The Official Name-Pronunciation Guide
With permission from Birkal, 11/15/12
From Skiz-er to Sala-mAnce, Pokemon name pronunciations have always been an interesting thing left mostly up to personal interpretations (especially with the advent of the Smogcast, if you remember the Skiz-er or Row-tom firestorm in that struck Smogcast 1’s thread).
Would this problem with pronunciation ever be solved???
Enter the 3DS Pokedex Pro, which pronounces each of the 649 names, and formes associated with them.
With help from this app, below is a list of each of the 5 generations, with all their respective members, as well as how to phonetically pronounce their names. Each is by their icon, as well as their name so they are "ctrl-F"-able.
- All caps = emphasis
- Separated by syllable
- A lone vowel means prounce its short-sound (ex, “i” means like in “it” instead of like “pie”)
- Two like-vowels together means the long sound (ex, “ee” means like in “leaf” instead of “meh”)
- The difference between G and J: if I put a G, it’s like “gray”; if I put a J, it’s like “jam”
Installment 1 of 5. More coming soon as I type them out!!