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    Default The most unorigional pokemon name..

    From obvious names like Muk, to pokemon names that have just been turned round from their inspired animal, such as Ekans, many pookemon names are not that origional. So which one is the most unorigional pokemon name in your opinion.

    I think the abra's evolutions are personally the most unorigional, just using 3 words of a famous magical phrase to give to phycic pokemon isnt that thoughtgful... Abra is probably the worst.
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    Default Re: The most unorigional pokemon name..

    Muk takes the cake on this one.

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    Default Re: The most unorigional pokemon name..

    Serperior. Well because his name just sounds like you're saying the word superior.

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    Default Re: The most unorigional pokemon name..

    Muk and Seel are the main offenders here, but nearly every Gen I Pokémon would qualify.

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    I would say seel here. It's quite literally named after it's animal. Spheal isn't much better.

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    Default Re: The most unorigional pokemon name..

    Most pokemon from Gen I. Some examples; Muk, Caterpie and its evolutions, Kadabra, Alakazam, Tauros, and Seel.

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    Default Re: The most unorigional pokemon name..

    the english pokemon names have nothing on the japanese ones when it comes to un-originality
    "crab," "ghost," "sand," "pigeon," "sleep"... at least they got better in later gens ヾ| ̄ー ̄|ノ

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    Default Re: The most unorigional pokemon name..

    And have you guys seen the prototype English names for Gen I Pokemon? A good example? Basically ALL of them.

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    Default Re: The most unorigional pokemon name..

    English: Seel
    Japanese: Fire
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    Default Re: The most unorigional pokemon name..

    Charmeleon is Japanese for Lizard whilst Rattata (Tiny Rat) evolves into Raticate (Rat). Seel is nothing compared to that.

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    I thought Electrode's a bit uninspired only because its name doesn't mention its spherical body. However, in term of names, I think the Japanese names in Generation 1 are very good examples. We have stuff like "Sand", "Lizard" and "Showers". Generation 5 had one, which is "Gear". For English, I agree that Seel is quite uninspired.

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    I think Seel takes this one. ^^
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    Default Re: The most unorigional pokemon name..

    Quote Originally Posted by Mythicalzoe View Post
    Why is dewgong unorigional?

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    Default Re: The most unorigional pokemon name..

    Quote Originally Posted by mwetwe View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mythicalzoe View Post
    Why is dewgong unorigional?
    Because it's just 'dugong' with an 'e' and 'w'.

    I think Pignite and Emboar are the most unoriginal names. The fandom had called those names months before Nintendo announced the English names. It was disappointing that they didn't try to come up with something a little more unpredictable.
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