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Serena (game)

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Serena
セレナ Serena
XY Serena.png
Official artwork from Pokémon X and Y
Gender Female
Eye color Gray*, Blue*, Brown*
Hair color Honey*, Blonde*, Black*
Hometown Vaniville Town
Region Kalos
Relatives Grace,
Mentioned father (as player)
Unnamed mother, mentioned father (as rival)
Trainer class Pokémon Trainer, player character
Generation VI
Games X, Y
Anime counterpart Serena
Counterpart debut Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!
Manga counterpart(s) Y

Serena (Japanese: セレナ Serena) is the female player character in Pokémon X and Y, and also serves as the rival in the same games if the player chooses to play as the male character. Her male counterpart is Calem.

In the games

As the protagonist

Serena is a girl living in Vaniville Town with her friends Calem, Tierno, Trevor, and Shauna. She recently moved into Vaniville Town. Her mom owns a Rhyhorn and Fletchling, the latter of which wakes Serena up at the start of the game.

As a non-playable character

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Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: quotes and movesets.

Serena is a young girl who lives in Vaniville Town when the protagonist moves into town. Serena is the main rival of the character, choosing the starter Pokémon which is super effective to the player's. She is also the character who teaches the player and Shauna how to catch a Pokémon, catching a Bunnelby with the use of her Fletchling. Soon after, she can be seen in Santalune Forest with the other friends.

Serena is the child of two prominent Pokémon battlers, and is seen as one of the two best battlers of the group of friends, alongside the protagonist.

At Glittering Cave, Serena helps the player defeat Team Flare to save the fossil assistant, and is given the fossil not chosen afterward. She then battles with the player against Tierno and Trevor at Route 7. At the Tower of Mastery in Shalour City, Serena battles the player for the chance to get the Mega Ring.

The next time Serena battles the player is in front of the Coumarine Gym.

When the group of friends meets up and decides to go to the haunted area in Route 14, Serena is the only one of the friends to not go to the house, claiming that she has to train. She then helps the player defeat Team Flare at the Poké Ball Factory.

The next time Serena battles the player is in front of the Anistar Gym. After the player defeats the gym, she will ask for a rematch, but cancels her challenge after Lysandre announces his plan of eradicating all life forms not a part of Team Flare. She then helps the player defeat Team Flare get to the legendary Pokémon and defeat Team Flare for good.

As the player traverses Victory Road, Serena appears by a derelict altar and demands one last battle before their final challenge.

After the player defeats the Champion, Serena can be battled in Kiloude City, where, when defeated, she will give the player an Absolite and tell the player to meet Professor Sycamore in Anistar City.

Pokémon

Capture tutorial

Serena has another Pokémon besides her Fletchling, likely her starter, as noted by having two party slots filled during the tutorial.



Caught in tutorial
659Bunnelby.png
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability:
Pickup or Cheek Pouch
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Bunnelby/ Lv.2
Tackle
Normal Physical
Agility
Psychic Status
Leer
Normal Status
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Tag Battle against Trevor and Tierno

Chespin If the player chose Chespin:



Fennekin If the player chose Fennekin:



Froakie If the player chose Froakie:



First battle

Chespin If the player chose Chespin:



Fennekin If the player chose Fennekin:



Froakie If the player chose Froakie:



Second battle

Chespin If the player chose Chespin:



Fennekin If the player chose Fennekin:



Froakie If the player chose Froakie:



Third battle

Chespin If the player chose Chespin:



Fennekin If the player chose Fennekin:



Froakie If the player chose Froakie:



Tag Battle against Celosia and Bryony

Chespin If the player chose Chespin:



Fennekin If the player chose Fennekin:



Froakie If the player chose Froakie:



Fourth battle

Chespin If the player chose Chespin:



Fennekin If the player chose Fennekin:



Froakie If the player chose Froakie:



Tag Battles in Team Flare Secret HQ

Chespin If the player chose Chespin:



Fennekin If the player chose Fennekin:



Froakie If the player chose Froakie:



Fifth battle

Chespin If the player chose Chespin:



Fennekin If the player chose Fennekin:



Froakie If the player chose Froakie:



Rematches

Chespin If the player chose Chespin:



Fennekin If the player chose Fennekin:



Froakie If the player chose Froakie:



Quotes

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Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: Missing quotes.

Vaniville Town

"Welcome to Vaniville Town! My name's Serena. I'm your neighbor."
"The esteemed Professor Sycamore lives here in the Kalos region. I was told he has a request for five kids, including us. But I'm a little surprised he knows who you are. You did just move to Vaniville, after all."

Aquacorde Town

"This is the meeting place, <player>. Here, let me introduce you. Everyone, this is <player>."
"So, <player>, this is Tierno. He's got some serious dance moves, and...This is Trevor. He never misses a single question on his tests, but he's a little shy..."
"Why don't you decide what we should call you?"
"Nice to meet you, Chespin/Fennekin/Froakie. I'm Serena. Because of you, I can be a real Pokémon Trainer. Thank you!"
"In Kalos, kids are chosen to carry a Pokédex and go on an adventure. But you need to give that letter to your mom before you go."
"If you have a Pokémon partner you have nothing to fear from wild Pokémon."

Route 2

"Well...Mom and Dad may be good, but that has nothing to do with me. OK, now, watch carefully, you two."
"Make sure you weaken a Pokémon before throwing any Poké balls at it."
"Shauna... What do you think your Chespin/Fennekin/Froakie is inside of right now? Here, I'll share some Poké balls with the two of you."
"Sure. You can catch the Pokémon around here just by throwing a Poké ball near them."
"When you catch a wild Pokémon, it makes your Pokémon stronger too. Good luck!"

Santalune Forest

  • After first right turn
  • After passing patch before Lass Anna
"Do you have any Poké Balls?"
"Here you go."
"The weaker a wild Pokémon is, the easier it is to catch."
"So, you're the first to arrive. Looks like my new neighbor is someone with a lot of potential."

Route 3

"I'm going to go to Santalune City's Gym and challenge the Gym Leader. You see, Pokémon Trainers find out how good they really are by challenging the Leaders in the Pokémon Gyms."
"It's because Mom and Dad taught me so much. Here, I have something four you guys:"Adventure Rules." I wrote down 10 different tips every Trainer should know. Here's one for you! If you are puzzled about something, try looking in these rules."

Sycamore Pokémon Lab

"Sorry to have kept you waiting."
"A Pokémon battle, huh? Sounds good. Let's get started."
  • After battling Professor Sycamore
"You'll be together for a long time, so just take your time."
"I feel that being different from others makes me special. Mastering Mega Evolution will definitely set me apart from other trainers!"
"There's something I want to talk to you about. I'll be waiting for you in Café Soleil, neighbor!"

South Boulevard

  • Outside Café Soleil
"Could you come here for a second?"
  • Inside Cadé Soleil
"Oh, it's Lysandre and... Is that Diantha? Just so you know, neighbor, Lysandre is the head of Lysandre Labs, which created the Holo Caster, a video-messaging device. You already know who Diantha is, right? She is one of the most famous movie stars in the world, after all. I wonder what the two of them are doing here together?"
"My name is Serena, and this is..."
"I guess if you're a Pokémon Trainer, you battle everyone, no matter who they are."
"Oh, that's right! I have something to ask you, neighbor. Would you be willing to compete with me to see which one of us will become stronger? I know we set off on our journey just after you arrived in Vaniville... But we are neighbors, and I think it would be fun to have a competition with you. Just so you know, I won't lose though."

Route 7

"We should all have a Pokémon battle. Now, how should we pair up? Hmm... Let's go with Tierno and Trevor against <Player's nickname> and me.
Yes:"OK, <Player's nickname>. Since we're neighbors, we might as well battle together, right?
No:
  • After Battle
"It sure is interesting to see how different each Trainer's style is. Well, I guess we should head off to Ambrette Town, then."

Ambrette Town

  • Upon entering
"This is Ambrette Town. You just go through the aquarium to get to Cyllage City, but... First, we should go to the Fossil Lab and have them tell us about Fossils. We might even learn something about those mysterious stones related to Mega Evolution."
  • Fossil Lab
"Wait for me."
"My name is Serena, and this is <player>. We're researching Mega Evolution, and we were wondering if you know anything about it."
"Oh. I see... Well, if you don't know anything about Mega Evolution, then..."
"What should I do? Well, I'm already here, maybe I should go talk to that assistant... Are you going to Glittering Cave, <player's nickname>?"

Glittering Cave

"<player>."
"There are two members of Team Flare... Well then, are you ready to team up and battle them?"
No:"Need to get ready? OK! I'll be waiting."
Yes:"I just fought with another one of these Team Flare guys."
"If you just want to make people in Team Flare happy, why don't you just do that? But if you're going to go around threatening other people, we won't let you get away with it!"
"I'm a Trainer! Protecting my partners is what I do... Come on, let's go look for that researcher from the Fossil Lab."
  • After finding scientist
"Did you find him?"
"Are you OK? Did Team Flare come here?"
"Don't worry about it."
"It looks like he was completely absorbed in looking for Fossils..."
"Well then, I'll take this one."
"Well, we went looking for the assistant, and found that suspicious group called Team Flare as well... I guess I should train more so I can travel safely with those Team Flare people running around. In that case, I guess the best thing to do would be challenge the Cyllage City Gym."

Geosenge Town (First Visit)

"<player>, was someone from Team Flare here just now?"
No:"You don't need to protect me! I cashed a Team Flare Grunt here."
Yes:
"But the only thing past here is a dead end... There's something very weird about Team Flare..."

Tower of Mastery

"Some Pokémon evolve through friendship, and others only evolve in certain places."
"Trust... In other words, the bond between Trainer and Pokémon!"
"<player>, let's battle for it! Whatever the reason, a battle gives us an opportunity to compete and see who Vaniville Town's best trainer really is!"
"Are you ready?"
No:"You're very cautions, aren't you?"
Yes:"I will master Mega Evolution and set myself apart from other Trainers. I'll also do it for my Pokémon--we've come so far together, and they never stopped believing in me, their Trainer."
  • Before battle
"You and your Pokémon are stronger... I can tell just by looking at you. But I will not lose. No... I'm going to win!"
  • Being defeated
  • After battle
"It was so strong! I could feel how powerful the bond between you and your partner is. Losing is frustrating, but... You will definitely be able to Mega Evolve your Pokémon! I'm sure of it!"
"I'll bet the professor will be happy if you master Mega Evolution. That's one way you can show mastery as a Trainer."

Shalour City (after obtaining the Mega Ring)

"Here, neighbor. you should use this. If you use the HM Surf, you can travel over the water. When I think about it, it's kinda amazing how a person like you came to Kalos and ended up traveling with me. It's kinda like destiny in a way."

Coumarine City (Holo Caster)

"<Player>, I challenge you to a battle in front of the Gym! Prepare yourself!"

In front of Coumarine City Gym

  • Before battle
"I'm sorry I'm late! So, could you show me Mega Evolution? Of course, whether you use Mega Evolution in battle or not is entirely up to you, but... I'd like to know what the potential of a Pokémon really is...
  • Being defeated
"As a Pokémon Trainer, I find you really interesting."
  • After battle
"Even though we set out from Vaniville Town at the same time, you somehow became stronger than I am. What could be so different about us? Well, good luck with your Gym Battle. Do your best, OK?"

Route 14

"Oh, hi, <player's nickname>."
"I'll leave filling up the Pokédex to you guys, Trevor. I don't like it when everyone does the same thing anyway..."
  • Before battle
"There sure are many different kinds of Pokémon in Kalos. Now it's my turn! Let's have a Pokémon battle, <player>!"
  • Being defeated
"I really enjoy battling with you, but I'm getting tired of losing every time..."
  • After Shauna shows up
"Oh. Hi, Shauna. When did you start watching?"
"So, Tierno, have you found any good Pokémon for your dance team?"
"Hmm... I think I'll pass! I'm sure it's just a rumor, and I want to spend some time with my Pokémon before heading to Laverre City."

Poké Ball Factory

"We were supposed to meet them here, too... I wonder what the matter is."
"Team Flare? There might be something happening inside. Let's check it out while the guard is gone!"
"With a red suit like that, you must be a member of Team Flare, right? Did you have to take a part-time job at the Poké Ball Factory to pay for that ugly suit?"
"I'll take care of this! You go on ahead!"
"We'll see about that! Sorry I'm late!"
"You might want to check your numbers. Are you really even scientists?"
"Can you help me fight them, neighbor?"
No:"Got it!"
Yes:"Let's go!"
  • After Team Flare leaves
"I think you should pick first."
"Th-thank you! This seems like a lot..."
"So, they stole Poké Balls, right? That means they must be planning something they need many Pokémon for. I heard that Team Flare was also behind the trouble at the Power Plant. Pokémon... And electricity... What could they be after?
"Team Flare messed everything up. It's not a good time right now."
"That's right, Trevor. Team Flare... ... ..."
"Thank you.Everyone's OK, thanks to you! But if I keep relying on you like this, going on this journey will lose its meaning..."

Route 17 (Holo Caster)

"<player>. This time, I challenge you to a battle in front of Anistar City's Gym! Prepare yourself!"

Anistar City

"<player>!
  • Before battle
"Let me show you how much stronger I am! I did say we were going to be rivals back in that café in Lumiose City, after all."
  • Being defeated
"Am I just not good enough to bring out the best in my Pokémon?"
  • After battle
"My Pokémon are so much stronger now, but you and your Pokémon are still one step ahead of us... Anyway, I'll heal your Pokémon. Here."
"You and your Pokémon are good enough to beat the Gym Leader. Go for it!"
"I'm sure getting the Psychic Badge wasn't too much trouble for you. Right, <player>?"
"I think I'll challenge you to a daily battle when this trip is all said and done. Seems like the neighborly thing to do! Let's have a rematch! Battling though Trainers is the best way to get stronger, after all!"
"What could this be?"
  • After Lysander's Holo Caster broadcast
"What... was Lysandre saying? Wiping the slate clean? Eliminating everyone by Team Flare?! <player>! Let's go look for Team Flare's headquarters! Where could Lysandre be? Perhaps he's were we first met him... In Luminose City..."

Geosenge Town

"When I was in Lysandre's lab, the masked heroes told me what is going on. They also told me what Team Flare plans to do with the ultimate weapon! C'mon! Let's stop Team Flare… No… We have to stop Lysandre himself. The world isn't corrupt enough to give up on yet!"

Team Flare Secret HQ

  • Control Room
"We're not going to let you use the ultimate weapon!"
"But that doesn't give you the right to destroy everyone but the ones Team Flare chooses!"
"That's different! We competed for it, but…"
"What about Pokémon?"
"Tears… Why?!"
"It's not over yet! <Player's nickname>! Let's look for the Legendary Pokémon! Trainers are protected by Pokémon, but they protect Pokémon, too, right? Look! You can see the entrance to the lower floors over there!"
  • In the hallway
"I get what Lysandre is trying to say, but his methods are insane!
"Let's hurry."
"I don't believe it… What are you doing here?"
"…"
"I'm the one who should be apologizing. You came all the way out here, and I wasn't very considerate of your feelings… You are right. Friends should stick together. <Player's nickname>, we should all go together, right?"
Of course!: "I knew you'd agree! OK! Shauna, <player's nickname> and I will go ahead. Stay close to us, OK?"
But…: "I know you're concerned because it's dangerous. But it would be more dangerous for her to go back alone... Shauna, let's go together!
"The ultimate weapon... What will happen if it's used?"
"Anyway, we have to hurry and stop it!"
"It's an electronic lock. What should we do?"
"Amazing, Shauna! You and Clemont's device are both full of surprises…"
"So… We're finally here. The Legendary Pokémon is inside. Let's go help it!"
"We're in the deepest part of the headquarters… It's somehow hard to breathe in here."
"Oh, Shauna… This again? <Player>! You take care of things here! I'll protect Shauna!"
"What a relief… Now they can't use the ultimate weapon."
"The Legendary Pokémon is gone, so you can't use the ultimate weapon anymore, right? You don't have to worry about the future all by yourself… I think everyone should work together to make a better, beautiful world…"
"<Player>! Shauna! Let's get out of here!"

Geosenge Town

"Thank you… We're all fine. Are you guys all OK, Tierno?"
"Thank you, <player's nickname>. I have so much respect for you as a friend. It's because I respect you that I want to beat you in battle as your rival! I really mean it!"

Kiloude City

  • Before battle
"Hey, <player nickname>? Would you battle with us?"
No: "Oh, that's disappointing."
Yes: "My Pokémon and I will show you what makes us special!"
  • Being defeated
  • After being defeated
"I'll think about what you did well and use this loss to make me better!"
"When we first set off on our journey, I thought it was really important how different I was from everyone else."
"But that doesn't really matter, does it?"
"Of course I'm different from others."
"I'm the only me!"

Artwork

Pokémon-Amie artwork.png Trainer Customization artwork.png
Serena, Calem, and their
Pokémon in Pokémon-Amie
Serena dressing up


Sprites

Choosing Serena's appearance at the beginning of X & Y
VSSerena.png XY Serena Icon.png
VS Model as Rival from
X and Y
Center default player icon on
the PSS from X, Y, and PGL


In other games

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Serena appears alongside Calem in a trophy. They are both simply referred to as Pokémon Trainer (Pokémon X & Y).

Trophy information

We suppose it's possible you've missed out up till now, so let us explain: in Pokémon, you set out from your hometown on a Pokémon journey, catching Pokémon and fighting battles with them. In Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, you reach the next town and find yourself embroiled in a tale of... No, wait–no spoilers!

Counterparts

In the anime

Serena in the anime
Main article: Serena (anime)

Serena is a traveling companion of Ash Ketchum who first joined up with him in A Blustery Santalune Gym Battle!, officially traveling with him by Giving Chase at the Rhyhorn Race!. She is a fashionable girl who met Ash at Professor Oak's Pokémon Summer Camp when they were younger.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Y (Adventures)

The character Y is modeled after Serena. She is an aspiring Sky Trainer and also a former Rhyhorn racer.

Trivia

  • Pre-release media referred to Serena as "Yvonne" (Japanese: ワイ Y). This name would become the name of Serena's counterpart in Pokémon Adventures.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese セレナ Serena From serene.
English, French, German,
Italian, Spanish
Serena Same as Japanese name.
Korean 세레나 Serena Same as Japanese name.
Chinese (Mandarin) 莎莉娜 Shālìnà Transliteration of her Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 賽莉娜 Choileihnàh Mandarin-based transliteration of Serena.



Core series: RedLeafEthanKrisLyraBrendanMayLucasDawn
HilbertHildaNateRosaCalemSerena
Side series: WesMichael
Spin-off games: LunickSolanaKellynKateBenSummer
MarkMintHeroHeroineLucy FleetfootTodd Snap

Rival characters
BlueSilverBrendan/MayWallyBarryCherenBiancaHughCalem/SerenaShaunaTiernoTrevor


Non-player characters in the core series games
Kalos Professor SycamoreGraceCalemSerenaShaunaTiernoTrevorAlexa
CassiusSinaDexioGurkinnBonnieDianthaAZLookerEmmaTeam Flare
Gym guideGym LeadersElite FourBattle ChatelainesName RaterMr. BondingPhil the Photo GuyJudge

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