Top 10 Worst Things to Happen to the Pokemon Franchise and Fandom

The Pokemon fandom is a messed up place. Genwunners, Gardevoir fans, fake Pokemon Go players, plus the bad writing of the anime, and bad decisions by GameFreak, and that's just the START of it.

The Top Ten

1 Anime Serena being created

She's kinda overhated already - Neonco31

At least she gets better. - HeavyDonkeyKong

Ugh, don't get me started on the Amourshipping idiots. As Eventer51314 said about Serena, she's a designated hero. - ClassicGaminer

2 Ash losing the Kalos League

There was absolutely no way he should have lost the Kalos League. Ash's Greninja should have easily beat Alain's Charizard with his last attack. That Water Shuriken it launched was heavily increased in size and power, and I find it impossible as to how Mega Charizard X was able to push through that Water Shuriken with its Blast Burn. Unless there's some math involved in here, Ash's loss against Alain was nothing but a cheap and forced outcome as a result of either poor writing or that the writers just to love to make Ash lose while disguising it with the lesson that even if you lose, you should never give up. Which isn't the case considering Ash trained so hard up to this point! Man, I was really looking forward to him finally winning his first Pokemon League since his win at the Orange League... - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Him losing to alain, a well developed trainer who beat an elite four member but still almost beating Alain, is much better than losing to tobias and Cameron. - HeavyDonkeyKong

Yeah, this really surprised me, since he wins most of the time throughout the anime.

I already knew he was gonna lose. - Mehguy2000

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3 Pokemon Go being created

We pretty much knew what happened to the poor players who got into accidents due to playing this game - Neonco31

It actually made Pokemon popular again, yes I know Pokemon has always been around and wasn't a fad. (sadly)

I'm playing safe. I do respect your opinion. - Croy987

4 Gardevoir's fandom being formed

I like the Pokemon but the internet completely ruined it for me when it comes to trying to see it without uh... *insert random pornographic image that you accidentally come across in the google search here* - Rue

I love Gardevoir. She is awesome. But she is the most overrated pokemon ever. - HeavyDonkeyKong

5 Genwunners become a thing

"Oh my gosh! These games are so well made that they build upon gen one without the glitches! THEY SUCK! " - HeavyDonkeyKong

6 Incineroar being revealed to be bipedal Incineroar being revealed to be bipedal

Oh no! A Pokemon having a certain design! This is one of the worst things to happen to Pokemon! - NikBrusk

I understand how it may annoy some people, but claiming it's one of the WORST things to happen to the Pokemon franchise is a bit of an overreaction. - NikBrusk

I honestly never cared. - HeavyDonkeyKong

What the heck is wrong with Incineroar? It is awesome.

Just be glad it's not another Fire/Fighting type, but rather Fire/Dark.

7 4kids bowdlerising the Pokemon anime

It wasn't as bad as one piece. - HeavyDonkeyKong

8 X and Y being disappointing and stuffed with blatent Gen 1 fanservice

Aside from being easy it was awesome for me. - HeavyDonkeyKong

9 Bullying fans of the original


10 All of Serena's crap in XY and XYZ.

The Contenders

11 Serena kissing Ash

Eh, I was okay with it. - HeavyDonkeyKong

12 The rise of gen 5 haters
13 Guzzlord being the worst UB competitively

Funny how Guzzlord is considered the most dangerous Ultra Beast, but is the weakest one - Rue

It's design is the best of the lot, but it's stats need serious buffs. - FrozenHatingPokefan

14 Muk and Garbodor Being Created
15 Jynx being created

What a horse. - purpleyoshi98

16 Crossover fanfics and art of everything in existence
17 Shipping being a serious thing in the Pokemon anime fandom

Seriously where the hell did this even start? I wasn't on the internet until like 2006 and I never understood why shipping is so serious in an anime that has no romantic direction. - Rue

Screw shipping wars. - HeavyDonkeyKong

Amourshippers in a nutshell. - Croy987

18 Disturbing Rule 34 art
19 Misty leaving
20 Anime should've been about Red
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1. Anime Serena being created
2. Gardevoir's fandom being formed
3. Bullying fans of the original
1. Anime Serena being created
2. Pokemon Go being created
3. Ash losing the Kalos League



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