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Thorneon
14th January 2011, 12:51 AM
Ok let me think of pronounciations....there's a lot of blanks spots..

Are these right do you think?

Reuniclus (Re-uni-cliss) (I put "Reun" in google translate and it pronounced it as Re-une)
Elgyem (El-geem)
Beheeyem (Bei-hime) OR (Bei-hee-yem)
Mienfoo (Me-an-foo)
Mienshao (Me-an-shao) OR (Me-an-shoe)
Throh (Throw?)
Gothitelle (Goth-it-tell)
Alomomola (Alo-mo-mola)

I think I'm ok with the rest then...

Somehow I can see a Hax joke arising from Haxorus....you beat me with a Haxorus....cheater!!11!!1 Hax Hax!11!

I think its "Bee-Hee-em" - the name is based off of B.E.M - Bug Eye'd Monster which is a term used to refer to aliens.

R_N
14th January 2011, 12:51 AM
Fun fact about Nageki (Throh) and Dageki (Sawk)

Nageki means Throw. Dageki means Strike. Frankly I'm surprised we didn't get Stryke

Deja Vu
14th January 2011, 12:52 AM
Fun fact about Nageki (Throh) and Dageki (Sawk)

Nageki means Throw. Dageki means Strike. Frankly I'm surprised we didn't get Stryke

Perhaps because we got Zebstrika.

Deja Vu
14th January 2011, 12:54 AM
I think its "Bee-Hee-em" - the name is based off of B.E.M - Bug Eye'd Monster which is a term used to refer to aliens.

Elgyem = LGM = Little Green Men

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_green_men

nikohesus
14th January 2011, 12:57 AM
Fun fact about Nageki (Throh) and Dageki (Sawk)

Nageki means Throw. Dageki means Strike. Frankly I'm surprised we didn't get Stryke

Well sawk still makes sense, I mean socking someone right?

Dracoste
14th January 2011, 1:00 AM
613 Cubchoo Kumashun Let us all paws for a moment of "D'awwww".
D'awwwww



624 Pawniard Komatana Funny. I never thought of it as a Chess Piece. I guess its Pawn+???+Sword?
625 Bisharp Kirikizan Same deal here. Bishop+Sharp?

Now you say, yeah, they do look a bit like it.... They are more black than white, and yet, their speed is not their lowest stat.


Does "Mien" comes from some kind of stoat or something? As in Mienshao(I really want to know everything about my fav Poké)

Lorde
14th January 2011, 1:03 AM
Well sawk still makes sense, I mean socking someone right?

I think the reference to sock (as in hitting) makes more sense, personally. A bit of trivia though: Stryke was going to be Scyther's English name. Anyway, I also just noticed that Woobat's evolved form is known as Swoobat. The "swoo" part probably comes from the word swoon. And it looks like Emonga got a slight name change; it's known as Emolga now. I wouldn't have noticed that, but someone on another forum brought it up. Eelektross for Shibirudon's English name sounds amazing! I just noticed the reference to eel too.

R_N
14th January 2011, 1:07 AM
I still think maybe Emolga was a typo on the leaker's end. I'm not really seeing the pun in it. Emonga was a combination of E for electric and monga from flying squirrel species

Xweek
14th January 2011, 1:11 AM
Shame kids won't learn that lampreys are not eels. Seriously, lampreys are Agnatha. Eels are Osteichthyes. Two very different classes...or schools, if you want a fish pun.

Endoplasmic Reticulum
14th January 2011, 1:26 AM
Shame kids won't learn that lampreys are not eels. Seriously, lampreys are Agnatha. Eels are Osteichthyes. Two very different classes...or schools, if you want a fish pun.

Well...ducks are nothing like platypi and look at Psyduck. So don't complain

noobers
14th January 2011, 1:28 AM
Shame kids won't learn that lampreys are not eels. Seriously, lampreys are Agnatha. Eels are Osteichthyes. Two very different classes...or schools, if you want a fish pun.

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/misconceptions.png

(for your viewing pleasure) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_common_misconceptions)

Yanappu
14th January 2011, 1:28 AM
I don't like Wargle's new name. In game I will probably just nickname it Wargle. Wargle is so much better..

nikohesus
14th January 2011, 1:30 AM
Wargle sounds like someone gurgling.
As for braviary- brave+aviary so a brave bird. That makes sense and is elegant.

Deja Vu
14th January 2011, 1:31 AM
I don't like Wargle's new name. In game I will probably just nickname it Wargle. Wargle is so much better..

I would've preferred Wargle, but I think they wanted to avoid any 'war' connotation.

Achernar
14th January 2011, 1:34 AM
why are komatana and kirikizan's names pawniard and bisharp? they don't look like pawns or bishops in chess?

Beeblebrox
14th January 2011, 1:35 AM
I still think maybe Emolga was a typo on the leaker's end. I'm not really seeing the pun in it. Emonga was a combination of E for electric and monga from flying squirrel species

Well, in Britain at least, "mong" is an incredibly offensive word, so I can well imagine Nintendo of Europe having a little word with the localisation team to ensure that it was kept out of the English version.

...Quite where that leaves Cofagrigus, I'm not quite sure...

Lorde
14th January 2011, 1:36 AM
why are komatana and kirikizan's names pawniard and bisharp? they don't look like pawns or bishops in chess?

I'm assuming that the name Bisharp is a reference to the word "bi" meaning two, and sharp. Kirikizan has two blades around its waist, so maybe that is where the "bi" part comes from, or because of the blades on each of its hands. Whatever.

Xweek
14th January 2011, 1:38 AM
I wasn't really complaining about the difference, I was just saying that kids won't learn about lampreys. What puns can you make up with a lamprey, Lamplight?

BCVM22
14th January 2011, 1:39 AM
why are komatana and kirikizan's names pawniard and bisharp? they don't look like pawns or bishops in chess?

I think they're meant to be a combination of chess pieces and the two Pokémon's fierce and warlike natures as described in their 'Dex entries. Pawniard are the foot soldiers, the pawns; Bisharp are the commanders, the bishops.

lindsy95
14th January 2011, 1:42 AM
The main reason I dont like braviary is it sounds like bravery, I know there are plenty of other pokemon with names like this (koffing, seel, etc.), but I just don't like names that sound like words, as in a single word with a different spelling.

Elgyem is made of win, however. I love clever stuff like that. (yes I am aware some people wouldn't find it clever, but I really like it for some reason)

R_N
14th January 2011, 1:43 AM
I'm naming my Braviary EAGLAR

*CAWWWWWW*

Deja Vu
14th January 2011, 1:44 AM
...Quite where that leaves Cofagrigus, I'm not quite sure...

If you emphasize the f-g part, you'd be pronouncing it incorrectly. It's Cofa (as in 'sarcophagus') - gra-gus.

Sabonea_Masukippa
14th January 2011, 1:45 AM
Ok, so I did this last night but you've all figured out most of them, anyway here's my take on the name meanings. It is by know means perfectas I did it in about an hour/hour and a half, but it is what it is.

Victini ビクティニ Victory + Tini
Snivy ツタージャ Snake/Snob + Ivy
Servine ジャノビー Serpent + Vine
Serperior ジャローダ Serpent + Surperior
Tepig ポカブ Tepid + Pig
Pignite チャオブー Pig + Ignite
Emboar エンブオー Ember + Boar
Oshawott ミジュマル Corruption of Ocean + water + otter
Dewott フタチマル Dew + Duo + water + otter
Samurott ダイケンキ Samurai + Otter
Patrat ミネズミ Patrol + rat
Watchog ミルホッグ watch + hog
Lillipup ヨーテリー Play on Lilliput? + pup, as in puppy
Herdier ハーデリア Herd + terrier
Stoutland ムーランド Stout + Shetland sheepdog?
Purrloin チョロネコ Purr + Purloin, to steal
Liepard レパルダス Lie + leopard
Pansage ヤナップ Chimpanzee/Pan (genus) + Sage
Simisage ヤナッキー Simian + Sage
Pansear バオップChimpanzee/Pan (genus) + Sear
Simisear バオッキーSimian + Sear
Panpour ヒヤップChimpanzee/Pan (genus) + Pour
Simipour ヒヤッキーSimian + Pour
Munna ムンナ Mu (from the Japanese for dream) + Luna?
Musharna ムシャーナ
Pidove マメパト Pigeon + Dove/Love
Tranquill ハトーボー Tranquil + quill
Unfezant ケンホロウ Unpleasant + feather? + pheasant
Blitzle シママ Blitz (German for lightening) + Little
Zebstrika ゼブライカ Zebra + corruption of Striker
Roggenrola ダンゴロ Corruption of Rock’n’Roll.
Boldore ガントル Bolder + ore
Gigalith ギガイアスGiga + monolith
Woobat コロモリ Woo (as in to woo someone) + bat
Swoobat ココロモリ Swoon + bat
Drilbur モグリュー Drill + bury (play on Wilbur?)
Excadrill ドリューズ Excavate + drill
Audino タブンネ Audio + no. Play on ‘I dunno’.
Timburr ドッコラー Corruption of Timber
Gurdurr ドテッコツ Corruption of Girder
Conkeldurr ローブシン Corruption of concrete + corruption of elder
Tympole オタマロ Corruption of Tempo? + tadpole
Palpitoad ガマガル Palpitation + toad
Seismitoad ガマゲロゲ Seismic + toad
Throh ナゲキ Corruption of Throw
Sawk ダゲキ Corruption of Sock (as in ‘Sock ‘em’)
Sewaddle クルミル Sew + Swaddle
Swadloon クルマユ Swaddle + Cocoon
Leavanny ハハコモリ Leaves + nanny
Venipede フシデ Venomous + centipede
Whirlipede ホイーガ Whirl +centipede
Scolipede ペンドラー scolopendra + centipede
Cottonee モンメン Cotton + ?
Whimsicott エルフーン Whimsical + cotton
Petilil チュリネ Petal + ‘lil, a corruption of little? Or comes from lily?
Lilligant ドレディア Lily + elegant
Basculin バスラオ Bass + masculine
Sandile メグロコ Sand + Crocodile
Krokorok ワルビルCorruption of Croc + ?
Krookodile ワルビアル Corruption of Crook + Crocodile
Darumaka ダルマッカ Same as Japanese Daruma + makka meaning deep red/crimson
Darmanitan ヒヒダルマ Daruma/Darma/Dharma + orang-utan
Maractus マラカッチ Maracas + Cactus
Dwebble イシズマイ Dwell + Pebble
Crustle イワパラス Crust (as in the Earth’s crust) + castle
Scraggy ズルッグ Corruption of Skin? + saggy
Scrafty ズルズキン Corruption of Skin? + crafty
Sigilyph シンボラー Sigil, meaning signature + glyph, meaning a carved character
Yamask デスマス ? + Mask
Cofagrigus デスカーン Coffin + +sarcophagus
Tirtouga プロトーガ Corruption of turtle + touga from Spanish for Turtle
Carracosta アバゴーラ Carrack, as in a type of Spanish ship + costa, meaning rib.
Archen アーケン Corruption of archaeopteryx
Archeops アーケオスCorruption of archaeopteryx
Trubbish ヤブクロン trouble + rubbish
Garbodor ダストダス garbage + odor
Zorua ゾロア Corruption of Zoro (Spanish for Fox)
Zoroark ゾロアーク Zoro + dark
Minccino チラーミイ Mini/Mink + Chino, as in chino cloth?
Cinccino チラッチノ Corruption of Chincilla + chino
Gothita ゴチム Gothic +Lolita
Gothorita ゴチミル Gothic + Lolita
Gothitelle ゴチルゼル Gothic + Mademoiselle
Solosis ユニラン Solo + karykinesis/mitosis
Duosion ダブラン Duo + fusion
Reuniclus ランクルス Reunite + homunculus
Ducklett コアルヒー Duckling + ‘ett’ meaning small, under-developed
Swanna スワンナ
Vanillite バニプッチ Vanilla + lite
Vanillish バニリッチ Vanilla + delish
Vanilluxe バイバニラ Vanilla + deluxe
Deerling シキジカ Deer + ?
Sawsbuck メブキジカ Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring + buck, corruption of Sawbuck?
Emolga エモンガ
Karrablast カブルモCorruptinon of Scarrab + blast
Escavalier シャバルゴ Escargot (French for snail) + cavalier (French for Knight)
Foongus タマゲタケ Corruption of Fungus
Amoonguss モロバレル Corruption of ‘Among Us.’ May also come from ‘moon’ considering its shape.
Frillish プルリル Frill + Jelly Fish
Jellicent ブルンゲル Jelly fish + magnificent
Alomomola ママンボー Mom + Mola (as in Sunfish). A palindrome
Joltik バチュル Jolt + tic
Galvantula デンチュラ Galvanism, meaning electricity + tarantula
Ferroseed テッシード ferro, meaning Iron + seed
Ferrothorn ナットレイ ferro + thorn
Klink ギアル Corruption of Clink
Klang ギギアル Corruption of Clang
Klinklang ギギギアル Corruption of Clink + Clang
Tynamo シビシラス Tiny + Dynamo
Eelektrik シビビール Eel + electric
Eelektross シビルドン Eel + electric + ?
Elgyem リグレー Phonetic spelling of LGM (little green man)
Beheeyem オーベム Phonetic spelling of BEM (bug-eyed Monster)
Litwick ヒトモシ Light + wick
Lampent ランプラー Lamp + Repent
Chandelure シャンデラ Chandelier + Lure
Axew キバゴ Axe + Shrew?
Fraxure オノノンド Fracture + Axe
Haxorus オノノクス Horus? + Axe
Cubchoo クマシュン cub + achoo, as in sneezing
Beartic ツンベアー Bear + arctic
Cryogonal フリージオ cryogenic + hexagonal
Shelmet チョボマキ shell + helmet
Accelgor アギルダー accelerate +rigor/vigor?
Stunfisk マッギョ stun + fish?+
Mienfoo コジョフーCorruption of Ermine + kung-fu
Mienshao コジョンジョ Corruption of Emine + Shaolin Kung-Fu?
Druddigon クリムガン Corruption of ruddy? + Dragon
Golett ゴビット Golem + ett meaning little
Golurk ゴルーグ Golem + lurk
Pawniard コマタナ Pawn (as in chess) + poniard, a type of dagger
Bisharp キリキザン Bishop (as in chess) + sharp
Bouffalant バファロン Buffalo + bouffant, as in the hair style
Rufflet ワシボン ruffle, as in feathers, + eaglet
Braviary ウォーグル Brave + aviary
Vullaby バルチャイ Vulture + baby/lullaby
Mandibuzz バルジーナ mandible (as in the lower part of the jaw) + buzzard
Heatmor クイタラン Heat + Armor?
Durant アイアント Durable + ant
Deino モノズ Corruption of dino + ein, German for one
Zweilous ジヘッド Zwei, German for 2 + jealous
Hydreigon サザンドラ Hydra + Drei, German for 3 + Dragon
Larvesta メラルバ Larvae/Larva + Vesta, a Roman deity of the hearth/fire?
Volcarona ウルガモス Volcano + corona
Cobalion コバルオン cobalt + ion
Terrakion テラキオン terracotta + ion
Virizion ビリジオン viridian + ion
Tornadus トルネロス tornado + us
Thundurus ボルトロス Corruption of Thunder + us
Reshiram レシラム
Zekrom ゼクロム
Landorus ランドロス Land + orus
Kyurem キュレム

Deja Vu
14th January 2011, 1:47 AM
Ok, so I did this last night so you've all figured out most of them, but here's my take on the name meanings. It is by know means perfectas I did it in about an hour/hour and a half, but it is what it is.

Victini ビクティニ Victory + Tini
Snivy ツタージャ Snake/Snob + Ivy
Servine ジャノビー Serpent + Vine
Serperior ジャローダ Serpent + Surperior
Tepig ポカブ Tepid + Pig
Pignite チャオブー Pig + Ignite
Emboar エンブオー Ember + Boar
Oshawott ミジュマル Corruption of Ocean + water + otter
Dewott フタチマル Dew + Duo + water + otter
Samurott ダイケンキ Samurai + Otter
Patrat ミネズミ Patrol + rat
Watchog ミルホッグ watch + hog
Lillipup ヨーテリー Play on Lilliput? + pup, as in puppy
Herdier ハーデリア Herd + terrier
Stoutland ムーランド Stout + Shetland sheepdog?
Purrloin チョロネコ Purr + Purloin, to steal
Liepard レパルダス Lie + leopard
Pansage ヤナップ Chimpanzee/Pan (genus) + Sage
Simisage ヤナッキー Simian + Sage
Pansear バオップChimpanzee/Pan (genus) + Sear
Simisear バオッキーSimian + Sear
Panpour ヒヤップChimpanzee/Pan (genus) + Pour
Simipour ヒヤッキーSimian + Pour
Munna ムンナ Mu (from the Japanese for dream) + Luna?
Musharna ムシャーナ
Pidove マメパト Pigeon + Dove/Love
Tranquill ハトーボー Tranquil + quill
Unfezant ケンホロウ Unpleasant + feather? + pheasant
Blitzle シママ Blitz (German for lightening) + Little
Zebstrika ゼブライカ Zebra + corruption of Striker
Roggenrola ダンゴロ Corruption of Rock’n’Roll.
Boldore ガントル Bolder + ore
Gigalith ギガイアスGiga + monolith
Woobat コロモリ Woo (as in to woo someone) + bat
Swoobat ココロモリ Swoon + bat
Drilbur モグリュー Drill + bury (play on Wilbur?)
Excadrill ドリューズ Excavate + drill
Audino タブンネ Audio + no. Play on ‘I dunno’.
Timburr ドッコラー Corruption of Timber
Gurdurr ドテッコツ Corruption of Girder
Conkeldurr ローブシン Corruption of concrete + corruption of elder
Tympole オタマロ Corruption of Tempo? + tadpole
Palpitoad ガマガル Palpitation + toad
Seismitoad ガマゲロゲ Seismic + toad
Throh ナゲキ Corruption of Throw
Sawk ダゲキ Corruption of Sock (as in ‘Sock ‘em’)
Sewaddle クルミル Sew + Swaddle
Swadloon クルマユ Swaddle + Cocoon
Leavanny ハハコモリ Leaves + nanny
Venipede フシデ Venomous + centipede
Whirlipede ホイーガ Whirl +centipede
Scolipede ペンドラー scolopendra + centipede
Cottonee モンメン Cotton + ?
Whimsicott エルフーン Whimsical + cotton
Petilil チュリネ Petal + ‘lil, a corruption of little? Or comes from lily?
Lilligant ドレディア Lily + elegant
Basculin バスラオ Bass + masculine
Sandile メグロコ Sand + Crocodile
Krokorok ワルビルCorruption of Croc + ?
Krookodile ワルビアル Corruption of Crook + Crocodile
Darumaka ダルマッカ Same as Japanese Daruma + makka meaning deep red/crimson
Darmanitan ヒヒダルマ Daruma/Darma/Dharma + orang-utan
Maractus マラカッチ Maracas + Cactus
Dwebble イシズマイ Dwell + Pebble
Crustle イワパラス Crust (as in the Earth’s crust) + castle
Scraggy ズルッグ Corruption of Skin? + saggy
Scrafty ズルズキン Corruption of Skin? + crafty
Sigilyph シンボラー Sigil, meaning signature + glyph, meaning a carved character
Yamask デスマス ? + Mask
Cofagrigus デスカーン Coffin + +sarcophagus
Tirtouga プロトーガ Corruption of turtle + touga from Spanish for Turtle
Carracosta アバゴーラ Carrack, as in a type of Spanish ship + costa, meaning rib.
Archen アーケン Corruption of archaeopteryx
Archeops アーケオスCorruption of archaeopteryx
Trubbish ヤブクロン trouble + rubbish
Garbodor ダストダス garbage + odor
Zorua ゾロア Corruption of Zoro (Spanish for Fox)
Zoroark ゾロアーク Zoro + dark
Minccino チラーミイ Mini/Mink + Chino, as in chino cloth?
Cinccino チラッチノ Corruption of Chincilla + chino
Gothita ゴチム Gothic +Lolita
Gothorita ゴチミル Gothic + Lolita
Gothitelle ゴチルゼル Gothic + Mademoiselle
Solosis ユニラン Solo + karykinesis/mitosis
Duosion ダブラン Duo + fusion
Reuniclus ランクルス Reunite + homunculus
Ducklett コアルヒー Duckling + ‘ett’ meaning small, under-developed
Swanna スワンナ
Vanillite バニプッチ Vanilla + lite
Vanillish バニリッチ Vanilla + delish
Vanilluxe バイバニラ Vanilla + deluxe
Deerling シキジカ Deer + ?
Sawsbuck メブキジカ ? + buck, corruption of Sawbuck?
Emolga エモンガ
Karrablast カブルモCorruptinon of Scarrab + blast
Escavalier シャバルゴ Escargot (French for snail) + cavalier (French for Knight)
Foongus タマゲタケ Corruption of Fungus
Amoonguss モロバレル Corruption of ‘Among Us.’ May also come from ‘moon’ considering its shape.
Frillish プルリル Frill + Jelly Fish
Jellicent ブルンゲル Jelly fish + magnificent
Alomomola ママンボー Mom + Mola (as in Sunfish). A palindrome
Joltik バチュル Jolt + tic
Galvantula デンチュラ Galvanism, meaning electricity + tarantula
Ferroseed テッシード ferro, meaning Iron + seed
Ferrothorn ナットレイ ferro + thorn
Klink ギアル Corruption of Clink
Klang ギギアル Corruption of Clang
Klinklang ギギギアル Corruption of Clink + Clang
Tynamo シビシラス Tiny + Dynamo
Eelektrik シビビール Eel + electric
Eelektross シビルドン Eel + electric + ?
Elgyem リグレー Phonetic spelling of LGM (little green man)
Beheeyem オーベム Phonetic spelling of BEM (bug-eyed Monster)
Litwick ヒトモシ Light + wick
Lampent ランプラー Lamp + Repent
Chandelure シャンデラ Chandelier + Lure
Axew キバゴ Axe + Shrew?
Fraxure オノノンド Fracture + Axe
Haxorus オノノクス Horus? + Axe
Cubchoo クマシュン cub + achoo, as in sneezing
Beartic ツンベアー Bear + arctic
Cryogonal フリージオ cryogenic + hexagonal
Shelmet チョボマキ shell + helmet
Accelgor アギルダー accelerate +rigor/vigor?
Stunfisk マッギョ stun + fish?+
Mienfoo コジョフーCorruption of Ermine + kung-fu
Mienshao コジョンジョ Corruption of Emine + Shaolin Kung-Fu?
Druddigon クリムガン Corruption of ruddy? + Dragon
Golett ゴビット Golem + ett meaning little
Golurk ゴルーグ Golem + lurk
Pawniard コマタナ Pawn (as in chess) + poniard, a type of dagger
Bisharp キリキザン Bishop (as in chess) + sharp
Bouffalant バファロン Buffalo + bouffant, as in the hair style
Rufflet ワシボン ruffle, as in feathers, + eaglet
Braviary ウォーグル Brave + aviary
Vullaby バルチャイ Vulture + baby/lullaby
Mandibuzz バルジーナ mandible (as in the lower part of the jaw) + buzzard
Heatmor クイタラン Heat + Armor?
Durant アイアント Durable + ant
Deino モノズ Corruption of dino + ein, German for one
Zweilous ジヘッド Zwei, German for 2 + jealous
Hydreigon サザンドラ Hydra + Drei, German for 3 + Dragon
Larvesta メラルバ Larvae/Larva + Vesta, a Roman deity of the hearth/fire?
Volcarona ウルガモス Volcano + corona
Cobalion コバルオン cobalt + ion
Terrakion テラキオン terracotta + ion
Virizion ビリジオン viridian + ion
Tornadus トルネロス tornado + us
Thundurus ボルトロス Corruption of Thunder + us
Reshiram レシラム
Zekrom ゼクロム
Landorus ランドロス Land + orus
Kyurem キュレム


Sawsbuck - SAWS = Summer/Autumn/Winter/Spring

Sabonea_Masukippa
14th January 2011, 1:52 AM
Dang it, I thought I added the season reference thanks Deja Vu :)

R_N
14th January 2011, 1:54 AM
For the lizzards, it's most likely "scraggly"
1. (of a person or animal) Thin and bony.
2. Ragged, thin, or untidy in form or appearance

nikohesus
14th January 2011, 1:56 AM
Guys, the official site...
http://www.pokemonblackwhite.com/en-us/
Bianca and Cheren are the rival's names.
Also, the names from IGN are official, the entire list is most likely official, and we have some awesome names here.

R_N
14th January 2011, 1:57 AM
Bianca is nice, though I kind of really liked Belle. Oh well.

matt0044
14th January 2011, 2:01 AM
Guys, the official site...
http://www.pokemonblackwhite.com/en-us/
Bianca and Cheren are the rival's names.
Also, the names from IGN are official, the entire list is most likely official, and we have some awesome names here.

BOOYAH! Rival names at last! And they rock!

Wallaroo42
14th January 2011, 2:13 AM
We get a rival named Bianca?

Hahaha. I am so amused XD

Also Tynamo is so cute :3 Love that one

And Pignite being used as an actual name is hilarious too... but not for the pokemon it was a fan name for (shelmet even better)

Achernar
14th January 2011, 2:22 AM
Unfezant is such a wacky name

Unfazed + Pheasant?

Joejoe2012
14th January 2011, 2:26 AM
I don't know if anyone has said this but alomamola partial comes from the sun fishes, a fish that resmbles alomamola, scientific name Mola mola.

Nobody's Nerd
14th January 2011, 2:32 AM
@Sabonea_Masukippa

Tympole = Tympanic Membrane (the eardrum) + Tadpole
Haxorus - Looks like 'hack' + 'axe' + a corruption of 'saurus' - If you pronounce it out, it sounds like Hacksaurus.
Axew = Axe + Hew (to strike with an axe)

RitterCat
14th January 2011, 2:32 AM
Yeh with Unfezent ppl have been saying unpleasant and pheasent but going by tranquill, I'm pretty sure it's unfazed and pheasant

Achernar
14th January 2011, 2:38 AM
Yamask i think means:

Yama (buddhist judge of the dead/hindu god of death) + mask

Tyrannotaur
14th January 2011, 2:47 AM
Ok, so I did this last night but you've all figured out most of them, anyway here's my take on the name meanings. It is by know means perfectas I did it in about an hour/hour and a half, but it is what it is.

Victini ビクティニ Victory + Tini
Snivy ツタージャ Snake/Snob + Ivy
Servine ジャノビー Serpent + Vine
Serperior ジャローダ Serpent + Superior
Tepig ポカブ Tepid + Pig
Pignite チャオブー Pig + Ignite
Emboar エンブオー Ember + Boar
Oshawott ミジュマル Corruption of Ocean + water + otter
Dewott フタチマル Dew + Duo + water + otter
Samurott ダイケンキ Samurai + Otter
Patrat ミネズミ Patrol + rat
Watchog ミルホッグ watch + hog
Lillipup ヨーテリー Play on Lilliput? + pup, as in puppy
Herdier ハーデリア Herd + terrier
Stoutland ムーランド Stout + Shetland sheepdog?
Purrloin チョロネコ Purr + Purloin, to steal
Liepard レパルダス Lie + leopard
Pansage ヤナップ Chimpanzee/Pan (genus) + Sage
Simisage ヤナッキー Simian + Sage
Pansear バオップChimpanzee/Pan (genus) + Sear
Simisear バオッキーSimian + Sear
Panpour ヒヤップChimpanzee/Pan (genus) + Pour
Simipour ヒヤッキーSimian + Pour
Munna ムンナ Mu (from the Japanese for dream) + Luna?
Musharna ムシャーナ
Pidove マメパト Pigeon + Dove/Love
Tranquill ハトーボー Tranquil + quill
Unfezant ケンホロウ Unpleasant + feather? + pheasant
Blitzle シママ Blitz (German for lightening) + Little
Zebstrika ゼブライカ Zebra + corruption of Striker
Roggenrola ダンゴロ Corruption of Rock’n’Roll.
Boldore ガントル Bolder + ore
Gigalith ギガイアスGiga + monolith
Woobat コロモリ Woo (as in to woo someone) + bat
Swoobat ココロモリ Swoon + bat
Drilbur モグリュー Drill + bury (play on Wilbur?)
Excadrill ドリューズ Excavate + drill
Audino タブンネ Audio + no. Play on ‘I dunno’.
Timburr ドッコラー Corruption of Timber
Gurdurr ドテッコツ Corruption of Girder
Conkeldurr ローブシン Corruption of concrete + corruption of elder
Tympole オタマロ Corruption of Tempo? + tadpole
Palpitoad ガマガル Palpitation + toad
Seismitoad ガマゲロゲ Seismic + toad
Throh ナゲキ Corruption of Throw
Sawk ダゲキ Corruption of Sock (as in ‘Sock ‘em’)
Sewaddle クルミル Sew + Swaddle
Swadloon クルマユ Swaddle + Cocoon
Leavanny ハハコモリ Leaves + nanny
Venipede フシデ Venomous + centipede
Whirlipede ホイーガ Whirl +centipede
Scolipede ペンドラー scolopendra + centipede
Cottonee モンメン Cotton + ?
Whimsicott エルフーン Whimsical + cotton
Petilil チュリネ Petal + ‘lil, a corruption of little? Or comes from lily?
Lilligant ドレディア Lily + elegant
Basculin バスラオ Bass + masculine
Sandile メグロコ Sand + Crocodile
Krokorok ワルビルCorruption of Croc + ?
Krookodile ワルビアル Corruption of Crook + Crocodile
Darumaka ダルマッカ Same as Japanese Daruma + makka meaning deep red/crimson
Darmanitan ヒヒダルマ Daruma/Darma/Dharma + orang-utan
Maractus マラカッチ Maracas + Cactus
Dwebble イシズマイ Dwell + Pebble
Crustle イワパラス Crust (as in the Earth’s crust) + castle
Scraggy ズルッグ Corruption of Skin? + saggy
Scrafty ズルズキン Corruption of Skin? + crafty
Sigilyph シンボラー Sigil, meaning signature + glyph, meaning a carved character
Yamask デスマス ? + Mask
Cofagrigus デスカーン Coffin + +sarcophagus
Tirtouga プロトーガ Corruption of turtle + touga from Spanish for Turtle
Carracosta アバゴーラ Carrack, as in a type of Spanish ship + costa, meaning rib.
Archen アーケン Corruption of archaeopteryx
Archeops アーケオスCorruption of archaeopteryx
Trubbish ヤブクロン trouble + rubbish
Garbodor ダストダス garbage + odor
Zorua ゾロア Corruption of Zoro (Spanish for Fox)
Zoroark ゾロアーク Zoro + dark
Minccino チラーミイ Mini/Mink + Chino, as in chino cloth?
Cinccino チラッチノ Corruption of Chincilla + chino
Gothita ゴチム Gothic +Lolita
Gothorita ゴチミル Gothic + Lolita
Gothitelle ゴチルゼル Gothic + Mademoiselle
Solosis ユニラン Solo + karykinesis/mitosis
Duosion ダブラン Duo + fusion
Reuniclus ランクルス Reunite + homunculus
Ducklett コアルヒー Duckling + ‘ett’ meaning small, under-developed
Swanna スワンナ
Vanillite バニプッチ Vanilla + lite
Vanillish バニリッチ Vanilla + delish
Vanilluxe バイバニラ Vanilla + deluxe
Deerling シキジカ Deer + ?
Sawsbuck メブキジカ Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring + buck, corruption of Sawbuck?
Emolga エモンガ
Karrablast カブルモCorruptinon of Scarrab + blast
Escavalier シャバルゴ Escargot (French for snail) + cavalier (French for Knight)
Foongus タマゲタケ Corruption of Fungus
Amoonguss モロバレル Corruption of ‘Among Us.’ May also come from ‘moon’ considering its shape.
Frillish プルリル Frill + Jelly Fish
Jellicent ブルンゲル Jelly fish + magnificent
Alomomola ママンボー Mom + Mola (as in Sunfish). A palindrome
Joltik バチュル Jolt + tic
Galvantula デンチュラ Galvanism, meaning electricity + tarantula
Ferroseed テッシード ferro, meaning Iron + seed
Ferrothorn ナットレイ ferro + thorn
Klink ギアル Corruption of Clink
Klang ギギアル Corruption of Clang
Klinklang ギギギアル Corruption of Clink + Clang
Tynamo シビシラス Tiny + Dynamo
Eelektrik シビビール Eel + electric
Eelektross シビルドン Eel + electric + ?
Elgyem リグレー Phonetic spelling of LGM (little green man)
Beheeyem オーベム Phonetic spelling of BEM (bug-eyed Monster)
Litwick ヒトモシ Light + wick
Lampent ランプラー Lamp + Repent
Chandelure シャンデラ Chandelier + Lure
Axew キバゴ Axe + Shrew?
Fraxure オノノンド Fracture + Axe
Haxorus オノノクス Horus? + Axe
Cubchoo クマシュン cub + achoo, as in sneezing
Beartic ツンベアー Bear + arctic
Cryogonal フリージオ cryogenic + hexagonal
Shelmet チョボマキ shell + helmet
Accelgor アギルダー accelerate +rigor/vigor?
Stunfisk マッギョ stun + fish?+
Mienfoo コジョフーCorruption of Ermine + kung-fu
Mienshao コジョンジョ Corruption of Emine + Shaolin Kung-Fu?
Druddigon クリムガン Corruption of ruddy? + Dragon
Golett ゴビット Golem + ett meaning little
Golurk ゴルーグ Golem + lurk
Pawniard コマタナ Pawn (as in chess) + poniard, a type of dagger
Bisharp キリキザン Bishop (as in chess) + sharp
Bouffalant バファロン Buffalo + bouffant, as in the hair style
Rufflet ワシボン ruffle, as in feathers, + eaglet
Braviary ウォーグル Brave + aviary
Vullaby バルチャイ Vulture + baby/lullaby
Mandibuzz バルジーナ mandible (as in the lower part of the jaw) + buzzard
Heatmor クイタラン Heat + Armor?
Durant アイアント Durable + ant
Deino モノズ Corruption of dino + ein, German for one
Zweilous ジヘッド Zwei, German for 2 + jealous
Hydreigon サザンドラ Hydra + Drei, German for 3 + Dragon
Larvesta メラルバ Larvae/Larva + Vesta, a Roman deity of the hearth/fire?
Volcarona ウルガモス Volcano + corona
Cobalion コバルオン cobalt + ion
Terrakion テラキオン terracotta + ion
Virizion ビリジオン viridian + ion
Tornadus トルネロス tornado + us
Thundurus ボルトロス Corruption of Thunder + us
Reshiram レシラム
Zekrom ゼクロム
Landorus ランドロス Land + orus
Kyurem キュレム


Nice list! I noticed a few things..
Purrloin also could be Lion, though that's a stretch.
Drillbur and Excadrill seem to have something to do with Excallibur the sword from the King Arthur story.
Cottonee could be Cotton+Tiny (pronounced Tinee), that's my guess though.
Krokorok is Crocodile+Rock also a reference to a Elton John Song "Crocodile Rock", though I dunno if that was intended.
Crustle could also be Crustacean+Castle.
Sigil - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigil_%28magic%29
Yamask could be Yami+mask http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yami
Carracosta- Carapace is part of a turtles shell. So that could be in there too. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carapace
Deerling- Sapling+deer?
Axew- Axe+Chew?
Haxorus- I saw Hack+Axe+Saurus as in Tyrannosaurus.
The "Three musketeer" trio could also have "Lion" in their names, but that's debatable.

Great job overall though. :)
-;248;

lindsy95
14th January 2011, 2:58 AM
Haha, thought of spyro when I heard Bianca. -flashback-

I like Chandelure x3

Shadow Lucario
14th January 2011, 3:10 AM
I'm naming my Braviary EAGLAR

*CAWWWWWW*

I shall name mine America for obvious reasons.

I think it's funny that Belle's name is changed to Bianca. My freshman's name is Bianca.

Shneak
14th January 2011, 3:25 AM
My opinions on the names:

Cofagrigus - NOOO. WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO YOU?
Drilbur - Fine.
Axew - Uhh. I don't really like it.
Woobat - Lol.
Patrat - I like it.
Gothitelle - I like it a lot.
Reuniclus - No.
Braviary - Not bad.

Shneak
14th January 2011, 3:28 AM
Wait what?

I only saw the ones in IGN. Where's the rest?

Elgnit
14th January 2011, 3:30 AM
Lampent ランプラー Lamp + Repent


I'm thinking it might be lament instead of repent, but I have no knowledge of it's traits or Pokedex entries, so I could be totally off. :P

Wallaroo42
14th January 2011, 3:35 AM
Cofagrigus is a mouthful for sure

I keep trying to say it outload to see how it sounds and I end up tripping over my words :C

Also the same for the sunfish I'm not even gonna try XD

Too many syllables just a bit :C

I prefer shorter, easier to say names XD

Riversong
14th January 2011, 3:36 AM
These are some long names! Cofagrigus...okay? Lol. My little sister's going to have a hell of a name trying to pronounce a lot of these.

Tabunne is cuter than Audino )= Oh well.

Shneak
14th January 2011, 3:40 AM
Klink, Klang, Klinklang

Haxorus.

Dr. Leggs
14th January 2011, 3:44 AM
Ahh, I was reading Conkeldurr as CONK-el-durr, but I guess it's conk-EL-durr as in elder. Sounds pretty funny the other way. XD

Anybody figure out where the emphasis on Cofagrigus is? I've been thinking co-FAH-gri-gus, seems to flow better than CO-fa-gri-gus. I dunno though.

Overall, I really like these names. I doubt Audino comes from Audio and No, seeming as neither of those have any relation to the Pokemon. Coincidence, I think, because the 'I dunno' corruption seems more likely, in the same vein as Wynaut.

Only ones I can really complain about are Throh, Sawk and Unfezant (but I'll get used to them). I'm a big fan otherwise, I like the wide range of inspirations and puns in all these names, specifically;

-Pawniard/Bisharp
-Galvantula
-Lillipup (YES)
-Roggenrola
-Woobat/Swoobat (I like the connection with Zubat)
-Whimsicott
-Krookodile
-SIGILYPH
-Solosis/Duosion/Reuniclus (digging the cell puns)
-Vanillish/Vanillite/Vanilluxe
-Klang/Klinklang
-Elgyem/Beheeyem (another awesome inspiration)
-Litwick/Lampent/Chandelure
-Cryogonal
-Deino/Zweilous (I'm assuming zwei is pronounced as it is in German, 'zvai'?)

Mandibuzz and Heatmor are a little iffy but overall, I'm really happy with the names this time around. Good work, NoA.

R_N
14th January 2011, 3:47 AM
Cof (as in coffin or sarCOPHagus) a gri gus

Dr. Leggs
14th January 2011, 3:50 AM
Yeah, I understand that it comes from those words but COUGH a gri gus sounds so... I dunno, hokey? They switch up the pronunciation with names, sometimes going against the words they come from, so I feel like co-FAH-gri-gus would simply roll off the tongue much nicer. Am I the only one who thinks so?

Sabonea_Masukippa
14th January 2011, 3:51 AM
Overall, I really like these names. I doubt Audino comes from Audio and No, seeming as neither of those have any relation to the Pokemon. Coincidence, I think, because the 'I dunno' corruption seems more likely, in the same vein as Wynaut.

Tabunne was a pun on a phrase meaning 'probably, right?' and also had an audio based pun in there, which I forget. Also its Japanese classification could be taken to mean Hearing/Healing. Its dex entries talk about its amazing hearing abilities.

Shneak
14th January 2011, 3:53 AM
I'm kind of split on the names. Some are good, some are okay, some are terrible, some are hard to pronounce.

Dr. Leggs
14th January 2011, 3:54 AM
Ahh, you're right, S_M. Forgot about that.

Would Crustle be pronounced like crust or castle (i.e. (Cruss-Tull or Cruss-Ull)?

LexSuicune
14th January 2011, 3:57 AM
OMG I LOVE Urgamoth's line names.

Larvesta and Volcarona are amazing.

wearjo
14th January 2011, 4:03 AM
OMG I LOVE Urgamoth's line names.

Larvesta and Volcarona are amazing.

Where r u getting the names from????!!!!!!!!!!

Rentaline99
14th January 2011, 4:05 AM
Where r u getting the names from????!!!!!!!!!!

here, bro
http://bmgf.bulbagarden.net/blog.php?bt=119284

Sabonea_Masukippa
14th January 2011, 4:06 AM
Where r u getting the names from????!!!!!!!!!!

Long story, basically they were posted on Pokejungle yesterday removed and then proven correct by Nintendo Power/the official site update today.

Victini ビクティニ Victory + Tini
Snivy ツタージャ Snake/Snob + Ivy
Servine ジャノビー Serpent + Vine
Serperior ジャローダ Serpent + Surperior
Tepig ポカブ Tepid + Pig
Pignite チャオブー Pig + Ignite
Emboar エンブオー Ember + Boar
Oshawott ミジュマル Corruption of Ocean + water + otter
Dewott フタチマル Dew + Duo + water + otter
Samurott ダイケンキ Samurai + Otter
Patrat ミネズミ Patrol + rat
Watchog ミルホッグ watch + hog
Lillipup ヨーテリー Play on Lilliput? + pup, as in puppy
Herdier ハーデリア Herd + terrier
Stoutland ムーランド Stout + Shetland sheepdog?
Purrloin チョロネコ Purr + Purloin, to steal
Liepard レパルダス Lie + leopard
Pansage ヤナップ Chimpanzee/Pan (genus) + Sage
Simisage ヤナッキー Simian + Sage
Pansear バオップChimpanzee/Pan (genus) + Sear
Simisear バオッキーSimian + Sear
Panpour ヒヤップChimpanzee/Pan (genus) + Pour
Simipour ヒヤッキーSimian + Pour
Munna ムンナ Mu (from the Japanese for dream) + Luna?
Musharna ムシャーナ
Pidove マメパト Pigeon + Dove/Love
Tranquill ハトーボー Tranquil + quill
Unfezant ケンホロウ Unpleasant + feather? + pheasant
Blitzle シママ Blitz (German for lightening) + Little
Zebstrika ゼブライカ Zebra + corruption of Striker
Roggenrola ダンゴロ Corruption of Rock’n’Roll.
Boldore ガントル Bolder + ore
Gigalith ギガイアスGiga + monolith
Woobat コロモリ Woo (as in to woo someone) + bat
Swoobat ココロモリ Swoon + bat
Drilbur モグリュー Drill + bury (play on Wilbur?)
Excadrill ドリューズ Excavate + drill
Audino タブンネ Audio + no. Play on ‘I dunno’.
Timburr ドッコラー Corruption of Timber
Gurdurr ドテッコツ Corruption of Girder
Conkeldurr ローブシン Corruption of concrete + corruption of elder
Tympole オタマロ Corruption of Tempo? + tadpole
Palpitoad ガマガル Palpitation + toad
Seismitoad ガマゲロゲ Seismic + toad
Throh ナゲキ Corruption of Throw
Sawk ダゲキ Corruption of Sock (as in ‘Sock ‘em’)
Sewaddle クルミル Sew + Swaddle
Swadloon クルマユ Swaddle + Cocoon
Leavanny ハハコモリ Leaves + nanny
Venipede フシデ Venomous + centipede
Whirlipede ホイーガ Whirl +centipede
Scolipede ペンドラー scolopendra + centipede
Cottonee モンメン Cotton + ?
Whimsicott エルフーン Whimsical + cotton
Petilil チュリネ Petal + ‘lil, a corruption of little? Or comes from lily?
Lilligant ドレディア Lily + elegant
Basculin バスラオ Bass + masculine
Sandile メグロコ Sand + Crocodile
Krokorok ワルビルCorruption of Croc + ?
Krookodile ワルビアル Corruption of Crook + Crocodile
Darumaka ダルマッカ Same as Japanese Daruma + makka meaning deep red/crimson
Darmanitan ヒヒダルマ Daruma/Darma/Dharma + orang-utan
Maractus マラカッチ Maracas + Cactus
Dwebble イシズマイ Dwell + Pebble
Crustle イワパラス Crust (as in the Earth’s crust) + castle
Scraggy ズルッグ Corruption of Skin? + saggy
Scrafty ズルズキン Corruption of Skin? + crafty
Sigilyph シンボラー Sigil, meaning signature + glyph, meaning a carved character
Yamask デスマス ? + Mask
Cofagrigus デスカーン Coffin + +sarcophagus
Tirtouga プロトーガ Corruption of turtle + touga from Spanish for Turtle
Carracosta アバゴーラ Carrack, as in a type of Spanish ship + costa, meaning rib.
Archen アーケン Corruption of archaeopteryx
Archeops アーケオスCorruption of archaeopteryx
Trubbish ヤブクロン trouble + rubbish
Garbodor ダストダス garbage + odor
Zorua ゾロア Corruption of Zoro (Spanish for Fox)
Zoroark ゾロアーク Zoro + dark
Minccino チラーミイ Mini/Mink + Chino, as in chino cloth?
Cinccino チラッチノ Corruption of Chincilla + chino
Gothita ゴチム Gothic +Lolita
Gothorita ゴチミル Gothic + Lolita
Gothitelle ゴチルゼル Gothic + Mademoiselle
Solosis ユニラン Solo + karykinesis/mitosis
Duosion ダブラン Duo + fusion
Reuniclus ランクルス Reunite + homunculus
Ducklett コアルヒー Duckling + ‘ett’ meaning small, under-developed
Swanna スワンナ
Vanillite バニプッチ Vanilla + lite
Vanillish バニリッチ Vanilla + delish
Vanilluxe バイバニラ Vanilla + deluxe
Deerling シキジカ Deer + ?
Sawsbuck メブキジカ Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring + buck, corruption of Sawbuck?
Emolga エモンガ
Karrablast カブルモCorruptinon of Scarrab + blast
Escavalier シャバルゴ Escargot (French for snail) + cavalier (French for Knight)
Foongus タマゲタケ Corruption of Fungus
Amoonguss モロバレル Corruption of ‘Among Us.’ May also come from ‘moon’ considering its shape.
Frillish プルリル Frill + Jelly Fish
Jellicent ブルンゲル Jelly fish + magnificent
Alomomola ママンボー Mom + Mola (as in Sunfish). A palindrome
Joltik バチュル Jolt + tic
Galvantula デンチュラ Galvanism, meaning electricity + tarantula
Ferroseed テッシード ferro, meaning Iron + seed
Ferrothorn ナットレイ ferro + thorn
Klink ギアル Corruption of Clink
Klang ギギアル Corruption of Clang
Klinklang ギギギアル Corruption of Clink + Clang
Tynamo シビシラス Tiny + Dynamo
Eelektrik シビビール Eel + electric
Eelektross シビルドン Eel + electric + ?
Elgyem リグレー Phonetic spelling of LGM (little green man)
Beheeyem オーベム Phonetic spelling of BEM (bug-eyed Monster)
Litwick ヒトモシ Light + wick
Lampent ランプラー Lamp + Repent
Chandelure シャンデラ Chandelier + Lure
Axew キバゴ Axe + Shrew?
Fraxure オノノンド Fracture + Axe
Haxorus オノノクス Horus? + Axe
Cubchoo クマシュン cub + achoo, as in sneezing
Beartic ツンベアー Bear + arctic
Cryogonal フリージオ cryogenic + hexagonal
Shelmet チョボマキ shell + helmet
Accelgor アギルダー accelerate +rigor/vigor?
Stunfisk マッギョ stun + fish?+
Mienfoo コジョフーCorruption of Ermine + kung-fu
Mienshao コジョンジョ Corruption of Emine + Shaolin Kung-Fu?
Druddigon クリムガン Corruption of ruddy? + Dragon
Golett ゴビット Golem + ett meaning little
Golurk ゴルーグ Golem + lurk
Pawniard コマタナ Pawn (as in chess) + poniard, a type of dagger
Bisharp キリキザン Bishop (as in chess) + sharp
Bouffalant バファロン Buffalo + bouffant, as in the hair style
Rufflet ワシボン ruffle, as in feathers, + eaglet
Braviary ウォーグル Brave + aviary
Vullaby バルチャイ Vulture + baby/lullaby
Mandibuzz バルジーナ mandible (as in the lower part of the jaw) + buzzard
Heatmor クイタラン Heat + Armor?
Durant アイアント Durable + ant
Deino モノズ Corruption of dino + ein, German for one
Zweilous ジヘッド Zwei, German for 2 + jealous
Hydreigon サザンドラ Hydra + Drei, German for 3 + Dragon
Larvesta メラルバ Larvae/Larva + Vesta, a Roman deity of the hearth/fire?
Volcarona ウルガモス Volcano + corona
Cobalion コバルオン cobalt + ion
Terrakion テラキオン terracotta + ion
Virizion ビリジオン viridian + ion
Tornadus トルネロス tornado + us
Thundurus ボルトロス Corruption of Thunder + us
Reshiram レシラム
Zekrom ゼクロム
Landorus ランドロス Land + orus
Kyurem キュレム

LexSuicune
14th January 2011, 4:09 AM
Yamask can come from

Yami = Japanese for Darkness
Mask

as well.

And I do think it's repent too, Lampent supposedly comes for the dying's soul before it dies to take it to the afterlife, those who die will repent for their sins before passing.

Sabonea_Masukippa
14th January 2011, 4:11 AM
Could be lament, could be repent, I didn't bother updating the list since most names have multiples ways of being interpreted.

Mandiness
14th January 2011, 4:18 AM
I'm pretty torn on most of the new names. I'm sure I'll warm up to them over time, but my immediate thought was, "Time to think of some nicknames!"

Mind you...I like Mandibuzz. I think whenever I'm REALLY happy from here on in I'll say I'm having a Mandy-buzz.

darkgamerGS
14th January 2011, 4:18 AM
List I found with English names and pictures is fake. Proof: it's Ononokusu, not Ononokus. 8D

For some reason, everytime I try pronouncing Cofagrigus in my head, I imagine a bear interrupting my trying to pronounce it and mauling me. Dunno why.

And if that list seriously is true, then people got the Pignite evo right (I've been hearing Piglit/Pignite/Pignition.) See, they do use fan names... like Leafeon from waaaaaaay back in gen 1.

Sabonea_Masukippa
14th January 2011, 4:20 AM
List I found with English names and pictures is fake. Proof: it's Ononokusu, not Ononokus. 8D

Ononokus is the official romanization of the Japanese name. No really.

BCVM22
14th January 2011, 4:20 AM
See, they do use fan names.

That Nintendo of America's trained, vetted and paid staff of marketing professionals were able to come up with the same names as a bunch of us random schmoes on the Internet does not in the slightest equate to them "using fan names".

Perapmanta_017
14th January 2011, 4:21 AM
If you go to Pokejungle- the list from Missingno.Master up there too. And I far as the English name list goes- I love all the names !! They've got to be real because some of the names on the list are on the main site. Hopefully Serebii will put Belle and Cheren's english names on the site- cuz their everywhere except this site.

King Shuckle
14th January 2011, 4:23 AM
Wow, I love a good majority of these names. Some of them are totally clever. I am happy that we may never have to see the word "Valjina" on the internet ever again. ;P

darkgamerGS
14th January 2011, 4:25 AM
Ononokus is the official romanization of the Japanese name. No really.

Oh... didn't know that. My bad.


That Nintendo of America's trained, vetted and paid staff of marketing professionals were able to come up with the same names as a bunch of us random schmoes on the Internet does not in the slightest equate to them "using fan names".

That was directed at the people that feel that NoA doesn't acknowledge fan names and use them and the statement was not to be taken seriously.

Atreyu
14th January 2011, 4:31 AM
I'm still going to call Wargle "Wargle".

Sabonea_Masukippa
14th January 2011, 4:31 AM
Oh... didn't know that. My bad.

Wouldn't expect most people to know that, don't worry :)

I am really feeling Serperior, Boldore, Dwebble, Whirlipede, Lilligant, Escavalier, Galvantula and Alomomola at the moment.



I'm still going to call Wargle "Wargle".

Posts like this make me smile. Takes me back to 2008 when everyone swore they'd never call Naetle Turtwig. Memories...

LexSuicune
14th January 2011, 4:32 AM
I just noticed Chaoboo's name is Pignite XD.

Someone somewhere must be finding a way to sue.

Porygandrew
14th January 2011, 4:35 AM
Cofagrigus [deathkan] デスカーン I see as: Coffin/sarcophagus +egregious.

Pokemon Trainer Blue
14th January 2011, 4:36 AM
Axew for Kibago? Could someone please elaborate on this?

Dr. Leggs
14th January 2011, 4:41 AM
Axew for Kibago? Could someone please elaborate on this?

I'm assuming Axe + Chew, given that they're teeth/tusks, but I'm not sure. Maybe hew, as in to grind down/sharpen?

EDIT: Just looked it up, looks like Axe + hew; initial definition for hew is to forcibly strike/chop with a sword or axe. Makes sense to me.

Atreyu
14th January 2011, 4:45 AM
Just to clarify, all the new names have been confirmed?

Pokemon Trainer Blue
14th January 2011, 4:51 AM
I'm assuming Axe + Chew, given that they're teeth/tusks, but I'm not sure. Maybe hew, as in to grind down/sharpen?

EDIT: Just looked it up, looks like Axe + hew; initial definition for hew is to forcibly strike/chop with a sword or axe. Makes sense to me.Sounds like a pretty meh name but whatever. Haxorus ftw!

Chimchar15
14th January 2011, 4:57 AM
I'm naming my Braviary EAGLAR

*CAWWWWWW*

LMFAO!!! This might be the greatest post in history.

Dr. Leggs
14th January 2011, 5:01 AM
After looking at Unfezant's Jp. name origins, it's starting to make more sense. 'Ken-mo-Hororo' (where 'Kenhorou' comes from) means curt or brusque in Japanese, and its Dex descriptions describe how it only warms up to its Trainer, and no one else. So unpleasant + pheasant = Unfezant. Certainly doesn't sound fantastic, but it's good to know it why it makes sense.

Deja Vu
14th January 2011, 5:01 AM
Cofagrigus [deathkan] デスカーン I see as: Coffin/sarcophagus +egregious.

This is a great call. It also rolls off the tongue easier, so I think it was probably the intended pronunciation.

DSDark
14th January 2011, 5:10 AM
Just to clarify, all the new names have been confirmed?

no they haven't, or they would be on the main page of serebii. Just like they were with the DP pokemon. Back in 2007 when joe was revealing names daily the list of gen iv pokemon was revealed and joe had to confirm them. that has not happened this time around.

Dr. Leggs
14th January 2011, 5:12 AM
no they haven't, or they would be on the main page of serebii. Just like they were with the DP pokemon. Back in 2007 when joe was revealing names daily the list of gen iv pokemon was revealed and joe had to confirm them. that has not happened this time around.

Considering the Official Pokemon B/W site has updated with Reuniclus, Gothitelle, Drilbur, Axew, Braviary, Musharna, Patrat and Cofagrigus, I'd say they're most likely confirmed.

DSDark
14th January 2011, 5:18 AM
Considering the Official Pokemon B/W site has updated with Reuniclus, Gothitelle, Drilbur, Axew, Braviary, Musharna, Patrat and Cofagrigus, I'd say they're most likely confirmed.

that's one handful, compared to the whole rest of them. Most of these names are stupid and overly complicated.

BCVM22
14th January 2011, 5:20 AM
Most of these names are stupid and overly complicated.

Very few of them are either.

Dr. Leggs
14th January 2011, 5:27 AM
Precisely. It's pretty unlikely that somebody would have discovered the unreleased batch of English names and then made up ~140 more and put it online just to trick people. They're practically confirmed, buddo.

Which ones are 'overly complicated'? And even if they were, and if they were stupid, that doesn't make them unconfirmed, sir.

Luxrayess
14th January 2011, 5:31 AM
I wasn't really complaining about the difference, I was just saying that kids won't learn about lampreys. What puns can you make up with a lamprey, Lamplight?

I literally laughed aloud when I read that! XD

pokeguru
14th January 2011, 5:53 AM
Desukaan > Cofagrigus (C'MON people! Can't you do better than that?)
Mogurew > Drilbur (Nice. I like it.)
Kibago > Axew (Wonderful name!)
Koromori > Woobat (Couldn't they have named it Swoobat, unless they plan to name its evolved form?)
Minezumi > Patrat (Uhhh... okay)
Gothiruselle > Gothitelle (Good one!)
Ranculus > Reuniclus (Don't know what that means but... oh well.)
Wargle > Braviary (could have kept its Japanese name IMO)
Musharna (I don't see why, but I don't see why not.)
Makomo > Fennel (What sort of name is Fennel to you guys?)
Bel > Bianca (Perfecto!!)
Cheren (He could use a better name than that!)
Black City (Fabulous)
White Forest (Marvelous)

BCVM22
14th January 2011, 6:05 AM
Wait... we have what is basically the full list and people are still doing these insane lists of predictions?

DSDark
14th January 2011, 6:07 AM
all i'm saying is we shouldn't take this as confirmed and real until proved by official source or joe

Rentaline99
14th January 2011, 6:25 AM
all i'm saying is we shouldn't take this as confirmed and real until proved by official source or joe

I'll take these as confirmed. I mean... come on!

Zhanton
14th January 2011, 6:33 AM
all i'm saying is we shouldn't take this as confirmed and real until proved by official source or joe
I know at this very time yesterday I was declaring these names fake, but the fact that we've received ten or so names that are on that list basically proves its credibility, whether you like it or not. It makes little sense for someone to find out the names of ten Pokemon then spend lots of time creating ~130 other names. Of course, you might be thinking that the person who posted the long list first simply got lucky ten times.
Seriously, the names are pretty much confirmed to be real. We're not going to get an official source coming out anytime in the next month saying that every single one of those ~150 names is real, but by using logic we can see that they are most likely real.

IcySealeo
14th January 2011, 6:39 AM
The names of the Klink family not so original, neither in English or Japanese.
Gear -> Klink
Gigear -> Klang
Gigigear -> Klinklang

scythemantis
14th January 2011, 6:39 AM
Karrablast = derived from Carabid beetle. There are many species of Carabid beetle that specialize in preying on snails, having specially-shaped heads for reaching into snail shells.

Zhanton
14th January 2011, 6:53 AM
The names of the Klink family not so original, neither in English or Japanese.
Gear -> Klink
Gigear -> Klang
Gigigear -> Klinklang
Apart from being cute and charming in both languages, Kilng, Klang and Klinklang are onomatopoeia. Pretty original if you ask me.

Luxrayess
14th January 2011, 6:56 AM
Ah, it's time for me to tell my opinions on the new names.

Some of these I like more than others; I'd just like to comment on some more notable ones.

Emboar keeps its Romanized name! Just as I predicted and wanted! Wooooooot!

'Woobat' and 'Swoobat' are winners. Not that it references Zubat, but it uses Woo and Swoon to reference thier 'romantic' aspects.

Wilbur the Drilbur anyone? :)

Haxorus is another fave. I could see another internet meme arise from this guy. "Hax! Hax! Haxing Haxorus!!!111!111!!!!! >:O"

I laughed when I read 'Palpitoad'. I could make a few medical jokes with this guy.

Whimsicott is such a cute name!

Sawsbuck sounds quite handsome. :)

Pawnizard... what the heck? Reminds me too much of 'pwning'.

Bisharp... the should've used my fan name: 'Stemplarel'! T_T I so wanted a Templar reference in there.

Hydreigon - another winner. It's too bad I didn't study German to appreciate the counting gag in there...

Volcanora is simply beautiful.

Exodd
14th January 2011, 6:59 AM
So that list of names was pretty much confirmed?

Some of the names like Stoutland, Litwick, and Larvesta fit the Pokemon really well. Some seem really creative like Pawniard and Beeheeyem. Mandibuzz doesn't seem very fitting, though, and Roggenrola? Seriously? Didn't expect Shelmet to be used, but good thing that wasn't the name for Daikenki. Haxorus will probably become popular for puns now.

Zhanton
14th January 2011, 7:00 AM
Pawnizard... what the heck? Reminds me too much of 'pwning'.
Btw, it's Pawniard. After all, it's not a lizard or anything. I like that line's names, the way they reference pawn and bishop.

Cubchoo is one of the most adorable names in the world <3
Trubbish is cute too, and I LOVE Dwebble! But Elgyem? Riguree was an adorable name =/

RogueScythe
14th January 2011, 7:08 AM
Reuniclus ランクルス Reunite + homunculus
Chandelure シャンデラ Chandelier + Lure

Have to disagree with these.

Considering the cell theme of the series Reuniclus is more likely Reunite + Nucleus. Though I won't deny that homonculus comes to mind every time I say it (from watching too much FMA).

Also, considering the species description of Chandelure as the Temptation Pokemon, though lure does fit allure is more appropriate considering the enunciation of the name.

TsukiMirage
14th January 2011, 7:19 AM
The names sound quite good, Though some could be better. Anyhow, I'm really loving Galvantula.

XXD17
14th January 2011, 7:32 AM
So that list of names was pretty much confirmed?

Some of the names like Stoutland, Litwick, and Larvesta fit the Pokemon really well. Some seem really creative like Pawniard and Beeheeyem. Mandibuzz doesn't seem very fitting, though, and Roggenrola? Seriously? Didn't expect Shelmet to be used, but good thing that wasn't the name for Daikenki. Haxorus will probably become popular for puns now.

I believe Mandibuzz is a portmanteau of Mandible, the bone worn around Vulchina's waist, and buzzard, a term often used to refer to vultures in America...The buzzard term may be a bit out there because Buzzards are actually hawks and refer to a genus of hawks in Europe...the term was adopted by American settlers in the southwest to refer to vultures...only an American would quickly associate buzzard and vulture I guess...

I like most of the names especially Bearctic, Haxorus, and Hydreigon...I don't really like Scraggy or Scrafty though...they seem a little too simple ...

redchesus
14th January 2011, 7:45 AM
Ok, so I did this last night but you've all figured out most of them, anyway here's my take on the name meanings. It is by know means perfectas I did it in about an hour/hour and a half, but it is what it is.

I think I agree with you on most of them, just a few I think differently:

Tympole オタマロ Tympanum (external auditory structure in animals, also as in your eardrum - the tympanic membrane) + tadpole

Carracosta アバゴーラ Carapace (considering its Japanese name also references a shell and its fossil is the Lid Fossil I think carapace makes more sense than Carrack) + costa

Trubbish ヤブクロン why not just trash + rubbish

Gothorita ゴチミル Gothic + Senorita

Reuniclus ランクルス Reunite + nucleus (since the rest of the line references cell division)

Karrablast カブルモ Carabidae (someone mentioned) + blast

Litwick ヒトモシ lit (specifically the past participle of 'to light') + wick

Haxorus オノノクス Hack + Axe + generic ending

Heatmor クイタラン Heat + "eat more" or 'eat' and 'armor'... well it is an anteater

Zhanton
14th January 2011, 7:46 AM
Speaking of Bearctic, how do you think it would be pronounces? Bare-ctic (like bear), Barc-tic (like Arctic), or Bee-arctic? Any guesses?

XXD17
14th January 2011, 7:49 AM
Speaking of Bearctic, how do you think it would be pronounces? Bare-ctic (like bear), Barc-tic (like Arctic), or Bee-arctic? Any guesses?

I believe it would be BARE-ARC-TIC...the single syllable in bear will lend itself to the first syllable in arctic creating a 3 syllable word in the process

'Ello
14th January 2011, 7:51 AM
Most of the names are great! (Very Creative!) I just don't like Zuruzukin's English name all the rest are pretty epic :)

Zhanton
14th January 2011, 7:59 AM
I like the name Sawsbuck as well. The SAWS (Summer, Autumn, Winter, Summer) is really creative.

Ophie
14th January 2011, 8:16 AM
Pronunciations:

Reuniclus: ree-YOU-ni-clus
Cofagrigus: cough-AG-gri-gus
Braviary: BRAY-vee-air-ee

If the list has the actual names:
Sigilyph: SI-jill-if
Alomomola: AL-o-mo-MO-la
Elgyem: EL-ji-EM (LGM, "little green man")
Beheeyem: BEE-hee-EM (BEM, "bug-eyed monster")

From what I can see, Reuiniclus's name is a portmanteau of "reunite" or "reunion" and "nucleus."


So, he could have choosen Tabunne as his "favourite" Pokémon to attract the ladies?

Oh well, it doesn't really matters.

No, the ideal man being a sensitive and protective guardian is so prevalent and ingrained in Japanese culture that a lot of men will just naturally gravitate towards the cute and cuddly. It's what they grew up seeing (largely through post-WWII propaganda, but also through a lot of anime with those effeminate men), and it affects them psychologically.

The inverse is the ideal man in America being a savior rather than a guardian. Boys in America grow up with role models like G.I. Joe, Batman, Master Chief, and (before he jumped ship) Hulk Hogan, musclebound hunks who beat up their adversaries and get women from it. As a result, you have a lot of boys who want to do bodybuilding or fight, and you also have girls going for that.


My theory is that the site masters have joined forces to rid the names until they can reveal them themselves.
I think Serebii mad. u mad, bro?

Now I'm pretty positive that this is the case.

The legal threat from Nintendo is pretty real. If these names are authentic, I'm sure Nintendo has already found the exact individual who posted them up and has blacklisted him or her, and if working for Nintendo, fired this person. People who work at a company that makes creative works (be they movies, video games, even radio dramas) must sign a confidentiality agreement; breaking it has very severe consequences.

No one should just leave the confidential information lying about. Imagine if details about the Wii's motion controls were leaked early...Sony and Microsoft would be up developing motion controls immediately, and the Wii would lose its competitive edge. Nintendo, and all other studios making mass media, live and die by keeping their works secret until it's time.


I still can't my head around the name Tranquil...

I've played Dragon Age: Origins.....and in that Tranquil is a name for people who have no emotion or any sort of desire to do anything for themselves....I'm not going to be able to look at that pokemon the same way again if this is true. :(


It let's me think of the word "tranquilizer". But was has tranquilizers have to do with birds? Does it's sings to calm people......uhhh......well, bird songs/chirps are calming, I think.

The word "tranquil" refers to peaceful quietness and calmness. For instance, the Sea of Tranquility on the Moon.


And now, Bulbapedia is in denial about the legitimacy of the names, even the ones re-confirmed by ING! Honestly, I shouldn't be surprised, they thought Pansage, Pansear, and Panpour could've been nicknames, even though they were on the frickin' game box!

Bulbapedia wants to be taken seriously, so it doesn't put up any new information until it can make absolutely certain that it's true.


Hypno's japanese name: Sleeper

Yes, some are so extremely unoriginal that you just have to laugh

Drowzee's Japanese name is even less original: It's just plain "Sleep."

Some other Generation 1 and 2 names for the rest of you out there:
Vaporeon: Showers
Jolteon: Thunders
Flareon: Booster
Zapdos: Thunder (not to be confused with Thunders)
Moltres: Fire
Gastly: Ghos
Haunter: Ghost
Aerodactyl: Ptera
Scyther: Strike
Seel: Powwow
Magnemite: Coil
Megneton: Rare Coil
Unown: Unknown (that's what it was known as until the English name came along)
Abra: Casey
Sandshrew: Sand
Sandslash: Sand Pan
Clefable: Pixie
Umbreon: Blackie
Blissey: Happy Nurse
Hoothoot: Hoho (not to be confused with Ho-oh, whose Japanese name is Hohou)
Snubbull: Blue


Galvantula Denchura-I know "Tarantula" most likely but what else? Sounds interesting.
Cofagrigus Desukan-"Sarcophagus" obviously, not sure what else. Not sure how it's pronounce but hopefully a certain word doesn't get pronounced by it. Seems interesting.

"Galvantula" is a portmanteau of "galvanize" and "tarantula." It means to excite something with a shock. Or it could be named after Luigi Galvani (it's coincidential), who created the first reliable battery. "Galvanize" also means to coat iron or steel with a layer of zinc by putting the iron or steel in electrically charged water, but I don't think this has anything to do with it.

As for Cofagrigus, I think the second syllable will be pronounced. But we have words like "phagocyte," which is used all the time (in medical fields, at least), and the only people to giggle at that will be middle schoolers hearing it for the first time in health class. I don't think Nintendo has anything to worry about here.

Corroded Arceus
14th January 2011, 8:23 AM
I'm gonna reckon that these are real. Some of them are a bit hard to pronouce (Cofagrigus took a few tries - I've been pronouncing it Koff-aag-grig-us), But I'm glad they're not dismally obvious like "Leafeon". I like names that take a while to work out.

My favourites so far are Galvantula, which made my inner chemistry nerd giggle (Geddit, Galvanic + Tarantula?) and Sawk, because it sounds like "Rawk".

I find some of the names pretty lulzy. Haxorus reminds me of "Hax R' US" and Pawniard reminds me of "Pwnizard" (A Charizard that pwns). And "Alomomola" reminds me of Alohomora from Harry Potter.

XXD17
14th January 2011, 8:58 AM
Quick question...does anyone have an idea on why Alomomola is a palindrome ?

murkrowrob
14th January 2011, 8:59 AM
Lol, I think I'm going to nickname half of my team after the japanese names :P Cofagrigus, I understand it, I just dislike it with passion. Reuniclus I can hardly pronounce teh first part and I just really like Warubiaru as opposed to Krookadile.

Now for teh ones I like opr more that I may not like. I'm fickle:
Rufflet - it's quite a cute name for the little bird :P
Haxorus - It's like 'Hax r' us' except Ononokusu is hardly a hax pokemon. I might nickname a togekiss after this though
Crustle - pure randomness
Scraggy and Scrafty - I can see the chav reference more now...
Whimsicott - It's even more rediculous but, then again having something with a rediculous name destroying your pokemon is always funny :P
Volcarona - :D Like it
Deino, Zweilous and Hydreigon - Liking teh german reference that reminds me of the spanih ones in teh original legendary trio :)
Roggenrola - just say it out loud and love it

Ortega
14th January 2011, 9:00 AM
As for Cofagrigus, I think the second syllable will be pronounced. But we have words like "phagocyte," which is used all the time (in medical fields, at least), and the only people to giggle at that will be middle schoolers hearing it for the first time in health class. I don't think Nintendo has anything to worry about here.
REALLY?
You DO realize that the majority of Pokemon fans and haters are elementary and middle school kids, right? And that middle school kids are probably the most immature and homophobic population on the planet? Give them anything they can make into a gay slur and they'll run with it, much less another reason to call Pokemon "gay" as they desperately grasp at straws to make themselves seem more heterosexual around their peers.

So yes, certain kids are going to have a field day with Cofagrigus. Lots of them.

Deja Vu
14th January 2011, 9:30 AM
Speaking of Bearctic, how do you think it would be pronounces? Bare-ctic (like bear), Barc-tic (like Arctic), or Bee-arctic? Any guesses?

Is it Bearctic? I thought it was Beartic.

streetlightdsb
14th January 2011, 10:12 AM
I withdraw my previous statement denouncing them as probably fake, lol. And I've seen the whole list, and there is a fair mix of long and short names so that point was null.

Really like Deino, Zweilous and Hydreigon, those are clever. And Braviary is one of the best english names I've seen.

EDIT: Galvantula is also awesome.

BCVM22
14th January 2011, 10:14 AM
does anyone have an idea on why Alomomola is a palindrome ?

Because it's spelled the same backwards and forwards.

... (http://instantrimshot.com/classic/?sound=rimshot)

... (http://instantcrickets.com/)

I'll be here all week.

XXD17
14th January 2011, 10:55 AM
Because it's spelled the same backwards and forwards.

... (http://instantrimshot.com/classic/?sound=rimshot)

... (http://instantcrickets.com/)

I'll be here all week.

You sir are a bore -_- ...In order to prevent further miscommunication (both intentional and unintentional) I'll elaborate...I meant why it's name is portrayed as a palindrome...there has to be a reason for it...for instance, girafarig's name is a palindrome to imply that it has two heads therefore it can begin at either and end at either and it will be more or less the same...so why was mamanbou given a palindromic English name ?

Lorde
14th January 2011, 11:16 AM
I know what a palindrome is -_- I meant why it's name is portrayed as a palindrome...there has to be a reason for it...for instance, girafarig's name is a palindrome to imply that it has two heads therefore it can begin at either and end at either and it will be more or less the same...so why was mamanbou given a palindromic English name ?

I may be wrong, but it might have something to do with its shape. I mean, just look at it, it's pretty much symmetrical.

Bardische
14th January 2011, 11:25 AM
OMG. Time for some opinions :D

Braviary is probably the only one that rolls off my tongue quite nicely. Brave + Aviary is such an awesome combination.

Woobat makes me think of woobie. And you want to hug it. Exceptionally cute in so many ways. But, it painfully sounds similar to Zubat. Geez. Oh well.

Drilbur is cute. K.

Cofagrigus was so overkill, but such a smart thing to come up with. *thumbs up*

Gothitelle would have been better as Gothiselle. Make it sound more elegant, in a sense.

Axew sounds like "achoo" and funnily enough, that's what Iris's Kibago does when using Dragon Rage :D

Reuniclus is a tongue twist of unhappy turns. Ranculus would have stuck better. Oh well. Nicknaming FTW.

Oh well, quite happy. At least, damn, these sound more carefully thought of than StarYOU, StarME, Mr. Mime, lolz.

Markisious
14th January 2011, 11:57 AM
I find the new names very creative and fresh...

I don't understand why people are upset about Cofagrigus ...It's such a fitting name and you pronounce it the same you read it .

My favorites are the French references , Escavalier and Chandelure ! There are so elegant names !

Carracosta sounds funny if oyu are greek , because carra is a prefix you use to say ''very much'' and costa is a common name here...!

RitterCat
14th January 2011, 12:03 PM
Chandelure has no French references. It comes from chandelier and lure, both English words that, although they could have French origins or be similarmto French words, they are not chosen as a French refence. Escavalier is though lol

Zhanton
14th January 2011, 12:09 PM
I don't understand why people are upset about Cofagrigus ...It's such a fitting name and you pronounce it the same you read it
Apparently some people are upset or shocked at the third fourth the fifth letters of Cofagrigus. Also because it looks like such a muddled up name and looks daunting to pronounce.

Lorde
14th January 2011, 12:30 PM
Apparently some people are upset or shocked at the third fourth the fifth letters of Cofagrigus. Also because it looks like such a muddled up name and looks daunting to pronounce.

Huh, I hadn't even noticed that first part before. I saw the English name for Desukan on the main B/W site and my first reaction to it was "FFFFUUUU-, how am I supposed to pronounce that monster?!". Now though, I figure that it's easier than it seems. I've been pronouncing it Co-fa-gri-gus all day in my head. I hope that's right, but even if it isn't: it doesn't really matter. It isn't like I normally go around speaking aloud about Pokemon, so I supposed that the pronunciation is a moot point.

Yanappu
14th January 2011, 12:41 PM
I don't understand why people are upset about Cofagrigus ...It's such a fitting name and you pronounce it the same you read it

I'd like to go for the record:

1. I am gay.
2. I think everyone who is the least bit insulted by the name Cofagirgus is an oversensitive douchebag who just want attention while complaining. They know that f-g being in the name is just a coincidence and has no meaning.
3. I actually like the name better because it has f-g in the name. :P Not only is that completely awesome, I find it funny how Nintendo didn't think people would cry over something so small as that.

Rakurai
14th January 2011, 1:05 PM
Of all the English names, the ones given to the Monozu line are my favorite by far.

I always like names with meanings that are more obscure, and this gen is loaded with them.

Lorde
14th January 2011, 1:26 PM
I withdraw my previous statement denouncing them as probably fake, lol. And I've seen the whole list, and there is a fair mix of long and short names so that point was null.

Really like Deino, Zweilous and Hydreigon, those are clever. And Braviary is one of the best english names I've seen.

I was trying to be careful when it came to the leaked names since they could have very well been fakes, but it looks like they aren't. It's funny how everything Pokemon-related that seems to be fake, actually turns out to be real, at least it seems like that to me. So yeah, I suppose that I also withdraw my previous statement. And I'm liking the English names for Monozu and its evolved forms too. I thought that they'd go with something obvious but they went with something different. Hmm, I'm surprised that so many of the English names appeal to me, actually.

Pokemon Trainer Blue
14th January 2011, 2:00 PM
This Generation has quite a few pokemon that have bames that aren't blatantly obvious puns. Note I didnt say EVERY.

Vanilluxe = lawlz
Hoxorus = I can already see the hax jokes
Emolga = What the heck

SmartD
14th January 2011, 2:38 PM
The new names are interesting, although some of them are hard to pronouce (Reuniclus, Cofagrigus). I like Wargle more than Braviary, but I can get used to it.

gliscor&yanmega
14th January 2011, 3:10 PM
Personal opinion on all the names(Have to split it into two parts though):

494 Victini Victini-It stayed the same and I'm fine with them. Not a shocked that it stayed the same since most Legendary do keep their Japanese name.

495 Snivy Tsutarja-It makes sense and sounds nice.

496 Servine Janobii-Sounds nice. Easy to figure out why it is what it is.

497 Serperior Jaroda-Although nice one and easy to understand.

498 Tepig Pokabu-It sounds nice although if it wasn't for someone pointing it out I would have never understood why it was called this(Besides "Pig" being in it's name).

499 Pignite Chaobuu-Unlike Tepig, this one I understand right away. It's well suited and sounds nice.

500 Emboar Emboar-I think most people are glad it kept it's name, as am I since it's perfect.

501 Oshawott Mijumaru-I'm still not sure what it's name is suppose to be about but it sounds nice nonetheless. "Ott" obviously is suppose to be for "Otter".

502 Dewott Futachimaru-"Dew" and "Otter" I guess is for it, which I suppose makes sense since dew deals with water. Although this name I'm not crazy about, not hating it though.

503 Samurott Daikenki-Awesome just awesome. Nothing else needs to be said.

504 Patrat Minezumi-If I didn't know any better I think they are trying to convince us to pet Rats...I'm not one to disobey subliminal messages so...*Pets a Rat*. What is Patrat suppose to be though, I didn't see it ever as a Rat so why have that in there? I like it regardless.

505 Watchog Miruhoggu-Add a "d" and you have yourself "Watchdog", I wonder if Watchog has any good watches like Watchdogs do...the names is nice.

506 Lillipup Yooterii-It's nice.

507 Herdier Haderia-Don't get it. Not really crazy for it either.

508 Stoutland Muurando-Don't get it. Not crazy for it either.

509 Purrloin Choroneko-I like it, but "Loin" makes no sense.

510 Liepard Leperasudu-Good name.

511 Pansage Yanappu-Mmm Pansage *Drools*.

512 Simisage Yanakki-Mmm Simisage *Drools*.

513 Pansear Boappu-Mmm Pansear *Drools*.

514 Simisear Baokki-Mmm Simisear *Drools*.

515 Panpour Hiyappu-Mmm Panpour *Drools*.

516 Simipour Hiyakki-Mmm Simipour-GET OUT OF HERE HOMER!!! Doh!! But yah, all those names are nice.

517 Munna Munna-Good that it kept it's name.

518 Musharna Musharna-Again good.

519 Pidove Mamepato-I never knew Doves were Pigeons in-disguise. It's a nice name.

520 Tranquill Hatoopoo-Don't get it, but it sounds nice.

521 Unfezant Kenhorou-Don't get it, but it sounds awesome.

522 Blitzle Shimama-Cool.

523 Zebstrika Zeburaika-Nice.

524 Roggenrola Dangoro-...I don't know and I don't care to know it's just...AWESOME!!!

525 Boldore Gantoru-I see what you did there.

526 Gigalith Gigaiasu-So cool!!!

527 Woobat Koromori-Well I see the woo in it but where did they get Bat from...

528 Swoobat Kokoromori-It's so awesome that the woo just need an "S" in front of it.

529 Drilbur Mogurew-Don't understand the "Bur" but the "Dril" is obvious. Nice.

530 Excadrill Doryuzu-Where is the Mole in it...at less drill is still there. Nice.

531 Audino Tabunne-...Should have just called it "Eviluglymistake"...I got my eye on you Tabunne-I mean Audino-I mean Eviluglymistake...(Note: I don't like Audino overall since it creeps me out...which is a first. But deep down I have nothing against it and this was solely for joke purposes...which has bee ruined by this message, heh).

532 Timburr Dokkora-I can just imagine little kids playing in a forest going "TIMBURR" then everyone runs around thinking a tree is falling down.

533 Gurdurr Dotekkotsu-Durr...Gur...Gurdurr sounds interesting.

534 Conkeldurr Roopushin-Durr...Conkel...just isn't the same. Nice.

535 Tympole Otamaru-Why are they timing a pole...oh wait. Nice.

536 Palpitoad Gamagaru-This Toad is my Pal and his name is Pi. Nice.

537 Seismitoad Gamageroge-See is my Toad.

538 Throh Nageki-I thought it was going to be called Bert.

539 Sawk Dageki-I thought it was going to be called Ernie.

540 Sewaddle Kurumiru-Waddle waddle. That's Sewaddleish for "Cool, cool".

541 Swadloon Kurumayu-Loon? Since when were Bugs Birds...whenever it happened it sure made this thing awesomer...so awesomer that it makes me use not real words and makes me use the bad grammar.

542 Leavanny Hahakurimo-Sounds beautiful...nah...it's nice though.

543 Venipede Futsude-Awesome name for an awesome Pokemon.

544 Whirlipede Hoiiga-Look above and you will know.

545 Scolipede Pendoraa-Look above and you will know.

546 Cottonee Monmen-I wonder if it's good with cleaning out ears, hmm. It's good.

547 Whimsicott Erufuun-Not sure of it.

548 Petilil Churine-Nice.

549 Lilligant Doreida-Nice.

550 Basculin Basurao-I wonder if "Masculine" is suppose to be part of it since that's the first thing that came to mind. Sounds nice.

551 Sandile Meguroko-Cute name for cute Pokemon.

552 Krokorok Warubiru-Don't mess with this Crock, oops I mean "Krock".

553 Krookodile Warubiaru-People making fun of it's nose has made it leave a life of crime, not it's a crook...or should I say..."Krook"? No?...Well too bad I've already said it.

554 Darumaka Darumakka-English name makers: Hey let's just remove a "k", no one will know. Everyone: What the...why remove a "k"?...It's good that it kept it's name...excluding the missing "k".

555 Darmanitan Hihidaruma-It's so manly that it has "Man" in him.

556 Maractus Marakacchi-Oh yah shake what you momma gave you...what? Don't Maractus get their Maracas from their mothers or something? No...oh...oh well.

557 Dwebble Ishizumai-Pebbles are pretty cool, so is this one.

558 Crustle Iwaparesu-Just call it "Mr. Krabs", would have been awesome, but this is still awesome.

559 Scraggy Zuruggu-Not sure what this is about but it sounds interesting.

560 Scrafty Zuruzukin-Crafty? After that Scarggy's name makes a little more sense when looking it up.

561 Sigilyph Shinpora-Odd name for and odd Pokemon...also it's awesome.

562 Yamask Desumasu-In the dub of the anime it'll be saying "Ya ya" all the time. I must prepare for some good laughs.

563 Cofagrigus Desukan-Awesome.

564 Tirtouga Purotooga-Sounds interesting.

565 Carracosta Abagoora-Interesting.

566 Archen Aaken-Interesting.

567 Archeops Aakeosu-Interesting.

568 Trubbish Yabakuron-Who would have thought such a cute name would be given to such a cute Pokemon...that's right a bag of garbage is cute.

569 Garbodor Dasutodasu-Exploded bag of garbage on the other hand...it's just awesome.

570 Zorua Zorua-Perfect.

571 Zoroark Zoroark-Perfect.

572 Minccino Chillarmy-It's nice.

573 Cinccino Chirachiino-Replacing one letter makes a big difference...not in this case, it's still nice.

574 Gothita Gochimu-It's nice.

575 Gothorita Gochimiru-Nice.

576 Gothitelle Gochiruzeru-Nice.

577 Solosis Yuniran-Nice.

578 Duosion Daburan-Nice.

579 Reuniclus Rankurusu-Nice.

580 Ducklett Koaruhii-Awesome.

581 Swanna Swanna-Awesome.

582 Vanillite Banipucchi-Sounds...yummy...Where's Homer?

583 Vanillish Baniricchi-Mmm Vanillish *Drools*

584 Vanilluxe Baibanira-Mmm Vanilluxe *Drools*...Ok now leave. Doh!

585 Deerling Shikijika-That has to be the worse letter I've ever read...my name isn't even Ling...

586 Sawsbuck Mebukijika-You saw and Sbuck...where?

587 Emolga Emonga-Not much of a change, which is good since I liked the Japanese name.

Chimchar15
14th January 2011, 3:22 PM
I just figured out what a palindrome meant. Anyways love the new names.

Xweek
14th January 2011, 3:24 PM
Looking at the list again makes me think that Gothita comes from Gothic and Lolita as opposed to Gothic and Senorita.

SasakiThePikachu
14th January 2011, 3:34 PM
I wish Serebii would update soon and tell us whether the entire reading list of new names if fake or real. I refuse to sit there memorising over 100 new names only to find out they're a really mean fan joke >___>

until then...witholding judgement.

I was, however, just thinking. Woobat makes sense - woo+bat, but what about Zubat? Where does the 'zu' come from?! And also Golbat? Crobat is a play on acrobat, sure, but if there's a pun in those first two names, i don't see it...

Everytime someone says 'Axew' I get the urge to say 'bless you' xD

Dracoste
14th January 2011, 3:43 PM
No, the ideal man being a sensitive and protective guardian is so prevalent and ingrained in Japanese culture that a lot of men will just naturally gravitate towards the cute and cuddly. It's what they grew up seeing (largely through post-WWII propaganda, but also through a lot of anime with those effeminate men), and it affects them psychologically.

I was just joking there with the "I choose a cute Pokémon to attract ladies." thing, I do respect an other countrys cultures. Well at least I learned more about Japan and America today^_^.

There isn't really a name that I have trouble with(for now), we all get used to them evantually.(I do still have to lol about "Liepard" and "Drilbur")

I just read those comments on that IGN website, it's funny to see people going "WTF" about pokémon that we already know the excistence for like a half year, while they saw it for the first time:D.

Is it just me, or is giving GF more and more events that has to do with the Animé.


I was, however, just thinking. Woobat makes sense - woo+bat, but what about Zubat? Where does the 'zu' come from?! And also Golbat? Crobat is a play on acrobat, sure, but if there's a pun in those first two names, i don't see it...

Zubat may be a pun on a combination of the word bat and ずばっと zubatto, which is when an edged tool forcefully pierces something (possibly referring to its fangs or the sound a bat makes).

Golbat's name is possibly derived from the words gold and bat. It might be a shortening of golden-capped fruit bat, the second largest bat species in existence. However, it may also be derived from the words ghoul and bat

RogueScythe
14th January 2011, 3:49 PM
Actually after thinking about it a bit I'm pretty sure at this point that none of the enunciations of Cofagrigus we've come up with so far are correct but I have found one. Because the English language works as it does it's simply doesn't work to put emphasis on the 1st, 3rd or 4th syllable in the name so it needs to be put on the second. However, if we pronounce it "kuh-FAH-gri-gus" it removes the emphasis on the offending word entirely and retains it's flow.

gliscor&yanmega
14th January 2011, 3:53 PM
Part 2:
Personal opinion on the rest of the names:



588 Karrablast Kapurumo-Sounds like it would be a blast.

589 Escavalier Shubarugo-I think I heard of something similar to this in Harry Potter or something, hmm. Sounds Awesome though.

590 Foongus Tamagetake-Awesome.

591 Amoonguss Morobareru-A moon guss...what is a moon guss?

592 Frillish Pururiru-Awesome.

593 Jellicent Burunkeru-Awesome.

594 Alomomola Mamanbou-It's fun trying to say it.

595 Joltik Bachuru-It sends a jolt down my spine...a jolt of awesomeness.

596 Galvantula Denchura-Sometimes true awesomeness means never fully understanding, this is a perfect example.

597 Ferroseed Tesshiido-"Seed" I get but "Ferro"? *Looks it up* Oh a "Ferro" Yah I totally knew what that meant-ok no no I didn't. Makes perfect sense now though.

598 Ferrothorn Nattorei-"Thorn" I get but "Ferro"? *Looks it up* Oh a "Ferro" Yah I totally knew what that meant-ok no no I didn't. Makes perfect sense now though...Wow Deja vu.

599 Klink Gear-What was wrong with "Gear"? What is "Klink" suppose to represent? The sound of two Gear rubbing each other? It's nice but I liked "Gear" better.

600 Klang Gigear-More Gears rubbing each other? Nice but I liked "Gigear" better.

601 Klinklang Gigigear-Gears sure like to rub one another. Nice but I liked "Gigigear" better.

602 Tynamo Shibishirasu-I like it but I don't get it.

603 Eelektrik Shibibiiru-It's nice.

604 Eelektross Shibirudon-Nice.

605 Elgyem Riguree-Don't get it, it's pretty weird, doesn't seem to even be a language from Earth...it's perfect!!! Awesome name for an awesome Pokemon.

606 Beheeyem Oobemu-Look above, see the stars? Well that's not what I want you to look at, so look down a little more...a little more...a little more...ok now that was too much look up a little...that's right...STOP!!! You see? No?...Just look at Elgyem...

607 Litwick Hitomoshi-Awesome.

608 Lampent Ranpuraa-Awesome.

609 Chandelure Shanderaa-Aweso-erarghbasfkdfa...sorry awesome overload. Awesome.

610 Axew Kibago-Ax...ew. It's awesome.

611 Fraxure Onondo-Sounds nice, it really-wait what the-*Forgets Fraxure and looks at Haxorus*.

612 Haxorus Ononokus-HAX!!! Or...us, hmm...I'll go with Hax thank you very much. Awesome.

613 Cubchoo Kumashun-Don't sneeze on me...well your cute so I guess I can let it slide. Plus you have such a cute name.

614 Beartic Tsunbeaa-This name is nICE...leave my poor jokes alone.

615 Cryogonal Furiijio-Don't cry...you have a nice name.

616 Shelmet Chobomaki-I don't get it...I REALLY get it.

617 Accelgor Agirudaa-Nice.

618 Stunfisk Maggyo-I think of Stunk over Stun...awesome either way.

619 Mienfoo Kojofuu-Nice.

620 Mienshao Kojondo-Nice.

621 Druddigon Kurimugan-Dr. Udd Igon is in the building...sounds alright. Not crazy for it.

622 Golett Gobitto-Go let t what?

623 Golurk Goruggo-Go lurk? Alright where?

624 Pawniard Komatana-Pawn Iard, but...that's my favorite thing, I can't pawn it.

625 Bisharp Kirikizan-Why are we saying bye to Sharp, I don't want Sharp to leave *Cries*.

626 Bouffalant Baffuron-It's alright but I'm not crazy for it.

627 Rufflet Washibon-Not crazy for it.

628 Braviary Wargle-It's nice.

629 Vullaby Baruchai-Nice.

630 Mandibuzz Barujiina-Man die, there is a buzz that Mandibuzz is responsible.

631 Heatmor Kuitaran-Me: Heatmor...you have a problem. You're addicted to Heat. Heatmor: Heatmor...Heatmor...HEATMOR!!! Me: No...no...NO!!!! *Heatmor sucks my body heat up*.

632 Durant Aianto-...English name maker: What should we call Aianto? Some guy walking by: Dur Ant. English name maker: Durant is awesome!!! Me: ..."English name maker: What should we call Aianto? Some guy walking by: Dur Ant. English name maker: Durant is awesome!!! Me: ...English name maker: What should we call Aianto? Some guy walking by: Dur Ant. English name maker: Durant is awesome!!! *Goes on forever*.

633 Deino Monozu-Kind of looks like "Die Ino", don't hate on Ino.

634 Zweilous Jiheddo-I guess Zweilous took up religion and is now religious.

635 Hydreigon Sazando-Hydreigon: Hi *Drys clothes* *Is gone*. Me: ...What was that about?

636 Larvesta Meraruba-Awesome.

637 Volcarona Urugamosu-Makes me erupt with joy.

638 Cobalion Kobaruon-It's nice. Not crazy for it.

639 Terrakion Terakion-Nice, not crazy for it.

640 Virizion Birijion-Nice, not crazy for it.

641 Tornadus Torunerosu-Nice.

642 Thundurus Borutorosu-Nice.

643 Reshiram Reshiram-Awesome.

644 Zekrom Zekrom-Awesome.

645 Landorus Randorosu-Land or us...I think I'll take land.

646 Kyurem Kyuremu-Awesome.

Overall I like most names, a lot gave me a few laughs. Some I don't really care for. I like a lot of the meaning behind the names. Some I don't understand the name meaning at all. But overall they are good.

GaZsTiC
14th January 2011, 3:54 PM
I think Cofagrigus is said with emphasis on the third syllable.

i.e. kaw-fah-GREE-gus

Xweek
14th January 2011, 3:55 PM
I was thinking COF-fuh-gri-gus. Like how COF is emphasised in Coffin while 'pha' is not in Sarcophagus.

Dracoste
14th January 2011, 3:56 PM
Part 2:
Personal opinion on the rest of the names:

[590 Foongus Tamagetake-Awesome.

591 Amoonguss Morobareru-A moon guss...what is a moon guss?


Its based of an old english quote - "The fungus is amoung us"(that's what someone said to me atleast)


602 Tynamo Shibishirasu-I like it but I don't get it.
It's posible from the word "Dynamo"

Bardische
14th January 2011, 4:02 PM
Deino, Zweilous, Hydreigon. Excellent. Just excellent. I was THIS close to getting Sazandora's English name right. Been calling mine Hydragon for such a long time. But, the apparent English names are superb.

Vulchick would have sounded better than Vullaby. But meh. And. Mandibuzz? MANDIBUZZ? DOES THAT LOOK LIKE AN INSECT TO YOU?! (I realize there are other meanings. Don't bother reacting to something I already anticipated will be talked about after I post it :/)

Which sounds better? Urscicle or Beartic? :3

Oh well, there's still hope for better names. A majority really sound unfitting and quite "away from kids". :D

Maxim
14th January 2011, 4:21 PM
I wish Serebii would update soon and tell us whether the entire reading list of new names if fake or real. I refuse to sit there memorising over 100 new names only to find out they're a really mean fan joke >___>

until then...witholding judgement.

The fact how Joe is so silent about these names makes me think that they're real.

He avoids trouble, I think.

Dr. Leggs
14th January 2011, 4:31 PM
I was thinking COF-fuh-gri-gus. Like how COF is emphasised in Coffin while 'pha' is not in Sarcophagus.

But names don't always follow the emphases of their root words. Like, Feraligatr (fer-RAL-i-gate-er) is Feral + Alligator. Feral is not pronounced 'fe-RAL', it's 'FAIR-ull'. 'COUGH-a-gri-gus' doesn't roll of the tongue very well, even if the emphasis matches the root words. Comes out much easier as 'cough-AH-gri-gus', though 'cough-a-GREE-gus' also sounds fine to me. I'm sticking with 'cough-AH-gri-gus' for now.

Dracoste
14th January 2011, 5:01 PM
We probably can expect a PBR2 or something like that, and maybe we know how to pronounce the names via the Animé.
For now we just can pronounce/discuss the names how we think we should pronounce them.

I actually wonders if some names could get changed in the developement of B/W. The same happened in gen 1, where some names got changed a month prior to the release.

Dr. Leggs
14th January 2011, 5:06 PM
Sounds good. We'll know in due time.

Anyone figure out yet the etymology for Eelektross?

Dracoste
14th January 2011, 5:25 PM
Sounds good. We'll know in due time.

Anyone figure out yet the etymology for Eelektross?

It's probably a mix of eel, electric and Albatross (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albatross_(composition))("Albatross" is a guitar-based instrumental by Fleetwood Mac. "The composition suggests a relaxing sea setting, with cymbals imitating the sound of waves" and what kind of animal lives in the sea.)

Dr. Leggs
14th January 2011, 5:29 PM
I think that's really stretching it... I really doubt NoA would name a Pokemon with vague relation to the sea after a Fleetwood Mac song. Somebody mentioned it might be a corruption of 'gauss', which does relate to electricity. I'm currently looking up words ending in -oss to see if that gets me anywhere.

Dracoste
14th January 2011, 5:34 PM
I actually though off Albatros(that sea-bird) when I saw it. And then I read that song thing. It's probably mere coincident that a song is named Albatross. That oss is probably some kind of corruption.

Grei
14th January 2011, 6:52 PM
I like most of these names. They actually sound like they could be real.

Some of my favorite ones:

Servine (Janovy)
Pignite (Chaobuu) (what is with us guessing the names this Gen?)
Samurott (Daikenki) (awesome!)
Zebstrika (Zeburaika)
Woobat (Koromori)
Swoobat (Kokoromori)
Krookodile (Waruvial)
Darumaka (Darumakka) (yay!)
Dwebble (Ishizumai) (this is adorable)
Scraggy (Zuruggu) (it fits)
Scrafty (Zuruzukin)
Cinccino (Chillachiino)
Duosion (Daburan)
Sawsbuck (Mebukijika) (alright, the sound isn't pleasant, but I like that SAWS is the first letter of each season)
Fraxure (Onondo) this one's epic)
Shelmet (Chobomaki) (I like this mainly because I came up with this name on my own, albeit for Daikenki)
Braviary (Wargle)

EDIT: I just took a look at Pokebeach's forum thread for the names. It's sad to see how many of them over there are closed-minded and prissy.

nikohesus
14th January 2011, 10:04 PM
I love all of them.
Except for Emolga, but there's a hopeful chance of it being a typo.

Dracoste
14th January 2011, 10:15 PM
Aw yeah, we can get all Crown Beasts, no mystery egg like event, this is great news. Now I don't have to be lucky to get my favourite, and I can trade the unwanted ones towards my friend. This is the best week in pokémon history ;v;(IMO)

scythemantis
14th January 2011, 11:09 PM
Looking at the list again makes me think that Gothita comes from Gothic and Lolita as opposed to Gothic and Senorita.

"Ita" is a spanish suffix that just designates something as being diminutive.

Lorde
14th January 2011, 11:14 PM
I love all of them.
Except for Emolga, but there's a hopeful chance of it being a typo.

I actually like the name Emolga, a bit more than I liked the name Emonga for some reason probably because it makes me think of shopping. I don't know if it's a typo, but it wouldn't bother me if it wasn't. Oh and I just noticed that PokeJungle added some name explanations for the new leaked names. Yay. I didn't understand the Yooterii line's English names until now, so thanks PokeJungle. I used to think that Lillipup was a combination of lily and pup, but the name seems to be a combination of "lil'" and pup. Stoutland seems to be a combination of stout and highland (a terrier breed). I don't know much about dogs, but that seems pretty accurate.

Xweek
14th January 2011, 11:38 PM
"Ita" is a spanish suffix that just designates something as being diminutive.

Yes, but structurally (syllabillcly?), Gothita sounds more like it's emulating Lolita than Senorita.

Missingno.Fan
15th January 2011, 12:03 AM
I am okay with most the new names aside from Braviary. I liked Wargle better

halloweenghost
15th January 2011, 12:06 AM
Yes, but structurally (syllabillcly?), Gothita sounds more like it's emulating Lolita than Senorita.



indeed the dress style is gothic lolita.

Lee-san
15th January 2011, 1:28 AM
Well..a VERY mixed bag.

Some of them I really like, many are just..okay, average.

Some though..are the absolute biggest garbage they ever came up with.

Unfezant? Conkeldurr? Cofagricus? Klinklang? Haxorus? ROGGENROLA?

Pokemon Trainer Blue
15th January 2011, 2:02 AM
I hope Serebii updates the pokedex soon so I can actually see what pokemons name im reading

nikohesus
15th January 2011, 2:02 AM
Unfezant- Unfazed and Pheasant
Conkeldurr- referring to its strength and how strong people are depicted as stupid, hence "durr"
CofagriGus- Coffin, Sarcophagus, and Egrigous, meaning terrible. It's pronounced Coph-uh-gri-jus
Klinklang- What? What's so bad about it?
Haxorus- THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST NAMES. Freaking hack, axe, and saurus, and hacksaw. I mean, COME ON.
Roggenrola- It's a speaker Pokemon, hence Rock and Roll

Seriously, all of you, BE MORE OPEN MINDED.

Pokemon Trainer Blue
15th January 2011, 2:05 AM
Sorry for the double post please dont give me an infraction!

Anyway, Girdurr is fail

KuroiMawile
15th January 2011, 2:11 AM
Conkeldurr sounds like it's cry, and Dewott reminds me of doo-wop a bit too much. But hey, nicknames are our friends. (poor Orbemu, how does Beeheeyem break down, meaning wise? I get 'Eye' but not beehe- -m)

Zhanton
15th January 2011, 2:14 AM
(poor Orbemu, how does Beeheeyem break down, meaning wise? I get 'Eye' but not beehe- -m)
Beeheeyem is BEM spelt out phonetically. Similar to how Elgyem (spelling?) is LGM spelt out phonetically.

halloweenghost
15th January 2011, 2:14 AM
Unfezant- Unfazed and Pheasant
Conkeldurr- referring to its strength and how strong people are depicted as stupid, hence "durr"
CofagriGus- Coffin, Sarcophagus, and Egrigous, meaning terrible. It's pronounced Coph-uh-gri-jus
Klinklang- What? What's so bad about it?
Haxorus- THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST NAMES. Freaking hack, axe, and saurus, and hacksaw. I mean, COME ON.
Roggenrola- It's a speaker Pokemon, hence Rock and Roll

Seriously, all of you, BE MORE OPEN MINDED.



I agree most just see the name and do not even try to figure there meanings and bash them.

Mighty Arceus493
15th January 2011, 2:29 AM
I never hate any new Pokemon names and I never will, I get used to them straight away.

KuroiMawile
15th January 2011, 2:31 AM
Beeheeyem is BEM spelt out phonetically. Similar to how Elgyem (spelling?) is LGM spelt out phonetically.

Ah! Thank you; I pronounced it as a hard H: Bee'He-eye-m

DSDark
15th January 2011, 3:00 AM
I hope Serebii updates the pokedex soon so I can actually see what pokemons name im reading

not going to happen until we get the real confirmed names, whatever those maybe

R_N
15th January 2011, 3:03 AM
not going to happen until we get the real confirmed names, whatever those maybe
You still think the list of names is fake?

halloweenghost
15th January 2011, 3:04 AM
You still think the list of names is fake?

probaably not,..but most do not out things up intil it has been revealed..

DSDark
15th January 2011, 3:05 AM
You still think the list of names is fake?

I'm not saying they are real or fake. I'm just saying until they confirmed by either joe, nintendo, pokemon of america or some other official source we shouldn't be a) using them wide spread and b) be excepting them to be updated into serebi.net's pokedex

Lorde
15th January 2011, 3:09 AM
I'm not saying they are real or fake. I'm just saying until they confirmed by either joe, nintendo, pokemon of america or some other official source we shouldn't be a) using them wide spread and b) be excepting them to be updated into serebi.net's pokedex

Joe said something on another site that sounded a lot like he knew that they were real. I think he's just being careful not to post them on the main site, because of that C&D business that occured a while ago. I don't think posting them here would be the best idea, either. Anyway, I'm pretty confident that the leaked names are real.

Edit: Oh, and I think that I finally know where the name Woobat comes from; "woo" as in to tempt, and bat. Haha, I thought it was something completely different :rolleyes:

DSDark
15th January 2011, 3:15 AM
Joe said something on another site that sounded a lot like he knew that they were real. I think he's just being careful not to post them on the main site, because of that C&D business that occured a while ago.

could at least post that somewhere here, on the main page or the forum. all i'm saying is until confirmed we shouldn't be treating these names as confirmed

xmikeyxlikesitx
15th January 2011, 3:39 AM
A lot of the names are pretty polarized.

Some are decent, some are just...dumb.

Hit: Servine/Serperior, Pignite, Pidove, Boldore, Liligant, Sandile, Darmanitan, Maractus, Carracosta, Trubbish/Garbodor, Gothita/Gothorita/Gothitelle, Solosis/Duosion/Reuniclus, Joltik/Galvantula, Ferroseed/Ferrothorn, Litwick/Lampent/Chandelure, Fraxure/Haxorus, Cryogonal, Shelmet, Braviary, Deino/Zweilous/Hydreigon

Miss: Oshawott/Dewott/Samurott, Unfezant, Zebstrika, Audino, Timburr/Gurdurr/Conkeldurr, Throh, Sawk, Sewaddle/Swadloon/Leavanny, Whimsicott, Krookodile, Dwebble, Scraggy/Scrafty, Sigilyph, Cofagrigus, Deerling/Sawsbuck, Emolga, Klink/Klang/Klinklang, Elgyem/Beheeyem, Cubchoo, Golurk, Mandibuzz

The ones that Miss just sound more complicated than necessary...worst part is - I LIKE some of the ones with the terrible names. *grumble grumble*

Overall...the names just sound weird.

Don't get me wrong - I can deal. It just sounds weird to see some of these names.

BCVM22
15th January 2011, 3:48 AM
A lot of the names are pretty polarized.

...

I think you mean "polarizing", as in people are vehemently for or against. Which doesn't actually seem to be the case here, in favor of the former, to my immense surprise.


Miss: Oshawott/Dewott/Samurott, Unfezant, Zebstrika, Audino, Timburr/Gurdurr/Conkeldurr, Throh, Sawk, Sewaddle/Swadloon/Leavanny, Whimsicott, Krookodile, Dwebble, Scraggy/Scrafty, Sigilyph, Cofagrigus, Deerling/Sawsbuck, Emolga, Klink/Klang/Klinklang, Elgyem/Beheeyem, Cubchoo, Golurk, Mandibuzz

What exactly is wrong with any of these, particularly? Elgyem/Beheeyem are pretty brilliant, Sawsbuck is clever enough and there's certainly nothing wrong with any of the rest of them.

LexSuicune
15th January 2011, 4:33 AM
I'm actually quite content with Pidove's evolutionary line names. Unfezant is magnifiscent!

Missingno.Fan
15th January 2011, 5:23 AM
After reading the list again I came up with some more opinions:
Pignite: for real?
Stoutland: I don't get it.
Unfezant: I get the "fezant" part, but why "un"?
Throh: sorry, there is just no excuse for this stupidity
Sawk: see above
Cottonee: this made me laugh in a bad way
Foongus and Amoongus: it's so cheesey it's funny
Mandibuzz: I don't get it. I know the "buzz" part comes from buzzard.

Deja Vu
15th January 2011, 5:23 AM
Unfezant is awesome.

Golurk kinda bothers me. I don't know if it's because the name is too simple or because I think of Golduck when I see it. I was hoping for something with a little more depth.

Zhanton
15th January 2011, 5:28 AM
Unfezant: I get the "fezant" part, but why "un"?
Unpleasant/Unfazed + pheasant. [See its dex entry]

Misty Lover17
15th January 2011, 5:29 AM
Those new English names are really great so far.

I never really thought that the 'wott' thing would be included in Oshawott's evolution line, which is quite interesting and cute for a change. :)

Also, I wonder if Genosect will keep its Japanese name.

BCVM22
15th January 2011, 5:31 AM
"Genesect" is the official romanization (yes, I'm aware that's not what the katakana reads) and Legendaries generally keep their names verbatum or close to it.

halloweenghost
15th January 2011, 5:40 AM
After reading the list again I came up with some more opinions:
Pignite: for real?
Stoutland: I don't get it.
Unfezant: I get the "fezant" part, but why "un"?
Throh: sorry, there is just no excuse for this stupidity
Sawk: see above
Cottonee: this made me laugh in a bad way
Foongus and Amoongus: it's so cheesey it's funny
Mandibuzz: I don't get it. I know the "buzz" part comes from buzzard.


whats wrong with pignite?

pig ignite

R_N
15th January 2011, 5:53 AM
After reading the list again I came up with some more opinions:
Pignite: for real?
What is wrong with this? It's a legitimate pun and name, it flows well, it fits the Pokemon. Is it because fans guessed it before hand? It happens!

Unfezant: I get the "fezant" part, but why "un"?
Unfazed

Throh: sorry, there is just no excuse for this stupidity
Sawk: see above
While I am surprised they didn't just keep them Nageki & Dageki, they're actually in line with those names Nageki means Throw, Dageki means Strike. Sawk is a more flavorful version of Strike.
Just be glad we didn't get Judoh or Cuhratee


Mandibuzz: I don't get it. I know the "buzz" part comes from buzzard. Mandible, the lower jaw bone+buzzard

Exodd
15th January 2011, 8:42 AM
For Zebstrika, the s and t seem unnecessary. Why not just leave the name as Zebraika or Zebrika? That's probably supposed to include part of "stripes", but makes the name odd to pronounce.

Why change Emonga to Emolga? Is there still a pun in the name or just a nonsense word?

What happened to the suspected rising temperature naming scheme for Tepig's evolutions?

Mandibuzz just sounds more like a fanged bug or electric type than a dark type vulture.

Beeblebrox
15th January 2011, 11:03 AM
I'm not saying they are real or fake. I'm just saying until they confirmed by either joe, nintendo, pokemon of america or some other official source we shouldn't be a) using them wide spread and b) be excepting them to be updated into serebi.net's pokedex

Joe said on another forum that he can't discuss the names for legal reasons, but he's really annoyed that they're out.

Really, still thinking the names aren't real is delusional by this point.

mickey
15th January 2011, 11:52 AM
I very disappointed with Throh and Sawk :( I've been expecting something cool and more related such as Judoka and Karateka...

Lorde
15th January 2011, 11:58 AM
I very disappointed with Throh and Sawk :( I've been expecting something cool and more related such as Judoka and Karateka...

Those names aren't that bad. I read somewhere that they're almost direct translations of their Japanese names; the name Nageki comes from the Japanese word nageru meaning to throw, while Dageki comes from the Japanese word for blow (as in punching) or striking. The English names seem pretty accurate.

CaptainCombusken
15th January 2011, 11:59 AM
I have to say there are some real gems in that group of names. There are some shockers too. Fortunately my planned team isn't too bad in terms of names, there's only one I don't like.

I love Oshawott-->Dewott-->Samurott. ESPECIALLY Samurott. What a great name that is.

Woobat-->Swoobat. I like the names here. Not as much as Samurott, but I'm nicknaming all my Pokemon anyway like I always do.

Now the next one is probably my favourite names out of all that list. Drillbur-->Excadrill. They sound rough, tough and mean and I like that. Plus Excadrill & Drillbur is frighteningly similar to Excalibur. I know what the actual names are and that this probably isn't deliberate by NoA, but I still love it.

Darumaka-->Darmantian. I'm so glad they kept Darumaka's Japanese name (Minus one "K") because I watched Boarbeque's playthrough and I loved it when he said that name. Darmantian makers the Pokemon seem a little less ridiculous and is totally awesome.

Scraggy-->Scrafty. I prefer someone on the comments in Pokejungle who suggested it was Scrappy+Baggy rather than Pokejungle himself's Scraggy (meaning slim in a bad way). Anyway, these anmes are also really cool and I am a huge fan of them.

This is the one I don't like. Galvantula. It just seems a little to "regal" for the Pokemon. Why not Joltik-->Voltula/Joltula? I really like Joltik, but... yeah. Nicknames are my friend. Female: Aria. Male: Sparky.

I'm also going to use Zekrom post E4 for a little while simply because of his strength and my lack of "Dragon Killers" in my team. I'm happy he kept his name.

Gems: Whimsicott. What a pretty name...
Roggenrolla, Purrloin, Krookodile, Dwebble, Carracosta, Solosis (but only cos I'm doing Mitosis/Meiosis in Biology at the moment and I totally get it), Foongus, Amoongus, Klink, Klang, Kilinklang, Tynamo, Chandelure, Litwick, Faxure, Haxorus, Bisharp, Braviary.

Trash: Throh and Sawk... It's one thing following the Japanese meaning, another is making the name sound like something you'd actually want to use. I generally speaking don't use standalones anyway, but still, they're rubbish names. Personally I think that Judek and Karatek would have been much better. Taking the martial art they represent and the "Eki" bit at the end of their names, just without the "I".
Ducklett, Deerling, Galvantula.

BCVM22
15th January 2011, 12:04 PM
This is the one I don't like. Galvantula. It just seems a little to "regal" for the Pokemon. Why not Joltik-->Voltula/Joltula?

Too "regal"...? What?

Anyway, Galvantula fits the origin just fine and the syllable before "-tula" makes it considerably easier to pronounce than Voltula or Joltula would have been. That "-tula" suffix can cause problems with the wrong mouth.


Trash: Throh and Sawk... Personally I think that Judek and Karatek would have been much better.

The names are basically straight translations of Dageki (from "dageki", to strike) and Nageki (portmanteau of "nageru", to throw, and dageki).

"Trash" is being just a wee bit hyperbolic, don't you think?

mickey
15th January 2011, 12:16 PM
Those names aren't that bad. I read somewhere that they're almost direct translations of their Japanese names; the name Nageki comes from the Japanese word nageru meaning to throw, while Dageki comes from the Japanese word for blow (as in punching) or striking. The English names seem pretty accurate.

Ok, but they would have modificate them...Throh and Sawk sounds like ptototype names in Red and Blue! :P
I would have appreciate them if they would have been something like Throher and Sawker, but Throh and Sawk sounds like two incomplete/cut names...

Lorde
15th January 2011, 12:38 PM
Ok, but they would have modificate them...Throh and Sawk sounds like ptototype names in Red and Blue! :P
I would have appreciate them if they would have been something like Throher and Sawker, but Throh and Sawk sounds like two incomplete/cut names...

Ok then. I was just putting that out there. Personally, I don't really care much for either Pokemon, regardless of what their names are.


After reading the list again I came up with some more opinions:
Pignite: for real?
Stoutland: I don't get it.


I laughed so hard when I saw that Chaoboo's English name was Pignite. I was sure that Tepig would be Pignite in the English games back in October, but it looks like its evolved form got that name. Well, I'll take what I can get. I had some trouble figuring out how they came up with the name Stoutland for Murando. I read that it's name is a combination of the word stout meaning brave, bold, firm, or strong and highland as in highland terrier (a breed of dog). I'm still sorting through the new names, so I'm also a bit confused about some of their origins.

Dracoste
15th January 2011, 1:12 PM
I had some trouble figuring out how they came up with the name Stoutland for Murando. I read that it's name is a combination of the word stout meaning brave or bold and highland as in highland terrier (a breed of dog). I'm still sorting through the new names, so I'm also a bit confused about some of their origins.

So that's what stout means. I've read it with the ou as the o in cow. But it's probably said seperatly, sto-ut-land.

You know what's funny, here in Holland "stout" means the opposite to the English definition, in Dutch when a dog is bad we say "Stoute hond", cause "stout" means bad or naughty here. I think I have to give it some time to look seriously towards that name.

SasakiThePikachu
15th January 2011, 1:38 PM
Wow, people are really getting worked up about these names, aren't they? o.O

Ah, I understand now why Serebii hasn't posted the list if he's worried because of the whole C&D thing...but shouldn't it be ok? It's not like he'd be posting images (which was really the only thing Ninty asked him to get rid of last time), so what's the problem? Besides, these games come out in less than 2 bloody months. I find it frankly annoying that we don't have all the english names already released. By this point, it's a case of many fans thinking 'well if you don't tell us the names, we'll find them out on the internet'...and while I wouldn't usually agree with that kind of vigilante logic, in this case I'm impatient enough to just go with it.

I have to admit, I adore about 80% the new names, and find the rest a bit cringey (IMO). But I do have this odd gut feeling telling me the list is real...and this is the same feeling that told me that the starter evolution beta art was real. I'm gonna put my neck on the line and say I do not think they're fake, so it looks like we're going to have to get used to 'Throh' (ugh) and 'Deerling' (wince. Why couldn't they have just gone with fawna? ;__; ), because we'll be seeing a lot of them!

Unfezant sounds french, lol. Love it. This is actually my fave new name, apart from Monozu's line.

Lee-san
15th January 2011, 1:44 PM
Unfezant- Unfazed and Pheasant
Conkeldurr- referring to its strength and how strong people are depicted as stupid, hence "durr"
CofagriGus- Coffin, Sarcophagus, and Egrigous, meaning terrible. It's pronounced Coph-uh-gri-jus
Klinklang- What? What's so bad about it?
Haxorus- THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST NAMES. Freaking hack, axe, and saurus, and hacksaw. I mean, COME ON.
Roggenrola- It's a speaker Pokemon, hence Rock and Roll

Seriously, all of you, BE MORE OPEN MINDED.

I know what the names mean. Doesn't stop them from sounding stupid.

BCVM22
15th January 2011, 1:50 PM
Ah, I understand now why Serebii hasn't posted the list if he's worried because of the whole C&D thing...but shouldn't it be ok? It's not like he'd be posting images (which was really the only thing Ninty asked him to get rid of last time), so what's the problem? Besides, these games come out in less than 2 bloody months. I find it frankly annoying that we don't have all the english names already released. By this point, it's a case of many fans thinking 'well if you don't tell us the names, we'll find them out on the internet'...and while I wouldn't usually agree with that kind of vigilante logic, in this case I'm impatient enough to just go with it.

Why couldn't they have just gone with fawna?

I would think Serebii's rationale behind not acknowledging these names is quite simple. They still constitute unofficial (if very likely accurate) information, for one thing, and for another, in that capacity, they still potentially constitute information with an embargo placed upon it. Thus, he could post the stuff now, still unofficial, and probably be okay in terms of veracity and legality, or he could wait and definitely be okay. Not a tough choice.

We have almost never received a complete list of English names in an official capacity prior to the game's release, the occasional early strategy guide notwithstanding. On the occasions where we've gotten such information in complete fashion, it is always unofficial. There are no grounds on which to say "I'm annoyed we don't have all these names already!"

To ask "why didn't they go with [insert fan name here]?" would imply that said fan name was ever a legitimate possibility, not always and perhaps even not usually the case.

Chimchar15
15th January 2011, 1:51 PM
I know what the names mean. Doesn't stop them from sounding stupid.

Aww do the names make you unfezant? lol sorry had to. Anyways Unfezant and Haxorus sound stupid? They're great.

Hejiru
15th January 2011, 2:38 PM
Aww do the names make you unfezant? lol sorry had to. Anyways Unfezant and Haxorus sound stupid? They're great.

Haxorus is epic, but Unfezant could have been better.

aggronFTW
15th January 2011, 2:54 PM
Onondo and jalorda definitely got the best names, fraxure and serperior, just, YES!

Aurath8
15th January 2011, 2:56 PM
Haxorus is the only name that really stands out among the list of new names.
Hack + axe + -saurus and the 'word' HAXOR all in one is awesomesauce.


Besides, these games come out in less than 2 bloody months. I find it frankly annoying that we don't have all the english names already released.

We didn't have all the pokemon names until 2 days before the japanese release. Before then only 50 had been officially revealed. I doubt we'll have got to fifty official names before the release at this rate. We're just horribly impatient and bad at keeping secrets.

Missingno. Master
15th January 2011, 3:16 PM
Haxorus is epic, but Unfezant could have been better.

Aw, don't be all Unfezant.

Sorry, but bad puns will dominate us all.

And fan names do seem to be legitimate possibilities now. Look at Pignite and Emboar. Well, Emboar's actually very close to its Japanese name, so I can see why they went with that.

As for Pignite, I'm a little bit ticked that they didn't go with my genius guess of Sausinge. But they more than made up for that with Purrloin and Liepard. And of course, the geniusness that is Roggenrola.

Kreis
15th January 2011, 3:58 PM
Aw, don't be all Unfezant.

Sorry, but bad puns will dominate us all.

And fan names do seem to be legitimate possibilities now. Look at Pignite and Emboar. Well, Emboar's actually very close to its Japanese name, so I can see why they went with that.

As for Pignite, I'm a little bit ticked that they didn't go with my genius guess of Sausinge. But they more than made up for that with Purrloin and Liepard. And of course, the geniusness that is Roggenrola.

That is a horrible name.

Rose Storm
15th January 2011, 4:27 PM
I know these names aren't fully confirmed, but I thought I'd give my two cents anyway.

Good ones: Serperior, Blitzle, Excadrill, Seismitoad, Krokorok, Scrafty, Sigilyph, Tirtouga, Carracosta, Archen, Archeops, Vanilluxe, Sawsbuck, Escavalier, Jellicent, Joltik, Ferroseed, Ferrothorn, Klinklang, Tyanmo, Eelectrik, Eelektross, Axew, Fraxure, Haxorus, Accelgor, Zweilous, Hydreigon, Volcarona

Bad ones: Dewott, Lillipup, Herdier, Stoutland, Liepard, Pidove, Tranquill, Unfezant, Roggenrola, Boldore, Conkeldurr, Sewaddle, Swadloon, Whimsicott, Basculin, Dwebble, Cofragigus, Ducklett, Deerling, Foongus, Frillish, Shelmet, Mienfoo, Mienshao, Druddigon, Pawniard, Bisharp, Mandibuzz

Favourites are definitely Drilbur/Excadrill (Excalibur, anyone?) and Eelektross.

CaptainCombusken
15th January 2011, 4:50 PM
Favourites are definitely Drilbur/Excadrill (Excalibur, anyone?) and Eelektross.


Now the next one is probably my favourite names out of all that list. Drillbur-->Excadrill. They sound rough, tough and mean and I like that. Plus Excadrill & Drillbur is frighteningly similar to Excalibur. I know what the actual names are and that this probably isn't deliberate by NoA, but I still love it.
Great minds think alike ;).



I know these names aren't fully confirmed, but I thought I'd give my two cents anyway.

Good ones: Serperior, Blitzle, Excadrill, Seismitoad, Krokorok, Scrafty, Sigilyph, Tirtouga, Carracosta, Archen, Archeops, Vanilluxe, Sawsbuck, Escavalier, Jellicent, Joltik, Ferroseed, Ferrothorn, Klinklang, Tyanmo, Eelectrik, Eelektross, Axew, Fraxure, Haxorus, Accelgor, Zweilous, Hydreigon, Volcarona

Bad ones: Dewott, Lillipup, Herdier, Stoutland, Liepard, Pidove, Tranquill, Unfezant, Roggenrola, Boldore, Conkeldurr, Sewaddle, Swadloon, Whimsicott, Basculin, Dwebble, Cofragigus, Ducklett, Deerling, Foongus, Frillish, Shelmet, Mienfoo, Mienshao, Druddigon, Pawniard, Bisharp, Mandibuzz
I disagree with you on Dewott, Roggenrola, Boldore, Dwebble, Foongus, Bisharp and ESPECIALLY Whimsicott, which I just think is pure genius and a very cool name. Partly cos I love the word Whimsical.
I agree with you on: Excadrill, Scrafty, Carracosta, Klinklang, Tynamo and Fraxure, Ducklett, Deerling and Liepard.
The others I'm kinda indifferent on.

And on the whole "regal" thing, I mean that Galvanization to me sounds like the sort of thing a rich, posh person would say. For example:
"Oh my dearest, Galvanization is rather spiffy, do you not agree?"
And I don't think that captures what Galavantula is about at all...

Grei
15th January 2011, 4:57 PM
I suppose I spoke too soon on the "Pokebeach is more closed-minded than Serebii!" comment. Man, that's depressing.


Ok, but they would have modificate them...Throh and Sawk sounds like ptototype names in Red and Blue! :P
I would have appreciate them if they would have been something like Throher and Sawker, but Throh and Sawk sounds like two incomplete/cut names...

They are direct translations. There's no need to "modificate" them, because there's nothing anywhere that states how GF should name the Pokemon. Just because everyone seemed to expect something much dumber more complicated for their names does not make these ones bad.


Whoever said it's not about being open-minded is completely misguided and wrong.

Ariaces
15th January 2011, 5:20 PM
And on the whole "regal" thing, I mean that Galvanization to me sounds like the sort of thing a rich, posh person would say. For example:
"Oh my dearest, Galvanization is rather spiffy, do you not agree?"
And I don't think that captures what Galavantula is about at all...

A posh word for what? Coating steel with zinc?

Anyway most of these names are pretty good, those that aren't are more bland than bad.

Silver Totodile
15th January 2011, 5:40 PM
Am I the only one who adores watchog?


Forget stats... there is too much win here for just one pekémon. It has to be one of the best rodents of the series thanks to its tactical move list.


I admit that a few of the English names bother me. Some are just overcomplicated while others are far too much of a mouthful. But most are fine and anyway this is what nicknames are here for.


Pignite, Servine, Watchog, Blitzile and Scolipede are some of the better ones that roll off my tounge easily enough.

Aurath8
15th January 2011, 5:47 PM
A posh word for what? Coating steel with zinc?

Anyway most of these names are pretty good, those that aren't are more bland than bad.

Could someone remind me of how the verb 'to galvanize' relates to Denchura?

Ariaces
15th January 2011, 5:55 PM
It's when a current is passed through two metals so one will be coated in the other. It can apply to Denchura because it passes a current through its web.

Xweek
15th January 2011, 6:15 PM
A posh word for what? Coating steel with zinc?

Exactly (as in agreement, not that it's a posh word for protecting steel from oxidation). You're more likely to find working class rough guys use the word more than regal nobles. XP

SasakiThePikachu
15th January 2011, 6:17 PM
I would think Serebii's rationale behind not acknowledging these names is quite simple. They still constitute unofficial (if very likely accurate) information, for one thing, and for another, in that capacity, they still potentially constitute information with an embargo placed upon it. Thus, he could post the stuff now, still unofficial, and probably be okay in terms of veracity and legality, or he could wait and definitely be okay. Not a tough choice.

We have almost never received a complete list of English names in an official capacity prior to the game's release, the occasional early strategy guide notwithstanding. On the occasions where we've gotten such information in complete fashion, it is always unofficial. There are no grounds on which to say "I'm annoyed we don't have all these names already!"

To ask "why didn't they go with [insert fan name here]?" would imply that said fan name was ever a legitimate possibility, not always and perhaps even not usually the case.

I'm fairly certain - but don't hold me to it - that just before 4th gen released, there was a big poster of info on each new pokemon in Pokemon World magazine (uk). I remember it because I unfolded it and sat on the sofa with my nose buried it it for hours, and that was at least a week before I got my hands on diamond version (I had it pre-ordered).

I'm not trying to be an annoying or whiny, I'm just getting impatient. I can't help it. This is the first new generation of pokemon in four years, and for the first time ever, my country is one of the first to get it. I hope you'll forgive me fidgeting and wishing they'd release the info a bit quicker.

And as someone else said, occasionally fan predictions come true: pignite is proof of that.

(Galvanise makes me think of Frankenstein's monster, for some odd reason...)

R_N
15th January 2011, 6:21 PM
Could someone remind me of how the verb 'to galvanize' relates to Denchura?

It's an electrochemical process referring to electrodeposition

But wait there's MORE!

Originally, "galvanization" was the administration of electric shocks (in the 19th century also termed Faradism, after Michael Faraday). It stemmed from Galvani's induction of twitches in severed frogs' legs, by his accidental generation of electricity. This archaic sense is the origin of the meaning of galvanic when meaning "affected/affecting, as if by a shock of electricity; startled"

Porygandrew
15th January 2011, 6:40 PM
Come on, people. You're acting like pokemon names were good to begin with! ;p

Each generation has good names and bad names. Granted even I think this generation has hit a record-high of bad names, we just got to accept whatever NoA throws at us and then nick-name the ones we don't like.

SharpedoSteve
15th January 2011, 6:48 PM
This archaic sense is the origin of the meaning of galvanic when meaning "affected/affecting, as if by a shock of electricity; startled"

Which is exactly the feeling i get when i see a spider XD well a real life one any way... Voltick and Galvantula are cute XD

Mario with Lasers
15th January 2011, 6:56 PM
I'm fairly certain - but don't hold me to it - that just before 4th gen released, there was a big poster of info on each new pokemon in Pokemon World magazine (uk). I remember it because I unfolded it and sat on the sofa with my nose buried it it for hours, and that was at least a week before I got my hands on diamond version (I had it pre-ordered).

I'm not trying to be an annoying or whiny, I'm just getting impatient. I can't help it. This is the first new generation of pokemon in four years, and for the first time ever, my country is one of the first to get it. I hope you'll forgive me fidgeting and wishing they'd release the info a bit quicker.

And as someone else said, occasionally fan predictions come true: pignite is proof of that.

(Galvanise makes me think of Frankenstein's monster, for some odd reason...)

Serebii posted the whole pokémon/move/NPC US names list on April 1st, 21 days before D/P's release. But he hadn't received a C&D letter a couple months before that, so it's obvious he can't do it now, unfortunately...

dramaboye
15th January 2011, 7:09 PM
i just wish we would have gotten a mermaid looking type pokemon :( i prayed so hard for that!i mean i know we have vaporeon and milotic but i just wanted a more mermaid looking pokemon

Missingno.Fan
15th January 2011, 7:22 PM
whats wrong with pignite?

pig ignite
It;s not that it's bad, it's just that I was surprised they used a fan name.

Silver Totodile
15th January 2011, 7:23 PM
i just wish we would have gotten a mermaid looking type pokemon :( i prayed so hard for that!i mean i know we have vaporeon and milotic but i just wanted a more mermaid looking pokemon

I'm not too sure how there could be a "more mermaid looking pokémon", though. I mean unless you wanted something scarily deformed (think Jynx with a vaporeon tail) then there isn't much more to be done.



It;s not that it's bad, it's just that I was surprised they used a fan name.


Pignite was no more of a fan name than snivy was. Pignite sounds fine and it's more likely that Nintendo thought of pignite before we even saw the fire pig pokémon

slowpoke child
15th January 2011, 7:25 PM
It;s not that it's bad, it's just that I was surprised they used a fan name.

yea ik that surprised me too they also had emboar{idr if that was a fan name or romanization} , samurott, and hydragon (just a different spelling)

Grei
15th January 2011, 7:27 PM
yea ik that surprised me too they also had emboar{idr if that was a fan name or romanization} , samurott, and hydragon (just a different spelling)

Emboar was a romanization. Samurott surprised me too, as did Pignite, Snivy, and Shelmet.

SasakiThePikachu
15th January 2011, 7:34 PM
It;s not that it's bad, it's just that I was surprised they used a fan name.

To be fair, they might've already thought of that name, and THEN it became a fan name through coincidence. I highly doubt Nintendo are trawling forums looking to us for inspiration when it comes to naming pokemon. I wish they would because sometimes what we come up with is better but they don't, and are never going to.

So they didn't 'use a fan name'. They just came up with a name that the fans had also thought of. It isn't that surprising, given how many people have taken to trying to guess what pokemon english names will be. It was bound to happen eventually.

@ dramaboye; I really hope we *don't* get a mermaid-like pokemon - the human shaped ones tend to give me the unholy creeps. A dolphin one would be nice next gen, though. That way we get the pretty tail without any creepy-sh*t anthropomorphism :)

Disgruntled Goat
15th January 2011, 7:35 PM
Joe said on another forum that he can't discuss the names for legal reasons, but he's really annoyed that they're out.
Why would he be annoyed? Because he can't (or doesn't want) to post them? Even refusing to comment on any of this is strange.


Ah, I understand now why Serebii hasn't posted the list if he's worried because of the whole C&D thing...but shouldn't it be ok? It's not like he'd be posting images (which was really the only thing Ninty asked him to get rid of last time), so what's the problem?
Agree. You can't stop people posting facts. (The sprites were a slightly different matter because they are creative works.)


Well I took the plunge and added the English names (http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/game/black-white) to my site. I've had experience of C&Ds before (with my Simpsons website (http://www.simpsoncrazy.com)) and it's not a big issue; if you receive a C&D you take the offending content down, simple as that.

Chill92
15th January 2011, 7:41 PM
These names made me lol
Haxorus (HAX LOLOL)
Pawniard (Pwning)
Heatmor (HeatMoar)

I know the true meanings btw, no need to correct me

King Shuckle
15th January 2011, 7:52 PM
I just hope they don't run into copyright issues with "Heatmor" since it's the name of a brand of furnace.

http://www.heatmor.com/

SasakiThePikachu
15th January 2011, 7:58 PM
I just hope they don't run into copyright issues with "Heatmor" since it's the name of a brand of furnace.

http://www.heatmor.com/

Hm, so someone might threaten to sue Nintendo for a pointless stupid reason? Wonder how they'll like it when the boot is on the other foot, eh?!

(Sorry, sorry. Sarcastic b*tch moment over. I'm still a bit furious about the C&D rubbish they gave the fansites.)

bugcatchersdream
15th January 2011, 8:00 PM
I just hope they don't run into copyright issues with "Heatmor" since it's the name of a brand of furnace.

http://www.heatmor.com/
This should be interesting.
Anyway...
Palpitoad?
Rules the Death Voltorb?
:D
*Bricked*

King Shuckle
15th January 2011, 8:03 PM
Well, if I recall, that one psychic guy (forgot his name since I don't really give a damn about psychics) threw a hissy fit over Abra/Kadabra/Alakazam, so anything is possible, I'm afraid.

Dracoste
15th January 2011, 8:03 PM
I just hope they don't run into copyright issues with "Heatmor" since it's the name of a brand of furnace.

http://www.heatmor.com/

They got sued by Uri Geller and Nintendo won, so I think they will also win from some kind of furnace business, if they get sued. I've never heard of such kind of furnace brand. If they are not very known, I don't think they will try to sue such big bussines like Nintendo.

Grei
15th January 2011, 8:09 PM
Why would he be annoyed? Because he can't (or doesn't want) to post them? Even refusing to comment on any of this is strange.

Well, I guess I can understand it. I mean, releasing the English names first would have brought more people to Serebii. He was annoyed enough at Melkor at Pokexperto revealing all of the 5th Gen Pokemon because it diluted Serebii's revealing. As a webmaster, it must be frustrating to be unable/unwilling to post such information, yet see a bunch of other rival websites posting this information and getting web traffic because of it.

Also, it could be very annoying that Serebii was threatened with a C&D letter from TPCi (or whoever), thereby restricting what he can do... while others are able to just post huge dumps of secret, unreleased information and get away with it.

SasakiThePikachu
15th January 2011, 8:11 PM
They got sued by Uri Geller and Nintendo won, so I think they will also win from some kind of furnace business, if they get sued.

Of course they won. They're a freakin huge multi-billion dollar corporation. As Kaiba from Yu-Gi-Oh! the Abridged Series so succinctly put it,

'Screw the rules, I have money!'

Dracoste
15th January 2011, 8:14 PM
Of course they won. They're a freakin huge multi-billion dollar corporation. As Kaiba from Yu-Gi-Oh! the Abridged Series so succinctly put it,

'Screw the rules, I have money!'

And if Uri can't beat them, that furnace busines won't stand a change.

I actually wonder how Uri knew it...does he also play pokémon:3

R_N
15th January 2011, 8:17 PM
Of course they won. They're a freakin huge multi-billion dollar corporation. As Kaiba from Yu-Gi-Oh! the Abridged Series so succinctly put it,

'Screw the rules, I have money!'
They may have won, but it's not like there were no consequences.
Kadabra can't appear in the anime or card game anymore.


At least the guy who Wobbuffet was based on was a good sport

Dracoste
15th January 2011, 8:18 PM
They may have won, but it's not like there were no consequences.
Kadabra can't appear in the anime or card game anymore.

Only because they don't want to get sued again by Uri, they are only cautionous so that it won't happen again.

....On who is wobbuffet based on?

Absol Wings
15th January 2011, 8:19 PM
i just wish we would have gotten a mermaid looking type pokemon :( i prayed so hard for that!i mean i know we have vaporeon and milotic but i just wanted a more mermaid looking pokemon

U mean like a Jinx with a fish-tail? :/ Sorry I respect your opinion but I just can't imagine anything more humanised than milotic without it becoming weird...

....Aaaaand......I just can't find the words to explain how much I like Barujiina/Mandibuzz. She's seriously the first reason I would like to get black immediately T___T Shame she can only be found so late in the game.

R_N
15th January 2011, 8:23 PM
Only because they don't want to get sued again by Uri, they are only cautionous so that it won't happen again.

....On who is wobbuffet based on?

Wobbs is based on a japanese comedian, his japanese name and mannerisms are based on his catchphrase.
He had been dead for a while, but presumably the people he worked for could have sued if they so choosed.

Lorde
15th January 2011, 8:24 PM
....Aaaaand......I just can't find the words to explain how much I like Barujiina/Mandibuzz. She's seriously the first reason I would like to get black immediately T___T Shame she can only be found so late in the game.

Tell me about it: I love Barujiina! I don't really like its pre-evolved form, but Barujiina just looks so cool and wicked. I was planning on using her on my Black team but since she isn't encountered until late in the game, I've decided to just breed her, then just trade her offspring to my White version so that I can use Barujiina there once its pre-evolved form evolves. I needed a good Flying-type Pokemon in White version anyway, so Barujiina fits in perfectly. I think I may like Barujiina even more than I like some of the other Flying-types like Kokoromori and Kenhorou. That's saying something.

Aurath8
15th January 2011, 8:42 PM
It's when a current is passed through two metals so one will be coated in the other. It can apply to Denchura because it passes a current through its web.

Aah yes. I remember now, though I would probably use the word 'electroplating'. I've also learned that it has the ancient meaning of affecting someone as if with electricity. It seems quite odd for GF to use such an old meaning(assuming they're true). I'll have to nickname mine Thundula or something like that then.

tmega90
15th January 2011, 8:58 PM
I like Shelmet's name. I find it kind of funny that it has that name too. I thought of that name for it but I didn't think that would be what its name would really be. I like that it does though. It fits it very well.

SasakiThePikachu
15th January 2011, 9:02 PM
Tell me about it: I love Barujiina! I don't really like its pre-evolved form, but Barujiina just looks so cool and wicked. I was planning on using her on my Black team but since she isn't encountered until late in the game, I've decided to just breed her, then just trade her offspring to my White version so that I can use Barujiina there once its pre-evolved form evolves. I needed a good Flying-type Pokemon in White version anyway, so Barujiina fits in perfectly. I think I may like Barujiina even more than I like some of the other Flying-types like Kokoromori and Kenhorou. That's saying something.

Haha. That's been my strategy everytime I found out a pokemon I wanted to raise couldn't be encountered 'til late in game.

'Aw well, I'll catch it, breed it, and stick it in my white team!'

I won't be seeing Barujina or Kojofuu for a while... :D

I still can't believe that Uri Gellar sued, and all over the stupid spoon bending thing. Like anyone who bends a spoon has to ask his permission, or something. And to sue a children's game/tv show? What a b*stard. Really.

tmega90
15th January 2011, 9:05 PM
I feel the same way about Braviary. I really wish that I would be able to get Rufflet earlier in the game.

Exodd
15th January 2011, 9:11 PM
Isn't Kuitaran (had to actually look up that name!) supposed to be partly based on a furnace? Maybe Heatmor was chosen on purpose as a pun on that.

Dracoste
15th January 2011, 9:11 PM
I still can't believe that Uri Gellar sued, and all over the stupid spoon bending thing. Like anyone who bends a spoon has to ask his permission, or something. And to sue a children's game/tv show? What a b*stard. Really.

Kadabra's Japanese's name is "Yungerer" and in Japanes is the ri and n character very similair, so change the n for an ri and you know another reason to why he sued Nintendo.
Also, the katakana for the name of Uri Geller is ユリゲラー. And Kadabra's Japanese name in katakana is very similair to his, ユンゲラー.

Chibi_Muffin
15th January 2011, 10:41 PM
Tell me about it: I love Barujiina! I don't really like its pre-evolved form, but Barujiina just looks so cool and wicked. I was planning on using her on my Black team but since she isn't encountered until late in the game, I've decided to just breed her, then just trade her offspring to my White version so that I can use Barujiina there once its pre-evolved form evolves. I needed a good Flying-type Pokemon in White version anyway, so Barujiina fits in perfectly. I think I may like Barujiina even more than I like some of the other Flying-types like Kokoromori and Kenhorou. That's saying something.

I'm getting Swoobat and Unfezant as well (I am now using the likely English names) as Mandibuzz. I kinda like her. I'll still catch her late game though, it makes her easier to evolve anyways (level 54?! O_O). I'm naming her Carrie, as in carrion. =]

Of course, I'll have to trade for one of my absolute favourites, Reuniclus. But my brother's getting White, so it won't be too difficult.

darkgamerGS
15th January 2011, 10:48 PM
could at least post that somewhere here, on the main page or the forum. all i'm saying is until confirmed we shouldn't be treating these names as confirmed

They're indirectly confirmed, this is why:

One: Someone's gonna have to confirm this for me since they were both up when I came on, but according to other people I asked, IGN had the leaked list of English names up, then the official site updated with names that matched what was on the list.
Two: if the list was fake, wouldn't the last three Pokemon also have names rather than question marks? What fake list leaves something off?
Three: from past observations, NoA has never taken legal action on a leaked list if it was fake... and the list was pulled down from IGN. This is also why Serebii hasn't updated his site with SEREBII CONFIRMED info. (Also, just an observation, but here's how he works: if it's fake: "it's fake." If it's real: "I can't say.")

Good enough for you?

Hejiru
15th January 2011, 11:40 PM
I'm quite happy with most of the names. Woobat, Gurdurr, Hydreigon, Ducklett, Tynamo, Durant, and Bisharp are all great names.

There are a few I don't like, but you'll never get a list that you're 100% happy with. And there aren't any names I absolutely hate or anything. (Although I think some of them could've been better) But for the most part, I have no complaints. The names are good with me. (Yes, even Throh and Sawk)

R_N
15th January 2011, 11:43 PM
Mandibuzz also has the best tcg art
http://pokebeach.com/scans/japanese/black-white-collection/037-black.jpg
Even if the artist has a problem with drawing things with two legs

SasakiThePikachu
15th January 2011, 11:44 PM
Kadabra's Japanese's name is "Yungerer" and in Japanes is the ri and n character very similair, so change the n for an ri and you know another reason to why he sued Nintendo.
Also, the katakana for the name of Uri Geller is ユリゲラー. And Kadabra's Japanese name in katakana is very similair to his, ユンゲラー.

My last comment still stands. You don't hear Jackie Chan or Bruce Lee (or, erm, whoever is in charge of Bruce Lee's estate) complaining of pokemon's homage to them.

What a money-grubbing bloody whinger.

And because I haven't yet:

Dewott - shawoddy woddy *dances*

Cofagrigus - seriously if you get a bad word out of this, I really pity you for how your mind works

Vanilluxe - type of paint?

Alomomola - sounds like a drunk person trying to say the spell from Harry Potter

Klink, Klang, Klinklang - hehehehe

Sawsbuck - I require explanation on this one...?

Roggenrola - *facepalm*

Timburr - I have the urge to shout this name, with emphasis on the final syllable

Cottonee - *facepalm*

Ducklett - *headdesk*

God that feels better now it's out of my system! Silliness aside I really do love most of the (as of yet still unconfirmed) names, especially the reference-to-aurthurian-mythology ones. And Haxorus is by far and away the coolest pokemon name ever.

I wish I could go back in time to when the first gen names were revealed.

*sits in front of PC giggling* Seel. Electrode. Haunter. Tee hee. How unoriginal :D

BCVM22
15th January 2011, 11:47 PM
A buck is an adult male deer and "Saws-" is believed to be from SAWS; Spring, Autumn, Winter, Summer.

Mr. Joker
15th January 2011, 11:53 PM
A buck is an adult male deer and "Saws-" is believed to be from SAWS; Spring, Autumn, Winter, Summer.

Nice find there. That makes sense. "Saws" just seemed odd me.


Mandibuzz also has the best tcg art
http://pokebeach.com/scans/japanese/black-white-collection/037-black.jpg
Even if the artist has a problem with drawing things with two legs

Badass.

tmega90
15th January 2011, 11:57 PM
I like all of the new names. I really do not have a problem with them. It will take me a while to memorize all of them but they are fine with me. I think they are really cool and creative.

BCVM22
15th January 2011, 11:59 PM
Nice find there. That makes sense. "Saws" just seemed odd me.

Don't credit me, people here figured it out almost as soon as we had the name.

Ophie
16th January 2011, 12:10 AM
Come on, people. You're acting like pokemon names were good to begin with! ;p

Each generation has good names and bad names. Granted even I think this generation has hit a record-high of bad names, we just got to accept whatever NoA throws at us and then nick-name the ones we don't like.

It seems like the case here is that most people here actually do find those list of names to be good. I don't know why you act like everyone agrees with you and has to hide it, because that doesn't seem like it to me.


i just wish we would have gotten a mermaid looking type pokemon :( i prayed so hard for that!i mean i know we have vaporeon and milotic but i just wanted a more mermaid looking pokemon

Well, there's Meloetta, who looks really close to a mermaid. But yeah, Game Freak tends to stay away from Pokémon themed on humans to avoid uncanny valley.


Why would he be annoyed? Because he can't (or doesn't want) to post them? Even refusing to comment on any of this is strange.


Agree. You can't stop people posting facts. (The sprites were a slightly different matter because they are creative works.)


Well I took the plunge and added the English names (http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/game/black-white) to my site. I've had experience of C&Ds before (with my Simpsons website (http://www.simpsoncrazy.com)) and it's not a big issue; if you receive a C&D you take the offending content down, simple as that.

He said, on another site, that he's been told he's not allowed to put up the English Pokémon names, pure and simple. The information is still confidential.


They got sued by Uri Geller and Nintendo won, so I think they will also win from some kind of furnace business, if they get sued. I've never heard of such kind of furnace brand. If they are not very known, I don't think they will try to sue such big bussines like Nintendo.


Of course they won. They're a freakin huge multi-billion dollar corporation. As Kaiba from Yu-Gi-Oh! the Abridged Series so succinctly put it,

'Screw the rules, I have money!'

From what I can recall, the Uri Geller case was settled out of court. Both sides decided to make compromises. As for why the Wobbuffet guy didn't sue, it's up to the individual--Geller is apparently infamous for launching lawsuits at the slightest provocation.

In any case, Nintendo does not want to deal with him again. Even if Nintendo would consistently win, Nintendo will still have wasted a lot of time and money on him. The guy is kind of nuts. He's willing to spend a large part of his fortune just to waste resources on a company he dislikes.


Mandibuzz also has the best tcg art

Even if the artist has a problem with drawing things with two legs

I like most of the TCG art. They show a lot of personality in the Pokémon we don't see anywhere else. The illustrator for that is Kouki Saitou, correct?

(It could be Mitsuhiro Arita, but he seems to love doing 3-D stuff now...even though he's not as good with it as 2-D.)

Also, it looks like that card may or may not be very useful competitively. I can't tell. The fact that she uses 1 Darkness Energy and there's something on there that reads "50 damage" sounds handy...but it depends on what limitations there are on that attack. The other attack, I'd bet hardly anyone will ever use in a tournament, if this card shows up at all.

bugcatchersdream
16th January 2011, 12:22 AM
Well, there's Meloetta, who looks really close to a mermaid. But yeah, Game Freak tends to stay away from Pokémon themed on humans to avoid uncanny valley.
http://http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/b/bb/Controversial_Jynx.jpg
Exhibit A.
If anyone doesn't know about this, author Carole Weatherford accused Jynx of being a "Racist Stereotype" of blacks, although it's actually based off of the Yamanba fashion, which was opoular in Japan around 1995, when Red and Green were released. It's still possible to see a resemblance, though. Because of this, At least 1 episode was banned and Nintendo changed Jynx's design to this:
http://http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/7/7c/124Jynx.png

R_N
16th January 2011, 12:22 AM
Well, there's Meloetta, who looks really close to a mermaid. But yeah, Game Freak tends to stay away from Pokémon themed on humans to avoid uncanny valley.
I wouldn't go that far. Machop line, Ralts line, Makuhita line, Throh, Sawk, Gothitelle line, etc



I like most of the TCG art. They show a lot of personality in the Pokémon we don't see anywhere else. The illustrator for that is Kouki Saitou, correct?

(It could be Mitsuhiro Arita, but he seems to love doing 3-D stuff now...even though he's not as good with it as 2-D.)
I've no clue. No where seems to have translated the illustrators.


Also, it looks like that card may or may not be very useful competitively. I can't tell. The fact that she uses 1 Darkness Energy and there's something on there that reads "50 damage" sounds handy...but it depends on what limitations there are on that attack. The other attack, I'd bet hardly anyone will ever use in a tournament, if this card shows up at all.

The first attack will deal 50 damage to any of your opponent's Pokemon that's already been damaged before hand (even benched pokemon!). The second one will deal 100 damage to any Stage 2 Pokemon

Dracoste
16th January 2011, 12:22 AM
My last comment still stands. You don't hear Jackie Chan or Bruce Lee (or, erm, whoever is in charge of Bruce Lee's estate) complaining of pokemon's homage to them.

Well...their fully names aren't in there, they aren't called Htmonbrucelee and hitmonjackiechan, are they. Which is the opposite of Uri Geller, his whole name is in a pokémon name(corrupted, but still). There are probably a lot of Lees and Chans, I've only saw one Uri Geller.


Mandibuzz also has the best tcg art
http://pokebeach.com/scans/japanese/black-white-collection/037-black.jpg
Even if the artist has a problem with drawing things with two legs

That picture can't let me like the pokémon more. Cause it is immposible for me to like it even more :3. I don't care if I only can get her later in the game, "Good thing come to those who wait", right ;).
Poor Mandibuzz, she looks like a Hoothoot now.


The guy is kind of nuts.

That's what makes him so awesome and funny:D, I enjoyed watching his show, because of the humor.


If anyone doesn't know about this, author Carole Weatherford accused Jynx of being a "Racist Stereotype" of blacks, although it's actually based off of the Yamanba fashion, which was opoular in Japan around 1995, when Red and Green were released.

Well, It's actually Ganguro(Yamanba is developed from Ganguro). It also could be based on "Zwarte Piet" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zwarte_Piet)(probably a reason why it helps Santa in one episode). Heck, there are a lot of different origins (http://bulbanews.bulbagarden.net/wiki/On_the_Origin_of_Species:_Jynx) for it's design.

Luxrayess
16th January 2011, 12:30 AM
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Seedoweedo/englishnames.gif

I like this. Puting the faces with the names suddenly makes a lot of the names seem... well... better, seeing that "Excadrill" looks like an "Excadrill", "Servine" looks like a "Servine", and so forth.

Alomomola is still too long for my tastes.

(At least Alomomola seems short when compared to some other real fish names, like the humuhumunukunukuāpua'a (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reef_triggerfish).)

bugcatchersdream
16th January 2011, 12:31 AM
Well, It's actually Ganguro(Yamanba is developed from Ganguro). Heck, there are a lot of different origins (http://bulbanews.bulbagarden.net/wiki/On_the_Origin_of_Species:_Jynx) for it's design.
Yeah, it said both on Bulbapedia.:P

Sabonea_Masukippa
16th January 2011, 12:33 AM
They're indirectly confirmed, this is why:

One: Someone's gonna have to confirm this for me since they were both up when I came on, but according to other people I asked, IGN had the leaked list of English names up, then the official site updated with names that matched what was on the list.
Two: if the list was fake, wouldn't the last three Pokemon also have names rather than question marks? What fake list leaves something off?
Three: from past observations, NoA has never taken legal action on a leaked list if it was fake... and the list was pulled down from IGN. This is also why Serebii hasn't updated his site with SEREBII CONFIRMED info. (Also, just an observation, but here's how he works: if it's fake: "it's fake." If it's real: "I can't say.")
Good enough for you?

Actually:

Three days ago a forum member posted the full list on these forums, but had it promptly deleted.
He them [apparently] e-mailed Pokejungle the list. Pokejungle, being Pokejungle posted the list in full with a 'possbly fake' disclaimer.
When the 'Italian names' were thought to be fake (since some species had the same name, Italy doesn't get unique names, etc), he changed the post to say fake.
However, some commentators pointed out that the Italian 'names' were really the Italian species classification, which did match. PJ then removed the 'fake' from the article.
Several hours later the list was removed for some reason.
Also, later that night a poster by the same name as the one from Sppf posted the full list on the Bulbagarden Forums and made several posts about the names on Sppf, but did not repost them here.
All the while, there had been a thread on GameFAQs that corroborated some of the names appearing in Nintendo Power.
Later on, Serebii received an image of the magazine and posted the 8 or so names (Axew, Cofagrigus, etc), all of which matched the full list.
Those few names were then reconfirmed via IGN articles and screen shots and then by the official site updating.
Most people have now come to accept that the full list, which was posted on Sppf well before someone mentioned Nintendo Power, is accurate. Especially since names like Alomomola, Cofagrigus and Axew are not likely names to have guessed correctly.

Dracoste
16th January 2011, 12:39 AM
http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/5797/englishnames.gifJigglychu, YOU. ARE. AWESOME!!!!;v;


(At least Alomomola seems short when compared to some other real fish names, like the humuhumunukunukuāpua'a (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reef_triggerfish).)

0_0, glad GF didn't decided to make the 10char limit bigger(It's funny to pronounce it). If people are complaining about Alomomola's name and that the name can't get any worse, I'm going to show them this:3.

johno1995
16th January 2011, 1:03 AM
When I first saw the name Alomomola I thought it meant:

"Hello, Mom, Hola." xD

The actual explination of the name makes more sense :P

darkgamerGS
16th January 2011, 3:39 AM
Big fat explanation I'm not reposting so the page'll be shorter.

That was all directed at the first part, right? And do the other reasons seem valid? *Honestly isn't sure about any of that, was all a guess*

ForeverFlame
16th January 2011, 3:43 AM
These names are definitely real. If they wanted to make fake names, every name would be silly puns on two basic English nouns. But things like Sawsbuck and Elgyem are too obscure for some faker to come up with.

Haxorus. I'm in love with that name.

Throh and Sawk. FJDjfssfdjgsdjgjsfdgfsdghJFDJFD.

Pignite. Lots of fans predicted that one, though it was for the wrong Pokemon. But still.

PokemonTrainerKaden
16th January 2011, 5:06 AM
If they arent real I'm definetly naming my Kirikizan Bisharp and if they are im naming him Surrogate

nikohesus
16th January 2011, 5:18 AM
^Seems legit.
Really though, the only names I dislike are Throh and Sawk, but this seems to be universal.