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Author Topic: Safari Zone warden with no Gold Teeth originally spoke in broken Japanese  (Read 161 times)

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This is something I read on our affiliates at Legendary Star Blob 2 a long time ago but didn't properly look into myself.

It appears in the Japanese versions of Red/Green/Blue/Yellow, the Safari Zone warden spoke in broken Japanese; with their phonemes corrupted. This was a mystery for some time, but it appears someone named Momiji Aoyama suggested maybe that Team Rocket stole his Gold Teeth.

So at some point, the author of http://hakuda2.web.fc2.com/wario/poke1/k40.html came up with the following script:

「大変や、ロケット団に入れ歯とられてしもうたッ!たっ、助けてくれ!」
「よろしく頼みますわ!ヤツはサファリゾーンや!」
「なに?(微妙にこの部分は不明)そうか・・・いい、お前には頼まんわッ!!」

From the original;
「ふぁいへんひゃ ふへほ はんひ ひへは ほはへへ ひほうはッ! はッ はふへへ ふへ!」
「よほひふ はほひまふは! はふは はふぁりほーんひゃ!」

The gist is like: "This is terrible! Team Rocket have taken my dentures!  Help me! I'm depending on you! That idiot is in the Safari Zone somewhere! What? All right, that's fine, but I beg that you can help me."

There is more to this. It appears the game's story was altered at some point. In the original Japanese versions, due to an oversight, there is hidden normally unused text in the Safari Zone about Silph's Chief. Silph Chief is the Japanese name of the unused Chief Trainer class (who uses Scientist's sprite due to a technicality (it's not the real sprite)). One of these texts is "SILPH's manager is hiding in the SAFARI ZONE." (Japanese: シルフのチーフが サファリゾーンの どこかに かくれてるんだって!). For more information, see this thread.

Thoughts/does anyone have any further information?

I will try to translate the whole article and analyse it further, but it will take some time and my Japanese skills are only elementary-low intermediate with help, or maybe someone on pret/TCRF (such as GlitterBerri) or Legends of Localisation may want to look into it. I also want to do a video about this in depth at some point. ✿
« Last Edit: January 08, 2019, 10:53:29 am by Evie ❤✿ »

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Huh! That would have been quite the strange subplot indeed. I'll be internally theorizing for a while about what could have gone on between the Silph Chief and Giovanni that led to their disagreement.
 

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Huh! That would have been quite the strange subplot indeed. I'll be internally theorizing for a while about what could have gone on between the Silph Chief and Giovanni that led to their disagreement.

Yes :). It does make me wonder if a prototype version of Red/Green was ever released from a much earlier stage in development, like the G/S Space World 1997 demos how different it would be. If the G/S Space World being very different is a good example then it may have been a very different game, and it looks like the evidence (concept art, and leftover code like this) suggests that it was. I find this stuff so fascinating too. ✿

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>Gold Teeth
>Nuggets are made of gold
>The final opponent on Nugget Bridge gives you a Nugget as an incentive to join Team Rocket
>A small, unused subplot involved Team Rocket stealing the warden's Gold Teeth
>Team Rocket stole his Gold Teeth to turn them into Nuggets using Silph's advanced technology, which only the Chief knows how to use, and boost their recruitment rate

Deepest lore.
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>Gold Teeth
>Nuggets are made of gold
>The final opponent on Nugget Bridge gives you a Nugget as an incentive to join Team Rocket
>A small, unused subplot involved Team Rocket stealing the warden's Gold Teeth
>Team Rocket stole his Gold Teeth to turn them into Nuggets using Silph's advanced technology, which only the Chief knows how to use, and boost their recruitment rate

Deepest lore.
This is gold!  :D
 

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I guess it comes down to whether the translation from toothless-talk into Japanese is solid. And to indicate that, other people would need to come up with the same interpretation independently. (If someone has read this and thought "I suppose it could say that", that'll be what they see afterwards!)

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That's very true. My only comment is はふぁりほーん (hafari hо~n)/Safari Zone seems too much of a coincidence for this to all be gibberish, but there are likely different ways to interpret the sentences/not all of it is referencing real Japanese. ✿

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