Pokémon Gold & Silver: Earl’s speech mannerisms & “winner is you” reference [JPN vs ENG]

Part of a series on game comparisons! Last time we looked at a scene between two girls in Sea Mauville.

Today’s post is not a reader one, but a personal curiosity. From playing through Pokemon Gold and Silver again (thanks to their recent re-release on the 3DS Virtual Console), I came across this character in Violet City I had forgotten about: Earl.

He has a funny way of talking which automatically raises flags regarding what the original language may have been, and even references the “winner is you” meme. So I figured it was worth looking into.

So let’s see what’s going on here!

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