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21st Feb '17 1:15:12 AM EbrithilBowser
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** In VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon, every Pokémon is capable of normal talking, with the exception of Wobbuffet who still only says his name.
19th Feb '17 8:28:40 AM geekgecko
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** [[ZigzaggedTrope Zig-zagged]] in ''VideoGame/PokemonGo.'' Certain Pokemon, such as [[SeriesMascot Pikachu,]] say their names. Others imitate [[VoiceGrunting their electronic cries]] from early games. Still others have entirely new voices resembling natural animals.



** Averted in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' with the Dex Rotom. While he does [[VerbalTic bzzt tics (or end his sentences with 'Roto' in the anime)]], he speaks fluent English as well, mainly to describe the Pokémon in the dex, and direct trainers where to go. Although this aversion is entirely engineered. It is long established that 1) the regular Pokedex have a voice synthesis engine, and 2) Professors have studied Rotoms for a long time since the Black and White era. The Rotom Dex is simply the professors putting the existing voice synthesis engine somewhere easily accessible by the Rotom inside, and training the Rotom to use it. If the anime is anything to go by, a regular Rotom still speaks Pokemon Speak.

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** Averted in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' with the ''Sun'' and ''Moon'' season's Dex Rotom. While he does [[VerbalTic bzzt tics (or end Rotom, who (aside from ending his sentences with 'Roto' in the anime)]], he Japanese version) speaks fluent English as well, mainly to describe the Pokémon in the dex, and direct trainers where to go. Although English. However, this aversion is entirely engineered. It engineered, as it is long established that 1) the regular Pokedex have a voice synthesis engine, and 2) Professors have studied Rotoms for a long time since the Black and White era. The Rotom Dex is simply the professors putting the existing voice synthesis engine somewhere easily accessible by the Rotom inside, and training the Rotom to use it. If the anime is previous seasons are anything to go by, a regular Rotom still speaks Pokemon Speak.



** Generally averted in the main series games, with exceptions. The audio cries of Pokémon do notably ''not'' sound like this in the games (although in some cases they ''might'' sound a bit like their Japanese names; particularly Clefairy and Chatot), and their typical NPC dialogue text consist of either garbled letters, or as random grunts/roars/squeaks/utterances (such as "Tralalalala" for Petilil).
** A small number of Pokémon species play this trope straight in their NPC dialogues, such as Pikachu, Chansey, and Azumarill. This does seem to become something of an AscendedMeme in later main series games, though, where quite a few {{N|onPlayerCharacter}}PC Pokémon say their names when spoken to. As mentioned above, the animated trailer for ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'' suggests that this isn't as standard as it is in the anime's continuity.
** The starter Pikachu in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Pokémon Yellow]]'' has the only instance in audio form, but this only applies to the starter Pikachu. All other Pikachus whose trainer ID is not the same as the player's ID use the standard cry. This returns in X and Y where Pikachu in fact uses the voice clip, as a homage to Yellow. Raichu and Pichu still use their game cries though.
** A few Pokémon species have their NPC dialogues sounding similar to their Japanese names. Clefairy (Pippi) has "Pipipi" and Jigglypuff (Purin) makes "Pupupu".

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** Generally averted in the main series games, with exceptions. The audio cries of Pokémon do notably ''not'' sound like this in the games (although in some cases they ''might'' sound a bit like their Japanese names; particularly Clefairy and Chatot), and their typical NPC dialogue text consist of either garbled letters, or as random grunts/roars/squeaks/utterances (such as "Tralalalala" for Petilil). \n An exception is Bewear, whose cry sounds like a deep, muffled "Beware!".
** A small number of Pokémon species play this trope straight in their NPC dialogues, such as Pikachu, Chansey, and Azumarill. This does seem to become something of an AscendedMeme in later main series games, though, where quite a few {{N|onPlayerCharacter}}PC Pokémon say their names when spoken to. Similarly, a few Pokémon species have their NPC dialogues sounding similar to their Japanese names. Clefairy (Pippi) has "Pipipi" and Jigglypuff (Purin) makes "Pupupu". As mentioned above, the animated trailer for ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'' suggests that this isn't as standard as it is in the anime's continuity.
*** A very strange variant occurs with the NPC dialogue of Solgaleo and Lunala, the mascots of ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon''. Their [[spoiler: primary pre-evolution, Cosmog, only says "[[MemeticMutation Pew]]!" in text form]], which obviously sounds nothing like its actual name. However, Solgaleo and Lunala instead say "La-liona!" and "Mahina-pea!" respectively, which [[BilingualBonus are Hawaiian]] for "Sun-lion!" and "Moon-bat!", which are exactly what they are.
** The starter Pikachu in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Pokémon Yellow]]'' has the only instance in audio form, but this only applies to the starter Pikachu. All other Pikachus whose trainer ID is not the same as the player's ID use the standard cry. This returns in X Gen VI and Y Gen VII, where Pikachu in fact uses the voice clip, as a homage to Yellow. Raichu and Pichu still use their game cries though.
** A few Pokémon species have their NPC dialogues sounding similar to their Japanese names. Clefairy (Pippi) has "Pipipi" and Jigglypuff (Purin) makes "Pupupu".
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** In Videogame/PokemonSunAndMoon, only Pikachu speaks like this. Pichu and Raichu do not speak like this. Evolving Pichu into Pikachu has this trope acquired, evolving Pikachu into Raichu drops this trope.

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** In Videogame/PokemonSunAndMoon, only Pikachu [[ZigzaggedTrope Zig-zagged]] in ''VideoGame/PokemonGo.'' Certain Pokemon, such as [[SeriesMascot Pikachu,]] say their names. Others imitate [[VoiceGrunting their electronic cries]] from early games. Still others have entirely new voices resembling natural animals.
** Averted in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' with the Dex Rotom. While he does [[VerbalTic bzzt tics]], he
speaks like this. Pichu fluent English as well, mainly to make comments and Raichu do not speak like this. Evolving Pichu into Pikachu has this trope acquired, evolving Pikachu into Raichu drops this trope.direct trainers where to go.
17th Feb '17 9:38:48 PM ZootyCutie94
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* The [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Nixels]] in Franchise/{{Lego}}'s ''WesternAnimation/{{Mixels}}'' line only say "Nixel" and "Nix" ad nauseum. Their much smarter leader averts this. Also, from the same series Murps (that's when a FusionDance goes horribly wrong and leaves a misshapen mix with the powers of both, but no control over them) can only say "murp" and laugh.

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* The [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Nixels]] in Franchise/{{Lego}}'s ''WesternAnimation/{{Mixels}}'' line only say "Nixel" and "Nix" ad nauseum. Their much smarter leader averts leaders avert this. Also, from the same series Murps (that's when a FusionDance goes horribly wrong and leaves a misshapen mix with the powers of both, but no control over them) can only say "murp" and laugh.
16th Feb '17 11:13:09 AM TheGoodWario
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** In Videogame/PokemonSunAndMoon, only Pikachu speaks like this. Pichu and Raichu do not speak like this. Evolving Pichu into Pikachu has this trope acquired, evolving Pikachu into Raichu drops this trope.
11th Feb '17 11:22:07 AM Pichu-kun
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** Averted in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' with the Dex Rotom. While he does [[VerbalTic bzzt tics (or end his sentences with 'Roto' in the anime)]], he speaks fluent English as well, mainly to describe the Pokémon in the dex, and direct trainers where to go.
*** Although this aversion is entirely engineered. It is long established that 1) the regular Pokedex have a voice synthesis engine, and 2) Professors have studied Rotoms for a long time since the Black and White era. The Rotom Dex is simply the professors putting the existing voice synthesis engine somewhere easily accessible by the Rotom inside, and training the Rotom to use it. If the anime is anything to go by, a regular Rotom still speaks Pokemon Speak.

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** Averted in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' with the Dex Rotom. While he does [[VerbalTic bzzt tics (or end his sentences with 'Roto' in the anime)]], he speaks fluent English as well, mainly to describe the Pokémon in the dex, and direct trainers where to go.
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go. Although this aversion is entirely engineered. It is long established that 1) the regular Pokedex have a voice synthesis engine, and 2) Professors have studied Rotoms for a long time since the Black and White era. The Rotom Dex is simply the professors putting the existing voice synthesis engine somewhere easily accessible by the Rotom inside, and training the Rotom to use it. If the anime is anything to go by, a regular Rotom still speaks Pokemon Speak.Speak.
** Averted in ''Anime/PokemonGenerations'', which uses realistic animal noises. Even Pikachu doesn't use its anime noises. This, combined with the fact Pikachu is shown using its game design (which has an oval-shaped head) instead of its more familiar anime design, caused a lot of [[ItChangedNowItSucks complaints]] from fans who found it jarring.
25th Jan '17 1:05:24 AM TheDoomSong
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** Pokemon which appear in the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series generally carry over their ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' vocals; Greninja and Pikachu say their names, while larger ones such as Charizard or Zoroark [[RoarBeforeBeating simply roar.]]

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** Pokemon which appear in the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series generally carry over their ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' vocals; Greninja and Pikachu say their names, while larger ones such as Charizard or Zoroark [[RoarBeforeBeating simply roar.]]]] Lucario speaks English and in full sentences like in his movie ("The Aura is with me."; "Behold the power of Aura."), though oddly instead of speaking telepathically his mouth moves with the words.
16th Jan '17 5:43:17 AM Malachi108
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* Hodor on ''Series/GameOfThrones'', like in the books. [[spoiler:It's eventually revealed that Bran used his [[MentalTimeTravel greensight]] and warg abilities to enter the mind of Hodor back when he was a normal boy named Walden in the past, just as Meera is dragging Bran's catatonic body away from an army of attacking wights in the present. As Walden is convulsing from the experience, he gets a glimpse of the future (from his point) and hears Meera screaming for Hodor to ''hold the door'', while she escapes with Bran. The boy's mind, permanently damaged by Bran's warging, can only repeat that one phrase, eventually slurring it into "hodor". This happens just as the wights overwhelm Present!Hodor and kill him]].

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* Hodor on ''Series/GameOfThrones'', like in the books. [[spoiler:It's eventually revealed that Bran used his [[MentalTimeTravel greensight]] and warg abilities to enter the mind of Hodor back when he was a normal boy named Walden Wylis in the past, just as Meera is dragging Bran's catatonic body away from an army of attacking wights in the present. As Walden Wylis is convulsing from the experience, he gets a glimpse of the future (from his point) and hears Meera screaming for Hodor to ''hold the door'', while she escapes with Bran. The boy's mind, permanently damaged by Bran's warging, can only repeat that one phrase, eventually slurring it into "hodor". This happens just as the wights overwhelm Present!Hodor and kill him]].
16th Jan '17 5:43:17 AM Malachi108
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3rd Jan '17 5:36:44 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.
14th Dec '16 6:04:19 AM narm00
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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 "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.



** Averted in "VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon" with the Dex Rotom. While he does [[VerbalTic bzzt tics (or end his sentences with 'Roto' in the anime)]], he speaks fluent English as well, mainly to describe the Pokémon in the dex, and direct trainers where to go.
*** Although this aversion is entirely engineered. It is long established that 1) the regular Pokedex have a voice synthesis engine, and 2) Professors have studied Rotoms for a long time since Black and White era. The Rotom Dex is simply the professors put the existing voice synthesis engine somewhere easily accessible by the Rotom inside, and trained the Rotom to use it. If the anime is anything to go by, a regular Rotom still speaks Pokemon Speak.

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** Averted in "VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon" ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' with the Dex Rotom. While he does [[VerbalTic bzzt tics (or end his sentences with 'Roto' in the anime)]], he speaks fluent English as well, mainly to describe the Pokémon in the dex, and direct trainers where to go.
*** Although this aversion is entirely engineered. It is long established that 1) the regular Pokedex have a voice synthesis engine, and 2) Professors have studied Rotoms for a long time since the Black and White era. The Rotom Dex is simply the professors put putting the existing voice synthesis engine somewhere easily accessible by the Rotom inside, and trained training the Rotom to use it. If the anime is anything to go by, a regular Rotom still speaks Pokemon Speak.



** Some [[MonsterOfTheWeek Monsters of the Week]] in the [[Anime/SailorMoon original anime]], do this. (Those that don't generally have their name or part of it as a VerbalTic.)

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** Some [[MonsterOfTheWeek Monsters of the Week]] in the [[Anime/SailorMoon original anime]], anime]] do this. (Those that don't generally have their name or part of it as a VerbalTic.)



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wendigo_%28comics%29 WEN-DI-GO!]] Marvel Comic's cannabalistic and chaotic character in Canada, the chalk-colored Wendigo generally has a vocabulary of exactly one word. Anyone who eats the flesh of another human being within the Canadian border can pretty much count on two things: 1) turning into a being which can only scream "Wendigo" while battling, and 2) fighting the Hulk. The latter is optional but the former is mandatory.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wendigo_%28comics%29 WEN-DI-GO!]] Marvel Comic's Comics' cannabalistic and chaotic character in Canada, the chalk-colored Wendigo generally has a vocabulary of exactly one word. Anyone who eats the flesh of another human being within the Canadian border can pretty much count on two things: 1) turning into a being which can only scream "Wendigo" while battling, and 2) fighting the Hulk. The latter is optional but the former is mandatory.



* ''ComicBook/Hitman'' has the demon Baytor, who is only capable of saying "I am Baytor!" Explained through the infernal hierarchy: those at the top are capable of full speech, those below them have to take up quirks like rhyming (such as Etrigan), and those below them are even more limited in speech, to the point that the lowest can't speak at all.

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* ''ComicBook/Hitman'' ''ComicBook/{{Hitman}}'' has the demon Baytor, who is only capable of saying "I am Baytor!" Explained through the infernal hierarchy: those at the top are capable of full speech, those below them have to take up quirks like rhyming (such as Etrigan), and those below them are even more limited in speech, to the point that the lowest can't speak at all.



* Parodied in ''Fanfic/LatiasJourney'': While all of the poke-speak is translated to English for the sake of the readers' sanity, Chimecho is so stupid that it really is just saying it's name over and over again.
* The same gag is used on a couple of occasions in ''Fanfic/AshesOfthePast'', with Whitney's Bidoof and James's Chimecho.

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* Parodied in ''Fanfic/LatiasJourney'': While all of the poke-speak is translated to English for the sake of the readers' sanity, Chimecho is so stupid that it really is just saying it's its name over and over again.
* The same gag is used on a couple of occasions in ''Fanfic/AshesOfthePast'', ''Fanfic/AshesOfThePast'', with Whitney's Bidoof and James's Chimecho.



* Hodor, the gentle-if-limited giant from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' says nothing but his own name. It's eventually revealed to be the other way around; his real name is Walder, but [[VerbalTicName everyone started calling him "Hodor" because that's all he says]].

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* Hodor, the gentle-if-limited giant from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', says nothing but his own name. It's eventually revealed to be the other way around; his real name is Walder, but [[VerbalTicName everyone started calling him "Hodor" because that's all he says]].



* In the children book ''Dinosaur with an Attitude'' the main character's pet ''Compsognathus'' can only say portions of its name right after hatching[[note]]"Omps" is an affirmation, "Comps!" is surprise, "O?" is a question, and "Gnathus!" is that it is annoyed[[/note]], but it acquires fluency in its owner's language very soon. It reverts to this when it is annoyed, however ([[{{Jerkass}} which is quite often, actually]]).

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* In the children children's book ''Dinosaur with an Attitude'' the main character's pet ''Compsognathus'' can only say portions of its name right after hatching[[note]]"Omps" is an affirmation, "Comps!" is surprise, "O?" is a question, and "Gnathus!" is that it is annoyed[[/note]], but it acquires fluency in its owner's language very soon. It reverts to this when it is annoyed, however ([[{{Jerkass}} which is quite often, actually]]).



* In the 6th edition Warhammer Armies Orcs book for Warhammer there was a brief mention on one page of the Waaagh-Waaagh tribe of Savage Orcs, living in the distant jungles of the Southlands. "Waaagh!" is the traditional Orc war-cry, which all Orcs tend to yell at the top of their lungs when charging into battle, but the language of the Waaagh-Waaagh tribe consists of only one word - Waaagh!, naturally - which differs in meaning based solely on the tone and volume with which it is shouted.

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* In the 6th edition Warhammer Armies Orcs book for Warhammer TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} there was a brief mention on one page of the Waaagh-Waaagh tribe of Savage Orcs, living in the distant jungles of the Southlands. "Waaagh!" is the traditional Orc war-cry, which all Orcs tend to yell at the top of their lungs when charging into battle, but the language of the Waaagh-Waaagh tribe consists of only one word - Waaagh!, naturally - which differs in meaning based solely on the tone and volume with which it is shouted.



** A few Pokémon species has their NPC dialogues sounding similar to their Japanese names. Clefairy (Pippi) has "Pipipi" and Jigglypuff (Purin) makes "Pupupu".

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** A few Pokémon species has have their NPC dialogues sounding similar to their Japanese names. Clefairy (Pippi) has "Pipipi" and Jigglypuff (Purin) makes "Pupupu".



** The use of PokemonSpeak frequently appears in spinoff titles however ''VideoGame/PokkenTournament'' is a largely a subversion. Besides the two Pikachu characters, the Pokémon use animalistic voices and light [[NonDubbedGrunts Japanese Pokemon Speak]].

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** The use of PokemonSpeak frequently appears in spinoff titles titles; however ''VideoGame/PokkenTournament'' is a largely a subversion. Besides the two Pikachu characters, the Pokémon use animalistic voices and light [[NonDubbedGrunts Japanese Pokemon Speak]].
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