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    Eelektrik. It's just the word electric with two e's at the start of the word and the c's are replaced with k's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Weedul View Post
    Eelektrik. It's just the work electrric with two e's at the start of the word and the c's are replaced with k's.
    and sounds like Electrike ¬¬ also in Crash Of the Titans there is a monster with a very similar name D: (Ee-Lectric)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weedul View Post
    Eelektrik. It's just the work electrric with two e's at the start of the word and the c's are replaced with k's.
    Well, it is based on an eel also, so the "Eel" part of Eelektrik is justified. However, you got a point with the k's though.

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    More unoriginal Japanese (is it just harder to make puns in Japanese? I don't know) trademarked names:

    -Porygon: Just "polygon" with the l switched with an r. Even then, this can be explained by the fact that l and r are interchangeable (their l's and r's are more like a cross) in Japanese.

    -This has been mentioned before, but all of the basic 3 Eeveelutions besides Flareon. Showers, Thunders and... Booster?

    -The three elemental birds as well. Thunder, Fire (that's a type already!) and Freezer (don't stick things in it!).

    -Doduo: Dodo. Nice.

    -The first two stages in the Gengar family. Not that the English version is terribly original, but Haunter is just "Ghost". Furthermore, they knock a letter off that name for Gastly: "Ghos".

    -Krabby is just Crab. This makes the English name look like a bastion of avant-garde ideas.

    -Sandshrew is Sand.

    -Charmeleon and Charizard are Lizardo and Lizardon.

    -Now for a non-Gen 1 example: this list would not be complete without the Klink family. Gear, and anyway it's not even one gear. It's two gears!


    Of these, I would say Crab is the worst, though it's all subjective. Why so many lists? (Don't answer that.)
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    The thing with Japanese names:

    You know how, in a prefectly english sentence, in full english context... something called "Kaminari" sounds fine enough?

    The opposite also happens in Japanese. Calling it "Thunder" works for them because it's a cool foreign word.

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    Japanese Pidgeotto is "Pidgeon".
    Nuff sed.

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    English: Seel, Muk, the Abra line, Purugly, etc.

    Japanese: Fire, Thunder, Freezer, etc.

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    Ditto.Nuff said.

    Aside from that,Emboar,Grumpig,Slugma,Grimer,Regice,Regirock,Registeel and Ho-oh.

    Truer words have never been spoken.

    Ditto,Ho-oh,Grumpig,the Tepig family,Regice,Registeel,Regirock,Wailmer and Wailord,the Abra family,Tangela,Meowth,Persian(Suprise!) and quite a few more.
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    I think Sandile is pretty unoriginal. I don't dislike the name or anything, but when the fandom manages to guess the name months before it's actually revealed and it's something as simple as merging sand + crocodile then it just strikes me as a little boring. Also it sounds like sandal.
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    Tranquill. It just sounds stupid.

    I don't think Gen I names are bad; some of them are very clever.

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    Chingling? Oh god.
    And vespiquen is a quick google search for words that mean "bee" away from being terrible.
    Oh, and ponyta.

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    Throh and Sawk. Those names have bothered me ever since I heard about them. They're not even trying to be clever about those. It's like, "let's take some fighting related words and change a letter or two. Yep, we're so clever."

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    Default Re: The most unorigional pokemon name..

    There's an official Top 10 Worst Pokemon Names on Youtube, but sadly, only 2-3 of the unoriginal names mentioned here in this thread are in it: Top Picks - 10 Worst Pokémon Names - YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weedul View Post
    Eelektrik. It's just the work electrric with two e's at the start of the word and the c's are replaced with k's.
    Eelektrik's name just hurts my eyes...

    Anyway, I actually like Ditto's name. I think it's clever given the nature of the Pokemon.

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    Default Re: The most unorigional pokemon name..

    This has been mentioned a million times already, but Seel. Just...Seel.

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