They don't seem to be getting closer to Sato Sere at all. Reciprocation is key in any ship, as well as a balance of hints, and that was seen clearly in Pearlshipping, though it is not as prominent in Amourshipping. SatoSere is simply adding a new flavour to XY. They needed a new way to introduce a new female, and make her character original. As it stands, I think Pearlshipping is still strong.
I think a lot of them are still Pearl shippers like myself, I'm a multi Ash shipper with Pearl shipping being number 1 for me, I see nothing wrong with that
Ash x Dawn are very close, people like Kenny and what's her name noticed the pairing, I don't that many have noticed Ash x Serena in X and Y yet but let's not get into that here. It's a sensitive subject for me, k?
I'm just enjoying re watching the moments
What also worries me is that it's Tomioka who is apparently the brains behind Serena's infatuation with Ash. It better not mean that he has something big in store for SatoSere. Ideally, "adding a new flavour" is the only reason why the writers went for this, even though the show could easily do without it. I just hope that whatever they do, it won't deprive pealrshipping its status of the strongest Ashxgirl pairing.
If SatoSere remains just a one-sided crush, I guess I'm fine with it. In this way, it wouldn't be any different from, say, KennyxDawn.
(This is my last comment concerning SatoSere-SatoHika rivalry, I promise)
I welcome the announcement of R/S remakes. If contests are featured, perhaps there is some chance that things will take a different shape. But I keep my expectations low.
P.S. Unbeatablelightandwill, I love your signature.