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Errors with our Name Origins (Etymology) page (page 2)

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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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