View Full Version : The Name Game

Richard Lynch
March 7th, 2007, 9:54 PM
Now, we all know there are some 300+ Pokes... even more now that D/P are coming out. But I was always curious as to the names of them. Some of them are obvious combinations of descriptive words (like Bulbasaur or Squirtle), but quite a few come from obscure and interesting origin.

So here's the game:

I will start with a Pokemon. The first person to describe the origin will then name another Pokemon, and the next person will give a name origin, and name a Pokemon, and so on and so on. Not sure how well this will turn out, but what the hell, let's give it a shot!

I'll start with one I know and find the most interesting:

Who can give me the origin of the name...


March 8th, 2007, 2:54 AM
Even though this is a "game", it has nothing to do with any of the actual games. Pokémon related "fun-games" belong in the Funtime in Pokéland forum, so I'll move it there.


~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
March 14th, 2007, 1:54 PM
this sounds fun okay

Kirlia: closely resembles a ballet dancer; it stands on tip-toes at all times

Alright now look up Banette

:t354:~*!*~Queen Boo~*!*~

April 1st, 2007, 7:58 AM
okay here it goes
Banette's name is a portmanteau of bane, meaning a source of harm, and marionette, meaning a hand-controlled puppet.

next is

April 19th, 2007, 9:51 AM
Gallade- The evolved form of Kirlia using a Dawn Stone however - Gallade is only available for its gender to be a male

How about..