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Proper Pokemon Pronunciation

Discussion in 'General Pokémon Discussion' started by gingersnapz, Mar 27, 2008.

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  1. gingersnapz

    gingersnapz Member

    Hello Everyone,

    I am brand new to the forum, and I did a little bit of searching and I didn't find any thread pertaining to the proper (or rather opinionated) pronunciations of pokemon. So I was just going to throw a few out there.

    Although, some of the proper pronunciations sound stupid. Whatever.

    Rayquaza = Ray-Qway-Za (not rae-qua-za)
    Gyarados = Gare-Uh-Dos
    Goudon = Groud-on (not gruu-don like some people say)
    Ho-oh = Ho-Oh (this one's pretty simple, but some people say ho-ah or even hoo hoo)

    Suicune = Sui (as in suicide) cue-n (not swee-koon)

    I don't know. This will probably cause a lot of debate but at least it will be interessting
  2. anteater

    anteater < the awesomes.

    magikarp= magic-arp
  3. Essencewing

    Essencewing Muckraking Trainer

    I believe that whatever anyone chooses is right, and most people play alone. Here's how I pronounce all of those:
    Rayquaza: either the one you say is wrong or Re-ku-za (closer to japanese one)
    I say Gyarados like it says.
    Groudon: EDIT: Whoops! I meant I say it wrong according to you. Sorry about the misunderstanding.
    Suicune: same as your post.
    I also say Kyogre like "Kai-ogre", whereas one of my friends makes the mistake of saying "Kai-gore". He misreads it.

    As you said, some of those "proper" pronunciations sound stupid, so I say what sounds cool to me.

    Second edit: Here's some more I say

    Arceus: Ar-see-us or Ar-ru-see-us (japanese)
    Gardevoir: Gar-de-voire
    Regice: Reg-ice
    I think that's it. . .
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2008
  4. gingersnapz

    gingersnapz Member

    OKay, but groundon. Wouldn't make sense that since he is a ground pokemon that his name would sound like it?


    Regice (is it Regi-Ice? or is it one syllable?)
    Deoxys Dee-ock-sis (not dee-ock-sees)

    Post anymore contreversial ones if you think of them!
  5. MCXD

    MCXD Sucks at PASBL

    Personally, I say

    Gar-a-dose (basicly as if the y wasn't there in Gyarados)

    Most of the 'proper' ones sound find except 90% of the gen 3 and 4 pokemon I haven't actually heard the 'proper' way to say it so some can be weird.

    Azelf = Ay-zelf (like self but with a z)
    Uxie = Yoo-zee (I am probably totally wrong here)

  6. gingersnapz

    gingersnapz Member

    Personally I say


    but I've also heard it

  7. Warfare

    Warfare liverliverliverliver

    Well, it can't be one syllable. :/
    I always thought it was [reg-ice] or something. D:
  8. pokefiend

    pokefiend Piplup's #1 Fan!

    one of the weirder ones i've heard was typhlosion. i always said 'tai-flow-zhun' but someone i knew said 'tai-flaw-see-on' which kind of weirded me out.
  9. AmazingChi

    AmazingChi Volcanic Rage

    I say Typhlosion like you do.

    On PBR they pronouce Bonsly, Bon-Sli (as in someone is sly/devious). Whereas in anime (apparently) and everyone i know says Bons-ly

    Also Chimecho seems to get a lot of debate over it's pronounciation where i am

    or Chime-cho
    or Chime-echo...
  10. What about Purugly? Pure-ugly, purr-ugly, pur-oogly, whatever.
  11. Krug

    Krug .

    I say kyogre Ky-o-grey.

    On Cradily, is it Cra-dai-ly or Cray-dilly or Cra-dilly? I've seen all three ways.
  12. MCXD

    MCXD Sucks at PASBL

    Purugly I say "Purr-ugly" and Typhlosion I say "Tie-flow-sion".

    How do you guys say Arceus?

  13. Warfare

    Warfare liverliverliverliver

    Well, it's a cat so that's where the 'purr' comes in. D:
    And then it's meant to be ugly, so [pur-ugly] I guess?
  14. Krug

    Krug .

    I say Pur-u-ugly. As for Arceus, Ar-see-yuce
  15. I say per-ugly.
  16. I'm glad this topic came up, I was just thinking about this today.

    Arcanine (Ar-cuh-nine) or (Ar-cay-nine). I pronounce it both ways, although I'm pretty sure the second one is correct.

    Meganium- I pronounce it like (Mega-ni-um) but most people say (Me-gay-ni-um).

    Togetic- I say (Toh-geh-tick) but I've heard it as (Toh-jet-ick) before. I think my way is correct though since no one says (Toh-jeh-pee) for Togepi.

    Scizor- I always say (Sky-zer) but some people seem to think it's (See-zor) or even (Scissor).

    Gardevoir- I think it's (Guard-ev-wire), but I've never heard anyone else say it before.

    Vespiquen- I know it's probably (Ves-pih-ken), but I always say (Ves-pee-queen).

    Arceus- I don't know what you say, but I say (Are-say-us).
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2008
  17. Bobby Emerald

    Bobby Emerald The Poke-expert

    ^That's some horrible pronunciation. :p Just kidding ya. although most of them really are incorrect.

    I always call Scizor like "Scissor", but with emphasis on the "ss" so it sounds like "z".

    Gardevoir- I just say it like "Gaurd-deh-vor". The "vor" sounds like war.

    Anyone have pokemon stadium 1 and 2? The announcer always says the pokemon's name when it comes out of the pokeball in battle.
    So that means that Suicune sounds like "Swee-coon".
  18. Warfare

    Warfare liverliverliverliver

    I'm pretty sure the second one is correct too. After all, it is a canine. o__o

    I think it was pronounced as [see-zor] in the Anime? It's been a long time; I might be wrong.
  19. gingersnapz

    gingersnapz Member

    I say see-zor myself. Although I have heard "sky-zor" and other silly ways.

    Okay though, here's the big one.

    The Regi's.

    Is it Reh-Gee
    Or Ree-Ji

    I've heard it equally both ways. And some people mix and match
    Like they will say "Ree-ji-steel" and "Reh-gee-rock"
  20. Warfare

    Warfare liverliverliverliver

    I, myself, am more familiar with pronouncing it as [reh-gee]. I never heard someone say [ree-ji] or anything of the sort.
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