Pokemon Sword/Shield: Are Poke Kids Mia and Rhys’s names a nod to Fire Emblem?

While playing Pokemon Shield, I encountered two Poke Kids, a girl and a boy, on Route 4. They are in the same area in close proximity to each other in the northeast section of the route.

Their names? Mia and Rhys.

As an FE fan, that really stuck out, as we know these names as the pair of mercenaries from Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn. Fun!

So naturally I wondered if this was an intentional reference, or total coincidence?

Short answer: If not a coincidence, then it may be a very light localization-side reference out of opportunity. There is no JP reference however.

If interested in taking a closer look, then see below!

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FE Heroes: “Life of Heroes” (Page 100) Translation (FINAL)

Update: These comics are now being officially translated, so this will be my last translation! Thank you all for reading!

The official translation can be found on the FE Heroes EN twitter!


A translation of Page 100 of the official Fire Emblem Heroes comic. See all the chapters thus far on the compilation post here!

Enjoy!

Page 100 (10/22)

The raw/original can be seen here.


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FE Three Houses Localization: Are there references to older FE Games in the Two-Toned Whetstone sidequest?

A fun trivia and comparison post today!

A reader brought this nifty easter egg that reddit user PeppersJacks noticed in English to my attention. It involved items you trade while getting the Two-Toned Whetstone to either Shamir or Catherine, and whether the item names are actually references to previous games in the series.

The main items people point to are the Whetstone referring to Fates, the eyedrops referencing Awakening, and the book Path of Dawn being the Tellius games. Is this also the case in Japanese? Are there references that weren’t fully translated, or is this just a little nod by the localization team, or is it all a coincidence?

I took a look in Japanese as requested, and it turns out they most likely are intentional references when looking at the Japanese! But whether the localization opted to convey these (or realized the references) is up to interpretation. They do not seem to reference individual titles per se, but rather the sagas seen over the series …with one exception.

PeppersJacks got most of it, though the Tome of Comely Saints left them a little unsure. However it and the others are made more obvious in Japanese.

Let’s take a deeper look.

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FE Heroes: “Life of Heroes” (Page 99) Translation

A translation of Page 99 of the official Fire Emblem Heroes comic. See all the chapters thus far on the compilation post here!

Enjoy!

Page 99 (10/15)

The raw/original can be seen here.


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FE Heroes: “Life of Heroes” (Page 98) Translation

A translation of Page 98 of the official Fire Emblem Heroes comic. See all the chapters thus far on the compilation post here!

Enjoy!

Page 98 (10/8)

The raw/original can be seen here.


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FE Three Houses Localization: Byleth’s Name(s) in JP

A quick trivia post today! Some of you may have read a recent Life of Heroes chapter that revolved around this too, so I wished to note it for posterity.

This post only covers the spellings in JP and not the implications/reasons for the name, so is mostly spoiler free.

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FE Heroes: “Life of Heroes” (Page 97) Translation

A translation of Page 97 of the official Fire Emblem Heroes comic. See all the chapters thus far on the compilation post here!

Enjoy!

Page 97 (10/1)

The raw/original can be seen here.


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