Top 10 Reasons Why Serena from the Pokemon Anime Should Not Follow Ash to the Alola Region

Since the fandom is incredibly salty and whiny about her leaving, let me explain how it's very petty of them to be like that. Especially wanting her to stay for a ship.

The Top Ten

1 Dropping everything such as your goals for a guy is a bad message to young girls

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If ash is going to get love interest I think that instead of being a useless charater like serena she should be a more of a romantic rivalry in my opinion

Serena is literally a fangirl. She is OBSESSED with Ash to the point where she does not even care about other characters at all. She sort of cares for Bonnie, but she treats Clemont horribly. Clemont does so much for her, and she rarely ever thanks him. All the time, she is focused on Ash and what she can do to impress him. This sends bad messages to children (young girls particularly) that if you like a guy, act like his servant and do everything just for him. I personally think May and Dawn were much better PokeGirls because they followed their goals not for someone else's sake but for their sake.

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2 She can't be infatuated with a guy who won't love her back forever

It really is baffling to me that Amourshippers actually think Ash likes her back. It's one thing to pretend/imagine it based on some subjective hints. It's another thing to adamantly believe it, claim it's the absolute truth and obnoxiously shove it in other people's faces, ridiculing people who criticize the ship. When there's not even that much interaction between these two ten year old KIDS! They're delusional. Are other shippers in the Pokemon community this bad?

I don't know. The concept of shipping is messed up in general and is one of the many reasons why I am ashamed of "fandoms" as wholes. - Anonymousxcxc

Ash is never going to like her back. He's too dense and will never realize it. If he does.. well I don't think he's going to try to get a girl when he'll stay ten forever. - RisingMoon

Ash will NOT love her back! Because this show is meant for kids! It's not a romance show - Unharmless

Your "Senpai" will never notice you Serena

3 If she neglects her goal, she is proving to her mom that she can't commit to anything

I would laugh. Moms know best.

She can't commit to anything that's not Ash related


4 Amourshipping was nothing but bait to the XY series

Take amourshippong out or keep it in. It doesn't matter. Xy/xyz is NY favorite series regardless. It did so many things right that I just can't understand any of the hate that it gets. Its what people have always been begging for the anime to have. A smarter sdh. A stronger ash. Better battles. A darker story. its only competition is the dp series. - HeavyDonkeyKong

I think the main reason why people rated the X/Y anime series is because of the amourshipping crap. I mean seriously, a MOTHERF-ING 7.5/10 over the original?! The original anime series got a 7.4/10! ARE YOU SERIOUS?!

The XY anime series has decreased its ratings with a 7.3/10 now! YAYY! Please, let's keep it there at least, or go lower.

Update 2 (12/10/2016):
Both the anime series has a 7.4/10 rating, we MUST drop the rating even more. IMO, I'd give it a 1/10 and that's only for Ash who has made it to a new region. - ClassicGaminer

5 She wants to improve her performances and her overall goal

Hi what's sup its RFAP ( I'm on the why u should hate Serena site I listed like five ) and I SO agree. But, isn't performing only in Kalos? It makes NO sense for her to go on!

6 Amourshipping is one sided

Ash never blushes with Serena

As one sided as it gets.

All shipping is one-sided. - Anonymousxcxc

Misty is Ash's true love. How? Celebi showed up when Misty kissed Ash in Pokemon: The First Movie.
I'm not kidding.

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7 Wanting her to stay because she has a crush on Ash and for amourshipping is petty

I severely doubt Ash will ever date her - TwilightKitsune

8 It's a tradition to have newer friends and companions for Ash for every region

People are mad about this? Must be new to the show, I guess. Other than Misty, no female companion of Ash has stuck around for more than one region. I'm pretty sure Misty only stuck around because the games didn't have a female player character until Crystal. - Zach808

And that's a good thing. Mallow and Lillie will be a breath of fresh air. Serena has become horribly stagnant since her competition with Aria (if she wasn't before. yeah, she was).

Yes, bye bye Serena - TwilightKitsune

I agree with this, even though Misty and Brock came back for quite a while.

Dawn liked Ash, but she didn't follow him, so why should Serena?

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9 Serena has the right to her own direction.


10 Amourshipping ruined Serena's character

To be honest, I would've liked Serena more if she wasn't so infatuated with her childhood crush. Honestly, she can do better than that...

I agree, Serena would've and could've been a great character if people didn't worship Amourshipping so much. I actually would've been fine if it were just a small crush like Ash's past companions, but Serena's crush was nuts. Serena to me was fanservice, not entirely, but mostly. I just wish Serena had more character instead of the bland, lovesick character she is.

The Newcomers

? She will lose any respect people still have for her
? It's highly likely that they'll find a better way to please everyone

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11 Ash is indifferent about romance and can't recognize a girl's romantic feelings to save his life

People keep bashing Ash for "not insisting for Serena to stay with him"
Well, HE'S AWARE she has a goal in Kalos (or had) and obviously is unaware about her feelings for him. Amourshipping is one sided people. You cannot argue that one out. - Ruee

12 She is only valued for shipping and that's a bad existence for Serena

I value serena for her character development halfway throughout the show. at first, I thought she was a ridiculous characterâ€" only rooting for ash but I grew on to like her. and when [spoiler] she kissed ash, what made me accept amourshipping is the fact that ash accepted her feelings, not returned but accepted. - lowkeysavage

13 Pokemon Sun and Moon already has a large cast of characters, there is no reason for Serena to fill a gap that isn't even there

Way too many episodes would be ripped off.

Who cares. People still watch the anime?

Why there are so many characters is that I think the animators are running out of ideas so they would fill it in with more "-focused" episodes. After all, we have seen more of these characters' families than any other companions. - IAMAMEME

14 We should be open to new characters instead of wanting to keep a character in the show for shipping purposes

Clearly, they (Amourshippers, and probably most shippers in general) don't watch the anime because they love Pokemon. They watch it for nonexistent romance.

Yeah, nobody likes repetitivity. - TwilightKitsune

This is exactly why Serena should not go to Kalos! ( Besides being a total jerk and copycat and a FLIPPIN STALKER! ) What's the point of bringing a character back when we should get new ones? If the animie kept re - using characters, people would get bored and stop watching. Pokemon. Would. Shut. Down. And who wants that? ( * Down below is an OC idea of mine. You can check it out if you want ( don't know why you would ) but don't steal it ( very unlikely anyone would since it's probably dumb ) *. ). Drumroll please: dundundundundundundundundundundundundundundundundundundundun. Name : Alicia Sinister. Age : 12 1/2. Size : 5 foot. Looks : Long nose, messy dark " mouse poop " colored hair which is shoulder length, ice blue eyes, pink braces, a white t shirt that says BAKA, blue leggings, a black miniskirt, pink sneakers. Pokemon : Popplio, Litten, Rowlet, Evee, Fennikin, Achino. Backstory : Her parents hate her and are very mean to her but deny it and just tell relatives that ...more

15 There is absolutely no reason to stop giving new female leads solely because of Serena's infatuation with Ash

Serena wasn't the first, nor the last when it comes to having a crush on Ash. And I'm not talking about Misty. That was 4kids only. - Ruee

16 Serena would not fit the school setting
17 A shipping with Ash will never be canon so Serena traveling with Ash more than her welcome is pointless
18 It's not surprising that she would leave

She's a stalker, like Yandere-chan. She follows Ash EVERYWHERE! - mayamanga

19 Serena would not work well in Alola if Mallow is also traveling with Ash because Serena is possessive over Ash

What a nightmare that would be.

20 Subplot romance will never go anywhere in the Pokemon Anime

Seriously. Amourshippers: If your only " evidence " is their " childhood friends", Serena looks and sound like Alia and ash " looks" like that guy in the xyz legend, them standing next to each other, and ash eating Serena's food is your only " evidence ", than that is pretty much going nowhere. Just because someone sounds like Serena and looks like her ( like Lillie ) and likes someone does not mean amour is " canon.". Quite the opposite.
Also school starts 2mrrw ( * sobs *)! :...(

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1. Dropping everything such as your goals for a guy is a bad message to young girls
2. Serena has the right to her own direction.
3. If she neglects her goal, she is proving to her mom that she can't commit to anything
1. Amourshipping was nothing but bait to the XY series
2. Amourshipping is one sided
3. Amourshipping ruined Serena's character



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