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

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

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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

Which is why if they do ever bring her back they should have her be over Ash

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.

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

If it wasn't for boreshipping she would probably have way less fans

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.

Actually, she's only hated because of shipping.

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.

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

I severely doubt Ash will ever date her

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

7 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!

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

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

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

I agree with you

CitronSere all the way...!

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

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).

How? She literally just did what she liked. She liked performances. - Staruli

Yes, bye bye Serena

WRONG! Piplup didn't want to evolve like Ash's Pikachu that's why she gave him an ever stone!

But misty and Brock keep on coming back

The Contenders

11 Amourshipping was nothing but bait to the XY series

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.

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

I do. She seems like a kind person, and I hate any ship involving Ash. He's dense and is a ten year old. Not just literally, but mentally, too. He seems like a guy who would stay a kid forever. - Staruli

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.

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 never blushes with Serena

As one sided as it gets.

All shipping is one-sided.

Ash will never love serena like I do.

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...

Serena could have been very likable. But noooo you had to have this huge crush on ash. everything she did revolved around ash. She mostly did pokemon performances because she wanted to impress ash

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

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.

Didn't Misty go to Johto with Ash?


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

I like Hikari she is beautiful!

Dawn is also good

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

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

23 She already met Calem, her new neighbor. So no reason to follow Ash in Alola
24 She will lose any respect people still have for her
25 Serena is a smoothing yandere.

No, she's not.

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