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Fan site posts info before game's release
- Tuesday, February 2, 2010
- Reported on Bulbanews by Kevzo8
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Serebii.net recently reported new information about Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver a month before the game's official English-language release. The site revealed the English names of the player characters, Rocket Executives, and more.
The player characters' English names were revealed. Hibiki is now known as Ethan and Kotone as Lyra.
The Pokéthlon has been renamed Pokéathlon, a portmanteau of Pokémon and Triathlon. One of the Pokéathlon stat was renamed as well. The Technique stat is now known as the Skill stat. The Apricorn Shaker that mixes Apricorns together to make performance-boosting Apricorn drinks called Aprijuice. In addition, the Pokéathlon Founder named Kobushi is now named Magnus.
Team Rocket Executives' English names were revealed, as well. Apollo is now known as Archer and Athena as Arianna. Lance has been renamed Proton, and Lambda is now named Petrel.
New items introduced in HeartGold and SoulSilver were also revealed. The Verdant Orb, the item that allows the player to encounter Rayquaza in the Hidden Tower, is now called the Jade Orb. The Tide Bell, which is used by the Kimono Girls to summon Lugia, is now called Tidal Bell. The Unown Notebook is now known as Unown Report and GB Player as GB Sound. The Mysterious Crystal has been renamed Enigma Stone and the Itemfinder is now named Dowsing MCHN in Generation IV. The Compe Ball, the Poké Ball used to catch wild Pokémon in the Bug-Catching Contest, is now known as Sport Ball. The Apricorn Case and the Berry Planter that allows the Apricorns and Berries to grow while traveling, are now called Apricorn Box and Berry Pots, respectively.