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

#11mehmetskiPosted 6/16/2013 12:18:04 PM
i agree that many old names like the often mentioned beedrill are also simply two words in one. BUT in the case of talonflame...they dont really work smoothly. maybe its because the "a" in the first and last syllable are rhyming, but also the word "flame" is...not a word that works well.. all in all, the name just doesnt have a good ring to it
#12P0k3m0nWaRR10R8Posted 6/16/2013 12:19:32 PM
I have no problem with Talonflame. The words sounds nice together; it's not as if they sound like a jumbled mess, so I'm good.
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#13FreeDreamer12Posted 6/16/2013 12:19:38 PM
I dunno if it's unoriginal, but it sounds cute! :D
#14RedEyeHairyPosted 6/16/2013 12:21:57 PM
Talanflame is fine, but Gogoat is just a pathetic name.
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#15Hanon623Posted 6/16/2013 12:25:37 PM
Are we not nicknaming our pokes regardless? I don't see why the name is such a problem its likely going to be the only semi competitive robin, if someone says red robin it won't be hard to understand
#16silverwing525Posted 6/16/2013 12:25:43 PM
KeeperOfShadows posted...
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.


^This
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#17KeeperOfShadowsPosted 6/16/2013 12:26:49 PM
RedEyeHairy posted...
Talanflame is fine, but Gogoat is just a pathetic name.


I kinda agree with this. I'll get used to Talonflame soon, but Gogoat...
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#18MagikarpRulesPosted 6/16/2013 12:31:06 PM
Because there will always be something, be it small or big, that people will whine and moan about. Nevermind that you can nickname your Pokemon anyway.
#19BountyanPosted 6/16/2013 12:38:32 PM
One bad name doesn't excuse another bad name.

But I actually prefer Seel because it isn't awkward to pronounce. I like stupidly simple over stupidly long.
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#20MagikarpRulesPosted 6/16/2013 12:43:05 PM
Bountyan posted...
One bad name doesn't excuse another bad name.

But I actually prefer Seel because it isn't awkward to pronounce. I like stupidly simple over stupidly long.


And bad and stupid are just opinions. I rather like Talonflame's name.