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Pretty much every single one. Not a fan of blatant japanese.
Probably all of them. I don't even bother to learn any names of Pokémon, characters, places, etc. outside of my own language since I'll never use them anyway.
I have learned almost every english names for Pokémon on top of the french ones. Aside of Blitzle, I'll stick with baguette-power when it comes to Pokémon names :V
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I really cannot think of an answer to a question like this, only because like so many people here, I play the English-language games and go by the English names all the time. It's just easier.
I think a better question would be what Japanese names we prefer over the English ones.
I don't know what you mean when you say "blatant" Japanese, either. I can understand being frustrated at the thought of people who think everything Japanese is superior and being close-minded about everything else, but I really don't get your comment, especially considering Pokemon is a Japanese franchise.
In Japanese, Articuno is known as Freezer, Zapdos is known as Thunder, and Moltres is known as Fire.
Considering how undeniably unoriginal and uninspired it sounds, Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres were definitely the better choice... :D
Not to mention Zapdos and Jolteon almost share a Japanese name, as Jolteon's Japanese name is Thunders, another name I don't like.
Last edited by Kyain; 24th May 2014 at 12:41 AM.
I prefer the English names a lot more than the Japanese names, there are some Japanese names that are really boring and uncreative like Thunder for Zapdos, the only English name i find uncreative is Talonflame, they could have come up with a much better name for it.
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I mean, like everyone else said, basically all of them. I also think this question would be better posed the other way around since there are only a handful of Japanese names most people who play the games in English know. :P
The Eeveelutions and the Legendary birds are great examples of superior English names. Specifically the Eeveelutions, since the Japanese names don't sound related as a whole, but, rather, related in groups.
Showers, Booster, and Thunders
Eifie and Blacky
Leafia, Glacia, and Ninfia
There's no consistency and, as an Eeveelution fanatic, it just bothers me~ XP
I also really prefer the English names of the Lake Trio. They just seem more "Pixie-y" than the Japanese names.
I actually prefer the Japanese names for the lake trio, and nicknamed them the Romaji names before transfer to gen V.
Also Satoshi > Ash. Don't even know why.
The fact that Japanese substitutes B for V and W sounds makes for some amusing (yet inferior) names, like Beedle and Bictini.
Actually in my case: