Paradox Virizion & Suicune Japanese Name Breakdown

Lets breakdown the meaning of Paradox Suicune and Paradox Virizions Japanese names


29 January 2023



The announcement of the eagerly awaited Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is without doubt, fast approving.

At the time of publishing this article, the most likely date for such an announcement, being Pokemon day on the 27th of February, is less than a month away.

While there are many things we hope for and wish to see in a DLC release for Scarlet and Violet, one thing we are all expecting is paradox forms for two specific legendary pokemon, Gen 2’s Suicune and Gen 5’s Virizion.

We already have a large amount of information and hints pointing us towards this likely inclusion for Scarlet and Violet DLC content.

From the hints given to us by noteable and trusted leakers, to Easter’s eggs given to us in the main story of the games.

In fact, it goes even further, we actually know, with very little doubt, what the Japanese names of these Pokémon will be.

Here I’ll explain the meaning of these Japanese names and what they mean in English.

Here I will only provide a brief explanation, if you would like to hear a more detailed explanation as well as what I think this could mean for the designs of Paradox Suicune and Virizion, please do consider watching my video on this very topic.

Paradox Suicune

Uneruminamo is the likely Japanese name for the past paradox of the legendary water beast.

We know this from trademarks made by Game Freak found by @pokeexperto.

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Uneru is a adjective descriptive word

It means to wind, to twist, to surge

Basically something that is moving in a rapid wild manner

Minamo is a noun

It’s means waters surface 

So Paradox Suicune’s English name is likely to be something along the lines of surging water, rapid water, etc.