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Old May 8th, 2013 (5:17 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 (7:04 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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      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 (5:37 PM).
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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 (5:41 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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          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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              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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                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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