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Moves Lost In Translation

#1MissCarriagePosted 8/25/2013 1:10:46 PM
Acid Armor.

I don't even know how the translators got this out of Liquefy (the Japanese name for the move). I remember training my Vaporeon in Pokemon Blue and wondering what Acid Armor did, only to be confused as to why acidic armor would turn my Pokemon invisible while raising its defense. The move itself doesn't really make sense as a whole...

What other moves do you guys think were lost in translation?
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#2SorceressTharjaPosted 8/25/2013 1:12:03 PM
Ambush => Sucker Punch
#3All-icePosted 8/25/2013 1:12:46 PM
Damn girl, you and Poison today :D
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#4TheonTurncloakPosted 8/25/2013 1:13:37 PM
SorceressTharja posted...
Ambush => Sucker Punch


Both names work for that move.
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#5MissCarriage(Topic Creator)Posted 8/25/2013 1:14:09 PM
SorceressTharja posted...
Ambush => Sucker Punch


Haha I was going to bring this up, too. I don't even know why they added the punch part to it considering so many Pokemon that learn it don't even have arms.
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#6MissCarriage(Topic Creator)Posted 8/25/2013 1:14:32 PM
All-ice posted...
Damn girl, you and Poison today :D


You know me and my Poisons. <3
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#7hyperdimeduckPosted 8/25/2013 1:14:37 PM
I think Aerial Ace was called Swallow Cut in Japanese. (feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.) I was always puzzled that Arcanine could learn it.
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#8NewMoonShadowPosted 8/25/2013 1:17:12 PM
MissCarriage posted...
SorceressTharja posted...
Ambush => Sucker Punch


Haha I was going to bring this up, too. I don't even know why they added the punch part to it considering so many Pokemon that learn it don't even have arms.


They're both silly concepts for a move considering they're entering into a mutually desired battle anyway, but between the two, "Sucker Punch" is less ridiculous. How do you ambush someone who's been fighting you for fifteen minutes already...?
#9InhaledCornPosted 8/25/2013 1:17:49 PM
Firefly Glow > Tail Glow

It's why Charizard, Ampharos, Rapidash, and Magmotar will never get it despite their glowing tails.


And yet Arceus-damned Manaphy can have it!
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#10MaetchPosted 8/25/2013 1:21:05 PM
Volteccer -> Volt Tackle

The attack was supposed to be a Pulseman reference.