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Comment: Someone told me that Pokemon translated into english means, A devil in
your pocket. Is that true?

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Pokemon isn't a Japanese word---its two words put together....Pocket and Monster.

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quote:
Originally posted by Giselle In Hell:
Pokemon isn't a Japanese word---its two words put together....Pocket and Monster.

However, it's not really an English word either, so technically you can "translate" it to the English phrase "pocket monster."
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So, really, the problem is the translation of "monster = devil".
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