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** Tritons can communicate simple ideas to sea creatures, but they lack the ability to understand anything that an animal tries to say to them.


** [[OurGnomesAreWeirder Gnomes]] have the racial ability to speak to communicate with burrowing mammals through magic, albeit only for a minute a day.

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** In 3rd Edition, [[OurGnomesAreWeirder Gnomes]] have the racial ability to speak to communicate with burrowing mammals through magic, albeit only for a minute a day.day. Fifth Edition changes this to only Forest Gnomes, but they can do it at will and it applies to any animal of small or smaller size, including non-burrowing animals.


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** Sea Elves can communicate with aquatic animals in most editions.

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* In ''ComicBook/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'', Salem couldn't talk until the [[Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch 1990s show]] popularized it enough that [[RetCanon it was added back into the comics]]. The ''ComicBook/ArchieComics2015'' reboot acts as a middle-ground: Sabrina and her aunts can understand Salem however {{muggle}}s can't. He's speaking in AnimalTalk.


* The [[HighSchoolAU Human version]] of Fluttershy gains this ability much like her [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Pony Counterpart]] in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsLegendOfEverfree''.

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* The [[HighSchoolAU Human human version]] of Fluttershy gains this ability much like in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsLegendOfEverfree''. While Fluttershy was always a FriendToAllLivingThings, her [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Pony Counterpart]] in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsLegendOfEverfree''.magic geode allows her to speak to animals directly, including having full conversations.

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* Early in ''Literature/CastleHangnail'', Molly finds a spell in the castle library that lets her communicate with animals. It frequently comes in handy over the course of the story.

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* ''ComicBook/AngelCatbird'': After becoming the titular hero, Strig finds he can perfectly understand animals.

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* In ''WebVideo/KidTimeStorytime'', Hooty speaks in hoots and Two-Tone speaks in meows, but Storyteller translates for the viewer.


* In ''Literature/ChildrenOfTheRedKing,'' [[HeroicAlbino Billy]] has this power. It's harder than talking to humans, though, because animals tend to think in different ways and seem to be generally less intelligent.

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* In ''Literature/ChildrenOfTheRedKing,'' [[HeroicAlbino Billy]] Billy has this power. It's harder than talking to humans, though, because animals tend to think in different ways and seem to be generally less intelligent.


* Talking to animals is one of the lesser-known powers of WonderWoman, though this is [[DependingOnTheWriter sometimes]] just written as her being a FriendToAllLivingThings and is usually a low level psychic power.

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* Talking to animals is one of the lesser-known powers of WonderWoman, Franchise/WonderWoman, though this is [[DependingOnTheWriter sometimes]] just written as her being a FriendToAllLivingThings and is usually a low level psychic power.



* ''Series/WonderWoman'': In "The Deadly Dolphin" and "Light-fingered Lady", Wonder Woman pacifies guard dogs with a smile. In "The Man Who Could Not Die" she commends a ''lion'' to stand down. "A Date With Doomsday" she gets information from a pigeon. "The Girl from Ilandia" shows it best as Wonder Woman gives telepathic commands to a dog named Tiger who then executes them perfectly.

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* ''Series/WonderWoman'': ''Series/WonderWoman1975'': In "The Deadly Dolphin" and "Light-fingered Lady", Wonder Woman pacifies guard dogs with a smile. In "The Man Who Could Not Die" she commends a ''lion'' to stand down. "A Date With Doomsday" she gets information from a pigeon. "The Girl from Ilandia" shows it best as Wonder Woman gives telepathic commands to a dog named Tiger who then executes them perfectly.

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* In ''Literature/NorthToBenjamin'', Edgar finds himself able to communicate with Benjamin, a dog, but it comes at the cost of losing his ability to communicate with humans. He still sounds like a human to himself, but other humans hear him talking like a dog.

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** Valerie, the Gym Leader of Laverre City, can speak the languages of Fairy-type Pokémon. Whether or not she can do the same with others is unknown.

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* Played with in Anthony Ryan's ''Draconis Memoria'' trilogy. The White can telepathically communicate with the spoiled, but it doesn't understand human languages, and the spoiled do not understand the "language" it speaks. It can, however, broadcast intent or show images, and have the spoiled tell it what words human use for those images. For example, it could identify one of its spoiled as a scholar, but didn't know the word "scholar", so it had to transmit a picture of a scholar and have the spoiled tell it the right word.

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* ''Literature/VillainsByNecessity'': Kaylana is capable of communicating with basically any animal, many of whom are friendly with her, and even can control some (aside from those bound to other mages).

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* In ''Literature/{{Doglands}}'', there are some humans, such as Jodi, called "Dog Talkers". They can communicate fluently with dogs. It's mentioned that they're not speaking "dog tongue" but are speaking some other sort of language.

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