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Magby, accuracy, speedy, beefy, foggy, Manaphy, porky, usually, mummy, funny, Phanpy, symmetry, rhythm, Braviary, ability, anchovy, snowy and hazy. I don't think the "Y" in Yveltal is silent. Also how do you pronounce Xatu? I think it is pronounced "Zat-oo". As I said in the thread about the Bulbanews article confirming the names I'm happy that there is another Pokémon which has a name beginning with X :)
Im crying right now OMG Yvetal is so freaking cool and badass OMG i must have this pokemon its so jesus i cant type no...
Yveltal obviously flies. Xerneas is obviously grounded. And that... is all we have to go on. (I've actually decided to skip reading everything that has been typed prior.)
It's actually a good deal to go on, though. It makes sense with the axes on a coordinate plane. Xerneas could be Ground, and could cause gravity when it is summoned. Yveltal could cancel Gravity when it is summoned... or something, I dunno.
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Even the norse theory seems to have more going for it right now than Yatagarasu
Well, I technically did that with Braviary, but his stats were able to back it up.
It's not impossible, but that's certainly a stretched guess. I wouldn't use it as a basis for any conclusion.
To take the discussion away from the basis for a moment, am I the only one hoping that Yveltal could be the first truly malevolent Pokemon introduced? I know the "evil" sounding of its name probably hints at the possible typing (Dark) but I would really like it if it were more than just that.
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@Evil Figment: Whilst the Norse theory might be based on obscure elements, I think it at least it ties together fairly well.
I find this interesting, but also a bit hard to believe due to how menacing and dark Yveltal is. You'd think a Pokémon based on a solar deity would be a bit brighter. Besides, we've aleady had Sun & Moon Pokémon (Volcarona & Darkrai/Cresselia respectively).
Well the Norse theory isn't really "mine" either, though I do believe in it.The theory is not mine. It's from one of the other BMG staffers. It seems far more likely than the Yggdrasil theory.
Water Max is getting at is that the sound Y makes is always basically an "ee", whether it's at the front of a word or the end, as a vowel or consonant. For example, Muh-mee (mummy), Ee-an-meh-gah (Yanmega). It's seems less distinct when used as a consonant though, almost as if it's its own sound, but it's not really. Say "Yan" a few times and you'll see what I mean. It's kind of a similar story with X. It's supposed to represent the consonant cluster "cks", but most people are lazy and pronounce it like a Z.