Talk:Pokémon language

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I would love if someone could further update this article with reference from the manga, as I am highly unfamiliar with it. I'm sure there has to be a few examples that could be included in this. Thanks! --BaileyPlaysPokemon 05:56, 24 November 2011 (UTC)

I agree. I've only read a little bit of the manga, so I wouldn't be able to do it, but that does sound like a good idea. Pokedex493 06:23, 24 November 2011 (UTC)
It depends on which manga you want to take examples from. I've read parts of the The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga, but I haven't read the other series. I could peruse the chapters that I have, and see if I can find any examples from those. Would that work as a starting point? --Punkreader 07:10, 9 January 2012 (UTC)
I read the English-language version of Pokémon Adventure, and have access to the Korean-language version. I'll thus keep this all in mind and in turn try to add what I can about Pokémon language as seen in the manga to the article when I can, OK? -- Nick15 01:01, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

Written language

Are there any pokémon who can read or write in the human language? A point that could possibly be added to the article. SomeGuyNamedDavid 03:45, 4 June 2012 (UTC)

If I recall, Jynx's Pokédex entry states it can understand, or almost speak the human language. Probably some can read. Dunno if you solely were referring to the games, but Meowth can read and speak, and probably write. Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 03:47, 4 June 2012 (UTC)
Wow, rapid response. Anyway, I had meant in general, since the article references the games and the anime separately. I'm thinking that examples of it could be added to this article. (Jynx's entry says that it speaks a language similar to the human language, but nothing about any written language.) - unsigned comment from SomeGuyNamedDavid (talkcontribs)

Zoroark in Lostlorn Forest. (B2W2)

The article states: "There are a few Pokémon that are able to speak the human language, such as Copycat's Doduo in FireRed and LeafGreen Versions, and a Murkrow who appeared in the Team Rocket HQ, in the Generation II games and their Generation IV remakes. However, there has not been a Pokémon to this point which has had a fluent conversation with a human, if it does, the speech has been limited to only one or two sentences."

Such a Pokémon has been already introduced in Black/White 2, coming in shape of the Zoroark encountered in Lostlorn Forest (the same one who hands over TM95), which initially disguises as a male Backpacker, and in this state, holds a fluent conversation with the player.

Renoir (talk) 19:06, 26 April 2013 (UTC)

Attacks in the Games

Quote: While it is commonly assumed that the player tells the Pokémon which move to use, there is no actual point to confirm this, as each time the player's Pokémon attacks, the game simply states, "<Pokémon> used <move>," thus never directly stating that the player has given the command and the Pokémon followed suit. However, there have been a few specific examples of other Trainers commanding their Pokémon, such as Lance telling his Dragonite to use Hyper Beam on a Team Rocket Grunt in the Generation II games and their remakes.

That is complete nonsense. Of course the player is telling his Pokémon what attack it shall use, otherwise a trainer could not become a Pokémon Master, because he wouldn't do anything except standing around and watching his Pokémon to fight by itself. In the games one is controlling the protagonist (e. g. when you're running around on the map), not a Pokémon (you are catching Pokémon, fighting with them, but you ARE no Pokémon); you are just ordering your Pokémon to attack with its specific moves and normally it obeys. In the games many people states that Pokémon are obeying their trainers, so it is obvious that you are giving the command to your Pokémon to use an attack. If an attack would be the Pokémon's decision, nobody would say that the Pokémon's listen to you.

Also, if you trade a Pokémon and haven't got enough badges yet, your new Pokémon isn't obeying you. You command your Pokémon "Tackle" and it is using "Growl" instead, or it starts to sleep. If you would control the Pokémon and not the trainer, then it would not be possible that a Pokémon is using ANOTHER move than you commanded. And last but not least, in all official Pokémon books about the games—and even in those small booklets in a newly brought Pokémon version, it is stated that YOU are ordering your Pokémon a move.

I'm sorry for my bad English. But the quote has to be changed. There's no doubt that you're commanding your Pokémon the next move.--LaBumm (talk) 04:28, 14 August 2013 (UTC)

It's possible that the player is commanding their Pokemon based on some kind of complex body language or sign language or something. However, I agree that this is definitely not what we're intended to assume, so I have changed that paragraph accordingly. Pumpkinking0192 (talk) 04:44, 14 August 2013 (UTC)
Also, at least in Conquest, Warriors and Warlords do tell Pokémon to use its attack. Marked +-+-+ (talk) 07:28, 14 August 2013 (UTC)

Bianca and Latias

Can anyone confirm for certain that Latias ever actually speaks when in Bianca's form? I don't ever remember 'Bianca' speaking when it wasn't for certain actually Bianca. Legionaireb (talk) 22:33, 21 March 2014 (UTC)