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    Default Re: Zorua/Zorark English name.

    Hey, are we going to have these threads for every pokemon announced prior to the game release?

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    It'll be "BOX", a combination of "BLACK" and "FOX".


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    It could be Lorua and Loroark

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    Quote Originally Posted by pokemon master dude View Post
    It could be Lorua and Loroark
    Where did that come from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Zorua View Post
    They'll probably stay with the same name. If not, it'll be slightly different, like how Rukario became Lucario.
    in japanese R = L, Lucario is the same as Rucario, Rukario, Lukario
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ksemanr View Post
    Zorua and Zoroark are the official Romanization used in all the magazines. That's why they are used. Official Romanization > direct translation of katakana. So it is Zorua and Zoroark.
    The problem is that the katakana spells the names as Zo-ro-a and Zo-ro-a-a-ku, yet the English names in Coro Coro translate the "Zo-ro" part differently, either into "Zoro" or Zoru."

    So it's not the same as something like Ru-ka-ri-o and Lucario.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rex Kamex View Post
    The problem is that the katakana spells the names as Zo-ro-a and Zo-ro-a-a-ku, yet the English names in Coro Coro translate the "Zo-ro" part differently, either into "Zoro" or Zoru."

    So it's not the same as something like Ru-ka-ri-o and Lucario.
    The fact that ゾロ is transliterated as "zoru" in one name and "zoro" in another, while puzzling, isn't a mistake. They're two separate official names. What happened to Lucarios name doesn't matter. This is how the Japanese names are officially spelled in English letters.

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    Default Re: Zorua/Zorark English name.

    Yeah well the thing is there two types of Zora in the Legend of Zelda River Zora which at one point were called Zola that first debut in the frist game The Legend of Zelda, and the Sea Zora which were first debut on Ocarina of Time.

    So yeah I say the name will stay as Zorua and Zorark besides they are fine as is there is no reason to change them, besides as pointed out Zoro is the Spanish word for fox.

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    Default Re: Zorua/Zorark English name.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryuutakesh! View Post
    Okay fine... here's my random speculation, since people seem to think it's possible.

    Since Zorro is a spanish word and ark is obviously from dark... I think they'll stay the same. Safe and boring.
    This. Both words are western, so it's not difficult to relate to for western audiences (even the English ones), therefore, it must likely stay as it is.
    Anyways, I remember Masuda once said that important Pokémon are designed to have only one name universally, and with Zoroark being the the next movie's protagonist. At much, it might change into Zorroark for a proper spelling (just like Torterra isn't "Tortera").


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    Default Re: Zorua/Zorark English name.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Shackleford View Post
    Uh, no, it doesn't quite work like that. "Zorro" is copyrighted, not "zoro". :/
    Hmmmmm, I wonder if FUNimation copyrighted the character 'Zoro' from One Piece.....
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    Zolua, Zoloark

    Zorua, Zoroark, Zorark.

    They all sound similar. I hope it's Zorua and Zoroark (or Zorark).

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    Quote Originally Posted by GameCodeTrainer View Post
    Hmmmmm, I wonder if FUNimation copyrighted the character 'Zoro' from One Piece.....
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    Zolua, Zoloark

    Zorua, Zoroark, Zorark.

    They all sound similar. I hope it's Zorua and Zoroark (or Zorark).
    Well, "Zorro" is a common word, it's not like "Nintendo" or "Sony" which are proper names. Zorro is just the name of an animal. So they copyright only applies to related media, and I fail to see how the Pokémon franchise could relate to the Zorro character.

    And no, with Zolua and Zoloark the portmanteau/pun is lost, and considering it's a western pun. So yeah... keep in mind that Nintendo does their research before they act., that's why I think they know for sure that it's safe for them to use the name. After all, the name is "Zoroark", not "Zorro" itself, so the copyright wouldn't be hurt. Trust me, I'm a lawyer.


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    I don't know about them using zorua, as the name zorua is already copyrighted. However, it's copyrighted as music.

    Further research shows that names can't be copyrighted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Veggietable View Post
    Well, "Zorro" is a common word, it's not like "Nintendo" or "Sony" which are proper names. Zorro is just the name of an animal. So they copyright only applies to related media, and I fail to see how the Pokémon franchise could relate to the Zorro character.

    And no, with Zolua and Zoloark the portmanteau/pun is lost, and considering it's a western pun. So yeah... keep in mind that Nintendo does their research before they act., that's why I think they know for sure that it's safe for them to use the name. After all, the name is "Zoroark", not "Zorro" itself, so the copyright wouldn't be hurt. Trust me, I'm a lawyer.
    There was a reason Funimation and 4kids could not air broadcast with Zoro being called Zoro, instead being called Zolo.

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    Default Re: Zorua/Zorark English name.

    Quote Originally Posted by Veggietable View Post
    This. Both words are western, so it's not difficult to relate to for western audiences (even the English ones), therefore, it must likely stay as it is.
    Anyways, I remember Masuda once said that important Pokémon are designed to have only one name universally, and with Zoroark being the the next movie's protagonist. At much, it might change into Zorroark for a proper spelling (just like Torterra isn't "Tortera").
    It seems more likely that Zoroark is going to be an antagonist than a protagonist.

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