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 Has anyone noticed about the Legendary Birds? 
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There's something strange about the names of the legendary birds.

Articuno,
Zapdos,
and Moltres all have Spanish numbers on the end of their names. Uno is one, Dos is two and Tres is three. {zapdos} {articuno} {moltres}


Fri May 25, 2007 12:40 pm
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ummm how much free time do u have


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Dang, that's pretty swett. How'd you notice?

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Looking. Ever try it?

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Sat May 26, 2007 7:37 am
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v1swanton wrote:
ummm how much free time do u have
See my topic in General Discussion on Time.

I just looked when I sent out Articuno in Ruby. Oh yeah...

Artic is a play on Arctic. Molt= Molten or Molting feathers. And Zap? welll... you can see it.


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I'm pretty sure this is common knowledge...

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Sorry to burst your bubble, but PixelTwist is right. More people know about the Spanish numerals behind the names than you think =x

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PixelTwist wrote:
I'm pretty sure this is common knowledge...

Got that right. Once you think of where they got the names from, it's not that hard. For example:

"Hm, Articuno, that looks like 'arctic' there, but what's 'uno'? Oh, that's Spanish for 1!" etc.

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BUT... why is Articuno 1 when it is not the best? Then again, Zapuno, Articdos.... AHH, snowball, lock this, please.

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Uno, dos, tres being numerical, silly. Articuno is #144, Zapdos is #145, and Moltres #146. It's based on their Pokedex number.

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Well Nintendo is infamous for putting supid puns in pkmn names. Like Typhlosion; a mix of typhoon and explosion. Or Magmar; Magma. But I think the worst name puns belong to the d/p fire starters; Chimchar, Monferno, Infernape. :roll:

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i knew that already but it is still pretty cool


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http://www.pokemondungeon.com/pokedex/articuno.shtml

It has the names and explanations of origin :O
We are affiliated, so it is not illegal

Arctic - Uno
Zap (as in elcetric) - Dos
Molten - Tres

Done :D


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There are also a few topics around (I think in Pokemon Center forum section) that speculates about Pokemon name meanings.

Anyway, I think this topic has served its purpose. If anyone needs this topic re-opened, approach a moderator.

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