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.

2 Pokemon Go being created

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

3 Ash losing the Kalos League

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.

4 Incineroar being revealed to be bipedal

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.

5 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

6 4kids bowdlerising the Pokemon anime

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

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

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

8 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

9 Serena kissing Ash

Eh, I was okay with it. - HeavyDonkeyKong

10 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

The Contenders

11 All of Serena's crap in XY and XYZ.
12 Shipping being a serious thing in the Pokemon anime fandom

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

13 The rise of gen 5 haters

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

14 Crossover fanfics and art of everything in existence
15 Misty leaving

Yes the show ended in our eyes when that happened.

16 Bullying fans of the original

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?


17 Jynx being created

What a horse. - purpleyoshi98

18 Disturbing Rule 34 art

*vomits* - Swampert02

19 Muk and Garbodor Being Created
20 Anime should've been about Red
21 Bandwagoning
22 Litten and Torracat Being Created.
23 Ruby and Sapphire Coming Out
24 The Tepig line being created
25 Mr. Mime being created
26 Scorbunny being created
27 Removed Pokémon

Gamefreak is dead to me after they pulled thus stunt. - FrozenHatingPokefan

28 High Quality Animations

Which are blatantly reused from the 3DS games. - FrozenHatingPokefan

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