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Errors with our Name Origins (Etymology) page

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Here: http://pokemondb.net/etymology
I think we got it 99% correct, so thanks to everyone that helped, I really appreciate it!

The point of this post is just in case there may be a few mistakes. If you happen to notice anything you think is wrong, post an answer here and I will look into it.

Update 16/12/12: I updated the etymology page with the suggestions here. The answers have been hidden to avoid them getting in the way of any new ones. Thanks to everyone who's contributed so far!

asked Jan 23, 2012 by Pokemaster
edited Dec 16, 2012 by Pokemaster
I agree with DarkDestiny, I think that "tales" is a clever pun, not just a deliberate mis-spell of "tails". I would perhaps change it to something like "corruption of ‘tails’, may also refer to stories and legends about this Pokémon". I actually don't think it's based on a cat-o-nine-tails, it's pretty gruesome. Much more likely that it's the legendary asian nine-tailed fox http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nine-tailed_fox :)
You said "Emolga" was from "momonga," the japanese scientific name for the dwarf flying squirrel, but you forgot that the e and l in the name had to come from somewhere. I think Emolga's name also came from electric, which explains "E"molga.
LOL Hydreigon has "Hydrangea", a type of flower. The things around his heads totally look like flowers.

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It says its made up of Feeble and Bass, but isn't it also made up of Seabass, a type of fish?

answered May 4, 2014 by The Noby
that what the bass is referring too, the seabass
You play Seabass at the sea?
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OK I didn't realize that.
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For Braixen, it says
braise to fry lightly over heat
Braising is actually more of a pot roast.

...typically, the food is first seared at a high temperature, then finished in a covered pot at a lower temperature while sitting in some (variable) amount of liquid (which may also add flavor). Braising of meat is often referred to as pot roasting, though some authors make a distinction between the two methods, based on whether additional liquid is added. - Wikipedia

answered Jul 14, 2014 by Poke'slash
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Concerning Quilfish
the definition for quill that is used doesn't fit the pokemon
"quill: a writing implement" I would think that the definition for quill that is used for Cyndaquil would be a better fit for Quilfish

answered Jan 3 by wolfman30
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another entry that would fit this pokemon's name origin would be Ram, as in the siege engine that is used for breaking down walls, in reference to the ram-like cap on Rampardos's head

answered Jan 3 by wolfman30
I think "rampage" fits this more.