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Old February 8th, 2013, 05:12 AM
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I think they are pretty good names...
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Old February 8th, 2013, 05:57 AM
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On a more serious note, X and Y have to do with either the Game's Storyline(chromosomes, genetics etc.) Or Represent The Co-ordinate Axis. They actually Mean something this time around.The only thing titles of first 4 pokegens represented were The colour of Mascot pokemons. Not too Impressive.
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Old February 8th, 2013, 06:27 AM
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Anyways, I think the names are great.
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Old February 8th, 2013, 06:33 AM
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X and y? REALLY POKEMON?! DID YOU SERIOUSLY RUN OUT OF NAMES?! I CAN NAME SO MANY GOOD ONES! QUAKE AND TORNADO! LIGHT AND SHADOW! SERIOUSLY POKEMON! THOSE ARE TERRIBLE NAMES!
I couldn't disagree more.. I love the names
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Old February 8th, 2013, 07:15 AM
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Good day, and welcome to the boards. We're not just a place to vent; we're a place to gain understanding behind things. I suggest doing the latter. It's less stressful.

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Old February 8th, 2013, 01:13 PM
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Hm. Now that I think about it... Maybe they aren't bad games.
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Old February 8th, 2013, 01:16 PM
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Hm. Now that I think about it... Maybe they aren't bad games.
I can think of names that are a lot worse.

But if the central theme of these games are going to revolve around genetics ─ there's a double helix found in the Japanese logo ─ then they are at least suitable, even if one may think their titles are bad.
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I think that the X and Y either represent axes on a graph or male and female chromosomes. Coldplay's album a few years back was also named X & Y but I don't think that this will have anything to do it the game haha.
Black and White also share names with albums interestingly enough...though that's proably just by chance.

I think they wanted to go with X and Y because these are 3D games while the 3D axis is made up of X, Y, and Z, also with the added pun (sort of) of genetics which use the same letters so it's a bit of killing two stones with one stone theme here.
Also X represents mystery, while Y is another intergal, so after N we might just be getting more mathematical here. (mathematics also use Z, K, and i so there's possible third version names there but Z would fit the best imo)
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Black and White also share names with albums interestingly enough...though that's proably just by chance.

I think they wanted to go with X and Y because these are 3D games while the 3D axis is made up of X, Y, and Z, also with the added pun (sort of) of genetics which use the same letters so it's a bit of killing two stones with one stone theme here.
Also X represents mystery, while Y is another intergal, so after N we might just be getting more mathematical here. (mathematics also use Z, K, and i so there's possible third version names there but Z would fit the best imo)
From my point of view, math uses any and every letter of the alphabet. Science too.

With the added in helix of the Japanese logo, one can't help but think that the titles are more than just GameFreak trying to be punny. Usually the names have nothing to do with the overall story or theme, but I suppose there is always a first for everything. While I think the theory of X and Y being points on the 3D axis is more of a symbolic representation for being made for the 3DS than anything else.
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Old March 21st, 2013, 02:59 PM
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From my point of view, math uses any and every letter of the alphabet. Science too.

With the added in helix of the Japanese logo, one can't help but think that the titles are more than just GameFreak trying to be punny. Usually the names have nothing to do with the overall story or theme, but I suppose there is always a first for everything. While I think the theory of X and Y being points on the 3D axis is more of a symbolic representation for being made for the 3DS than anything else.
Actually, BW's names were related to the overall theme. You know the phrase "black-and-white thinking"? That was part of the theme. N even references it at one point.
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The idea of X and Y being a meaningless title is disturbing, and I doubt they'd do that just to throw the entire world off. Anyway, a Z sequel could tie into both the 3D theory AND the genetics theory, because the Z chromosome does exist in the ZW sex determination system. It's a bit of a stretch, but still plausible (and I hope to god that there is a genetics component to the plot, because if there was I would figuratively DIE OF HAPPINESS RIGHT THEN AND THERE); the ZW system determines the sex of birds, some fish, reptiles, insects, crustaceans, etc.

But I digress. I've got to say, if it happens it would combine two of my great nerdy loves, genetics and pokemon, and I don't know if I'd be able to handle all of the feels. And you know it's serious, because I never say "all of the feels."

EDIT: Call it too much bio if you want, but the X&Y germ theory is also something to chew on. If you look at the neuron and myosin shape, you really start to see Xerneas and Yveltal.



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Y. I like Yveltal, my gender fits the Y chromosome, and I'm tall - so I fit the Y axis more than the X axis.
I always assumed X & Y were related to the axes rather than the chromosomes because it makes sense if they were to release a third game like RBY, GSC, RSE, DPP and possibly XYZ which are axes.

But yeah, sorry. Off topic but it was a question that I needed to ask.
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I always assumed X & Y were related to the axes rather than the chromosomes because it makes sense if they were to release a third game like RBY, GSC, RSE, DPP and possibly XYZ which are axes.

But yeah, sorry. Off topic but it was a question that I needed to ask.
Off-topic there, but it should fit right at home here.

With so many theories floating around, I've kind of just put myself to believe that it's a combination of multiple reasons. From the likely use of genetics within the games' story to the representaion of the 3D axis.
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Old April 7th, 2013, 08:58 AM
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I was thinking maybe it's X and Y because these are the final 2 new games that will be released? If you think about it they always release two games and then 1 more that is just the 2 games combined with more features (Ruby Sapphire Emerald, Gold, Silver and Crystal etc). Maybe the last game could be potentially called Z and Z is the last letter in the alphabet. But I suppose this isn't a US made game but it still could be the reason. I could also be talking out of my ass too.
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Old April 7th, 2013, 09:20 AM
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Trust me, this has been brought up in multiple topics. I'm one of those who put forth the "Z" theory, and I also brought up genetics as the reason for those names (further hinted at by our Mewtwo Wannabe yesterday).

However, this is the 22nd game of this style of play; we're close to the x=24 idea.

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I'd be very much for the idea that X and Y are related to the X and Y gender chromosomes too. What would be interesting is if Sylveon tied into the genetics idea but I don't know how...
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Old April 7th, 2013, 09:35 AM
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Genetics make sense, that mewtwo/frieza baby looking thing. Also they released a new eevee evolution. most pokedex entries for eevee's read as follow 'Its genetic code is unstable, so it could evolve in a variety of ways. There are only a few alive.'
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Old April 7th, 2013, 09:37 AM
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Genetics make sense, that mewtwo/frieza baby looking thing. Also they released a new eevee evolution. most pokedex entries for eevee's read as follow 'Its genetic code is unstable, so it could evolve in a variety of ways. There are only a few alive.'
That was in Yellow. "There are only a few alive" has since been removed, and they even have a habitat in Castelia City in B2/W2.

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It doesn't matter if it was only in yellow, for the last part. The genetics part is in every other game.
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It doesn't matter if it was only in yellow, for the last part. The genetics part is in every other game.
Eevee is only referenced like that because it used to be the only Pokemon to evolve with 3 alternate evolutions. Now its the only Pokemon with 8 different evolutions. That's the only reason they say its Genetic code is messed up.

The Japanese titles for the game have a rainbow colored Helix in them. Its pretty well known that the theme is Genetic.
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Old April 22nd, 2013, 08:59 AM
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I personally feel that X/Y is more of a reference to genetics as a whole, and I really hope it delves more into that. How does evolution occur, specifically? And what factors influence evolution, and what are the many ways that we can influence evolution? Maybe the concept of mutation (as it is a biological occurance, after all) might make some sort of appearance, but all of these things pretty much come to my mind when I think of just the titles themselves.
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