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    Default The World's Greatest Name Competition 2012 - NOT A TYPO!

    The World's Greatest Name Competition
    "One rarely gets a chance to see such carefully prepared sarcasm!" - Charles Schulz

    Introduction
    If you've ever played Pokémon Colosseum or XD, one of the first things you'll notice is that nobody has a name that you've probably ever heard of before. (Well, not the first thing, because I've known some people named Willie in my day, but...) Have you ever wondered which name, in the entire (game) world, was the greatest? Pretty soon, the (real) world will know, thanks to this face-off.

    Yep, this is for real. No joke. And it's big. I've made up a list of all 945 usable names from Colosseum and XD - that's everyone in Story Mode and Battle Mode of both games, except for a select few bosses and major NPCs. It's time for us at Serebii.Net Forums to pick the best-named customer of them all.

    (I do have a life, hard to believe as it may seem. So there will be no voting on weekends.)

    Voting & General Rules
    - Seeing as this championship includes every trainer from Colosseum and XD, there's obviously no need for any nominations.
    - A new matchup will be posted every day from Monday to Friday. Friday's winners will be announced on Saturday morning and there will be no voting during the weekend.
    - During the first round, matchups have 3 or 4 names each. During the second, they all have 3 names, and in all the other rounds they have 2 each.
    - Voters must decide, within each of the matchups, which names they think are the greatest. Not the weirdest (we've done that already), not necessarily the funniest or toughest, just your favourite of them all.
    - Voters are allowed 10 votes per day (20 in finals). These votes can be distributed among the names however they wish.
    - Voters are also allowed 1 credit per day (see below for explanation of credits).
    - You are allowed and encouraged to make comments on the names after you vote (no insulting or damaging ones, of course).
    - In the event of a tie, both names involved move to the next round, where they will usually be assigned to different matchups.

    Credits
    - Every day, each voter is allowed to choose one credit and award it to the name of their choice.
    - You don't have to award a credit every time you vote.
    - There are 3 types of credits:
    • Funny Name (F) - if you literally laughed when you read it.
    • Cool/Heroic Name (C) - if you like it or think it's a name for a good guy.
    • Tough/Evil Name (T) - if it sounds like a villain's name (even if it isn't really a villain).
    - Credits don't affect voting scores, but there are prizes at the end for the names that were voted the funniest, most evil, and most heroic.

    Bracketology
    - The face-off is conducted in a single-elimination tournament style.
    - The names are divided into 20 groups from A to T (each group has about 50 names in it).
    - We go through the groups one at a time, so after the first round of Group A is over, we go to the second round (quarterfinals), third round (semis) and fourth round (final). So if you're wondering why there won't be any new names right away, that's why. After the final of Group A, I'll bring in a new list of names to start Group B, and we go in order from there. And so on... and on... and on. Until 2012.
    - After finishing all the main groups, there will be a final showdown between all the group winners to decide the Orre region's (and most likely the Pokémon world's) ultimate greatest name! Excited? Yes? Good.

    Tallyists
    I'm not currently recruiting any tallyists or co-owners. However, I am going on vacation in December and may take some substitutes. Depending on how busy my life becomes and how popular this face-off proves to be, I will likely look for additional tallyists later on in the game.

    Penalties
    - There is no penalty for accidentally taking more votes or credits than you are allowed, but if you do, they will not be counted.
    - Please do not tally if you are not a registered tallyist (right now, that's yours truly).
    - No spamming or posting messages that aren't related to the face-off.

    Disclaimer
    This face-off is just for fun and humour, and is meant as a satire towards strangely-named Colosseum and XD trainers. It is not meant to offend anyone's feelings or to insult anyone on the forum. Any resemblance to real people's names is purely coincidental, and I sincerely apologize if any of your real names are accidentally voted to be "weird" in this face-off. (On that note, if you can actually prove that your real name is the same as a Colosseum or XD character's, I just might have to PM you something cool!)

        Spoiler:- FAQ #1:


        Spoiler:- FAQ #2:


        Spoiler:- FAQ #3:


    Example
    The matchup is:
    Resix
    Wes
    Miror B.
    Venus

    The first voter thinks all four names are good and distributes his 10 votes among all of them. He also considers Wes to be a cool name for a hero and gives it a (C) credit.
    Resix 4
    Wes 2 (C)
    Miror B. 1
    Venus 3

    The second voter doesn't think Venus is great, but gives votes to the other three names, and gives Resix an (F) credit for being a "funny" name.
    Resix 8 (F)
    Wes 1
    Miror B. 1

    The third voter gives all 10 of her votes to the same name, but does not use a credit.
    Miror B. 10

    Total scores are tallied up:
    Resix 12
    Wes 3
    Miror B. 12
    Venus 3

    There is a tie for first place, so Resix and Miror B. are declared co-champions and both of them are (grudgingly) advanced to the next round.

    The Wall of Fame

    Group A Winners: ZIME, HOGLO

    Group B Winner: MESAK

    Group C Winner: HIPLOG

    Group D Winner: REKIX

    Group E Winner: TARDEL

    Group F Winner: SCLIM

    First Matchup
    The first matchup... of the first round... of Group A... of the face-off... will be posted on Thursday, September 30! Stay tuned.
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    Default Spelling Counts.

    Oh, just one more note (I couldn't add it to the original post because it kept giving me a "500 Internal Server Error"):

    When you're voting for names, please try not to misspell them. I won't be strictly enforcing this and there won't really be any penalties, but bear in mind that misspellings could change the fundamentals of weirdness.
    HAPPY 10TH ANNIVERSARY,
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    May your quirky characters and edgy plot twists
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    Because according to producers
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    Default Group A Round 1 Matchup 1

    Are you ready? Yes? Good. WWNC 2012 is comin' at ya. It's time to vote and marvel at the sheer strangeness of these 4 fine contestants' names. Remember, you are allowed 10 votes per day!

    The first 4 names of the competition are:
    Skrub
    Chiod
    Scherla
    Carben


        Spoiler:- Who are they?:


    Just as an example, I'll be voting today. Notice how I gave Skrub an (F) credit for being a funny name.
    Skrub 7 (F)
    Chiod 2
    Scherla 1

    OK, voters, whenever you're ready, go ahead.
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    May your quirky characters and edgy plot twists
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    Because according to producers
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    Skrub -3 Votes
    Chiod -5 Votes
    Scherla -2 Votes plus (C) credit
    Carben

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    Skrub- 2 votes
    Choid- 5 (F)
    Scherla-3

    Interesting FO idea.

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    Or maybe we reverse the positions. The lion can show up in the middle of a bustling city street, and take on a person in a tank.
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    Default Group A Round 1 Matchup 2

    And it looks like we've got a winner... The funniest name in this group is... oh, wait.

    Skrub 12
    Chiod 12
    Scherla 6
    Carben 0
    We have a draw! However, the points go to Skrub, thanks to yours truly giving him 7 votes. He Skrubs the floor and moves on to the next round. (Warning: This thread contains potentially life-threatening levels of horrible puns. You have been warned.)

    The next set of names will be duly revealed. Vote now!
    Kleason
    Zime
    Yagon
    Flostin


        Spoiler:- Who are they?:
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    May your quirky characters and edgy plot twists
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    Because according to producers
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    No fair!

    Zime gets 10 votes.

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    Flostin 8
    Yagon 2 (T)

    Flostin is actually a rather cool name, though my first thought was of dental care.

    By the way, this is a terrific FO idea. Kudos.
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    Kudos accepted, YHR. I appreciate the support, because of course, we've got a long, LONG road ahead of us.

    Just a quick shout-out to MugoUrth: If you didn't think that last matchup was fair... this Zime the advantage is yours! Your 10 votes have secured the man from Pyrite Colosseum a place in the group quarterfinals. Yagon has duly accepted her toughness credit. And as for Flostin, I also found it to have a dental theme.

    The next matchup will be posted on Monday afternoon.
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    Because according to producers
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    Default Group A Round 1 Matchup 3

    Well, it's Monday afternoon, and we all know what that means. Time to get weirded out...

    The next first-round matchup is ready. Voila:
    Gilam
    Kaler
    Petro
    Okona


        Spoiler:- Who are they?:


    Vote now!
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    Hmm... I don't find any of these particularly weird, to be honest.

    Petro 1 (F)
    Okona 9
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    Kaler gets 7 points
    Gilam gets 3 points
    Petro gets a (C) Credit.

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    Default Group A Round 1 Matchup 4

    It's outrageous! With 9 votes from YHR, Okona has claimed a place in the quarter-finals. This one was close, with Kaler and Gilam both taking some of the honours. Also, our resident Cipher Peon is sent packing, having been called both funny and cool but not evil.

    Time for the next set, so make sure you're as ready as you'll ever be.
    Hites
    Lisot
    Johnson
    (Weirdest name ever. [/sarcasm])
    Hobble

        Spoiler:- Who are they?:
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    Johnson - 5
    Hites - 5

    They both sound like last names, despite being first names.
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    Hobble- 10 (C)

    The weirdest and awesomest name yet.
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    4 points for Lisat
    3 points for Hites
    3 points for Hobble plus (F) credit.

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    Default Group A Round 1 Matchup 5

    Quote Originally Posted by YellowHat's Revenge View Post
    They both sound like last names, despite being first names.
    Actually, I've never really considered whether the names in Colo and XD are supposed to be first or last names... It would make a good discussion. But regardless, Johnson has been beaten fair and square.

    Our Team Snagem grunt Hobbles into the quarterfinals by landing a record 13 votes and two credits! Hites and Lisot get sent back up their mountain, with 8 and 4 votes respectively.

    On to the next matchup, and remember: Weird is in the eye of the beholder.
    Mirna
    Digor
    Nacie
    Mestol


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    10 points for Nacie.
    Digor gets a (T) credit, cause it sounds like a good villain name.

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    Nacie 8
    Digor 2 (T)
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    Default Group A Round 1 Matchup 6

    Well, the face-off has now been running for one week, as you very well Nacie. ("May see"... I guess that one didn't work out.) Here's to another more than a hundred of them. Meanwhile, Digor becomes the second person to receive an award for evilness, something that is definitely encouraged at the Cipher labs. So good job for him, I guess.

    Here is your one-week anniversary matchup of names, one of which you will most likely recognize. Vote now, y'all.
    Trudly
    Naono
    Hubor
    Idlon


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    Trudly - 10 points

    I like Trudly. That is all.

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    Trudly-1
    Naono- 6(C)
    Hubor-3
    Idlon-0

    For some on reason i said Naono with a srange accent and made it said cool.
    I remember Hubor the mosy. (i was on a random observation day)
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    10 points to Idlon.

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    10 points to Naono. Plus a (F).
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    Default Group A Round 1 Matchup 7

    Remember, voters... this is the last matchup of the week, so not voting on this one is a Naono! This old lady from the Orre Colosseum goes to the next round with 16 total points as well as credits for humour and heroism. Not surprisingly, Miror B.'s henchman Trudly takes second place.

    Get ready to max and relax if you've got a long weekend (Thanksgiving here, Columbus Day in the States). But first, cast your votes on these names.
    Cryal
    Ekeol
    Palen
    (Sounds like a vice-presidential candidate to me.)
    Dioge

        Spoiler:- Who are they?:
    HAPPY 10TH ANNIVERSARY,
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