January 13, 2011
Sorry on the delay in this article- everyone with article privileges seem to have all been busy. That being said, a huge chunk of news, noted quickly so that the pros who normally handle this kind of thing can flesh out the article with more information as we get it.
First of all, we have 100% confirmed names, courtesy of IGN (see this article's source for the article). A list of ability, character, item and move translations follows, and after that a table depicting the changes to Pokémon names. Our PokéDex has been updated to reflect the confirmed changes.
- Ability: Dust Proof is now Overcoat.
- Ability: Sand Power is now Sand Force.
- Ability: Sand Scatter is now Sand Rush.
- Character: Belle is now Bianca.
- Character: Mokomo Fennel.
- Character: Cheren remains unchanged.
- Item: Live Caster is now Xtransceiver.
- Move: Double Chop is now Dual Chop.
- Move: Freefall is now Sky Drop.
- Move: You First is now After You.
- Move: Heart Stamp remains unchanged.
- Pokémon: Musharna remains unchanged.
Now here comes the as of now, unconfirmed bit. Along with this list came another set of names, this time covering every 5th gen Pokémon sans the three events. Popular fan sites such as Pokéjungle and Pokébeach among others have posted this list, as the names in this list match up with those revealed by IGN. There's still room for doubt with this list, but there's also enough reason to consider it legitimate.
For now, the full list can be seen here, courtesy of our friends at PokéJungle. We'll continue to research this and work on getting everything updated should this list turn out to be trusted.