Are Pokemon the source of all language?

As we get more and more in the groove with Pokemon X and Y, the staff at GamesRadar keeps finding new mysteries with the endlessly intriguing Pokemon. As part of our continuing weekly video series we search for the unknown in the Poke-world and try to uncover decades (over even millenniums) old secrets. For instance, this episode of Pokemon Weekly tries to find the root of all language in the Pokemon world. Do pocket monsters talk like people, or is it the other way around? Did humans slowly evolve and create language after hearing Pokemon speak their "names" aloud? See the evidence for yourself in our video below, and then feel free to move on to our Pokemon X and Y reviewcomplete Pokedex, and guides to Mega Stone locations and Pokemon-amie, along with subscribing to our YouTube channel so you don't miss another episode.

Pokemon Weekly is GamesRadar's weekly Pokemon X and Y show. The title was a pretty obvious hint. Come back every Tuesday for the latest news, analysis, and speculation about the next generation of Pocket Monsters. You can also check out our Pokemon X and Y review.


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  • GOD - January 31, 2014 12:19 a.m.

    An additional point, if Pokemon and humans both kind of existed long ago back when there wasn't science and technology, how the hell didn't humans go extinct from being the clearly inferior species. You have hundreds of different Pokemon with powers ranging from ridiculously strong, fast, intelligent, and basically to magic and then there's just humans which are only really good by comparison at thinking and pissing each other off. It's a miracle humans didn't get wiped out. Is there a PokeBible that explains all this?
  • GOD - January 31, 2014 12:09 a.m.

    Creators of the pokemon anime: -"Wait... what do the pokemon say? Are you going to make different sounds for every single one? I'm sure Pidgey can just chirp but what sound does a Pikachu make?" -"Well.... what about... 'Pika-Pikachu' ?" -"You want Pokemon to just say their own name over and over?" -"Sure?" -"Brilliant! This means I can fire half the sfx team and kids will hear nothing but the names of the toys they should buy! Plus if they ever do make a few more pokemon we'll have no problem coming up with their cries at a moments notice......."
  • jh4911 - January 30, 2014 5:11 a.m.

    Also Chandelier is from Latin not from Norse/ancient German, therefore not derived from kindle.
  • Jacko415 - January 29, 2014 4:30 p.m.

    STOP IT. You guys broke apart an earlier article about pokemon theories and are now re-releasing it in pieces... stop it. get some new ideas.
  • robotic-fiend - January 29, 2014 4:16 p.m.

    Yeah, the anime made up the saying names thing as a marketing ploy. The fact that Pokemon the Origin; the anime adaptation following the games, didn't have them saying their names either, proves that fact.
  • universaltofu - January 29, 2014 11:28 a.m.

    Well, language does shape and define culture, thought, identity, and reality itself. So it certainly makes sense in a world where language comes from pokemon that everything would be centered around them.
  • codystovall - January 29, 2014 8:45 a.m.

  • codystovall - January 29, 2014 10:40 a.m.

    now let me explain, this whole theory is based on the thought that pokemon say their names which I like to think is an anime only thing.

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