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    Question Language selection in Pokemon games

    Language selection has been a feature in Pokemon games for a while (even if they don't let you change the language once you've chosen one). So this question goes to everyone who has played one or more Pokemon games in which this feature was present.

    What language did you choose, and why? (If you have chosen different languages for different games, please list them all, along with your reasons.)

    In my case, I have always chosen English because it was the language of my first few Pokemon games (and TPM, which is where I talk about Pokemon games the most), and thus I have learnt the names of all the moves in English, and re-learning them in another language, even in my own language, would be more trouble than it's worth.

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    I only speak English so that's the language I always go with when games give you the option to choose.
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    Just like you, Lady Vulpix, I play Pokemon mostly in English because it was the original Pokemon language for me. I say mostly because there have been two exceptions: I once had a Japanese Pokemon Green on an emulator and then I have Pokemon Stadium 2 for Nintendo 64 in German. I even did a chart for the German moves used for the game.

    When it comes to Final Fantasy though, I usually first play the game in English at least once, and then try the original Jap version. That's why I have Japanese versions of many Final Fantasy series games.

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    It varies for me. One time I pick German, another time English. Whichever I feel like really.
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    I have played several of them in Spanish, but I played this one in English.

    Now we have a European Spanish and a Latin American Spanish to choose from too. Yay choices!

    I really enjoyed playing Gen 7 in Spanish... It's lacking a lot of the annoying Hawaiian stereotyping found in the dialogue, and Team Skull's rhymes are both cleverer and funnier in the Spanish version. It's a much more sophisticated story. English ports of, well, most things seem to be watered down to talk to a much younger audience.
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    Oh, I forgot my most logical argument. Other than Finnish, English is my best language so it's safest to me to play Pokemon in English.

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    I'd love to give Pokemon games a whirl in other languages, but I feel like the fact that you're locked into it permanently is too much of a commitment.

    I could give Japanese a go, help brush up on my skills there, or maybe French or Korean. After all, that's how a lot of people improve, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DragoKnight View Post
    I'd love to give Pokemon games a whirl in other languages, but I feel like the fact that you're locked into it permanently is too much of a commitment.

    I could give Japanese a go, help brush up on my skills there, or maybe French or Korean. After all, that's how a lot of people improve, right?
    I agree. It would be great if the games had the option to switch languages at any time.

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