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Fifth Generation Are Pokémon slaves to humans? Team Plasma thinks so. Travel the Unova region and prove them wrong in Black & White, and then return two years later in Black2 & White2.

View Poll Results: Which do you prefer?
Definitely Isshu! 38 29.46%
Definitely Unova! 50 38.76%
Both 34 26.36%
None 7 5.43%
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Old August 26th, 2011, 11:35 PM
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I like unova because it's sounds cooler than Isshu, Isshu sounds a bit wierd when you say it.

Old August 27th, 2011, 08:32 AM
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None, ah ah, I prefer the french name, Unys
No but seriously, between the two, I prefer Unova. It sounds a little weird but Isshu is even worse... I definitely prefer the other region names, be it Japanese or English, these new ones aren't really good I think.

Old August 27th, 2011, 07:07 PM
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I know it sucks. I still call the B/w pokemon their japanese names and my friends have no idea what im talking about.
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Old August 27th, 2011, 07:20 PM
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Unlike both names because my sister's name is Nova and Isshu sounds really cool. Someone on the forums earlier made a joke about Isshu because it sounds like issue lol.
Old August 28th, 2011, 05:06 AM
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I just call it the "5th gen region." Isshu doesn't appeal to me, but Unova makes me think of this:

Early '70's Chevrolet Nova. Every time I hear that name Unova, the Chevy Nova comes immediately to mind. Not that it's a bad thing, though, that car was awesome, but I find it weird that I'm associating a Pokemon region with an automobile that hasn't been manufactured in over 20 years...

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Old August 28th, 2011, 09:20 AM
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This topic has too many "isshu"s. :P

But yeah, I like Unova better by far. I find Isshu doesn't really flow off my tongue and its not a combination of syllables that you find together a lot in English.
Old August 30th, 2011, 05:10 PM
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I really loved Isshu! Especially when making puns out of it. I guess you could make some puns out of Unova as well, but it isn't as cool imo. Still both are great names, but I guess Unova puts more meaning for the region, whereas I have no idea what Isshu is supposed to mean or relate to New York.

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Old August 30th, 2011, 05:49 PM
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I dislike Unova, but I don't neccesairily prefer Isshu. I mean, if I had to pick one, then yeah, Isshu. I think Unova sounds waaaay too modernized. It reminds me of a power plant or something. At least Isshu sounds somewhat classic.
Old August 30th, 2011, 06:51 PM
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I disliked Unova at first after hearing the news of the english name for the region, but it's not as a big deal to me anymore. I wouldn't mind it being Isshu or Unova.
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Isshu? Need a tissue? Unova? SUPAHNOVA! Lol I like them both, they did a good job with the English name choice.
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Old September 16th, 2011, 01:27 PM
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I called it Isshu until the English name came out. Simple. You got an Isshu with that?
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Both. It doesn't really matter to me. Sometimes I say Isshu and sometimes I say Unova.

A lot of my friends say Isshu is an Isshu. :-P
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Unova is a cool name! Thanks English translators!

I'm looking forward to this amazing beast of a region, Castelia almost looks like a real city.
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I probably would have preferred if they had kept Isshu. I remember the trouble with pronouncing Unova when it was first revealed. I've gotten used to it though (like pretty much everything else that I didn't like to start with). Unova still sounds like more of a Pokemon Ranger region to me.

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Old September 29th, 2011, 01:55 PM
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Well I know i had trouble originally adjusting to the change but know i am sooo used to Unova and I think it does sound cooler.
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I reckon there both really good, but I like Unova better....
I allways pronounce it wrong though....
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Personally, I didn't care when the name was changed. Both names roughly originate from the same word/phrase if I'm correct.
It's also interesting that Nintendo/Game Freak decided to give each region of the world a different name; I found that a good idea.

Oh, and I find Unova slightly over Isshu...since that what's it's named in the USA.
Old September 30th, 2011, 01:35 PM
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Old October 1st, 2011, 05:15 PM
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I like both of the names.
Old October 1st, 2011, 05:42 PM
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Either one, but im more used to Unova, cause i like in the good old US of A. And Isshu sounds like Issue, as is issue with something, in this case the name.

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Old October 1st, 2011, 06:11 PM
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We're wasting valuable time complaining about the region's name when we could be complaining about the English pokemon names! Where's my Smugleaf?

Old October 7th, 2011, 03:19 PM
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I prefer the name Unova. At first I was so used to the Japanese names of everything. But then the US release changed that. So Now Unova is mah thing.
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Old October 7th, 2011, 08:21 PM
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I honestly don't care anymore. Isshu was a nice name and I was a little bothered in the beginning when they had changed it from that, but Unova is neat as well, and it has a nice ring to it.
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While Unova is a better name and gives more meaning to the region, you gotta love making puns out of Isshu. That was fun for me, at least. u_u

I agree with BinaryPeaches though, at first I was a little annoyed and questioned why they chose to change the region name, but hey, it could have been a lot worse.

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