Ty asks:

Hello,

I don’t recall if you ever did a post on your thoughts on Z moves as a whole, or particularly how you reacted to their extreme animations. Would you share your thoughts on each one in a few words?

I haven’t, but I might have promised that I would later.  Let me check.

[Also, just while we’re here, I feel I should note (just to completely weird out the Americans in the audience) that, as I think most New Zealanders would, I have always instinctively pronounced it “zed-move” (not “zee-move”) and this should be the way you imagine me saying it whenever you read my words on the subject.]

damn it Past Chris, get your $#!t together

Y’know, in the past I have definitely made noises about it, but I was never sure what I should commit to, because I thought I might end up talking about them in the context of my review of Necrozma, since the power of Z-moves comes from Necrozma’s light.  That’s something I’m now less optimistic about, since there’s a buttload of lore to study and clarify surrounding Necrozma.  I think I’m going to have to beg to defer this, because it probably does deserve a full article (I did one on mega evolution, after all; I mean, it was completely bat$#!t but I did write it) but I don’t think I can properly tackle the subject with my customary brilliance until I get my facts straight on Necrozma and the cosmic light.

5 thoughts on “Ty asks:

  1. Oh crap, I never realized… isn’t the US actually the odd one in how we pronounce Z? Is the rest of the world pronouncing “Z-move” differently? Oh no, now I’m going to feel awkward every time I use the phrase! Why must our country be different just for the sake of being different???

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    1. And by the way, this DID propel me into researching the reason why we pronounce Z differently… AND THERE’S NO SATISFYING ANSWER! Dang it! Love etymology but a lot of the verbal side of language evolution is so hard to research due to it being… verbal.

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