Do you like Japanese Pokemon Names or English Pokemon Names better? - Results (148 votes)
10.81% (16 votes)
59.46% (88 votes)
Both the same amount.
29.73% (44 votes)
This poll is now closed.
I think there are some Japanese names that are sounding good, such as Onidrill (Fearow), Hassam (Scizor), and Jukain (Sceptile). However, I like English name more.
MasterSpectrobePosted 11/10/2012 9:46:57 PM
I'll take Articuno over Freezer any day, but I like the names about equally --- "Super Saiyans playing children's card games in space" http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/8537/superyuuma1.jpg
Tygore001Posted 11/10/2012 9:47:24 PM
Honestly, it's not fair to judge without being fluent in both languages. Without getting the puns, you aren't really getting the names. --- Pokemon White 2 FC: 3010 5906 4214 3DS FC: 4511-0471-8035
LexifoxPosted 11/10/2012 9:48:46 PM
Neutral. They're both of about equal quality. Certain names seem bad in Japanese because they're actually English words (which would make them unusual/neat because they're foreign) and certain names seem terrible in English because they're bad puns that you can now understand. --- "Murder of the living is tragic, but murder of the idea is unforgivable." - Janus, speaker of the synod
That is a fair point unless you judge the names based on sound alone like as I do haha.
That reminds me of the supposed reason why Travis Touchdown from No More Heroes was given his name.
Apparently, it was chosen because it sounded cool to the Japanese but weird to Westerners. Spoilered because not everyone cares, it isn't actually spoilers.
Anyway, I have to go with "I don't know Japanese so...". --- This is where I sometimes put jokes, references and such.
Omni LegacyPosted 11/10/2012 10:02:35 PM
The only japanese Pokémon name I know is for Magmar. And that's cause it's Boober and I'm immature. --- "You've got to scold a god when they act up." ~ Marisa
Meta289Posted 11/10/2012 10:04:52 PM
English, no contest. Not only do I understand the names, I can actually pronounce them, as opposed to the Japanese ones. --- http://meta289.deviantart.com/#/d4j1eby The Pokemon Cycle. Don't deny its existence.
RivellerPosted 11/10/2012 10:06:24 PM
The only japanese game I like is metamon (ditto).
TherianReturnsPosted 11/10/2012 10:06:33 PM
Although I personally prefer Nageki and Dageki over Sawk and Throe. And before you call me a weeaboo; i am Asian so it doesn't apply to me soo ha --- Let me make this clear; Generation 3 remakes are coming this generation, 5. Get over it.