Next month, a new Pokemon anime series starts. It will have brand new friends as well as longtime ones like Pikachu and Ash. There is one character, though, that fans really hope will come to Alola. And that character is Serena. [Image: The Pokemon Company]
Warning: This article has spoilers if you haven't seen the most recent episode of Pokemon XYZ.
Debuting in Pokémon XY, Serena is a Pokemon Performer and good friend of Ash. But she's more than just another buddy, because she is smitten with him. That's not fan fiction, but cannon. Because of that, there is a notion that Serena and Ash are or should be in a relationship. This is called "AmourShipping", which you can read about more in depth here.
— AshxSerena4EverDude (@ashxserena4ever) October 12, 2016
— Satosere (@AshandSerena) October 13, 2016
For the last few months, fans have been hoping that Serena will also appear in the upcoming Sun and Moon anime with the hashtag #BringSerenaToAlola. There is even a Charge.org petition to bring Serena to Alola with over 26,000 signatures. Twenty-six thousand!
— #BringSerenaToAlola (@AmourShipper136) October 13, 2016
I feel so bad for the Pokemon anime's fans right now. No sign of Serena in the Sun/Moon reboot. :/
— Sean (@SpoopysaurusRex) September 12, 2016
— Arken (@ArkenFlare) September 28, 2016
— ☢AmourTheorizer☢ (@AmourTheorizer) September 28, 2016
So far, it doesn't look like the character will be making the leap to the Sun and Moon anime.
In the most recent XYZ episode, Serena decided that she wanted to improve as a performer. So...
— Amour_7 (@7amour7) October 13, 2016
It certainly doesn't sound like she's headed to Alola -- at least, any time soon.
— Dedenne (@dedenne_amour) October 13, 2016
This all kind of makes sense, because Sun and Moon looks like a gag anime, and who's to say she will like goofy Ash. (Who's to say you will like goofy Ash?)
— Cali Amour Dude (@amourshipper559) October 14, 2016
— KawaiiCharizard (@kawaiicharizard) October 13, 2016
what if serena return in sun and moon anime as a transfer student ?
— ~darker than black~ (@Anime_LoverII) September 27, 2016
sun and moon anime sucks without serena.if she will be included in sun and moon i will definitely watch it.
— JOHN (@JOH19882020) September 26, 2016
There is hope that she will eventually go to Alola.
— #BringSerenaToAlola (@EntityMays) October 14, 2016
— ☆A.G. ピカピカ (@motherahyucker) October 13, 2016
@AmourTheorizer I think that Serena will go to Alola but i have a feeling that it will be only for a few episodes
— ryan butara (@ButaraRyan) October 13, 2016
When people still believe that Serena has a chance of going to Alola after this week's episode. pic.twitter.com/wOYWNmCXtf
— Mucha Hawlucha (@Mucha_Hawlucha) October 13, 2016
— Sam Aguiar (@Samsapoping) October 13, 2016
When your on the second season of sun and moon anime and Serena still hasn't showed up pic.twitter.com/62VhhBbUcr
— Sebastian (@Sebastian_1r) September 25, 2016
Still, there might be more pressing concerns:
I'm not worried about Serena going to Alola. I'm not worried about Ash's face(they'll fix it). But I do worry Ash will be extremely stupid. pic.twitter.com/JE5UQIBL8E
— Evil Serena (@Sard28) October 13, 2016
And finally, some real talk:
To think, this anime premiered 3 years ago by now... My, how far Serena has come... and how nowhere Ash has went.
— SkulShurtugalTCG (@ShurtugalTCG) October 13, 2016