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Jeff
12th May 2010, 08:17 PM
Remember back when we were all speculating on Gen 4 and we had this thread? Yeah, good times. So, I figured I'd bring it back for Gen 5!

For those who weren't around back then, this is where we try to guess what the English names of the new Pokémon will be.

So, my guesses
Tsutaja (grass starter): Mapleaf
Pokabu (fire starter): Pyrig
Mijumaru (water starter): ... no clue
Zorua: Zorra
Zoroark: Zorroark

Zorua and Zoroark could keep the Japanese romanizations, but I'm guessing that they'll double up the "r"s given how their names are based on zorro, the Spanish word for fox.

Murcielago
13th May 2010, 08:09 PM
Pokabu (fire starter): Pignite (Pig + ignite)
Thats really all I got. :p

Blademaster
13th May 2010, 08:45 PM
Smugleaf.
Pignite.
Wotter.
Zoroa.
Zoroark.

They didn't change Lucario's name. I doubt they'll change his Super Saiyan 3 brother's name, either.

DivineAll
13th May 2010, 09:31 PM
Lawnoa (lawn boa constrictor)
Hamelt (ham and melting)
Otterain (otter plus rain)
Zuroa
Zarorok

I'm guessing they'll change the lettering around for the dark foxes in order to avoid lawsuits.

Jeff
12th June 2010, 08:22 PM
Allright, some more names.

The Zebra: Zebolt
Mumma: Slumbream
Gear: Geer, or possibly Cogear (cog + gear)

... and as a bonus, I'm guessing the professor will be named Professor Maple. I just like the name Maple for a female professor way more than the name Professor Yew.

Blademaster
13th June 2010, 07:56 PM
For the pink thing: SLUMBANK (slumber + piggy bank).
For the zebra: ZAPRA (zap + zebra).
For the crocodilian: CROCULAR (crocodile + binoculars).
For the gears: GOLAR (gear + polar).
For the Fire type: BABOOMA (baboon + daruma + boom).
For the bird: COOWAB (coo + squab).
For the Normal type: CHILLAMI (Romanized version of its Japanese name - they didn't change Pachirisu, so this thing might not be altered, either).

As for Reshiram and Zekrom, they both look slightly mechanical (Zekrom especially), so I'm thinking the ends of their names (RAM and ROM) might come into play. Add to that their color prefixes ("shiro" and "kuro"), and the English names will likely be just Romanized versions of them, like Leshiram and Zecrom/Zecurom.

Elekidkid
18th June 2010, 02:37 AM
Has no one thought of "Emboar" for the starting Fire-type?

Blademaster
18th June 2010, 03:04 PM
They have.

Elekidkid
19th June 2010, 01:15 AM
Okay, good, because it seems so... right.

Blademaster
19th June 2010, 03:43 PM
Maybe for an evolution, but that little bacon bit just doesn't scream "BOAR" to me.

Jeff
2nd November 2010, 02:45 PM
OK, a little bit of name news: A leaked English movie poster for the Zoroark movie reveals that the movie's title will be Zoroark: Master of Illusions, more importantly it confirms that Zoroark will be known as Zoroark in English. No real surprise there.

More predictions:

Wargle: Eaglesam (Eagle + Uncle Sam, I always thought that would be a cool name for a bald eagle pokemon)
Kyuremu: Kyurem (Fits better with Reshiram and Zekrom)
Genosect: Genesect (Gene + insect)

Blademaster
3rd November 2010, 10:12 AM
I think Genosect's name will stay the same as it is. I always read it as 'genocide insect,' not 'gene insect.'

danny249
5th December 2010, 10:24 AM
At least the starters official names have been released

Tsutaja = Snivy (Snake + Ivy)
Pokabu = Tepig (Tepid + Pig)
Mijumaru = Oshawott (Ocean + Water + Otter)

Also;

Isshu Region = Unova Region ("UN"ited states "OV" "A"merica, or from Unum Nova, meaning One New in Latin)

Jeff
7th December 2010, 04:03 PM
More name news: Zorua and Zoroark are keeping their Japanese names. http://www.pokemonblackwhite.com/en-us/

Blademaster
7th December 2010, 11:10 PM
CALLED IT!

cash
1st January 2011, 04:50 AM
Last time in Gen 4 when we all were speculating names, I too was a part of it. Now, it is Gen 5 and now the chance has come again. But, I am so sad that I do not have any new suggestions to make, that has not been mentioned in this forum.

Jeff
15th January 2011, 01:15 PM
The official English Black and White site has a bunch of names up now: http://www.pokemonblackwhite.com/en-us/

Jeff
15th January 2011, 08:45 PM
Sorry for the double post but we have breaking news!

This list has been circulating lately, and all of the names that have been revealed so far match their corresponding names on this list. I don't know if the list came before the latest reveal or not, so it's still not confirmed, but at least if the next name reveal matches this list then we have all the official names!

Here's the list according to Pokebeach: (Edit: Comments are WPM's, not mine)

* #494 – Victini
* #495 – Snivy
* #496 – Servine
* #497 – Serperior (Rhyperior!)
* #498 – Tepig
* #499 – Pignite
* #500 – Emboar
* #501 – Oshawott
* #502 – Dewott
* #503 – Samurott (I think of “rot” – a rotting samurai.)
* #504 – Patrat
* #505 – Watchog (Is this another Regice? Watch-hog? Watch-og?)
* #506 – Lillipup
* #507 – Herdier
* #508 – Stoutland (Sounds like the name of a country.)
* #509 – Purrloin
* #510 – Liepard
* #511 – Pansage
* #512 – Simisage
* #513 – Pansear
* #514 – Simisear
* #515 – Panpour
* #516 – Simipour
* #517 – Munna
* #518 – Musharna
* #519 – Pidove
* #520 – Tranquill
* #521 – Unfezant (What the heck is this?)
* #522 – Blitzle
* #523 – Zebstrika
* #524 – Roggenrola (A play on “rock” and “roll,” since it’s a rock and a speaker.)
* #525 – Boldore
* #526 – Gigalith
* #527 – Woobat (Rhymes with Zubat!)
* #528 – Swoobat
* #529 – Drilbur
* #530 – Excadrill
* #531 – Audino
* #532 – Timburr
* #533 – Gurdurr
* #534 – Conkeldurr
* #535 – Tympole
* #536 – Palpitoad
* #537 – Seismitoad
* #538 – Throh (“Throw” – this is worse than some of the R/B beta names!)
* #539 – Sawk (“Sock.”)
* #540 – Sewaddle
* #541 – Swadloon
* #542 – Leavanny
* #543 – Venipede
* #544 – Whirlipede
* #545 – Scolipede
* #546 – Cottonee
* #547 – Whimsicott
* #548 – Petilil
* #549 – Lilligant
* #550 – Basculin
* #551 – Sandile
* #552 – Krokorok
* #553 – Krookodile (Sounds kinda lame.)
* #554 – Darumaka
* #555 – Darmanitan
* #556 – Maractus
* #557 – Dwebble
* #558 – Crustle
* #559 – Scraggy
* #560 – Scrafty
* #561 – Sigilyph
* #562 – Yamask
* #563 – Cofagrigus (Bad word alert! Bad word alert!)
* #564 – Tirtouga
* #565 – Carracosta
* #566 – Archen
* #567 – Archeops
* #568 – Trubbish
* #569 – Garbodor
* #570 – Zorua
* #571 – Zoroark
* #572 – Minccino
* #573 – Cinccino
* #574 – Gothita
* #575 – Gothorita
* #576 – Gothitelle
* #577 – Solosis
* #578 – Duosion
* #579 – Reuniclus
* #580 – Ducklett
* #581 – Swanna
* #582 – Vanillite
* #583 – Vanillish
* #584 – Vanilluxe
* #585 – Deerling (First Ducklett, now Deerling?)
* #586 – Sawsbuck (Starbucks.)
* #587 – Emolga
* #588 – Karrablast
* #589 – Escavalier
* #590 – Foongus
* #591 – Amoonguss
* #592 – Frillish
* #593 – Jellicent
* #594 – Alomomola
* #595 – Joltik
* #596 – Galvantula
* #597 – Ferroseed
* #598 – Ferrothorn
* #599 – Klink
* #600 – Klang
* #601 – Klinklang
* #602 – Tynamo
* #603 – Eelektrik
* #604 – Eelektross
* #605 – Elgyem
* #606 – Beheeyem
* #607 – Litwick
* #608 – Lampent
* #609 – Chandelure
* #610 – Axew
* #611 – Fraxure
* #612 – Haxorus
* #613 – Cubchoo (Huchoo!! *sniffle sniffle*)
* #614 – Beartic
* #615 – Cryogonal
* #616 – Shelmet
* #617 – Accelgor
* #618 – Stunfisk
* #619 – Mienfoo
* #620 – Mienshao
* #621 – Druddigon
* #622 – Golett
* #623 – Golurk
* #624 – Pawniard
* #625 – Bisharp
* #626 – Bouffalant
* #627 – Rufflet
* #628 – Braviary
* #629 – Vullaby
* #630 – Mandibuzz
* #631 – Heatmor
* #632 – Durant
* #633 – Deino
* #634 – Zweilous
* #635 – Hydreigon
* #636 – Larvesta
* #637 – Volcarona
* #638 – Cobalion
* #639 – Terrakion
* #640 – Virizion
* #641 – Tornadus
* #642 – Thundurus
* #643 – Reshiram
* #644 – Zekrom
* #645 – Landorus
* #646 – Kyurem

Poryhedron
15th January 2011, 11:17 PM
No predictions regarding Kerudio, Meloetta or Genosect?

DarkestLight
16th January 2011, 08:59 AM
Uhhhh hold the damn phone.

* #521 – Unfezant (What the heck is this?) <--Unphesant? Wha? How do you go from pidgeon to phe--No..

#553 – Krookodile<--Donkey Kong much?

* #564 – Tirtouga<--Which one is this? Oh I know, its the bloody pirate Isle offa Pirates!

* #599 – Klink
* #600 – Klang
* #601 – Klinklang

-.-...Wow this hurts. It really does.

I need the names of the moves to come out though x_x

Jeff
16th January 2011, 12:02 PM
Wait, "Pignite" and "Emboar" are both fan names (heck, they were both mentioned in this very thread). Sounds like we have a reason to believe this list is fake. Everything else seems real though. Hmm.

Poryhedron
16th January 2011, 02:05 PM
Despite some of them hurting (like Klink's family) I'm willing to consider these official until disproven. I actually don't mind Unfezant at all. The "unfez" part might be based on the word "unfazed", continuing from the "tranquil" reference in the middle-stage...and pigeon > quail > pheasant is hardly the worst biological non-sequiter Pokémon has given us.

Bouffalant amuses me greatly. Buffalo + Bouffant.

I winced a bit at Deino, but Hydreigon made up for it.

And then there's Haxorus. It's just far too fun to say. "L00k 0u+ d00d! I7'5 a \/\/ilD H4XX0Rus!@!!"

Constellar
23rd January 2011, 12:40 AM
Goodness some of these names are silly. Jellicent though, that's cool.

Blademaster
23rd January 2011, 04:22 PM
Not too bad. Needs less K's, though.

Markiss
23rd January 2011, 07:00 PM
i saw this on another place. a lot of those names are just sad. i hope they get a new name for "pignite". if not Im just gonna nickname my pokemon the japanese names. xD

Mikachu Yukitatsu
27th January 2011, 11:09 AM
Not too bad. Needs less K's, though.

But K is one of the most beautiful letters in Finnish language!

"Kokko, kokoa kokoon koko kokko!"
"Kokko, gather together the whole bonfire!"
"Koko kokkoko?"
"The whole bonfire?"
"Koko kokko."
"The whole bonfire."

Ooops a Finnish attack.

On topic, goodbye Gothimiru. I loved that name.

Jeff
27th January 2011, 11:20 AM
And in other name news, someone hacked Cartoon Network's site to dig up two gym leader names, specifically the two new main characters from the anime. Iris, the female Dragon gym leader, will also be known as Iris in English, and Dento (the grass-monkey-training leader of the first gym) will be called Cilan.

Blademaster
27th January 2011, 08:32 PM
Shut up Mi-achu.

Also... 'Cilan'...? Is that even a name?

DarkestLight
13th February 2011, 12:43 PM
Clian ...what relation to blue does that have?

Blademaster
13th February 2011, 03:28 PM
Cilan... Sounds like Celan...

CEruLeAN, maybe?

Poryhedron
13th February 2011, 03:30 PM
You might be thinking of Cyan, which is the formal name for sky-blue...

Blademaster
14th February 2011, 02:27 PM
The name is Cilan. Honestly the first thing it makes me think of is a Gym leader that looks like this:


http://media.battlestarwiki.org/images/b/b2/Cent_005.jpg

"The final annihilation of the lifeform known as Man. Let the Pokemon battle begin."

classy_cat18
17th February 2011, 02:29 PM
Maybe it's like "cilantro".

The Blue Avenger
17th February 2011, 05:03 PM
I'm almost completely sure it's supposed to be like cilantro, considering we also have (water)Cress and Chili as the (supposed) names for the other leaders of the first gym.

classy_cat18
17th February 2011, 07:58 PM
The name is Cilan. Honestly the first thing it makes me think of is a Gym leader that looks like this:


http://media.battlestarwiki.org/images/b/b2/Cent_005.jpg

"The final annihilation of the lifeform known as Man. Let the Pokemon battle begin."

Great, now you got me thinking of the Pokemon anime having the "who's a Cylon" plotline.

Blademaster
18th February 2011, 01:08 PM
Mission complete.