Japanese Pokemon Names Versus English Pokemon Names

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User Info: Jaokin

Jaokin
4 years ago#1
Do you like Japanese Pokemon Names or English Pokemon Names better? - Results (148 votes)
Japanese
10.81% (16 votes)
16
English
59.46% (88 votes)
88
Both the same amount.
29.73% (44 votes)
44
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.

User Info: MasterSpectrobe

MasterSpectrobe
4 years ago#2
I'll take Articuno over Freezer any day, but I like the names about equally
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User Info: Tygore001

Tygore001
4 years ago#3
Honestly, it's not fair to judge without being fluent in both languages. Without getting the puns, you aren't really getting the names.
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User Info: Lexifox

Lexifox
4 years ago#4
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.
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User Info: Jaokin

Jaokin
4 years ago#5
Tygore001 posted...
Honestly, it's not fair to judge without being fluent in both languages. Without getting the puns, you aren't really getting the names.


That is a fair point unless you judge the names based on sound alone like as I do haha.

Edit:

Here is some meanings of Japanese Puns:

Onidrill = Demon Drill (Fearow)
Hassam = Cut (Scizor)
Jukain = Overgrowth (Sceptile)

User Info: pizzaman95

pizzaman95
4 years ago#6
From: Jaokin | #005
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...".
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User Info: Omni Legacy

Omni Legacy
4 years ago#7
The only japanese Pokémon name I know is for Magmar. And that's cause it's Boober and I'm immature.
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User Info: Meta289

Meta289
4 years ago#8
English, no contest. Not only do I understand the names, I can actually pronounce them, as opposed to the Japanese ones.
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User Info: Riveller

Riveller
4 years ago#9
The only japanese game I like is metamon (ditto).

User Info: TherianReturns

TherianReturns
4 years ago#10
Equally.

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
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