Top 10 Ways that Any Female Companion Can Be Better Than Serena from PokemonBoth the older companions and the future ones. Basically this is how the anime writers can redeem themselves after what they did with Serena.
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Mallow has been really good so far, but so far I have only seen the first episode and then the first half of the second episode. - HeavyDonkeyKong
True. I think Mallow and Lillie will be good characters. Not sure about Lana...
At this point, I don't think they will do the "let's reset Ash's experiences with Pokemon like in Unova" any time soon because of how badly received it was. Ash will most likely be a mentor or an equal to the female companion. Ash didn't really have that treatment with Serena because they hardly communicate and Ash can hardly relate to her feelings. With Serena it feels unnatural that he would consider her as a friend to begin with because she idealizes him so much that she doesn't really treat him like a friend. - RueeV 1 Comment
She wasn't that sterotypical. She was just a performer. - HeavyDonkeyKong
I would love to see a punk girl companion.
All of the female companions have this trait. - HeavyDonkeyKong
I don't trust that image of her looking happy with her Braixen, Pancham, and Sylveon on Bulbapedia. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
Well, her pokemon are involved with her performances though... - HeavyDonkeyKong
This is what I want to happen in the Sun and Moon anime. - eventer51314
But waiting and hoping is fun. And I don't think it needs to be said again but, surely anything they do will be better than Serena. - eventer51314
Well this is something that was never done before (? ), and that is clever. Very well thought, Ruee. They should have the characters show/teach Ash traditions or stuff about that region, now that's something that female companion should to for the first time. - ClassicGaminer
That sounds awesome, Ruee! Now that is what I want to see. And this would allow her to really contribute a lot to the group. - eventer51314
Ruee has so many creative ideas for stuff that can be done in the anime! Writers, you should hire Ruee!
Most girls have had hints of having a crush on ash. Misty liking ash was practically canon in and of itself. - HeavyDonkeyKong
Or at least don't make it her main reason for going on a journey and her main goal
Ship bait for more views was a BIG MISTAKE for the writers of that damn XY (and Z) anime, hopefully for the Sun and Moon anime, we'll hope to see that none of Ash's female companions have a crush on Ash - ClassicGaminer
As in if she were to like fashion, she does it for herself and that she loves doing it, and not because she wants to impress someone. (Like Dawn) She grows as a trainer for herself and not to impress/prove to others that she can hold her own. Basically having confidence in herself and has self care instead of depending her life on how others think about her. - Ruee
Just like Serena did, I hope the (new? ) writers of the Sun and Moon anime don't have the characters to ignore the others Instead of focusing on Ash. - ClassicGaminer
Yes, please! Have the next traveling group be great ALL together! - eventer51314
She did have interactions with bonnie though, iirc. Ash and clemont were their own pair. A little "Brothers and Sisters" dynamic. the brothers hang out together, and the sisters hang out together. - HeavyDonkeyKong
Serena gets way too much hate on this site. I'm okay with how you people hate her because of amourshipping, or because she's forced down her throat, but not once has she been angry or hateful, like you say on other lists. she's also never abused her braixen, like you say on other lists.for on other lists.
Go on ahead, give me some examples of when she behaved like a slut, or when she's ever abused herbraixen, or like a hateful woman. Which episode(s) And if you thumbs down my comment without even giving me an example, then you've just proved me right, so I win.
Making up false "facts" in order to make her look downright horrible. it's the Princess Peach Haters all over again.
ADMIT IT: If she did not have a crush on Ash or have that same lousy backstory, you wouldn't even hate her nearly as much. - HeavyDonkeyKong
Honestly, I feel this should be titled "top Ten Ways To Make A Female Protagonist Good In Pokemon" rather than just tmaking it a semi hate list. - HeavyDonkeyKong
Yes, like May and Dawn, but unique! - eventer51314
She is fun loving and caring, it show sit in XYZ 45, where she hosts a pokemon performance for everybody in the aftermath of the team flare arc, to ge tthem to have fun and recover. - HeavyDonkeyKong
It was weird that no one in the group in XY used a mega evolution. Ash Greninja doesn't count as a mega, it's a different form of evolution that we currently know as exclusive to the anime. (as I add this comment, we aren't sure if this would also be in Pokemon Sun and Moon) I hope this time around the female companion can use a mega or at least Z moves. A major battle mechanic introduced in the games. - Ruee
Because there are so many great Pokemon to catch that have already been revealed! - eventer51314
Yeah. Who knows? You may have just mentioned her future team, lol. - eventer51314
Serena's eevee evolved into sylveon. ANd dawn's piplup chose to never evolve, so what's the point of this choice? - HeavyDonkeyKong
Again, like Dawn. People don't give Dawn enough credit of how progressive she was as a character. - Ruee
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