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Why is "Talonflame" a problem when "Seel" is still a thing?

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2 years ago#1
Yeah, Talonflame might not be the best name in the series. But it's no where near as bad as Seel, they didn't try to make it look like they were trying with that one.
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2 years ago#2
Mr. Mime is indisputably the worst name.
2 years ago#3
Seel is a clever perversion of a word.

And I don't have a problem with Talonflame.
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2 years ago#4
The problem is it's TWO entire words put together. Sure Voltorb is the same thing, but that's a whole lot easier to say and we've come to expect decent names nowadays.
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2 years ago#5
They changed the spelling ever so slightly.

Persian on the other hand is exactly the same as Persian.
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2 years ago#6
GameFreak didn't have to try hard when naming Seel. It was Gen 1. There was no idea of how popular the series would become. Not to mention no internet fanbase to constantly critique their every decision.
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2 years ago#7
There are like 15 Pokémon names that are actual words. No spell changes at all. Real, English dictionary words. Also, Sandshrew, Sandslash, Beedrill, Ninetales, Mr. Mime, Voltorb, Vileplume, etc. I don't know why people are so bent out of shape about Talonflame.
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2 years ago#8
Same reasons for Seel? Yep, Ninetales is one of the worst names as well, nine tails -_-
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2 years ago#9
nro87 posted...
There are like 15 Pokémon names that are actual words. No spell changes at all. Real, English dictionary words. Also, Sandshrew, Sandslash, Beedrill, Ninetales, Mr. Mime, Voltorb, Vileplume, etc. I don't know why people are so bent out of shape about Talonflame.


Probably because some people feel standards are higher now. Maybe nostalgia allows us to excuse them, too.
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2 years ago#10
Ninetales has the subtle twist. "Talonflame" is way worse than anything else.
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