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    1 2.13%
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    Default Re: What names do you prefer? The English names, or the Japanese translated names?

    English. Because English is my main language, and if I only play the English versions of the games, where's the logic in using the Japanese names? And if I don't like an English name, I'll just live with it, as there's no point using all English names but then using Isshu instead of Unova. But obviously before the English names are revealed, I'll have to use the Japanese names, and it'll take me a while to get used to the English names. Like, for example, after using Japanese names for the Gen V Pokemon for months, it took me a few weeks to get completely used to the English names. But now, I can't remember many of the Japanese names (like, say, I can't remember Eelektross's Japanese name).
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    I prefer the English names because they're easier for me to memorize (it took me just a few weeks to memorize all the Generation 5 Pokemon names as opposed to the three months that it took me to memorize their Japanese names), but I still like some of the Japanese names; Mijumaru sounds better than Oshawott imo.

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    Default Re: What names do you prefer? The English names, or the Japanese translated names?

    I prefer the English names, especially when it comes down to Pokémon names. Most of them might be punny, but in my opinion they're generally better than the Japanese ones (Sandshrew > Sand), though there are some bad English names too (I'm looking at you, Seel and friends) :P

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    I prefer the Japanese names, but I use the English names because they're easier to remember!
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    My friend and I were talking about this earlier last week. I hated the English starter names when they first came out, Oshawott in particular, but now I think it's the best of the starter names and much cooler than Mijumaru/Mijimaru. *still snivy < Tustarja < Smugleaf imo* My friend, however, thought otherwise, and named her Oshawott Daikenki so she didn't have to deal with Samurott (which she apparently initially thought had to do with rotting bananas).

    These days it's the Japanese names I tend to remember first due to memorization that I've never done with the English names, regardless. I think Kirikizan is a better name than Bisharp, and I liked the name Minezumi for Patrat enough that I named my Drilbur Zumi (which I then traded away for a Drilbur named Troper, haha).
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    I prefer the Japanese names and version. They aren't products of ** you know which evil organization I was going to mention....

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    Default Re: What names do you prefer? The English names, or the Japanese translated names?

    It really depends. The English names are more familiar to me because I play the games in English, but the Japanese aren't bad.

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    Default Re: What names do you prefer? The English names, or the Japanese translated names?

    Generally, when talking about the anime, I use Japanese names, and when talking about the games, I use English names. I don't really have much of a preference toward either specifically, other than a few English names for both Pokemon and characters that I really dislike.
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    Default Re: What names do you prefer? The English names, or the Japanese translated names?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glaziola View Post
    How dare they butcher Mijumaru's cute name with Oshawott? Heathens!
    And replace the badass Futachimaru with DEWOTT??
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    Only the final evolution, Daikenki / Samurott, has a good English name, in my opinion, it references its design.

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    I absolutely do not care one bit. I tend to use the English names over the German and Japanese ones though.
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    I use Engish names... since I speak English I only use Japanese names when the English names aren't releasred (and that was only for Gen V)
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