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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 October 8th, 2011, 11:35 AM
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Whatever's english works for me. So unova it is for my vote.
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Old October 9th, 2011, 01:40 PM
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I call it Unova, 'cause I prefer using the English names for things. Although I think both names are a bit naff.
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Old October 9th, 2011, 02:16 PM
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Personally, I am not fond of either name, namely Isshu. To me, it sounds far too much like the word 'issue' and, whenever I come across 'isssue' I can't help but notice 'tissue'. fml. Unova, although I would have liked it if it were pronounced You-KNOW-Var as opposed to You-nuh-VAR. I guess if it was pronounced that way I wouldn't be too happy either, there was a girl I once knew named Nova, but she passed away...
Old October 10th, 2011, 08:03 AM
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At first it was hard getting used to the name Unova, but over time, I've grown to prefer it. Isshu is a fine name, but really I just got used to Unova.
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Old October 10th, 2011, 12:14 PM
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I actually prefer its name in the Spanish version, Teselia. :D
Old October 10th, 2011, 12:33 PM
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I never liked the name Isshu. Unova sounds better. I have a major "Isshu" (Issue) with the name Isshu. XD
Old October 10th, 2011, 02:28 PM
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as the user above me said, 'Isshu' sounds like 'issue'.

then again, how original is Unova? U + nova. um, ok. At least its not another double-letter name [Hoenn, Sinnoh].
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Old October 10th, 2011, 02:42 PM
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I prefer Isshu. But ever since the Pokemon BW DUB and the game, Unova is stuck in my head.. Also it's not even a surprise since they change this and almost every Pokemon or thing in this series...I prefer the Japanese names over English. Too bad some of us don't consider the Japanese names normal here in the U.S..

Old October 11th, 2011, 08:47 AM
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I voted "both" because the change doesn't bother me all that much, but I was fine with Isshu. Unova kind of sounds like a planet, but I'm used to it now.

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Old December 11th, 2012, 07:56 AM
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This week I'm reviving... this thread! What do you really think about the different names?? Discuss and all! Older posters likely won't reply to you though. ;(
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Old December 11th, 2012, 08:08 PM
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I actually like both. Both are nice words to say, Unova rolls off your tongue while Isshu is just more fun to say. However, when I think of the region, the only name that pops into my mind is Unova. Perhaps it's just exposure, but that's what sticks to the region, so that's what sticks in my mind. Sorry Isshu, but Unova is the way to go!
Old December 11th, 2012, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Hikari10 View Post
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.
Ah yes, I uncovered my old post from this thread. Dated September 19th, 2011.

I finished my main story of Black a month since that post and now I can finally expand on this.

I have to say, after my playing experience I actually do love both the names. Unova is like, really fun to say despite the fact I never heard the actual pronunciation until watching the anime and Isshu also has a nice ring to it. When I think of the region, I would always know it better as Unova cos the name stuck for me. Yeah, I hardly even refer to it as Isshu anymore.

Also, the origin of the name Unova has a more better explanation than Isshu, which is why I liked the translated name much better.
Old December 14th, 2012, 04:27 PM
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I never even knew the japanese name until now. Isshu. Nice =)

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Old December 15th, 2012, 02:45 AM
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What's the big deal with it they are both names one is for the japenese versions and the other is for the english version big woop I would understand what naybody was talking about if they mentioned either

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Old December 15th, 2012, 02:48 AM
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I still can't seem to pronounce Unova correctly. I'm not too sure why but instead of yu-nah-vah like they say in the anime I still pronounce it as you-nova. But I'm trying to pronounce it correctly haha.

But other than that I like both Unova and Isshu. I can bounce between the two of 'em if I feel like it and depending on what I am talking to. But I'm a little lax on japanese-> english name changes in general so I never really figured out what the big deal was when the name change first happened.
Old December 18th, 2012, 12:44 PM
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Unova is all I've ever known, considering I've only been playing Pokemon for a month. Lol.

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Old December 18th, 2012, 02:25 PM
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I don't care between the two of them. Mostly because I don't like both of the names, I just like the ring of them.
Old December 18th, 2012, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by BinaryPeaches View Post
I still can't seem to pronounce Unova correctly. I'm not too sure why but instead of yu-nah-vah like they say in the anime I still pronounce it as you-nova. But I'm trying to pronounce it correctly haha.
Even though I know what the correct pronunciation is, Unova is one of the few things I intentionally pronounce wrong, as you-nova seems to roll off the tongue better.

As for the two names, I prefer Unova to Isshu, mostly due to me not really liking the original name before we found out what the region was called in English (I even expected it to be Isshu, based on the other regions keeping their names).

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Old December 18th, 2012, 04:40 PM
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I knew it as Isshu for the first few months up until we found out the English equivalent; all in all I still prefer Isshu.
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Old December 19th, 2012, 10:16 AM
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To me, Isshu just sounded more natural and easy to say. Unova, though... turns out I've been saying it wrong the entire time. I thought it was just 'uhn-ova'. Oh well.

Both of the names are fine, but I don't understand why it had to be changed anyways. Is it stilled called Isshu in the Japanese versions, or did they just change the name to Unova all together for the release?
Old December 19th, 2012, 01:59 PM
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Yeah its still called isshu in the japanese ones.
and i was about to report this until i saw you revived it...

Anyways, when the thread started I said isshu, but really now ive changed my mind because unova is so much more normal now. Well, relatively. I play the german ones, in which its Einall, but its basically a literal translation of unova, and so the name has grown on me. I feel wierd saying isshu now.
Old January 5th, 2013, 10:13 AM
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I don't like the sound of Isshu, it just sounds weird. Unova has a nice ring to it, sounds like a place I would want to live.
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Old January 6th, 2013, 01:32 AM
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I learned the region as Isshu, and I used to call it that, even after the Unova name was released. However, after the english release, I started calling it Unova since that was what everyone called it in game. I don't really have a favorite, and both are fine to me. But I do think Isshu sounds more like a region name rather than Unova.
Old January 6th, 2013, 02:07 AM
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Isshu sounds odd to me, so I prefer Unova however, whatever you want to call it is fine by me xD
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