- Jun 17, 2006
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I disagree that Serena's crush is more interesting than everything else about her. I feel like people are focused way too much on that gimmick and not really focused on what her journey is really about. It wasn't to go find Ash. It was because she didn't want to be a Rhyhorn Racer like her mother was forcing onto her. She found something that she was actually passionate about, became a more confident and determined person and grew to really love and care for her Pokemon. That's much better than if she was spending so much screentime trying to figure out how to confess to Ash or something like that.Her crush was a hell of a lot more interesting than everything else about her.
In fact i would say that Rhyhorn racing would have been a better goal than showcases ever was.
Rhyhorn Racing would have been a more interesting goal than Showcases were, but considering that I think Showcases are as bland and boring as dirt, that doesn't really say much. It would have been more exciting to watch at least, but again, I think that's missing the point of Serena's journey. Granted, it wasn't handled nearly as well as it could be, which is why I'd consider Serena's journey one of the biggest problems I have with XY in spite of liking her character and her overall development, but I think just making her a Rhyhorn Racer wouldn't have worked out that much better than Showcases.