Worst Serena Moments in the Pokemon XY Anime

The Top Ten
1 When she thought Ash was confessing his love to her when he was about to collapse (XYZ Episode 22) When she thought Ash was confessing his love to her when he was about to collapse (XYZ Episode 22)

I'm sorry, since when does pornographic crap like this have anything to do with "love?" "Confessing love"?! Do I really need to remind everyone that love and lust are two very different things. This scene looks more like he's lusting after her, about to do something sexual with/to her. NOTHING about this scene is "cute" or "romantic." Not even if they were actually adults! God, Amourshippers are so perverted. This is like some sick fan fiction that some pervert wrote to satisfy their kink/fetish. Like 50 Shades of Gray, or some other crap. What guys?! If I was an Amourshipper, I would be incredibly put off by this scene. I'm a Pearlshipper, and I would be absolutely FURIOUS if they did anything like this with Dawn. This scene, as well as Amourshipping as a whole, was clearly only written to excite perverts and pedophiles.

And people call Amourshipping 'wholesome.' Ha, don't make me laugh. Most Amourshippers are into drawing/viewing perverted fanart of Serena and porn of these two poor ten year olds from a children's anime. They can seriously go to H.

This is more shame on the writers/animators than it is shame on Serena. I feel bad for both her and Ash in this scene. It's not their faults that the writers pushed for baiting the perverted side of Amourshippers.

That scene is so disgusting! It's like the writers hired the people who animated Boku no Pico to do the animation for this scene! Shouldn't Cartoon Network censor that scene, let alone ban the entire episode?!

2 When she kissed Ash. (Ep. 140) When she kissed Ash. (Ep. 140)

I think she whispered "I love you" in his ear. That would also explain why Clemont, Bonnie and Pikachu were so shocked.

I don't think this deserves to be so high. I predicted she'd do something like this back at the beginning of the series. It really isn't a big deal compared to the other crap she's done. The only reason this moment pissed me off was because I knew it would make Amourshippers even more obnoxious and arrogant. I was right. They act like this makes their ship better than other ships. They act like it makes Amour canon. It does neither. And don't get me started on all the perverts having literal fangasms because of this scene. *pukes*

I have enough of this chappy user Liinde calling it a sexual assault. Serena didn't assault Ash. neither Ash felt assaulted by Serena's kiss. Ash is dense but can understand that it was a 'goodbye' kiss. He may have not reciprocated to it but he was not feeling assualted by it. So Deal with it. I have seen your other bashful comments about Misty and Serena. You are just as bad and desperate as their toxic fans.

Serena has many annoying moments, but this one takes the cake for me. Forcing a kiss on someone is sexual assault! And you can see from Ash's reaction that he wasn't pleased from the kiss! I can't believe such a scene made it in a kid's show... Young girls (and boys too), please don't sexually assault your love interest.

3 When she said that she will be a much more attractive girl the next time her and Ash meet (XYZ 47) When she said that she will be a much more attractive girl the next time her and Ash meet (XYZ 47)

If Ash starts to like Serena after she becomes older and "more attractive" I will start to hate Ash too. I mean what kind of message is that to young girls? That only if you change yourself and dedicate your entire self worth to a boy is when he starts to like you back? She even admitted Ash was her goal from the start. I can't believe I wasted precious time watching this pile of garbage called Pokemon XY hoping that Serena would get proper character development. I kept my hopes up that she would find her way but this scene ruined everything. She didn't interract with the group much and when she did she only craved Ash's attention and advice. I hated how she would willingly serve as a doormat for Ash's sake (aka the scene where he hands her his jacket and backpack arrogantly and Serena gets flattered). There wasn't any connection between her and Ash and their non-existent relationship feels forced and weird. It would make more sense if Ash got together with Misty, May, Dawn or Iris ...more

Actually, she said: "...You'll like the girl I've grown into..." The word "attractive" was not in that sentence at all! Sure, she had some bad moments in the shows, but seriously, chill out!

... She didn't mean it physically you dunces... She meant growing as person like, how she performs, how she sees the world and gathering more experiences as she continues to be with only her and her Pokemon. She wanted to grow mentally and to become a better preformed. Think a little better than what you want to hear.

She thinks when she grows up, she will have a curvy body and she can wear open and innapropriate outfits to attract Ash. I bet she will grow to look ugly and unattractive, and when Ash marries another girl, she will come and try to ruin his wedding by taking him away, but she ends up in jail.

4 When she said Ash was her goal (XYZ Episode 47) When she said Ash was her goal (XYZ Episode 47)

I'm getting sick of having to take pictures of her annoying face. So I uploaded a pic of Ash's actual reaction to her saying this. Seemed appropriate.

This is kind of a good moment because this is where it was proved that Serena is the most useless character in the entire anime. She exist solely for a boy

This just proves that Serena wasn't designed to be a good character, but Ash's future wife so stupid people were baited to watch XY.

(Thank you, Ruee and Eventer51314 for the recent information during election day, lol) I can totally imagine her saying that by whispering in to his ear. Oh, Dear God. Why did I have to hear this?! I understand she told this to him, but if it's true about what I said, then I don't want to know.

5 When she wore the Fennekin outfit. (Ep. 21) When she wore the Fennekin outfit. (Ep. 21)

Remember, kids, this is not what the Pokemon anime was like in the past. Blame the stupid writers for being stupid perverted furry fetishists for trying to make Serena dress up like some sort of furry porn star.

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to attend to the fellow Saber-class Servant Arturia Pendragon from Fate/Stay Night, because she has a much more mature outfit unlike that hateful Serena.

Believe me, there sure are fan art of Serena wearing (a bikini or) a swimsuit, and can you believe that in that one YouTube video called "Pokémon Bikini Scenes (RAW FOOTAGE)", I used to see in the comments section that some (XYZ) fans wanted to see Serena in one of those ("suggestive"? ) swimsuits, can you believe it?! I wouldn't! Some said that in the fan art version of Serena, it'll only exist. Yeah, whatever, Amourshippers do and Serena Lovers, go ahead and draw Rule 34 styled and/or suggestive drawings of Serena in a bikini, we don't care!

Poor Fennekin... as if dressing him up was bad enough, this takes it to the next level. I just wish that Serena will be a lot more like her game counterparts.

When I see this scene, it makes me realised that something wrong with pokemon company. I mean a ten year old girl wearing that outfit? Seriously? And everyone says that iris is so annoying

6 When she dressed in Ash's clothes. (Ep. 115) When she dressed in Ash's clothes. (Ep. 115)

I'm not sure that Serena can fit through those clothes, but what?! Are you serious?! It's like saying that a boy is going through a girl's clothes to dress up like her. Imagine if the Amourshipping perverts thought that Ash should wear Serena's clothes to get even?! Why? Dear God, why? Why does this obsessive fan girl (just like you guys say) have to exist?

This episode was just AmourShipping filler. The idea of the episode, having Pikachu battling with another trainer than Ash because Ash can't at the moment, was interesting in itself (there was a glimpse of it with Korrina vs Team Rocket), but was all the AmourShipping fanservice necessary? Again, this is a show about POKEMON, NOT ROMANCE!

"It's creepy regardless of what Ash was doing"

That's true but it's worse if he was sick in bed! like be considerate of his well being than be gross and dress up in his clothes like a fangirl! Seriously, that could make you sick, being a sick person's clothes. Serena is an idiot.

This trope is stupid. I literally have nothing else to say, just this trope needs to die where two characters that are seen as love interests dress up in each others clothes. That goes for every couple.

7 When she let herself get brainwashed because she didn't want her face to get messed up. (Ep. 19) When she let herself get brainwashed because she didn't want her face to get messed up. (Ep. 19)

This was the moment she became my least favorite character. This was just idiotic. I would understand if she froze out of shock, but WILLINGLY letting herself get brainwashed because she didn't want Meowth to slightly scratch her face, thus letting her friends in mortal danger? That's unforgivable. She is the worst/ most shallow friend someone can have

When you're so shallow that your vanity puts not only your friends and love interest's lives at risk, but potentially the entire world, you just entered a new realm of awful characters.

Ah, that moment... I agree, this was ultra annoying! See this is why we say that Serena's girliness is obnoxious at times. If she really cared about Ash and the others, she would have accepted. I mean this is just scratches! They fade away with time! The safety of your friends and love interest isn't the same, you should choose their safety over your looks! Serena is really a shallow "friend"...

I feel like Serena could've had at least know that they're in this type of situation, and just let meowth scratch her face without getting herself brainwashed. I mean, for not letting her face be ruin? I would let meowth scratch my face if I were her.

8 When she threw a tantrum. (Ep. 121) When she threw a tantrum. (Ep. 121)

This scene is rather telling. It reveals the nature of Ash and Serena's barely-there relationship. And how Ash really thinks about Serena: "You don't have a clue how I feel!" Is so true! They can't relate to each other and have nothing in common. Clearly, he's subconsciously aware that her Pokemon Performer goal is a frilly, superficial cake-walk compared to his (and others like becoming a Top Coordinator or Dragon Master, etc).

"It's none of your business. Leave me alone!" He clearly doesn't really want or care about her involvement in his life.

The fact that this manipulative scene was accepted into a children's show makes me sad. Ash needed time for himself, and Serena cries and makes it all about HER. To make it worse she was at the verge of confessing and straight out admit she liked him because of his optimistic/ happy go lucky personality. Ash isn't perfect and Serena has a hard time accepting that. Physically attacking a depressed friend and leaving them in the cold is NOT a right way to treat someone you care about. When Ash thanked her by the end of the episode I wanted to punch my computer screen. What the hell are they teaching kids?

Heck I don't even like Ash either but what Serena did here is disgusting. It shows that she only sees Ash as a perfect robot and doesn't understand that he's human too. I understand that she wants to motivate Ash to bring back his senses but it would be better if she just left him alone. Every people who are depressed for a reason has to be left alone for some comfort and they'll cheer up eventually. In fact she made things worse for poor depressed ash. Manipulation at its finest.

Ash ran off into the woods because he clearly wanted to be alone. He did not even take Pikachu with him, which is a big deal because they're together 24/7. Even when Serena shows up, his body language screams, "leave me alone! " (Notice the way he pulls his hat down over his eyes) Yet she's too absorbed in her little fantasy to see it. He has to yell at her to get the point across. Amourshippers think they have this great relationship going on, but Serena doesn't understand him at all. She can't even pick up on Ash's obvious cues because A: she's self-absorbed and fantasizing, and B: she's trying to manipulate him (and failing at it). You know, the nice thing she could have done was to be attentive to him. Use some logical reasoning, put two and two together and figure out that HE WANTS TO BE ALONE.

9 When she wore the Florges outfit and stuck her butt out. (Ep. 82) When she wore the Florges outfit and stuck her butt out. (Ep. 82)

I remember I was in Junior High, I had gym class in 8th grade, and I remember that a student said, and I quote, "BEND OVER! ". This is some kind of perverted situation here. It's like she's about to be F'd, I hate to say it, sorry.

Honestly, I find this to be just as worse as (or maybe even worse than) the Fennekin outfit. Seriously, you would think that the Fennekin outfit scenario could be defended by Amourshippers by them saying it was meant to show the bond between her and Fennekin. With this one, THIS ONE CAN'T BE DEFENDED AT ALL! This just proves once and for all that Serena is just there for fanservice!

Oh no just no. This scene just proves that Serena isn't a character but just nothing more than mere fanservice.

God, she got worse as the series went on. First the Fennekin outfit, and then this behavior.

10 When she made this face. (Ep. 105) When she made this face. (Ep. 105)

This is nightmare fuel

The Contenders
11 When she started a rivalry with Miette for no good reason. (Ep. 26) When she started a rivalry with Miette for no good reason. (Ep. 26)

This scenario is no different on how Sakura started a rivalry with Ino (the one girl who saved her from misery after being bullied). For the sake of a guy they like. Honestly, those type of rivalries just come up as weak. At least Ino moved on and ended up with Sai.

Whatever kind of rivalry is that Serena wants against Miette, I'll place a $10 bet that Miette will win. Also, Miette looks way better than Serena with that look in my opinion.

Serena acts like Ash belongs to her when he really doesn't. If Ash liked Miette better, he would have every right to. Serena was really petty in that episode...

This 'child' has the logic of a Toxic Tumblr user. You don't hate people and start a rivalry with them just because they're talking to your precious "Ash-Sama! "

No logic whatsoever.

12 When she got angry at Miette for asking Ash on a date (when Serena had already asked Clemont!) (Ep. 105) When she got angry at Miette for asking Ash on a date (when Serena had already asked Clemont!) (Ep. 105)

Talk about such a petty hypocrite! Hey Serena, if you were jealous Miette was asking Ash out on a date, why didn't you ask Ash in the first place instead of bashing Miette and abandoning Clemont?!

You can't be like this if you don't bother trying to get the person to go out with you before someone else does. Serena, what were you expecting?

It was Serena's own fault seriously. Ash can date whoever he wants and it doesn't have to be Serena. *Waits for amourshippers to get butthurt and throw caps lock tantrums *

Ash doesn't belong to you, Serena.

13 When she acted as a personal clothes valet for Ash. (Ep. 120) When she acted as a personal clothes valet for Ash. (Ep. 120)

Omgsh! This moment is even worse in the english dub! He literally says, "Here, take this." She is such a tool! I laugh but then I rage when I think about how pathetic this is. Screw Serena and Amourshipping! She's left a gigantic stain on the otherwise great XY series.

This moment truly marks that Serena's relationship (no, character relationship, not romantic relationship! ) is going too far! Come on, writers! When is the XYZ anime going to end?! So we can finally take out Serena and put ourselves out of our misery!

Does this girl not have dignity?

"Here, take this" "yes! Ash-sama"

14 Serena Kisses Ash (Final Episode)

(I am aware that another one made by Ruee has been made. Please redirect to, "When She Kisses Ash" as Ruee's edition is way better than mine.)
She really gone south, kissing him like she belongs to him for the rest of her life. The amourshippers have made a farewell to her, and they say, "SHE KISSED HIM, FINALLY! YAYY! ", I saw on Instagram from a user called "datamourshipper" said that "Now that's character development! " About Serena, LIKE what?! How did Serena have character development if the only thing she did was to stalk Ash, cut her hair, ignore her friends, have no goals, impress Ash and a whole hell of a lot of crap! HOW IS THAT CONSIDERED CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT?! At least it's over! Oh, yeah, have I told you that amourshippers debate that Serena "KISSED ASH ON THE LIPS"?!

15 When she worried Penelope would "steal" Ash. (Ep. 13) When she worried Penelope would

*Michael Rosen Style* Hmm...
She's sweating and has four fingers and barely has a nose (not unless that's a small mole on her face)... Never mind...
Go ahead, Serena! Throw a tantrum at Penelope! Claim that Ash is yours! Oh, and take a look at Clemont, he's "looking" at Serena while she is getting worried. I swear that he's like, "What is Serena thinking right now"

As I said before, Ash can do whatever he wants and doesn't belong to her just because she is obsessed with him!

She was just jealous. There's a difference between jealousy and possessiveness.

She needs to stop being so possessive.

16 When she chopped off all her hair. (Ep. 60) When she chopped off all her hair. (Ep. 60)

Even Sakura Haruno had a better reason to butcher her hair than Serena! If Sakura didn't reck her hair, they probably had lost the Forrest of death in the chunnin exams! Her awful haircut was a sacrifice to protect her teammates!

Serena was just a sore loser! She lost ONE TIME in a contest like thing, in which she just started getting into. Dawn was prepared her whole life to do contest thanks to her mom, but when she lost she only started crying when talking to her mom & quickly stopped once she was told to by her mother. And people say dawn & may are crybabies, right /eyeroll

I wouldn't be so annoyed by her cutting her hair if
1) The reason for cutting off her hair wasn't dramatic and stupid. (HELL, I'll take "I wanted to cut my hair because I'm tired of having long hair" over the reason she did it because at least it's realistic and relatable to people who just don't like having long hair. LIKE ME.)
2) She didn't cut it herself. (She did a bad job. the messy, short hair hair look does NOT suit her AT ALL) Cutting your hair while having a mental breakdown just doesn't happen.
3) The outfit she chose for the new hairstyle wasn't as ridiculous and awkward as she received in canon. (Seriously, as someone who's into analyzing character design. Her new outfit bugs me to no end.)

I know this is suppose to be seen as a momment of growth for Serena but she dose this after one lost!

why is she being so over dramtic!?

I didn't mind this moment that much when I was watching the show... I thought she was going to mature and develop... But she didn't that much. At least, I like her new look better.

17 When she lipped off to her mom. (Ep. 2) When she lipped off to her mom. (Ep. 2)

As bad as it seems, we've all been rude to our parents at least once in our lifetime. Not saying that's a good thing considering how much they've went through for us, but if you're gonna complain about her doing so, then look back at the past when you were rude to your parents. And she doesn't hate her mother. She just doesn't agree with being a Rhydon trainer.

Another example of her obnoxious girliness and worrying too much about her face. Seriously, I can understand that she didn't want to be a Rhyhorn racer and Grace was a bit forceful (and even so, if Serena just bothered to TALK to her maybe Grace would've understood), but throwing a tantrum over ONE bandage on her face? Seriously?

Ladies and gentlemen, never trust Bulbapedia for information on Serena! Serena is just another one of those stupid characters that might sound okay on paper, but turn out to be a huge flop-up when put into execution!

Grace: "Have a look at this. Something unbelievable is happening! "

Serena: "Oh, yeah? Well, something unbelievable has happened to my face! "

Oh, really, Serena? All I see is a tiny, little band aid on your nose.
Omgsh! It's an invisible paper cut! Your face is now ruined!

18 When she stood at the end of the road, directly in the path of the rampaging Megalith in order to 'protect' Bonnie and Mairin. (XYZ Ep. 43) When she stood at the end of the road, directly in the path of the rampaging Megalith in order to 'protect' Bonnie and Mairin. (XYZ Ep. 43)

Wow, I didn't know someone could be so stupid as to lack a self-preservation instinct. And then she attempts to use her Pokemon to defend. Like really? Every gym leader in Kalos, plus three different CHAMPIONS are barely able to make a dent battling this thing and you think you can defend yourself with two weak, severely undertrained Pokemon? Just run away, stupid! She could have easily moved herself, Bonnie and Mairin out of the way WELL before the Megalith was anywhere near them.

Mairin: Oh no I'm gonna die just like my chespin ;-;
Bonnie: Serena come die with us
Serena: Ok!

19 When she attracted a herd of Ryhorn for no reason. (Ep. 109) When she attracted a herd of Ryhorn for no reason. (Ep. 109)

The other girls had to actually use some brain power (and use their Pokemon-again, the whole point of the rficking show: POKEMON! ) to complete the trial. One girl had her Pokemon use Sweet Scent. Another had her Pokemon use Attract. What does Serena do? She sat there and her Mary Sue powers did the work for her. There was no logical reason those Ryhorn were magically attracted to her, only that Serena is "Miss Perfect" and is (as someone else said in a comment somewhere), "Apparently SO beautiful, she can attract a herd of Ryhorn just by looking at them." BS!

I get she is kind of experienced with Rhyhorns, but she never particularly liked them and hated racing them, so I don't see why they were so attracted to her. The others girls kind of deserved it more, because they actually used their Pokemons and didn't stand there doing nothing like her.

Oh my. Now folks are hating her for being good with Pokemon. She was kind and gentle, and handles them because of her mom. She kindly helped a lonely Rhyhorn, but who cares about that? She's girly and has human emotions.

Grace should've given up Ryhorn racing, but NO. She kept forcing Serena to get into it and ends up with scrapes, cuts, blisters and bruises everywhere. Even the crotch.

20 When she thought her and Ash being alone together counted as a 'date'. (Ep. 59) When she thought her and Ash being alone together counted as a 'date'. (Ep. 59)

I would like to remind everyone that Ash was enjoying his time being alone with Iris and didn't plan to ditch her. You can tell in this scene that Ash is about to find a reason to ditch Serena before it even happens.

I support Serena and all. However. I will admit that this is pretty darn stupid. If simply being alone with somebody is a "date", well then Ash would be a pimp at this point.

This is actually what a ten year old and a ten year old with a crush would look like and I commended the writers for realizing how stupid this scene is.

This was just wrong. Ash was just normally walking while she was thinking disgusting thoughts about it being like a date!

21 When she made fun of Clemont. (Ep. 26) When she made fun of Clemont. (Ep. 26)

Is it when she commented about his invention? I don't think it was that bad, everyone except Ash makes fun of Clemont's inventions and names especially Bonnie. She has much worse moments with Clemont like when she didn't cheer for him against Ash or when she wanted to ditch him to go to the ball thing with Ash despite inviting him before.

Iris making fun of Ash is better than this. Clemont doesn't deserve this at all. Ash is an ass so I don't care if someone makes fun of him. I mean we do it irl so Iris can too, even if it's annoying.

Okay, he's weird and dorky but he's so nice to you there is no reason you should make fun of him serena!

So saying "He would think that's a creative name" counts as making fun of him. She literally did not even make fun of him at all people! In the Japanese Version, Serena even only said "That's just a description." HOW IS THAT MAKING FUN OF HIM!?

22 When Aria had to tell her to apologize to her Pokemon for yelling at them. (Ep. 64) When Aria had to tell her to apologize to her Pokemon for yelling at them. (Ep. 64)

I'm not kidding. She was too busy feeling sorry for herself and whining about how she's the worst Pokemon performer ever' (all because she made a mistake in her FIRST performance? ). Well, I actually agree that she's the worst. But really? Aria also had to tell her that her Pokemon are her special friends. And Serena just vomits those words back out. She can't ever figure stuff out on her own. She has to be spoon fed everything. Ugh.

Seriously, she should stop being so self centered and start caring about others than herself. Other trainers don't need to be told to apologize to their Pokemons they hurt, they do it on their own. Why can't she do the same?

23 When she caught Eevee. (Ep. 89) When she caught Eevee. (Ep. 89)

It's more frustrating that it evolved with very small showing of serenas affection. She just harassed the poor thing till it agreed to come with her, then shoved it into the lame wifeu wars competition. Then while she just let it have its first battle, it evolves for a deus ex machina for her to win when most the episode she spent obsessing over trying to dance with ash! How she treated it, it should have attacked her & ran off!

Even worse, it was a rare, female Eevee and it evolved into a Sylveon. Didn't see that coming 3 years ago! *sarcasm* Of course, Miss Stereotype has to have the girly Eeveelution. And no training. HeavyDonkeyKong, I don't care. Espeon and Umbreon also level up with friendship but are still seen to need training. Regardless, it just reinforces her not needing to do squat to succeed. (She's a failure as a "trainer" in my eyes).

Even her performance arc is badly written too. She caught Pokemon that happened to be good dancers (Eevee and pancham) that were already good for her showcases. And that's why she barely struggled and trained throughout the showcases. Like seriously. May and Dawn had more hardships took more L's and trained more in their contests and unlike Mary Suerena they totally earned their right to compete in the grand festivals and not plot armour it through. Thank Arceus she got defeated by Aria.

She forced Eevee to participate in her stupid showcase, even tough Eevee was nervous.

24 When she forgot to cheer for both Ash and Clemont and only cheered for Ash at the Lumiose gym battle. (Ep. 67) When she forgot to cheer for both Ash and Clemont and only cheered for Ash at the Lumiose gym battle. (Ep. 67)

I could understand if Bonnie cheered more for Clemont because he is her brother who's been with her and took care of her her entire life. And even so, Bonnie cheered more for both than Serena did! But Serena is equally friends with both, she should cheer for both and be happy whatever the outcome of the match is. Had Clemont won and Ash lost, she would've been sad for Ash's loss and not care about Clemont, and she would've helped Ash against Clemont. I mean come on! What kind of "friend" is she to Clemont?!

Is anyone here noticing how derpy she looks in this picture?

It's almost like she completely ignored Clemont's existance at this point.

25 When she screamed at Fennekin and Pancham. (Ep. 64) When she screamed at Fennekin and Pancham. (Ep. 64)

If we exclude Misty and her Psyduck and Jessie and her Wobbuffet, Serena is the main character that treats her Pokemons the less goodly... Even Jessie and Misty are kind to their other Pokemons. Serena just... Doesn't give the impression to care or particularly love her Pokemons. That's sad.

If she screams, then I'll just grab her by the hair, pull it with such force, move her head back and forth and yell at her so she would know how it feels to yell at her Pokémon, or more like yell at her by saying, "I HATE YOU! "

And Misty literally abuses her Psyduck.

That picture though!

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