History Main / PokemonSpeak

13th Nov '17 11:00:46 PM Everdream
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** An explanation for those wondering why this trope occurs; it's probably for marketing. Having them repeat their name all the time helps viewers, especially kids, remember what kind of Pokemon it is.

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** An explanation for those wondering why this trope occurs; it's probably for marketing. Having them repeat their name all the time helps viewers, especially kids, remember what kind of Pokemon it is. And also, having them talk would encroach upon ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'s'' gimmick. Also, the whole concept works much better in Japanese.
4th Nov '17 6:04:05 AM Kickisund
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** In Swedish, it is rather common to refer to a dog as "vovve" (which is derived from the sound of a dog's bark) and to a bird as "pippi" (which is derived from the sound och a bird's twitter).

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** In Swedish, it is rather common to refer to a dog as "vovve" (which is derived from the sound of a dog's bark) and to a bird as "pippi" (which is derived from the sound och of a bird's twitter).
4th Nov '17 5:58:36 AM Kickisund
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** In Swedish, it is rather common to refer to a dog as "vovve" (which is derived from the sound of a dog's bark) and to a bird as "pippi" (which is derived from the sound och a bird's twitter).
1st Nov '17 11:36:49 AM CerotechOmega
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* Professor Timothy from ''VideoGame/SouthParkTheFracturedButWhole'' is still limited to saying "TIMMY!" as he is in the cartoon. Subverted on his [[{{Telepathy}} telepathic channel]], however.
28th Oct '17 10:32:00 AM Hanz
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* ''Videogame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder'' has Max Hass, a large brain-damaged ManChild only capable of yelling his own name in the care of [[LaResistance the Kreisau Circle]].
26th Oct '17 10:08:04 AM Chabal2
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** ''ComicBook/TheBoys'' has Groundhawk, a short man with hammers on his forearms in place of hands and is only capable of repeating "Gonna!". Creator/GarthEnnis does not like Wolverine.
23rd Oct '17 6:25:17 PM MajinAkuma
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** It should be noted that this trope is much more trickier in Japanese than in other languages. While in different dubs, the Pokémon tend to say their whole name or sometimes just a part of their names, many Pokémon in the Japanese version often only use a couple of syllables, if not only one syllable (although, it is noticeable with Pikachu in every dub), but rarely ever say their full name. There are a good number of Pokémon who use different syllable ''combinations'' for their Pokémon, such as Yayakoma (Fletchling) saying "Yama" or Hinoyakoma (Fletchinder) saying "Yamma" or Harimaron (Chespin) saying "Riman" (or maybe "Rimon"). And then there are Pokémon whose speak is losely base on their names, such as Kimori (Treecko) saying "Kyamo" or Satoshi's and Shota's Jukains (Ash's and Sawyer's Sceptiles) saying along the lines like "Jain" or "Juain" (Shota's Jukain is also very prone of just making animal grunts).

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** It should be noted that this trope is much more trickier in Japanese than in other languages. While in different dubs, the Pokémon tend to say their whole name or sometimes just a part of their names, many Pokémon in the Japanese version often only use a couple of syllables, if not only one syllable (although, it is noticeable with Pikachu in every dub), but Pokémon rarely ever say their full name. There are a good number of Pokémon who use different syllable ''combinations'' for of their Pokémon, species name, such as Yayakoma (Fletchling) saying "Yama" or Hinoyakoma (Fletchinder) saying "Yamma" or Harimaron (Chespin) saying "Riman" (or maybe "Rimon"). And then there are Pokémon whose speak is losely base based on their names, such as Kimori (Treecko) saying "Kyamo" or Satoshi's and Shota's Jukains (Ash's and Sawyer's Sceptiles) saying along the lines like "Jain" or "Juain" (Shota's Jukain is also very prone of just making animal grunts).grunts).
*** Because of that, in the case of Cosmog, nobody in-universe can possibly figure out its species name with the help og PokemonSpeak alone since it uses random syllable combinations that don't allude to its name unless you already knew it.
23rd Oct '17 12:24:04 PM MyFinalEdits
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** Almost all Pokémon in the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime, who can say only their names or parts thereof, [[TropeNamers hence the name]]. For example, Bulbasaur might be named Bulbasaur simply because the sound it makes is "Bulbasaur," or a variation thereof. [[note]]Which leads to FridgeLogic: So these creatures consistently make sounds that just happen to be puns on their nature in a human language, even though many of them have been around longer than humanity? What are the odds?[[/note]][[note]]FridgeBrilliance: Humans based their understanding of nature on the Pokémon around them (e.g. naming bulbs after Bulbasaur)[[/note]] With a little careful listening to regular cast members (such as Pikachu) in the original Japanese, though, it's possible to make out patterns. Ash (Satoshi) is "Pikapi" while Togepi, during the seasons that Misty was with them, was "Pipipi." Likewise, Misty (Kasumi) herself is "Pikachupi" and after Team Rocket finishes their motto it says "Pi-Pikachu." [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Ash%27s_Pikachu#Pikachu.27s_language Here]] is a collection of what's been discerned with fair certainty.

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** Almost all Pokémon in the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime, who can say only their names or parts thereof, [[TropeNamers hence the name]]. For example, Bulbasaur might be named Bulbasaur simply because the sound it makes is "Bulbasaur," or a variation thereof. [[note]]Which leads to FridgeLogic: So these creatures consistently make sounds that just happen to be puns on their nature in a human language, even though many of them have been around longer than humanity? What are the odds?[[/note]][[note]]FridgeBrilliance: Humans based their understanding of nature on the Pokémon around them (e.g. naming bulbs after Bulbasaur)[[/note]] With a little careful listening to regular cast members (such as Pikachu) in the original Japanese, though, it's possible to make out patterns. Ash (Satoshi) is "Pikapi" while Togepi, during the seasons that Misty was with them, was "Pipipi." Likewise, Misty (Kasumi) herself is "Pikachupi" and after Team Rocket finishes their motto it says "Pi-Pikachu." [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Ash%27s_Pikachu#Pikachu.27s_language Here]] is a collection of what's been discerned with fair certainty.
22nd Oct '17 5:31:34 AM CCIB
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* In ''Western Animation/OKKOLetsBeHeroes'', all Jethro ever says is "I am Jethro!"
20th Oct '17 12:57:24 PM Snicka
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Compare with {{Smurfing}}, SpeakingSimlish, HulkSpeak, PlanetOfSteves, SpeechImpairedAnimal, VerbalTicName, and ADogNamedDog. OneWordVocabulary is the supertrope, for a character than can say only one word, that isn't necessarily their name.

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Compare with {{Smurfing}}, SpeakingSimlish, HulkSpeak, PlanetOfSteves, SpeechImpairedAnimal, VerbalTicName, ADogNamedDog and ADogNamedDog.SillyAnimalSound. OneWordVocabulary is the supertrope, for a character than can say only one word, that isn't necessarily their name.
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