This question lists a few Pokemon that don't use their names to talk:

  • Staryu/Starmie
  • Krabby/Kingler
  • Victreebel
  • Electabuzz

I can think of a couple more:

  • Charizard
  • Gyarados

Both of these only do a simple roar. There's also this list of Pokemon that can speak human languages, but that's not what I'm looking for.

Specifically, I want to know, according to the anime, which Pokemon do not use their names when they communicate.

If they do use their names, but have another method of communication (other than telepathy), like sign language, drawing, or something else, that would count as well.

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    I understand your intentions with the communications tag, but it's original intent seems to be more along the lines of communication arrays
    – Edlothiad
    Commented Sep 27, 2017 at 15:43
  • @Edlothiad That's weird. Thanks for the anime tag though. Forgot about that one. :) Commented Sep 27, 2017 at 16:05
  • Well, Meowths who have all their power slots taken up to let them talk like humans. Don't think that's exactly what you're looking for, though.
    – RDFozz
    Commented Sep 28, 2017 at 1:52

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MewTwo can speak, but needs a partner in order to. He speaks telepathically though. Unlike in Pokemon: Detective Pikachu, where he could speak physically.

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    This doesn't seem to answer any part of the question. I'm looking for non-telepathy, and what do you mean "physically"? Commented Jun 1, 2020 at 20:43

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