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What do you think the names mean/represent and why they were chosen over colours, gems, and so on? Discuss!
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I actually don't have much of a clue on why they would pick the names X and Y, over a gem, colour like they usually do. Perhaps, its the name of an evil team within the game or X and Y are the shortened form of some secret word, you discover later in the game? Or maybe when they were creating the game, they decided to break the sequence and think of a simple and unique title?
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    Probably because those letters are generally the "cool" letters, especially X. Though it's also kind of awkward because X and Y sound like gender chromosomes, but that's alright. I think they're named like this because it's short and newer sounding because this game looks like it'll have all new features.
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    Haven't decided yet, at a first look I'd rather they went with something along the lines of Crimson but then again, it's different. I just hope we don't get Pokemon 1 & 2...
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    Really really interesting names in my opinion. Sure it's a break from tradition, but it's not that big of a deal and they're still pretty cool names \o/
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    First thing that came to mind was Unown X and Unown Y but nahhh. The titles usually hint to something regarding the starring legendaries, but since these aren't colours, it's gonna be hard to tell. They usually just keep them sweet and simple, so probably gonna be something related to the evil teams or something related to the storyline though.
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      Ya my fist thought was the whole gender chromosome thing. Notice how X is blue and so is the Male characters outfit while Y is red as well as the females outfit.

      ...Although a Y chromosome is needed for a person to be male so I don't know...
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        X and Y are coordinate axis to represent the series's jump to 3d.
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          The Legendary Vulture thing has a Y Iris in its eyes and the Deer has an X Iris in its eyes. *Noticed in the Streaming video*
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            It's what Isasapiens said. Which brings me to think that the third game will be called Z unless they do a sequel but I sort of want a third version just so we can have Pokemon Z (which after Zoroark actually sounds like a weird title as it was called Z for sometime).

            Also note the body of the bird like Pokemon is shaped like a Y while the Deer has it's legs crossed like an X in comparison to it's horns.
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            X and Y are still somewhat color related if the theme for Gen 6 has something to do with genetics, origins or something of that sort. Chroma, from chromosomes, means color in Greek.

            So I think Gen 6 will have a certain theme just like Black and White did with their names. We might see a return of the DNA splicers used on Kyurem.
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            The Pokemon Y logo kinda resembles the vulture god thing and the Pokemon X logo, in a way resembles that er, other thing. Of course that was simply conditioning the logos to the legendary Pokemon, doesn't explain why the names were chosen. :/
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            X and Y are still somewhat color related if the theme for Gen 6 has something to do with genetics, origins or something of that sort. Chroma, from chromosomes, means color in Greek.

            So I think Gen 6 will have a certain theme just like Black and White did with their names. We might see a return of the DNA splicers used on Kyurem.
            Oooh. I think that might be relevant @ the DNA Splicers. Possibly it might be a thing of like... X and Y are like the chromosomes that make up Pokemon, given that if Pokemon was a thing, it could have a metaporical meaning, being like representing the heart/innerness of Pokemon, seeing as it's moving to 3DS now. If that makes any sense lmao.
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              Most likely the chromosomes X and Y
              Just saw the Japanese logo on Serebii and there are DNA strands/Double Helix's within the logo
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              Most likely the chromosomes X and Y
              Just saw the Japanese logo on Serebii and there are DNA strands/Double Helix's within the logo
              This is what I was gonna say. if you look at the logo you can notice that they kind of resemble strands of DNA. And also as XanderO mentioned, the legendaries represent the titles. X being the X version's mascot and Y being the Y version's mascot.

              I think they're interesting titles. I was a little surprised that they didn't go with colors, but maybe they could think of any or they just wanted to be different and go with letters.
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              Most likely the chromosomes X and Y
              Just saw the Japanese logo on Serebii and there are DNA strands/Double Helix's within the logo
              Hmm, not really. Well maybe, but I mean technically speaking, the 4 and 5 splinter things on the X and Y logos respectively don't match up with the double helix structure of DNA.

              But they are Pokemon hehe, so guess everything's possible ._.
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                So yeah, it's about chromosomes it seems! I really like how we are getting such a goo significant change to the franchise. Third game should be dedicated to me, Pokemon Z.
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                Probably because of the X and Y chromosomes. Well I highly doubt it's about the generations of people.
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                  Probably because of the X and Y chromosomes. Well I highly doubt it's about the generations of people.
                  Yeah this is what I think as well.
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                    Hmm, not really. Well maybe, but I mean technically speaking, the 4 and 5 splinter things on the X and Y logos respectively don't match up with the double helix structure of DNA.

                    But they are Pokemon hehe, so guess everything's possible ._.
                    I don't mean on the actual X and Y
                    Look at the Japanese logos, look at the actual words/calligraphy, not the X and Y, but the actual Japanese calligraphy, notice a rainbow coloured double helix?
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                      It beats "Pokemon Periwinkle" and "Pokemon Carnelian" so I'm alright with the names.
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                      Probably because of the X and Y chromosomes. Well I highly doubt it's about the generations of people.
                      That is kind of a point tbh. Well, small one at that. It could mean that they're aimed at an older audience like the Unova games appear to have been, with Pokemon Alpha being the third game.
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                      I don't mean on the actual X and Y
                      Look at the Japanese logos, look at the actual words/calligraphy, not the X and Y, but the actual Japanese calligraphy, notice a rainbow coloured double helix?
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                      Yes sir I very well do see that, interesting. (Is your eyesight like 80/20? ._.)
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                          X and Y are coordinate axis to represent the series's jump to 3d.
                          A 3-D graph has three axis' X,Y, and Z. X and Y are only a 2-D graph.
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