stop some people from liking the show or the current generation's pokemon altogether. This list applies to the human characters, especially to many pokemon
Ridiculous fan service and disgusting stupid character, Serena is the main reason to hate the Pokémon XY anime series. I wish Serena's game counterpart was the character instead of her dumbass anime counterpart as the writers wanted her to be/look like. At least Lana, Lillie and Mallow are the best characters than Serena.
Again, she totally ruins the anime. For me, at least. Thank God, we only have a few more months and then she'll be gone for the next female traveling companion. The light at the end of the tunnel! Woo! Hello, Alola region!
Serena is just a plot device for Ash Ketchum to fall in love, which fails miserably. Pokémon is an action anime, and the writers were turning it into a "will they, won't they" sort of thing. Don't turn a show targeted for boys into a romance.
Serena isn't as bad as you think. She had her share of good and bad moments. What REALLY bugs me though is Amourshipping. Her crush was just useless fan bait for the XYZ fans.
Easily the worst aspect in this series alongside Serena and Amourshipping. The writing just sucks. You get tons of pointless filler that have little to no significance to the plot and are comparable to Naruto's and the rinse and repeat mediocre storyline where nothing gets done in the end since Ash just loses leagues. And considering this is the 5th anime in the series of course it's now beyond grueling at this point
Couldn't agree more @yungstirjoey666. The Pokemon anime as a whole is bad. XY doesn't really fix the series many flaws.
Just the same kind of plot as usual. New region and companions, Team Rocket steals Pikachu and blasts off, get all badges, lose league, save the world, leave friends, wash, rinse, repeat. The anime is garbage in general.
This is the reason I dislike Xy. It has good moments but overall the stereotypic writing and one dimensional/ bland characters was too much..
Nothing special and yet people think it's the best thing ever what
Finally someone speaks it. The comedy in this series is really a downgrade compared to the previous ones
Ash got so competent that his naive and goofy personality is already thrown out the window. He's literally now like a generic shonen protagonist. Sure they want him to mature at all but look at Naruto and Luffy. Despite being matured as the series progresses they still have their own fun sides. And that's what makes those characters remain fun to watch.
Let's not even talk about Serena. Because even her humor is utter cringe
Bonnie as well. "Please marry my brother". Oh come on. Am I really watching a show about Pokemon and friendship or a romance show about children?
Clemont isn't really more fun either. His inventions do get really old.
Safe to say that the XY gang really lacked some personality and the writers just gave them poor excuses of humor.
Why did they ruin Bonnie with that AWFUL gag? It's so stupid, everyone hates it, & no one ever found it funny!
Only one episode was funny rest were just
BW had better humor; at least Bianca was interesting to me
Every character is a Cliche lmao.
Misty: Tomboy who yells a lot
Brock: cook who is the “mentor”
Tracey: a drawing/ artist guy
May: Older sister who does some contests
Max: know-it-all little brother
Dawn: girly ditz who cares about her hair (hates her Mommy’s shadow)
Iris: Snappy Hypocrite (kinda true lmao)
Cilan: Master cook butler guy
Clemont: science nerd
Bonnie: cute little sissy who loves animals
Serena: girly performer who has a major crush
Lana: calm ocean lover
Mallow: Cook who is quite the ditz/friend maker
Sophocles: Introverted nerd who eats a lot
Lillie: (Mary-sue...) Shy girl who has an abnormal fear
Kiawe: strong bulky comic relief character. (Surprise, surprise...)
I actually love most of the characters, guys. Just calling XY characters some cliches is kinda bad.
All character are pointless cliches. They where just so lazy this season & the characters r what keep me in the anime nowadays. Alola, hopefully u will do good...
All of the characters have little to no personality whatsoever; they're way too positive.
Why. they are TOOOO positive. Misty is cool because she just conplains ALL the time. Brock is funny and likes girls a lot.
This isn't an XY problem. Just a problem with the entire anime in general.
Yes. The writing in Diamond and Pearl is so superior.
Nothing can best Diamond and Pearl.
Pokémon XY does NOT in any way rip off Diamond & Pearl. Quit making things up people. If XY rips off DP, then guess what? DP rips off AG too.
*Sigh*... Amourshipping, the most disgusting fan service of all of the others. Rude, hostile, arrogant, selfish, ambitious, bitter, perverted, immature and shallow. I CANNOT even bother why these shippers want to have Serena to be with Ash. Unbelievable!
It's bad enough I see panning shots on the butt on some girls in Sword Art Online, but it seems now Pokemon is doing it with Serena. Seriously, this is a kids show, not a sneaky imitator of Fairy Tail disguised as a kids show.
UGH! This! Really, Serena and fanservice are like one and the same! It TICKS me off how so many camera angles focus on her short skirts!
Amourshipping is a prime example of why putting fan service in Pokemon is a really bad idea. ESPECIALLY if it's a ship tease/bait.
Or awesome Pokemon who's potential is wasted in pointless beauty/dance/baking competitions? What the heck is that about? (Sylveon and Braixen)
All ashes pokemon get less screentime because of his "frog Ninja" even pikachu doesn't get Any attention
They just are. Nitendo, get rid of stuipid pokemon and make a few better ones and stop or else you will have a couch for a pokemon soon.
Greninja being the most overrated of them all
You guys can criticize XY for having too much filler all you want. Go ahead and keep it up but it ain’t gonna change the fact that it has the least amount of filler of all the other series in the past. You guys need to STOP lying! XY did not have too many filler episodes at ALL! XY only had 15 fillers! While XYZ only had 9 fillers so no it did not have too many filler episodes so just stfu and gtfo stupid XY haters.
Say what you want, but there was little to no filler. There was so much development, Gym battles, League, Team Flare Arc, Squishy Arc, Ash-Greninja and Pokémon Performances; you’d be surprised on how they could even fit filler. This is all just made up; if anything, Sun and Moon is FILLED with filler, yet nobody here talks about that? Literally... This isn’t really opinion-based; it’s just facts and logic...
Actually TGBBOD is right for this. XY has the least filler out of all arcs.
Eh in some areas they have their charm. But they are extremely overused, pointless, & a waste of time most the time
Like...blatant fanservice and the sexualization of a 10 year old girl (Serena dressing in what was basically lingerie with little animal ears and a Fennekin tail)! *seeths with indignation*
That episode when Serena dressed up as Ash; ironically this would've been a normal scene from the original 4kids era.
Ha! There's Serena, dressing like a hooker and then later being some kind of porn star for no reason whatsoever. As much as Serena does this because of the writers, I think that Serena would grow up like a whore if she keeps it up. DISTURBING!
That match between the mega Charizards had a lot of potential. Unfortunately, it didn't last long.
Even BW characterised the Pokemon in it better. That's one of it's strong points. XY just has them as bland battling machines.
Ash, Serena, and Bonnie are annoying and stupid. Clemont is the only character I actually like.
Talk about Tracey... Anyway, I thought they had great and large personalties.
Serena was a wandering (delusional...) girl, who started out nowhere to find her dream. (That’s severely realistic.) She was kinda drooling over Ash at the time, and had it as a hard time to step over her comfort-zone. She planned on doing Performances, and that’s where I start loving her. Even if it took long, it was worth the wait; she fails at this, and starts to cry (as some might say a “baby”, but that’s the point! ) She goes off alone to the dock without Ash and his friends, and cuts her hair as a fresh start, and immediately changes. While she still likes fashion and can be quite girly, she starts focusing on what to do and tries harder. She still severely likes Ash, but puts that aside to follow her dreams instead, putting a brave face on. She’s a lot more out-there, brave, fashionable and... loveable.
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No, they actually did all have personality.
Even though I don't like Serena, I was glad she found her own goal, and I'll admit her best moments come from her Showcases subplot (even though she doesn't have many and in the end she invalidates everything by saying Ash is her goal thus making her Kalos Queen goal pointless). However, I have my fair share of problems with Showcases and I honestly think they should've never existed. The only good point is that... a non-battling related goal was interesting, and they're pretty to look at but... that doesn't redeem them at all in my eyes.
For every other profession there existed in the Pokemon world, we always had both male and female representants. Be it for the badge quest, contests, battle tournaments, gym leaders, researchers, racers, etc. With Showcases there was literally no reason to make them gender-specific except playing on gender roles, which were never a core part of Pokemon. We had battler girls (Bianca, Iris, Casey, Misty), coordinator boys (Drew, Harley, Kenny, ...more
There is absolutely NO reason to put Contests (well showcases, but they're the same thing.) in the KALOS anime. Aka, a region that DOES NOT HAVE THESE. They only exist to make Serena even more unbearably girly and annoying.
NO. Contests and Showcases are not the same thing. Contests were fun to watch and wasn't downright sexist.
Show cases were so boring and I hope they never come back
Ash's face was stoic all the time and he somehow behaved gayish with alain
He tries way to hard in XY and especially in XYZ.
I’ll give TGBBOD some credit: Ash was worse in Sinnoh for being expressive... and just having a personality beyond “I lyke pkmn & want 2 b friends with every1! ”
But still, XY(Z) ash is boring as heck.
OS ash > Hoenn ash > SM ash >; Kalos ash > Sinnoh ash > isshu ash
The focus was really too much on Ash-Greninja, it feels like his other pokemons are freeloaders, goodra and noivern get least or maybe no amount of development before evolving, it's like writer just giving Ash fully evolved pokemon without doing anything. Goodra and noivern never battle before they evolved
Putting Iris aside, Ash really should have used some of his old Pokemon. Not saying that his Kalos team was bad, but half of his team is like weak to Ice types. He could have used a variety of Pokemon from Oak, such as Infernape and Heracross.
Actually this is one of the good aspects of it. Cause Iris is the worst female companion ever! Besides, Cilan got to come back at the end of the XY Series in a special episode so...
Actually this is one of the good aspects of it. Cause Iris is garbage anyway! Besides, Cilan got to come back in a special episode at the end of the series so...
Amourshipping seems cute and all, but it's basically forced fanservice. None of the ships would work out anyways. Ash doesn't need a girlfriend; he's happy enough as a Pokemon trainer. And besides, that kid is an oblivious idiot. He'll never take a hint. I won't hate you for shipping, but Pokemon should not be about romance.
I don’t think Serena should have a crush on Ash. Ash is not very cute and is overconfident. Plus Ash is a bad trainer.
She’s annoying and she’s not wise. She takes care of a Pokémon that she’s knows nothing about. That’s a stupid decision.
Violence? More like lack thereof. Another reason I loathe this cartoon.
Oh, please. The anime has always been violent.
I absolutely despise this cartoon for a lot of reasons but this is the main reason (I can't bother calling the Pokemon cartoon an anime because it would be a big disgrace to call this piece of trash one).
Is this implying that because things being for kids that it can't be good? Because that's not true at all.