*Empoleon's English name was revealed, on its own, on 8th March 2007
Empoleon is based on a [[wp:Emperor Penguin|emperor penguin]] and an emperor-
in reference to its crown and royal appearance. Also, the crown has the appearence of a [[wp:Trident|trident]]. It also bears some resemblence to the [[wp:Royal Penguin|royal penguin]]
Empoleon's name come from ''Emperor'' and [[wp:Napoleon Bonaparte|Napoleon]], Emperor of France. Its Japanese name comes from ''emperor'' and ''Bonaparte'', Napoleon's last name.