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Author Topic: Pokemon Name/Movename Etymology  (Read 2094 times)

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Pokemon Name/Movename Etymology
« on: April 06, 2008, 04:38:23 pm »
This board is to discuss the origins of the moves and names in Pokemon.
i.e. Growl is the same as Howl, and so (?)owl means vocal somethings.

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Re: Pokemon Name/Movename Etymology
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2008, 04:43:14 pm »
Growl, Howl... Noctowl?

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Re: Pokemon Name/Movename Etymology
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2008, 05:03:57 pm »
I think Noctowl comes from Nocti (Night in Latin) and Owl.
 :D

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Re: Pokemon Name/Movename Etymology
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2008, 07:22:27 pm »
I saw on a site somewhere that Ampharos cames from Amp and Pharaoh *facepalms* where it actually comes from Amp and Pharos (Pharos is the name of a lighthouse)

Anyways...
Articuno=Arctic+UNO
Zapdos=Zap+DOS
Moltres=Molten+TRES

Uno, Dos, and Tres is Spanish for 1, 2, and 3 respectively.

Darkrai=Dark+Kurai (Japanese word for sorrow and darkness)
Spheal=Sphere+Seal
Sealeo=Seal+Leo (Leo is Latin for lion, like in Sea Lion)
Walrein=Walrus+Rein?
Huntail=Hunt+Tail
Gorebyss=Gore+Abyss (that sounds violent)
Croconaw=Crocodile+Gnaw?
Feraligatr=Feral+Aligator
Combee=Comb (you know, like the comes in beehives)+Bee
Chimchar=Chimp+Char (IIRC, Char is a synonym for burning)
Monferno=Monkey+Inferno
Infernape=Inferno+SnapeApe
Goukazaru (Infernape's Japanese name)=Gouka (hellfire)+Zaru (like Saru, monkey)
 
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Re: Pokemon Name/Movename Etymology
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2008, 07:33:59 pm »
Cool!
Um...
How about...
Weedle- Weed!
(He, he.)


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Re: Pokemon Name/Movename Etymology
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2008, 07:40:56 pm »
Caterpie= Caterpiller+pie?
Palikea=Palet+Ikea

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Re: Pokemon Name/Movename Etymology
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2008, 07:54:58 am »
Prime-APE.

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Re: Pokemon Name/Movename Etymology
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2008, 09:17:53 am »
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Re: Pokemon Name/Movename Etymology
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2008, 01:57:52 pm »
I think Noctowl comes from Nocti (Night in Latin) and Owl.
 :D

Nox, noctis actually.
Also
Caterpie=Caterpillar
Palkia=Paru (pearl)
Primeape=Primate+Ape
Skarmory=Scar+Something
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Re: Pokemon Name/Movename Etymology
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2008, 02:00:22 pm »
Yes, but I was talking about another form, since Nocti is closer to Noct than Nox.

Oh, yeah. Dratini= Dragon, Teeny
Dragonair= Dragon, Air

EDIT: Bulbasaur= Bulb, Saur(us)
« Last Edit: April 07, 2008, 02:15:44 pm by Prof. Sherkel »

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Re: Pokemon Name/Movename Etymology
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2008, 02:13:16 pm »

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Re: Pokemon Name/Movename Etymology
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2008, 03:41:15 pm »
you know there are websites that have etymologies

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Re: Pokemon Name/Movename Etymology
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2008, 04:08:39 pm »
Yep, but it's fun to make new ones too!  (-:3
An example is:
Pick when you go choo!