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Discussion in 'Creative Zone' started by Nova Ozuka, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. Nova Ozuka

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    I need help with naming my ninja Pokémon trainer. I wanted to go with a japanese name, but I don't know any besides what Behind the Name lists. So I decided to make up a name using the Kanji for shadow. Unfortunately, I don't know what this kanji is called, which is my first problem. I think it might be Kage. The next problem is that I don't know what other Kanji would go well with it.

    I'm also having trouble with naming his Greninja. The only names that I know of that could be used are Takumi, which I'm already using for a Squirtle in the same story, and Kaito, which doesn't quite fit. I'm having a similar issue with his Skrelp/Dragalge as the trainer. I'm wanting to include Ryuu in the name because of Dragalage's Dragon typing, but don't know what else to include. SO far I've only got a name for his Zorua/Zoroark, Miyako and possibly for his Rowlett/Dartrix/Decidueye, Asuka.

    I'm also open to alternative names for Asuka as it probably won't be it's final name. If anyone has any suggestions let me know!
     
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  2. vaporwave

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    Well, you're right with Kage meaning shadow! In kanji, it's written as 影. Usually, any name paired with kage is used a surname, unless you plan for this name to be something like a mononym. In that case, I'll just throw out some suggestions.
    • Morikage [ 森影 ] Forest Shadow
    • Mizukage [ 水影 ] Water Shadow
    • Daikage [ This one is really based on how the kanji is written. With 大, it means something like 'great' or 'big'. 台 means 'support', and 第 means 'number', although I doubt you'd want to go with that one :sweat: ]
    • Torikage [ 鳥影 ] Bird Shadow
    Perhaps these aren't really what you expected- if not, I apologize! As for Greninja's name, maybe it can be something like Yami, which means darkness. Rowlett's nickname could be Tsubasa, which means wing. As I said, these are all suggestions. Regardless, I hope I helped a bit! I'm not fluent in Japanese so I'm sorry in advance if I've gotten some kanji or translations wrong.
     
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  3. Nova Ozuka

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    I pretty much just know how to say a few words, so I'm pretty lost when it comes to the letters. That being said, this helps a lot.
     
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