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FINALLY is all I can say about Pikachu...now why don't they finally do the rest?

#81kokobeng10000Posted 12/28/2013 5:01:10 PM
Such a dumb idea. The anime is dumb, the pokemons can say their their names yet cant say anything else. its dumb as bigfoot
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#82Darth_HaroPosted 12/28/2013 5:10:33 PM
I took Pikachu being the only one to get a VA'd cry to be a reference to Pokemon Yellow, and the Stadium games where a Pikachu from Yellow would have the VA.
#83fuzi11Posted 12/28/2013 5:25:03 PM
Pikachu is one of the rare Pokemon that have the same name in all regions. Having 5000s of audiofiles in the cartridge won't fit.

I guess Arbok, Mew and the other pixie legends are the other ones with the same name. Are there others?
#84overmaxxPosted 12/28/2013 5:26:30 PM
Pokemon are MONSTERS, they should sound like such.

I think I would honestly stop playing if they sounded like in the anime. For one, it doesn't make a lick of sense.
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#85pikachuboy7Posted 12/28/2013 5:45:26 PM
If all the pokemon said things like they do in the anime, half of them would still roar or make their animal noises anyways and every time any pokemon that ever "spoke" (Mewtwo, Jirachi, Meowth, Lucario, etc) people would either be disappointed they don't speak or be mad at the wrong VA being used... also they would need different calls for almost every region based on the names not being consistent among all languages
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#86takashi351Posted 12/28/2013 5:57:42 PM
Pokémon don't say their name. They're named after the sound they make. At least that's how I always thought of it as a kid.
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#87Great_ReapettePosted 12/28/2013 5:59:17 PM
takashi351 posted...
Pokémon don't say their name. They're named after the sound they make. At least that's how I always thought of it as a kid.


Imagine if that's how it worked in the real world.


"Look at that there Coo!"
"Hey, there, Bark!"
"Meow, how's it going?"
"Don't you just love the zoo? Oh, look! It's a IUOEHCFEUIOCHGWE78DWIOSWOHWHEEEEEEEEW."
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#88Storm ChamberPosted 12/29/2013 2:03:25 PM
thrashmetal59 posted...
The games way to using sounds is more realistic. Can you imagine running into a deer in the forest and instead of doing what a deer does when it gets spooked it goes "DEER DEER DURR DURR." *runs away* "DURR DEET DEER DEER deer deer deer..."


.....why?
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#89Wings of FortePosted 12/29/2013 2:32:37 PM
This topic is a bad idea amongst bad ideas.

Ever since the anime started endorsing failure, I've detested it. And that fulminous rat spewing its stupid name all over the place is one of the few things I do not like about this game.
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#90BackwardCapPosted 12/29/2013 3:33:30 PM
Just to put it into perspective there are 718 (officially confirmed) Pokemon overall. The game also supports 7 different languages resulting in most Pokemon having different names and thus different cries for each aside from Pikachu.

Calculating that, you'd have a total of 5,020 different voice files that would need to be recorded and paid for. Then they would probably need tone variations for each gender.

Subtracting the Male only, Female only, and genderless Pokemon from the equation you have an additional 4,285 cries for a total of 9,305.

That means the company would need to gather at least 9,305 voice actors (assuming no one voices multiple Pokemon) who would all need to be paid and possibly accommodated depending on how they plan on doing recording sessions.

That's not even getting into the fact that each Pokemon would need an intro cry & fainting cry (like Pikachu has) making a grand total of 18,610 different sound files to be added into the game.

A quick google search shows that the pay rate per voice actor can be anywhere from $250 - $4,000 depending on the length of the voice over and size of the audience that hears it. That makes the overall cost $2,326,250 - $37,220,000 just for voices.
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