Worst Aspects of the Pokemon XY Anime

Many fans remembered their pokemon from the first generation, but as generations go on, the fandom is subjected to many debates as to whether the following generations grew the beard or jumped the shark. Pokemon XY the series has improved over the Best Wishes saga ever since they've brought back many pokemon from the first four generations. However, it's not without it's own flaws, but this doesn't stop some people from liking the show or the current generation's pokemon altogether. This list applies to the human characters, especially to many pokemon

The Top Ten

1 Serena Serena Serena has proven to be a kind and polite girl but she can also be openly rebellious towards her mother, Grace. In Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!, she refused to wake up when Grace ordered her to, and gave a sassy response to her mother's call to watch the news. This tumultuous relationship ...read more.

Again, she totally ruins the anime. For me, at least. Thank God, we only have a few more months and then she'll be gone for the next female traveling companion. The light at the end of the tunnel! Woo! Hello, Alola region!

Seriously, the writers could have made her more like Korrina or whatever, but instead, I get a blushing dumb blonde. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

The one thing that ruined the show. Clemont needs a spin-off NOW. - RiverClanRocks

I gonna say that Serena is a overrated Pokegirl in anime series

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2 Johnny Test-Styled Character Derailment
3 Stale Humor

Why did they ruin Bonnie with that AWFUL gag? It's so stupid, everyone hates it, & no one ever found it funny! - person5000

BW had better humor; at least Bianca was interesting to me - yungstirjoey666

Only one episode was funny rest were just

4 Mediocre Writing

Just the same kind of plot as usual - yungstirjoey666

Nothing special and yet people think it's the best thing ever what

5 Pokemon with minor appearances

Or awesome Pokemon who's potential is wasted in pointless beauty/dance/baking competitions? What the heck is that about? (Sylveon and Braixen)

6 Pointless Cliches

All of the characters have little to no personality whatsoever; they're way too positive. - yungstirjoey666

All character are pointless cliches. They where just so lazy this season & the characters r what keep me in the anime nowadays. Alola, hopefully u will do good... - person5000

Ash: typical shonnen main character

Serena: useless female sterotype

Clemont: science geek

Bonnie: typical cute younger sister

Shauuna: typical bubbly friendly character

Trevor: photography geek

Terino: dance obsessed

Alain: typical anti-hero

Marrion: typical ditzy overbearing character

= boring characters

7 Rips off Diamond and Pearl

Yes. The writing in Diamond and Pearl is so superior.

Nothing can best Diamond and Pearl. - Rue

8 Fanservice

It's bad enough I see panning shots on the butt on some girls in Sword Art Online, but it seems now Pokemon is doing it with Serena. Seriously, this is a kids show, not a sneaky imitator of Fairy Tail disguised as a kids show. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

UGH! This! Really, Serena and fanservice are like one and the same! It TICKS me off how so many camera angles focus on her short skirts!

*Sigh*... Amourshipping, the most disgusting fan service of all of the others. Rude, hostile, arrogant, selfish, ambitious, bitter, perverted, immature and shallow. I CANNOT even bother why these shippers want to have Serena to be with Ash. Unbelievable! - ClassicGaminer

That episode where Serena dressed up in a Fennekin outfit made me wonder if paedophiles write the show - TwilightKitsune

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9 Overrated Kalos Pokemon

Ash-Greninja is overrated - yungstirjoey666

10 Too many filler episodes

The DP saga was worse with filler though it managed to be good regardless - marshadow

The Contenders

11 Team Rocket losing their charm despite being one of the few good characters left on the show

Eh in some areas they have their charm. But they are extremely overused, pointless, & a waste of time most the time - person5000

12 Disturbing Content

That episode when Serena dressed up as Ash; ironically this would've been a normal scene from the original 4kids era. - yungstirjoey666

Like...blatant fanservice and the sexualization of a 10 year old girl (Serena dressing in what was basically lingerie with little animal ears and a Fennekin tail)! *seeths with indignation*

Ha! There's Serena, dressing like a hooker and then later being some kind of porn star for no reason whatsoever. As much as Serena does this because of the writers, I think that Serena would grow up like a whore if she keeps it up. DISTURBING! - ClassicGaminer

13 You want to root for antagonists and hope they defeat Ash Ketchum

Most definitely! - KirbyStarRush

14 Showcases

There is absolutely NO reason to put Contests (well showcases, but they're the same thing.) in the KALOS anime. Aka, a region that DOES NOT HAVE THESE. They only exist to make Serena even more unbearably girly and annoying.

NO. Contests and Showcases are not the same thing. Contests were fun to watch and wasn't downright sexist. - Rue

15 The Kalos League was rushed

I'm guessing it's because of Pokemon Sun and Moon was going to be released soon and they needed to hurry up so they can air the next season but it was hard to enjoy a league that didn't last long. And don't get me started on the Ash vs Alain battle. - marshadow

16 Ash wasn't expressive

Ash's face was stoic all the time and he somehow behaved gayish with alain

He tries way to hard in XY and especially in XYZ. - Mehguy2000

17 The Pokemon characters had little to no personality

Even BW characterised the Pokemon in it better. That's one of it's strong points. XY just has them as bland battling machines. - FrozenHatingPokefan

18 Low Production Values
19 Violence

Violence? More like lack thereof. Another reason I loathe this cartoon. - SelfDestruct

Oh, please. The anime has always been violent.

20 How digital it is
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1. Serena
2. Johnny Test-Styled Character Derailment
3. Mediocre Writing
1. Fanservice
2. Serena
3. Mediocre Writing
1. Pokemon with minor appearances
2. Johnny Test-Styled Character Derailment
3. Overrated Kalos Pokemon



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