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Pokémon Nicknames: Gothita, Gothorita and Gothitelle

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She could also be my Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

Gothita, Gothorita and Gothitelle are all PSYCHIC-type Pokémon. Gothita is a “Fixation Pokémon”, Gothorita is a “Manipulate Pokémon”, and Gothitelle is an “Astral Body Pokémon”. They are all “human like” (egg-group), and all are 75% Female, 25% Male.

Gothita (in Japanese: ゴチム “Gothimu”) evolves into Gothorita (in Japanse: ゴチミル “Gothimiru”) at level 32, then Gothorita evolves into Gothitelle (in Japanese: ゴチルゼル “Gothiruselle”) at level 41. There is no known Mega-Evolution. (Reference: from Bulbapedia)

Gothitelle, Gothorita and Gothita are all based on the “Gothic Lolita” fashion style. I am a big fan of “Japanese Lolita” fashions, although I cannot say that am much of an expert on ladies fashions. I just know what I like. The “Lolita” fashion style (NOT to be confused with the lolita concept in the book) is common among anime fans, cosplayers and Japanese “Maid Cafés”. I was very happy to see this theme acknowledged in Pokémon Black/White a few years back. Too bad that there was never a “Maid Café” in Kalos Region, because otherwise they had a multitude of cafés in Limiose City. There are many styles of Lolita Fashion, and in this slide show Gothitelle, Gothorita and Gothita explore these nicely:

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Here are some names I suggest for the G-girls: “Sugar+Spice” – because Lolita enthusiasts are sweet. You might like “Wednesday” after the gothic young lady from the 1960s TV show The Addams Family.

Lolita cosplayers like to have “Tea Party” meet-up events, where they dress up in their finest Lolita outfits. I wish I could be invited to one. Thus I named them “Sweet Tea” (as a play on “Sweet Pea”). I caught one in a Timer-Ball and named her “Tea Time”.

Loli Pops” or some variation might fit little Gothita. “Black Berry” or “Black Cherry” might be good for a Gothic Lolita, and these flavor of jams are served at Lolita tea parties!

I sometimes make musical references. I think that “Sulky Girl” is perfect for Gothitelle, after the great song by Elvis Costello (the very cool MV is linked here).  I used “My-Dark-Life” for Gothitelle, after the Elvis Costello-Brian Eno collaboration (linked here). “Sweet Jane” seems to fit a Gothorita — after the Lou Reed song of the same name (linked here). Maybe “Veronica” would be good, after the goth-rock group The Veronicas. They have their song “Lolita” (music video linked here). It is gothic yes, and there is some milk, but I really do not like that type of singing. I know you kids like it, but it sounds to me like someone is strangling a cat.

Other names … maybe “Abby” after the character from NCIS show. That led me to “Abby Normal“, which might be good name for a psychic type.

I think that “Ana-Mae” or “Anna-Mae” would be a good “Maid Cafe” type name. Anna Mae sonds like “Anime” as in eat this cake anime!

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What about male Gothoritas however? This is one of the Pokemon which is very much female in appearance, but 25% of them are male. What do you name a male Gothorita?

I suggest “BroLita”, or some variation. There is a subset of Lolita culture where boys like to wear wigs and frilly Lolita outfits. There may even be Brolita meet-ups and tea parties for all I know.

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Denny imitating Frank Sinatra: “If only you were a REAL BROAD … I’d take you out for the biggest steak you ever saw”.

Perhaps “Manson” or “Marilyn” after the androgynous goth creep. A better nickname for male Gothoritas might be “LadyBoy”,  “PanayLadyBoy” or “Thai Ladyboy”. Ahem … (Denny is NOT making this up) … there are some men who seek out prostitutes on sex tours in Southeast Asia. They do not want a woman however, they actually want to have sex with a young boy dressed up like an underaged female prostitute, only with a pepperoni surprise.  Look, I was never big on SubWay sandwiches.

There is a very cool episode of the Pokémon anime in the Unova Region. As Ash and his friends try to cross the large Skyarrow Bridge to Castelia City, they keep getting looped back in time by a Gothitelle to when the bridge was still under construction. If they try to cross again, they get looped back again by Gothitelle’s psychic powers. Gothitelle keeps creating the time loop- distortion- illusion because it misses the little girl who trained it. The last time Gothitelle and the young girl were together, the bridge was still under construction. I don’t watch a lot of the Pokémon anime, but this was one of the best. It was one of the more poignant, mystical — and maybe even a little creepy — episodes of the Pokémon cartoon show.  The episode is LINKED HERE.

I am friends with several Lolita fashion bloggers on WordPress. If you want to share your Lolita Fashion expertise with Pokémon fans, please leave your WordPress link in the comments.

What is the name for your little Loli? Please comment!

Pokémon Nicknames: Trubbish and Garbodor

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“A trash bag … are you kidding me?”

That was what the nay-sayers were saying about the Generation 5 Black and White Pokémon.  Every time a new game comes out, fans are usually critical of any new sprites, and think that new ones always pale in comparison to the older, tried and true Pokémon.

“… but a TRASHBAG?

Ahem .. from BulbapediaTrubbish (in Japanese: ヤブクロン “Yabukuron”) is a POISON-type Pokémon. Trubbish evolves into Garbodor (in Japanese: ダストダス “Dustdas”) at level 36, where it remains a POISON type. There is no Mega-Evolution for this Unova Pokémon – thank goodness.

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Trubbish (the “Trash Bag Pokémon”)  and Garbodor (the “Trash Heap Pokémon “) are not among my favorites, but I can certainly defend their existence.

If you have been to the New York – New Jersey area, you know that you will see a lot of trash along the roads. Not just litter, but BAGS of trash that has not been picked up, and will likely NEVER get picked up. This is especially true for neighborhoods along transportation routes, and the older, poorer parts of town. Look,  I’m not trying to insult you Newark – but how can you put up with it?

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I’ve said it before, and I will say it again … New Yorkers are a filthy people.

I am sure that Pokémon’s GAMEFREAK developers from Japan were impressed by the piles of trash, lining the roadways of what is supposed to be America’s greatest city. It is not surprising trash was made into a character.

Furthermore, you have to remember what Pokémon are. Pokémon are NOT animals. They often take the shape of an animal, but they sometimes take the form of an inanimate object (an ice cream cone, a set of gears, etc.). Sometimes they take a humanoid form (Mr. Mime, etc.), which creeps me out a little. I don’t like it when they take humanoid form, but they are just trying their best to communicate to our limited human perceptions. It is true that Pokémon are affected by, and can be controlled with electromagnetic radiation (and thus can be stored in a Pokéball or PC storage box). 

However, Pokemon are spiritual beings. They take the form of things which our human minds can understand. Yes, it is usually some type of animal (cat, fish or even dragon). We as humans cannot understand their true form, so they appear to us as something familiar. (Pikachu is a mouse – but is not really a mouse. He takes the shape of something which we can relate to, and this calls to our emotions.)

There is a spirit — with feelings — in most everything …in the rocks, in the forest, in the wind and waves. Even in your household appliances. Isn’t it funny that you usually refuse to see them? Pokémon take their respective forms, not because they are those things, it is so we can better acknowledge them. 

… OK, so the trash bags. Indeed there are a lot of trash bags in the rough parts of the Unova Region (er… I mean the New York metro area). It is not surprising that a poison type would appear to us as abandoned garbage. … and what does that say about us?

I was able to get a good nickname from the Pokémon Name-Rater’s web page. (His page is linked here, however always remember that Mr. Name Rater hates you.) One user said that he named Trubbish after the day of the week when his garbage was picked up.”Tuesdays“.

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Of course names like “New Jersey” or “Newark” would be appropriate, as well as other decaying urban areas with poor sanitation services. “EastSt.Louis” for example.

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Perhaps you could use one of those “made up” urban names for the poisonous-attitude, obese and belligerent “social justice” warriors i run into once in a while. “LaQueefa” for example. Name one “S.J.W.” and send it over the WonderTrade. Punk rockers in the games usually have Poison types, so you could use sick punk names like Dinah Cancer. Garbodor is shaped like some type of matador, but I’m not sure I can give it matador type names like “Pork Sword“. How about “Greta Garbage” as a play on legendary actress Greta Garbo?

I have used the name “Trashish” by combining the words trash and hashish. I was thinking “Akeem” might be funny. If you have seen the Eddie Murphy movie “Coming to America”, he makes the great comedic line: “When you think of garbage — think of Akeem!” Scene linked here!

Names like “Hefty” might be good, as that is a brand name of trash bags. Hey Bob … remember how we used to have a running joke about Hefty’s “Steel Saks“? Saks … HA.

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What is the name for your bag of trash? Please comment.

Snivy’s birthday wishes for Miss Hanako Oku!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HANAKO OKU!

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My friend Snivy is a huge Hanako Oku fan. Probably a bigger fan than I am — because he reminded me about The Little Great One’s upcoming Birthday on March 20.

(Snivy wanted to share a song by Ms. Oku-san … unfortunately, PonyCanyon Records has blocked all Hanako Oku music videos in the Unova Region.)

Starlight: Hanako Oku, born March 20th, 1978. 

 

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