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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 Wake me up when get to Sinnoh

    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. Erron Black

    Erron Black The Outlaw


    Intentionally, mostly because I find it's proper pronunciation to not roll off the tongue very well.
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  12. Dicklaycia

    Dicklaycia Objectively Better Than You

    I got read recently for pronouncing Unfezant as “un-fez-aunt” instead of “un-fez-ent”. I could have sworn I heard it the first way in some form of media at some point, but I guess not...
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  13. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    Is Togepi and its evolutions pronounced with a hard “G” as in girl, or a soft “G” as in ginger? I always used to say it with the latter, but I don’t think there is a soft “G” sound in Japanese.
  14. Erron Black

    Erron Black The Outlaw

    It's pronounced with a hard 'G' sound.

    If you're ever confused, you can either listen to the pronunciations from Pokedex 3D pro, or the anime, as they generally have correct pronunciations.(Though the anime has it's fair share of mispronunciations and it can sometimes be inconsistent. I believe Arceus has been pronounced with the hard 'C' like in Arch, as well as the 'S' sound like in Place.)
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  15. Kirinriki

    Kirinriki Double Trouble

    I used to mispronounce Skarmory as Skim-mory and Darmanitan as Dar-mi-tay-tion up until recently.

    I always mispronounce Mareanie as Mar-re-nee instead of Muh-ree-nee.
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  16. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    A similar thing happens to me with Archen and Archeops. I believe their names are supposed to evoke "archaeology", as they're fossil Pokémon, but I often find myself pronouncing the 'ch' as in chocolate.
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  17. saradanaruto

    saradanaruto Uchiha

    I used to pronounce Regice wrong until I heard how it's pronounced in the cartoon. I used to call it Re-gi-ice when it's actually just Reg-ice with two syllables not three.
  18. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    It would kind of make sense with the former pronunciation, as it’s part of the Regi family, but “Regiice” (with two I’s) would just look and sound silly.

    In a similar way, Shiinotic. Is it “Shy-notic” or “Shee-notic”? It’s supposed to be a shiitake mushroom, so it could be the latter. (I haven’t watched any of the Sun & Moon series.)
  19. Pikachu Fan Number Nine

    Pikachu Fan Number Nine Don't Mess wit Texas

    I used to mispronounce Arceus.
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  20. GiddyupGal

    GiddyupGal smarter than i usually act

    regi-ice is its japanese name if i'm thinking right. it really should be regi ice.
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