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This game is about guessing why a pokemon is named that way, sometimes they are pretty obvious but then they go directly to their culture origin and become quite hard. Let's begin:

Spoink {spoink}

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(if you score only half of the origin name then that'll be half a point....i have the acurate origin's to every pokemon revealed...with some help of other sites, a good translator and friends...time limit for this one is a day!! also...if you onlt get half a point you can finish it...but only three guesses per pokemon)

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Y'mean like this: {spoink} = Spring + Oink?

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Gardevoir1313 wrote:
Y'mean like this: {spoink} = Spring + Oink?


THAT'S RIGHT!!
spring like in it's tail and oink as the sound pigs make...

SCORE:
gardevoir1313 - 1

next one is...

trapinch

time limit: 1 day

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{trapinch} = trap + pinch

It lives in sand traps and it has a large pincher.

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Sneaky_Sneasel wrote:
{trapinch} = trap + pinch

It lives in sand traps and it has a large pincher.


right!

Next one is:

azumarrill {azumarrill}

SCORE:
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sneaky_sneasel - 1

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{azumarill} = Azul (Blue in Spainsh) and...Marill which means...no idea. :/

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Sneaky_Sneasel wrote:
{azumarill} = Azul (Blue in Spainsh) and...Marill which means...no idea. :/


that

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Uhm, Azul+Maroon(ed)+Ill? Being marooned on an island can make you ill.
Im just guessing randomly.

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azu - blue
marine - water...
rill - "ripple" on water

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Blackwind wrote:
azu - blue
marine - water...
rill - "ripple" on water


That's the other half!!

1.5 for you and another 1.5 for sneasel cause if i were to soy azurril or marril, you'd have the answers!!

SCORE:
s_s - 2.5
blackwind - 1.5
gard1313 - 1

next is:

chikorita family (worth three points in all and one more point if you find an interesting thing that says they "should" be females)

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Chikorita- (cant figure it out >_<)
Bayleef: Bay + Leaf
Meganium: Mega + Geranium

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Well, they should be female because "chick" is american slang for "girl."

For Bayleef, its name has "leef" in it, which sounds like "leaf" the things that grow on trees...

For Maginum, I can't think of a single thing. =x


Edit: Gardy1313 beat me to it -.-

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Gardevoir1313 wrote:
Chikorita- (cant figure it out >_<)
Bayleef: Bay + Leaf
Meganium: Mega + Geranium


bay leaf is correct!!! herb bay leaf...a sort of plant....

Meganium is right too!!!

Krisp wrote:
Well, they should be female because "chick" is american slang for "girl."

For Bayleef, its name has "leef" in it, which sounds like "leaf" the things that grow on trees...

For Maginum, I can't think of a single thing. =x

Edit: Gardy1313 beat me to it -.-


no single thing....

CLUE: chikorita: think of rare and exotic plants
CLUE: interesting thing: think of names

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Are we allowed to guess twice? 'Cuz I think I figured out the 'interesting thing' part...

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Gardevoir1313 wrote:
Are we allowed to guess twice? 'Cuz I think I figured out the 'interesting thing' part...


yep...i also put that part in the first post

three gueses per pokemon...

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Thank you ^_^

Interesting thing:

Chikorita = Rita
Bayleef = Fela
Meganium = Megan

Fela is a girl's name, believe me. It's in the book Maus if you don't ^_^

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Hum... chicory is a spice. Add that to Gardevoir1313's deduction and you get Chikorita.

Also, the female name from which Bayleef comes from is Baylee, I believe.

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Hum... chicory is a spice. Add that to Gardevoir1313's deduction and you get Chikorita.

Also, the female name from which Bayleef comes from is Baylee, I believe.


YEP CHICORY!! (+1 point)

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Thank you ^_^

Interesting thing:

Chikorita = Rita
Bayleef = Fela
Meganium = Megan

Fela is a girl's name, believe me. It's in the book Maus if you don't ^_^


you got two of the interesting things right but blackwind got the bailee so i

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Let's see...

Eevee: E and V (EVolution...)
Vaporeon: Vapor and Eon
Flareon: Flare and Eon
Jolteon: Jolt and Eon
Espeon: ESP (ExtraSensory Perception, a kind of psychics) and Eon
Umbreon: Umbis and Eon (Don't ask where I got Umbis from, I honestly don't know ^_^)

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gard1313 you've only gotten 2.5 outta the 6...umbis is wrong and what des EON mean??

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Last part of the word, eon...my best guess is it means 'from Eevee'? I don't know ^_^

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I'm just gona aim for Umbreon this time; anyway, Gardy1313 got the others right, I think.

Umbreon is Umbra, shadow of the dark side of the moon, and Eon, a long period of time. That Eon particle refers to this long period of time for all Eeveelutions.

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Blackwind wrote:
I'm just gona aim for Umbreon this time; anyway, Gardy1313 got the others right, I think.

Umbreon is Umbra, shadow of the dark side of the moon, and Eon, a long period of time. That Eon particle refers to this long period of time for all Eeveelutions.


that's right....umbreon is right...ok next time i will say if i need the definition on some parts of the name...

i'll give you 3 cause you were only to get 3 points this round (but you would have 3.5)

SCORE:

blackwind - 5.8
gard1313 - 3.7
7s_s - 2.5

next is:

feebas family

i'll give 5 points (milotic as to my point of view was WAY hard...it was the last i figured out with help of teachers and friends, feebas is woth 2 points...and milotic 3 points worth)

you can get up to the five points this round

time limit is 5 days...

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Milotic is hard to figure out...
Feebas is supposed to be a feeble bass.Feeble,as in,weakminded and bass is a type of fish (Feebas has only one S at the end).


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mr. mmj got Feebas; I'd like to add that Feebas, apart from being the combination of feeble and bass, like mmj said, is also meant to sound similar to "sea bass".

Milotic will require further analysis, I'll edit this when I come across a conclusion.

Finally, a theory. I was almost going to check this one out somewhere, but I couldn't: first, I have my pride (a big one, for that matter) and second, Milotic is one of my favourite Pokemon, I had to figure it out on my own.

My theory is: Milotic has something to do with "melodic", probably. "Milot" is the hard part. There's no such thing as "milot", not that I know of... But there is a thing called Milo. Venus de Milo, the statue of Aphrodite/Venus that represents beauty. Milotic is said to be the most beautiful of all Pokemon, so I guess it's kinda fitting...

So I guess that could be it... a mix of "melodic" and "Milo"... loooong shot :P besides, I'm not sure the creators of these names would use an artistic/historical reference in Pokemon (a children's anime), but oh well.

Milotic = Milo + melodic.

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