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Pokémon Nicknames: Audino

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Audino (in Japanese: タブンネ  “Tabunne”) is a Normal-type Pokémon.

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Audino is the “hearing” Pokémon. Audino does not evolve from or into any other Pokémon, except that it can Mega-evolve into Mega Audino using the Audinite stone.

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I thought that the Mega-evolved Audino looked like it was wearing a lab coat, so I named a female Audino “Dr.Goodhead” after the character Dr. Holly Goodhead in the James Bond movie “MoonRaker”.

Bond ... Goodhead, Goodhead ... Bond.

Bond … Goodhead, Goodhead … Bond.

The “doctor” angle may be appropriate because Audino has been Nurse Joy’s assistant nurse.

Other names I have used: “Dino”, and “Dean-O”  – after the nickname for Dean Martin and other Italian singers. “Tin Ear” – after the early “funnel shaped” hearing aids. Later that term was used for those who are hard of hearing. “Tiffany” – as in the famous jewelry store and the singer. (I would like a Tiffany ear better than a “tin” ear.) It may be obvious to use “Audrey” – because this name sounds like Audino. I use the names for females, however at one time “Audrey” was used as a man’s name.

If you have a male Audino, I suggest the name “Tommy” – after the character in the rock opera by The Who. “Tommy Can You Hear Me?”

The Bulbagarden website has this description for Audino: Its auditory sense is astounding. It has a radar-like ability to understand its surrounding through slight sounds. It touches others with the feelers on its ears, using the sound of their heartbeats to tell how they are feeling.”  This reminds me of the Who’s deaf-dumb-and-blind “Pinball Wizard” and messianic  leader! (A fun scene from the movie Tommy is linked here.)

Another possibility is “Chi” or “Chobits”. Audino’s ears remind me of the female robot character  “Chi” from one of my favorite all-time anime series “Chobits”. Chi’s ears are a lot like Audinos. I wonder if Gamefreak meant Audino to be an homage to Chi.

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Remember how Hideki found out where her “ON” button was located?

Perhaps “Chi Audino” , or “Persocom” or some variation of the Chobits/Persocom theme may be fun, especially if you loved that series as much as I did!

I know that it is a little dated now, but when it came out it was way ahead of its time, and the series holds up very well today!

Here is some Pokémon cosplay for lady Audinos.

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It is always good to train up in the wild against an Audino. You get a lot of training points for defeating Audino.

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If you want to train up your Fighting-type, it is super-effective against Audino’s Normal-type.

What do you call your hearing Pokémon?

Starlight: It has been fours years, since my son first taught me to play Pokémon with Pokémon Black and White.

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Persocom Company Problems?

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When will I receive my Paruru Persocom order?

When will I receive my Paruru Persocom order?

I had sent an order to the Persocom Company for one “Haruka Shimazaki” Persocom (Model # Paruru ZX81).

It has been weeks, I still have not received my order.

Anyone else experiencing problems with their Persocom orders?

http://chobits.wikia.com/wiki/Persocom

 

“Clean up on isle three … Strange person on isle five”

Nino went shopping!

Would you like to make your next trip to the grocery store just that much more interesting?

Download this song to your cell phone music player!  (If you want, I can even buy you the song, and send it to you.)  The song is “Book End Bossa” by the Japanese electronica-pop group Round Table featuring Nino.  This song is from their great 2003 album “April” which plumbed various musical styles of the 1970s.  If you are looking for something in the Shibuya-kei genre, I highly recommend it.

Anime fans will recognize this song as the interlude and “walking around town” music from the groundbreaking anime series “Chobits” (2002).  Chi and Hideki would go out shopping for Hideki’s “Yummis” etc. to this music.  I got to thinking that this would be great for the grocery store.

The song is in the  bossa nova style, and it is one of  the band’s more unique tunes.  Notice that although the song is by a Japanese pop group, there is no Japanese language.   There is only  the “ba-ba-ba-ba-da-ba ba ba”  which is understandable in any language.

Here’s what you do:

1. Load the song in your phone.

2. Make sure that you have good headphones (this is key).

3. Make sure you have a shopping cart with smooth wheels (also very important).

4. Go to the grocery store (does not work at Wal-Mart or HomeDepot)

5. Cruise up and down the isles.  When the song gets to the Vox organ part you will feel as if you are in a romantic comedy movie montage – trust me!

Hope you have a good time at the grocery store.  Hopefully you will be inspired to check out more of Round Table featuring Nino, as well as the wonderful “Chobits” anime series.  Even Netflix has it on streaming!

This starlight took more than 10 years to reach my world!

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