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Pokemon names you often mispronounce

Discussion in 'General Pokémon Discussion' started by NovaBrunswick, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    I think it’s pronounced Blaze-eff-alon, since it’s a Fire/Ghost type, and ‘blaze’ is used in a lot of Fire Pokemon’s names (like Blaziken).
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  2. Ignition

    Ignition My son finally did it

    I thought the “Blace” referred to blast as it’s all about explosions since it’s the Fireworks Pokèmon. Both are plausible though
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  3. TRNRLogan

    TRNRLogan Active Member

    Ahhh yes Arceus also known as the pokemon that has like 4 "official" pronunciations.

    Really though Slaking.
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  4. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    I’m pretty sure Slaking is pronounced like “slacking”, as in “slacking off”, because of its extreme laziness. It’s definitely not pronounced “slay-king”. XD
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  5. TRNRLogan

    TRNRLogan Active Member

    Yeah but i get confused about whether the Sla is pronounced like sloth
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  6. -Vulpix-

    -Vulpix- Cynder Kiryah

    Think I often got Yveltal pronounced, still one of my favorite legendary Pokemon though.
    And still not sure on the pronounciation on some of the gen 7 that I still get wrong probably, think for the most part I got the majority of them right.
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  7. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    When Yveltal was first revealed, I initially didn't see that there was another L in between the E and T, and I pronounced it "Yvette-tal". Xerneas, ironically, was a bit easier to pronounce - "Zer-nee-as".
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  8. Platina2000

    Platina2000 Well-Known Member

    When I first started Ruby, I use to mispronounce Groudon's name as 'Groodin', for some reason. Yveltal, I STILL mispronounce from time to time, and I've actually gotten into an argument with a friend over the name Arceus a long time ago (he went by the movie name, I went , and still go with, the soft C sound, whether it's wrong or not). And finally, Regice, I kept pronnouncing it as Regi-ice when I was younger.
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  9. -Vulpix-

    -Vulpix- Cynder Kiryah

    Think I kept originally pronouncing it like Y(Why)-vee-tall instead of ee-vell-tall(think I got the hang of it after a few years)
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  10. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    I used to pronounce Groudon like you said as well, until I realised it’s supposed to be like “ground,” its typing. I still hear it in my head as “Groo-don” though.
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  11. Togekiis

    Togekiis Active Member

    How did you even come up with that pronunciation? It's funny and all but there's no letter N in Rayquaza to begin with.
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