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OMG!!! THE LOCALIZATION!!!!!!!!

Posted January 13th, 2011 at 09:27 PM by Ursula
Updated January 13th, 2011 at 10:29 PM by Ursula

Like I said in my last blog entry about localization woes,

YOU WILL GET USED TO IT.

Everyone does eventually. Sure, they're not what you imagined. Oh, well. They are what they are, and while some of the names suck, so do most of the rest of them. T

Generation 1 Suckage


not bothering with the starters; see my last blog for that.

010 Caterpie <- wtf this is such a butchering of caterpillar
011 Metapod <- idek
012 Butterfree <- butterfly..+ free!?!?!?
013 Weedle <- weed + beetle? idk.
014 Kakuna <- oh this is cute..cacoon..
015 Beedrill <- bee..drill..wow...
016 Pidgey <- oh.. pigeon..
017 Pidgeotto <- ^
018 Pidgeot < ^
019 Rattata <- rat..atta?? wtf are they smoking
020 Raticate <- what
021 Spearow <- sparrow..ok..that's ok
022 Fearow <- fear..? + sparrow?
023 Ekans <- it's snake backwards O.O
024 Arbok <- arbok..cobra backwards? XD!!
025 Pikachu <- ok it's based off a pika rat..but idk what else
026 Raichu <- ok it kept the "chu" part... and i think rai is like Japanese for thunder?
027 Sandshrew <- ok it's a shrew?
028 Sandslash <- oh becaues it has big claws
029 Nidoran F <- needle + ran?
030 Nidorina <- congrats it's a girl
031 Nidoqueen <- prefix+queen..ok..
032 Nidoran M <- needle + ran?
033 Nidorino <- it's a boy!!! you must be so proud ^w^
034 Nidoking <- prefix again but with king this time because it's a boy..???

~*!*~ HONORABLE MENTIONS: Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Mewtwo, ..tbh a lot of this is v uncreative. ~*!*~

Generation 2 Suckage


not bothering with the starters; see my last blog for that.

161 Sentret <- sentry + ferret?
162 Furret <- fur + ferret?
163 Hoothoot <- these are the sounds it makes :3
164 Noctowl <- nocturnal owl??? wtf??
165 Ledyba <- ladybug ^-^
166 Ledian <- ..:/
167 Spinarak <- spinneret + arachnid.
168 Ariados <- arachnid + dos..(second form??)
169 Crobat + cross (idk it's what bulbapedia said) + bat..like the zubat/golbat..original..
170 Chinchou <- ? it's liek it's Japanese name i guess
171 Lanturn <- Lantern. Like the lantern fish..?
175 Togepi <- like it's JP name
176 Togetic <- like JP name
177 Natu <- native [from it's Japanese name, maybe?] + atu
178 Xatu <- exotic + atu [aztec god]
179 Mareep <- mary? + sheep
180 Flaaffy <- fluffy + baa?
181 Ampharos <- amp + pharos [greek work for light house jsyk]
182 Bellossom <- bell + blossom?

~*!*~ HONORABLE MENTIONS: Porygon 2, Qwilfish, Pineco ~*!*~

Generation 3 Suckage


not bothering with the starters; see my last blog for that.

261 Poochyena <- pooch + hyena
262 Mightyena <- mighty + hyena
263 Zigzagoon <- zigzag + raccoon ... really??? :/
264 Linoone <- line + raccoon
265 Wurmple <- worm + rumple..?
266 Silcoon <- silk + cocoon.
267 Beautifly <- wtf really need i say more?
268 Cascoon <- cast + cocoon
269 Dustox <- dust + toxic
270 Lotad <- lotus + tadpole..?
271 Lombre <- lotus + hombre!!!
272 Ludicolo <- ludicrous + colocynth.
273 Seedot <- seed. dot. REALLY.
274 Nuzleaf <- NUZZLE? + leaf. wtf, this is a dumb name. or nose + leaf...
275 Shiftry <-
276 Taillow <- tail + swallow
277 Swellow <- swallow
278 Wingull <- wing.. sea gull.
279 Pelipper <- peligan + pepper?
280 Ralts <- perhaps a parody of waltz? it seems to be a dancer tbqh
281 Kirlia <- based off of kirlian photography, which is taking pictures of ~psychic auras~
282 Gardevoir <- guard + devior [french for duty] ..mediocre, much?

~*!*~ HONORABLE MENTIONS: Castform, Kecleon, Shuppet, Groudon, Skitty, Slaking, Regice, Registeel, Regirock ~*!*~

Generation 4 Suckage


not bothering with the starters; see my last blog for that.

396 Starly <- starling
397 Staravia <- starling + avian
398 Staraptor <- starling + raptor
399 Bidoof <- beaver + doofus.................
400 Bibarel <- biber [German word for Beaver] + barrel.
401 Kricketot <- cricket + tot
402 Kricketune <- cricket + tune
403 Shinx <- shining + lynx
404 Luxio <- lux + leo
405 Luxray <- lux + x-ray
406 Budew <- bud + dew
407 Roserade <- rose + masquerade
408 Cranidos <- cranium + dos [common ending name of dinosaur names]
409 Rampardos <- rampant + dos
410 Shieldon <- shield + don
411 Bastiodon <- bastion + don.
412 Burmy -> bag/bug/whatever + wormy??????
413 Wormadam -> bagworm + madam
414 Mothim <- moth + him...http://www.pokecommunity.com/blog_po...teblog&blogid=
415 Combee -> honey comb.. bee... wow. D;
416 Vespiquen -> vespa (latin for wasp..it's also a genus) + queen.

~*!*~

tl;dr:
don't like the English names?


and nickname them
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    THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

    You freaking read my mind <3
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    you stole that gif from my blog
    how dare you
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    What's the random T doing there?
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    I searched for Reuniclus and didn't find it, so I skipped this blog post and came to the comments to explain myself. Don't hold it against me.
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