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)

I think Serena is decent but I find this scene gross. The way he talked was strange. He was barely was wearing anything...the writers need to stop this shipping nonsense.

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?!

So they censor her kissing him (most likely on the cheek), like it's so 'inappropriate', yet they keep scenes like this and have objectifying camera angles up girls skirts as well as zooming in on their prepubescent chests? God, I really hate these writers sometimes.

You know what also made this scene so gross? I'm not talking about Serena thinking he's going to confess or Ash being sick, I'm referring to what he was saying to her. It sounded like he was going to make a sexual advance onto Serena.

2 When she kissed Ash. (Ep. 140)

I don't really like serena, but kissing someone is NOT sexual harassment. It is true that this felt a little forsed, but it is not gross to have your first kiss at 10. My dad is a lawer. But also for people calling Serena fans toxic, that is only half true and a bit hypocritical. Serena haters can be extremely toxic as well as pokeshippers. I don't think it's wrong to have on opinian, but you don't half to shove it up someone's nose every time they don't agree with yoy. I am a pearlshipper, but I don't hate all other Shippers or think that they should not exist. Serena fans can make really hateful jokes and fan art of her and that in some ways is worse then making weird fan fics on the internet because at least they aren't offending anyone. Exept my life.

Listen here Amourshippers Just because a someone kisses another person dose not automatically make them a couple it's how the other person feels and responds that if determin if they become one or not and Ash smiling dosen't mean he likes her back.

They only said they may have a future togther to try and get you guys to keep watching the anime hoping that there might be a chance of your ship happening like how the creator of Icarly tried to get Seedie shippers to watch Sam and Cat.

I don't think they even kissed, my thought is that she whispered to him "I love you" but Ash took it as a platonic thing, the director said it was either a kiss or a whisper so who knows? What do you think about my thought?

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*

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

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.

I bet if she ever got into another situation where she had to hurt her face to save Ash or anyone else she would chose her face.

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

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"...

4 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

... 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.

People who change themselves for their crushes..
Honestly, don't you have any self worth? You shouldn't do that... Also, it proves that Serena still hasn't evolved or changed her mentality, she should let go since he isn't interested...

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

Really this taught us a good lesson that Serena is the most pointless and useless anime character in anime history showing as she only exist soley for a boy so although it's bad it teaches a lesson so it's 99.99% bad 0.01% good

(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.

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

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.

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

Ash is a human. Yes they kinda god played him in the series, but he's still a human with more emotions than perfect and happy-go-lucky. Serena doesn't see this and only sees him as perfect and happy-go-lucky. So when Ash hits a personal roadblock that he has to figure out on his own, she goes off on him because her illusion of him is shattered. And he thanks her for it. What the Hell?

She literally sees Ash as a perfect robot. 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. Manipulative and delusional prick

I don't know if Ash was 'depressed' but I know for sure the he was very sad after his lost and needed to be left alone to self eflect on what went wrong. Serena needs to understand that you can't flip people emotions in a second, they need some time alone...

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.

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

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.

You wanna know the reason of why it's not fitting for her? It's because Anime Serena is not a female that fights more often in battles and she doesn't have the same qualities as Ash to his clothes. Also, she doesn't know any of Pikachu's moves when she watches it in battles or how to mimic perfectly like Ash. You wanna know what female trainers can have Ash's clothes if he is absent or busy by something important? Lillie and Game Serena.

The game version of Serena have good qualities and a personality to be able to wear the protagonist's clothes. The symbolization of Ash's clothes are determination, friendship and hope. That's what Game Serena have. She would be able to know the moves of Pikachu to find the disadvantage for Jimmy's Pikachu to actually win this battle. This Serena would know exactly the guts of a trainer with her amazing battling skills unlike the Anime.

Lillie, on the other hand, would be really awesome and cute at the same time due to her qualities. One ...more

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!

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

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.

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!

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.

Stop oversexualizing ten year olds! Like hey let's give the ten year old a shorter crop too then the 20 year old. My mom saw this over my shoulder and thought I was a future for so long.

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

Serena: well Ash likes pokemon right? So if I dress like a pokemon he sure will love me!
*Ash comes by*
Serena: hey Ash!
Ash: ahh! A furry! Pikachu use thundershock!
Serena: *gets shocked*

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!

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.

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

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

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.)

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

Oh boo hoo🙄 I thought Serena was over crying when she proved to her mom that she was serious about her goal, but nope! Serena is just some Mary Sue who has a complete change in personality when the show calls for it.

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.

The Contenders
11 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...

Lol there is a big chance that miette doesn't care or like ash. she's just doing it for a reaction because serena is too stupid to actually ask out ash

12 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?!

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.

What, was ash suppost to go with BONNIE or something Serena? -_- she was already going with clemont!

13 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"?!

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

*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.

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

And people wonder why a lot of people say Serena is ugly lmao

Sheesh! And people say Sun and Moons facial expressions are cringy!

This is nightmare fuel

She is horny or what? gross.

16 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!

As her relationship with her mom got better, this moment was still uncalled for and just plain rude.

17 When she went shopping instead of helping the group find a mega stone. (Ep. 31)

No wonder Korrina came back. She was actually an interesting companion and worked well with Ash's dynamic. As opposed to this shopaholic ditz.

I think the bimbo thought a mega stone would be in a jewelry shop for some reason, then got distracted by the pretty jewels. Hopefully she wasn't fantasizing about her never happening wedding there.

How inconsiderate do you have to be to just ditch the group when they are going after something important? but then again, she wouldn't even do anything if she was in the group anyway

I don't recall any other female companion ditching the group to do petty crap like this. Man, looking at this makes me wish Korrina was the female companion..

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

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!

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.

I bet she was sniffing his jacket and looking through his bag like the creppy stalker she is

You guys are basically victim blaming her

19 When she worried that Ash would think Aria was "cute." (Ep. 21)

Why can’t ash find a Pokemon cute? It’s not like ash wants to marry the person who he finds their Pokemon cute! Serena is too hyper sensitive!

Lol! I never noticed this before but Fennekin looks TICKED in this picture. A reflection of her trainer's true, inner feelings?

So what if Ash indeed thought Aria was cute and not her Fennekin? He doesn't belong to Serena!

Lolol Serena looks like a five year old in that very picture.

20 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.

Oh Lord, and that face when she reacted about it, can you believe that some person actually used an image of her being licked by the Rhyhorns and placed a BZZrs logo next to it? (You may know what it is, if you don't know, then try to understand.)

21 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.

I hate Serena for this reason , none of the poke girls made fun of the other male character , not once , not twice but omg 100 times she behaves like this

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!

22 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?

Such a self centered dumbass probably never thought she needed to apologize to anyone ever, so she never got the concept of apologizing. You see how much of a b***h she is to her mom, & how terribly she handled trying to cheer up Ash.

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

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.

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.

Why is she even thinking about dating? Aren't Ash and Serena only ten?

24 When she caught Eevee. (Ep. 89)

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.

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).

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

25 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?

I will cheer for May and Dawn and Misty
Especially Haruka!

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

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