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Author Topic: Real life Poke names.  (Read 1567 times)

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Real life Poke names.
« on: June 23, 2006, 10:03:42 am »
Here are some things that have the same name as places/things in Pokemon games.
Saffron turns out to be a spice, coming from the stigma of a flower.  Here's what Wikipedia had to say:
A pound of dry saffron requires 50,000?75,000 flowers, the equivalent of a football field's area of cultivation. Some forty hours of frenetic day-and-night labour are needed to pick 150,000 flowers. Saffron prices at wholesale and retail rates range from US$500/pound to US$5,000/pound.  Between 70,000 and 200,000 threads comprise a pound.
This makes saffron the most expensive food in the world.  :o
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Re: Real life Poke names.
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2006, 10:45:48 am »
Well, I know that "Pikachu" is a combination of two Japanese words: pika, meaning "spark," and chu, meaning "mouse." Therefore, the literal translation of pikachu is "spark mouse."
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Re: Real life Poke names.
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2006, 11:17:42 am »
There is also a Pika mouse that looks like a brown pikachu.

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Re: Real life Poke names.
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2006, 12:34:43 pm »
I think there's a plain in Japan that's either called Jhoto or Kanto plains.  I kinda forgot which one. :P

EDIT: I took a look through my Geography binder and the plain is the Kanto Plain.  So mabye the game creators looked to an actual location to name the continent of the first game.
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Re: Real life Poke names.
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2006, 09:03:06 pm »
...and then there's that rusturf tunnel which is based on a real tunnel that had to be hand-dug.

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Re: Real life Poke names.
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2006, 09:18:56 pm »
I think there's a plain in Japan that's either called Jhoto or Kanto plains.  I kinda forgot which one. :P

EDIT: I took a look through my Geography binder and the plain is the Kanto Plain.  So mabye the game creators looked to an actual location to name the continent of the first game.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanto_%28Pok%C3%A9mon%29
"It is modeled and named after the Kantō region, a geographical area of Honshū, in Japan."
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