What Sushi said is 100% correct
We already have a small community, why are you coming in and discrediting us? I'm looking at several of you, you know who you are. Negative discussion for a ship that you don't even ship, plus the fact that XY/XYZ is over is completely rude
You do know some of us were here in the very first version of this thread four years ago. I'm not "discrediting" anything. This is the current thing closest to canon, and will be for anytime soon.
If I follow your point , all the others Ash shipping have no Ash's hints?
Not at all. Just that he didn't necessarily show the most here, and it's fine if that is the case. It doesn't matter in the end.
"It ended up the way it did"
There were a lot of missed opportunities. It reached status quo too quickly. There wasn't much banter relatively. I could care less about the kiss - it was fine, but a much better ending would have simply been a May/Drew finale scene.
So XY&Z 45 is just "Ash asking Serena for a battle" ? Did we watch the same episode ? He asked her to "hang out" with him , he tried to cheer her up by doing shopping and going for a "date" (the things Serena normally likes) but he noticed that it didn't work so he asked her for a battle because he only had the battle left since he tried all the things she likes... After the battle was done he complimented her and her Pokemon and said "I will always be rooting for you Serena" meaning that he'll always try to cheer her up when she will again feeling sad and that he will always support her whatever her choice is.So... Is this not a hint for you? Is it just Ash asking randomly Serena to a battle like you described ? Everytime I see you here you try to be negative and reduce this ship as "100% Serena's hints, Ash doesn't even know she exists" so if you don't like the shipping why are you there just to put the shipping down ? Just follow the post above and leave.
I know what happened. Nothing above that is unambiguous. I don't know why you're getting so defensive about a simple point. One can still like something, but free to point out the limitations.