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** Stunfisk was also supposed to be a Electric/Water-type. This was changed for the sake of type distribution.

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** Stunfisk was also supposed to be a Electric/Water-type.Electric/Water-type and be based more on a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goosefish goosefish]]. This was changed for the sake of type distribution.


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** [[http://lavacutcontent.com/ken-sugimori-nintendo-dream/ Translated]] [[http://lavacutcontent.com/ken-sugimori-nintendo-dream-2/ interviews]] with Ken Sugimori revealed a few interesting notes about the development of Gen V's Pokémon designs:
*** Tornadus was going to be red to contrast with Thundurus's blue, but that was changed because that made them too similar to Sawk and Throh. Sawk and Throh were also going to be based on onis, but their horns were removed to help differentiate them.
*** There was an early concept for an ant Pokémon that would've also been the world's smallest Pokémon. The concept was set aside when the development team made Durant a counterpart to Heatmor.
*** Petilil was going to be part of a three-stage evolutionary line, but this was changed to two because there already too many Grass-types in the game.
*** The Dwebble line were going to have their shells made out of pottery and be known as "Furnace Pokémon".
*** The original concept for the Litwick line was to have a flame Pokémon evolve into a candle and then a lamp. The development team found it hard to justify the transition from flame to candle, so the candle became the first stage of the evolutionary line.

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** N is the main antagonist of Black and White. After 2012, N is now also associated with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N_(singer) Cha Hakyeon]], leader of [[Main/KoreanPopMusic K-pop]] group [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Music/VIXX VIXX]]


** Snivy is known as [[SmugSnake Smugleaf/SmugSnake]]. It was called Snivy even then, but the name wasn't nearly as popular as Smugleaf (which [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/e/e3/NZAU_Magazine_Scan.jpg even the game journalists were asking for!]] Some also call Snivy [[Manga/SoulEater "Excalibur"]]. Alternatively, [[WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM Snively]].

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** Snivy is known as [[SmugSnake Smugleaf/SmugSnake]]. It was called Snivy even then, but the name wasn't nearly as popular as Smugleaf (which [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/e/e3/NZAU_Magazine_Scan.jpg even the game journalists were asking for!]] for!]]). Some also call Snivy [[Manga/SoulEater "Excalibur"]]. Alternatively, [[WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM Snively]].



** Emboar has been called [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Ganon, Ganonpork, Gammondorf]], and [[LordOfTheRings Hamdalf]].

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** Emboar has been called [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Ganon, Ganonpork, Gammondorf]], and [[LordOfTheRings [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Hamdalf]].



** Thanks to [[{{Mondegreen}} people mishearing his battle theme]], Ghetsis is often jokingly called "DENNIS". For a short while, it also applied to Genesect when dataminers assumed Ghetsis' battle music belonged to it. Other nicknames for Ghetsis include [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Geechisu, Geetis]] and (thanks to Website/FourChan) Gaycheese.

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** Thanks to [[{{Mondegreen}} people mishearing his battle theme]], Ghetsis is often jokingly called "DENNIS". For a short while, it also applied to Genesect when dataminers assumed Ghetsis' battle music belonged to it. Other nicknames for Ghetsis include [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Geechisu, Geetis]] Geetis]], and (thanks to Website/FourChan) Gaycheese.



** "Plankster" "Jokirder" and "Clowncrete" for Timburr, Gurdurr, and Conkeldurr respectively. Timburr is also called [[WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy Jonny]] quite a bit for that plank it carries around all the time.

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** "Plankster" "Jokirder" "Plankster", "Jokirder", and "Clowncrete" for Timburr, Gurdurr, and Conkeldurr respectively. Timburr is also called [[WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy Jonny]] quite a bit for that plank it carries around all the time.



** The Elite Four was nicknamed "Mystery Inc." due to a few resemblances to the titular Scooby Doo characters. Shauntal being Velma, Grimsley being Shaggy, Caitlin being Daphne, and Marshal being Fred.

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** The Elite Four was nicknamed "Mystery Inc." due to a few resemblances to the titular Scooby Doo ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'' characters. Shauntal being Velma, Grimsley being Shaggy, Caitlin being Daphne, and Marshal being Fred.



* GodNeverSaidThat: ''Pokemon Sunday'' reported that "No old characters like Oak will appear", which mutated and really got confusing when some Gen IV characters showed up in the games.

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* GodNeverSaidThat: ''Pokemon ''Pokémon Sunday'' reported that "No old characters like Oak will appear", which mutated and really got confusing when some Gen IV characters showed up in the games.



** Bianca (the rival) has the same name as Bianca (a character from ''[[Anime/PokemonHeroes the fifth movie]]'' of the anime).
** Pokémon Black Version was the name of the game from a popular [[HauntedTechnology Haunted Cartridge]] CreepyPasta. The 'pasta itself was later renamed Pokémon Creepy Black in the wake of the Gen 5 games' release.

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** Bianca (the rival) has the same name as Bianca (a character from ''[[Anime/PokemonHeroes [[Anime/PokemonHeroes the fifth movie]]'' movie]] of the anime).
** Pokémon "Pokémon Black Version Version" was the name of the game from a popular [[HauntedTechnology Haunted Cartridge]] CreepyPasta. The 'pasta itself was later renamed Pokémon "Pokémon Creepy Black Black" in the wake of the Gen 5 games' release.



** With Victini, Reshiram and Zekrom being the first Pokémon to be hard-coded into never being Shiny, many rumors on how to get them to appear as such -- fueled by the existence of Shiny sprites for all three in the data -- circulated. However, outside of hacking, it's impossible to get them (in the Gen V games, anyway).

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** With Victini, Reshiram Reshiram, and Zekrom being the first Pokémon to be hard-coded into never being Shiny, many rumors on how to get them to appear as such -- fueled by the existence of Shiny sprites for all three in the data -- circulated. However, outside of hacking, it's impossible to get them (in the Gen V games, anyway).



** Deino, Zweilous and Hydreigon were originally intended to be cybernetic dragons incorporating aspects of [[TankGoodness tanks]] within their bodies. The track-like markings on their bellies seem to be a remnant of this.

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** Deino, Zweilous Zweilous, and Hydreigon were originally intended to be cybernetic dragons incorporating aspects of [[TankGoodness tanks]] within their bodies. The track-like markings on their bellies seem to be a remnant of this.


** "Pokémon Gray/Grey" for the third game that never happended.

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** "Pokémon Gray/Grey" for the third game that never happended.happened.


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** "Reimu" was used for Cilan prior to his official name being revealed.

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** [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/File:N_Cube.jpg Concept art]] shows the cube N wears on his belt as some kind of sliding puzzle that would have revealed a keyhole inside when solved, but the cube has no relevance in the final game.


** Pokémon Black Version was the name of the game from a popular [[Main/HauntedTechnology Haunted Cartridge]] Main/CreepyPasta. The 'pasta itself was later renamed Pokémon Creepy Black in the wake of the Gen 5 games' release.

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** Pokémon Black Version was the name of the game from a popular [[Main/HauntedTechnology [[HauntedTechnology Haunted Cartridge]] Main/CreepyPasta.CreepyPasta. The 'pasta itself was later renamed Pokémon Creepy Black in the wake of the Gen 5 games' release.


* FollowTheLeader: Due to Americanesque New Yorker settings, a few players see them as this to ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV''.

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* FollowTheLeader: Due to Americanesque New Yorker settings, a few players see them as this to ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV''.


* {{Blooper}}: When first encountered on Route 7 before it begins roaming around Unova, Tornadus in ''Black'' uses the cry of its ''White''-exclusive counterpart, Thundurus.



** Genesect + Website/FourChan + {{Mondegreen}}s = DENNIS. It hasn't been stopped by the discovery that the song in question isn't Genesect's theme as far as we know.

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** Thanks to [[{{Mondegreen}} people mishearing his battle theme]], Ghetsis is often jokingly called "DENNIS". For a short while, it also applied to Genesect + Website/FourChan + {{Mondegreen}}s = DENNIS. It hasn't been stopped by the discovery that the song in question isn't Genesect's theme as far as we know.when dataminers assumed Ghetsis' battle music belonged to it. Other nicknames for Ghetsis include [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Geechisu, Geetis]] and (thanks to Website/FourChan) Gaycheese.



** [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Ghetsis/Geechisu/Geetis]] was dubbed Gaycheese by 4chan. Others include Wizard and "[[{{Mondegreen}} DENNIS]]", the latter originating from his battle theme.



* UrbanLegendOfZelda: Mostly averted, as despite pretty much half the internet going crazy over this game, any rumours without at least some proof are quashed almost immediately. Though, there have been several instances of faked screenshots and [=CoroCoro=] pages being hidden among legitimate releases from [=CoroCoro=] and Pokémon Sunday by some of the people who leak them. The problem is getting worse every single time a new batch of info is released. Justified in that there are legions of fan websites ready to debunk these rumors as well as long-time fans that are probably know better. This hasn't stopped the occasional hastily added entries to this page, however.

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* UrbanLegendOfZelda: Mostly averted, as despite pretty much half UrbanLegendOfZelda:
** Early on, rumors of a supposed "Swimming Goggles" item that raised
the internet going crazy over user's Special Attack and accuracy whle also putting non-Water-types to sleep circulated. However, no such item exists, DummiedOut or otherwise.
** Dataminers initially believed that Bianca was the Champion, when
this game, any rumours without at least some proof are quashed almost immediately. Though, there have been several instances of faked screenshots isn't the case (presumably, her post-League team was misinterpreted as a Champion team).
** With Victini, Reshiram
and [=CoroCoro=] pages Zekrom being hidden among legitimate releases from [=CoroCoro=] and the first Pokémon Sunday by some of the people who leak them. The problem is getting worse every single time a new batch of info is released. Justified in that there are legions of fan websites ready to debunk these be hard-coded into never being Shiny, many rumors on how to get them to appear as well as long-time fans that are probably know better. This hasn't stopped such -- fueled by the occasional hastily added entries existence of Shiny sprites for all three in the data -- circulated. However, outside of hacking, it's impossible to this page, however.get them (in the Gen V games, anyway).



** [[WordOfGod It was revealed in an interview]] that the Pokemon Professor was originally going to be a middle-aged man with a much older father.

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** [[WordOfGod It was revealed in an interview]] that the Pokemon Pokémon Professor was originally going to be a middle-aged man with a much older father.


** For some, [[spoiler:N being Team Plasma's king]] was this as well.

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** For some, [[spoiler:N being Team Plasma's king]] king (and[=/=]or [[UnwittingPawn a pawn]])]] was this as well.


** Pokémon Black Version was the name of the game from a [[Main/HauntedTechnology Haunted Cartridge]] Main/CreepyPasta, which was later renamed Pokémon Creepy Black in the wake of the Gen 5 games' release.

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** Pokémon Black Version was the name of the game from a popular [[Main/HauntedTechnology Haunted Cartridge]] Main/CreepyPasta, which Main/CreepyPasta. The 'pasta itself was later renamed Pokémon Creepy Black in the wake of the Gen 5 games' release.


** Pokémon Black Version was the name of the game from a popular [[Main/HauntedTechnology Haunted Cartridge]] Main/CreepyPasta, which was later renamed Pokémon Creepy Black in the wake of the Gen 5 games' release.

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** Pokémon Black Version was the name of the game from a popular [[Main/HauntedTechnology Haunted Cartridge]] Main/CreepyPasta, which was later renamed Pokémon Creepy Black in the wake of the Gen 5 games' release.


* NamesTheSame: Bianca (the rival) has the same name as Bianca (a character from ''[[Anime/PokemonHeroes the fifth movie]]'' of the anime).

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* NamesTheSame: NamesTheSame:
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Bianca (the rival) has the same name as Bianca (a character from ''[[Anime/PokemonHeroes the fifth movie]]'' of the anime).anime).
** Pokémon Black Version was the name of the game from a popular [[Main/HauntedTechnology Haunted Cartridge]] Main/CreepyPasta, which was later renamed Pokémon Creepy Black in the wake of the Gen 5 games' release.


* GodNeverSaidThat:
** Rather egregious, if [[http://bulbanews.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Looking_Forward:_As_the_Rumor_Mill_Turns this article]] is any indication. [[ReferencedBy/TVTropes Cue them linking back to the Fan Dumb page]].
** ''Pokemon Sunday'' reported that "No old characters like Oak will appear", which mutated and really got confusing when some Gen IV characters showed up in the games.

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* GodNeverSaidThat:
** Rather egregious, if [[http://bulbanews.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Looking_Forward:_As_the_Rumor_Mill_Turns this article]] is any indication. [[ReferencedBy/TVTropes Cue them linking back to the Fan Dumb page]].
**
GodNeverSaidThat: ''Pokemon Sunday'' reported that "No old characters like Oak will appear", which mutated and really got confusing when some Gen IV characters showed up in the games.


** Rather egregious, if [[http://bulbanews.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Looking_Forward:_As_the_Rumor_Mill_Turns this article]] is any indication. [[TVTropesInOtherWikis Cue them linking back to the Fan Dumb page]].

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** Rather egregious, if [[http://bulbanews.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Looking_Forward:_As_the_Rumor_Mill_Turns this article]] is any indication. [[TVTropesInOtherWikis [[ReferencedBy/TVTropes Cue them linking back to the Fan Dumb page]].

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