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Do you still use shortened Pokemon move/ability names?

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Just a bit of context, before Generation 6, some move names were shortened so that they fit the 12-character limit. For example, these moves/abilities used to be known as the following: SmellingSalt, Hi Jump Kick, ThunderPunch, Lightningrod. In the advent of Generation 6, move names were revised to take advantage of the extra room the extended character limit provides. Therefore, we now know these moves as Smelling Salts, High Jump Kick, Thunder Punch and Lightning Rod.

Even though this happened, one thing I observed is that some people still call certain moves as if they have to fit the 12-character limit. I could understand why some would still use it, since habits could be hard to change.

So, just a question: how many of y'all still use shortened Pokemon move/ability names?

Thanks for reading.

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  1. Erza Scarlet's Avatar
    Oh some of these I didn't even notice the change, so yes I probably still do call them by their old names. I think the only one I don't is High Jump Kick but I may pit it down to High Jumpkick.
  2. Team Gaara's Avatar
    It depends on what it is. I normally refer to the old one word Abilities/Moves that have been changed to two words as one word still, like Solarbeam, Thunderpunch, and Lightningrod. I don't really think about it, most of the time, so it isn't like I'm trying to intentionally call them the old names or the new names. They're so irrelevant to me that I hardly noticed that any name had actually changed other than Feint Attack.
  3. Herbizarre's Avatar
    I still think "Hi-Jump Kick". In french, one of the attacks's name has been completely changed. That move is "Night Shade", translated in french as "Ténèbres" (Darkness) pre-Gen 6, and has been changed to "Ombre Nocturne" (Nocturnal Shadow). This makes sense since "Ténèbres" shared this exact name with the french word for the "Dark-type". It's still hard to memorize it though, so when I see the new name I think "Oh my god, a new attack I never saw before !", until I realise it's the good old Night Shade.
  4. Ivysaur's Avatar
    Yeah, having played since Generations 1/2 I'm still pretty used to the old names. I'm glad they took advantage of the expanded limits to properly rename them, though.
  5. Silverwynde's Avatar
    I've pretty much used the newer terms exclusively now; it's easier for me, if a bit jarring.
  6. winstein's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Herbizarre
    I still think "Hi-Jump Kick". In french, one of the attacks's name has been completely changed. That move is "Night Shade", translated in french as "Ténèbres" (Darkness) pre-Gen 6, and has been changed to "Ombre Nocturne" (Nocturnal Shadow). This makes sense since "Ténèbres" shared this exact name with the french word for the "Dark-type". It's still hard to memorize it though, so when I see the new name I think "Oh my god, a new attack I never saw before !", until I realise it's the good old Night Shade.
    I found it strange that a few names got a complete rename in French. I wonder how people dealt with such drastic name changes like Night Shade and Glare.

    Thanks for reading.
  7. 33Whimsicott33's Avatar
    I typically use the contracted names on the internet because they're shorter to type.

    For High Jump Kick, it's just easier to type HJK.

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