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Old December 23rd, 2013 (8:34 AM).
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    I got into Pokemon during the late 90's and I'm still unsure about exactly what types poison is strong or weak against. I guess we all have weird gaps in knowledge.
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    Old December 23rd, 2013 (8:42 PM).
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      I got into Pokemon during the late 90's and I'm still unsure about exactly what types poison is strong or weak against. I guess we all have weird gaps in knowledge.
      Interesting point. I always thought Poison hits Water-types supereffectively when I first played Pokemon; and during a competitive battle I hit a Poison-type with Fairy-type move, thinking it would hit super-effectively, but instead resisting it. I must've confused it with the Psychic-type; I guess I have been fooled by the color similarity between the Fairy and Psychic-types.
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      Old December 23rd, 2013 (9:07 PM).
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        When I play competitively (e.g. Showdown/Pokemon Online) I always forget that Steel
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        Old December 23rd, 2013 (9:31 PM).
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          When I was little I thought vitamins took immediate effect, but I was wrong lol. Didn't know about friendship evolutions so I always thought Eevee evolved into Espeon or Umbreon with Moon and Sun Stone. Yea I was a dumb kiddie.
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            When I was little I thought vitamins took immediate effect, but I was wrong lol. Didn't know about friendship evolutions so I always thought Eevee evolved into Espeon or Umbreon with Moon and Sun Stone. Yea I was a dumb kiddie.
            Sadly, my first Umbreon was in Y. Though it's one of my favorite Pokes. I never knew how to do the friendship thing in Gold, either =/
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            Old December 24th, 2013 (9:32 AM).
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            Old December 25th, 2013 (10:38 PM).
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              I used to pronounce "Blaziken" with the "a" as in "cat" and "Rayquaza" with the second "a" as in "father". I'm not sure how you're supposed to articulate "Groudon" or "Kyogre", as I've never seen episodes of the show or movies concerning them and my friends all have their own pronunciations.

              Also, am I the only one who's never said "Ratatat" instead of "Rattata"? :/

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              I got into Pokemon during the late 90's and I'm still unsure about exactly what types poison is strong or weak against. I guess we all have weird gaps in knowledge.
              Yeah, I started with the games in the early 2000s and I still can never remember how Bug matches up with Fighting. I also used to think Fire was super-effective against Electric for some reason.

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              Interesting point. I always thought Poison hits Water-types supereffectively when I first played Pokemon; and during a competitive battle I hit a Poison-type with Fairy-type move, thinking it would hit super-effectively, but instead resisting it. I must've confused it with the Psychic-type; I guess I have been fooled by the color similarity between the Fairy and Psychic-types.
              I find Fairy's matchups to be pretty counterintuitive. (Of course, this makes some sense considering it's just a balancing, anti-game-breaking measure under a facade of logic.)
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              Old December 25th, 2013 (10:46 PM).
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                I used to pronounce "Blaziken" with the "a" as in "cat" and "Rayquaza" with the second "a" as in "father". I'm not sure how you're supposed to articulate "Groudon" or "Kyogre", as I've never seen episodes of the show or movies concerning them and my friends all have their own pronunciations.

                Also, am I the only one who's never said "Ratatat" instead of "Rattata"? :/

                O_o

                I'm not sure how Rayquaza is supposed to be pronounced, but if it's anything other than (Ray-Kwaw-zuh) then it probably sounds stupid. That is the only way it can sound OK. It flows well. If it's (Ray-kway-zuh) that's just stupid.

                And I HATE when people say Ratatat. IT'S NOT SPELLED THAT WAY AT ALL!
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                For the longest time, I thought Ice was supereffective against Bug, when its not. Doesn't make much sense to me. Bugs don't do so well in the cold...

                And then I have this thing on how to pronounce Kyurem. I usually say "kai-u-rem", but the anime does it like "kee-u-rem". And I know that "ky" makes a "kee" sound (with Japanese stuff anyway). I'll read any other word or name like that; like Kyoko I'll prounounce "kee-yo-ko". Don't know whats up with me.

                And I really don't like the way the anime says Rayquaza. I don't like there being a long a sound in the middle there...
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                Old December 26th, 2013 (11:33 AM). Edited December 26th, 2013 by Boilurn.
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                  Another thought just came into my head. I thought that Battle items (such as the X Attack, Dire Hit etc.) would behave just like the other items and make a difference on the Pokemon that holds it. There was one situation in Pokemon White where I took my Thundurus down to the Battle Subway with him holding the X Sp. Def item, because I was expecting an Ice Beam from Simipour if it entered the battlefield, so that I could easily retaliate with Thunderbolt. When Simipour came he still managed to OHKO my Thundurus with Ice Beam and that was when I thought "These sorts of items don't seem to have any effect at all." It took me a very long time to realize that.

                  Disappointing though because these items would've been so valuable (or even make the item overpowered in comparison to the others) if they worked.
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                  Old December 26th, 2013 (1:33 PM).
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                    Took me a little while for it to click that Psychic wasn't super-effective against Grass. I guess it's because I grew up with Fire Red, and there aren't many Grass types in that game that aren't Grass/Poison.
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                    Old December 26th, 2013 (2:04 PM).
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                      For the longest time, I thought Ice was supereffective against Bug, when its not. Doesn't make much sense to me. Bugs don't do so well in the cold...
                      Compared to real insects, Bug-type is OP all around. Real bugs would be weak against Water, Electric, Poison, Ice, Dragon, and even Normal. (Let's face it: insects are the punching bags of the animal kingdom, along with fish.)

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                      I refuse to say "Grau-don" or "Kai-oh-ger." It just sounds dumb.
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                        I though Kyogre was Ki - yo - gree. I thought Bugsy was a girl. I thought Phanpy was Fan - fee. I thought Groudon was a fire type. I thought Mewthree exists.
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                        Old December 27th, 2013 (6:48 AM).
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                        I though Kyogre was Ki - yo - gree. I thought Bugsy was a girl. I thought Phanpy was Fan - fee. I thought Groudon was a fire type. I thought Mewthree exists.
                        Wait, Phanpy isn't pronounced "fan-fee"? How the hell are you suppossed to pronounce it then?
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                        Old December 27th, 2013 (7:10 AM).
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                          I've misread so many pokemon names:
                          I thought Electabuzz was written "Electrabuzz", Regigigas was "Regigas" (Gas regi sounded better than gigas regi), Magmortar was "Magmotar", there's probably many more but I can't just remember them anymore.

                          And I always thought Pineco and Forretress (Which I thought was written "Forrtress" until just now..) were rock type pokemon. (Even nowadays I still think that water is super-effective on Forretress.)
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                            I thought Omanyte was pronounced "Oh-Man-e-tee", not "O-man-ite".

                            I thought the reason why sometimes you couldn't escape from Wild Pokemon is because of random chance, not because the speed of the Wild Pokemon was higher.
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                              And I always thought Pineco
                              For some reason I always read its name as "pi-nuh-co" (to rhyme with "in a row").
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                              Old December 27th, 2013 (9:22 PM).
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                                I originally pronounced Raikou as "Rye-cow"; then I started learning Japanese, and realized that the "ou" is pronounced as an "oh", not an "ow". But hey, at least I always pronounced the "rai" correctly, haha
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                                  Old December 28th, 2013 (11:52 AM). Edited December 28th, 2013 by AKPorcupine.
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                                    Wait, Phanpy isn't pronounced "fan-fee"? How the hell are you suppossed to pronounce it then?
                                    "Fan-pee" Ele- "PHAN" And the "Py" is supposed to be like "Sweet pee" or something to the effect of it being small and baby-like.

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                                    I say it as "Rai-koo" the flow sounds better that way, to me.

                                    And I say Suicune as "Si-skween". NO IDEA why. I think it's just because when I played Gold/Crystal, I glanced at the name, and derived my own pronunciation that sounded nice to me.
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                                    "Fan-pee" Ele- "PHAN" And the "Py" is supposed to be like "Sweet pee" or something to the effect of it being small and baby-like.
                                    Ah, ok. I'll stick to my incorrect version, though. Not likin' the way "fan-pee" sounds.
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                                      I can't count the number of times i've said pokemon names wrong. And then I looked dumb when I watched the show and heard the real name -____-
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                                        I thought it couldn’t get worse after the garbage pokemon. But meh, I was wrong.
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                                        Old December 29th, 2013 (11:35 PM).
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                                          ^ What a first post, haha. :] (Welcome!)

                                          For myself, just a few of the pronunciations, really. I still don't know much about poison-type... I often forget about steel-type strengths/weaknesses, too.
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                                          Old December 29th, 2013 (11:40 PM).
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