View Full Version : 5th Gen English names of Starters and Region revealed Nov 22

November 22nd, 2010, 3:28 PM
The english names for the starters have been revealed, and I am not too happy about them. Honestly Snivy is a much better name than Smugleaf, but Tepig and Oshawott just sound weird to say and they don't flow off the tongue like other pokemon names do.

From Pokebeach.com:

PokemonBlackandWhite.com (http://www.pokemonblackwhite.com/en-us/the-starter-pokemon/) has announced the English names for the Isshu region and starters, as you can see below. Interesting names, aren't they? The Japanese names of the starter Pokemon were first (http://www.pokemonblackwhite.com/en-us/the-starter-pokemon/)revealed (http://www.pokecommunity.com/2010/05/black-white-starter-pokemon-revealed) by us on May 12th, which was over six months ago. It wasn't too long ago we were all in shock of how ugly Mijumaru was!

Grass-type Tsutarja: Snivy (Snake + Ivy)
Fire-type Pokabu: Tepig (Tepid + Pig)
Water-type Mijumaru: Oshawott (??? + Otter)
Isshu region: Unova Region (Latin words "Unum" + "Nova," which mean "One New")
Zekrom will be known as the Deep Black Pokemon with the Teravolt ability.
Reshiram will be known as the Vast White Pokemon with the Turboblaze ability.

November 22nd, 2010, 3:38 PM
As big as this news is, it doesn't need a thread of its own. :( Discuss the announced English names in the Starters Discussion thread or the English Names Speculation thread.