Top 10 Worst Things to Happen to the Pokemon Franchise and FandomThe 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
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.
Too many braggarts claiming that they are Pokémon masters whereas Most players have multiple games worth of experiences and know how to EV train and breed
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
It destroyed me (why hardly anyone likes Alain)
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.
Seeing how "The Battle Frontier Project has started" isn't here, next best thing is I'll still leave my vote to this.
Incineroar is Alola's best fully-evolved starter. If any starter deserves hate, it's Emboar. - KalloFox34
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.
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
In my opinion, Pokemon's 4Kids dub was actually their only good dub. Yu-Gi-Oh got turned into nothing more than a 22-minute commercial, and One Piece was so bad that 4Kids got sued because of it. - KalloFox34
It wasn't as bad as one piece. - HeavyDonkeyKong
Aside from being easy it was awesome for me. - HeavyDonkeyKong
"Oh my gosh! These games are so well made that they build upon gen one without the glitches! THEY SUCK! " - HeavyDonkeyKong
Eh, I was okay with it. - HeavyDonkeyKong
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
It's a kids franchise!
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
Gens 4 and 5 are my favorite gens, and they seem to be the ones that get hated the most. I can't really see why. If anything, I despise Ruby and Sapphire. - KalloFox34
Yes the show ended in our eyes when that happened.
It's not bullying if the person is an actual genwunner who is being a snobbish jerk to begin with, depending on how far people react to them, but it's just unacceptable if the person never said they hated newer gens. I prefer new gens, but I know a genwunner when I see one. Just to say, someone is NOT a genwunner if they simply prefer older gens to new ones without bashing them. - KalloFox34
Masterofal do you realise you are a bully?
GENWUNNER ALERT - Masterofal
What a horse. - purpleyoshi98
*vomits* - Swampert02
Gamefreak is dead to me after they pulled thus stunt. - FrozenHatingPokefan
Which are blatantly reused from the 3DS games. - FrozenHatingPokefan