Gender Pronouns on Pokemon

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    6 6.90%
  • Always a "He" (unless only female)

    11 12.64%
  • Always a "She" (unless only male)

    1 1.15%
  • Based on Physical Characteristics

    31 35.63%
  • Personal Feeling

    30 34.48%
  • Don't Care / Random

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    Default Gender Pronouns on Pokemon

    This is going to be a strange thread, so bear with me on this one. Alright, when addressing Pokemon, we may have a tendency to use the male pronouns on certain Pokemon and female pronouns on certain Pokemon. To refresh your memory, a pronoun replaces a noun, and so, you substitute something with "he", "she", "it", etc. Got it? Good.

    If you have seen my posts, I have a tendency to use "he/she" on Pokemon with an equal gender chance. If this Pokemon has a dominant female side or full female side, I use "She". A dominant male side? "He", of course, and that applies to Meganium too! Genderless ones would be designated to "it", but legendary Pokemon is tricky, as they don't have a designated gender, so I might switch around between it, he/she, or just straight out "he".

    OK, now that I am done, how do you apply gender pronouns on Pokemon species?

    Thanks for reading.

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    Default Re: Gender Pronouns on Pokemon

    For Certianpokemon like Gadevior I call her 'she' because of the obvious femine apperance and Gallade.

    Chikorita line I call she... due to how girly they look plus all notible appeance of the line have been female

    And legendaries I mostly call he (except for Mew/Melotta ect...)

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    Default Re: Gender Pronouns on Pokemon

    If I don't know the gender of the Pokémon, I use "It". If it's a legendary, if it has more predominantly female features (Virizion) I use "She", or if it has more male features (Terakion) I use "he".

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    I don't call a Gardevoir a 'she', even though the first Gardevoir I had was male.

    Mostly its physical characteristics with a mix of personal feelings.

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    Maybe I'm chauvinist, but I usually tend to call them all "he" if they look more or less "masculine" or "she" if they look more or less "feminine" regardless of actual gender.

    This leads to awkward moments for my poor Ranpuraa and Red Gyarados, who are both female, but whom I always accidentally refer to as "he". >_<

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    Default Re: Gender Pronouns on Pokemon

    I just base all the he/she stuff on physical characteristics when general, but if I'm referring to the Pokemon I'm raising I say the proper gender pronoun.

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    Personal feeling. I refer to them based on a mix of their physical appearance and their gender when I had one of the species. For example, I like referring to Vaporeon as female because I traded my Blue Vaporeon to Gold and she's female, ooo. I call genderless legendaries he or it. Most legendaries seem male in the movies, at least.
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    Default Re: Gender Pronouns on Pokemon

    it dosent matter to me. I tend not to generalize the pokemon using gender pronouns

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    Default Re: Gender Pronouns on Pokemon

    I see every species as being a certain gender. So I will only refer to them as that gender. For example, Espeons are always female, but Houndooms are always male.

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    Default Re: Gender Pronouns on Pokemon

    I apply the neuter form to any pokémon unless a gender is categorically stated, in which case they become either masculine or feminine.

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    Default Re: Gender Pronouns on Pokemon

    I judge them based on their physical characteristics most of the time, but when the gender is given I will refer to them by their respective pronouns. When there's a Pokemon that has a neutral design, I may lean more to the 'he' side, because it's easier; and maybe help me to avoid awkward conversation?

    I try not to use 'it' because it makes the Pokemon seem like an 'other' :P.

    For legendaries I usually go by the physical characteristics rule. Most of the time, I may refer to them as 'it' because they're representative of natural laws/ideas/physical fundamentals etc.

    I voted Personal Feeling because some of my processes don't fit in with Physical Characteristics.

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    Default Re: Gender Pronouns on Pokemon

    I go by the Norwegian equivalent of 'it' for most Pokemon. It sounds less stupid IMO in Norwegian than in English.

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    Default Re: Gender Pronouns on Pokemon

    Personal Feeling and Based on Physical Characteristics.
    Teddiursa as a female and Politoed as a male.
    Etc, etc.

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    Default Re: Gender Pronouns on Pokemon

    Actually always he. Even in case of female pokémon. Sometimes I try to refer to all pokémon at "it" though.


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    Default Re: Gender Pronouns on Pokemon

    I have a strange rule but I generally follow it.

    For pokemon without a gender, or that the speaker doesnt know the gender of, its an "it".

    For a pokemon confirmed to be male, it's he. For a pokemon confirmed to be female, it's she.

    So it varies on the distinct pokemon, not the species.

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