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Nail on the Head. "Excusez-moi, qui a pété?" Tags.. If the new region for Gen 6 of POKEMON is based off at France.., Does that mean you can run away f

"Excusez-moi, qui a pété?"
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If the new region for Gen 6 of POKEMON is based off at
France.., Does that mean you can run away from Trainer
battles now?
It means all the female Gym Leaders have underarm hair
and the entire game will refuse to speak English despite
being perfectly capable of dang Sth
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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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#9 - anon id: 81e04fc3
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French people may be capable of speaking english but english people have never bothered to learn french. So why should we bother?
#17 to #9 - anon id: 5f99dc59
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it's not about learning to speak french, its about being respectful enough not to assume everyone everywhere speaks your language.
#34 to #9 - anon id: e201bae5
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Are you stupid at school you have choice of which language you wanting to learn I learnt German due to my music interests
#43 to #9 - anon id: ff2eb8dc
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You have a valid point. But as the most "powerful" country in the world, America expects everone to conform to its wishes, even though Americans continually boast their love of freedom everywhere they go. RED THUMBS ALL AROUND!!!
#60 to #9 - anon id: 061ab051
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Shut up, frog.
User avatar #81 to #9 - snaresinger
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You raise a seemingly-valid point, but you're confusing what seems "fair" with what's pragmatic. It would be "fair" for English not to overshadow French in France, but English is the most common second language in the world, so it's simply the best way to communicate with foreigners, even if it's not the primary language, ESPECIALLY in Europe. It's the most common ground people can get on.

Helpful perspective.
User avatar #113 to #9 - IrishAssassin
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I took French for 7 years in school. Despite that, the best I can say is "I don't understand." The American school system waits too long to start teaching other languages, and by then our brain isn't really meant for learning language, so it's a *********** all around
#72 to #9 - ullonei
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Am I the only one who likes that i can understand most of what americans say, but they cant understand anything i say? I think its funny, and the last few turists i talked to wanted to learn some of my Swedish. Just sayin!
#18 to #9 - hellfiazz
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Spanish or French are mandatory education in the UK, from the age of 8 all the way to 16.
User avatar #24 to #9 - wrought
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So you don't come across as the rude assholes the world thinks you are.
User avatar #57 to #9 - chiefrunnyjeans
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Because English is a universal language, nobody flees to france, your language sucks, and you're all assholes. If you know english then speak it.
User avatar #11 to #9 - chrystof
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Because French doesn't qualify as a language in 1st world countries
User avatar #21 to #9 - Timmietim
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When i tried to speak french they just acted like they didn't understand me. Go **** yourself frenchie
#12 to #9 - trollmobile
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because most of the world speaks english
if you want to communicate with ANY other european, you should speak english.
we don't understand your words, i'm not english, i'm norwegian, but french people's refusal to speak english annoys me
mostly because of how they refuse to communicate in online games.

<--mf every time i have a french person on my team
#13 to #12 - thewaronbeingcool
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Most of the world speaks Mandarin Chinese actually.
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#22 to #15 - trollmobile
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exactly what i said but somehow i'm getting thumbed down and you up.
exactly what i said but somehow i'm getting thumbed down and you up.
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#147 to #146 - trollmobile
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User avatar #14 to #13 - trollmobile
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no, the average human is a chinese young man with a phone and no bank account, but a larger amount of people speak enlish than chinese.
chinese is however the native language of the most people
User avatar #92 to #14 - paintmered
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*the mode human
#145 to #92 - trollmobile
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i didn't even know what that word was in english.
#62 to #13 - jacofhearts
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While numerically it is the most spoken, English is more widespread: north america, australia, europe - if English is not a common first language, it tends to be the learned second.

However, you are correct with it being Mandarin.
#55 to #13 - anon id: 107c5f14
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Numerically, true. But, the lingua franca of the world is English.
#33 to #12 - anon id: 7f3a4058
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Actually, most of the world speaks Mandarin.

Besides which, the vast majority of Europeans and Canadians also speak French. Language of diplomacy, fool.
User avatar #40 to #33 - augustusxxiv
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Language of Diplomacy? Yeah, in 1922 perhaps. Something called WWII changed that buddy.

Also, most of the world does not speak Mandarin. That would suggest more than 3.5 Billion people speak Mandarin, which is untrue. If you mean the most spoken language in the world, again no. There are more people who speak English in China than there are in the United States.

So yeah, you're full of ****. But then again, what would a North Korean know?
#37 to #33 - trollmobile
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the vast majority of europeans don't speak french.
they speak french in france, and everywhere else has english as second language.
here in norway some of us get to choose french as a third language (we get to choose between french, german and spanish), and that's just 3 years of 1 hour per week.
the top students in the classes usually speaks broken, basic french.
some parts of africa speak french, other than that, it's just canada.
and considering africa is the least populated continent, that doesn't say much.
an overwhelming minority of the world speaks french, i don't demand people know my native tounge, they shouldn't demand people know theirs.
User avatar #63 to #37 - guymandude
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I've gotta agree with you there, no one should just expect others to learn their language before they deserve a conversation. I think sometimes French people harbor resentment because they believe that Americans, British, and people from other countries with English as the typical native language expect the French to learn a new language in the same way I described above. However, this isn't the case - Native English speakers just happened to be lucky enough to grow up knowing the dominant language.
#46 to #37 - lotengo
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is that an anti-rape condom?

why would u post that image with that comment, its not related
#50 to #46 - trollmobile
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because i can.
User avatar #65 to #33 - smilingpyro
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Actually, the majority of Canadians speak English alone, I know less than 30 people who can speak fluent french. And i live in the only official Bilingual province
#36 to #33 - anon id: a1a127e6
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English is the language of trade, and trade rules the world.
#27 to #12 - colmtty
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you know some of them are just realy bad in english. that's all. when i was younger I couldn't speak english and the others player were a bunch of retarded now that i can talk to them they are still as stupid as before
#16 to #12 - anon id: 5f99dc59
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french people know how to speak english, dumbass. theyre taught it in schools. what they hate is that americans are such arrogant douchebags that they expect everyone to speak english, even when theyre not in their own country. the french take that as disrespectful just as anyone else would. if an american came up to a french person and asked them politely "bonjour, i'm sorry but i don't speak french, do you speak english?" then most french people would be fine with speaking english. GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT ASS HAT
User avatar #19 to #16 - trollmobile
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i know they're taught it in schools, but that doesn't mean i don't more than once a day encounter people that go "fr?" in chat once, and if noone answers, or they say "no", they don't respond or communicate at all through the rest of the game.
User avatar #20 to #19 - huszti
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and if someone says yes then they'll constantly talk french in all-chat. it's like skype or teamspeak is illegal in france.
#29 to #20 - colmtty
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well if they are asking that in the chat it's may be because they don't know the others yet ...
I don't know for you but I don't add everyone on skype right after the begin of a game.
User avatar #31 to #16 - chthulhu
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>Says he's norwegian
>You blame americans

What's that you were saying about being able to speak english?
User avatar #67 to #16 - guymandude
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Americans don't expect every person in a foreign country to know English out of arrogance - it is because Americans (as well as those from other predominantly English speaking countries) just happened to be lucky enough to grow up with the language that has become the internationally dominant one. And since it is common knowledge in America that English is a pretty commonly studied language across the world, it doesn't seem farfetched or rude (to the American in question) to assume that others know English when they travel abroad.
This is why learning a second language in America is not nearly as large a focus of study as it is in European countries.

P.S. - You are fitting the perfect "Arrogant French Douche" stereotype, just so you know. I'm sorry that you have been taught to be so self-centered as to refuse to communicate in another person's native tongue, but making all US tourists feel ashamed of themselves just because of their language, due to some one-sided battle you have going to "defend french honor" or something is complete ********.
User avatar #86 to #16 - oceanfrank
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nobody outside of france other than carribea, africa, and canada speak french bud, everyone speaks english. Also no we dont, we expect a language known by the whole world to be spoken by... well... the whole world.
User avatar #28 - szymonf
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i thought we were talking about france not quebec
#102 to #28 - therealwaynebrady
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À tous ces esti d'anglais

Vive le Bloc
Vive Pauline
Vive le Quebec libre
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Tayeule
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#109 to #104 - anon id: 73f4473e
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Guys, it's a troll. Welcome to the internet.
User avatar #30 to #28 - chthulhu
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Dude, this comment made my day.
#49 to #28 - anon id: 21f795ca
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I'm an idiot. Can someone please explain it to me?
User avatar #53 to #49 - trollmobile
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probably a stereotype about qubec having hairy women and the people there speaking both english and french but only using french.
User avatar #64 to #53 - smilingpyro
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Take it from a Canadian, that's a fairly accurate stereotype, I can confirm that they frown upon speaking English even though most of them can speak it. On my last trip to Montreal a man refused to give me the time for ten minutes until i asked in french, after I did he looked me dead in the eyes and said "There, thats better" in perfect english.
User avatar #70 to #64 - cyborgsanta
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as a canadian who actually lives in quebec, i can completely agree on how douchy the quebecers are when it comes to language. they have instituted the charter of the french language as a law which protects french culture, this law requires lettering on signs to be either completely french or having the french being 2x bigger than any english. they are trying to bring bill 14 into law which is an extension to the aforementioned law about french language. bill 14 would put a ridiculous amount of power to the government of quebec over the language, refusing the let french teens to attend an english cegep (pre-college/ college) and would allow for a french language police, giving fines to businesses who conducted anything in english. for example a small time resturant was fined a good amount of money for having the word pasta on the menu.



TL/DR :

these french ******* are really against english for little reason
User avatar #103 to #70 - szymonf
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OP here. i've been to Quebec only once and although many Francophone' acted like it was a chore to speak in English, I still thoroughly enjoyed my trip. I love the "French" culture of Quebec and find it an integral part of what it means to be Canadian; even if it means Quebeckers lashing out on Wal-Mart cashiers for not speaking French (I've seen this happen)

Quite frankly, I understand why many Francophone' choose to "refuse" to speak to you in English since if one were to visit many other provinces they would be hard pressed to find many bilingual people.
User avatar #148 to #103 - cyborgsanta
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im not saying that they are completely insane and just all round bad people, im saying that sometimes they take their **** waaaay too seriously,
User avatar #75 to #70 - smilingpyro
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Me and my girlfriend had lunch in a restaurant in Quebec city a while back, we tipped 20$ on a 40$ bill, and proceeded to listen to our waitress loudly complain about how it was typical for the English to give bad tips, and how people like us didn't deserve her food.
User avatar #76 to #75 - cyborgsanta
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yeah, im guessing you arent tipping so much anymore when it comes quebec?
User avatar #77 to #76 - smilingpyro
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I haven't been back since, but I sure as hell don't plan too.
User avatar #78 to #77 - cyborgsanta
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at least you have a choice
User avatar #79 to #78 - smilingpyro
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Come to NB, we have beer, bitches, and bud. Whats not to love?
User avatar #80 to #79 - cyborgsanta
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no mountains? i ****** love snowboarding so i dont think ill be able to live without somekinda mountain D:
User avatar #82 to #80 - smilingpyro
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We have crab mountain, it was a pretty decent snowboarding spot until an old guy got hit by a skier and died.
User avatar #83 to #82 - cyborgsanta
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thats horrible D:

but i was planning of either moving to switzerland or british columbia, kinda love those places
User avatar #84 to #83 - smilingpyro
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BC is always a good time, I actually have a few friends moving out there this summer.
I've never been to Switzerland, but hey, it cant be any worse than Quebec can it?
User avatar #85 to #84 - cyborgsanta
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its actualy pretty amazing, mountains are great and the people are basicly canadians with different accents, from what ive heard and experienced, so i think itll be alright
#87 to #85 - smilingpyro
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That actually sounds pretty... Fabulous!
That actually sounds pretty... Fabulous!
User avatar #88 to #87 - cyborgsanta
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damnright
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User avatar #95 to #93 - cyborgsanta
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im also a quebecer, i go through this **** everyday, yeah sometimes you see the canadian stereotype of everyone being awesome, but yeah, you cant say bill 14 is actualy sane. also i never said anything about the hairy part, every girl ive been with and been around is quite bald
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#54 to #53 - anon id: 21f795ca
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Thanks man
#39 to #28 - bababadsheep
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The truth is making my eyes water.
User avatar #35 - galacticboner
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French was THE language between the XVIII and XIX centuries. They're haven't gotten over the fact that now it's english.
User avatar #138 to #35 - imvexx
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Dare I be the one to say on here, that maybe if people are visiting our country we shouldn't be the ones required to learn the visitors language? Before I moved to the US I learned to speak English. It would be silly for me to have expected people here to have learned my language.
#56 - herecomesjohnny
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i lived in france and new york, take it from me that the paris girls are way hotter. I don't even particularly like france, i'm just throwing that out there, is all.
i lived in france and new york, take it from me that the paris girls are way hotter. I don't even particularly like france, i'm just throwing that out there, is all.
User avatar #97 to #56 - bluelight
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i live in the korea for a little bit wow the girls are hot there too
#114 to #97 - anon id: 8d142779
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You're telling me.
User avatar #115 to #114 - bluelight
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im just letting you know
User avatar #99 to #97 - delio
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to be fair most of the women in any country aside from the U.S., Africa or Middle East are largely hotter. Of course this is my opinion
#153 to #99 - anon id: 2fec620f
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You're being a generalizing bigot.
User avatar #23 - wrought
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why would it be based off of france when the other games were all set in make believe japan
#38 to #23 - aweswes
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The main reason why Gen 6 takes place in France is that France is a country that focuses on beauty, and that's something that developers wanted to explore within their games. It seems like a weird reason to me, but it is what it is.

Source: Q&A from Nintendo at E3
User avatar #45 to #38 - dragontamers
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And also, Japan probably ran out of room.
User avatar #42 to #38 - wrought
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Ah, thanks
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#41 to #25 - anon id: 1e50ca81
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Where was 5?
User avatar #47 to #41 - bigken
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Gen 5 was new york i believe
User avatar #51 to #41 - ReyzorSnype
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Unova was based on the U.S.A with Castelia City being based on Manhattan in New York.
#101 to #41 - anon id: 1e50ca81
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Thank you ReyzorSnype, friedgreenpomatoes and bigken for answering my question. I thumbed each of you up.
User avatar #26 to #25 - wrought
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I guess so.
User avatar #52 - sinclairr
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I'm more pissed at the fairy class they're making...
We could have had a ******* plasma class, but no, ******* FAIRYS
User avatar #110 to #52 - oregmes
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fairies are our dragon hunters
#111 to #52 - oregmes
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also a new pokemon was confirmed that strengthens the possibility for a new type. Sound.
User avatar #116 to #52 - aerius
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They make sense. Almost every dragon slaying in British and Arthurian mythology was in part due to fairies making weaponry for killing them.
#61 to #52 - othagovna
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Plasma is just super heated gas (unless you're referring blood). Do we really need to split an existing pokémon type (fire) into subtypes?   
   
Should we divide the water type into &quot;salt water&quot; and &quot;pure water&quot; too?   
   
(Not trying to be an ass. Just trying to point out a fallacy in your argument against the new pokémon type.)
Plasma is just super heated gas (unless you're referring blood). Do we really need to split an existing pokémon type (fire) into subtypes?

Should we divide the water type into "salt water" and "pure water" too?

(Not trying to be an ass. Just trying to point out a fallacy in your argument against the new pokémon type.)
#127 to #61 - fuckyosixtyminutes
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water and ice
User avatar #112 to #61 - deathcampforjewtie
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And we could divide the Rock type to Rock and Ground, too.
#96 - bostpost
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MFW french people are arrogant
MFW french people are arrogant
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User avatar #73 to #68 - ghostofwisebox
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We are in gen 6 now mate.
#74 to #68 - drenforcicle
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I personally like this one. I could imagine a dragon type stepping on them then getting incinerated by moonbeam, or whatever it is.
User avatar #91 to #74 - thegreenbutton
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That is also the smallest pokemon ever, apparently.
User avatar #105 to #91 - drenforcicle
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It's tied with joltik for size and ghastly for weight.
User avatar #126 to #68 - snoe
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great design, crappy name.

talonflame
User avatar #132 to #126 - deliciousdee
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Original name, do not steal
User avatar #149 to #126 - talonflame
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**** you m8
I'll polish your globber real quick
User avatar #71 to #68 - cardanbar
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gen 6....
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