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I've always been of the opinion that most pokemon do say their names... sorta. Moreso the other way around: If people and pokemon have coexisted for thousands of years, then pokemon surely impacted the early formation of human languages. Thus, pokemon aren't consciously saying their names, but rather many pokemon were given names that sound like their cries. Some pokemon have "punny" names, Charmander for instance ("char" + "salamander") not as a goofy gimmick but because that pokemon's existence influenced the formation of the words ("char" and "salamander" in this example) associated with their traits.I think this was said a couple pages ago, but Pokemon do NOT say their names. That's just stupid. They make animalistic noises that resemble their in-game cry. This is particularly solidified in x and y, when Pokemon have different cry variations for their various emotions in amie. Oh, and the fact that pikachu says its name in-game? No. Just no. I hope they do away with that.
And then we have LysandreSo we have this as word of god:
I'd like to think that it's because of Pokemon that this is possible- that by learning to get along with hundreds of different species of varying sentience levels and mindsets that humans got better at dealing with each other in general.We think of it as a place that is really similar to Earth, but is a different planet of its own with people in it who may be similar to people on Earth, but they have different values so they care about different things. It's the type of place, the Pokémon world, where problems we face on Earth just wouldn't happen. There wouldn't be global warming, water shortages, or anything like that. It's a world where the people in it really want to work together with each other. Their value system is such where they would prefer to work together and eliminate these problems rather than feud.
"Even though resources, space, and energy on this planet are limited, the number of people and Pokémon has increased to an unsustainable level. Whether it's money or energy, the ones who steal are the ones who win in this world."It's the type of place, the Pokémon world, where problems we face on Earth just wouldn't happen. There wouldn't be global warming, water shortages, or anything like that.
"But conflicting egos drive this world--things don't always go the way you want!...When there is only one of something, it can't be shared. When something can't be shared, it will be fought over. And when something is fought over, some must survive without it. The only way to create a world where people live in beauty, a world without conflict or theft, is to reduce the number of living things"Their value system is such where they would prefer to work together and eliminate these problems rather than feud.
And this was around the time-frame of that interview, so this is why I question anything Masuda says in interviews regarding Pokemon world canon. It's like he makes shit up on the spot disregarding any existing lore."One day, however... The twin heroes, the older brother who sought the truth, and the younger brother who sought ideals, began to argue about how to decide which one of them was right... The single Dragon-type Pokémon that had been with them all that time split its body into two. One sided with the older brother, and the other with the younger brother." "Because the two of them were once the same entity, their battle raged endlessly and neither one could be declared the winner. They simply exhausted themselves. The twin heroes proclaimed that there was no one side that was right and ceased the conflict."
These make perfect sense to me. If you believe that Conkeldurr taught humans how to make concrete, then it would make sense that some humans learned new fighting styles from Fighting type Pokemon. And the idea that humans are wearing mock-ups of a Sawk's clothing also makes sense, as in ancient times some people wore the skins of animals to gain their strength; the same could have been done in the Pokemon world.- Humans learned martial arts from fighting type pokemon and classified those pokemon after what humans had named the fighting styles they learned from them.
- In addition Sawk and Throh don't wear clothes that look like our gis. We wear gis that look like Sawk and Throh clothes.
While I agree with you about how Greninja can probably make more types of weapons(it even looks like he's using blades in one of his attacks during the trailer), your link seems to say that ice forms at different temperatures depending on the pressure. That is to say, it's still frozen water, it just froze at a different temperature. Of course, I don't know much about it and it was pretty confusing to me, so I could be wrong.After seeing the Smash trailer, my new head cannon about Greninja is that it can actually form many types of weapons out of water, it's just that water shurikens are the simplest weapons it can make. As ridiculous as compressing water sounds, its actually a thing, and there are up to 15 different types of ice that are formed from compressed water (not necessarily frozen water). I imagine that Greninja's water-based weapons are made of this type of ice, but when the shuriken are thrown, they start to decompress, and that's why it looks like its surrounded by water in official images.
It's a problem of nomenclature. Ice is what we call the solid state of water, however, I don't think the core concept behind Ice-type Pokemon is necessarily "frozen water" so much as it is cold temperatures. It was a bit more conflated in Gen I due to the high rates of dual Water/Ice types, but as time went on, it's evident that the core of Ice type is cold temperatures.While I agree with you about how Greninja can probably make more types of weapons(it even looks like he's using blades in one of his attacks during the trailer), your link seems to say that ice forms at different temperatures depending on the pressure. That is to say, it's still frozen water, it just froze at a different temperature. Of course, I don't know much about it and it was pretty confusing to me, so I could be wrong.