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So let’s say in a battle, my Dark Scraggy (male) got confused, and accidentally hurt himself, isn’t it suppose to say, ‘Your Dark Scraggy hurt himself’ rather than say he got hurt itself? Because the Scraggy is a male, not an ‘it’. Same goes for females. If a Pokémon had no gender like Metagross, then it would make sense for the game to say ‘Your Metagross hurt itself’ 

 

Anyways, this is what I found rude in a way, even though Pokémon are not real but still...

 

Thanks for reading this, have a nice day.

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Just like how 'they' can be used to refer to a person whose gender you don't know, 'itself' or 'themselves' can work for Pokémon.
Even if you know their gender, it can be correct.
By using 'itself', it can apply to all Pokémon, as opposed to just genderless Pokémon.
I theorize that this message was chosen to save on programming in text lines. Having one line that works for all Pokémon seems logical.

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13 hours ago, HyperPanther said:

So let’s say in a battle, my Dark Scraggy (male) got confused, and accidentally hurt himself, isn’t it suppose to say, ‘Your Dark Scraggy hurt himself’ rather than say he got hurt itself? Because the Scraggy is a male, not an ‘it’. Same goes for females. If a Pokémon had no gender like Metagross, then it would make sense for the game to say ‘Your Metagross hurt itself’ 

 

Anyways, this is what I found rude in a way, even though Pokémon are not real but still...

 

Thanks for reading this, have a nice day.

Well, Pokemon are animals.

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