English names for ‘elemental monkeys’

Pokemon Black & White — 26 December, 2010

The English names for the three related monkey Pokemon from Black & White have been revealed via official promo material. Their Japanese names were Yanappu for the grass type, Boappu for the fire type and Hiyappu for the water type.

Pansage, Pansear and Panpour

Their English names are based on pan, a genus of apes (as in Chimpanzee) followed by a word related to their type:

  • Pansage, Grass-type, comes from the herb sage.
  • Pansear, Fire-type, comes from sear meaning to cook.
  • Panpour, Water-type, comes from pour, relating to liquids.

You receive one of the three Pokemon as a gift from a location called the Site of Dreams, depending on which starter you chose.


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