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EDIT: Yes, these are easily figured out. I can't play guitar due to injury and I'm bored. If you think this thread is pointless or completely idiotic, DON'T POST PLEASE.


I'm not sure on the accuracy on all of these, as I didn't find them all myself, so don't whine if you find an error. I recently made a few updates on this list thanks to Dr. Phil or whatever the hell his name is.

The first part of the name of the three mystical Pokemon birds, Arcticuno, Zapdos, and Moltres originate from arctic, zap, and molten. The last parts, uno, dos, and tres are Spanish for one, two, and three.

- Abra was originally called Hocus.
Note: The three Pokemon Abra, Kadabra, and Alakazam are named after the words mostly used by magicians while doing acts.
- Arbok is "kobra" (derived from cobra), spelled backwards.
- Aerodactyl was originally called Ptera.
- Arcanine was originally called Blaze.
- Bulbasaur's original Japanese name "Fushigidane" was comprised of the Japanese word "Fushigi" (mysterious) and "Dane" (bulb), literally meaning "mysterious bulb".
- Charmander is derived from char(coal) and (sala)mander.
- Charmeleon is derived from char(coal) and (cham)eleon.
- Charizard is derived from char(coal) and (l)izard.
- Dewgong is derived from the Filipino word "Dugong" which means "Manatee".
- Ditto is a synonym for "same". It was originally called Metamon.
- Dratini was originally called Dragoon.
- Ekans is "snake" spelled backwards.
- Eevee is a written pronunciation of the first two letters of "Evolution".
- Gastly was originally called Ghos or Gost.
- Growlithe was originally called Flamie.
- Gyrados is Japanese for "tsunami".
Hitmonlee and Hitmonchans name start with "hit", meaning their attacks are mainly fighting. The "mon" in both of their names is probably derived from "monster". The "lee" in Hitmonlee's name is from Bruce Lee, who was famous for kicking. The "chan" in Hitmonchan's name is for Jackie Chan, who is famous for his "piston punching".
- Kabuto means "helmet" in Japanese. Kabuto was originally called Att.
- Kadabra was originally called Pocus.
- Koffing and Weezing were originally called LA and NY as in Los Angeles and New York.
- Machamp was originally called Ju-Doh.
- Machoke was originally called Kung-Foo.
- Machop was originally called Kara-Tee.
- Moltres is derived from "Molten" and "Tres" (Spanish for "Three").
- Omastar was originally called Kargo.
- Omanyte is derived from a fossil which is called "Omanyte".
- Onix is derived from a precious stone, named onyx.
- Pidgey is derived from Pigeon.
- Pikachu is derived from the Japanese words for "Electric" (Pika) and "Mouse" (Chu).
- Porygon is "Polygon" spelled wrong.
- Raichu is derived from the Japanese words for "Thunder" (Rai) and "Mouse" (Chu).
- Raticate is derived from the word "(e)radicate".
- Scyther was originally called Stryke. Scyther's name is derived from its arms, which are shaped like scythes. A scythe is a long blade attached to the end of a stick (what the Grim Reaper always carries around).
- Tauros originates from the Latin word "Tauro" (bull).
- Tentacool and Tentacruel are derived from the word "Tentacle".
-Vulpix is strikingly similar to the Latin word "vulpes", which means "fox".

If anyone's got credible corrections/additions tell me
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OMFS! pokemon info that is totaly obviouse and what little kids found out on thier own.
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OMFS! pokemon info that is totaly obviouse and what little kids found out on thier own.

So you were fluent in Japanese as a child?
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#7
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So you were fluent in Japanese as a child?



google isn't very hard to find

also all this crap was like in stupid pokemon magazines and products


tbh why would you care? why would you need to know any of this rubbish? has it furthered your life in any way what so ever?
#8
charmander...

charred salamander. duh.

squirtle is a squirting turtle, and blastoise is a blasting tortoise.

snorlax sleeps all the time...snore. haunter haunts people.

these are easy to make up.
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#9
pokemon, everyone loved that game, and if you say you didn't like it your lying to yourself...
#10
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google isn't very hard to find

also all this crap was like in stupid pokemon magazines and products


tbh why would you care? why would you need to know any of this rubbish? has it furthered your life in any way what so ever?

Stop being a prick.

I can't play guitar due to an injury on my fretting hand, and I've been surfing online.

The idea hit me not too long ago and I thought I'd make a thread on it, that won't last long anyhow.

Stop bitching.
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dude no one gives a ****.... like really we dont care, go to a pokemon forum or sumthin, this isnt for ULTIMATE GUITAR.
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#13
Yuri Geller sued Nintendo because he thought Kadabra's spoon bending image was based off of him. Kadabra's Japanese name is "Yungeller." Geller dropped his charges when Nintendo's lawyers challenged him to bend a spoon with his "superpowers".
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Stop being a prick.

I can't play guitar due to an injury on my fretting hand, and I've been surfing online.

The idea hit me not too long ago and I thought I'd make a thread on it, that won't last long anyhow.

Stop bitching.



so the alternative to playing guitar is to research Pokemon? and share ones findings with everyone else

i couldn't fathom how boring life must be for you
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dude no one gives a ****.... like really we dont care, go to a pokemon forum or sumthin, this isnt for ULTIMATE GUITAR.

Yeah. Totally explains why we have an off-topic forum, eh?
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- Porygon is "Polygon" spelled wrong.

Haha. Engrish mistake?

Switch the r with the l.
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#19
yeah, a lot of these are pretty obvious/already known.
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dude no one gives a ****.... like really we dont care, go to a pokemon forum or sumthin, this isnt for ULTIMATE GUITAR.

Someone doesn't know the point of the Pit, which is used for discussion of things not covered by other forums. Forums such as Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, and Guitar Gear and Accesories. I think we have the ULTIMATE-GUITAR part covered.

And im slightly embarrased i never figured out the articuno, zapdos, and moltres thing on my own.
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so the alternative to playing guitar is to research Pokemon? and share ones findings with everyone else

i couldn't fathom how boring life must be for you

Oh it's quite boring.

In fact, I think I'll troll the Pit tonight, unless someone else is.


Oh wait...
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- Porygon is "Polygon" spelled wrong.

Haha. Engrish mistake?


That's how they come up with names for lots of things in Japan. I don't think they can pronounce the "L" sound.
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That's how they come up with names for lots of things in Japan. I don't think they can pronounce the "L" sound.

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dude no one gives a ****.... like really we dont care, go to a pokemon forum or sumthin, this isnt for ULTIMATE GUITAR.

but this is the pit who cares dude chill out
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Right now you're offending at least 75% of the Pit.


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wow i feel retarded for not figuring out what those meant, i mean some of those are just blatant....

oh and if u dont like the topic, dont post, dont be an ass, its called the pit for off-topic forums that this qualifies for.
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charmander...

charred salamander. duh.

squirtle is a squirting turtle, and blastoise is a blasting tortoise.

snorlax sleeps all the time...snore. haunter haunts people.

these are easy to make up.

I was told Squirtle is Squirrel and Turtle put together.
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What about Jigglypuff?

i belive she is a jiggly puff???
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damn. can't you get your girlfrie...
nevermind.
Right now you're offending at least 75% of the Pit.


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dude no one gives a ****.... like really we dont care, go to a pokemon forum or sumthin, this isnt for ULTIMATE GUITAR.


Yeah and this is right:

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I was told Squirtle is Squirrel and Turtle put together.




how does squirtle even remotely resemble a squirrel??
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#31
his tail?
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dude calebrocker, that first song on your list almost made me cry
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tbh why would you care? why would you need to know any of this rubbish? has it furthered your life in any way what so ever?


Yes, it has!
You're not brutal.


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Stop being a prick.

I can't play guitar due to an injury on my fretting hand, and I've been surfing online.

The idea hit me not too long ago and I thought I'd make a thread on it, that won't last long anyhow.

Stop bitching.



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Give it a try.
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Geodude comes from geology and dude.
Graveller I assume comes from gravel.
Voltorb comes from volt and orb.
I heard somewhere that Mew comes from meow.

I know these ones are obvious, I'm just trying to contribute.
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Ever wondered what's behind the door? It's called outside.

Give it a try.

Yup. I'm gonna go get drenched in rain and thrown around by strong winds. Sounds like a fulfilling evening.
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#37
Most of that was common sense.......
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All of that is blatantly obvious to people with even the most little amount of common sense.
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