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Are Pokemon X and Y based on Norse Mythology?
Old 01-11-2013, 08:13 AM
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I found a very interesting article about how Pokemon X and Y, mostly Xerneas and Yveltal, are based on Norse Mythology.

Pokemon X and Y: The Legendary Pokemon are based on Norse Mythology | KimikoGaming

What are your thoughts?

Edit: The author discusses the meanings behind X and Y further Here
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:22 AM
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Awesome find! I REALLY want this to be the case.
Old 01-11-2013, 12:02 PM
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Wow I so hope this is true, and just looking at it, I think it has to be. Which would be incresible considering I guess the z legendary to be some kind of underwater serpent of some kind. Maybe you'll have to dive to find it, but that's getting ahead....
Old 01-11-2013, 12:17 PM
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:29 PM
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This also means we might finally get the devil counterpart to Arceu's God of the pokemon world...fittingly in the gen where we'll see pokemon #666.
Old 01-11-2013, 12:32 PM
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That is really interesting. I wonder if the design of some Pokemon, or the evolutions of the starters, will be influenced by this.
If it's true, of course, however it seems a pretty solid theory.
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This also means we might finally get the devil counterpart to Arceu's God of the pokemon world...fittingly in the gen where we'll see pokemon #666.
I doubt #666 will be a legendary, since Gen 5 pushed it to 647 or something thereabouts. It might be a death pokemon, but I doubt legendary. It's right next to the starter pokemon numbers.
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I doubt #666 will be a legendary, since Gen 5 pushed it to 647 or something thereabouts. It might be a death pokemon, but I doubt legendary. It's right next to the starter pokemon numbers.
They might even have a Pokemon movie for pokemon#666, just like they did for lucario and zoroark.
Old 01-11-2013, 02:12 PM
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Great read. Especially the part about the four stag's representative colors, because the official artwork revealed today that the colors of Xerneas's horns do match with the myth stag's jewels. So this very well could be the basis of the legendary pokemon of this gen.

This really got me thinking again of how awesome it is to have this worldwide release + being on the 3DS. Since, we all get the games in the same time frame and there will most likely be no file dumping of the game's data, we can really discover more for ourselves and really test out the things said in the article. Like obtaining both Xerneas and Yveltal and bringing them to a certain location to initiate a battle with the third legend in the trio.

Gonna be real fun testing out word-of-mouth myths, just like the old days (Mew under the truck, Minusle, ect.)
Old 01-11-2013, 04:35 PM
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I doubt #666 will be a legendary, since Gen 5 pushed it to 647 or something thereabouts. It might be a death pokemon, but I doubt legendary. It's right next to the starter pokemon numbers.
I know #666 won't be the legendary, but I just mean it more ironically that the devil legendary could happen in the same pokedex.

This also could set up for what the basis of the story line of the game involving the villianous team could be, which has potential to be very interesting based on the myth.
Old 01-11-2013, 04:46 PM
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I hope it's true. Niohoggr is one of my favorite creatures from Norse mythology. I'd love to have a legendary based on it.
Old 01-11-2013, 05:28 PM
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Just read the full article. Seems like it would work to me.
Old 01-11-2013, 05:41 PM
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Looking further ahead, maybe the story of the z game with the z legendary would involve Xerneas (the mortals) and Yveltal (the Gods) fighting against the z ( the demons). I'm wondering in general if this would actually connect more with the vallain team rather than the speculated Genetics related stuff.
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Great read. Certainly feasible and heightened my interest in this game tenfold.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:48 PM
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Just saw that the author discusses the meanings behind x and y further here
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:33 PM
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pretty interesting stuff, i hope it's true. these legendaries could actually be legendary.
Old 01-11-2013, 11:47 PM
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Mind=Blown
I'm a big fan of mythology, Greek, Nordic, Indian, but I never would have seen this. I was too speculating that Legendary ''Z'' would be a snake, but the explanations for all 3 were top notch. I can't wait to see if this is true!
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:54 AM
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I never knew Miyamoto worked on Pokemon Main game... Wow! I can't believe it!
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Pokemon Z with Zornicus confirmed.

Old 01-15-2013, 07:02 PM
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This is so cool. Can't wait for 6th Gen.
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I read this on ZI. Facts are too solid to not be just a coincidence.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:02 PM
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At first I thought this was another silly fan-theory, but the idea is growing on me.
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This is very interesting article about pokemon x & y, and frankly I just saw an article concerning the origin of pokemon in this gen6..
I do not know anything about the origin of pokemon in Gen1 2 3 4 5-.-

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I doubt #666 will be a legendary, since Gen 5 pushed it to 647 or something thereabouts. It might be a death pokemon, but I doubt legendary. It's right next to the starter pokemon numbers.
Maybe the legendary is placed in the first order, like victini in gen 5
Old 01-25-2013, 03:30 PM
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Yes, they are.

Source: Pok?mon X and Y Based on Norse Mythology, Third Legendary Will be a Serpent :: Zelda Informer
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Just because Zelda Informer wrote about it doesn't mean it's true. For all we know the third legendary could be a giant sea dolphin with razor blades to cut through the wings of evil.
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Just because Zelda Informer wrote about it doesn't mean it's true. For all we know the third legendary could be a giant sea dolphin with razor blades to cut through the wings of evil.
True, or it can be a 3 headed monster that has a face of a brain.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:36 AM
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Has it been confirmed there will even be a third legendery?
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:29 AM
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Has it been confirmed there will even be a third legendery?
No, and I don't think it'll ever be confirmed 'till the game releases.

But we're only speculating, and the game does seem to be based on the Norse Mythology.
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No, and I don't think it'll ever be confirmed 'till the game releases.

But we're only speculating, and the game does seem to be based on the Norse Mythology.
Thanks, I was just checking because comments along the lines of "the third legendary of this trio will be...." are being thrown around, rather than "if there is a third legendary in this generation it will be......". It was making me think I had missed something new .

The facts we do have, do seem to fit the theory well
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Thanks for sharing this! I'm currently sitting in design class bored as heck, now I want this game even more. <3
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