Pokémon OR/AS: “I was teaching this girl how hard it is to be a Trainer!” [JPN vs ENG]

Part of a series on game comparisons! Last time we looked at a certain Nurse at the Battle Maison in Pokemon X/Y/OR/AS.

Today’s post comes from a reader request:

“In [Pokemon] OR/AS, there’s this locked room in Sea Mauville that has two girls in it for some reason, and the internet went nuts thinking all sorts of dirty thoughts over the simple dialogue the two share. I don’t see what’s so sexual about it, but I attached it below. Was it more suggestive in Japanese or something? Idk what’s going on. Thanks!”

I vaguely remember this part from the game, I didn’t really think much of it at the time, but upon searching the line I do see a few threads here and there suggesting potential innuendo behind it. So what’s going on here in Japanese?

Let’s take a look!

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Pokémon X/Y/OR/AS: That one Nurse in the Battle Maison [JPN vs ENG]

Not my screenshot. OR/AS version. Source.

Today’s post is part of a long line of comparison posts. Today’s comes as a personal curiosity, but also enabled thanks to a reader question:

“In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, there is a certain Pokémon Center Nurse in the Battle Maison. She speaks totally differently in a funny way. Is she the same in Japanese?”

I remember this Nurse very well! I’ve been curious about it myself. There is a similar Nurse also in the Battle Maison in Pokémon X/Y, though she speaks in a different way. So I decided to take a look at them both for today’s post!

Let’s take a look.

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Pokemon: Sun & Moon: “7.8/10 Too much water.” [JPN vs ENG]

Part of a series on game comparisons! Last time, we looked at a reference to the “over 9000” meme in Pokemon X&Y.

Today’s post is also a small one, and covers a reader request:

“There was a lot of buzz over how Sun & Moon references the infamous ‘IGN 7.8 too much water’ review, but I haven’t seen anything about what that was in Japanese. Look into it?”

The infamous “too much water” review in question was from IGN’s review of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. KnowYourMeme has a page on it with more details (image below is from them):

So let’s take a look at what the original was!

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Pokemon: X/Y “Over 9000!” [JPN vs ENG]

Part of a series on game comparisons! Last time, I looked at a (possible) reference to Navi’s “Hey! Listen!” line in ns! Pokemon X&Y.

Today’s post is also a small one, and covers a reader request:

“A psychic on route 10 says ‘power levels’ and ‘over 9000’ clearly as reference to the Dragonball meme. Was it a reference to that in Japanese as well?”

The reference in question is to the “it’s over 9000!” meme from Dragonball Z, the original clip seen below.

So let’s take a look at the original!

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Pokemon: X/Y “Hey! Listen!” [JPN vs ENG]

Not my screenshot. Source.

Part of a series on game comparisons! Last time, I looked at how localization changed a character’s circumstances rather significantly in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn.

Today’s post is a small one, and covers a reader request:

“In Pokemon X/Y, there’s a girl who says Navi’s infamous “Hey! Listen!” Was it referenced in Japanese as well?”

I don’t actually remember that specific line from the game. For those who aren’t aware, Navi is a character from Ocarina of Time known for the above line.

Either way, let’s take a look!

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FE9/10: Tellius Games Localization: The Black Knight’s Fate at Nados [JPN vs ENG]

This post is part of a series on reader requested (and personal curiosity) comparisons between various games’ Japanese and English scripts. Last time, I looked at a death quote from Schaeffer, a level boss in Path of Radiance.

Today’s post however concerns an exchange from the middle of Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, but concerns late game events in Path of Radiance as well.

As such, I’m putting in a spoiler warning for those who have yet to play this game! I kept the title vague as a result, but please be wary of spoilers from here on out.

 


 

In celebration of the Black Knight’s appearance in Fire Emblem Heroes, I take a look at one major change known to some fans that happened in Radiant Dawn. It revolves around a conversation Ike and the Black Knight have in Chapter 3-7 (Rivals Collide). The localization had made a major change (often cited as for the better), so let’s take a look at what that change was.

(It’s also hard to find it side by side, which is why I want to make this post for reference).

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Project Octopath Traveler: How is Helgenish in Japanese? [JPN vs ENG]

This post is part of a series on reader requested (and personal curiosity) comparisons between various games’ Japanese and English scripts. Last time, I looked at a scene from late in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn.

Today’s post comes from the coming game Project Octopath Traveler for Nintendo Switch. The game demo was released recently, and I was playing through it when I came across a scene I wanted to check.

The scene in question is at the start of Primrose’s path where she has to deal with the rather sleazy manager Helgenish. Considering some of the things he says, I wanted to see both versions.

So let’s take a look!

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