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    Pokemon Black & White

    Pokemon USA recently revealed the English names of the Pokemon Black & White starters, Snivy, Tepig, and Oshawott, as well as the two legendary Pokemon Reshiram and Zekrom. We also now know that the region name is "Unova" in English, whereas it was "Isshu" in Japanese. This is the first time the Japanese region name was completely renamed for the English version.

    Speaking of renaming, I have updated the Pokedex (which had always been "PokeRep" up till about an hour ago) with the latest names and pictures of these new Pokemon, so check them out!

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    If anyone cares, they switched it to Unova in the English version because they assumed pokemon fans know Latin.

    Isshu means "one diversity/variety" and Nintendo of America was like 'Well, we like that idea. Can we find an English equivalent to that?'

    Apparently not, but they probably looked at the US motto of E pluribus unum (Out of many, One) and thought it was good enough. Or, you know, they probably thought they were being clever with this: Uno (one) Va (variety).
    Or people like to think it's UNited States OF America.

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    did i help with the thing at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by pichubro View Post
    If anyone cares, they switched it to Unova in the English version because they assumed pokemon fans know Latin.

    Isshu means "one diversity/variety" and Nintendo of America was like 'Well, we like that idea. Can we find an English equivalent to that?'

    Apparently not, but they probably looked at the US motto of E pluribus unum (Out of many, One) and thought it was good enough. Or, you know, they probably thought they were being clever with this: Uno (one) Va (variety).
    Or people like to think it's UNited States OF America.
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    Unova has similar qualities to the U.S.
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    Including but not limited to basketball, American football and Texans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Editor View Post
    Including but not limited to basketball, American football and Texans.
    I love all three of those things! U.S.A! U.S.A! U.S.A!
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    When I get Black: I will chosoe Snivy. When I get White: I will choose Oshawatt. I think they are all cute, except the English names sound a little stupid.
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    the english names are an abomination


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    Snivy reminds of the word "Snivelly".
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    Its not like the english names are any easier on the tongue then the originals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pants, and the beast dwelling within View Post
    the english names are an abomination
    I half agree with you, Tepig is an abomination name, not the others.
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    snivy=most disappointing name in pokemon history


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    Totally agree Sinvy is a shit name, but he's a damn right sight better then a giant pig and a.. I dont even know what the other thing is.

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    Get ready for all-new adventures with Ash, Pikachu, and a whole new world of Pokémon!
    Join Ash as he meets new friends and never-before-seen Pokémon in the Pokémon: Black & White season on Cartoon Network! Watch the young Trainer and his partner Pikachu explore the distant Unova region with his new friend Iris. He'll also meet a new rival, Trip, as well as lots of incredible Pokémon he's never seen before. He'll need to put all of his Trainer skills to the test to challenge Unova's expert Gym Leaders!
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