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Pokemon D/P - helen-louise
Pokemon D/P
I am currently oscillating between fannish squeeing glee at the toys of the new Pokemon, and omg wtf bbq they didn't? at the new English names.

ヒコザル Hikozaru has become Chimchar - which to me sounds nothing like a monkey with its arse on fire and a lot like a chimp in the PG Tips advert holding a cup of tea, while my beloved ナエトル Naetoru (Naetle) has become... Turtwig?! That sounds like a failed name for an owl or professor in Harry Potter, It is not a dignified name for the most awesome Grass-type starter of them all. In fact, it is bloody stupid.

I am going to take a leaf out of my friend stellarwind's book and refuse to use the English names I don't like, and piss off all the young Pokemon kiddies who don't know the Japanese names. Ha!

For Ludy: Bunny Pokemon. Possibly called Buneary. Can't decide if I like that name yet. <--- I WANT THIS SET
Naetle! Reminds me of dino.
Happiest Oddish EVAR!

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From: fluffymormegil Date: 13th February 2007 00:18 (UTC) (Link)
squee! cutenesses!
stellarwind From: stellarwind Date: 13th February 2007 00:42 (UTC) (Link)
Yes. The new English names need a bullet through their head.

But I can live with Turtwig oddly enough. It's not as bad as some of the others (I mean, come ON. Chimchar? Croalurk? SPINX?!) And why the flying freck have they kept Pochama (possibly) and Pachirisu? These names make no sense whatsoever in English! O_o

... I'm still going to call it Naetle though. Naetle pwns all. As do its evos. Favorite Starter evo-line of the bunch for me ^^

One thing seems to be certain - some things never change. A game called PokéMon Diamond WILL be badly translated, no matter if official or bootleg. xD
maniackatie From: maniackatie Date: 13th February 2007 03:58 (UTC) (Link)
I'm fine with whatever we're given. They're all just names to me. Besides, that's why I love my nicknames ^_~

No matter what they end up calling Rentora in English, mine WILL be Rentorawr ^^

judiff From: judiff Date: 13th February 2007 13:13 (UTC) (Link)
oooooooooo bunny!
That is very cool.
syphonboa From: syphonboa Date: 13th February 2007 14:40 (UTC) (Link)
I love Oddish
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