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Starter names, and more

Discussion in 'Pokémon Games Discussion' started by Nemesis, Feb 12, 2007.

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  1. Nemesis

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    Thanks to Serebii, we have the US names for the DP starter Pokemon-

    Grass- Turtwig
    Fire- Chimchar
    Water- Poochama

    Yep, the only starter to keep it's japanese name.

    Also confirmed-

    The following are not 100% confirmed, but likely

    Bippa -Beappa
    Mukkuru- Staris

    Floatsel & Pachirisu appear to keep their Japanese Names.

    More as we hear it.
  2. StellarWind Elsydeon

    StellarWind Elsydeon Armblades Ascendant
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    Pochama staying Pochama isn't verified either. >>

    Turtwig? I've seen worse. Chimchar... Eh. I can live with it. I still think Chimpyre would have sounded better.

    Buneary.... O... kay. I'd assume it dervies from Bunny and Ear-y? o_o And Glameow.. XD

    Carnivine is pwnsome.

    ... I think they're running out of ideas. :p
  3. Nemesis

    Former Administrator

    According to Serebii, it IS confirmed.
  4. I dunno, I just don't believe that Pachirisu is staying Pachirisu. Doesn't sound like a name they'd use.
  5. Linkachu

    Linkachu Hero of Pizza
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    Every time I'm away for an extended period of time, interesting revelations happen... and just after I was muttering to Alex that I was dying to hear the English DP starter names...

    Why use Buizel if they were going to use Floatsel? Buoysel would've flowed a lot better. And Happini doesn't seem to flow well with Chansey and Blissey, but since it's not 100% confirmed I'll leave it at that...

    Pachirisu isn't all that strange when you consider Pikachu and Togepi being left as is. I can see how people may mispronounce it a bit, but considering that some people can't even agree on how the English names are pronounced... it's fine X)
  6. I'm surprised on how Pochama practically kept it's name 0.0 they never usually do that with starters.

    I'm half and half on Buneary as, it flows well but looks kinda silly :p. Glameow fits perfectly I think ^_^ and Chimchar sounds sooo Kawaiii!!!!!!*Is eagerly awaiting Beequeen's name ^_^ but, is dreading it at the same time -_-'*

    God, please don't let Happini be it's name T_T PLEASE!! PLEASE!! PLEASE!!!
  7. Nemesis

    Former Administrator

    It appears it may be Floatzel. Pochama is confirmed now, as are all the others. Korinku may be Spinx, and Korobooshi is Kricketot.

    The pink/blug snail seems to be something along the lines of Sheilos, not completly sure yet. Subomi should be known soon too.

    EDIT Oh, and Gregguru seems to be Croalurk.

  8. ........spinx.................>>...........................I don't know, I mean it's not in it's entirety that bad (sounds kinda cute) but, IT SHOULD HAVE A NAME RELATED TO LIONS. YES SPHINXS ARE HALF LION BUT, WHEN YOU LOOK AT KORINK DO YOU THINK "aww a sphinx" BECAUSE I CERTAINLY DON'T!!!! >
  9. "Glameow"!?! What the Hellgar does the "Gla" part mean!?! 0_o
  10. the M acts as a transition for two words GLAMeow and glaMeow, Glam meaning glamour.
  11. I think these are among the best Gen IV names so far, and that "Poochama" should be "Pochama."
  12. Nemesis

    Former Administrator

    Pochama is called Piplup apparently.
  13. That makes even less sense than "Glameow"! :o
  14. Linkachu

    Linkachu Hero of Pizza
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    Glameow made lots of sense to me, but Piplup...? Drawing a blank here.

    A little help? ???

    EDIT: I poked Stel about it, and he said this:

    StellarWind Elsydeon says (9:44 AM):
    Penguin and Plup (the sound of a splash)
    StellarWind Elsydeon says (9:48 AM):
    Or maybe it's from piscean (fisherman) and plup. In which case it is a direct translation.

    Which is probably the case. Makes a bit more sense to me now ;p
  15. Aw! Piplup! It's so...cute! ^_^

    I think all the starter names are cute. It's good...they were some of the cutest starters (in my humble opinion), so it's good they have cute names.

    ...Turtwig...Chimchar...Piplup...OMGSOCUTE! *spazzes*
  16. Doctor Oak

    Staff Member Overlord

    #16 Doctor Oak, Feb 17, 2007
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  17. baratron

    baratron Moderator of Elder Scrolls
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    I still hate Turtwig and Chimchar. Turtwig sounds like an owl or professor from Harry Potter, while Chimchar makes me think of the old PG Tips adverts in the UK, with chimps in clothes sitting around drinking tea. (A cup of tea can be called "a cup of char" in some British dialects.)


    ok, going to seriously lower the tone here...

    ...you have been warned!

    sounds a bit like pooing. The sound that poo makes when it splashes into the toilet?

    Oh man. You can tell it's 3.30am and I'm sitting up all night 'cos I can't breathe and need to go to the doctor.
  18. Kolink=Shinx (Shock and lynx I'm guessing) personally this name went from bad to worse for me >>

    Pinpuku=Happiny (No real difference from earlier english name, only in writing)

    Fuwaraido=Driftblim (not bad)

    Scorpy=Skorupi( I love saying that name XD)

    Subomi=Budew(hmmm... not bad, I think I'm so use to the japanese ones that, it's hard to see them with a different name)

    Bippa=Bidoof(I think it's suppose to be roof+ whatever bi stands for, or the oof could be tooth with different spelling?.....XD I don't know)

    Gregguru=Croagunk (Croak+Gunk, The gunk part being because it's part poison. I liked croalurk better personally)

    Yes I know this is on the front page but, I like discussing them here ^_^

    Frankly, I'm not impressed with these batch of names. I found the first batch way better but, I'll just get use to them so there's no real problem.

    I even liked some earlier misconceptions of names.
  19. Shinx is probably a mix of shock and sphinx or how ever you spell it
  20. The 'bi-' is from "beaver" (you'll pronounced it "bee-doof"). I looked it up, and the word "shadoof" refers to a particular irrigation tool, ur the '-oof' might come from the "roofs" of its dams.
  21. I would've thought that the "Doof" part in Bidoof was short for "Doofus". And Shellos? It's a slug, not a snail! And Slugs don't have shells!
  22. Doctor Oak

    Staff Member Overlord

    Shellos does have a shell though...
  23. Anway, there was one pokemon that went under the radar at the 2007 NewYork Toy Fair......

    and It was Cherimu who keeps it's romanization name Cherrim.
  24. Good! "Cherrim" sound more like proper English than "Cherimu"
  25. StellarWind Elsydeon

    StellarWind Elsydeon Armblades Ascendant
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    Regarding 'Shellos' - quoting Wikipedia on this:

    "Its name is likely a pun on the word shell and the suffix -less (or perhaps the German equivalent of -los); Shellos has no shell. The Japanese name Karanakushi comes from the Japanese words for shell (殻, kara?), without (無く, naku?), and pond snail (田螺, tanishi?), literally translating to a snail without a shell."
  26. Linkachu

    Linkachu Hero of Pizza
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    It's nice seeing the starter names officially unveiled on Pokemon.com, along with their basic descriptions. Just seems to add a bit more magic to them ^^

    I have no other comments on the names themselves beyond that...
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