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B/W Starters & Region Announced!

Posted November 22nd, 2010 at 03:29 PM by Cherrim

In English, of course. C'mon, I've beaten Black. I'm not that far behind the times!

http://www.pokemonblackwhite.com/en-...arter-pokemon/

The official English names were released today. We have Snivy, Tepig, and Oshawott. Isshu is now Unova.

Snivy
I like this a lot more than Smugleaf. So much more. Watching the fallout from all the people who, for some reason, actually thought they'd name it Smugleaf (seriously??) is excellent.

Tepig
They had so many options from fire and pig puns to choose from and they chose this. Eh. Ehhhh. This is boring. :(

Oshawott
All I can think of when I see this is the nearby city of Oshawa, which is terribly uninteresting. Where does the Osha part come from, anyone know? o_O

Unova
Unova will take some getting used to. Sinnoh wasn't too far off from Shinou. And Kanto and Johto were the same. Was Hoenn really different or is this the only region to get such a major change?

So. What do you guys think?
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    Timbjerr's Avatar
    I believe Oshawott is a play on Ocean+water+otter. Far too complex a pun if you ask me. XD

    ...and Hoenn was Houen in Japan iirc, so Unova is truly the only region to have a significant change in translation. :P
    Posted November 22nd, 2010 at 03:36 PM by Timbjerr Timbjerr is offline
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    The English names suck. All of them.

    I think we should hold a vote to just close B/W as a forum all together. I think it'll pull out well.
    Posted November 22nd, 2010 at 03:37 PM by
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    Livewire's Avatar
    I agree completely. I love Snivy as Tsutaja's English name. Tepig? Fail. Oshawatt I'm impartial on. It's not horrible, but It could use some work.
    Posted November 22nd, 2010 at 03:38 PM by Livewire Livewire is offline
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    Unova is just ridiculous, they should have just kept it as Isshu. As for the starter names, they're all horrible except Smugleaf's english name.
    Posted November 22nd, 2010 at 03:38 PM by Zet Zet is offline
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    Ursula's Avatar
    IDG why people were making such a big deal about Smugleaf when it was just a nickname for it D:
    Posted November 22nd, 2010 at 03:39 PM by Ursula Ursula is offline
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    I wasn't expecting Smugleaf at all, and the fact that people were makes me lol. But even Smugleaf is better than Snivy. That's just so unoriginal and really shows off their lack of creativity.
    Posted November 22nd, 2010 at 03:41 PM by
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    Zet's Avatar
    Oh wow, they kept the legendaries Japanese names. Go die in a fire NoA.
    Posted November 22nd, 2010 at 03:42 PM by Zet Zet is offline
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    Timbjerr's Avatar
    I like how the reaction to the hodgepodge of the name Oshawott mirrors the initial reaction reaction to the hodgepodge of it's design. XD
    Posted November 22nd, 2010 at 03:44 PM by Timbjerr Timbjerr is offline
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    Forever's Avatar
    NO NICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111

    I hate all the English names. As of now, I've officially become Japanese.
    Posted November 22nd, 2010 at 03:49 PM by Forever Forever is offline
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    Agent Clank's Avatar
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Patchisou Yutohru View Comment
    The English names suck. All of them.
    Agreed >_>
    All of them are terrible and I hate to say that.
    I do kinda like Unova though, but it too will take time to grow on me.
    Posted November 22nd, 2010 at 03:52 PM by Agent Clank Agent Clank is offline
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    PlatinumDude's Avatar
    Snivy is a cool name. Tepig isn't as good. Oshawott is in between those. In other words: Snivy > Oshawott > Tepig.
    Posted November 22nd, 2010 at 05:20 PM by PlatinumDude PlatinumDude is offline
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    I feel like these complaints have been said before.
    Posted November 22nd, 2010 at 07:08 PM by Yoshimi Yoshimi is offline
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    Kura's Avatar
    If you guys all hate it.. well that's why there's a nickname option ._. Don't have a heart attack..
    Posted November 22nd, 2010 at 07:23 PM by Kura Kura is online now
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Kura View Comment
    If you guys all hate it.. well that's why there's a nickname option ._. Don't have a heart attack..
    You can't nickname pokedex entries ;o;
    Posted November 22nd, 2010 at 07:49 PM by Zet Zet is offline
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    Cherrim's Avatar
    @Kura: lmao, no kidding. :( I may not be the biggest fan of all the names but the amount of sheer loathing I'm seeing toward them tonight is just ridiculous. People all felt this way toward the starters and the game in general anyway, though, and fangasm everywhere over them now, so I imagine this'll probably be exactly the same. 9_9
    Posted November 22nd, 2010 at 10:01 PM by Cherrim Cherrim is offline
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    インフェルノの津波's Avatar
    I think I have something to cheer you all up.

    Posted November 25th, 2010 at 11:20 PM by インフェルノの津波 インフェルノの津波 is offline
 

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