Things Wrong with Showcases in the Pokemon AnimeYou hear how people are bothered by Pokemon Showcases while criticizing Serena. Well, so am I.
The Top Ten
"Pokemon are equivalent to props"
You hit the nail on the head, Ruee. I completely agree. That is exactly my main problem with showcases. - eventer51314
At the very least, it teaches Pokemon trainers to work with them rather than making them do most of the work
I don't really hate Serena; it's Amourshipping itself that I have a problem with - yungstirjoey666
They literally held a girls only baking competition. Twice
The only time they battled was when they were accompanied with another male
So true. Even dawn wouldn't have beaten aria because of this fact alone. - HeavyDonkeyKong
And if you step out of those stereotypes, the audience won't vote for you. As shown when Jessie tried to be innovative and show her personal quirkiness in her first performance. - eventer51314
People have said that Serena barely did anything to win her Princess keys and those she beat have done a lot better. I'll let commenters to explain that as I feel like they can elaborate better than me. - Ruee
Yeah, putting emphasis on the trainer rather than the Pokemon has been considered low class since day one in the anime. Serena/Kalos region comes along and now it's ok? - eventer51314
The best Ed, Edd n Eddy quote to describe how I feel about the writers doing this at the last minute: "That's stupid! I could've thought of that! " - Eddy. Wow, why didn't they just do contests again in the first place?! It would have been so much better to watch than those sexist showcases! - ModernSpongeBobSucks
How very telling! - eventer51314
@Ruee WE GET IT! YOU DON'T LIKE SERENA! DROP IT ALREADY!
If you don't like her lists than why do you go out of your way to look at her lists and comment? Just bug off! - eventer51314
There are so many idol culture animes running so why would we need to see it in Pokemon? - Ruee
Let's send the message that girls should strive for the shallow goal of becoming celebrities who are loved because they're "cute". SO useless and pointless! - eventer51314
As this may not imply to Aria, it sure as heck does for Serena. - Ruee
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