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Submitted by KimikoGaming 933d ago | opinion piece

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

Are the Legendary Pokemon in Pokemon X and Y based on Norse Mythology? We discuss the reasoning why we believe this to be the case, and why this gives even more evidence toward the existence of Pokemon Z. (3DS, Pokemon X and Y)

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ApolloTheBoss  +   933d ago
This makes too much sense! You just blew my mind!
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ABizzel1  +   933d ago
I called it as well.

The chromosome thing was a bit too obvious, and it might make it in the game, with X being female, Y being male, and Z being unknown.

But Norse Mythology, the 3D plane made sense.

As well as this being the first true game where generation Z (2000 - 2020) is old enough to grasp (13). Gen Y (1980 - 2000) and Gen X (1960 - 1980).

A lot of theories, but these seem right.

Now lets see some new pokes and some stats, so we can start team prepping.
Summons75  +   933d ago
Nice attention to detail and excellent knowledge of mythology. Much better read than the "x and y first than z because its then 3ds" or the " x and y are chromosomes, Pokemon sex hurr hurr". This was clearly well thought out good job.
-Gespenst-  +   933d ago
This fits so perfectly that I'd be sort of disappointed if it wasn't true.

It's cool that the X and Y refer not only to coordinates but to the actual spatial orientation of Xerneas and Yveltal. i.e. one can move vertically along a y axis, and the other exclusively horizontally, along an x axis. Obviously their respective shapes are of an x and a y too.

The fact remains though that there are DNA strands in the logo. So maybe the game just invokes every meaning of "X and Y". Maybe they connect all of the above stuff and throw the genetic gender definition in there too somehow.

Haha, this Pokemon game could be seriously conceptual! I like it.

I wonder what the Z pokemon is called? Zidhoggr?

Haha, imagine if all this stuff is right! Nintendo must be furious.

EDIT: Just saw the comment above me, and the whole x,y,z 3ds thing also makes textbook sense. Damn. This game is effing clever! (If all of this applies)
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-Gespenst-  +   933d ago
OMG. Get this: Obviously the whole chromosome reading kind of falters when you introduce a "Z chromosome", but there is such thing as a so called "ZW sex-determination system" which features the Z and W chromosomes.

Get this: The system determines the sex of, among other animals, REPTILES, including Komodo DRAGONS. NIDHOGGR.

Also, might there then also be a Pokemon W?? The w axis refers to hyperspace or the fourth spatial dimension, i.e. a hypercube or tesseract. This could said to be the realm of the Norns in Norse, female beings who rule the destiny of gods and men. It's kind of hard to connect the chromosomal reading of W to Norns though... Still, awesome!
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Y_5150  +   933d ago
I like his read. The Z version going to be the special version without questions.
-Gespenst-  +   933d ago
Bit more:

Is Xerneas' name an amalgamation of the names of the Yggdrasil stags Dáinn, Dvalinn, Duneyrr and Duraþrór?

The larger fonts are the letters used to construct the name. d-UR-aþrór + Dái-N-n + Dun-EY-rr + Dv-A-linn = URNEYA. Give that name the obligatory X and a slight modification and you sort of get Xerneas.

Veðrfölnir, Vedfolnir or Vethrfolnir is a small eagle sitting atop a large nameless eagle at the top of Yggdrasil. Presumably it's the named eagle they'd take the name from.

Vel and Tal = sort of like Ved and Fol. Add the obligatory Y and you get YVEDFOL, and it's not too much of a stretch to reach Yveltal. The "nir" is obviously omitted.

As mentioned, the Z pokemon would probably be something like "Zidhoggr" while if there was a W pokemon (read my second post) it'd probably be an amalgamation of all the Norns' names with an added obligatory W. I.e. Uror (or Wyrd), Verdandi and Skuld.

Haha sorry I'm going a bit nuts with this!
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KimikoGaming  +   933d ago
I'm so glad that you are excited about this Gespenst! I'm really starting to think 6th gen will be my favorite just based on how much background is involved in it's creation! I'm finding even more things based around this as well but once I did my initial research I had to get the info out there. So far on our website we have all of the things mentioned here in our Pokemon articles. We mention the chromosome aspect as well. Our theory is possibly that X version's layout and possibly buttons will be geared more towards females(like in Black version the girl trainer had hearts, bunnies, ect..) and Y version's layout, ect. will be geared towards males.

But for the main part this legend of Yggdrasil is what I have put the most effort into researching. The main Pokemon which makes me believe this has to be true is Xerneas. There are just too many coincidences for that Pokemon not to be based off the four stags. I'd love to go into more research with you so feel free to join our forums and I can get you my email as well.

-Laura

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