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Prior to Sun and Moon, Pokémon was officially translated as {{tt|神奇寶貝|Shénqí Bǎobèi (''magical creatures'')}} in Taiwan and {{tt|寵物小精靈|Chúngmaht Síujīnglīng (''pet creatures'')}} (commonly abbreviated as {{tt|小精靈|Síujīnglīng}}) in Hong Kong. According to the opening text and narrations in the Taiwanese dub, the term 神奇寶貝 is a contraction of the phrase 「{{tt|神奇的口袋中的寶貝|Shénqí-de kǒudài zhōng de bǎobèi}}」 ("the magical creatures in the pocket"). Nintendo had previously used both translations on its official website prior to X and Y. The [[Pokémon.com]] page for Hong Kong used the former Hong Kong name in early 2016, while the Japanese {{OBP|Pokémon Center|store}} website used the former Taiwanese name in its FAQ page before 2014 and the Chinese-language [[Pokémon Store]] page continues to use it.
 
However, since the announcement of the new Chinese translation of Pokémon (精靈寶可夢 / 精灵宝可梦), the ''[[XY series|Pocket Monsters XY&Z]]'' season, [[M19]] and Adventures manga distributed in Taiwan and Hong Kong remains translated under their respective former translation. However in late 2017, the Adventures manga distributed in Taiwan and Hong Kong gradually adapts the official translations provided by Nintendo HK despite the translation of Pokémon (神奇寶貝 / 寵物小精靈) remain unchanged. The ''[[Sun & Moon series|Pocket Monsters Sun & Moon]]'' anime released in Taiwan and Hong Kong was the first media to fully use the new Chinese translation of Pokémon (精靈寶可夢), along with the other official translations that are used in {{g|Sun and Moon}} provided by Nintendo HK. In September 2018, the ''[[Original series|Pocket Monsters]]'' anime was re-dubbed in Hong Kong using official translations that are used in {{g|Sun and Moon}}, however, many Gen I translations remain unchanged from the previous dub version, despite them being changed in [[Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!]].
 
Previously, the anime, manga, and various guidebooks have also given names to the Pokémon, characters, locations and other important terminologies. With the release of Sun and Moon, Nintendo has provided a new set of names for the first 151 Pokémon, with some receiving completely new names<ref>[http://www.nintendo.com.hk/pressrelease/3ds_20160510_sun_moon_release_3.htm 公開『ポケットモンスター 赤・緑』系列151隻寶可夢(Pokémon)之中文名稱 (Unveiling the Chinese name of the 151 Pokémon in Pocket Monsters Red and Green)]</ref>. For more information on these localized names for Pokémon, see [[List of Chinese Pokémon names]].
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