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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Yesss I agree
Non of the girl in the anime has ever done that before except serena

Serena's voice actresses would end up being harassed by Serena/Amourshipping's haters. - LunaDude1996

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

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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

If Serena was in love with me I would take my pants and underwear off stick my penis in serena's vagina and knock her up and say will you marry me and put a ring on serena's left finger so Serena is off the market forever.

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

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 Serena has the right to her own direction.

I think asking Serena to follow Ash is like looking down on Serena.
It's like despising her... Just like you think she's nothing but Ash's love machine...

I like both Serena and Misty so make Serena be mature like Misty...


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

Yes, she is. What would she even do in Alola? Alola has no showcases, or even contests. Serena is a pretty bad battler (even though her Fenniken MAGICALLY learned Flamethrower) - it's not like Lillie is a good battler, but she ay least has a story going around her.
It's clear that amourshippers only want her to "be with Ash" and that's a really stupid reason for her to be there.

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

6 She wants to improve her performances and her overall goal

She already was set to Hoenn. Bringing her to Alola would not make sense. Perhaps she can visit him sometime. - yungstirjoey666

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!

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

If ash would date someone, it would be Lillie not Serena.
I prefer Serena with Conway #StalkerShipping

8 There is absolutely no reason to stop giving new female leads solely because of Serena's infatuation with Ash
9 If she returns and sees Ash kissing Lillie, she would regret not choosing Clemont

CitronSere all the way...!

I agree with you

And lillie have much more reasons to be atracted to ash than serena, like, ash saved lillie, ash visited her home and so on. For me it's obvious she has some crush on Him-bernardo - Bernardo

I am a alolashipper, so I agree with you

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

I’m bored with that, need more ideas.

But misty and Brock keep on coming back

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

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The Contenders

11 Amourshipping was nothing but bait to the XY series

I doubt whether many people will still love Serena if she doesn't have a crush on Ash

I literally skipped this entire series after 30 episodes. There were some good ones, but this was my least favourite season. Heck I even enjoy black and white and sun and Moon more than this. - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

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.

12 Ash is indifferent about romance and can't recognize a girl's romantic feelings to save his life
13 Amourshipping is one sided

Ash will never love serena like I do.

Ash never blushes with Serena

As one sided as it gets.

All shipping is one-sided. - Anonymousxcxc

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14 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 *)! :...(

15 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.


16 A shipping with Ash will never be canon so Serena traveling with Ash more than her welcome is pointless
17 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

18 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.

19 It's not surprising that she would leave
20 We should be open to new characters instead of wanting to keep a character in the show for shipping purposes

Didn't Misty go to Johto with Ash?

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

Preach - DWisawesomethe3rd

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21 Serena would not fit the school setting
22 Dawn should return instead

Dawn is also good

I like Hikari she is beautiful!

Not dawn...misty should return and travel with ash again..
Because ash showed his feelings only for misty and no one else...

So truee serena is a crab so I told shrek to eat her

23 She already met Calem, her new neighbor. So no reason to follow Ash in Alola
24 Serena is a smoothing yandere.


25 Pokemon will become a drama show

By that you mean the Sun and Moon anime would be a drama show. Then the ratings would be T.V.-PG,T.V.-14 or T.V.-G, whichever it is that the FCC would choose, and then the writers would screw it up and would probably have to cancel the ENTIRE anime.

26 Then Serena will try to kill everyone if ash likes someone and make it not for kids

No she won't. Either this is a joke (which wouldn't makes sense because this seems like a serious list) or an exaggeration in my opinion lolol. - HeavyDonkeyKong

27 She will try to kill the people there if Ash likes one of the girls

I believe that Serena would not kill anyone, just avoid letting ash have contact with the other girls. Especially if one of them likes him. Or even better. All three.

28 She already left for Hoenn

She is happier and healthier in hoenn, where she can follow her dreams.

29 She will lose any respect people still have for her
30 Serena's voice actresses would be harassed by her haters

Hope that sums it up because other fandoms are notorious for harassment towards actors and other people, usually 'til they're driven off the internet. - LunaDude1996

Serena's actress Hayden Paschall also Winx Club characters...

That just settles how overrated and stereotypical 4Kids is.

If only Ash Ketchum and Sky (although he is stereotypical boyfriend material, so BLEH! ) beat up Bloom and Serena like Chris Brown (TEAM BREEZY SHOULD NEVER EVEN EXIST! IT IS NOT GOOD OR HUMAN TO DELIBERAYELY BEAT UP GIRLS! ) and Charlie Sheen for abusing them for not winning their hearts

I don't want Serenas to come back in Alola or ever. - LunaDude1996

31 Serena doesn’t like Ash anymore
32 We already have 3 female main characters (Lillie, Mallow and Lana) in Sun & Moon series' cast. A 4th girl (Serena) would not only make females outnumber males, but would also be a bad message of sexism.
33 Serena already made her choice and she choose to go to Hoenn to keep performing

She might still make some appearances like May did for the Wallace cup

34 Serena doesn't fit in Alola. She's classy, so she needs to be in a city, not a beach.

I know Lillie's classy, but she's made to be out of place. If Serena came along it just wouldn't feel right. We already have a much better Serena (Lillie) so why bring her?

35 She already went to Hoenn
36 It's highly likely that they'll find a better way to please everyone
37 She seems to be unable to do anything without Ash right there with her. She can't make decisions on her own, and she's far too clingy when it comes to Ash.
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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


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