Though it does beg the question of exactly how crabs got associated with being grouchy in the first place. Because they pinch people who pick on them? Yeah; that's self-defense, genius; almost every animal has some sort. Are you ignoring this just because they look so different that you can't empathize with them, or because they taste so good you don't care to think about their wishes?
Well, you fail extra hard then, Pokemon staff. Not only is this name lame; it's also racist!
|An attitude they have fortunately moved on from since then!|
6) Sawk and Throh
Apparently, a "golem" (Not to be confused with "Gollum"; the ugly materialist creature from LOTR) is an animated stone behemoth in Jewish mythology. So they applied the name directly to an animated stone behemoth in Pokemon, I guess. In case you never considered, that's about the equivalent of naming a Dragon type Pokemon, "Dragon". Or a Ghost Type "Ghost". The worst offense, though, is that in its original stage, this Pokemon is known by the awesome name, Geodude, which conjures up all sorts of insane mental images of valuable stones asking you to slap them high-five in a mess of dated skateboard lingo.
Which, to be fair, would have been awesome.
2) Mr. Mime
In all fairness to the people in charge of naming this thing, I have a feeling that no casual observer could have looked at it and come up with a name for it that wasn't a derogatory term for gay people. Yet since the people in charge were obviously told it was supposed to be a Mime, they had much more to work with, but somehow decided to focus on the possibility that it was also a male mime, and hence we should address it like it was our teacher or boss. It would take a total of one generation to introduce Pokemon gender; rendering the name potentially inaccurate on top of its lameness.
And this is on a Pokemon that wasn't very charismatic to begin with. Which makes our final entry all the more tragic.
|"Rawww; I are thcary, fierthe fighter! Yawn!"|
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