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    Default Re: THEORY: Team Aqua/Team Magma's Backup Plan



    Interesting idea, but now I'm a little confused.
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    @Karpi You're also making the assumption that the language is just the modern language encoded. Not all systems use single consonant and vowel letters, some are phonetic symbols, some could be a bit more complex and just use symbols with specific meaning.

    Yeah, its in English for us (or whatever language the game is localized in) but let's look at it this way. The unlocking of the Regis itself in the game isn't canon, so we don't even know if the language is supposed to correspond. The only reason that it does is because of simplicity and gameplay-and-story segregation.

    And so you replace those symbols with numbers, then what? You've just assigned new symbols to old symbols you couldn't understand in the first place. Make the assumption that its using the Latin Alphabet and is actually code? I'm thinking that braille in the games is actually supposed to be its own ancient language, so you wouldn't be able to translate it without a translation key like the Rosetta Stone was for Egyptian Hieroglyphs. Simplified for us because we're supposed to be able to figure it out, but in a more "realistic" setting where the PC isn't controlled by a person that has all this prior knowledge?

    You're essentially taking a lot of your knowledge in hindsight to translate this. No one in the Pokémon world would contain this same knowledge.

    Seconds after birth, a newborn pokemon is able to understand "human language" so logic follows that there is only one and has ever been one.
    In the anime, where they're pretty inconsistent with how much a Pokemon can understand them since you have Pokemon who can perfectly understand people, yet other times we see Ash's Pokemon reasoning with wild ones because they don't seem to get what people are saying. But that's the thing, trainer-Pokemon can understand the meaning of the language. They've delved into the idea of aura, and that its users can feel the emotions of others. Who's to say that Pokémon don't have a sixth sense and just understand the meaning that is being conveyed? After all, the Pokémon themselves seem to have their own language specific to their species, yet understand each other very easily.

    In the games, its at least been confirmed that while Pokemon have a basic understanding of the message a person is trying to convey, very few understand the language past "I think that's what he means".

    And if there has been one and only one, then there would not be multiple writing styles. We have Unown, Braille (which itself is now an ancient language) and Cuneiform in the underwater area in Unova.

    Then there's also the fact that the game as acknowledged that other languages exist by including characters that speak foreign languages in the game, so you can't make that assumption here.
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    Default Re: THEORY: Team Aqua/Team Magma's Backup Plan

    Karpi: As Outrage said, you're making a lot of assumptions that you gained from being outside of the game -- imagine if you were in-game, with no help as to what the patterns mean (and part of an inept organization, to boot). How do you know that they're in order at all? You could assume that they're trying to say something or that it's just random. You'd need some sort of Rosetta Stone type thing.

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    Ultimately this is nothing more than speculation, but it is fascinating and something I'd never have considered. I always was under the impression that the Wailmer did belong to Team Magma/Aqua, and that they'd put them there on purpose to block the player's way.
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