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Thread: Why are Unown based on English characters & not Japanese?

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    Katakana/Hiragana would be too much, there's like 56 for each IIRC.

    I'm curious as to what else they could do with it, though. More punctuation? Numbers. IDK

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    I say it has to be the number of characters in each set of alphabet.

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    A. A lot of people in Japan are at least somewhat decent in English
    B. There are a gazillion Japanese characters
    C. The Roman alphabet is widely recognized around the world. Even Japanese speakers can use those 26 letters to compose words in their language.
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    I always thought it was because they would have no place for the "eye". There's a lot of lines in japanese text so there would be no room for the eye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Concept View Post
    I assume they decided having 28 different Unowns was better than having several thousand.
    Well, there's your reason.

    Plus, Japanese Unown would look weird. No room for the eye.
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