Talk:Serena (anime)

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Clothing in the Trivia section

The fact that Serena's outfit doesn't 100% match her game counterpart is not trivia-worthy (Ataro, back me up ;D). Pokemon XY introduced trainer customization, remember? Mooites (talk) 04:45, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

Yeah, I added a note about it. But you are right, since you can customize your character the trivia is moot.--ForceFire 04:49, 17 November 2013 (UTC)
I don't care ether way, but even if you can customize in game, Serena still has a default appearance that you have to use for a bit, and that default is the same appearance (sans hat) that she appears in if she is your rival. --HoennMaster 05:30, 17 November 2013 (UTC)
Is it actually possible to match anime!Serena's appearance in-game? I think the pink hat might be an option, and I know the bow accessory is, but there's no version of that dress with a white collar. Yamiidenryuu (talk) 02:23, 12 February 2014 (UTC)
Can make in the trivia, about her currently new look? about referrecing to the Trainer Costumization from the games. --HoopsterJohn (talk) 01:00, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

The canon crush

Right now, we have two relationship charts that state that Serena is "very interested in" Ash, the various playing around the viewers got in the previews for XY013 and we also have a picture made for Valentine's Day of the two characters. I'm not saying put this on Ash's page or or link to the Shipping:AmourShipping page, or even make it a huge part of this page. But I feel like it's a little weird that this one-sided interest not mentioned at all, not even in her Character section, where one would reasonably expect to see it. Maybe I don't remember past shipping edit wars and there's a good reason for not having it included, but I dunno. Just seems like it should be mentioned here in some way.--Purimpopoie (talk) 02:10, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

Yeah I agree but I don't know whether you would put it on the trivia or her character. But it covers it pretty well in the Amourshipping article so it might not be needed here Fairycoordinator (talk) 14:26, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

Setting new records in doing absolutely nothing

I'm waiting until she actually catches something to edit it in, but out of all the protagonists that are actually trainers, I believe she's already set the record for taking longest to capture a second Pokémon. Before, the record-holder was May who took from EP001 to EP014 to catch her second, but even if we start the timer at XY004 where Serena acquired her Fennekin, and end it at the latest aired episode of XY020, Serena has already taken longer. Granted, a good number of Ash's companions had the advantage of entering the scene with two or more Pokémon, but depending on how the next few weeks go, she stands a good chance of breaking the record for taking longest to be shown capturing a Pokémon, since it looks like Iris currently holds that record of taking from BW001 to BW024. (Again, this is only among protagonists -- Team Rocket are in a league of their own in lack of accomplishments.) Is there more? I haven't looked at trainer battle statistics, but I can't remember Tracey battling any trainer who wasn't Team Rocket anyway. --Pie ~ 22:02, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

For May, I think you meant AG001 to AG014. PattyMan 00:16, 27 March 2014 (UTC)
Yes. Whoops. --Pie ~ 08:02, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

Serena's VA

I know that in the credits of XY23 the VA of Serena has changed because one kanji who looks like an square doesn't match with what I show in the credits. - unsigned comment from Nymphia (talkcontribs)

We need real proof. We can't base it by doing it by eye. So let's just wait for the official VA list. ☼ BlazingFist ☼ 11:02, 17 April 2014 (UTC)
I watched the episode with decent quality andand it's clearly "牧口真幸" in the credits...--Den Zen 16:31, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

When is Serena gonna do something?

I've noticed that Serena hasn't done anything ever since she joined Ash's group. She hasn't caught any new Pokémon, she's not fighting gym battles, not competing in contests, etc. Even her goal as a trainer is unknown. The only thing she has done this whole time is just being there and making Poké Puffs. Is it trivia worthy that she is taking to longest out of all of Ash's traveling companions to do something? I mean, even Bonnie got a Dedenne after traveling with Ash. --PKMNAdventurer (talk) 05:14, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

No, not really. - Kogoro - Talk to me - 05:22, 31 May 2014 (UTC)
Well, technically Dedenne is not Bonnie's, It's Clemont's, She's just taking care of it. Besides. Serena has a lot going for her character. Such as AmourShipping, and not having a goal give

s her a chance to experiment with different things Waterninja12345 (talk) 12:39, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

Quick Note:

In her Character section, it says "having not shown to either actively train her Fennekin, nor attempt to catch other Pokémon". But she HAS attempted to catch a Pokemon, a Corsola in XY022. Thanks :) Waterninja12345 (talk) 12:31, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

Serena's Pancham

This Pancham was supposedly leaked as a figurine awhile ago, but now there are two episodes coming up- one is specifically titled "Serena's First Capture?!", and the other has a picture of Serena holding a Pancham. And they both involve Pancham. Can't we make this canon now? Nutter Butter (talk) 15:20, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Not until the episode in which Serena catches said Pancham actually airs, I'm afraid. - unsigned comment from Missingno. Master (talkcontribs) 15:43, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Is the hair picture really necessary?

I noticed someone uploaded a picture of Serena's hair when she cut it short. Is it really necessary? Because I don't think so. --PKMNAdventurer (talk) 03:31, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

It's an important moment in her character arc. What would you put in its place? - Chosen of Mana 15:52, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
Cutting her hair is important yes, but what she looks like after cutting her hair is what is important, not the hair blowing in the wind. Images of her competing in events would be much more suited for the article. --HoennMaster 22:21, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
I'm inclined to agree with PKMNAdventurer and HM. While yes, it was a major plot point for Serena, it fails to show any sort of characterization like a picture of her in a showcase or training with a Pokémon would, which is the point of having pictures in the article is. --Pokemaster97 00:13, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

Japanese name: Serena or Selena?

In this official movies link:, Serena's name is written as "Selena". Do you know whether her trademarked Japanese name is Serena or Selena? And her game counterpart, too? Thanks for your help! --Yen01 (talk) 09:25, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

URL links aren't the most reliable in finding trademarked names, since they tend to misspell certain names like Citron as Shitoron at one time. Here's one that uses Serena. --超龍Chao 10:05, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
Oh, I see! Don't 100% believe the URLs, got it. But I don't know if they want to use her English name for the code or not, for future international release maybe... Oh forget it, that's sound silly! Anyway, thank you very much (and sorry for being late)! --Yen01 (talk) 16:32, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

Serena never gets electrocuted

All main characters at least one gets electrocuted by a Electric type move, Serena seems never seen in the entire XY saga, isn't a great addition to the trivia? --HoopsterJohn (talk) 18:53, 28 October 2016 (UTC)

It's been on the page for a long time now. --HoennMaster 23:57, 28 October 2016 (UTC)
Not necesary hold the Pikachu the first time like Bonnie or Iris, shocked by electric move from any Pokémon, even May was shocked by a Magneton and 2 Voltorb. --HoopsterJohn (talk) 04:08, 29 October 2016 (UTC)
A Magneton and two Voltorb are not important and are not the point of the trivia.--ForceFire 04:14, 29 October 2016 (UTC)

Shipping in the mainspace

We already have the fact that it's implied that they kiss listed in the history section. Highlighting it as something special and unique in the trivia section is unnecessary and betrays a pro-shipping bias. The facts are all that should be stated; advancing a slanted interpretation of those facts is a betrayal of our encyclopedic mission. Pumpkinking0192 (talk) 06:43, 29 October 2016 (UTC)

What exactly is being betrayed? It's not stating that she kissed him, it's saying she has an infatuation towards him, which is true. And she is the only one to do so, which is true. There's nothing shippy about it. If it were more descriptive and said that Misty didn't count, then yes, that would be shipping.--ForceFire 06:51, 29 October 2016 (UTC)
Saying she is the only one is absolutely shippy, because it explicitly excludes every other ship. That's the definition of the word "only." Pumpkinking0192 (talk) 06:54, 29 October 2016 (UTC)
Because she is the only one... there's nothing shippy about it, it's stating a fact. So what it excludes other ships? They're irrelevant to the trivia.--ForceFire 06:58, 29 October 2016 (UTC)
You don't get it. The fact is "it's implied that they kiss." It's an interpretation that "she is the only one with an infatuation." It's unencyclopedic and frankly wrong to claim an interpretation as factual. Pumpkinking0192 (talk) 07:10, 29 October 2016 (UTC)
Uh... what does the kiss have to do with the trivia? The kiss is not the point of the trivia. Serena's infatuation with Ash is the point of the trivia, none of the other girls were infatuated with Ash. It's about Serena's attraction to Ash, not the kiss.--ForceFire 07:19, 29 October 2016 (UTC)
The continued and blatant signs of Serena's crush on Ash are MILES beyond the subjective interpretations of the actions of any of Ash's other traveling companions. You're trying to hold up shipping—inherently very biased already—to "prove" that others might be infatuated with Ash and "disprove" this point about Serena, but that's deeply flawed. If you like shipping, you're welcome to argue other ships somewhere appropriate (like our forums). If you dislike shipping, don't try to keep this out just because it's about attraction—ALL attraction is not SOLELY confined to the shipping space. (Brock would be a great example.) Tiddlywinks (talk) 14:05, 29 October 2016 (UTC)