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Old May 11th, 2013 (05:00 PM).
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Now, as you must know, there are currently about 649 Pokemon in the whole series. Most of them have awesome English names e.g. Hydreigon, Electivire, etc. But what not much people pay attention to are their JAPANESE names. Like Hydreigon's Japanese name is Sazandora, and Samurott's Japanese name is Daikenki!

What are your favourite Japanese Pokemon names? Please.

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Old May 11th, 2013 (06:45 PM).
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Old May 11th, 2013 (08:10 PM).
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Dotaitos (Torterra), Rizardon (Charizard), Goukazaru (Infernape)... There are many of them that sound just awesome, I like Japanese language overall, I wish Japanese names were the canon ones.
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Old May 11th, 2013 (08:47 PM).
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Daikenki aka Samurott.

Do I even have to explain? It's one of the coolest Japanese names ever, and it's my username on PC's Battle Server! I just love how cool the name looks and the origin behind it.
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Old May 11th, 2013 (09:25 PM). Edited May 11th, 2013 by Playful_Weasel.
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I prefer to watch the anime in Japanese, I am more accustomed to their names in Japanese, as opposed to the other "dubbed" names (English, French, German, or Korean).... I sometimes do wish that the Spanish dubbed would have use different names for certain Pokemon (at times its kind of hard to pronounce some English Pokemon names)

Thanks to my Spanish accent, (at least for 70% of Pokemon names) I find it easier to say them in Japanese than say English, French, or German.

Obviously my favorite Pokemon I prefer their Japanese names - over the English names, such as: Futachimaru (Dewott), Mijumaru (Oshawott), Choroneko (Purrloin), Minezumi (Patrat), Kojofu (Mienfoo), Kojondo (Mienshao), especially Miruhoggu (Watchog) (thanks to episode BW 115, when Hiroto's Miruhoggu spoke, in my mind "it was the greatest PokeVoice I have heard" to date, use it as my tone for getting text messages)..... just to name a few. Also my two talking plushies speak in Japanese - so English names? rarely used by me. [not sure what else to discuss]
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Old May 11th, 2013 (10:23 PM).
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I wouldn't say that I really prefer any of the Japanese names to the English ones (as any references get would be meaningless in English), but there are some I still enjoy for one reason or another. Hapinasu (Blissey), Dumbber (Beldum), Mukkuru/Mukubird/Mukuhawk (Starly line) and Voltolos (Thundurus) are probably my favorites.

And Boober. Can't forget him.
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Old May 12th, 2013 (11:59 AM).
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I prefer Japanese names almost always.
Especially because of anime which I'm watching in Japanese.
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Old May 12th, 2013 (10:59 PM).
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I don't really know why I'm drawn to this name so much, but I am. Haha. Kibago (Axew) is by far my favorite Japanese out of them all. I even love the voice actor of Axew in the Japan dub. :D
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Rizardon (Charizard) is pretty damn cool if you ask me
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Old May 17th, 2013 (02:04 AM).
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Ferrothorn's Japanese name is pretty nice. You don't encounter something like Nattorei everyday.

I also know a guy who used to use the name 'ban nattorei' on simulators.
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Old May 17th, 2013 (01:30 PM).
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While I do most of the times watch the anime in Japanese, I can't really relate to and remember the original names, because I don't know their meaning most of the time. But now I realize I'm really missing out, I checked out Daikenki's meaning, and it really is cool. I'll probably spend the next couple of hours checking out the meaning of the Japanese names on bulbapedia
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I don't think I've really learned alot of the Japanese names to have an exact favorite, I prefer the English ones, despite some being really cheesy. But ones I like a lot of Mijumaru, Daikenki cause it sounds really cool and has a cool meaning, Pokabu, Fushigidane, Yadoran, Hikozaru, Elfuun, Waruvile, Warrgle, Keromatsu and Fokko are some I really like.
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I rly like Grovyles one (Jeptile). Looks cool :3
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Old May 18th, 2013 (06:07 AM).
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Quote originally posted by Level-X:
I don't really know why I'm drawn to this name so much, but I am. Haha. Kibago (Axew) is by far my favorite Japanese out of them all. I even love the voice actor of Axew in the Japan dub. :D
Kibago sounds like something you would eat.
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Old June 4th, 2013 (01:40 PM).
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I watched some of the BW anime before it had been translated, so I got used to Mijumaru, Pokabu and Tsutarja and I still think those names fit the starter trio of Unova better than Oshawott, Tepig and Snivy. But that's probably mostly because I heard them first.

One of the most beautiful japanese pokémon names imo is Eievui (or Ibui) for Eevee. Not sure if it's pronounciated differently, but it looks really nice.


Some names I find funny:

Rarecoil = Magneton

Ghost = Haunter

Sleep, Sleeper = Drowzee, Hypno

Strike = Scyther

Gallop = Rapidash

Sandpan = Sandslash

Foodin = Alakazam, haha food!


And of course the eeveelutions: Showers, Thunders and Booster = Vaporeon, Jolteon and Flareon lol

Not to mention the bird trio: Freezer, Thunder and Fire = Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres xD

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I feel they have gotten less simple-minded when they make up names nowadays.
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Old June 4th, 2013 (01:49 PM).
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I don't have any favorites, but here's a few cool ones off the top of my head.

Kaiorga (Kyogre)
Bangiras (Tyranitar)
Bohmander (Salamence)
Ulgamoth (Volcarona)
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