Now look what happened. I shouldn't have brought up the question in the first place.
To avoid confusion:
Any move or ability that is a single, 12-letter word consisting of two words appended with each other (Compoundeyes, Thunderpunch, Dynamicpunch, etc.) are written like so in DP: CompoundEyes, ThunderPunch, DynamicPunch, etc.
Other abilities or attacks that consist of two words but that fit the 12-letter restriction (Sunny Day, Zen Headbutt, Mold Breaker, etc.) are written with a space in between and with both words having an initial capital letter.
All attacks having a dash (Wake-Up Slap, X-Scissor, etc.) are written with the word after the dash also capitalised. U-turn is the only exception to this rule.
There are further exceptions to the first two rules. The following are the correct way of writing the particular attack:
I'm making a series of edits to various Move, Ability, and Item entries in the Pokédex to add info about Double Battles. Which is preferable, 'Double Battle', 'double battle', or 'Double battle'? I have a moderate preference for the first option, but I think that's because I only ever see it as a menu option in-game and it's always capitalized there.
I always pronounced it "One-Hit KO", which is why I've used "a" over "an". Just some interesting numbers, Google returns 5.7K for "a OHKO" vs. 1.9K for "an OHKO". Brawl and Pokemon appear to make up nearly all of the results. =p
However, I didn't come to this thread to discuss that. I came here to discuss an issue that is almost identical.
We use 2HKO, 3HKO, etc. to describe other KO numbers. Why then is it OHKO instead of 1HKO? I kind of like 1HKO.
OHKO is more "aesthetically pleasing" despite not being consistent, since "Oh" is a vowel sound, and segues better into "aitch" than "One" since you can use the "w" sound inbetween both. "Two" and "Three" also end with vowel sounds which let you use the "y" sound in between so 2hko and 3hko work well.
I agree that 'who' sounds better. I just want for it to be consistent everywhere:
Garchomp Analysis said:
This puts Garchomp at risk against Weavile, which often carry Ice Shard, meaning that Garchomp's boosted Speed may sometimes go to waste, and Mamoswine, who almost always carries Ice Shard and either forces Garchomp to switch out or die.
Whoever added that last set didn't do a very good job with writing the summary, as it's not even consistent within the same sentence! I'll change it to 'who' for now, and if something new comes up, I'll edit it again.
Okay, I will try to keep the bitter hatred of this stupid word out of my post okay this is really just a platform for me to vent about how much I hate formes [sic].
In all cases I can think of off the top of my head we've followed Nintendo's spellings, etc., and I guess to be consistent we'd follow here, but not only would that be really difficult to get people to keep doing but it's just plain incorrect. It looks absolutely awful and unprofessional, and it's a completely arbitrary 'e' in the first place. If we were using formes, iirc we'd have to capitalise the F too, which would just be even worse: 'alternate Formes of Rotom' oh my God this is not the middle ages. Nintendo weren't always doing it, anyway, although that';s not a brilliant argument as then we could probably still say Hypnosis has 70% acc. Formes seems more of a specific noun to me, too, so we could simply avoid it and just treat forms like a separate name, as if it was the word 'varieties' or something, as opposed to using the official word 'formes'.
Also relevant to 'Small Nitpicky Things That Don't Matter But I Would Like to Know for Once and for All', Underused, UnderUsed, or underused? Mekkah and GS gave contrasting answers iirc. Personally I just prefer Underused when referring to the tier [or UU], and 'underused' when referring to the Pokémon's usage/the 'underused environment'.