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Serena (anime)

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[[File:Grace and Serena.png|thumb|left|250px|Serena and her mother]]
Serena has proven to be a kind and polite girl but she can also be openly rebellious towards her [[mother]], {{kal|Grace}}. In ''[[XY001|Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!]]'', she refused to wake up when Grace ordered her to, and gave a sassy response to her mother's call to watch the news. This tumultuous relationship was best demonstrated when Grace made her practice {{p|Rhyhorn}} riding, an activity Serena had hated doing. However, their relationship is also very loving as shown in later episodes. Although shown to have a strong will, Serena can be sensitive and insecure at times as seen in ''[[XY064|Battling with Elegance and a Big Smile!]]''. When she was frustrated with her Pokémon, she lashes out when at her limit and leaves to cool off in shame. She is also shown to lose her composure when pushed to a wall, becoming unsure of herself. Despite this however, Serena manages to pick herself back up by reminding herself to not give up, bringing up her confidence and also encouraging her Pokémon to do their best despite the odds. This is shown when two of [[Serena's Braixen|her]] [[Serena's Sylveon|Pokémon]] evolve from responding to her resolve. While battling isn't her primary focus, Serena has shown herself to be a competent battler, at least partially due to picking up Ash's battling style after seeing him battle countless times.
[[File:SerenaSky firstTrainer catchSerena.png|thumb|250px|Serena's after catching a Pokémon in her{{tc|Sky firstTrainer}} outfit]]
Serena was uncertain what paths or career to pursue in life and expressed little ambition towards becoming a full-time [[Pokémon Trainer]] in the early stages of her journey. However, in ''[[XY039|Summer of Discovery!]]'', she began to think that not having an established goal was a problem for her future as a Trainer. During her time in the [[Pokémon Summer Camp]], she began seriously considering what she wanted to do with herself and {{cat|Serena's Pokémon|her Pokémon}} after seeing how passionate the Trainers around her were. It was in ''[[XY047|Dreaming a Performer's Dream!]]'' that she decided that her goal was to be a [[Pokémon Performer]] and she has been diligently training both herself and her Pokémon ever since. After losing her first [[Pokémon Showcase]], Serena strengthened her resolve to do even better, and to symbolize this she cut her hair short.
[[File:Serena catchesfirst a Pokémoncatch.png|thumb|left|250px|Serena after catching a Pokémon in her secondfirst outfit]]
 
Unlike with {{an|Dawn}}, Serena chose to not follow in her mother's footsteps as a Rhyhorn racer. However, she is shown to be a competent Rhyhorn racer and is quite knowledgeable about them. She possesses a unique charm when it comes to Rhyhorn, possibly due to her upbringing, as nearly all of those that she encounters gravitate towards her playfully as seen in ''[[XY007|Giving Chase at the Rhyhorn Race!]]'' and ''[[XY109|Master Class Choices!]]''. Due to her mother's training, she is able to easily tame Rhyhorn and manage them well. Additionally because of those skills, she is also able to calmly guide a Mamoswine through a steep hill in ''[[XY083|Over the Mountain of Snow!]]''.
[[File:SkySerena Trainercatches Serenaa Pokémon.png|thumb|250px|Serena's {{tc|Skyafter catching a Pokémon in her Trainer}}second outfit]]
Serena has been shown to have a phobia of the supernatural. When {{ashfr|the group}} entered an abandoned house where a {{pkmn2|wild}} {{p|Espurr}} was staying in ''[[XY014|Seeking Shelter From the Storm!]]'', she would assume the worst or that a supernatural being was in play whenever the group was spooked by anything. Likewise, in ''[[XY038|Forging Forest Friendships!]]'', when {{Ash}} had been kidnapped by a {{p|Trevenant}}, she became worried that Ash would be eaten after {{an|Clemont}} told her the rumors surrounding the forest. This is seen again in ''[[XY072|Scary Hospitality!]]''. In such occasions, she often speaks without thinking, continually making assumptions about the scary houses that made Ash or Clemont cringe, and she would promptly cover her mouth when she realized what she had said. She has also been shown to be afraid of crossing unstable bridges across high ravines.
 
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