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PB
March 2nd, 2011, 11:14 AM
So, the European Pokedex entries have come along and I found a strange one, which I hope is just a strange translation error?

Darumaka's droppings are hot, So people used to put them in their clothes to keep themselves warm

erm...right...

It also is annoying how the Pokedex entries build the Pokemon up to be "so intimating that everyone is left fearful when they are around" and then in the anime no-one bats an eyelid.

Kninj
March 2nd, 2011, 11:17 AM
Oh Wow :|

Well, who needs hot water bottles and the like when you've got the hot faeces of a small, angry mammal, right?

Azure Rathalδs
March 2nd, 2011, 11:17 AM
Yeah, they have seemed to not edit the Pokedex entries unlike D/P, which means that they may be a bit funny, like Darumaka's entry.

Nateon
March 2nd, 2011, 11:43 AM
Haha that's just weird, i never really pay attention to the entries anyway, and in the anime they always get something wrong, usually it's something about the pokemon

bwburke94
March 2nd, 2011, 12:28 PM
Um... what the **** is that ****? Oh, it's from a Darumaka. That explains why you're wearing it.

EDIT: I don't really need to explain why it's asterisked out, do I? OK, I will. THIS SITE HAS A WORD FILTER.

Forever
March 2nd, 2011, 04:36 PM
Yeah not a translation error, sadly it's similar in Japanese iirc :x
I don't think that's the only strange PokeDex entry, either.

Though I don't really think of its droppings as droppings, and instead mini... versions of Darumaka. You know how it's based on those dolls? It's how I kinda think of it, rather than anything bad. XD

King Gumball
March 2nd, 2011, 04:43 PM
Haha that is a funny entry ^.^ Although not too strange when you think about it. People used to keep their feet warm in cow poo in winter in some areas, and play baseball with the poo too XD So I guess they do similar stuff with Darumaka's droppings.

The Unova people probably use it for other stuff too, not just sticking it in your clothes. Maybe lighting a BBQ or a fire using the droppings as coal?

JP
March 2nd, 2011, 04:44 PM
You wouldn't catch me picking up that doodoo to keep myself warm... or to cook with it either for that matter. XD

Derezzed
March 2nd, 2011, 04:46 PM
This made me chuckle, I guess its one of the weirder pokedex entries (unless it is a translation error). I can imagine it now, houseworkers shovelling hot fire monkey muck into wooly jumpers - lovely.

OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire
March 2nd, 2011, 05:56 PM
XD that was funny it didn't really change much from the Jap version though.

fenyx4
March 2nd, 2011, 09:09 PM
So, the European Pokedex entries have come along and I found a strange one, which I hope is just a strange translation error?

Darumaka's droppings are hot, So people used to put them in their clothes to keep themselves warmerm...right...



:cer_laugh: I think that's the funniest Pokemon trivia I've heard all week. It's nice that the translators are sticking closer to the original text (a tendency that should have been present in DP)... I still wish Nob Ogasawara (http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Nob_Ogasawara) was available to translate BW text, though... :(

It also is annoying how the Pokedex entries build the Pokemon up to be [S-HIGHLIGHT]"so intimating that everyone is left fearful when they are around" and then in the anime no-one bats an eyelid.[/S-HIGHLIGHT]

EDIT: Uh...intimating or intimidating? o_O
At least the anime Unova-pplz have guts...

RYOUKI
March 2nd, 2011, 09:36 PM
Yeah not a translation error, sadly it's similar in Japanese iirc :x
I don't think that's the only strange PokeDex entry, either.

Though I don't really think of its droppings as droppings, and instead mini... versions of Darumaka. You know how it's based on those dolls? It's how I kinda think of it, rather than anything bad. XD
Droppings as mini-Darumakka? uh, no.

I'm a bit ambivalent with this. I like how they kept close to the original entry but, I just wished they'd tweak stuff like this.

soϲks
March 2nd, 2011, 10:00 PM
Droppings as mini-Darumakka? uh, no.

I'm a bit ambivalent with this. I like how they kept close to the original entry but, I just wished they'd tweak stuff like this.

Agreed. Some things change depending on cultures - I don't think most people in Europe and America actively use animal droppings to warm themselves. It's too strange to just leave the way it is, imo.

metalflygon08
March 2nd, 2011, 10:08 PM
Agreed. Some things change depending on cultures - I don't think most people in Europe and America actively use animal droppings to warm themselves. It's too strange to just leave the way it is, imo.


I'm almost 100% certain they kept that due to early settlers surviving on Buffalo Chip fires.

Sabrewulf238
March 2nd, 2011, 11:31 PM
Oh...catch a falling poop and put it in your pocket, save it for a rainy day...

Seriously though I really like the pokedex entries and that they're not afraid to be a bit weird. :)

Andrew McKenzie
March 4th, 2011, 04:36 AM
I prefer that the entries are staying true to their original Japanese counterparts, no matter how strange they may seem to some people.

First of all, this act isn't very strange, in the olden days, stuff like this happened all the time.

Besides, you people are taking this way out of proportion and relating this to the current day.
The entry clearly says "USED TO" as in a past tense, obviously People won't do this nowadays because of the technology and other forms of heat processing we have.

But in days of old, with no central heating, electricity and houses, hunters and other groups would have done something similar to this to keep warm.

It's not unheard of.

fenyx4
March 5th, 2011, 01:18 AM
Oh...catch a falling poop and put it in your pocket, save it for a rainy day...

:cer_laugh: :cer_laugh: :cer_laugh: Oh gosh, I really hope that a random NPC who adores the Darmanitan evo family sings that exact line in Gray Version. Too funny!

I prefer that the entries are staying true to their original Japanese counterparts, no matter how strange they may seem to some people.

First of all, this act isn't very strange, in the olden days, stuff like this happened all the time.

Besides, you people are taking this way out of proportion and relating this to the current day.
The entry clearly says "USED TO" as in a past tense, obviously People won't do this nowadays because of the technology and other forms of heat processing we have.

But in days of old, with no central heating, electricity and houses, hunters and other groups would have done something similar to this to keep warm.

It's not unheard of.

Well, the "used to" helps lessen the disgust factor, but not by much. But what, they weren't able to find any Tepig, Torchic, Simisear, Heatmor, Darmanitan, Ulgamoth, or Chandelure to provide fire for warmth? -_-