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Old November 26th, 2013, 08:14 PM
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"Maganium" was "Mag(N)anium." That's just how I misread it, and what I've called it, ever since.

When I was younger (Playing Blue) I thought healing your party in a Poke' Center would level them up faster. So I would just heal my Poke's over and over. Healing=Good Stuff Good Stuff=Level up Right...? Nope, waste of time.

I know there's more, but I can't think of anything.

Haha, I figured others had experiences like this. Share!
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Old November 26th, 2013, 08:53 PM
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I mispronounce quite a few Pokemon, for example Shiftry I pronounced the last syllable "try" instead of "tree" and in the case of Gliscor I did a short i instead of a long one (and vice versa for Scizor, I thought it rhymed with Scyther). Until I saw some anime episodes I realize how wrong I was with my pronunciation.
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Old November 26th, 2013, 08:58 PM
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Does this apply to human characters in the poke'mon games, too? If so, I thought Fantina was a transwoman, possibly post-op.

If it's just poke'mon themselves, I mispronounce a lot of them as well. I also used to think that you couldn't stop them from evolving.
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Old November 26th, 2013, 09:32 PM
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Does this apply to human characters in the poke'mon games, too? If so, I thought Fantina was a transwoman, possibly post-op.

If it's just poke'mon themselves, I mispronounce a lot of them as well. I also used to think that you couldn't stop them from evolving.
Yea, just anything, really. Mispronunciations are just common.

I'm just asking anything you thought was one way, but now you know correctly.

A couple more:

I say Suicune "Sis-queen" NO IDEA why. It is not at ALL spelled that way, but that's how I say it. I think "Swee-coon" sounds weird.

And I still have no idea how to say Ho-oh.
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Old November 26th, 2013, 10:07 PM
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First time I read Arceus's name my interpretation was "AR-soos". So I'm dumb is what I'm saying
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Old November 26th, 2013, 11:27 PM
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First time I read Arceus's name my interpretation was "AR-soos". So I'm dumb is what I'm saying
Haha, I probably would have pronounced it Ar-see-us.

I honestly don't know any Poke'mon after Crystal. I played Emerald, but the only thing I remember is the Secret Hideouts. The last handheld I owned before the 3DS was an SP.
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Old November 26th, 2013, 11:58 PM
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I refuse to pronounce Rayquaza as the anime does. It just sounds so so wrong.

Umm other than the everlasting pronunciation issue... I didn't have anything to do with the games until Emerald, so I thought the Orange Islands were an in-game place for a few years. And I thought Unown were powerful because of movie 3. And I always thought Pupitar was part bug for some reason and it still trips me up. I just learned it wrong I guess.
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Old November 27th, 2013, 12:11 AM
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I can remember I mis-pronounced Glalie. I always used to say it like 'Glallie', like it is a British word xD.
Arceus was also a problem to me. I pronounced it like 'Ar-zoos'.

And I still get confused with the Bug-type match up. I know the weaknesses, but the resistances are so confusing. Bug NFE against Rock? I can't really tell, but I think it isn't. Ialways used to think Bug was NFE against Bug, guess.I was wrong all the time...
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Old November 27th, 2013, 12:39 AM
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I think I mispronounce a lot of pokémon still, haha. But I'm not a native English speaker so I'm forgiven ;D

I always thought it was "Vespiqueen" but realized rather short time ago that it was "Vespiquen". With one e. I have no idea how to pronounce that O.o help?
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Old November 27th, 2013, 02:00 AM
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I refuse to pronounce Rayquaza as the anime does. It just sounds so so wrong.

Umm other than the everlasting pronunciation issue... I didn't have anything to do with the games until Emerald, so I thought the Orange Islands were an in-game place for a few years. And I thought Unown were powerful because of movie 3. And I always thought Pupitar was part bug for some reason and it still trips me up. I just learned it wrong I guess.
Haha, I thought the same about Pupitar. Larvitar and Pupitar both suggest Bug-types, and Pupitar does look like another cocoon Poke'mon, such as Metapod and Kakuna. I don't even understand how they got Tyranitar from Larvitar and Pupitar.

Oh! Before I got any games, and could look them up in a Pokedex, I believed Gengar and Alakazam were actually huge, like in that one episode where the ancient ones get revived, or whatever. I was so irritated (still am) that they are actually very tiny.

I still think of them as giant Poke'mon.
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Old November 27th, 2013, 02:17 AM
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When I was six, I used to pronounce Charizard as "Charged-zard," and made it sound like some sort of an electric-type Pokémon. Don't blame me; my reading skills were extremely poor at that time. ): Months later, though, I was finally corrected thanks to the anime. Other than that, I also used to call Blastoise "Blast-ee-ose" and Vileplume "Valley-plum."
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Old November 27th, 2013, 07:55 PM
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It's quite hard to pronounce certain Pokémon, but after looking it all up on the internet, I will never go through embarrassment with my mates. It's right if you mess up, just do what I've done! Also, I still don't know what gender Trevor is.
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Old November 28th, 2013, 01:07 AM
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Call it a habit, koffi~

But I thought healing at the Pokemon Center cost money, so I would typically avoid them like the plague. Thanks Final Fantasy, koff~
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Old November 28th, 2013, 09:35 PM
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I mispronounced Pokemon more than a few times. One of them was Kyogre which I would always pronounce as "kyo-gre" instead of "ka-yo-ger". I also pronounced Rayquaza with a short a (the second one) and Giratina's g as a g instead of a j.

I used to think fighting type attacks were super effective against psychic types, on Pokemon Emerald. I mislead my friend when he was stuck on the psychic gym in emerald
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Old November 28th, 2013, 09:48 PM
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Only one that comes to mind is I always pronounced Unova "you-no-va", but I think I heard it differently in the anime.
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Old November 28th, 2013, 11:58 PM
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To this day I still pronounce it "Phanphy," even though I know it only has one H in its name. Other than that, I've always been pretty good with pronunciations.

And for some reason, I've always assumed Fire type moves were super effective against Poison types, even to this day. I don't know where I came up with this one or why I still think this from time to time, but I'm guessing it has something to do with Koffing and Weezing way back in the day.
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Old November 29th, 2013, 12:17 AM
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I think I mispronounce a lot of pokémon still, haha. But I'm not a native English speaker so I'm forgiven ;D

I always thought it was "Vespiqueen" but realized rather short time ago that it was "Vespiquen". With one e. I have no idea how to pronounce that O.o help?
i called it Vespiqueen to i atually still do and use the same name when im talking about the Vespoid Queen from the Monster Hunter game. Two favorite games merged lol
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Old November 29th, 2013, 01:21 AM
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To this day I still pronounce it "Phanphy," even though I know it only has one H in its name. Other than that, I've always been pretty good with pronunciations.

And for some reason, I've always assumed Fire type moves were super effective against Poison types, even to this day. I don't know where I came up with this one or why I still think this from time to time, but I'm guessing it has something to do with Koffing and Weezing way back in the day.

I also thought Fire was SE against Poison. I still have the subconscious feeling that it is. Poison ususally implies a Grass Poke'mon, is why.
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I used to say doduo as 2 syllables, like "doo-doo" or "doe-doo". now I know it is three; "doe-doo-oh".
Funny story: When I played mystery dungeon: blue rescue team, I named my Pokémon my name and nicknamed my partner. I was a bit confused when none of the other Pokémon gave themselves nicknames. That was until Gengar came along. I was just getting into Pokémon and I didn't recognize him, so I called him "ginger". I didn't realize his name wasn't ginger until ear the end of the game.
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Old December 1st, 2013, 09:31 PM
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On the note of all of this mispronunciation business, Cilan. None of this "SAI-lin" crap, I say it like "see-LON" to preserve the cilantro pun!

Reading all of these posts is teaching me a lot about proper pronunciations, actually. I didn't know that Giratina had a J sound, or that Rayquaza is actually pronounced in the stupidest way possible!

Hang on, this video ought to smooth things out here...
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Old December 1st, 2013, 09:37 PM
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I pronounce Groudon "Grew-Don" and I'm not going to stop
I used to think flying types were SE against themselves and that Ice was SE against Fighting types.

Oh, and A+B+Down= Captured Pokemon. This I still do...and it works :D
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Old December 1st, 2013, 09:52 PM
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I pronounce Groudon "Grew-Don" and I'm not going to stop
I used to think flying types were SE against themselves and that Ice was SE against Fighting types.

Oh, and A+B+Down= Captured Pokemon. This I still do...and it works :D

Well you do know Down+B is actually a thing, right?

Sometimes I do Down, and then go around the D-Pad in a circle. That's how I caught Mewtwo in a Poke' Ball, finally. Of course I weakened him and he was asleep, but when I did that, it finally landed him.

But yea, Down+B is real.
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Old December 1st, 2013, 09:52 PM
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WHAAA OH MY GOD CLAYDOL'S FACE IS LIKE A BUNCH OF OWLS

So like I can't be the only one that didn't notice that.
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Back then I always thought Pokérus was a bad thing to the point that I restart the Ruby gameplay and trying my best to avoid it to infect my Pokémon. After some years later, I found out that Pokérus is the quick stat-raiser, which means it's a good thing after all.
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