The first generation had some pretty catchy names for Pokemon didn't they? But as the generations went on, the names got weirder and then I found myself mispronouncing their names.
I'm still uncertain how to say certain Pokemon names but here you can post various Pokemon names you have trouble with or names you mispronounced. Maybe we can shed a light on their proper way of saying them, or just get a good laugh at ourselves on how we used to say their names!
Okay for me:
Rayquaza, I used to pronounce as Ray-quAH-za. Until I found out it was Ray-quAY-za.
I also pronounces Gardevior like "behavior"
I still have a habit of saying Kee-oh-ger for Kyogre.
Post by Johans Nidorino on May 21, 2009 16:59:08 GMT -5
Gardevoir is difficult to miss if your spell it correctly first ;D
I'm interested about where did you guys find about those (not meaning websites, but official or licensed products). They are in a sticker book for Diamond and Pearl, but I don't know about Pokémon from previous Pokédex generations.
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Post by Shrikeswind on May 21, 2009 19:35:22 GMT -5
Gardevoir - I pronounce this with the last R silent, so it sounds kinda French: "Gar-deh-vwah." Rayquaza - I really feel like I'm butchering this one, but it feels right to me to say "Ray kah za." Dialga - "Die all gah." I can't use that "Dee all gah" pronunciation, sounds messed up to me. Likewise, the Pal in Palkia rhymes with "mall" when I say it. Going "Pal key uh" doesn't feel right. Arceus - "RC Us." Couple reasons for this: For one, RC Us sounds better to me than anything else, and for another, it sounds like my old high school district's initials, RCS, making it easy for me to remember "RC Us."
The same goes for Regice, which was pronounced like "Re-gi-ice" in that movie, but later pronounced like "Re-gice" during the last episodes of the Battle Frontier season and in the Hoenn PokéRap.
Huh. It was definitely Re-gi-ice in the Japanese version of the movie. Its voice in that clip is unchanged from the voice in my *cough*perfectly legal*cough* Japanese copy.
That was the first movie I watched in Japanese, 'cause I couldn't wait for the translation. Then when the translation came the ending was so horrifically butchered that I quit bothering with the English versions altogether. Shame, that seems to be the only one of the movies that America decided to fuck up.
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