Originally Posted by MissMisa
No, it's not slang for penis. I've certainly never heard anyone use it, including the older generation.
This is probably just a silly rumour.
They probably just used 'Pokemon' in English because it's more catchy, easy to remember and good for branding.
Thank you for your reply.As you say,Pocket monster is not that slang in England.
I believe you.
But,if you hear that they use the slang in the US south, can you say" absolutely lie!"?
No one knows all slang because English is spoken widely.So Nintendo might avoid the suspicious word.Monster itself is not a good word for children's toy too.
I hope more replies from all over the world.Please tell where you live and answer it.
Btw,do they know that POKEMON is a shortened form of pocket monster in the English-speaking countries ?
In japan,100% children and their parents know that.