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My reasoning is that if it was really meant to be pronounced with a hard C instead, that would have been reflected in the Japanese name, where things like this are much less ambiguous. That, and I generally like to pronounce Pokemon names based on the words from which they are derived -- though I do make some rare exceptions. The "official" pronunciations just sound odd to me sometimes.
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