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Old May 8th, 2013, 05:17 AM
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So we all know that a Pokémon name sort of describes what the Pokemon is

Caterpie = caterpillar
Skitty = kitty/kitten
Roselia = rose

Can you think of Pokémon with names not related to what they are ? for example......Rayquaza,Lucario
For example, if you have never seen a Rayquaza, and you had to close your eyes and think of something when you hear the name.....will it be a dragon-snake-like creature ? But when you hear the name Skitty, you probably think of a cat.

And of course each Pokémon's name has something to with what they are (as per Bulbapedia Name Origin) ...but this is just a fun question to see whether which Pokémon's name describes what they are.
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Old May 8th, 2013, 07:04 AM
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If you think about it, most names do have a meaning hidden in them:
Squirtle= Squirrell + Turtle
Rattata= Rat
Tauros= Bull Zodiac sign
Meowth= Sound a cat makes in cartoons
Persian= Persian cats

and so on...
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Old May 8th, 2013, 05:03 PM
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i think that Squirtle is more like "squirt" ie water. and "turtle" obviously because it's a turtle
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Old May 8th, 2013, 05:37 PM
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Quote:
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i think that Squirtle is more like "squirt" ie water. and "turtle" obviously because it's a turtle
That's actually a way better explanation than what i said xD
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Old May 8th, 2013, 05:41 PM
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my favourite are the Charmander ones.
Char (charcoal and/or to char or burn)
Mander (like salamander)
Meleon (like chameleon)
Izard (like lizard)

So it literally means, fire-lizard. Best thing ever.
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Old May 10th, 2013, 06:26 AM
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The ones I like are

Trubbish- Rubbish with a T
Horsea- Sea horse
Magetmite- Magnet
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Old May 10th, 2013, 12:58 PM
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I mostly prefer Pokémon-names with no apparent meaning, type Dunsparce.

Regarding those that do mean something, I like:
Slowpoke is a really derpy name, yet also cute.
Sudowoodo is a very funny one, how it's a pseudo wood, not an actual, proper tree.
Teddiursa, it's literally a teddybear. A little lazy perhaps.

Then there's the really banal ones like Mankey, Seel, Golem etc. Those aren't very interesting...
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Old May 11th, 2013, 12:50 AM
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Is Eevee's name derived from evolution or something . . ? O.o

What about:
Magmar derieved from magma
Slugma from sluggish magma . . :p
Magmortar from magma and mortar signifying to its ability to shoot fireballs from its hand.
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Old May 11th, 2013, 01:05 AM
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Bulbasaur= bulb + dinosaur
Grumpig= grumpy + pig
Skarmory= sky + armor
Smeargle= smear + beagle
Mew= meow
Drowzee= drowsy
Muk= mucky yucky stuff, come (kum, see?)
Gastly= ghastly + gas
Zubat= Zoo + bat
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