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. - eventer51314

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 doesn't deserve to have pokemon

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2 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

Even Paul is better so is Iris who would've had a haxorus right now lets be honest here

Come on she was like "No I can't get dirty for my fenniken! " Ash has taken several Pokemon attacks for his Pikachu! Even Lillie (a girl afraid to touch Pokemon) when they were falling saved alolan vulpix! Every other of Ash's companions, rivals and pretty much anyone would do a LOT more than just getting dirty just for Pokemon!

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3 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. - eventer51314

You're right. But at least for a short while she had her performances (though, that's not much of anything). - eventer51314

I know. I got her in a quiz and it said she was " optimistic, friendly, has goals etc." Yeah, goals to STALK Ash. She doesn't even have an excuse to being such an a**! Yuno was abused and that's why she went crazy. Ayano is protective of Senpai because she never felt love. Misty acts tough cause her parents meanly abandoned her and her sisters can be very cruel. Serena, on the other hand, is mean and rude yet has a nice mom and loads of friends and is super popular. Just like all those mean bullies at my school! They are total jerk s for no reason. And then there's me, the lonely loser sitting on the bench. I don't even know why I'm omtimistic and friendly ( well, I'm shy but can open up... and I'm pretty nice if your nice,)! My family treats me badly, I have like 2 friends who live far away and one on /off friend. My sister spreads rumors about me. Nobody trusts me. I forced to do a lot of things I don't want to do. Even my teachers don't like me. Every night I tell myself ...more

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4 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! - eventer51314

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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5 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. - eventer51314

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.

Um,guys, actually Grace is a really bad parent. Want to see what I mean? Let's reveiw... 1. Her mom sends her to camp unwillingly even though Serena doesn't want to go there. 2. Ever since she was a little kid, Serena has been forced to train hard at Ryhorn Racing, despite hating it. 3. When Grace finds out Serena wants to be a Pokemon Performer, she threatened to send Serena back home to train for Ryhorn Racing. 4. Grace says in front of Serena 's friends that Serena was / is / used to be lazy and unmotivated. 5. Grace gets angry at Serena for not listing to her and not being good at and enjoying training at something Serena doesn't even like. 6. Grace expects Serena to follow her footsteps and have none of her own dreams. Grace is thinking of only her own happiness and not Serena's. 7. Grace sends Fletching to peck Serena. 8. Doesn't even care that Ryhorn bucked Serena's off him.9. Still makes Serena train even after Serena got hurt and screamed she hated Racing. 10. Grace didn't ...more

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6 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

I'll add the sun/moon female leads now (& this will b going off two episodes (as that's as far as the English dub is) so Serena is worst than characters that only has 2 episodes on them lol):
Lillie: her fear of touching Pokemon makes her an interesting character like may's hatred of Pokemon in the beginning of the hoenn series made her interesting. And what makes her more interesting is despite having said fear, she still takes time to learn all she can about them & stays in a school surrounded by them. First few Serena episodes featured nothing interesting 4 Serena besides her being a whiny brat to her mom.

Mallow: her first appearance has her show her flaw in which she assumes things too quickly in which she can admit (& apologizes 4 burdening ash because of it). And she seems very friendly by nature unlike Serena who only seemed friendly 2 ash because of her stupid crush & was pretty rude 2 people who showed interest in ash 4 no reason. She also cooks & owns a restaurant ...more

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7 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.

Plus they hate the new anime just cause serena doesn't travel with ash OF COURSE SHE doesn't companions don't return for the new region they have an episode or two in which they appear but they are never there for the whole show! having one companion for more than one region would be boring
region is weird(i know that misty was in johto but since ruby and saphire werent planned then its fine with me) - heyyou

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8 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! - eventer51314

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?

She is the Sakura of character development

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9 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

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?

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

Rude to her mom, controlling, self-centered, minipulitive, bratty, shallow, & shows it's cool to b a tool & revolve around a guy

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10 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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The Contenders

11 She looks like a Disney Channel character

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

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

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

Or very slightly worse - a Nickelodeon character! :O - The Ultimate Daredevil

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12 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

...and annoying - Neonco31

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13 Her Pokemon are more likable than she is

Lol, nice. Very nice. So true. - eventer51314

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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14 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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15 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! - eventer51314


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

16 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

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17 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. - eventer51314

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

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18 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

19 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

This was not a good message on the writers' part. girls shouldn't instantly fall in love with guys that show them a minimal amount of kindness...she's not even a childhood friend of Ash either. I mean if she was, Ash probably would've remembered her?

Why the heck did he fell inlove with ash? Because he is ####### dunb as ###

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20 She copies Ash's attitude

She tried to anyway! All she ever thinks about is "this is what ash says, & so I must go with it instead of mustering courage & confidence for myself, I have to think of what ash says all the time to help me though everything! "

Yeah! You never see her motivate herself. You never see her coming to any conclusion on her own, without thinking about what Ash has told her. She's so pathetically dependent on him! It makes me sick! - eventer51314

Like seriously Ash's attitude doesn't even suit her goal. she's so dumb

Exactly! She just sees someone she likes and thinks, 'I must act like that! ' She did the same with Aria. Shauna, Nini, Miette, and Jessie all have their own style when performing, and still 'showcase' their own personality in their performances. Serena, though? She is unbelievably bland and unoriginal. Like an 'Aria 2.0', or something. (That's what she wants. Heck! Palermo only even likes Serena because she's a clone of Aria! ) This is why I was so annoyed that Serena made it to the finals and not one of the other, unique girls. Everything about her goal is such a bad message to girls!
Think for yourself, Serena! Like, who are you really? You're SO fake! - eventer51314

Yup. Shauna's special trait is optimism and smiling all the time, Miette's is attitude and teasing, Nini is... well... Nini, Jessie is boastful, but Serena? Really? She just copies aria. I mean, I get she motivated her and gave her a bit of character development and even encouraged her eevee to evolve but her performances are a little too close to Aria's for my liking - gamerkitty6274

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