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Pokemon Names You Pronounced Wrong

Discussion in 'Poképolls' started by Angeltripper, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. ColorsofTheRainbow

    ColorsofTheRainbow Live. Love. Ho-Oh.

    Oh gosh I probably pronounce alot of them wrong but a couple are
    Patrat ~ Pat-rat
    Kyurem ~ Kai-you-rem
    Audino ~ Aw-dean-o
  2. ~Ace

    ~Ace i can show you how

    That's exactly how I say it lol..

    Also one I struggle with is Kyogre.. I say it like "Kai-Yo-Ger''
  3. MegSuicune251

    MegSuicune251 Pokemon's #1 Fan

    I pronounced Suicune Soo-ee-koon
    Also pronounced Rayquaza Ray-qwah-zah
    Servine Sir-veen
    Dewott Dee-wott
    Reshiram Resh-eer-um
    Zekrom Zeek-rom
    Phione Fee-own
    Snorunt Snore-runt
    Typhlosion Thel-osion (c'mon I was 8! XD)
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2012
  4. Pucca_ness

    Pucca_ness ^__^

    @ColorsofTheRainbow: How do you pronounce them then? I pronounce them the same as what you have put.

    I guess there's a few for me. Some of the actual pronunciations make no phonetic sense to me and I stubbornly still pronounce them they way I want!

    Suicune is a prime example. I think of the "cune" part with a "ss" sound rather than a "kih" sound found in words such as "cycling" and "cerise" and all other names with the "sui" sound (swee) are pronounced as such by myself but not Suicune. A decade of saying SOO-EE-SOON has stuck firmly in my mind and will not shift. It just rolls of the tongue better than "SWEE-COON" Ugh. When I first saw that I was like "What? You best be joking!!?!"

    Nothing wrong with Ray-qwah-zah, that's how I say it. Ray-qwey-zah? Sounds ridiculous.
    Kai-oh-gurr seems right to me.

    Anyway back to things which I'm certain I've gotten wrong at first and now say properly.

    Lugia used to be LOO-GEE-UHH. Gee as in German or "Gee man what a jip" Yeah a G which sounds like a J.
    Wobbuffet was was Woh-boo-fey
    Scyther - SKY-Ther
    Raichu - Rah-ee-choo with a very prolonged ee sound
    Zoroark - Zoh-roh-ark apparently it's not this... actually I still say it like that.

    Anyone had times when they've heard someone say a pokemon name and completely miss pronounce it and think "GODAMMIT YOU LITTLE SH*T" Or something along those lines?
    The closest I had to that was when I was at an event and heard a kid older than most of the rest of them say Pidgeot as "PIJ-IT" I mean really? He was sounding off the J with such force it was just so wrong.

    Then there's my friend Kyle... we don't talk about Kyle and his mis-pronunciations any more, he's had too many.

    Like I can talk with half of the new ones not being as I thought! :D lol
  5. Aegon

    Aegon Well-Known Member

    The only two I ever initially pronounced wrong were "Raikou" and "Zoroark". I did pronounce the former as rai-koo and the latter as zo-rork, but I have since seen the error of my ways.
  6. Growlihte, Raikou, Suicune, Kyogre and Rayquaza ;)
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2012
  7. Aquarelle

    Aquarelle Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Suicune: I pronounced it as if it was Suisine

    Kyogre: Kyogray

    Arceus: Arsoose (so that it sounds like "Zeus"). I actually still pronounce it this way since the "right" pronunciation just doesn't sound good to me.
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2012
  8. Cremia

    Cremia It's a small world..

    I remember when I was little Suicune what the hardest for me to pronounce. My brother and I pronounced it as Swee-cane. o_O IDK dont ask lol :)

    I also pronounce:
    Raikou as Ray-koo.
    Kyogre as Ky-oh-gree.
    Gardevoir as Gar-deh-vor.
    Milotic as Mill-ah-tick.
    Rayquaza as Ray-qwah-zah.
    Growlithe as Growl-eyeth.
    Poochyena and Mightyena as Pooch-ee-ann-nah and Might-ee-an-nah.
    Illumise as Ihll-loo-miss.
    Mantine as Man-teen.
    Arceus as Ar-soos.

    IDK what else though lol :)
  9. BGP_

    BGP_ Well-Known Member

    kyogre is the main one i messed up when i first started lol
  10. poix_the_yak

    poix_the_yak I stay noided

    0.o literally yesterday I discovered that it's Hy-dray-gon, not Hy-dredge-ee-yon... This s**t is LIFE-CHANGING.
  11. The Dragon Queen

    The Dragon Queen Well-Known Member

    Don't know how how Kyurem is officially pronounced, but my sister and I always used to say Kai-u-rem.
  12. overlordmewtwo

    overlordmewtwo Supreme Overlord

    OK, here's a few mis-pronounciations:

    Es-caval-ier (instead of Esc-ava-lier)
    K-ogre (didn't know the y was supposed to be pronounced when I first started. :p)
    Hy-dre-gon (Now I call it either by its proper name, or just "The Hydra")
    Saizzor (Scizor)

    Now I say all these Pokemon correctly.
  13. wobbanut

    wobbanut Team Awesome

    Before I saw the fourth movie, I kept pronouncing Suicine's name like "suicide" (soo-eh-seen).
  14. pokedigijedi

    pokedigijedi Saiyan Jedi

    lets see here..........Groudon for some reason I use to call GROW-don and Kyogre for some reason I use to call it Kyrogue im still wondering how I did that
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2012
  15. LightningRevolver

    LightningRevolver Get Lucky.

    Arceus. I read it as Ar-see-use but my friends say Ar-ke-use.
    I also read Kyogre as Kyo-gerr.

    I still dunno how to read this right. :(
  16. Dark Searchman

    Dark Searchman Serpentine Sniper

    Suicune was definitely a problem for me, but one of my worst blunders was saying Skarmony instead of Skarmory. Yup. I'd misspell it all the time until I was corrected.
  17. OshyHikari

    OshyHikari c l a r i t y

    Some names I can't get right:

    Hydreigon - I eventually learned the pronounciation after watching one of Marriland's videos (his Pokemon White videos to be specific)
    Arceus - I still can't get that one right...
    Patrat - Confused me a little.
    Audino - I get totally tongue tied with this one.
    Zweilous - Same as Hydreigon
    Deino - Same as Hydreigon
    Cinccino - I often say it "chin-CHEE-no", need to learn how to say it someday...
  18. Thorndrop

    Thorndrop Member

    I remember I used to call Onix 'oinks'. Suicune was 'suck-u-ine'. Kyogre = 'ky-rogue'.
    I probably pronounce quite a few slightly wrong now, but I'm not hung up on being perfectly correct and I'm used to my own pronounciations by now.
  19. Earthia100

    Earthia100 Well-Known Member

    I pronouced Raichu "Ri-ka-chu". I was still learning to read!
  20. ~Nicole~

    ~Nicole~ Banned

    Suicune ''Sue-E-Cone ''.

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