Talk:Mienshao (Pokémon)

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There is an element of the kung fu in Mienfoo and Mienshao.

It was added because there was no Pokemon that did the kung fu up to now. The source is Nintendo Dream vol.205.

My English is unskilled. Please add the fact to the origin. Sawamular101 02:17, 12 April 2011 (UTC)

Possible Han Dynasty connection?

Recently visited an exhibition in Cambridge UK about tombs of Han Dynasty China, 2nd century BC. Among the exhibits were earthenware figurines, wearing costumes with extremely long sleeves, representing court dancers of the period. Such dance and dancers are occasionally seen in Beijing today.

Such traditional dancers seems to be very strongly echoed in Meinshao's overall appearance. Being something of a Pokemon fan, this notion stuck in my mind while studying the exhibits. What do you think, and should it be included in Trivia? 19.35 28 Sept 2013 Jaylaw (talk) 18:52, 28 September 2012 (UTC)

Honestly, I remember seeing the exact same thing when I took my Japanese classes, but I couldn't remember what they were called. I personally think it's notable if we could find a name for the dancers. Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 19:23, 28 September 2012 (UTC)
You mean these? Can't tell if Shuixui is the term for the dance or the article themselves, though. Luna Tiger * the Arc Toraph 19:31, 28 September 2012 (UTC)
I think it's more of a reference to Chinese operas than just Han Dynasty alone. Shuixiu (水袖) refers to those two long white sleeves attached to the cuffs of dance costumes. It could also refer to the technique of using it. They're used by opera performers to express the emotions of their character. --超龍Chao 10:04, 29 September 2012 (UTC)

Possible name origin?

I recently discovered that Mien is a word. I looked it up on an online dictionary and this is what it came up with:

air, bearing, or demeanor, as showing character, feeling, etc.: "a man of noble mien."

It might just be how I have seen Mienshao portrayed influencing me, I'm not really sure, but doesn't that sort of fit Mienshao? Zichqec (talk) 19:23, 11 September 2014 (UTC)


"Meinshao" is not a possible name in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean even though it's very clearly Chinese (or just Asian). So there's no way to translate it especially considering its not even the name for any of those 3. Although. "Shao" ( 少 ) is translatable (Meaning Little, Few, inadequate, Deficient) it has nothing to do with what the pokemon actually is. So is there any info on the Etymology? Did the people behind English names just think it sounds Asian?

PS. Does someone know the Cantonese name? We only have the Mandarin name up.

PixelBytes (talk) 00:09, 16 September 2018 (UTC)