CAP 24 CAP 24 - Part 11 - Name Submissions

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With Pipotchi's baobab becoming our design for CAP 24, we need to give it a name! Please read the following rules carefully and have fun!


If you are inspired by the winning art design and have come up with a good and unique name you'd like the CAP to be known by, please submit your idea here and we will put it up for a vote against all other users' ideas. Final submissions must conform to the submission rules, so please read them carefully. Breaking the posting rules can also result in disqualification.


Legal name submissions must meet the following standards
  • Names must start with a capital letter.
  • Names cannot be longer than 12 letters.
  • Names can only contain the following characters:
    • Letters A-Z
    • Numbers 1-9
    • Dash (-)
    • Apostrophe (')
    • Period (.)
    • Colon (:)
    • Space
  • No more than two capital letters can be included in the name, and capital letters cannot be consecutive.
  • A maximum of two non-letters can be included in the name, and a maximum of one non-letter of each type can be included (ie. You can't have two numbers, or two apostrophes, but you could have one number and one apostrophe)

Names will not be slated if they are completely unrelated to the design, silly names (puns are fine), names based primarily on memes, or names meant to inflame, intimidate, or cause controversy.

Work In Progress (WIP) Names can be posted at any time for comments from the community.

No more than three WIP Names can be posted by any individual person through the entire course of the submission thread. This limit applies to ALL posts made by a single person, even if previous posts are edited or deleted. This limit is intended to curb the tendency for some submitters to spam the thread repeatedly with lists of Names. This detracts from other submissions and makes it difficult for commenters to survey the submission thread.

Do not bump your WIP names by posting them repeatedly, or making minor spelling changes of a letter or two. Bumping will result in the disqualification of all names by the offender. Editing or deleting bump posts will not prevent disqualification.

Final Submissions
Only ONE Final Submission can be made per person. Any Final Submission that does not follow the proper format will be disqualified.

Name Final Submissions can only be posted after a CAP Moderator posts in the thread announcing that final submissions are open. Any Final Submission posted prior to the Moderator announcement post will disqualify the submitter from the poll entirely. Even if the offending post is edited later or deleted, the submitter will still be disqualified for the remainder of the thread. This ensures that there is some time for discussion and that all submitters have equal opportunity to post Final Submissions without anyone unfairly "jumping the gun".

Please make a new post after the CAP moderator announcement for Final Submissions. Do not edit a previous post prior to the announcement to make it a Final Submission. All posts prior to the announcement post will be ignored for purposes of making the Name Poll.

Final submissions must provide one sentence (25 words maximum) explaining the etymology of the name.

Final submissions must provide a common English pronunciation. The common pronunciation can be made in whatever format you feel best conveys the pronunciation to most English speakers. (You may optionally also provide an IPA pronunciation. For information about IPA and processing words into IPA read this guide: IPA For English. There are also numerous phonetic translation tools online that can help.)

Name Final Submissions must be posted exactly in the following format and in the following exact order:
  • The first line of the post must have the words "Final Submission" in bold on its own line. No other text may be included before the bold heading.
  • A blank line
  • The Name submission in bold.
  • A blank line
  • A one line description of the etymology of the name or why it is appropriate for our Pokemon. (25 words maximum)
  • A blank line
  • "Pronounced: <common English pronunciation>"
  • "IPA: <IPA pronunciation>" (optional)
Below the Final Submission you can post other comments, explanations, etc.

Example final submission:
Final Submission


A combination of "Icicle" + "Ant".

Pronounced: "SICKLE-ant"
IPA: sɪkəlænt

This name was originally submitted by Lawman on the very first CAP project. It is simple, elegant, and easy to pronounce (even if you are pronouncing it wrong), which is why it was chosen as the official name for CAP1!
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Drew said:
  • Name - Snow or Shine (or Sand)
  • Description - A Pokemon that abuses 2 weather conditions for different effects
  • Justification - Currently in CAP, there is only one form of weather that is really worth using: rain, and only one really type of weather abuser: offensive sweeper. This concept means to address both of these issues by creating a new niche for two weather conditions. This concept would fill the archetype of a weather abuser, but I feel it also fits into the Actualization category as it would also aim to create a new role for a weather abuser for 1 or more different weather conditions.
  • Questions To Be Answered
    • Why are hail, sun, and sand underrepresented in the current metagame?
    • What makes rain the best weather condition currently?
    • How can this CAP encourage the use of other weather conditions? What do hail, sun, and/or sand need? Sweepers? Setters? Walls?
    • What weather effects are underutilized? How can we successfully use these effects?
    • How can one Pokemon utilize different weather conditions for different effects and sets?
    • Should this Pokemon be able to function outside of weather-based teams? If so, what niche would it need to fulfill? If it sets it's own weather, is it enough to abuse the weather condition on its own?
  • Explanation - For those who don't fully see how a not-sweeper weather abuser could work, take Lileep in LC for example. Lileep, mainly back in BW and XY as sand is quite uncommon in SM, is on most sand teams, as it can abuse its Rock-typing to boost Special Defense, the passive damage from sand, and its access to Recover and Toxic to become a weather abusing wall. Another possible interaction would be running Ferrothorn on rain teams to semi-nullify its Fire weakness. Not only typings are underexplored though! There are many moves, items, and of course abilities that can be used to abuse different weather conditions in a way that no Pokemon really does currently.
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Pokemon we want to beat:

Heatran, Crawdaunt, Latios, Mega Latios, Pajantom, Zygarde,

Heatran, Landorus-T, Tapu Bulu, Tomohawk

Pokemon we want to pressure/threaten:
Mega Mawille, Cawmodore, Ash Greninja, Kartana, Marowak-Alola, Celesteela

Pokemon we want to check Cap24:
Fire-Types: Volcarona, Marowak-Alola, Pyroak(Sand), Blacephalon, Victini
Steel Types: Mega Scizor, Excadrill, Magearna(Sand)
Poison Types: Plasmanta, Mollux, Crucibelle, Mega Crucibelle, Toxapex, Mega Venusaur(Sun)
Priority Users: Kitsunoh, Mega Pinsir, Mega Scizor, Syclant, Cawmodore
Other: Mega Alakazam, Hawlucha

Pokemon we want to counter Cap24:
Mega Venusaur(Sand)
Mega Charizard Y
Typing: Grass/Fairy
Abilities: Drought/Trace
Stats: 92 HP / 63 Atk / 97 Def / 124 SpA / 104 SpD / 96 Spe

Weight: ≥500 kg


"Baobab" + "Sumo"

Pronunciation: "Bāō-sumou"

Obviously referencing the appearence



"Baobab + Ozeki"

Pronunciation: "Bāəʊˈzɛki "

Another reference to sumos as its Ozeki part is the second highest rank of Sumos.



"Baobab" + "freak"

Pronunciation: "Bāō-friːk"

Its a reference to this video, and the arms of the two.
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Pronounciation: "oh-MY-god"

IPA: əʊmaɪgɒd

I have decided upon a name that draws upon the the connection between the Shimenawa and Sumo Wrestling. Yokozuna wear the Shimenawa as they are considered yorishiro i.e. an object capable of attracting and housing a spirit or kami - a god, hence the suffix.
The Omai- prefix comes from omairi, which means visit (to a shrine, grave etc.) and alternatively means worship. Further emphasis on the baobab being a yorishiro in as much the same as the highly revered yokozuna.

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"Apt" meaning able + "Treant" a mythological wood spirit.

Pronounced: ap tree ant


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“baobab” + “cavalier”

Pronounced: bab-uh-LEER

Also, Babburai

"baobab" + "samurai"

Pronounced: BAB-uh-rye
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From the French “arbre” meaning tree, “sol” meaning sun and the French “sol” meaning ground.

Pronounced: ARB-row-s’all

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From "Yokozuna," the highest rank in sumo wrestling, and "Adansonia," the genus that baobabs belong to.

Pronounced: YO-ko-ZO-nee-ah
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Final Submission


Baobab + Yokozuna (the highest rank in sumo)

Pronounced: bau̇-zuno

describing the appearance


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From "Rikishi," simply put a sumo wrestler, and "Baobab," the tree of subject.

Pronounced: ˈrikə-bāō



From "Dispute," in relation to the fighting/wrestling vibe, and "Root," in regards to being plant based.

Pronounced: di'-sproot
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Pronounced as "Bab-bo-maku"

From Baobob (the tree the CAP is based on) and Makushita (the most common rank in sumo wrestling)


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From "Baobab" the tree it base on and "Rikishi" Japanese term for sumo wrestler.

Pronounce as bāō-kə-SHē


From "Baobab" and "Odayaka" Japanese for calm, gentle

Pronounce as bāō-bá-yà-kà
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Slap Bao and Tao together because they rhyme. Tao suggests yin-yang related things which fit well with Trace.

Pronounced: /'baʊˌtaʊ/


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Baobab (the tree) + belli (usually a prefix, but it's ok, but it means "war" and alludes to "belly" like sumo wrestlers)
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From "Baobab" and "Batsu" (Drought-causing creatures from Chinese mythology); also sounds like "Babassu" a Brazilian tree used for cosmetics.

Pronounced: bay-oh-BAH-tsu
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Named for the CAP's woody appearance (even if its a tree, not a shrub) and the bow on its back.

Pronounced "SHRUB-oh"


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Combo of yokozuna (a grand sumo champion) and dune, which relates to the desert.

Prounounced: Yo-koh-DOON-ah


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Kosuma (Ko-Sue-Ma)

a mix between Kodama and Sumo to incorporate the most from the inspiration of the design.

When researching the Shimenawa (the rope/belt around baobab's waist), I came across this.

"They are also used around yorishiro (objects capable of attracting spirits, hence inhabited by spirits). These notably include certain trees, in which case the inhabiting spirits are called kodama, and cutting down these trees is thought to bring misfortune."


"A variation of the shimenawa is used in sumo wrestling by yokozuna (grand champions) during their entrance ceremonies to denote their rank."

EDIT: This information was already in Pip's final art submission.
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Pronounced: Bahm-buh-bow

So, I really wanted Pipotchi’s design to win a long time ago, and I researched the inspiration for the design, the baobob tree. If you go to Wikipedia, the subfamily name is Bombacoideae. This was immediate inspiration.

The Bomba- prefix serves two purposes. It references the Baobab subfamily name, but more obviously, it references Bombs, which are fiery and explosive, which hints at CAP24s Drought ability.

The -bow suffix is a reference to CAP24’s Fairy-typing. Think about Sylveon and Ribombee, and their typing and how the ribbons and bows are part of their designs. Pipotchi’s art has clear ribbons and bows incorporated into the design, and I think it all works together to reference both typings and the ability Drought.


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A combination of "Divinity" + "Tree".

Pronounced: "Deeveenee-tree"
IPA: dɪ vɪ nɪ trɪ

This name gives focus on the shimenawa roped around the trunk of the baobab, which is hung on sacred trees in japanese folklore. So as it is a sacred tree, "Divinitree" sounds fitting!


A shortened version of ‘baobab’, combined with the ‘wa-‘ prefix!

Pronunciation: WA-bao-ba
IPA: hwɑːbɑːwbɑː
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A comination of “Baobab” and “Kabuki” referencing a type of mask used in Japanese theater.

The design of this jolly looking fellow, to me, just seems to demand a Japanese sounding name. Well, his mask reminds me a of Kabuki mask, and seems to implicate the Trace ability, as our mischievous tree sprite enjoys imitating others, just like an actor in a Kabuki play! Of course the baobab tree is already known to inhabit arid regions, so the sun and tree themes are covered as well.
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