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Although I am absolutely in love with the Sun and Moon anime and all the new characters, I cannot simply forget about Serena.
Not only does she leave home without a clue about her goals in life, but she is also the only companion who knew Ash before the series began and has very obvious romantic feelings for himeven kissing him in her final episode.
For the most part, Serena was able to keep Ash on his chosen path even when he was at his lowest or feeling the pressure in a particularly important battle. This makes her stand out from potential love interests like Mistywho had a much less personal relationship with him.
Apart from her relationship with Ash, there's plenty more to know about Serena's character. Therefore, it is possible that she may actually be a few years older than Ash. Since teenaged characters are shown to be quite a bit taller than Ash, it's likely that she is, at most, probably a couple of years older than him or around the same age.
This trend follows through with all of her other localized names as well, with her either being called Serena or a transliteration of that name more suited to the language it is being translated into. The same can't be said for her mother, Grace, whose name is based on "race" due to her status as a former Rhyhorn racer, while her Japanese name, Saki, could be based on multiple different words in Japanese.
Her father is only briefly mentioned at one point in passing during the anime. Unlike her anime counterpart, she began her journey with a Fletchling and is likely the reason why there is one in her house at the beginning of the anime series.
Unlike her anime counterpart, Y isn't as unsure about her goals in life and doesn't take part in contests. This was refreshing to witness, as none of the other main characters have ever changed their appearance so drastically in the middle of a season before.
Aside from it being a moment of character growth, it is also likely a reference to Y from Pokemon Adventureswho changed her hairstyle and look multiple times throughout the story. Her manga counterpart, on the other hand, has a few changes as well as a near full team. While Y does have a Rhyhorn, she was never a Rhyhorn racer like Serena.
At the end of the Kalos seriesSerena decides that she needs some more experiences as a performer and is told to travel to the Hoenn region and take part in their contests. As Serena was introduced well after the mass voice actor changeover that occurred when 4Kids lost their localization rightsSerena only ever had the one actor tied to her character. In the Japanese dub, she is played by Mayuki Makiguchi, who is most notable for playing multiple parts in the Japanese localization of Adventure Time.
Serena is currently traveling in the Hoenn region though, so she may end up catching an Absol in her travels for her showcases and to give her some level of consistency. Callum Archer is a freelance writer based in Perth, Western Australia. He is an avid gamer, Nintendo fanboy and lover of weird sci-fi novels, who also dabbles in manga from time to time, usually dark and twisted work like Uzumaki and Death Note.
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