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They all need a firm talking to.

Mud-Slap and Sand-Attack vs U-turn and V-create (dealing with hyphens; Gen 1 and 2 uppercase vs Gen 4 and 5 lowercase)
Mud-Slap and Sand-Attack vs Mud Shot and Quick Attack (dealing with hyphens; inconsistency in Gen 1, and Gen 2 hyphen vs Gen III no-hyphen)
Tri Attack is confused; so is Crabhammer.
SolarBeam, ViceGrip, and BubbleBeam vs Ice Beam and Aurora Beam (vs Psybeam) (dealing with spacing issues; inconsistency through Gen 1)
SmokeScreen and SonicBoom vs Light Screen (dealing with spacing issues; inconsistency through Gen 1)
X-Scissor vs U-turn (dealing with capitals after hyphens; inconsistency through Gen 4)

We're not touching Will-O-Wisp. Lock-On is a noun (lock on is a verb). Wake-Up Slap is correct. Double-Edge is who-knows-what (but probably correct when you think about it very hard). Superpower and Supersonic are correct.

It's one thing that a smooshed name runs into a character limit (AncientPower, ThunderShock, DynamicPunch), but the bottom half have no excuse. What was going through your heads.

EDIT:
FOR EVERYONE WHO IS CONFUSED (fuck you guys; I tried so hard not to swear in the original post and now it's unavoidable):
These are all English name attacks (Mud-Slap and Mud Shot are TWO DIFFERENT moves). In these regards, there are two things wrong: grammatical inconsistency throughout the years and WHY IS THERE NO FUCKING SPACE IN THE NAME?? I have now edited the original post to reflect each problem by the examples, but in case you still don't understand, here is me blowing up.

Why is Mud-Slap and Sand-Attack hyphened when all other Mud moves (Mud Shot, Mud Bomb, EVEN MUDDY WATER) and moves ending in Attack are NOT HYPHENED?

And if they are hyphened, why did every Gen up until Gen 5 capitalize the word after the hyphen? U-turn and V-create are CORRECT in not capitalizing their turn and create, but that breaks the so-called bullshit grammar the localizers used up until then.

Why do SolarBeam, BubbleBeam, SmokeScreen, SonicBoom, and ViceGrip, WHICH ARE NOT COMPOUND WORDS AS INDICATED BY THE CAPITAL LETTER, not have a space between them? They are 11 letters long or less. WHY IS THERE NO SPACE? WHO DECIDED THAT BULLSHIT?!

Light Screen has the same amount of letter-characters as SmokeScreen, and it has a space; it can even be spelled Smokescreen as a proper compound word, YET IT IS NOT. SmokeScreen is therefore in this really awkward transitional period of where it should be either BUT IS NEITHER.

Aurora Beam is longer than SolarBeam in character-letters, SO WHY DOES IT HAVE A SPACE and SolarBeam doesn't?

TRI FUCKING ATTACK SHOULD ACTUALLY BE HYPHENED! AND IT. IS. NOT. TRI IS EITHER HYPHENATED OR COMPOUNDED; IT'S NOT LEFT OUT THERE IN THE OPEN BY ITSELF, EVER, WHEN RELATED TO A DEFINING WORD.

(Sand-Attack vs Quick Attack, Horn Attack, Wing Attack, TRI ATTACK, Sky Attack, ETC, all probably has to do with Sand-Attack being a status move....but that's severe bullshit, except there's no other Attack move that is a status move to compare it to. ....Just bullshit. Break grammar by making their own rules; it's probably why Tri Attack isn't hyphenated.)

Crabhammer is only confused because that could have been Crab Hammer, no trouble, but they made it a compound word...but it's not a real word like that.

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Updated 22nd February 2013 at 10:17 AM by Luna Tiger

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  1. Winterdaze's Avatar
    Consistency-is ForLosers.
  2. Master Simm's Avatar
    According to your logic, Psychic Eevee should be called ESPeon.
    Updated 22nd February 2013 at 02:09 AM by Master Simm
  3. Phoenixphlare's Avatar
    Now I'm confused you say "Mud-Slap and Sand-Attack vs Mud Shot and Quick Attack"

    But one is the same as the Japanese and one is different on both sides SO I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THE FUCK YOU'RE SAYING. X vs X and I see nothing wrong with changing some but keeping other is this about punctuation or something. What's going over my head?
  4. 捷克羅姆's Avatar
    At least, it's better than having Megaphone, Glass Mixer, Overhit, and Single Beam...
  5. Dragonfyre's Avatar
    They go with whatever sounds cooler.
  6. jda95's Avatar
    excuse-me what exactly-do you have against-hyphens?
  7. John Understands's Avatar
    WhoThe Fuck-Cares, I-Don't Care.
  8. Luna Tiger's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Master Simm
    According to your logic, Psychic Eevee should be called ESPeon.
    Not at all; my logic has no correlation to that and you're just looking for an argument. It's uppercase vs lowercase in connection with similar naming patterns, on top of inconsistent naming patterns with like-pattern moves. Nothing I listed are acronyms or initialisms and, so while base on the initialism ESP, Espeon is an acronym-rendering of ESP and is therefore not required at all to be capitalized like you exemplified. Because creative liberties in pogey naming conventions.

    Which again don't relate at all to the naming convention of moves.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wyvernphlare
    Now I'm confused you say "Mud-Slap and Sand-Attack vs Mud Shot and Quick Attack"

    But one is the same as the Japanese and one is different on both sides SO I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THE FUCK YOU'RE SAYING. X vs X and I see nothing wrong with changing some but keeping other is this about punctuation or something. What's going over my head?
    IT'S ABOUT GRAMMATICAL CONSISTENCY AND LACK THERE-OF. And they are all different moves in English. Mud-Slap isn't Mud Shot in Japanese.

    Quote Originally Posted by jda95
    excuse-me what exactly-do you have against-hyphens?
    I got totes respect for hyphens, man. They just do not belong in some of those attacks.
  9. Jabberwocky's Avatar
    Double-Edge is who-knows-what
    I'd assume it refers to the fact that the move is a "double-edged sword" since it causes recoil.
  10. Luna Tiger's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jabberwocky
    I'd assume it refers to the fact that the move is a "double-edged sword" since it causes recoil.
    It is, but that doesn't necessarily mean it needs to be hyphenated. Double-Edge(d) is an adjective, but as a noun, you can go either way because direct reference to the adjective versus "The double edge of the sword make for an easier stab," which a hyphen would be wrong.

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