Top Ten Reasons to Hate Serena from Pokemon

Serena is one of the characters from the Pokemon X and Y TV show. I personally hate her. With a burning passion!

The Top Ten

1 She only became a Pokemon trainer to get Ash's attention

All of the other main girls have started their journeys for their own dreams. Misty, May, Dawn, and Iris only started traveling with Ash AFTER running into him and realizing they had a common goal in mind. Serena, on the other hand, only started her journey to be with a guy. A guy she really knows nothing about. That was her only motivation. How much more pathetic and stupid can you get?

"There's no sense in going out of your way to get somebody to like you." -Ash

And that is exactly what Serena has done. She is completely senseless in her obsession.

Listen little girls, you should totally fall in love and chase a guy that gave you a minimal of decency because you needed it! I don't know why the writers thought it was a good idea to send that message to young girls. And yes, kids watch Pokemon. Target demographic. A good female role model is crucial.

FINALLY! Someone who hates Serena as well! I hate her so much! - Fandom_Lover

She's dumb

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2 She has a major crush on Ash

Are you kidding? OH YAH! She obsesses and is a devil, no doubt. ( * whispers * I really love ash, I mean, I cry every time I hear because of you because... um... never mind ) She doesn't even know them. Its not even like Jesse and that guy. The ACTUAL childhood friends?! Stop saying Jessie bad she's actually pretty sweet and she has a tragic life ( like mine ). Serena? She's a brainless unfashionable boo. I HATE YOU SERENA (* sobs and chucks bottle )

God, where do I even begin? I don't hate how she had a crush on Ash, I hate the writers decision to make HER of all people a romantic love interest. She could have been a really good character but she was made into a bland love interest. I mean, it's stupid to have any love interest in Pokemon, but any of the SM girls could have been love interests and it wouldn't have 100% ruined their character. Oh, and I hate how everyone ships them together. Stalking is NOT romantic, people! Maybe if her "love" of Ash had developed over time because they care for each other and Ash felt the same way but they didn't know how to express it, it would have been cute. People only ship it for one reason: "It's the only girlfriend Ash will ever get." I'm sorry, but isn't Ash 10 and 10 forever, or am I wrong about all of the fan theories? Serena is just a creepy stalker, face it.

Oh, gosh. And now she's dressing like the boy. You watch, now that she's done with her goal, she'll be relegated to the background, or used for fan service and/or ship-bait.

You're right. But at least for a short while she had her performances (though, that's not much of anything).

If you want and to date at least match him with misty - Sambazing

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3 She doesn't care about her Pokemon

What the heck? Serena makes Paul look like a good trainer! That's right, I said it! Even Paul is a better trainer than Serena! At least his Pokemon aren't complete wimps! If Serena both treated her Pokemon nicely and trained them well, they would not be weak! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

I was hoping they would pull a May with Serena but they didn't. May hated Pokemon at first, but later on she started to really love and care for them. I mean she cared for a Manaphy as if it was her child ffs

Serena is obviously the WORST CHARCTER EVER. Worst than Najika, Rinne and any other STUPID other blonde cupcake... want me to explain?

In XYZ 24 she was SO INSANE. First of all she wanted to express to ash that she " felt " the same way of defeat. HELLO HE didn't GET A CHANCE TO SHINE YET! She was trying to " compare " her feelings to ash's. What, did you think, he'd get up and start smooching her? Than she starts throwing snowballs AS IF ASH isn't ALLOWED TO BE UPSET! And she was so mean and rude to Clemont and bonnie. WHY DID ASH FORGIVE THAT DEMON! She always crying and smirking. ( God forbid if she found out about molly, Gary, and any other living thing that knew ash when they were kids...). And people think its "ROMANTIC" that Serena is WORRIED! She ain't the only one. She's always standing around. We have a full, like, 50 episodes left. Also it makes me mad that Miette's a " minor " character I hope she comes and kicks Lysander's ...more

Now this reason is really blowing my mind. How in the hell does Serena dislike her Pokémon? Where in the whole serious does she even act mean to her Pokémon? I am really confused, and she has made a sacrifice to save her Pokémon so don't respond with "she won't even sacrifice her Pokémon". Its really amazing how people criticizes her like this. - Malachi186

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4 She's rude to her mom

Grace is a GREAT parent. If I had her as a parent ( I wish ) I would NOt scream at her, yell at her, and whine at her. Yet Serena does all those things. I wish she had very strict parents ( like mine ) to spank her she really deserves it. And who doesn't like Ryhorn and Fletching? Thanks to HER I can't watch performing cause it has to many ripoffs!

And totally disrespectful! Talking back and lipping off to her. NONE of the other characters we've seen in the anime have ever been disrespectful to their elders, let alone their parents.

Even Misty respected her eldest sister Daisy even if didn't like it. - majormanafemale

Grace is very smart & knows Serena well! She knows how she is, and picks up on her thinking quickly! I'm sure if Serena told her mom she didn't want to do ryhorn racing & ran off, grace would understand. She really doesn't seem like the type to force her daughter to do something, just that she wants the best for her! But she's too bratty & cowardly to even think of telling her till later.

Okay, I'm going to try to explain why Grace is a bad mom IN MY OPINION and please bear with me,K?
Let's set into the first episode. We see irritated Grace telling her Fetching to wake up Serena as she failed. Then we have Fletchling pecking her, Serena screaming bloody murder while her mom is smiling, than Serena tries to tackle Fletchling but fails. Than Grace calls Serena to get ready for training much to Serena's annoyance. This small scene tells us 1. Serena often gets angry at Fletchling but cannot physically harm it unlike SOME PEOPLE ( aka Misty and Pysduck). 2. Serena often gets pecked in the face and is used to it. 3. Serena and Grace do not have a good relationship. 4. Serena hates racing. Now, some people say that Grace isn't bad and wouldn't force Serena into anything she really hated and Serena just was ANNOYED, and she didn't hate it because she would have a face of despair. However, something contradicts that statement : Serena has been training all her life for ...more

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5 Her fan base sucks

Her " fans ( aka SLAVES) are JUST LIKE HER! They bad mouth other characters, make mean videos on them and draw ugly photos of them too. If somebody disagrees on one thing they start bulking them. Um can WE speak freely people?! CAN WE?!

I remember the day I added this item. It's true. Amourshippers have grown to become one of the most annoying fan bases ever! And seeing an image of dumb Serena blushing and smiling made me CRINGE SO MUCH. I am so glad I finally realized how bad of a character Serena is. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

For Serena: Makes ( * shudders *) * BEEP* shipping and fan photos, books, videos, etc. Everything else : THEY WANT IT TO DIE! Crazy people. They need to... 1. Dig a hole. 2. Stay there. Thank. You. For. Understanding.

Reply to modern SpongeBob socks it's true for fanbase sucks I saw a comic of Serena and Ash switching bodies and Ash just blushing at how pretty Serena is I hated the comic I was ready to punch my computer Serena is the definition of creepy and ugly and hated loved by slave shippers AKA a mortar shippers - Devthakur

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6 She completely ignores Clemont and Bonnie

Clemont cooked a really nice dinner to celebrate her final princess key, and she didn't even say thank you! Spoiled brat! I DESPISE how she ignores Clemont! He's such a great friend to her. And what does she do? She overlooks him because she is so infatuated with Ash. Clemont is invested in her dream, and he's attentive and shows concern for her feelings. Unlike Ash, who is as dense as a block of lead, and isn't really that interested in her stupid Tripokalons. Amourshipping sucks. Serena sucks. She does NOT deserve Clemont's friendship!

True. And Serena doesn't even deserve any friends! She is so annoying and I want to put her in an incinerator full of Barbie dolls, because that's what she is! She is a Barbie doll, that's all she is! At least Lucy Heartfilia from Fairy Tail cares for her friends, and I don't even like her! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

This leans more toward Clemont. The anime focuses on Serena and ash's love but I'd rather let Serena take some time to be with Clemont every once in a while. Serena should give Clemont a chance because Serena needs someone who won't break her heart. What makes Clemont unloveable? What gives? The geek can't have anyone? Heck I picture clemont inventing things for serena! Granted they explode after the first try...laughter is the best medicine for feeling blue and his inventions exploding make me offense clemont! You are awesome in your own geeky way! There are the geeks no one wants to be around and there are the creative ones like inventors who never give up no matter how many times inventions don't work out.

I think this is the thing that irritates me most about her. She's only with the group because of Ash. She doesn't give a hoot about Clemont and Bonnie. I bet if she had met them elsewhere, she wouldn't have given them a second thought. Selfish brat!

I kind of disagree with her dissing Bonnie, she seems to care even a little. Clemont (god praise this lemon child for being so patient) even entrusts Bonnie to Serena sometimes.

But her dissing Clemont? I can agree with that. She...flat out ignores him when it's not concerning Ash. I don't support the idea of Clemont having a thing for Serena (I don't even think he does, I see no confirmation, no special hints beyond platonic feelings and thank god GeekChic is highly improbable...Serena ships are rants for another day...) but he clearly wants to be her friend. And what does she do? Ignore him and pushes all her attention to Ash! She seems fine with him during the beginnig but as the series grew...ugh how I wanted to hate her if it wasn't for her character development. The generous cinnamon roll doesn't deserve the bitch's friendship.

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7 She's a stereotype

I'm not against the girly girl stereotype, as long as a character can do it correctly. Look at Princess Peach. She's a lovable character and is still a girly girl. But Serena is personality-less. She's so bad, I stopped watching the anime because she's in it.

Super girly? Check.
Bakes cookies? Check.
Loves fashion? Check.
Obsesses over a guy? Check.
Neglects everyone but the guy? Check, check, and double check! She is a woman's stereotype! - RiverClanRocks

Also make her twirl her hair and give her hair rainbow ombres. She'd be a bigger stereotypical girly girl! - MLPFan

You had a girly girl character like down who could hold her own and was bad ass and then you make Serena...who is the opposite. who spreads a message that girly girls should always worry about their appearance, not get dirty, cook, and crush on a guy. Dawn would probably slap Serena if she ever showed up again.

Yeah she is - Neonco31

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8 She's a bad role model

To the person who said they want to hug and kiss Serena while they're naked, I certainly am not going to be that person! If there are even (who knows? *shudders*) body pillows of Serena from the anime, I will stay away from them at all costs. I wouldn't mind the one from the games since she can at least battle, but still. Serena as an anime character sucks. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

All she does is obsess over Ash, bake cookies, and that's about it. Her motto: "Forget my friends, my family, my Pokemon, Ash is my life! " - RiverClanRocks

At least with Brock, his flirting was seen in a negative light. He got his ear pulled/poison jabbed almost every time he did it. What was the consequence of Serena running away from home to go after some guy she knew one time for like an hour maybe? Or her being straight up rude to her mom & clemont? Or her throwing a tantrum because ash didn't respond in a way in her fantasy land?

Serena is teaching little girls that it's ok to run from your mom and your house to go find a boy you like. - Pikagurl

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9 Her Pokemon are more likable than she is

Lol, nice. Very nice. So true.

Exactly if they could I'm sure they would run away - heyyou

Sylveon and Braixen are my personal favorites. They're sweet, have character, and battle for her and her dreams. At least they care.

I actually like the Pokemon more than the humans, with my favorites being Sylveon, because little bias, but it is just very shy and comforting and caring. Sylveon had a ton of character development, not to mention, it's flipping adorable, and Gliscor, just watch an episode of Gilgar or Gliscor as a major part, and you'll know a lot more about me. - SocialMediaStinks

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10 She looks like a Disney Channel character

Your typical Disney Channel girl is the woman's stereotype, which Serena is. - RiverClanRocks

Ugh. It's like they fused Elsa and Anna into a Pokemon character. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

UN TRUE! She is the OPPOSITE! Disney characters are nice airheads. She is a sassy Miette hating ash obsessed girl.

Disney is taking Pokemon, just so you know.😶

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The Contenders

11 She's a desperate wannabe

Oh my God I hate the fact that is a wannabe! She is like ASH SAMA WILL NOTICE ME CAUSE I'M SO PRETTY!

Jeez she like a Mary sue and a sex toy that fans want to mess with. I mean why the hell does she have to be perfect at everything! I HATE SERENA!

And the writers are trying so hard to make her 'bad-A', 'cool', or 'likable' or whatever. It makes me hate her even more because she's so FAKE and WISHY-WASHY!


Serena: Oh, Ash! You look so handsome and adorable and I just wanna hug and kiss you right now and feel you all over and [censored] *because...too much Serena talk makes my ears bleed, dunno about the rest of you*

Ash: 0_0

~Silverfrost of RiverClan

12 She dresses too inappropriately for her age

A lot of people try to counter this by using the other female companions who dress innapropriate but I want to analyze them for a moment.

Misty - Cannot deny how she's dressed here. She wears a crop top and very short shorts as a 10 year old. Her other outfits are fanservicey like Serena's. However, with her other ouftits, she didn't seem to enjoy it. I remember in the banned episode that she says "This is degrading but we need the money" or something like that. And in most cases, Misty was forced to dress the way she's dressed.

Dawn - Dawn is honestly the most tame I'm going to bring up here. She does have a very short skirt, but she also wears shorts underneath that short skirt. (I watched the dub of the DP series, I don't know if they censored it or not). Dawn's alternate outfits are extremely modest, her dresses tend to be knee length or longer when she's doing contests, or being dressed as a princess that one time. Dawn only seems to wear her main outfit ...more - Rue

One of the many things I hate about Serena is her clothing. There always short or no sleeved and short. I mean short shirts, sleeveless... is that really appropriate?

Although Misty and Dawn aren't really much better at this, they are way more likable characters than Mary Sue

She also has a chest in this age seriously? SHES 10 may had one too but she at least dresses normally - heyyou

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13 She's bland

She is dull and boring! So predictable

I was so excited to see Serena because of video game her but she's just boing and stupid

She has had the least amount of character development in X and Y. - RiverClanRocks

Serena: I'm perfect for Ash! I can clean and cook, have pokemon, also I can dance!
Bonnie: yeah like any other girl in the world.

Ughhh I'm so mad at this character she is so bland! She just like any background character in the anime, but with a stupid love interest with the main character. Like what the hell? I swear the people who created her were eather drunk or they were a crazy feminist.

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14 She's dumb

Ash was ignorant. He wasn't dumb. Serena however is stupid as she isn't smart enough to gain her own courage for herself & always has to remember what ash-sama said.

How can people say Molly and Serena are the same person or related?! Molly is kind, compassinite, and young. Serena's mean, rude, and stupid. Both meet ash and friends, not to mention ITS IMPOSSIBLE! People might say they look alike but that's because Serena copies EVERYTHING from Molly to Ash to Aria.

Dumb blondes! Because Pokemon just had to go all-out Disney and start stereotyping blonde people! What has the Pokemon anime come to?! At least Korrina isn't dumb! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

I actually prefer Misty over Serena, THAT says something. - RaccoonCartoon

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15 She has little to no character development at all

Cutting hair == character development. I don't know why Serena fans think that. She's still a useless girly girl, ignores clemont for no reason, barely does anything productive outside boring contests ripoffs, and tries to get with ash when he's shown no interest in her.

And what development she does have is rushed and forced. She started her stupid goal 60 episodes in, and within about a year her character arc was over. Both May and Dawn's character arcs lasted almost 4 years each. I think that's saying A LOT!

The writers obviously did not care for Serena. Just added a crush stitch to her to peak peoples' interest as well as fan servicing her. and people think she's going to Alola with Ash...why?

I would never think that Serena's haircut is a character development, I think that she's trying to change her style to be a different person. Although, she's still the same person, but with her new style.

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16 She's only there as fan service and ship bait

I think that she was created just so there wouldn't be fights for who ash loves that's why she has no development shes just there so majority of other ships would grow smaller and smaller so there would only be one ship left and no more fights but it causes more fights then fixes - heyyou

This is so true I mean seriously she sucks

This I will admit is definitely the truth. And the fact that I am saying this to all of you should prove to all of you once and for all that I am not just some obssesive fanboy like some of Serena's other fans in my opinion! - HeavyDonkeyKong

17 She is easily the worst female lead out of all the female leads in the anime


Misty: even though her bossy, bratty, hot-headed attitude makes her a very annoying character, she has a sad relatable backstory where her sisters black sheep her, but doesn't let that bring her down and went to prove them wrong. Very admirable.

May: great development. She went from whinny, hating Pokemon, impatient, etc... to loving Pokemon, stopped whinning & is more patient. She was always childlike, mature, naive, kind, & ditzy. Had relatable sibling problems & also just wanted to travel but found her goal & was the first to be pushed into another goal (dad wanted her to go after badges first). But handled that a lot better than the bratty Serena.

Dawn: her being a co-star made her very interesting as well as getting to see her childhood. She's a great girly girl who is into fashion & up keeping her hair. But she was brave, smart, optimistic, cheerful. She had her faults to as she was pretty ditzy. But she's a good example of a girly girl unlike ...more

We've all heard about hated female leads like Sakura Haruno from Naruto, Lucy Heartfilia from Fairy Tail, and Misa Amane from Death Note. However, those three female leads come NOWHERE as close as to how horrible Serena is. Serena is easily worse than Misty, May, Dawn, and Iris combined and is so useless and barely contributes anything to the plot, NOT EVEN THE FILLER EPISODES! Heck, I'd even give praise to Sakura Haruno, Lucy Heartfilia, and Misa Amane for being even more useful and essential to their respective storylines more than Serena does! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Correct. Dawn, May, Misty and Iris had far more character development and unlike Serena they care about their Pokemon. All Serena does is blush


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18 Most of what she does is to impress Ash

The only reason she does anything is to impress Ash... Baking? Check. Performing? Check Check. Battling? CHECK CHECK CHECK. When will Serena learn that keys, foods, and moves will NOT get the guy. He needs a dorky, silly, smart, sassy girl... like ME!


19 Her new haircut sucks

I hate how her new haircut is not only stupid, but it also makes Serena look like Patty Thompson from Soul Eater! How could such a good character like Patty be disgraced by having a blonde idiot like Serena have a haircut similar to her own?! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Shame the knife didn't slip through her head - TwilightKitsune

It doesn't make any sense at all! And I agree, it does make her look even stupider.

I hate her stupid haircut and for once l agree with bonnie,it looked prettier before. - 766925

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20 She is madly in love with Ash because of the "childhood friend story"

Are you kidding me?! A childhood friend is somebody you really know ( like ash and Gary ). Not somebody you met for 5 MINUTES?! HOW ARE PEOPLE THIS DENSE?!

Poorly written romance at best! Hell, Twilight is a better love story than this! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

You know, for once there is a love story worse than Twilight - TwilightKitsune

Serena: my small moment with Ash in the forest was so speshul!

Me: no it wasn't you stupid girly girl Ash was just trying to be a good person, he was not trying to make you his future waifu get over it - Pikagurl

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