Worst Aspects and Communities in the Pokemon Anime Fandom

I'm not trying to start a fight, but I'm going to point out the issues with this fanbase. If you are a part of any community and don't do the problematic/bad things, it won't apply to you.

The Top Ten

1 Shipping wars Shipping Wars is a reality television series that aired on A&E from January 10, 2012 to April 29, 2015. The show follows various independent shippers who have discovered that money can be made transporting large items that traditional carriers either cannot or will not haul.

Ash doesn't need a girlfriend. He's happy enough as a Pokemon trainer. Besides, that kid is an idiot. He'll never take a hint. - yungstirjoey666

I find it ironic that one of the worst shippers come from an anime that doesn't focus on romance or goes anywhere with it. Especially when the character who gets shipped the others the most is canonically indifference about romance and is dense as hell. - Rue

And this whole Shipping wars exploded when Serena came along. All because she has a crush on Ash and has a "past" with him. All because of one stupid plot point. Creators I hope you,re proud of yourself. - Mehguy2000

That's untrue. Shipping wars came into play when Misty was replaced with May. - Rue

*cough* lunadude1996 *cough* - Teravolt1422

2 Perverts

They even draw gross fan art of Pokemon that aren't in the slightest human like! I'm not kidding, once I saw art like this for Chikorita :/. Why do people draw that stuff?

Half of Pokemon characters are 10
I'm calling FBI

Comment below is the reason why I hate Ashchu/Ashachu (some people call it that way some another way)

Just google Ashachu and your going to fine really perverted stuff.

3 Amourshippers

You all know why they are on here. I'm tired of talking about them but you know they have to be a part of this list somehow. - Rue

For people who keep voting Serena's hatebase as the worst aspect/communities of the Pokemon anime fandom, stop kidding yourselves! Amourshippers are worse, and you know it. Serena fans who don't ship Serena with Ash often agree with this. - Rue

They need to calm down. Pokemon characters are ten

I think Elitistpropagandashippers is a better name for them. I'm sick of them and I'm sick of hearing them say how Mary Sue( Serena) and Mr bland guy ( Ash) will be together in the end and then end the series as a whole. Worse than Pokeshippers if you ask me. - Mehguy2000

4 XY(Z) fanboys

I'm tired of XY(Z) being put on a pedestal. I'm not saying it's a bad series, but it's way over hyped and I can almost put them on the same level as the people who put the original series on a pedestal...almost. - Rue

Please make them shut up

5 Pokemon original series fanboys

I hate Genwunners. Listen, strip yourselves of nostalgia goggles and you'll see the Gens 3 and 4 have the best anime. - KalloFox34

This came to my attention lately because of how different the 20th Anniversary turned out to me. The salt. It screams nostalgia bias at every turn. - Rue

6 Iris' hatebase

Iris deserves most of her hate. - KalloFox34

Most hated female companion who isn't even that bad. She's hated because of A CHARACTER FLAW. ONE SPECIFIC CHARACTER FLAW. You all ignore her good qualities because she calls as a kid ironically even though you would do the same thing. So unreal. - Rue

So you're saying that it's okay for Misty to hit Ash with a log, but not okay for Iris to call him a kid constantly? I know it's annoying, but that's not an excuse for Misty's actions. - yungstirjoey666

Why is it ok for people to bash Ash on the internet but when Iris calls him a kid it's the worst thing ever

RIGHT? Iris catchphrase is done out of irony. Similar to Dawn's catch phrase, "No need to worry! " - Rue

7 Misty fans and Pokeshippers

Amourshippers/Serena fans are obviously worse these days, but that doesn't excuse the fact that Misty fans/Pokeshippers are also terrible and do similar things. - Rue

I heard Misty makes a cameo in another episode.

8 Ash Ketchum's hate base

Even I'm sick of this kid, but sometimes the hate goes a bit too far off. - yungstirjoey666

I'm not saying Ash is the best character ever, he's very flawed and has issues with his characterization, but he's literally bashed FOR EVERYTHING he does. A lot of hate has a tendency to be unwarranted and is hating on Ash for the sake of hating him. - Rue

! The only time I really wanted a huge plush from Pokémon the Pikachu with the ash hat and I rember I was like mom can we buy an ashchu?

9 Serena's haters

Her hate base can be bad but not as bad as Iris haters. Also her fans (most of them) tend to be obnoxious as hell. - Mehguy2000

I mean, I know she isn't the best character, but damn, these people do NOT like her at all.

To be honest I think a lot of the hate stems from the fanbase and how they put Serena on a pedestal for her infatuation for Ash..Since shipping is major to the fandom somehow. - Rue

I knew someone was going to add this eventually. - Rue

Especially in TheTopTens, the hate base had gone out of control - yungstirjoey666

10 Fans who try using the game logic to judge what happens in the anime

I went on a bit of how illogical this is on a different list. If you are wondering what that list is, it's called: Top Ten Things Pokemon Fans Refuse to Understand When It Comes to the Pokemon Anime - Rue

The Contenders

11 Those "who's the best female companion" wars

My least favorite is Serena, but guess what? I don't think she's a terrible character. All of the female companions are unique and bring different things to the table. People should stop getting in their feelings if perhaps someone likes Iris over the other chicks or if someone doesn't like Misty or Serena. People are entitled to their own opinions. - ZettaGirl23

I hate the best girl BS. I'm tired of these wars in most fandoms that I come across. All it does is cause a flame war at every turn. - Rue

12 People who won't shut about Serena going to Alola

Also a lot of stuff you hear about Serena is going to Alola is nothing but click bait. Do not click the videos. Don't give these people revenue. They are exploiting the fanbase's desire to have Serena back, which is so screwed up. - Rue

Yep! They still wont shut up about it even till this day. -.- - Mehguy2000

I remember when the sun and moon anime first came out. people said they saw "leaked" storyboards of Serena's return. - Teravolt1422

SHE'S IN HOENN. She's irrelevant to Pokemon Sun and Moon! Try actually paying attention to the anime for once and not your damn ship. - Rue

13 Pokemon Sun and Moon hatebase

The hatred started as soon as you saw Ash in a new art style and Serena not being in the show. Admit your hatred for this anime was judging it before it began and being very shallow. - Rue

For those who didn't watch the Pokemon Sun and Moon anime because of the changes or the fact that it's being bashed to all hell, just know it's not as bad that people make it out to be. It's decent and has a potential to be even better than decent. Don't be influenced by the salt that the XYZ fanboys/Amourshippers have for this series. Try it yourself. You may enjoy it. - Rue

Most of the hatebase (from what I have seen) are fans of XY/XYZ. The Sun and Moon anime (so far) is decent. A huge step up from the "masterful" XY/XYZ that everyone describe it to be. - Mehguy2000

14 Contestshippers

Haters of this ship are WORSE!

Ow please, not that they are angels but neither is the hatedom of this ship.

15 Those people who keep complaining about Brock being gone

Brock is a great character, but his time is done. I wouldn't want him to travel with Ash forever, he's allowed to have a life outside of being a companion like all the other companions. - Rue

16 Pearlshipping haters
17 Misty hate base
18 Gardevoir fans who draw porn of Gardevoir

Poor Gardevoir...

This is not really anime problem. Just a Pokemon community problem in general. And it's not just Gardevoir who gets affected. - yungstirjoey666

That's nasty and don't even look at gardevoir on google images - Mranonymously

19 Advanceshippers
20 May fanboys

First of all May is not the only character to appear after Misty is gone. Second of all Dawn and Serena are way more nicer to Ash than this ugly bitch. Who boasts about herself. Remember she didn't even care when bulbasaur got hurt. It was until nurse joy decided to put some sense in her that pokemon's health is way more important than winning.
Just because she is the only girl with two small pyramid drawn on her chest doesn't mean she's better.

21 People who claim games like: Yu-Gi-Oh, Digimon, Yo-Kai Watch, or other non franchise games as ripoffs despite not playing them.

Seriously, I'm so sick of this bullcrap! They won't even TRY to play the games, they'll just assume that it's a ripoff without even looking! Can you pokemon fans stop being so childish and get your eyes checked? Cause these series are not even similar to pokemon.

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