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HK fans spurn Mandarin translation of Pikachu

It reflects broader fear that mainland China's language is slowly replacing Cantonese dialect

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Nintendo's Hong Kong office encourages all Chinese Pokemon lovers to adopt the global pronunciation of "Pikachu".

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CHILDREN the world over have grown up with the cherubic, lightning bolt-inspired, mouse-like creature known as Pikachu, the central character of the Pokemon media franchise. Spanning television shows, trading cards and more, the company celebrates its 20th anniversary this year

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