Elemental monkeys named

Grainy images provide Christmas gift
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  • Friday, December 24, 2010

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The elemental monkeys may have English names - and just in time for Christmas. Grainy and blurred photographs of a display box have wound up on the internet. However, they are of low quality and the names are not yet considered official.

The elemental monkeys may be the next to have Anglicized names.
The leaked image is an English-language version of this screenshot.

If examined closely, it appears that the Grass-type Yanappu has been localized as "Pansage", the Fire-type Baoppu will be known as "Pansear", and the Water-type Hiyappu will become "Panpour". The scans show clearly that character N is to keep his Japanese name.

Bulbanews will update if these names can be confirmed true. Regardless, the names fit the trio nicely: the prefix "pan" relates not only to Chimpanzee and a genus of monkey, but also can be used to indicate members of a group.

Yanappu, Baoppu, Hiyappu, and N debut in the fifth generation games Pokémon Black and White, which is said to have a late April release.