I'm told that Espeon's Japanese name is a combination of esper and "feel/sense". And Umbreon means "shadow"... which is generally affiliated with Ghost Pokemon. --- "Murder of the living is tragic, but murder of the idea is unforgivable." - Janus, speaker of the synod
Name is possible, but don't expect type until Japan gets it.
To be honest, once Kiteon/Ninfia/Nympheon gets her name, her typing will be easy to figure out.
It already has a name.
Hmmm just her Japanese name, not an American one. It's only fans that have called Nympheon, and that's only because it's based on the Japanese name. Once she gets her official Americanization name, she'll be as easy to figure out, like a Jolteon, or a Vaporeon.
Was Umbreon easier to figure out than Blacky?
The word "umbra-, umbro-, umbr-, umbel-" is Latin: shade, shadow. (points to his sig which is latin for "If you wish for peace, prepare for war") Blacky which could be Shadow or Shade, could as be seen as black belt.
Nymph's to me are too vague of a typing, you can get Celestial, Land, Water, Wood and plants, underworld, music, wine, and heck even the legendary muses were Nymphs! So in short....yes. Umbreon is easier to figure out than Blacky. Just like Kiteon is easier to figure out than Ninfia. :P --- Sic vis pacem, para bellum
Yeah, if you're versed in Latin, or do research it's easy to figure out. However, when someone mentions Black, I think of the color, which is dark.
If you take the names so literally, Vaporeon doesn't make since. Vapor is a gas, not a liquid. In Pokemon games gas = poison or ghost. Vapor is also light, and thus rises up into the sky, and according to pokemon that makes it Flying type.
Even if it's English name is Nympheon, it wouldn't necessarily indicate a type either. People assume it'd be Bug type, because there are bugs called Nymphs. There are also Water Nymphs, which are fairies alongside Wood Nymphs. An English name might clue us in, or it could just lead to more guesswork.
EDIT: Also, look at Vaporeon's Japanese name, Showers. Which makes you think immediately of Water? Showers, or Vapor? In this case, the Japanese name was more effective in conveying the type than the Engish name. --- 3ds FC: 0817-3909-5696. PSN Grindpantera. If you add me, please send a PM with your code.
You know what, I was going with the anime debut of Vaporeon when it disappeared into water. Guess anime physics don't always apply.
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I kind of hope if Ninfia turns out to be Flying/Wind that it is named Zephereon/Zepheon --- One Girl + One Eevee = A Solo Run To RuleThem All http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/960099-pokemon-heartgold-version/60725080