Litleonids

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A Litleonid meteor in the anime

The Litleonids (Japanese: シシコ座流星群 Shishiko meteor shower) are a meteor shower that occur in the Pokémon world. They were first mentioned in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. Assuming that the naming system of the Litleonids is consistent with other meteor showers, the Litleonids would appear to radiate from a point in a constellation named Litleo. This is explicitly stated in the Japanese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Korean versions.

In the games

The Litleonids are first mentioned by name during a news report at the beginning of the Delta Episode, when Norman gives the player a Pair of Tickets to the star show held at the Mossdeep Space Center. They are mentioned again by Zinnia while she is talking to Aster. The player and May/Brendan later watch the Litleonids at the end of the Delta Episode.

It is unclear how often the Litleonids occur, as dialogue from the player's mother indicates that they last occurred 11 years prior in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish versions and 12 years prior in the Japanese and Korean versions, corresponding to the release of Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, while the Hoenn News Network report states that the meteor shower occurs once every thousand years, like the Millennium Comet from Jirachi: Wish Maker.

The first letter found on Sea Mauville is about Takao Cozmo wanting to go to a star show with his father Raizoh. This is the only other mention of a star show in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire in both the English and Japanese versions.

In the anime

In Dream a Little Dream from Me!, Ash and his friends watched the Litleonid meteor shower near the beginning of the episode.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In the Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire chapter, Ruby invited Sapphire to see the Litleonids after their training had finished. At the end of the chapter, however, they wound up witnessing the meteor shower directly from space.

Trivia

  • The Leonids, the annual meteor shower after which the Litleonids take their name, occur during November, the same month during which Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire were released.
    • The anime episode in which the shower appeared also aired in November.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese シシコ座流星群 Shishiko-za Ryūsei-gun From シシコ Shishiko (Litleo) and しし座流星群 Shishi-za ryūsei-gun (the Leonids)
English Litleonids From Litleo and the Leonids
French Pluie de météorites de la constellation du Hélionceau From Hélionceau (Litleo)
German Meteorschauer im Sternbild Leufeo From Leufeo (Litleo)
Italian Litleidi From Litleo and Leonidi (the Leonids)
European Spanish Lluvia de meteoritos de la constelación de Litleo*
Estrellas Litleónidas*
From Litleo
From Litleo and leónidas (the Leonids)
Latin American Spanish Lluvia de meteoritos Litleónidos From Litleo and leónidas (the Leonids)
Korean 레오꼬좌 유성군 Re'okko-jwa Yuseonggun From 레오꼬 Re'okko (Litleo)
Chinese (Mandarin) 小獅獅座流星雨 Xiǎoshīshī-zuò Liúxīngyǔ From 小獅獅 Xiǎoshīshī (Litleo) and 獅子座流星雨 Shīzi-zuò Liúxīngyǔ (the Leonids)
Chinese (Cantonese) 小獅獅座流星雨 Síusīsī-joh Làuhsīngyúh From 小獅獅 Síusīsī (Litleo) and 獅子座流星雨 Sījí-joh Làuhsīngyúh (the Leonids)
Danish Litleonids meteorregn From English name
Dutch Litleoniden From Litleo and Leoniden (the Leonids)
Finnish Litleonidien meteoriparvi From Litleo and leonidit (the Leonids)
Norwegian Litleonidene From Litleo and Leonidene (the Leonids)
Polish Litleonidy From Litleo and Leonidy (the Leonids)
Brazilian Portuguese Litleonidas From Litleo and Leônidas (the Leonids)
Russian Метеоритным дождём Литлеонид Meteoritnym dozhdyom Litleonid From English name
Swedish Litleonids meteorsvärm From English name

See also


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