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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackjack Palazzo View Post
    Blacky. What the hell, Game Freak?
    I guess it would make sense if you were japanese and didn't know english all that much.

    Phrases and words in languages that you don't speak yourself usually come off as "cool". Hence the whole Weeaboo movement.

    As for names well... I can't think of any I dislike, mostly because I've gotten used to them already.
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    Charizard. I freakin hate that name for a pokemon. and Feraligatr. They couldnt freakin finish the name?
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    I hate how Feraligatr isnt spelt Feraligator.

    And I also hate Typhlosion, Meganium, Arceus (for the longest time I thought it was Acreus) and most of the other gen IV names.

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    I liked Mothim. Shame the Bulbapedia page doesn't notice the resemblance to Mothra in spite of an all-male Pokemon related to something being commonly protrayed as a female kaiju and only male in the Rebirth of Mothra series.

    But that's the only one I really like of Gen IV. The one that I hated the most was....Empoleon. Honestly, I can see the correlation to Emperuto/Emperor and emperor penguins, but relating a penguin to Napoleon the Emperor of France is just stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bell02+ View Post
    (Okay "Luxray"!= "Rentorer", but whatever, in that case, the english name still sounds cool, lol)
    That one's pretty close, too. "X-Rays" is the English name for röntgen rays.
    So.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Karnage Monster View Post
    Charizard. I freakin hate that name for a pokemon. and Feraligatr. They couldnt freakin finish the name?
    Quote Originally Posted by Mooites View Post
    I hate how Feraligatr isnt spelt Feraligator.
    Blame the fact that "Feraligator" is one letter too long to fit in a ten space limit.

    It had to be shortened to fit.
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    I simply dislike some of the (un)original names they have for some of the Pokemon. Seel, Golem, etc. blah blah whatever.

    Also, Magikarp. Not that I don't hate the name in general, but there's nothing "magical" about it.


    I was a little annoyed with Probopass upon its revealing, but it kind of grew on me.

    Altaria's a cool name as well.

    And some of my favorite Pokemon have cool names as well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jnoo View Post
    Also, Magikarp. Not that I don't hate the name in general, but there's nothing "magical" about it.
    That's kinda the point. Magikarp is ironically named that way. Unless you consider it's evolution to be "magical", going from the weakest to one of the strongest.
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    I like Luxray too.

    What I dont like is Flaaffy. I always forget how to spell it and it sounds stupid.

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    I kind of like Magikarp. It's funny.

    And Jigglypuff, Vaporeon, Snorlax (but maybe that's just because I love Snorlax!)...I'm sure there are others.

    But I don't like Wigglytuff, Flaaffy (I agree! sounds dumb), Beautifly, and yeah, most of the Gen IV ones.

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    Worst? Nosepass, by a...nose. I'm sort of ignoring the existence of it because the name is so lame. Probopass is all right, though.

    Luvdisc - Luv I get, but DISC? For one thing, it's a heart shape, not a disc! For another, it's the name of a computer part. For another, it's just...come on! Why not just call Seviper "Venomtube?" Or Elekid "Plughead?"

    Smeargle - wouldn't seem so bad if the original "Doble" didn't make just as much sense in English (dog + dab/dabble) while sounding much less clunky.

    Others that irk me, for sounding too much like their source words: Rapidash, Seel, Dewgong, Exeggcute, Zigzagoon (Linoone's okay), Tangrowth, Kangaskhan, Slugma, Abomasnow.

    Names I used to dislike but then they grew on me: Meowth, Farfetch'd, Jigglypuff, Koffing, Metapod, Glameow, Ponyta, Ledyba, Bayleef, Geodude.


    My Favorite names:

    Impressive-sounding Pokemon names:

    Tyranitar
    Houndoom
    Gallade
    Scyther
    Masquerain
    Darkrai
    Umbreon

    Cute-sounding Pokemon Names:

    Surskit
    Cherubi
    Pikachu
    Skitty
    Caterpie
    Pidgey
    Wurmple
    Oddish

    Melodic-sounding Pokemon Names:

    Mesprit
    Finneon
    Charmander
    Salamence
    Cresselia
    Ampharos

    And the Rest: I don't know why I like them, I just do:

    Stantler
    Arceus
    Vibrava
    Typhlosion
    Taillow
    Raichu
    Weavile
    Lapras
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    Feraligatr messes with my OCD.

    Anyway, one of the, if not the worst, Pokemon name ever is "Igglybuff". "Igglybuff" man, Igglybuff. What the FUCK.

    Words that "Iggly":
    Ugly
    Icky
    Wiggly
    Fugly
    Niggles

    To be completely honest when I think of "Igglybuff", I think of a big, buff, frilly and fugly guy.
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    "Pupitar" makes me lol.

    Lombre, Ludicolo - both are pretty horrible in my opinion.

    Gulpin - a guzzler, it's not a flattering name at all.

    I'm also not fond of the name Piplup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShinyAeon View Post
    Luvdisc - Luv I get, but DISC? For one thing, it's a heart shape, not a disc! For another, it's the name of a computer part. For another, it's just...come on!
    It's from "discus", actually. It's original name is "Lovecus".

    Okay, sure, it doesn't REALLY loook like a discus either, but...
    So.

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    It's also a discus fish, so it makes sense.

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    I get it now. Shame, though...Lovecus was MUCH better.

    Why do they have to change the names that make perfect sense in English again...?

    (rhetorical question)
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