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    Default Pokemon names you mispronounced?

    Did you ever mispronounce any Pokemon name as a kid, or any age I should say? Until you heard of the official pronunciation, do you move on to the official pronunciation or not? Here is some:

    Mienshao - Before hearing the official pronunciation, I often pronounce it as "Mee-EN-shao". The official pronunciation is MEEN-shao, but I kept on pronouncing it as "Mee-EN-shao" 'cause the official pronunciation sounds a little... mean? Same applies for Mienfoo.

    Deino line - The following official pronunciations for the Deino line are "DY-noh", "ZVY-los" and "Hy-DRA-gahn". I on the other hand, before hearing the official pronunciation, referred them as "DAY-noh", "ZWAY-los" and "HY-dray-gone". I pronounce 'em my own way, though.

    Virizion - I was a little ticked with the official pronunciation, 'cause it isn't the same as Cobalion and Terrakion. The official pronunciation is "Ver-RAI-zee-on" when I rather call it "Vi-RIH-zee-on".

    Braviary - I used to call Braviary "Bray-Vai-ree", until I heard the official pronunciation via Pokedex 3D Pro. Unlike the others above, though, I moved on and stared to pronounce it's official pronunciation "Bray-vee-air-ree"

    Now for the most idiotic one...

    Articuno - To tell you the truth, I always thought that Articuno was pronounced "Art-cor-nee-oh" as a kid. Even though the announcer of Pokemon Stadium clearly pronounces it's correctly, I have always thought that he pronounces it as "Art-cor-nee-oh". I wasn't that great at listening at that time.
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    Farfetch'd - I pronounced it then as "far-fetch-d" (phonetically) until I learned it is an apostrophe.

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    Suicune -
    Use to bug the hell out of people because I pronounced it SU-e-CU-NAI

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    Off of the top of my head, a few of the ones mentioned here.

    Deino as "DAY-no", Zweilous and "ZWEE-li-us", and Hydreigon as "Hi-DREE-gon". I figured I was pronouncing them wrong, but Deino looked so much like a "dino" that I couldn't help but say "DAY-no".

    And I pronounced Suicune as "SOO-keen" for a long time. Really bad. And also Raikou as "RAI-koo".

    The worst would probably be Rattata, which I always thought was called Rattattata until Mastermind of the Mirage when Jessie said Rattata and I was like, "Oh, is that what it is?"

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    Since english is not my mother language, I think I mispronounce them quite often (or cannot remember the right pronounciation).
    But Pichu I am used to mispronounce it even thought I've always known how is it pronounced, just because otherwise it would sound like a really offensive swearword in my language and it doesn't suit to a baby Pokémon :)


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    Definitely didn't know about the Mienfoo/Mienshao thing, props for bringing that up.

    Fact is, most Pokemon names are so punny I tend to pronounce it wrong and I don't care lol. Mightyena become Might-hyena, Cofagrigus becomes Coffin-gigas, Alomomola become Almomomomomola, Gorebyss become Grossby, Blaziken becomes Blazekin (Bley-za-kin,) Meganium becomes Magnum... But really it doesn't matter, lol I nickname all my pokes I never learn their real names.

    Also Virizion ---> Verizon, cannot be unseen. In fact Verizon was the first thing I saw, and I don't even live in the States.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Utsune View Post
    Definitely didn't know about the Mienfoo/Mienshao thing, props for bringing that up.

    Fact is, most Pokemon names are so punny I tend to pronounce it wrong and I don't care lol. Mightyena become Might-hyena, Cofagrigus becomes Coffin-gigas, Alomomola become Almomomomomola, Gorebyss become Grossby, Blaziken becomes Blazekin (Bley-za-kin,) Meganium becomes Magnum... But really it doesn't matter, lol I nickname all my pokes I never learn their real names.

    Also Virizion ---> Verizon, cannot be unseen. In fact Verizon was the first thing I saw, and I don't even live in the States.
    I still sometimes call Virizion, "Verizon".

    About Alomomola, that also reminds me: I also used to called Regigigas, "Regigigigigas". Though, I guess that's my own fault for failing to even try to read it properly.
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    Xerneas & Yveltal. I just don't even want to try pronouncing them.

    And not a Pokemon, but I always pronounced Ghetsis as Get-Es.
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    Did anyone get Suicune right the first time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winterdaze View Post
    Did anyone get Suicune right the first time?
    Yup, I pronounced Suicune's name right the first time I saw it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Team Gaara View Post
    I still sometimes call Virizion, "Verizon".

    About Alomomola, that also reminds me: I also used to called Regigigas, "Regigigigigas". Though, I guess that's my own fault for failing to even try to read it properly.
    So would that be "Reh-ji-ji-ji-ji-gi-gas" or "Reh-ji-gi-gi-gi-gi-gas?"
    or "Reh-jiggy-jiggy-jiggy-jiggy-gas" even? hahahahaaaa.....
    or "Reh-jiggy-jiggy-jiggy-ass"

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    Well considering the anime and the voice on the Pokedex pro give different pronunciations for some pokemon, I'm not even sure if I'm saying a few of them right at this point.

    Like is it RA-tuh-tah or ruh-TAH-tuh? Anime says the first, pokedex says the second.

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    When I first saw Virizion's name, I used to always pronounce it Verizon since it was the only thing that came to mind when I saw it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winterdaze View Post
    Did anyone get Suicune right the first time?
    Yup!

    I used to pronounce Celebi as "KEL-eh-bee". The official pronunciation is "SEL-eh-bee".
    I pronounce Hydreigon as "Hy-DRAY-gon".
    Alomomola is a confusing jumble of sounds like "Alo-mo-mo-mo-mola" or "Al-mo-mola" or others. Too many syllables, you guys.

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