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Official Pokemon Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Pokémon Generation V Discussion' started by bobandbill, Sep 19, 2010.

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  1. Pyrax

    Pyrax The Ghost of Tsushima

    How'd they get the name "Oshawott"?
    I wonder how many people guessed "Snivy"?
  2. Crystal_Power

    Crystal_Power The Champion!

    I can live with the Starter name changes, but Unova!!!

    Really!? I guess Isshu sounding like Issue so they changed it so there won't be an Isshu....
  3. LimeStar

    LimeStar Well-Known Member

    Unova is alright, I'll definitely get used to it... reminds me of Oblivia though.
    Snivy is good. I'm happy with Snivy.
    Tepig, ehh, very obscure, I wouldn't have thought many kids would know what tepid means.
    Oshawott, it's okay I guess. I'll get used to it, obviously, but Mijumaru was such a cute name, whereas Oshawott is more quirky. I'll nickname him something, so it wont matter too much ^_^

    So Snake + Ivy, Tepid + Pig, and... Ocean + Shell + Otter?
  4. BCVM22

    BCVM22 Well-Known Member

    There's the first.

    Remember, the name breaks down as [Sn][ivy], from snake and ivy. That wouldn't seem to indicate they'll keep "Sniv" as part of the evolution names, but who knows.

    Tepid, meaning lukewarm, and pig.

    Ocean + water + otter is my best guess.
  5. Will-powered Spriter

    Will-powered Spriter Pokédex Complete!

    Snivy is a nice fitting name, though I thought it fitted Janobi more. I like how it has not just snake and ivy, but also snide, and maybe snivelly.

    Tepig is meh. I associate tepid with water temperature, and it sounds too much like teh pig.

    Oshawott is really strange, but I like it. It's pretty onomatopoeiauicantspellthiseauic. Wash, spolt, water, otter...

    Unova is not impressive. Another region. How 'drole'.
  6. bippacooleth

    bippacooleth Quiver Dance=Success

    Tepig comes from the word Tepid, definitions of which are shown in an earlier link, and on the main sight. It basically means lukewarm - Tepig as a colder fire as a starter, basic pokemon.
  7. SharpedoSteve

    SharpedoSteve Sink/Swim

    UNOva, as in the first region of this continent (thats how i see it anyway lol)
  8. Linkdarkside

    Linkdarkside Well-Known Member

    probably it got renamed because is similar to the english word Issue.
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2010
  9. Chimchar15

    Chimchar15 Well-Known Member

    I really getting used to Tepig. I just want to know what Osha comes from in Oshawott. Lol people over at Pokebeach are getting pretty worked up over the new names lol. Heh like I said back in September the Japanese release was our Christmas and now we're in the after Christmas part where some people are happy with what they got and some aren't.
  10. LimeStar

    LimeStar Well-Known Member

    C'mon guys, Unova names aren't that bad :DDDDDD

    But seriously, how do you think it's pronounced?
    You-nova? Like Uxie?
    Oo-nova? Like Buuburn?
    Uh-Nova? Like Umbreon?
  11. Sabonea_Masukippa

    Sabonea_Masukippa Well-Known Member

    Tepid is reasonably close to the meaning of 'pokapoka' in Pokabu anyway. It's not a particularly warm word, but sort of ... tepid. :p
  12. Beeblebrox

    Beeblebrox Well-Known Member

    Ah, Unova Region- matches the original intent for Isshu; it's short for universal.

    Those are some nice looking logos there.
  13. Sponge

    Sponge Well-Known Member

    As for the names....

    Snivy - Don't mind this....it's surprising as this one I actually saw suggested by some people.

    Tepig - Interesting I don't think anyone thought of this....I suppose nobody was ever going to slap the word "Tepid" on a fire type....but it's a good name I think.

    Oshawott - My first impression was "Wott!?" but I think It's a grower even though it's a bit left field and out of the blue.

    Unova - Isshu was perfect. :( Unova isn't terrible by any means.....but Isshu why must you leave us?? ;_;

    Obviously I'll have to give it all time to sink in...
  14. garfield15

    garfield15 Digi/Pokemon lover

    Okay, Snivy is perfect. Seriously, it sounds like a "I'm better than you name." Love

    Tepig is meh but I can deal.

    Osha-what? You just want people to hate Miju don't you Nintendo? I guess it is pretty out there.

    (Why the hell was Isshu renamed? I guess this is killing the "they might keep some names for the anime since most of them are in English" theory)
  15. lindsy95

    lindsy95 FC: 4428-2451-8791

    ....ohhh. I thought it was snide+ivy.

    I'm kinda sad that they change the reigon name but Unova certanly isn't bad.

    I hope its Yuu-nova instead of un-ova.

    Yuu-nova sounds cooler X3 but I'll settle for either pronounciation. (sp?)
  16. Tropios

    Tropios ':o Me is stinky??'

    snivy and tepig: nice names
    oshawott: great name!!!!
    Unova region: soooo much better than Isshu! it sounds a lot cooler and more... mysterious
  17. Crystal_Power

    Crystal_Power The Champion!

    Yea that's what I said. Not to mention the first Black people appear in the games called Black and White. Having Isshu sound like Issue was just asking for trouble. Maybe...
  18. TeddiUrsa

    TeddiUrsa Well-Known Member

    For the first time in many years and many Generation I am very happy with the German names, maybe like them just as much as the japanese ones.

    Floink especially is just awesome and much better than Tepig. I was hoping that the "dub-name" would keep the oink/bu theme of Pokabu.

    Ottaro is funny but not as good as Mijumaru, but at least MUCH better than Oshawott.

    Snivy, Serpifeu and Tsutarja are all equally good to me too.
    I mostly use the japanese names if I remember them from the top of my head, otherwise I'll use the english ones here, but I am really tempted to start using the German names only. :p
  19. Sponge

    Sponge Well-Known Member

    I hope it's Yuu-nova too....but tbh regardless that's how I'll pronounce it.

    Un-ova is just going to make me think of the Uno board game.

    Maybe they changed Isshu cause they thought we'd start mixing up the word Issue with Isshu? Isshu isn't a hard word to say at all so it can't be that.
  20. Cotton

    Cotton Fully Ergonomic.

    This update finally made me want to post. ; 3 ;
    Oshawott = Ocean + Water + Otter.
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2010
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