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...Talonflame?

#11BountyanPosted 7/15/2013 11:28:32 PM
Nope. Not a placeholder unfortunately, because it's an awful name.
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#12SocranPosted 7/15/2013 11:42:30 PM(edited)
CharizardFire posted...
MyNameIsNotJen posted...
Oh..?
Just like Voltorb?
Slowpoke?
Sandshrew?
Sandslash?

You know, since they're all pretty much two words mashed into one?

You forgot to mention Castform.


Castform is the only one of those that rolls off the tongue as badly as Talonflame, though. Maybe Sandslash. I wouldn't mind at all if the name was equally uncreative but more natural to say, like Quillflame. But the hard change between consonants just draws attention to the fact that it's two seperate words.

I mean, I'm not going around complaining about its name every time I see it, but since we're on the subject, it is simply not a natural-sounding name.

Nothing will ever be as awkward to say as "Zebstrika", though.
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#13Twilight_SonataPosted 7/15/2013 11:45:37 PM
Socran posted...
Nothing will ever be as awkward to say as "Zebstrika", though.

+1
I loved Blitze when I first saw it, but everything about Zebstrika, name included, ruined it for me.
#14MidnightCrewPosted 7/15/2013 11:48:13 PM
Socran posted...
CharizardFire posted...
MyNameIsNotJen posted...
Oh..?
Just like Voltorb?
Slowpoke?
Sandshrew?
Sandslash?

You know, since they're all pretty much two words mashed into one?

You forgot to mention Castform.


Castform is the only one of those that rolls off the tongue as badly as Talonflame, though. Maybe Sandslash. I wouldn't mind at all if the name was equally uncreative but more natural to say, like Quillflame. But the hard change between consonants just draws attention to the fact that it's two seperate words.

I mean, I'm not going around complaining about its name every time I see it, but since we're on the subject, it is simply not a natural-sounding name.

Nothing will ever be as awkward to say as "Zebstrika", though.


Nah, Sandshrew and Sandslash both work a little better cause the sybillance of the words that are being combined does slip off the tongue, I find. Talonflame sounds like a lame 90s superhero where they just combined two words to make it sound cool to kids...Wait... THAT'S MY PROBLEM WITH IT. REMINDS ME OF FREAKING SHATTERSTAR. Ugh.
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#15SocranPosted 7/16/2013 12:00:30 AM
MidnightCrew posted...
Nah, Sandshrew and Sandslash both work a little better cause the sybillance of the words that are being combined does slip off the tongue, I find.


Well, Sandslash is definitely more natural than Talonflame, it's just a little less natural than, say, Voltorb. If you didn't speak English, you wouldn't even be able to tell that the divide is between "volt" and "orb".

Twilight_Sonata posted...
Socran posted...
Nothing will ever be as awkward to say as "Zebstrika", though.

+1
I loved Blitze when I first saw it, but everything about Zebstrika, name included, ruined it for me.


I actually love Zebstrika as a Pokemon, it's just so awkward to say. I'm not even entirely sure how it's pronounced (zeb? zeeb?), but none of the possibilities change those horribly placed consonants.
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#16EdwardDarkstarPosted 7/16/2013 12:03:11 AM
Talonflame seems more like a skylander's name.
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#17elconoMPosted 7/16/2013 12:04:37 AM
Visit the Name Rater. NPCs get neglected, too.
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#18SephirothtPosted 7/16/2013 12:17:31 AM
elconoM posted...
Visit the Name Rater. NPCs get neglected, too.


This.
Dun like the name, change it. It's what the option is for people.
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#19nro87Posted 7/16/2013 12:17:53 AM
Oreno5267 posted...
From: nro87 | #006
Should I post that list here again?


yes, i havent seen it


Ok, I actually posted a list of Pokémon from Gen 1 whose names were 2 words stuck together with no change in spelling, like Talonflame. However, I can post the real-word names now.

Oddish, Haunter, Gloom, Hypno, Ditto, Mr. Mime, Mew, Golem, Persian, Slowpoke, Abra, Kadabra, Alakazam, and Electrode. Those are just from Gen 1.

As for two words stuck together, Ninetales, Voltorb, Vileplume, Slowbro, Beedrill, Geodude, Butterfree, Jigglypuff, Dugtrio, Primeape, Bellsprout, Seaking, and Mewtwo. This list is much longer than I thought it was. Just more reason for you all to stop b****ing and get over it.
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#20Twilight_SonataPosted 7/16/2013 12:25:07 AM(edited)
People don't dislike "Talonflame" because it's two words jammed together. People dislike "Talonflame" because it's two words badly jammed together. Responding to the dislike by showing examples of two words jammed together that aren't done so badly just makes one look deliberately obtuse and isn't actually productive.