Interesting, I never thought of doing that, probably because I just always found pokespeak to be kind of silly in the anime. In my fic, pokemon communicate through a complex language of growls, grunts, chirps, etc. Kinda like Chewbacca. I portray all pokemon as speaking the same base language, and the variations in the language between species can be viewed sort of as accents or dialects. I actually don't watch the anime much, so I mostly use the cries from the games as guidelines when describing the voice of a specific pokemon.
Originally Posted by Chibi Pika
I did something similar with the names, though...I said that while a lot of pokemon do actually give names to their young, their personal names are only really used when differing themselves from other members of their own species. At least I think that's what I said...mostly I just needed an excuse for not coming up with a name for the Absol in the story until Chapter 20.
Last edited by chammy76; 9th June 2012 at 10:55 PM.
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