Let's have an actual thread for this.
What would you want your Pokemon to call you if they were able to speak?
"Human" and your first name sound the most appropriate to me.
You are all missing the point. When you have a powerful breed of dog, you have to insert yourself as the dominant, they cannot see you as an equal otherwise they will not obey your commands and may even be a risk. Now multiply that by 10,000. Try living with a dominant Aggron and commanding it when you haven't instilled your dominance from a young age. It calling you by your name is a sign of it being an equal. Which it isn't. It has to call your sir, master, etc etc.
His Catholic Majesty, the King of Spain [the Spanish], King of Castile, of León, of Aragon, of the Two Sicilies, of Jerusalem, of Navarre, of Granada, of Seville, of Toledo, of Valencia, of Galicia, of Sardinia, of Córdoba, of Corsica, of Murcia, of Jaén, of the Algarves, of Algeciras, of Gibraltar, of the Canary Islands, of the East and West Indies, of the Islands and Mainland of the Ocean Sea; Archduke of Austria; Duke of Burgundy, of Brabant, of Milan, of Athens and Neopatria; Count of Habsburg, of Flanders, of Tyrol, of Roussillon, and of Barcelona; Lord of Biscay and of Molina de Aragón; Captain General & Supreme Commander of the Royal Armed Forces; Sovereign Grand Master of the Order of the Golden Fleece and of the orders awarded by the Spanish state.
"Cast in the name of Arceus, Ye not smogon"
>having your Pokemon call you anything but your name
>insisting they call you things like 'master' that degrades them into servants
As a third year vetrinary student and of a Great Pyrenees puppy, this is entirely incorrect. It is a myth that you have to dominate your dog. Dogs have dominance via the control of resources. I never have to pretend growl or beat him "like another dog would." I'm not another dog and he fuckin knows that. I am in charge by virtue of being in charge of his environment. Now multiply THAT times 10,000 when you have pokeball mechanics, climate (try bring your stare out in the desert), water control, control over flying for flying pokemon, various foods, pokeblocks, ability to battle for fulfillment.
That's how you would "establish dominance"
You would be a shitty pokemon trainer, and likely borderline abusive at that.
You would not let it see you as an equal, otherwise it would ignore your commands and would be a liability.
I never mentioned abuse. I would never beat them, I would simply bring them up with harsh verbal scolding and withholding treats when they fuck up and being very affectionate and cuddly when they do well from a young age. All these pokefuckers and retards who would bring them up as equals and even want to be below their 8ft dragon or metal giant and teach them to be insolent are retards. I never mentioned beating them, fuckwad.
Wow cool. You're still wrong as fuck. No pokemon would ever EVER see themselves as an equal because the trainer controls all resources.
There is no need to dominate animals to train them. No animal ever worries about being your "equal" in anyway, like you're jerking your dick about. Fuck off, idiot.
My name. If they wanna call me anything else depends on how I'd feel on it, something like chief or boss would be okay.
I remember we had this thread before and someone got into some long spiel about how "master" is properly used or something.